* Posts by Falmari

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Florida asks Supreme Court if it's OK to ban content moderation it doesn't like

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Re: Free Speech

Free speech does not include a free audience. It is not about providing a means to effectively present your opinions. It means you are free to express your opinions without censorship, interference, or restraint by the government.

It's to provide protection from the government, it's not to provide free and equal access to a platform to express your opinions.

Open up, it's the IRS. We're here about the crypto tax you dodged

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Logically challenged?

@Cav "Seriously? Is the writer of this logically challenged?"

Short answer. No.

Long answer. The IRS state this

"SFOX has over 175,000 registered users who have collectively undertaken more than $12 billion in transactions since 2015."

and this

"Further, IRS investigations have identified at least ten U.S. taxpayers who used SFOX’s services for cryptocurrency transactions but failed to report those transactions to the IRS as required by law."

So out of 175,000 the IRS has found 10* (0.006%) who failed to report transactions to the IRS. On the information provided by the IRS I can see the authors incredulity to the issuing of a John Doe warrant to SFOX. Especially when IRS statement also said this

"There is no allegation in this suit that SFOX has engaged in any wrongdoing in connection with its digital currency business."

*If the IRS had identified significantly more than ten, their statement would have reflected this, eg at least 20, 100, 1000 etc.

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@DS999 "So their petition to the court was probably "hey we found 10 people all linked to this bank and it looks like that is only the tip of the iceberg"."

No it probably did not. Otherwise the IRS statement would have said it found at least ten people linked to the bank rather than just linked to the broker as it is stronger justification for the warrant.

"Further, IRS investigations have identified at least ten U.S. taxpayers who used SFOX’s services for cryptocurrency transactions but failed to report those transactions to the IRS as required by law."

Amazon accused of singling out, harassing union organizers

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Re: In todays headlines..

@The Dogs Meevonks Found the Amazon employee, or at the least the person who's swallowed the anti uinion garbage hook, line, sinker, rod and a copy of Fly Fishing by J. R. Hartley. ;)

Meta accused of breaking the law by secretly tracking iPhone users

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WTF?

Bollocks

"We intentionally developed this code to honor people's App Tracking Transparency (ATT) choices on our platforms," a Meta spokesperson told The Register last month. "The code allows us to aggregate data before it is used for targeted advertising or measurement purposes."

A Meta spokesperson talking bollocks. The first comment states the code was developed honor people's ATT choices. The second comment does not expand on this or explain how it honors ATT. It states the code allows them to do something else, aggregate* data, nothing to do with honoring ATT.

The Meta spokesperson might just have well said, 'to respect people's privacy we have to invade people's privacy'.

*VERB: form or group into a class or cluster.

Fitbit users will have to sign into Google from 2023

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Re: That’s gone then.

I have two Fitbits one with a UI and one that is just a band. The UI one was for day to day use and monitor gym sessions. The band was used for swimming. But I have not used them for almost two years because Google now own them.

Now while I found the Fitbit to be a very useful tool in the Gym for setting workout routines, I am not wiling to share my data with Google* for it.

*Yes I know Google have all my data Fitbit already had, nothing I can do about that, but I am not going to give them anymore.

Meta told to pay $175m to walkie-talkie techies for infringing IP

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Re: Dubious at first blush, but...

@Claptrap314 "It really depends on what the details of the claim boil down to."

There is a link to the outcome of a similar patent action in the UK where Facebook were found to have not infringed Voxer's patent. https://jakemp.com/en/news/facebook-succeed-in-invalidating-voxers-live-broadcast-patent-in-the-uk/

But the court went further they judged the details of the claim to be obvious and therefore invalid.

"After consideration of the claims and potential equivalents, the court concluded that the patent was not infringed by any of these live broadcast features. Regardless of this, after considering the available prior art, the court further concluded that the claims were obvious and therefore invalid."

But it seems in the Texas court did not see the same claims as obvious.

