* Posts by Tigra 07

2336 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010

China's internet watchdog freezes 10 too-trashy online video services before they undermine socialism

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If it prevents Tik Tok, Twitter and Facebook...

So maybe China isn't all bad...

C is for 'Careful now', D is for 'Download surprise': Microsoft to resurrect optional Windows 10 updates as 'Previews'

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Re: intelligent data lake

"Are there sharks? crocodiles? leeches?"

Nope, this is Microsoft, so the lake contains bugs.

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Ahem...

If "C" is for "Careful Now", then "D" is for "Down With This Sort Of Thing".

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

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RE: quxinot

It's innovative because it misspells "Inbox" as "imbox". That's quirky. Investors must already be lined up out the door to chuck money at them.

HTC breaks with tradition to push out 2 phones someone might actually want to buy

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Re: The real question...

Let's hope the burning of the trousers also makes them sterile, so they can't reproduce and create an equally stupid generation after theirs.

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The real question...

Will these nutter conspiracy theorists buy 5G smartphones?

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears

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Re: Gullibility is no excuse.

Yes, but internet availability is also lower amongst the elderly, than it is the youngsters. I see a lot of people didn't like the original comment. Not much i can do about that. I used a specific example about technology. I didn't insunate or state older people weren't smart or wise. Ever tried teach your parents or grandparents to use technology?

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Re: He isn't all bad.

"Beam me up Scotty! But don't use the transporter on 5G mode. Haven't you heard those things cause Autism and Corona?!"

Nice wallpaper you've got there. It would be a shame if it bricked your phone

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Re: Almost...

To misquote Gandhi - "Fuck off, or i'll punch you in the throat."

Building society caught in middle of high street sharing a little too much on TeamViewer

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Re: Inexcusable

That was Phil Collins mate. Didn't you know?

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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RE: Paulll

Which is probably why Mark Zuck is currently criticising the decision of Twitter to do this.

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Re: Trumpetsters Trumpet Drumpfs Lumps

"It's a private company and they can do anything they want!"

Within the law. They; Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Google straddle a legal technicality, where they are not publishers, but are editing and choosing what content can be published on their platforms. Trump absolutely should resolve this issue as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Google have become far left echo chambers to content they agree with, and intolerant to legal content they disagree with.

Whether you sit on the left, the centre, or the right, the current situation is not right. Google wields enough power to affect elections, and has spoken about trying to influence elections in their favour. If it's bad when the Russians do it then you should be equally outraged when Google's CEO is recorded talking about doing it.

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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Re: So...

"The sun is not "generally recognised as dangerous""

Probably not a good idea to go there on holiday...

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Re: DavCrav

Don't forget the 'Windmill noises cause cancer crowd'. This unfortunately includes Donald Trump, who should really know better.

Pablo Escobar's big bro and former accountant sues Apple for $2.6bn over FaceTime bug

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Dear Mr Escobar

I plan to kill you and thought it polite to tell you in advance, as this might otherwise come as a shock to you.

Please don't change your travel plans suddenly in the near future.

Best regards

Mr Killer (Anonymous, with no return address, for obvious reasons)

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"iPhone simply cannot be exploited and will never be vulnerable to future exploits"

Yep, that certainly sounds like something the average apple customer believes. Meanwhile, in the real world...

Microsoft tries really hard not to say the next Xbox could be delayed by coronavirus

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Re: Obvious certainty of massive sales

There's no reason to preorder, especially after the examples from last console generation:

Blockbuster took preorders for console bundles and collapsed before they launched - all those customers will have lost money from that (Probably all of it).

GAME took preorders. Called customer into stores to collect them when they weren't there, and tried to sell them other things after they waited in queues for ~1 hour for nothing. They tried to scaremonger customers into buying insurance, claiming that the Manager had already broken his Playstation 5 (This one happened in my local store, including to me, and they were very pushy). They sold people's preorders to anyone who would outbid those customers, and would only honour mine and a few friends i heard from, preorders if you spent £550 on an even bigger "deal" with more games.

So, assuming the same could happen again. Don't preorder. And if you do, expect to be ripped off by greedy companies, or possibly lose all your money and receive nothing.

