* Posts by Adelio

524 posts • joined 19 Jan 2015


Big Tech silent on data privacy in post-Roe America

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Re: The right to tell you what to do

As a UK citizen, the idea that each state has incompatible laws is just STUPID. Not so easy to move house if your state brings in some law that you do not like.

Why would you think it is OK for each state to have election laws that are so different that it appears to be more like a foreign country

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Re: Swiss-Cheese Reassurances by Clue Co-CEOs

The only solution is to purge all data immediately so it cannot be used.

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Re: Canada

I get the feeling that some extreme people want to ban the "pill" and other forms of contraception as well as ANY abortion. Just look at what happened in Ireland in 2012 and how poorly thought out legislation works.

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Re: Canada

I have never seen ANYTHING from the so called "right Wing" about offering to pay ALL of the medial and child car costs for a mother (up to the age of 21). If you want to ban abortions FOOT THE DAMMED BILL or shut up.

Engineer sues Amazon for not covering work-from-home internet, electricity bills

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Re: The law is the law, hurrah hurrah

The issue is that some employers are now arguing to pay less money unless they work in the office.

Salesforce staff back an end to its relationship with NRA

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Re: How do we protect our 2nd amendment & our kids at the same time?

why stop at six year olds, start them younger, as soon as they can hold a gun.

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Re: Anti semitic ????

That also means America, based on the number of arms held.

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pledge to double our commitment to making schools secure.

I.e. do double of NOTHING. America is a violent country, one of the most violent in the world and too many people in America think that more guns are the answer.

I know, why not give guns to people as they enter supermarkets and children as then enter school. No age checks, no health checks, no background checks. Just give everyone Automatic firearms with large magazine and armour piercing bullets. After all, what can go wrong? "It's not guns that kill, just people".

And this is one of the reasons that i might never visit America again, too many of you appear to be gun wackoos.

Linus Torvalds debuts 'boring old plain' Linux kernel 5.18

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Re: boring old plain 5.18

Many mainframes (in the old days) used to be like that. A lost of kit was installed but not enabled. an engineer would come in and turn it on, once you have paid!

A bit like a lot of software (windows)

Start your engines: Windows 11 ready for broad deployment

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Nothing about windows 11 makes it remotely interesting to me.

The fact the Microsoft keep trying to shove a "microsoft" account down my throat just makes it 10 times worse.

Microsoft are just "playing their violin whilst Rome burns" and amount of "innovation" in new versions of windows could be written on the back of a postage stamp. With continual re-writes of the UI for no other reason that "Because we can" tells me all I need to know.

Twitter buyout: Larry Ellison bursts into Elon's office, slaps $1b down on the desk

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Re: "be less strict in content moderation"

Is "The 2020 US presidential election has so many irregularities that it warrants a full investigation to identify any fraud!" a lie!? Can you or anyone "prove" that the election was 100% fair and secure? (Saying "there was no evidence" is not proof!)


Negative proof of election fraud means just what it says. There was no major election fraud found (except by some Republicans) A negative does not prove a positive.Otherwise, you are saying. I cannot prove he is lying but I have not exhausted all the possible forms of torture on this person. therefore, he MUST be lying!

America seems to be filled with lots of people with poor intelect and poor reasoning.

It's time to delete that hunter2 password from your Microsoft account, says IT giant

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Thank goodness I never went down the route of creating and using a Microsoft Account. The less information I give them the better,

Reg reader rages over Virgin Media's email password policy

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Re: Something's not right here

What i find unacceptable is that many password managers store your passwords on their systems. This allows you to use multiple systems with a single password manager but then increases the risk of compromise because the passwords are NOT in your control, you have no idea who can access the password data remotely and you have to blindly accept their assurances about how secure they are storing (and transmitting) the password data..

For me a password manager should ONLY store passwords locally and encrypted.

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Re: ...

That is why I have always used outlook (for office) e-mails are stored locally and are backed up daily

Epson payments snafu leaves subscribers unable to print

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Re: Is that theft?

But the other issue with many manufactures is where the cartridge goes "out of date"

Prototype app outperforms and outlasts outsourced production version

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Re: So

The trick is whenever possible talk to the actual users about the requirements rather than the managers

Govt suggests Brits should hand passports to social media companies

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Re: 'F' that for a game of 'where's my directorship'?

As i basically do NOT use social media It will not affect me. What annoys me is EVERY site wanting me to login to access, this is getting me p***sed off.

Having to remember possible multiple tens or even hundreds of user id and passwords is just mad...

