* Posts by jgarbo

410 posts • joined 3 Jun 2013

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Nancy Pelosi ties Chinese cyber-attacks to need for Taiwan visit

jgarbo

Re: China's just testing the waters

You mean the fascist warlord Chiang-kai Shek and his thugs, who slaughtered Formosan natives and prostituted their women? Backed by CIA.... Mainland China would now be a slave trader's paradise. Read some history.

US warns losing access to Taiwanese chips could break the economy

jgarbo

Who do you think operates the HIMARS? US army, who are getting killed with every missile strike. Four now, plus maybe two sold to Russians by Nazis. Dumb Yanks.

jgarbo
Devil

Re: Chips with everything

The City (Wall St "advising") will decide next PM: dumb, aggressive, vain, pliable. Who could she be?

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Re: Chips with everything

Gee, born only yesterday and you can type? US instant recession? Try Chinese hypersonic missiles (via Russia) on TSMC factories, no collateral damage (email CEO first). USA goes dark. China ramps up 7nm chips production.

Oh, maybe Nancy Pelosi's August visit will scare China, right? What's the American word for "moronic imbecile"?

Russia, Iran discuss tech manufacturing, infosec and e-governance collaboration

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Boffin

Re: Legality

Russia's "invasion" - Special Military Operation" - is legal under the Geneva Convention's Care to Protect a population threatened with genocide, as ethnic Russian speakers were in Donbas for 8 years. Remember, this "war" started in 2014, while Europe was asleep and Russian civilians were burned alive in Odessa. War crimes committed by UK mercenaries are now being punished, also under the Geneva Convention. Do some research, boys.

Apple forgoes cooling systems in M2 MacBook Air

jgarbo

Re: Adverts

Opera browser, auto ad blocker and VPN (proxie). Never see an ad.

World's top chipmaking equipment maker claims Chinese rival may infringe IP

jgarbo

You're 30 years late, no more Commies, all capitalists now. Try to keep up.

jgarbo
Devil

Outrageous! Only Western companies are allowed to steal IP secrets. Who do they think they are?

Ericsson pulls out of Russia 'indefinitely' to protest war in Ukraine

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FAIL

Re: Where was Ericsson during the war against Iraq?

And where was moralist Ericsson from 2014 - 2022 when Ukro-Nazis were murdering ethnic Russians (15,000 dead)?

Distributor dumps Kaspersky to show solidarity with Ukraine

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Facepalm

Good for Discker!

So Mr Dick's supporting the neo-Nazi govt of Ukraine against the evil Russians? Good work.

jgarbo
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Re: For what it’s worth

Yep. Idiot Americans are tossing out Vodka not made in Russia, but locally. But then "Muricans, you know.

Afraid of the big bad Linux desktop? Zorin 16.1 is here

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Bond, James Bond

Christopher Walken as crazy villain in A View to Kill. Raised race horses, killed escaping in his airship.

UK govt signs IT contracts 'without understanding' the needs

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Where are the (serious) Russian cyberattacks?

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Ukraine asks ICANN to delete all Russian domains

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Ericsson admits it may have paid off ISIS terrorists

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Russia 'stole US defense data' from IT systems

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Re: Skid mark

Keep your hair shirt on, pal. It's straight forward industrial espionage against lazy folks who don't lock doors or leave the key under the mat. Everyone does it, even God-fearing Americans. It's just that the "other side" is much better at it. Anyway, why would Russia steal weapon plans? Theirs are far better.

Samsung reveals new smartphones, tablets... and yes. The S22 Ultra is undeniably good

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Happy

Re: For 1K in cash I want

That's why I still use my "venerable" Note 4. New battery: $8, changed in 30 seconds.

EthereumMax, a Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather Jr sued over alleged 'pump and dump' cryptocurrency scam

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Happy

There's "crypto" and blockchain

Etherium is a private operation, ie unlimited coins, most held by owner who can invent more anytime: ie inflation. Then there's blockchain, the base of BTC, ie limited to 21 million coins, fully transparent operations. BTC is now an official currency in El Salvador and you can actually "buy a cup of coffee" with BTC, instantly.

