* Posts by horse of a different color

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Stop tracking me, Google: Austrian citizen files GDPR legal complaint over Android Advertising ID

horse of a different color

Re: ICO (...) pause our investigation because of COVID-19

It's also about generalising an issue to avoid holding specific companies to account. If Google has a unique tracking ID that users do not give consent to, then Google should be held accountable for *their* abuse of GDPR. Let's not bury this in an investigation of real-time bidding and the adtech industry.

EU court tells prudish IP office to fack off for balking at 'fack ju' trademark application

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Trollface

German comedy is no laughing matter!

Crazy idea but hear us out... With robots taking people's jobs, can we rethink this whole working to survive thing?

horse of a different color
Trollface

Re: I agree

Ayn Rand, is that you?

Shouldn't Uber freeze app accounts to prevent spread of coronavirus by drivers and fares? Oh, OK, it already is

horse of a different color

Re: Well whaddya know

Pretty sure the reason is to protect the drivers from thieves, not viruses.

Pair charged with murder, manslaughter after IBM Aspera boffin killed in New Year's Eve laptop theft struggle

horse of a different color

Re: A warning for us all.

Two wrongs don't make a right, as the saying goes.

After four years, Rust-based Redox OS is nearly self-hosting

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Rust vim

I'm disappointed they didn't call their Rust-compiled vim rum.

'Sophisticated' cyber attack on UK Labour Party platforms was probably just a DDoS, says official

horse of a different color
Holmes

It’s the Russians, I tellsya.

Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket

horse of a different color

Re: Red for stop?

Better a lazy asshole, than an asshole who races through amber lights...

horse of a different color

Re: Red for stop?

If they changed the amber light for a BMW logo, I think everyone would understand what sort of driver goes through an amber light...

Computer says no: An expression-analysing AI has been picking out job candidates for Unilever

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Headmaster

No one else spotted this?

algorythms - for computation with a musical beat, presumably.

Chef melts under heat, will 86 future deals with family-separating US immigration agencies

horse of a different color

It's half-baked...

It's possible to reverse-engineer AI chatbots to spout nonsense, smut or sensitive information

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Terminator

Re: I personally don't understand

This is how we will spot the replicants when the inevitable AI apocalypse happens.

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Terminator

You're in a desert and you're walking along in the sand and all of a sudden you look down and...

MPs call for 'immediate' stop to facial recog in UK as report underlines bias risks in 'pre-crime' algos used by coppers

horse of a different color

Also, insert joke about cold, humourless automatons at departure gates being replaced by robots.

horse of a different color
Terminator

I went through Gatwick on Monday. Isn’t it just automating passport control? I can’t see much harm in using AI to match your face to your passport photo. Trawling public spaces for faces is something else entirely. I hope they succeed in getting this stuff banned.

Another sign of the End Times: Free software guru Richard Stallman speaks at Microsoft HQ

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Re: Stallman went there to preach the Gospel of Free Software

Google is a 'force for good', and they are a bunch of insufferable hypocrites!

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words

horse of a different color

Re: Source code profanity

Could be feck. He might be working with Irish priests.

Clutching at its Perl 6, developer community ponders language name with less baggage

horse of a different color

How about Pearl? The next language iteration could then be called Peaarl. Future proof!

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

horse of a different color

Not sure why your comment has been down voted, but I agree - this is a technology web site, and i don’t want to see political stories.

As browser rivals block third-party tracking, Google pitches 'Privacy Sandbox' peace plan

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Re: Liar, liar, pants on fire!

I had a look at the Washington Post link, and I got the impression it was more about how publishers can monetise user information, rather than advertisers. Not about protecting privacy at all, just about where the money ends up.

There once was a biz called Bitbucket, that told Mercurial to suck it. Now devs are dejected, their code soon ejected

horse of a different color

Re: That was a close call.

I'm always a bit suspicious of developers who don't like the command line.

Dropbox would rather write code twice than try to make C++ work on both iOS and Android

horse of a different color

Re: High level GC languages increase productivity

In fairness, I was being facetious and not serious. :)

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Joke

Re: High level GC languages increase productivity

You sound like a shill for Big Language!

Tor pedos torpedoed again, this time Feds torpedo four Tor pedos – and keep how they unmasked dark-web scumbags under wraps

horse of a different color

Re: Keeping mum

I heard they used PDF files to catch the paedophiles.

As many as 100,000 IBM staff axed in recent years as Big Blue battles to reinvent itself from IT's 'old fuddy duddy'

horse of a different color

I’d much rather work with a greybeard than a hipster.

