* Posts by sniperpaddy

138 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jun 2011


Tongues wag that Softbank's Son may sell Arm to Samsung


Re: I don't have this language in my "localization" settings.

It may be pronounced "shut" in Newcastle but it is still spelt "shot". i certainly won't spell "drawring" in London.

US reveals 'Target' pic of Conti man with $10m reward offer


Send in Jack Ryan

VMware confirms Carbon Black causes BSODs, boot loops on Windows


That's Agile development for you. Fix on Fail.

Software developer cracks Hyundai car security with Google search


So it was a Public-Public key then :)

Micron's 232-layer NAND is a game changer for database workloads


Re: Not so long ago

I thought that moving from 1.44MB floppies to 100meg zip drives was the dog's bollox. It wouldn't fit a shitty mp4 film now

A character catastrophe for a joker working his last day


Re: Nothing so severe

Guilty as charged

Watch a RAID rebuild or go to a Christmas party? Tough choice


Mini Winnies ?

Near-undetectable malware linked to Russia's Cozy Bear


Re: Cunning ?

passworded zips wil do the same

NOBODY PRINT! Selfless hero saves typing pool from carbon catastrophe


Re: Uniplex "my God, it chills me just mention the dark lord's name,"

I'm lazy and stuck it to the next 400 years

Everyone back to the office! Why? Because the decision has been made


Re: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Loads of material for Viz

Apple's guy in charge of stopping insider trading guilty of … insider trading


Re: Rounded corners

and a bite out of his ass


Re: He's a lawyer

Don't do what I do. Do what I say !!


Re: small payday really

What strikes me is the level of impunity he thought he had. The arrogance of that sense of entitlement is typical of sociopaths.

Plot to defeat crypto meltdown: Solend votes to seize, liquidate whale account


Re: "we've been unable to get the whale to reduce their risk, or even get in contact with them"

State level loan scam? Smells like N. Korea.

Capital One: Convicted techie got in via 'misconfigured' AWS buckets


Re: "Quite an expensive misconfiguration"

Agreed. For a bank using external cloud services, client-side encryption should be an absolute no-brainer.

Pure incompetence.

Ad-tech firms grab email addresses from forms before they're even submitted


Re: Busted

but, but... it was only "password-grabbing" in a limited and specific manner.



The ICO sounds more like a russian state apparatus than an honest information organization.

Taking back control eh? Brexit, ! The gift that keeps on giving !!

Watchdog rubber-stamps cavity-detecting neural network for dentists


Re: Should not the headline ...

Yep. it will tell you the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth.

SpaceX's Starlink service lands first aviation customer


Re: Put that laptop away

yep. The Risk value is low, but the Hazard value is very high, so it gets top priority.

Translation= it most likely will not go wrong, but if it does go wrong, the shit will hit the fan in a major way, so cover cover your arse.

Not to dis your diskette, but there are some unexpected sector holes


Re: LSI11/03

More like the 1 year, thirty times over, not 30 years growth.

Most people are unimaginative rote learners, not problem solvers.

UK spy boss warns China hopes Russia will help it take over tech standards


Re: IT Airbus

TBH, ASML are THE major lithography maker for 7nm and below


Re: The war in Ukraine is a devastating blow to the image of a mighty Russia

Obama may not have provided lethal equipment from 2014-2016 but he did provide $600million in training and non-lethal equipment. The canadians also provided high end training in battlefield communications.

Journalist won't be prosecuted for pressing 'view source'


Re: There’s more than what meets the eye

Yep. It was an obvious deflection by the governor. The effect of the "criminal investigation" was to gag the journalist whilst the governor dictated the public narrative.

If the governor did not have legal advice, he should be prosecuted for misuse of public funds and violation of first amendment rights.

If he did get legal advice, then that lawyer should be brought before the bar and sanctioned for unethical practices.

UK science stuck in 'holding pattern' on EU funding by Brexit, says minister


"Funding trickled" ?

The tories had no problem fast tracking "trickles" to their cronies during the covid crisis.

Australian court finds Facebook 'divorced from reality' as it tried to define doing business down under


Re: store cookies with explicit consent

Plus the hundreds of slurpers


Re: store cookies with explicit consent

You are missing the point about privacy; "Opt-out" should be the default setting.

Besides the implicit Opt-In, Facebook have played it fast and loose over the years by changing default settings and adding new ones where a users previous privacy settings get "bypassed".

