* Posts by DXMage

33 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Nov 2014

Quantum computing next (very) cold war? US House reps want to blow billions to outrun China


I would sooner belive that the sun rises in the west vs any claims by the CCP.

FBI boss: Taking away our Section 702 spying powers could be 'devastating'


They operate outside the law already

The FBI already operates outside of the law. They just have a more difficult time with evidence during a trial if it was collected illegally.

Unity talks of price cap and fees for only largest games developers


CEO John Riccitiello is a ham handed idiot

He knew what he was doing and willfully turned the fan up to high before dropping this turd. He sold his shares before hand and most probably then turns around and shorted the stock through some proxy. He is just that vile. Just look at his history. The SEC should climb up his *** and go as far back as possible and hammer him with max penalties. Then the shareholders should sue him for willfully doing egregious harm to the company and permanently tarnishing the name of the company.

Having read the room, Unity goes back to drawing board on runtime fee policy


The stockholders should fire and sue the CEO for willfully doing egregious harm to the value of the company and have the SEC come in to Roto-Rooter his ass for insider trading as he sold stock just before the announcement.

Chinese meme-makers crown US Commerce Secretary as Huawei brand ambassador


USA mad that the CCP spy stuff prevented the 5 eyes spy stuff

It was blocked because the CCP spyware blocked the 5 eyes spyware. Simple as that. OOOOOOoooo we can't let the CCP be the only ones spying on everyone thus the sanctions. The 5 eyes has to get in there too. I'm sure that if it allowed the 5 eyes spyware in it that they wouldn't have been banned.

10 years after Snowden's first leak, what have we learned?


In answer to the question.

1. We have learned nothing.

2. Governments will always and continue to lie about data collection.

3. Companies will always and continue to lie about data collection.

4. Money and control are the goals of data collection.

5. Our society is doomed.

Windows 11 still not winning the OS popularity contest


Big steaming pile

Aside from the interface (terrible mess that it is) and the removal of convent access to menus that worked very well in 10 no longer present in 11 we have all of the technical things that seem to break. However, the single most egregious thing to break is the networking. Even just one in a hundred is simply too big of a deal for an institution or business with hundreds or thousands of users. Let along the Bitlocker issues. Payroll having networking problems while running payroll would be a very bad thing. So far from the testing here, it seems that it is more likely that we will skip it and just call 11 dead and pray 12 will be better.

Someone has to say it: Voice assistants are not doing it for big tech



"slightly creepy vision of surveillance capitalism" It should be stated as “nightmarishly creepy as hell” or more accurately “nightmarishly dystopian level of capitalism”. The fact that they have people listening in to everything going on as part of their job. That everything stated near the devices is recorded and tucked away somewhere and in many cases if you want to remove the recordings how can you be sure they were removed? That is assuming you can find a menu option to remove them? It isn’t as if these companies haven’t lied at every single turn along the way. How can they be trusted when they break the law at every turn and at best just get a fine imposed that is typically not even 1% of the profit taken from breaking the law.

Now let’s add to the fact that many if not a HUGE majority simply find talking to a computer aggravating at best. But talking to a computer with other people present typically is embarrassing and many people are self-conscious even in private talking to the computer assistant as they know that there is the real possibility that someone will listen and judge them for what they are saying and how they are saying it. As there isn’t any real privacy with these devices around. These companies need to face the fact that it isn’t Star Trek where people just say “Computer, scan the management of these companies for intelligence.” And the computer responds with “No intelligence found.”

Biden administration earmarks $13b to modernize electric grid


OH so much corruption

So maybe 10 bucks to something and the rest to profits and dividends. Maybe some politicians’ kids and relatives for added good measure.

Russia fines Google $374 million for letting the truth about Ukraine be told


Re: google's response

Your mother smells of elderberries!!!

FBI drops subpoena to identify readers of USA Today article about shootout with agents


HA they dropped it cause they got the report from the NSA. Despite the fact the NSA has been told not to spy on everyone they still do.

Xiaomi a comeback story: Mobile firm's stock up 10% after it slides off US blacklist


Seems we have a CCP shill.

Japan pours millions into AI-powered dating to get its people making babies again


The Japanese are more racist than Chinese and that is saying something. If a racist country dies off is that really a bad thing?

'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 Max warning fiasco


But one sensor instead of two or three?

Having one sensor instead of two or three on this plane is just cheaping out and killed people. Even with the software glitch, having three sensors for redundancy would have solved this though the software bug wouldn't have been identified till all three sensors failed. Boeing cheaped out and should pay a VERY hefty price up to and including criminal negligence and toss whomever was responsible to declaring one sensor as enough in prison and if it was a committee all members of the committee in prison.

Forgotten that Chinese spy chip story? We haven't – it's still wrong, Super Micro tells SEC



FISA would basically force any company with assets in the USA to claim it wasn't true or risk criminal charges against the executives, forfeiture of all assets and massive punitive fines in a worse case scenario.

Too many bricks in the wall? Lego slashes inventory


The Lego it too damn high!

The cost of Legos is just too damn high. There is no reason they should cost as much as they do.

America restarts dodgy spying program – just as classified surveillance abuse memo emerges


It never stopped

You can bet everything you have that it hasn't ever stopped. Law or not, the NSA and the CIA have proven they are above the law and don't need to follow it as there are no repercussions to them EVER. They can and do get away with murder on a regular basis. So yeah nothing can be done about it and nothing will be done about it.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign


NSA specific bug?