FYI: Support ends for older Visual Studio versions in April

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Re: Visual Studio? Pah

And what are you supposed to do when you are writing a multi year project (> 3 years) ????

Having to upgrade continuously to new versions of visual studio plus also other tools it soon becomes a real pain to co-ordinate and keep up to date.

Expecially when you are developing for an external customer (s)

UK science stuck in 'holding pattern' on EU funding by Brexit, says minister

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Re: Brexit got done

I though the poblem was that the EU no longer wants UK farm produce. And the cost to the UK farmers have gone up to export.

Phishing kits' use of man-in-the-middle reverse proxies is growing, warns Proofpoint

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Kill them all

European watchdog: All data collected about users via ad-consent popup system must be deleted

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Re: Agree 100%

If it were down to me there would be the option (and defaulted) that says. DO NOT TRACK. Do not hold ANY information about me. I am sick and tired of eBay constantly e-mailing me because i looked at something on their site.

China builds 'free trade data port' inclusive of submarine cable landing station

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Re: What does that even mean?

Satellite data will always be a problem for repressive regimes

Another Massive Display as AMD hails 'outstanding' 2021, teases Genoa and Bergamo chips

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Lets hope they transfer all the IP and technology and plant for Xilinx outside of China. much less easy for China to acquire their ip illegally if it is no IN China

Brocade wrongly sacked award-winning salesman who depended on company insurance for cancer treatment

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Here, here. Have just retired (at 62) and I am glad I am off that treadmill.

One house back in the office (after working over a year from home) and I had decided that I have had enough.

My wife and I both sent our notices in that month. I was 62 1/2 and my wife 61.

Now every day is a "Saturday".

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Re: A timely reminder

Unfortunately, it does not matter how much money is spent on Public (or private) health. It will never be enough. I hate to say it but that means that some treatments will either be not available or very expensive.

I am just glad I am NOT American, a more broken healthcare system you are unlikely to find.

Where you get private hospitals shipping patients by taxi to public hospitals and dumping them outside (In hospital garments) to save themselves money.

Obviously in Private hospitals, patients are just a cashpoint for the hospitals. Be sure to have your credit card handy when you go through the door!

BOFH: On Wednesdays, we wear gloves

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Re: Etymology help?

Used one one at Dehaviland College Borhamwood in 1980 doing my computer operator course.

It was an NCRCentury 201

Has a card reader as well as 5gb swappable hard drive as well as the Wonderfull barrel printer.

we had to use a paper tape to define the "top of Form"

How to get banned from social media without posting a thing

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Social Media?

I love your column,

Social media......

I do have a twitter account, had to set it up about 6 or 7 years ago to get support for some software. Never used it since, do not know what user/password i logged in with.

I use WhatsApp to talk to my sons, nothing else. i.e. i have used it about a dozen times in all.

I do have a facebook account, again no idea of the user or password, have not used it in at least 5 years, cannot see the point.

Shut off 3G by 2033? How about 2023, asks Vodafone UK

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Re: Phase out 3g

How many people 1) do not have a 4g Capable phone or b) have little 4g Coverage.

Not everyone changes there phones every 2 years ya know!

Privacy is for paedophiles, UK government seems to be saying while spending £500k demonising online chat encryption

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Re: Protecting children. We want to know everthing about you.

And who would believe that at 18 all the records would actually be deleted?

First they came for Notepad. Now they're coming for Task Manager

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So, less and less reason for me to ever switch to windows 11

Less than PEACH-y: UK's plant export IT system only works with Internet Explorer

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Re: A Firefox user writes...

I Use Firefox!

Test this new Linux kernel – but don’t forget Christmas or that you have a family, says Linus Torvalds

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almost all phones are linux plus most tablets and kindles so you probably have more than you think!

The monitor boom may have ended, says IDC

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Re: Blue Christmas

i have been running dual 24" monitors at home for years so no change for me.

Sweden asks EU to ban Bitcoin mining because while hydroelectric power is cheap, they need it for other stuff

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Re: Not Happening

Total tosh. Who would use (except Criminals) crypto currencies. When their value can oscillate to a ridiculous extent on a second by second basis. So risky, so worthless, and it uses so much power. And what is the point?


Giant Japanese corporations to launch bank-backed digital currency

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Aside from criminals and the tinfoil brigade I do not see a compelling reason for using crypto currencies. They all seem very fragile, the value of any "coin" seems to move around so much how can you know what you are paying.

Eventually they all have to resolve to a normal currency, just more complication.

