* Posts by MudFever

48 publicly visible posts • joined 31 May 2016

Dutch officials say Donald Trump really did protect his Twitter account with MAGA2020! password


Surely it is 1-1-1-1 or win-win-win-win, 'cos Trump's a winner, a big winner, in fact he's the bigliest big winner!

UK mapping agency the Ordnance Survey is heading into gaming territory with £6m tender for dev team


Great White Elephant App

How about a game that allows you to game national scale infrastructure projects, like a new high-speed railway, an extra runway at an airport, a new airport, or widening a motorway. AI could provide the aeroplanes, trains, automobiles, and idiot humans.

UK and Japan agree to free trade deal that excludes data localisation requirements


Re: The UK is a nation?

...and cricket.

We did invent those sports, so we, the four nations that make up the UK, can decide the rules that best suit us.

UK national debt hits 1.46 Apples – and weighs as much as 2 billion adult badgers



I was taught at University that government project over-runs are measured in Nimrods, but am unable to see it on your conversion web page.

As for the national debt, I am in favour of the Badger as the unit of measure.

Nominet promises .uk owners it'll listen to feedback on plan to award itself millions... as long as it agrees with it


Looks like they've been reading the lessons learned from the Internet Society dot-ORG sell-off fiasco to Ethos Capital in the US.

Sick of AI engines scraping your pics for facial recognition? Here's a way to Fawkes them right up


Re: "16th century failed assassin Guy Fawkes"

Yes, definitely a FAILED TERRORIST much like Richard Reid (aka the shoe bomber).

I wonder which modern day failed terrorists we'll be celebrating in 200-300 years time, and how...

If you're going to spend $3tn, what's another billion? Congress urged to inject taxpayer dollars into open anti-Huawei 5G radio tech



Oh do behave.

Also RAN might be better as there's bound to be a patent troll lurking under the bridge or in the woods.

Internet's safe-keepers forced to postpone crucial DNSSEC root key signing ceremony – no, not a hacker attack, but because they can't open a safe


Re: One of the locking mechanisms wouldn’t retract

But KY Jelly is!

The virus curing the mobile industry's chronic addiction... and sparking an impressive algorithmic price experiment



Bet that wasn't the name the Wuhan Institute of Virology gave the virus when ...

Hit one up on Insta, would you? Her Maj is after a social media manager


Downstairs? The correct term to use would be "below stairs".

The US Army recruits WALL-E Chris H as its next-generation bomb disposal robot


IED Detection

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger.

So many robots from modern culture to pick from... GUNTER, Robbie, Twiki, Marvin.

Game over: Atari VCS architect quits project, claims he hasn’t been paid for six months


Re: Amiga

Retro Computing was a trail-blazer with the ZX Spectrum Vega+ and parting rose-tinted too good to be true flat earthers from their money.


Re: Oh, but they're close to me...

Further searching on the address yields another reference to Atari (https://lu.kompass.com/c/atari-sa/fr8155451/) which has an address of "25 RUE GODOT DE MAUROY". Yet another door and a row of call buttons.

Pentagon makes case for Return of the JEDI: There's only one cloud biz that can do the job and it starts with an A (or rhymes with loft)


Re: oracle's plan does not include an allowance for using bullets

Delivered using Amazon Prime?

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's two-dozen government surveillance balloons over America


New Mexico

I wonder if any will end up landing in South-East New Mexico...

Lyft pulls its e-bike fleet from San Francisco Bay Area after exploding batteries make them the hottest seat in town


Re: Flame on

First thing that came to mind, as does the song "Wheels on fire". Pity there's no sarcastic or snippy comment in the article, as we have come to expect, referencing the Marvel character or the song.

Our sales were to genuine customers, Autonomy ex-CEO Mike Lynch insists in court


... or they could be a sweetener for huge, mega, bigger than the biggest best buddies trade deal with Johnson-Trump.

Win-win. We get cheap chlorine chicken, steroid beef, and payg / medicare hospitals. Trump gets some sacrificial lambs and no dodgy UK standard food stuffs.

IEEE tells contributors with links to Chinese corp: Don't let the door hit you on Huawei out


IEEE President

Would his place of work not cause a problem? @bit.edu.cn

Gee, SEC, how did that get out?! 'Leaked' Tesla email claims big boost in Model 3 production


> And yet they are building a massive new factory in China. Doesn't seem like cost-cutting.

Shh, don't tell the Trump 'tard

Jeff Bezos finally gets .Amazon after DNS overlord ICANN runs out of excuses to delay decision any further



How about a .bezos?

Could have a amazon.bezos and list all the usual dodgy corporate hospitality they offer.

Boeing boss denies reports 737 Max safety systems weren't active


Re: Here's a Thought...

Grandfathering as explained by Trigger ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUl6PooveJE

Here's a race condition we can get behind: Neural net learns to keep up with 'skilled' amateur track driver in robo-ride safety experiment


Re: Yeah, no.

Yes, but Americans only race on oval tracks. Admittedly their race tracks are banked, but nothing as difficult as Formula racing.

Biker sues Google Fiber: I broke my leg, borked my ankle in trench dug to lay ad giant's pipe


Yes, but no junction with N Nashua Dr. N McGee St is split over a number of streets. The junction referred to does have a rectangular repair as you turn right in to the N McGee -- https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2956908,-94.5766084,3a,75y,189.36h,75.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1seBa0y5ipTj2X40wKlpZDOw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Why wait 4 years? Was he in a coma, or is now unemployed and needs some cash?

Tech industry titans suddenly love internet privacy rules. Wanna know why? We'll tell you


I thought that was the reason for becoming a politician -- to enrich oneself at the expense of the country.

