* Posts by Alumoi

546 posts • joined 16 Jan 2016


A bunch of apps will be able to bypass Microsoft's new store and use own update methods

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The installer also has to run in silent mode

Oh, really? LIke a virus or something?

No freaking way! I expect at least the courtesy of a big freaking message saying 'Hey, I'm just going to install an update which will change your settings, remove useful features and activate more telemetry. But hey, rounded corners!'

Latest Windows 11 Preview a well-rounded update – literally

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Polishing a turd

Mythbusters managed to do it, but I doubt MS will.

Apologetic Audacity rewrites privacy policy after 'significant lapse in communication'

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Re: the mechanics of data transmission and storage

So what? There' s a little thing called a firewall that can take care of that.

Activision Blizzard accused by California watchdog of fostering 'frat boy' culture, fatally toxic atmosphere

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Re: I do not know a single woman in the game industry that feels HR is on her side.

Human Resources. What would you expect?

Hole blasted in Guntrader: UK firearms sales website's CRM database breached, 111,000 users' info spilled online

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Re: No great shakes.

The only people who have them are already criminals.

Sir, I think you may want to reconsider your last sentence.


DCI John Doe, Metropolitan Police

Everyone cites that 'bugs are 100x more expensive to fix in production' research, but the study might not even exist

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Re: Go agile, go!

It's not a bug, it's a feature!

Xiaomi parties like a winner after coming second on world smartphone sales charts

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Re: Wrong as usual

Maker = manufacturer = a person, an enterprise, or an entity that manufactures something.

So yes. Foxconn is the biggest phone maker.

Nuclear cloud: UK's reactor cleanup crew awards Softcat reseller deal for Microsoft licences, Azure services

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Nuclear rector and cloud

What could go wrong?

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Re: You can predict costs for next 120 years?

Please it's SWAG. And no, S stands for Sophisticated, not Scientific

LibreOffice 7.2 release candidate reveals effort to be Microsoft-compatible

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Re: "improve import and export compatibility with Microsoft Office"

So it is vitally important to MS that no other package can import/export with high fidelity an MS document...

Including their own office suite.

Boffins find an 'actionable clock' hiding in your blood, ticking away to your death

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Re: Naive? Or something else?

If you could go back in time to before 1500 (roughly), you could still live in it.

You'll never Guess whose data has been nicked as US fashion firm confirms systems breach

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Hey, at least they forgot the state-sposored/backed cyber criminals!

Biden order calls for net neutrality, antitrust action, ISP competition – and right to repair your own damn phone

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You mean they didn't already? And no, I'm not talking about Biden.

CentOS Stream: 'I was slow on the uptake, but I get what they are doing now,' says Rocky Linux founder

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Re: "Kurtzer said that Microsoft, which issues the certificates, had delayed things"

One composed of Microsoft, Apple, Intel, NSA, MI6 and...?

Audacity is a poster child for what can be achieved with open-source software

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Re: Calm down, people

It would appear that, although telemetry is indeed included, it is optional and disabled by default until the next update which will silently opt you in. For your convenience, of course.

After all, there are not many paranoids out there who, like me, the first thing they check after any kind of upgrade is the privacy/telemetry/ads setting (thank you Micrososft for teaching me a valuable lesson).

Calling all fanbois: If you can't wait to glimpse iOS 15, Apple is running a public beta now

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Re: iOS 15 safari tab bar sucks

You're opening tabs wrong!

Happy with your existing Windows 10 setup? Good, because Windows 11 could turn its nose up at your CPU

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Care to bet MS will start crippling W10 as they did to W7?

Who would cross the Bridge of Death? Answer me these questions three! Oh and you'll need two-factor authentication

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Re: Robots and boxes

If they have trouble tracking you (as in you're blocking almost every tracker) you'll be shown endless CAPTCHAs.

Been there, still doing that.

Windows 11: Meet the new OS, same as the old OS (or close enough)

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Re: Going back in time

ME, not SE

Poltergeist attack could leave autonomous vehicles blind to obstacles – or haunt them with new ones

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Re: Automation

That includes enforcing driver attention and doing so in a manner that is not easy to subvert.

Strap the driver to the seat, tie his hands on the wheel, put him in a medical head and neck brace, strap an IV with some drugs and you'r good to go.

Happy now?

Whatever you've been doing during lockdown, you better stop it right now

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Re: At Doctor Syntax, re: fun smells.

Hey, it's already warmed!

How many remote controls do you really need? Answer: about a bowl-ful

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Raises hand!

Also, it's a blast to play with almost any kind of remote controlled equipment in the office.

Microsoft Irish subsidiary makes $314.73bn profit

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Re: There is another way

You know, taxation started like that: pay me $ammount of what you have and you continue to live.

Then the rich hired smart guys to hide their worth who, in turn, invented bribes... erm, political contributions.

Then... apocalypse! The lawyer was invented. The rest is history.

UK Special Forces soldiers' personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet

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No, that's Intelligence. Military Intelligence is the best definition of oxymoron ever invented.

Firefox 89: Can this redesign stem browser's decline?

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Re: Stop fiddling with my browser!

For now you can go to about:config, search for 'proton' and set all to false.

Until they remove about:config from desktop browser or block you from modifying proton settings.

Vietnam asks Samsung to find it some COVID-19 vaccines

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It's the holly checklist (vetted by lawyers, HR, political corectness officer, DPO, safety inspector and accountants) which must be obeyed to the punctuation signs in order to avoid a lawsuit against the company.

