* Posts by Jimmy2Cows

1949 posts • joined 6 Feb 2015

Don't Flip out or anything, but the 'flexible glass display' on Samsung's latest pholdable doesn't behave like glass

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WTF?

Really?

This is discussion about phone screen durability. You had a reasonable point until your gender identity politics took over. Take that bullshit somewhere else.

Microsoft's coding for noobs hits 1.0, decompiling to C# in Visual Studio, and Windows 10X makes its debut... on Mac

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WTF?

Decompile to source

Good thing all our sensitive stuff is native and not C#. Are MS trying to kill commercial proprietary development in C#...?

Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police

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Re: When I was young...

Fuuuck off!!! It's the Judean Peoples' Front.

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Re: difference between bad actors and modern technology

They have no idea, and they don't want to have any idea. Learning about stuff takes time, effort and gets in the way of blanket labelling and the crusade against anyone not toeing the "hacker" line.

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Re: not in the West Midlands

I am. Running a bunch of different OS in 4 Hyper-V VMs on my work machine here at home. Does that make me some kind of subversive deviant? (Feelings about Hyper-V aside).

Granted that's not the same master-criminal league as you, though. I bow to your evil genius.

Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?

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Re: Ummmm

And to think, some people say US employment law isn't worker friendly...

Steve Jobs, executives shot down top Apple engineers' plea to design their own server CPU – latest twist in legal battle over chip upstart Nuvia

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Well, there's stiffling innovation, then there's stiffling other's (or the competition's) innovation...

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Re: ...why the company gives a damn about it when the ex staff had voted with their feet...

Pick one or more of...

1) They dared to go against management and leave.

2) Potential to make management look foolish should they succeed.

3) Apple lost good people to this, which they perhaps could have otherwise retained.

4) Apple are run by a bunch of dicks.

Not a Genius move after all: Apple must cough up $$$ in back pay for store staff forced to wait for bag searches

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Re: In a recent announcement

It seems two people thusfar have had a successful humour bypass. So sad.

You, FCC, tell us again why cities are only allowed to charge rich telcos $270 to attach 5G tech to utility poles?

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A convenient assumption for argument's sake, which the FCC knows full well will never be put into action unless the telco's have a metaphorical gun against their collective head.

US govt accuses four Chinese army soldiers of hacking Equifax and siphoning 145m Americans' personal info

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Yes no doubt they're now quaking with fear, and will spend the rest of their lives nervously looking around every time they hear a helicopter in case it's coming for them.

/sarc

EU tells UK: Cut the BS, sign here, and you can have access to Galileo sat's secure service

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Re: a £92m effort

Well it's only taxpayer's money right? So efficiency and value for money is never a concern.

Very little helps: Tesco flashes ancient Windows desktop on Scan-As-You-Shop device

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Re: 2 chickens...

Or 2 ducks. We found them less destructive than chickens. Plenty of eggs from them all year round (bit of a surprise, expected them to stop in winter but they are warm and well fed) and they keep the bugs and slugs down.

Somewhere, Google's financial bods are playing on repeat... What do you want from me? It's not how it used to be...

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Agreed, it does seem to be harder to actually find stuff I'm looking for. Yeah there was always a fair chunk of cruft but it used to be further down. These days it seems to be rising to the top.

Caltech takes billion-dollar bite out of Apple, Broadcom for using its patented Wi-Fi tech without paying a penny

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Re: scrotum cheese grating

For want of a well-placed hypohen, I initially misread that as applying a grater to one's scrotum cheese.

It's been one day since Blighty OK'd Huawei for parts of 5G – and US politicians haven't overreacted at all. Wait, what? Surveillance state commies?

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Re: It isn't like

They won't. That's only a problem for us proles. Politicians will expect high-strength end to end encryption for themselves.

Maryland: Make malware possession a crime! Yes, yes, researchers get a free pass

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Re: Interesting.

Came here to say the same. Certainly easier than trying to find the authors. This way the guilty come to the cops and openly confess, detection and conviction rates for "possession" of malware soar, and everyone's happy. Well except the victims.

Virtual reality is a bonkers fad that no one takes seriously but anyway, here's someone to tell us to worry about hackers

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Re: A fad?

And do you have data to back up your counter-assertions? Or are you also making shit up?

Remember the Clipper chip? NSA's botched backdoor-for-Feds from 1993 still influences today's encryption debates

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Re: Perhaps Not Actually About Security...

Well that sums up every government everywhere. They want their stuff secured, everyone else's stuff crackable. And of course that's impossible, as any halfwit can see.

Brit brainiacs say they've cracked non-volatile RAM that uses 100 times less power

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Re: "Within the next decade we'll either have it or we won't"

So... uh, Schrodinger's Dogshit...?

Well, well, well. Internet-of-Things speaker biz Sonos to continue some software support for legacy kit after all

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Re: Drop support, make it open source

Two things come to mind right off the bat:

1) They won't be able to remote-brick "obsolete" gear, thus won't be able to strongarm existing customers to break open their wallet and buy new overpriced tat.

2) New and old internals maybe aren't actually that different, so they could well end up effectively open-sourcing large chunks for code for their new products too. Which they simply won't do.

Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source

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Win10 doesn't have the "U" part

Oh yes it does. As in, "Fuck U, we're gonna slurp all your data and there's nothing you can do about it."

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Doesn't mean it wasn't regurgitated from Win7. Just everything got smooshed up and was not as good coming out as it was going in, as happens with regurgitation.

Ooh, watch out Google. You've got competition. Verizon has a new 'privacy-focused' search engine

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This feels like a cynical ploy by Verizon to be able to harvest user data directly, based on the idea that growing blowback from consumers over Google's tracking activities will cause those consumers to seek alternatives.

I wonder if they think could redirect search queries by their customers through their own search tools. Can't do it if you don't have the tools in the first place. With the tools in place, see how long you can get away with it before people complain, then ignore them anyway until the antitrust lawsuits begin.

Stiff upper lip time, Brits: After bullying France to drop its digital tax on Silicon Valley, Trump's coming for you next

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Re: He's threatening Italy as well

So to read between the lines... put Trump and Bojo in the middle of the desert with a hellfire apiece and let nature take its course...? Sounds like a plan with no drawbacks.

Looking for a great value broadband deal? War-torn Syria will do you proud

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Re: Pissed off with the whole UK broadband thing

Yes indeed, prorate payment just like they do for their "up to" speed descriptions.

Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons

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Re: ACL Guarantee

Shhh! Don't give them any more "good" ideas.

Who says HMRC hasn't got a sense of humour? Er, 65 million Brits

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That would be sensible, well thought out, transparent and useful. So HMRC will have none of it.

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Re: It's funny....

Depends how big the discrepancy is. And the phase of the moon. And a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon fulfilment centre.

Big Falcon explosion as SpaceX successfully demos Crew Dragon abort systems

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Re: They're going to use both systems so there's redundancy in case of a problem with one.

In that case, Boeing should still be required to demo their launch abort system at some point before carrying people. No matter how much that costs them. If Boeing's rockets are single use, that's Boeing's problem, not NASA's.

Wanna carry NASA 'nauts? Show a working LAS first.

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Re: Causality

Doesn't really matter what you're convinced about, does it.

Perhaps cut backon the drugs...? You seem to be suffering long-term Musk-related paranoia.

Let’s check in on the .org sale fiasco: Senators say No, internet grandees say Yes – and ICANN pretends there's absolutely nothing to see here

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you looked out your windows to see dozens of protesters...

Given the abhorent behaviour of the organisations involved, I'd not be at all surpised if option e) was:

e) Smithers! Release the hounds.

World-record-breaking boffins reveal the fastest spinning thing on Earth – and it's not George Orwell in his grave

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Re: The fastest spinning object on Earth?

In that one is real while the other is not...?

Autonomous Logistics Information System gets shoved off the F-35 gravy train in favour of ODIN

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Re: Is there a way to bet that:

'Til

Bravo, though. +1.

EU declares it'll Make USB-C Great Again™. You hear that, Apple?

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Re: ...unless you're trying to vapourise your house...

Or someone else's...

Leaks point to Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with mammoth 108MP camera and ... what? 16GB of RAM

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Re: You can never have too much RAM.

Feels a bit like you refuted your own argument.

World's richest bloke battles Oz catastro-fire with incredible AU$1m donation (aka load of cheap greenwashing)

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Re: Thing is

Both versions can be correct. Just not at the same time in the same place.

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Re: Cheap stunt for a company that doesn't pay the correct amount of tax

No fan of Bezos but remember revenue != profit. Tax is paid on profit, not revenue.

Is it a make-up mirror? Is it a tiny frisbee? No, it's the bonkers Cyrcle Phone, with its TWO headphone jacks

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You thinking dapper tasteful fob watch, or gaudy chest-hair-nestling medallion...?

Google scolded for depriving the poor of privacy as Chinese malware bundled on phones for hard-up Americans

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Re: The problem is the Google Play Store ...

Yeah it's a real pity side-channel installation isn't a thing...

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Re: I feel fortunate

Not sure what point you're trying to make. Can you elaborate?

We’ve had enough of your beach-blocking shenanigans, California tells stubborn Sun co-founder: Kiss our lawsuit

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Re: "Private".

The land's not public, there's a public right of way over it to access the beach. He's unlawfully blocked that right of way is all.

Cool 'joke', bro, you could have killed someone: Epilepsy Foundation sics cops on sick flashing-light Twitter trolls

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Also in the preamble / disclaimer shown onscreen when loading just about every game produced in the last 10 years.

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You are the originator of said tweets and I claim my five pounds.

Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands

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Re: Free speech is offensive by definition.

Too many thin-skinned people about these days, just waiting to be offended so they can explode in feigned outrage.

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Re: Utter boffin

You forgot this ------------------->

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Yes. You should promote yourself to "Nuclear Resonnance Boffin" immediately.

InLink Limited limited: Firm that puts up UK's ad-supported phone booths enters administration

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This leaves BT with a £6m hole in its finances every year.

Aw bless their little cotton socks, that's... what? A few minutes' profit? Come on now, everyone feel sorry for poor hard-done-by BT.

In an homage to Harry Potter's every-flavour jelly beans, Microsoft unveils 'Lucky Dip' Windows 10 testing ring

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Re: Every flavor code

"MS Insider" got off lightly this time.

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