I have to wonder if this wasn't something that the NSA insisted get put in under the whole umbrella of "National Security".

It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower


Flat typically loads much faster. Also what demographics did they sample?

A plumber with a blowtorch is the enemy of the data centre


ppppttttt where i would if management said to do it they would say it was my fault that the wires melted and that I should be fired for using inferior network cable.

Google scraps its Project Ara modular smartphone wheeze



Something that I found very interesting and was looking forward to getting gets canceled. Fricken story of my life it seems.

Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'


Mind Crime is real and as soon as they can read your thoughts (and they are working on it) just about everyone will be in prison except politicians as they always exclude themselves from the laws.

My devil-possessed smartphone tried to emasculate me


Escape from New York? Trying to remember where I have seen that top pic from.

The PC is dead. Gartner wishes you luck, vendors


I've been hearing of the death of PCs for 20+ years.

Oh the laptop is going to kill the PC then the "Thin Client) (aka the renamed dumb terminal) and that the PC was going to kill the Mainframe and so on. The Mainframe just went on to become "The Cloud" or "The Cluster", The PC is still around and will be for a very long time. Hell tablets and phones could just as well be dumb terminals and the Thin Client is still kicking around. About the only thing truly dead are punch cards I think at least I haven't seen or heard of any still in use anywhere.

D&D geeks were right – their old rule books ARE worth something now


Go to ebay like everyone else that wants to get a hold of the old good stuff and PAY the going rate. Hell I make my players do that when they magic bazaar come to town once a year to help pull some money out of the players pockets. =)

Girls! Girls! Girls! Intel brags about diversity push, Silicon Valley tells itself it's doing great


Now for code war of the sexs

Now we can have a code war of the sexs to see who can make the most secure, bug free and efficient code.

Hash-tag CompSci: FBI grooms pre-weed teens


It is real easy to solve the staffing problem

Just open the damn wallet. If they can spend billions on equipment that isn't used but find that they can't use it for whatever reason maybe if they would pay people what they are really worth then they wouldn't have a staffing problem. You offer 200K+ a year for good programmers and there would be a stampede. They could then have very high standards and actually accomplish something. Going the route of capturing, torturing criminal CompSci peeps is only going to get you so far. Indocturning the little kiddies from the age of seven is only going to get you so far.... Maybe if you were to farm the children in some third world nation and control their every waking moment from birth on to follow their masters every word and command to learn coding and lay down their lives for the CIA/NSA in the name of the USA, then maybe they could do that cheaper. But if they want results now it is best to just pay people what they are worth. OR I could do a big study and charge them a paltry 100 million for the study and tell them the same thing.

How to build a server room: Back to basics


mmmm I'm not sure is it a Dell Optiplex 260?

US Patriot Act's phone spying rules are dead – but that means very little


Re: Does anyone actually believe they have stopped collecting metadata?

Why yes, our ever law abiding NSA protector lords would never dream to violate civil rights, the law or the constitution. They don't want to control the masses of the world they only want peace and happiness. Sure they may have had a few million violations in total but it was an "honest" mistake. They really work to violate civil rights, the law and the constitution all at the same time. It is a difficult task but know that they are up to the task of hiding the facts from congress because all it takes is a few well placed cameras, a sexy agent with great "people" skills and most congressmen will keep their mouth shut and not do anything to really hinder the NSA.

Fondleslab deaths grounded ALL of American Airlines' 737s


Test Software Glitch?

Just the NSA testing some new software and there was a minor glitch. Instead of hitting just the target 737 in the AA fleet it hit all of them. The bug has been fixed. Remember the NSA is your friend and is doing this for your safety and not for anything nefarious, remember they are the "good" guys and not some spooky evil government agency bent on world domination.

Tennessee sues FCC: Giving cities free rein to provide their own broadband is 'unlawful'


Comcast doesn't want any competition

Comcast has openly stated on more than a few occasions where they actively work to eliminate competition so that they can raise prices and has stated clearly that with the purchase of Time-Warner that they will raise the prices where they are the established ISP to Comcast levels. They have been aggressively working to make a monopoly. SO yes if no one will come in to provide any kind of competition to make the pricing more competitive for the consumer benefit then why not? It is very clear that in locations where there is competition prices for bandwidth is sometime 25% of those locations where there is no competition. Where I live to get 30mb I have to pay $75 and I'm in town right by the fiber line. However just 50 miles to the south of me where there is competition you can get 60mb for $47 bucks a month. That's just bullshit.

Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant


Hail the surveillance state

Bow down to the evil overlords. The only thing left is to either die free or die in chains. But being "civilized" means that we the people will do nothing about it. It doesn't matter who is elected to office they are all corrupt to the core. The FBI, NSA, CIA, DHS, FIS, KGB, FAPSI, BSI, GCHQ, GCSB, Unit 8200 and 3PLA are all evil to the core. With the possible exception of a VERY few individuals should be considered rotten and evil to a man. Those in charge of these organizations and more are charged with working to surveil the world's population. They firmly believe that any means necessary to accomplish this is fine and that their mission trumps any personal rights or freedoms.

It's the WORST game ever, just pulled from a desert DUMP ... now ET can be yours for $500


If only he had 120 days instead of less than 30

Can you imagine how the game would have turned out if he had 120 days to make the game instead of less than 30 days?