* Posts by Wolfclaw

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Microsoft claims it didn't mean to inject Copilot into Windows Server 2022 this week

Wolfclaw

Once again Microsoft updates quality control is a joke, how do you accidentally release this to your server product, this is just incompetence and another reason why Microsoft cannot be trusted to manage an evergreen OS, when it can just install stuff as and when it releases it, without local oversight.

Microsoft defends barging in on Chrome with pop-up ads pushing Bing, GPT-4

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This is more and more like the old Microsoft anti-competitive monopolist, time for the EU to give the tech titans a good kicking as the USA regulator won't !

Voyager 1 starts making sense again after months of babble

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Re: 45 Hour response to a command?

Still quicker than a response from Crapita support desk.

Windows 12 fan fiction shows how Microsoft might ladle AI into the OS

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AI aside, I quiet like the reimagining, maybe Microshits should give him a job, so long as we can move taskbars to the sides !

Ofcom attempts to thread the needle in net neutrality update

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Facepalm

Ofcom also said there may be some circumstances where reasonable traffic management is insufficient to halt undesirable levels of congestion. In these circumstances, ISPs have additional flexibility to go beyond reasonable traffic management in order to prevent congestion.

ISPs are "expected," however, to address congestion in the least intrusive manner and proportionate with the severity of the congestion, Ofcom said, and not be maintained for any longer than is necessary.

Vermin Media like the first paragraph and totally ignore and forget the second exists, when they deliberately oversubscribe and congest their network and yet Ofcom does nothing, it's all air in a bag when it come to Ofcom and enforcing rules.

Forcing Apple to allow third-party app stores isn't enough

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Apps via Meta ads, no thanks may as well hand over my bank account to Russian scammers than trust those a$$holes.

Not even the ghost of obsolescence can coerce users onto Windows 11

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any company can migrate to Linux, they just need the will, the time to migrate apps and the money to put in to the project. End result, longer hardware refresh cycles, really long term O/S support, long term savings. Windows 11 is Microsoft legal attempt at monopoly with the hardware manufacturers being co-conspirators.

US Air Force wants $6B to build 2,000 AI-powered drones

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Re: $5.8 billion

Every fight lost the vast majority of the combat data will be beamed back home in near real time, to be analysed and added to to the AI's training. Eventually AI will become too good and human part of combat formation will become nothing but beyond visual range command and control, until that becomes too dangerous and then it's all remote control, humans will be required purely for decision making and how long before that is replaced by an algorithm signed off by a countries lawyers but deemed illegal by others?

Microsoft wants Activision so badly, it's handing streaming rights over to ... Ubisoft?

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Interesting bit that caught my eye, Microsoft have to pay to port to Linux? Maybe Activision have their eyes on a small hand held or desktop combo Linux gaming system? if so, maybe Microsoft just handed Linux its desktop day !

Chinese companies evade sanctions, fuel Moscow’s war on Ukraine, says report

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USA to China, we know you breaking our export bans but can't 100% prove it

China to USA, we know you know we are breaking your export bans and that you can't prove it, so we'll just say we aren't to keep everybody happy and in a job.

Just keep the status quo going ...

Nobody would ever work on the live server, right? Not intentionally, anyway

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The manager failed to develop any intelligence in telling people they are now on the backup.

Amazon Ring, Alexa accused of every nightmare IoT security fail you can imagine

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When the fines amount to nothing more than a couple of minutes running costs, then these companies just laugh and consider it a business cost, fines should start be per user, see how the like paying 100's million $ fines every court case.

Major decision on GDPR compensation rights expected soon

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EU will bottle it under pressure of Megacorps frightened of losing of billions !

Singapore tells its people: Go forth and block those ads

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I run Diversion on Asus router and Windows devices Badger and Ublock Origin, probably trap 90% of crap out there, as nothing is fool proof.

Tech giants could pay 10% of turnover under draft UK law

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But the likes of Microsoft UK, Google UK, Apple UK etc don't make any profit as it is all legally syphoned off to USA mothership and offshore shady accounts, so will use a loop whole to avoid SMS.

Microsoft may stop bundling Teams with Office amid antitrust probe threat

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Nothing but the basics should be bundled with OS, if you want to use a manufacturers toys, we have manufacturers stores to make install easy but this is not just a Microsoft issue, Apple, Google, Samsung, you name it, they are all anti-competitive !

The US would sooner see TSMC fabs burn than let China have them

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Once the US of A$$ get all those lovely FABs up and running, do you think scorched Taiwan would be an issue for them ?

Mitsubishi gives up on Japan's first domestically manufactured passenger jet

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Trollface

I always though the problem was the autopilot always wanted to crash in to the first American ship it saw.

World of Warcraft Classic lead dev resigns to protest 'stack ranking'

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I hate performance reviews, I was employed at my age, to bring long term stability to a role nobody really wanted for more than a year and was used as a steeping stone up the ladder, so company as a whole did suffer from experience constantly going to other departments. Now has mission creep, stretching targets, agile working, whatever happened to being happy in job, providing constant excellent service for satisfactory pay?

Games Workshop once again battles scariest monster of all: ERP gone wrong

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Brothers pray to Emperor and embrace the battle of ERP, more honour for the Imperium and the Golden Thrown.

What goes up must come down: Logitech sales tumble amid PC slump

Wolfclaw

Stop selling overprices rubbish that has no durability.

Doctors call for greater scrutiny of bidders for platform that pools UK's health info

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watch who leaves the NHS 6 months after the contract has been awarded and then see if they have any input to the decision making !

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

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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 on to 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

Wolfclaw

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

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