* Posts by Evil Scot

297 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Apr 2011


Copilot coming to Windows 10 to help navigate the OS's twilight years

Evil Scot

Re: Plan to slow Windows 10?

I can thoroughly recommend a BSD distro running on ARM hardware.

Desktop looked a lot like Win 11 even when it ran on INTEL CPUs.

The tight integration of OS and HW on all platforms is exelent.

Rights warriors claim online ad auction data a danger to national security

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Re: Only one answer

From orbit.

To be certain.

Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean AI's not after you

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Are you suggesting that they Dog food this proposal?

EU lawmakers scolded for concealing identities of privacy-busting content-scanning 'experts'

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Re: How to hunt predators

Do you trust your father in law when he offers to give you a break and look after your kids?

YouTube cares less for your privacy than its revenues

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Re: Cognitive dissonance

Obligatory Pratchett Reference...

Infra Black

Don't fear the Thread Reaper, a Windows ghost of bugs past

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Re: You B******ds!

A quick squirt of Apollo 440 will loosen that ear worm.

Boffins find AI stumbles when quizzed on the tough stuff

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Vodafone and Wi-Fi vendors play tug of war over 6 GHz

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Re: Phone calls

Oh. Too soon.

Millions of smart meters will brick it when 2G and 3G turns off

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Re: When will this crap stop

I agree.

I utilise a power harvesting clamp that communicates to a Box on my outside wall via a dedicated RF network.

Said box connects to the Wi-Fi and I can read it via my mobile.

This is a secondary reason for having the clamp. The primary reason is to protect my main fuse from excessive current when shower and car are demanding over 60 amps.

And I really don't want people on my street lifting the tartan bath towel.

Evil Scot

Re: Easy to work out costs.

Personal What??????

Nvidia boss tells Israeli staff Mellanox founder's daughter was killed in festival massacre

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Re: Shame

A more apt comparison would be to would be a marching band with Orange sashes.

There is knowledge that this behaviour is provocative.

Gas supplier blames 'rogue' code for Channel Island outage

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Ohhhhhhh Laaaaaaa... La.

Go ahead, let the unknowable security risks of Windows Copilot onto your PC fleet

Evil Scot

Re: re: Hello Dave................

So you are a waffle guy.

Beethoven and Brahms move audience members to synchronization symphony

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Press F to show your respects.


Unity CEO 'retires' in the wake of fee fiasco

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Re: Promise

Anyone recommend a good search engine to identify the "Do No Evil" company.

UTM: An Apple hypervisor with some unique extra abilities

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Re: Turtles

Doffs black Fedora

EFF urges Chrome users to get out of the Privacy Sandbox

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Limited scope of topics is no guarantee of finding the correct market...

" It looks like you are interested in male grooming products (Beard Care) would you like to purchase a razor?"

Icon : Grey/Gray Beard and proud of it.

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Re: Google is not to use my data

To which some websites say "It looks like you are using an Adblocker please disable it for this site."

I either click the "It is Disabled" link or the back button. When they discover my fruity solution to the tracking issue.

NYC rights groups say no to grocery store spycams and snooping landlords

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or more succinctly, their Lobbying budgets.

It looks like you’re a developer. Would you like help upgrading Windows 11?

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Big Brother

Re: "then loads software Microsoft thinks is apt"

They think they know what is Best... Err...

"Anatomically Impossible"

Google killing Basic HTML version of Gmail In January 2024

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Re: “a core consideration“

Big T?

EE touts next-gen broadband Smart Hub with Wi-Fi 7 for 2024

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I have used Powerline and was think about 10G ethernet, a 30mm drill bit and those fancy brush outlets.

The "mesh" should support "roaming" between APs.

I suspect HDMI and 75 ohm coax will join the ethernet pull.

Evil Scot

Wherever I set my router I would have at lease two brick walls between my devices.

(If they are in the same room they are wired anyway)

I would like a mesh network to handle wired backhaul to give me decent WiFi.

But where.

Either use out device as a master router (Replace the ISP box).


Get our network appliance to manage it.

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

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According to my mums landlord

Inspection £1500

Repairs £2500

Maintainence £500

Techie labelled 'disgusting filth merchant' by disgusting hypocrite

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Re: So let me recap...

ANy Pratchett fan can tell you wht went wrong here. Right Nanny?

Dutch consumer groups sue Google over its entire business model

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Black Helicopters

Re: Illness

Do you find the nagging full page "Disable your ad blocker" annoying?

I get it in the embedded Webkit browser which Adblock does not run in.

I can has Cheezeburger but not Rasberry Pi-Hole.

Portable Large Language Models – not the iPhone 15 – are the future of the smartphone

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Re: Sure, it's possible, but why would you want it?

I would add Mycroft. An AI that saved the humans under its care in "The moon is a harsh mistress."

