* Posts by EnviableOne

1350 posts • joined 28 Jan 2016


Go Huawei, Android: Chinese telco biz claims it will spread Harmony OS for smartphone to devs come December

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Re: “Others have tried and failed"

they need a Home grown OS, AOSP is too influenced by google, and Xi's Technology strategy revolves around maximising the internal market and developing home grown options.

most CCP mobile companys use a custom Distro of AOSP

BBK(Vivo,OPPO,OnePlus) use Funtouch OS, ColorOS, OxygenOS

Xiaomi use MIUI

f HarmonyOS is truly in house and works, it will be the first, homegrown, and the others will be politley requested to skin the HOSP

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Re: Symbian and Windows Mobile weren't dismal

Tizen is far from dead, the widley regarded best smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch range run on it.

Its hyper low power and pretty functional, unlike the iWatch or any of the WearOS POC they dont need to be charged daily (manage a week with mine) and they beat out most of them on features and flexibility.

Three middle-aged Dutch hackers slipped into Donald Trump's Twitter account days before 2016 US election

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Re: Fake Tweats Would Have Been Obvious

Aparently an alalysis of his tweets brings out two seperate writing styles, one of which is mostly posted late night early morning, and one mostly during business hours, I leave you to decide which is him.

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Re: If you check on https://crackstation.net/ (as I just did, as I was curious)

does it not seem suspicious that Donald keeps giving Jarod lots of work that requires him to be far from the WH ....

The Wrath of Amazon: JEDI wars rage on after US Department of Defense affirms Microsoft contract

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AWS Won The tender

Oracle,IBM, Hitachi, GCP, AWS and Azure all responded to the JEDI RFP

GCP pulled out, as they couldnt meet the requirements cost effectivley

Hitachi got ejected in round 1

Oracle and IBM got ejected in round 2 due to not being able to fullfill the whole contract

AWS and MS got shortlisted,

DoD went back to the pair over the details, and requested MS beefed up some areas of theirs, they decided not to,

AWS was the only bidder to meet all the requirements and was about to be awarded the contract, untill Trump stuck his oar in.

Mark Esper announced he would review the process before it was awarded, then with his son working for IBM, had to recuse himself

his deputy under pressure from POTUS said there were some issues with how the latter rounds were performed or something like that and went back to the initial Proposals, and awarded to MS, as their bid was cheaper (but their bid didnt fullfill all the requirements.)

Oracle and IBM filed Suit based on the Open door between AWS and DoD, which they recon gave AWS more influence over the process, but this was thrown out all the way up the courts.

AWS filed their suit afterthe review awarded the contract to MS, stating that MS's bid did not meet the requirements, so they should not have been awarded the contract. Based on the briefs from both sides, the court granted Amazon an injuction to stop MS starting work untill the case was settled.

IMHO, the lot of them are shady SOBs and the only ones making money off this are lawyers.

However, the only bid to fully meet DoDs requirements was Amazon's and it should have won

However as Cheeto-in-chief hates Jeff, his dusty fingers are all over the award to his mate SatNad

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Re: Was this the contract that was originally awarded to AWS?

Get it right

RFQ was sent out AWS, MS, and Oracle/IBM submitted bids

IBM/Oracle as a multi vendor bid was rejected (Larry spit his dummy and sued)

MS didnt like the clarifications and pulled from the competition, leaving only the AWS bid standing

DoD annouced AWS won, POTUS forced DoD into a review of the process

MS were then announced as winner (even though they pulled out)

AWS the sued saying MS doesnt meet the requirements and they should have won as the only viable bidder.

US ponders tech export ban on SMIC, China's biggest chipmaker

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Re: Abiding the law

This happens in the US, you just dont read about it, as The citizens of CCP are not allowed to read of the overstepping of their leaders.

FISA Section 702


The continued lack of National legislation on privacy and the directives concerning promoting data sharing between agencies and departments.....

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Re: SMIC might be a "law abiding citizen"....

The single bigest holders of US Debt are Chinese State owned Banks

they own about $1.13 trillion or around 18% of US Debt

Apple to Epic: Sue me? No, sue you, pal!

