* Posts by el kabong

296 posts • joined 8 Aug 2017


You want how much?! Israel opts not to renew its Office 365 vows

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Israel would be killing two birds with one stone then

Causing their idiotic enemies to commit to ruinous deals while choosing the better deal for themselves. Very shrewd of them, little wonder Israel seems to be doing so well.

Drama as boffins claim to reach the Holy Grail of superconductivity

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String theory is not even wrong

as someone said.

And quantum computing... oh my God!!! Those people trying to make it work would do far better working on the fundamentals first, huge disappointment lies ahead. Quantum is not what they think, there is no way it will ever work the way they want, quantum has a charm of its own.

UK chip and PIN readers fall ill: Don't switch off that terminal!

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Whaaattt? Turning it off and on again is not allowed???

How are people supposed to fix things if barred from using the absolute best tool of their trade? Turning it off and on again really works, nearly 99% of all problems can be fixed that way, it's magic!

Former NSA top hacker names the filthy four of nation-state hacking

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NOOOO!! Can't be true!!!

Tell me it ain't so!

Brit tech forges alliance to improve cyber security as MPs moan over 'acute scarcity' of experts

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Experts... we've had enough of those.

Experts and their facts, they are out to fool you. I don't trust them and you shouldn't trust them either.

I'm entitled to my own facts, no expert will ever know my facts better than myself.

Did you know? The word 'Taiwan' would crash iOS thanks to a buggy filter for the Chinese govt

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Go to bed with dogs...

wake up with fleas.

But they don't care, those fleas are worth billion$$$ and that's what apple really cares

Things that make you go hmmm: Do crypto key servers violate GDPR?

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A teacup in a Storm

The issue is real and should be addressed properly, dismissing it so cavalierly would be reckless.

Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

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Microsoft CEO wades into ICE outcry: Cool it, we only do legacy mail

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Torture little children... no problem, you are not a criminal

you are just making 'muricah great again. Kudos to you!

Microsoft shoves US govt IT contract where ICE throws kids: Out of sight in a chain-link cage

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Those 6 million, they did complain

but only for a short while, I mean they were not like those pesky customers who keep calling your customer service giving no one any peace.

Aussie bloke wins right to sue Google over 'underworld' images

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Maybe he was...

and he wants to erase his past. Now we'll never know, google can't help.

No lie-in this morning? Thank the Moon's gravitational pull

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That's easy to fix, it would still be 24×60 minute hours in a day...

and 60×45 seconds in an hour.

See how easy that was, by shrinking the minute to 45 seconds your objection is fully resolved, why complicate things, there's no need for that.

As you can attest LDS' remark above stands correct.

Facebook stockholders tell Zuck to reform voting rules as data scandal branded 'human rights violation'

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Critical mass

"..once you hit the tipping point the reaction pretty much becomes self-sustaining."

Until it does not, once the mass is consumed the reaction is no more.

It happened to myspace, it will happen to farcebook, people's preferences change. zuckerborg got his hands on something quite precious and he's wasting it all, the fool!

Lessons learned from Microsoft's ghosts of antitrust past: Step up, Facebook

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They are basically the same, only subtler

20 years ago they would just go and do it all on your face, no questions asked. These days they behave much different they are more cunning, now they do all they can to obscure their true intentions.

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Microsoft can no longer afford being like the microsoft of 20 years ago

Back then they couldn't afford it either but they didn't know, they believed they could but they obviously could not. 20 years ago at microsoft everyone saw themselves as Masters of the Universe and Beyond...

But they have grown humbler and much, much wiser, now at microsoft they seem to know how things work, they have learned their true place in the grand scheme of things. Watching microsoft grow to become the humbler and wiser corporation they are today has been quite pleasent. The change has been quite painful as it goes strongly against microsoft's DNA but they know they have no better option and they are really smart so they embraced it.

Anyone who believes they can behave the way microsoft behaved 20 years ago are in for a rough awakening, I don't believe there's anyone like that anymore.

Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways

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Sending bombs into the future is easy

Anyone can do that, just let the bomb sit there and moments later it will be in the future. So, no problem there, anyone can send a bomb into the future.

