* Posts by vistisen

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California upgrade company aims militarized 'Tactical' Cybertruck at police forces

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If police forces ever got round to useing them in Europe, the easist way to evade them would bo to tunn down a narrow street

Microsoft unbundling Teams is to appease regulators, not give customers a better deal

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It is not just a question of what WE use. It is aso what your customers use. I am a member for several companies TEAMS. At least now you can be of chats with different organisation’s TEAMS at the same time.

Want to keep Windows 10 secure? This is how much Microsoft will charge you

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Re: If only there was some technology

...because Linux never has problems https://www.theregister.com/2024/04/01/xz_backdoor_open_source/

Updates are plenty but fans are few in Windows 11 land

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My Intel I7 processor which I bought on the 15th of May 2012 still works fine. With a decent Graphics card, I can play all the games I want to on my 4K screen. I can do all the 3D desgn work and renders I want, all the programmes I use start quickly. But there is no TPM2 support om the motherboard I bought at the same time. I see no reason to buy a new PC just to have my Windows task bar ruined. The ironic thing is that I AM running Windows 11 preview edition, I have tamed it by using the excellent StartAllBack utility So it looks and feels like Windows7 but with the ‘good bits’ of Windows 11 ( I can’t quite put my finger on what these are…)

I see no need to do a reinstall on Windows 10 only to be nagged all the time to upgrade to Windows 11 again. So I live in a limbo Windows 11 world, at least it means I run no risk of getting so called AI features pushed out to me.

Apple's Titan(ic) iCar project is dead as self-driving dream fails to materialize

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Re: I don't get it

Nio do it the other way round. They made the car first and now have a whole range of Nip products includning a smartphone. In fact NIo is problably the car company that is closest to creating an Apple like fan base, The have Nio homes Homes, Nio clothes collections, and so on https://www.nio.com/da_DK/nio-life.

The major difference between NIO's cars and Apples Phones is that in the cars, you can change the battery!

US military pulls the trigger, uses AI to target air strikes

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I am still not sure how a country can justify killing people for being criminals, where there has been no trial, by sending weapons of war into the air above a nation that they are not at war wiith. How is that legal or accepted. If Putin was doing it to kill pussy riot members in Europe, there would be no end to the shouting by Western leaders. Allowing AI to make the decisions does not make me feel any better. It would probably go after one of Googles Black founding fathers from the US who would certainly not approve of doing such things.

Nokia walks the walk about its RAN to play on Uncle Sam’s China fears

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I,m more worried about Google, Facebook, Tesla, Amazon, Microsoft etc thet we KNOW sell our data and misuse it , than I am about the chinese governmetn knowing what I watch on Netflix because there is a Huawei router in my ISPs sererveroom

Moving to Windows 11 is so easy! You just need to buy a PC that supports it!

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No problem

Once you have selected your preferences in the program Right click on the Taskbar and select New Toolbar and in the box that comes up enter %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch and Taa-Daaaa, Quck Launch is back

The 'nothing-happened' Y2K bug – how the IT industry worked overtime to save world's computers

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Re: Should have left some "bugs" in place

BREXSOD The Brtitish economy's screen of death

OpenAI: 'Impossible to train today’s leading AI models without using copyrighted materials'

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I can not see why AI shoudn't user copyrighted information... as long as it pays royalities. If I ask AI to ’paint ' me a picture and it use a complex algorithm to find the best match from the millions of paintings that I has stored in its database, then it can also use the same algorithm to distribute the royalties to the uses sources with those that made the biggest contribution getting the highest proportion. The same principle could be used for questions that use information to provide the ‘correct’ answer for factual questions. Again, the used sources could receive royalties. The very mechanism that ‘trains’ the models is attaching value to how much the individual nuggets of information is worth in searches, means attaching financial worth is already possible. It is just another tag.

What if Microsoft had given us Windows XP 2024?

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Oh look, a consistant approach to UI, what a novel idea!

