* Posts by Alumoi

367 posts • joined 16 Jan 2016


Whoops, our bad, we may have 'accidentally' let Google Home devices record your every word, sound – oops


Re: Creepy Feature == Creepture

Of course, IF they share the info.

Search for 'things of value' in a bank: Iowa cops allege this bloke broke into one and decided on ... hand sanitiser


Re: Nature is a double-edged sword ....... sometimes !!!

So what's wrong with a little lots of chlorine in the gene pool?

Trump administration labels WeChat, TikTok ‘threats’ to national security, bans transactions with both


Buddy, when's the last time you paid attention to your ordinary, daily used items? More than 80% are made in China.

Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data


OMG! No! Not Clippy again!

What a good eye-dea: Battery-less, grain-of-sand-sized 2.4GHz transmitter to help save your eyesight


Wrong quote, buddy.

"See, I've told you they were injecting tracking chips. Now they've recognize it."

Microsoft to Cortana: you’re not going out dressed in iOS or Android, young lady!


Re: Excellent

Excellent. A step in the right direction. Next, please remove it from Windows.

There, fixed it for you!

Butterfingers who don't bother with phone cases, rejoice: New Gorilla Glass 'Victus' tipped to survive 6ft drops


Re: Marketing versus warranty

The idea is to have them fall flat on the face on a smooth surface. Any deviation from this will result in a shattered glass. At least that's my experience (5 different Sammys)

My life as a criminal cookie clearer: Register vulture writes Chrome extension, realizes it probably breaks US law


Idiocracy was just a movie but, like 1984, it seems people think it's a manual.

Twitter says hack of key staff led to celebrity, politician, biz account hijack mega-spree


Re: Greed

He's a Twitter admin.

You've think you've heard it all about automation in technology? Get a load of this robot that plugs in cables


audio jack!!!

Now, when everybody and his dog is ditching the audio jack, they finally manage to build a robot to automate the task?

We'll pay £400k for a depth charge-proof robot submarine, says UK's Ministry of Defence


Re: You won't get many moneies for those peanuts

Care to bet the robot is already built?

The 400K are just for the demo unit, wait unit you see the price tag on the final build.

LibreOffice community protests at promotion of paid-for editions, board says: 'LibreOffice will always be free software'



Yeah, and Windows 10 was a free upgrade and will continue to be free.

Tell us another one.

Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript


Re: Once Flash finally dies

See, I was wright!


Re: Once Flash finally dies

Proof-reading? Pops, it's the 21st century! There's autocorrect everywhere and it's always right, right?

And don't get me started on grammer nazis. One tiny misspell and presto! Proof-reading for free!

It's not a Windows 10 release without something breaking so here's a troubleshooter for your OneDrive woes


Re: Again?

How on Earth did they managed that? I'm also running Windows 7 as my daily driver (don't ask, it's one program that can't be run under Wine and I won't run a VM just for it) but I do choose what 'updates' I install.

So no, I'm not a beta tester for Microsoft. I choose when and what to install. And I only do it after the beta testers (aka 'always install updates' naive souls) have spent their rage on the forums.


Re: Again?

Customers? Shirley you mean beta testers.

LibreOffice slips out another 7.0 beta: Spreadsheets close gap with Excel while macOS users treated to new icons


I you can't be arsed to not bung commas everywhere they shouldn't be, you don't get to blame ME for it.

Funny, over here (Romania), addresses HAVE commas as standard: city, street name house number, building, floor number, apartment number,

Export this!

Apple gives Boot Camp the boot, banishes native Windows support from Arm-compatible Macs


Re: OK, bored now

Choices? Are you mad? This is Apple we're talking about. You know, 'our way or GTFO'.

CSI: Xiaomi. Snappy Redmi Note 9 Pro shows every fingerprint, but at least you get bang for your buck


... consuming emails...

How do you consume emails? Roasted? Boiled? Deep fried? Mixed with some videos and pics and served on a special plate?

Inquiring minds would like to know.

Ex-barrister reckons he has a privacy-preserving solution to Britain's smut ban plans


Re: Mind of a teenager

Too many young people and children are coming across porn by accident.

Like entering their parents bedroom unannounced. Or watching politicos on TV.

Belief in 5G conspiracy theories goes hand-in-hand with small explosions of rage, paranoia and violence, researchers claim


Re: 601? Seriously?

No, they surveryed 2000 people but 1399 refused to answer fearing the survey was just a plot of the government to pinpoint the .... (insert your paranoia here).


Re: Be careful about definitions Reg.

They could be running towards the zombie behind me who's ready to tear my jugular, See, there's always a reasonable explication.


Re: So basically ...

Hmm, kind like religious believers, when you stop to think about it. They start with the conclusion they want to be true and systematically disregard or ignore evidence that leads to another conclusion.

You could have saved yourself the time and said: duh! Obviously, any person who trully believes in something won't listen to reason.

They've only gone and bloody done it! NASA, SpaceX send two fellas off to the International Space Station


Re: A Sense of Wonder

Better graphic editors now.

/me hides

Academics: We hate to ask, but could governments kindly refrain from building giant data-slurping, contact-tracing coronavirus monsters?


Re: And the non-centralised approach

Herd immunity, anyone?

If you can't infect a large number of people those left alive at the end of the pandemic won't be safe.

Quantum computing heats up down under as researchers reckon they know how to cut costs and improve stability


Re: Give it a couple more decades

Soon enough we'll have quantum desktops, then smartphones.

I do know we have smartphones (well, the manufacturers say smartphones but... meh) so where are those damn quantum desktops?