Intel R&D spending surges after years of neglect as Gelsinger pledges to make Chipzilla great again


Re: A good thing I hope

That's a vague ask. Competent in what? Accounting? Engineering? Project management? Sales?

The bottom line is that technical companies need to ensure that technical people are at the executive level. It is very easy for a sales type to advertise his metrics. much harder for a technical type. A company must make conscious effort to recognize and grow these talents.


Re: CFO to CEO

HP made the same mistake

Hacking the computer with wirewraps and soldering irons: Just fix the issues as they come up, right?


Re: it would have to be a C++

You need to handle it properly

Starlink's latent China crisis could spark a whole new world of warcraft


By the same reasoning the CIA will need to drop starlinks within the US, when the next GOP government comes into power.

The killing of CentOS Linux: 'The CentOS board doesn't get to decide what Red Hat engineering teams do'


Re: Cores?

Painfully close to the truth.

Man arrested after UK school finds wiped hard drives on devices connected to network


Hunter Biden

Whew ! Hunter Biden safe at last. :)

Brexit travel permits designed to avoid 7,000-lorry jams come January depend on software that won't be finished till April


Re: "For a minute I thought the professionals were involved, "

That's GSG-9, softies, compared to C-19


Re: What's in a name...

Priti Piggy ?

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


Re: When I was young...

Projecting much?

Youngsters these days are very familiar with standard browser-based UI's.....unless it is badly designed.

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right?


blindly building from constrained data

Smart move not to trust the targeted tracking models to properly account for the cultural/financial impact of covid19. These models made the basic mistake of blindly building from constrained data and not appreciating how inappropriate the data set is under a new context.

Contexual ads are a more accurate realtime association.

Capita Consulting ditching more than a quarter of its workforce 45 days after consultations with consultants


Re: AIrcrew redundancies willbe far higher than reported so far

Plenty of jobs available for vegetable picking, now that the damn foreigners are kept out.

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


Re: "are explained in language an adolescent could comprehend."

"and now we're going to enjoy the advantages of free trade across the world, unhindered by the protectionist continental political control."

Nope! No free trade for you. You automatically get screwed by WTO rules.

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...


Re: Donald Jenius Trump

That's a hell of a limited statement. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing !

The logic of the cocktail was to reduce the inflammatory immune response.


The most likely reason is that because chloroquines can be used to treat rheumathoid arthritis and lupus (autoimmune diseases). It is possible that it reduces the inflammation response to cov-2 that causes the acute respiratory distress (fluid in alveol;i)


Azithromycin appears to be effective in the treatment of COPD through its suppression of inflammatory processes and potentially useful in asthma and sinusitis via this mechanism. It is believed to produce its effects through suppressing certain immune responses that may contribute to inflammation of the airways.

Hey, China. Maybe you should have held your hackers off for a bit while COVID-19 ravaged the planet. Just a suggestion


"It is notable that we have only seen these exploitation attempts leverage publicly available malware such as Cobalt Strike and Meterpreter," commented FireEye. "While these backdoors are full featured, in previous incidents APT41 has waited to deploy more advanced malware until they have fully understood where they were and carried out some initial reconnaissance."

So it's not how APT41 but it is attributed to them? How very convenient to blame "the chinese virus".

TBH it sounds like a clumsy false flag operation. The chinese are currently making a major effort to regain lost face.

Former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch 'submits himself' for arrest in central London


I was under the impression that both countries must have similar laws broken to qualify for extradition. I don't believe that the UK has the catch-all "Wire fraud" legislation.

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham


Re: scaling up is the answer?

"Economic" depends on what part of the life-cycle you choose to cherry pick.

HPE sharpening the axe for 5,000 heads – report


Time for the classic Rowing team joke


NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself


Re: Why does the US care if people own bits of the Moon?

...rounded corners !!!! HA HA !!!!

US Customs sued for information about border phone searches


Re: The Constitution doesn't apply...

Correction: Within 100 miles of any airport, which in reality works out far more than 100 miles of the borders.

US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories


Re: Doesn't go far enough


Tech titan pals back up Google after 'foreign server data' FBI warrant ruling




Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month



This patent violates a basic rule of patent qualification called "Prior Art".

This is beyond stupid and in the realms of incompetent / illegal.

New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data


Re: Treason

Nope. The problem is some generals are gods onto themselves without civilian oversight to balance the benefit across the forces.

An influential general could hog the budget just for his own guys.


Re: This weeks name

The humiliation of getting hit by a knockoff Prado.

Now a Raytheon? Stand up and take it like a man.