* Posts by bigtimehustler

685 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Jun 2013

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Twitter set for more layoffs as Musk mulls next move

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Re: Requirements

Why should the majority not get what they want because the majority was not big enough? Thst basically means the minority gets what they want far more often. Doesn't really sound right to me.

World Cup apps pose a data security and privacy nightmare

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If you have a Samsung phone, just install the apps into the secure folder instead of the main phone. It will only have access to what else is in your secure folder. Just make sure when anyone us going to check, you already have the app open and don't go searching into the secure folder in front of them.

SpaceX reportedly fires staffers behind open letter criticising Elon Musk

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Re: Careful what you ask for

So why has Elon not been removed? He's broken financial rules and been involved in a defamation case. I don't believe those are legal.

US must adopt USB-C charging standard like EU, senators urge

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True, and the same problem will no doubt apply. The plugs are much bigger than some other designs, but we are stuck with them.

Plot to defeat crypto meltdown: Solend votes to seize, liquidate whale account

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Very true, but it's hit really bad lows in the past. Lots of people will buy and hope for the next climb.

Telegram criticizes Apple for 'intentionally crippling' web app features on iOS

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Really? Why exactly? I've never felt the need or want for a desktop Facebook or Instagram installed on my laptop. Any app can provide a very decent service on a browser if it's written correctly.

Tough news for Apple as EU makes USB-C common charging port for most electronic devices

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Re: USB-C, why not IEC C14?

You need to hook up with the guy who replied to another one of my comments relating this to a washer.

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Re: Remember how well it worked last time...back in 2009.

This is a requirement on the device port. Not the charger. So it really has nothing to do with chargers, just cables. Pretty much all of them are standard USB anyway, regardless of what the device port end is.

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Re: Remember how well it worked last time...back in 2009.

OK, so given this has been brought in to stop waste. If what you are saying happens, which obviously it will have to eventually. All new devices will have to follow the new standard and everyone that buys any new device will throw their cable away. How on earth does it stop waste?

You say that people will only throw it away when their device is no longer required, that's exactly what happens now. I've never needed to buy a different cable spec for the same device in its lifetime. Once two, maybe 3 standards are in force, you'll have devices of different ages snd again, different cables for all of them, that you throw away when you buy the new standard device.

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What does that have to do with it? The issue here is the size the port takes up on the device. The innovation isn't going to be happening in the plug. It happens in the device. This is a mandate for a certain port size and shape in the device. Not in the wall.

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Pretty sure with your dishwasher, you only want power going in, not data in and out as well. I am also pretty sure that unless your washing clothes for insects, size isn't an issue with the connection either. On top of that, I presume the cable isn't removable either. Any more smart comments?

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It will either block innovation or it won't work at all. If they agree new standards due to improvements, once all the manufacturers switch over (imagine how long that will take to get through EU legislation) then everyone will throw their charging cables away again to adopt the new enforced standard. Either the tech never improves, or the waste continues. Just, at the behest of the EU instead.

Next six months could set a new pace for work-life balance

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Yea, never worked a 40 hour week since graduating snd working in tech in 2006. So I doubt many are doing that much. Its 37.5 currently.

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So, after conducting the experiment that saw such a massive leap in productivity, I presume they are now still on a 4 day week. If not, why not?

Airbnb will let staff work from anywhere without a pay cut

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The issue is, the company is still making the same amount of profit from my work wherever I do it. If they were fine with paying it in the bay area they should be fine paying it anywhere. If I leave, they may get a replacement from the bay area anyway.

Preview 9 of Visual Studio for Mac is out as GA approaches

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Who actually is the intended user of this? If you are developing for the windows ecosystem then surely you have a windows OS. If you are not, why would you pick this tool on a mac rather than any other available one?

AI-powered browser extension to automatically click away cookie pop-ups now promised

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Re: You need AI/ML for that?

I'm sure someone will say in a minute that they disable css while browsing.

COVID-19 was a generational opportunity for change at work – and corporate blew it

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Not happened everywhere, I work for a company that embraced the option to choose flexible, which just means you get a desk if you come in 3 days or totally remote anywhere in your geographical region. So not every organisation has gone back.

Dev loses copyright appeal over forensic software after judges rule suite was owned by his employer

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Re: From memory...

So, you'd sit snd stair at the wall? I presume they don't let you watch TV in your paid for time either. So what exactly eoukd you do?

