* Posts by lucki bstard

204 publicly visible posts • joined 22 May 2014


IRS doesn't completely scrap facial recognition, just makes it optional

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Re: Facial recognition and women?

Pendant alert

ICP makeup seems to work. Niche case but it's there.


Apple reopens stores in China as Middle Kingdom regains control of COVID-19 – after closing all its outlets in Italy

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In the UK muddling through is a plan and often the only one. Not UK bashing I live there and know of what I speak.

IT consultant who deleted every account on UK company Jet2's domain cops 5 months in jail

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Re: I'm *not* for 'the maximum hardship for revenge and spite'

All theory, appears written by someone who hasn't ever worked with people who have dealt with the criminal justice system.

Take off the rosy glasses the reality is awful.

What do you want? Someone who will be able to work and pay taxes or someone who gets a dead end job at best and costs the state more?

I'm also still curious about how a company passes it's audits with such a poor setup.

Japanese hotel chain sorry that hackers may have watched guests through bedside robots

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Re: Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams

Yep, no cell phone, laptop, books etc. No IT Manager to ask me something, most relaxing night I had for a long time. Staff were funny and the locals left me alone. Food was good as well.

Female-free speaker list causes PHP show to collapse when diversity-oriented devs jump ship

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So name the female developers they asked, then the developers can then be asked why they did not submit papers?

Provide that to the critics and ask the critics if they can do their own fact finding?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

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Re: Now we know what taking back control really means…

'Why not bring back the inquisition while we're at it?' - Britain didn't have one. Now if you were to mention the star chamber then you might have a point.

OK, your boss allegedly called you a lazy n*****, promoted the person you trained ahead of you and paid you less, but you can't PROVE it's racism, Facebook says

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The other option..

Maybe the US could implement a wall around themselves (physical and electrical) and not allow any traffic in or out for the next 50 years.

It would solve so many issues and stop the US toxic cultural pollution the rest of the world has to endure.

Hands off that Facebook block button, public officials told by judges in First Amendment row

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Unexpected consequences

So he wasn't able to be blocked as he was a US citizen, and the people suing Trump for him blocking them on Twitter say he can't because they are also US citizens.

Now forgive me as I'm on good flu medication, but doesn't that mean that in order to stop this occurring and in the public's best interests a US person needs to provide details of citizenship to social media so politicians don't accidentally block them? Or at least that's how it could be interpreted.

Self-driving vehicles might be autonomous but insurance pay-outs probably won't be

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Re: Snow, Rain, Slightly cloudy?

Around here there are people who can say quite confidently that 'Google doesn't know where my house is'. Autonomous car is a nice fantasy will be practical in carefully prescribed areas ie: factory, warm dry roads etc. The remainder will be as practical as the 'paper less office' that has still not arrived.

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The same way they tested diesel engines?? I can cope being injured if I screw up but not because internal company culture doesn't allow for issues to be rectified instead they are circumvented.

Programming languages can be hard to grasp for non-English speakers. Step forward, Bato: A Ruby port for Filipinos

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To quote my filipono colleague

'Philippines speak English well. whoever wrote that article doesn't know filipinos'

Facebook suspends account of Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

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Re: Correlation or Causation

I hate the term 'fake news'

What is 'fake news' Its essentially what you're told is fake; but who decides that...

Man who gave interviews about his crimes asks court to delete Google results

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Re: spending convictions

And your point is?

Your'd rather have a presumption of guilt?

Your a victim of crime, most people on El Reg probably are, you can only be a victim so long before you realize that being a victim is not helping you. I'm not talking about the 'man up' rubbish I'm talking about that sooner or later you'll have to choose if you wish to remain a victim or if you don't. If you don't then get the assistance that is available, if you do wish to remain a victim well enjoy yourself but don't drag others down with you.

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Re: Win for the Lawyers

Its a bit like giving blood, they won't take it all in one go, they just take enough that it can regularly be given and be more over time. Bit like shearing sheep.

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Re: @Ivan 4

'All I did was to try and look at this case from the point of view of those going after Google' - There's your problem. You looked at it without looking at the facts and then get upset when you're presented facts. Find out the facts rather than navel gazing.