These bozos don't understand the difference between stone castles on a hill and sand castles at low tide. They'll suffer.

My BTC has bumps but no dumps, and it rises steadily, while the USD has fallen 40% since 2000. So much for fiat currency, colored paper...

Never mind the Panic button – there's a key to Compose yourself

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ภาษาไทยง่ายมาก

Thai's easy if you switch to Thai keyboard software (easy in Linux), hardware might need stickers on foreign keyboards.

Typing is HELL - 46 consonants, ~125 vowels! And of course "nospacebetweenthewords". My wife does my Thai typing when I need to insert Thai in my reports.

Name of our capital :

กรุงเทพมหานครอมรรัตนโกสินทร์มหินทรายุธยามหาดิลกภพนพรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถานอมรพิมาอวตารสถิตสักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์

"Bangkok" is unheard of among Thais, strictly tourist term .

Bitcoin 'inventor' will face forgery claims over his Satoshi Nakamoto proof, rules High Court

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Devil

Surely, it's simple

If Wright is Satoshi, who mined 1.1 million BTC, all he has to do is login and sell one. If he can't, he could still be Satoshi - the Forgetful...and Poor.

Intel ‘regrets’ offending China with letter telling suppliers to avoid Xinjiang

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Re: Grow a pair

Since there's no forced labor, abuse, torture, etc, as proved by BBC (!) and independent journalists Intel should "grow a pair" and tell the CIA and Crazy Christian Adrian Zenz to F*** off. El Reg folks don't get out much but this old hack does,

£42k for a top-class software engineer? It's no wonder uni research teams can't recruit

jgarbo

Right! Bad grammar is inexcusable when recruiting IT staff.

Pop!_OS 21.10: Radical distro shows potential but does not play nicely with others

jgarbo

Re: Just Say No

Who cares where the dock sits. Just tag it auto hide or (in Plasma) Windows can cover. Simple. Full screen

RAF shoots down 'terrorist drone' over US-owned special ops base in Syria

jgarbo
Devil

Re: Technically fantastic but...

The Russian Pantsir AA battery machine guns have been knocking out similar ISIS pests for years. About £50 a pop. Probably cheaper than the drone.

Dutch nuclear authority bans anti-5G pendants that could hurt their owners via – you guessed it – radiation

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Alien

Re: WTF?

Anal probes are only mentioned by Catholic choir boys.

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Re: Ha Ha Ha

No different from any religious grift. Gold plated crosses guarantee eternal life and entry into Heaven? Once you get them believing in a sky god they buy anything.

The dark equation of harm versus good means blockchain’s had its day

jgarbo
Boffin

Re: We know it has no future

BTC has been used as a parallel currency in El Salvador since September. You can buy anything with it, from ice cream to a house. However its main use is for foreign remittances, which are instantaneous and almost free via Lightning network. Its cost of mining is usually cheap due to its use of stranded or waste power, eg off peak, hydro, and in El Salvador almost free due to geothermal power.

BTC is unique among "cryptos", in that it's limited, decentralized, unconfiscatable. The others are unlimited, controlled by the inventor.

Panasonic admits intruders were inside its servers for months

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Big Brother

A real pro crack...hidden for months

Usual suspects NSA? Looking for Telsa battery specs to revive GM? Musk has said all Tesla patents are open source, so why bother, unless Panasonic holds separate patents on production. Regardless, undetected for ~5 mths is good work.

Apple sues 'amoral 21st century mercenaries' NSO for infecting iPhones with Pegasus spyware

jgarbo
Pirate

Excue me, Karen...

Does tough guy Cook realize he's dealing with Mossad? They really are tough. Be polite, Timmy, or they'll incinerate you.

jgarbo
Headmaster

Re: Seriously?

Or that one understands the difference in English between a sentence and a relative clause.

Lithuania tells its citizens to throw Xiaomi mobile devices in the bin

jgarbo

Re: Free Tibet!

Free Tibet!! Bring back slavery, monastic pedophilia, poverty, starvation, feudal landlords...oh and levitating loons.

jgarbo

Re: CHaaS

You're quoting NYT? What next, Marvel Comics?

