* Posts by Andromeda451

58 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Mar 2017


That's a sticky Siemens situation: Former coder blows his logic bomb guilty plea deal in court


Re: $42,000 to read a code listing?

I I believe you're thinking too small, easy 7 figures...

Tech VCs sue Uncle Sam over President Trump's immigration chill



The tech companies want H1s as they are more "controllable" than citizens. Just another term for indentured servitude.

Stiff penalty: Prenda Law copyright troll gets 14 years of hard time for blue view 'n sue scam


Re: There isn't really anything called an ex-Marine

I disagree , if you peruse the main stream media you'd swear the USA is falling apart due to some 'ism, take your pick. No we are not falling apart and the fact we had a black president with Mr. Obama points to the progress the USA has made. As an American when I see a black man I see a fellow citizen, he has to prove to be an ar$e before being pigeonholed.

Key to success: Tenants finally get physical keys after suing landlords for fitting Bluetooth smart-lock to front door



They would never, ever, ever, scout's honor do anything unethical, immoral or otherwise with the tracking data. Said no one ever.

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



I'd fly a 737 only on an American Flag carrier. Even then it would be a white knuckle ride.



I'm gonna take a hard line here and recommend that FAA and Boeing manager be sentenced to 30 days worth of flights on the 737 MAX with no software updates. The plane would have to be modified so the pilots can eject safely of course.

Cocaine, psychedelics, DMT? They sure knew how to party 1,000 years ago: Archaeologists make startling discovery



Illicit substances? 10 centuries ago I submit we didn't have elite governing bodies claiming that coke was illicit. Cocaine was only made illegal in the USA in 1914 so that is what we call a journo miss.

Put a stop to these damn robocalls! Dozens of US state attorneys general fire rocket up FCC's ass


SIT tine

I put an SIT tone in my home answering machine. The special instruction tone tells the predictive dialers that my line is not in use. The 3 rising tones are the answer then you get my voice saying leave a message. Humans leave one, the others drop off. It took about 4 weeks and we noticed a dramatic drop in calls. I can now sit down to a cocktail uninterrupted.

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


Re: Red herring

I'd rather be on a Boeing than an Airbus.even now.


Whiskey Tango


I want to know who in the FAA and who in Boeing is going to serve time as a guest of the state? The FAA FAILED as a watchdog and Boeing managerial incompetence has killed over 300 people. There needs to be justice for those people. The CEO of Boeing should get the first seat on the bus to a federal prison.

The FAA inspectors that didn't do their job also need some time away...

Insane homeowners association tries to fine resident for dick-shaped outline car left in snow



Where's the gofundme account? I'll send her a fiver.

Intel's commitment to making its stuff secure is called into question


Re: Speed

One word: manufacturing costs.


Re: Speed

The rules changed with the WWW and most chip makers were slow to realize the full extent of the issue. Prior to ~25 years ago the large majority of PC systems were standalone desktop units, not even a modem connection. The rise of the internet further exposed the flawed worldview about the basic good of people. What a surprise. People commenting that the flaws were deliberately designed in know not what they espouse.

The Obama-era cyber détente with China was nice, wasn't it? Yeah well it's obviously over now


PRC anyone?

Anyone believing that our friends in China ever took a break under Mr. Obama has been smoking illegal substances way too long. The Chinese NEVER stopped their attacks. The difference was it was politically expedient to ignore their efforts. I visited China in 2012 and upon returning to my hotel room found that my luggage and laptop had been discretely searched, too bad the PLA didn't properly train their peeps for the "tells" I placed.

Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker


Re: A gun is involved in every single mass shooting.

Not even close, look up gun related deaths on google. Brazil and Argentina come to mind.


Re: A gun is involved in every single mass shooting.