New Google bias lawsuit claims company fired chap who opposed discrimination

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Re: Does that mean...

'but the sausage fest that academia is....' - Depends on your department tbh

Get out into the fresh air and visit other departments it might be an education.

The Reg visits London Met Police's digital and electronics forensics labs

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Re: A question for all my fellow (and fellowess) El-Reg readers.

'Is it simply because you do not trust UK Police / Government to make it secure' - Yep look at the UK Govm track record with IT and losing information. I can change a password, it takes a lot more effort and money to change a face.

Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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Re: I am confused

Or to put it another way, once the employment market becomes fully open many women realize that they can earn as much if not more in a job that doesn't require working in IT.

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'Only idiots, the feeble minded and the mislead engage in identity politics.' - So HR and anyone else who wants to appear good on social media etc Identity politics is a great card to play, it allows an organization to say 'hey ignore that stuff we shouldn't be doing over there' instead 'look at the positive things we're doing over here'

Identity politics is great, just learn to speak the language and make sure that you get the first complaint in.

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Re: Comparison with apartheid?

I believe your US so I'll quote from Merriam-Webster for you;

'Definition of apartheid

1 : racial segregation; specifically : a former policy of segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-European groups in the Republic of South Africa

2 : separation, segregation cultural apartheid gender apartheid'

See definition 2, please your meant to be a professional learn your craft and improve your communication skills if you don't like it start another job elsewhere; no-one will mind.

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'Many posts here are implicitly suggesting that women were employed even though there were better men available' - You can prove that how??? If you can prove it then get those sue balls rolling if you want to make a difference.

'numerous other instances of failure of humans to work fairly and effectively together.' - So by that standards El Reg's forums are wrong and you should find them too repugnance to post in them. You might want to thing on that one a while.

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'not a pleasant place to be' - That might just be because he prefers a meritocracy? It also tells me that your a person who stridently expects their workplace to reflect their personal political views, that would make it unpleasant simply because I prefer a workplace where I work. Interesting to see your discriminatory behavior, maybe your'd like to go after the Royal colleague of Midwives next and indeed any major HR company as well.

'People are people and have different personalities' - So you agree with Damore

'You need to be able to professionally cope with this, regardless of their gender' - Danmore's memo says this your language says you are unable to do this.

'Women have been discriminated against in the workplace since recording of salaries and workplace jobs began!' - Damn right they have, its illegal in the UK for them to work in coal mines, they die in less workplace deaths, occupy proportionally more finance/hr roles; work fewer shift jobs and combine this with living (on average) longer then men. It's a big positive step towards equalization in the work place that some industrial countries have decided that state pension age should be equalized and women retire at the same age as men; now that parental leave can be claimed by men it allows men to be more involved with their children at an early age. I look forward to the time when men are not seen as effeminate by staying at home and looking after children as well. When women start equalizing the missing person figures, violent death figures, criminal incarceration figures, suicide figures, heart attack deaths figures then truly the world will be a more equal place.

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With your attitude 'wouldn't want this prick working in my office' and 'I don't have a problem in firing people if they stink up the atmosphere' I can see that people would really be honest with you, and wouldn't be intimidated by you at all. Hell with that attitude and a little bit of documentation, an employee could have a lawsuit aimed at you anyday.

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Re: More racism is not the solution to racism

Shush.. Don't mention racism and language politics in Quebec

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Re: 2 Points

'I have always thought that the gender ratios in IT sucked' - And you did what about it apart from being that annoying person who complained and never did anything.

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Re: Oh how El Reg is fallen

'because they are on average biologically different from men' - Really, on average? A hermaphrodite would have both male and female sexual organs but that would make them different from both men and women.

If you honestly believe that 'on average' they are biologically different from men, and then women must be on average biologically different from men then I strongly suggest that you improve your social life (social skills?); or your education.

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Re: I hope that he wins

Google doesn't make money, Alphabet does; Apple doesn't make much money its holding company does.

Please stop being naive and remember most things happen because of money/sex/power

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Re: I'm just left here wondering...

Privacy - lack of it... I mean Google has to have a test lab somewhere, why not in house?