Looming ventilator shortage amid pandemic sparks rise of open-source DIY medical kit. Good thinking – but safe?

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Re: Counting

And in China they just resorted to incinerating bodies, wthout testing them. There's videos of people using flamethrowers on dead bodies in the streets. China's infection and death rates must surely have been covered up.

Coincidentally, whatever North Korea is doing is working - as they've announced that no one in the country has the virus. <Sarc>

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RE: werdsmith

Flu kills 0.1% of people it infects. Coronavirus is much more infectious and kills 3.7%. In Italy, where the population is generally older than ours, their death rate is around 10%.

Even the best case scenarios for containment are a bloodbath.

Theranos vampire lives on: Owner of failed blood-testing biz's patents sues maker of actual COVID-19-testing kit

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Re: Theranos?

And he was much more effective than the Coronavirus...

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RE: snmigueelbeer

Profit before people.

"Corporations are people" - Mitt Romney.

Brexit Britain changes its mind, says non, nein, no to Europe's unified patent court – potentially sealing its fate

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Re: Promises, promises...

"Brussels appeared to suggest that the Elgin Marbles could be the price of any future trade deal with Britain. A leaked draft of Brussels’ negotiation mandate had included a stipulation that Britain should ‘return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin."

Greece is still pushing for this, and has the support of other EU nations.

Source:

https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/18/government-rules-returning-greek-marbles-part-eu-trade-talks-12263867/

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Re: Promises, promises...

"Just another political declaration from Johnson regime #1 that is being abandoned by Johnson regime #2"

Theresa May's regime, not Johnson's. Try reading the article, where this was made clear.

"All those moderate promises made before the election were lies"

Which policies have been dropped? Any examples? No?

"Barnier will not give one millimetre in the negotiations, in the face of such deceptive behaviour"

Barnier is increasing his demands. In the last 3 months he has demanded access to UK fishing waters just to start negotiations, plus the Elgin Marbles. He is the one being deceptive.

Take your blinders off and stop trolling.

Uncle Sam's nuke-stockpile-simulating souped-super El Capitan set to hit TWO exa-FLOPS, take crown as world's fastest machine in 2023

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Re: Uggghh

That's certainly one argument. The other is that these companies spend billions in research to create the drugs, but then only get around 6 years to charge what they want and recoup that money. After that timeframe any company can create the drugs cheaper as the patent expires.

If you charge a bargain price while your patent is active, you won't recoup costs and will ultimately collapse. I'm not excusing greed from some of these companies, just pointing out the obvious business model.

After 16 years of hype, graphene finally delivers on its promise – with a cosmetic face mask

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Re: I wonder how long it'll be before ...

"If it was possible to prevent kids from putting stuff in their mouths"

If it was then everyone would be doing it before sending their kids to church.

Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this

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Re: Good and bad

You can't start a sentence with the word "but". Thousands of Junior school teachers are currently screaming into their hands.

London's top cop dismisses 'highly inaccurate or ill informed' facial-recognition critics, possibly ironically

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Re: How do we combat this?

"Swearing at a police officer and someone else hearing it, however, is, as the passer-by can experience alarm or distress"

Oh no. Won't someone please think of the children.

Samsung will be Putin dreaded Kremlin-approved shovelware on its phones, claims Russia

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Re: Obligatory Yakov joke...

Why are Russia's nukes an advantage? China also has nukes, and spends waaaaaaay more on defence than they officially claim. Reports say they have nukes hidden in tunnels everywhere, making their true numbers hard to predict.

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Re: Obligatory Yakov joke...

"In Freedom-loving U.S. of A.Television watches YOU"

The Samsung models do this from what i've heard.

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Re: Stuttershock

He's got a vagina in his eye!

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Obligatory Yakov joke...

In Soviet Russia telephone listens to YOU.

'An issue of survival': Why Mozilla welcomes EU attempts to regulate the internet giants

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Re: That photo!

Judging from those glasses this woman is clearly a librarian!

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RE: big_D

"Cookies are a sticky subject though"

I keep mine in the fridge.

Chrome deploys deep-linking tech in latest browser build despite privacy concerns

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RE: Snake! Snake! SNAAAAAAAKE!

