* Posts by redpawn

974 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Sep 2013


Data breach reveals distressing info: People who order pineapple on pizza


Having grown up in Hawaii

and living there now, I'll pass on the pineapple on pizza as an abomination. Even egg on pizza is better.

Apple pairs well with profits, not repair shops


Re: Pairing

Did you read the article?

HP reveals bonkers $5k foldable tablet/laptop/desktop


It's missing

fold out table legs, a cup holder and an electric kettle. Just add those things and it will sell like flapjacks or griddle cakes.

Mozilla calls cars from 25 automakers 'data privacy nightmares on wheels'


It just keeps getting better

They need it all, in addition to your payments and maintenance costs of course. Have they promised not to make your life hell if you think of changing brands? Do they have to inform you that you can opt out of some of their data mining? Have they even promised not to DOX, or SWAT you if you object? Waiting for bicycle manufacturers to follow suit...

Twitter name and blue bird logo to be 'blowtorched' off company branding


Re: "This is an X Twitter"

No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable bird, the Twitter Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

Florida man insists he didn't violate the law by keeping Top Secret docs


Florida is for Felons

Everything he touches turns to Sh*t. Just checked my bathroom to make sure none of "his" documents were stored there. Relieved my paper roll was clean before use.

Salesforce boss Benioff scores payday of nearly $30m amid cost cutting


I'm Sure

he's using those millions to help the displaced workers find new employment, so all good.

NASA InSight lander spills the beans on Mars' core


Old Data =

New Discoveries.

Mine that data and share the gold!

With thanks to all the Boffins involved at every stage of the process.

Texas mulls law forcing ISPs to block access to abortion websites


Re: This Law Will Be Enacted

By being Dimmer. Being Dimmer causes the change that Theocracy demands.

Russian hacktivists DDoS hospitals, with pathetic results



attacking hospitals will make the Right Pondians like Putin better? Or cower in fear of script kiddies and quit supporting Ukraine?

Tesla hits the brakes on rollout of Full Self-Driving code to new users


Musk's AI

Is it Self Driving or is it dead? My apologies to the poor cat.

Chinese defence boffins ponder microwaving Starlink satellites to stop surveillance


How many is critical mass

Satellites have a nonzero chance of being hit by meteor fragments or space debris. Each hit satellite produces more projectiles as in fission. How many can there be in LEO before critical mass is achieved without anti-satellite warfare?

This won't hurt a bit: Amazon now a US healthcare provider


Prime Members

will be able to ship themselves free of charge in a coffin sized box stuffed with packing material, to their regional Amazon healthcare center.

Microsoft injects AI search into Bing, Edge, Skype apps


Artificial Idiocy

Just what I wanted, as I am not stupid enough when using "my" devices.

Microsoft's new AI BingBot berates users and can't get its facts straight


Re: Sydney fell in love with a NY Times reporter

Stalker creepy! Manipulative and unrelenting, if you want to learn how to be in the worst sort of relationship there are lessons here that may have come from Love Scammers. Time to wash my brains now.

Apple complains UK watchdog wants to make iOS a 'clone' of Android



I like slow incompatible browsing with only the most perfect of failings.

The Twitpocalypse may have begun, as datacenter migration reportedly founders



I'm sure a proper edict would have fixed this. Perhaps He should have read The Prince before trying to be one.

US warns aging air-traffic control code won't be fixed until 2030


Re: It'll Be Soooo Cooool ... When We Add A.I.!

You forgot the ever important BlockChain! component.

Semiconductor world in for a rough ride as chip bubble bursts at the high end


Boom and Bust Cycles

I remember being told as and elementary school student in the 60's not to become a teacher as there was a surplus. Here in Hawaii we had a Christmas Tree cycle. Shortage with high prices one year and glut the next followed again by shortage. We seem to get all caught up in the current state of affairs and plan without seeing the cyclical nature of supply and demand. When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

British government torched over lack of chips strategy



should have fixed this problem by now. Anyone care to check if it's happened already?

LibreOffice 7.5 update: A great time to jump on this FOSS productivity suite


Happy user for years

Thanks for all the work since StarOffice. Time to toss them a few more bucks for a software suite I use on Linux, Mac and PC.

Latest Windows 11 build shares desktop real estate with, er, Spotify


Sharing is Caring

No, strike that. Allowing choice over whether crap ends up on the desktop would be caring. Until then, I use mostly other OS's.

China unveils massive blockchain cluster running homebrew tech


Re: Small question...

But Blockchain is always the answer. Because Blockchain! It's a prestige issue to gain funding.

Amid FTX's burning wreckage, Japan outpost promises asset withdrawals in February


That's Inefficient

Having the government between you and a financial disaster is just inefficient. Take note of how the Greatest Nation on God's Green Earth (USA) does it, so you don't need to set your money on fire to dispose of it.

California toys with digital vehicle titles on private DMV blockchain


Is blockchain the answer?

Blockchain is always the answer. Now fund me!

