* Posts by Kibble 2

32 posts • joined 2 Aug 2015

Splunk sales ace wins sex discrimination case after new boss handed her key accounts to blokes deemed 'flight risks'

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Not that I would argue the point that she may have brought in the accts, but that wasn't pointed out in the article.

Kibble 2

Re: Sex discrimination or just bad management?

I suspect you may have overlooked the fact that Nadine was being paid a smaller basic than the guy who had been given her acct. (Both had the same seniority.) However we don't know why she had taken her 6 month sabbatical. Perhaps it was to have a baby. You can draw your own conclusions, but I still think that it's a case of sex discrimination.

China requires gamers to reveal real names and map them to frag-tastic IDs

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Re: Well that's going to be quite restrictive

@ Pascal Monett

Unless Sim City comes out with a serial killer module it'll still be allowed over there until the censors catch it.

I suppose RPG's like Dungeons & Dragons will be next.

Boffins baffled as supergiant star just vanishes – either it partially blew itself apart or quietly turned into a black hole

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With all the stories of kidnappings and probings, one would think not.

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks

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Re: Coup, one small glimmer of hope

@ Rich 11: Obviously you've never lived in Florida, home of a lot of cult-like crazies, a lot of whom vote.

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IT Angle

Re: Coup, one small glimmer of hope

That's quite an interesting conspiracy theory with a lot of moving parts. is that why you're posting anonymously?

US Homeland Security mistakenly seizes British ad agency's website in prostitution probe gone wrong

Kibble 2

Re: What the fuck does prostitution have to do with so-called "homeland security"?

@ NoneSuch

It sounds like blackmail to me. Perhaps DHS can be sued for that tactic. Making a big deal of it in the media may or may not be to one's advantage, but a second lightning strike could become a political nightmare for the US.

Wi-Fi of more than a billion PCs, phones, gadgets can be snooped on. But you're using HTTPS, SSH, VPNs... right?

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Re: We all should keep a link to this article...

But doesn't the government maintain a number of VPNs?

Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years

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@ jmch

It's not clear whether you're speaking about a collision, whether into water or land or an explosion in the atmosphere. All have different effects.

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See above is all!

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Re: A Neural Network ?

Just ask Alexis, Tom.

ICANN't approve the sale of .org to private equity – because California's Attorney General has... concerns

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One hopes that PIR and ISOC refuse to disclose their data resulting in either a court suit and/or a state takeover of their offices to find the requested info. I'd prefer the second choice as it would give the green light to the state to go fishing for more incriminating evidence on ICANN's other activities.

Apple calls BS on FBI, AG: We're totally not dragging our feet in murder probe iPhone decryption. PS: No backdoors

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It's just tax payer's money.

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Re: Hypocrites

@ rdembski

It seems to me that you haven't read the article fully or understand what you've read. Maybe you're just a troll. Have a nice day and a down vote.

Senior health tech pros warn NHS England: Be transparent with mass database trawl or face public backlash

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Basic Point

"senior heads at Microsoft, AWS, AstraZeneca and other businesses met behind closed doors with leaders of the NHS to thrash out ways to create a commercially valuable repository of 65 million patients’ data"

I suspect that there was NO discussion of how to allow individuals to opt out of the DB: just how to create one. And don't get me started on genetic DBs. Just creation of a searchable pool of info with de-anonymization capability is rather abhorrent.

European Space Agency launches planet-hunting Cheops while Rocket Lab starts on a third launchpad

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Re: "using green hydrogen peroxide oxidiser and kerosene"

Peroxide is never green: it tends to bleach anything it touches at the strength used in rockets. Not to mention how it quickly it'll break down tissue even in OTC concentrations.

Samsung says sorry as union-busting chairman and VP head off for 18 months in the chokey

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Re: Tech Exec Clink.

I tend to agree with you, Phuzz. Money talks loudly in a capitalist society. But I'm now wondering: after the fall of the USSR, who runs the gulags in Russia today?

