* Posts by Agent Tick

38 posts • joined 16 Feb 2016

Reason 3,995 to hold off on that Windows 11 upgrade: Iffy performance on AMD silicon

Agent Tick

Here all works nicely...

on my AMD Ryzen 7 2700x / X570 Aorus Elite machine - all butter smooth performance under Win11. Takes some time to get used to the new UI but that's it!

Xiaomi parties like a winner after coming second on world smartphone sales charts

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Warranty ok.... but

...conditions tell the phone is repaired/replaced with refurbished parts?!

If the phone fails/breaks after a week... you get a pre used replacement - that's a deal breaker!

AMD pushes 64-core 4.2GHz Ryzen Threadripper Pro workstation processors

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Another new hardware (sigh)

AMD has become the new hardware Kmart - every month or so something new...but what about their driver quality?

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

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Let's see how it really comes....

"?Same product, same features but with two tier support?"

I want to believe this but....unlikely to happen - guess the personal edition will become a slim version edition.

Cache me if you can: HDD PC sales collapse in Europe as shoppers say yes siree to SSD

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Re: "spinning rust"

"Can the can" anyone?

Fed-up air safety bods ban A350 pilots from enjoying cockpit coffees

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Best Idea....

... charge pilots $2500 for a spill just to help their attitude correction - it will help!

AMD rips covers off 64-core Threadripper desktop monster, plus laptop chips, leaving Intel gesturing vaguely at 2021

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Why investing in AMD?.....

.. when they can't get their drivers working? Their GPU drivers are an increasing drama scenario since May last year and they do nil!

People mostly return to older driver releases to get working drivers again - that's AMD for you!

Newly born Firefox 71 emerges from its den – with its own VPN and some privacy tricks

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Can you trust FFox?

They're all Borgs (browsers) but it's your choice to pick the trustworthy ones (sigh)

Oh chute. Two out of three ain't bad, right? asks Boeing after soft-ish crew module landing

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Re: “We don’t ‘sell’ safety, that’s not our business model”

This statement alone should get him fired immediately!

Second MoD Airbus Zephyr spy drone crashes on Aussie test flight

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This Wingspan ....

... is obviously unsuitable for air turbulences which are very common in Australia everywhere.

AMD stands for Another Monetary Decline, while Apple continues to sell enough pricey kit to keep Wall Street happy

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Black Helicopters

AMD lost the plot.....

Releasing "new" hardware every month but unable to produce flawless drivers since month now .. is a classic recipe for disaster!

Time for a more competent CEO or AMD will perish soon!

Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again

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Wrong approach altogether!...

If there would be no hackers we wouldn't need secure code, no?

... hence let's eliminate hackers' tools and encrypt code individually with a long key*(s)!

Has NASA's Mars Insight lander hit rock bottom? Heat probe struggles to penetrate Red Planet

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... I am amazed they have apparently not equipped kinda sonar to test the ground/location before drilling into rocks?

The planet is Red maybe coz it's iron in the ground hence hard to digg?


'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 Max warning fiasco

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737 Max a homicide indeed...

... who is going to prison for this? Slaughtering passengers like that should be punished by imprisonment - discussing what was the fault is irrelevant to the case since proper aircraft safety testing never occurred.

Now, what? - CEO is not responsible for anything... hundreds are dead.. tough luck then, eh?!

Who is next?

Kepler may be dead but its data keeps on giving, thanks to AI: Two alien worlds found in archives

Agent Tick

Exo Astronomy..

...the most useless industry/profession on planet earth

Who needs malware? IBM says most hackers just PowerShell through boxes now, leaving little in the way of footprints

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This can easily be prevented....

.. just do your daily work from an standard user account, not admin, and no such problems - much safer environment due to password!

Accused hacker Lauri Love loses legal bid to reclaim seized IT gear

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Flawed Judgement indeed..

... maybe the data is stolen but it does not justify to refuse handing him his hardware equipment back - if not at least reimbursing the value of the hardware!

