* Posts by Kumar2012

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IBM swings axe through staff, humming contently about cloud and AI


Re: The American Dream

@Pascal, if you think business should just be about handing people money go start your own and provide welfare to people, why is it that OTHER people have to do things you tell them to with THEIR money? Better to layoff a few thousand and revitalize your business than to keep going in a failing direction and have tens of thousands out of work when you go belly up.

EU verdict: Apple received €13bn in illegal tax benefits from Ireland


Re: Particularly interesting...

"Politicians of all sorts rant about tax avoidance but in almost every bloody case, the corporate tax lawyers are only taking advantage of the laws that the politicians have written." --- and most likely those laws were written after lobbying by the very corporations that said politicians rant and rail against in their increasingly futile efforts to show how they are with the 'little people'.

Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft


Re: Am I wrong in thinking that if ..

"Maybe, maybe not. We might not know until one actually gets sucked into an engine, and then hour like hell it is hyperbole." --- actually we do know since most twin engine jets today are ETOPS rated, which means they are fully able to operate on only one engine.

Google had Obama's ear during antitrust probe


Re: transparency unlike unworkable limits is way to go

" Corporations that invest in elections should be ready for the consequences if they support a candidate that their customers don't appreciate." -- Hah nice try, but everyone knows this is not how it works, it is a small vocal and often times violent minority that always show up (i.e. the radical left)

"Please tell me where this rampant voter fraud is? Yes, that's right: "Redistricting". --- please tell me any other civilized country that doesn't require proof of ID to vote, the USA is a joke in this respect and there have been numerous cases of voter fraud caught over the years from dead people to illegals, to people voting multiple times. Besides how can you even prove the majority of voter fraud cases when you can't ask for ID.

All that aside voter ID laws did nothing to reduce minority turn out, its just another fact less whine by Democrats who like their voter fraud.


The only one with zero credibility seems to be you who can't back up your claims of this mythical 'zero vote fraud' when it has been clearly documented over and over every election cycle. Just an example from the article:

“More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples [from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study] indicated that they were registered to vote,” the authors found. “Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.” -- yes no voter fraud at all...

IT security pro salaries: Silicon Valley? You'd be better off in Minneapolis


"And there I was thinking that this was theregister.CO.UK. SIgh." --- because no one ever thinks of relocating to work in another country right?

Intel's latest diversity report shows numbers at a standstill


Re: Yes, and...?

"“Without a workforce that more closely mirrors the population, we are missing opportunities, including not understanding and designing for our own customers.” -- indeed it is the typical condescending bullshit from racist liberals with a superiority complex, us 'backward' brown people are not like other people and so need special treatment... also we are all one monolithic block, so just get a few random brown people and then we know what all the millions of other ones think.

Cyber-crime cost calculation studies are rubbish: ENISA


Re: Mistaken approach

"Even if your admin is paid in gold bars, you won't hit a number that is anywhere near the million mark, so not impressive enough." --- While no doubt scary numbers are used to drum up sales, by no means is the cost of a breach limited to only the recovery efforts. It comes down to what data or systems were affected, what industry you are in and how to quantify that in a meaningful monetary sense.

Protect your staff from Toronto's terrible Twitter trolls, bosses told


Re: The Reg = SJW?

"So what IS the conservative opinion about Leslie Jones?" --- she is a typical snowflake liberal, spews racism and hatred against white people and then cries when random people do the same to her, then falsely accuses Milo and gets him banned...in other words the typical liberal fascist who likes to shut down any differing opinions because they are incapable of arguing on the actual merits of what they stand for.

The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code


Re: Huh?

"Who the hell in the US would ever ride a train?" -- apparently the kind of guy who didn't walk right out the door once he saw this clusterf*** of a setup.

Microsoft axes 2,850 more Windows Phone, sales staff – a week after Justin Timberlake sang on stage for them


Re: Ah yes,

"We can't be letting employees get in the way of profits, can we?" --- that is correct because the purpose of running a business IS to make a profit, not provide welfare.

Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank's core routers, will now spend 21 months in the clink


Re: And todays lesson is?

"Indeed, and I might surmise that in jail in Texas he may well be 'taking one for the team' now."

FTFY: Taking one from the team ;)

Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did


Re: Treason

"And still there are people who think Clinton a bigger danger!" --- Ask the Libyan's, Egyptian's, Syrians, Kurds, Yazidi, Iraqi's, etc. who the bigger danger is? They are not dying in their thousands thanks to Trump, but thanks to Hillary's inept and downright negligent foreign policy.


