* Posts by Roger 11

45 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Dec 2010

US Air Force says AI-controlled F-16 fighter jet has been dogfighting with humans

Roger 11

Re: They made a film about this

Well, the local storage of my drone has a text file saying "I didn't do it" and a FLAC of "Learning to Fly" by Pink Floyd. That's a start. :)

Boston Dynamics' humanoid Atlas is dead, long live the ... new commercial Atlas

Roger 11
Alien

I knew it!

Boston Dynamics = Daystrom Institute

You can run Windows 11 on just 200MB of RAM – but should you?

Roger 11
Trollface

Re: Microsoft dfoes not care if you can run their software...

Excel for Ferengi cook the books by itself!

Asus' latest single-board computer packs a 12-core, 4.5Ghz Intel i7

Roger 11
WTF?

Out of storage?

I mean, yes, but 2 TB isn't that bad, right?

Lockheed Martin taps silicon photonics tech to build better weapons of war

Roger 11
Facepalm

WTF?

"Infamous" SR-71?

OK, so you've air-gapped that PC. Cut the speakers. Covered the LEDs. Disconnected the monitor. Now, about the data-leaking power supply unit...

Roger 11

Re: Of course you've got to know what you're looking for

U2 were in the spy business. One got shut down over Russia in the early 60s. :)

Roger 11

Re: SecureFiles (TM)

Get rid of the mouse, too.

Microsoft forgot to renew the certificate for its Windows Insider subdomain

Roger 11

Expired certificates are so yesterday.

Why is IBM selling post-quantum crypto when it's still a pre-quantum company?

Roger 11
Happy

Meh.

It would the apex of stupidity if IT giants and states wouldn't invest in quantum technology. Of course, it has yet to become practical., but hey, we started with telegraph before the telephone became for real.

How Pfizer used AI and supercomputers to design COVID-19 vaccine, tablet

Roger 11

Hi, folding@home.

ASUS recalls motherboards that flame out thanks to backwards capacitors

Roger 11

Re: OS reactivation

Windows 10 does. I learned it the hard way.

BOFH: The vengeance bus is coming, and everybody's jumping. An Xmas bonus hits me…

Roger 11

Re: Less popular than yoko ?

"listen to her rendition of 21th century schizoid man"

Tell me that's not true. Horrible wench. :(

Front-end dev cops to billing NSA $220,000 for hours he didn't work

Roger 11

Re: Huh?

"what kind of idiot attempts time fraud in a secure environment"

THIS.

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s

Roger 11
Trollface

Re: Mouse ball sucked up by vaccum cleaner?!

Wow. Never saw one of those. OTOH, I have three Model M keyboards and I'd bet I could kill someone with one.

It WASN'T the update, says Microsoft: Windows 7 suffers identity crisis as users hit by activation errors

Roger 11

Who downvoted that?

PC makers: Intel CPU shortages are here to stay ... for six months

Roger 11
Angel

Re: Pah... when I was a kid...

I bought a 2 MB one and spent $200 to add 2 MB more.

Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME

Roger 11
FAIL

Yes. I can get why they would use XP, but ME is horrible.

WPA2 security in trouble as KRACK Belgian boffins tease key reinstallation bug

Roger 11
Alert

Re: Uncorrectable Horse Staple Battery

And it would be far more serious.

Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

Roger 11

Re: I recently ditched Firefox.

I'd say it's more because of the music production.

It's not just your browser: Your machine can be fingerprinted easily

Roger 11

"Any TOR site that needs JavaScript is likely REALLY using it for fingerprinting (the NSA used this trick, remember, and they got you nailed down to the MAC) "

Got any source for this?

'I told him to cut it out' – Obama is convinced Putin's hackers swung the election for Trump

Roger 11
Facepalm

Well, bye.

Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

Roger 11

Sorry, but bullshit.

Roger 11

Re: Personally ...

Well said. The crap which is vi was not intended to write books. It is meant for script kiddies.

Roger 11

Re: @ Khaptain (was:Personally ...)

So, stuck in the past?

Roger 11

Re: @ Khaptain (was: Personally ...)

You pedant.

Roger 11

Re: Not unheard of

Not sure if serious.jpg.

Microsoft loads botnet-crushing data into Azure

Roger 11
WTF?

Why not make that info available to all?

I'd like to know what's happening and not rely on my ISP to implement counter measures.

John McAfee: Let me go to the USA - or old Blighty

Roger 11

Re: Standard Operating Procedure

But the thing has gotten so much publicity that it would be ill advised for Belize to screw up things.

Firefox, Opera allow crooks to hide an entire phish site in a link

Roger 11
FAIL

I blame Twitter

That is all.

CentOS penguins maul Oracle's Linux migration pitch

Roger 11
Trollface

Re: And names keep changing

Oracle Xunil.

Apple introduces 'next generation' MacBook Pro with retina display

Roger 11
Paris Hilton

But

isn't that Retina display made by Samsung? If so, they'll have competition soon enough.

Paris, because I may be talking out of my ass there.

US officials confirm Stuxnet was a joint US-Israeli op

Roger 11
Black Helicopters

Re: we've been at this for thirty years

Alleged sabotage.

Story withdrawn

Roger 11
Paris Hilton

Re: I fix PCs for a living.

Norton is also good contenter in the resources hungry area.

/Paris. just because.

'Geek' image scares women away from tech industry

Roger 11
FAIL

Re: Let me fix that for you:

Nobody is immune.

Supermodel-fiddling tool Photoshop CS6 flinged in free beta

Roger 11
Trollface

Crop?

Who doesn't need a faster crop?

Japanese boffins fire up 802 teraflops ceepie-geepie

Roger 11
Thumb Up

Re: Very Interesting

Seconded.

Newfangled graphics engine for browsers fosters data theft

Roger 11
Unhappy

"best viewed on DX11 hardware"...

Kill me now.

Google will ignore your Wi-Fi router ... if you rename it

Roger 11
Trollface

For the lulz

Rename your SSID as virus_server or something.

El Reg in email address blunder

Roger 11

iPhone 4S pre-orders obliterate sales records

Roger 11
Joke

Huh-uh

She's cheating on you.

Worm spreads via RDP

Roger 11
WTF?

Unabled by default?

is it possible that it's enable by default on XP but not on Vista and Win7? It seems to me that when I do a XP install, I always have to disabled it.

UK's first Stealth fighter in successful catapult test

Roger 11
Trollface

Heh

"Unless UK is now _officially_ the 51st state of the Union?"

That would be Canada

Stolen RSA data used to hack defense contractor

Roger 11
Trollface

heh

You meant "Lord of the Files", didnt' you?

Kaspersky wants Interpol for the web

Roger 11
Happy

Well, look at this:)

http://www.interpol.int/Public/TechnologyCrime/default.asp

Winamp plug-in backdoor wide open to viral penetration

Roger 11
Thumb Up

Heh

*looks version*

Mine is 2.81