* Posts by LucasNorth

57 posts • joined 20 Oct 2011

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Facebook's $500k deepfake-detector AI contest drama: Winning team disqualified on buried consent technicality

LucasNorth

Re: Follow the money

any evidence for that claim or are you a mind reader?

LucasNorth

Re: Hold DeepFake Competition, Get The Source code, Profit !

a "technicality", by that I assume you mean the rules that they didnt read

GitHub to replace master with main across its services

LucasNorth

let the children play their games

Who cares, typical virtue signalling from the vicariously offended that will change nothing.

Not the Wright stuff: Bitcoin 'inventor' loses bid to sue YouTuber who called him a liar

LucasNorth

Re: Libel tourism

"according to wikipedia"

LucasNorth

Blockchain has no practical application and Bitocoin is useless except for criminal ends. Wright and Ver and not quite right in the head

Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app

LucasNorth

Re: Who said it?

yes we do because half of people actually want Johnson and the other half were so stupid to vote for an antisemite that having Johnson as their PM is a just punishment

Like a BAT outta hell, Brave browser hits 1.0 with crypto-coin rewards for your fave websites

LucasNorth

When are people going to realise that cryptocurrencies are literally useless.

Bloodhound rocket car target of 550mph put on ice after engine overheat

LucasNorth

bloodhound is such a boring project and such a waste of money

Microsoft has made a Surface slab that mere mortals can dismantle

LucasNorth

What’s with el reg’s constant whining about torx screws?

Money laundering and crypto-coin legislation could hurt open-source ecosystem – activists

LucasNorth

This is not a problem. I work for a company that pretends to use a blockchain and I can tell you that blockchain is a worthless technology. Anything that makes companies less likely to waste their time on this nonsense technology has to be a good thing

Whose cloud is it anyway? Apple sinks $30m a month into rival Amazon's AWS – report

LucasNorth

That's a reduction in real terms

Overzealous n00b takes out point-of-sale terminals across the UK on a Saturday afternoon

LucasNorth

If it's possible to do this by mistake then he is clearly not the one at fault

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

LucasNorth

who is the "Shirley" mentioned in this article?

Brit prisoners to be kept on the straight and narrow with JavaScript and CSS

LucasNorth

there will be a fair few, those more than a decade or so into their sentence

Ah, this military GPS system looks shoddy but expensive. Shall we try to break it?

LucasNorth

This is pathetic behaviour and yes it it is easy to mock the MOD's procurement, it is often terrible but this stuff has unique requirements from civilian kit i.e. security which often results in the kit costing an arm and a leg

Data breach rumours abound as UK Labour Party locks down access to member databases

LucasNorth

Maybe they downloaded the list of antisemitic members of the Labour Party. Is there a hard drive in production with a capacity to contain all of that data?

Bloodhound Super-Sonic-Car lacks Super-Sonic-Cashflow

LucasNorth

Re: Not wishing to sound unsympathetic, but...

exactly, this is not going result in any innovation of consequence, it's unbelievable that there were enough fools out there to get it this far.

LucasNorth

Really, who cares? This project is one of the dumbest things I've seen in a long while. An absolutely idiotic waste of time and money

Ecuador's Prez talking to UK about Assange's six-year London Embassy stay – reports

LucasNorth

Expel the diplomats and turn off the utilities, smoke out this fugitive from justice

Cyber boffins drill into World Cup cyber honeypot used to cyber lure Israeli soldiers

LucasNorth

This Jews have a strong claim to the land they are on just as the Palestinians do, to claim that they should live in Texas is moronic and anti-semitic especially as Israel was created by the UN not the USA you dotard.

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I know right, those Hamas guys are just minding their own business, not digging tunnels, not firing rockets, not having an explicitly genocidal founding charter. I don't understand why the Israelis have a problem with them.

Chrome sends old Macs on permanent Safari: Browser bricks itself

LucasNorth

Re: One in twenty users?

Source for it being dubious?

MOS-SAD: Israeli govt weighs in on Facebook privacy, promises action

LucasNorth

It's great to know that as soon as you see an article about either Israel or someone of Jewish heritage the comments will be riddled with anti-semitism before you even read them! What a wonderful time to be alive!

LucasNorth

Re: Zuckerberg found dead in bed - suspected 'Heart Attack'

Typical anti-semitism, insinuating that the Jews have loyalties not to their own countries but only to other Jews. You are probably a Labour party member.