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Re: "...therefore Socrates is a dog"

Suicide is a serious matter, its not really appropriate for you to drag it into your argument almost as a form of entertainment. Obviously you cannot apologize to those who do commit suicide, but you can at least treat them with a bit of respect.

Bigmouth ex-coppers who fed media MP pr0nz story face privacy probe

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Re: What confidentiality?

Look I don't like most politicians but lets just break down your comments...

'Is it breaching a burglar's data protection rights to publish his appearance in court, even if he's found not guilty?' - Appearance is not part of data protection.

'Green is a public servant and was (in my view) abusing the time and resources that I pay for in order to ogle naked woman.' - Was he doing it on his own time, and those were also thumbnails which can be accumulated from spam etc

'He can damn' well do that on his own time, not on the time that he should be spending working on making my society better.' - As above was it in his own time. Making society better? Well ideally but once you've been around the block a bit then your realize that your statement is incredibility naive.

' I know from personal experience at work that a person caught visiting iffy websites on his work computer was out of the building, pass revoked, the very same day.' - That's a place you worked out and is not relevant to a police action.

'The police are absolutely right to make this public as a service to the electorate.' - Leaking confidential information to the press to get someone kicked, if you leaked confidential information would you be walked out?

Sounds like you did a knee jerk reaction without thinking or reading up on the article and back story, so I guess that makes you upper management?

Last week: Microsoft accused of covering up rape claim. This week: Microsoft backs anti-cover-up law ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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'When did we change from presumption of innocence to presumption of guilt?' - Because in some locations the police etc are not allowed to disbelieve an complainant and must act upon the accusation.

Add to that and the lack of anonymity for people accused of rape and your in a situation where an accusation alone will loose you your job and with the publicity you'll not be able to find another role in order to pay lawyer fees to help defend yourself.

Don't believe its true, well the first part I saw happen to a ex-colleague who basically took a plea bargain because he could not afford to fight it especially as he couldn't afford parole. The second one I've seen has now got a court date which is 3.5 years from the start of the investigation and >2 years since they got charged.

My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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Re: Real world testing

'even stop' - Yeah like that will work in -40C. AI says car will stop, car stops and driver will freeze.

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Re: Real world testing

Great, until you enter a location that snow chains are not allowed, but the city doesn't clear the snow properly anyway.

Uber's revolting sexism, the movie

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Trial by Media

Takes 'Trial by media' to a completely new level. If anything got taken to a trial (why bother if you can get more money from a scandal mag then a law court) then the defense can claim that there is no Judge/Jury that has not been influenced and the defense cannot have a fair trial. Result complainant makes money vai scandal mag, defense gets off cycle repeats.

It's time to rebuild the world for robots

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Re: Just who's world is it, anyway?

How save do these examples save labour 'cycle to the next village to court the landlord's daughter' so before that you wouldn't have courted her you would have courted someone else close to hand. You have in fact added to the labour cost because you are now cycling to a distant location rather than before where you would have not needed to cycle but would have gone with the local women'

' it allowed goods to be more easily transported to market,' - Hmmm again, macadamization was done before automobiles, it allowed a transfer of transport from ie canals to roads but the labour was the same instead the location of the labour was changed. It could be argued that the cost of labour increased because these new road services had to be built in the first place.

If the robot needs the world changing to suit it then why aren't humans changed to fit into a robot based world.

AI might outsmart ITIL, make MTBF moot, says ServiceNow strategist

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Proactive replacement

'allowing replacement of potentially-faulty equipment.'

There are quite a few vendors that don't do this, let alone a large number of companies that won't do this, why would he believe that this will become acceptable? What does service now (which I know a few companies won't implement due to cost) think they can offer that can change this mindset that proactive replacement is not covered by vendor support? If for example I have a high probability of a disk or appliance failure unless I can show it has failed most vendors will shrug and just say it hasn't failed yet its not their issue. I don't really see the value that this offers.

What's driving people out of tech biz? Unfair treatment, harassment, funnily enough – study

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Re: It's Managements fault

'Hiring based on gender and race is going to create unfairness' - It does but life isn't fair, it would be nice if it was but it ain't.