Uncle Sam to its friends around the world: You can buy technology the easy way, or the Huawei


Uncle Spam

They're only doing this so that we are forced in to using American tat and enable them to spy on us to expand their online pharma presence.

From Red Planet to deep into the red: Suicidal extrovert magnet Mars One finally implodes


Mar One

Having had a look at the Mars One website:

- Estimate to get 4 corpses to Mars ... $6 billion.

- Next coffin run ... $4 billion

Funding so far:

- Total raised since the asylum doors opened in 2011 ... $1 million.

- Floated on Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2016 and raised ... $87 million

Which leaves a meagre $5.12 billion to find for the first shipment in 2023! Time to call Elon.

Amazon Mime: We train (badly) an AI love bot using divorce bombshell Bezos' alleged sexts to his new girlfriend



Haha, but how disappointing :( I was hoping, probably like you, that the 'bot would turn out to be some sex-starved bunny boiler. Oh well, better luck next time. Got any Boris texts...?

Begone, Demon Internet: Vodafone to shutter old-school pioneer ISP


Demon to Vodafone

I was with demon from 1992 (ish) until last week and been through all the upgrades: modem to ADSL to ADSL2 and now to Vodafone. Never had any complaints.

I took up the Vodafone offer of FTTC VDSL. It's only been a couple of days and seems to be going well and connecting at 40Mb, whereas ADSL2 was only capable of 14Mb. I also moved POTS to Vodafone too. Combined it is 50% cheaper.

Demon was a great server provider. Remember the days when your ISP also included some free personal webspace? Going to keep demon.co.uk e-mail address.

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt


Attention all non-British .uk owners ...

With the EU leading the way when are we going to kick out the non-Birtish or non-UK based organisations the are holding the TLD .UK domains and .co.uk, .ltd.uk, etc.?

Space policy boffin: Blighty can't just ctrl-C, ctrl-V plans for Galileo into its Brexit satellite


Re: defense applications, ... a GPS guided munition down a bunker.

Would that be sharks with frikkin' laser beams attached to their heads?

So we regain control, but lose access to the system we helped pay for and have to build our own? If it happened to another country it would be a case of schadenfreude, but I don't think there is a joy at self-harm equivalent. :(

Check this out: Radisson Hotel Group 'fesses up to 'security incident'


re; a very very very large fine.

Absolutely, as it will remind companies that GDPR has big teeth and they need to look after their customer's data.

Alibaba pulls dust covers off its new London cloud presence


Bet all their hosts have a variant of Superfish installed and regularly call "home".

Dodgy Chinese crap. Not to be trusted.

Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials


Re: Who gains by this ?


Making trouble for the US is a national past-time, and what could be more fun than fanning the flames of a trade war ...

Commodore 64 makes a half-sized comeback


Oh great, yet more wet dreams of reviving old tat, just like the VEGA and Atari. They were great at the time, but just crap now. Anyone contributes to such pointless projects should expect to get screwed over and get nothing: download an emulator and spend the cash on porn mags!

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist


Re: Yeah - but if I am a "common criminal" I'll definitely find another non-indiegogo to pawn

or even the 24h mutts?

Flying to Mars will be so rad, dude: Year-long trip may dump 60% lifetime dose of radiation on you


Didn't we colonise the southern hemishpere (33 degrees south) with pioneers? Could a similar technique be used to kick-start Mars?

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms


Re: Try reading if you soon fond of the English language

The joys of the English language. How about NIGGARD as a trigger?


Re: I could not agree more

@werdsmith, sorry, but you can't use "my safe space" because it requires segregation, elitism and discrimination.

Chap asks Facebook for data on his web activity, Facebook says no, now watchdog's on the case


If I see that drone flying over my property it will not make the delivery...

Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...


Old tat re-boot

Yet another failed reboot of old tat. A fool and his money are soon parted.

What's wrong with a PC / MAC emulator or if you prefer a crappy experience you could always download the Android / iPhone equivalent.

And if you did buy one of those how long would you use or keep it for before realising that they are not longer used for a reason and sling it in the bin?

Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car aims to wake up Newquay: Rocket work restart in August


Re: mono-propellant...

[i]Nope your right you may wear your pedant badge with pride..[/i]

Nope you are right. You may wear your pedant badge with pride.


Govts should police... Google's algorithms, says News Corp chief


Re: Google gives stuff for free!?!?

> As far as I can see if it wasn't for exploiting other people's IP Google wouldn't have a business at all.

Could also be written as:

As far as I can see if it wasn't for exploiting other people's PII News Corp wouldn't have a business at all.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

UK watchdog finally gets search warrant for Cambridge Analytica's totally not empty offices


Re: Given the time it's take to get the warrant...

> ...bet they'll find little more than a pile of well used paper shredders...

.. and a note stating "Anderson Consulting woz 'ere"

Are you taking the peacock? United Airlines deny flight to 'emotional support' bird


Animal for emotional support? Don't they mean *this* animal ... http://muppets.disney.com/animal ?

F-35 flight tests are being delayed by onboard software snafus


Software Snafus

Surely not on a government military project, but not to worry they are using Agile development methodology -- the bugs will be fixed in the next update and the documentation will be done once it is all finally working.

Butcher breaks out of own freezer using black pudding


Re: Ecky thump?

@ed can you not get any comment from Bill Oddie?

MP brands 1,600 CSC layoffs as the 'worst excesses of capitalism'


The 'worst excesses of capitalism'

Just market forces and capitalism working as it should. British jobs must be part of the contract, but expect to pay more.

Never forget: the bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory. You get what you pay for.

Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY


So what will happen to those Windows users that want to upgrade, but can't due to 3rd party incompetance/apathy? Who will have to pay for the Windows 10 upgrade post 29 July -- user or 3rd party?