* Posts by Preston Munchensonton

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Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

Preston Munchensonton

Re: The New Feudalism

@LucreLout, was totally with you until you posted this shite:

Fight if you must, but the war is lost. Basic mathematics ensures the top 1% will always get richer than those lower down the wealth spectrum, simply because their compound gains on assets will trump the whole income of those with low education low skill roles. I'll spend my time fighting to join the 1%ers, because its a lot more likely to happen than conjuring up ways to hold them back.

Basic mathematics ensures nothing. A quick review of the richest people in the world hardly shows that only the rich get richer. If anything, being rich doesn't seem to guarantee anything other than you are rich for a period of time, but no one can say how long. The sort of people in the top 1% aren't generally the sort of people that will just deposit their money in bonds and live off the interest, as you claim. Instead, they're actively risking their wealth, which tends to be tied up in the companies that they built.

You've succomb to the numerous fallacies present in the works of Piketty and Stiglitz.

Y'know what? VoIP can also be free from pesky regulation – US judges

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Re: If phone service was unregulated

"Without the regulations that forced phone companies to provide phone service to rural customers they'd let the lines fall into disrepair and those people would lose their only link with the outside world. I suppose you believe that it would be fair if phone companies said "well, it costs us a lot more to provide service to on this ranch in western Texas, so if you want to maintain phone service it'll cost you $250 a month instead of $25 a month". After all, that's the free market at work!"

So, start your own telco and offer that service at a loss. Obviously, it's so valuable that people aren't willing to pay $250/month.

Don't use terms like "free market" if you get them so easily confused with "central planning".

'First ever' SHA-1 hash collision calculated. All it took were five clever brains... and 6,610 years of processor time

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Re: 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 sha1 calculations

But if you can insert "not" AND just stash away the "KJ"BIUE_D H£(*ERNY£" in a garbage area, you're sorted.

While true, the likelihood of doing this AND getting a collision is highly improbable. Yes, it's only a matter of time, as many have pointed out. But then again, our solar system only has a matter of time before the Sun engulfs it. What's important isn't what is eventual. It's the time scale on which it will happen. For now, that time scale is still very far out for turning this finding into something meaningful. I doubt it happens in my lifetime, even with the looming presence of quantum computing around the bend.

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Re: 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 sha1 calculations

They are 422435 byte PDFs, differ in 62 of those bytes, have the same sha1 hash, and show different contents (the background colour).

Still not much of an attack, IMO. Unless someone can arbitrarily set the difference to something meaningful, it only proves that its possible to overcome SHA-1. It's still really really REALLY improbable to produce a meaningful difference.

Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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San Francisco first US city to outlaw ISP lock-ins by landlords

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Re: Bad Idea and hard to implement.

Not sure that I would call it a bad idea. Individual choice is the ultimate point of capitalist society (despite the assertions to the opposite by sum). So consumers should have more choices.

That said, there's no question that the city will find enforcement hard to handle, for the reasons you outlined above. For some really old buildings, I imagine things are made even worse, since there are no wiring closets of any kind (incl. electrical) and the building was retrofitted in the first place. I've worked on a few clusterfucks like that in my time and don't regret turning them down later on when similar projects popup.

The bit left unsaid by those who blissfully applaud such moves are, of course, concerning the burdensome cost of the regulations. It's never a bank, or an ISP, or some other business that has to pay for the regulations. Instead, governments can stealthfully spread the costs amongst consumers, shareholders, employees, etc. Legal fictions like a business don't bear costs. Only people do. (And, off my capitalist high horse)...

Routine jobs vanishing and it's all technology's fault? Hold it there, sport

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Re: Automation has been happening for decades...

^ this.

My immediate reaction to this report was "Fucking Bullshit!", as you point out the vast labor reduction in traditional US industries is predominately due to technological change. The lines are slightly blurry, since part of that technology underpins the changes to supply chains, which have also changed a lot due to free trade and globalization. But the idea that technology isn't that much of a driver is completely false.