EU digital sovereignty project Gaia-X opens its summit with the departure of Scaleway

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Well, who else are they going to use? The whole idea of cloud is scale and multi region deployment. A small company simply can't compete at that and they never will. Much the same as I can't set up a water infrastructure company and suddenly start supplying the whole of the Midlands.

Server errors plague app used by Tesla drivers to unlock their MuskMobiles

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Re: Internet dependency

You can go out and lose your real key. Stuck then too. Much the same as if you forget the keycard and presumably your wallet too! Then on the off chance that server also goes down, you can't drive. In my opinion it's much more likely you'll just lose your real key.

Google's 'Be Evil' business transformation is complete: Time for the end game

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Well, anyone would think you are judge and jury. Just looking for an executioner from your sumning up. Perhaps wait for the verdict first, you know, innocent until origen guilty and all that.

Microsoft under fire again from open-source .NET devs: Hot Reload feature pulled for sake of Visual Studio sales

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Yea, but you obviously don't want to make it happen either as otherwise you'd just install it on your home laptop, see if it meets requirements and then get the PO raised.

US nuclear submarine bumps into unidentified underwater object in South China Sea

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The South China is not Chinese though. It is actually international water so anything can sail or submerge there.

Judge rejects claims Cloudflare should be held responsible for customers' copyright infringement

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Re: "We agree with the district court’s reasoning"

That's very true, the electricity thing is right on the money. Electricity suppliers have facilited most goods and financial crimes in the past 90 years. They should obviously be shut down.

Internet Explorer 3.0 turns 25. One of its devs recalls how it ended marriages – and launched amazing careers

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The problem is, people just will never implement exactly to spec, which is difficult anyway with a continually evolving spec. They will introduce bugs by mistake, not have time to fully implement a feature to all of the specs detail. As a dev I'd rather one underlying browser engine to target, at least I know that if I write code that works, it will work in all browsers using that engine. Rather than having to find the common base of what works between 4 different implementations of the same language.

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Re: Sadly, there were divorces and broken families and bad things

I in some respects agree. But a company doesn't exist in isolation. If they have been caught napping and have to get a competitive product out, that's time critical. It doesn't really matter if you have to replace a few employees who couldn't or didn't want to do it. The company might not exist at all unless the product gets out sooner rather than later.

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The biggest problem from a devs point of view is that until the very last versions, the debugger was awful! How did they not realise that if you want things to look and work well in your browser, making it easy for devs to do so is the number 1 goal. It took them too many years to realise that. I have no idea why! They must have continously got feedback from devs who make websites within Microsoft!

It's time to decentralize the internet, again: What was distributed is now centralized by Google, Facebook, etc

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Re: Bullshit article premise

They could be paying Google for that service, oh clever one. Do they get your sympathy then? Paid for or not, if a a company goes brankrupt, good luck getting your data out of them. I presume you are paying for two services? When for redundancy reasons only, two free ones would be just as good.

The old New: Windows veteran explains that menu item

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I have to say I have never questioned why it is there. Its pretty obvious it's useful for creating files in a folder you already have open, especially if it's a system directory deep down a folder hierarchy.

House of pain: If YAML makes you swear, shout louder – the agony is there for a reason

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Re: Why the hate?

If you are generating them from objects anyway, then why not just generate JSON? It is possible store whatever config state you want in a JSON, if you model the data correctly. Your DTOs can be commented to explain what the parts of the JSON are.

UK government gives Automated Lane Keeping Systems the green light for use on motorways

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Isn't driving at anything less than 37 on a motorway unsafe in and of itself? So they are only expecting this to be used in a traffic jam? Hardly a great test of the technology.

Australian police suggests app to record consent to sexual activity

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How romantic, mid passionate moment you say, hang on a minute I just need to get my phone out and record my consent. Can you do the same. Utter nonsense.

Search history can calculate better credit ratings than pay slips, says International Monetary Fund

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Proof?

Another important consideration is how on earth does the financial institution know it is your real search history and not one curated especially for financial institutions to be presented with. While you keep your real search history to yourself.

'We've heard the feedback...' Microsoft 365 axes per-user productivity monitoring after privacy backlash

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I presume that the lower the numbers the better the employee? Perhaps the problem was just the default sort order of the table.

