* Posts by normal1

43 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Mar 2015

Senate bill aims to stop Uncle Sam using facial recognition at airports


How about the other way?

We use facial recognition, and make it easier to fly with the tech....

All you need to do to take away people's "liberty", is to make it more convenient.....

No more lines, and the walls tell you where to go.

Boffins claim invention of rechargable, biodegradable, supercapacitor drug pump


Waiting to see this in my next cell phone....

Dissolving in ten to twelve days will be a technological breakthrough in phone marketing.....

/Samsung was close with the, "this phone will self destruct in 5 seconds" battery.

Alarming: Tesla lawsuit claims collision monitoring system is faulty


Just why do you need a system to monitor how many collisions you have?

"You have struck 37 cars, 4 trucks, and two vans, and landed in a doughnut; traded insurance with all affected AIs."

Someone has been practicing with GTA

Pro-Putin goons claim responsibility for blowing US airport websites offline


Re: Sounds like a load of bluster

Define "down" compared to the normal lack of functioning....

Foreign spies hijacking US mid-terms? FBI, CISA are cool as cucumbers about it


I'm more concerned with domestic GOP spies being above American justice, because republican.

NASA wants nuclear reactor on the Moon by 2030



Easier to moon the reactor, than put a reactor on the moon.

Gone in 9 seconds: Virgin Orbit's maiden rocket flight went perfectly until it didn't


Are we sure those Korean missile engineers are from South Korea?

Missiles into the ocean is a North Korean specialty.

Google: We disagree with Sonos patent ruling so much, we've changed our code to avoid infringement


Makes me wonder

Was this the reason for the death of the "Google Music" app?

ASUS recalls motherboards that flame out thanks to backwards capacitors


It's fairly easy to tell if your board is effected?

Just look for the glow and flickering?

The pandemic improved the status of IT workers … forever


Re: For or against... what?


You are either for or against us.



US nuclear submarine bumps into unidentified underwater object in South China Sea


Re: How loud is crashing a sub?

if you put on curb feelers, you'll need fuzzy dice for the periscope.


Re: Hitting a container?

Found Capt 2nd rank Borodin... /s

/how is Montana?

Can we talk about Kevin McCarthy promising revenge if Big Tech aids probe into January insurrection?


Republicans don't understand congressional equality

A racist never thinks others are equal to them.

Boffins find an 'actionable clock' hiding in your blood, ticking away to your death


Re: Do I really want this?

Nature adores a vaccuum between the ears.

Good news: Japanese boffins 3D print what looks like marbled Wagyu beef. Bad news: It's tiny and inedible


Re: Science Ahoy

Maybe hook it up to a TENS unit, to shock it in the vats and make the lab meat twitch?

/no repsonsibility if it climbs out of the vats looking for revenge on it's maker.


Japanese Microboffins?

Theyv'e been downsized by corporate.

Apple didn't engage with the infosec world on CSAM scanning – so get used to a slow drip feed of revelations


It is easy to strip JFIF data from an image.... ~ without leaving an audit trail of changes.

Would like to subscribe to your newsletter.....

/former large format graphics tech.


Children are still being kidnapped.

The KKK totally disproved the "satanic panic" back in the 70s; by giving brain damage to all the children making claiims of kidnapping and sexual abuse.....

/the "satanic" victims were reporting being kidnapped by groups burning crosses.....

Microsoft fiddles with Fluent while the long dark Nightmare of the Print Spooler continues for Windows


Re: Moral of the story…

Linux IS better; old complaints are the sound of new volunteers in Linux....

Make Linux as good as you want.

It's time to decentralize the internet, again: What was distributed is now centralized by Google, Facebook, etc


True randomness initiates order spontaneously.

Giant predatory ancient insects pioneered mobile comms 310,000,000 years ago


Re: the largest of which had wingspans of more than 33cm

The dinosaurs were "really" killed off by the bug's 5G?

The human-devoid AI-powered Saildrone Surveyor ship just made it to Hawaii from SF


Automation is taking over

Even tourists are being replaced by automation.

