* Posts by Strahd Ivarius

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Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript

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Re: I'm smarter...

Why do backups anyway?

According to leading scientists (*) every bit retains a memory of its previous states, allowing to retrieve them when they are needed...

(*) these scientists don't have any clue about IT subjects, but they are leading scientists in their own fields.

UK government shakes magic money tree, finds $500m to buy a stake in struggling satellite firm OneWeb

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Re: Not the solution

But they are manufactured in Singapore, not in Florida???

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Re: It Could Be Made to Work ???

For each F-35...

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Re: Hmm.

How do you date suggest that Cisco is working hand in hand with 3-letters agencies?!?

The good news: Vodafone switches on first full-fat, real-life 5G network in the UK. The bad news: it only got sent to Coventry

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It may be because with Brexit someone thought that access to GÉANT may be lost?

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Re: News flash!

If I am not mistaken, the garbage hills in Wall-E are devices left over when 666G came along

UK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts

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Re: Not part of the EU? Not likely to get parts of EU projects.

Put in the proper place you may still have a moon on a stick...

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What about England?

Brit MPs vote down bid to delay IR35 reforms, press ahead with new tax rules for private-sector contractors

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They are waiting for the Mesan Alignment to get involved perhaps

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As one of my neighbor put it down some time ago :

"why do they ask for a salary? isn't the satisfaction of a job well done enough for them?"

(and no it was not a joke, she was deadly serious)

Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador

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Re: £11.8M

"Beef and Veal Employees' Labeling Supervision Tasks Transfer Act" ?

One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway

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Re: Gravy train

And don't forget the additional fees for not being able to do meetings while confined.

Then add some lawyers.

And pretty soon you arrive at ethe £500 000 000 figure...

Hey, Boeing. Don't celebrate your first post-grounding 737 Max test flight too hard. You just lost another big contract

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Re: de Havilland Comet

SpaceX, to eliminate a competitor?

Apple: We're defending your privacy by nixing 16 browser APIs. Rivals: You mean defending your bottom line

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Re: Safari

You don't need to be remind of who you are, because Apple knows...

Fintech biz Wirecard folds into insolvency like two pair against a flush. Good luck accessing your chip stack

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Re: That's a shame

That would be "Shadenfreude" if I am not mistaken.

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

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Re: Nature documentaries

better than "this moose was unlucky... we got away!" perhaps?

Apple gives Boot Camp the boot, banishes native Windows support from Arm-compatible Macs

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From MacBook...

... to iOSBook?

Not sure that there will be a future there for people in the graphic or music industry

Apple's new WidgetKit: Windows Phone Live Tiles done right?

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Will it be implemented

in the next version of the COVID tracing app, to know real-time if you walked by an infected person?

Sure is wild that Apple, Google app store monopolies are way worse than what Windows got up to, sniffs Microsoft prez

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Re: Microsoft still at it

Having a prompt to install Google Chrome each time you access Google services with another browser should be the reason for an anti-trust investigation.

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Re: Microsoft still at it

So you are complaining because Google, Mozilla & others don't provide an installer for their products from Microsoft Store?

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Re: Stores might suck, proprietary protocols are the real killer

That guy is complaining about "asshole companies proprietary thing" and uses iMessage?

Consistency...

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Re: Unclear article point

Does it includes the money made by drug dealers and other shady people?

Microsoft emits a colourful Windows Terminal preview

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Re: it ain't json

Until someone adds a registry to Linux or MacOS, I think so...

A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all

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Re: activated by Wi-Fi

But only if your core network is provided by the company that can not be named

America's Team Telecom urges FCC to do something about that 120Tbps fiber line between US, Hong Kong

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Still no differences with the USA...

Only true boffins will be able to grasp Blighty's new legal definitions of the humble metre and kilogram

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Re: Looks like a danish error...

I prefer the Swedish one

1712

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Don't forget that this mishap occurred only when there was no more German scientist working for the NASA and they had to employ US ones who knew only imperial units...

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"Man is the measure of all things" according to Protagoras.

So you'd better specify the size of your feet :-)

NY Attorney General warns Apple, Google to police COVID-19 tracing apps in their souks – or she will herself

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Re: Borders

One thing to note is that if I am not mistaken each US state will have its own application.

So whenever you cross states borders you will need to download a new one, that won't have any access to the information collected by the previous one(s) even if it uses the approved API.

If you cross an infected person which contaminates you just before the crossing you will be allowed to contaminate everyone up to the time you develop symptoms...

