* Posts by Forget It

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Tesla sues Swedish government after worker rebellion cripples car biz

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Pint

Elon's Musketeers

that made my morning

New information physics theory is evidence 'we're living in a simulation,' says author

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Coffee/keyboard

Information is not knowledge...

Knowledge is not wisdom...

Wisdom is not truth...

F.Zappa

Mozilla's midlife crisis has taken it from web pioneer to Google's weird neighbor

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Go

One differentiator is that ...

Firefox allows Addons on Android and is now opening up to all comers.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2023/08/10/prepare-your-firefox-desktop-extension-for-the-upcoming-android-release/

Researchers train an AI system to find extraterrestrial life

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Facepalm

AI system to find extraterrestrial life ...

... only to find itself

Boffins reckon Mars colony could survive with fewer than two dozen people

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Coffee/keyboard

A philologist by the name of Ransom

would be the ideal candidate

if he might be persuaded

by say a ruthless and arrogant scientist by the name of Dr Weston.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Silent_Planet#Characters

Voyager 2 found! Deep Space Network hears it chattering in space

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Re: The disco-era spacecraft

NASA to VGER2

...

Love is so confusing, there's no peace of mind

If I FEAR I'M LOSIN' YOU, it's just no good

You teasin' like you do...

Building bits of brain in the lab will change our minds

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That Hideous Strength - CS Lewis Chap 8

“And you think that some day we shall really find a means of

keeping the brain alive indefinitely?”

“We have begun already. The Head himself . . .”

“Go on,” said Mark. This at last was the real thing. “The Head

himself has already survived death, and you shall speak to him this

night.”

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.207839

Google unleashes fightback against ChatGPT, a Bard by any other name

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Go

Can't wait to ...

ask one to imitate the other

and vice versa.

Publisher breaks news by using bots to write inaccurate stories

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Pint

Long Live ...

ElReg!

Scientists tricked into believing fake abstracts written by ChatGPT were real

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Joke

Cartoon

https://i.postimg.cc/j2G3gmzg/Pier-Review.jpg

(Sorry don't seem to be able to embed image here)

University students recruit AI to write essays for them. Now what?

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Facepalm

Oral exams ...

where the student explains their submitted essay.

Voice assistants failed because they serve their makers more than they help users

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Coffee/keyboard

Has anyone tried ...

having Siri to chat to Alexa to GoogleAssistant

while Chat.GPT riffs off the results

How do you solve the problem that is Twitter?

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Coffee/keyboard

Given how upbeat Elon Musk is:

it's not so surprising he's an anagram of Me No Sulk

Twenty years on, command-line virus scanner ClamAV puts out version 1

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Thumb Up

It's on VirusTotal

so you may be using ClamAV already without having installed it.

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison

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Devil

Vampirella

any one:

https://archive.org/details/vampirella_202003

(Angela Carter's)

How I made a Chrome extension for converting Reg articles to UK spelling

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Go

Re: Spellerizer?

If it's a web-extension Addon it should also br portable to Firefox.

Astroboffins present fresh evidence of moving liquid water on Mars

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Linux

Water, water, everywhere,

And all the boards did shrink;

Water, water, everywhere,

Nor any drop to drink.

https://poets.org/poem/rime-ancient-mariner

Merge shifts Ethereum to full proof-of-stake, price slumps

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Alert

and Proof of Randomness?

How does one tell if the validator selection is fair and random?

NASA uses occult means to spot tiny moon orbiting asteroid

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Coat

Lucy in the Sky

with solar panels.

Kaleidoscope eyes - anyone?

Microsoft open-sources its emojis as part of new design philosophy

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Happy

Comment

Smiley Face

First-ever James Webb Space Telescope image revealed

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Happy

Re: Still missing?

Any sign of god?

The devil is in the details

Google: How we tackled this iPhone, Android spyware

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> It appears the snoops using the surveillance tool got the victims' cellular providers to degrade their wireless internet connectivity, thus convincing the marks to run the app.

Which Italian cellular provider?

TIM?

Vodafone?

Three?

Telegram criticizes Apple for 'intentionally crippling' web app features on iOS

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So that's why Safari remains in the stone age.

