* Posts by Dabbb

208 posts • joined 24 Sep 2013

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Oracle tells Supremes: Fair use? Pah! There's nothing fair about 'Google's copying'

Dabbb
Mushroom

Re: OpenJDK

Oracle, as a main sponsor and developer of OpenJDK, will continue to maintain it.

Yeah, I know, mind blown.

Downvote is on the right, don't miss it.

The time that Sales braved the white hot heat of the data centre to save the day

Dabbb
Facepalm

Re: Something similar happened to me...

Did you ever hear of a thing called Co-Location?

Google security engineer says she was fired for daring to remind Googlers they do indeed have labor rights

Dabbb

"There is absolutely no reason a worker in Bangladesh, for instance, should be paid less than a worker in Silicon Valley, for the same work."

Why ? Serious question. I was trying to play devil's advocate and come up with some reasons but could not find any.

Oracle and Google will fight in court over Java AGAIN and this time it's going to the Supremes

Dabbb

"Apart from the push to the open version of Java (which I'm quite sure Oracle is _itching_ to go after)"

Of which Oracle is largest sponsor and developer. Get your twisted panties straight.

The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

Dabbb

And that's why kids

you don't put your production stuff into Tier 1 Datcenters.

/story

Tesla has made a profit. Repeat, Tesla has made a profit – $143m in fact

Dabbb

Re: Leasing versus sales

"Many lease cars now. It can be the most economically advantageous method, even if you've got the cash to buy outright."

Get a calculator and a half of clue.

It is absolutely undeniably THE most expensive way to buy a car.

Luke, I am your father... which is why I must eject from JEDI decision, says US Defense Sec

Dabbb

Fact check

It's "No, I'm your father"

Virtual inanity: Solution to Irish border requires data and tech not yet available, MPs told

Dabbb

Re: It's smuggling, stupid

How does it work now ? You remember that two Irelands already have different currencies, taxation regimes (VAT and stuff) and immigration rules, don't you ?

Larry Ellison tiers Amazon a new one: Oracle cloud gets 'always' free offer, plus something about Linux

Dabbb
Facepalm

It probably means that you don't need buy separate license for Oracle Linux, which you would need to run, say, RHEL.

Q. If machine learning is so smart, how come AI models are such racist, sexist homophobes? A. Humans really suck

Dabbb
WTF?

Re: There are differences in human beings!

And to correctly recognize one legged one handed black transgender lesbian female in a wheelchair it should be developed by one legged one handed black transgender lesbian female in a wheelchair ?

Good luck with that scientific approach.

Female-free speaker list causes PHP show to collapse when diversity-oriented devs jump ship

Dabbb
Black Helicopters

Says more about you than about argument.

Dabbb
Black Helicopters

The simple solution

Just don't put gender next to name of the speaker.

If someone complains you can put horrified expression and say - "Did you just assume their gender ?"

Helicopter because you know why.

Electric vehicles won't help UK meet emissions targets: Time to get out and walk, warn MPs

Dabbb
Mushroom

Non-existent solution to non-existent problem

That's it really

Cloudflare punts far-right hate-hole 8chan off the internet after 30 slayed in US mass shootings

Dabbb
Facepalm

There's no such thing as hate speech, it's all free speech, no matter you like it or not.

This is not the cloud you're looking for.... Oracle's JEDI mind tricks work as Trump forces $10bn IT project to drop out of warp

Dabbb

Re: a really stupid way to run a country?

It was AWS employee who got access to Capital One data.

Sailfish OS given a Jolla good buffing as version 3.1 bobs gently into port

Dabbb

Re: Kudos to Jolla

You will lose control over your data the moment you install any Google app. And if you don't use any of them I'd say you should be fine with Nokia 3110.

Elon Musk's new idea is to hook your noggin up to an AI – but is he just insane about the brain?

Dabbb

Re: Surprised

There's more than enough evidence that SpaceX is a NASA black project and Musk is just a facade for it.

Dabbb

Surprised

that someone still takes anything Musk says seriously.

DigitalOcean drowned my startup! 'We lost everything, our servers, and one year of database backups' says biz boss

Dabbb

Re: Idea...

