* Posts by Jonjonz

199 posts • joined 20 Apr 2010


What is your greatest weakness? The definitive list of the many kinds of interviewer you will meet in Hell


Actually it is a reference to Monty Python satire of silly job interviews..



Actually Ring ding ding ding ding is from a classic Monty Python sketch about terrible job interviewers.


Ring ding ding ding ding...

Ad tech ruined the web – and PDF files are here to save it, allegedly


The saddest thing is how this complexity makes archiving for posterity (and future knowledge) the internet. Even now trying to go back more than six months to a site/page that answered a question you had is getting iffy. So much information eternally lost.

All hands on Steam Deck: Fancy a handheld Linux PC that runs Windows apps, sports a custom AMD Zen APU and a touch screen?


So You Think Microsoft Will Let This Slide?

If this actually starts cutting into Xbox sales, Windows is sure to slipstream a few "updates" that break this flavor of emulation.

After 15 years and $500m, the US Navy decides it doesn't need shipboard railguns after all


Anyone looked at warships produced in the last 10 years? Some cruise missles, radar controled gatling guns for AA and that is most it. Balllistic is so 18th century.

Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview, attempts to defend labyrinth of hardware requirements


64Gig Storage, You Bet!

i can only imagine how much bloat ware it takes to pad out an OS install to 64 gig.

What you need to know about Microsoft Windows 11: It will run Android apps


So all you need to run Android Apps natively in Windows is 32 Gig memory. I am impressed.

Now that China has all but banned cryptocurrencies, GPU prices are falling like Bitcoin


Don't be surprised when China make is a requirement to do business with them that your government follow their lead regarding these digital currencies.

Mark it in your diaries: 14 October 2025 is the end of Windows 10


Re: Two possibilities

Just run Procmon and see all the mischief Win10 does, endless churning of registry entries.

Also they don't even trust their own code or delivery system. After every update, windows anti-virus scans all the new files from the update, the logs for the update, and all the related temporary files, bricking your system until it finishes.

Why did automakers stall while the PC supply chain coped with a surge? Because Big Tech got priority access


Total BS

Car sales are down.

This is all PR BS to distract consumers from the simple fact that the average car on the road today is 12 years old, and new cars are less in demand.

The Audacity: Audio tool finds new and exciting ways to annoy contributors with a Contributor License Agreement


It has been a good run

I have used Audacity for years. It's a wonderful open ended swissknife type audio editor.

But all good things eventually must come to an end. Take one look a this new owner's other products and the future of Audacity is clear.

The free version will only have a few of the most basic functions. To get the good stuff, one will have to subscribe so the more powerful functions are only available via the cloud.

So I guest I will be using the current version from now on or until a new version of Windows breaks it eventually.

Audacity's new management hits rewind on telemetry plans following community outrage


It's only a matter of time before this operation shows their hand on how they intend to monetize Audacity. Their current methods with other "free" products they offer is to sell Pro versions, or subscriptions to better features or abilities, or sample pack sales.

This bunch is out to monetize Audacity for sure, one way or another. So much for further development of free updates and new features that are not premium.

China to enforce social distancing on peak of Mount Everest


No doubt the trust fund kids and fat cats will whine louder about the enforced social distancing than the life threatening conditions.

Traffic lights, who needs 'em? Lucky Kentucky residents up in arms over first roundabout


Look no further for proof of late stage idiocracy when the dim prefer sitting like morons waiting for a blinker to tell then go or no go, rather than save time and apply a few brain cells to navigate a simple and safe solution.

Google's FLoC flies into headwinds as internet ad industry braces for instability


FLoC IDs are nothing more than a ratty classification system. Visit the wrong websites in the wrong order and you could get tossed into an ID group of untouchables. No doubt the chocolate factory is just rebranding what CCP has been doing for years.

Pentagon confirms footage of three strange craft taken by the Navy are UFOs (no, that doesn't mean they're aliens)


SOP pentagon action when some bit of secret kit gets it's photo/video out in the public eye, feign ignorance, and hint that it was little green men.

As for the real aliens "I want to believe" crowd. In nature the the most advanced species always dominates the less advanced species. In the entirety of history how often does an advanced civilization treat the natives well of land it "discovers" and wants to exploit.


This has been the Pentagons SOP since the 50s to gloss over inadvertent exposure of various secret test craft. Anyone who does not think they are heavily into developing drones now is naïve. Green men is is excuse number 1 when some dolt manages to get a secret test craft observed or recorded publicly, or some idiot officer allows a guncam footage to be seen and duplicated by anyone without a need to know.

