* Posts by HausWolf

202 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Dec 2014


Ukraine invasion blew up Russian cybercrime alliances


Re: Nazi invasion...

I was under the impression Moscow had already agreed to security guarantee's when Ukraine gave up its' nukes. But Russian promises have mostly been worthless in my lifetime.

Yukon UFO could have cost unfortunate balloon fan $12


Is Brandon that fellow who beat Ole One Termer?

Space mining startup prepping to launch 'demo' refinery... this April


Wasn't Alien about a mining ship returning to Earth?

Biden to Putin: Get your ransomware gangs under control and don’t you dare cyber-attack our infrastructure


The shareholders don't like paying for that basic network security, after all, they already purchased some politicians.

God bless this mess: Study says UK's Christian beliefs had 'important' role in Brexit


Re: ... and the stunning victory for Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in the 2019 General Election

At least you called them churchgoers and not Christians. The US Evangelical is not much more than the Taliban without the AK-47's

Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies


Re: Oh how the woke wimper

Or build a bridge out of him .

Don't be a fool, cover your tool: How IBM's mighty XT keyboard was felled by toxic atmosphere of the '80s


Re: I miss IBM keyboards

You can buy a Model M with USB,


What happens when cancel culture meets Adolf Hitler pareidolia? Amazon decides it needs a new app icon


Re: Cancel Culture Feedback

Dr Seuss Enterprises canceled those books and actually planned it last year, the "loony commie lefties" had nothing to do with it. People and times evolve, and there is no shame in rethinking things. Look how long it took for the Washington Football Team to finally agree to change it's patently racist name.

Texas blacks out, freezes, and even stops sending juice to semiconductor plants. During a global silicon shortage


Re: Wind farms

The turbines were not winterized, there are plenty of turbines in the northern states still working, it is a matter of type of lubricant and maintenance.


Re: Power Grid

This is a Texas thing, they wanted to be independent with all the good but none of bad that goes with it. You really have to get into the Texas mindset to understand it. And being rabid republicans, I'm sure they will just pull themselves up by their bootstraps and somehow blame those damn libruls

US cyber intelligence officer jailed for kidnapping her kid, trying to hawk top secrets to Russia in Mexico


Re: Title goes here.

You forgot to mention that George Soros was paying for all of the pizzas.

Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break


Re: They all look the same these days....

I use mine as a portable magnifier at times, as my 60+ year old eyes can't read the tiny fonts on many devices any longer.

Judge denies Parler an injunction to force AWS to host the antisocial network for internet outcasts


Re: Censorship by Private Companies

I'm sure the MAGAhats will be pleased that they have to give all their personal information to a Russian host now. In some cases it will feel like home.

Pirate Bay co-founder criticises Parler for its lack of resilience


Re: Geeks versus Politicians

Parler actively kicked anything to the left of Attila the hun. Hell, one of their favorite politicians claimed to be more conservative than Atilla.


Salesforce relieves Republican National Committee of its tools citing 'risk of politically incited violence' across the US


Re: Picking sides

To continue your analogy, say Mickey Mantle takes a bat to Carl Yastrzemski in the field of play. Now if your business model still sells baseball cards with Mickey's face on them you will lose the Red Sox customers and the fair minded Yankees customers who thought this was wrong.

And rightfully be condemned by Cubs fans too.


Re: Everyone of these moves

While loud, the basket of deplorables as they were once called, less than half of a half. And even then, not all of these voters are going to be onboard with overthrowing the government by violent means. They might not get to fly on airplanes as witnessed by the ones crying about not being allowed on flights home.

Pandemic? Check. World in peril? Check. CES is on? Check. So of course Bluetooth Smart Masks are now a thing


Re: "Smart" Masks

In the US these maskholes are a pandemic upon themselves. One of the primary reasons we can't get things under control.

Of course things do start @ the top and we have had no leadership there, with any luck there will be more people interested in protecting others while the vaccine is deployed and the US can get across the finish line.

Trump tries one more time to limit H-1B work visas with new minimum salary requirements


Re: Good idea

So much this, you want to have your work done overseas, at least know what you want. I've worked in the US for bosses who had no idea what they wanted and then complained about the end results, even when you gave then what they had said they wanted. You want the big bux making decisions, then make the instructions concise and to the point. I've seen it happen far too many times that leaving these grey areas open has been just a way to blame someone else for manglements failings.

Loser Trump is no longer useful to Twitter, entire account deleted over fears he'll whip up more mayhem


Re: An elephant in the room

You mean since reagan allowed the fairness doctrine to go away. It use to be that at the very least a half hearted attempt to present both sides of an argument had to be made.

Amazon turns Victorian industrialist with $2bn building project to house workers near new headquarters


Re: Scary

Company scrip, you'll get paid via direct deposit to your Amazon account. Get hurt, cause trouble or say something Alexa finds disturbing (Union) and out the door you go, broke and homeless.

Failed insurrection aside, Biden is going to be president in two weeks. What does it mean for tech policy?


Re: Appointments

He was stacking the federal courts with semi and unqualified judges.


Re: Old tech

trump is soon to be 74, he is no spring chicken and well into the age dementia starts to manifest itself. One could argue his behavior is more erratic than Biden's

In this week’s episode of Texas Attorney General: Google faces lawsuit accusing it of crushing ad-tech rivals


Re: The problem with the TX Attorney General ...

There might be some credence to the rumor that one of the reasons he's in the forefront of these suits is that he is shopping for a pardon. He faces several federal charges as he is just another corrupt politician in the long line of corrupt politicians from Texas.

But yes, he is not much more than a trump peenremora.

What's that coming over the hill? Is it native Office? Microsoft's flagship arrives on Apple Silicon, but you'll have to wait for Teams


Re: Waiting for Teams

In Mother Russia, MS Teams use you.

