* Posts by Claverhouse

1550 posts • joined 15 Jun 2012

Tesla Full Self-Driving fails to notice child-sized objects in testing

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Re: Cats and Dogs?

A village in Suffolk has around here, a ---- not at all lifelike [ except perhaps to speeders: but I would prefer a perfect replica ] --- dummy of a policeman by the side of the road.

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Re: assumption

Or ideally using Elon, every time.

Like Ubuntu, just a bit less hassle: Linux Mint 21 'Vanessa'

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Curse Flatpak

...but that is one of the easiest ways to install proprietary apps such as Slack or Zoom, which don't offer Linux repositories and so won't automatically get updated with the rest of the OS.

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Actually, Zoom is in the PCLinuxOS, Manjaro tree, repositories under Networking/Instant messaging; and Slack-Desktop under Networking/Remote access.

Browsers could face two regimes in Europe as UK law set to diverge from EU

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Re: Meh

Well at least they got rid of the British whiners; they are going to do a lot better without us.

We've got a photocopier and it can copy anything

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Re: Don't know if it's just that my coffee hasn't kicked in yet...

I doubt even old Biden --- who doubled the number of Capital Offences --- wants to bring back the penalty for counterfeiting ( though it had a long run ).

Uber to pay millions to settle claims it ripped off disabled people with unfair fees

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Re: Why is this legal anyway?

Neat.

Panasonic picks Kansas for $4b EV battery plant

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WTF?

Oop North

Why are all these Chip suggested sites in awfully hot States ?

I know nothing about such manufacture, but I'd think some of the colder regions of the USA --- cooler, plus with plenty of water would be more suitable.

Linux Mint 21 hits beta, and it's looking fresh

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Happy

Used Mint a Few Years

I liked it. Had they continued to offer KDE I should probably be on it now.

Yet PCLinuxOS is superior, so it ended well. Plus no Systemd and the traditional look.

Why $52b chip subsidies are being held up – and what the White House is doing about it

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Congress's Main Task is Thinking Up Cutesy Acronyms

It turns out Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tried to add drug price reductions and tax increases on high earners to the legislative package, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refused to pass the bill if these Democrat proposals were included.

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I actually agree with the objectives of Mr. Schumer, who is and always has been an idiot, a perfect example of DNC fake leftism; yet putting this crap in utterly unrelated bills could be considered purposely determined sabotage, to a bill, and to those leftist objectives.

Of course, such people can always go back to their constituents and, head hanging mournfully, ruefully claim:

"Well, I tried, gave it all I got, but those bastards came at me with all they had; but never fear folks, the struggle goes on, we shall win in the end ! The People's Will Will triumph. Give me some more money to make it happen."

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Speaking of fakers, I was wondering yesterday what happened to AOC and 'The Squad' after Joe masterfully put them in a box after fake shadow-boxing with his old friend Joe ? Still plotting the Bidenist-Leninist Revolution ?

Former CIA engineer Joshua Schulte convicted of spying over WikiLeaks dump

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Angel

Since When is Idealism 'Misguided' when it's Against the Government ?

In the retrial, which started last month, the prosecution painted Schulte as a traitor who sought revenge against his former employer and the government at large and the furthest thing possible from a concerned whistleblower.

“There was no misguided idealism here; he did it because he was angry and disgruntled

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No reason one can't be both.

Smart thermostat swarms are straining the US grid

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Re: "why not rev up ready for it"

To be sure, but every Revolution --- Wars of the Three Kingdoms, American Independence, French + Napoleon, Bolshevik, Nazi to mention only a few --- is funded by extensive looted expropriation and continuous taxes to follow. The Nazis in particular, and the Fall of the Soviet Empire were inclusive of vat privatisations.

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In that way, any privatisation can only then lower costs to consumers, by

a/ paying lower wages

b/ lowering standards, especially safety and increased work hours

b/ paying lower costs for raw and other goods

c/ paying amounts lesser than expected to executives and stockholders

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It is up to the management of the liberated companies to decide which are its priorities.

