* Posts by cantankerous swineherd

1006 posts • joined 27 Oct 2014

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Deluge of of entries to Spamhaus blocklists includes 'various household names'

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accor hotels are on there I hope. never using them again.

Elon Musk 'buying Manchester United' football club

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this isn't news, the guy's completely flaky.

GitHub courts controversy by suspending Tornado Cash developers and reneging on cookie commitments

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protected speech or not, micros~ doesn't have to host it?

Like Ubuntu, just a bit less hassle: Linux Mint 21 'Vanessa'

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it's 2022 and mint has frozen/is infinitely looping for the second time today. last one meant a hard reboot, fsck and losing a load of edits. I'm trying to get things done, not playing with computers...

Your job was probably outsourced for exactly the reason you suspected

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Re: Realistic rates

agile innit

FBI and MI5 bosses: China cheats and steals at massive scale

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who is more likely to kidnap and torture me?

1. USA

2. China

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the US is a bigger threat than China so far as I'm concerned

Engineers on the brink of extinction threaten entire tech ecosystems

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Re: 6 here!

that would be the cat's whisker?

Boris Johnson set to step down with tech legacy in tatters

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Re: Sub-sea nukes

nuclear power has never been and never will be a commercial proposition.

Rufus and ExplorerPatcher: Tools to remove Windows 11 TPM pain and more

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still on windows 7 and looking for a way of putting it on a new computer.

UK govt promises to sink billions into electronic health records for England

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would be cheaper to do it with hieroglyphics

Unbelievably clever: Redbean 2 – a single-file web server that runs on six OSes

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still at the slack jawed amazement stage myself.

redbean works out of the box on mint fwiw.

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Re: εxεcµταblε is pronounced more like ‘echesmtable’

cancel the direct debit. if (when) they get snotty, tell them you've already paid.

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Pint

Re: εxεcµταblε is pronounced more like ‘echesmtable’

more of a Brahms and Liszt type myself

Police lab wants your happy childhood pictures to train AI to detect child abuse

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looks like a disaster in the making

That time a techie accidentally improved an airline's productivity

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people that aren't afraid of hard work, unlike me, will really put their backs into incredibly inefficient processes.

people who aren't team players, like me, look on slack jawed.

When management went nuclear on an innocent software engineer

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Re: Don’t know about you

do not look at laser with remaining eye

World’s smallest remote-controlled robots are smaller than a flea

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but can it cross the Atlantic?

Ex-spymaster and fellow Brexiteers' emails leaked by suspected Russian op

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this is information, not disinformation. and dearlove saying it was the Russians doesn't mean it was the Russians.

have to say I didn't give the grayzone report any credence at all, but looks like they had a real story.

Millions of people's info stolen from MGM Resorts dumped on Telegram for free

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internet birthday + internet phone number mitigates some of these problems

Cars in driver-assist mode hit a third of cyclists, all oncoming cars in tests

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Re: Try Scooters in Madrid

this is a bad thing?

Europe's GDPR coincides with dramatic drop in Android apps

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gdpr stops "innovation" of useless apps and this is a bad thing?

Legacy IT to blame for UK's inflexible benefits system

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24 carat bullshit

UK's state-owned bank launches hunt for core systems worth close to $1b

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oh dear. time was you could do all your national savings business at the post office instead of faffing about with insecure and unreliable websites.

[wanders off mumbling to self]

IBM secures DWP contract worth up to £2.1m for 6 months of cloud services

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perhaps they'll get round to sending that email they said would turn up a month ago

Worried about being replaced by a robot? Become a physicist

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construction?

can't wait to see the house the robots built.

there are a lot of ways to get it wrong on the building and it takes skill and experience to get round the inevitable fuck ups.

We want weaponised urban drones flying through your house, says UK defence ministry as it waves a fistful of banknotes

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a shotgun should take one of those out?

Former NHS AI leader joins US spy-tech firm Palantir

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taking a break according to her twitter bio https://mobile.twitter.com/IndraJoshi10

Twitter preps poison pill to preclude Elon Musk's purchase plan

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this is nothing more than a stock market ramp

HCL and HP named in unflattering audit of India’s biometric ID system

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Re: Fingerprints

the clumber park rapist being a case / stitch up in point.

Elon Musk won't join Twitter's board after all

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won't be on the board but will be on the phone.

Russia (still) trying to weaponize Facebook for spying, Ukraine-war disinfo

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the Kremlin need to hire Cambridge analytica

French court pulls SpaceX's Starlink license

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not a coincidence that France has about the best quality of life in the world.

Scientists repurpose hoverfly vision to detect drones by sound

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managed to make sense of the video, despite the background noise. #iamahoverfly

UK spy boss warns China hopes Russia will help it take over tech standards

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as if there aren't enough things to sort out in this country.

The wild world of non-C operating systems

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an interesting compilation of obsolete and hobbyist operating systems.

Hospitals to use startup's AI tech to predict A&E traffic

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handy, the managers will know in advance how many beds they haven't got.

UK Ministry of Defence takes recruitment system offline, confirms data leak

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I suspect that paper applications are working perfectly adequately, so why bother with the computer?

Fresh concerns about 'indefinite' UK government access to doctors' patient data

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just come across this:

https://theconversation.com/testing-sewage-has-helped-track-covid-soon-it-could-reveal-much-more-about-the-uks-health-178141

as they say, a comprehensive and non intrusive monitoring scheme.

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Re: This data will be sold to USA 'health' businesses

wouldn't be at all surprised to find it being given away, in return for a seat on the board at some future date.

The IBM System/360 Model 40 told you to WHAT now?

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Re: Stupid

stay pretty, die young...

UK's largest union to Arm: Freeze job cuts now

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lol, paging Sharon Graham.

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Unite have an approx £35 million strike fund. might be good to get on board?

Brit data regulator fines five cold-calling fiends £405k

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Holmes

who was selling the lists and where did the info come from?

Risk-based algorithm could improve cancer screenings

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want a positive psa test? go for a 2 hour bike ride.

Fujitsu: Dumping older workers will wipe out quarter of forecast profit

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are they going to weed the perjurers out while they're at it?

Saving a loved one from a document disaster

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OH's office got pushed on to wp, cue typists losing their work. can't remember exact details now but iirc there was a poxy little prompt at bottom right saying save y/n and they ended up saving everything to a file called y.

UI right up there with vi.

Ukraine asks ICANN to delete all Russian domains

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this would balkanize the internet.

IT advice fuelled by beer is the best IT advice of all, right?

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Re: Full Story?

what kind of company? one run by managers.

Beware the techie who takes things literally

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more of this sort of thing would make the world a better place.

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