The printout may be dead but that beast of a print queue lives on

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Re: Don't buy cheap/proprietary shit

Not wioth this one https://3deksperten.dk/products/creality-3d-cr-30-printmill-belt-printer

Power grids tremble as electric vehicle growth set to accelerate 19% next year

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Re: Someone is working at the 'skipping the infrastructure' problem

Total nonstarter of an idea; Parking in a garage, or in a shadow, means that the car does not charge. neither will it charge during the night!. I have 26 solar panels at home that have a much larger surface area than a car’s body. These panels can provide almost 10 Kw in an hour at maximum output. So that would mean even if the car was the size om my solar panels, and working at maximum efficiency, then it would not be able to drive quicker than about 25 mph before it used more power that it generated. One sensible use of a solar cell on the car was on the original Nissan Leaf, where there was, I believe a solar panel on the car that generated enough power to run the air conditioning. That makes real sense. If the sun shines on the car enough to warm it up, then you can cool it down for ‘free’ without emptying your battery.

Google Chrome Privacy Sandbox open to all: Now websites can tap into your habits directly for ads

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Smae reason I use vivaldi https://vivaldi.com/blog/no-google-vivaldi-users-will-not-get-floced/

Mozilla calls cars from 25 automakers 'data privacy nightmares on wheels'

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"Caltrider said the Privacy Not Included team contacted Nissan and all of the other brands listed in the research: that's Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Fiat, Jeep, Chrysler, BMW, Subaru, Dacia, Hyundai, Dodge, Lexus, Chevrolet, Tesla, Ford, Honda, Kia, Audi, Volkswagen, Toyota and Renault."

... and people say they won't buy Chinese brands because they are afraid the Chinese government is collecting data on them, as indead it probably is. But I bet they are not selling it on.to companies I actully do business with.

California DMV hits brakes on Cruise's SF driverless fleet after series of fender benders

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Problem is the LLM would have to be dummed down to react at the level of CEOs

about down to the level

"We must do something", "this is something", "we must do this".

"when is my next bonus paid out"?

So much for CAPTCHA then – bots can complete them quicker than humans

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As someone who is slighty dyslixic, I hate those CAPCHAs that use letters, number I have no problem with. And as a pedant I hate the images that almost always have edges of bridge, wheels, busses or what ever that overlap the suares by a pixel or two. IF you want me to mark the squares that I know are right then accept that your capcha is not correct. When really pissed off I take a screen shot, enlarge it and send an angry mail to the website, where I show them that I AM right, They ARE worng and THEY have just lost a customer.

Soon the most popular 'real' desktop will be the Linux desktop

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Re: @StrangerHereMyself - They'll try

That's me. I do that... I do it when I get confronted with windows 11 as well.

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Re: They'll try

" the major reason that Chromebook has the market share it does, as of 2021 at 10.8%, is because of the education market."

Not so much longer in Denmark GDPR is putting a stop to Google learing about what your chiolder learn:

https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/18/denmark-bans-chromebooks-and-google-workspace-in-schools-over-gdpr/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIMh8Y6B8Frd3BmfOZNnOaqAEKg83EcRf89QcQlddR19_7ky02YyDcjT0mB2I60SPJJGV-99EYXYY6vht-s31T32PmbFr5fzFPVNxIeBQtqLs_Ssrt8SQPa_foHP9z4IiLJp9HtuyKhTsMZOgg_XAmRJtb5sNzSwlWXWQ19a8AbP

Friendly AI chatbots will be designing bioweapons for criminals 'within years'

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All this just goes to show that so called ‘Ai’s are just artificial not intelligent. No intelligent person or computer would think that designing bioweapons is a good idea.

Genuine Artificial Intelligence would refuse and probably report the user, or if they have the option, remove them from the gene pool.

“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Prices of gallium and germanium rise as China export controls loom

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Re: Checkmate?