Oh ... Fudge This Pandemic! Google walks back on decision to switch off FTP in Chrome 81


Just a slip of the tongue. I'm sure HR will soon have a nice, long talk with the poor sod.

After all, Chrome is the most secure and privacy focused browser on Earth. We value your privacy and all that.

Note to self: next time don't be lazy and use the joke icon, somebody will miss it.

Not only is Zoom's strong end-to-end encryption not actually end-to-end, its encryption isn't even that strong


Next time use the joke icon, somebody sure as hell missed it.

Apple: Relax, we're not totally screwing web apps. But yes, third-party cookies are toast


Re: I hate cookies

I'd like to introduce you to my friend, Cookie Auto Delete, which deletes all cookies when you close the tab.

Coronavirus pandemic latest: Trump declares 'two very big words' – national emergency – and unexpectedly ropes in Google to help in some form


Re: The toilet paper and ramen Apocalypse...

I don't get the downvote. After all, politicians and corporation ARE also people.

Open-source, cross-platform and people seem to like it: PowerShell 7 has landed


Re: Bash gets the extend, embrace, extinguish treatment

Funny about that touchscreen, my Surface3 is quite happy running Linux Mint and the touchscreen is working great.

Drones must be constantly connected to the internet to give Feds real-time location data – new US govt proposal


Re: "given extortionate US mobile rates"

It was the land of the brave. Until the colonists arrieved. Then it was the land of the free. Now it's just USA.

'An issue of survival': Why Mozilla welcomes EU attempts to regulate the internet giants


Re: RE: big_D

My browser kills them when closing the tab. Pwned!

Why would Mozilla, by default, clear your cookies, history and such on closing the browser? Think of the great unwashed who will cry foul if their precious won't log them in automatically at the mere hoover over the link. Or remember what did they search for a month ago. Let's not forget the fun you can have when they ask you to see why their browser is so slow and you accidentally on purpose expose their dirty browsing habits.

I know, I know, it's not PC to make fun of those technically challenged (did I get it right?), but boy...

Google exiles 600 apps from Play Store for 'disruptive advertising' amid push to clean up Android souk's image


Re: Disruptive ads

Me neither. It must be Adaway's fault.

Netgear's routerlogin.com HTTPS cert snafu now has a live proof of concept


Re: Is this really a big deal?

Which is why serviceworkers get disabled while configuring my browser.

If you're running Windows, I feel bad for you, son. Microsoft's got 99 problems, better fix each one


Re: Not complaining, but...

Naah, just some 'innocent' updates to make sure your Windows 7 runs slower and slower until you 'accidentally on purpose' get upgraded to Windows 10..

Windows 7 will not go gentle into that good night: Ageing OS refuses to shut down


Re: Adobe testing

If Microsoft can't be ar... to test their OS why should Adobe do it?

Where do you draw the line? Escobar Inc doubles down on cut-price gold phone buying demographic with second pholdable


Re: My next phone!

Troubleshooters, not problem solvers.

Who's got the WD-40? Owners of Motorola's rebooted Razr whinge about creaky hinge


You mean one of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_8110

SF tech biz forks out $146m in fines, settlements after painkiller makers bribed it to design medical software that pushed opioids to patients


Re: Not the only ones at fault

What? Assume responsability for my actions? Are you nuts? This is America, buddy!


Re: Fallout

Every patient is unique, even if the ilness is well known. As a doctor you must take into consideration every aspect of the patient before prescribing the best treatment.

'AI decision support software' (BTW, WTF is that?) is just a general guide, like GPS software. Do you blindly trust your GPS?

Oh, wait...

Vendor-bender LibreOffice kicks out 6.4: Community project feel, though now with added auto-█████ tool


So, you too hate ribbon.

Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption


Re: What if..

Playing devil's advocate here, since you modified the original firmware by yourself, what proof do you have it worked before the police bricked it?

BTW, replacing the firmware can be considered criminal intent, as you're bypassing the official surveillance. You know, if you don't have anything to hide and all that.


Re: What if..

You'll be SOL since by removing the official firmware you've accepted the risk of bricking the device.

Oh, before the gang piles up on me, I always root my devices and replace the official firmware.

APEX predator? Chinese phone-flinger Vivo teases upcoming concept phone


Re: Except for the fragility issue...

That's evoluion in action, aka Darwin Awards. What's wrong with that?

Are you getting it? Yes, armageddon it: Mass hysteria takes hold as the Windows 7 axe falls


Re: Microsoft Win10 Specs

They said run, and indeed, it runs on those specs. They said nothing about being able to use it. And the 16GB hard drive refers to free space after installation.

Hundreds of millions of Broadcom-based cable modems at risk of remote hijacking, eggheads fear


Re: "but could for example, also be done through ads on a trusted website"

There's something of a mistery to me how one person can't keep his site running unless making money out of it.

I pay 7 euro/year for my domain and about 75 euro/3 years for hosting. Let's make it a total of 100 euro/3 years, that's 10 euroCENTS per day.

FFS, what's wrong with you people?

I get it, you want to be paid for your knowledge. So set up a subscription and enjoy the income.

In a desperate bid to stay relevant in 2020's geopolitical upheaval, N. Korea upgrades its Apple Jeus macOS malware


Re: "Believed to be operating out of North Korea"

Wow, much better. Mind if I use it?


Re: "Believed to be operating out of North Korea"

Believing does not need evidence. See religion.

Ring of fired: Amazon axes multiple workers who secretly snooped on netizens' surveillance camera footage


Punishment seems too extreme

...and after determining that the individual violated company policy, terminated the individual."

Maybe it's just me, not being a native English speaker, but terminating the poor sod seems a bit too harsh. After all he was not marketing/HR.



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