* Posts by Evil Scot

222 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Apr 2011


AWS joins the water positive gang, claims it will be there by 2030

Evil Scot

So what is the link...

between Amazon and the image of settling pools in the article?

Meta faces lawsuit to stop 'surveillance advertising'

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Re: They’ll be breaking the law

And if found guilty they could face 27 x $250,000,000. $6.7bn.

GPU shipments saw biggest nosedive since noughties recession

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Or maybe just wait for the fire sale

You are plugging it in wrong....

Job 1: Get the boss on the network. Job 2: Figure out why Job 1 broke the network for everyone else

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Re: The situation after this

Don't know if I should be appalled or enraged that I did not come up with that.

Nvidia faces lawsuit for melting RTX 4090 cables as AMD has a laugh

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I think this is the infotainment system that controlled the wipers. Wrote Standard Linux logs to the Flash memory until they wore out and sited the device under the aircon drain hose.

Germany says nein to Qatari World Cup spyware, err, apps

Evil Scot


But which one?

The beer of kings, or the king of beers?

One of those is real beer.

Icon goes to the not sponsor.

Nvidia's datacenter growth can't save it from gaming GPU woes

Evil Scot

Re: Never mind the quality

Because the are holding/wiring it wrong.

NHS tech chief dismisses concerns over loss of statutory power to protect patient data

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I would have gone with a latex prophylactic.

Microsoft tests 'upsells' of its products in Windows 11 sign-out menu

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Re: Tacky Windows in the corporate world too?

I only recently realised that XBOX gaming bar does screen capture (Video tutorials etc.)

A double fail on branding

* WTF is this crapware...

* Surely we should have some way to capture video by now...

Microsoft mulls cheap PCs supported by ads, subs

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Re: Hi There!

IRTA Electric kitten Mop.

All of the norths are about to align over Britain

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Re: Slippery when aligned

Obligatory Pratchett quote. By a Feegle.

Oh Wailey Wailey.

Big brands urged to pause Twitter ads until Elon's learned how this all works

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It is all for the greater good.

Advertisers are likely to drive a hard bargain.

Pint waiting at the pub outside a Quaker town.

No, I will not pay the bill. Why? Because we pay you to fix things, not break them

Evil Scot

BT Paid for an install of a competitors service here.

Line would, at a set time, not receive calls. Could make calls however. Replaced phone, plugged into backplate.

Reminded them that the have broken the law by closing the ticket as rectified.

Hello Dial up to a free (evenings and weekend) POP on the CableTel network.

Team Interpol: Metaverse Police

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Not sure if it is Halting State or Rule 34 by Charles Stross.

But I do believe the virtual world was used to commit meat space murder.

Nobody took that dept seriously either.

Icon is a bit of a hint as the weapon used.

Children should have separate sections in social media sites, says UK coroner

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Just wave a magic wand

and people who say "just talk to them" are wiped off social media.

Oh yes and those children that need support can no longer access it because the councillors are being harassed.

Oil company Castrol slips and slides into immersion cooling

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No need to be embarrassed and post anon.

Icon (whatever, you do you)

Scanning phones to detect child abuse evidence is harmful, 'magical' thinking

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I disagree with this.

Yes the sharing of non consensual photographs of me as a child cannot hurt me further. But the records from couriers that have handled the image would, I hope, help track down those involved in its creation. Preventing damage to others.

You might think you can scan a device. But not if it contains a non stock OS.

You cannot ban end to end encryption, the source code is out there.

You cannot stop users from side loading applications onto a phone where the app has its own encrypted file system.

You have no if idea the data in that file on the device is commercial sensitive, so it is difficult to block. Which reminds me that I had four models of a device with secure comms and that certain nations took offence to this feature as they could not spy on their people. No doubt there is an audit trail of these message envelopes but you would have to explain to RIM Canada why you want it. Meta hold this data too.

By pushing this deeper underground I see no safety net, just the holes.

Evil Scot

If not the family home the family unit.

The damage done was in the creation of those images, not the distribution. And so far the impact can be felt 40 years and counting later.

It also assumes that these images are or will be stored "in the clear".

Icon. That is for my grandfather.

The Metaverse is the internet no one wants

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Re: No second life for Second Life?

I guess there are worse ways to mention Zuck and porn in one sentence.

AI recruitment software is 'automated pseudoscience', Cambridge study finds

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Re: Something better than AI

Your middle name is not Kevin by any chance?

Micro molten salt reactor can fit on a truck, power 1k homes. When it's built

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RFC - New El Reg Unit Of measurement

B&Q store as a size of Power station.

Remote work wipes $453b off office real estate

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NO... You are fired.

After all it is not just trump that is losing out. Other Reality show hosts are getting burned too.

After creating the @mailer you think he would have seen this coming.

Someone's at last helping AI models understand those with speech disabilities

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Eee Lev En


Google delays execution of doomed Chrome extensions

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Re: It's like Deja Vue all over again

If you want BBC tracking you that is.

