* Posts by Psmo

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.uk registry operator Nominet responds to renewed criticism – by silencing its critics

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Mushroom

OK but

There was no warning of the takedown.

If they've been clean, the data will already have been purged, and as it's a private forum the various archives may not have the details.

Remember those Salesforce layoffs after that bumper Q2? Yeah, forget that, SaaS player set to hire 12,000 staff

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Paris Hilton

Re: "CEO Marc Benioff declared that he was in hiring mode"

If he tries it in France or the UK (two jurisdictions where I know the law), if he claimed financial reasons for the firing he needs to be careful not to hire similar posts without giving the newly fired some sort of opportunity.

Das Keyboard 4C TKL: Plucky mechanical contender strikes happy medium between typing feel and clackety-clack joy

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It already is- I don't imagine they are produced separately.

They have to produce something that is free of manufacturers defects for 2 years for many markets.

Selling that second year as an extended waranty is an extra profit stream.

Amazon gets its tax excuses in early amid rising UK profits – but leaves El Reg off the press list. Can't think why

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Paris Hilton

Re: Not the fault of Amazon

Also, it's hard for a government (any government) to fund the arms race between the tax lawyers of a multibillionaire company and a bunch of civil service.

They (and we) are going to lose. The question is how much...

VMware staff in Silicon Valley can leave a pandemic, wildfire-ridden zone – if they're willing to accept less pay

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Re: Take on a Roommate or 15

That will work until you find the host has underprevisioned.

I wouldn't want to see that toilet peak load.

Ireland unfriends Facebook: Oh Zucky Boy, the pipes, the pipes are closing…from glen to US, and through the EU-side

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Re: "Facebook has been working hard"

For Google and Facebook, they gather the data first, then discover whether it is profitable.

Autonomous robots that can be injected? Not as far off as it sounds, say boffins, thanks to new ion-powered silicon legs

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Re: Doctor! Doctor! the patient is turning a strange colour!

Just need to get these out:

Doctor, Doctor! Is it meant to do this?

No, you're holding it wrong.

Doctor, Doctor! This swelling has gotten really big and angry-looking. What should I do?

You'd better get a licence before the next Big Red audit.

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Re: Doctor! Doctor! the patient is turning a strange colour!

Doctor! Doctor! The patient is swelling up!

They should do, the price they paid for those rounded corners...

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

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Alien

Re: Bad guy vs bad guy

Agreed, but I dare say they'll still be able to identify a Hubert-shaped hole in their data.

And you're also assuming that everyone who contacts you and has your number or accesses the coroporate directory is equally protected.

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Re: The more Facebook whines

The more it sounds like music to my ears.

Sounds more like the whiny pop of a sarcasm detector giving up to me.

Adobe yanks freebie Creative Cloud offer – now universities and colleges have to put up or shut up

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Meh

Re: “Universities where Adobe is not core will get a lot more focused”

Completely in agreement, but as said elsewhere: Many people have difficulty transferring skills.

Modern tools don't assist this by streamlining the workflow.

For example I've taught amateur sound techs in a few hours using general techniques on analogue equipment that would be recognisable 40 years ago.

On a modern digital setup, all the power and flexibility is at your fingertips so we have to front-load all the necessary theory (hours in a classroom) or teach the tools.

Nominet promises .uk owners it'll listen to feedback on plan to award itself millions... as long as it agrees with it

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If they follow it right through to the climb-down that would be great.

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Re: FTFY

I dare say the board and the board's various fund managers are satisfied. Who else is there?

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Mushroom

Re: Does absolute power corrupt?

Probably. That's depressing.

Eagle-on-EGLE* violence: American icon sends govt-flown drone hurtling into the waters of Lake Michigan

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Black Helicopters

Or at least a floating buoy so that the memorial is put in the right place.

We spent way too long on this Microsoft, Intel, Adobe, SAP, Red Hat Patch Tuesday article. Just click on it, pretend to read it, apply updates

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Re: Did read the article.

Your poor cat...

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Holmes

Re: The best fix for Adobe Reader

As any ful know:

People think you're daft building a castle on quicksand, so you build it anyway just to show 'em.

It sinks into the quicksand.

So you build another one.

That one burns down, falls over then sinks into the quicksand.

The third one stays up.

China now blocking ESNI-enabled TLS 1.3 connections, say Great-Firewall-watchers

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Re: 1984

Wait. We're the good guys now? Since when?

Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

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Re: How?

Username checks out.

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Re: I must be missing something...

Don't forget that sometimes Excel will autoflip the formatting back.

Not using Excel is safer.

Ancestry.com: Let arbitrator decide on auto-enrolling membership lawsuit

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Holmes

But... if the contract is invalid, how can a severability clause on that same contract be held as valid?

Like a clause on an unenforceable contract saying "This contract is enforceable."

Venerable text editor GNU Nano reaches version 5.0 and adds the modern frippery that is scrollbars

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Re: "Among the fields of barely"

I took it as a pun on minimalism. If that's a typo it's very fortuitous.

