* Posts by Wulfhaven

42 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Jul 2017

You're a govt official. You accidentally slap personal info on the web. Quick, blame a kid!


It may be that they hoped that the kid and family would be sufficiently scared to keep their mouthes shut after raiding their home and turning it inside out.

Apparently, that hope was misplaced.

HTC Vive Pro virtually stripped. OK, we mean actually stripped. (It’s a VR headset, geddit?)


Re: Aside from actua VR games..

The VR environment eats a bit of performance when you play games on a VR-screen so you need a beefier computer to run the same game at the same framerate, unless its already far enough from capping the computer, but it's entirely possible.

I have been playing games in BigScreen on my vive like that when the kids call dibs on the TV. :D


Re: Why all the flash?

The HMDs of yesteryear were seriously VR-sickness inducing, had *horrible* screens, resolution and were heavy monsters. And they were about on par with a car in price.

It's pretty much not until the last few years with the occulus, psvr and vive that the hardware needed to dodge the worst of the vr-sicknes became "affordable".

Nintendo also have a failed VR experiment behind them that may have left them a bit VR shy.

Facebook suspends, investigates CubeYou, another data-harvester


The data harvester suspends minor data harvester for harvesting their own ill gotten harvests to investigate how they harvested their stuff.

This is all just trying to avoid a heavy handed government smackdown before the law comes into action. It's entirely all just window dressing.

As Zuck apologizes again... Facebook admits 'most' of its 2bn+ users may have had public profiles slurped by bots


Re: I'm having trouble deleting my FB account!@

Just a matter of getting the shadow profile of you deleted then.

Fleeing Facebook app users realise what they agreed to in apps years ago – total slurpage


Re: well

It works, it's just disabled on cellphones. Try using m.facebook.com on a normal browser, and the messaging works. It's just a *very* thinly veiled way to foist their dataslurpers on people.

Uber's disturbing fatal self-driving car crash, a new common sense challenge for AI, and Facebook's evil algorithms


There have been speculation and some talks of initiated sources hinting as much, about the LIDAR being turned of to test how the platform performed without it. Because, even though LIDARs get a bit less than optimal performance with black clothes, it still works. And she had blue jeans, white sneakers and blonde hair, and a pushbike. There were plenty of things for the LIDAR to see, even if it was entirely blind to black. Which it is not.

There is also a front facing RADAR in the volvo platform, as well as several visible light cameras, those two systems are more of a backup to the LIDAR though, so if the LIDAR was turned off, that is extremely stupid to do with a zombie test performer.

And all other with autonomous vehicles in trials in traffic is using two people, one to read instruments and one that is constantly monitoring the road and conditions ready to take over at a moments notice. The other one will also help monitoring the road as the panels of the autonomous system does not necessitate constant overview.

The two operators can also keep eachother stimulated through the utter boredom of looking at a road, so as to not nod off.

Uber may not have broken the law, but they certainly have not performed due diligence for operating prototype vehicles with prototype control systems in public areas.

Just when you thought it was safe to go ahead with microservices... along comes serverless


How is this any different from microservices?

It's all just the same ideas repeated with different names.

Boffins baffled as AI training leaks secrets to canny thieves


Companies dealing in software that has problems connected to specific CCNs?

Spam filters.

Java EE renamed 'Jakarta EE' after Big Red brand spat


Re: Do-over?

Look into the eyes of the FactoryFactoryManagerManager and despair.


Re: A turd by any other name

Yes, obviously. It's Jakarta all the way now.

A print button? Mmkay. Let's explore WHY you need me to add that


Re: Print button? Customer asked. This was my life.

Google is waaaay ahead of you, what with the obligatory javascript animation goodness they want to shove into email.

Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back


A fair amount of home systems are windows merely because of gaming. Were they to have somewhere decent migrate to. MacOS, Linux or BSD (heh), then the home market for windows would die a much needed slow death.

I have a stationary computer solely for playing games. My old gaming laptop has been formatted and now runs linux. And my work laptop never ran anything but linux.

If my VR headset and gaming library would run without hassle on linux, I would throw the last bits of windows out, with glee. But alas, no can do yet.

Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court


Re: Great news

A full and proper hazmat suit is more in order then?