Choosing a non-Windows OS on Lenovo Secured-core PCs is trickier than it should be

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The Dog Returns To His Vomit

They really never stop, do they ?

Microsoft cloud exec accused of verbal attack on staff exits

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Angel

Par for the Course

I understand both the Twin Saints Bill and Steve screamed and screamed until they were sick on occasions.

Boris Johnson set to step down with tech legacy in tatters

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Re: a sentence

How come people who do a great deal of harm to Russia --- and to many other peoples --- such as Trump and Boris, get to be accused of being Russian spies ?

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It's like a go-to nonsensical regime ritual denunciation in revolutionary times like 'trotskyite kulak', 'rootless cosmopolitan', 'ci-devant lackey', etc..etc..

Calls for bans on Chinese CCTV makers Hikvision, Dahua expand

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The East is Red !

Isn't this the same group who advocate sanctions on any Western Big Techs who facilitate and obey the Chinese State ?

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Re: The Crying Dying old Empires

The great Slave Traders had no difficulty stealing humans from Africa

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They in no way stole them, they bought the slaves fair and square from the other Africans who owned them.

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Re: Good

Being forced to watch teenagers on TikTok seems a perfect punishment for errant spies.

Elon Musk’s brother buys Intel’s fireworks-replacing drone biz

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Strange Times

Krzanich, Intel's sixth CEO, was forced out by the company's board in 2018 for having a "past consensual relationship" with an employee.

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The New Puritanism gallops ahead in all directions to encompass all of time and space.

The App Gap and supply chains: Purism CEO on what's ahead for the Librem 5 USA

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Re: marketing garbage

How dare you suggest our Glorious Ally's 3-Letter Agencies are composed of paranoid fuckwits !

Tencent Cloud slaps googly eyes on a monitor, says it can care for oldies

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To Spy and to Serve

Could be worse: reading the headline, I assumed Google was somehow involved.

Arrogant, subtle, entitled: 'Toxic' open source GitHub discussions examined

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Sissies

Whenever I have been unemployed, I've been able to console myself with the fact that half the world's work --- particularly in academia --- is useless, and people are being paid large sums for the sake of 'Growth' and 'Progress.

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They should just walk it off.

NSO claims 'more than 5' EU states use Pegasus spyware

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Re: So how were they "preventing terrorism"

Up to a point, Lord Copper.

The supposedly free country of the USA bugged the phones of prime ministers and leaders of allied countries, and everyone gave them a free pass on the venerable grounds that everybody does it and the delightful Mr. Obama was a beacon of Hope.

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However, anyone listening to the gibberish the chucklehead Boris burbles is not going to get much of value, and the listeners will be entitled to tedium money.

US lawsuit alleges tool used by hospitals shares patient data with Meta

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Meh

Greed

Sounds like the real culprits are not the good people at Meta, nor yet --- to my considerable disappointment, the wretched ad industry --- but the doctors and medical staff who who sling this data at Facebook et al.

UK Home Office signs order to extradite Julian Assange to US

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That's Pretty Much What I Figured

Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

Never fear, the White House is here to tackle web trolls

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Finger-Wagging

"And after the massacre of 19 children — 19 babies — and two teachers in Uvalde, it was revealed that the shooter had threatened to kidnap, rape, and kill teenage girls on Instagram," she added.

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I am by no means anti-gun freedom, but it would do a lot more to prevent this stuff if America --- and all it's little States --- adopted saner gun laws

The PainStation runs Windows XP because of course it does

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Re: Pain

...that were resolved by creating Windows 7, where everyone setup both a user account and an administrator account

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What am absolutely brilliant idea. Microsoft is synonymous with cutting-edge innovation.

EV battery can reach full charge in 'less than 10 minutes'

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Re: Full charge in 10 minutes?

