* Posts by Chris 15

65 posts • joined 22 Dec 2010

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BOFH: What if International Bad Actors designed the vaccine to make us watch more Steven Seagal movies?

Chris 15

Re: Well this

Be careful of the pfy being in on it, sounds like you've given him blackmail material... Where do we find the next installment? This guy must have done some nasty deeds to earn this... :-D

Assange psychiatrist misled judge over parentage of his kids, US tells High Court

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Happy

Well

I'm note sure how much that the 'establishment' have ever viewed themselves as subject to international law...

BOFH: So you want to have your computer switched out for something faster? It's time to learn from the master

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Devil

Well

A true BOFH would proably only work with Hertz in discrete bundles of 50 (60 if they're Leftpondian)

Missouri governor demands prosecution of reporter for 'decoding HTML source code' and reporting a data breach

Chris 15
FAIL

False equivalency

Bob

I suggest you get a life

Chris 15
FAIL

How sad

"But her emails!" reply to a bothside BS drivelfest from bob.

Classy!

Bank manager tricked into handing $35m to scammers using fake 'deep voice' tech

Chris 15

My bet on the accounts?

I'd say they'll find they are mule accounts operated by possibly unwitting victims

Boeing 737 Max chief technical pilot charged with deceiving US aviation regulators over MCAS

Chris 15

Agreed. Let's hope it actually does get to that level though...

Chris 15

Re: Some extra info

That second sentence is telling if true. The first one is somewhat less damning imo as I'm not sure what training regime would make up for the deliberate omission of vital information about their clearly poorly thought outsoftware cludge, and the fact that the driving sensor had zero redundancy.

The second one points to someone somewhere deliberately withholding information from the guy. I'm not sure how a corporate bribe to the FAA shields individuals from criminal charges when this guy inevitably turns States evidence. I wonder whether he has any documents pointing to someone somewhere inducing him in some manner to not blow the whistle when he found out.

How Windows NTFS finally made it into Linux

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Linux

Yes, about that

Is this not a symptom of the fundamental incompatability between philosophies regarding file operations on files that are being referenced in some way or other by other processes in a *nix environment, and the philosophy regarding the same in windows?

NTFS is designed with the latter philosophy in mind, use within an environment using the former philosophy is bound to cause some wrinkles...

What if Chrome broke features of the web and Google forgot to tell anyone? Oh wait, that's exactly what happened

Chris 15
FAIL

To put this article in another light

This restricts what 'third party' Iframes can do.

So in other words , advert slingers can't use popups.

Eliminating these harms purveyors of advert slinging popups.

Something I can live with, personally

With just over two weeks to go, Microsoft punts Windows 11 to Release Preview

Chris 15
FAIL

oh really?

Lionux has not been that way for 99.9% of more 'casual' users for some time, but do carry on with your FUD

Why we abandoned open source: LiveCode CEO on retreat despite successful kickstarter

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Bingo!

And that right there may well have been why they did not attract more developers to help write their code for them.

I wonder if they were hoping for a 'free lunch' scenario where they could effectively outsource significant development of the codebase and then close source it once it had achieved critical mass...

Power users of Microsoft OneDrive suffer massive inconvenience: Read-only files

Chris 15

Re: Windows 11 to the Rescue!

See, if you want to have a pop at Micros~1 your best bet would be to point out that it could be worse, they could have limited everyone to 640k...

Bill for HMS Vanity Gin Palace swells by £50m in two months

Chris 15

hold on

You're expecting this white elephant to even get as far as being launched before the whole thing is scrapped or sold off to someone competent enough to actual finish and use this thing? I do admire your optimism...

Russia's ISS Multipurpose Laboratory Module launches after years sitting on a shelf, immediately runs into issues

Chris 15
Pint

Ahem

Drinking Hypergolic fuel. What could possibly go wrong. I suppose that going blind would be the leasst of their concerns...

Mine's a lager top with a shot of Red Fuming Nitric Acid then--------->

Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban

Chris 15
FAIL

Nope

I have to call bs on your bothsiderism, talk about false equivalency. You'r 'cancellors' quip betrays your true feelings. Hey, whilst I am talking to you, I have some neo nazi propaganda posters I wish to display on your property for an appropriate fee. Saying no because of the content means that you're into 'cancel culture' does it? Private business, private platform. Their rules, or hit the road.

Russia spoofed AIS data to fake British warship's course days before Crimea guns showdown

Chris 15
FAIL

Re: Just a FYI

Holy false equivalence batman! Much as I have no love for the thieving (and murderous) Russian government I don't think that gunboat diplomacy by us helps the situation.

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

Chris 15
WTF?

Hmmmm

The above sounds a bit like our friendly neighbourhood individual male gendered person originating from the red planet

McDonald's AI drive-thru bot accused of breaking biometrics privacy law

Chris 15

Fast Chow business?