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Re: Mudslinging

Retail actually have considerable costs to justify their markup,

hosting the app store and assessing the apps do not even compare to Staffing, premises, distribution, etc. that retail have.

best comparrison is probably online market places or payment processors:

Amazon Marketplace charge 15% ish

Ebay is about 12% once you tak into account the fixed fees

Payment providers are between 2% and 7%

I suspect the outcome will probably force A and G to at least half their cut and maybe further for "as Currency" items

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Re: Microsoft Has anyone else noticed...


59.53% to be precise

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but with lawsuits, like the house in gambling, the Lawyers always win

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Re: Microsoft Has anyone else noticed...

The reason microsoft got hit for the IE thing was using their dominance in OS to push their Browser.

Apple's market share in more devleoped nations is considerably larger than 20%

(India skews the average, being 92% android and only 4% iOS- with 813 million mobile users)

in the US Apple have a 60% market share, in the uk its closer to 50%

Under UK Law the definition of a monopoly is 25% market share in the US Federal Law, its the less defined "significant and durable market power"

IMHO, Apple dont have a leg to stand on they have a monopoly and cant justify the commision rates as costs + reasonable profit.

Google have a few legs, but still its an effective monopoly and the commision rates are THE SAME

Engineer admits he wiped 456 Cisco WebEx VMs from AWS after leaving the biz, derailed 16,000 Teams accounts

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Re: Incompetence multiples top-down, bottom-up and middle-out!

Like a certain SysAdmin at AWS who killed the Virginia US-East-1 region for five hours


'My wife tried to order some clothes tonight. When she logged in, she was in someone else's account ... Now someone's charged her card'

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Man they gonna get fined and sued

NHS Digital sets aside £800m of taxpayers' pork to inject a bit of Agile development into its 'ongoing live services'

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They cant do waterfall

till they can execute projects properly, going to agile is just going to make bigger messes

NHSX is full of App UpCock's cronies and has no clue, there is no point moiving to agile devops in the NHS, before you do that yopu actually need to have some Ops to Dev

Chromium devs want the browser to talk to devices, computers directly via TCP, UDP. Obviously, nothing can go wrong

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Cisco can't make a good gui with the powers they have now, the command line is still the only way to controll some features and figure out what on earh is happening.

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Re: won't somebody think of the developers?

I remeber when your tools were your brain, your keyboard and your text editor.

now if you can't make someting usefull with those three, you dont deserve to call yourself a programmer.

Apple hits back at Epic, says Fortnite crew wants a 'free ride' on fees: Let the app store death match commence

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Apple have no leg to stand on

the fees and percentages for dominant app stores on both iOS and Android are the same.

Google Play charges the same 30% on one offs and 30% 1st year and 15% therafter on subscriptions

They are both taking the piss, the difference is if you want an app on iOS you have to use the AppStore, on Android, there are other options (GalaxyApps, AmazonStore, APKPure, Aptoide, F-Droid,QooApp,Yalp Store,....)

Apple and Google are making Like microsoft with IE, by using their dominance in the OS market to give them dominance in the app store market (all iOS phones have AppStore pre-loaded and set as default, All Google supported Android have the PlayStore installed and set-as default.)

Trucking hell: Kid leaves dad in monster debt after buying oversized vehicle on eBay

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Re: Unlikely story

more so. the single larghest selling vehicle in the us is the Ford F series, folowed by the Chevvy Silverado and the Ram x500

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Re: Something fishy here

you miss the third option:

either PayPal or the card company, as they are wont to do, gave the father an exorbitant credit limit, that if used, he had no way of ever paying off, and as the limit was an available balance, payment went through anyway.

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Re: As far as eBay and PayPal are concerned

seeing as the purchasing party is a minor and below the age of criminal responsibility, path B may be an option to get the father out of this specific mess.

Tired: Cheap space launch outfits. Wired: Software-and-data-as-a-service for cheap space launch outfits

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the lunar city is probably a bit far fetched, ut they can definatley make cash by selling the data for research purposes

Alibaba and its cloud are growing like a weed, but the cloud is losing money

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Alibaba vs Amazon

Alibaba is ahead of Amazon as a retailer, but behind it in Cloud

The problem for Ali is Cloud services should be high margin, and is where Amazon is making most of its profits

The only reason I see for them not making money in cloud, especially in the APAC region, is that they are having to grow fast to keep up with demand

FCC: Remember that confidential paperwork you gave us, China Telecom? Yeah, well, we're handing it over to the Feds

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I Suppose the cheeto in chief and his cronies are too dumb to know that as china are part of the international telephone network, they can exploit the protocol to re-route calls in the US even if they arent operating there.

