* Posts by BuckeyeB

127 publicly visible posts • joined 4 May 2011


BOFH: We want you to know you have our full support


Also works for sandwiches.

It is with a heavy heart we must inform you, once again, folks are accidentally spilling thousands of sensitive pics, records onto the internet


Re: Personal Data Security

He might not care about it now, but if something happened and it went public and the higher ups were on his ass, it'd be you his finger would be pointing at. After all, that's what I hired you for.

Parks and recreation escalate efforts to take back control of field terrorised by thug geese


I'd put my Jack Russels up against any pack of geese. These w*****s are crazy.


Maj. Eaton: And it will be, I assure you, Doctor Brody, Doctor Jones. We have top men working on it right now.

Jones: Who?

Maj. Eaton: Top... men...

NBD: A popular HTTP-fetching npm code library used by 48,000 other modules retires, no more updates coming


Re: Node.js remains stable

And how many times have "throw-it-away proof-of concepts" become production code. Quite often in my experience.

You, FCC, tell us again why cities are only allowed to charge rich telcos $270 to attach 5G tech to utility poles?


Why should MY profit affect YOUR cost? Cost is cost.

What's the German word for stalling technology rollouts over health fears? Cos that plus 5G equals Switzerland


"it is not clear yet what impact it may have on the body and even suggesting it might cause cancers." It might cause incontinence too. We have no idea. It might cause faster internet. Still not sure. Just saying it doesn't make it so. And comparing it to asbestos. SMH.

Aw, look. The UK is still trying really hard to be the 'safest place to be online in the world'


So much for freedom. Where is personal responsibility? If your children view bad content, that's on you, not Google. Watch your own damn children. Besides, what constitutes violence(one of the criteria)? Practically, anything worth watching that comes out of Hollywood might be considered to have violent content.

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia accused of hacking Jeff Bezos' phone with malware-laden WhatsApp message


Now if Bezos wasn't so hostile toward trump, he might have gotten him to authorize a present for the Saudi Prince at the airport.

How a Kaggle Grandmaster cheated in $25,000 AI contest with hidden code – and was fired from dream SV job


Re: "Harnessing the power of data"

And yet, you have weirdos like my wife. When we went to pick up another dog, I found some really nice ones that I liked. She picked out the ugliest, meanest, unhealthiest looking cur that she could find there. It was apparently massively abused, nearly blind and limped a lot. It had cigarette burns on its skin and matted fur. My guess was that it was headed to the chamber that evening. But the little rat of a dog lasted 2 more years in our house. I wanted one that wasn't broken. She wanted one no one else did. Guess who won.

The dog.

The AI will never account for those types of decisions.

Geoboffins find the oldest matter on Earth: Ancient stardust created before the Solar System formed


Sometimes I think some of these articles are complete bullshit. Well, not the articles themselves, but whoever is giving them the information. Let me just make some guesses that no one can prove or disprove and dress it up to make it sound plausible. I mean maybe it's not, but you come up with an equation that seems elegant, then you run it through the tests and determine that ..... well we just don't have enough mass in the universe. Hmm. My equation can't be wrong, so..... there must be mass out there we can't account for. Let's call it dark matter.

Google reveals new schedule for 'phasing out support for Chrome Apps across all operating systems'


What's in an App ?

What Chrome Apps are we talking about? Are these third party apps or are they referring to ending Google Sheets and Google Docs, et al?

UC Berkeley told to cough up $5m in compensation to comp-sci, engineering students recruited to teach classes


Only in California can you follow the rules and still get shafted. I can't believe I am defending Berkeley. If the rule was over 10 hours per week(25%) and you have to pay them extra benefits and wages, and they had them work 8 hours per week(20%) I don't see what the problem is. They worked under the weekly amount and thus don't deserve the extra benefits. Seems to me that Berkeley is getting shafted by the union. If it should be 8 hours per week, then make the rule 8 hours per week. Or make it ANY employment gets extra benefits. But don't set a rule and then think it's unfair that they are "trying to get around the rule by having them work just under". Your rule sets the behavior. Don't complain about the behavior.

IBM, Microsoft, a medley of others sing support for Google against Oracle in Supremes' Java API copyright case


Re: An API is not a triviality

Don't methods and procedures fall under patent law ?

