* Posts by YourNameHere

90 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Aug 2016


FTC sues Intuit for false advertising, says 'free' TurboTax isn't always free


So true

I ran into this with my daughter. She had one more form and was required to pay to upgrade then pay to file last year. After spending 40 minutes entering the data and then getting to the point where your ready to file, it pops up, Oh, that one extra form is only available on the paid version and you will need to pay extra to file the state as well. I was not happy...

Colonial Pipeline was looking to hire cybersecurity manager before ransomware attack shut down operations


Yep, I would think this Job Request would sail through the approval process now and get posted. I bet they may even be looking at the resumes that are coming in and forwarding them to the IT department real time.

It would be interesting to sit in on the interview process as both sides ask questions to each other...

CFOs are crossing fingers and hoping a second wave of COVID-19 does not appear, says Gartner


Re: If the CFO's are worried

ASCII art.


Whats the issue, we have lots of Lysol.

Plus, its no worse than the common flu...

Boeing didn't run end-to-end test on Calamity Capsule, DSCOVR up and running, and NASA buys a Falcon Heavy


Minor detail. We still got our bonus on beating the budget targets months before this happened.....


Boeing here is just a symptom of the drive to increase profits at all costs. This problem is not limited to them. You see it in everything now days. Even the refrigerator I just bought is so much more cheaply made than before but costs more and the reviews say that it will require more repairs than before. Off shoring the SW development to cheaper locations...


24 or 28 hours of testing

This would have been way to expensive in terms of time and resources to do end to end testing.... Lets just wing it, what could go wrong....

Rotherwood Healthcare AWS bucket security fail left elderly patients' DNR choices freely readable online


Basically, we will share this data with anyone we want.


Disclosure of your information

We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006. We may share your information with selected third parties including:

Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter with them or you

Third parties who may wish to contact you in respect of services or products they offer or sell which may be of interest to you, provided we receive your consent to such disclosure; and/or advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the website

Please note we may need to disclose your personal information where we:

Sell any or all our business or assets or we buy another business or assets in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer or seller

Are under a legal duty to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or

Need to disclose it to protect our rights, property or the safety of our customers or others, including the exchange of information with other companies, organisations and/or governmental bodies for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction

Credit Karma's enriched: Turbo Tax daddy Intuit snaps up personal finance platform for $7bn



"We wake up every day trying to help consumers make ends meet." He forgot to add , "That's why re-removed all links to the free version of turbotax last year until some scum bag pointed out that minor detail to everyone"

Flat Earther and wannabe astronaut killed in homemade rocket



Think back to how many people lost fortunes, racked up huge credit card bills because of the world was going to end 2012

Get in the C: Raspberry Pi 4 can handle a wider range of USB adapters thanks to revised design's silent arrival


Recall a $40 device to re work it?!

Seriously? It's a $40 device! Shipping, handling and paper work would cost more than that...

Two startups enter, one leaves: Intel kills off much-delayed Nervana AI training chip, pushes on with Habana


Good suggestion. I thought I would look it up. Found 86 for sure. I know they spent about 6-8 billion in the late 90's early 2000's for Cell phones and Arm chips used in them and bought an arm license(Then sold that to Marvel for 600M or so 2006ish) and I don't see those acquisitions on the list so I know this is not even close since the list only goes to about 1999s or so. Plus all of the cell phone acquisitions that they used to get into the cell phone modem again in the last 5-6 years since a certain fruit company was going to buy them and then Intel sold that group to the fruit company for cheap. Since the list starts at 1999 or so, its missing all of the chipset consolidation as well. Each time they get a new CEO, they chase a new shinny object which is about a 4-5 year cycle. The CPU and design and manufacturing they are kings at, although the manufacturing has been their undoing during the last couple years impacting their design in a very "challenging" way and it will be interesting to see how they adapt to new battles but they will catch up again.



Yet another company killed by intel

If your expecting to see products out of Intel other than processors and chipsets your mistaken. I can't remember that last company Intel acquired that actually sold a chip. I would love to know how many 100s of billions Intel has spent on acquisitions over the years. Now if your a startup trying to sell your company and don't mind seeing your work destroyed after they give you hundreds of millions, then you gotta love them.

Cache flow problems continue for Intel: Yet more data-leaking processor design blunders discovered, patches due soon



Nice click bait. I read the article and tried to find the part out revenue since I had thought revenue went up this quarter. Had to go back an re-read the title a couple of times. Must be time to call it a day....

15 years on, Euroboffins finally work out what it took to send the Huygens Titan probe into such a spin


Re: seems sloppy

Really?!?! Students had to go figure this out?!?! WTF! So were all of the other engineers on holiday? But honestly, we don't know why the European space program is going so slow. All of our people are working 7 hours a day, 2 days a week. We are just maxed out here...

