* Posts by InNY

117 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Feb 2015


Mr President? Donald?! Any chance you can actually decide if Oracle can buy us or do we have to leave?


Re: Tik tok vs Sing Sing

Elaine Chao is Taiwanese


Civil-rights probe: Facebook has completely failed to… Zuck: Look over here! We’ve banned four groups! Go me!


Re: Is anybody surprised?

"As you scroll down, you will see posts from friends, and occasionally an advert from Facebook":

As you scroll down, you will see adverts and occasionally a post from a friend - ftfy :D

IT services sector faces armageddon as COVID-19 lockdown forces project cancellations – analysts


Have you ever met someone who works in debt recovery?

I've never met any who would not aggressively pursue an "owed" penny.

Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions


Re: What a shock!

What's a real job?

Alexa, can you tell me how many Chinese kids were forced into working nights to build this unit?


Re: Chinese kids sure have it easy

By gum! You 'ad it lucky! When I were 8 we had t'go dowhn pit... and p'y mine owna' fo' privilege!

Mmm, instant Java: Visual Studio Code 1.36 brings tasty updates – unless you run 32-bit Linux


Re: Want to connect to Raspberry Pi via SSH and edit files in [a GUI editor]

Rocket science, me old China, rocket science, attended to by rocket scientists...

Oh, by the way, Apple still have their keyboard replacement program. You might want take advantage of it...

Brekkie TV host Lorraine Kelly wins IR35 ruling against HMRC, adds fuel to freelance techies' ire over tax reforms


Re: If so...

Except for the major trunk roads, which are funded and maintained (via taxation) by either the local County Council, Central Government (Highways Agency) or the local council with funding/management/maintenance from the Highway Agency and/or the local Coumty Council.

Tech sector risks GM-crops-like crackdown if it doesn't win back trust, warns privacy watchdog



Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47562281

SPOILER alert, literally: Intel CPUs afflicted with simple data-spewing spec-exec vulnerability


"As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind... the lowest bidder."

Colonel John Glenn. First American to orbit the earth, Friendship 7 mission, 1962

You're thinking of the character Lev Andropov (Peter Stormare) in Armageddon, who said "Components? American components, Russian components, All made in Taiwan"

Slow Ring Windows 10 fragged by anti-cheat software in the games you're playing at work, says Insiders supremo


Quote: "Since it wasn't hardware specific,

a staged release is apparently more trouble than it's worth and the team isn't keen on releasing something likely to blow up in the user's face."

It's never stopped them before... /s

Windows Subsystem for Linux adds pop to release, SAC-T sacked, crypto-jacking apps: It's Microsoft's week


Re: Crypto mning is not optional tomorrow?




Re: Crypto mning is not optional tomorrow?

I'm looking forward to the day when we look back at these (current) monotonous, monolithic OS's and condescendingly remark something, probably along the lines of: "Oh, how quaint..."

Y'know how you might look at someone and can't help but wonder if they have a genetic disorder? We've taught AI to do the same


Re: Is this the



Is this the

"new" and "improved" version of phrenology?

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC


Re: Well, if they don't think it's fair...

Bob, you are making an assumption that you will always be "safe" and that you will never be "dumped" into the cauldron reserved for those for whom your prejudice know no bounds.

Be careful, that cauldron is very large and includes folks' who also thought they were "safe".

FCC slammed for 'arbitrary and reckless' plan to change how text messages are regulated


Re: comforting innit.

It's not anti-capitalist fud; it's wanting capitalism to work for all of us, not just the mega-corporations and the very rich.

Surely, even you can see the benefits of making sure capitalism works for everyone in society. You know, like it used to.

The antisocial network: 'Facebook has a black people problem,' claims staffer in exit salvo


Re: Global underepresented influencer strategic partner manager voice

"and I don't do the identity politics thing."

"That sort of thing seems to happen to CONSERVATIVES a lot, too."

The capitalization, and the implied emphasis on political identity, is all yours' Bob...


Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server



making [single] MS Windows installs irrelevant one day at a time?

Supreme Court tells Big Cable to shut up for once: Net neutrality challenge shot down


Sod all of that, for now,

The Spice Girls, well 4 of them, are getting back together!

PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator


Re: The (future lack of) drill sergeant 'abuse'

"Boot camp isn't about doing what you're told every step of the way"

Really? Which part of the military did you serve in? The Rainbow Haired Regiment?

Boot camp is purely about doing what you are told, when you are told and they way you are told to do it. Individualism is just not tolerated, at all.

It's also about building up stamina, strength and making sure that the team always comes first.

That's why a good Drill Sergeant is so effective; [s]he breaks you down, tears you apart, then creates a brand new you. A you who follows orders, even to your own death, without question or hesitation.

Robot Operating System gets the Microsoft treatment


Be afraid... very afraid...

