* Posts by Mark Exclamation

320 posts • joined 8 Oct 2014

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One-size-fits-all chargers? What a great idea! Of course Apple would hate it

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"Today's announcement also means that chargers would no longer be sold with gadgets and gizmos."

I don't suppose the retail cost of the devices "sans charger" will be reduced by the retail cost of the charger that used to be included? Didn't think so.

(I specify "retail cost" because the "actual cost" is around 20 cents per charger).

Huawei CEO hopes to woo foreign boffins to work on 6G in Shanghai campus that feels just like home

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Play the game the way the Chinese do: just ignore or steal any Chinese patents. Simples.

And the detention of foreigners by the Chinese political system is a real and genuine threat. I certainly would never visit or work in China.

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

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Whilst it absolutely hurts me to say something positive about the Chinese government, I actually think this is a good idea. The West should implement it, too, and also include social media in the ban. And let's ban social media until age 25, then at least some of those "influencers" might be mature enough to realise how stupid they look and sound.

Chinese web giant Tencent predicts Beijing has more internet regulations coming – and welcomes them

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Re: Care

Not without a Chinese company as a(n IP stealing) partner.

China stops networked vehicle data going offshore under new infosec rules

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Yep, you took the bait. And your response was pathetically predictable. Why don't you just leave the society that gave you so much but that you obviously loathe, and go and live in China, which you so obviously love? You are so bitter and twisted.

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It's almost impossible to buy something that is not made in China these days. However, cars are not one of them as there are plenty of better manufacturers. Chinese-made cars are the absolute worst cars on the market, and anyone outside of China considering buying one of them, well, just don't. And since they bought Volvo cars and MG, stay away from them, too. We're all giving China too much of our money, so they can build up their armed forces to use against us. At least with cars (automobiles to some) we have a choice, and it's not that difficult since they're all crap anyway.

Here's 30 servers Russian intelligence uses to fling malware at the West, beams RiskIQ

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Re: if you know the suspect addresses

You just can't help yourself, can you?

China sets goal of running single-stack IPv6 network by 2030, orders upgrade blitz

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Re: A possible truth?

Geeze, you really are bitter and twisted.

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Re: A possible truth?

You really love your attempts at belittling comments, don't you?

You must be a hoot at parties.

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Re: A possible truth?

"I also note you are part of the long established woke cancel culture."

Was that meant to be another of your belittling comments?

I actually have no idea what you mean. What is "the long established woke cancel culture."?

You really should get some help.

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Re: A possible truth?

To the ignorant, bigoted poster gandalfcn:

Your posts have commonality:

Throwing insults at anyone who dares to disagree with you

Complete hate for the West

Support for China

Boring and repetitive political crap

Not sure why you read/post on a tech website as none of your posts are tech-related. I'm sure there are more suitable political websites for you to frequent.

Tencent to acquire Brit games developer Sumo Group

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Re: The future

I think you missed the point. The West (more specifically, anyone or any company that is not Chinese) is absolutely forbidden from buying a Chinese company. Allowing them to buy ours is sheer lunacy.

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Re: Britney Spears is a good local girl

Obviously you've spent a lot of time with her to get to know her well enough to make such an assertive comment.

Xiaomi parties like a winner after coming second on world smartphone sales charts

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Was that supposed to be relevant? Your posts are monotonously boring and predictable.

Malaysian Police crush crypto-mining kit to punish electricity thieves

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Only, it's not a "steam"roller.

Beijing further tightens its grip on local web giants with 'Network Security Review Measures'

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Recognise Taiwan as an independent nation, and locate embassies there.

Uncle Sam sanctions Chinese AI outfits for links to Xinjiang Uyghur human-rights abuses

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Re: Big mistake.

Wish I could upvote you more than once.

Prime Minister says national security advisor will probe Chinese acquisition of UK's top chip maker

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Not too well read, educated or experienced are you. But very, very gullible and prone to believe the Chinese Communist Party without question. Troll, troll!

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Seriously? There is no way we should be selling anything like this to the Chinese government (yes, it IS the Chinese government as it controls ALL Chinese companies). The West needs to be much more selective of what it allows China to buy. Want to buy a Chinese company? Bad luck, it will never be allowed.

Mind the gap(ing mouth): London's Underground to get ubiquitous mobile phone coverage

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And as a bonus, BAI Communications is not a Chinese company.

Roger Waters tells Facebook CEO to Zuck off after 'huge' song rights request

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I am conflicted: I love Roger's music and have been to several of his concerts, and I support his calling out of Zuck, but supporting Assange? Nah!

Hubble Space Telescope to switch to backup memory module after instrument computer halts

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I hope this isn't a stupid question, but surely the three spare memory modules have been exposed to the same "elevated levels of radiation" and are likely to be almost as degraded?

China's ISCAS to build 2,000 RISC-V laptops by the end of 2022 as nation seeks to cut reliance on Arm, Intel chips

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Re: I'll buy one.

You are correct about no US backdoors built in, but...........

Generous Alibaba to scatter 0.9% of annual revenue over Southeast Asia to develop tech talent and infrastructure

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Ah, the Chinese Communist Party continuing to take over the area by stealth, under the cover of one of their controlled companies, making them look charitable. Sorry, didn't fool me.

Brit retailer Furniture Village confirms 'cyber-attack' as systems outage rolls into Day 7

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Re: The tweet: "...I've just given BIRTH and have nothing to sit on.."

I'll bite. It's a word containing 9 letters, the first of which is "s" and the last of which is "y", and of which there is far too much around in society.