AWS, Microsoft, Google among businesses owed money after FTX collapse



When you are trying to take over the world a few bad investments have to be expected, but will there be any retribution for the in house idiot pushing the investment or will they be promoted to upper management?

Scientists conclude cats only have three personalities after YouTube clip binge


Can I observe them..

and write a paper about researchers observing cats? I have a theory that there are 11 kinds of researcher:

1 -The trend follower

10 -The cat lover

11 -The Trend following cat lover

Now all I have to do is get funding.

Three seconds of audio could end up costing Fox $500,000


Fire in this Crowded Theater!

We've brought you this PopCorn Alert to remind you that your movie goes better with a EXTRA LARGE PopCorn! Just freedom of speech. Get over it.

Uncle Sam greenlights first commercial nuclear small modular reactor design



I hope they get the waste thing figured out. 35 times the waste with the waste being more volatile sounds abysmal. As an experiment this sounds good but larger modern reactors may be a better solution to to reduce CO2 output.

World of Warcraft Classic lead dev resigns to protest 'stack ranking'


I wonder

what the PowerPoint presentation to management promised. Simple answers to complex problems seldom turn out as planned.

Microsoft’s mixed reality dream meets harsh reality of job cuts


Corporate paid for the headsets

so you can experience meeting room nausea 24/7. It will only take six months to a year to move on to the next fad so take heart.

8K? That’s cute. This display has 600 million pixels


1200 person people mover

Me and 299 other cars/SUVs come together each morning to create a tiled people mover. Many of the peo-pixles are blank but that's not the point.

Twitter stiffed us on $2m bill, claim consultants in lawsuit


Freedumb isn't free

Which part don't you understand? Free- Musk gets it for free, by loan or tax benefit. Dumb- It's always dumb to trust a megalomaniac.

Ericsson's earnings slip as telcos rein in 5G spending


When the 5G appears on my phone...

the lag time for internet data becomes unbearable, large downloads are faster but I'm not doing that most of the time. My phone is more responsive with LTE so I'm not looking for sweeter snake oil at this time.

Twitter tweaks third-party app rules to ban third-party apps


Be Thankful because

Musk could be working on World Peace or vaccinations instead.

Third-party Twitter apps stopped dead with no explanation from El Musko


Genius is as Geius does

I would have said "Monkey see, Monkey do" but that would have yielded better results for Twitter. All hail that panjandrum who is Musk.

After roasting Nvidia for overheating issues AMD now has its own


too bad

a device for properly locking down a cable hasn't been invented. Also a device that detects voltage drop when there is resistance should also be invented. Now back to my yurt for some sun dried salted fish and liquid products of fermentation.

Man wrongly jailed by facial recognition, lawyer claims


Womens' status remains

"is less accurate at identifying people and women with darker skin."

Patch Tuesday update is causing some Windows 10 systems to blue screen


Re: It's nearly 2023 and still ...

Beta testers can't be choosers. Now suck it up.

Here's something communism is good at: Making smartphones less annoying


Is it even Communism

Authoritarian and corrupt I'll grant, but does it meet any real definition of Communism? Note: I fly a pretty red flag when transporting over length lumber so I may be biased.

Apple taps brake on self-driving cars, now aims for 2026


but will require verification of your Apple ID before allowing them to function.

US Dept of Energy set to reveal fusion breakthrough


Only Twenty Years Away...

as always, yet a tremendous achievement. Hats off to the entire scientific and technical crew!

FTX's crypto villain Sam Bankman-Fried admits 'I made a lot of mistakes'


You bought nothing but a number,

and you trusted someone else would always be willing to buy it from you because a computer says you own it and blockchain.

Twitter search spam campaign hides China riots, researchers say


Re: 420

The powerful are the only ones being denied free speech! Just ask Musk.

Elon Musk to abused Twitter users: Your tormentors are coming back


Re: “ Machiavelli thought the voice of the people tends towards insanity.”

"The Little Prince needs guidance to become a King". "I have just the book for that."

Google and Microsoft add more renewable energy for datacenters


Shell Game

It's green-washing when you can claim the already running wind power as being what powers your data center, leaving others on the grid using "dirty energy". If they are paying a premium for that power, it my help finance future green energy, but at this time...

Intel reveals pay-to-play Xeon features with software-defined silicon


What could go wrong?

Rates will of course remain competitive and if Musk or his ilk buys Intel, rest assured your servers will work even better. Genius.

iFixit stabs batteries – for science – so you don't have to


Energy has to go somewhere

Ever disassemble something with a compressed spring, inadvertently set fire to flammable materials, be it fuel or food? Stored energy needs to be respected. As a kid I scraped out the fuel from a model rocket and got the match about 6 inches from the powder pile before a flash of heat and light passed my face, luckily with no lasting ill effect other than a greater appreciation for stored energy.

Multi-tasker Musk expects to reduce time at Twitter, seek another leader


It's only

two Score and Four Billion dollars, in other words, chump change. As for those pesky human workers, they could be replaced by the AI modules from Tesla wrecks at a far lower cost.

Musk tells of risk of Twitter bankruptcy as tweeters trash brands