* Posts by L05ER

133 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Feb 2013


Someone's spreading an MBR-trashing copy of the Christchurch killer's 'manifesto' – and we're OK with this, maybe?


Re: A meme-laden soup of troll-tastic nihilistic nonsense

I have, and I'm fairly certain they have too.

That description is spot on.

Your mates vape. Your boss quit smoking. You promised to quit in 2019. But how will Big Tobacco give it up?


Re: Look out

"The issue is not that vaping is less lethal than smoking -- it is -- but that you don't want people going from non-smoker to vaper, as that's a retrograde step."

You missed the entire point... and you tried to cover it with a strawman. If teens start vaping instead of smoking ciggs, that's not retrograde. It isn't at all uncommon to create another, different, problem when you solve one. As I see it the problem is that teens lust after adulthood and adult behavior... and you're acting like a symptom is THE problem. Ultimately, If you can reduce harm, you should...

Plenty of other unhealthy FLAVORED things are sold to adults all the time... don't give me that designed for kids crap, adults buy toys for themselves now. Time to stop acting like people grow out of liking things that taste good and are colorful.

'Say hello to my little vacuum cleaner!' US drug squad puts spycams in cleaner's kit


Lock em up!

Shop-Vac brand is absolute shit, ANYONE supporting such horribly designed products should be locked up...

also, exhaust port methodology is more flawed than mentioned here... most come with filters and covers that mostly stay in place. As long as you can manage heat... the motor's exhaust slot would be a better bet. Far less chance of someone opening the motor itself, or of it ever being obstructed.

That amazing Microsoft software quality, part 97: Windows Phone update kills Outlook, Calendar



There is no such thing as being too late to market with a unique product.

The problem was that they didn't commit to the vision of winphone7... all the core things people did with their phones were super streamlined and built-in.

Winphone8 stopped that and forced everyone back to apps... with the thinking that they would get updates faster. Microsoft should have published (or heavily incentivized) themselves, since attracting devs was already a tall order for a small marketshare phone.

Basically they broke their own feet, and then put their head in a noose... it had nothing do with "being too late"... you trend whore.


If only...

If the rest of the phone industry would stop chasing nonsensical features... and charging a premium for nonsense... maybe they could tempt me away from my 1020.

I want a good camera, and a phone OS that doesn't rearrange itself every few months...

NOT some bullshit edge to edge screen (because reasons!), redundant camera lenses for stupid photo party tricks, fingerprint sensors for ppl too impatient for a pin, stupidly thin to the point of being not fit for purpose, and absolutely requiring an aftermarket case which almost always interferes with touch recognition (see edge to edge screen).

Deride us all you want, when the phone industry moves beyond it's teenager-in-high-school levels of nonsense chasing, I'll buy.

Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse


So conflation... much wow.

People that want to discuss race need to settle on what a race is.

Black in the UK and European in the us?! Geographic origin is a race Now?

If nationality and geographic origin are races... most of the comments here are racist toward americans. Generally only because they are ignorant to the culture... but I digress.

Robots/androids/gydroids are machines. Machines are abused, because that's their entire purpose.

I miss the days when we were all focused on scientific and technical advancements and not the the politics of of faux "racism"...

Have to use SMB 1.0? Windows 10 April 2018 Update says NO


Re: pop up a warning?

So... keep people in the dark out of fear of complacency?

I don't want to live on this world anymore.

President Trump broke US Constitution with Twitter bans – judge


Re: Public?

No, the "space around" his tweets are what is considered a public forum in this judgement. Not necessarily the platform itself.

Forcing people to mute you is the same as calling security in a meeting... it certainly disrupts the flow, whether you believe it does or not.

While I believe well reasoned dissent should not be blocked... people responding with things considerably more infantile than the original tweet shouldn't be protected in doing so.



While I'm fairly certain this will be overturned for any one of a number of reasons... i hope we get a free speech on a private platform affirming decision.

Should open the doors to stamping out platform censorship, but probably not in my lifetime.

Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed


Re: Early information

The Brady bill.

Good thing you exposed how stupid you are so I don't have to address anything else you said...

Brrr! It's a snow day and someone has pwned the chuffin' school heating



Back in my day, seniors pulled the fuses from all the AC units... That was a miserable end of grade exam in 95 degree heat.

No tech needed.

Tech giants at war: Google pulls plug on YouTube in Amazon kit


Re: Don't get worked up over each other

i'm actually surprised to find this kind of drivel here...

we have to keep the recent changes (a power grab to legitimize an illegitimate decree) to make sure the web is as open as it ever was... how do more people not see this as complete bullshit? that all traffic should be treated equal? are you serious?!?!

i paid for network priority for over a decade before anyone cared or saw it as a threat.

Inside Internet Archive: 10PB+ of storage in a church... oh, and a little fight to preserve truth


Re: Loophole

The issue is applying a current robots.txt to an archived version of a site.

For example: Try viewing the official Chevrolet Monte Carlo website from 2006 on archive.org. It reads the current Chevrolet.com robots.txt and disallows access to archived content.

