* Posts by Strahd Ivarius

1758 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Aug 2015

Trident missile test a damp squib after rocket goes 'plop,' fails to ignite

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Re: What the hell?

What about vibranium?

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Re: What the hell?

And then since there is nobody to replace VP and win a consensus, you'll have to deal with an unknown number of local despots with their own stock of nuclear weapons...

Heads you lose, tails you lose.

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Re: Tactical Use

Telegram?

It was updated to fax a few years ago...

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Re: FALSE

You'll note that every time a launch fails, it is when performing a test from a location just outside the USA territorial waters.

Coincidence?

I don't think so...

Meta says risk of account theft after phone number recycling isn't its problem to solve

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Devil

The only proper solution is to have your login tatooed on your forehead as a barcode, and iris based recognition for the password.

FBI: Give us warrantless Section 702 snooping powers – or China wins

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Remember...

... that vacuum cleaning is called "hoovering" not because of the brand, but because of the FBI HQ name...

And that the best argument the FBI forgot to mention is that if they are not allowed to hoover everything at their leisure is that then they'll have to buy the data from GAFAM and other companies, and that the money will have to be diverted from what was intended to be spent on Medicare/Medicaid/infrastructure/bridges ...

Please install that patch – but don't you dare actually run it

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Re: Harks back to

You are very naive...

Leaked memo: Microsoft employees should be using Copilot too

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Copilot will handle requests from pesky journalists...

IT suppliers hacked off with Uncle Sam's demands in aftermath of cyberattacks

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Testing?

We have customers paying to do it!

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Re: "Trust us. We're with the government, and we're here to help."

"bad guys"

You mean the 3-letter agency that engineered the intrusion to be able to "legally" come to the contractor office (let us say Microsoft, although it may be better labelled as a cyber-criminal organization), and get access to all the data of foreign companies because buying it from data-brokers becomes too expensive?

Ford pulls the plug on EV strategy as losses pile up

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Re: Spent Batteries

And if recycling a £20000 battery cost £20000.01, what do you think will happen?

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Re: Once upon a time....

Based on recent events, the "cold weather" option on Teslas is: "move to California"...

Alaska Airlines' door-dropping flight was missing bolts

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Re: "poorly drilled rivet holes"

The data would have to be stored in the cloud.

Planes are already flying in the cloud.

So the data is already in the cloud, no need to transfer it.

Developer's default setting created turbulence in the flight simulator

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You forgot the magic word: Microsoft...

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Re: sort of on topic...

I am pretty sure you could get a better picture with a drone and a camera.

It would be something new to behold!

Tesla power steering probe upgraded after thousands more incidents reported

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Re: No problem

This is the issue there, the car doesn't want to steer to the right, as it is supposed to do every time EM posts something on X...

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Re: Lucky for them...

enough to overcome most drivers

It reminds me of something...

Was it per chance designed at Boeing?

Techie climbed a mountain only be told not to touch the kit on top

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Re: Try turning the cable end to end

you need wireless cables to avoid this kind of situation.

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Re: A wasted trip

I experience this koan on a regular basis: unless I am the one turning it off and on again, it doesn't work...

Windows 10 users report app gremlins after Microsoft update

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Re: A calculator...

I agree, the people using the "insiders" build and patches have AGAIN failed at finding the most important issues.

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Well, with the latest update my computer didn't get the 5G connectivity we were supposed to receive with the COVID vaccine.

One person's shortcut was another's long road to panic

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Re: Oops!

It is impossible to assume every stupid thing possible, idiots are so inventive...

I had one time made a rigorous list of all possible error one could encounter with data provided by users.

The list of errors had been validated by the product owner an his team, they had added some specific use cases I was not aware of (they had been running a similar system for years, the new version was a full rewrite with new display systems).

The data was to be provided on CD-ROM by an external company.

With the first delivery of test data, we got one CD with no file, only the catalog...

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Re: Oops!

no, it is simply "password"...

Missed expectations, zero guidance: Tesla's 'great year' was anything but

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Re: Right

When I was younger, all the chinaware came from China, where huge manufactures were setup to provide goods for the European market.

Then some German and French guys stole the fabrication secrets, and we got Porcelaine de Limoges on one side, Meißner Porzellan on the other side.

Chinese have long memories...

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Re: Right

So you are fine with slave labor as long as the capitalist overlords can have the fig leaf of "designed in the UK/USA"?

