* Posts by ShortStuff

47 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Feb 2016

Administrators have update lessons to learn from the CrowdStrike outage


Trial Run

For election day ...

ChatGPT wrongly insists Trump-Biden CNN debate had 1 to 2-minute delay


Lies Beget Lies

Wow, ChatGPT lies just as much as the media. Maybe it's getting is info from the media?

Humanity's satellite habit could end up choking Earth's ozone layer


Oh Great, Another Ozone Depletion Hoax

Alarmists are once again spouting we're all gonna die from an ozone depletion hoax. The false narrative that chlorofluorocarbons cause ozone depletion was perpetrated by the freon industry who's products were about to hit the patent expiration date, thus allowing competition that would bring the prices down drastically. Every time a patent is about to expire the same thing happens all over again. Chlorofluorocarbons are heavier than air and there is no way possible for it to magically float up into the ozone layer. We've all been had with these hoaxes, just to take more money out of your pocket.

Trump, who tried kicking TikTok out of the US, says boo to latest ban effort


Reverse Psychology

Reverse Psychology -- ever heard of it?

Forgetting the history of Unix is coding us into a corner


Who Invented It?

I thought Al Gore invented UNIX !!

Venus has a quasi-moon and it's just been named 'Zoozve' for a sweet reason


Re: Our Moon Is A “Quasi-Moon”, Too

Or is it Kamo'oalewa ?

US government's Login.gov turns frown upside down, now smiles on facial recognition


That's Just Great ... Photo Pleeez

Now all a hacker will have to do is present a photograph to get access to people's information. How stupid can the government get?

Mars helicopter to try for new speed record on Thursday



Where's the pictures? Could they not afford to put a camera onboard? Or would a camera reveal Devon Island? SMH

Twitter, aka X, tops charts for misinformation, EU official says


Disinformation --- or Truth

Today's "disinformation" may be tomorrow's truth. Let the people speak their mind. Nobody's making you read it. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? Just because you don't like what's being said doesn't mean they don't have the right to speak it. Maybe I don't like what you have to say. Do I have the right to keep you from saying it? So what gives someone the right to silence anyone?

Cumbrian Police accidentally publish all officers' details online



It may be different across the pond, but that information is freely available here in the States via the Freedom Of Information Act.

NASA and pals complete Artemis II recovery dress rehearsal


Ha Ha .. Return

You would have had to have gone there in the first place in order to "return"

Viasat says latest broadband satellite failed to fully deploy antenna


R.I.P. Viasat

Viasat doesn't have a chance of existing with it's geostationary satellites anyway. Their service is overpriced, underperforming, and has high latency. Starlink costs less, has a much higher bandwidth, and very low latency due to much less distance to the satellite. Viasat is bleeding customers to Starlink. Isn't it odd that SpaceX, Starlink's owner, is carrying competitive satellites into orbit?

38 percent of tech job interviews offered exclusively to men: report



Go Woke .. Go Broke

Florida man insists he didn't violate the law by keeping Top Secret docs


What About The Current Resident?

Yet you failed to state that the current resident of the WH did the same thing when he was a VP and a Senator. What's more, as a VP / Senator he had no right to classified docs, whereas a P has every right and cant declassify anything he wants to at any time.

America ain't exactly outlawing gas cars but it's steering hard into EVs


Where Does All This Electricity Come From?

We don't even have enough electricity now to cover the demand in many areas. Brown outs and black outs are common. Rationing during heavy usage is common. How do you get more of what you already don't have enough of? Politicians and government executives are nothing but educated idiots with no real world knowledge or experience, and absolutely no common sense.

NASA wants a telescope on the far side of the Moon


Telescope on the Moon?

If they can put a telescope on the far side of the Moon, then why can't they put a simple little camera or telescope facing the Earth, and have 24 hour/day live view?

Musk said Twitter would open source its algorithm – then fired the people who could


Challenge Accepted

The Register to Elon: You can't open source Twitter because you laid of all the developers that could do that for you.