What the FLoC? Browser makers queue up to decry Google's latest ad-targeting initiative as invasive tracking


Re: Pot, Kettle

Wrong, I use the privacy extension, and I can go to Google or any other search engine if I choose, the extension just makes DDG the default.

FCC urges Americans to run internet speed app to counter Big Cable's broadband data fudging


The latest ISP scam

The latest ISP scam is that in the last year or so they all have been adding fine print to the extent that they don't guarantee any usable speed for Wi-Fi.

When 80% of internet users use Wi-Fi between their router and their home device, bragging about 100 mps is totally misleading as the Wi-Fi is now throttled down to 25 or less mps.

The FCC needs to count last leg Wi-Fi in it's measurements.

Yahoo! Answers! will! be! wiped! from! the! internet! next! month!


Maybe Answers should have been titled "Axed Your Questions Here".

FCC acting commissioner proposes dedicated spectrum for private space launches


More corporate welfare, the give-aways are just snowballing now in late stage capitalism.

Cockup or conspiracy? Popular privacy extension ClearURLs removed from Chrome web store


Thanks Chocolate Factory, for clueing me in on another essential privacy add on

Thanks Chocolate Factory, for clueing me in on another essential privacy add on.

The Audacity of it all: Version 3.0 of open-source audio fave boasts new file format, 160+ bug fixes


Audacity, I use it all the time. It's great, but...

The whole too proud to code it so it can scan for VSTs in any directory is a bit much. A real pain if you have been using a DAW for years and have a huge collection of VSTs in the usual VST directories.

SpaceX small print on Starlink insists no Earth government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities


A nano second after publicly funded research (NASA Mars Rover program) finds valuable resources on Mars, Musk and his partially publicly funded space fleet will suddenly be fully operational and will get employees there first to claim the entire planet and establish a puppet sovereign government with Musky pulling the strings.

Web prank horror: Man shot dead while pretending to rob someone at knife-point for a YouTube video


God I love it when morons like this meet their Darwin end.

War on Section 230 begins in earnest as Dem senators look to limit legal immunity for social networks, websites etc


We need to get past this stupid, morinic idea that internet social media are any different from any other kind of publishing.

It is publishing and it needs to operate under the same laws existing regarding publishing.

Cute kitty pictures is not worth it giving this form of publication a free pass from civic responsibility.

In wake of Apple privacy controls, Facebook mulls just begging its iOS app users to let it track them over the web


Partisan Bores Please Go Away

Apple Fan boys remind me of those jerks in high school who if a conversation about hot cars ever came up, they would argue ad nauseum that "Chevy Rule" etc.

Get a grip, get a life.

With depressing predictability, FCC boss leaves office with a list of his deeds... and a giant middle finger to America



That is a cruel joke. Emergency rooms, after you wait bleeding out in the lobby for 12 hours, will give then patch you up just enough to send you back on the street and you will be on your own to get a primary physician to follow you and actually come up with an ongoing treatment plan.

If you have not been in an ER in the last 10 years, are you in for a surprise.

Over long US weekend, GitHub HR boss quit after firing Jewish staffer who warned Nazis were at the Capitol


Re: No thanks, the US can keep her.

She does not seem to have any history of sympathy for white supremist/Nazi's, and she seems highly regarded by her peers on LinkedIn, so how/why is she getting the axe for this. Perhaps she was delegating the authority to oversee matters like this to an unqualified and/or inexperienced subordinate who may have been a Nazi sympathizer, or just plain incompetent.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Trump ban means the service has failed


This dip shit's original decision to allow some people but not others to break the rules is what got us here in the first place.

That and the abortion called 230 which unlike every other publishing medium, lets social media platforms publish all forms of libel, fraud, calls for violence, hate, insurrection, calls for lynch parties, organizing terrorist attacks with no liability.

Things will continue to get worse until 230 is abolished.

It's been a day or so and nope, we still can't wrap our head around why GitHub would fire someone for saying Nazis were storming the US Capitol


Obviously there are a few Trumpoloon Nazis in middle management positions at Github who don't like being called out.

Trump's gone quiet, Parler nuked, Twitter protest never happened: There's an eerie calm – but at what cost?


Re: Twitter is acting entirely properly, the problem is in relying on twitter

Good luck with that!

I guess you don't remember public access cable, now a historical curiosity after the right stomped on it.

The right has always fought tooth and nail to prevent any public ownership of media outlets no matter the medium.


Allegations are easy, if you have proof and evidence, why don't you present them to the authorities.