Seaberry carrier board turns a Raspberry Pi into a desktop PC with 11 PCIe slots

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Re: a home NAS

The biggest problem with home built NAS are that they mainly just support Raid 5, i.e. ALL drives HAVE to be the same size or the raid uses the smallest drive size as the std.

For a home user who has a lot of various size drives it just does not make sense. That is why i went with a synology. If you are happy purchasing your drives by the dozen then go ahead.

Amazon tells folks it will stop accepting UK Visa credit cards via weird empty email

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Well, like most of the treaty with the EU the British government did not read the fine print or just do not care. Surprise Surprise.

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I probably use my credit card once a year. It is so long i have no idea which network it uses, just checked. mastercard..

Cisco requires COVID-19 shots for all US staff – even remote workers

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Re: Get rid of the religious exemption.

There is an idiot born every day.....

Just keep away for me and my familly, you are not welcome.

I presume your knowledge comes from your post doc in "Being an idiot"

Unvaccinated and working at Apple? Prepare for COVID-19 testing 'every time' you step in the office

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Apple should withdraw health insurance from those refusing to be vaccinated

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personally i would not wish to visit any establishment where people are NOT vaccinated. THEY put other people (inclusing me) at risk.

If they do not want to be vaccinated stay at home or ALWAYS wear a mask.

IBM US staff must be fully vaccinated by December – or go back to bed without pay

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Re: Hmmm

Read the news (not fox), The vaccination means you are a lot less likely to catch covid, and if you do the effects will be a lot milder. Duhhhhh

Nothing is 100% effective. The later variants of COVID are much easier to catch so the vaccine is even more important.

If you do not want the vaccine, then PLEASE stay in your home. do not leave so that you can keep other people safe.

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Why would anyone refuse the vaccine. By refusing the vaccine you are increasing the risk of spreading COVID to other people. I do not care if you are happy to get COVID. It is the people around you.

Why would i want to go to a hospital where staff were NOT vaccinated for COVID? Or any other place?

We have some sad news about Facebook. It has returned to the internet after six-hour mega outage

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Have you notices that any phone numbers are getting harder and harder to find. Almost as if they did not want you to contact them!

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Never noticed it as I do not use facebook. We were going to watsapp our son yesterday but we decided to move it to today (we did not know about the outage)

If they all died a horrible deaths I would not notice or care!

Microsoft's problem child, Windows 11, is here. Will you run it? Can you run it? Do you even WANT to run it?

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Re: Settings/Control Panel

I hate screens with just icons, at least show the text when i hover my mouse....

Windows 11 in detail: Incremental upgrade spoilt by onerous system requirements and usability mis-steps

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Re: "design paradigms from those devices could successfully carry over into a new Start"

If Microsoft could just STOP messing with Windows and fix all the bugs!

The last thing I want is a simpler interface. The trend seems to be to just have a few text boxes and buttons on a screen and LOTS and LOTS of space. Which ends up with MANY screens and scrolling to see a small amount of information.

I am happy with Windows 7 menus (thank you very much) and in fact i have been using classic shell and others for many years.

I scream every time my mouse gets too close to the left/right edge and that dammed sidebar pops up!

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the BBC stage a very British coup to rescue our data from Facebook and friends

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Re: Human persychology fail

Now Morrisons have removed ANY incentive to use their store card, we no longer use it. At least with Sainsburys we can see our points increase and know what their worth.

Morrisions now just gives you random discount vouchers at random times probably for things you are NOT going to use or buy. So we just do not use the card, and now shop mainly at other stores.

Morrisons have been going down hill for the last 5 years!

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Re: Can't get my head around this concept

I of course would turn it ALL OFF. I do not want to give ANYONE access to my personal data. Faceboot, Twatter etc....

Got enterprise workstations and hope to run Windows 11? Survey says: You lose. Over half the gear's not fit for it

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Re: Immutable OS’s are the answer

I Like your optimism, but as far as web apps are concerned, most of them are rubbish.

When i compare "thick" clients with their web equivalents they are clunky, less sophisticated, work worse , show much less stuff on a screen and slower. Now their only saving grace might be that they might look a little prettier. But i am not even sure about that.

I use a NON touch screen(s) with a keyboard and a mouse as do 99% of windows users.

They are getting better, but the amount of code required to make a web app works HALF as good as a traditional thick client app is mind boggling.

I understand the reasons for going to web apps. But what SHOULD have happened is that they re-design the web so that apps could work easily.

And can someone tell me why the current trend is to show a small amount of information on a LARGE screen? I mean 5 or 10 pieces of information on a HD screen, really? Just so it can also cater for people using a dammed phone.



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