It has nothing to do with current web standards and is solely about how the way back machine handles robots.txt in relation to previously scraped and archived content.

My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user


the nokia purchase...

Ballmer was on the right track with windows phone.

The only winphone issue with any real weight behind it was lack of apps... Which is easy to fix, pay them to port their wares.

Then nadella pissed all over everything and Microsoft has no real future...

Trump tramples US Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit


Re: ID 10 T alert

it actually refers to the right to read some of the president's communications... part of governmental transparency.

it's all bullshit, they want to force him to allow them to harras his account and mock his tweets. the only thing you can't do to a blocked account is: participate in the tweets. you can still see them while logged out.

Fancy fixing your own mobile devices? Just take the display off carefu...CRUNCH !£$%!

Thumb Down

Re: It's the way things are going

'buy some insurance for when your device breaks then you can get it professionally repaired'

those professional insurance companies, the handful of them... are a HUGE ripoff. everybody i know has had a bad experience with them, from unreadable replacement screens and refurbs with dead batteries to shoddy reassembly...

i'll never use them again, but i'll also never spend insane money on a flagship phone again either.

The internet may well be the root cause of today's problems… but not in the way you think


Re: "his idea should be taken a step further and be implemented with property and cash. "

"The problem is not large landlords." if it isn't now... give Airbnb a few years unchecked.

"You might think this is irrelevant but the prices they will pay jack the price up for every other would-be homeowner in every city where this happens." it's not irrelevant, but not a big factor... Airbnb is a much bigger threat to most people. they allow even your regular homeowner to have the same effect on the market by inflating the value of a home... if you can rent a nice home for $2k/mo or list it on airbnb for a potential $4.5k/mo (assuming fully booked @$150/day) or you could have it sit empty for half the month and make the same money... that's smart business, but it creates the scenario you talk about EVERYWHERE.


Re: Christian Berger: The problem isn't ideologies spreading on the Internet

"Companies have no money, whatever you call any tax on them. "Company money" is simply income from doing business; it is actually customers' money."

i get what you are trying to say, all costs trickle down to the customer... ALL COSTS. that doesn't mean companies don't have money. in your scenario, all apple users should have access to that immense cash horde.

Alabama man gets electrocuted after sleeping with iPhone


so much wrong here...

don't sleep with chains/necklaces on...

don't charge things with extension cables...

make sure plugs are fully inserted...

don't ignore all of the above at the same freaking time!

Facebook, Google slammed for 'commercial prostitution'



The CPM for videos is nowhere near $7...


Can you ethically suggest a woman pursue a career in tech?


No more heroes...

How can we ever have heroes and role models who break the status quo if we actively eliminate the status quo...

Would Jackie Robinson be remembered at all if this bullshit approach existed back then?

Things are what they are, because of what they are. People need to be brave a swallow shit to change things...

That doesn't mean I think sexual harassment is okay... Just that overheard dongle jokes are not sufficient reason for anyone to get their knickers in a twist.

Roses are red, you're feeling blue, 'cos no one wants to watch VR telly with you


excuse me?

working man here, just because i make less than the avg person doesn't mean i settle for crap kit.

i saved for a vive and am glad i did. how else can 3 months of starbucks last until version 2?

Vizio coughs up $2.2m after its smart TVs spied on millions of families


Re: Although i profoundly dislike the death penalty...

like money corrects missing out on your children growing up... not to mention the possibility of being killed in prison.

if the burden of proof is high enough, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the ultimate punishment.

Dieselgate: VW pleads guilty, will cough up $4.3bn, throws 6 staff under its cheatware bus


Re: Where does the $4.3e9 go?

there's a pretty massive buyback/reimbursement program, but i'm not sure if it is part of this number specifically.

Renewed calls for Tesla to scrap Autopilot after number of crashes


don quixote

gotta stay relevant somehow... i guess.


Re: Statistically....




Re: Statistically....

since autopilot has never EVER meant "without any human backup."...

i'd say the former.

The hated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will soon be dead. Yay?



"based on a series of theoretical situations and slanted readings of the text."

until those situations come to pass and it's interpreted that way... just like every other law that has totally never had that happen... no thanks.

RIP EarthLink, 1994–2016: From AOL killer to regional ISP's attic



i still use my earthlink email...

Computer forensics defuses FBI's Clinton email 'bombshell'


the problem is...

All those things you're so dismissive about ( so what if she destroyed some evidence she was told to retain, who cares?) Would land a normal person in jal for a long time, and we all know it.

Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%


didn't read the article...

smartwatches are as much a fad as tablets were 10yrs ago...

it's going to take some time... ya fucking cynics (i say lovingly from one cynic to another) ;)

Super Cali: Be realistic, 'autopilot' is bogus – even though the sound of it is something quite precocious



great, instead of educating people on what ANY/THE REAL autopilot does... let's just act like the reg and be complete buffoons and act like autopilot should be capable of more than it is.

and just because California (the single biggest nanny state in the us) agrees with you... doesn't make you correct... it's just makes you like the avg idiotic Californian.