US accident investigators want alcohol breathalyzers in all new vehicles

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Re: one in three traffic fatalities on US roads involve alcohol

@Paul Herber"'one in three traffic fatalities on US roads involve alcohol '

which means that two out of three accidents were caused by sober drivers! "

Probably more, note the term involve alcohol which is not the same as caused by alcohol. Involve alcohol means at least 1 of the drivers was recorded to be over the legal limit. It does not mean the accident was necessarily caused by a driver over the limit or that alcohol was even a contributing factor.

I am not condoning drink driving, just pointing out that when ever stats like these be it speed or alcohol, etc are trotted out, they use the term involve to include all accidents where speed or alcohol, etc have been recorded rather than just the accidents where they were a contributing cause.

US border cops harvest info from citizens' phones, build massive database

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Re: unconstitutional

@Cliffwilliams44 "The exception is unconstitutional and should be abolished."

If the exception was abolished then customs would be unable to search anyone's belongings at the border without first obtaining a warrant.

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Re: unconstitutional

@Oliver Knill "Clearly a breach of constitutional rights,"

No it is not clearly a breach and that's the problem.

Does the border search exception apply to phones? Well that depends on the court 9th or 11th circuit. As for the storing of the data in a massive database I don't think that is covered by the Constitution*.

Now of course I think it is wrong, just it's not clear that it's a breach of constitutional rights.

* Now I maybe wrong, as I am from the UK.

California Governor signs child privacy law requiring online age checks

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Re: Lovely.

@jake I think you are missing the real intent behind "As a father of four, I'm familiar with the real issues our children are experiencing online", which is votes.

It's a great soundbite, it connects across party lines, showing him to be a family man sharing the same concerns as everyone else. Sure to be a good little vote catcher when election time come around.

I read that soundbite as this.

"As a politician, I'm willing to exploit my four children for votes"

Google and Meta fined over $70m for privacy violations in Korea

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While we respect the commission's decision, BS

""While we respect the commission's decision, we are confident that we work with our clients in a legally compliant way that meets the processes required by local regulations. As such, we do not agree with the commission's decision, and will be open to all options including seeking a ruling from the court," said Meta."

But they don't respect the commission's decision they believe it is wrong. So what is it about the decision they respect? That it is wrong!

Demand for software experts pushes tech salaries higher in UK

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Re: Diversity should be a consequence, not a goal.

@AC "Your reply is a standard trope, used in reply to any suggestion of discrimination or bias."

No it was not. It was 2 questions for @msknight about their comment which taken at face value implies laws needed to be introduced and enforced, rather than the current laws are in need of enforcement. So pretty obvious questions.

Now though the questions were not directed at you, that trope comment seems to be an attempt to discredit the questions, to avoid answering them.

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Re: Diversity should be a consequence, not a goal.

@msknight "Changing people's minds has been difficult; there are people who don't want their minds changed. There is no other way to deal with those people other than to make laws and enforce them"

I thought we already have employment laws on discrimination in the UK. So I am interested in what laws you think need to be made and enforced? And would those laws be be discriminatory and incompatible with the current discrimination laws?

Apple warned by US lawmakers over using Chinese YMTC chips in new iPhone

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Re: (DR-State)

@ "eg UK MPs are sometimes credited with which party they are from, but not always, and we rarely get told which constituency they represent. So why is it important for US politicians but not others?"

Even though I am from the UK I find It important for US politicians (Senators and Representatives) for the reasons @Gene Cash gave above.

Now when it comes to the UK I think you will find if the politician is being mentioned as just an MP they are credited with which party they are from. But if they are being mentioned as an example, a Government Minister then the party is not normally used. Because unless there is a coalition government the party is known.

The reason why "we rarely get told which constituency they represent" is that it does not have the same influence on an MP as States do on Senators and Representatives. MPs are not so connected to their constituency most were not residents before they got elected, a lot are not even after.

Most MPs have no real interest in their constituency outside of how safe a seat it is. Once they gain enough power and influence within their party they will be able to get selected to stand for their Party's equivalent of Dunny on the Wold.

Data tracking poses a 'national security risk' FTC told

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Re: laissez faire capitalism at work?

Protests that intend to cause disruption, are not doing it to get the Government to recognise the issue. They are doing it to pressure the government into acceding to their demands.

”People in the UK have become selfish, and being disrupted by a protest was just accepted a few decades ago”

No, it was not just accepted, the public were no more tolerant to their lives being disrupted then, than they are today.

