* Posts by Wolfclaw

610 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Jun 2012

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Qualcomm: Arm threatens to end CPU licensing, charge device makers instead

Wolfclaw

Arm trying to kill its own cash flow, RISC-V waiting in the wings to take over.

Unofficial fix emerges for Windows bug abused to infect home PCs with ransomware

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and yet Microsoft expect people to buy subscriptions for an O/S they fail to protect even when given advance warning and being actively exploited.

Don't mind Facebook, just putting its own browser in its Android app

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One more reason to uninstall Facebook and delete your data, "IF" it ever gets deleted, we only have their word and their word is worth jack shit !

NSA super-leaker Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

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Strange how US and Russian military both rely on ethnic minorities for cannon fodder to die for them, while families of white, rich, famous, privileged or of political influence get a free pass ?

My smartphone has wiped my microSD card again: Is it a conspiracy?

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Yes, the car was rear ended after about 3 years of recording, played back the footage on the camera to see what it caught, everything and then mounted it on my computer to upload to insurance company. So either I was lucky and got a good SD, or the Chinese make damn sure that the SD can read in any condition.

Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday fixes actively exploited bug

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FAIL

Could be worse, just gone through W10 patching nightmare, KB5015807 + IE Enterprise mode site list + Application Guard = broken IE compatibility, resolution emergency removal of Application Guard via SCCM to estate. Not bad first patch after officially killing IE11 and Microsoft screw it up !!

ZX Spectrum, the 8-bit home computer that turned Europe onto PCs, is 40

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Had the ZX81 + ram pack and a tube of superglue, no wobbling. Migrated to Spectrum 48K, Spectrum+, BBC B+, home brew 386sx, 486DX, P120, Celeron 333/400mod, Duron 800, Athlon 1200, ok yes I can go on, have had a few machines in the last 40 years.

UKCloud acquired: Public sector specialist finally bags investment from current chair and private equity after reporting steep losses

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We need UKCloud to survive, expand and start taking contracts away from Microsoft, Amazon etc and keep it in the UK and under our laws and privacy rules and of course the profits within the country and not tax dodged back to a mother company other seas.

Google and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves

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Massive fines, breaking up the companies and jail time for all the bosses is what is needed, but as this the U.S Of A$$, a pay off will be arranged !

Technology can sometimes go from east to west: Ubuntu DDE 21.10 remix ships in 22.01

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Billions of Linux only desktops in China may force software/game developers to shift resources, which is bad news for Microsoft but good news for us that would like to remove the Windows tax on our systems.

UK and USA seek new world order for cross-border data sharing and privacy

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and once all signed up, EU cuts all data links to UK, due Barmy Boris handing it over to US of A$$ via the back door.

Flash? Nu-uh. Windows 11 users complain of slow NVMe SSD performance

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I have the Samsung NVMe 3.3.0.2003 installed under W11 and no issues.

Shocking: UK electricity tariffs are among world's most expensive

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Facepalm

Energy companies gambled with low cost schemes to get punters to sign up, got burnt and consumers now have to pay the price, let see how quickly prices come down. On the good news a second storm front should produce some nice wind, oh that's right, wind turbines don't work in strong winds. DOH !! Bring bank nuclear energy !!!

Apple's macOS Monterey upgrades some people's laptops to doorstops

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My company has had a couple of bricks and has banned any further upgrades until Apple sort it out.

US lawmakers give Amazon until November to prove it didn't lie to Congress

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Bezos better get his space station in orbit and claim immunity from prosecution.

Give us your biometric data to get your lunch in 5 seconds, UK schools tell children

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Oh hell no, this is just the start of acceptance through the back door. In my day a simple register, pick up a token, pay for 2 course meal was good enough, anything extra, pay cash or contactless now. Covid is being used as any excuse for more biometric data collection and unwarranted surveillance.

Windows what? PC makers have bigger things on their minds

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Now have W11 on a totally unsupported laptop and all it took was 3 registry entries for an in place upgrade and working perfectly fine, proof that this is a deliberate ploy by Microsoft and the OEM's to scam customers in to hardware refresh.

