* Posts by Big Al 23

111 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Oct 2015


Wow, Microsoft's Windows 10 always runs Edge on startup? What could cause that? So strange, tut-tuts Microsoft

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It would appear that Microsoft is encouraging some other entity to produce a quality PC OS.

Hey NYPD, when you're done tear-gassing and running over protesters, can you tell us about your spy gear?

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When those who have grown up with a victim mentality are ready to have an honest conversation about that mentality, about illiteracy, about poverty, about single parent homes, about crime and illicit drug use then and only then will progress begin. Pretending that other people are the root cause of racism will keep people chained forever.

Huawei going to predict the future? Nope, say company leaders when asked about Joe Biden winning US election

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Just the FACTS

Biden on AR-14's that don't exist-


Fact check on Biden's statement of 150 million people killed by guns in U.S. That would be close to half of the population.


Tara Reade former Biden staffer -


Feds cuff Detroit man for allegedly hacking University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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Profiting from crime what a concept.

Netgear was told in January its routers can be hacked and hijacked. This week, first patches released – after exploits, details made public

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Netgear doesn't seem very responsive to security issues unless they are publicly embarrassed.

Windows 10 once more in print condition: Microsoft applies out-of-band fix to Patch Tuesday cock-up

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Will Microsoft's incompetence and negligence ever end?

Your mobile network broke the law by selling location data and may be fined millions... or maybe not, shrugs FCC

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Truth is stranger than fiction

Isn't the FCC, FTC and SEC entrusted with protecting the populace from criminals? If so then they have failed badly.

Iowa has already won the worst IT rollout award of 2020: Rap for crap caucus app chaps in vote zap flap

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Iowa app crap

Not a stunning display of technical ability by the Dems for sure.

The show Musk go on: Elon asks Uncle Sam to let him fly his Starship over Texas, scores fat NASA contract

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Come fly me

I feel sorry for any naut flying on SpaceX hardware.

Outlook more like 'look out!' as Microsoft email decides everything is spam today

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Lookout for Outlook !

Thankfully Outlook is no longer available.

Bada Bing, bada bork: Windows 10 is not happy, and Microsoft's search engine has something to do with it

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This is Mircosoft after all

Were you expecting a reliable OS?

Medical biz LifeLabs fesses up: Hackers slurped 15 million customer records – and we paid them to hand it all back

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I'm sure they didn't make any copies or sell the data on the dark web...

Das Reboot: Uni forces 38,000 students, staff to queue, show their papers for password reset following 'cyber attack'

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This is precisely the reason why hackers should be severely punished for their crimes.

British bloke accused of extorting victims for 'Dark Overlord' hacker crew finally gets his free trip* to America

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Why do some folks believe that being extradited to the U.S. to face punishment for crimes is "harsh". Do people actually understand the damage associated with hacking?

Who's that padding down the chimney? It's Puma, with its weird £80 socks for gamers

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Who knew sticky socks made you a better gamer?

IT consultant who deleted every account on UK company Jet2's domain cops 5 months in jail

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Just 5 months for all that damage

That doesn't seem like justice to me.

You leak our secrets? We'll leak your book sales, speech fees – into our coffers: Uncle Sam wins royalties fight against Edward Snowden

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What will he do when they come for him?

I wonder what will happen to Snowden when they catch him. Will he just vanish or be tried for his crimes? If he's tried will he write another book? If so will the feds take all fees and royalties again?

Half a billion here, half a billion there – pretty soon you're talking real money: US Congress earmarks $425m for 2020 election security

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People have different understandings of "security". Perhaps one political party is trying to insure that they win the election by reducing votes for their competition? That would be their definition of "security" to insure they win the election.

Post Office faces potential criminal probe over Fujitsu IT system's accounting failures

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But wait... the Flat Earth dot org folks have all sorts of reasons why the earth really is flat - according to their "research". In addition one well known accounting software provider when informed that their maths did not sum correctly advised that they would correct the problem in a future update. Apparently they didn't feel tax authorities would find the delay any issue? So how can the Horizon software be attacked? /s

That's Microsoft price: Now you can enjoy a BSOD from the comfort of your driving seat

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Expecting too much from a Windows OS

I suspect most people are expecting too much from a Windows OS. Do you really expect it to function without crashing? Seriously/

Look at me. Look at me. I'm the El Capitan now: Cray to build US govt's $600m cray-cray exascale nuke app super

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Finally some real computing power

If I can borrow this puter to balance my check book all will be good.