Senators, net neutrality advocates rail against looming lame-duck confirmation of new FCC commissioner


Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired


Re: Yay! Party time!

Project Veritas has been shown more than once to not be "truthful" and is run by James O'Keefe.

Big Telco freaks out as unknown operator with great political connections vies for valuable 5G space in America


Re: really? fakenews cnn??

I find that most libertarians are just republicans that like to smoke weed.

Hootsuite melts ICE deal after staff revolt: CEO vows not to divide biz like agents divided families at the US border


Re: Snowflakes

That is because most US conservatives left their principles behind a couple of decades ago during the "Contract on America" when they got Clinton to lie about getting a BJ all while the ringleader was doing the same.

Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world


Re: Hmm

The boom was financed by irresponsible deficit spending and equally irresponsible tax cuts. Now that trump has completely blown the response to Covid-19 the magnitude of his idiocy is being shown. And while it may be fine for you to sacrifice yourself on the altar of the stock markets, some people wouldn't mind living long enough to see their grand kids graduate.

'VPs shouldn't go publicly rogue'... XML co-author Tim Bray quits AWS after Amazon fires COVID-19 whistleblowers


Wait a minute, a senior exec with a conscience? Amazon will have to revamp their policies to make sure this can't happen again.

Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…


Re: Diplomacy Speech

Treaties have the power of law under the Constitution.


Re: It hurts the Chinese...

The US is not known for reciprocity and not lying through our teeth.


Re: *NOT* Emabarrassed American!

If he had actually made his "premium" clothing anywhere besides China I could see his point. The vast majority of his and his daughters clothing lines are made there though. We won't even go into the fact a lot of her stuff has been found to be knockoffs as well.

He is just another do as I say, not as I do clown.

Blame Canada! Zuckerberg subpoenaed to face Cambridge Anal. probe from Canucks


Re: Trade?

Ole Zuck is slippery enough, no need to oil him up for the Canadians.

I've had it with these mother-fscking slaps on this mother-fscking plane: Flight fight sparks legal brouhaha over mid-air co-ords


Re: Here have a can of worms...

Except that the 9th isn't the most overturned court, that would be the 6th. Of course since the 9th is the largest, it would have a large amount of decisions regardless.

But it isn't the most overturned, nor has it ever been.

SpaceX Crew Dragon: Launched and docked. Now, about that splashdown...


Ask Scotty, after all it wasn't just the whales he beamed up.

Hubble 'scope camera breaks down amid US govt shutdown, forcing boffins to fix it for free


Re: Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot

And during the last major election, the people who said we aren't building a monument to the Maginot Line got the most votes and said no wall. It is the will of the people who voted their representatives into office.

As far as this being Trump's shutdown, he went on national TV and made it a point to say he would be proud to wear the mantle and claim it as his. Are you trying to take away one of his few accomplishments?


Re: Optional reasoning

The space race in the 60's was a case of the project management triangle being skewed towards we will get to the moon first, damn the costs.

If you really think that NASA is being mismanaged, how much do you think it would have cost the US to have Haliburton or Boeing to put the rovers on Mars or send pictures back from the Kuiper Belt?

NASA's FY 2017 budget of $19.5 billion (in nominal dollars) represented 0.47% of the $3.98 trillion United States federal budget during that year.[2]

NASA was allocated $601.31 billion (in nominal dollars) overall from 1958 to 2018.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budget_of_NASA


Re: Neutrality

Donald Trump is on record, due to the fact he said it on national TV before it happened, claiming that this is his shutdown.

Calling it that is not being biased.


As part of the system of checks and balances, one of the houses of a co equal branch of the government (in this case the one that controls the purse) is now controlled by people who said they were not willing to build a wall. So it should not be built, on the premise that the majority of people have spoken and said no.

Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here


Re: SecureBoot Bites Again

To be fair, the RT tablet hardly allowed an MS operating system to boot either.

Foxconn denies it will ship Chinese factory serf, er, workers into America for new plant


Re: Apple = Foxconn = Apple

You realize Foxconn manufactures for most of the large OEMs and that this has absolutely nothing to do with Apple.

Pirate radio = drug dealing and municipal broadband is anti-competitive censorship


Re: Slippery slope; And not the fun kind

Except he didn't get elected by a clear majority, and the EC that did elect him was settled by less than 100K votes.

US Declaration of Independence labeled hate speech by Facebook bots


That's ok, last year when the Declaration of Independence was read on public radio ( something they have done for almost 20 year) the trump voters swore up and down that it was a plot to overthrow trump.

Guess that goes to show the intelligence of the type of person who voted for him.

US-China trade war is back on: White House repeats threat to tax Middle Kingdom imports


You can tell by all the domestic content his "premium" clothing lines use.

Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet


Actually the big problem with ZTE was them breaking laws dealing with sanctions on NK and Iran. Trump just gave them a pass, or took some chinese bribes and let them go on their business... depending on how you look at it.

China changes its mind on Bain's Toshiba chip takeover plans


Re: Vulture capitalism

Was just getting ready to post that.

Ask Toy R Us how that works out for them.

Prez Donald Trump to save manufacturing jobs … in China, at ZTE


So you are saying that even though ZTE has been found to be violating the law regarding sanctions, trump decided to use his influence to try to help them out?

Google Pixel 2 XL: Like paying Apple-tier prices then saying, hey, please help yourself to my data


Re: ZTE and Huawei - the tip of an iceberg?

While it might take time and money to spin up new or find replacement facilities China is just as much at the mercy of their biggest consumer if they wish to keep their growing middle class happy. As far as closing any of the Foxconn facilities, they make stuff for all the major IT companies so that is a no go also.

This saber rattling between the two is amusing to watch if it wasn't so dangerous to the worlds stability.