* Posts by el kabong

296 posts • joined 8 Aug 2017


QR-code based contact-tracing app brings 'defining moment' for UK’s 'world beating' test and trace system

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AI in the enterprise: Prepare to be disappointed – oversold but under appreciated, it can help... just not too much

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Re: NI?

Natural Intelligence

Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR, slurp domain owners' personal Whois info via an obscure process

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Obeying the law is too much work for faecebook, what lazy bastards they are.

Obeying the law is for losers not for them. Faecebook is above all that.

Ex-Dell distributor in Lebanon ignored ban on suing US tech giant. Now four directors have been sentenced to prison in the UK

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I suppose Lebanese people don't care much about british court rulings

The way things are going I suspect not many people in the world would care about them either. I certainly would not.

Elon Musk shows world that he is truly awful at something

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He's preparing to give Opera a try

Given his immense talent I can already anticipate the headlines.

something like this: 'Elon "pedo guy" Musk moves fast and breaks Giuseppe Verdi's legacy'

or: 'Elon "pedo guy" Musk disrupts Giuseppe Verdi's legacy.'

or worse: 'Elon "pedo guy" Musk murders La Traviata'

Is everything OK over there, Britain? Have you tried turning the UK off and on again? ISPs, financial orgs fall over in Freaky Friday of outages

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Computer knows nothing

Whatever it says... it does not matter.

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia accused of hacking Jeff Bezos' phone with malware-laden WhatsApp message

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Agreed, I got a message from a Nigerian prince years ago

Never opened it, it's still there, languishing.

Same as you, I'm also suspicious of foreign princes.

China tells America, with a straight face, it will absolutely crack down on hacking and copyright, tech blueprint theft

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Well, it was about time, glad to know that from now on the chinese will behave nicely and fairly

Someone would have to make them realize how wrong they were, in my opinion this should have happened sooner.

Trump scores again, takes a victory lap. No, two victory laps.

Pomp and ceremony: When the US Secretary of State meets Oracle overlord Larry

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A declining tech oligarch forges an alliance with the warring oligarchs

There is huge potential for oracle in that alliance.

Facing better equipped and much stronger adversaries Larry "permatanned" Ellison manages to secure an extension to stay at the top of the food chain. Very clever.

It's a no to ZFS in the Linux kernel from me, says Torvalds, points finger of blame at Oracle licensing

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@JakeMS, You just broke the unwritten rule too

As punishment I'm giving you a click on the vertically descending arrow associated to your comment.

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Pointless? perhaps

I see, you were trying to prove a point. I'm still trying to get what that point might be but no, no success yet. I fear I'm about to quit.

OK, I quit.

This isn't Boeing very well... Faulty timer knackers Starliner cargo capsule on its way to International Space Station

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In this particular case those venn diagrams you mention do not overlap

Unless I'm missing something Elon "pedo guy" Musk was being sarcastic not ironic.

It would be ironic had Boeing mocked or been sarcastic towards Elon in the past for a similar blunder, I don't think Boeing did that.

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Elon "pedo guy" Musk really is a nice guy.

If anyone still had doubts about his niceness here it is, doubt no more.

Brother, can you spare a dime: Flickr owner sends mass-email begging for subscriptions

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

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yawning now

Can't people find something interesting to talk about?

This is boring, apple incorporated is boring.

EU wouldn't! Uncle Sam brandishes 'up to 100%' tariffs over France's Digital Services Tax

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To see such a regrettable fellow holding a position of power is normal in a shithole country

Seeing that same fellow hold the **highest** position of power in a country formerly regarded as not-a-shithole country it just boggles the mind.

The USA, formerly considered by many as the ultimate example of not-a-shithole country performs a U-turn, transitions to half full shitholeliness in record time. Bravo!

Oracle finally responds to wage discrimination claims… by suing US Department of Labor

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Whatever... who cares. Those niceties are totally unnecessary in this case

Who cares about such niceties when you have a much bigger problem in your hands, you are dealing with oracle corporation here, remember? They don't care about niceties, they will fight you and they will crush you ruthlessly, the alarm bells are ringing. You cannot afford to waste precious time with useless niceties and lose focus from the threat that looms.

It could have been written "staffers female former" or "former staffers female" it would have made no difference as the real threat would still be there and ready to take you.

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Just avoid the plague

Deal with the plague the same way you should deal with oracle corporation, its reach is now fully under control and you only get that awful disease if you really want to. You can avoid the plague easily, just deal with it the same way you deal with oracle corporation.

You have a choice, avoid the plague, you can do it!

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So relieved to learn we have good people ready to fight for "our constitutional structure"

Oracle's lawyers will not just fight for "our constitutional structure"(oracle's own words) I'm sure they be will be absolutely ruthless doing it as is usual with oracle's lawyers. They will fight for "our constitutional structure" to the finish and beyond, when the fight is over they will still be fighting. And then some.

"our constitutional structure" is in good hands, we're safe!

"our constitutional structure"(

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: A quirky investigation into why AI does not always work

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Currently AI is only useful as a way to condition people

Current AI can be very effective as a way to condition people into behaving the way that gives you the most profit. Errors occur frequently so you must make sure that those errors even if catastrophic to others are of little consequence to you, any use outside of that scenario is very imprudent.

As things stand today that basically sums it all, it's sad but state of the art AI can't really go much further than this.

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This Anti Intelligence thing has gone too far, AI is too unreliable

If you don't own it or get no self benefit using it against others then you better steer clear of it as much as you can.

