* Posts by bigtimehustler

671 posts • joined 19 Jun 2013

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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.

Adi Shamir visa snub: US govt slammed after the S in RSA blocked from his own RSA conf

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Re: Terrorists rolling their own crypt

You do realise rolling your own can just be taking a few open source libraries, and implementing an app yourself by putting said libraries together in your chosen language. Set up a server in a suitably don't give a shit country to route messages and post some phones out to your torrorist buddies pre loaded with the software.

Can't unlock an Android phone? No problem, just take a Skype call: App allows passcode bypass

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Re: How is alphagoog off the hook here?

Is it really hard to stop this? In the case of contacts when the device is locked return an empty list of contacts to the app, in the case of photos, apply the same logic and the same to everything else. That's the easiest immediate solution, done properly, throw an exception and let the app deal with advising the user the device is not unlocked. Done even better, ask the user to unlock when the request to access these resources is requested by the app.

Expired cert... Really? #O2down meltdown shows we should fear bungles and bugs more than hackers

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One thing if it was such a simple cock up, how did sorting a certificate take 24 hours? Should have taken an hour at most to realise that was the problem and a further hour to install the sorted out certificate.

Shocker: UK smart meter rollout is crap, late and £500m over budget

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Even if it was the original suggestion of 23 pound, who cares? The vast amount of the population will not notice that over a year. I mean, it might buy you one bit of pick n mix a day. Remember also, thst most people make no savings as they continue to use energy the same as pre smart meter rates, some don't even have batteries in the display. So given the extra cost on their bill for the rollout they are actually worse off.

European Union divided over tax on digital tech giants as some member states refuse free money

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If they have no offices in Europe how exactly are they going to enforce this? A company could just not pay it.

SMBs: We don't want to spoil all of this article, but have you patched, taken away admin rights, made backups yet?

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You have a point about admin access, however, when your company is involved in developing software, that is hard even for large scale organisations to avoid. Most installs of software in such a closed down environment are done on a white list basis using signatures. If you are developing desktop software and need to create an installer or test an installer or run any other software that is unexpected as far as signatures are concerned because you wrote it yourself, then result is usually they give you admin access, anything else prevents you being productive.

GCSE computer science should be exam only, says Ofqual

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To be honest, I don't agree with the point that it's OK to look up resources because people do in the real world. If you examining a basic skillset, which a gcse is, then you want them to know all of that ideally without consulting other resources. Experienced programmers look up resources for complicated things, for day to day basics, they know it. I can't believe a GCSE is even covering all the basics, let along going beyond them.

Florida man won't be compelled to reveal iPhone passcode, yet

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I agree passwords are the most secure, but most face recognition, modern ones anyway, analyse your iris too and so require your eyes to be open. I really doubt they are going to pin your eyelids back while they scan your face so in reality thst particularly biometric is probably mostky safe too, unless you've done some diabolical crime.

Assange catgate hearing halted as Ecuador hunts around for someone who speaks Australian

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It's obvious what he will do, stay till after August next year then leave, the punishment for skipping bail as a first offence in the UK will be basically nothing.

All through the house, not a creature was stirring... especially Samsung smartwatches: Batteries empty at 3AM

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You realise as a developer, trying to improve a product, that info really can be invaluable. So no, don't disable, just read what it sends and make and informed choice.

Google is still chasing the self-driving engineer that jumped ship to Uber

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Paying in stock, well, Google accepting stock makes sense because it gives them ownership over any advances and therefore future profits the stolen information may provide. If it gives no advantage Google lost nothing, if it gives an advantage then Google also profits.

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question

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Re: Phones too

Never going to happen in the UK, employment tribunal would be the first stop. Deducting from wages for something you can't prove wasn't accidental would land the employee with a nice bonus compensation for loss of earnings.

Uber's London licence appeal off to flying start: No, you cannot do driver eye tests via video link

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Re: Pirate radio stations could not just say forget the past

Isn't your reasoning a little off here? I would say the model pirate radio stations used actually worked, it forced the authorities to open up the airwaves to non government controlled entities to broadcast. So the example you used actually shows a very worthwhile breaking of the law to achieve a better situation.

PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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To be honest, PETA are a terrorist organisation with little care about anything but their own aims, which, in many cases are not actually in a creatures best interests. It would also be better if PETA actually accepted evolution and realised we are actually part of the planet and not invading aliens.

Dark web souks are so last year: Cybercrooks are switching to Telegram

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Re: Law Enforcement vs Encryption

That is only an agreed angle when terrorism is involved...

Businesses brace themselves for a kicking as GDPR blows in

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Re: Even more incentive to bury it.

The fine is up to, i think you will find it will be the high figure if it is covered up, and much lower figure if it is owned up.

Whois privacy shambles becomes last-minute mad data scramble

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Whether or not you agree with hiding personal details from random whois searches or not. This does highlight an unresolved issue, if one country or group of countries creates legislation making something illegal and yet following that law would be illegal in a particular companies home country, what on earth is going to happen? It will happen one day, and no one has a solution. Every country can not have it's own way over every company in the world, it just won't work.

UPnP joins the 'just turn it off on consumer devices, already' club

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Re: another lesson

You say it's not required, but if game developers are relying on P2P I'd say it is required if that is what you want to do, play the game. You may also be using torrent software for any number of download/upload reasons, I wouldn't say using torrent software should require you to understand networking.

Life isn't as clear cut as, it's not required, turn it off, when in fact people are using it making it required for them.

IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere

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What are they going to do when their monitors also connect via USB? It's going the way that everything is. Soon you won't be able to just turn it off.

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