* Posts by AnotherBoringUsername

8 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Oct 2013

Top Euro court advised: Cops, spies yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data



Another judgement which, if upheld, will only serve to see more criminals escape justice, more people become the victims of crime of all types, and the rest of us paying more because it's more difficult to investigate and prevent crime. Great.

Privacy, much like free speech, is great in principle, but applying it to the nth degree just means more bad things happen to good people.

BOFH: Trying to go after IT's budget again?


Which has now been corrected....I guess I can continue reading ;)


Stopped reading at "IT Budget's"..........criminal grammar failure.

Thanks, Brexit. Tesla boss Elon Musk reveals Berlin as location for Euro Gigafactory


It really doesn't matter what one individual company says.

Brexit is clearly bad for Britain (that's if Britain even stays together in the aftermath) and ensures we'll essentially become a vassal state as Rees-Mogg (rather ironically) put it.

Not only will we no longer have the bargaining power of a big bloc, businesses will still have to follow almost all the EU rules in order to trade with them, rather than having different production processes for different regions and thereby becoming far more inefficient and uncompetitive, and on top of that will have the increased logistical problems that come from being outside the free trade area of your nearest mass-market.

It's a really really stupid move that all stems from politicians desire to blame anyone bar themselves for Britain's problems and the gullible public and their xenophobia lap it up.

Cortana makes your PC's heart beat faster: Windows 10 update leaves some processors hot under the cooler


Screwed two of my machines

Installed the update on two of my machines.

It broke both of them.

Registry change relating to Bing fixed one.

Other still broken despite any registry changes.

Pretty poor show from MS.

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name


About time

The name should have been changed long ago.

I've got no time for un-necessary political correctness, but at the same time, if you name your food recipe app "Nazi-snacks", it's going to prevent it going more mainstream, no matter how good the program is.

Getting upset about it moving to a more sensible name is miles more silly than changing it to a widely acceptable one.

The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows


Re: But, but, but ...

What's a really stupid font?

Twitter IPO: We want $17 to $20 per share for all our - sorry, your - witterings


Re: If your not making any £$

That's not entirely true. The stock market is definitely interested in the past and present. Heavy discounts can be applied for past under-performance by the company in question, or it's management, or its peer group in general as sectors fall in and out of favour (or premiums for those with a stellar record). Furthermore the more risk-averse markets are, the more cash becomes king, and those companies without a proven (or at least extremely credible) route to profit are going to be discounted heavily.

So whilst it is about tomorrow - the past and present do have a bearing.