Coupled with the externalization of the customer support to the cheapest contractor, you get the perfect customer support system: the user is so confused that he gaves up.

Cynical? Moi?

Tesla owners win legal fight after software update crippled older Model S batteries

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Re: Carbon neutral

Is it powered by Duracell?

Big red buttons and very bad language: A primer for life in the IT world

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Re: Replacement hardware?

You can always use paper for record keeping. Just saying!

Reports link Bill Gates' departure from Microsoft board in 2020 with probe into employee affair

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Re: Amicably

She heard about the divorce, duh!

Apple sent my data to the FBI, says boss of controversial research paper trove Sci-Hub

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Re: "You have NO privacy. Get over it"

Privacy will be ours, get over it. This ad was brought to you by ...

Microsoft sheds some light on perplexing Outlook blank email incident: Word was to blame

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Re: "when I have disabled both windows update and office update"

... could screw up things? The Grammar Nazi in me says 'would'

Mammoth grab of GP patient data in the UK set to benefit private-sector market access as rules remain unchanged

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Re: a range of our customer engagement tools and go-to-market capabilities

Both are offering you a service you pay for. What's wrong with customer? Wait until they get to consumer to bitch about :D

Hospitals cancel outpatient appointments as Irish health service struck by ransomware

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Someone like the company that threatened to sue the Italian doctors who 3D printed the ventilator valves during 2020?

Your private data has been nabbed: Please update your life as soon as possible while we deflect responsibility

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Re: Fake PII FTW.

Wrong. Use an insult, it's funny when you have to talk to a live human to confirm your security questions.

Guy who wrote women are 'soft, weak, cosseted, naive' lasted about a month at Apple until internal revolt

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Re: Tolerance

So, how do you define the intolerant?

Say I do not tolerate fools, that means I'm intolerant, right? Also, if I don't tolerate people that don't tolerate fools I'm intolerant?

Damn, philosophy sucks.

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Re: "I'm actually honest, self-deprecating, and funny"

They could have added 'too' if that was their intention.

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Re: It’s more objectionable that he is an advertising guy than that he is a misogyne

So let's get back to printed ads, in newspapers/magazines, in SPECIAL sections, so could easily avoid them.

Oh, wait, we're in the digital age now, everything must be on the internet. Create special sites where nothing but ads get published so people can look up ads if they want to.

Stop throwing ads in my face!!!!

Oops, says Manchester City Council after thousands of number plates exposed in parking ticket spreadsheet

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Re: Swiss number plates

And that would help me how?

BTW, the UE masters have decided that it's one license plate - one insurance, regardless if the vehicle in question in road worthy or not. Greedy bastards!

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Re: Swiss number plates

You wish. How else can someone who owns 2 or more cars and assorted vehicles be robbed... erm, insured for each?

I own 3 cars, 1 caravan, 1 motorbike, 1 trailer an 1 ATV and I have to pay insurance for each and every one.

Blessed are the cryptographers, labelling them criminal enablers is just foolish

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Re: [serious and organised crime]?

I don't know about serious or organized crime, but serious AND organized crime sounds like government business.

Microsoft says Outlook hit by 'email visibility issues' – as in, they're blank

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Re: 2021

Amazing, it's 2021 and I update my software afer at least 30 days after it's been published in order to let the beta testers tell if it's bug free.

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and people still allow automatic updates?

Preliminary report on Texas Tesla crash finds Autosteer was 'not available' along road where both passengers died

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Re: Automation

.. allow the driver to spend more time on "important stuff"

Like failbook, instagram, funny cat pictures, texting, reading a book, working on that overdue project and so on?

Watching what's going on? You must be joking, I'm insured! And I can sue!

Intel throws sand in the face of 'musclebooks' with 10nm Tiger Lake tech

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Re: "a new PC will be faster and smaller and lighter"

I'd like to see you play your CD/DVDs on that external SSD.

Microsoft reveals what a growth mindset does to the letter ‘A’

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Leopard, spots, turd, polish, new Azure logo ...

Russian cyber-spies changed tactics after the UK and US outed their techniques – so here's a list of those changes

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Re: Stupid mistake is a CRIME -- Here's the cure.

0. I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.

We were 'blindsided' by Epic's cheek, claims Apple exec on 4th day of antitrust wrangling

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Re: It is a subsidy

Apple built the entire iOS infrastructure and App Store and decided to force everybody to install software only form their store. Google may be evil but it's easy to install software on your phone from outside their store.

Plus, rooting, reclaiming and securing your phone it's easier in Androind.

I'll keep buying Android for myself and my family, thank you very much.

GitLab's 10-day certification freebie offer lasted only two because, surprise surprise, people really like freebies

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Re: GitLab certification?

I wouldn't mind that. Every time I try to launch Chrome the Firefox window pops up. I must be doing something wrong, I need reeducation.

Big right-to-repair win: FTC blasts tech giants for making it so difficult to mend devices

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Re: Injunctive relief

You can always remove the glue. Use a bigger hammer! Apply more heat! Use stronger acids!

Ah, forget it, this joke will never pass, I'll be downvoted to oblivion.

Signal banned for booking obviously targeted ads? That story's too good to be true, Facebook claims

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Re: "Ads must not contain content that asserts or implies personal attributes."

You don't get it, do you?

Ads must not contain content that asserts or implies personal attributes

You can't say 'Because you're a lazy, fat SOB, here's some gym equipment' but you can say 'Here's some gym equipment you may like'.

See what I did there? I didn't state that you're a lazy, fat SOB and didn't imply it either. After all, everybody wants to stay fit, right?



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