* Posts by beep54

443 posts • joined 19 Dec 2010

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Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutors

beep54
FAIL

Twitter

Why the f would anyone think this was in any way, shape or form of secure. [see also Facebook, etc.]

Microsoft accused of sharing data of Office 365 business subscribers with Facebook and its app devs

beep54
Happy

LibreOffice

Yet another perfectly satisfied customer.

If you can read this, your Windows 10 2004 PC really is connected to the internet no matter what the OS claims

beep54
Angel

Error

"Your latest Windows update could not finish downloading" I keep getting this message. I could not be more pleased. And damned if I'm going to get on the fast track by downloading it myself.

It's handbags at dawn: America to hit France with 25% tariffs on luxuries over digital tax on US tech titans

beep54
Devil

They're tariffs

France will most certainly not be paying the tariffs. French companies will not be paying them either as they will merely factor them into the cost of things. Tariffs work only as a tax on Americans and our idiot in chief has not figured that out yet.

Civil-rights probe: Facebook has completely failed to… Zuck: Look over here! We’ve banned four groups! Go me!

beep54
Meh

When your company is headed by a high functioning psychopath this is what you are liable to get. As to psychopaths heading corporations, see Jon Ronson (http://jonronson.com/psycho.html).

Microsoft to take a break from Edge releases: Hits pause button to align with Chromium

beep54
Big Brother

Just curious

Does anyone actually use Edge? Also, I find it quite annoying that both Edge (which I NEVER use) and IE (which is theoretically disabled) still manage to collect things like cookies and such, as per CCleaner. I would like them both gone from my machine, but apparently I'll have to bite the bullet and go Linux for that to happen.

Microsoft takes tweaking tongs to Windows 10's Start Menu once again

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Happy

Re: Edgy

Fortunately there's always Classic Shell. I've always loathed any version of the 'metro' start menu.

You wait ages for a mid-air collision spoofing attack and along come two at once: More boffins take a crack at hoodwinking TCAS

beep54
FAIL

Security

Uhm, shouldn't this be job one in practically anything?

Watch SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype accidentally self-destruct in a rocket test burn

beep54
Happy

Ya gotta admit

At least it was a spectacular, if short, pyrotechnics show.

There's a new comet in town and you don't need a fancy multi-million-dollar telescope to see it. Just regular eyeballs

beep54
Meh

I'd like to see it

But not only am I in the wrong hemisphere, I'm in the middle of Austin. We see no stars at all. Just the Moon, Venus, possibly Mars and maybe, just maybe Jupiter at times. That's it.

Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?

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Flame

Re: I know I will be downvoted but....

FU. You don't have to live in the sh*t show.

Tea tipplers are more likely to live longer, healthier lives than you triple venti pumpkin-syrup soy-milk latte-swilling fiends

beep54
Devil

Love this weird phrase

all-cause death

Greetings from the future where it's all pole-dancing robots and Pokemon passports

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Happy

Speak, sir, for yourself!

"All I can say is that the novelty wears pretty damn thin the very first time your thumb accidentally brushes against the screen when someone forwards you a dick-pic."

A sprinkling of Star Wars and a dash of Jedi equals a slightly underbaked Rise Of Skywalker

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Meh

Re: No surprise there then

I'm perfectly happy that I gave up on the entire franchise (I mean ALL of it) after I wasted good money and time on The Phantom Menace. I've saved a significant amount of money this way, not to mention time that wasn't lost.

Email blackmail brouhaha tears UKIP apart as High Court refuses computer seizure attempt

beep54

Interesting

Pretty sure that's a sign for a boutique store here in Austin that seems to have closed this year.

Uber forks out $4.4m to settle claims of rampant sexual harassment and retaliation in the Travis Kalanick era

beep54
Devil

Die, Uber

This along with what is happening in Germany which is trying to get Uber to pay $250,000/ride could actually do it. An actual decent company could rise out of the ashes.

Want to live long and prosper? Avoid pirated, malware-laden Star Wars free vid streams – and pay to watch instead

beep54

I'm safe

I gave up on all things Star Wars after I wasted perfectly good money on The Phantom Menace

It's 2019 so, of course, this Wells Fargo employee accused of stealing customer cash posed with wads of dosh on Instagram, Facebook

beep54
Devil

My take

If anyone lost money, well, you were using Wells Fargo. It's kind of a given that you are going to get screwed.

Cyber-security super-brain Rudy Giuliani forgets password, bricks iPhone, begs Apple Store staff for help

beep54
Devil

?!??!?

And no one was surprised.

Breaking, literally: Microsoft's fix for CPU-hogging Windows bug wrecks desktop search

beep54
Happy

Re: It seems to me

Thank you.

Oracle's Mark Hurd hits pause as co-CEO, says he needs time to deal with health issues

beep54
Happy

Apparently

Oracle makes EVERYONE sick.

Cloud, internet biz will take a Yellowhammer to the head in 'worst case' no-deal Brexit

beep54
Terminator

How?

As a US citizen and a Texan to boot, I have to ask: how did we all manage to get so stupid? It wasn't always like this....

Psst. Wanna brush up your supervillain creds? Get a load of this mini submarine

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Happy

Cost?

Was going to ask about that, but then, if you have to ask.....

