* Posts by Jonjonz

144 posts • joined 20 Apr 2010


Apple's at it again: Things go pear-shaped for meal planner app after iGiant opposes logo


What Better Proof Our Legal System is Borked

What better proof that our legal system is borked when if you pay enough lawyers to argue the Prepear logo looks too much like the Apple logo, and not have it thrown out of court at the first try.

Drupal drops first big upgrade in five years and looks forward by looking backwards


Any you thought Linux updates were a pain...

Back in the day when I ran various systems for a government shop, updating any flavor of Linux was a pain, but updating Drupal was tempting the apocalypse.

Experience Drupal users know you either stick with the version that runs your site reliably, or your rebuild it from scratch on a newer version if you really have to have some of the new bells and whistles, people would just laugh when you even suggest upgrading from one version to another.

Details of Beijing's new Hong Kong security law signal end to more than two decades of autonomy


WELL Duh...

Well Duh, what exactly did you expect the totalitarian Chinese monolith to do when handed this territory on a silver platter.

University of California San Francisco pays ransomware gang $1.14m as BBC publishes 'dark web negotiations'


Re: So, nothing important was encrypted

Look no further for proof our public institutions have reached critical infrastructure rot levels.

When the whole governmental system decides it's cheaper to pay off the occasional hacker than budget for decent security or devote police resources to this issue.

Section 230 authors despair of Trump, Barr, Biden, US Congress’ aggressive ignorance of critical tech law


What you see now, the gradual disintegration of civilization is a direct result of choosing "chaos" over law. Let private companies decide who can or cannot speak and what they may say or show. Pure chaos; disease running rampant, violence in the streets, economy running at 50% capacity.

Hey is trying a new take on email – but maker complains of 'outrageous' demands after Apple rejects iOS app


An email client with filters, all the major email providers have had that for ages.

Most people are too lazy to work filter systems, and once the newness wears off will do the same with Hey, and before you know it, their inbox is just as crammed with crap as any other email system.

Billionaires showered with wealth as experts say global economy set for long and deep recession


Recent Stock Price Dips - Who do you think was buying it up?

It went swoosh right past most commentors, but the recent stock price falls were combined with record high transaction numbers, meaning some-one was buying a boat load of blue chip stocks at bargain prices. 3 guesses who those players are. This is not an economic crisis, it is the accelerated concentration of wealth and resources that are the nature of end stage oligarch capitalism.

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin


Total Permanant Ban on Wet Markets

This crap keeps repeating and it all starts in the same place: Wet Markets.

The suits at WHO need to grow a pair and insist that Web Markets are shut down and never allowed to re-appear.

Supply, demand and a scary mountain of debt: The challenges facing IT as COVID-19 grips the global economy


Re: Just wait 2 weeks

Tax assets not income, that is where the real wealth and GDP ends up. Taxing the income of workers is just indentured service.

Microsoft's Cortana turns its back on consumers as skills are stripped from Windows 10


Another Bezos Snack

Just one more product/service lunch eaten by Jeff Bezos.

What's next personal AWS for gaming?

Jeff Bezos: I will depose King Trump


Bozo on Bozo Action

So one Bozo is going to take another Bozo to court, to yield several hours of "I don't recall" type statements. Lawyer frenzy at 9.

Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past 7,777-signature goal


Never Going to Happen

A huge part of MS long term modus operendi is planned obsolescence of previous versions.

Privacy activists beg Google to ban un-removable bloatware from Android


Re: Android Developer

If that is so easy, why don't you write a consumer app that will provide an easy minimal steps with a clear UI that will identify and remove that crap. We are not all script kiddies.

Boeing, Boeing, gone! CEO Muilenburg quits 'effective immediately'


The Whold Board is Complicit - They all need to go

The whole board is complicit, they need to go as well.

If they had an ounce of integrity, they would bin that plane and design a new one properly.

NASA told to get act together on commercial crew vendors as chance of US-free ISS rises


The Folly of the Free Market When you Really Want to Just Get Something Done

The Folly of the Free Market When you Really Want to Just Get Something Done.

It's just so much more profitable to spin your wheels, than actually get what's wanted done.

Hey, it's Google's birthday! Remember when they were the good guys?


Google - Child of SRI

Word on the street at the time of Googles launch was that Sergy and Brin were just cover story BS, for the work of SRI favorite black ops contractor for robber barons.

YouTube's radicalizing Alt-right trolls and Facebook's recruiting new language boffins


Alt Right is PC for Rascist, lets call them racist to be clear

Stop using the euphemism alt-right to refer to racism, that just enables the racist.

