* Posts by Paratrooping Parrot

280 posts • joined 26 Jan 2011

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UK smacks Huawei with banhammer: Buying firm's 5G gear illegal from year's end, mobile networks ordered to rip out all next-gen kit by 2027

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Black Helicopters

Who should have our data?

Maybe the UK wants to give all our data to the US and will therefore fill up the whole network with Cisco switches to hand over all data to the US.

Internet blackout of Myanmar States that are home to ethnic minorities enters second year

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Mushroom

Re: Puzzled

The only reason they refuse to act is that the State Counsellor is none other than Western darling, "human rights activist" Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

Bigger than big: Linux kernel colonel Torvalds claims 5.8 is 'one of our biggest releases of all time'

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Boffin

Hence why he got

the Ryzen Threadripper CPU.

This'll make you feel old: Uni compsci favourite Pascal hits the big five-oh this year

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I remember it in the early 90s

I was at college then and used Turbo Pascal at college. I also remember JRT Pascal for CP/M. I loved Pascal, it was so much easier than C, and I finally learnt to get out of the goto issues in Basic. Happy days!

Surprise surprise! Hostile states are hacking coronavirus vaccine research, warn UK and USA intelligence

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Re: Bullshit article based on bullshit press releases.

Citing the Daily Mail and the US government as your source is a bit rubbish. Remember this is the same US government that loves spreading false rumours.

Exchange some currency you want to? Guess the BIOS setup keyboard combination first you must, young Padawan

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Coat

Via a really looooooong lead!

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

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Another question for QI

You know all those questions on QI about how many moons does the earth have!

UK Home Office opens AWS cash firehose even wider with £100m public cloud services deal

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Mushroom

Amazon tax

Is that why Amazon don't need to pay tax?

Here's a bit of Intel for you: Neri a day goes by that HPE doesn't feel CPU shortage pinch

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Paris Hilton

Easy solution

Move onto AMD Epyc or Threadripper CPUs.

Criminalise British drone fliers, snarl MPs amid crackdown demands

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Black Helicopters

Make it like owning a vehicle

Have drone licenses, which one has to pass a test for. Also, drones should have some form of registration plates. I know that I am going to be down-voted for not being a droneiphile, but they are basically remote controlled flying vehicles that can cause considerable damage if used incorrectly.

Don't be so Maduro: Adobe backs down (a little) on Venezuela sanctions blockade

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Mushroom

I am glad I dumped them

I was very annoyed at Adobe for getting their monthly revenue scheme up. You don't get to own the software, just permanently rent it. I am glad that darktable came up and that has been able to replace Lightroom. Adobe are just nasty ***** who are either happy to cream the money from users and treating them like garbage, otherwise foist malware in the form of Flash. I hope Adobe collapse completely. Horrible company, just like Microsoft who abuse their position.

Hot patches for ColdFusion: Adobe drops trio of fixes for three serious flaws

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WTF?

Blast from the past

Wow!!! I didn't know that people were still using Coldfusion!

Five NHS trusts do DeepMind data deal with Google. One says no

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Boffin

No investment in the UK

The problem is that the government refuses to invest in the NHS, instead is slowly handing it over to corporations such as Richard Branston. If there was investment within the UK, then there could be research into using machine learning within the NHS. However, it is all being handed over to the lowest bidder who are desperate to make money and to improve their own infrastructure.

Seriously, this sh!t again? 24m medical records, 700m+ scan pics casually left online

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Boffin

Managers

Usually it is the managers' fault for not recruiting trained staff who understand computer security to deal with data storage. They must also pay the computer staff properly as well. I think if managers' pay is directly affected, then these incidents would reduce.

MIT boffins turn black up to 11 with carbon nanotubes that absorb 99.995% of light

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Mushroom

Must make sure that nobody associated with Anish Kapoor is allowed to use it.

Mozilla says Firefox won't defang ad blockers – unlike a certain ad-giant browser

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Re: ABP Evil?

Use uBlock Origin instead.

JACK OF ALL TIRADES: Twitter boss loses account to cunning foul-mouthed pranksters

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Black Helicopters

Twitter Hack

At least the hacker didn't try it on Trump's twitter account. He would be hunted down like dogs and then sent off to Guantanamo Bay!

World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts

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Black Helicopters

Thank you for biting the hand that feeds IT. It is this kind of insightful article that makes me love reading The Register.