What takes all foreigners by surprise is that you need swipe your card and enter 5 digit postcode instead of PIN (in fact most credit cards issued in the land of free do not have PIN code assigned by default and require one only for cash advance in ATMs). Mine has 4. I've heard about some hacks like enter 00000 but that never worked. But I never had any issues prepaying with card on the counter and getting difference refunded back to the same card, but yes, that requires two trips.

Twist my Arm why don't you: Brit CPU behemoth latest biz to cease work with Huawei – report

Dabbb

Re: Conspiracy theory No. 1

Somebody ? More like something and that's common sense. It's better to be on a winning side.

Dabbb

Re: Unintended consequences

"Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday vowed there would be no mandatory technology transfers in China’s manufacturing sector, in the latest bid to reassure the country’s frustrated trading partners.

Foreign companies have complained for years about forced technology transfers in exchange for market access in China, including having to reveal their most sophisticated or key technology to Chinese partners in joint ventures.

They say forced technology transfers are rife in the car, semiconductor and new energy battery industries, but Beijing has not officially acknowledged that such practices exist."

I'll leave it to you to google rest, unless you have Huawei phone of course.

Go on, Skippy, spill yer guts: 10.5 million+ Australians' data was breached in past 3 months

Dabbb

Re: Marriot runs prisons now?

Considering that Sydney International airport and everything inside it, including Customs and Border Control, closes roughly around 11:30 pm all I can say is - cool story bro.

Prez Trump's trade war reshapes electronics supply chains as China production slows

Dabbb

Allow me to remind you

that outsourcing manufacturing to cheaper countries is no different from outsourcing your high paid IT job to cheaper countries, it just affects different people.

And yet some, if not most, The Reg readers in some stunning act of mental acrobatics support former but oppose to latter.

Go figure.

What's that? Uber isn't actually worth $82bn? Reverse-gear IPO shows the gig (economy) is up

Dabbb

Uber's business model

Australia does not have Lyft but it has Indian startup Ola and every single Uber driver also drives for Ola.

Because Ola charges drivers 17% and Uber 25% drivers pick Ola orders before Uber anytime except when Uber has surge pricing.

That's how easy it is to undercut Uber if you want take over the market, you just need be prepared to lose more money than Uber does.

Dabbb

Re: It was a resounding success... For Uber, not their investors.

Sigh... IPO for startup is an exit strategy, moment when initial investors able to cash out.

Dabbb

Re: I'm not sure I see how they get to profitability

Really, moving from a warehouse with servers and customer support to full blown transport company is in your opinion not a change of business ?

You should buy Uber shares then and I have slightly used London bridge for sale if you have some spare change left after that.

Dabbb

Re: I'm not sure I see how they get to profitability

Are you for real ?

They do not pay drivers, the charge drivers 20% of their earnings for few cents worth of server power. And they lose 4 billions a year doing so.

Oracle's legal woes deepen: Big Red sued (again) for age and medical 'discrimination'

Dabbb

Re: What happened between The Register and Oracle ?

So you managed to find ONE article about IBM from a year ago while Oracle is on the front page every week ?

Thanks for proving my point.

Dabbb

What happened between The Register and Oracle ?

The level of stalking and attention given to Oracle and lack of attention to every other corporation doing exactly the same is worrying.

Larry run over editor's dog in his McLaren ?

Were you not invited to OpenWorld ?

Anything else to declare ?

Cali Right-to-Repair law dropped, cracks screen, has to be taken to authorized repair shop

Dabbb

Californians simply can't

write a single article without channeling their inner Trump Derangement Syndrome ?

Seriously, exactly what mention of Trump tax returns has to do or added to topic of this article ?

P.S. By the way it's democrats who oppose to consumer rights in California and those are exactly same people you're going to vote next time.

Have a think about it.

There's NordVPN odd about this, right? Infosec types concerned over strange app traffic

Dabbb

Re: Oh great!

It takes about 3 minutes to setup your on VPN server on some $5/y VPS host.

IT sales star wins $660k lawsuit against Oracle in Qatar – but can't collect, because the Oracle he sued suddenly vanished

Dabbb

Except that UAE and Qatar are not exactly friendly countries and UAE would not give rat's butthole about what Qatar wants, same as pretty much anyone else in Middle East.