Elon: Hold My Beer

Hi, Pakistan? You do know anyone can edit Wikipedia, right? You don't have to ask


Anyone can edit Wikipedia?

Ha Ha, you're funny, or delusional, of both. Wikipedia regularly censors any conservative viewpoint that doesn't fit in with their liberal agenda. Several of my edits, which were nothing but the truth, have been removed almost as fast as they were entered. Never rely on Wikipedia if you want the truth regarding anything remotely political. All they're good for is seeing pictures of plants and animals.

Musk sells $3.95 billion in Tesla shares, paid eleven times more for Twitter


Losing Users .. No .. Kicking Bots

The decline in users is because they are getting rid of the bots, which probably consisted of 50%+ of the "users". They are actually gaining real live users.

If you're still on Windows 7/8.1, it's time to say goodbye to Google Chrome


Do People Actually Use Chrome?

The first thing I do on any new computer is to install FireFox, Opera, and Brave. Never ever use Chrome or Edge, the spy and the snail browsers.

AWS buys 100+ diesel generators... and that's just for Irish datacenters


Wait A Minute ..

What about Global Warming? All those dirty nasty diesel generators will produce more greenhouse gases than a nation full of cow farts !! And the diesel is almost gone. It would be better used in the trucks that transport food to the grocery stores.

NASA OKs spacewalks, upgrades helmets after fishbowl mishap


Easy Fix

Just stop filming under water .. case solved.

Musk says Starlink will keep providing free service to Ukraine


You Gotta Play Ball

Musk must play ball with the Dems and throw kickbacks their way in order to get some of those Billion$

Water pipes hold flood of untapped electricity potential


Gimme more money!

This is totally stupid. The water power they are talking about is too distributed and would cost way way way too much to try to harness. They are just trying to get some taxpayer funded government grants to fuel their career and retire on. Now if they wanted to really harness water power they should be designing a way to harness the power of the high and low ocean tides.

Micro molten salt reactor can fit on a truck, power 1k homes. When it's built


Here we go again !!

This technology has been promised for decades and never goes anywhere. It has either already been developed and used within the military, or is bogus and used only to extract money from taxpayer funded government grants.

FYI: TikTok tracking pixels can be found all over the web – just like Meta, Google


Pot, meet Kettle

Hmmm, I see Doubleclick.net and GoogleTagManager.com references on this site !!

Twilio more than decimates staff, CEO says it grew too fast


Go Woke, Go Broke

Why doesn't the article mention how they banned conservative truth tellers? This is causing a mass migration away from them to free speech platforms like Rumble.

Twitter's machine learning algorithms amplify tweets from right-wing politicians over those on the left


It's Obvious

The Right tell the truth and have valid arguments. The Left lie and accuse you of racism if you say anything they don't like.

The Right have a sense of humor and can laugh at jokes, even if they themselves are the target of the joke. The left have no sense of humor and call you a racist if you make a joke.

Any algorithm that rates the truth and humor above lies and condescension will obviously choose comments from the Right over the Left.

John McAfee dead: Antivirus tycoon killed himself in prison after court OK'd extradition, says lawyer


Living it Up

He paid off the prison staff and is now living it up on a beach somewhere in the South Pacific .. or so I'm told :-)

Shelter for internet outcasts Parler slaps Amazon with fresh lawsuit after abandoning first attempt


Far-right Huh?

By calling Parler "far right" you are just showing your liberal panties. Parler welcomes all speech from liberal to conservative, a.k.a. free speech. Unlike the far-left outlets like twitter, fakebook, utoob, instagram, etc., that are deplatforming any non-far-left accounts.

Loser Trump is no longer useful to Twitter, entire account deleted over fears he'll whip up more mayhem


You Could Be Next

Don't complain when this happens to you.

Remember this ---

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

30 percent of world agrees not to require onshore storage for e-commerce customer data


Trolling the Headlines?