Regarding advanced economies, a number of steps have been taken to address the shift in labor usage. Unfortunately, most of those steps involve the various social safety nets that have expanded immensely since World War II. The steps taken in the private sector aren't specifically related to the labor shift, as such, because those steps really revolve around the rise of new industries and new markets that didn't exist 30-40 years ago (in some cases, 10 years ago). The snake oil offered by the Donald and his cronies certainly won't bring those jobs back. The shift in labor usage isn't just about routine jobs going away. It's also about routine jobs being replaced by other jobs and it's the unfortunate plight of so many to find themselves without the skills that employers (and hence, consumers) want. Address the skills gap and that group of available workers will shrink quickly.

Bitcoin breaks US$1,000

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Re: It's bad, the news says so

Indeed, war on drugs and war on terror will both inevitably lead to a war on Bitcoin, since the only people using it are human traffickers, drug dealers, ISIS, and Jimbo Wales. This has to STOP!

How Rogue One's Imperial stormtroopers SAVED Star Wars and restored order

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Re: Not seen R1 yet but...

I hope that I'm not the only one here upset by TFA and R1, but the decision by Disney to pursue new movies whilst completely ignoring and effectively destroying the Expanded Star Wars universe of the many comics, novels, and cartoons has left me no choice but to consider these new films dead to me. I certainly won't pay to watch them in the theater and absolutely won't buy them on DVD. Not sure that I can even be bothered to pirate them either.

Of course, I'm also one of the few that consider ROTJ my favorite film, at least until Lucas ruined the end by replacing David Prowse with Hayden Christensen in the Vader/Yoda/Kenobi spirit sequence.

Top CompSci boffins name the architectures we'll need in 2030

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And worse (for some), providing an opportunity to outsource. No need to pay those high wages for hardware designs if you can get a code jockey to put some together for cheap.

Blue sky basic income thinking is b****cks

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Re: What I love...

What I love...

...is a good rant about the problem with X, without providing an alternative.

Lucky for you that El Reg exists, then.

How about this. Invest more in GOOD education (and I don't mean starting kids in school before they have learn't to eat solids).

Speaking of vagaries with no definition, exactly what is good education? Your suggestion is as worthless as the lack of alternatives from the rant that you loathed. The problem isn't investing, as there's heaps of money being thrown at education the world over, but how it's spent. As it stands, any teacher can tell you that the excess of money thrown at education has funded a huge bureaucracy and not addressed the issues in the classroom.

Additionally, the kids who need the most help tend to have the least help at home, so your solution had better address that side of things too.

Spend more on crime prevention, drug rehabilitation, homelessness, health promotion and social skills and all those other fluffy things that you can't measure.

How about we decriminalize victimless crimes like drug possession and stop ruining people's lives because it makes us feel like we're doing something about crime. People don't need more crime prevention, rehabilition, or any of the other fuzzy measures of societal well being. They need peace, domestically and internationally, and that starts with decriminalization. I could go on at length about all the other bad governmental policies causing such distress (minimum wage laws, immigration restrictions, trade tariffs, et al), but I already have enough downvotes as it is.

And hey presto, you find all the other budgets no longer require as much money.

But of course that involves a lot of short to mid term pain and we don't want pay taxes for that do we?

Unless you eliminate governmental agencies, you won't ever (EVER!) eliminate the spending. Politician cannot help but frantically give away government largess to their army of cronies that keep the political machine well-oiled. I think too many incorrectly assume that they would feel significant pain if somehow the government wasn't involved in virtually every area of our lives. It's truly short-sighted, since most of those institutions are a result of the growth of the developed nations and not a factor that caused the growth.

All of that being said, the article is utter shite, since the author conflates the robot-job takeover crowd with the universal-basic-income crowd, when both camps don't even require each other. UBI is a concept to replace the huge swaths of social services with a stipend, nothing more. It's purpose is to raise the reservation wage. Any article that discusses UBI without mentioning the reservation wage is completely disingenuous. The robot-job takeover crowd have things completely backward economically, since robots wouldn't completely replace humans if no humans can spend on consumption (hence, consumers) unless robots can allow all of us to consume at will without working (and no one will be complaining then).