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Re: CHaaS

In Fascism, the corporations control the govt, eg, USA. In Socialism, the govt controls the corporations, eg, China. Your ignorance will impede your progress.

China's taikonauts return from heavenly palace after 92-day mission

jgarbo

Re: why aren't they going to the ISS?

Keeping doubting. Saves thinking.

Apache OpenOffice can be hijacked by malicious documents, fix still in beta

jgarbo
Coat

Re: LibreOffice

Maybe call it "Patriot Office" for Texas. Sure winner...

LA cops told to harvest social media handles from people they stop, suspect or not

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Big Brother

Re: But ...

That should pay for your new bridgework and prosthetic leg after you tried to assault him...

ProtonMail deletes 'we don't log your IP' boast from website after French climate activist reportedly arrested

jgarbo
Devil

Re: Just curious...

He complained loudly about the weather. Off with his head!

Florida man might just stick it to HP for injecting sneaky DRM update into his printers that rejected non-HP ink

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It's Simple

You *buy* a product it's yours - to use, fix or destroy. You *lease* a product you follow lessor (owner) rules. Did HP sell or lease (much cheaper) the printer? If he bought it's his to modify without intervention from the maker. Case closed .

Bangkok Airways hit by LockBit ransomware attack, loses lotsa data after refusing to pay

jgarbo
Devil

Don't mess with Dr Prasert

They don't know who they're dealing with. Bangkok Airways owner (also owner of Samui airport), Dr Prasert is a tough cookie. He'd never pay, and more, he'd go after the hackers. I hope they're not Thai or they'll be sleeping with the fishes.

Smoking smartphone sparks emergency evacuation of Alaska Airlines jet, two taken to hospital

jgarbo
Headmaster

Re: Ah, for the good old days

Remind me, which language are we using? It seems your pedantry is superfluous.

Firefox 91 introduces cookie clearing, clutter-free printing, Microsoft single sign-on... so where are all the users?

jgarbo

Re: Bold move

Opera, my daily drive, automatically blocks ads, and throws in a VPS (proxie). Brave, my #2, is aggressive on ads and scripts by default. Both use less memory than FF. I run Kubuntu, so maybe it's different on MS.

Tech support scams subside somewhat, but Millennials and Gen Z think they're bulletproof and suffer

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Thumb Down

But you're wasting your time as much as his. Silly.

jgarbo
Meh

Re: Make them hang up

Better. I usually say, "Very interesting, just let me turn down the TV." Then let him hang on. No accusation, no revenge. Thai style punishment. Neglect with plausible deniability.

NSO Group 'will no longer be responding to inquiries' about misuse of its software

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Black Helicopters

NSA swats cheeky NSO?

Word is that NSO got cheeky, stealing customers/victims from traditional spy services. So Amnesty (CIA controlled) leaked NSO capers to keep NSA king of the hill. The Israelis must kow-tow to the master, not compete.

Amnesty International and French media protection org claim massive misuse of NSO spyware

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Facepalm

No surprise

AI, at least, has been a CIA honey pot for years. I'd consider them sloppy if they weren't spying on members and associates. Next...

USA warns Hong Kong government may demand business and customer data, run surveillance without warrants

jgarbo
Devil

Outrageous!

Are the Chinese going to act exactly like the US and scan & steal customer data? They copy everything!

Xiaomi parties like a winner after coming second on world smartphone sales charts

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Happy

Re: "hires 5,000 engineers"

China's as capitalist as the West, except for essential industries. That's how they got their billionaires, who are kept on a tight leash. "Political freedom"? Oh, throwing tantrums about the color of the PM's underwear? Childish.

Huh, it's as if something happened that made people not like CentOS so much

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Facepalm

Re: Too much choice?

Sounds like you assume only one person/group builds all these rebellious distros.That would waste time and energy. But it's not so. At most, a few people/groups build/maintain a couple of aspects. eg Desktops, Browsers, Tools, Multimedia, etc. And again, you're free to choose. I stick with Kubuntu - no big surprises and mostly pleasant. You don't have to try every distro.

Windows 11 still doesn't understand our complex lives – and it hurts

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Re: A prayer for those forced to use Teams

Two feet? Quite a length for one lad...

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