[0] The same Zoomers usually pay more money in RENT than they would on a mortgage, so we're not exactly talking about the most brilliant of generations here ...

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I think that whole Sub-Prime thing kinda dowsed young people's faith in getting a mortgage, even if they are paid enough to qualify, which is not always the case.

That goes for the whole of Credit Finance Late Capital.

Former US state agency CIO, IT exec plead guilty to bribery and extortion scheme

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Americans Are Big On Sentencing

All reprehensible no doubt --- though I'm not seeing much extortion: more like jobs for the boys, which thankfully we don't get a lot of in the Britannic Isles --- and the profits realised aren't that impressive considering the average millions and billions [ new style ] generally flung about in the Reg's pages, but really, 10 years and 20 years are more sentences for manslaughter and murder than petty fraud.

No more fossil fuel or nukes? In the future we will generate power with magic dust

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In either Nineteen Ninety-Four or Nineteen Ninety-Eight, two series from the BBC exploring the future way back when, when everyone would have hapless little robots called 'Fetchers', power would be generated by encouraging the workers to pedal continuously to generate power and achieve happiness.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Ninety-Four

Samsung said to be sniffing around European chipmakers

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Come to Brexit Britain !

Jae-yong, who has been released on probation after serving time on corruption charges

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Since the old toss-pot has a thing for lauding his beloved mistress, I'm sure this is a man he could do business with.

Microsoft forgot to renew the certificate for its Windows Insider subdomain

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Linux

There's always Let's Encrypt.

Microsoft brings tabs to File Explorer

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Re: Still awful to use

I seriously think MS should buy or license it and ship it with Windows instead of File Explorer.

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Then they can extinguish it.

I love the Linux desktop, but that doesn't mean I don't see its problems all too well

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Re: Thin client, slim pickings

Tabs ? Well, at this moment I have 949 open in Pale Moon ( on PCLinuxOS KDE --- both deliberately crafted to look like it's 2012 ] --- this is a rare case, but... I have opened a lot of pages of images to view and download. Which once downloaded the browser will go back to ~300.

This is a very old self-assembled PC, but with 16 GB of cheap RAM; most of which is swallowed by a VirtualBox instance at the moment --- but in no way has the computer gone slow for doing anything else.

Mind you, I have been configuring my ideal PC, with 128 GB of RAM at Quiet PC, just in case I suddenly come into £6000, but that's merely because I would like that, not because I need it.

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As for Linux users wanting Microsoft destroyed, not something wanted by me: yet for their actions in the past [ and for the threats of what all Big Tech has in the future ], this is like Capital Punishment: on many levels I utterly oppose it, but when certain malefactors have suffered it, their records ensure I don't worry about it.

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

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Re: Freedom of choice

Same here.

Youtube stymies my Pale Moon anyway --- leading to most of the browser not working for 5 minutes [ it may be my Steve Black's Basic hosts file somehow rather than the browser ] --- so I simply copy the video address fast, and close the tab, then add it to 'Video Downloader', which is in the repositories of most Linuxes...

Western Digital open to spinning out flash, hard disk businesses

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Genuine Question

...spinning out its flash and hard disk businesses.

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Exactly what else does WD do ?

Google has more reasons why it doesn't like antitrust law that affects Google

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Professional Jealousy

Hansen also said the bill would require Google to open its platforms to bad actors, which "would inevitably be exploited by foreign companies looking to understand US technical infrastructure, and access data from American businesses and citizens."

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That's our job.

Behind Big Tech's big privacy heist: Deliberate obfuscation

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Mushroom

Any Information Will Only Be Shared With Our Trusted Partners

You might expect such riches to be jealously guarded. Look at what those who "value your privacy" are doing to stop laws protecting it, what happens when a good law gets through, and what they try to do to close it down afterwards.