Hackers hijack Tesla Model S from afar, while the cars are moving


you do realize...

that most (if not all) cars come with some level of connection...

GM's OnStar service has had this level of control over cellular modem for some time now. tracking and shutting down a stolen car is one of its selling points...

why is it so much Tesla hate (in the form of FUD) can be found on the register? the article seemed to avoid directly spreading any this time around, but the comments are still steeped in it.

member when el reg used to be amazing?

i member...


Re: In other news..

so you'll accept the assurances of one group of people, but not another? biased much?

i'm not saying to believe Tesla, i'm saying you can't trust anyone with your stuff... just ask j-law.

Is Tesla telling us the truth over autopilot spat?


Re: Autonomous Cars

to claim that autopilot is at all misleading is stupidity at best.

autopilot doesn't do what you think it does, and that is not tesla's fault.

the name is very accurate... and i'd argue better than its namesake. unless of course plane autopilot has any obstacle detection and avoidance capabilities i'm unaware of...


all these implications...

where do you get them?

the only message i ever got from the "blame shifting" as it was called... was that the system as a whole was (as designed at the time), insufficient to handle the circumstances it found itself in. period.

none of the BS this article seems eager to shove down people's throats... but then what should i expect from a publication that has been nothing but hostile toward the autopilot system. everything i know about its namesake and everything the company itself has stated is far and away from how it is presented here.

do you people complain about traction control because it doesn't maintain traction 100% of the time without fail? ABS because they still momentarily lock in very wet conditions?

Tesla to stop killing drivers: Software update beamed to leccy cars


Re: Light bulb moment?

i wonder why anyone thinks autopilot will do the job for them... name me anything automated that works 100% of the time, without any human guidance or intervention.

does nobody at the reg understand actual capabilities of a plane's autopilot? why do people think we pay pilots when we have autopilot?

too many people with more dollars than sense can afford these things is the only problem... not the autopilot system, not lidar, not extra safety features on large trucks...

HDMI hooks up with USB-C in cables that reverse, one way



i'll keep pfaffing about with my Display Port to VGA "dongle", TYVM.

Tech fails miserably in Forbes' most innovative companies



they are raising prices 5 fold and testing what happens when you dump bull shit into the market waters in defense of their actions. that's both financial and market innovation.

or robbery, depends on the size of your bank account.

Post-Silk Road, Feds bust chaps for 'dealing heroin, coke' on world's largest dark web souk



$1000 isn't really that much for a month's supply... That's about what I spend for good weed for me and my girlfriend... But I do consider us to have a pretty big habit.

Nevermind if we did something really expensive like heroin or coke...

Your 'intimate personal massager' – cough – is spying on you


is it though?

is it still irony if it's complementary to the opposition?

the inverse is true of the left here... doesn't want guns, but killing babies should be completely legal.

Kaspersky so very sorry after suggesting its antivirus will get you laid


Re: An On-Purpose

who taught you people the meaning of the word mistake?

it's merely a wrong action... it can be done intentionally and realized as wrong after the fact.

holy shit they can't even apologize properly to some of you overly sensitive cunts... #NeverApologize

Empty your free 30GB OneDrive space today – before Microsoft deletes your files for you


follow the numbers...

75tb / 14000 is just over 5gigs avg.

bullshit it was problem users... they just needed to find the amount most people would need/use and then give away slightly less.

i'm one of the few that clicked to keep my 15gig... not that it really matters, i'm moving away from my M$ ecosystem.

Revive revived: Oculus DRM push shattered as DIY devs strike back


Re: Pirates?

yes, but if they are honest about that... they have very little legal footing to go after users for breaking the system.

interoperability is generally seen as a legitimate reason to break technological restrictions... but not piracy. their lawyers would have to be stupid to have not advised them to sell it as "anti-piracy".

NetSuite hacker thrown in the cooler for a year, fined $124,000


Re: $189,000

assuming these are actual costs, i'd say it's fair given the shared blame nature of most "hacks".

any bad press generated by a company's failure is deserved. he pays for the damage, they pay for the failure.

Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill



given how he to tries to extort people, i wouldn't doubt he sought out such a jurisdiction.

i would if that was how i was trying to make a living... smarter not harder and all that.


lol wut?

decent monochrome laser printers are minimum $80 new in any retail outlet here in the US. open box or refurb maybe for $50... but that is the same thing as buying used...

you question the wisdom in selling a thing? please inform us of the error in our ways great god of free market capitalism...

what the hell can't be touchy at times? basically... can you be any more wrong?

The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware


Re: Even though most people evidently prefer Android and IOS

if more people bitched about the problem instead of just settling for overwhelming mountains of shit apps, MAYBE we wouldn't be here.

just a thought from another WinPhone user since WinCE.

Kids these days can't even write a decent virus


suspicion of posession...


Woz says wearables – even Apple Watch – aren't 'compelling'


Re: Success of the Apple II

that was a "useful" case... not a compelling one.

apple doesn't hold on to market share with useful... plenty of others will do that for a lot cheaper. why do you think the only industry that still clings to macs are creative/designer types? they're compelled to use design oriented products.