Then again maybe the UK is more selfish, after all there are so many people today who believe they have the right to tell us how to think and act, what is acceptable and what is not. Who believe that their cause is just and anyone who disagrees is to be shouted down and reviled. That the rights of their cause override any other rights.

”Can you define what a nuisance is ?”

Yes I can.

”The law is so subjective”

The law is subjective and may not accept my definition.

”that it removes the right to process based on whims of people.”

No. the law attempts to balance the right to protest against the rights of others. The right to protest is not absolute, it does not trump every other right. I am sure you will disagree, as you see the rights of others as whims.

” The law was perfectly ok before”

If you believe that then you missed the point, I was making about the new public nuisance offence. The new law does not introduce the possibility of a custodial sentence, that possibility already existed in the law it replaced. The new law reduces the maximum penalty to 10 years and also narrows the scope of the law. Therefore, the new law does not remove the right to protest the old law would have already done that.

” We don't need a new law with excessive punishments.”

Oh, we need the old law with greater excessive punishments!

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Re: laissez faire capitalism at work?

@NewModelArmy "Not only do we have new laws to remove the right to protest, such that a prison term is available if it is deemed a nuisance"

The new laws do not remove the right to protest they just bring the laws on static protests in line with the laws for protests that are processions. The new laws are trying the balance the rights of protesters and those impacted by protests.

Something that is certainly needed, as the aim of most large protests is to cause as much disruption and inconvenience to others, which normally means the general public. To me that seems an ineffectual way to protest. Pissing the pubic off is not going to get them on your side

The new public nuisance offence replaces the existing common law offense. It narrows the scope of the offence and lowers the maximum penalty from unlimited crown court penalties, to 10 years’ imprisonment. So a greater prison term was available under the old public nuisance law.

Also if the authorities really want to ban a protest they have the Public Order Act 1986. Look it up and see what powers it grants.

Open source biz sick of FOSS community exploitation overhauls software rights

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Re: "Here is a free product with no restrictions"

@TheMeerkat ”nobody should pay for your product if you gave it for free.”

No one will pay for the product they gave away for free. Akka v2.6 is still covered by Apache 2 license. It can continue to be used for free, can still be installed for free and modified in whatever way (forked) for free.

The next version will not be free to large commercial companies, if they want to use the next version, say because it has new features, they will have to pay or wait 3 years for the next version to revert to the Apache 2 license.

So Akka v2.6 will always be free in cost, how it is used, or modified. But free did not include a free maintenance contract for life, or a free for life Saas contract to upgrade to the latest version.

The crime against humanity that is the modern OS desktop, and how to kill it

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Re: Peak Usability

I did not know it was not included in home. It is most certainly there in win 11 pro in the windows dir.

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Re: Peak Usability

@ThatOne "Now I wouldn't mind if they hadn't killed the old help engine"

MS did not kill it they just don't use it, like others they use HTML for help most of the time. The old help engine is still there even in Win 11. Only the new software applications we create use HTML, older ones still call CHM files for help, new features in those applications will have the help in CHM files.

One small utility app that we still ship, which we have not modified (except for rebranding/localisation) in the past 7 years, still has the (?) help feature.

Man wins competition with AI-generated artwork – and some people aren't happy

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Re: AI-Generated Artwork

@revenant "Checking the Washington Post article on it, I find:

21 amateur “emerging artists” submitted pieces of “digitally manipulated photography,” one of the fair’s newest categories."

In the same Washington Post article there was this.

"As far as anyone at the Colorado Department of Agriculture can tell, Allen did not break any rules. Pieces for the category are only required to involve “technology as part of the creative or presentation process.” Digital filters, color-manipulation tools and the “recombination of images” are all expressly allowed.

No one has filed an official grievance over the result, either, department spokeswoman Olga Robak said, though there has been an unrelated dispute in the fair’s goat-shearing contest."

