* Posts by Wolfclaw

597 posts • joined 28 Jun 2012

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

No investigation, cheers have this brown stuffed envelope !

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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'

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw
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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw
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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw
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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw
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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw
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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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'

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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

Wolfclaw

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 !

What the FLoC? Browser makers queue up to decry Google's latest ad-targeting initiative as invasive tracking

Wolfclaw

Won't FLOC just fall in to the same privacy/owner argument that IPs and cookies are currently embroiled in. Can't see the EU liking this idea.

China whacks Alibaba with US$2.8bn fine for breaking antitrust rules

Wolfclaw

Yeh right, what this is money from a so called private company being payed back to the party coffers !

Airline software super-bug: Flight loads miscalculated because women using 'Miss' were treated as children

Wolfclaw

Re: Not necessarily.

Australia never went metric, for example, the average Aussie height is 1.5 Kangaroos, 18 Koalas or 4 kegs of Fosters

Android, iOS beam telemetry to Google, Apple even when you tell them not to – study

Wolfclaw

When my S8 started showing its age, jumped to iP12, one small reason, Apple slurps less private info, Google is just too nosey and sems to be unaccountable.

Big tech suggests Vietnam rewrite its digital tax plans

Wolfclaw

waits for sweaty brown envelopes to exchange hands and for it be delayed or forgotten about.

Scottish National Party members found among list of names signed up to rival Alba Party after website whoopsie

Wolfclaw

Wee Jimmy will be sending her associates around to re-educate them and turn them back to the path of righeousness in the the utopia SNP family.

Cockup or conspiracy? Popular privacy extension ClearURLs removed from Chrome web store

Wolfclaw

Hence Alphabet needs to be broken up, advert blocking gatekeeper and advertiser does not work together for benefit of users

Day 5 of Openreach strikes: No use of tech company toilets. No water. Fresh dates outlined

Wolfclaw

Let me correct this statement..

"We want to reassure customers that this action won't impact the shit quality of the service we provide, or affect our large ongoing cost cutting in recruitment, training and a late Full Fibre broadband network for the UK, while we continue to take the piss out of 3rd party ISPs and profits are secure for investors."

Microsoft previews Windows Server 2022: Someone took a spanner to core plumbing features

Wolfclaw
Big Brother

Windows GUI developers based their departments on Germany's National Socialist Workers Party when in pre-war government, each department replicating each others work while fighting for more responsibility and cash, we all know how well that worked out for efficentcy.

Australian government fights Facebook news ban by threatening 0.01% of Zuck's ad revenue

Wolfclaw

AUS$7.9m and 14m users, now multiply that by a few more large or small countries, and FB has a problem and if it starts costing $$, maybe Zuckerberg will take notice and stop being an obnoxious twat !

Cats: Not a fan favourite when the critters are draped around an office packed with tech

Wolfclaw
Happy

What your missing is the % of enjoyment, stress relief and multitude of other benefits having these animals around. Anybody WFH know the benefit of having a pet for company.

Top tip from the original Task Manager taskmaster: Don't put your phone number on that debug message box

Wolfclaw
Meh

Shame Microsoft now employ brain dead monkeys to do most of their coding and would scream if they didn't have megabytes of memory to waste.

UK competition watchdog fast-tracks investigation into mega-merger of O2 and Virgin Media

Wolfclaw
Trollface

VMO2 what could possibly go wrong ?

Remember Ask Jeeves? It's still alive, kinda, and Google seems keen to show it the door once and for all

Wolfclaw

Microsoft should join with Firefox and give it the resources to fight Google, yes I know, Microsoft an ally of an open source web browser, shocking only took 25 years or so!

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