Step away from that Windows 7 machine, order UK cyber-cops: It's not safe for managing your cash digitally


There is no more danger TODAY than yesterday. In fact, no more updates mean no more bugs entered into the system that they will later have to patch. I wonder how many of these security flaws they keep finding and patching are due to Win 10 release day exploits versus exploits introduced during subsequent updates.

Leaks point to Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with mammoth 108MP camera and ... what? 16GB of RAM


I just hope that the release of this will drop the prices on the S8, S9, and S10s. My J7 needs to upgrade and $500+ for a now 4 generation old phone is ridiculous.


Re: More importantly

That's terrible. I hate the bluetooth headphones.


Just show me where to plug in the keyboard.

Windows 7 and Server 2008 end of support: What will change on 14 January?


Re: Forced re-boot

Mine forces a reboot when I come back from Sleep mode at least once a week.

LG announces bold new plan for financial salvation: Trying to actually make phones people want to buy



How about selling me a phone that I might actually want to use that doesn't cost close to $1000. Even 2 model old phones run $300-400. Case in point would be the Samsung Galaxy phones(and I'm sure Apple is just as bad). Prices are in US Dollars:

S10+ 999.99

S10 899.99

S9+ 699.99

S9 599.99

S8 399.99

I've had it with these motherflipping eggs on this motherflipping train


Re: Legality

Private Joker:

How can you shoot women and children?

Door Gunner:

Easy... you don't lead 'em so much.

Physicists are rather giddy after creating a rare type of laser using laughing gas


That's pretty presumptuous of him to think that I don't want a cyclotron in my car. He doesn't know me.

Welcome to cultured meat – not pigs reading Proust but a viable alternative to slaughter


I thought they solved the problem of how to make meat 1000s of years ago?

If you're going to exploit work's infrastructure to torrent, you better damn well know how to hide it


Re: i don't know...

Good ethics: Doing the right thing even when you know no one is watching.


Re: Options

The BOFH would cover it up by connecting the 3-phase to any door knob used by whoever came to complain about it.

IT contractor has £240k bill torn up after IR35 win against UK taxman


Re: I cannot understand why HMRC pursues contractors so much.

I don't understand why many people don't get that corporations treat taxes like any other expense. Of course, they try to reduce it as much as legally possible. But in the end, they want to make a certain profit and will increase their prices to offset any increased expenses(taxes). So therefore, the consume pays all corporate taxes. So a vote to increase a corporate is just a vote to force the corporation to increase their prices so you can pay more. Except, you think you aren't paying the tax. And you can then blame the price increase on greed.

Astroboffins rethink black hole theory after spotting tiny example with its own star buddy


Re: We do have a pretty good idea,

Known unknowns are so much better than unknown unknowns.

BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee


Re: 80 columns

"Card sequence numbers? If you'd ever dropped a deck of a couple of thousand cards and watched them tumble chaotically floorwards you wouldn't ask!"

Didn't you draw diagonal lines down the deck to aid in reordering them ?

BOFH: Elf of Safety? Orc of Admin. Pleased to meet you


Re: How is it nobody expected the H&S guy's method of dispatch to be a window?

Because all they had was Linux?

Black holes are like buses: You wait for one – and three turn up at once in galaxy merger


If the universe started from a bang or other similar idea all that matter should be moving away from the central point. If that's the case, how do any galaxies merger as they all should be moving away from each other not toward.


Re: Singularity is just a zero viewed from a different angle

In the denominator.

Justice served: There is no escape from the long server log of the law


Re: From the Seen That Department of Obvious Idiocy ...

They moved on to being Agile consultants.

Handcranked HTML and JPEG japes. What could possibly go wrong?


Re: We need more Fionas.

Fiona is no snitch.

World's oldest human was a 122-year-old French smoker after all


Re: This just in... New Study Of Aging Finds Old People Are Liars

George Burns used to say, "You're only as old as the women you feel."

Well, I've been feeling good lately.

Byte Night 2019 just weeks away: Ready to sleep on the streets for charity?


I wish adoption wasn't so expensive and with fewer hoops to go through. I'd take some mine are already grown. Making it easier would help reduce the number of those at risk.

UK launches online VAT inquiry following fears of Brexit fraudster surge


Re: You need to remember...