Got an 'old' Tesla? Musk promises 'self-driving' upgrade chip ship by end of 2019

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Does Musk guarantee that autopilot won't crash the car?

Driving Xtreme Cuts: DXC Technology waves bye bye to 45% of Americas Security divison

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Who knew all the talented scarce security experts lived in India?

It's official. You can get FUCT, US Supremes tell scandalized bureaucrats in rude trademark spat

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Who will buy this clothing?

Is there some pent up demand for FUCT clothing?

Black Hat USA axes anti-abortion congressman as keynote speaker after outcry – and more news from infosec land

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Do I understand correctly?

We have criminal hackers that are refusing to attend a conference on criminal hacking because they oppose the politics of an elected official? If the Congressional rep. opposed criminal hacking I could understand but when did criminal hackers grow a conscious about diversity, abortion, etc. while supporting their criminal behavior as hackers?

UK Home Sec kick-starts US request to extradite ex-WikiLeaker Assange

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Justice delayed...

...is justice denied. Let's see how Assange does in a U.S. court.

These boffins' deepfake AI vids are next-gen. But don't take our word for it. Why not ask Zuck or Kim Kardashian...

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I knew when Kim announced...

...that she wanted to become a lawyer that the video was fake.

Pull up your SoCs: Samsung smartphones to get AMD Radeon graphics

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AMD continues to diversify and score segment wins in graphics/IP. It's a very good deal for consumers.

HP boss: Intel shortages are steering our suited customers to buy AMD

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AMD on the move

Even without Intel's ongoing 10Nm crisis AMD has changed the CPU landscape for the better for Biz and consumers. With AMD's latest CPUs shipping on 7-7-19 being another significant performance improvement with as much as 50% lower power consumption enterprise can't afford to ignore these benefits especially when AMD's enterprise products typically cost 60% of Intel's. That's a lot of dollars at the end of the day. With all of the technical and administrative issues at Intel, AMD is in a position to significantly increase their market share in all segments over the next decade.

Swedish court declines to detain Belmarsh prison resident Julian Assange

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Will Assange end up in the U.S.?

This could be interesting.

HP: Based on our Intel, don't hold your breath waiting for Chipzilla's CPU shortage to end

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Selling AMD CPUs probably didn't make Intel very happy

With HP selling Epyc CPU powered systems because Intel was unable to compete or supply 10Nm CPUs probably didn't help improve the supply of Intel CPUs. HP's poor customer support and another round of defective laptop batteries is also likely to hurt their sales as they just don't seem to be able to understand the consumer market. Our company stopped buying HP laser printers due to their lack of reliability. The lights might be on at HP but it's difficult to tell if anyone is actually at home.

Just in time for the Wiki-end: Chelsea Manning released from prison

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You are 100% correct that Manning is a traitor. Not too long ago she would have been shot.

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As previously noted...

Manning is back in jail for refusal to testify.

CIA traitor spy thrown in the clink for selling secrets to China. Stack Overflow, TeamViewer admit: We were hacked...

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It's amazing people will give up their freedom...

...for money. 20 years in prison will give this man lots of time to think about the cost of treason. Not so long ago he would have been shot for treason.

Swedish prosecutors request Assange detention: First step to European arrest warrant

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The Swedes might as well have Assange first

Once he gets to the U.S. he will spend the rest of his years in prison there. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows

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Why would anyone use it?

It's from Microsoft so why would anyone use it? If you want Linux use Linux. If you want headaches use Microsoft.

Racist self-driving car scare debunked, inside AI black boxes, Google helps folks go with the TensorFlow...

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More problems than skin color

Cameras and Lidar don't work well if at all on snow covered roads or in a heavy snow storm.