Apple loses FaceTime patent appeal again. And again. And again. And again. And again... yes, it's the fifth time

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Mushroom

Hypocritical?

How many times has Apple been suing others for rounded corners and other dubious patents?

Alibaba sketches world's 'fastest' 'open-source' RISC-V processor yet: 16 cores, 64-bit, 2.5GHz, 12nm, out-of-order exec

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Boffin

Cheaper chips?

Do the open source processors mean that they will be cheaper to buy? I am hoping for small board machines like the Raspberry Pi from these chips. That will be a boon.

Time to Ryzen shine, Intel: AMD has started shipping 7nm desktop CPUs like it's no big deal

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Boffin

Pre-built AMD more mainstream?

I sure hope that this means more mainstream laptops and desktops become available with AMD options. It's ever so difficult to buy a pre-built AMD machine.

July is here – and so are the latest Android security fixes. Plenty of critical updates for all

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Facepalm

If only

Security updates seem t only appear if you bought your device within the last year. You may be lucky that your phone is supported by LineageOS. This is one of the major flaws with Android ecosystem. Many cheap devices come out, but they never get updates. I have been lucky that my Samsung Galaxy s7 had updates a few months ago, not sure how long that will last though.

Epyc crypto flaw? AMD emits firmware fix for server processors after Googler smashes RAM encryption algorithms

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This is how you do it Intel

Accept the flaw and fix it. Don't go round trying to diss those who found the flaw.

10 PRINT Memorial in New Hampshire marks the birthplace of BASIC

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Boffin

It's Locomotive Basic on the CPC.

Now Chinese-made drones rubbing US govt up the Huawei: 'Strong concerns' DJI kit threat to national security

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FAIL

Re: Start offering evidence

You know that whatever the Americans say, Britain will agree. When I say Britain, I mean whoever is in power, whether it's May or whoever Murdoch supports.

Jeff Bezos finally gets .Amazon after DNS overlord ICANN runs out of excuses to delay decision any further

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Mushroom

So if you have loads a money

You can always get what you want!

Upgrade refuseniks, beware: Adobe snips away legacy versions of its Creative Cloud apps

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Boffin

Re: What are you waiting for?

An excellent alternative to Lightroom is darktable. I don't do much in the way of illustrations, but Krita is pretty good. I am also using Gimp for image editing.

Now here's a Galaxy far, far away: Samsung stalls Fold rollout after fold-able screens break in hands of reviewers

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Facepalm

Need better testing

I am guessing that the robots doing the screen folding test was in a pristine environment. They should have handed it to some testers to carry out better testing out in the world. I guess they are worried about photos appearing in the press before their official announcement.

At least they are halting the rollout and are not calling users stupid for holding it wrongly.

Google rolls out Android Easter Egg for Europe – a Microsoft antitrust-style browser, search engine choice box

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Paris Hilton

What if Brexit already happened?

Would we have the web browser choice screen? Is this dependent upon the manufacturer updating Android? Or is this the Play Store update?

BBM is dead, long live BBMe: Encrypted chat plat opened up to all as consumer version burns

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Mushroom

I prefer

Signal.

Crystal ball gazers declare that Windows 10 has finally overtaken Windows 7

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Linux

This time next year

I will be removing Windows 7 from my laptop and will move onto a Linux infrastructure. I have seen all these people struggling with Windows 10, and I don't want to be a part of that. I may keep a bare bones Windows 7 set up as a virtual machine on the laptop, just in case.

I don't need Adobe Lightroom because I can now use darktable instead. Web browser and word processors already exist under Linux. I don't play games though.

Guess who's back, back again? China's back, hacking your friends: Beijing targets American biz amid tech tariff tiff

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Mushroom

Hypocritic US

Whenever the US hacks someone, it's all fine. Whenever a non Five-eyes country does the same, all hell breaks loose. Smells of hypocrisy. As long as the US are hacking and spying on others, then I think everyone else should have the same access. If the US forces companies to install backdoors, then don't come running if others find the backdoors and make use of it.

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Rosalind Franklin

I believe she should be on the £50 note, so then more people will know about her work in discovering the DNA. Everyone talks about Watson and Crick, but very few know about Franklin.