Many people just don't get it that corporations don't pay ANY taxes. To them a tax is just a line item expense. They're going to make x% profit. If a government raises taxes, they'll just raise prices to pay it. The consumers pay all taxes always. You pay taxes on the income you make, then you pay the sales taxes on the things you buy and also pay the corporate taxes on the things you buy through higher prices.

Woman sues Lyft, says driver gang-raped her at gunpoint – and calls for app safety measures we can't believe aren't already in place


To me, this is a law enforcement problem mostly. Yes, a background check that includes determining any arrests or convictions for any type of assaults(sexual or otherwise) should bar one from employment. Other than that, it's up to law enforcement to put this guy in jail or the ground. I'm always wary of people who sue for money rather than trying to get justice in the criminal justice system.

Apple programs Siri to not bother its pretty little head with questions about feminism


They solve the problem by not having a default. Make part of the setup process to choose a voice. If they don't "enforce" a default female voice, then it's up to the user to decide which one they want. Then there are no more arguments(against Apple, et al) about a female voice appearing to be more compliant. And people need to take the chip off their shoulder and not be so sensitive too.



The correct answer is, "It's not your pants."

Hi! It looks like you're working on a marketing strategy for a product nowhere near release! Would you like help?


If you see me running, call the police. I'm being chased. Either that or you better join me cause the tsunami is coming.

Exclusive: Windows for Workgroups terror the Tartan Bandit confesses all to The Register


Re: I remember

I loved hotdog stand

Greatest threat facing IT? Not the latest tech giant cockwomblery – it's just tired engineers

Thumb Up

Re: Estimating Software Projects

So 2 years becomes 4 decades?

Hell hath no fury like a radar engineer scorned


Re: Can this inform the 5G debate?

Correlation is not causation. :)

And she has a point.

The top three attributes for getting injured on e-scooters? Having no helmet, being drunk or drugged, oddly enough


Re: Scooter stoopid

You can get a DUI by driving things other than cars.

all terrain vehicles (ATV's)

riding lawn mowers

pocket bikes

golf carts


construction equipment;

a horse.


I wouldn't be surprised if a bicycle qualified if driven in the street. Also, motorized scooters. Of course, it depends on the jurisdiction, but this is still a bad idea. And Uber is so cheap.

Divert the power to the shields. 'I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain!'


Re: The biodiesel had 'gone-off' ...

That's funny. Upvote.

Trade union club calls on UK.gov to extend flexible working to all staff from day one


Why is this a Right?

Too often after a perk has become normalized, it somehow magically becomes a right. It seems to me that employers are paying for x work to be done at their location of business. Why should the employee demand that it be done differently? From the linked article: "We’ve heard countless stories of how the unavailability of flexible working can impact on workers’ lives and careers.....It’s not right that so many people are being denied something that will make them both happier and more productive at work." This is just anecdotal evidence, not a scientific study. Perhaps, if the employee might offer to take a pay cut to make up for the "flexibility" that might be an agreement you could make with an employer.

I know that my anecdotal story says that I get more work done at work than at home. In fact, when I work from home, I tend to work more hours to get the same amount done due to the distractions of being at home(wife, children, television or other distractions). I also tend to do better work when I'm dressed in a suit vs dressed casually. Of course, my anecdotal story can be disregarded just as much as others might disregard the ones in the linked story.

So again, I ask. Why is this a right and not a perk.

YouTube's radicalizing Alt-right trolls and Facebook's recruiting new language boffins


The Problem Here

The problem is that they are lumping in right wing with ALT-Right, which have nothing to do with each other. The ALT-Right's philosophies are more in line with leftist philosophies than with conservative ones. So they end up blocking mainstream conservative content and calling it ALT-Right. That's the reason for all the controversy about this.

Git the news here! Code quality doesn't count for much when it comes to pull requests


Chicken or the Egg?

Is it the case that pull requests are accepted as being good code because the submitter was "respected" or is it that "respected" code submitters submit better code?

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name


Re: Visionism

That sounds exclusionist. Now you'll be telling us that having braille on drive up ATMs is unnecessary too.

Eighty-year-old US 'web scam man' on the run after pocketing $250,000 in Dem 'donations'


Re: party membership

I'm a GIRL.

Guy In Real Life.