* Posts by Tubz

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This rope-laying, ever-growing robot may one day explore your blood vessels

Tubz

Re: "this tube can reach as much as 1.5 m in length"

You would be if your veins suffered from supply problems or risk collapsing, this is a great development for future medical procedures, without the risk of major surgery.

Arm founder says the UK has no chance of tech sovereignty

Tubz

Re: Strategy means long term planning

or a future directorship with a company they sold off or had oversight of. Too many turn up on the payroll in dodgy titles jobs that have no real benefit or any physical work for a company except to pay a backhander, sorry I mean wage.

UN's ITU election may spell the end of our open internet

Tubz

How long, for China couple of years to work it all out and implement, with additional interconnect gateways to the old IP network, if they haven't already started. So in theory, they could disconnect from the world, so long as the gamers have local servers.

Intel's 13th-gen CPUs are hot, hungry, loaded with cores

Tubz

Daft, in todays climate, cost effective, less energy but more efficient cores is the way, saving a few seconds on a report run makes little difference or sense in the office and when doing a hardware refresh, saving a few quid per machines soon adds up for the accountants.

Japanese boffins build solar-powered, remote-controlled cyborg cockroach

Tubz
Trollface

Ancient Research

Isn't this rather old research, Amazon mastered this, controlling warehouse staff for years by AI, telling them where to go, what to pick, when they can use the loo and cheaper than keeping cockroaches in a terrarium.

Afghanistan’s Taliban government bans TikTok

Tubz
Mushroom

So the Talitubbies ban first-person shooter PUBG, yeh why do it virtually, when you can go outside and get the buzz from doing it for real, just remember the drones fire back !

ChromeLoader, what took you so long? Malvertising irritant now slings ransomware

Tubz
Trollface

How dare anybody else show unwanted adverts in your browser or anywhere else, that's Meta, Google and Microsoft's job ! They are stealing the food from the mouths of overpaid execs, will nobody stop and think of them.

Atos investor says turnaround plan 'too ambitious and complicated'

Tubz

He'll be a low paid "Technical" courier style engineer and in his defence after working with many, they have the bare minimum IT skills and are expect to follow scripts verboten and no deviation, so the "helldesk" can try and support before they pass on to the next level of engineer and so forth until fixed.

Google gets the green light to flood US Gmail inboxes with political spam

Tubz

email rule to forward a copy to FCC, Google, political parties, POTUS or any other body that you want to p!ss off ! A few million emails may make them change their minds.

Philippines orders fraud probe after paying MacBook prices for slow Celeron laptops

Tubz

Re: celeron

Celeron will always take me back to the 300A/333, take Intel cheapo chip, stick it in a BX440, clock the crap out of it, beat it's flag ship cpu in to the ground, still have cash spare and wipe smile of Chipzilla's face!

CIA accused of illegally spying on Americans visiting Assange in embassy

Tubz

and people think Jason Bourne is just fiction, most of the technical stuff that happens in those movies is kid stuff to the CIA and yes most overseas spook agencies do bend over to help them or get cut out of the intelligence pool.

Bloke robbed of $800,000 in cryptocurrency by fake wallet app wants payback from Google

Tubz

Google will settle out of court with no judgement, $800,000 is nothing to them, once a court decides Google is responsible for anything in the store, flood gates will open !

Strike days should serve as 'wake-up call' to BT's top brass, says union

Tubz

Most people looking for money not too fritter away, but ensure the can eat, cloth and keep a warm roof over theirs heads and when fat cat retards in the boardroom offer a fraction of the % they are receiving based on salary, I see no fault in a union asking for more. In the case of BT, for many years they worked as a partnership, with the fats cats offering just enough to keep minions happy while still taking disgusting % rises and now the minions want a fair share, they don't like it !

We'll get you that Wi-Fi 7 laptop by 2024, Intel says

Tubz

Ethernet is not dead, how many users need anything faster than what Cat5E and existing network infrastructure can provide, or that business will not want to invest in new network hardware to support fast Wi-Fi, yes less cabling to maintain, as backhaul is from AP's rather than hundreds of floor ports. ?

Boffins put supercomputer on the scent of a perfect landfill deodorizer

Tubz

Smells like science stuff to me or plain garbage.

China's 7nm chip surprise reveals more than Beijing might like

Tubz

The EU is to Germany what the The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere was to Imperial Japan, a way of funnelling resources and wealth to one country and it also helped Germany dominate European mainland and decide other countries fates, without one shot being fired, ask Greece !

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols closes hailing frequencies

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US puts $10 million bounty on North Korean cyber-crews

Tubz

Maybe Our Glorious leader Kim should pick a bunch of condemned prisoners, fake the evidence, claim the $10m and buy everybody in the country a Pizza and with the remaining $9.99m he can get a new haircut.

