* Posts by Permidion

75 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Mar 2014


Protestors in Los Angeles force ICANN board out of hiding over .org sale – for a brief moment, at least


Someone should sue ICANN

I still dont understand why ICANN which looks year after year more and more like a shady black box run by mafia thugs hasn't had any kind of judicial legal inquiry yet.

Any other organization behaving like that would have been sued and the members arrested already.

When two tribes go to war... Intel, AMD tease new chips at Computex: Your spin-free summary


Intel: anything about spectre meltdown and related?

Do the Intel benchmarch take into consideration a degraded mode due to mitigation for spectre, meltdown and others funny stuff of the same sort ?

Amazon’s Away Teams laid bare: How AWS's hivemind of engineers develop and maintain their internal tech


Re: "No driver to eradicate technical debt"

I was also a bit surprised when I read that.

Technical debt is not something you can ignore and put under the carpet: sooner or later it will make a sudden comeback and gnaw at your ankle and you will stumble.

Maybe they made a distinction between the flag development teams who do the new stuff and need to do it fast, and some other grunt teams doing the tedious work of being sure the whole scaffold doesn't break down on its own weight.

I certainly dont believe AWS can ignore technical debt altogether.

Another way to look at Amazon's counterfeit-busting Project Zero: Making merchants cough up protection money

Thumb Down

That wont solve the invasion of cheap chinese copies of products that has been plagging all chinese webstore and are now invading amazon.

The situation is so bad already it's pretty much impossible to find the original product inbetween all the bad copies...

Need a 1TB microSD for your smartmobe? Come April, you can free up storage space in your wallet and buy one


1TB microSD soon available, while (common sata consumer grade) ssd are still offering completely ridiculous capacity like 2Tb on average (some larger capacity ssd are available, but with also ridiculous high pricing) ?

I guess we still havent gone past the point of return on investment on first/second generation ssd technologies.

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach


Re: Interesting, but. . .

changing your password "just in case" will cost you nothing but a bit of time

Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK


Comparing prices before buying

there are plenty enough price comparison services website around,

people dont use them before buying ?

Undocumented alien caught stealing orbits in our Solar System


or you could use gravitational slingshot like they used to put the Ulysses probe in polar orbit around the sun


Irony's lost on old Pope Francis: Pontiff decrees fake news a 'serious sin'


priests are not journalists

and journalists are not priests

some people here are trying to be funny and fail miserably

Back to the Fuchsia: The next 10 years of Android


Re: re: and it doesn't make money from Android.

there is at least one other alternative to Android and iOS, why not trying it ?

Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it


Re: What the market wants...

why the thumbs down? I dont undertand


Re: What the market wants...

there is a base of people who dont want to have anything to do with apple or google (or MS but that's not a option anymore anyway) and for these people it will be alright to pay that price,

I know I will at least


Re: What the market wants...

if you want a 4th alternative, Jolla is releasing his Sailfixh X OS the 11 october: https://jolla.com/sailfishx/

Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't


Re: My Battery lasts all day...

Pokemon Go is my guess

Whoosh, there it is: Toshiba bods say 14TB helium-filled disk is coming soon


Meanwhile, common mortal..

buy 4TB disk, because thats where the best TB/price ratio is at the moment.

Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs


return on investment

the whole hdd vs flsh is just a matter of return on investment

the companies who build the hdd manufacturing plants are squeezing then out for maximum profit, and until the profit they can get out of the old manufacturing still outperform what they could get from new (costly) flash manufacturing plants, the will still continue to produce hdd (at cheap prince)

the moment the beancounters calculate it has become less profitable to make hdd, then yes they will finally die (as in price will go up),

what I wonder is if at that same moment flash price will go down, I mean down to the same pricing as hdd for equivalent storage space.

im pretty sure we are entering a turbulence period and I dont think will exactly be in world+dog customers interest

USA to screen tablets,
e-readers and handheld games before they fly


they have been doing that in Switzerland airport security check for years,

im more annoyed by having to remove my belt or shoes because their security portal ring for freaking no reasons ....

and im not even talking about drink bottles !@%!&

Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff


Firefox is already broken

it is still my main browser, mind you,

but I use it:

- with auto-update disabled, to prevent it from breaking yet another extension without warning,

- with Classic Theme Restorer, because if I wanted to use something that looked like Chrome, I would be using Chrome, seriously ....

that said, im not going to change, because the few time I use Chrome it make me want to murder the Google marketing retards who take the decision of commanding dev to produce such a simplified crapple like product.