Wow, 30 percent of the world agrees? Why didn't you title it 70% of the world does not agree? No agenda here, move on!

H2? Oh! New water-splitting technique pushes progress of green hydrogen


Snake Oil Salesman -- Give Me Grant Money

The title says it all. Sounds like the old snake oil salesman trying to get his hands on some taxpayer money.

Space station update: Mystery tiny but growing air leak sparks search for hole


It's the 'RONA

That dang 'RONA virus, you know how it's smart enough to not infect protesters. So it's probably smart enough to punch it's way into the space station.

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording


Using the Washington Post, the most dishonest newspaper in the world (next to the NYT) as the fact checker gives this article ZERO credibility. The rest of the world is just jealous because they have soy boy and feminist leaders and wish they had a leader such as Trump. You can fall into your failing Globalist societies and continue being sheep to your political masters, or join the Nationalist (anti-globalist) revolution and take back control from your unelected (EU, UN) puppet masters.

Archive.org's Wayback Machine is legit legal evidence, US appeals court judges rule


Wait til George Soros or his cronies acquires archive.org ... the world's going down boys. Fake News ... meet Fake Evidence.

FCC sets a record breaking $120m fine for rude robocalls


The telco's are just as much to blame

I'm starting to get lots and lots of telemarketing scam calls that are spoofing local numbers. The telco's could prevent the spoofing if they wanted to by replacing the Caller ID with the ANI.

Trump's CNN tantrum could delay $85bn AT&T-Time Warner merger


Trump's Tantrum?

The title says "Trump's CNN Tantrum" ... not an ounce of bias there, right? I guess The Register can be lumped in with rest of the liberal mainstream media.

Mozilla abandons experimental Aurora Firefox channel


Re: You ever listen Mozilla?

Exactly, fix the memory hog tabs that don't release their memory usage after being closed. Put tabs in their own process and address space like Opera. If one tab freezes, don't let it affect the others (use threads/processes properly).

Alert: Using a web ad blocker may identify you – to advertisers


Re: Test

Install 'Self-Destructing Cookies' ... one of the greatest add-ons ever, next to No-Script, Ghostery, and AdBlockerPlus

Australia wants to jail infosec researchers for pointing out dodgy data


Wow, I guess we Americans don't have the stupidest politicians after all. At least they're running neck and neck. The worst part about it is that these ignoramuses keep getting elected. What does that say for the voters who put these lame-brained numbskulls in office?

MH370 hunters call for new search of extra 25,000km2


Re: Modelling suggests

"Drift experiments and new modelling suggests we've been looking in the wrong places"

They probably use the same modellers that prophesize global warming.

Australian maps and GPS will align by 2020


Well the government thinks they can pass laws to stop climate change, so why don't they pass a law to stop tectonic plate movement?

Verizon worker strike now in its third week


Where is this "last best final offer" ??

Why doesn't somebody post the actual offer that is being made? Sounds to me like they're kind of ashamed of not accepting it because any other worker would love to have the job they're striking over. I understand they have about $130,000 in salary and benefits, with "Cadillac" health insurance. If they want to complain about healthcare costs, look in the mirror .. it was your own fault by voting for the liberals that implemented Obamacare. You're lucky to have what you get from the employer.

NASA saves Kepler space 'scope by turning it off and on again



Oh no, don't tell me they are using Windows. I've had Linux/UNIX systems run for years without a reboot. But it's pure luck to have a Windows box run more than a month.

Scariest climate change prediction yet: More time to eat plane food


Re: False premise leads to false results

Man-made global warming (oh wait, they had to change it to climate change when their first lie didn't pan out) has become a religion to the true believers. There's no amount of facts or figures that can sway there beliefs.

Teradataaaaargghh! How to go from years in the black right into the red


Re: Skilled staff are a requirement?!?!?!

Hey, we have Obamacare, don't we?