* Posts by ee_cc

14 posts • joined 14 Oct 2012

New MeX-Files: The curious case of an evacuated US solar lab, the FBI – and bananas conspiracy theories


Usual American drama

I guess some conspiracy nutjob who also moonlighting as mail bomber must have accodentally sent the wrong package to the wrong address... time to clean up the shed Joey.

You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened


Edward’s advice

Ed suggested you desolder mic and speakers of any connected device if you don’t want to be easily bugged. If you want to talk or hear something reach out for wired earpieces. Sigh, those noise cancelling far field mics do make voip crystal clear but also so much 0wned

You can resurrect any deleted GitHub account name. And this is why we have trust issues


Or the supervisor

Might be the case that the developer in question - or a predecessor, whose history set precedent in the company - had indeed argued for a privately maintained repository, or to verify dependency hashes and whatnot, but was dealt with managerial resolution.

Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs


Re: Good stuff!

From a Macintosh PowerBook

Amazon: Intel Meltdown patch will slow down your AWS EC2 server


Can’t we just move to microkernels?

For what I understood of Meltdown and it’s fix, we’re just a hair away from putting kernels into their own separate process space — and considering the performance impact, it’s about the same of running on one.

Linux is 20 years old, and based on an old design anyway... ;)

So, tell us again how tech giants are more important than US govt...


Re: So much bullshit

So something like the usual CIA psyops playbook also ran in South America, Indonesia, Iran. Those things that over the last decades caused unrest, coup d’etat, massive killings in those ex-colonies that had interesting ores or were backdrop for proxy confrontations between superpowers?

Guess who's now automating small-biz IT jobs? Yes, it's Microsoft


I can already see

when peeps ask for more disk space...

Dear rioters: Hiding your face with scarves, hats can't fool this AI system


As long as the AI can be trained to also identify baton happy cops, I'll be fine with this

FOIA documents show the Kafkaesque state of US mass surveillance


Re: To Constitute or not to Constitute...

That is, until the sociopath fats the keys to the kingdom. At that point your pretty f$cked. Communism, Capitalism, the problem is the underlying human material

Utah fights man's attempt to marry laptop

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Jr forum troll

This lawyer trying to pull off a False Dilemma fallacy isn't that entertaining. I've seen more subtle and elegant attempts on good ol' usenet.

Try harder.

Smart telly, router, app makers have left a security hole open for – drum-roll – three years


Re: Lettuce prey...

Nah but I wouldn't be surprised if it'll be common occurrence for Auntlizzies to be swatted and wake up at gunpoint for running a proxy used for terrorist comms... from their Smart Teapot

Bona-fide science: Which forms of unusual sex are mainstream?


Re: Missionary position

Well, literally it's also a homosexual act: "homo" same, "hetero" different.

Microsoft in 1-year Windows XP survival deal with UK govt


Re: Wasting taxpayer's money again

Uh, I wasn't aware that in the UK, University meant technical training school. Back in Italy you're taught general principles of maths, logic, physics, programming and design, not just dragging a mouse around a screenful of buttons... I guess that's why people think I'm a brainless chimp when I say I have an MSc in engineering...

Is lightspeed really a limit?

Paris Hilton

what's the point?

What's the point in linking to the Royal Society's article? I mean, the subscription is a bl**p'n 1,6 k€ and the article itself is 26€, only for 1 month, ah the misery!

Hardly convenient. And people wonder about the mounting ignorance of the populace... a peek at Paris usually come for free


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