* Posts by JWLong

314 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Feb 2014


Nevada sues to deny kids access to Meta's Messenger encryption


Kind of like america's gun laws then.. How is that working out?

And, everyone in euor-o-land owns a knife.

I can kill you with a rock, or a phrase........

Dumping us into ad tier of Prime Video when we paid for ad-free is 'unfair' – lawsuit



Haven't sen one in twenty years on any of my PC's.

Return to Office mandates boost company profits? Nope


Re: if you, as a "middle manager"

As we all know "Shit Rolls Downhill"!

Apple redecorates its iPhone prison to appease Europe


Once Again,

Please, think of the Children.

At last: The BBC Micro you always wanted, in Mastodon form


Re: On a giving things away the worst offender was my mother.

[1] Apparently they now have new paint which lasts longer, so they get a break[2]. Anyone know of anything with a never-ending paint job to replace it with?

Golden Gate Bridge, takes 5 year to paint

Tech billionaires ask Californians to give new utopian city their blessing


Gather All the Billionaires in One Spot!

It just makes them all easier to find at the right time to die by their own hand.

Or, with help if necessary!

Exploit for under-siege SharePoint vuln reportedly in hands of ransomware crew


>>>>>>>>>"Manual, SharePoint-specific patches are required to ensure the fixes are applied properly as patches won't be installed by Windows Update." - well add them to Windows Update ffs.

They're to busy rounding corners to do anything needed.

SharePoint, It do share there now doesn't it!

Fidelity National now says 1.3M customers had data stolen by cyber-crooks


So, What Do They Say...........

With there mouth full of what.

Pennsylvanians, your government workers are now powered by ChatGPT


How Cheap can Government Get

At this point, if I had any kind of charge in this state I would contest it all the way to the SOCTUS.

This is just WRONG.

Xerox prints pink slips for 15% of workforce



From the article, it sounds like HP bought Xerox. /s

Watch out Xerox customers, the prices are a rising!

Infosys loses ten-year, $1.5 billion contract announced just three months ago


What crap load of side talk.

Nostalgia for XP sells out Microsoft's 2023 'Windows Ugly Sweater'


Re: Of course sold out

Re: Of course sold out

> I happen to live on the Palouse where the original image was shot. Microsoft bought and paid for the entire field of WHEAT, then spray painted it green for effect.

Troll harder.

What I'm I trolling, I stated a fucking fact you moron!

Now, take your bot app back to the outhouse where it belongs.


Re: Of course sold out

I happen to live on the Palouse where the original image was shot. Microsoft bought and paid for the entire field of WHEAT, then spray painted it green for effect.

Japanese brewery using generative AI to dream up new beverages



Anybody can make it, even AI="Ain't Intelligent".

Intel scores a reprieve in $2.18B VLSI patent case after court orders retrial


OK.....I'm Confused?

Quote: "The Patent Office has already found both patents invalid. Intel looks forward to making its case to a jury that the VLSI patent sent back to the trial court is also of little value."

If the patents are Invalid, how can they be of low value or even (in)fringed?

That time a JPL engineer almost killed a Mars Rover before it left Earth


I think there is one safety critical standard that all the wires must be the same colour.

Generally on commercial or industrial equipment if all wires are the same color then each wire is individually numbered with either a tag(s) or a printed number in the insulation.


Re: Indeed a good "Who Me?"

Having to check that 10,000 pins are correctly connected, down to the last one ?

I learn'd how to wire wrap in the 70's. We ohm'd out every trace. The largest assembly I did was 3K connections.

Goldman sacked: Apple 'wants out' of credit card collab


More BS

"Apple and Goldman Sachs are focused on providing an incredible experience for our customers to help them lead healthier financial lives," an Apple representative told CNBC. "The award-winning Apple Card has seen a great reception from consumers, and we will continue to innovate and deliver the best tools and services for them."

Focused on thieving more $ anywhere they can.

Cruise parks entire US fleet over safety fears


Re: The only way to make autonomous cars safe

Better yet, just cut a few cables and the entire problem is solved forever.

It's perfectly legal for cars to harvest your texts, call logs


Re: Optional

The switch on your phone just turns off the screen. The microprocessor has to awake several times a second no matter what.

Push the button in for 2 seconds and up pops a menu that says:




Guess what happens when you touch




My phone has what's called a power switch.

I use it all the time.

Developing AI models or giant GPU clusters? Uncle Sam would like a word



Getting into trouble here.

UK throws millions at scheme to heat homes with waste energy from datacenters


Re: Assumptions


So what happens when the cold water isn't heated.

Here,let me explain.

It's called Chlorination, it's the process of adding chlorine or chlorine compounds such as sodium hypochlorite to water to kill bacteria, viruses, and other microbes.

In Vietnam we used Calcium Hypochlorite to kill the bugs in the water after running it through an evaporator.

Microsoft warns it may ‘throttle’ its generative AI services for ‘excessive’ users


This is Crap

Microshaft pushes this shit with their 23H2 update, can't uninstall it, then complains when their poop for service gets overwhelmed.

Maybe they should stop pushing crap and ask someone if they want copilot in the first place.

Sympathy (for MicroShit), it's in the dictionary - - - - someplace between "Shit" and "Syphilis".

Infosys co-founder calls for youth to work 70-hour weeks



You don't pay me for what I do, you pay me for what I know................

