* Posts by not_my_real_name

13 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jul 2017

Money laundering and crypto-coin legislation could hurt open-source ecosystem – activists


Surely it makes more sense to create technology that monitors these public transactions than creating unenforceable legislation! Me thinks that banks be lobbying...

Someone slipped a vuln into crypto-wallets via an NPM package. Then someone else siphoned off $13m in coins to protect it from thieves


Re: Surely...

The whole point of crypto is that you don't own anything physical or electronic only a key that gives you rights to amend a public shared database. In fact only the person that exposed these keys acted illegally. Whether the legal system understands this is another matter.

Airlines in Asia, Africa ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after second death crash in four-ish months


Reading between the lines

A Boeing technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide technical assistance (and destruction of evidence) under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and US National Transportation Safety Board.

Microsoft's 'room-scale' Ginormonitor probably not as big as a room


Re: Surface hub

The price isn't the worst thing about it, it's the software! Props to the marketing genius that sold us 5. Q.Q

Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave


Re: At least it's not BING

If I were Google I would threaten to pull out of the EU... There would be riots of angry denizens facing a future of shitty Bing search.

Irish fella accused of being Silk Road admin 'Libertas' hauled to US


Justice for all

"Thanks to our partner agencies here and abroad, Davis now faces justice in an American court."

Unfortuantely for Davis he actually now faces some perverse abstraction of justice where the party that can afford the best legal representation wins.

'Coding' cockup blamed for NHS cough-up of confidential info against patients' wishes


Just blame the coder

I'm sure the culprit really wanted to deliver a shody solution, there was no time or financial pressure whatsoever to deal with. I'm sure that the code in question was tested thoroughly by an independent reviewer and they also where under no pressure. I'm sure that when speaking out about the quality of delivery all of their concerns where taken on board and adequate resources where assigned to resolve issues. I am absolutely certain blame cannot be assigned to anyone in a management position..It's as usual all the coders fault.

Blockchain nears peak hype: UK politicos to probe crypto-coin


Let hilarity ensue

Regulation is good if they don't FIU! But based on previous experience this is going to be the funniest thing to happen this year! If Amber Rudd can't understand how facebook works how's she going to get her head around blockchain? I'm sure they'll find some old dinosaurs to consult in as 'experts' then ignore the advice... This is why we need blockchain, take the decisions away from these incompetent professional talkers.

Murdoch to Zuckerberg: Cough up cash, nerd


Dinosaur to Meteor

Colliding with Earth here will cost you an arm and a leg.

No wonder Marvin the robot was miserable: AI will make the rich richer – and the poor poorer


The systems in place to control people will make the rich richer. There's no reason why AI should not free everyone from slavery. Guaranteed that the greed of the already rich will ruin the revolution for everyone.

Bitcoin price soars amid technical troubles for exchanges


Re: Can I buy Tulips with Bitcoin?

Oh the old media tulip bubble nonsense bounded around by ignorants kicking themselves they didn't get in earlier. Do some research.

Google paying Apple BEEELLIONS to stay search top dog on iDevices, say analysts


Is this because there isn't a user option to customise search?

or because no IPhone user anywhere can figure out how to?

Currys PC World rapped after Knowhow Cloud ad ruled to be 'misleading'


They also blamed the customer

for using a currys pcworld product in the first place