* Posts by Tigra 07

2388 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010

Chinese chipmaker SMIC says US sanctions mean it will struggle to develop 10nm products

Tigra 07
Devil

"these sanctions will have no effect on our ability to match the advanced technology nodes of US companies such as Intel"

Is this because they've already stolen this information through state hacking?

When it comes to taxing tech giants, America is out, France is in, Canada and Indonesia are going their own way

Tigra 07
Pint

RE: tyrfing

With VAT.

Person A won't pay much buying vegetables, but Person B is buying Rolex watches and cars, and will pay lots of tax for their lifestyle. As an added benefit there's no VAT on certain essentials.

Tigra 07
Coat

"The calculus, of course, is that President Joe Biden won’t be willing to resort to Trump’s tit-for-tat tariffs as a way of throwing his weight around. "

Not unless someone starts investigating his son for corruption at least...

UK infoseccer launches petition asking government not to backdoor encryption

Tigra 07

Re: Pie in the sky?

Clearly anyone who disagrees wants to help the terrorists...

Tigra 07
Trollface

Re: Pie in the sky?

Ban oxygen. All criminals in a study were found to be using it, therefore it must be immediately banned.

Tigra 07
Childcatcher

Quite literally...

A case of "Oh noes! Won't someone please think of the children!"

Italian competition watchdog slaps Apple with €10m fine over allegedly misleading iPhone waterproofing claims

Tigra 07
Devil

Re: What I want to know is

They'll hide the note at the bottom of a webpage and write it in Wingdings!

Linux Foundation, IBM, Cisco and others back ‘Inclusive Naming Initiative’ to change nasty tech terms

Tigra 07

Re: What are we going to do about the embedded devices?

Agreed. The same has already happened with many words. I have said as much in a reply to someone else, who didn't like me pointing that out.

Tigra 07
Facepalm

Re: So basically we're going to have to re-name everything.

Don't see many on the right trying to ban and reshape language, and policing what others can do. That's the left.

You know that just as well as i do.

Tigra 07

Re: What are we going to do about the embedded devices?

No silly. Obviously in 10 years if you're found to have one of these devices with forbidden words you'll be dragged off to the gulag, never to be heard from again.

Tigra 07
Meh

Re: So basically we're going to have to re-name everything.

They'll be doing this all again every few years because far left people keep getting offended at everything and finding language they don't understand problematic.

India, UK strike tech co-operation pact and plot deeper links once Brexit's done

Tigra 07

(In Tim Curry Russian Accent (C&C)) SCHPAAAACE

Access to India's space program must surely be of interest in this deal. After all, we're one of the last G7 nations building satellites, but not planning for space development or colonization capabilities.

South Park creators have a new political satire series with some of the best AI-generated deepfakes on the internet yet

Tigra 07
Meh

RE: Throatwarbler Mangrove

What's all this aboot?

Tigra 07

RE: six_tymes

You don't have to watch it if you don't want to.

Software engineer leaked UK missile system secrets and refused to hand cops his passwords, Old Bailey told

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Re: RIPA

"Spent convictions are those convictions that have reached a set period as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and are removed from an individual's criminal record"

It seems you are correct. Have an upvote since i've learned something new.

Tigra 07
Pint

Re: RIPA

This is strange, since even a murderer can be released, after a spent conviction, without revealing where the bodies are buried.

Tigra 07
Facepalm

"because he wanted revenge against the UK in general after having his complaints about police mistreatment ignored by everyone he approached."

Jeez, we're now radicalising our own people to hate the country and help others destroy it. The police really do need to answer to MPs about how less and less crimes are getting investigated. The kids are already carrying weapons to school.

Researchers made an OpenAI GPT-3 medical chatbot as an experiment. It told a mock patient to kill themselves

Tigra 07
Devil

Re: Trained on 570GB of text scraped from the internet...

I know he's a hothead, he admits as much in regards to Twitter, but if your idea of "ruining" the country is pulling troops out of the Middle East and getting them to sign historic peace deals, instead of starting pointless oil wars, then i'm not sure what will actually please you.

Edit: Oh, it's probably because it's popular to dislike him right?

Tigra 07
Coat

Re: Trained on 570GB of text scraped from the internet...

This means it qualifies to run the USA, but not give medical advice.

Tigra 07

"Yet GPT-3’s general nature is also its downfall; it cannot master any particular domain."

This does sound like a doctor though: Shallow knowledge in multiple fields, and if you need something more specific they forward you to a specialist in that field.

Transport for London data pilot: We want to keep tabs on dockless bikes and e-bikes

Tigra 07
Thumb Down

Re: I think all transport needs looking at.

You sound like that idot Scottish Conservative MP who told the Scottish Government that a cyclist travelling at speed would be more dangerous than a car driver. He was ridiculed by an expert quickly.

