* Posts by Tomato42

1092 posts • joined 31 May 2011

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W3C overrules objections by Google, Mozilla to decentralized identifier spec

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Re: You know something's wrong

Oh, just so I couldn't log in on my phone when away from home because the crappy ISP provided router shit its pants because it saw 2000 packets in one second?

Yes, that would be progress /s.

AMD to end Threadripper Pro 5000 drought for non-Lenovo PCs

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Re: About "I do like ECC memory though."

It is a point against even looking at the Intel offering though.

A miserable work week spent toiling inside 'the metaverse'

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Re: Eye strain

You're right, but you're also describing a completely different problem than the OP mentioned

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Re: Eye strain

You could have written just "I never used VR, I have no idea what I'm talking about" it would have the same amount of information content and didn't waste other people's time.

The thing is, that we have those magical devices called "lenses" that change where the apparent focus of things it. It just "happens" that the VR headsets don't force you to focus your eyes as if you were looking at something 2 inches away from your eyes. They make you focus on infinity, or so close to infinity that I don't get blurry vision when relaxing the eye completely.

Tomato42

Re: Eye strain and nausea

That sounds more like a Quest problem than a VR problem.

You should try Arizona Sunshine with a non-potato PC and a decent headset.

UK Home Office signs order to extradite Julian Assange to US

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Re: A truly dreadful day

the thing is that Justice will definitely not be served in an US court

Samsung accused of cheating on hardware benchmarks ... again

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The news on the street is that the QD OLED is the solution, time will tell if that's true.

Web3 'contains the seeds of a dystopian nightmare' says analyst firm

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Re: @Howard Sway - the actions of scammers and fraudsters derail the best of intentions

China is about as communist as North Korea is democratic.

Tomato42

Re: @Howard Sway - the actions of scammers and fraudsters derail the best of intentions

Capitalism produces cars and computers.

Web3 produces fugly apes.

Makers of ad blockers and browser privacy extensions fear the end is near

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Trollface

Re: The mystery

Thunderbird hasn't been a Mozilla project for like 2 or 3 years now, but let us not get facts into a good rant

Tomato42

Re: The mystery

Netscape's

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Facepalm

Re: Does anyone need more justification

no, you can disable all the phoning home and check how much is left

ah, but it's easier to just use Chrome and put fingers in your ears and sing la la la

Tomato42

Re: Does anyone need more justification

except that Firefox data slurping is a). anonymised, b). public (and you can look at collected data yourself), c). can be easily turned off

Small nuclear reactors produce '35x more waste' than big plants

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Facepalm

Size?

Oh, so instead of one hand-egg stadium to store all the nuclear waste ever produced, we would need 35 stadia? I.e. less than a single open-air lignite coal mine?

How will we ever manage that! /s

Google Russia goes broke after bank account snatched

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Re: Very bad idea

The difference is that you can't have a big enterprise in Russia without being very close to Putin and the rest of the ruling oligarchs, so the difference between mafia owned and state owned is very blurry.

Don't know about you, but I don't have oil tankers docked in my back yard. So I'm pretty sure no average Russian will lose money by civilised countries seizing ill gotten goods.

Finnish govt websites knocked down as Ukraine President addresses MPs

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NATO

Yeah, that sure will make Finns to not want to join NATO.

Ubiquiti sues Krebs on Security for defamation

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Re: Ubiquiti's strategy...

You're not forced to use the cloud SSO... And the local web console works just fine on a phone over WiFi

Red Hat effort to shut down WeMakeFedora.org deemed harassment

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Re: Pocock is a wanker - Not!

Just because somebody is polite doesn't mean they're not a bad faith actor, see also: sealioning.

Tomato42

Re: Pocock is a wanker - Not!

You don't alienate two large free software communities just by blinking seductively.

Tomato42

Pocock is a wanker

Others are a bit more diplomatic in how they talk about him: https://www.debian.org/News/2021/20211117

Moscow to issue HTTPS certs to Russian websites

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Re: Snooping? No.

the "quietly monitor" is about regular users not being able to tell when they are being MITM and when they're not

yes, just controlling the CA doesn't give you access to server's private keys, but that's a technical detail

AMD confirms Ryzen chips' stuttering performance on Windows 10, 11

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Re: For my education

except the only thing it's good for is binding the HDD/SSD to the mainboard

dunno about you, but I find the possibility of the whole computer being stolen far higher than just the HDDs being nicked

Tomato42

Re: For my education

Unless you take explicit steps to use it, TPM is simply ignored by Linux and Linux software.

Grab some tissues: Meta's share price tanks after Facebook emits latest figures

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they do, but essentially only with nobodies, as nobodies don't have the money to outspend them on lawyers

Google Cloud started running its servers for an extra year, still loses billions

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Re: So where's the problem ?

The problem is not if Google has enough pocket change to keep it running.

The question is if their ADD won't activate and they just drop it with a months notice, like so many other products.

Throw away your Ethernet cables* because MediaTek says Wi-Fi 7 will replace them

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Shared medium

I'll take dedicated 1Gbps Ethernet over however many tens of gigs of shared WiFi.

I like my pings fast and consistent.