Happy with your existing Windows 10 setup? Good, because Windows 11 could turn its nose up at your CPU


Not on MY CPU

My CPU has never ran Windows, and is happy.

Pull your Western Digital My Book Live NAS off the internet now if you value your files


Re: Thank You Western Digital

Samsung enters the discussion?

US govt 'told Germany that Chinese spies bug' Huawei 5G kit. It also told the world Iraq had WMDs ready to deploy...


To be honest, a lot of other countries said the same thing.

Oh, the massive sky dong? Contrails from 'standard' F-35 training, US Air Force insists


Re: Admit it

I am pretty sure there are other, newer designs, possibly flying on some super exotic fuel.....

Who pwns the watchmen? Maybe Russians selling the source code for three US antivirus vendors



It seems the open source way may be better than security through obscurity?

Can I get a RHEL yeah? Version 8 arrives at last as IBM given go-ahead to wolf down Red Hat


Now that RedHat is owned by IBM

Are we getting a Big BlueHat Linux?

Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials



So, what happens when China "leaks" the proof Trumpski is a traitor?

Uptight robots that suddenly beg to stay alive are less likely to be switched off by humans


Re: There's an alternative approach...

“Wearily I sit here, pain and misery my only companions. Why stop now just when I’m hating it?” –Marvin

IBM's storage biz wakes up, smells dedupe coffee


Um, the "N-series"?

I believe NetApp's IBM branded N series does do dedupe.

Vatican sets up dedicated exorcism training course


Re: CPD!

Since this Is the church: "Children per Day".......

SCO's last arguments in 'Who owns Linux?' case vs. IBM knocked out


Current bunch suing IBM is not SCO...

"The SCO Group" is actually Caldera Linux renamed to confuse itself with The Santa Cruise Organization.


Re: IBM has profited as well

As did Caldera Linux; before naming themselves "The SCO Group" to confuse people between Caldera Linux, a Linux company and The Santa Cruise Organization who actually owned some ancient code, and had no connection to "The SCO Group".....


Air gap breached by disk drive noise


So,can we use the HDD sound to store data?

And use mp3 compression on the resulting data storage?

Orlando shootings bring Facebook's safety check to US soil


Hi victim count was caused by coconspirators

There was an online post that at least one, possibly all, of the the exit doors was barred from the outside, therefore at least one extra person, other than the shooter was involved.

I hope they find whoever the ones were who barricaded the exits and charge them as well.

Water treatment plant hacked, chemical mix changed for tap supplies



And just who decides that these valves needed remote or even computer controls anyway?

Got a Nexus? Google has five critical Android security fixes for you


I have the Nexus 5; will NEVER buy another Google phone.

After the latest over the air updates my phone will not come out of sleep mode without a reboot.

I can make calls but cannot receive calls till I get a new phone.

Will NOT be a Google phone unless there are major changes.

LG phones are never reliable, why on Earth did Google chose LG for a Nexus phone?

Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software



Now it's use once to record the hard drive image and wipe it for Linux, and pay for Windows forever anyway?.

Magnet-wobble wireless charging system dishes out a respectable 10 kW


Re: Transfer Efficiency?

Just do not bring magnetic based storage of any type on the bus while it's charging?

Cloud skills certification can add zeros to your pay cheque


No love for iSCSI and fiber channel, but "cloud" is in...

/somebody has to host physical data somewhere for a cloud to not be vaporware.

Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash


Planned stock sales again?

The SCO Guys only do this type of announcement when their execs have stock sales "pre-planned"; the TSG stock used to rise quite a bit with these threats.

/BTW, this is "The SCO Group", this is NOT the "original" Santa Cruise Organization that wrote UNIX, this is a Linux company in Utah that changed their name to "The SCO Group" to confuse the legal threat issue and sell their stock at inflated prices, their name used to be "Caldera Linux" before they became "The SCO Group".

Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'


Re: What do they care if you run linux?

True, Microsoft was paid a Windows 8 license fee for my laptop...

It never even booted Windows; linux from day 1.