Re: Treason

"and, did ANYONE ever think that Trump *might* be telling a JOKE? *I* thought it was UPROARIOUSLY funny!" --- it was a joke, a sharply sarcastic and cutting one, but the left don't like it when they are the butt of said joke. So now they feign more outrage and clutch their pearls ever so tightly when Trump jokes about missing emails than they ever did when Hillary actually put said emails out there to be hacked in the first place.

Flight sim records show MH370 captain practiced 'flight' near search area


Re: My personal contribution to "odd" flight sim behavior

pixels can't melt steel beams!

The very latest on the DNC email conspiracy. Which conspiracy? All of them, of course!


@James O'Shea... a religious test is NOT unconstitutional, it is already part of US immigration law with respect to refugee claimants - Immigration and Nationality Act Section 101(a)(42).


@big John, he's conservative like the GOP elite were 'conservative' which is why they got run over by the Trump train, people can see through their 'conservatism' and aren't going to take it anymore.

Alleged skipper of pirate site KickAss Torrents keel-hauled in Poland


Re: Big content: 3

"Nothing to do with not paying for content" -- the fallacy being that all pirated content would have otherwise been bought.

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung


Re: A bit harsh

"I did go see Ghostbusters about an hour before it" --- butwhy.gif

How's this for irony? US Navy hit with $600m software piracy claim


Re: So how do they know this number?

"Edit: the Navy deputy program manager emailed them the number of installs. Ouch."

Obviously he needed a sit down chat with Hillary on the proper usage of email ;)

Kotkin on who made Trump and Brexit: Look in the mirror, it's you

Big Brother

Re: Really?

"Apart from workers rights, human rights, a free trade bloc, a free travel zone, a more stable Europe, and who could forget... cheaper roaming charges! Then there was the (arguably) greater economic stability. And intangibles such as being part of a European community." --- You mean the UK had no workers rights, human rights, trade, etc. before the EU... wow how did you all survive... oh wait, that's all loser remain BS...

You may be familiar with a phrase from the past... "no taxation without representation"... the very essence of why the EU is a failure; un-elected bureaucrats dictating to people what they can and cannot do.

But you got to love the left bending themselves into pretzels to support billionaires' wishes to remain in the EU...top kek

FBI won't jail future US president over private email server


What a shocking and totally unexpected result...

a Democrat DOJ, under a Democrat president, not indicting a Democrat candidate for president, I am shocked I tell you, absolutely Shocked!

Plymouth 'animal rights' teen admits Florida SeaWorld cyber attack


He sure showed them!

"Hey mum I showed the man, DDoSed a website, that'll teach em who's boss, can you bring my tea and biscuits down now please...."

<insert we-have-a-bad-ass-over-here.gif>

Singapore Airlines 777 catches fire after engine alarm


Re: "five have been lost"

@andy 'only 5 have been lost' - like that's a good thing? --- yes actually that is a very good thing, 5 out of 1401 built, and of those 5 three were not even the plane's fault (MH, Asiana) and this one too may come down to a maintenance issue with the engine rather than the plane.

Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs


So they will go through your social media feeds to find out if things you posted show that you are up to no good, yet the head law enforcer for the USA, AG Loretta Lynch, still can't figure out what motivated the Orlando club shooter despite all he proclaimed, claiming 'we may never know'. So what you post on social media can clearly show intent but what a terrorist says while gunning people down doesn't oO?


Israeli researcher fans fears: here's another way to cross the airgap


@Ledswinger "One has to assume if the Israeli's are letting this go public, its because it either doesn't work in the real world, or that they've found much easier methods." --- or maybe they are having a good laugh imagining the mad mullahs in Iran going around checking each and every PC and server with a fan in their nuke facilities ;)

Now Google backs everyone's favorite trade pact: The TPP


Re: PNAC is not "liberal"

@DougS "After all, Switzerland has never had a terrorist attack on their soil" -- well even ISIS need somewhere to keep their money from the oil sales to Erdonkey in Turkey ;)

Oooooklahoma! Where the cops can stop and empty your bank cards – on just a hunch


Re: Graft

@AC 'wrong skin colour'... Hmm why is it only ONE skin colour cries about being shot by the police all the time (while in fact more of them die at each other's hands than cops could ever manage) and it also happens to be the ONE skin colour also disproportionately responsible for crime... meanwhile white, brown, yellow and various and sundry shades in between don't get shot up by police... of course must be racism /sarc

England just not windy enough for wind farms, admits renewables boss


Re: Knuckling under

@Phil Lord "evidence... is causing significant damage to the environment"

Well maybe you can pass some of this 'evidence' on to the zealots of the Church of AGW, they haven't managed to produce any undoctored evidence for AGW yet.

