* Posts by osakajin

197 posts • joined 3 May 2011


When it comes to hacking societies, Russia remains the master at sowing discord and disinformation online

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Re: Unwise

Maybe unrealistic but I'm just simply not interested in the world anymore.

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El Reg is my only news source now. Gave up on all news and media during Corona. I'm so much happier in the company of well educated and critical thinking commentards along with mostly cynical reporting of events.

Long live The Register.

USA decides to cleanse local networks of anything Chinese under new five-point national data security plan

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Re: Short lived policy

Easy. Covid state of emergency constitution suspended.

We Kana believe it! Raspberry Pi Foundation launches Japanese keyboard

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I deep bow to your superior knowledge.

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Sorry to pedant you but I believe it is two alphabets and a shit ton of ideographs which I believe are not technically an alphabet but.words.

The curious may like to YouTube Japanese typewriters which are an interesting invention.

Self-driving car supremo Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in the clink for stealing trade secrets from Google's Waymo

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So... What did he spend the millions on? Oh yeah: lawyers.

Amazon gets green-light to blow $10bn on 3,000+ internet satellites. All so Americans can shop more on Amazon

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At that altitude isn't that space space?

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Let's hope the commission are more thorough than the FAA.

Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutors

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Re: Extradition

Ah yes the special relationship...

Amazon's coronavirus symptoms: Swelling of the profit, large sales deposits, insatiable demand

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Re: Perfect Storm for Amazon

Feel for mom n pop at this time.

Legendary Li-ion battery boffin John Goodenough to develop gel power packs with South Korea's SK Innovation

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In this case nomitive determinism is proved wrong. Li-ion simply isn't Goodenough!

Gone in 15 minutes: Qualcomm claims new chargers will fill your smartmobe in a flash

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It's obvious. We need fossil fuel powered phones

Face masks hamper the spread of coronavirus. Know what else they hamper? Facial-recognition systems (except China's)

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Be totally safe like me and wear a balaclava.

How Bude: Google's sole-financed private undersea pipe to make a landing in Cornwall

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Re: Suspiciously convenient for GCHQ

Yup... Everything run straight through there first. Won't be needing the golf balls soon.

Cabinet Office takes over control of UK government data: Mundane machinery or Machiavellian manoeuvrings?

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Re: Keep it out of parliamentary scrutiny

And that's all you really need to know about all of the bs that is happening now.

Visa fraud charges: Uncle Sam accuses four Chinese eggheads of covering up their true ties to China's military

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At least she's in her home country's embassy. I expect she'll have a bed instead of a couch... I wonder if she'll break Julian's record?

VMware to stop describing hardware as ‘male’ and ‘female’ in new terminology guide

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"It" is the n word equivalent pronoun. Shirley by now with all the advances in AI we should be asking computers what their preferred pronoun is?

Capita's bespoke British Army recruiting IT cost military 25k applicants after switch-on

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Re: Why haven't we banned Capita

Fodder in Shirley?

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Now we know where the top brass will be moving to after retiring.

Brit telcos deliberately killed Phones 4u, claim admins in £1bn UK High Court sueball

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Re: Ah yes P4U

Perhaps don't bother with shops? I pretty much only ever do food shopping and a little bit for building products. Not interested in shops anymore especially with the totally retarded and ineffective "social distancing" bullshit.

An axe age, a sword age, Privacy Shield is riven, but what might that mean for European businesses?

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Issued. Collected?

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Gdpr bark is worse than its bite. As implemented in the uk almost pointless there are so many let out clauses and weak to non existent enforcement.

Lock down your data – or get the cheque book out: ICO privacy violation fines are rising, say lawyers

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Re: SMEs?

Both are about to become SME...

Black hole destroys corona

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And I thought a vaccine had been found.

Japan plans massive national tech modernisation program

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What will al the desk jockeys at the ward office do now?

Report: CIA runs secret cyberwar with little oversight after Trump gave the OK, say US government officials

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Re: Twitter Hack

Reputable media

What's that?

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This is ww3.

Imagine surviving WW3, rebuilding computers, opening up GitHub's underground vault just to relive JavaScript

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Or will this be like hieroglyphics with archeologists trying to figure out what it means?

UK government marks 'at least' £115m for new Brexit systems against backdrop of chequered IT project history in customs and border control

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Re: Brexit is coming

That's the cost of political freedom.

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Oh. Gove is in charge.

HPE shifts further out onto the edge, plans to weld $925m Silver Peak buy to Aruba Networks

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Wonder how soon before rightsizing starts

Detroit Police make second wrongful facial-recog arrest when another man is misidentified by software

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Easier to make everyone guilty until proven innocent. That's where we are heading...

Philippines government tech agency seeks 750 percent budget boost for COVIDigital transformation

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Good luck to them

Heir-to-Concorde demo model to debut in October

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Let's hope it doesn't go boom

Keep it Together, Microsoft: New mode for vid-chat app Teams reminds everyone why Zoom rules the roost

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The video quality is so poor in teams that the best emotional reading I can get are the same as when I played Little Computer People in the 80s.

High-flying Microsoft exec jumps to Magic Leap as CEO. No, we haven't got that the wrong way round

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Could be ms wants a piece of that pie a la Nokia?

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. Fujitsu tells 80,000 of its Japan employees: From now on, you work remotely

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What I've seen in the last few years in urban areas is those nice big plots sold off when the owner dies and replaced with two houses. But you can pick up a derilict farmhouse or county house for peanuts through auctions ... Time to get that nice little place near niseko for the winter?

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Re: The hub idea is interesting.

And how long will it take to remove all the covid from those shared places?

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Hot dog. What the hell are those guys gonna due when cut loose from the Japanese office culture. I bet they are gonna freak out.

Your 2.3m Instagram fans won't stop the FBI... Web star accused of plotting to launder millions from cyber-crime

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Re: They got a warrant!

Yup that's insta apple and Gmail job

Linux kernel coders propose inclusive terminology coding guidelines, note: 'Arguments about why people should not be offended do not scale'

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And my master's degree?

Three UK: We're sending you this SMS to warn you not to pay attention to unsolicited texts

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Re: Can you explain...

Sorry yes. Unsolicited text saying sign in. Their helpdesk said lots of people had got this...

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Or the link my Mrs got from 3 telling her her account had been registered and activated and follow the link to login.

Still no reply from their gdpr people so looks like a trip to the ico...

Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

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Re: Signal strength in the UK on DAB and DAB+

ERM about those millions of Syrians that popped over a few years ago?

UK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts

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Re: This project is, though

But didn't the UK invent the industrial revolution?

Brit MPs vote down bid to delay IR35 reforms, press ahead with new tax rules for private-sector contractors

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"The government has accidentally created that class of zero-rights employees: "

That's no accident. Next up... No one is getting full time perm positions with benefits after the measures to halt Corona have finished and the 42% of private sector employees who are screwed by all the nonsense restart work.

I totally admire the way the government has destroyed all the hard won rights for employees.

Hey, Boeing. Don't celebrate your first post-grounding 737 Max test flight too hard. You just lost another big contract

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Waiting 3 months for a refund from Lufthansa. Filed a dispute with their regulator this morning.


Beijing's tightening grip on Hong Kong could put region's future as an up-and-coming tech hub in jeopardy

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Re: "we need clarity on what the laws will involve before we can decide anything"

"No government of the day will allow an influx of people of that magnitude, especially if they are non-white."

I assume you haven't visited any urban areas recently in the uk?

Brit police's use of facial-recognition tech is lawful, no need to question us, cops' lawyer tells Court of Appeal

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This will suck

For identical twins



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