Viking storms storage monastery wielding 50TB SAS SSD


never going to go to consumer market

please folk, dont forget these kind of drives will probably never go to common consumer market:

companies rely on sales to make a living, so they need to either sell a lot of (relatively) small capacity devices at a (relatively) low price, or sell a few gigantic capacity devices at a gigantic price to keep making enough profit.

meaning we will *never* see such capacity drives on consumer market, simply because:

a) most consumers *dont* need such kind of storage space and,

b) most consumers would never pay a pay the gigantic price of professional hardware and,

c) even if consumers would in total irrationality buy one of these device at a gigantic price, they would only buy one for their whole life (or at least very very few) because thats plenty enough to store all your instagram pictures for a lifetime.

so entering the consumer market with such capacity drives is simply economically *not* interesting for storage companies,

they will stay in professional market, with corresponding pricing

Homeland Security: Putin’s hackers tried to crack electoral networks in 21 US states


Re: It's not the hacks that were detected that are the problem...

well, Reality Leigh Winner has been arrested under treason charge for leaking some of these "Pure Hollywood productions" documents as you call them ....

All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz


where is my global blanket licenses through taxes, so we can finally end all this piracy non-sens and allow people to listen and watch what they want when, where and how they want ...

Sir Tim Berners-Lee refuses to be King Canute, approves DRM as Web standard


Re: Another evil

well, after ad blocking, cookie blocking and script blocking addon, we will simply have drm blocking addon

Gov wants to make the UK the 'safest place in the world to go online'


Parents ...

... are just giving up any effort at supervising their kids and simply want to rely on "technology safeguard" to do the job for them.

I doubt it will have any real benefit at protecting kids and will just yet again reduce everyone privacy

Stallman's Free Software Foundation says we need a free phone OS


free phone OS

Sailfish is not free enough ?

‘Andromeda’ will be Google’s Windows NT


so Google is doing a SailfishOS

Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...


pay to not see ads

on a few forum (where that option is available), I have decided to pay a small one time fee to get ride of the "you are using adblock" notices and participate financially to content I access often, as that seems fair.

but I rarely see this option, often is is simply "enable ads or we disable our content!" which turn me off everytime.

there is simply no content I would want to see so absolutely I would be ready to re-enable advertising display....

Quick note: Brexit consequences for IT


Re: Switzerland

I live in Switzerland,

the situation is far from being nice and lovely: the relation with EU are complicated, any political agreement is a nightmare and there is little way of latitude for internal policies not going the same way as the EU.

Please dont ever think not being in the EU is an easy path and will solve all problem, that's a complete utopia.

Swiss effectively disappear Alps: World's largest tunnel opens


Re: Not just the bridges

pretty much all old tunnels have been fitted with explosive,

and they are slowly and costly getting removed,

at this time this process is not finished.

European Union set to release anti-competition hounds on Google


ex-Nokia engineers are doing well with SailFishOS and Jolla,

but the world want shinny Apple products, and those who dont want shinny Samsung products,

not alternative competitors. Just see how Blackberry has now switched to Android too ....

URL shorteners reveal your trip to strip club, dash to disease clinic – research


securly publicly published

I fear I still fail to understand the idea of "securely publicly published" urls.

if the url is publicly published, as in anyone can see it, the fact the url is shortened or not is completely meaningless.

so, shouldnt the problem be that these urls have been publicly published in the first place?

or is it the idea that the url contains some authenticating token that may be extracted by brutforcing the shortened urls to be then able to access other content stored a the same place ? but then you are stupid if your token give read AND write and not read only .........

Getting metal hunks into orbit used to cost a bomb. Then SpaceX's Falcon 9 landed


Re: Real numbers would be interesting

"How long before space debris becomes such a problem that we need a solution to clean up?"

you mean that: http://actu.epfl.ch/news/a-giant-pac-man-to-gobble-up-space-debris/

BlackBerry Priv: After two weeks on test, looks like this is a keeper


Re: Phone OS

I guess you meant buttons as in hardware keyboard, which may be interesting indeed.

otherwise I dont really see the possible usage if you are just talking about some "home" button and the like, Im curious to know whats your use-cases ?


Re: Phone OS

you forgot Sailfish OS


Tested them all?