Facebook smartmobe app's pre-ticked privacy settings violate German data protection law


In the case of facebook, you have no ability to opt out, as you are dragged into their spying datasets through means of friends and relatives no matter your own opinion on the matter, or use of their horrible product.

You can resurrect any deleted GitHub account name. And this is why we have trust issues


The advantages you list are all paid for with an utter lack of security and stability. There is always a price to pay, and if you are building something with an SLA connected to it, pulling code straight from some random repo is just horribly, horribly inappropriate.

It has fuck all to do with middle management, and everything to do with accountability. If you do not manage the risks, you rightly pay for the eventual fallout when shit go boom.

But, developers rarely think about such things.

'There was no monetary incentive for this' = not what you want to hear about your tattoo


Re: Life changes, tattoos don't

It's certainly for life for the poor dog.

Next; tech; meltdown..? Mandatory; semicolons; in; JavaScript; mulled;


Re: Tabs v spaces

That would be most of them then? Depending on the definition of "structure of a program". I took it to mean "whitespace is significant in source code".

Self-driving cars still do not exist even if we think they do


Re: They kinda do and kinda don't

Level 4 self driving cars do exist, just not as sold products. Several of the car manufacturers have working prototypes. They are still not roaming free due to all kinds of things, but they do exist. And they are currently driving in real traffic in a couple of european countries, for testing.

The stuff available on the consumer market currently, such as the Tesla, is a level 2 "autonomous" car. Level 2 being "Need user to be an active watcher and decision maker".

Level 4 means the car does all the driving, takes all the decisions and you can doze off, surf pornhub, or whatever you like. They are expected to hit the market in 4 years. The level 4 autonomous cars, that is.

Astroboffins say our Solar System is a dark, violent, cosmic weirdo


Re: Behold! Pluto hath returned from Hades!

That is how gravity works. For all the planets. Jupiter is just massive enough to move the common point of movement with Sol more than the other planets. To confound it even further, all the planets have varying effects on eachothers celestial dance as well.

Swiss cheesed off after Apple store iPhone does Samsung Galaxy Note 7 impersonation


Re: Does Elon Musk have any comment on the following exerpt ?

That is probably why the Teslas all go into limited performance mode after a stretch of taxing use of batteries.

Hold on to your aaSes: Yup, Windows 10 'as a service' is incoming


Re: It's an OS not an Ecosystem

The one and only reason I have a windows box myself is to play games.

Everything else is running on linux, since linux is by far the more user friendly system of the two. (And I found MacOS to be somewhere in between the two. I can actually stand it, but I dislike linux the least.)

Meltdown, Spectre bug patch slowdown gets real – and what you can do about it


Re: "What will it take for Amazon et al to create their own, secure CPU?"

Or, since legacy stuff tends to be on the old side of things, enclose them in a virtual envirenment running in a safe sandbox on the fancypantsy new hardware.

Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks


Re: This is false security

If you break things into smaller and testable, verifiable parts, the bugs and security holes will be in the interaction between these small components instead, and that will not be provably bug free, thus it will take an infinate amount of time to test and verify complete freedom of exploitable bugs.

anything remotely complex will have bugs, no matter which way you slice it up into manageable bits (or don't)

Google lies about click-fraud refunds and tried to destroy us – ad biz


Re: Conflicted Here

Is google not a bottom-feeding middleman ad-placement outfit though?

Elon Musk finally admits Tesla is building its own custom AI chips


Re: Nothing to worry then

"None of which turned single cent of profit."

So on par with the rest of the US auto manufacturing business then?

So you're 'agile', huh? I do not think it means what you think it means



The waterfall devcycle is largely a straw man argument recycled over and over again to push more expensive talks and consultancy hours of how to avoid doing the strawman dev cycle.

The important thing is to generate something end users like and use. What dev cycle you use to attain this entirely, and wholly irrelevant.

NSA bloke used backdoored MS Office key-gen, exposed secret exploits – Kaspersky


Re: <facepalm>

I'd rather have the incompetents than someone competent doing the snooping truth be told.

Java EE 8 takes final bow under Oracle's wing: Here's what's new


Re: Java is still big

I do prefer IntelliJ and it's siblings over Visual Studio, quite a bit. Now it's been a few years since I actually tested VS, but at the time it was a complete crash fest. Jetbrains IDEs have not crashed on me the last year or two at least.