C++ still rules the Chromium roost though Rust has caught our eye, say browser devs

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Lazy programmers

switching from C to Rust is just cos the current generation of coders dont have the skill to avoid the memory errors

Floating COVID incubation tank becomes data-leaking ransomware rustbucket: Carnival admits crims made off with personal data booty

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Have they contacted their European Supervising authority ....

Pretty wild that a malicious mailto: link might attach your secret keys and files from your PC to an outgoing message

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Has to be in Outlook

one of them unlisted ones has to be in outlook ....

Anti-5G-vaxx pressure group sues Zuckerberg, Facebook, fact checkers for daring to suggest it might be wrong

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Why as a collective do the americans not understand the freedoms that the constitution gives them.

Freedom of speech, allows you to say it, it doesnt prevent someone else fro, offering a different more reasoned and more factually supported opinion against it.

IE you have the right to say anything you like, others have the right to say your wrong

Dido 'Queen of Carnage' Harding to lead UK's Institute for Health Protection because Test and Trace went so well

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Re: Failing upwards

changes happend in about 2014 when the grand plan of Andrew lansley's Health and social care act came into force.

The NHS as a whole was breaking even, and evn had reserves to deal with a crisis. Once the HSCA kicked in the entire system fragmented, costs went up and outcomes went down.

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Complete Farce

Just like all the decisions of this Johnson government, and everything since and including Cameron's resignation.

If this is suposed to rival the german or any other set-up, it needs to be run by emenent Scientists and or public health experts.

Germany's Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is run by Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler one of the worlds foremost experts on zoonotic diseases (infections that are passed between animals and humans, like SARS-CoV-2) and Prof. Dr. med. Lars Schaade and expert in microbiology and epidemiology

Korea's CDCP is run by Dr. Jung Eun-kyeong who is qualifed in both preventative medicine and Public Health

Taiwan;s CDC is run Dr. JIH-HAW CHOU who is qualified in Public health and Epidemiolgy (and also a dentist)

Danemark's Statens Serum Institut (SSI) is run by a board of highly qualified Scientists and Public Health professionals

Putting Dame Dido Of CantTalk in charge and expecting similar results is ludacrus

US senators: WikiLeaks 'likely knew it was assisting Russian intelligence influence effort' in 2016 Dem email leak

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Re: Interestingly,

I would argue Boris has done a worse, if not just as bad a job, if you look at the relative size of the country until peru spiked recently and depending on which of the 3 "Offical" deaths figures you use (ONS,NHS-old,NHS-new) then the UK has had more deaths per population than everyone else.

61.93 per 100k (as of yesterdays official figures) compared to USA 52.48, Irish 35.93 and German 11.10

while the test positivity rate has recovered from its early high, the infection morbity rate(deaths/cases) is still at 12.96% when the baseline rate is somewhere around 3% so there are a lot of cases that have happened without being detected.

Ed Snowden has raked in $1m+ from speeches – and Uncle Sam wants its cut, specifically, absolutely all of it

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Re: Barry and Clinton

Treatment of snowden by previous regiemes is considerably better than trumps treatment of supposedly his own people:


Dr. Fauci



John Bolton

Alexander Vindman

Kirstjen Nielsen

Sally Yates

Preet Bharara

Andrew McCabe

Rex Tillerson

Steve Goldstein

Gordon Sondland

Marie Yovanovitch

Steve Linick

CenturyLink caught trying to steal customers despite promising court it wouldn’t, promises it won't do it again

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Re: Leveraged Buyout

I think current regulations are US friendly enough:

Liberty Global own VirginMedia,

Comcast own Sky

ANPR maker Neology sues Newcastle City Council after failing to win 'air quality' snoopcam project bid

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Re: Laws of unintended consequences

As with all public sector contracts, there are limited companies that "qualify" to tender on the frameworks

Unfortunatley it seems Neology are able to use the "Where else you gonna go" defence

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Re: WTF?