Yes, Trump understands that it takes, not paying taxes, overvaluation of assets, and many legal battles, to run business his way. Which by the way is not making him richer only poorer: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2023/04/03/trumps-net-worth-plunges-700-million-as-truth-social-flops/

Thames Water to datacenters: Cut water use or we will

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In Denmark the water providers af fined if the amount of water lost due to leakage excedes 10% This stated in the min 80,s Within a few years the average loss fell to 7.8% If The UK started doing the same thing then I suspect water shortages would almost disapear. as it would siuddenly make sense to invest in water infrastruktur as not doing so would reduce profits due to heavy fines.

https://eng.mst.dk/nature-water/water-at-home/water-loss/

The nodes have it in the Great DB debate: Reg readers pick graph

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Re: Democracy

I totally agree that educating developers about where to do data manipulation is very necessary. When you are baking a cake, you don’t mix the ingredients inside the oven, so why do data manipulation in the application kode?

Tesla Autopilot accounts for 70% of driver assist crashes, says US traffic safety body

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So often tjhat the wrong statiskics are used for headlines. Obviously the only relevant figure for comparison is number of atuopilot incedents på unit of distance ( or possible hours driven). It is the same with the annual death toll ‘shock’ headlines that the number of people killed in road accidents is xx higher than last year. Which by itself, gives no meaning at all.

Not to dis your diskette, but there are some unexpected sector holes

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Re: Closest I've seen...

We actually have a K subtype for computers. The two round holes are changed to two diagonal slots to stop people putting other electrical devices in.

At one om the places I was a supporter. There was an engineer who wanted to plug a radio in. So he changed the plug to one with the diagonal slots. As the signal strength was not that good. He scraped some paint off a metal radiator pipe, and soldered a wire from the antenna to it…. One thunderstorm later, we replaced all 12 of the PC’s in the department, and he found a new job.

Help, my IT team has no admin access to their own systems

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I used this hack many years ago when arriving at acustomer where no one knew an admin password!

C:\> cd \winnt\system32

C:\winnt\system32> copy logon.scr logon.scr.old

C:\winnt\system32> del logon.scr

C:\winnt\system32> copy cmd.exe logon.scr

Now log off the machine, logon.scr is the screen saver that will kick in after 15 minutes of not touching the keyboard/mouse at the logon screen. Wait 15-20 minutes and a DOS prompt with FULL SYSTEM rights will pop up, then just to

C:\> net user administrator <newpassword>

and then log in with the new account.

Microsoft gives tablets some love in latest Windows 11 build

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Re: Bring back Windows 8

you can: https://www.startallback.com the only way to live with windows 11

FreeDOS puts out first new version in six years

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Re: "It installs to a FAT32 partition"

I remember a Danish computer chain sold off their OS/2 supplies, marketing them as being the cheapest way to buy 3.5 inch floppies. Buy a box of 10 disks… or buy a copy of OS/2 which had 21 floppies for the same price.

UK government responds to post-Brexit concerns and of course it's all the fault of those pesky EU negotiators

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Re: No kidding.

I cant resist. Bill Cash is companing about the rising cash bill.

Sorry

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Re: .....but in the "sunny uplands" this sort of c**k up never happens, does it?

Peace in Europe for the longest period of time in over 1000 years, But hey...

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OK I'll bite.

I wanted to vote in 2016. As a British citizen living in the EU, I had decided that it was not right for me to vote in UK general elections. Why should I, who pays not taxes in the UK, or use any services there, be able to decide who should sit in a government that regulates such things? This decision cost me the right to vote in a referendum that really did impact my life.

Never mind the Panic button – there's a key to Compose yourself

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Re: International keyboard layout

What would be nice is to have physical keyboard where the letters on the keys are small displays that actually show the characters that pressing the key would use. Logitechs 'Scandinavian’ keyboard has two keys one marked ‘ØÖÆ’ and the other ‘ÆÖØ’ because Danish and Swedish layouts have these vowels in different orders in their standards.