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Re: Global Depopulation is the answer

Not a civilisation shattering event like world war or zombie apocalypse... just a good old fashioned plague or two...

Why wait? You can do your part right now and depopulate yourself. I'm sure that's just what the world needs. #smh

Facebook Fake News won it for Trump? That's a Zombie theory

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Re: At the risk of being negged to oblivion...

The MSM didn't convince some many Obama voters to vote for Trump, or stay home. Trump won because Clinton didn't do enough to win.

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Re: Just say No.

I think we managed a lot better before all this so called 'social media' thing came into being. I think we can do without it and still 'have a life'.

And while you're at it, get off my lawn!

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to outsource global IT team to CSC borg

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Re: Déjà vu

All completely true, but internal infrastructure in general has been directed to use internal cloud services whenever possible, as well as the usual stupidity like Sharepoint for any number of things for which it royally sucks. From that perspective, this is also about automating elements that can be, as the internal cloud has a self-service portal.

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Re: Good luck HPE internal IT

It never worked at EDS, so this back-to-the-future episode is straight out of "I'm here with stupid".

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Not necessarily. All it really means is that internal services will be treated like any other client now. Those employees working internal IT will move to the capability teams working on clients. If anything, they have a fighting chance to demonstrate their value since they'll be billable. It does mean that it will take an act of Man-in-the-Sky to get internal things done.

So long as they keep paying my invoices, I don't care either way. :)

Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

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Re: The rest of the disk is still encrypted

As it points out in the section marked Impact there may be other unencrypted partitions attached to the system, the hacker could compromise the boot partition for later exploitation, the encrypted disk could be copied for brute forcing at a later date or the attacker could just blat the encrypted disk.

If the attacker has physical access to the system, why the fuck am I more worried about whether he could just blat the disk than the fact that the asshole has physical access?!?!

Anyone who falls to this bug likely has WAY bigger issues than whether someone can wipe an encrypted partition.

Your body reveals your password by interfering with Wi-Fi

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Re: It would be interesting...

It's also impressive that every time I post something that others find objectionable, I find my global downvote total rising. Glad to see that most of us aren't such massive, immature douchebags. I really don't care about downvotes, but who really gets their kicks from downvoting posts from months ago? Pfft.

Preston Munchensonton

Re: It would be interesting...

I'm all for equal access, but if it's a choice between, for example, a static on-screen keyboard providing less secure access for all, or a randomized on-screen keyboard that adds additional security for 99% of customers but requires the setup/running of a telephone service (thereby meeting those Act quotes) then I'm not sure which side I'd fall.

I'm not for equal access, at all. In fact, fuck equal access. I want it how I want it. Of course, the same goes for everyone else, as each of us has our own preferences, tastes, and values. This is why it's not really about equal access, but consumer choice. If enough people want voice control, then someone will figure out a way to meet that demand. If enough people only want the interface to consist of wrinkly butt cheeks, someone will figure out how to make that work. It's the producer incentives and consumer demands that are important, not equality.

P.S. Please, for the love of all things holy, do NOT produce a phone interface consisting of wrinkly butt cheeks.

Firewalls snuffed by 'BlackNurse' Ping of Death attack

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Re: Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

It's a firewall - "drop all" should be the default and then only permit what you need. And I don't want no stinkin' ICMP [sic] packets.

For virtually every firewall, that is the case. But even then, the firewall must inspect these ICMP packets to know that they should be dropped. It's the inspection that triggers the borked condition. In fact, I'm sure things are even worse for some, since they include IPS/IDS features yet seem unable to prevent the DOS condition from starting.

I've tried it myself on the couple self-built devices that I use (Linux 4.2 iptables & OPNSense 16.7) and neither seem to get borked, even up to 1Gbps (nice to have access to Smartbits).

Drubbed Grubhub bub scrubs anti-Donald-dubbed snub sub-hubbub

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Re: GrubHub

At least the CEO only sent out an email. No question that it hurt the feelings of some, but that's bound to happen if you open your door to step outside these days.

I'm just glad to see that the man and his employees weren't overreacting as badly as some, who have resorted to overturning cars, smashing windows, and setting shops ablaze. His reaction is a mild one, in comparison.