Tencent Cloud adds second data centre in Germany, Thailand, and Japan, plus a third in Hong Kong

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Just wondering.....

Does AWS, Google, Microsoft, or IBM have any such data centres in China? Just wondering, because if China doesn't allow them, or makes undue conditions on them, such as insisting on a Chinese company as a partner, why the hell are we allowing Chinese companies to build them in the West?

China reveals plan to pump out positive news about itself. Let's see what happens when that lands with social media fact-checkers

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Didn't think it would take long for the CCP trolls to get in on the act.

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First thing they need to do is tell the truth. But that ain't never gonna happen. Corrupt, unethical, dishonourable, violent, liars are words that come to mind when the Chinese Communist Party is mentioned.

JBS Foods ransomware gang: White House 'engaging directly' with Russia about attack on massive meat producer

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Joke

It was the vegans, I tell you! They'll stop at nothing. At least the animals had a few extra days of existence.

Pics or it didn't happen: First images from China's Mars rover suggest nothing has gone Zhurong just yet

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Re: They lied about COVID

Good to know that all that landing information they stole from NASA's servers actually worked for them.

Pentagon backs away from labeling smartphone maker Xiaomi a military org run by China's communist elite

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"Nor does the Chinese government or military, or any entity affiliated with the defense industrial base, possess the ability to exert control over the management or affairs of the company," it added.

Lying in court is called perjury. And there is a punishment for perjury. Why on earth would anyone allow Xiaomi to win this one?

Show me any case where a US company (or Chinese one for that matter) has sued the Chinese government in a Chinese court, and won.

I'm flabbergasted!

Chinese rocket plunges into Indian Ocean, still lands sharp rebuke from NASA

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Re: discuss how to create a framework for rules-based order in space

Or you could just do what China does: ignores the whole of the rest of the world and just does whatever it wants.

Dell, Foxconn sign up for Indian servers-and-PCs manufacturing subsidies

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Agreed 100%, although most countries would be better than China.

Spent Chinese rocket stage set to make an uncontrolled return to Earth

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Re: Not uncommon

Holy crap! "...3.66m diameter, 12.5km long and weighs about 4 tons.." What's it made of? Tissue paper?

Chipmaker TSMC to build 'up to five' more factories in Arizona

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I agree. I would hope that, when (not if) China does invade Taiwan, the Taiwanese have already planted huge explosives around the chip factories ready to detonate when all the workers are well away. Failing that, I hope the US destroys them in such an event. We can't risk that technology falling into the hands of the CCP.

China launches first module of new, crewed, Tiangong-3 space station

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Re: Uighurs?

Idiot.

China hauls in 13 web giants for ‘supervision interviews’

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Re: Ethereal AntICQs

Once I got to the 4th paragraph I gave up as it made absolutely no sense.

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Re: Authoritarian = insecure

Yep, China will NEVER become great with micro-management on this scale. Xi is SO weak.

China claims it has stolen a march on 6G with colossal patent portfolio

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Re: How many were actually developed

What makes you think I'm from the US? Oh yeah, Chinese supporters are targeting them. Chinese targeting system missed.

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Re: Just ignore

Oh Tom, you could have picked a better Western name. But I suppose Xi would have been a dead giveaway!

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Re: How many were actually developed

I see the CCP team has started with their downvotes. No problem, at least Pres Winnie Xi is aware of our opinions. Or maybe not, as anyone telling him what we think of him and his government will likely "disappear".

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Re: How many were actually developed

"Thus and the fact the Chinese plas a high emphasis on stealing whatever they can from the West it's no surprise." TFTFY.

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Re: How many were actually developed

As with most things China has, they're mostly stolen.

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Re: Just ignore

Not sure why you consider this a joke. It's actually true. The rest of the world should play the game China has been playing for years, and just ignore their patents, or just use them without payment.

NASA’s getting really good at this flying a helicopter on Mars thing

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Chinese Communist Party here....

Well done NASA, great work! Please tell us which server all your design data is for this helicopter is on..... oh never mind, we've found it.

China’s 2020 cloud infrastructure spend outpaced the world, says analyst

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Easy target for the CCP

"...government drive for industry to use cloud whenever practical...." so all the data is neatly stored in locations the Chinese government can easily get its hands on.

FCC moves forward with plan to ban three Chinese telcos from American market

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Re: When are we going to be getting some adults in charge in our government?

Not sure where your problem lies. American companies (or any other non-Chinese companies) are not allowed to setup in business on their own in China, and certainly not telecommunication companies. If it was a level playing field, I could agree with you, but the Chinese government seems to keep getting away with unfair business practices.

India makes China app ban permanent, forces TikTok to hose out local office

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"China-India economic and trade cooperation is mutually beneficial by nature. We urge the Indian side to immediately correct its discriminatory measures and avoid causing further damage to bilateral cooperation."

The hypocrisy of the Chinese government is breathtaking. If only a few more countries would do what India is doing.

SpaceX wins UK regulator Ofcom's approval for its Starlink mobile broadband base stations

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I hope it never happens, but.......

If a SpaceX launch ran into one of its own Starlink Satellites, and caused catastrophic loss (which is highly likely at those velocities), I'm sure there are some people out there who would say "I told you so.....".

New t-shirt slogan: 'My job was outsourced to an Indian company that moved it to Vietnam'

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Re: Ipsos custodes custodiat, or something

"Remember the heady days of the 80's when quality was still a thing." - Indeed. That was until they moved manufacturing to China. The rest is history.

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