To avoid webapps taking away their AppStore revenue stream.

Surprised?

UK competition watchdog seeks to make mobile browsers, cloud gaming and payments more competitive

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Go

Firefox is not a complete sock-puppet

- in particular it distinguishes by permitting some degree of WebExtension add-ons.

Google now requires two staff to sign off each Go change

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Stop

Going to A Go Go ...

else Stop Go

The first step to data privacy is admitting you have a problem, Google

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Go

Google Access Denied for your link to Douglas Leith report

But I found it here:

https://www.scss.tcd.ie/doug.leith/privacyofdialerandsmsapps.pdf

Russian demand for VPNs skyrockets by 2,692%

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Isn't it all his troll farms trying to get back to work?

VPN = Vladimir Putin Network?

Brave takes the spring out of creepy bounce tracking

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Big Brother

Yeah but ...

Firefox addressed this issue back in 2020:

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2020/08/04/firefox-79-includes-protections-against-redirect-tracking/

Foxstuck: Firefox browser bug boots legions of users offline

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Yes, another own goal.

Firefox redirected the less-savvy users towards other browsers/

Head should roll, but won't.

Linux Mint 20.3 appears – now with more Mozilla flavor: Why this distro switched Firefox defaults back to Google

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Thumb Up

Better to make a MINT

with linux

rather than with Dogecoin

Mobile networks really hate Apple's Private Relay: Some folks find iOS privacy feature blocked on their iPhones

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Happy

Re: Private Relay

I they want a

paler variety (anag)

of private relay

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

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Holmes

Why didn't Google

just buy Sonos?

Timekeeping biz Kronos hit by ransomware and warns customers to engage biz continuity plans

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Coffee/keyboard

Time will say nothing but I told you so,

Time only knows the price we have to pay;

If I could tell you I would let you know.

More lines here:

https://allpoetry.com/poem/8492977-Villanelle-by-W-H-Auden

Assange extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary as High Court rules he can be sent to US for trial

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Big Brother

Go whistle

don't whistle blow.

Give us your biometric data to get your lunch in 5 seconds, UK schools tell children

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Happy

Face on a plate

Much to his Mum and Dad's dismay,

Horace ate himself one day.

He didn't stop to say his grace,

He just sat down and ate his face.

...

https://www.oatridge.co.uk/poems/m/monty-python-horace.php

Microsoft turns Windows Subsystem for Linux into an app for Windows

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Coffee/keyboard

Can I now dump Cygwin?

and run all my shell scripts in WSL?

(just dreaming I suppose)

Maker of ATM bombing tutorials blew himself up – Euro cops

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Joke

At.m bomb

anyone?

Apache OpenOffice can be hijacked by malicious documents, fix still in beta

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Meh

and Libre Office?

is it also affected?

Guntrader breach perp: I don't think it's a crime to dump 111k people's details online in Google Earth format

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Paris Hilton

Hope the perp's were intelligent Badgers

(Paris for the fur coats)

New on Netflix: A corporate drama in which staff are sued for abusing early access to financial data

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Pint

Brilliant

Headline

Without a trace: Baroness Dido Harding to step down as chair of NHS Improvement

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Coat

NHS Improvement

> Harding will step down from her role as NHS Improvement chair in October.

Now that's what I call an Improvement!

Ex-health secretary said 'vast majority' were 'onside' with GP data grab. Consumer champion Which? reckons 20 million don't even know what it is

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Joke

Care data?

definitely not Don't Care data

UK celebrates 25 years of wasteful, 'underperforming' government IT projects

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Joke

Re: `nuff said

FRAGILE

In a complete non-surprise, Mozilla hammers final nail in FTP's coffin by removing it from Firefox

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Go

Winscp is your friend

https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

AWS gave Parler a chance, won't say if it talked to NSO before axing spyware biz's backend systems

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Pint

Wow Amnesty International

doing some good stuff.

NASA fixes Hubble Space Telescope using backup power supply unit, payload computer

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Coffee/keyboard

Hubble Bubble Toil

now no Trouble!

God bless this mess: Study says UK's Christian beliefs had 'important' role in Brexit

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Love your neighbour

I seem to recall.

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