As soon as it has finished these updates and a couple of restarts. Mind you, it'll be a the only time anyone says "I'm glad Microsoft updates take so sodding long".

Then Microsoft will send it the way of the Windows Phone, because it's not UWP or simply because.

Fortnite 'fesses up: New female character's jiggly bits 'unintended' and 'embarrassing'


That's quite

Enough titillation for today, thank you.


Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms


Requester / Implementer?

Does exactly what it says on the tin...

An object requests (orders') [ action / event / process ]; an object implements the requested order [ action / event / process ]

You can take off the shades, squinting Outlook.com users. It has gone dark. Very dark


Re: Great!

Now we know it's you hard at work in the California DMV. :D

For those not in the know:


Azure certifications are awful, Microsoft admits, so it has made new ones



They do.

Well, a fair few do; there'll always be those folks who want to actually prove they know how to do the job, but they are getting increasingly rare these days.

Microsoft: For God's sake, people, cut down on the meetings!


I'll get around to commenting on this article

after I've been to the second of a series of five preparatory meetings, discussing the subjects of / for and the participants for the introductory meetings, meeting about reducing the number of meetings that are happening around here...

The world is becoming a computer, says CEO of worldwide computer company Microsoft


AI, however, is an abused term; it doesn't exist yet in the literal sense of the words.

I've just watched Messrs. D. Trump and B. Johnson the telly.

I'll leave it at that.

Even Microsoft's lost interest in Windows Phone: Skype and Yammer apps killed


Re: MS kills UWP apps, Telephony API appears in Windows

I'm calling you on this one. Your statement makes an assumption that Microsoft's right hand knows what it is doing...

Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us



The Campaign for Real Ale is a terrorist organization?

NHS given a lashing for lack of action plan one year since WannaCry


Re: Valuable comments

The problem with your question, "How much do YOU want to pay for the health of other people?", is that to someone else, you are the other person. Your family are the "other people".

Maybe, you should be asking "How much do you want to pay for your own and your families' health?"

Reducing health service funding because others', who you think, do not deserve it, also reduces those services you, or a member of your family, may have to rely on.

Really, forget about other people and look at what you [may] need for yourself and your family. Then ask the question.

Skype for Business has nasty habit of closing down… for business


Re: Total bollocks.

I'm told they tried, but SfB kept crashing. They are waiting for a fix to come down the pipe.

Ex-staffers slam Microsoft's 'lackluster' response to stacks of internal complaints


Re: Always the same

Prophet Muhammad, me old china. Wikipedia has an excellent article all about him; plus there's about 11 million links available from Google.

Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs


I wonder if

we, as computer users and purchasers of software, hardware or service, should start charging these data collection businesses $/£/€ 1 for every gigabyte they want off us?

After all, if we didn't buy / download / use their software, hardware or service, they wouldn't exist. They exist to service our needs; we don't exist to service their needs.

Perhaps it's time to remind them all of these facts?

Facial recognition software easily IDs white men, but error rates soar for black women


Or we could just say

That facial recognition technology doesn't work, unless you are part of the ~3% (young, white, male) subset for whom it works sort of perfectly...

Accused Brit hacker Lauri Love will NOT be extradited to America


Excellent news

Common sense and actual facts prevail, thank goodness.

What do Cali, New York, Hawaii, Maine and 18 other US states have in common? Fighting the FCC on net neutrality


Re: Net Neutrality is not Net Regulation

Let's make this simple for you. Large ISP without net neutrality: I see you are trying to access Limbaugh. To get better access, instead of waiting 3 hours to download his latest podcast, why not sign up for our Talk-Show package? less than the price of a cup of coffee per day, $4.99 a month, plus taxes and fees, for a 24 month contract). It's the only way you can access the great content on Rush Limbaugh podcast site...

I also see your wife is accessing the local volunteer-for-whatever site. Why not make the experience better? Sign up for our "you are the backbone of our communities" package, for less than a cup of coffee per day? Only $4.99 per month, plus taxes and fees, for 12 months.

I see you want to watch Sean Hannity using your iPad. To ensure a safe, continuous and reliable experience why not sign up for our TV-on-the-Web package? Only $19.95 a month, plus taxes and fees, for 24 months. It's the only way you can watch your favorite Fox News stars...

We've noticed you are a loyal and active member of the Campaign to Re-Elect President Trump. Why not sign up for our Re-Elect President Trump web package? Only $39.99 a month, plus taxes and fees for 48 months? 5% of the proceeds go towards President Trump's reelection campaign. It's actually the only way you can access the Campaign to Re-Elect President Trump...