Bit of a time-saver: LibreOffice emits 6.3 with new features, loading and UI boosts

beep54
WTF?

Re: Fourier transform?

That was my take: Interesting but...why??

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

beep54

Re: The only thing the tariffs accomplish

Not merely a poverty problem, but a wealth inequality problem. Related, but not the same.

For heaven's sake: Japan boffins fail to release paper planes in space after rice wine added to rocket fuel

beep54
Devil

You say that as if it would have been a bad thing.

When Harry met celly: NSA hoarder thrown in the clink for 9 years – after taking classified work home for decades

beep54
Devil

Honestly

Engage in this type of surveillance and really you've got to expect behavior like this from someone....

Microsoft demos end-to-end voting verification system ElectionGuard, code will be on GitHub

beep54
Meh

Hum

I read that as "Microsoft demos end-to-voting" and didn't bat an eye.

Soon Google will have more bit barns in Texas than you can shake a stick at: Second facility planned for Ellis County

beep54
Facepalm

Iceland would make sense. Northern Canada would make sense. Texas, Nevada....whaaa????

Chinese government has got it 'spot on' when it comes to face-recog tech says, er, London's Met cops' top rep

beep54
Devil

Cartman

When reading things like this, I can't help but hear Cartman yelling, "Respect my authoritah!!"

Suspected dark-web meth dealers caught by, er, 'using real address' when buying stamps

beep54

My guess

They used a card rather than cash.

Bill G on Microsoft's biggest blunder... Was it Bing, Internet Explorer, Vista, the antitrust row?

beep54
Unhappy

What?

How in the hell does it turn out that I'm slightly older that Bill Gate??

Microsoft doles out PowerShell 7 preview. It works. People like it. We can't find a reason to be sarcastic about it

beep54

Re: No sarcasm you say

"Does the software float?'

We all float down here.

Activist shareholders to target Zuck with giant angry emoji inflatable at Facebook AGM

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Happy

Re: You're missing the point.

It is extremely simple for me. If I have to log into FB to see ANYTHING, I ain't going there.

beep54

Re: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no ,no ,no, no .....

Sorry, but nearly everything with Adam Sandler is a no go. EVER.

Crap band sues crap beer maker: Hair-metal rockers have an Axl to grind over Guns N' Rosé

beep54

Re: I'll not have one of those

It is not dishonest, it's a joke, a parody, something that craft brewers do all the time with beer names.

beep54

Re: Sounds like a reach to me.

Waterloo Brewing here in Austin (sadly, long gone) used to brew up a prickly pear ale ever so often. It was yummy.

UK taxman falls foul of GDPR, agrees to wipe 5 million voice recordings used to make biometric IDs

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Facepalm

Re: Its good progress in the right direction:

I can just see them rubbing their hands gleefully going sure, sure we'll 'delete' all kinds of things and thinking to themselves: "These idiots have no real idea how delete works, do they?"

White House issues Executive Order on cybersecurity, including hacker Hunger Games

beep54

Re: Bad boss

Trump is the living embodiment of the sociopathic with narcissistic personality disorder CEO. FTFY

A2 Hosting finds 'restore' the hardest word as Windows outage slips into May

beep54

Re: The Cloud...

...is ALWAYS going to be something that can turn into a dangerous storm front.

Cool story, brew: Utah karaoke crooners receive cold, refreshing shock as alcohol authority refuses beer licence

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Angel

Re: me no understand

On the other hand, there is Proverbs 20:1 "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise. " As an atheist, I find it quite useful to be familiar with the Bible.

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Happy

Re: me no understand

"They ban coffee - no Arab would do that." Actually, they DID try to do just that. Once. It did NOT go over well.

Apple iPhone sales down by double digits, Mac sales knifed by Intel CPU 'constraints'

beep54
Devil

Nobody wants to acknowledge

that eventually you will get to a point where people don't particularly need to upgrade a product yearly as the old ones are working just fine, thank you. This is when planned obsolescence sets in or the company deliberately "upgrades" your product to be less useful. Late stage capitalism.

Microsoft promises to boil down its lengthy and confusing privacy controls… in 1,500-word announcement

beep54
Meh

Microsoft promises....

Isn't that a de facto oxymoron?

Hey, remember that California privacy law? Big Tech is trying to ram a massive hole in it

beep54

Re: Money not only talks

"While money doesn't talk, it swears

Obscenity, who really cares

Propaganda, all is phony."

Bob Dylan

Article 13 reasons why... we agree with EU, nods Britain at Council of Ministers

beep54

Re: Can someone explain why they renumbered the articles?

I think it is related to slight-of-hand.

Starz, meet the Streisand Effect. Cable telly giant apologizes for demented DMCA Twitter takedown spree

beep54
Meh

Twitter

"Amazingly, Twitter complied with many of the requests, taking down tweets that simply referenced the news article."

I, personally, would have no problem if Twitter fell over and died.

Client-attorney privilege? Not when you're accused of leaking Vault 7 CIA code

beep54

We have met the enemy

and he is us.

Metro Bank enjoys an early Friday tipple and topples over

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Facepalm

You have got to be kidding

"El Reg called the bank to find out what was going on and were told "thanks for making me aware" after we read out the text shown on the bank's own status page."

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