NSA may kill off mass phone spying program Snowden exposed, says Congressional staffer

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How's life in Russia

Wonder how life in Russia is for Snowden?

Uber won't face criminal charges after its robo-car killed woman crossing street

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Bad call I'd say

This vehicle does not belong on public roadways if it can't automatically stop when a pedestrian walks or cyclists pulls out in front of it. How on earth can Uber get away with this failed safety for an AV?

Musk is in contempt of court, screams SEC after Tesla boss brags about car production rates

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Time is going to catch up to Musk

Constantly making public statements in violation of law is eventually going to cost Musk his CEO position at Tesla and potentially any company for a minimum of 5-10 years. Clearly he doesn't believe that the rules apply to him. The SEC will likely need to make a more lasting impression with a $100 million fine as the last $20 million fine didn't seem to get Musk's attention.

Harassment, hate and bile, suicide instructions for kids... anything else social media's good at? Ah yes, cybercrime

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We'll get to it as soon as we can...

...which is likely to be never.

Amazon Prime Air flight crashes in Texas after 6,000ft nosedive

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More late packages...

Sad outcome.

Bloke thrown in the cooler for eight years after 3D-printing gun to dodge weapon ban

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One down thousands to go

A background check would not have shown or deterred him from 3D printing a gun. Thank the morons who posted plans online how to 3D print guns for unnecessary deaths. Any gangbanger, terrorists or evil person can get a Russian or Ukraine produced weapon in the U.S. and elsewhere with little trouble. If the U.S. and other countries want to reduce gun violence they need to remove the crazy people from society because you certainly can't remove the endless supply of illegal guns from foreign countries nor stop crazy people from 3D printing guns or gang members from making zip guns.

UK transport's 'ludicrous' robocar code may 'put lives at risk'

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Governments worldwide have abdicated their responsibilities

It's inconceivable that governments worldwide would allow the dangerous practice of allowing prototype AVs to be operated on public roadways when no minimum safety, security, engineering or maintenance standards have been established for these vehicles. Insurance companies are even refusing to provide coverage because the judicial and legislative communities have not established who will die or be injured in an unavoidable accident and who will pay when said accidents occur.

The most annoying British export since Piers Morgan: 'Drones' halt US airport flights

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When people die in a plane crash...

...then something realistic will be done to stop drones around airports.

Core blimey... When is an AMD CPU core not a CPU core? It's now up to a jury of 12 to decide

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Another frivolous lawsuit

Siren chasers trying to cash in on the technical ignorance of a jury.

AMD did not hide anything. Their architecture was always clearly stated. It's just technically challenged people looking to cash in. All one has to ask is if an AMD dual core CPU can process two threads at the same time. End of discussion. You don't need an individual FPU per core to have a multiple core CPU. Intel 286/386 CPUs did not have any FPUs. If you wanted one you had to buy another chip called a math co-processor. So were Intel I286 / I386 CPUs not actual CPUs? Obviously they were CPUs.

FCC's answer to scandal of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US selling people's location data: Burying its head in the ground

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There is zero accountability of the FTC, FCC and SEC

These political government entities do whatever their chairpersons feel like doing contrary to their obligations under law to protect the populace.

Facebooker swatted, Kaspersky snares an NSA thief, NASA server exposed, and more

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Kaspersky hoping for love

I don't think anyone with a security clue will be trusting Kaspersky any time soon. Pretending to be good guys to gain credibility with the NSA is a typical ploy.

No plain sailing for Anon hacktivist picked up by Disney cruise ship: 10 years in the cooler for hospital DDoS caper

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Crazy people harming the innocent

He lives in a world of delusion and it proved harmful to many.

It WASN'T the update, says Microsoft: Windows 7 suffers identity crisis as users hit by activation errors

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How long will government consumer protection agencies allow Windows users to be abused?

It's incomprehensible that government agencies world wide who's responsibility it is to protect the public from defective products and financial scams to allow Microsoft to continue costing Windows users irrefutable harm and financial losses from defective OSs and updates. Microsoft will continue to distribute defective goods until such time that they are fined billions of dollars for each damaging update. There is no reason for consumers to be damaged other than Microsoft's negligence and apathy.