Silicon Valley's oligarchs got a punch in the head – and that's actually good thing

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Re: Question?

It's not a democracy. It's a democratic republic. Mob rule isn't preferred over protection of individual rights (except when it is, aka Patriot Act).

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Re: What utter gibberish

Ok, I'll bite. One significant difference between Trump and the various elites in Silicon Valley is that all levels of the US executive and legislative branches have lots of cozy relationships with the "wizards of the west". Trump may understand the political/crony game on a smaller level (based on his obvious crony capitalist dealings in NYC, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas), but he has no ties of significance to those in positions of Federal power. That makes his election even more astonishing.

China passes new Cybersecurity Law – you have seven months to comply if you wanna do biz in Middle Kingdom

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Re: Told you so... Rich western investors will be screwed.

They are still all poor, true. But wanna bet no one (of their own people) is taking advantage of them nowadays and filthy rich doing so? I wouldn't.

If there were more evil rich people there to take advantage of them, they wouldn't be so poor. True story.

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Re: Cutting their own throats?

Overly fine-grained control kills throughput. When their economy slows down five to seven years from now (isn't it showing symptoms of slowdown even now?), will they recognize that more freedom is the answer?

Doesn't seem to occur to the ivory tower oligarchy in the US, UK, France, etc., so I doubt that will be the prescription. When it's not working, the solution is always more central control, more central planning, not less.

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Re: Told you so... Rich western investors will be screwed.

I've been told that Haiti has no evil rich people. Sounds like paradise, no?

'F*cking crap' aside, Linus Torvalds says Linux 4.9 is coming along nicely

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Re: Making suggestions to Linus...

Try both and report back before we judge your claim.

Computer forensics defuses FBI's Clinton email 'bombshell'

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Re: I sense political meddling.

Actually, you should be sensing the US system of justice at work. The reason for the lengthy delay to examine the contents is that PRISM could not apply, as the warrants involved only covered Mr. Weiner's emails. It's the subsequent warrants that only covered the emails of Mr. Weiner's estranged wife.

For me, the fishy part is this: they claim that they had to build special software to only index and examine his emails. I understand if the existing PRISM system didn't have these types of filters available during inputs, but it's not clear what's so special about instituting an input filter that it required a separate program. I would actually expect that they spent the time adding input filters as a new PRISM feature, but who knows really.

Accessories to crime: Facial recog defeated by wacky paper glasses

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Re: It's your civic duty.

Hmm. It reminds me of the Douglas Adams quote, "...almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea...”

Maybe it's an equation for the Improbability Drive.

Nearly spot on, but clearly this part of the studies in finite probability.

Uber drivers entitled to UK minimum wage, London tribunal rules

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How to classify workers

Given all the opinions here, I'm curious how to classify the Uber workers who are also logged into other apps simultaneously, i.e. Lyft, Juno, et al. I personally know a few who drive for Uber and all three of them sign into at least two apps at the same time to broaden their earning opportunities. I don't see how those folks can easily be considered just Uber's employee.

I think those are the folks who will lose the most from this ruling, not Uber. The ride-sharing companies will find a different operating model and continue on.

Birmingham sperm bank pulls plug after just a handful of recruits

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Re: Missed opportunity

Surprised that "pulled in" wasn't "sucked in". Surely, more context appropriate, no?

Bloody robots! 860k public sector jobs to be automated by 2030, say researchers

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Re: Give you £100, you act as a government should, it becomes £200, £300 and more.

Those with £100, money, today are not spending it, they are hoarding it, concentrating wealth and keeping it out of the hands of government even circulation. Thanks to huge transfers of taxpayers money to the financial industry the global hoarding is now in the many trillions and much of what is being spent is being used to fund other economies over yours.

Ah, yes. Currency hoarding. So the financial industry is just sitting on the cash and swimming around like Scrooge McDuck? #economicsfail

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Re: Ummm

And it isn't like the tractor or any other technology to date. The new tech crosses work boundaries in ways never before seen and will eventually effect almost everything we do.