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?


Re: Lord Almighty.

More likely some engineer send data to his boss. But seriously, if you think you have any chance of privacy in the Wild West Web, you are sadly(or maybe happily) living in a imaginary universe...

'No BS' web host Gandi lives up to half of its motto... Some customer data wiped out in storage server meltdown


Partial Credit?

But we restored our platform and we will not bill you while you rebuild your site from scratch and while you ask your customers for a copy of their latest bill you sent them last month. I am sure they will tell you what they owe you. Do we get at least partial credit for that??? Maybe if you go look in the way back machine, you can find a copy to start from... I don't understand why your so mad, it could happen to anyone...

Having trouble finding a job in your 40s? Study shows some bosses like job applicants... up until they see dates of birth


Re: driving down costs

If they are doing the exact same job they should be paid the same. This person seems to think that an older person should be paid more just because they have more experience? Just think of the ways this can be twisted. That must mean that I can go to the fast food restaurant and expect to be paid more since I have more "experience" Sure, just because I am some old bugger, I should be paid more...


Not always incorrect

With age, experience and baggage MAY come. There are just as many idiot grey haired engineers as young perky ones. This article makes it seem that older engineers are just better...NOT. The problem with older ones it their baggage can not be fixed where as a young idiot's can be fixed sometimes. Plus the young perky ones don't know all of the ways to play games to keep their jobs while doing a minimum of work if any. Plus, young engineers don't have a life yet, they will take work home, they are willing to learn, they are willing to take on tasks that everyone else has shunned because they don't know any better and , oh, by the way, they usually cost a lot less. You just need a few of the older ones to herd them.

Two missing digits? How about two missing employees in today's story of Y2K


Re: Another case of

There are numerous cases in the x86 land that you need to replicate the bugs to be able to sell HW IP. If I remember right, There is a uart bug that you need to replicate to be compliant. Since everyone as coded for the bug, you you attempt to create new HW without the bug, all of the legacy SW will fail. Part of life...

Managing the Linux kernel at AWS: 'A large team of security experts' dealing with fallout from Spectre, Meltdown flaws


How many attacks?


How many attacks have been found in the wild that are using these spectre/meltdown bugs?

Apple tipped to go full wireless by 2021, and you're all still grumbling about a headphone jack


Will be interesting when I am at a park

What will I do have to by a battery brick that supports wireless charging that I need to rubber band it to while it's in my pocket to charge?

RISC-V business: Tech foundation moving to Switzerland because of geopolitical concerns


As stated, Hillary cannot become president no matter how many people were impeached. Wouldn't an easier and far more likely example be "if a democrat wins the election next year"?

Thats not what Fox News says...


Trump impeached equals Hillary Clinton getting in?? Someone has been watching Fox News to much...

Intel end-of-lifing BIOS and driver downloads for dusty hardware


We dont have this problem with other hardware

Interesting. Yet another reason why we shouldn't use this technology. I am still running my steam engine from 150 years ago. But my computer from twenty years ago will no longer be maintainable by by grand kids.. Wish I would have known that when I bought it. Would have kept my abacus. I could still get support on that.

White Screen of Death: Admins up in arms after experimental Google emission borks Chrome


What? Isn't this freaking obvious? Any professional IT/computer science person would know this. I am getting so tired of IT/Computer Science engineers and their science projects.... Its been one of those weeks.

Watch Waymo's totally driverless self-driving car cruise around, how the US military wants to use AI ethically, etc


Thanks Google

Right along in here.

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Come on, you can't be serious: Now Australia mulls face-recog tech for p0rno site age checks


Re: Just another stupid thought bubble...

Sure.... trust Google, Yahoo, Weibo, WeChat, FaceBook. They can be way more trusted with the data than the government.. They have no reason what so ever to do less than ethical things with the data....


Database of photos to be hacked..Trust us...

What will happen when that database is hacked? How will the hackers use that data to blackmail the people in the pics? Ahh, you can't we will not record the names in the government database managed by "less than expert" clerical staff. You're safe, trust us. You will not be able to match these random pictures to any names. Wrong, just do a mass search of Facebook/Google databases and match names to people to the pics. Suddenly the local Priest, Coach, Mayor, Mentor is paying monthly payments to keep the news of what sites they like to visit quiet. But then again, hack any ISP where this same data is kept and you can do the same thing....

Time to check in again on the Atari retro console… dear God, it’s actually got worse


Atari Updates? Who for the senior citizens?

Atari figured the only people who would want one are the senior citizens who wanted to relive their child hoods. If that is the case, they are waiting for them to drop off one by one so they don't have to pay back the money...

Android PDF app with just 100m downloads caught sneaking malware into mobes


Re: Infuriating

I was thinking the same thing...