African IP address body exec half-apologizes for 'Whites are taking over' race-row email

Big Brother

@Mark 85, its just like how crimes by a certain ethnicity in the USA are committed disproportionately to their actual population levels and its called 'racism' when the prison population is made up of a majority of that same ethnicity.

Hacker reveals $40 attack that steals police drones from 2km away


Re: Finally a vendor acting reasonably

"Um where does it mention the vendor us doing any more than evaluate the findings?

I can't imagine any vendor coming out and saying anything less for fear of being rightly panned."

--- Right in the article?

"The Germany-based UAV boffin worked with the consent and assistance of the unnamed vendor to pry apart the internals of the drone and the Android application which controls it."

Snowden WAS the Feds' quarry in Lavabit case, redaction blunder reveals


Re: I wonder...

Has America made mistakes... most definitely yes, but on the whole America has been the greatest force for good on this planet, and produced one of the greatest documents humanity has ever seen, the American constitution. Envious whining from the peanut gallery doesn't change this, the world needs America, America doesn't need you.

Bungling Seagate staffer leaked coworkers' social security numbers, other info to email fraudsters


In this day and age when nearly every perimeter device features some sort of DLP capability this should be addressed by technology and not relying on humans not to do stupid things; i.e. PII should not be allowed to leave the network in the first place.

Bill Clinton killed off internet taxes, says Australian politician


Typical government bureaucrat

"world passed up on a huge revenue source when it decided not to tax the Internet." --- The idiot thinks that if they don't get the money then it doesn't exist, all it means is that whatever money governments around the world could have taken from people and squandered, was instead left in private citizens hand's to spend as they will doing far more good than any government ever will. So no the world did not lose anything, just some useless politicians didn't get their grubby hands on it.

Donald Trump promises 'such trouble' for Jeff Bezos and Amazon


Re: Inherited Wealth

"Frankly, any of Trump's failings should do, anything from the fact he's reputed to sleep with a copy of Mein Kampf next to his pillow, to the fact that he's filed for bankruptcy god-knows how many times, to the fact that he is, in fact, a bombastic blowhard pandering to the worst impulses of ignorance, violence and Othering." --- you already failed playing the Nazi card, but let me humour you since you are hapless low info leftist and can't help but being ignorant about.. .well everything... Trump hasn't gone bankrupt even ONCE, he has however put 4 companies through bankruptcy protection... that is 4 companies out of OVER 500, that's a 99.2% success rate... how terrible right? As for pandering... no you silly gibbon, he is just stating what people are already thinking, everyone is sick of illegals, everyone is sick of the fringe freak left ruling their lives, and everyone is sick of the sycophant leftwing media and Trump is finally someone they can rally behind who says it like it is, that is why he got 46% of the Hispanic vote in Nevada, you just have no clue how angry everyone is, you are going to find out though.


Re: Inherited Wealth

"Thinking about it though, the anti-immigration stance of a second generation immigrant does show that he understands the word "irony" at least as well as Baldrick" ---- Nothing Ironic about it at all, Trump, along with the vast majority of Americans (including LEGAL Hispanics), is against ILLEGAL immigration, nice try (as usual) to try and mix the too, so there is nothing ironic or hypocritical about it at all, Trump's parents, like mine immigrated LEGALLY, what is so hard to understand for you leftwing dingbats about that? That is why Trump IS going to win and change the whole game, you can all sit there and gnash your teeth as the people take back the country. Nuke because that's what's happening to politics as usual in the USA!

Your xenophobia is killing us, Silicon Valley warns US Congress


Re: Xenophobia and racism are part of the USA culture

meanwhile crying xenophobia and racism at every turn is part of deranged leftist culture.


Let me translate; please let us import more cheap labour from the third world while 95 million Americans are out of work and the youth graduate from universities with massive debts and no job prospects, the sad circumstances of these 0.00001%ers could bring a tear to a glass eye. Icon because this is basically the same whine from these losers.