'I'm telling you, I haven't got an iPad!' – Sent from my iPad

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Trollface

Re: Caught...

YOU'RE VERY SORRY AND SO AM I!

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Re: Denial is the first defence.

Similarly, I always let unexpected errors bubble up these days; too many edge cases and environment issues exist for me to be confident that I've caught all possible sources.

Firefighters to UK Home Office: Yeah, maybe don't turn off emergency comms network before replacement is ready

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: "Anyone surprised at the gigantean cock-up"

No fair!

Two large flightless birds walk into a bar... The pub's owner was not emused *ba-dum tsh*

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Re: Camels vs Emu

At least you're unlikely to run over the sharks.

And if you do, you just need a bigger boat.

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Go

Re: Cross-species sentiment detected

Probably depends on the biscuit.

A refreshment break might be a welcome addition to the usual proceedings.

Amazon and Google: Trust us, our smart-speaker apps are carefully policed. Boffins: Yes, well, about that...

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"Optimi(z/s)ing for quantity over quality"

Big G's real corporate motto.

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Assuming they tell you. Remember the Nest thermostat that had a microphone?

Google claimed it was not active...

Class move, Java. Coding language slips to third place behind Python in latest popularity contest

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Trollface

Congratulations on a well reasoned and clear remark.

Don't you have a bridge needing attention?

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Python interpreters have kept compatibility while gradually growing their use base. One is present by default in most *nix installations.

So I wouldn't be surprised.

The community preference for duck-typing and a forgiveness-based permissions model has also allowed it to avoid many of Java long-term issues.

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Re: I Wonder...

Still counts.

I often knock out quick algorithm prototypes then translate it to context, but that means that at least one Python interpreter has been installed on every machine I've used.

The same cannot be said of Java anymore.

And Java tools can be a pain due to JRE constraints.

SpaceX to return NASA 'nauts to Earth with a splash

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Re: Meanwhile...

If i remember right there's also quite the client discount for flying the reused equipment.

New Google rules mandate Android 'Poundland' Edition, Go, for sub-2GB RAM phones once Android 11 is out

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Re: Options

Reminds me of a Monty Python skit.

Next year: Prepare for Android Splunge!

SpaceX pulls off an incredible catch, netting both halves of its Falcon fairing as they fell Earthwards after latest launch

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And nitrogen boosters

Nokia 5310: Retro feature phone shamelessly panders to nostalgia, but is charming enough to be forgiven

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Boffin

Re: Better?

I've been trying for the last year to de-Google my Android One phone, mostly with FDroid and SimpleMobileTools.

Now, every security update and every incoming phone call complains about Google Play access, and most apps don't run.

The Googles, they do nossing.

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Re: Perfect burner phone!

Ba-bum Tish?

Oh sure, we'll just make a tiny little change in every source file without letting anyone know. What could go wrong?

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Re: Reply All

Me too!

Macs, iPhones, iPads to get encrypted DNS – how'd you like them Apples?

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Trollface

Re: Idiot-tax ...

Personally, I find "retarded" (word used by the OP) far more offensive than "idiot", as one's a condition and the other can be a momentary lapse.

Dumbasses.

It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?

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Boffin

Re: Too much arguing = not enough eating

Eating regardless is the surest way to get cream in your eyebrows.

Goggles on.

Beware the fresh Windows XP install: Failure awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth

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Re: chewed wires

Just schedule a large delivery of "fuck it" from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.

The state of OpenPGP key servers: Kristian, can you renew my certificate? A month later: Kristian? Ten days later: Too late, it’s expired

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Flame

And the world's ledgers hide the billions of lost revenue when upper management let the wrong person leave.

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I'm surprised more IT Services companies don't have a bodyguard division.

The kevlar jacket, thanks.

Here's a headline we never thought we'd write 20 years ago: Microsoft readies antivirus for Linux, Android

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Re: cool

Why would your server have a browser anyway?

Google isn't even trying to not be creepy: 'Continuous Match Mode' in Assistant will listen to everything until it's disabled

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Paris Hilton

Re: GDPR

Sarcasm and ironic counterpoint will save us all.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears

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Re: It's a shame...

While it's not a bad idea to give the incompentents extra time to pass their 'skills' onto the prison population, I would against rewarding competence in criminal endeavours.

Nice wallpaper you've got there. It would be a shame if it bricked your phone

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Re: Almost...

Altogether now:

Windoooows Phoooooone!

Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way

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Paris Hilton

Re: At least..

I'll just gonna leave this here as a reminder, k?

I draw your attention to the incomplete training and the software undoing pilot adjustments.

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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Re: Trumpetsters Trumpet Drumpfs Lumps

Veep is this. An US reading of British political satire tradition.

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise

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Boffin

Re: The Florida Man wants to remind you

Shirley it depends on which way its pointing?

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