There's no doubt that the technology introduced will be more complicated and advanced than the advent of the tractor, but the impact can't be more jarring. If anything, we should be far more keen now on the impact of technology, such that people have an opportunity to be better prepared now for these types of shifts.

The key phrase there is "in ways never before seen". That's not just applicable to the reduction of human labor used in current industries, but also to the new industries that will arise as well. No one in 1900 could have predicted the rise of IT in general. What we do know for sure is that the future of humanity is in producing services, not in producing goods.

The accumulation of the knowledge to do these new marvelous things has been going on for quite some time and is an unstoppable train at this point. There is no international body to stop it either.

I certainly hope so. The less that busybody governments intervene, the better off all of us will be.

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Re: Ummm

Which is why we need to have an objective look at options like universal basic income. I know many people spit angrily when someone suggests giving people money for nothing, but when a huge part of the population is unemployable what else can you do?

You assume that people freed from current jobs will not have other jobs available to them. This is the very argument set forward when tractors were introduced for agriculture (and probably when the plow was introduced too, but we don't have records for those arguments). The only thing that anyone knows for certain is that areas which require much human labor will eventually be a target for automation, as much as is feasible at least. That doesn't mean people will remain unemployed. On the contrary, the last 200 years is proof that such advancements are the very thing required to produce economic growth on the scale required to nearly eliminate absolute poverty.

I understand how easy it is to see the glass half empty, as I'm prone to doing so frequently myself. But there's just no way to know that we'll all be out on our ears once the robots take over. So far so good, in my estimation. Have a pint and don't panic!

Judge orders FBI to reveal whether White House launched 'Tor pedo' torpedo exploits

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Re: I consider it....

even more amusing that these people are trying not to say they didn't do it, but to challenge the methods in which the evidence was gained.

They may well also be saying that they are innocent, but a statement of innocence isn't proof of innocence. The defense has to destroy the supporting evidence in the case, so how else would you expect them to do so?

Personally, I'm not at all amused by paedophiles walking free, but I'm also not amused at the thought that any accusation seems to stick whether there's evidence to support it or not. In US law, a defendant used to be considered innocent until proven guilty. That doesn't really seem to be true at all any more.

Hacktivist crew claims it launched last week's DDoS mega-attack

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Re: Think I've found the problem....

.."default username & password"........

That's step one. Step two is leaving telnet and SSH directly accessible from anywhere on the Internet. Anyone that leaves a shell open to Internet attacks should be flogged, hanged, dismembered, and burned.

Of course, neither of these steps are specific to IoT at all. I do think IoT is a huge waste of time in general, but it's not the security nightmare that people imagine that it will be if these fucktards would just take an extra day to make sure they've implemented some security best practices.


No matter who becomes US president, America's tech giants are going to be quids in

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Re: Cameroon 38%

But didn't Microsoft paid only 7%? And didn't Buffet said he pays a lower rate than his assistant? The problem are rules with too many exceptions and loopholes. So the "stupid" ones pay the whole 35%, the "smart" ones a one digit rate - creating big distortions and obstacles to new companies - which is not how a free market should work...

The stupid aspect isn't that there are too many exceptions/loopholes, but that the US system does several things that it shouldn't for optimal taxation:

1. It uses a world-wide taxation scheme, which most countries do not. Most use a territorial scheme, where they tax based on where the income was earned. The US thinks it should tax everything everywhere. Such is the benefit burden of playing World Police, apparently.

2. The US harshly taxes corporate profits (as noted), which is the chief impetus to shelter profits earned outside the US by not repatriating those funds.

3. The US provides opportunities for business organization as a "pass-through" entity, where the business pays no taxes directly but passes all profits and losses through to the respective owners. This in itself isn't a big deal, but it in since taxing capital is very harmful economically compared to taxing wage income.

Your statement really is focused on the corporate bit, but you've confused that with the individual and pass-through taxation that also occurs. You also incorrectly have equated government regulation with free markets, hardly a valid comparison.

In the end, only people pay taxes, not corporations. It's very counterproductive to tax corporations, because those costs are borne not by the corporation itself, but by the corporation shareholders, employees, and customers.