Gateshead and North Tyneside deny all knowledge

This is probably just another hairbrained scheme dreamed up by the traffic team at newcastle council, not even the rest of the council understand what they are doing.

CF John Dobson Sttreet Bus Lane

Reply-All storm sparked by student smut sees school system shut down Google Classroom for up to a week

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dont people learn from other's mistakes

Letter from UK.Gov to AUS.gov

Here in IT for gov.uk we make mistakes for others to learn from:

We are saddened to find that our Five Eyes brothers on the far side of the world failed to take heed of our demonstration within the NHS mail system back in november 2016 and failed to apply the lessons we should have learned.

Kind regards


You weren't hacked because you lacked space-age network defenses. Nor because cyber-gurus picked on you. It's far simpler than that

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basically, if its broke fixit.

you dont need to outrun the lion, you just need to outrun the other guy ....

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AD does, there is a password hook into the reset process ...

Oh and there's LAPS and Bastion domains, and all that.

TBF there is a lot windows can do that people arent using.

Pen Test Partners: Boeing 747s receive critical software updates over 3.5" floppy disks

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Re: How is "visiting a plane every 28 days" a chore?

depends on how often its used, 200-300 flight hours for an A check, so from 8d8h if its in continuous use or over 28 days if its on less than half duty...

but to do the update you need to make sure the floppy is in the right place at the right time....

Epic Games gets itself epically banned, launches epic Fortnite death match with Apple over App Store's epic 30% cut

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apple and google

They're both as bad as each other

both require use of their payment platform (if you wnat to be in their store)

both take 30% for one off purchases

both take 30% for 1st year of subscriptions and 15% there after

both are members of a cartell to flece joe public (as app-developers pass on the cost)

The only difference i can see, is in Android, you have the option to not use google play, in iOS you dont

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Re: "BTW Google also pulled the app from their app store"

Accoding to UK Law, 25% market share constitutes a monopoly

Australian government wants power to run cyber-response for businesses under attack

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isnt this just the equivalent of The Network and Information Systems Regulations that just went into force in the UK

based on the directive on security of network and information systems agreed by the EU

so basically CNI are required to protect their systems and there is a structure for mutual, governmental and global aid in the event of an incident.

Huawei running out of smartphone CPUs as US sanctions begin to bite

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Re: Kirin will become Karen

even if they have a vaccine in october, the ANti-Vaxers wont let them take it, so it wont offer herd immunity .......

Have I Been Pwned to go open source – 10bn credentials, not so much, says creator Hunt

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Re: Huh, does it log searches?

Troy said he came to realise that a large percentage of the value in HIBP was the trust the community put in him specifically.

From the detail he puts into his blog posts about every change he makes and to explain why he has made each decision, and the fact he is still running this in his spare time on a not-for-profit like basis, combine to increase that level of trust.

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

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Re: Time for a mega GDPR related fine on Google

the other problem is their european HQ is in Ireland, and the Irish data protection office are really good at doing nothing, and taking the tax revenue, and jobs...

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

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Re: Work at a hospital....

My van holds two pallets

Apple faces further iPhone 12 supply chain woes, per famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

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Re: Analyst

not your ordinary leaker, Ming-Chi Kuo keeps an eye on the entire Apple supply chain, which is highly flexible and dynamic...

So is a Supply chain analyst....

When it comes to hacking societies, Russia remains the master at sowing discord and disinformation online

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who knew

Its easier to sow hate and discord than love

China re-shapes its silicon industry to boost production

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Re: weeell

they should have put the tax breaks on 14nm processes rather than 28 then, and forced SMIC to improve to get them

You think the UK coronavirus outbreak was bad? Just wait till winter: Study shows test-and-trace system is failing

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Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

based on the global figures (colated by the WHO) the current global situation is:

19,294,150 cases

718,339 deceased

thats a mortality rate of 3.7%

in the UK its 308,134 cases 46,413 deaths @ rate of 15.06%

now either the virus is more deadly for Brits (probably not) or we are just not catching all the cases

with the fact brits are only geting tested when symptomatic and according to various studies, upto 50% of transmision happens from those pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic, seems we should be testing everyone.



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