Have you been naughty, or have you been really naughty? Microsoft 365 users to get their very own Compliance Score

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Big Brother

Perfect !!!

What could possibly go wrong?

That's not long division, Timmy! China school experimented on pupils with mind-reading tech

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They care about it but do not take it as snark, they take it literally, something to be followed

To those guys that rule China 1984 is a set of prescriptions, valuable instructions that when followed carefully will promote the values they trust and believe in.

Not just adhesive, but alcohol-resistant adhesive: Well done, Apple. Airpods Pro repairability is a zero

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Paris Hilton

More than weird, spend fortunes on electronic trash from your favorite vendor, fly cattle class

Both weird and truly iDiotic!

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When it breaks the vendor will sort it out alright, into the trash it goes!

That's the kind of sorting they'll be able to do to, quite happily.

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That vendor respects nothing but money, their miserable behavior spares no one

not even the millions of iDiots that keep feeding their money machine manage to get the modicum of respect they deserve. Abominable company!

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That vendor's track record for reparability is miserable

And yet millions of iDiots keep falling for it, again and again. Pitiful.

You'e yping i wong: macOS Catalina stops Twitter desktop app from accepting B, L, M, R, and T in passwords

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What a fiasco. Priceless!

I trust The Register to provide an update should they hear anything from the vendor. I'll be on alert.

Franco-stein's on the move: Spanish dictator turfed out of decadent mountaintop mausoleum

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That is excellent news!

I hope franco stays dead for as long as possible.

Microsoft's cloud keeps printing cash, Surface not so much as Windows giant pockets $119m profit a day

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Excellent idea, taxpayers are getting ripped off and I'd like to know how much

A few of those companies are effectively being subsidized by taxpayers, I'd be glad to know who they are and the amounts they are getting.

Your request is good, I fully subscribe.

Google: We've achieved quantum supremacy! IBM: Nope. And stop using that word, please

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A company that sells ads versus a company that sells computers

Hyperbole against hard facts, that's going to be a really tough pick I'm so divided right now.

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still

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You're holding it wrong!

Hold it correctly and everything will work fine, you are not doing it right.

Don't try to shift the blame to Apple, it is YOUR mistake and you must own it up.

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Brown nosing your way into Apple's heart

Apple will always love their brown nosers, I'm sure they will appreciate you more for doing it. Keep up the good work!

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that's really great. Good job.

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That's fantastic news.

Quite an achievement, congratulations!

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So you say.

That's good to know, I'm so glad for you.

In a touching show of solidarity with the NBA and Blizzard, Apple completely caves to China on HK protest app

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It takes tremendous courage, you can trust Apple to do the right thing no matter who they hurt

That takes guts, very brave indeed

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Please help Chinese citizens stay safe from harmful uncensored information and freedom

Keep buying apple, with your help and apple's help the party will make sure no Chinese citizen gets harmed by exposure to uncensored information or by harmful and useless freedom.

Uncle Sam punishes China for abusing Uyghur Muslims – by blacklisting top AI surveillance companies

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Meanwhile Jamal Khashoggi's murderers stay free and ready for adventure

No punishment no nothing, trump america just keeps getting better and better.

What? No way. Apple? Censoring iOS 13 to appease China? Gosh. How shocking. Who'd have thought it?

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Ignorance is bliss, most Chinese not aware of the censorship they are subject to

Apple and others doing their very best and succeeding wildly well in their efforts to make sure the chinese stay ignorant and happy.

Keep buying apple, with your help no mindless chinese citizen will feel troubled by censorship or the lack of freedom and everyone in china will be happy.

Android dev complains of 'Orwellian' treatment as account banned after 6 years on Play store

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Good explanation, too bad it's all wrong

There is only one explanation that works, a one word explanation, it's "Because"

There is no rational explanation for the poor choice that is commonly taken, all we have are conjectures and all of them are wrong.

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Kafkaesque does not rhyme with Orwellian but Kafkian almost does

Besides, Kafkian is the adjective you should use to qualify something as related to Kafka while Kafkaesque is a more abstract term better suited to qualify style not substance. Your comment amounts to a platitude.

Sorry for spoiling it for you!

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Devs need to have an appeals process, google do not need any of that

Google's rules are simple: it's google's way or the highway, fuck you very much!

The immovable object versus the unstoppable force: How the tech boys club remains exclusive

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The answer is simple: remove both wrongs

Easy, no?

Oracle demands $12K from network biz that doesn't use its software

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Why aren't they taking Bitcoins?

Most scammers take Bitcoins these days it makes things so much easier, why is oracle not going with the trend, do they love swimming against the stream? They are being so stupid!

Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store

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Apple's suppliers in china don't care what apple does ouside of business

So long as apple keeps paying on time everything will be fine. Business First holds as true for apple suppliers as it does for apple itself.

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Business First!

The chinese market is huge and full of promise, apple will do everything to avoid losing that market.

There is no way apple will lose the chinese market over such silly matters as Democracy, Freedom or Human Rights. Business first!

Confused why Trump fingered CrowdStrike in that Ukraine call? You're not the only one...

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You are using an obsolete definition of oligarch, please update.

Western media redefined the term oligarch, the notion you are still using has been deprecated, please update.

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A slavic oligarch is the exact equivalent of a western successful businessman

Oligarch and businessman are two equivalent terms, you can use them interchangeably.

Tsar and emperor are in a similar situation, tsar being the preferred title for a slavic emperor.



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