Now, sending a bomb into the past, that would be an amazing feat, one that could have disastrous consequences.

And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor

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A removable notch, that's Genius!

It makes things so much simpler, more magical I'd say. When the notch breaks or malfunctions you just remove it and replace it with new one, no need to buy a new phone. More, you can customize the notch to your heart's content, just imagine the possibilities: colors, patterns, material choices; the aesthetic possibilities are endless.

People pay through the nose for the privilege of owning a notched phone, but this... this is above all else, this takes the game to a whole new level. Congratulations Huawei.

Pure genius. Take that, apple!

Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit

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They must be typing on it wrong

It is highly unlikely the keyboards have any fault, until the contrary is proven I say their keyboards are functioning as intended. Inept users complain too much.

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

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Good for you!

It is such a pity your report can't be more helpful to the many others who were not so lucky.

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micro$oft despises me as much as I despise them, they despise all of us.

They started it. I keep trying to kill the deep contempt I feel towards micro$oft but they work so hard to keep it alive that I've lost all hope now. I'd rather not feel the deep contempt I feel towards micro$oft but they are so committed to keep it going that I now fear all hope is lost.

Apple and The Notched One: It can't hide the X-sized iPhone let-down

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The fake one might do that but not the real one

The fake high expendable income fanbois we see everywhere, they believe the expensive apple shit they carry with them everywhere makes it look like they are rich when in fact it only makes them look like the stupid wannabes they really are.

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People with "lots of" expendable income DO NOT fly cattle class

Someone spends heavily on apple's shit but then flies cattle class in the cheapest crappiest airline that Orbitz, Kayak, Google, or siri can find them.

High expendable income my ass, they are mere pitiful wannabes. Laughable wannabes.

Carrying a stupid phone everyone you go and being proud of it does not make you rich, it only makes you stupid. So, Dave 126, take the financial advice, you really need it.

DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler

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Nazi, your grammar "needs fixed"

On the "impossible-to-repair" scale it gets a 0 out of 10

Press F to pay respects to the Windows 10 April Update casualties

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XPS is abandonware

DJVU is still supported. Big difference.

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Upgrade went perfectly? That's quite a feat, congratulations.

I'm sure that if Steve Ballmer were still in charge he would be glad to do a monkey dance so we could all celebrate the event properly. Unfortunately Steve is no longer in charge so, no party for us :(

Brit healthcare system inks Windows 10 install pact with Microsoft

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The kind that worked before the update but stopped working after

I'm sure you know the kind, you must have met them before, they are everywhere.

Here's your laptop, now it works then it doesn't. What happened? you applied to it the greatest and latest shit from micro$oft.

Very intriguing indeed.

Nah, not all, sobering but not intriguing.

(this is a reply to a comment above from user Sandtitz)

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Retrain people so they can learn to think effectively?

Very hard indeed, hard and costly. Just think how much the status quo stands to lose if they allow the masses to be provided with an opportunity to learn to think effectively.

Allow the masses to think effectively???

Dangerous, very dangerous! Cannot happen, it could be terrible, it absolutely could!

Better stick with the safe option, just keep sending easy money to Nanny micro$oft and keep people stupid. That's the safe way!

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Half solved, you mean

If you manage to get windoze out of the way you'll be well on the right path to a proper solution. I'd wager you'll be at least halfway to a proper solution.

No less!

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Just throw more money at it.

It works.

Every time!

Someone will be there to collect it.

And they will be so glad for you and your money being so easily parted.

Facebook faces foe formation in facial fingering fight

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That's the one that fits best.

Gang way! Compsci geeks coming through! AI engine can finger fakes on social networks

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Obsolete, naïve and all too easy to game

Put it in place and the bad players will thank you for providing them with a new toy, a toy they can freely abuse to up their game.

Facebook scandal: EU politicians should aim for straight answers, not star witnesses

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Irongut, your exaggerated confidence betrays your obvious lack of lying skills

only an amateur would talk like that. If someday, someone, gets you in a situation where you have to face the pros and lie to them then you're doomed, pal. By the way you talk it's pretty obvious that your performance in the field would in no way match your unrealistic expectations.