I prefer Nutrition Free junk peddler

Crane horror Reg reader uses his severed finger to unlock Samsung Galaxy phone

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Re: DIY surgery

DIY surgery on yourself probably doesn't qualify for those penalties. A trip to a psychologist and/or a strait jacket may be mentioned however

Good: Water vapor signal detected for first time on distant planet. Bad: Er, we'll let one of the boffins explain

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"Vapor"?

I didn't think El Reg had decided begin to strip itself of it's British underpinnings just yet...

Microsoft drops 64-bit OneDrive into the pool: Windows on ARM fans need not apply. As usual

Chris 15
FAIL

I have to say 'meh' somewhat

Just how far behind ZFS this storage is makes this a pretty trivial change. Microsoft's allergy to NIH storage formats is galling.

Soon, no more blood tests or probing for prostate cancer? AI claims 99% success rate using more relaxing methods

Chris 15
FAIL

Careful with the hype there!

The quantity of urine needed and the purported efficacy of the test with the low numbers of results should lead to maximum caution.

The tone of this article smacks of shades of Theranos.

Those that ignore history have an unfortunate trait of repeating the mistakes of said history.

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

Chris 15

Re: PDNFTT

Care to cite a source on that assertion? I seriously doubt that the US government does any such thing on a per capita basis. Health care in the us is predominately private, for profit, and with a marked cost barrier for entry for all to many of their citizens. THe US health care industry does indeed cost more per capita than spent in the uk, only you have to include the for profit element.

Parler games: Social network for internet rejects sues Amazon Web Services for pulling plug on hosting

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Re: Thank god

Take your far right lies and go back to parle...oh yeah, sorry about that... :)

Chris 15
FAIL

Re: Thank god

First they came for the people who seem to be acting like authoritarian fascists, because in a tolerant society if you tolerate the intolerism of these fascists you end up with not a free society any more. Any questions?

Chris 15
FAIL

Sigh

YAWN...

AWS has as much rights under the US first amendment as Parler. IF they do not want to host the hatespeach, incitement to violence, Insurrectionist conspiracies, and all of the other stuff that one of their customers is keeping on their product, they are more than within their rights to terminate service- particularly when sais customer was in breach of the terms of the AWS service agreement (and yes, Parler was).

Boeing will cough up $2.5bn+ to settle US fraud charge over 737 Max safety

Chris 15
FAIL

Re: The software isn't the main problem

"The engine propositioning does not lead to catastrophic instability," Yes this flaw (a) can, whilst in certain parts of the flight envelope and certain angles of attack. Hence the MCAS software needing to react more rapidly than the pilots could- at least whilst the software worked as intended...whereas:

"The catastrophic instability comes from trying to make it handle like previous 737s using buggy software working from a single faulty sensor." is another flaw they then introduced. This flaw (b) was magnified when they increased the MCAS response speed, control authority, and increased ability to reengage (to infinite), due to the earlier implementation of MCAS- the one they sold to the regulator- not being able to react sufficiently to flaw (a)

If you're a WhatsApp user, you'll have to share your personal data with Facebook's empire from next month – or stop using the chat app

Chris 15
FAIL

Disappointing, but not surprising

The old adage of IF you're not paying for it you're the product, not the customer.

Bit of a pain as my work uses it and so does my family. Sigh.

Lay down your souls to the gods of rock 'n' roll: Conspiracy theorists' 5G 'vaccine' chip schematic is actually for a guitar pedal

Chris 15

Well

Quicklime and a shovel, as well as knowledge of nearby construction jobs about to do a concrete pour. Isn't that the usual BOFH formula? Don't forget the piece of old carpet!

Buggy chkdsk in Windows update that caused boot failures and damaged file systems has been fixed

Chris 15
FAIL

Re: Yes the wonders of continual updates......

So the user defined requirement stipulated that the aircraft would attempt to dive into the terrain when a single sensor went bad did it?

Cats: Not a fan favourite when the critters are draped around an office packed with tech

Chris 15
Coat

I think you 2 have stumbled onto something there

Predictive text uses 'fuzzy logic'/ai trained by using the output of cats treating keyboards as seats?

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

Chris 15
FAIL

Bothsides blather, logical fallacy, Poe's Law reference, freeze peach nonsense! Quite the cocktail of stupidity persent in that comment in my opinion.

Chris 15
FAIL

Re: Not so sure it will be ineffective...

...what an absolute load of piffle!

It's Twitters' property, intellectual and otherwise. They get to choose who can use it as a platform, and what speech is and isnt acceptable on it. End of debate.

Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point

Chris 15
Alien

In the near future? a question

By this I take it you mean as soon as the orbit of this rock reaches the other end of what must be a hyperbolic orbit since it is going to escape the influence of our bigger rock.