Micron's 232-layer NAND is a game changer for database workloads

Tubz

Hopefully and I know we've all been saying this for a few years, capacity of SSD's will be at a price that buying a slightly larger capacity but cheaper HDD will not make sense and all our homes server scan retire the clunkers, drop a few watts, save some dosh, keep the national grid happy, save some co2, while banging on about how green we are.

Browsers could face two regimes in Europe as UK law set to diverge from EU

Tubz

If companies could be trusted to accept and follow a users tracking choices based on simple global settings in the browser, then life would be simple, sad part is we know a lot of companies just ignore users opt out and play dumb when it come to GDPR etc, as they normally allowed to get off with a sorry and a small slap on wrist !

I would be more than happy to contribute to a websites stats on how it performed or what got clicked most regularly to improve design, but as it stands, I block everything at every site and customise.

My smartphone has wiped my microSD card again: Is it a conspiracy?

Tubz
Big Brother

I personally don't think its the cards, I blame Android, I have 32GB no brand in my Chinese made in car CCTV ( can't beat the Chinese for surveillance ) that records from 3 cameras 2x1080 and 1x720 plus audio, now well in to it's 6th year of usage and these cameras can get toasty.

Huawei under investigation for having tech installed near US missile silos

Tubz

Re: The US still trying to justify its anti-Huawei stance

1. Buy cheap Huawei kit.

2. Taxpayer pays to replace and install more expensive gear.

3. Taxpayer gets a kick back in sales tax and company taxes, still makes a loss.

4. Company sells on cheap Huawei kit to other countries who don't care, profit.

5. Joe public gets his phone calls, social media, streaming and is happy.

6. US Gov looks tough on China.

7. Chinese competitors make losses, China gets miffed but can't afford to upset the trade apple cart too much.

Meta's AI-based Wikipedia successor 'may be the next big break in NLP'

Tubz

All controlled by Meta, who we all know are honest, trustworthy, never lie, won't amend data to it's own point of view and will not make any money from it!

This is the military – you can't just delete your history like you're 15

Tubz

Re: Written reports on pron.

Now watching NSFW is against company rules and instant dismissal, I need to make a report on what he was watching, now watching NSFW is against company rules and instant dismissal, somebody will have to make report on what I was watching, you can see where this is going ....

Nexperia talks up its investment in UK wafer fab, says no plans to close

Tubz

200nm may be old but not all customers need bleeding edge 4nm and more interested in a mature platform that be delivered in bulk, at a set price and on time.

Running DOS on 64-bit Windows and Linux: Just because you can

Tubz

I agree, the amount of information he must have collected cannot be just dumped, it needs to be preserved online, handed over to the Imperial War Museum or to the battalion or it's successors historian.

You need to RTFM, but feel free to use your brain too

Tubz

In my job if I right manuals or just basic guides, I have to dumb it down to braindead management level, too ensure it is understood down the finest detail and followed to the letter. if it then goes wrong, I look for the signature that signed it off and pass the blame, we all play the protect your own backside in the blame game !

Big Tech silent on data privacy in post-Roe America

Tubz

Very slippery slope when legislation decides what one sex can and can't do. US of A$$ has take a step back in civil liberties.

Cisco quits Moscow

Tubz

I can see a lot of Cisco kit being ripped out of Russian and Belarus, Putin paranoia will insists he is being spied on or they all have backdoors, and I wouldn't be surprised.

NSO claims 'more than 5' EU states use Pegasus spyware

Tubz

President Joe Biden's crackdown on NSO is to ensure it is sold to a US contractor, with ties to 3 letter agencies and being outside the US of A$$, they can spy on anybody, with immunity from such silly things as Amendment Rights and being based in Israel, have far more relaxed rules on spying on overseas targets.

'Universal processor' company Tachyum joins European HPC think tank

Tubz

You can guarantee that as soon as a "Universal Processor" that can switch cores on the fly from being a CPU,GPU, TPM, NIC or any other flavour of processor to address the workload and can be seen be superior to a dedicated chip combination setup we currently have, Intel, AMD, nVidia, Broadcom <insert many their names>, will be a bidding war to purchase the company, as it will make them obsolete, although the ARM way of licencing designs may be a better long term approach and with less risk.

Amazon fears it could run out of US warehouse workers by 2024

Tubz

US of A$$ penal system has plenty of slaves he can exploit and I'm sure prisoners can't unionise ?

Workers win vote to form first-ever US Apple Store union

Tubz

Workers say to apple, we need a pay rise or we strike, Apple responds, sorry your all unemployed as this store is no longer viable. Wait 6 weeks reopen store as market has changed and store now viable, sorry don't bother applying for your jobs back, your on the megacorps ultra secret black list.

Wi-Fi hotspots and Windows on Arm broken by Microsoft's latest patches

Tubz

Microsoft now want you to trust them to Autopatch your computer estate, what could go wrong ?