US and China wave white flags, hit pause button on trade war

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The jury is out on the abuse of power charge, but the US Congress is certainly contemptible. As stated above and in many other posts, the 2 party system is partially at fault, I believe: it tends to cause both parties to deadlock a lot. Perhaps Congressional term limits would be a way out of the gridlock, I dunno, but it certainly couldn't hurt.

The talking heads at Fox News might help enlighten you as to how stupid the Democrats are with this entire impeachment mess. I just want to ask them collectively why they keep wanting to impeach a Republican president. I believe they have tried on about 5 of the past 6. (Nixon quit before they could catch him.)

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I agree with the spirit of your point, and a thumbs up for that. However, there are many more both in the past and in the present.

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"If you vote Trump then you're either stupid or very rich...perhaps both"

Perhaps in your wisdom you'll suggest whom one should vote for, AC.

And then there were two: HMS Prince of Wales joins Royal Navy

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Re: And All Who Sail In Her

@Gene: You can find an audible copy at https://www.audible.com/

Slow down, ice-on-Mars fans: Those 'streams' on Red Planet may be caused by landslides

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Re: Rocks falling at 360 kilometers per hour?

One has to remember that the atmosphere on Mars is very thin, and will cause much less drag on falling masses. However, I expect that the estimate of 360 kph down a slope is still just an outside guess, and may be a rare event. Best to go there and observe.

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still

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Kinda doubtful...

@Anonymous South African Coward

It would probably require hiring more coders as well as sending them to school which would put a hit to the bottom line.

Euro ISP club: Sure, weaken encryption. It'll only undermine security for everyone, morons

Kibble 2

Re: Not a moment too soon

I don't necessarily disagree with your general thought on this subject. The down vote is due to not enough people are aware of it being a dangerous pipe dream.

Diggerland comes to Mars as boffins battle to save InSight's mole

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Lesson learned

A bit expensive admittedly. However, one that can possibly be fixed: negative results can be useful. How important is this particular mission anyway?

Given that the crust in this location is so hard, possibly a reusable and mobile drill should be utilized; the information might be of interest to early settlers on Mars if they find it extensive and prefer to build underground shelters.

Astroboffins spy the most ancient protocluster of galaxies yet found post Big Bang

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The distance to Himiko wasn't stated in the article, and is apparently just another large galaxy within the z66OD protocluster. [z66OD is] "the oldest protocluster of galaxies found to date began clumping together some 13 billion years ago."

Basically the Reg article is click bait, but still demonstrates interesting science.

How powerful are Russian hackers? One new law could transform global crime operations

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Re: Who is "threatened" by not having access to the Russian internet?

I believe the various alphabet intelligence groups might be hampered, but probably have viable plans to circumvent any lockouts: e.g., embassies.

Lakes on the moon? Boffins think they've found the evidence

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Lets just go look

That is all.

World's biggest DDoS-for-hire souk shuttered, masterminds cuffed

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Re: Good on the cops

I'm hoping to find out what sort of punishments are handed out, and munch popcorn while the usual discourse over jail sentence time drags on. Those who create a business model of chaos as a service or utilize those businesses deserve years of porridge.

Hopefully there will be updating of this article.

Tor onion hardening will be tear-inducing for feds

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Re: Run it as middlebox!

Thanks, Zakhar. <snip> don't run W$ or Android in your VM, they will "call home" with your license key/gmail creds <snip> An excellent point, and one not everyone would think of.

Your post is still here, and the link is still alive and well.

Have an iPhone? Mac? Just about anything else Apple flogs? Patch now

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Given the size of the d/l and sheer number of fixes to upgrade to 10.10.5, one might consider this a service pack. Some of the updates appear to go back as far as 2012. O.o

ATTACK of the ZOMBIE SATELLITE: Run radio hams, run!

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A much simpler method of disabling a satellite would be to compromise the solar cells. Simply spraying them with black paint would do the trick. Now would it be possible to fit the X-37B with a tank of black paint and move it to orbit just in front of the errant satellite?


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