Yes, you are correct a gun is involved in every mass shooting. In case you were unaware we do have background checks in place from the ATF/FBI, I think that's probably government enough. FACT: if one has to wait for the Police to show up on average 18 people are killed, a CCW carrier and the death rate drops to 2. You have not read or you don't understand the US Constitution so I won't touch on your ludicrous militia comment. Why is it that every time a shooting occurs you're so quick to abrogate my right to keep and bear arms? The USA has many guns, you are correct, the vast majority of the owners are law abiding citizens. There are ~89 guns per 100000 citizens in the USA, I submit if guns were such a problem as described by your knee jerk comments the "slaughter" numbers would be much higher. How about you crusade on mental health funding and refrain from being a nanny.

Lazy parent Intel dumps Lustre assets on HPC storage bods DDN


Great News

Chipzilla is a 1 trick pony. Lustre will now get proper attention without all the numbkins adding value. That's Intelspeak for "I am incompetent but I know a shiny object when I see one".

Home Office admits it sent asylum seeker’s personal info to the state he was fleeing



Whose service to the crown was terminated with prejudice?

Mine all the data, they said. It will be worth your while, they said



Shouldn't it be "throwing away 99.9975% " of the data, not <1%?

Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI


State Worker

It is apparent that the guy made a mistake and the system was not set up to make it difficult to proceed. I for one would love to see the requirements doc that was created to implement the warning system. As far as the ROW goes Mr. Trump is POTUS, get over it. He may be an idiot but he's OUR idiot.

Activist investor rages at Mellanox for dismissing Marvell's advances


VCs - Lawyers

Neither add value except to line their own pockets. Mellanox has very good products and this guy would make sure they crash and burn given half a chance.

Oregon will let engineer refer to himself as an 'engineer'


Re: Oregon is a nanny state

Actually petroleum transfer engineers are employed in New Jersey as well as Oregon. At least in NJ the cost of fuel is not impacted by the added employees.

Quentin Tarantino in talks to make Star Trek movie



Mr. T will seriously eff up Star Trek ala Disney and Star Wars.

No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news


Re: Actually

Unfortunately I see plenty of offenders on all the points of the compass. This is not limited to the left or the right.



FCC licensing can be challenged. With some of the "great reporting" by the alleged networks recently those challenges may be interesting. BTW the Hitler references are a bit old don't you think?

Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook


Just remember children

The government is your friend and they will protect you from all those bad guys.

Alleged 2010 flash crash trader loses latest appeal against extradition to US


Re: Using software to defeat trading algorithms

No, no, no... You have it wrong. How would the US members of Congress make their millions? They are allowed to do insider trading that would land a citizen in jail.

To Russia, with love: Greek court now says Bitcoin fraud suspect could be tried at home


let Russia have him..

He won't like Russian jails nearly as much as he'd like prison in the USA.

Ghost in Musk's machines: Software bugs' autonomous joy ride


Airbus and autonomous cars

So Airbus has a highly automated cockpit and they're finding that pilots get "lazy" and their skills at flying the plane degrade. Air France flight 447 crashed into the sea because the pilots failed to "fly" the aircraft. The Tesla system will cause driver complacency (as we have seen) and drivers, who are almost never trained to the levels required of pilots, will continue to crash. The gentleman killed was expected to be a "monitor" of the system. Unfortunately, we have seen how that really doesn't work in the real world. Now add to the mix auto manufacturers racing to get product out the door with a "good enough" mentality and we will see continued deaths and mayhem on our highways. When a team doesn't do the basics (like good product requirements) the results will be less than stellar.

Bletchley Park remembers 'forgotten genius' Gordon Welchman


Re: Please can we keep the accolades coming...

Some estimates were 2M US soldiers in the invasion force. We weren't there so armchair quarterbacking the war and the dropping of the bombs is nothing but mental masturbation. The fact that the empire of Japan was training schoolchildren to attack soldiers with sharpened sticks lends lie to the thought they would have surrendered. The dropping of the two weapons saved Japan from utter annihilation, one they may not have recovered from to this day.

Equifax CEO falls on his sword weeks after credit biz admits mega-breach


$18M payout???

OK El Reg, how exactly is an $18M payout falling on one's sword? The first rule of incompetence club is never talking about incompetence club. A rule held close by Equifax.

