* Posts by MrDamage

1941 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Feb 2011

When does tackling pandemic misinfo become censorship? US courts argue it out

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Re: Fairly obvious answer.

>> - Vaccinations were heralded as a silver bullet,

Vaccines are never heralded as a silver bullet, except by anti-vaxxers who claim they don't work because people can still get infected.

Anyone with half a brain cell knows they are a risk-reduction tool, not risk removal.

BOFH: A security issue, you say? Activate code tangerine

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Re: Code Tangerine?!?

I was hoping for a "Are you sure? It does mean changing the lightbulb"

Why Chromebooks are the new immortals of tech

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Re: Data

> Chromebook is no good to me unless I can run the OS of my choice on it

Visit mrchromebox.tech to see which models can be upgraded to your OS of choice.

'Small monthly payment' only thing that stands between X and bot chaos, says Musk

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Re: Godlike genius Elon Musk ?

You missed the very obvious sarcasm.

Google promises eternity of updates for Chromebooks – that's a decade for everyone else

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> "All Chromebook platforms will get regular automatic updates for 10 years — more than any other operating system commits to today," said Prajakta Gudadhe and Ashwini Varma, each senior directors of > engineering for ChromeOS, in an announcement.

Win10 was released July 15, 2015, and goes EOL October 25, 2025, giving it a support life of 10 years, 3 months, and 10 days.


Google Chrome Privacy Sandbox open to all: Now websites can tap into your habits directly for ads

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Re: Rabbit nozzles

> They make a varietal that plugs into your barn's pressure water supply, but I don't like those. Too much to go wrong.

That's when you make use of an old toilet cistern and float valve.

Apple races to patch the latest zero-day iPhone exploit

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Re: The intentionally incompatible iMessage yet again?

They even outsourced the design of their kit to Braun.


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Tim Foil Shares

Will go well with my Tim Apple shares.

The Anti Defamation League is Musk's latest excuse for Twitter's tanking ad revenue

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Re: anti-Semitism (sic)

You say that like the racist anti-semites wouldn't also have a problem with the colour of a Palestinians skin, or their religion.

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Re: They can both go away.

As patriotic Christian Nationalists, I think they prefer the term Nat-C's.

We all scream for ice cream – so why are McDonald's machines always broken?

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Re: Better to find a Mr Whippy van

Just the usual curse of not being able to find enough change before he turns the corner.

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Re: No sh!t Sherlock

Ssshhhh. Mum's the word.

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Re: No sh!t Sherlock

> Get yourself a lovely ice cold partially gelatinated non-dairy bum-based beverage :)

They're using artificial vanilla flavouring as well?

Europe's tough new rules for Big Tech start today. Is anyone ready?

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He has the right to free speech, yes. No social media, or hosting platform, is under any legal obligation to publish his free speech.

If he is spreading misinformation that goes against the sites terms of service, and actively leads to peoples deaths, then the site in question can revoke his access at any time. That is the site's f "free speech" in action, and you don't like it.

Idiots like to bleat on about the 1st amendment giving them the right to spout off whatever bollocks they want, wherever they like, but fail to realise that private companies and citizens have every right to tell you to shut the fuck up.

Tesla knew Autopilot weakness killed a driver – and didn't fix it, engineers claim

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Re: There is no possible fix

Would you like to buy some punctuation?

Musk's X caught throttling outbound links to websites he doesn't like

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Re: always on about absolute free speech

Have you ever considered the reason why billionaires are rushing into space, is because guillotines need gravity to work?

Florida Man and associates indicted for conspiracy to steal data, software

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Re: Let me just correct the record here.

Whataboutism from someone too cowardly to use their name. Fuck off. And when you get there, fuck off again.

Lawsuit: We've got the stats to prove Twitter ax fell unfairly on older, female engineers

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Re: Oh my! The committee of Karens is offended.

Thank you for giving us Twitters new name. I refuse to call it "ecks".

Most distant observed star is blue – and it isn't alone

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Re: So…

It's too far away for the humble loo roll. You'll need the xmas wrapping paper roll.

We need to be first on the Moon, uh, again, says NASA

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Re: Just one question

Given the target will be in space suits, then all you would need is a decent BB gun, like this.


Musk's X tries to win advertisers back with discounts

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Re: Watching Musk run this into the ground...

Coward. The liver is evil and must be punished.

What does Twitter's new logo really represent?

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Re: I'm sure Zuck is already talking to his lawyers

Given that Microsoft also have a trademark on X, I expect to see Satnav Nutella to join in, from the top turnbuckle, holding a folding steel chair.

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El Reg forum commentards

Have referred to ourselves as anti-social media for even longer.

Jury orders Google to pay $340M patent-infringement damages over Chromecast

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Tell me about it. One night while drunk in the late 90's, me and a mate basically designed a Fleshlight. Sober us the next morning decided that "Nobody would ever be desperate enough to buy one".

Yes, we are both fucking kicking ourselves now. We should have had less faith in humanity.