On balance, I say he should keep the $300. He did not break the rules and no one has filed a greivience. Though that might not be true for the goat-shearing contest. ;)

One man's battle to get patent rights for AI inventors in America may be over

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Kudos for such inspired reasoning

@doublelayer I love your thinking. Kudos for such inspired reasoning. ;)

Microsoft, Activision Blizzard have days to show merger won't harm competition

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World of Warcraft

There are serious competition concerns with the Microsoft Activision Blizzard merger for one highlighted in the article MS is a major cloud provider.

But World of Warcraft is a poor example to use. World of Warcraft is only on two platforms Windows PC and Mac (I do not think it is even on Mac Arm). So for World of Warcraft there really is no competition concerns. If it also appeared on XBox that would increase the platforms it is on.

Why bother with warrants when cops can buy location data for under $10k?

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Blah blah Software's privacy policies blah blah blah

"The biz told AP it buys its data legitimately from apps as per the software's privacy policies and user agreements."

Same old excuse, but is it true?

These investigation are always incomplete. The investigation should also include what the privacy policies actually are and where and when the user sees them.

Surely the investigation could also check some aps that use the tracking sdks that the biz is collecting data from. To see if that excuse is true.

Maybe the EFF could create an app using the sdk the the biz gets data from. Then see what a privacy agreement would have to contain to get the app into Googles and Apples stores. They could even download the app on to testers phones. Purchase data from the biz and see if those phones turn up in the data.

Then we might know if blah blah data legitimately blah blah software's privacy policies blah blah blah is true. I bet you find it is not true.

Goodbye, humans: Call centers 'could save $80b' switching to AI

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Re: No no no no no

@stiine "No, what you want is somone who speaks your language, in your dialect, with your accent."

That's not what I want. All I expect is someone who can speak and understand my language (english) with out any dialect. As for accent if it is a problem (mine or theirs's) all it requires is to slow down a little and pronounce words clearly.

If they can do that, then I ain't going to go all sarf London on them.

Braking news: Cops slammed for spamming Waze to slow drivers down

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Re: I have no problem with this.

I had to attend a Speed Awareness Course for 34 in a 30mph zone. I thought that was quite an achievement, surely no one could beat that low speed and get nicked for speeding in a 30 mph zone. I am disappointed that it can be beaten. :(

Former Microsoft UX boss doesn't like the Windows 11 Start menu either

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@neverending me too. Took me a couple of months before I spotted the icons. So I was always clicking more options to copy paste etc. Still wish they were menu options as before, the icons just don't come naturally to me.

California lawmakers approve online privacy law for kids. Which may turn websites into identity checkpoints

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Re: Whatever.

@John Brown (no body) "And, shockingly, it seems this law merely states that companies providing web service should "estimate" the age of the user."

Estimate, but to what level of certainty? This the clause below.

"(5) Estimate the age of child users with a reasonable level of certainty appropriate to the risks that arise from the data management practices of the business or apply the privacy and data protections afforded to children to all consumers."

It is so open to interpretation as there is no definition of reasonable level of certainty. So John what do you think is a reasonable level of certainty? What ever you say others will have a different answer. But an ID check will pass everyone's reasonable level of certainty.

BTW I have no of those accounts to sign in with. :)

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Re: Whatever.

@that one in the corner "You claim to be the uber-computer geek, and you can not see a way around this, to give your own children access to everything you want them to have?"

Access to the internet is not something that I want my children to have. I am not saying I am against it, just it is not a want. As for anyone else's children if their parents want access then they should be prepared to police their child's access rather than expect me and others to make sacrifices for them.

After all as the Information Commissioner’s foreword from the UK codes linked in the article states "One in five UK internet users are children, but they are using an internet that was not designed for them.". If was not designed for children then keep them off it and leave the internet to the users it was designed for!

BTW the UK code is mainly about children's data privacy not access which they already have. The easy way to solve that problem would have been to apply the privacy requirements to everyone not just children. Are adults second class citizens not deserving the same level of privacy as children?

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Re: Whatever.

@that one in the corner ”You are using emotive arguments *against* a bill that asks for increased privacy and data protection?”

That is not what the bill is actually asking for. It is asks for increased privacy and data protection for a subset of internet users, children. There are 2 ways for sites to achieve this.

a) Give every visitor the same increased privacy and data protection.

b) Verify the age of the visitor and only apply the increased privacy and data protection to children.