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Ha 386DX33 with 52MB HDD, take that! you peasant with your SX :P

What took you so long, Twitter? Micro blogging site takes on the trolls


@AndyS if it were actually left up to the people most of these whiners crying wolf over 'abuse' would be the ones having their tweets flagged. For the most part they are the ones trying to suppress others from voicing opinions that don't agree with them by screaming 'bully' every time, while in fact being the actual bullies themselves. Since the author mentions #gamegate have a look back at who the most vicious bullies were the so called paragons of feminist gamer journalism.


Re: Good luck with that...

@Cosmo, and that is why their stock is tanking and desperation is setting in, when they alienate half their user base with heavy handed tactics (like unverifying Milo Yiannopoulos with no reason at all - well we all know the reason he annoyed some feminists with the truth of their hypocrisy) its not going to go well. This thing will be another exercise in 'protecting' the actual bullies, the loud abusive feminists and such, from people they don't agree with. GG twitter.

Thirty Meter Telescope needs to revisit earthly fine print


Re: astronomy as a traditional activity

@LDS " it is sacred just because..." -- more likely its 'sacred' because someone didn't get their cut of the $1.4 billion being spent on construction, I'm sure once you throw enough money at whatever group is agitating there everything will be just fine. I bet none of these protesters have ever bothered about this inaccessible piece of land until someone decided it was useful to them and they saw some easy money.

US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon


BoB's having the last laugh...

basically some guy who no one knew even existed, is suddenly known to a whole bunch of people, this is just a huge marketing scheme... troll face because that must be BoB right now.

Uber driver 'pulls handgun' on passenger


Its Uber, people use their own cars.

Boeing just about gives up on the 747


I was really hoping the 747-8 would take off (pun not intended) it is a beautiful plane, but could see it wasn't doing well from the start. The 400 series was one of my favorites, so have been watching the trickle of sales for the 8 in dismay. At least Lufthansa has bought a bunch and they currently fly the 400s here (Toronto), so hope to see the 8 intercontinental someday in person when they replace the 400s. Korean too has a few but they usually only fly 777s here, so doubt I will see one of theirs. Sadly the age of quad engines just seems to be coming to an end.

Anyone seen my DVD? Ohio loses disc holding 50,000 citizens' records


Re: Tax Reform?

Taxes on consumption would be the fairest way to tax, sick and tired of 'poor' people buying $200 sneakers and flat screen TVs with other people's money (i.e. government handouts). In a purely consumption based tax system, if the 'poor' wanted to splurge then they will pay for it like everyone else.

Social media snitching bill introduced into US Congress by intel bosses

Paris Hilton

@Christoph, right because western militaries are TRYING to kill civilians, they have nothing better to do, just watching and waiting for when the jihadis decide to use some kids as human shields...oh look civilians, time to get busy! Paris Hilton because you seem to be on the same mental level....


Re: "recently stepped up their efforts to shut down accounts promoting racism"

@Doug S, so Trump is racist for proposing something that Jimmy Carter already did, and something that is perfectly legal? Guess in that case Twitter needs to shut down Carter's account first, if he's even got one... (P.S. Islam is not a race ;) )

Mars water discovery is a liberal-muslim plot, cry moist conspiracy theorists


Apparently looking up what he actually said is too hard...

So many comments yet not one of you appears to have even heard or read what Rush actually said, just regurgitating what the media fed you, so who are the real morons I wonder... He never said that the claim of finding running water was a hoax and didn't mention anything at all about Muslims, other than how NASA's budget was transferred to Muslim outreach by the Obama regime (a verifiable fact BTW). One can easily check the transcript on his site, or if you listen to him like I have for over 20 years catch it live. He welcomed the news, what he did state was that given the fact that the Obama regime has molded most government bodies into extensions of its political ambitions that they would use this finding to spin some sort of message to bolster their ideology and sure enough right on cue some NASA spokesperson did indeed invoke the 'climate change' mantra to explain why the potential ocean on Mars had now disappeared.

As McAfee runs for US President – we ask a crucial question: Will Reg readers back him?


Re: American Politics

Intelligent and socialist don't go together, unless you mean intelligent in the sense of most socialist leaders I have lived under in that they and their families become fabulously wealthy while ruining the country they rule over. But then again it easy to sit in your mum's basement and espouse all the 'glories' of socialism when you haven't experienced it first hand right...