* Posts by Psmo

573 posts • joined 21 May 2014

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Enough with the notifications! Focus Assist will shut them u… 'But I'm too important!'

Psmo
Windows

Re: Nothing to see here

Don't agree- remember certain malware would silence any notifications from your antivirus (doable with local user rights at the time).

Blame the malware devs for us not be able to have nice things.

Bill Gates says NFTs '100% based on greater fool theory' amid crypto cataclysm

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Paris Hilton

Re: NFTs have no intrinsic value whatsoever, but have sold for multiple millions.

Wait... are you talking about the URL, the image or the bridge?

Yeah I know whatever just take my money.

Engineer sues Amazon for not covering work-from-home internet, electricity bills

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Gimp

Re: Can of worms

Not necessarily liable in the way you're thinking.

In my country of work I'm covered by corporate accident insurance from when I leave my door in the morning to when I get home at night.

I'm also covered while on call and working from home.

Amazon investors nuke proposed ethics overhaul and say yes to $212m CEO pay

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Thumb Up

Username checks out.

Although that sort of money does need some sort of reg unit.

$2.5 billion = 1 Penis-rocket (1 Pr)?

Google Docs' AI-powered inclusive writing auto-correct now under fire

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But they'll reactivate every T&C change keep moving the off switch.

Departing Space Force chief architect likens Pentagon's tech acquisition to a BSoD

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Windows

Re: COTS

"Alternatively single"? How very progressive of you...

Atlassian comes clean on what data-deleting script behind outage actually did

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Thumb Up

Re: Cut once

Except my chum is the one with chequebook in their name, and they need thumbs for writing....

Debugging source is even harder when you can't stop laughing at it

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Paris Hilton

Is that the tone-deaf one?

Nestlé says it leaked its own test data, not Anonymous

Psmo
Windows

Depends on who. Mind bleach? Don't mind if I do.

Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 is here

Psmo

Re: quis procurat ipsos procurates?

I think .vd would be a better choice, no?

Enterprise IT finds itself in a war zone – with no script

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Mushroom

Re: "there's one shot at getting it right"

After you... watch that first step

Europe's largest nuclear plant on fire after Russian attack

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Mushroom

Re: Not fake news but…….

Plenty of different types of shell- phosphorus, for example, both gives light and burns structures. (Also burns people, but that's a war crime if proven).

Also, why would you light up a target that you're not going to bombard?

ARPANET pioneer Jack Haverty says the internet was never finished

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Re: Part of the problem

*randomly clicking upvotes while scrolling*

IBM cannot kill this age-discrimination lawsuit linked to CEO

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Headmaster

Re: Semantic alert

Name checks out.

Alien life on Super-Earth can survive longer than us due to long-lasting protection from cosmic rays

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Mushroom

Re: "Earth’s magnetic field will disappear in 6.2 billion years or so"

This comment has aged better than I'd hoped.

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Mushroom

Re: "Earth’s magnetic field will disappear in 6.2 billion years or so"

We are; we're trying to make sure we blow ourselves up first to take away the problem.

Your app deleted all my files. And my wallpaper too!

Psmo
Windows

Re: Did you get to use the ShockyStick(TM)?

I thought that it was a ZOT-stick as used by the Usenet Oracle?

You geeks have inherited the Earth, but what are you going to do with it?

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and the politician of yourthe advertising budget's choice

Construction starts on another Asia-Europe undersea cable

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Paris Hilton

Re: Diverse routes are also needed

Even when they're not wrong, the inherrent closedness of the rule means that evolving situations will not be followed.

The amount of time for which generalisations are valid is vanishingly small compared to the time for which they are wrong.

Psmo

Re: Diverse routes are also needed

Generalisations are always wrong.

WeChat, AliExpress added to US Notorious Markets list

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Pirate

Somewhat under powered with weight added to give the air of legitimacy?

UK regulator 'broke international law', says Facebook

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Big Brother

Well, more the database of users and the graph of IP connections from enterprise and personal clients, but I am sure Meta would rather you look at the pictures.

The end of free Google storage for education

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Facepalm

Re: So? That trick is ooooold..

And count your fingers...

Securing open-source code isn't going to be cheap

Psmo

Re: pulling projects

You mean screw up and your financial future can be on the line pass the project off to marketing for a rebrand, surely?

Psmo
Windows

Re: Keep on spreading this nonsense...

My sweeping generalisations are better than yours.

Ad blockers altering website code is not a copyright violation, German court rules

Psmo

Re: Dont click

Unfortunately, just not clicking ads won't work.

Thanks to Google creating AdSense budgets that autospend, I would be months if not years before people notice their click-through rate is too low for the budget given.

That is, if they even notice at all...

