* Posts by Alumoi

793 posts • joined 16 Jan 2016

Page:

Our software is perfect. If something has gone wrong, it must be YOUR fault

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: '...own web-hosted user community forums...'

Nine times out of ten, they don't understand what you asked and refer to something else entirely.

I take it you've tried Microsoft forums with all those so helpfull 'independent advisors' and 'Microsoft something or other know it all'.

Alumoi Silver badge
Joke

Re: Quite contrary!

Funny, you may be running another program on your computer, the site loads fine for me :D

The sins of OneDrive as Microsoft's cloud storage service turns 15

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: MS 365 Personal

Because you can pay for ever. Duh!

California accuses Tesla of false advertising over Autopilot

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Self driving cars

Right, driving on a specified and well mapped road. Wake me up when those so called autonomous cars can safely navigate on unknown roads.

Google postpones Chrome's third-party cookie bonfire yet again

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Dear website owner

..advertisers actually want to sell the products that they're advertising..

Wrong. Advertisers don't give a flying fck if you buy something. They get the money from the sucker paying and show the ads to suckers who don't block them.

Charter told to pay $7.3b in damages after cable installer murders grandmother

Alumoi Silver badge
Joke

The money is before or after legal fees? Knowing US legal system I'd guess it's before so the poor family will only get a couple hundred millions.

British intelligence recycles old argument for thwarting strong encryption: Think of the children!

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: UN Declaration of Human rights Article 12

But it's not arbitrary if everybody has to bend over, right?

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Quite apart from online...

Along with an IQ test.

Tesla jettisons 75% of Bitcoin holdings, boosting cash balance by $936m

Alumoi Silver badge

Not Musk, he's an ass.

Crypto miners aren't honest about power use – time for a crackdown

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: So What ?

As it should be. After all, the money invested in the government has to pay off, right?

Tech professionals pour cold water on UK crypto hub plans

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: "The large majority of IT pros in the UK – about 77 per cent – were not confident ..."

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Anything else?

IT reseller giant SHI International knocked offline by cyberattack

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: <Insert company name here>

state-backed hackers

sofisticated attack

we've notified the few affected customeres

Microsoft splits up Windows Beta Channel Insiders

Alumoi Silver badge
Joke

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

Oh, wait.

If you can find and fix this subtle Chromium bug that breaks some extensions, there's $8k waiting for you

Alumoi Silver badge

LastPass among affected

So Google has finally came up with a replacement?

Rufus and ExplorerPatcher: Tools to remove Windows 11 TPM pain and more

Alumoi Silver badge

10 a success? Do share what you're smoking. Pretty please!

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: I wish it was retroactive.

s I know its basically Windows 10 with a new shiny interface

That's lipstick and wrong end of the pig.

You're welcome.

Google location tracking to forget you were ever at that medical clinic

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: controls to delete all or part of those records, or switch it off

Remind me again why 'switch it off' isn't the default option on location services?

For your convenience?

Apple's guy in charge of stopping insider trading guilty of … insider trading

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Looking at the more general background

Oh, come on! Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, Oracle and all other wannabes (Tesla and such) are all shining examples of ethical behaviour. Didn't you read their press releases?

/sarcasm

Thunderbird 102 gets a major facelift, Matrix chat support

Alumoi Silver badge

What's with that colored folders and how do I revert them to something neutral?

NOBODY PRINT! Selfless hero saves typing pool from carbon catastrophe

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: aaargggh!

Ha!

In a EU country with a law defining and requiring all public offices to use and accept digital signatures, I always receive (via email) a bad scanned copy of the signed and stamped contract which I must print, sign and stamp then scan and digital sign and return to the government office.

Fun fact: there is also a law that forbids any kind of govrnment office to require a stamp on any form.

Microsoft plans to dig through your Edge Collections to make suggestions

Alumoi Silver badge
Joke

Re: "How does Inspiration work?

Amish = Switzerland, so close enough and cabs have motors. Here you go! Motors from Germany!

Alumoi Silver badge

Yes, but Bing is best for porn.

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Can you block it?

Except for those pesky government sites which a doctor must use (in my country) coded for Chrome only. Chrome, FFS!, not even Chromium.

Funny enought, they work in MS Chrome, erm, sorry, Edge.

Alumoi Silver badge

Can you block it?

Nuff said.

Taiwan creates new challenge for tech industry: stern content regulation laws

Alumoi Silver badge
Joke

Re: Can't reclaim what was never yours

WHICH China?