Dutch nuclear authority bans anti-5G pendants that could hurt their owners via – you guessed it – radiation

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Trollface

Re: WTF?

You don't like the current Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves™ "leadership"?!

Clearly you're an anti-patriotic communist! /s

China lists 100 topics citizens can't include in online vids

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Pint

Historically accurate?

> historically accurate socialism welcome

methinks what they consider "historically accurate" and what would pass peer review by a drunk historian not even specialising in socialism history are two different things...

Warning: China planning to swipe a bunch of data soon so quantum computers can decrypt it later

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Boffin

Re: Quantum computing and decryption

Shor's algorithm works for attacking elliptic curves, as used in ECDHE or ECDSA, just fine.

You'd need to switch to supersingular elliptic curves to be secure against quantum computers. But the current most likely winner is lattice based crypto.

Russia's orbital insanity is almost beyond redemption – but there's space for improvement

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Re: Wait... wut?

¿Por qué no los dos?

Also, you could come with something newer than "whattaboutism" after over 50 years of use...

A 'national security' issue: UK.gov blocks Nvidia's Arm deal for now, inserts deeper probe

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what he is saying is that if not for government regulations, you wouldn't need to worry about faecal coliforms because the river would be on fire, or worse

Apple is beginning to undo decades of Intel, x86 dominance in PC market

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Boffin

yes, you can have a statistically significant result that the market share grown from 23.45% to 23.46%, it won't be really noticeable though

Red Hat 8.5 released with SQL Server and .NET 6 ... this is Linux, right?

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Boffin

Re: Hmmm

My experience was that many small businesses had few Linux servers, and then a single Windows box to run SQL Server specifically.

Tomato42

sorry, I left my cvs install in the 486 box in the attic, in 1990's

Awkward. At Chrome summit, developer asks: Why should anyone trust Google?

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Meh

Re: Those are questions

Oh, so it's mostly mismanagement, not enginerds? I'm almost surprised.

Tomato42

Re: Remeber IE

It is, a good thing would be losing high 90's percentage...

AI algorithms can help erase bright streaks of internet satellites – but they cannot save astronomy

Tomato42

adaptive optics manage the atmospheric interference quite well

Tomato42

Re: On paper they are the bee's knees!

radio + batteries/generators are more likely to be used

Reg reader returns Samsung TV after finding giant ads splattered everywhere

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Re: Can you opt out of the data collection on smart TVs?

yeah, but at least when they monetize the watching habits, they provide decent user experience, not the laggy, insecure and ad-ridden dumpster fire

'We will not rest until the periodic table is exhausted' says Intel CEO on quest to keep Moore's Law alive

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Boffin

Re: "two advanced chip factories in Arizona"

yes, fossil, not replenish-able (on human time-scales) water

REvil gang member identified living luxury lifestyle in Russia, says German media

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Re: If they know who

It's the US that kidnaps people in other countries, not Germany. Oh, I'm sorry, "performs extraordinary rendition".

Recycled Cobalt Strike key pairs show many crooks are using same cloned installation

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Stop

Re: Google-owned

Owning malware shouldn't be illegal, just like having knives shouldn't be illegal.

Using it is whole different matter.

Apple beat Epic Games 9-1 in court. Now it's appealed the one point it lost

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Re: Dear Apple...

Then there's the whole case of anti-suicide nets in the factories in China...

.NET Foundation boss apologizes for pull request that sparked community row

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Re: Microsoft doesn't get it

while it's not complex and there are multiple examples of it working in practice, it's a completely alien concept to the corporate development model, so no wonder she, and to a larger extent, MS itself, is so tone-deaf about it

Netflix sued by South Korean ISP after Squid Game fans swell traffic to '1.2Tbps'

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Netflix does pay for its peering, they wouldn't be on the Internet otherwise.

if ISP underestimated what customers will actually want to use, it's entirely the fault of the ISP unable to do their business properly, not a fault of Netflix

Got enterprise workstations and hope to run Windows 11? Survey says: You lose. Over half the gear's not fit for it

Tomato42

Re: On the other hand

You may want to look up Proton compatibility list, you'll likely be surprised...

One-size-fits-all chargers? What a great idea! Of course Apple would hate it

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Re: Apple don't like it?

"Apple didn't want to upset existing users by causing them to update their accessories."

hahaha, oh wow, good one

oh, wait, you're serious?

let me laugh even harder

Computer and data scientists should be as highly regarded as 'warriors' says top UK cybergeneral

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Re: Where do attacks come from ?

> I'd imagine, those stats show coutries with compromised hardware rather that indicating anything about botnet owners.

Except Putin doesn't care about Russian hackers as long as they keep far away from Russian targets, including laughing at any extradition requests.

So they really have to reason to hide themselves.

You can 'go your own way' over GDPR, says UK's new Information Commissioner

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Re: @Hubert Cumberdale

Read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_effect, learn something.

Another big year for tape as ... oops. 2020 sales dropped 8% thanks to 'global shutdowns'

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Re: Tape

> that never touched digital technology.

about that...

if the makers of those tapes are not using digital intermediate step, but are instead degrading their original master, they are simply stupid

yes, tape mastering is usually much better, as it is from before loudness wars, but it has nothing to do with digital vs analog

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