Missed patch caused Equifax data breach


Re: The CIO did know to sell shares, but didn't know to patch

No club FED for him. Hard to use the 'chute when incarcerated.

VCs to Trump: Don't lock out our meal tickets! Save startup visas!


H1B visas

Are being and have been used to depress wages in the tech industry. H1B is another form of indentured servitude and are taken advantage of in the USA. You can't tell me that there are not enough good engineers in the USA to fulfill the needs of the vultures. The US Engineers are a troublesome, expensive rabble after all.

RentBoy.com boss faces six months of hard time


Re: I am not sure about the sentence

Then it's ok to break "inconvenient" laws? Really? Abide by the law or get it changed. Ignoring the law is anarchy.

Trump tramples US Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit


Re: ID 10 T alert

The loony left has been driving for "rights" for everyone...

Uber hires Obama's attorney-general to review its workplaces



Former AG Holder... His crew gave us weapons shipped to Mexico and "lost" as well as other excellent adventures. He got US border agents and countless Mexican citizens killed. His lack of competence is awe inspiring. GOOD RIDDANCE.

Google had Obama's ear during antitrust probe


Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton

are about to see what blowback looks like. Transparency, not so much.

Google hit with record antitrust fine of €2.4bn by Europe


Possible solution

Google pulls up all stakes in the EU, drifts back across the pond. Blocks all EU access to its services and lets the bureaucrat dictators in the EU eat cake.


ah yes

But if I were Google I'd pull up stakes, block all EU access and let the dictators in Belgium be hoisted on their own petard.

Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'



PT Barnum would be so proud...

Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES


it added up

well enough to take out the bad guy. Pfffft he's done. If I could I'd buy that sniper team drinks.

Brit hacker admits he siphoned info from US military satellite network


Re: "why did it need the help of the FBI and DoD to get a conviction?"

On this side of the pond we can blame Congress..

HPE hatches HPE Next – a radical overhaul plan so it won't be HPE Last


Finance guy?

So a finance guy will be calling the shots for HPE Next? That's great, the question becomes: Mr. Faust, what in your experience makes you believe you are competent to drive this effort?

Boeing preps pilotless passenger flights – once it has solved the Sully problem, of course


No way

With the just good enough mantra in silicon development and the oh so excellent software, I'd rather walk than trust my life to a CPU and code developed by the lowest bidder, tested by a bunch of people to a test regime bearing no relationship to the real world. If I'm paying for a flight I want a real crew on the flight with their skin in the game just like mine. just sayin'.

Code-thief pleads guilty to pinching file system to sell to China


Re: Priorities

Steal a movie...

US copyright law shake-up: Days of flinging stuff on the web and waiting for a DMCA may be over


aaaaah the 9th circuit again..

These alleged wise men really need a reset to reality. The MOST overturned circuit in the USA, IMHO the Ninth Circuit enables parasites (aka: Lawyers).

Dark-web pedo jailed after FBI and co use vid trick to beat privacy tech


I don't agree with many

If anyone hurts a child the perps rights are to my mind terminated. They should spend the rest of their days behind bars in solitary. If they are assaulted by another inmate don't expect tears.

Silicon Valley tech CEO admits beating software engineer wife, offered just 13 days in the clink


Re: Jail time should be 5 years

When a guy gets 11 days for such a serious offence the judiciary has failed. Hence the frustration.

It's Russian hackers, FBI and Wikileaks wot won it – Hillary Clinton on her devastating election loss


Re: Sour grapes

Agreed, Mr. Obama's coattails were non-existent.



HRC or Her Highness as she referred to herself lost because a misogynistic, psychopathic crook doesn't work well with the rank and file. The MSM was in her pocket, she outspent 2:1 the Trump team and still lost. We've had 40 years of professional politicians and the American people have suffered from the inept, self-serving, pols. HRC was perceived as a continuation of Mr. Obama's rule and we did SO well under his term a change to an AMATEUR was in order. Love or hate Mr. Trump he does keep the MSM and pols on their toes.