Checkmate, Qualcomm: Apple in billion-dollar bid to gobble Intel’s 5G modem blueprints, staff – new claim


Re: I don't get it.

The variation in the spec is huge from company to company, repeater to repeater, country to country. Then each country/company has to certify your chipset/Comm SW stack. And each country is somewhat different. It's a nightmare


Re: Is it worth the cost ?

From scratch, ignoring the patent issues, its many many billions of dollars and years to design, test, roll out to all of the different countries with different frequencies, different versions. This is a complete nightmare infrastructure.


Repeat, do again.

Apple is late, they could have bought Intel's last modem business which the sold to Marvell about 13 years ago for 25 million or less. This is the cell phone business that Intel sold to Marvell after spending billions on it and then decided to sell it for 625 million. Wonder how many billions Intel spent on this version of the modem? Marvell sold it a couple of years ago for something like 25 million or so.

Why Qualcomm won – and why Tim Cook had to eat humble Apple pie


Intel? Phones?

Anyone that has watched and been with Intel any length of time knew that the Modem business wouldn't last. Intel doesn't do cell phones. They spent 4-6 BILLON on the the last phone adventure and sold it for 400-600 million because there was no money in it. Then they got back on to the modems(the hardest part of the phone which cells for cheap) and poured billions more into it. This stuff takes many many years to refine if you have a good design to begin with and if it's longer than 2-3 years, Intels' A D D kicks in and it's gone...

And here's Intel's Epyc response: Up-to 56-core, 4GHz 14nm second-gen Xeon SP chips, Agilex FPGAs, persistent mem


Die Size

56 cores, so that's 23 cores per die. Wonder what the die size is and the yield? I bet the reason for 23 core is one for redundancy at test...

Uber won't face criminal charges after its robo-car killed woman crossing street


Safety driver?

The interlock was disabled because the the safety driver was supposed to be watching and then break if needed. However, the safety driver was watching the voice on her cell! If you are going to have a backup, make sure the backup is up and running...

Wells Fargo? Well fscked at the moment: Data center up in smoke, bank website, app down


Friday story

Sounds like a story for your Friday story where you report on those things that you did by accident...

$24m in fun bux stolen from crypto-mogul. Now he fires off huge fraud charge. Like, RICO, say?


Re: Isnt this what hardware wallets are for.

Two factor is good for you checking account with a couple grand or less in it. For something worth millions, you better have the hardware key or even something simple like Norton VIP or something that you can steal so easily like this. I want the physical key in my hand and if I loose that I expect to suffer painfully getting everything reset since this is what I deserve for loosing my keys in the first place. Geez, make it at least a little difficult for the jerks...

Poland may consider Huawei ban amid 'spy' arrests – reports


Re: Put everything in Perspective

Dude, your getting better, but you still need to work on your English.

One year on after US repealed net neutrality, policymakers reflect soberly on the future


This is the future

This is the future of the current party in control. They can no longer face deal with the facts so they make them up. Then they end up winning and have to either follow through or admit they were lying. This then just cascades through all of the issues. Truth and fact no longer matter. This is what's driving me and other away from the party. I will now bow to das leader...

MAMR Mia – it's not just WD: Toshiba's popped to the microwave too


Do not use near microwave over.

And do not place your laptop on top of the microwave oven while re-heating the pub food from last night...

Naked women cleaning biz smashes patriarchy by introducing naked bloke gardening service


Let the comments begin...

Careful with that hedge trimmer...

Oracle sued by app sales rep: I made tens of millions for Larry, then fired for being neither young nor male – claim


Because they didn't think they would get their butts kicked by them. They assumed that they would be able to continue to play XBOX during the day, draw huge salaries and the new hires would be no threat. Wrong.

Samsung unveils next-generation 8nm Exynos silicon



How many crypto chips do you need to sell to boost the companies profits that much?

WD shoots out 96-layer embedded flash chips


Fab time?

How long does it take to get a 96 layer design through a fab? The mask set has to be incredibly expensive for this thing. Any ideas on a mask set cost with this many layers?

Intel: Yeah, yeah, 10nm. It's on the todo list. Now, let's talk about AI...


By doing this, they keep the die size reasonable and profitable. Plus they can not spin out these massive packages with 32 cores and decent yields. They may not be as fast in all areas but from a sustainable manufacturing model it's brilliant. It would be interesting to see what AMD yields would be if they had to have all 32 cores on one die.

Declassified files reveal how pre-WW2 Brits smashed Russian crypto



If you read some of the books like "Code Warriors" you will become to understand what word persistence and determination mean. They go through how some of these techniques were done. If I remember right they go through codes that were broken via this method. I just shook my head at how hard core, hard nosed and determined these types of people are.