Now (a) would be great but never going to happen, as long as it is legal to collect data on adults the Googles Facebooks etc will collect it. So, option (b) it will be, which means adult’s privacy will decrease.

Because the only way to verify age with a reasonable level of certainty will involve an ID check, a face scan to estimate age* is not going to cut it. Which will have to happen every time you visit a site. You think data collection is bad now. See how bad it is going to be when every site knows who visits it. No need for ad ids to track adults on the internet. Adults will now be announcing who they are as they visit a site.

*The age verification for young adults to prove they are over 18 (drinking age) in the UK requires photo ID say driving license. If they have not got that they can apply for photo ID card between the ages of 18 and 25. They are allowing an 8-year margin to gauge age.

Google Play to ban Android VPN apps from interfering with ads

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Re: Personally I won't use either Google Android or Apple iOS.

@sabroni "What phone do you use?"

I use a Fairphone 4 with e/OS. e/OS is a fork of LineageOS and Android with all the proprietary Google apps and services removed. So no Google account*.

I still have to be careful when installing apps and only choose apps that don't track etc. That requires looking at permissions and trackers info in the store before installing.

*Actually I have never had a Google account.

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Re: Get an Apple.

So swap ads for leaky VPNs https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/19/apple_ios_vpn/.

Personally I won't use either Google Android or Apple iOS.

FTC sues data broker for selling millions of people's 'precise' location info

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Liar!

From article "Kochava also said users opted into having their data collected when they installed or used apps containing tracking code."

That's a lie, the user is giving the app permission to access data, not the developer to collect and share data. The popup on install does not ask to collect and share data* just that the app requires access to the data.

The user has not opted into having their data collected and shared as they were never asked for permission.

*I am not a google android user, so I am assuming that is so.

Indian services giants fight over moonlighting employees

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Re: Moonlighting is not working a second job on company time

Seems 'Moonlighting' means the same in India.

From The Times of India

"Moonlighting refers to the practice of working a second job outside normal business hours. An employee may work a normal 9-to-5 job as a primary source as a primary source of income but work nights at a different job in order to earn extra money."

Read more at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/93704728.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

I suspect that is also how most in the US view the term 'Moonlighting'.

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Moonlighting is not working a second job on company time

Also if the original tweet was about working a second job on company time why did it not say that rather than just say moonlighting? The term moonlighting does not mean doing a second job on company time.

To most moonlighting is working after you have finished your normal day job. Because having worked all day they are working during the night (when the moon is up) as well. Hence the term 'Moonlighting'.

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@david 12 "And you missed the whole point: they are talking about working your second job on company time."

No it is you that missed the point. You picked up on a single sentence this, ignoring the rest of the article.

"But he also warned that some remote workers might be moonlighting while doing their day jobs, and that employers may ask workers to return to campus to ensure productivity."

They were talking about working during the employee's own time. That sentence was just a maybe, hence the word might.

Sephora to pay $1.2m to settle Cali privacy law claims – and why this is a big deal

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Re: I have but one question

I think the GDRP requires more than just an assumption on Facebook's part that the sources of personal data they are collecting and storing have permission to share what is other's personal data.

California to phase out internal combustion vehicles by 2035

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Pint

Made me laugh :)

@Neil Barnes Seems someone did not find that funny and gave you a down vote. Don't see why someone would, as a vegetarian I still found it funny. :)

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Twilio, Cloudflare just two of 135 orgs targeted by Oktapus phishing campaign

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Re: Mail client fail

@Norman Nescio "The email clients should not allow links to be clicked in emails."

Exactly there should be a setting to disable links. The setting could have options to add certain addresses to a whitelist so their links would work. But at the very least there should be an option to disable all hyperlinks.

Maybe that option exists in some email clients but I have not found that option in MS Exchange.

LastPass source code, blueprints stolen by intruder

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Re: Why should they have those master passwords?

@LDS "A simple mistake under the rush, or a Freudian slip? Think about it..."

From their statement linked in the article.