Some recent comments outline what an IT shop realistically recommends:

'The pace of change in technology is increasing and we need to get better at changing. That ability to change HAS to include each and every employee at [redacted]. Stasis is followed by irrelevance and that is followed by an excruciating and painful decline - I am not going there and will do everything to ensure [redacted] doesn’t either. Job stability comes with great skill, in today’s climate you’d better be able to change.'

'Don’t set yourself up to fail. I am certainly not trying to.'

Personally I would not recommend IT to my kids, but then they have no interest in it either.

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Re: Obligatory XKCD

I hope the downvotes are from people who work in the Canadian IT industry, it is a beast to itself; and there are also differences in behavior from the East, West Coast and the Prairies as well.

Bloke cuffed after 'You deserve a seizure' GIF tweet gave epileptic a fit

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Re: I have had the strobe spam,ads and popups many times

'because she was menstrating?' - The problem with that analogy is that I cannot turn off epilepsy although the lady doesn't have to enter the pool. Regardless of Kurt's opinions and comments; being deliberately pushed into a seizure, apart form the hurt and embarrassment of the seizure (chewing on tongue, smashing head on floor etc) it means that he may now be restricted from driving for a period of time, might have upset those around him seeing him go into a seizure.

'If Kurt can see the blood' - That one is interesting tbh, some epileptics see aura that give them a warning that they are about to have seizure, most however would just have a seizure so never have the time to leave the water.

Microsoft wins landmark Irish data slurp warrant case against the US

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Re: Well done

Well A/C, you can always emigrate. Leave the land where your government oppresses you and head somewhere new. I believe that was the idea some 300+ years ago..

Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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Re: And the house of lords?

Your vote is not worthless, it is instead worth the same as everyone else's. That you live in an area where the majority of people disagree with your point of view does not make your vote worth less.

Google's dream city isn't a new idea

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yep your dead right, my apologies.

In my defence its 20 years since I did a degree in that stuff.

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So after 2000+ years, bl**dy Aristotle is still inspiring people to build the perfect society... a la 'The Republic'. Great in theory, but Alexander the Great was interested in doing it in practise and look what he did! God knows what Alphabet would do.

As for the Dutch East Indian Company, better comparison would be the British East Indian company, which conquered most of India and administrated it for longer than the British Raj.

Thank goodness they'll loose interest when the next shiny idea comes past.

Playmobil cops broadside for 'racist' pirate slave

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Re: Thinking

'Don't blame the pilot.' - It was a reference to the doctrine of command responsibility - ie the Nuremberg defence 'I was only obeying orders'. A defence which was rejected by groups including the US. Hopefully you appreciate the hypocrisy of most US by reflecting on your post.

Try thinking in future, it will hurt you at first but then you may find it makes your life more enjoyable. Either way the US still provides the best level of 'how not to do it' to the world.

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Re: My outrage is up to you...

'I am too busy to find out the facts' - Are you missing the joke icon? If you can't be bothered to look up facts how come you can be bothered to post?

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Re: Thinking

Its not a war crime if you are an American. If your US then bombing a hospital is an 'accident' not a war crime. Chances of any US person facing charges before a court, zero.

I'm waiting for the 'It was an accident the pilot was only obeying orders' defence next.

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Re: I think the offended woman has missed the point...

I'm more concerned by your waffling. Maybe think about what you are going to say rather than pontificate . The phrase verbal masturbation comes to mind.

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Why do the US population still have to indulge in the orgy of political correctness. Slavery has never been restricted to black people and the US; and guess what still happens today.

Maybe when they learn that there is a world outside the US they can do something about existing slavery rather than wallowing in self pity.

Phone-fondling docs, nurses sling patient info around willy-nilly

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Re: Is is really that important?

'Perhaps someone could come up with a *likely* scenario in which a patient is adversely affected' - If the patient didn't give consent. That type of person is probably the one who will complain as well.

White House 'deeply disappointed' by Europe outlawing Silicon Valley

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in six months

Betya, in six months this will be a dead issue and there will be no changes. As for the people outside IT they have no interest.