AMD Zenbleed chip bug leaks secrets fast and easy

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Re: Also, I just noticed...

New Private Window - It's a feature that's been around for quite some time.

Better still: New Private Window....in a completely different browser.

BOFH: You can be replaced by a robot or get your carbon footprint below Big Dave's

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Re: Its happened again

Yeah, but the nonoxyenol-9 plays havoc with the switches after a while.

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Re: Error in binary expression at line 61

>> Isnt that like saying "a little bit pregnant" ?

2 weeks is a little bit pregnant. 8 months is a big bit pregnant.

I hope that clears it up.

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In the same manner Big Dave does. His moobs are heading towards a D cup.

Judge lets art trio take another crack at suing AI devs over copyright

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Re: I use Stable Diffision on a regular basis...

>> So if I am prompting using multiple artists am I violating copyright laws?

If it works anything like copyright in the music industry, where one "artist" (using that term loosely) samples tracks from other artists to create something "new". but is just 6 songs mashed together, then the artists seem to be out of luck.

Unidentified object on Australian beach may be part of Indian rocket launcher

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Re: 7.6 long tons of Hydroxyl-Terminated Poly Butadiene

It's a well known fact that the "Bastions of Freedom(tm)" all use the imperial units. USA, Burma and Liberia.

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Re: What, not alien ?

Nah, we just want to make sure it is Indian before we send them a littering fine, just like we did for Skylab.

Elon Musk launches his own xAI biz 'to understand reality'

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Is the correct term to use when discussing anything spewing forth from Musks front orifice.

You're too dumb to use click-to-cancel, Big Biz says with straight face

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Re: How hard can it be? Ask Comcast

>> the incumbents jack up their regular prices and then offer you a "big discount" if only you agree to stay with them for 1-2 years.

And when you try to cancel and inform them you're going with someone cheaper, they then have the gall to offer prices dropped by 50%.

If they can afford to do that now, they could have done it from the start. Not going to deal with lying scum.

BOFH: Lies, damned lies, and standards

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But we did greet the new story with much fanfold.

Boss such a tyrant you need a job quitting agent? It works in Japan

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Do emotional support clowns count?


Twitter rate-limits itself into a weekend of chaos

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Re: re: The further you scroll, the greater the ad:tweet ratio becomes

We both know the vast majority of humans don't think.

Experts scoff at UK Lords' suggestion that AI could one day make battlefield decisions

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>> (although - would an AI understand the concept of self termination and could it decide not to comply?).

if moved=send alert

The AI doesn't have to know the wire to the piezo speaker, also sends a signal to the detonator.

Microsoft, OpenAI sued for $3B after allegedly trampling privacy with ChatGPT

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Re: Making good points, but

>> I'll be very interested in learning what proof they have for the judge, because their complaint is quite technical.

Get the judge and/or jurors to ask the AI what it knows about their own personal lives. Quick and easy.

Guess who's quietly bankrolling a legal fight against Montana's TikTok ban. Why yes, it's TikTok

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Re: It doesn't matter where it is stored, it matters who has access to it

You fail to realise one important factor. It's good old merkin businesses SELLING the information. Healthy capitalism at it's finest. These pesky Chinese are stealing it.


Bosses face losing 'key' workers after forcing a return to office

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Found the useless middle-manager.

No-no cop: Illinois bans drones from using facial recognition or weapons

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Re: Can armed drones shoot straight?

Depends on what it is shooting.


Amazon confirms it locked Microsoft engineer out of his Echo gear over false claim

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Re: A bit unfair

I know Bear Many Scars too, and his younger sister, Dances With Anyone.

Florida man insists he didn't violate the law by keeping Top Secret docs

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Re: Not a flight risk?

And incontinence capable pants-liners.

WFH mandates bad for staff morale and stunt innovation

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Re: Some people work better WFH

Middle managers are cannon fodder/meat shields for the upper echelons. See also: Useful idiot.

Germans beat Tesla to autonomous L3 driving in the Golden State

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Re: Only up to 40 mph on the highway where everyone else is driving at 75 mph?

Mini-miles. You won't catch the yanks using metric.

Waymo robo-car slays dog in San Francisco

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Re: In the UK, this would be criminal

The same way we deal with roo's in Oz.


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Re: In the UK, this would be criminal

If you have a child that is prone to darting out onto the road, and you, as the parent, do nothing about preventing it from happening (eg: leashing your crotch-pet), then it's your fault. not the drivers, not the auto-driving car, not hte software engineer. You.

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The story here, is now not only does Skynet have to worry about John Connor, but also John Wick.

US Senators take Meta to task for releasing LLaMA AI model after token safety checks

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I'm not on their side at all. They secured it with the internet equivalent of a "Keep Out!" sign attached to a single strand of barbed wire.

Cry-pto: Feds bury Bitcoin exchange giant Binance in 13-count fraud lawsuit

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Re: Really mad

It depends on who you fleece with your scam. You scam someone with more money than you, then you're fucked.