Not much of this actually from 'China anymore,' says Northern Light Motors boss

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Sourcing everything from the UK

that one of the most egomaniacal, sociopathic, narcissistic, insane individuals to ever inhabit this planet brought untold suffering, misery, and death to untold millions;

OK, I have a question: Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Torquemada, Chiang Kai-Shek, King Leopold II, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun? Which one?

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Sourcing everything from the UK

It is rather telling that on the day Russia commemorated the Nazi German invasion of Russia, which murdered 20 million Russians by murdering their neighbours/relatives from Ukraine , the Germans were busy sending more weapons to kill Russians.

Is computer vision the cure for school shootings? Likely not

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: AI gives responders better intel

No, no, no, they lock the doors during the event so people can't escape. That way the shooter will have more targets and TV ratings and politician moanings will go higher

Downvote me if you can't take a joke.

Tropical island paradise ponders tax-free 'Digital Nomad Visa'

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Tax free status doesn't matter to Americans

Health care and US in the same sentence? Shirley you jest my good man.

You need to RTFM, but feel free to use your brain too

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Documentation

Press any key to continue?

ZTE intros 'cloud laptop' that draws just five watts of power

Alumoi Silver badge
Joke

Told you to invest in an external storage and save that porn!

NSO claims 'more than 5' EU states use Pegasus spyware

Alumoi Silver badge

I don't know about you but I'd like to get my hands on this software. I'm tired of waiting for xda developers to release a rooting method for my phones.

A miserable work week spent toiling inside 'the metaverse'

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Zuckerberg first

Are you sure he didn't test it before going public? I'm not saying he's a gibbering idiot with a lot of medical issues. Well, not gibberring and not a lot, but hey, I'm no MD.

Alumoi Silver badge
Joke

Re: But... but... but...

It's conceivable that there might be some use for an AR solution with images on a transparent screen in front f the user's face that has a decent enough resolution, refresh rate, and head tracking to not cause nausea, but once again, what's the actual "killer app"?

Porn!?!

US lawsuit alleges tool used by hospitals shares patient data with Meta

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Its very simple

No problemo!

We'll just put a non-skippable page for each and every tracking method we use where you can express your informed consent before you will be able to access the page you were looking for.

Don't worry, the page will be in plain legalese and you would have to scroll it all the way down before being able to make your choice.

And, just to make sure you would give your informed consent, we'll add a quick test.

After all, we wouldn't want to break the law.

/sarcasm

Interpol anti-fraud operation busts call centers behind business email scams

Alumoi Silver badge
Joke

law enforcement officials ... raided ... call centers suspected of running fraudulent operations such as telephone ... scams, email deception scams, and financial crimes.

Wow, it take a lot of balls to go against telcos, financial institutions, political parties and government branches.

Leave that sentient AI alone a mo and fix those racist chatbots first

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep again?

That's the whole point, replacing your employees by unpaid robots so you can rise your prices enough for another bonus.

How did you mourn Internet Explorer's passing?

Alumoi Silver badge

OK, now please tell the router/DVRs/specialized software manufacturers they need to ditch the ActiveX controls.

Musk can't tweet about Tesla without lawyer approval – and he's still fighting to end that

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Advice from Twitter?

Are you sure we'll still have a large enough gene pool for the survival of humankind?

Thunderbird is coming to Android – in K-9 Mail form

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Aqua Mail

except the NSA, ... governments, and major crime syndicates

Ever head of pleonasm?

Alumoi Silver badge

That's the problem, then: G-suite. I don't use it so maybe that's why I don't have any problems.

Alumoi Silver badge

Erm, I have 2 gmail accounts working without a problem with K-9. What gmail authentication were you having problems with?

Alumoi Silver badge
Mushroom

Oh, crap. The only usable android e-mail client and they had to mess with it.

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

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: First mover advantage?

Could it be that Nokia and RIM were making phones, not 'please spam and track me every single second' devices?

'Red-rated' legacy IT gets refresh in UK as US battles theirs with bills

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Excellent

Correction: by a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet!

EU lawmakers vote to ban sales of combustion engine cars from 2035

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Useful for city dwellers, I guess...

The ban is for private citizens, a.k.a. the great unwashed. You know, the ones without any kind of say in running the country.

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: In other words...

That's 13 years for them to deal with the supply chain issues. Which is enough time. When they realize their choices are a) figure out a way to build enough EVs or b) don't sell any Vs, they will get c) bribe enough politicians to change the law..

Next major update of Windows 11 prepares for launch

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: "Commercial Windows Insiders"

Do you know any other company doing that?

Alumoi Silver badge

Re: Nothing of appeal

Give me a break, we have to scan every file and upload some metadata to the mothership!

Page:

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2022