Google tells court: Our rivals gave US govt confidential dirt on us to fuel antitrust case. Now we want to see it

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Could they not get around this by saying they are defending themselves and using no outside council? It isn't a requirement, but you are still legally entitled to be able to defend yourself.

Let's Encrypt warns about a third of Android devices will from next year stumble over sites that use its certs

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What does any of this have to do with installing a certificate? You can just do that on any a droid device. Problem solved, the information of how just needs to be made clearer

Today's tech giants won't be as naive as I was in DoJ dealings, says former Microsoft chief Bill Gates

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And what would you prefer? Lots of mediocre browsers that barely work. Ultimately it takes millions of man hours to make a new browser that follows at least most of the standards and then even more time pushing what is possible further forward. Who is going to do that without any motivation to do it? If they wanted to, they already would. Why do you think even Microsoft has given in and moved to the same base tech?

Another Chromium browser for Linux? Microsoft Edge arrives in preview form, no love for Arm yet

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Perhaps not, but if a QA finds a defect and in fact it is reproduceable on a mac or Linux system, that's definitely going to save me some time trying to debug it in a VM with all the networking nonsense of routing it to my real local machine, as that's where I'm running the code.

Brexit Britain changes its mind, says non, nein, no to Europe's unified patent court – potentially sealing its fate

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It would be far better if the patent system was entirely subsidised by a percentage of the awarded damages. No one can provide their own lawyers, only court appointed ones, paid for by the funded patent system. That will level the playing field a bit and make the process a whole let fairer and self funded.

Apple sues iPhone CPU design ace after he quits to run data-center chip upstart Nuvia

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Duty of loyalty, that makes me laugh, you mean the loyalty so many companies show to their employees if it doesn't suit. No employee owes a company loyalty, just as much as no company would expect to perpetually employ a person out of loyalty.

Not LibreOffice too? Beloved open-source suite latest to fall victim to the curse of Catalina

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If you don't like this functionality there is a command line option which can be run which will restore the allow apps from anywhere option in the security preferences. Once selected, it works as before, allowing apps from anywhere. Just a bit of googling to get the info, no need to disable updates and throw the baby out with the bath water.

Online deepfakes double in just nine months, scaring politicians – and fooling the rest of us

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Currupted individuals? This article is totally devoid of opinion I see. Who brought the writer back from the victoian era?

Careful now, UK court ruling says email signature blocks can sign binding contracts

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I would take this one further, it's only the county court and this is definitely untested territory. There is no saying a higher court would read that the law was meant to be interpreted this way at all. It needs a definitive judgement.

Awkward! Bernie tells Bezos-sponsored event he'd break up Amazon and other tech titans

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Well, I think we have just found out which two candidates will not be becoming president. For one, how much of the average US population actually cares about breaking up big tech enough to support a candidate leading with that theme? Secondly, the media resources these companies control, basically ensures constant negative press and leaks.

Musk loves his Starlink sat constellation – but astroboffins are less than dazzled by them

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Nobody has yet solved the space junk problem, old "scientific" satellites cause just the same problem and all the other junk left up there over the past 40 to 50 years. This does seem a little like our junk is fine but not anyone else's junk please. A proper solution is needed to regulate space and what is in orbit where and what failsafe solutions are in place should a certain collision be detected. Not one group of space users telling the other to back off.

Aussies, Yanks may think they're big drinkers – but Brits easily booze them under the table

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Clearly the state needs to intervene? Why? Let people live their lives, if that is what they want to do and it kills them, so be it. God, its not for some of society to decide what's right for the other. Freedom to choose.

Free online tax filing? Yeah, that'll soon be illegal thanks to rare US Congressional unity

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Would you or the IRS then be allowed to write software which basically pre filled the paper form for print off and post? May sidestep this but still cut into the software companies profits.

You were warned and you didn't do enough: UK preps Big Internet content laws

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Re: Soft censorship laws - realigning with China

Well, actually it is, thst is totally the definition of freedom. Its just a lot if people don't actually want that. Personally I don't want people to be able to do what they want, but I do want them to be able to say what they want. People not being able to speak doesn't stop them holding the views anyway, may as well hear them and know who thinks what.

It's alive! Hands on with Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser

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Think long term? Are you serious? If what you say is true then they would have I proved IE long before Firefox arrived and even longer before chrome arrived, thereby heading off the massive market loss they experienced when these products launched. Today they would be the gate keeper of all the data had they done so.

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