Tigra 07
Facepalm

Re: I think all transport needs looking at.

It would require: Speedometers fitted on bikes, batteries to power such things, number plates and licences for enforcement, Government database, like the DVLA, but for bikes, to store such details. Non-starter from the beginning since these requirements have already forced all the cyclists off the road and into cars.

Tigra 07

Re: I think all transport needs looking at.

"So you are advocating bicyclists breaking the law, Jim84?"

They're not breaking the law. The law states motor vehicles have a speed limit. Bicycles do not. You are entitled to not like that bit of information, but there it is, and it's law.

Tigra 07
FAIL

Re: I think all transport needs looking at.

""Lets hope the police prosecute every single car that passes a red light"

And every single bicycle that blows through a stop sign or red light?

"Speeding too""

Agreed. Believe it or not but not all cyclists run red lights. Not all cars do either.

"As I pass in front of the local schools there is a 25 MPH speed limit when children are about. I slow down to 25 ... and I'm routinely overtaken by bicyclists."

This may surprise you, but there's no speed limit for bicycles in law. Try going even 15mph up a hill and you'll see why. Have you also considered that some of those cycling past you could be going to that school?

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Re: RE: macjules

It's the only way they'll learn...Unfortunately some might get killed, so that's regrettable.

I would be interested to see what happens when we have a high profile car collision with one of these, since they're illegal on the roads. Where does that leave the injured party legally speaking?

Tigra 07
FAIL

Re: I think all transport needs looking at.

A) Helmets are compulsory

B) Insurance is compulsory

C) Registration is compulsory.

D) Better enforcement of existing laws.

A) Helmet laws decrease the amount of cyclists in every region that adopts a mandatory helmet position - so the result is more cars on the road. They also don't have any solid evidence they do anything to protect in crashes, except minor cuts and scrapes, so again, it's a pointless requirement.

B) A lot of cyclists do have insurance already, since home insurance actually covers them, then there's coverage thrown in by a lot of companies when you already cover your car with them. Still, this is another fallacious argument from you since cyclists aren't going to cause much damage in a crash, whereas a car...

C) Registration...As what? With who? Do children on trikes need to be on this expensive database the Government will need to create? This idea has been flatly rejected by the Government before since it has no public benefit, and the cost would be large. It would require licencing and number plates on bikes to enforce, would massively decrease the amount of bikes on the road, and would indiscriminately lead to kids getting criminal records for riding their bike. No country does this, because frankly, it's stupid.

D) Better enforcement of existing laws...No one would object to that. Lets hope the police prosecute every single car that passes a red light, since that's where i expect you're going. Speeding too, since this is a massive killer by car drivers.

Tigra 07

RE: macjules

The legal limit is actually 15.5mph, exactly like electric bikes, except without the stability a bike offers. As pointed out by an above poster the amount of injuries a scooter rider clocks up compared to a cyclist is very very high.

Tigra 07
Facepalm

RE: Ringo Star

Cyclists kill less than 2 people a year on the road, so get some perspective. Cars kill hundreds...

More people end up in hospital because of cars, especially the racer types that do their fast n furious stuff. I'm so tired of all these anti-scooter people. You were probably against mobile phones too when they came out.

Fixed it for you!

Tigra 07

Re: RE: GlenP

To clarify that part about the scooters: I've not seen any of them parked. My beef with them is just seeing people fly past on them on pavements. At least when i seee a bike on the pavement i can acknowledge that person is likely scared to cycle on the road, or is a kid.

Tigra 07

Re: RE: GlenP

That's like saying cars aren't dangerous, and is a fallacious argument since people without cars are more dangerous when added to cars, and dangerous people with guns are more dangerous with guns, etc.

Tigra 07
Childcatcher

RE: GlenP

I've seen a few of these annoying things too, and again, always on the pavement (I'm aware they're illegal on the roads here, but they're also illegal on the pavement).

I won't jump on the usual bandwagon of the Daily Mail and Express, etc, since i'm a cyclist, and just existing sends a minority of motorists into a murderous rage. It's gotten so bad in the last 3 months i've invested in one of those bike cameras and forwarded almost 10 incidents to West Mids Police...They are yet to do anything...And so with zero enforcement this will continue to get worse, and these dangerous scooters will continue to proliferate.

What does everyone make of today's Google antitrust action? Only the stock market is happy with the status quo

Tigra 07

Re: @Deadlock Alphabet is evil

"Joe claims no new taxes"

"No new taxes" is deceptive, since he announced higher existing taxes during the debates. You don't need neew taxes if you just raise the existing ones. It led to the now famous public 50 Cent Trump support.