UK admits 'spy clause' can't be used for scanning encrypted chat – it's not 'feasible'

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Let us replace "Back Door" with "Fire Door"

The BBC did a good story on how the Big Social Media sites were used for grooming.

(A well researched story in MSM????)

Basically victims were invited onto another platform to share images. Platforms which are obviously outside of the law.

The "fire door" would be a means of submitting a conversation to the correct authorities where the messages are signed as from the sender or senders device.

Google Chrome pushes ahead with targeted ads based on your browser history

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Re: Enhanced Ad Privacy ..

So that Google et al can stop stuffing their cakeholes.

Last rites for the UK's Online Safety Bill, an idea too stupid to notice it's dead

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Re: Not holding my breath

...as you can divide the city up like a pizza...

You sir are an animal.

Pizza should be divided into wedges NOT SQUARES!!!!!

Bad software destroyed my doctor's memory

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This is Comp Sci 101 FFS

We were literally taught this in the first months of my degree course. "Why do projects fail?"

College tutors who taught this also branched into "How to milk Government Contracts." Bid low, they have no idea what they want and milk them for every change.

Actual Uni tutors on this course had as much interest in teaching as their Discworld counterparts.

TV and film extras fear generative AI will copy their faces and bodies to take their jobs

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IANAL But...

What they are collecting is personally identifiable data.

In the United Kingdom.

Does a contract erase your statutory rights?

How to get a computer get stuck in a lift? Ask an 'illegal engineer'

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Re: Lift emergency panels

Thank you for that link.

I now suffer from random flashbacks of the first outing of Madam Misfit's flying school.

The last pilot crashed and burned and it was not a pretty sight.

Hence warning Icon.


Evil Scot

Re: Spoiler alert - game solution

The only way to win is not to play.

Musk's X tries to win advertisers back with discounts

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Re: Define Extortion

I wont rise to that.

Google's next big idea for browser security looks like another freedom grab to some

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Re: This is clearly...

The elephant in the room is that there are other messaging platforms other than X and threads.

Obscure internet boutique Amazon sues EU for calling it a Very Large Online Platform

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What happens if you cross the beams?

Tesla ordered to cough up data for Autopilot probe or face heavy fines

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Re: Raise the fines

The fact that modern cars have all round sensors should negate thatissue.

I can park 6 inches away from and parallel to the office wall. The tesla that parks in front of me not takes up the next bay away from the wall as well.

Possibly the character of the driver. I learned that it was easier to reverse into spaces with my Terracan. My i30 offered reversing ultrasonic.

My new car, which has all round ultrasonic, is triggered by the Tesla in front when I get too close.

Mine is the one with a Zoe key fob in the jacket.

Meta's data-hungry Threads skips over EU but lands in Britain

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Re: That film...

I am surprised given how often the photo of the traffic warden appears on the Facebook groups that they have no idea.

Google says public data is fair game for training its AIs

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Interestingly, Reg staff outside the USA could not see the text quoted at the above link...

27 Countries (Plus California) find that interesting.

Twitter rate-limits itself into a weekend of chaos

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Re: Quick Review

I prefer the Victor Ghastly remix.

But I guess Elon could really use a win today.

California man's business is frustrating telemarketing scammers with chatbots

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Maybe. Men can be just as freaked out at this.

(Scot as in nationality)

Brit data watchdog fines sleazy sales ops £250K for 'bombarding' folk with calls

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Re: And stoning, how about a good stoning?

Who threw that?

AI, extinction, nuclear war, pandemics ... That's expert open letter bingo

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Obligatory Pratchett Quote

Natural stupidity beats Artificial Intelligence...

Microsoft will upgrade Windows 10 21H2 users whether they like it or not

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For the pratchett Quote -->

If you pardon my Klatchian.

Tesla wins key court battle over Autopilot crash blame

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Re: I have to wonder

It was the Linux OS logs that did in the eMMC

. Running Dev SW in Production???

Twitter's API paywall crumbles (but only for those saving lives, predicting weather, etc.)

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Re: The show Musk go on.

Empty faces.

What are we living for?

Abandoned places,

I guess we know the score...

Microsoft pushes users to the Edge in Outlook, Teams

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All this BS is pushing me to use Safari as my default browser.

It is my "gosh darn" PC.

Stop installing unwanted crap on it.

Streaming apps – and maybe even Cloud PCs – coming to electric cars

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Re: Enough already

Same here.


The only thing I would stream in my car is Linus Sebastian dropping (literally in most cases) new tech kit.

Singapore tells its people: Go forth and block those ads

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Re: “don't forget these ad-blocking tools come with features…

So true.

Also I cannot block ads on a site by site basis as I run an appliance for this. Yeah I got fed up with FB/Twitter in app browsers not being covered.