One question I have is this, how does a mass in interplanetary space (or interstellar for that matter) get permanenty captured (ie enter a non hyperbolic orbit)? Since there is no friction in space other than if hitting some kind of atmosphere or the bigger mass that has captured the smaller one wouldn't this leave the 2 options of either joining the mass of the larger object permanently or being flung out on a hyperbolic orbit for somerthing like 99.999999% of the time?

Squirrel away a little IT budget for likely Brexit uncertainty, CIOs warned

Chris 15
FAIL

Re: Could a brexiter please explain...

Ahh yes, this was foretold in a prior post: 'It's the remainers' fault that this is a gigantic mess!!!1111'

You sir, are a fool.

It's a no to ZFS in the Linux kernel from me, says Torvalds, points finger of blame at Oracle licensing

Chris 15
FAIL

Viral eh?

So making sure that the main tenets of the gpl are maintained to the benefit of all, whilst stopping people and organisations getting a free lunch from others' work is a problem for you is it?

Blackout Bug: Boeing 737 cockpit screens go blank if pilots land on specific runways

Chris 15

Re: No no no

>>You've got it all wrong, people. It's not Boeing's fault... It's the pilots'. They were landing those planes wrong, see?

FTFY. A missed opportunity to go James Cagney. Fitting considering the behavour of a certain Aircraft manufacturer.

Doogee Wowser: The S40's a terrible smartphone, but a passable projectile

Chris 15
Joke

Re: Both children were suspended as a result.

Careful, the ambulance chaser may decide to try and sue El Reg for their involvement. More money there etc...

joke alert icon because IT'S NOT A SUGGESTION FOR THE LAWYER!

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts

Chris 15
FAIL

It's Brighton

THey could all be able to communicate via Jedi Holographic projectors, given the religion split at the census...

Criminalise British drone fliers, snarl MPs amid crackdown demands

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Re: Concord (sic) doesnt fly anymore.

Quote: A bit more than 550 mph.

Just checked, the Boeing 747-8 has a cruise speed of 914 km/h, which is 567.9 mph. For the Airbus A380 it is 903 km/h (561.1 mph). </quote>

At Flight Level 360 maybe aka 36000ft. Know many drones of the nonmilitary type that fly that high do you? (not sure many of those even can fly higher than 10,000ft).

BOFH: We must... have... beer! Only... cure... for... electromagnetic fields

Chris 15

Re: solution

I would point out that having the wifi set to *ahem* maximum legal power <wink wink> that due to the way that wifi networks implement collision avoidance, you could actually reduce your usable bandwidth (and theirs) if someone else has a router on same or near to frequency (channel) within rx range of your suspiciously powerful ap.

In Rust we trust: Brave smashes speed limit after rewriting ad-block engine in super-lang

Chris 15
Trollface

Re: Always wanted to get into rust...

Well if you want to stick yourself with nails, nobody is stopping you, or being judgemental. Each to their own of course.

Hate your IT job? Sick of computers? Good news: An electronics-frying Sun superflare may hit 'in next 100 years'

Chris 15
WTF?

Re: Yeah let's frrrryyyyyyy

I knew someone would find a way to bring in Brexit here. Post apocalyptic loonies though, nice description of the Brexit Party ;)

Let's make laptops from radium. How's that for planned obsolescence?

Chris 15
FAIL

Oh Really

<Utter Tripe Alert>

Thought you were done patching this week? Not if you're using an Intel-powered PC or server

Chris 15
Black Helicopters

Re: Who cracked their secure enclave?

Nono, the NSA won't be worried. TYhey'll just keep on using the properly coded support for their spying already present...

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

Chris 15
Pint

Re: Not sure...

>Sometimes the drying is helped by application of IPA (isopropyl alcohol, not the drink variety).

Depends where you apply it. Personally, I tend to drink IPA's rather than use them for diy or cleaning purposes...

The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings

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Re: "Massey died in a fusillade of bullets"

>And if I've read the figures right you are more likely to be shot by a toddler in the US than by anyone with a gun in the UK.

That's ok though leftpondians, Secret service rules mean that a protectee cannot go packing. At least you're safe from Trump.

European Parliament balks at copyright law reform vote

Chris 15
Facepalm

sigh

I have to say most of hte time that Orlowski spews another message from his corporate sponsors I think of his name as Wormtongue Orlowski.

Sorry

My PC is on fire! Can you back it up really, really fast?

Chris 15
Flame

Re: Prohibited from using extinguisher

I Don't want to minimise your expertise in various fields, but, in the words of the Sussex Fire Brigade chief (at that time), how do you know if it is safe for you to attempt to tackle the fire? In his rather expert view it is not reasonable to expect people with zero actual fire training to know whether a given fire is of a magnitude for you to to know whether you should attempt to extinguish it. Fires can get alot more dangerous very fast, and that's before we get to talk about combustion gasses.

Just something to bear in mind :)

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