Ex-Dell distributor in Lebanon ignored ban on suing US tech giant. Now four directors have been sentenced to prison in the UK

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Unless Lebanese law says otherwise.

Like all end-users agreements stating that they are governed by California laws, not enforceable in the EU.

BoJo looks to jumpstart UK economy with £6k taxpayer-funded incentive for Brits to buy electric cars – report

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Re: Buy more cars - drive them less

knowing the government, you can expect to end up with a Klein bottle...

Huawei launches UK charm offensive: We've provided 2G, 3G and 4G for 20 years, and you're worried about 5G?

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Re: The bigger issue is rising Chinese power

They are using the Cantonese recipe for duck instead of the Pekinese one, they are bloody foreigners!

Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen

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Re: Never understood this

Wouldn't a Raspberry Sub-Zero be better suited for a fridge?

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Re: ...there is an Alexa in the kitchen...

They are tired of cancelling orders for Rolex watches?

Ooo, a mystery bit of script! Seems legit. Let's see what happens when we run it

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Re: Purely accidentally ...

But you can try with your VAX machine, if you have a heavy German accent

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Re: Descriptive names can still be enticing

When I was acting CTO for a small company 20 years ago I kept on a share available to devs 2 small programs: DoNothing.exe and DoNotExecuteEverVeryHarmful.exe

The first one did nothing, it was mostly used as a replacement for other exes when testing scripts.

The second one was a version of a demo program for a game coming from Ubisoft (I think) at a time I was working in the gaming industry.

It was displaying an Explorer-like window showing the content of the C: drive, and then asked the user if he wanted to delete everything, with a "Yes" "No" choice.

It was impossible to click on "No", and after a short while the mouse pointer moved by itself and clicked on "Yes"...

This was followed by the Explorer window showing all the content being deleted, including of course the Windows folder, before asking for a reboot.

Of course nothing was deleted, and the final screen showed information about the game to be released.

It usually took less than 2-3 days before a newcomer decided to execute this program and begin shouting in horror seeing the files "deleted"......

Trump's Make Space Great Again video pulled after former 'naut says: Nope

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Re: That's a cheap-ass looking hat he's hawking.

Don't forget "Make America Great-Britain Again"

Just in case of a US-Exit by some States...

Franco-German cloud framework floated to protect European's data from foreign tech firms slurpage

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Re: Here maps is a big success

Qwant is a front end for Bing, mostly...

Perhaps the "no porn" is an added feature?

UK govt publishes contracts granting Amazon, Microsoft, Google and AI firms access to COVID-19 health data

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Re: Amazon, Microsoft, Google...

Since Google is involved, videos will be available through YouTube, in a dedicated channel (Baby Ultrasound Videos), with ads before and after (and overlays also)...

OK Windows 10, we get it: You really do not want us to install this unsigned application. But 7 steps borders on ridiculous

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Re: Colin Wilson 2 - Apple have got this right!

No, Security is not the team with the worst offenders.

It is usually Compliance, the one edicting the rules for all the other teams.

Photostopped: Adobe Cloud evaporates in mass outage. Hope none of you are on a deadline, eh?

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it reminds me of what happened with 3DS4 in the '90.

You bought the box to get the dongle, then you used the cracked version because it was more stable than the one trying to use the dongle to validate the license...

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Is it related...

... to the end of support for Adobe Flash and the fact that nobody cared to inform the Adobe Cloud Team that they needed to update their backend?

Dude, where's my laser?

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Re: Well, they made some progress, eventually....

Knowing the way tests are performed by the US military, it likely went like this:

- the drone position was known beforehand

- the drone was flying on a steady course at a constant velocity

- the drone was targeted for 1 hour or more by the laser

- then the drone drowned

- no test was performed beside the first one, to ensure a 100% success rate

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Re: Not unbelievable

СМЕРШ was involved?

That would explain a lot...

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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Re: Trump will be out by the end of the year anyway

So why do the non-WASP have so much difficulties to register in Southern states?

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or from a company secretly owned by the CIA?

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Re: Its OK...

You know that in every "Made in China" tag there are surveillance and tracking chips? (so tiny that you need an electronic microscope to see them)

Just imagine all the information they gathered from the MAGA caps...

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Re: Is it wrong to be in favour of this?

They are part of the NATO Response Force.

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

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Re: You vill parle Amrecianish Da!

You now that Microsoft/Office 365 doesn't support any English but the colonial one, do you?

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