I just wonder, as you say you have tested all phones out there,

did you test a Jolla? and if yes what did you think about it?

Thanks for playing: New Linux ransomware decrypted, pwns itself


attack vector?

and yet once again there is not a single word about the attack vector and any info about how that ransomeware got installed on the related server...

What the Investigatory Powers Bill will mean for your internet use


people search using google

people use google DNS

people are tracked by adv. cookies and most of these are handled by google

that cover already most of anyone internet usage

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro: Halloween Horror for PC makers next year


isnt Linux Mint closer to Win7 than Win10 will ever be ?

Finally, with W10, Microsoft’s device strategy makes sense

Thumb Down

ignoring people is good for business ?

"It is imperative that W10 – Microsoft’s last chance to remain a company with its own OS rather than just a multi-platform service provider – succeeds.."

how? by forcing the OS to its user base? is that a sign of success?

since most people either don't bother or are not tech-savvy enough to know better, it may work.

but if M$ continue to ignore their users, more and more people are going to look elsewhere, as many comments of TheReg articles have shown ...

I don't envision any improvement in M$ business result, if they stubbornly continue in their current track. Though with their size, it will probably take some time before ill effects start being really noticeable.

The battle of Cupertino: Jailbreakers do it for freedom, not cash


phone jailbreaking is just for fun

if you dont want to be annoyed by closed source product, buy an open source one instead, and, oh surprise, there is one: Jolla with SailfishOS.

maybe also FirefoxOS, though I havent heard much about it lately

Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos


ultimate solution

to prevent any kind of food problem, I suggest we simply stop eating altogether,

and to prevent any possible other problem, I suggest we also stop breathing,

there, problem solved, you wont die from any cancer

Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons


life span

What I would really be interested in is if the life span of the animals in the dead zone is the same as elsewhere.

Im really not surprised to know that life is thriving in these dead zone, but maybe mostly simply because human are not there anymore?

So I would like to know if that aspect has been evaluated, i.e., did they study the age repartition of the various species and what the result was.

Then and only then, if the life span of the animals is the same as elsewhere, then yes I will believe that radiation danger may be exaggerated...

Linux kernel dev who asked Linus Torvalds to stop verbal abuse quits over verbal abuse


With other mobile OS's coming up, and the way we consume compute power, then Linux could lose momentum and be overtaken by something that is born in the mobile sphere and then makes the jump to desktop.

Sailfish OS is linux-based, so presently it's still the other way around.

If you got Netflix for Miss Marple, you're out of luck (and a bit odd)


option C

1) pay some online service officially distributing the stuff you want to watch

2) get the stuff you want to watch off torrents, saving you all the hassle with overcomplicated setup, crashing system, disappearing content, etc..

win-win: producer get paid and you get to watch what you want without any problems

I dont forsee the disappearance of pirated content any time soon

Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows: The spirit of Clippy lives on

Thumb Down

not brillant

that "lightbulb " feature, just because of the ribbon mess where you can't easily find anything easily anymore ....

BAN the ROBOT WHORES, says robot whore expert: 'These AREN'T BARBIES'


wrong priorities?

replacing mistreated human women by robots is a bad thing? how?

there are certainly much more urgent matter to take care of than the possibility of robot being used for that in a long long time in the future ...

SPACE WHISKY: Astro malt pongs of 'rubber and smoked fish'


wood shavings?

I wonder how accurate the "wood shavings" part is, and if it wasnt simply small pieces of barrel instead.

Imo it's certainly easier to make a small recipient from whole pieces of wood than from compacted wood shavings...

Pioneer slaps 80s LASERS on cars for driverless push


Re: What I'd like to know....

future cars will certainly rely on several technologies and not *only* lidars, so I dont think we have to fear any technology limitations.

beside, if you take current ABS and ESP, there is already sensors reading allowing to "know" (calculate) when the car is on the right trajectory or not and afaik nobody is having second thought about these systems.

when future systems will be implemented in production series, I guess they will have at least as much testing as already implemented systems.

Channel surfers and the irresistible rise of Content Delivery Networks


"Most of us are using CDNs every day, and probably don’t even realise it."

I see them all all the time because with NoScript you have to allow them one by one before correctly getting some js and see the page content.

Stardock’s Start10 brings the familiarity of 7 to Windows 10


Re: Windows Explorer

CubicExplorer (use the svn/dev installer)


best explorer since M$ started butchering its own

it's free (but open for donation of course)