Google settles a four-year age-discrimination battle with 227 engineers by dishing out... $11m

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Devil

Turns out there's a lot of scope for evil when your motto is "don't be evil".

Facebook chucks 1.5 hours' profit at Citizens Advice anti-scam charity to defuse consumer champ's defamation suit

horse of a different color

Perhaps we could crowd source some ads on Facebook with Zuck's face, warning about the prevalence of fake ads on Facebook?

Former UK PM Tony Blair urges governments to sort out online ID

horse of a different color

Still, nice to see him take a break from prostrating himself before the nearest dictator with a cheque book.

In Rust we trust: Brave smashes speed limit after rewriting ad-block engine in super-lang

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Gimp

Re: Thank you for this article

''certain websites''

we need a sid james or kenneth williams icon!

horse of a different color

Re: Probably rewriting it they rewrote it right...

I've started to learn Rust, and I disagree that it generates small binaries - from my experience the binaries are larger than corresponding C++ programs, and you have to invest some effort in making them smaller. Other than that, it is very fast and efficient.

Kids can be so crurl: Lead dev unchuffed with Google's plan to remake curl in its own image

horse of a different color

Give it a REST!

horse of a different color

They're not httpie about it.

The biggest uptick in demand for software devs by bosses is for... *rubs eyes* blockchain engineers?!?

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Re: I got interviewed to work as a blockchain engineer,,,

was that the consensus?

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Mushroom

tabs not spaces?!

seriously, how can any serious developer use tabs and not spaces?! TABS, FFS. next they'll be putting braces on a new line BY ITSELF, and calling braces 'curly brackets'. bloody heathens.

Bored bloke takes control of British Army 'psyops' unit's Twitter

horse of a different color

Re: "We have always been at war with Eastasia"

Hasn't Terry Christian let himself go?

Want to create fake web profile pics? This creepy AI tool makes them on demand. Plus predictive policing, and more

horse of a different color

Re: This Person Does Not Exist

Well, hopefully it won't lead to anyone getting framed.

Things that make you go .hm... Has a piece of the internet just sunk into the ocean? It appears so

horse of a different color

It even uses tables for layout. That's some seriously old school HTML.

Don't get THAT personal, says personalised cards firm Moonpig. Dick pics. They mean dick pics

horse of a different color

Re: T&Cs???

D&B => dick & balls! Although fair point, unless you like to wear your underpants backwards, like me.

Want to spin up Ubuntu VMs from Windows 10's command line, eh? We'll need to see a Multipass

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Re: Webservers?

e-Machines?!? What year is this?

And lo! Tim Cook becometh tech Jesus. But with more awards

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Joke

Does U2 count as hate speech?

I have to confess, I say some pretty hateful things when I hear a U2 album.

Excuse me, but have you heard the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Chr-AI-st?

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Coat

Re: Accuracy

As long as it translates cheesemakers to any manufacturer of dairy products, I'll be happy.

Apple macOS Mojave: There's goth mode but developers will have to wait for the juicy stuff

horse of a different color

Piles is a great name

Much more fun than 'Stacks'.

Brit startup plans fusion-powered missions to the stars

horse of a different color

Only 7 years, mate! Are you in your 80s?!

Oracle pours a mug o' Java 11 for its addicts, tips pot of Binary Code License down the sink

horse of a different color

Just manipulate the pointer, and some poor fool elsewhere can work out why freeing a char* occasionally causes a segfault!

Excuse me, but your website's source code appears to be showing

horse of a different color

Re: Always pick the right tool for the job

i'm curious, are you suggesting that git isn't the right tool for the job? is there some other SCM you had in mind?

Texas ISP slams music biz for trying to turn it into a 'copyright cop'

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Re: illegal

A copyright violation is equivalent to stealing a Policeman’s helmet.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ALZZx1xmAzg

Google shaves half a gig off Android Poundland Edition

horse of a different color

Re: Old Linux ?

8MB? Luxury! I remember running Acorn OS on 32K, and counting myself bloody lucky!

Imagine Python fan fiction written in C, read with a Lisp: Code lingo Nim gets cash injection

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Coat

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Perl, by comparison, combines the speed of Python, the readability of Lisp and the extensibility of C...

The age of hard drives is over as Samsung cranks out consumer QLC SSDs

horse of a different color

Re: Ah, but

Bah. Some of us remember storing all our data on C15 cassettes.

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