No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

LucasNorth

Re: Dictionary anyone?

RULE BRITANNIA, BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES

Which? leads decrepit email service behind barn, single shot rings out over valley

LucasNorth

Re: Transfer?

do you actually know is that is the case though or are you just guessing?

First A380 flown in anger to be broken up for parts

LucasNorth

"Boeing will soon just-about-match its capacity with the 777x"

This is nonsense, according to the Boeing website the 777x has a two seat configuration capacity of 375 whereas Emirates run the A380 with a two class capacity of 615. Nowhere near comparable.

Korean cryptocoin exchange $30m lighter after hacking attack

LucasNorth

Bitocoin is for fools and why should we care when a fool and his money are easily parted?

As Tesla hits speed bump after speed bump, Elon Musk loses his mind in anti-media rant

LucasNorth

He is right about the press coverage for Tesla accidents though.

What Israel's crack majority-women Unit 8200 hackers can teach tech about diversity

LucasNorth

Re: Conscription ?

Almost entirely Jewish as the Palestinian Israelis are not required to defend the state.

Car-crash television: 'Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?' 'Yes I do,' replies AMD's CEO

LucasNorth

Brundle is talentless and incredibly boring, this is standard drivel from him.

LucasNorth

Re: F1 is a Car Crash

How would suggest a race is shown live more than once? There is nothing at all wrong with having F1 on pay tv, in fact it's much better as there are no ads

Sci-tech wants skilled worker cap on PhD and shortage jobs scrapped

LucasNorth

Re: shortage

22k to start and up to 36k. Not quite "peanuts"

LucasNorth

If you think that someone with a PhD needs to be earning over 100k to demonstrate that there is a skills shortage then you are living in a fantasy land

LucasNorth

Got any source for that supposition?

Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

LucasNorth

Re: the arrest warrant was not in the public interest and therefore ought to be scrapped

Yeah we want to lynch him all the way to court where he can have due process

LucasNorth

smoke him out

Expel the diplomats, turn off the utilities and smoke this rat out. If he wants to undermine western democracy by colluding with the Russians he can do it somewhere else.

LucasNorth

Re: Schrödinger's Embassy

That's no reason at all to the reject the extradition request. It stand's or falls on it's own merits not whatever is going on in Assange's twisted little mind

Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

LucasNorth

Question social justice dogma at your peril

Captain Morgan told off for Snapchat lens: That grog be aimed at kiddies

LucasNorth

So they're only shown to over 18s but they the ASA thinks they are targeted at under 18s, what a bunch of morons

UKIP appeals against ICO request for info on Brexit data dealings

LucasNorth

I detest UKIP but why should they cooperate without a formal request?

New battery boffinry could 'triple range' of electric vehicles

LucasNorth

Re: How many battery "breakthroughs" is that this year?

yeah but when has it ever tripled like we are always hearing? It is always the gradual improvement that one would expect, these outlandish promises never come true

Guy Glitchy: Villagers torch Openreach effigy

LucasNorth

Don't live in the middle of nowhere if you want a decent connection.

Why does Uber keep its drivers' pay so low? Ex-CFO: 'Cos we can'

LucasNorth

if the taxi drivers have only been able to be shafted by uber because they resolutely refuse to come into the 21st century

LucasNorth

Re: Ah, yes. "Capitalism"

why should the passenger care if their taxi is insured or not?

EU parliament pushes for Dodd-Frank style conflict mineral laws

LucasNorth

"Despite everyone's best efforts, a law may not cut the importation of conflict minerals into Europe. "

It seems rather inconceivable that such a law would not cut the importation of conflict minerals at all, which is what you are suggesting.

Yes, Samaritans, the law does apply to you. Even if you mean well

LucasNorth

Twitter is all or nothing as far as privacy is concerned. Irrespective of what the law says noone who posts on a public twitter account can have even the slightest expectation of privacy. Use facebook, it's an infinitely better platform anyway

Be nice to the public, PC Plod. Especially if you're trying to stop terrorists

LucasNorth

Re: "...a mark of mental health..."

well said, the UK is a much better place because of our strong gun control laws

LucasNorth

The only people in the UK who should have guns are the army and the police and even then the police should not carry guns as a matter of course. The risk of gun ownership are simply too high and there are simply no benefits from having them in the hands of the public.

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