Loser Trump is no longer useful to Twitter, entire account deleted over fears he'll whip up more mayhem


Re: "Google has simply kicked Parler out of the Android store"

To answer your question, flat earthers are always free to express their opinion, it is just if they want to do it globally they need to a) buy their own Internet service provider and b) buy their own social media platform. Social media and the internet are not public commons, they are private property.

In man's/corporation's (thanks to Citizens United) home/property, they have every right to boot you out if you day something that offends them.

If flat earthers can't afford the price of owning a global communications platform that is just too bad for them.


Years late and still open to let some other fascist Nazi bozo whip up hate and violence in the future.

230 needs to go.

Speech with out libel is seditionist graffiti.

Trump silenced online: Facebook, Twitter etc balk at insurrection, shut the door after horse bolts and nearly burns down the stable


Total BS facesaving political theatre posing.

All these social media platforms have not changed a wit. They collect information on individuals, they continue to fine tune algorithms to identify the gullible and send them any content that the gullible might swallow whole. They of course don't give a rats ass if the content is anti-social, fascist, racist, seditious, or treasonist.

The constitutions give you free speech, not a free printing press, broadcasting station or world internet platform. If you want to speak to more than your neighbor it's on you to come up with the means.

This idiocy will continue, their will be more bombings like Oklahoma City, more Nazi riots, until 230 is history.

Trump's overhaul of Section 230 stalls, Biden may just throw the web legal shield on the bonfire anyway


Re: And...

Tough luck, anytime anyone opens their pie whole, or jots down baloney via a keyboard, they should be liable for what they say. 230 basically negates all laws protecting society from the crimes of libel and disinformation.

$900bn coronavirus stimulus bill includes $600 for most Americans, $50 in monthly internet subsidies, $1.9bn to help rid the US of Huawei kit


The most significant thing about this bill is that most people let it just whoosh right by them, because $600 per person is way more attractive to think about than the facts, which are the payments to individuals is less than 1 tenth of the total spending of the bill, i.e. 90% of it is destined for corporate welfare recipients.

Rocky Linux is go: CentOS founder's new project aims to be 100% compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux


I saw this coming back in 2014 when Red Hat started to "sponsor" CentOS.

Let's check in now with the new California monolith... And it's gone, torn down by a bunch of MAGA muppets


It's a pretty sad state of affairs when graffitti posing as art is defaced by half-apes posing as humans is considered news.


Re: "Christ is king in this country"

The Founding Fathers also put some pretty strong language in the founding documents against corporate power, but thanks to Repubicans (propped up with idiot Christian anti-abortion dog whistle racists) we now have Citizens United which out to be renamed, "Full citizenship and personhood for Corporations including the right to bribe any government official legallly.

Where's the mysterious metal monolith today then? Oh look, it's atop a California mountain


Definitely some wannabee Christo "artist" desperate for publicity will emerge after a few more of these, hoping to get some wealthy patron on the hook.

Hundreds of Facebook moderators complain: AI content moderation isn't working and we're paying for it


Those moderators just don't get it. They are a PR pantomime the motherzuker can trot out when 'grilled' by beltway types in one of their dog and pony shows.

They can't be a very bright bunch.

Luke Skywalker used to bullseye womp rats in his T-16 on Tatooine. But Star Wars: Squadrons misses the mark


You overlooked XWing Alliance (1999), probably the best Star Wars spaceship shooter of the bunch.

Let’s check in with that 30,000-job $10bn Trump-Foxconn Wisconsin plant. Wow, way worse than we'd imagined


Re: El Reg becoming political now ?

If you don't like factual reporting, what are you doing here?

Go back to Faux News.

Thailand calls on telcos and ISPs to censor information about pro-democracy protests


The ruling party sounds like every current ruling party on earth to one degree or another.

Mark Zuckerberg, 36, decides that having people on his website deny the deaths of six million Jews is a bad thing


Yada Yada Yada... unless of course if your a politician, they can break MotherZuker's "community standards" as much as they please. The worst that can happen is the Mother Zuker may slap an ineffective "label" on your racist post.

Microsoft: After we said we'll try to promote more Black people, the US govt accused us of discrimination


Since when did the U. S. Justice system switch from "innocent until proven guilty" to "guilty until proven innocent"?

Topic certainly brings all the white supremacist racists out to harrumph and revel in their wrongness.

The perils of building a career on YouTube: Guitar teacher's channel nearly deleted after music publisher complains


Re: Boy...that's an interesting one.

Your point is spot on, but most content creators at this guy's level do not have the resources to mount a successful court test of this. The world's judicial systems are all stacked against the little guy.



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