Tigra 07
Pint

Re: Alphabet is evil

Well, the interesting thing there is that Trump isn't a Republican. He's a disaffected Democrat supporter/donor. It's one of the things that's been so strange about the Republican party embracing him and endorsing him. He bills himself as a businessman, not a politician, and the people clearly like that.

Even here in the UK, the opinion of the public towards politicians is that "they're all corrupt". How do you change that? Elect a reality tv star/businessman apparently.

The next 2 weeks will be interesting to watch as it all heats up.

Google screwed rivals to protect monopoly, says Uncle Sam in antitrust lawsuit: We go inside the Sherman parked on a Silicon Valley lawn

Tigra 07
Devil

Re: MS too is trying to install a Google-backed software...

"We are left wondering who is worse? Google or Microsoft?"

There's only one way to find out...FIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!

Where's the Harry Hill icon?

Tigra 07

Re: Microsoft Edge pop-ups

I'm using Windows 8.1 on my main machine and Edge installed itself there too, without my permission. This was about 2 months back.

As stated above, there is no option to decline the terms of service without using task manager to kill the process, which immediately forces it to uninstall itself without user imput.

NASA hires Nokia to build first 4G network on the Moon as part of plan to boldly go back to lunar surface by 2024

Tigra 07

Re: Purely on grounds of practicality

Isn't the horizon rather close on the moon?

Isn't the horizon always off in the distance? Trying to be sarcastic, but the poster may be on to something...

Tigra 07
Black Helicopters

Re: China?

At least there won't be any idiots up there to complain about the made up effects of 5G on their simple minds, and their health.

Where's the tinfoil hat icon?

When you tell Chrome to wipe private data about you, it spares two websites from the purge: Google.com, YouTube

Tigra 07
Coffee/keyboard

Re: What's "site data"?

Flash still exists?

Disgraced cop, 55, spared prison term after admitting he abused police systems to snoop on his girlfriend's ex

Tigra 07

Re: Victim surcharge.

That made for a very interesting read. Thanks.

Tigra 07
Holmes

It's almost like the police are above the law and it doesn't apply to them...But no one would seriously suggest that...No, surely not...

US govt wins right to snaffle Edward Snowden's $5m+ book royalties, speech fees – and all future related earnings

Tigra 07
Coat

Re: Edward if you're reading this...

Yes, but that would be immoral Mr Jimmy Carr...

Who watches the watchers? Samsung does so it can fling ads at owners of its smart TVs

Tigra 07
Trollface

Re: The bastards!

In Soviet Russia parts of the West TV watches YOU.

G'day mate, I'll take two tinnies, a packet of Tim Tams, some Vegemite, and a bork

Tigra 07

The capital S has also sunk. Does gravity work differently in Aussieland?

Director of nuisance-calls company ordered to cough up £114k after ignoring £40k fine from UK data watchdog

Tigra 07
Devil

Re: Bring back publick stocks.

"Sell feces"

You guys are getting paid??

Life with Amazon's fitness band: Upload your half-naked pics to see how fat you'll look without exercise. You now sound stressed – relax!

Tigra 07
Trollface

Re: It's much cheaper and simpler

"Hmm, I wonder what i'd look like if i was a huge Tubby McFat Fuck. Better eat some donuts and buy an Amazon fitness band."

NASA to stop using names like 'Eskimo Nebula' and 're-examine' what it calls cosmic objects

Tigra 07
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Ban all Homonyms!

I've started to hear the phrase "irredeemably racist" to describe white people, with some now claiming we have to be taught how not to be racist. Reecently a city in the US even sent all it's politicians to a bootcamp to teach them how to "renounce their whiteness".

What fresh racism is this when an entire group is treated as inferior by people based on skin colour, and that's somehow not racist? Madness.

Tigra 07
Coat

RE: James

It's strange that some people lefties see it acceptable to use the term "gammon" as an insult, and a way to discredit what people say, merely by insulting their skin colour. Especially since it's blatantly racist. If "Uncle Tom" and "Coconut" are racist, then stop calling middle aged white people Gammon.

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Thumb Down

Re: Ban all Homonyms!

"They are also trying to redefine "racist"/"racism"/"prejudice" so that minorities are somehow unable, by definition, to be "racists" or "prejudiced"."

Yeah, that one has been going on for a while. Racism now includes a "power" element, so only white people can be racist, even when the most powerful man in the world was previously a black man... MLK must be spinning in his grave at the modern black person, fighting for segregation and special privileges.

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

Tigra 07

Not the first, won't be the last...

There's a company that makes underwear with a symmetrical pineapple logo on them. Their name eludes me at the moment, but it's surprising apple hasn't gone after them too. JJ Malibu?

Tigra 07
Trollface

Re: Assholes...

iAssholes

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