Penta-gone! Personal records of 30,000 US Dept of Defense workers swiped by miscreants

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Mushroom

As it's military stuff or someone important

They will find the embezzler quickly and then draw and quarter that person. Whereas with those who affect the general population, they will let it pass and not bother. One rule for them, another rule for the general public.

Oi, clickbait cop bot, jam this in your neural net: Hot new AI threatens to DESTROY web journos

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Mushroom

Easy source.

Just do a search for "and you wont believe" and add all those websites to the list of clickbait creators.

AI on Raspberry Pi, Waymo touts robo-rides to Arizonians, and more

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Boffin

I can now learn Tensorflow

My laptop is unable to run TensorFlow, and so is my desktop at the university due to not having a dedicated non Intel graphics card.

Code of conduct claims new Texas Instruments CEO after just six weeks

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Mushroom

That's young for a CEO

He's only 22 years old! What made him suitable for becoming a CEO of a huge company?

Imagine a patent on organizing computer files being used against online shopping sites. Oh, it's still happening

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Black Helicopters

The winners in these cases

It seems to be that the way to make loads of dosh is to become a lawyer! All sorts of lawsuits are being filed and opposed. Is this some sort of conspiracy to help lawyers become rich?

GIMP masks font downloads, adds horizon fix in new build

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Gimp and darktable

Using those two together should hopefully be a Lightroom and Photoshop killer, especially since they are both available for Windows as well.

Chrome, Firefox pull very unstylish Stylish invasive browser plugin

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Mushroom

Problem when software changes hands

It is annoying when a popular software changes hands, sometimes the new owner totally ruin the software to make it bloatware and phone home with all sorts of data. One example I remember was Quickpic on Android. I can understand that the original owner has probably been promised loads of cash and peace of mind if they would let the new owners take over everything.

Dear Samsung mobe owners: It may leak your private pics to randoms

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Mushroom

I think everyone will want to report themselves to ICO because they are so useless.

Another staffer at mega-hacked Equifax slapped with insider trading rap

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Mushroom

They always get away with it.

Bankers and hedge fund managers destroy the economy and get away with it.

Large corporations such as Apple, Amazon and others avoid paying tax and get away with it.

Equifax loses details of millions of people and get away with it.

Some poor guy pays their tax late and they are fined.

Want to know what all that Fortnite hype is about? Whoa, Android fans – mind how you go

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Stop

Yoda says

“PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan”

Sueballs flying over Facebook's Android app data slurping

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Re: I wonder if it's just the Facebook app

I use Greenify to try and kill Instagram, so then I can check it whenever I want. I don't let Greenify do things automatically though.

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Mushroom

Facebook on mobile browser

I have noticed in the past few weeks, Facebook have deliberately been making their mobile website, the m. website rather bloaty. Before it was very quick at loading, but now it is very slow. This seems to have coincided with the release of the Facebook lite application.

I am running Oreo on my mobile, does that mean that I can block Facebook lite from accessing almost anything and it would work?

Admin needed server fast, skipped factory config … then bricked it

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Re: 80186

I remember them at my college in the early 1990s. I remember coming in to the college and the mouse wasn't working properly. Other students also said their mice were not working. Some moron had cut up all the rubber mouse balls in the computer labs. The only mice working were the RM Nimbus ones which were metal.

Oh dear... Netizens think 'private' browsing really means totally private

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Paris Hilton

Cookies

Does private mode give an empty set of cookies? So, how can they track you? Or is it because of the IP address?

You're a govt official. You accidentally slap personal info on the web. Quick, blame a kid!

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Mushroom

Seems like deja vu

Why do government officials always blame "hackers" whenever they don't want to understand when something does not go their way with computers? Then they call in the police SWAT equivalent.

I hope that the judiciary will agree with the teenager, although I feel like they will side with the government official on this. Most of them do not understand the basics of a computer as witnessed in the questioning of Zuckerberg at congress.

There needs to be special judges who understand computer technology as well as the law who should be the judge of computer related "crimes".

'I crashed AOL for 19 hours and messed up global email for a week'

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Holmes

This brings back memories. I remember the early days using bbcnc, cnn and cnet, although this was at university. Icon for reminiscing.

Huawei P20 Pro: Triple-lens shooter promises the Earth ...

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Boffin

Re: Red Snow

I have taken photos of snow at sunset and they do look pinkish red during the golden hour.

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