International operation takes down Russian RSOCKS botnet

Tubz

Re: Cunning

Why the delay in acting, the FBI had to wait for the other 3 letter agencies to go through the list, setup their own backdoors and get anything they need, before blowing the whistle.

Always read the comments: Beijing requires oversight of all reader-generated chat

Tubz

Re: Socialism?

China isn't a communist state. it's capitalism at it's finest with an upper echelon of elite ruling, a controlled number of academics and skilled people enjoying privileges but not enough to become a threat to the elite, while the majority are kept in subordination as a low skill disposable workforce.

Cookie consent crumbles under fresh UK data law proposals

Tubz

I totally agree with UKGOV that cookie consent banners should be removed and replaced by default opt-out, a website can provide a link to page the describes what each cookie does and who will receive the data and that explicit consent has to be given. Simple, clear and rules that only a lawyer can understand.

Atos, UK government reach settlement on $1 billion Met Office supercomputer dispute

Tubz
Facepalm

So in English, BEIS and The Meteorological Office screwed up and more tax payers money used to pay off ATOS with a nice little earner for no creating a tender document and before any gets on the bash Boris bandwagon, this will have been done by faceless bureaucrats and civil service mandarins who can barely claim to breathe and cash their pay cheques at the same time.

The PainStation runs Windows XP because of course it does

Tubz
Trollface

All developer PC's should become PainStations and linked to the helpdesk, so when an app crash is reported, unexpected app behaviour or a bug is found, they get the appropriate zap, you get the general idea of motivation for quality assurance ;)

Whatever you do, don't show initiative if you value your job

Tubz

First rule of change management, follow the change to the letter, if it fooks up, then pass the blame to who raised the change, who wrote the specific the instructions, the technical reviewer and then the approving manager.

Warning: Colleagues are unusually likely to 'break' their monitors soon

Tubz

Samsung no thanks, they will just abandon the model 6 months after going on sale and no further updates.

Next major update of Windows 11 prepares for launch

Tubz

W7 to Win10 was a jump, Win10 to Win11 tiny evolution, tweaks, additions, M$ devs just p!ssing about with whatever they could, although visual improvements in the settings is good, getting away from old Win9x interfaces. Stability and driver support, have had no issues even with home built, if you stick to the named manufacturers. Even those machines not officially supported and "fixed" working without any issues, although I do think M$ may do a dirty update and bork them, how that legally plays out I don't know.

China 'must seize TSMC' if the US were to impose sanctions

Tubz

If China invaded, took over Taiwan and recovery unviable, TSMC and other major sites would be raised to the ground by America in seconds.

Majority of Axon's AI ethics board resigns over CEO's taser drones

Tubz
Mushroom

You don't need drones, outfit every corridor, classroom, dinner hall, gym, changing room, play area etc etc, with AI controlled point defence lasers and AGM-65 Maverick. When an alert goes out, people stay put drop hands to side or the AI scans them as a potential target and zap. Those with the approved safety dongle, can move about and secure area.

The Register talks to Microsoft's European cloud rivals about getting a fair deal

Tubz

Using One Drive as a reason to go after M$, then EU should also look at Google Cloud and iCloud for being the default on their platforms. Are we going to look at every platform and demand apps are broken away from the OS, we are going to have a lot of ballot screens to select this and that software, as one time use M$/Google/Apple app as default won't work, as each user is different?

Then again, a lot of people, myself included would prefer that to happen, a lean, efficient and bloat free O/S, that I decided what is installed, not the manufacturer and it's partners.

IBM ordered to pay $1.6b to BMC

Tubz

What can IBM appeal, Yes it was AT&T decision to move to IBM software, but I bet IBM didn't say to AT&T sorry dudes, we can't get involved as we have a contract clause with BMC banning us or just turn a blind eye, cash the cheque and hope BMC go away with a tiny compensation payment, problem is IBM didn't expect a $1.6B payment.

All-AMD US Frontier supercomputer ousts Japan's Fugaku as No. 1 in Top500

Tubz

can it play Crysis at usable FPS?

UK opens national security probe into 2021 sale of local wafer fab to Chinese company

Tubz

Should be winding back the sale of our energy companies to overseas entities and even nationalising as national security resource, vital to stability of the national, as being proven now !

Microsoft shows off Windows updates at Build dev event

Tubz

Misread "Microsoft shows off Windows Updates ...." almost jumped with glee at the thought of in place updates and no reboots, then came crashing down, was reminded this was Windows 1x

Zuckerberg sued for alleged role in Cambridge Analytica data-slurp scandal

Tubz

and the winners are ... drum roll ...... lawyers get a fta pay day and Washington State get a nice fine for it's coffers or maybe a charity or two (TBC by Zuck or Racine) in lieu of payments to the true victims, the users !

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