And, if you are to stupid to already know this, I'm way happy to walk right NOW!

My favorite saying is "BYE BYE".

And India should worry about fixing their failed infrastructure, Clean up the nasty mess(pollution) shit hole they live in.

And stop trying to emulate China.

Clippy-like AI at forefront of Windows update previews


Rectify11 and OOSU10 (works on 11 too)

Rectify11 will smooth out your WinWhore visual issues, issues like improper scaling or using dark/black theme mode and not being able to set a lock screen image (plus other issues). Seems Micros~1 can't hire anyone to deal with issues such as these.

OOSU10 will lock down system settings using a lot of GP.

I just did the today update and haven't seen any of the new "Want to be Clippy of Today" shit.

Fine with me, If it wasn't for security updates I would have updates locked down and blocked forever.

Cruise blues: Robotaxi firm pauses all driverless operations


"How we can better operate in a way that will earn public trust."

Hey, General Motors

You blew your public trust out the window 40 years ago...................

Why don't you move your crap corporate headquarters to Mexico.

And sell your over price, shit engineered junk to the China!

Microsoft CEO Nadella's compensation drops... to $48M


Stock Options

...........and what are they worth?

Bad Vibrations: Music publishers sue Anthropic AI for using copyrighted lyrics



=Ain't Intelligent.

LinkedIn lays off nearly 700 staff, engineers to suffer the most



............nothing but a Large pile of SHIT!

Equifax scores £11.1M slap on wrist over 2017 mega breach


In the event of publication this could affect Equifax Inc's share price

There's the fucking problem right there!

The Anti Defamation League is Musk's latest excuse for Twitter's tanking ad revenue



I just call it Shitter!

After years of fighting Right to Repair, Apple U-turns-ish in California


Louis Rossmann


Global Slack messaging outage cuts world off from colleagues



People should try dialing a phone number and talklng again.

Google accused of ripping off advertisers with video ads no one saw. Now, the expert view


Re: It Pays to Advertise?

Quote "I may get carried away, but the placement of ads could also be better. For the sake of argument: how about marketing cars in wildlife documentaries?"

Better yet, ads for guns! /s

Ad slingers want sympathy? It's in the dictionary someplace between "Shit" and "Syphilis". This whole thing is nothing but a cost to bear buy the customer and at a cost of about 30% of value, so we already pay for this shit on the front end.

Attorney sues Microsoft for $1.75M, claiming his email has been useless since May


We have asked the company for comment. ®

Might as well go talk to a wall!

Google accused of urging Android devs to mislabel apps to get forbidden kids ad data


What are they doing

"Where's the Money".

Microsoft decides it will be the one to choose which secure login method you use


Re: What is it actually?

>>Not even in a raging big state sponsored hackers wildest dreams. So sleep easy.

What do you think AI and ML are for?

WordPress plugin hole puts '2 million websites' at risk




Twitter admits 'security incident' made private Circles not so much


It's Twitter

No one cares...........

US Veterans Affairs Dept shoots down $10B Oracle Cerner dream


About Time

Being a vet in Spokane, Wash. I can say that this "new and Improved" system sucks donkey balls.

Techie wiped a server, nobody noticed, so a customer kept paying for six months


Re: Would have done otherwise


Don't get mad, get even.


Don't get mad, don't get even, get ahead!

What happens if you 'cover up' a ransomware infection? For Blackbaud, a $3m charge



Quote.........."Blackbaud is pleased to resolve this matter with the SEC and appreciates the collaboration and constructive feedback from the Commission as the company continually improves its reporting and disclosure policies,"

What, they figured out that not stating the problem/fault was not the way to go. And, they have the CFO as the main talking head. Major fail there I would say.

And, of course, they worry about the "Investors" more than the customers that pay their bills.

Typical corporate crap these days...............

What's really up with data disconnects in the deep blue sea?


Re: Control and Volatility

"Disclaimer: I am not a nation state"

Yes you are, we just dont know it yet.

Mozilla says 80 percent of Google Play's app safety labels are inaccurate


Android Is The Problem!

It was by design that Android would spill user data to any app that wanted it.

This shit is nothing but lipstick on a pig, and end users need to pull their collective heads out of their asses sometime soon!

Up to 18,000 Amazon workers in firing line as it chops cost


Re: Potemkine!

Quote:Paying your staff in the hopes of them spending on your product isn't a sustainable business. It does not work that way.

It worked for Henry Ford back when companies carried about their customers and employees.

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison


Because she had already suffered by being stigmatized.

Too Damn Bad. You want to play with the big Boys(Big Thieves), you should be enabled to suffer the consequences of such actions.

This Windows worm evolved into slinging ransomware. Here's how to detect it


Re: Hang on,

That's not a worm, it's a turd!

Meta fined record-breaking $24.6m for deliberately ignoring political ad law


I live in Washington St.

Who makes these rules.

Meta Corp. Is a piece of shit corporation just like the rest of them.

Money is all that counts.

Who cares, No one!.

Google's Alphabet to review every project after $6bn decline in profits


Wall Street

Magic numbers from wall street not made.

So start firing people and cutting all cost, again.

Fuck Wall Street. They do nothing for no one but themselves.

The question is who sucks more, google or wall street. It really doesn't matter because they both SUCK!