Reason 3,995 to hold off on that Windows 11 upgrade: Iffy performance on AMD silicon

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Custom build Ryzen 5 2600, Asus Prime X470-Pro, 32GB, EVAG RTX2070, W10 Enterprise to W11 Enterprise in place upgrade, no issues, although I had 2 random crashes in World of Warships but I put it down to the games developers being crap at coding.

Euro Parliament backs ban on cops using blanket facial-recognition surveillance

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Re: Suspected of a crime

Unless your a racist, sexist, rapist, murdering Police Officer and then Cressida Dick turns a blind eye.

Windows 11 in detail: Incremental upgrade spoilt by onerous system requirements and usability mis-steps

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When a 1 year old top end Dell business laptop that was still sold a few months ago with TPM2 is not compatible due to it's processor, you know that this is a scam to screw customers by OEMs and Microsoft, to enforce new hardware sales. So stick with W10 until either the laptop or support expires, or start dipping toes into Linux. Costs of hardware refresh v Linux learning curve and phasing out Microsoft servers and products for some?

US road safety watchdog decides against probe into Tesla battery fires

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No investigation, cheers have this brown stuffed envelope !

Logitech MX Keys Mini: Svelte keyboard takes cues from Apple in more ways than one

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It's Logitech, will either break within the first two weeks or just after the warranty period and good luck with their horrendous support !

What if Chrome broke features of the web and Google forgot to tell anyone? Oh wait, that's exactly what happened

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Either Google are being stupid or arrogant in not going through a proper change discussion and process sequence, I believe the latter and gives another round of ammunition to those wanting the company broken up.

REvil customers complain ransomware gang uses backdoors to filch ransoms

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No honour amongst thieves, so no sympathy if one screws over another.

Microsoft does and doesn't require VMs to meet hardware requirements for Windows 11

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My daily driver is AMD and supports TPM2, it's switched off, so no forced upgrade to Windows 11 Bork As A Service Edition !

Logitech Bolt devices support secure Bluetooth Low Energy – but forget the 'Unifying Receiver'

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Logitech make worst peripherals, bought the G613 wireless Keyboard, G903 wireless mouse and wireless charging mat gaming combination, 2 years in, keyboard and mouse replaced, had to jump through RMA hoops. replacement mouse left mouse button again failing, cannot take the punishment of gaming. Never again !!

Facebook used facial recognition without consent 200,000 times, says South Korea's data watchdog

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Trollface

Re: So 26 million won is $22,000

I can still buy 1p chews from local shop.

China stops networked vehicle data going offshore under new infosec rules

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Good to see China embracing security, so long as we leave ours open for them to hack.

Russian Arm SoC now shipping in Russian PCs running Russian Linux

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Approved by Russia's Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and Ministry of Industry and Trade, so spyware guaranteed to be installed and hidden away.

Apple is about to start scanning iPhone users' devices for banned content, professor warns

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Re: re: this seems like a sensible middle ground.

Apple are not a law enforcement body and will be breaching GDPR if passing to a 3rd party law enforcement body unless the law changes or simplest way is to change T&C's of iCloud usage to get user consent, then GDPR is out the window.

UK.gov's Huawei watchdog says firm made 'no overall improvement' on firmware security but won't say why

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Surprised if Huawei is not doing anymore new business in the UK, transfers assets out to China, switches the lights off, locks the door and gets on a plane to China, giving the UK two fingers as they go saying sort the mess out by yourself. What can the UK do ?

Engineers' Laurel and Hardy moment caused British Airways 787 to take an accidental knee

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Facepalm

Maybe the engineer is woke and demanded he took a knee before he worked on it and his mate thought he said for the aircraft to take the knee or nose in this case.

The splitting image: Sufferer of hurty wrist pain? Logitech's K860 a potential answer

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Lets just hope you never have to use Logitech warranty support, OMG talk about painfully unhelpful customer support.