We have noticed you are surfing the web using your iPad. We offer an excellent package to ensure your experience is what you have to come to expect. Only $3.99 a month, plus taxes and fees, for a 24 month contract. Your wife is using a cell phone to access the web. That'll be $1.99 a month, plus taxes and fees, for 6 months. We reserve the right to increase or decrease fees and charges depending on the prevailing market conditions. These fees are required as part of your contract to maintain our great service we provide to you...

Oh, I see you are using a Linux-based computer. That'll be $4.99 a month, plus taxes and fees, for a 6 month contract.

Your monthly bill now stands at a reasonable: $80.89 plus your normal monthly internet service charges of $79.99. That'll be $160.88 plus taxes and fees. Payment due within 7 days.

Oh, you want to access The Register to tell everyone how great things are now? We have a special Technology package for that. It gives you access to all the latest greatest technology related news and websites! Excludes Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook. The package is only $19.99 a month, plus taxes and fees; access to The Register is a further $4.99 a month. They wrote something nasty about us last year. Yes we know it was true, but they were really horrible and made fun of us - for pointing out that we didn't look after our customers' data, do what we said we would do and for having leaky servers...

Large ISP with net neutrality: you want what? Why you asking? Decent-ish access comes as part of your internet package. Nope. no extra fees or taxes or charges. But if you want you can purchase our higher speed package for an extra $9.99 a month. Still the same sort of reliable, sort of consistent access you have always enjoyed.

You're very welcome and have a great day!

1 in 5 STEM bros whinge they can't catch a break in tech world they run


Re: The nature of the disadvantaging beast

Back in the day, the US Civil Service couldn't get any suitably qualified white men to apply for any jobs with them, unless it was in a law enforcement agency. Thus, they went with other suitably qualified folk.

Same as the various State and City agencies dotted around the country.

IBM melts down fixing Meltdown as processes and patches stutter

Paris Hilton

Re: Electric Avenue

"...provide direction down the chain of command."? I've heard of it, but does anyone know what it actually is?

FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match


Re: Black arm bands for everyone

How's it going in Olgino? Still looking forward to trumping everyone in the golden showers, when you get to Lyudmila?

Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wage


Re: Poor relations

This is all well and good if you have local shops to go to. In my town the only local shops are a regional supermarket chain, a few box stores and Walmart.

We used to have bookshop, but he used Amazon for all his "special orders". Care to guess why he closed down?

Report: Women make up just 17% of IT workforce, paid 15% less than men


"4) Are willing to put in absurd numbers of anti social hours to get a job done."

"...which is likely to do with it being a pretty awful working enviroment requiring a lot of time worked out of hours which most sane people tend to want to spend with their families"

these two points also explain why there are so few women in nursing or any of the other caring professions. /sarc

World Vasectomy Day: 15k men line up for live vent-blocking


It's not that bad

Unless your two year old son decides he's a super-hero, off the back of the sofa... Then you learn to fly without wings - straight into casualty...

User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot


Re: Transparent stupidity

"...her previous keyboard had a cloth dust cover that she always put over it at night (in case it got cold?!?),..."

Because at any decent Secretary School you were told to cover the typewriter keyboard every evening. If you didn't do this you usually got a thoroughly disapproving look (almost enough to sink a career) from the instructor.

Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break


Re: The US has an inverted system

Your jealousy and envy of the "wealthy liberals" is getting rather tedious and unremarkably predictable. You really are starting to sound like the "looney left" of the seventies and eighties.

US voting server in election security probe is mysteriously wiped


Re: @big?_john

"I voted for Trump in hopes of avoiding war with Russia" - but North Korea and/or Iran is a different how?

"Ever been in combat?" - well, someone we wish we didn't know never has. Something to do with a bone in his leg...

New phishing campaign uses 30-year-old Microsoft mess as bait


20 years ago it was 1997

1987 is 30 years ago. So no lost decade.

Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'



<quote>To be successful, an attacker would first need to convince a user to give manual consent to execute an unknown binary from an untrusted remote location. The user would also need to click through additional warnings in order to grant the attacker Administrator privileges</quote>

Isn't this the standard behaviour of most people? Absolutely nothing out of the ordinary as far I can tell.

Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds


Who f***ing cares?

Do you earn money using this or that platform? Good. So do most IT professionals. The thing about being a professional is that you are (should be) adaptable and capable to what the employer wants. Not being so, means no job, no money and certainly not being a professional whatever.

An employer wants job x doing for platform y. Who cares what the underlying platform is? There's money involved.

Which OS is used by someone in their leisure time? Who cares? It's their computer, their leisure time. What has it got to do with anyone else?

User worked with wrong app for two weeks, then complained to IT that data had gone missing


"since it took to long to reboot"

Shouldn't that statement be "it took too long"?

A statement about a reboot is not a preposition nor an infinitive. Though, the experience of a reboot is frequently an infinitive experience...

I do agree with the many others' commenting, the user in this case is not the cretin; the IT department is, for the many reasons already explained by those same commenters.