* Posts by Alumoi

1154 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jan 2016


Systemd 255 is here with improved UKI support

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Re: Everyone Hates systemd

Everyone except politicians, HR & marketing droids, CEOs, managers...

What's the golden age of online services? Well, now doesn't suck

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Re: Not an angry place .

You mean Astalavista :)

Google releases fix for missing Drive for desktop files

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Re: Meant to comment on earlier article

Unfortunately, they are loosing YOUR data, not the data they have ABOUT you.

UEFI flaws allow bootkits to pwn potentially hundreds of devices using images

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Ahh, no worries! It won't be used to hijack your PC or exfiltrate your precious PII. It will just display personalized ads on your boot screen. Pinky swear!

AI offers some novel crystal materials that could form future chips, batteries, more

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Re: Better Twinkies?

What's wrong with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.

Tesla sues Swedish government after worker rebellion cripples car biz

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1. Contrary to corporations and governments, the Mafia will honor a contract.

2. Drug running and murder are not morally acceptable unless some government agencies do them, right?

3. If you all missed the sarcasm...

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I take it that my downvoters still believe that corporations and governments have honor?

Or it's because I've spelled 'honor' right?

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At least the Mafia has some sense of honor.

Greenpeace calls out tech giants for carbon footprint fumble

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Re: WTF????

I wonder if all those politicians have even heard of video conferences. You know, when you settle your arse in your favorite chair, wearing only your briefs and a shirt with tie, looking into a camera and speaking into a microphone.

They don't fucking need to meet in person. Think of the savings in fuel, food, services, drugs, hookers, booze and so on they can save.

Tesla, Musk likely aware of Autopilot deficiencies behind Florida fatality, says judge

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Re: But then

Why would he pay attention? He had Autopilot engaged.


What do Apple, Meta, TikTok have in common? Fighting off Europe's stiff antitrust rules

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Re: Doing the Lords's wrok

EU: you're big, so we'll impose a large fine but don't worry, we won't collect it. Oh, and if we can come to an agreement we'll reduce the fine. But no worries, we still won't collect it.

USA: you're big, so we'll have you pay a small ammount, recognise you've done nothing wrong and carry on.

Lawyer guilty of arrogance after ignoring tech support

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Re: @Korev "Well the Z in Regomised is still there..."

It's 'Vulgar' English and 'British' English. You know, just like it happened to the Roman Empire.

Copilot coming to Windows 10 to help navigate the OS's twilight years

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Re: Hidden the moment it arrived

Yeah, Microsoft listening to feedback NOT praising their crap. That would be a first!

Rights warriors claim online ad auction data a danger to national security

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Shoveling shit down the internet, right!

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Targeted advertising is not targeting you but those suckers with more money than brains that believe advertising works.

The only people who gain in this business are those doing the advertising.

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...data that enables personalized advertising could be used to compromise civilian and military leaders...

So it's OK for the peasants but not for the leaders?

Naah, that's not it. Wait, I've got it! It's OK when it's done by the state but it's evil if it's done by private companies.

You get a Copilot, and you get a Copilot – Microsoft now the Copilot company

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Re: Same old

You forgot influencers, politicians, celebrities, newspapers, lawyers...

Google, Amazon, Microsoft make the Mozilla naughty list for Christmas shopping

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Re: Google Maps asks how much I trust them

I absolutely trust Google to spy on me and they never broke that trust. So, for me, Google is trustworthy.,

Cisco has a new problem: You take too long to implement its products and stop buying more kit

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Here's a simple solution: build crappier devices with 6 month to 1 year life time or just brick the existing one with an OTA. That will force them suckers to buy, buy, buy!

Google Chrome coders really, truly, absolutely ready to cull third-party cookies from 2024

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Re: I Don't Care

You may want to give Cookie AutoDelete a chance.

When it comes to personal data, we're on a highway to hell

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Re: Whose data?

I take it your cars are at least 10 years old, right? And none has a CAN bus or you've never visited a service which connected to your car.

US Air Force wants to see some atomic motors for future spacecraft

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Re: 1st law of thermodynamics


Apple might have to pay that €13B EU tax bill after all

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Re: Simple

Big corps already own a lot of goverment (officials). Why should they pay taxes like serfs do?

EU lawmakers scolded for concealing identities of privacy-busting content-scanning 'experts'

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Re: Aston Kutcher's startup Thorn has its finger prints all over this push for client side scanning

Funny, no such messages on FF or Edge.

Bad eIDAS: Europe ready to intercept, spy on your encrypted HTTPS connections

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It's been done before. Remember the Inquisition?

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telling EU citizens that surveillance cameras must be installed in their house, are mandatory, may not be disabled and you may not get any information on their use.

So, Alexa, Siri and their ilk will be mandatory?