"FAQs

1. Has my Master password or the Master Password of my users been compromised?

No. This incident did not compromise your Master Password. We never store or have knowledge of your Master Password. We utilize an industry standard Zero Knowledge architecture that ensures LastPass can never know or gain access to our customers’ Master Password. You can read about the technical implementation of Zero Knowledge here."

So not a "Freudian slip" just covering an expected question.

US plans to open up government-funded science research papers to all

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Re: So the USA will save $800M

@Neil Barnes "By giving their citizens something they've already paid for."

Hell I can't even get free (behind a paywall) access to a UK paper* I contributed** to.

*Published about 23 year ago.

**Not an author but I am named as a contributor.

Python tops programming love list – but if you want a job, learn SQL

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Re: It seems that the word "crap" appears quite often in these comments.....

Ah the Waterfall model vs the avalanche model ;)

PanWriter: Cross-platform writing tool runs on anything and outputs to anything

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Re: Enter candidate for dead simplest text editor

@John Brown (no body) Just check on my home PC Win 11 and WordPad is still shipped with Win 11. Still the same lightweight program though it does have the ribbon.

Also still saves simple RTF. Save a 2 line doc as RTF in WordPad 1kb opened the RTF in Word and saved as RTF again 42kb.

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Re: Also

Thanks for the info on Outline Mode. That's something I going to try I would much prefer typing docs without the layout getting in the way.

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Re: Enter candidate for dead simplest text editor

@ "I always quite liked MS WordPad."

Same I still use it when I want to generate RTF. Unlike Word it generates very simple RTF.

UK's largest water company investigates datacenters' use as drought hits

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Re: Hmm

@Boris the Cockroach only the one water company. Where I live we have two. One to supply the water and one to take it away (sewerage). Sewerage is Thames Water, I just hope they are not leaking 25% of that as they are with water. ;)

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@JassMan Here is an unusual and smelly form of water cooling from my days as a welder.

https://forums.theregister.com/forum/all/2021/02/26/on_call/#c_4212809

Meta offers $37.5m to settle location tracking lawsuit

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Re: $1 per class member

"I disagree. Class action suits allow lawyers to sue big companies to stop unlawful behavior when no single victim would have a meaningful incentive to do so."

That maybe the reasoning behind class action suits, but it is not the reality, which is that they are a nice little earner for the lawyers.

Class action suits are not to punish or a deter unlawful behavior, they are to determine if the plaintive is an injured party and if so the compensation owed by the defendant. Compensation is not a fine it is not meant to be punishment, the defendant has not been found guilty of a crime.

Unlawful behavior should be prosecuted as a criminal offence and appropriate punishment applied if found guilty of breaking the law. Sure there will be no compensation for the victims, but they are very unlikely to miss $0.53. But if they do, then they can still sue.

Banned Tornado Cash code reuploaded to GitHub in free speech test

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Re: Cold weather report from Hell

@Graham Cobb "I think you have misread the article. They say they "will challenge that decision in court". My reading was that this action would be against the US Government OFAC, not Microsoft."

Well my reading was that EFF would take action against GitHub (Microsoft) due to this passage from the article where they claim GitHub suppressed speech and they would challenge GitHub's decision in court if they take the code down.

"Both Green and Kurt Opsahl, deputy executive director and general counsel of the EFF, previously expressed concern over GitHub's removal of the source code, arguing that code is speech and that GitHub has suppressed speech by disabling the Tornado Cash repository.

Green says the fork he published exists to test whether code removal is ever the appropriate response to sanctions. He says that if GitHub takes the code down, the EFF will challenge that decision in court."

Apple autonomous car engineer pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets

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Re: Doesn't sound like espionage

@Erik Beall "Doesn't sound like espionage"

Sure he was just taking the stuff below on a flight to china for a well deserved holiday. As they were looking a little jaded.

"FBI found engineering schematics, technical reference manuals, and technical reports identified as belonging to Apple, including, specifically, a "25-page pdf document containing electrical schematics for one of the circuit boards that form Apple's proprietary infrastructure technology for the Project."

BTW do engineers also take circuit boards home with them.

"After another interview with both the FBI and Apple, and after handing in his wife's laptop for forensic examination, along with a Linux server and two circuit boards he'd "admitted to taking from Apple," "

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