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Re: *** Be careful *** Also new in 1809..

Actually Storage Sense is off by default and even when it is On MyDownloads cleanup is set to Never by default.

Bit of a storm in a tea cup, no?!

Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

Agent Tick

Schrems is our modern age Sir Don Quixote of La Mancha fighting windmills (again) - good luck!

Google listens to New Zealand just long enough to ignore it

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What's the problem?...

Google *storing/harvesting* other countries' files without permission should be globally illegal in principle! Why is it so complicated to get such laws in place? Isn't this copyright theft? Seriously, order Google to comply or ban/block their domains should be convincing nuf, no?

There is no problem until you cause it...

Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

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This is certainly a Homeland backdoor, no?

The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

Agent Tick

Top Ugly UI

... apparently they splashed milk over the Quantum UI and forgot to clean it up - especially annoying in combination with the white font

Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware

Agent Tick

what exactly...

... is that malware doing? Any details on that?

Achtung! German election tabulation software 'insecure'

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Software works perfectly....

.. as intended coz the voting backdoor(s) is the only way for some unloved German pollies to get re-elected ever again.

Meet 'Moz://a', AKA Mozilla after it picked a new logo

Agent Tick


.. the new logo == load Moz: from A drive!

Perhaps they plan a new Mozilla OS?

Password1? You're so random. By which we mean not random at all - UK.gov

Agent Tick

Secure Passwords?

try this one:


Galaxy Note 7 flameout: 2 in 5 Samsung fans say they'll never buy from the Korean giant again

Agent Tick

Note 7 - Electrical design flaws...

... won't go away by swapping the phone or battery. The whole story just shows that Samsung never created this phone's circuitry and this is where outsourcing bites you in the b*...

even worse there is nothing that can be learnt from - it's the curse of outsourcing biting all big manufacturers (recalls) no matter which industry.

Florida Man's prized jeep cremated by exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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Why are vehicles...

.. not generally build with fire retardant/resistant materials? I know it's a Jeep but others any better?!

Fight over internet handover to ICANN goes right down to the wire

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ICANN should not rule the planet! - just the US domains and all other countries have their own iCAN.domains. This does not mean the global Internet can not work.

Sex is bad for older men, and even worse when it's good

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Hmm, yes...

.. they might be right. Last time I had a nookie was 25 years ago and I still do cumulative 240 push-ups every day no problems.

Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets recalled immediately

Agent Tick

This much about...

... batteries not replaceable by the consumer - perhaps bring it back?

Windows 10 now rules the weekend, taking over from Windows 7

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Just one...

web site represents nothing and 1 billion hits? I want to believe....

Australian geoboffin discovers 3.7 billion year old fossils after ice melts

Agent Tick

The English Billion is in German Milliarden hence nothing to do with Trillion

Das ist empörend: Microsoft slams umlaut for email depth charge

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Many more...

... languages ( French, Skandinavian lingos etc) are using diaeresis (two-dot letters) in their alphabet - certainly not just a German problem MS got wrong!?

Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

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and the CEO...

.. should be fired immediately for all his "achievements" in destroying the trust of the global customer base - Congratulations!

Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

Agent Tick

They should watch Pitch Black (2000) - they got that machine fully working!

Facebook can block folks using pseudonyms in Germany – court

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is governed by the laws of Ireland?

Fine, but this does not really overrule other countries law, no?

I think the German Administrative court got it a bit too easy, if not wrong, in their verdict.

Thing is Singapore, for one example, is blocking Netflix country wide for not complying with local broadcasting rules and there is no but their HQ is somewhere else.

Ransomware scum infect Tinseltown hospital, demand $3.6m

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.. has Microsoft still not fixed this big security hole? Remote encryption of an computer without requiring permission (confirmation) from the in-house system admin? How comes such an attack can be executed without anyone knowing? Apparently, we're still in the stone age of IT security, yes!?


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