Making it socially unacceptable for companies to work with them, and calling them and their clients out when they misbehave is, unfortunately, the only way to create reliable change.

Open Sesame, says Google... to voice identification: Speech ID adds biometric security to call-centre bots

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Terminator

That sounds annoying

Three seconds of check with a 25% percent success rate? Sounds like money saved through making your support line annoying to call

Internet Archive's 2046 Wayforward Machine says Google will cease to exist

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Boffin

Re: Fuck Google/YouTube

Because then they might require it as an access check, and freeze your account when you have no proofs that can corroborate that DOB.

I've just created my first non-throwaway GMail account with my real DOB, as it's on a work device that I don't want to lose...

Dell bids adieu to the era of big acquisitions, concentrates on paying down debt and Michael's new book

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Coat

You should reformat.

Observed wisdom packaged as haiku.

Although not easy.

Google experiments with user-choice-defying Android search box

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Gimp

Re: without their knowledge or consent

Depends on how long Google can tie this up in the courts.

Ghosts in the machine learning pipeline will be impossible to exorcise

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Gimp

Re: Abbatar

Glutes, Shirley?

The day has a 'y' in it, so Virgin Galactic has announced another delay

Psmo

Only if you're happy with monopolies.

Microsoft adds hybrid meeting features to Teams, including interruption-detecting AI

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Re: "notify users who interrupt others"

Being fair, I don't see this feature going over in the countries where people tend to use constant-transmission mode.

It makes remote meetings a pain, though.

A developer built an AI chatbot using GPT-3 that helped a man speak again to his late fiancée. OpenAI shut it down

Psmo

Re: OpenAI declined to comment.

I don't think OpenRegurgitation would catch on.

Psmo

Re: “The idea that these chatbots can be dangerous seems laughable,”

...or have you?

UK gov blocks the acquisition of Welsh graphene fiddler Perpetuus Group over national security concerns

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Holmes

Haha.

No, seriously it'll be someone sitting on the board who didn't get their compensation.

Children of China, your state-sanctioned hour of gaming begins … now!

Psmo

Re: "The spokesperson named Chess, Go, and programming as games"

So you're not expecting people to pre-alpha test or game balance (that involves playing the game).

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Mushroom

Re: "The spokesperson named Chess, Go, and programming as games"

And what if they program a game?

One of the first project I completed was a basic (and BASIC) space invaders clone.

Chinese developers protested insanely long work hours. Now the nation's courts agree

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Paris Hilton

But the suck remains.

Cops responding to ShotSpotter's AI alerts rarely find evidence of gun crime, says Chicago watchdog

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WTF?

"We have an accuracy of 97% not counting the times the prosecution has wirhdrawn the results as obviously wrong"

'No peeing towards Russia' sign appears on country's Arctic border with Norway

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Pint

Re: Frozen bullets

...With some force...

That's some serious, uh, backlog.

Some dilution may be in order.

Pi calculated to '62.8 trillion digits' with a pair of 32-core AMD Epyc chips, 1TB RAM, 510TB disk space

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Headmaster

Re: This all seems.....

Or j for those of that swing differentiately?

Electrocution? All part of the service, sir!

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Thumb Up

Re: Self-electrocution

Also, the slight deadening of feeling in the tips of your fingers is useful for a variety of life skills.

Audacity is a poster child for what can be achieved with open-source software

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Mushroom

Re: Devs love telemetry

Plenty of examples of obscure crashes that are only able to be analysed by looking at logs and telemetry data.

If you're expected to fix any piece of work dependent on data or an environment you do not control and have not specified, you need telemetry; at least a log, memory dump, flight data recorder or crash file to look at, otherwise you have to guess.

Right to repair shouldn't exist – not because it's wrong but because it's so obviously right

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Alien

That repairability tho'...

Mozilla's MDN web standards reference platform makes move to GitHub, now in beta

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Alien

Re: What can possibly go wrong ?

Wait... but satellite internet means that to avoid http, css, Mozilla and standards you'll have to head out pretty far. Not too far, though. I hear that intergalactic groupthink is pretty into their standards.

Even Facebook struggles: Zuck's titanic database upgrade hits numerous legacy software bergs

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Windows

Re: Once Upon A Time........

Tic... twitch...

Huh what? Sorry was miles away....

Windows 11 comes bearing THAAS, Trojan Horse as a service

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Trollface

Re: Forgive me for saying this...

Thanks for that image.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Forgive me for saying this...

Better than pretending that the chat has been deleted from everyone's offline caches, like the 'recall mail' in outlook that never works right, or hoping that whoever you've called in Skype hasn't got a save of your conversation, that the SharePoint search index hasn't grabbed a copy of your data.

Better just to be gdpr-sensitive and use access control, non?

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Trollface

Re: Standards...

Standards.

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