What, in your opinion, makes VS superior to the jetbrain IDEs?

Please, pleeeease let me ban Kaspersky Lab from US govt PCs – senator


Re: Taken to its logical conclusion

It's quite easy to have one set of source code for showing everyone, and a different, or augmented set of source code with hidden nasties that is actually used to build the distributed software.

There are even examples of compiler attacks that make it possible to add the nasties during compilation of perfectly nice source code.

Being given access to source code tells you fuck all about the presence of nasties in the compiled product that the source is supposedly used to build.

Dude who claimed he invented email is told by judge: It's safe to say you didn't invent email


Re: Only the best will do

Your current POTUS is a very strong argument against that you want only the best liars. He is a very skilled demagogue, but a shitty liar in that his lies are easily spotted. Of course, if the quality of a liar is decided on the quantity of lies, he is a splendid liar indeed.

Facebook claims a third more users in the US than people who exist


Re: In the nearby future

Start up wireshark with a facebook tab open and be amazed at how much chatter goes on.

Adware API sends smartmobe data home to Chinese company


Re: Malicious software removal

The play store has the ability to remotely delete applications if I do not remember incorrectly. It is a weapon they rarely brandish though.

FYI: Web ad fraud looks really bad. Like, really, really bad. Bigly bad


And ad agencies have no motive to make sure that the statistics say that ads are good and that others should pay them monies for advertisment?

President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!


Re: What happened to the many CEOs he had waiting?

Being a bumbling buffoon is not an art form. And his lying is on that level, it is transparent, stupid and sorely lacking.

He does it a lot, but he is really shitty at it.

Rowhammer RAM attack adapted to hit flash storage


Re: Holes in the Armour?

Client side execution of unknown code from an unknown party is always, and will always be, a bad idea.

Flash... Nu-uh! Tech folk champing at the bit to switch off life support


Re: Flash is dead to me

Oh, a javascript/WebAssembly flash implementation that is served up by the server to the client... That'd be something to behold. :D And I wouldn't put it beyond the realm of possibility either.

Sweden leaked every car owners' details last year, then tried to hush it up


Re: "as much value as a truckload of dead rats in a tampon factory"

No, it doesn't make any sense in swedish either. Just like the multiple violations of laws regarding classified information that the gubbmint itself wantonly have commited for decades now. (this is just the tip of a very large iceberg with regards to how the department in question operaters)

I'd wager Falkvinge was going for something along the lines of rats in a tampon factoryu are utterly useless, misplaced and a sanitary risk. Much like privacy handled by the government.

My unpopular career in writing computer reviews? It's a gift


Re: Journalistic Intergity - Motoring journalists, for example?

Truth be told though, most cars ARE boring, dull and not exciting to drive so it may just be that they didn't get bribed enough to not spill the beans for that particular instance of boring metal box. :D

UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren


Re: This is a good thing

I actually found such a product line in my native country. White packaging with blue text though. No fancy pictures, colors or any of that shit. There is a stylised 0% on all the packaging, since it's also void of perfume and other weird shit that seems to be popular in various cleaning agents.

It says Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, or whatever washing or cleaning the product is supposed to do.

And the brand is called "neutral", and is also entirely free from perfume, which is also nice.

http://www.neutral.se, doesn't seem to have an english page though.

Oz government wants its own definition of what 'backdoor' means


And even if the government got their not-a-backdoor into every major players system, thgere would then be enough of an economy for secrecy that a largeish and shady organisation could simply order the construction of an encrypted messaging service that is out of the governments reach to not-backdoor.

Their wanted law is entirely toothless against any real threats.

Constant work makes the kilo walk the Planck


Re: Confused

You could always start using deca/deci hecto/centi for the ones that are just in between the straight unit and it's kilo or milli notation.

So decalitres for gallons, deca or hectogrammes for food and such..

As for body sizes, metres or centimetres works perfectly well, as does the kilogram. It's just a matter of getting used to it. 6'7" isn't any better than 1.92m Or 19dm if the exact measurement isnt very important, as with the inches.

In sweden, the kilometer is too short to measure distances comfortably, solved by adding a swedish mil, which is 10 km. So, it's a weird and confusing name, but it's still adhering to the metric system.