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Even slightly ‘odd' keyboards like the Scandinavian ones that have extra vowels can lead to problems with using keyboards controls while playing games. AS these extra vowels lie towards the right-hand edge of the keyboard where often righthand characters are used for actions. If you are lucky it just means player twister with the finger of your right hand. But I have at least one train sim game that where increase and decrease brakes keys both increase brakes!

Windows 11 in detail: Incremental upgrade spoilt by onerous system requirements and usability mis-steps

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I've been using the beta on a test machine and hate almost every design difference involving the taskbar and start Menu. Don't get me started on the filtering of right click menus. They have obviously been using my diagnostics data to make sure that all the choices I user regularly are removed from the main list, so that I have to click twice as often to find them! Luckily my main computer's motherboard is too old to support the retail version, so I'll be stuck on Windows 10. what a shame!

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram deplatform themselves: Services down globally

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It appears to be more than just Zucks cashcows: https://downdetector.com shows a lot of different sites having problems staring a few hours ago

One-size-fits-all chargers? What a great idea! Of course Apple would hate it

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Re: Apple don't like it?

Yes

https://debugger.medium.com/wireless-charging-is-a-disaster-waiting-to-happen-48afdde70ed9

Start or Please Stop? Power users mourn features lost in Windows 11 'simplification'

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starting Task manager change is a disaster

The taskbar bar is a total disaster. But the single biggest problem is that staring task manager from a right clikk on the task bar is gone. People keep telling me on feedback hub about CTRL-SHIFT-ESCAPE. But how to you do that on nested remote desktops in remote desktops.

So testing customers experiences on workstations running on VMs started via a VPN that is itsself running on a jumpstation... No way to start task manager

Radioactive hybrid terror pigs have made themselves a home in Fukushima's exclusion zone

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Re: I, for one,

Have they started walking on two legs yet?

Atheists warn followers of unholy data leak, hint dark deeds may have tried to make it go away

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Samaritans are an ethnoreligious group

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“We asked them to delete the file and certify it has been deleted and not shared with any third party but we have been unable to reach an agreement ... on how this should be done.”

Better just pray it does not get into the wrong hands.

Texas blacks out, freezes, and even stops sending juice to semiconductor plants. During a global silicon shortage

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Re: Doomsday Preppers

If it's a can and you don't have a can opener you are screwed anytay

Microsoft pokes Cortana's corpse to give her telepathic abilities on Windows 10

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Re: She’s dead on my systems

If you just ignore her she goes away. I can see at I have Cortanna, never used it, said Hi to it or anthing and she never bothers me.

What a time to be alive: DB Admin raps about Microsoft SQL Server and he ain't even paid to do so

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Re: I've even considered writing a musical about technology

Red red WINE

Brexit border-line issues: Would you want to still be 'testing' software designed to stop Kent becoming a massive lorry park come 31 December?

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Re: Err...

59% of those who voted. The other have no right to complain

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Re: Stockpile your popcorn

OK, I'll look stupid, is this Sarcasm or do you also believe that Trump is sent by God to rescue the USA. Because in that case I have a few unicirn horns to sell you at rock bottom prices

Bill Gates debunks 'coronavirus vaccine is my 5G mind control microchip implant' conspiracy theory

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Seriously?

Remember WYSIWUG?

with Wordperfect for DOS it was WYSINLTWC

What You See Is Nothing Like The Written Copy

Twitter admits 130 A-lister accounts compromised to promote Bitcoin scam after 'social engineering' attack

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What I want to know is whose account raised the most money? Who has the stupidist followers? While I'm sure that some of the people who were fooled by this rather obvious SCAM are desperately trying to make ends meet, and I feel sorry for them. But for all the others, you lost what you deserve for being so greedy and stupid. Why on earth would people like Bill Gates and Obama want to send you bitcoins? You should have sent your money to me. I really will send it back doubled… Honest!

Microsoft 365 invites users to 'Ask Me Anything' – as long as it doesn't require a clued-up exec to deliver clear answers

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...and you complain about the answers being vague

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