The top three attributes for getting injured on e-scooters? Having no helmet, being drunk or drugged, oddly enough


Weed these wankers out of the gene pool, Please

Hospitals need to change triage rules to elimate entirely treatment of anyone one drunk involved in an scooter accident.

Weed these wankers out of the gene pool, please.

Hong Kong ISPs beg Chinese govt not to impose Great Firewall on them


As If anything else would happen here...

These poor fools in HK who did not leave the instant Great Britain sold them out, still don't get who their new overlords are and how they operate.

Truckers, prepare to lose your jobs as UPS buys into self-driving tech


Techno Fools Gold

Never going to happen in our lifetimes. The day they can design a smart lawnmower that works anywhere with out fences, etc, is the day this becomes feasible.

Trump continues on the warpath: Now US tariffs cover nearly everything arriving from China


This is all just so much drama, with litle substance

News reports fail to put the actual amount of these tariffs in perspective. The total income from the bloated bigot in DC, is less than 1% of the US annual tax income, so this is all just posing and theatre. The stock market volititility has nothing to do with this, but is just the fallout from more and more black box trading.

There is not a single politician in the world that really has a handle on just how bent over the multinationals have us all.

Darkest Dungeon: Lovecraftian PTSD simulator will cause your own mask to slip


Please ID turn based games in the Headline

Sounded interesting till it revealed 2/3 of the way it that it is rogue-like and turn based, yuk.

Low Barr: Don't give me that crap about security, just put the backdoors in the encryption, roars US Attorney General


This is Rich

This is rich, coming from the admin/party that unilaterally shuns government communications in favor of everyone from the Pres on down using WhatsApp and similar private encrypted systems.

Code crash? Russian hackers? Nope. Good ol' broken fiber cables borked Google Cloud's networking today


Local cities do the repairs

It's a closely guarded secret, but your local municipality does all the repair work on underground cabling. That's why it takes over 24 hours to fix.

NASA goes commercial, publishes price for trips to the ISS – and it'll be multi-millionaires only for this noAirBNB


Oh Boy Everest All Over Again

At least if they get this actually working on a regular basis, we will be treated to idiots of the 1% lining up in the space station for an EVA where a few will no doubt manage to get themselves killed.

Sex and drugs and auto-tune: What motivates a millennial perp?



I can see it now, once online sex becomes feasible, I highly doubt the services will invest in sophisticated AI to drive the surrogates but instead, other anon players will drive your 'partnet', operating via a highly restricted window of allowed behavior by the server, while the dialog will be supplied by a huge Markovian server farm. Not PVP, but PFP.

WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web


Todays WWW is all behind HTTPS

I had tried running Lynx, the text based browser recently, it ran fine, but almost all sites now use https, which Lynx has no clue on how to deal with it.

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10


The Old library bookshelf thing

Microsoft and allotted disk space are like librarians and empty book shelves, it is inevitable they will fill up all the space.

You're all too skeptical of super-duper self-driving cars, apparently


Shills ignore Public Transit

Public transit solves all of those 'problems' plus a number of others, like pollution, etc.

Build a good public transit network first, and forget about this ploy to replace truck drivers.

Pai guy not too privacy shy, says your caller ID can't block IP, so anons go bye


Another Commons Trampled by Korporate

Just another commons wrecked by unhinged Kapitalism.

My email is 99% spam, so don't check it that often.

My phone gets at least 3 to 4 calls a day from telemarketers and scams, so now I don't answer it unless the number is already in my contacts list.

How do you shut down democratic free speech, you deluge it with spam and non-stop advertising.

Walmart workers invited to shuttle packages


Civil Associates

Now I get Trumps quip about the Civil War. If the south had just labeled those people working their cotton fields as associates, and classified the food and board as wages, everything would have been all fine and dandy, just like today's McJobs workplace.

Retirement age must move as life expectancy grows, says WEF


The 1% does not "ADD UP"

Concerned about numbers globally not adding up, how about the fact that 1% of the population controls more than 3/4 s of the worlds resources, and their portion has been increasing geometrically the last few years. It's more like, the 1% saying, hey, we got ours, the lot of you can fight for the scraps and work till you drop.

Windows 10: Triumphs and tragedies from Microsoft Build


Creator's Update... NOT

Still no replacement for Media Center and Movie Maker.

Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity, White House now runs the show


We already know Trump never reads anything, and that he only keeps people around/underhim that are stupider than him, so what do we get, another massive pile of deadwood in 3 months that will rot unread.