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Re: This was a 101 how not to do a conference call

Autopilot has little interest in learning to drive according to various sources at Microsoft.

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Re: FSD on old Hardware

Customer: "I have an issue with my car"

Tesla support: "you are driving it wrong!"

Customer: "But it is self-driving!"

Tesla support: "you are driving it wrong!"

Customer: sells his Tesla and buys a coffee (not 2, the resale value tanked after the last EM tweet)

Musk lashes out at Biden administration over rural broadband

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The FCC requirement for them to provide 100/20 did not kick in until December 2025

At first, I thought it was a typo from El Reg, but after checking, it looks like Republican leave in a different reality...

Legacy tech shoots down Ministry of Defence's supply chain improvements

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Re: The Other Side of the System Complexity Mirror

And if it is not good rum, you'll get instead of Fiji's sun Fujitsu...

Poor communication led to complete lack of communication

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"Not all the citations you find on the Internet are true" - Abraham Lincoln

Microsoft 365's add-on avalanche is putting the squeeze on customers

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Re: Fibs

The new Education Minister in France said a few days ago: "I have been contradicted by facts".

Orwell is alive...

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Re: Revenue Stream

A Glorious Revolution!

Musk claims that venting liquid oxygen caused Starship explosion

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SLS/Orion is not supposed to send people to the Moon or anywhere else, it is there for providing jobs to some States where the Senator is on the proper pork-barrel committee.

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Re: Enough with the Elon Musk Snark

Lets be honest if SpaceX wasn't owned by the worlds biggest scrotum it would probably get a lot of different coverage.

This is exactly what some engineers at SpaceX said in an internal communication before being fired for saying it.

Tesla owners in deep freeze discover the cold, hard truth about EVs

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Re: Sounds like Tesla drivers should always carry a can of petrol with them in Winter

This is based on data pertaining to US made motion picture films, reduced by half to seem legit,

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Re: Church of Climatology

If God had wanted us to be warm using electricity, She would have equipped us with plugs, solar panels and wind turbines,

WTF? Potty-mouthed intern's obscene error message mostly amused manager

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and what about "doesent"???

Media experts cry foul over AI's free lunch of copyrighted content

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I plan to train AI for generating videos

Can I get a free pass for downloading content from Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Video and all other similar sites?

Elon Musk made 1 in 3 Trust and Safety staff ex-X employees, it emerges

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Re: Trust and Safety staff

Trump has declared on Fox News that once elected he would be a dictator for 1 day.

Are you saying that Fox News is propagating false information?

Note that with dictatorship powers for only 1 day it is enough to do lot of things that wouldn't require to keep them afterwards...

Silicon Valley weirdo's quest to dodge death – yours for $333 a month

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Re: Nothing new

For some reason, I am thinking of a Pyramidal scheme...

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Re: About that very specific 1,977 calories...

too complicated to calculate on a Friday after Beer O'Clock

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Re: About that very specific 1,977 calories...

So, he his 47?

BOFH: Nice air conditioning system. Would be a shame if anything happened to it

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In 1938, you could get an automated power failure detection device without any need for a subscription (except the one for your electricity provider, of course).

It was a lightbulb that would go dark when there was no juice, then light up brightly when the juice was back on (thanks Pierre Dac).

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Re: Welcome to the new age of IT!!

You forgot to license the proper version of IT.

Do they want the one that comes with an attached red balloon, or the one where they live?

Drivers: We'll take that plain dumb car over a flashy data-spilling internet one, thanks

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Angel

If your car can spy on your sexual life

stop having sex in the car!

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Re: "only five percent believe this surveillance should be unrestricted"

Based on the number of people surveyed, 5% would cover more or less the number of people with a security clearance in the USA, who would like to have all the information available, just in case it is needed later.

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We don't have flying cars, do we?

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And Apple will happily send your data to third parties when requested to do so.

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Re: ransomware

One is for use by people trying to steal your money by having you "invest" in something worthless, the other is for use by people who managed to steal your money by having you "invest" in something worthless

UK PM promises faster justice for Post Office Horizon victims

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Re: No Justice

Nobody who went to Eton is able to open a web browser, nor to log onto a computer.

Perhaps an application on their phone would allow them to read the content of the site, but there is a 99% chance they'll manage to erase the content of the phone instead (last figures based on recent investigations)