FYI: Get ready for face scans on leaving the US because 1.2% of visitors overstayed their visas

Dabbb

But CBP already has that data without any face recognition, if you ever visited USA you can retrieve form I-94 online and verify your arrival and departure dates. How less intrusive can it be ?

Dabbb

Re: Hmm

How CBP deals with them now ?

Dabbb

Hmm

If I leave US of A on a plane airline uploads manifest with names after plane left, I don't go through border security on exit. What would be the interest for border security to have this information before I departed, other than ability to prevent me from leaving ?

Tesla touts totally safe, not at all worrying self-driving cars – this time using custom chips

Dabbb

1 million self driving taxis means that everyone who spent north of 60-100K+ on a Tesla is dying to turn their luxury car into a taxi.

Hahahahahaha

Dabbb

Re: Sad

You're not talking about NASA's skunkworks project established to funnel government money into private hands also known as SpaceX, are you ?

Dabbb

Compton would love it

So if someone wants to steal a Teslla he can use an app and have one unlocked and ready to be stolen and taken apart (Tesla parts are scarce and expensive) promptly delivered to their hood ? Niiice.

Oracle splats 300 vulns in MySQL, Database, Fusion, etc, pours fresh brew of Java SE terms

Dabbb

Re: Cloud must be rather Cloudy

So let me repeat my question - why do you expect getting something that costs Oracle lots of money to maintain and develop for free ?

Dabbb

Re: Cloud must be rather Cloudy

They're doing it to be able to sustain it's development, Java and Cloud are totally separate streams of revenue and different people working on them, you need be severely retarded to not understand it.

So let me repeat my question - why do you expect getting something that costs Oracle lots of money to maintain and develop for free ?

Dabbb

Re: Cloud must be rather Cloudy

Do you think that product on which Oracle spends millions of dollars a year in developers wages alone should be given to you for free ? Why is that ? Because you don't want or unable to pay ?

Do you expect Cloud hosting, food, housing, whatever, also be given for free to you because of same reasons ?

Do you also work for free ?

Or do you think it would be better for future of Java if Oracle does to it what it does to all projects that do not generate revenue, AKA take it behind the shed and shoot in the head ?

Dabbb

What exactly is incorrect, that OpenJDK is maintained by Oracle ?

Dabbb

Which is, surprise, also maintained by no one else but Oracle themselves.

China Mobile, you can kiss good Pai to America: FCC to ban 'spy risk' telco from US

Dabbb

Re: China Mobile / Cisco

Because Chinese state owned mobile carrier using equipment of Chinese hardware manufacturer can be easily compelled to provide access of Chinese government to their networks in USA and Europe ? It's not like that would have be given any choice you know.

Dabbb

Re: China Mobile / Cisco

Really ? What Cisco hardware you're talking about ?

Even if it's the case, ever heard of firewalls or white list access before ?

Dabbb

Re: In that case...

Because it's not a democracy and your opinion is irrelevant.

US boffins tangle with quantum entanglement in spooky rack-mounted networking hardware

Dabbb

Re: One does not know the state of anything until it is measured.

Well, it's not exactly as easy as one is always opposite to another.

It's about measurement and fact that once you measure one side of entangled pair it's wave function collapses into particle and this measurement causes collapse of wave function of second particle as well and it happens seemingly faster than information about performed measurement can travel between two particles.

But since participle has to get to remote location actual information is carried by that particle at the speed of that particle which is slower or equal to speed of light, so no information transfer faster than speed of light is happening.

Think of it as if you have single use magic network cable which can transfer information faster than speed of light but to transfer every bit you need pull new cable as previous one annihilates.

p.s. and yes, I definitely don't understand how entanglement works, but my excuse is that no one else understands it either.

Scare-bnb: Family finds creeper cams hidden in their weekend rental by scanning Wi-Fi

Dabbb

Re: How many other renters complained and were ignored before it finally went public?

That would have to be a very expensive, in millions of dollars range, bath robes.

If there's 5G connectivity but no 5G devices on it, does it make a sound? Wait, no, that's not right

Dabbb

Re: Bristol has a 5G testbed

"I believe 5G aims at sub millisecond latency."

Within one cell - maybe. Over the Internet - not possible, because of you know, speed of light thingy.

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