No need to worry, Google will replace it with something else in a year, or just break it and discontinue it. It is the Google way.

Smartwatch owners love their calorie-counting gadgets, but they are verrry expensive

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RE: AC

"Indeed and having not brilliant eyes these days I'd need one the size of Big Ben, the screens on those things are tiny"

Couldn't you just bring it closer to your face? The movement you make with your arm just to see the thing will already bring it within 45cm of your eyes anyway (less if you have short arms).

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My first smartwatch was a £250 Pebble Time Steel. It was very gimmicky, but had decent battery life.

My current smartwatch is a £60 Amazfit Bip. It does everything the Pebble does, except allow me to reply to messages (i'm fine with that), plus it has health tracking, a step counter, heart rate monitor, and the battery life is nearly a month.

I can't see myself spending more than £100 for a smartwatch again now. I just want something with an alarm, which i can tell the time with, and read my messages on.

Microsoft brings the pane: You'll be looking at Xamarin and React Native to design apps for dual-screen gizmos

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Novel idea...

"When used like a laptop, an area of the Surface Neo lower display becomes a "wonder bar" with a variety of uses"

In Germany will it be called the "wunderbar"?

It's a Bing thing: Microsoft drops plans to shove unloved search engine down throats of unsuspecting enterprises

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Re: Questions II?

My microwave goes "Bing". How do i make it go "Google"?

EU we go again: Commission takes aim at Qualcomm over 5G antitrust concerns for radio frequency front end chips

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Re: Idle speculation

Without knowing the classified reasons from the Americans, all we can do is speculate.

China can force companies to assist them in data collection and interception, and they can't legally refuse. So Huawei can say they won't snoop as much as they like, but this can't be trusted. However, the Americans also do this through Prism. So neither of them should be trusted.

This AI is full of holes: Brit council fixes thousands of road cracks spotted by algorithm using sat snaps

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Re: AI with worker drones

Well. if you accidentally downvoted someone perhaps you should correct that? Not fair on the people your giant unforgiving thumb hits otherwise. Especially as there's nothing outrageously offensive in his/her post.

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Re: AI 101

Really don't think Wikipedia has much competition from Crazypedia...

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Re: AI 101

"My first instinct was to tell them to keep taking the dried-frog pills..."

And stay away from the tap water, as it's turning the fricking frogs gay.

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Re: AI with worker drones

It's so bad near me that i'll have to buy a mountain bike in a few years, because my road bike is getting damaged so regularly from the crap road conditions.

PS: I assume the person who downvoted you either dislikes cyclists, or just plain doesn't like you talking down Surrey & Kent.

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The picture in question looks like one of those pot holes that councils refuse to fix because they're "not deep enough to classify as a pot hole".

Bada Bing, bada bork: Windows 10 is not happy, and Microsoft's search engine has something to do with it

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Re: Pfft...

"run/internets"

Search returned no results

Oh noes!

GitLab can proclaim diversity all it likes, but it seems to have a real problem keeping women on staff or in management

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Re: Katrinab

"Hence the many women doing computation at Los Alomos and Bletchly Park during WW2"

Women weren't drafted into the army during the war. Men were. Terrible example.

There's a reason why so many historical photos show factories stuffed with women manufacturing bombs and planes. The male workforce was decimated as nearly every fighting-age man was required (and even some that were under 18 years old).

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Re: Katrinab

"because other men say that people who do that can't be "real men" whatever that means."

Not a thing you've said so far has been backed up by even Daily Mail level evidence, and yet you've responded to pretty much every comment in bad faith, and with misandrist sexism. Reevaluate yourself.

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Re: Katrinab

It's the other way around, which is the reason this forced diversity is so controversial.

STEM fields still don't attract enough women, because they largely don't want to work in that field. This is despite expensive recruitment campaigns in multiple Western countries, plus thousands of pounds in bribes and grants to coerce them into the subject. There's no similar push to get men into occupations where they're under represented. In the Nordic countries, where a lot of this originated, they have less female candidates in STEM fields than in the UK and US.

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Does it matter?

Diversity at the expense of quality in a lot of these woke companies i suspect. Doesn't matter what colour or sex they are if they can do the job frankly.

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