There's no shame in being like that, instead of feeling shame you should be proud of it.

Schrems' Facebook case edges closer to ruling over EU-US data flows

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Nope, no peace, the US of A is at war with EVERYONE, absolutely EVERYONE!

Including themselves!

There's a civil war going on in the US of A, that war is everywhere, it's in their schools, in their streets, EVERYWHERE!

As the orange one would say: It's terrible, absolutely terrible, it's a disgrace!

Not even the police there is shy enough to not give it a shot.

C'mon, Zuck... don't make us feel second class. Come talk to us in Europe – EU politicos

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Re: 'It is about what companies do with your data.'

In mark's mind his only fault is having been caught.

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Re: "we would like to insist to invite Mark ...."

Had mark been lucky enough to have been gifted with a modicum of wisdom then he would gladly accept the invitation he has been kindly offered. Wholeheartedly. But alas, mark was not that lucky!

If the godfather politely invites you to something then I strongly advise you to accept his invitation and I do it in the most vehement terms. Your own good is at stake.

That people have the power to inflict quite a bit of harm on mark's business.

Wanna work for El Reg? Developers needed for headline-writing AI bots

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It won't fool anyone.

They should have picked another day.

Happy as Larry: Why Oracle won the Google Java Android case

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Some people, when they depart, they leave no one crying their departure, at most they leave us with one simple thought: "we'll never know how much better we would all be hadn't fate decided to test us and put such person in our path."

More ponytails, more Kumbaya people, that's what is needed, no decent society needs a professional serial litigator or a fully committed extortionist.

Uber breaks self-driving car record: First robo-ride to kill a pedestrian

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If you are not prepared to deal with that then get off the road

Being on the road requires a minimum set of abilities, and for good reason.

Besides, the victim is a woman, it is highly unlikely that the situation you describe has any resemblance to reality in this particular case.

In this case I'd bet that the uber was cutting corners, not the cyclist.

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Insufficient training data

I'm pretty sure that cyclists were included but the dataset for AI training must have been rather small. I am also pretty sure there must be several other scenarios for witch the dataset for AI training is rather small.

The investment required to train the AI software properly is huge and investors are such an inpatient bunch...

Posted in response to: "...or perhaps cyclist have not been included in the collision avoidance software"

AMD security flaw saga, browsers broken, Lamo dead at 37, and more

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To be effective potential needs wisdom...

or it will go to waste, you can see that happening all the time.

"...a tragic end for someone who showed so much potential."

Unfulfilled potential, there's plenty of that to go around.

Russian boffins blow up teeny asteroids with tiny laser... to work out how to nuke the real thing

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Chuck Norris would be able to deal with it too

Just slide the asteroid into kicking distance and Chuck will take care of it.

Shock poll finds £999 X too expensive for happy iPhone owners

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Poor decisions

Funny how many people will pay around a grand for a mobile phone, but then will feel quite happy flying cattle class in the cheapest crappiest airline that Orbitz, Kayak or Google can find them.

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Apple copied the notch from Essential

Apple copied Andy Rubin's poor design and claimed it as their own, that's all.

Data science before algorithms, declares Bosch's new top techie

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Bosch, assistant and mentor in Diesel emissions fraud

VW would never be able to pull it off without Bosch's assistance and mentorship.

A computer file system shouldn't lose data, right? Tell that to Apple

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They are connecting it wrong

The disk must be connected the Apple approved way, any other form of connecting it is wrong, it is disapproved by Apple and it is bound to cause errors.

The reported errors are the user's fault, Apple is not at fault.

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Tell me it ain't so

Apple's products increasingly riddled with functional and security problems, polish no longer that much above the polish you can get from a regular budget hardware maker pushing stuff out on a shoestring and scrabbling for a razor-thin profit margin.

Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre

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I know what trump will do

He's thinking: "School kids need to have more guns, there are not enough guns available to kids, we must give them more guns so they can defend themselves from the likes of Nikolas Cruz."



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