Tetchy trainee turned the lights down low to teach turgid lecturer a lesson

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Room 3b

HDD Clicker gizmo makes flash sound like spinning rust

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Big Brother

Voyage (back to my childhood) home

As a child growing up in the eighties I had the joys of loading from cassette with the audio repeated by a piezo transducer.

Team Spectrum Always.

Intel's 13th-gen CPUs are hot, hungry, loaded with cores

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Re: Seems an odd choice for 2022

Not sure about the Halo effect.

Is that not supposed to run on a 3 generations old AMD SOC?

Mine is the one with an LCD switch in the pocket.

Girls Who Code books 'banned' in some US classrooms

Evil Scot

Re: God botherers strike again!

How many people are scared of the truth.

Not Me.

Anti-Metaverse package 'explosion' at college VR lab probed by investigators

Evil Scot

Die Chelonian Mobile

Amazon drivers unionize after AI sends them on 'impossible' routes

Evil Scot

Re: AI to Humans: "Drop dead!:

+ + + Big Red Lever Time + + +


Please Replace FTB.

Evil Scot

Re: Routing

Similar problem with DPD Local.

Delivery 1 : Cant find address. (Contact branch with correct address did not deliver on promise to deliver at end of shift)

Delivery 2 : No response from address or neighbour. (Contact branch again get photo of address attempted. Not even the same street building is obviously too to have an apartment no 41 but the building behind his back... Well)

Ended up collecting my phone from post office. WTAF!!!!!

Google Play to ban Android VPN apps from interfering with ads

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Re: Personally I won't use either Google Android or Apple iOS.

Leeds or Lincoln festival?

We were promised integrated packages. Instead we got disintegrated apps

Evil Scot

You are doing it wrong.

I can turn off 6 smart bulbs buy pushing a rocker.

They are wired to the 32A circuit.

The rocker on the 5A.

The wireless remote above my bed does this also.

Businesses should dump Windows for the Linux desktop

Evil Scot

Excuse me

School Student.

Niece knew how to bypass security.

Google sues Sonos yet again, claiming it stole IP and infringed patents

Evil Scot

Re: the servers essential to operating their products go offline.

I thought the whole raison detre was to be serverless. Hence the 640k limit.

Pull jet fuel from thin air? We can do that, say scientists

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"Inaccessible Coaches and bus drivers who neglect passengers using wheelchairs are also aspects of car culture" is probably the worst case of ableist greenwashing I have seen.

How TF is that car culture?

Outlook email users alerted to suspicious activity from Microsoft-owned IP address

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Re: Dumbf***ery abound

Pi Hole blocks all devices and all browsers.

Such as when Apple forces all browsers to use its browser engine but only uses blockers in Safari, the various social apps are not covered.

Scientists use dead spider as gripper for robot arm, label it a 'Necrobot'

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That failed if I remember because of poor or excellent pattern matching techniques of the dogs,

Apple's secret car team tosses keys to Lamborghini lead

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And the nonstandard power connector will be mounted on the floor pan.

Surprise! The metaverse is going to suck for privacy

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Re: I think this gives too much credit to metaverse

I agree. VR / AR is soo niche.

Ironically I am more likely to trust a distributor of PC root kits rather than any Ad agency, if and when I go down the VR / AR rabbit hole.

My smartphone has wiped my microSD card again: Is it a conspiracy?

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Re: When In France ...

I get a big thumbs up from artists when mentioning my streaming service Plex.

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Re: Flash yes car no

It was Linux OS logging which trashed the NVME.

Absoluely nothingn to do withn the sainly owner.

After 40 years in tech, I see every innovation contains its dark opposite

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Re: Even other humans have trouble with Scots accents!

I have the opposite, I struggle with the audio compression on Intercontinental VOIP calls.

The east coast accent Disnae fash me.

Microsoft lures SMBs to Cloudy PCs by connecting them to Xbox accounts

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Re: Microsoft lures SMBs to Cloudy PCs

“When you have their full attention in your grip, their hearts and minds will follow.”

― Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

Google said to be taking steps to keep political campaign emails out of Gmail spam bin

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Re: Shouldn't that read ...

Boils my micturate that political campaigns are exempt from GDPR.

"Dear Mr E. Scot

Please vote for us in the local elections...Vague and empty promises...Photo of candidate at a charity that sprung from national government action/inaction.

Save that BS for someone who wasn't ripped off by one of your former candidates.

Evil Scot

Re: Hint to Google


Switch off your TV set.

Go out

and do something less boring instead.

Chinese boffins suggest launching nuclear Neptune orbiter in 2030

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Re: Roundworld

Who are you apologising to?

The CEGB press officer of the Author?

No more fossil fuel or nukes? In the future we will generate power with magic dust

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Paging Charles Stross

Me thinks Dabbsy has been at your I.P. eh?

Then again I think Simon is Bob Howard's Pen name.

The Director will see you soon Mr Dabbs.

Brute force and whiskey: The solution to all life's problems

Evil Scot

Re: Should have held out for a bigger bribe.

I'll do any thing for science.

But I won't do that.

BOFH: Where do you think you are going with that toner cartridge?

Evil Scot

Re: Printers are the Devil's work

The best that's ever been.