Dirty COW explained: Get a moooo-ve on and patch Linux root hole

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Re: How did it all go wrong?

IOW, the thing about closed source is that someone has to be held responsible for it such that if something goes wrong you can sic the lawyers on them. When things go wrong with Windows, at least people can sue Microsoft. Who do you sue when something on Linux goes wrong, especially if the author in question is not subject to your jurisdiction?

Whether closed source or open source is irrelevant. The important thing is the license, because you agree to the terms offered in it, including any warranties for fitness, etc. That license is the contract that governs the responsibility of the producer and consumer.

Is this the worst Blockchain idea you've ever heard?

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Yes here's a stinker, Blockchain as DRM

Wow. Fuck you for even mentioning that out loud. Like the RIAA and MPAA need more DRM ideas in which to drown us. Clearly, AC wins the Internet this week.

Third of Donald Trump's debate deplorables are mindless automatons

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Re: What did the Trump camp actually use?

Clippy, obviously.

Ubuntu 16.10: Yakkety Yak... Unity 8's not wack

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Re: Yuckity yuk

If they can't design a GUI to save their lives, how come their UIs (in particular, the iPhone which stole all the thunder from feature phones) are SO popular that no one's been able to come up with anything compelling enough to encourage defections?

I suggest that you learn the phrase "vendor lock-in". It's the apps and not the UI that provides the salient elements preventing users from jumping ship.

Given the pending integration of Google ChromeOS and Android, I think you'll have an answer in the near future.

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Fix one problem, cause another

Snap applications solve quite a few other problems and may even offer better security as well, but eliminating dependency conflicts is the biggest win for end users.

While this is true, it introduces another problem: lots of patching. Since every app has it's own dependencies packaged, every app now has to be updated separately to update libssl, libjpeg, etc. For many, that tradeoff is a good one and doesn't cause much pain, but there will be others who avoid this scenario except where they really need it. In my mind, the biggest benefit isn't eliminating all dependency interactions, but only eliminating those instances where conflicts arise that are not easily solved.

Anything that gives users more choice is a good thing and certainly seems to deviate from the trend that we see from most IT vendors in general (even Ubuntu in some cases).

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

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Re: Not to mention resource availability

The old "increased production" argument also fails to account for the limited resources we have to hand -- we're already churning through natural raw materials at an unsustainable rate (particularly crude oil, possibly the most inherently valuable yet underpriced substance on the planet).

If only there was a branch of soft science that dealt with the constraint of resources...

Drone idiots are still endangering real aircraft and breaking the rules

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...why will bringing in more laws, that are pretty much going to be impossible to enforce, help? The power to prosecute already exists under the Air Navigation Orders that are already law.

^ this. There's a lot of classes of offenses (which I won't mention here) that people repeatedly seek more and more regulation, as though the law will prevent those who will happily break it from doing so once there's a new red line drawn that supercedes that last one. Rulebreakers will break the rules, so enforce the laws on the books, but certainly don't replace them with new laws that still can't be effectively enforced.

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Re: Bit miffed and surprised

I trust most El Reg readers are intelligent enough to have heard of Shrewsbury?

Maybe we're intelligent enough to have NOT heard of Shrewsbury...at least I brought my coat.

Big Mickey Dell is wrong: Cloud ain't going to eat all of IT

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Re: cars and phones terrible analogies

IaaS is a load of shit, SaaS makes sense in a lot of cases.

This is perhaps the BOFH/PFY restatement of the thought that Michael Dell was putting forward. For certain, business consumers will make decisions on what makes sense for their circumstances, regardless of the "right" way to do thing according to "architects".

Google Pixel: Devices are a dangerous distraction from the new AI interface

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Total bollocks

This is the wrong target in a world where the new web experiences are being driven by Facebook rather than Apple.

Facebook, really? Not sure they've really introduced any worthwhile new "web experiences" for most users in a long time, and the last time they did most users bitched about how the interface changed for the worse.

I suppose the author would rather that Google had been brave to follow in the highly successful footsteps of the Facebook phone. #smh