Michael Dell? More like Michael in-Dell-nial: No public cloud, no future


Vanity IT

A huge selling point for cloud IT, at least to vain CEO's with secret Trump wannabee tendencies, is that it's one check to write, (which they personally get wined and dined for )and they can make that decision and be done with it, fobbing off the responsibility to make it work on some equally lazy IT director who really hated haivng to manage all those independent bids, contracts, personnel and maintenance issues of in house tech.

Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft


Creators Update fails on my one year old notebook

More total BS from Microsoft.

Even after slurping my data for a year, they still try to install this update once a week, which invariably fails with the following patented Microsoft error message:

Some apps need to be uninstalled

These programs need to be uninstalled because they aren/t

compatible with the upgrade.

HP AMD Carrizo A10-8700 CPU

Uninstall and Continue

The thing that gauls me the most about this is they BS that they know what they are doing and will look out for the average user, while this kind of stupidity is still being spewn out by their product.

Your internet history on sale to highest bidder: US Congress votes to shred ISP privacy rules


Wait till Corp CEOs realize this applies to thier companies financials etct.

This basically lets ATT sell the traffic from any business to the highest bidder.

That sales proposal, that bid inquiry, that order for raw materials etc.

Google agrees to break pirates' domination over music searches


Its all posing

No one searches for mp3 downloads. Everyone gets a browser plug in that instantly converts any of the millions of popular tunes on Youtube videos into mp3. Google actually sells advertising on many of these tunes videos while the copyright holder gets nothing.

Trump's FBI boss, Attorney General picks reckon your encryption's getting backdoored


Guns and Infowar

I think it is pretty funny that the same folks who whine against gun control want to take everyone's information power security away.

New Windows 10 privacy controls: Just a little snooping – or the max


Google and MS bug me all the time now

I keep a one smartphone and have never given out it's number in any registrations etc for several years now, and I would never, ever get telemarketing calls.

One year into Win 10 on my new laptop and having given Google my smartphones number (in case I ever forget my Google password...) my smartphone gets daily telemarketing calls.

Thanks big Korps for selling me out.

Exclusive: Team Trump's net neutrality guru talks to El Reg


The competition fallacy

Yea great theory, if you are willing to accept the fallacy that most consumers have any choice when it comes to internet service. Anytime you have monopolies, without consumer oversight/regulation, your screwed. May be if we had competition in the internet service sector things could be different.

The big day is here and it's time to decide: Patch Flash, Windows, Office or Android first?


My HP laptops Services started hanging on boot.

To day my computer would not complete start up. I was able to start it in safe mode, and following Win 10 support instructions I disabled all non microsoft start up services, and then the pc booted fine.

Next by process of restarting with individual non microsoft services enabled, it was clear the HP services were what was hanging. HP support site seems to unaware of this issue.

Latest F-35 bang seat* mods will stop them breaking pilots' necks, beams US


Airbag Collar

All that is needed is an airbag collar similar to the neck protection devices used by F1 drivers instead of fiddling with weight sensors,real time accelerometers and rocket controls.

Google-funded group mad that US Copyright Office hasn't abolished copyright yet


Why doen't the US attorney general prosecute Google?

You can quickly find current blockbuster films, new and old popular music streaming for free from Google along with big corporate paid adverts stitched into the content, and no one, from the copyright holders to the those charged with upholding copyright does a thing. For all intents and purposes Google has executed a fait acomplil with copyrighted digital media.

Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'


The mostly non-existent drivers of Linux

The mostly non-existent drivers of Linux are why you can't buy PCs at your local store with Linux.

Linux will only play nicely with about 1/10 of existing devices.

Converting any PC in the last 15 years to Linux is always a crap shoot, sure the OS loads, but then the mouse, or the screen, or the sound, or the printer, or the network card don't work.

Don't even try searching Linux forums for solutions or help as you will be met with snarky developers who will heap abuse on you for not being smart enough to write your own driver.

Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite


Could not happen to better guy

Karma catches up to Zuk.

Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook


Re: Corporation tax is the problem

The core problem is that assets are not taxed. Home owners and property holders are taxed. But industry assets are totally tax free, and where multinationals store all profit that they want to avoid taxes. Tax stocks, bonds, real assets, not just salaries and "income."


What a load of crock

To big to fail, all over again. Hey we are your rich overlords. We are different from you, if you tax us fairly, we just might fail, or at the least stop handing out token jobs and pittances to charity.

Ignore the man behind the curtain, we know whats best.

Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?


Serviced and Support (for individuals)

As if "service and support" were ever more than a marketing whitewash for almost zero help available to the individual Windows user.



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