You, robo-car maker, any serious accidents, I want to know about them, stat – US watchdog

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will be a lot of emails notifying of crashes being lost until PR droids spin up to blame everybody but the AI.

IBM's 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster, sources say

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No, it's a straight off the shelf, standard IBM clusterfk !

Intel sticks another nail in the coffin of TSX with feature-disabling microcode update

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So if you did buy an Intel for TSX, can you now claim a refund, as you changed the functionality of the hardware present at time of purchase?

Happy with your existing Windows 10 setup? Good, because Windows 11 could turn its nose up at your CPU

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FAIL

Looking forward to all those non-compatible W10 machines suddenly getting an enforced upgrade, only to fail, revert back to the old O/S and fail again, followed by class action lawsuit !

On a side note, my Asus mobo + Ryzen 2600 passed W11 check after enabling fTPM in BIOS.

Amazon says it's all social media's fault for letting fake review schemes thrive

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How about Amazon understanding Consumer Laws over product warranties, that the openly ignore and that their script reading droids in customer unservices/unsupport have no clue of!

Intrepid Change.org user launches petition to make Jeff Bezos' space trip one-way

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Trollface

Hopefully Bezo will take Mrs Weird and their alien offspring up with him.

Can we not also just supply evidence to the Chinese/Russians/N.Koreans/Iranians<anybody I missed?> that he is a threat to national security and await their own ground launch rocket to intercept re-entry.

FYI: Today's computer chips are so advanced, they are more 'mercurial' than precise – and here's the proof

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Pointless having a third core deciding on the tie breaker, the losing cores will simply call in the lawyers to overthrow the result and demand a recount.

Seagate finds sets of two heads are cheaper than one in its new and very fast MACH.2 dual-actuator hard disks

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Facepalm

WOW talking up an idea that is logical and should have been done years ago, DOH !

We’ve found them! Govt reinstates records previously missing from the Police National Computer

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Lord Hogan-Howe, that's OK then guaranteed an accurate, non-whitewashed above board investigation NOT !!

Finance Bill amendments to curb umbrella company malpractice fail to get traction in UK Parliament

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Wonder how many MP's sit on the board of these shady companies ?

Ransomware victim Colonial Pipeline paid $5m to get oil pumping again, restored from backups anyway – report

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Putin will give them a medal, after he has taken his 30% Tax !

Facebook Oversight Board upholds decision to ban Trump, asks FB to look at own 'potential contribution' to 'narrative of electoral fraud'

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Nick Clegg, FB pet asshole, he sells out quicker than a free orgy in the Whitehouse ticket and no longer credible, hence no longer a politician, he ran out of lies in that job!

Samsung stops providing security updates to the Galaxy S8 at grand old age of four years

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As an S8 owner, the phone is still perfectly good in battery life and performance, only recently moved to a iPhone. Time manufacturers are forced to unlock phones they no longer wish to support, rather than try and force users to refresh and fill up landfills, as I bet the number of recycled phones is still low.

Australia probes app stores, politely suggests Apple and Google could try being nicer and more careful

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Smells like the Aussie caved in to Big Tech !

JavaScript developers left in the dark after DroidScript software shut down by Google over ad fraud allegations

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Google are similar to many companies, take for example Wargaming, if their is no monetary value from its customers, it doesn't care, listen or bother to fix anything, just rollout the next patch/update to milk the whales for cash.

UK.gov wants mobile makers to declare death dates for their new devices from launch

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Re: Force open source instead

Once a product stops being supported, last update should unlock any protection that stops 3rd party OS's being installed, many a good phone or tablet has plenty of life left in them.

Brit authorities could legally do an FBI and scrub malware from compromised boxen without your knowledge

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So the <insert security agency here> have eyes on a person or company of interest, oh look they may or may not have security hole, lets get a court order, fix it, drop something else in its place and even have quick look around for something tasty. Paranoid, nah its exactly what they would do !

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