338 posts • joined 31 Jan 2012
Another anti-immigrant rant goes viral in America – and this time it's by a British, er, immigrant tech CEO
Remember when we warned in February Apple will crack down on long-life HTTPS certs? It's happening: Chrome, Firefox ready to join in, too
The state of OpenPGP key servers: Kristian, can you renew my certificate? A month later: Kristian? Ten days later: Too late, it’s expired
Sponge code borks square AI brains, sucking up compute power in novel attack against machine-learning systems
Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen
Barmy ban on businesses, Brits based in Blighty bearing or buying .eu domains is back: Cut-off date is Jan 1, 2021
Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?
Mulled Chrome API shines light on long-neglected privacy gap: Sites can snoop on your find-in-page searches
US cable subscribers are still being 'ripped off' by creeping price increases – and this lot has had enough
Re: "bundles" are subsidizing unpopular channels
As I understand it, cable channels come in two flavors, those the cable company pays to carry, and those the channel pays the cable company to carry. Those unpopular channels might actually be subsidizing the popular ones!
Also, if you value your time, a DVR is a great investment. If you fast forward thru an ad that actually looked interesting (rare, but possible), you can rewind and watch it at your leisure.
My residence is very fortunate to have two providers available. I switch every couple of years to get the best deal. While I've managed to keep the list price pretty flat for fifteen years, I'm still getting screwed on "fees", "taxes", and "surcharges". I'm expecting to see a "corporate income tax" line item on my bill one day.
If you are not as lucky and only have one coax/copper/fiber provider available, you are at their mercy.
AT&T tracked its own sales bods using GPS, secretly charged them $135 a month to do so, lawsuit claims
As I understand it, there are 3 groups that get % in a class action suit, the lawyers, "the rest", and a handful of other people as representatives. Gunther, possibly, could get a significant settlement, even it is a class action. The rest might get a coupon for a a free session with an AT&T in-home sales agent...
Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain
Re: Unpasteurised milk
Without sick cows, we wouldn't have a smallpox vaccine! Be careful what you wish for.
Here in the US, in the era after urbanization, but before food safely laws, "milk" was a very questionable substance. PBS's American Experience had an episode on this subject:
People who wish for a "relaxed" regulatory environment (aka "conservatives" and "libertarians") might want to watch and see what unregulated capitalism can produce.
Oracle to take IT out of the equation for HR, ship prebuilt metrics, KPIs to analyse carbon-based lifeforms
US small biz loan system bans software robots. The lesson? Make sure IT knows about any automation projects
Re: Volvo and a theme park ?
The goal of the Chinese Communist Party is the perpetuation of the Chinese Communist Party as the controlling entity of China. The party leaders decided that being "capitalist" was a better way of retaining power over the long term, so they did that. Happy people with cash in pocket are less likely to engage in counter-revolutionary activities, you know.
Soichi to join three-spaceship club, SpaceX is going to the Moon (no, really), and rocket boffins step up COVID-19 fight
After 20-year battle, Channel island Sark finally earns the right to exist on the internet with its own top-level domain
That LVI CPU hole wasn't the only Intel fix: Dozens of flaws patched to stop chips turning into potatoes
Re: Mitigations, mitigations
If it is your computer and not running software from people you don't trust, then it sounds like these classes of flaws should not worry you. Multi-tenant in the cloud on the same processor is a problem, as you have little control over what else is running. Code from websites you don't trust running your browser might as be an issue.
Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point
Researchers trick Tesla into massively breaking the speed limit by sticking a 2-inch piece of electrical tape on a sign
You know the President is able to shut down all US comms, yeah? An FCC commish wants to stop him from doing that
SAP co-CEO: I'm leavin' on a jet plane... Davos knows that I'll be back again...Oh babe, I hate to go (back to work)
Cool 'joke', bro, you could have killed someone: Epilepsy Foundation sics cops on sick flashing-light Twitter trolls
Re: So relieved to learn we have good people ready to fight for "our constitutional structure"
Oracle, for better or worse, has a point about the "constitutional structure" of the Federal government as it exists now. Congress is supposed to enact laws and the executive branch carry them out. With Congress passing a law that delegates the details to the executive branch to create (ie "regulations"), some see this as un-Constitutional. It is an interesting point, and if correct, we're living in suddenly a different world. Every regulation in the past 85 years gets tossed. Congress would have to figure out all the details, and agree on them, itself. Since the current elected body can barely agree what day it is, this might be a problem for future functional legislation that requires subject matter knowledge, skill, and attention to the details.