YouTube cares less for your privacy than its revenues

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Re: Chrome

Chrome, Edge, same shit different name. I'm pretty sure MS removed all Google spying and replaced it with its own, but ICBA to check so, for me Edge = Chrome.

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Re: Chrome

Because it's standard on Android and Windows and ordinary people don't give a fuck about which browser they use as long as failbook/instagram/whatever is working?

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Content providers have to be paid. We get that.

So set up pay per access sites.

Ohhh, nobody will pay for your 'content' and your children will starve.... Well, tough luck, maybe your 'content' is crap and you should go back to your old job.

As for the so called news site. Yes, the ones that became click bait traps for ads. Go back to journalism, set up pay per access, have a special subpage dedicated to ads (you know, like you did in the old paper only times) and let your readers decide if you are worth it.

India's lunar landing made a mess on the Moon

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Re: Microwaves

Wait!, do you live in the same country I do?

'Corrupt' cop jailed for tipping off pal to EncroChat dragnet

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Of course. Only government officials are allowed to do it.

Apple slams Android as a 'massive tracking device' in internal slides revealed in Google antitrust battle

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Your mum's tablet could be rooted, flashed with a decent Android version and used until it breaks.

Your ipad?

Meta's ad-free scheme dares you to buy your privacy back, one euro at a time

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They send a certified letter containing a copy of a government issued ID (must containt a recent picture) requesting the deletion of said content. Duh!

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Re: Just use an ad blocker

Oh, they work all right. Ever heard of firewalls/system-level adblockers for Android?

(sorry, not touching Apple phones so I can't say about their OS).

Apple Private Wi-Fi hasn't worked for the past three years

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Re: Nobody apparently cared?

You can have all the competent programmers and competent manglment you want, it's the accountants that fuck everything up. And nobody, not even HR, dares to stand up to them.

After all, they pay the big fat bonuses to the CEO.

Tenfold electric vehicles on 2030 roads could be a shock to the system

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Re: Never going to happen in the UK

...we can't be compelled to buy them...

Law no.XXXX

Article 1. Operating a combustion engine equipped vehicle on public roads is forbidden. The penalty shall be a fine no less than the value of the vehicle payable in cash in 24 hours, confiscation of said vehicle and no less than 10 years in a state controlled penitentiary.

See, we don't force you to buy one.

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Re: Never going to happen in the UK

Horse and cart.

No more high speed accidents, self replicating cars (well, engines), the list can go on.

Don't worry, this will only apply to the great unwashed.

13-year Google privacy settlement pays litigants the equivalent of a Big Mac meal

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Re: "Google admits no wrongdoing"

Hey, it's a settlement aka agreement between the parties. The judge just rubber stamps it.

If the parties are happy with their agreement, who are you to judge? :)

/sarcams /joke /nuke them from orbit /etc.....

On-by-default video calls come to X, disable to retain your sanity

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How do you pronounce it? Inquiring minds want to know.


It is 2023 and Excel's reign of date terror might finally be at an end

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Re: Great. We're getting there

Right, some countries use the correct yyyy-mm-dd or yyyymmdd.

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Maybe it can't figure out if you're buying or selling.

When is a privacy button not a privacy button? When Google runs it, claims lawsuit

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Re: Who can you trust...

When someone says "Trust me with your valuables," then I know that the chances of them being trustworthy are very low.

Nice to know I'm not the only one who doesn't trust banks, corporations and governments.

NASA just patched Voyager 2's software but spared Voyager 1 the risky rewrite

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Re: Software patches available after 46 years of operation

... meanwhile, on Earth, we have the patch that patched the Patch Tuesday.

Millions of smart meters will brick it when 2G and 3G turns off

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Five years?

Buddy, get on with the times, it's only 1 year now. I'm still not sure if this 1 year is about old-fashioned or obsolescence, the jury is still deciding.

Take Windows 11... please. Leaks confirm low numbers for Microsoft's latest OS

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Re: history repeats itself

The experiment was done (to/on) with ordinary people. Ordinary people who don't give a damn about the operating system as long as they cat pictures keep rolling.

Most people here are, at least, PFY-in-training level so they can glance the difference between a turd (Windows 10) and a polished one (Windows 11).

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Re: <Shrug>

They're giving the OS away for free

No, they are NOT giving it away for free. The price is included in the total if you buy a new computer.

How 'AI watermarking' system pushed by Microsoft and Adobe will and won't work

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Re: They have it backwards

and sell it as NFT.

Damn it, man, do I have to think of everything?

EU threatens X with DSA penalties over spread of Israel-Hamas disinformation

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Re: Musk universe is Twitter


Go ahead, let the unknowable security risks of Windows Copilot onto your PC fleet

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Re: how long until assistants are weaponised trojans?

What do you mean how long? I thought that was the current practice.