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Many jurisdictions around the world noted the unbeneficial effects of single-use plastic bags to the environment, and some banned their import and use by consumers --- others less effectively made consumers pay a small sum for such convenient use, which doesn't actually stop the production... ---

In the Land of the Free when such local laws were passed by many jurisdictions Democracy leapt into action, and the makers have been able to craft laws forbidding the introduction of local laws restricting single-bag use; sharing the template of this legislation in the corporate way to any other jurisdictions where Liberty was threatened, and now a Thousand Plastic Flowers Bloom !

Your data's auctioned off up to 987 times a day, NGO reports

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The end of the iPod – last model available 'while supplies last'

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Re: Ol' (mostly) reliable

I can remember encoding CDs on a P100 machine, and friends who had RAM-based MP3 players; if the battery died, then you lost your music!

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How did you change the batteries ?

Ransomware plows through farm machinery giant AGCO

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Re: There is some weird stuff going on

True; plus the USA --- as with most 'elf and safety issues --- normally has a lot more fire accidents compared to First World countries anyway.

Europe's GDPR coincides with dramatic drop in Android apps

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It Must Be The Job Of A Lifetime...

... to one-by-one test and evaluate 3+ million apps. Then sitting down and weeping like Alexander, there were no more worlds to conquer; beating one's tiny fists against the air and cursing that wretched GDPR, for having robbed you of millions more to enjoy...

Biden deal with ISPs: Low to no cost internet for 40% of US

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Don't hate on cryptomining, hate the power stations, say Bitcoin super-fans

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Bravo !

John Deere tractors 'bricked' after Russia steals machinery from Ukraine

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Re: Deere me

Anyway, all the woke people protesting Putin's Invasion will willingly give up their own cell-phones rather than allow him to get away with stuff.

Accenture announces 'Accenture Song' – not a tune, but a rebrand

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Re: IBM also had a song...

Aren't such corporates the first to sneer at Trade Unionism and its old-time song-books ?

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China again signals desire to shape IPv6 standards

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Actually interesting.

However, in Britain at least, people with bigger houses, or in higher-status neighbourhoods do pay higher Council Tax/Rates already. = Local Taxes.

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Recently this was the determinant for the alleged Energy Grant that has been allocated to the households in the lower CT bands. [ Entirely privately, though I should benefit, and would be grateful: I reckon it would be better to spend all that money on tackling the recent energy price increase at source, with strong-arming the energy companies --- plus there is a minute possibility that the extra bureaucracy involved with this grant will have a cost of its own. ]

Plans for Dutch datacenter to warm thousands of homes

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I really don't think president Putin caused the energy crisis; nor that he is reluctant to sell Russia's oil.

Robots are creepy. Why trust AIs that are even creepier?

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He would feel more comfortable if legislation could be passed to enforce the design faces of virtual AIs to resemble someone you didn't trust: Tony Blair, Richard Nixon or whatever.

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I am depressed enough seeing Boris grinning marplot countenance on any occasion, [ cringe-worthy: Welcome to Kyiv, My Friend ] without being surrounded by little mechanical imps looking like him and Tony Blair...

When the expert speaker at an NFT tech panel goes rogue

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Right-Click Defeat

Personally, I barely understand computers, except how to use them, so am no expert.

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But ever since I first got on the Internet, I have been deeply amused, and dumbfounded by websites attempting to stop viewers from copying 'their' art.

Even back then I could think of half a dozen ways --- cache, screenshot, various download tools, etc.; even website copying at the last --- to seize the art were I devoted enough to want it. The paranoid time spent on futile protection is time better spent on improving both the site and life.

When it comes to Coastal Protection versus the Ocean, I will always bet on the Sea.

Twitter preps poison pill to preclude Elon Musk's purchase plan

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The Crap-Meister

"I'm tweeting more or less stream of consciousness," Musk answered. "It's not like, 'Let me think about some grand plan about my Twitter or whatever. I'm like literally on the toilet or something. I'm like, 'Oh this is funny,' and then tweet that out."

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That's what one assumes.

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