* Posts by oresme

5 publicly visible posts • joined 14 May 2015

The UK's bad encryption law can't withstand global contempt


Re: One rule for them, another for the rest of us.

Indeed. And many of us left-wingers learned not to go into politics by observing the behaviour of the politicians on our own side.

Crane horror Reg reader uses his severed finger to unlock Samsung Galaxy phone


I am impressed that the original article, and all of the comments so far, do not use the word "handy" at all. The temptation must have

been almost unendurable.

Now-patched Ubuntu desktop vulnerability allows privilege escalation


Only as far back as the 70s?

People used the command line well before that. Folks these days have short memories.

Good luck using generative adversarial networks in real life – they're difficult to train and finicky to fix


"it randomly gets worse and then better again" . This sounds to me like a statistical algorithm that just isn't converging. Well, good luck with that one.

It’s Adobe’s Creative Cloud TITSUP birthday. Ease the pain with its RGB-wrangling rivals


the real problem with the Gimp

As of now, Gimp is 8 bits per channel only. Work is in progress on a 16 bit version, and has been for some time. That's the real problem which stops me from using the Gimp at all. Cinepaint (a high bit depth fork of the Gimp) used to be very good, but no longer works with modern versions of Linux. Sigh.