* Posts by NLCSGRV

37 posts • joined 6 Feb 2018

Grab a towel and pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster because The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is 42


Which one?

California man served with restraining order for allegedly 'stalking' Apple CEO Tim Cook


Members of an outfit "Urban Tactical Group" that has "tough guy" written all over it have "concerns about their personal safety"? Pull the other one!

Flying taxis? That'll be AFTER you've launched light sabres and anti-gravity skateboards


Re: We have the technology

If large cities could also teach cyclists how to follow the rules of the road and stay off pavements where they don't belong, you might be on to something there.

Not LibreOffice too? Beloved open-source suite latest to fall victim to the curse of Catalina


Re: Peak Apple.....

The last truly "pro" hardware from Apple came out in 2012. Everything they have done since has been compromised in one way or another.


Re: Arrogant

There are (still) alternatives to PoetteringOS in the Linux world.


Until it just doesn't.

You've got (Ginni's) mail! Judge orders IBM to cough up CEO, execs' internal memos in age-discrim legal battle


Ginni looks quite long in the tooth. Shouldn't she be given the boot any day now?

Margin mugs: A bank paid how much for a 2m Ethernet cable? WTF!


Re: Not just business

They were probably Ultra High Definition HDMI cables ;) They have to couch those ludicrous prices in some kind of BS to get people to buy them.

YouTuber charged loads of fans $199 for shoddy machine-learning course that copy-pasted other people's GitHub code


Re: emm

It is touching how dedicated you are to brightening up dull stories with your whacky conspiracy theories!


Self-proclaimed? At last some truth from Ilya the Russian AI bot.

Biz forked out $115k to tout 'Time AI' crypto at Black Hat. Now it sues organizers because hackers heckled it


Re: Junk "science"

It certainly reads like prime BS.

Boffins stole our 3D files – and gave them all to Facebook's AI eggheads, claims Lithuanian biz


Re: Fourth Generation Language ("The Last One")

AI is a type of program, so I'm not getting where you arrive at that distinction.


Please learn how interrogative punctuation marks are used.


Re: Machine Learning!

Lets hope your patent applications were worded a little more coherently than your contributions here.

WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web


Re: Is the spelling mistake deliberate?

Or even spelling checkers ;)

Germany, US staffers to be hit hardest as SAP starts shedding 4,400 bodies


If they are "desperately looking" for Analytics/AI staff, I suppose up-skilling those about to be made redundant would be out of the question?


They are desperately looking for Analytics/AI staff. I suppose upskilling those who are about to be made redundant would be out of the question?

Brit hacker hired by Liberian telco to nobble rival now behind bars


Hopefully when he has finished serving his sentence, Liberia will seek his extradition. I'd love to see this jumped-up script kiddie do time in a West African jail.

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal


Re: Curious precedent on what is allowed

Socialism and Communism have proven themselves to be brutal, dystopian, totalitarian systems of government. Dont tell me. They weren't "real socialism" or "real communism".

Who's watching you from an unmarked van while you shop in London? Cops with facial recog tech


Re: 650 willing crowd subjects

"So that would be a 100% success rate then!!"

That is what is known as a biased sample!

What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs


Re: profilling

Sorry to burst your virtue-signalling bubble, but toth the woman and her boyfriend are white.


Re: How many constitutional rights were violated ?

Your guess couldn't be more wrong. And before you jump to another mistaken conclusion, her boyfriend is also white.

Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here


All part of Apple's obvious hostility to people being able to make decisions about the things they purchase, and own, such as decide who repairs them or what OS is installed. Or are Apple customers now renting their hardware?

Palliative care for Windows 10 Mobile like a Crimean field hospital, but with even less effort


Re: Shame to see it end like this.

Agreed. The UX on WP 8.1 in particular was quite good, and I'd say slightly superior to that on Apple products and considerably so when compared against Android. Even if MS could find someone to buy the OS, even if highly unlikely, it would be preferable to the current laughable situation.

The D in Systemd stands for 'Dammmmit!' A nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn a vulnerable Linux box


The Curse of Poettering strikes again.

TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear



Can you think of anything you are forced to buy even if you don't want or use it? What makes the BBC so special that their continued existence can be secured through the use of threats and menaces against those who don't even want to use their services?

EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.


Re: EU Standard plug

It may have been far-sighted, but not far-sighted enough to include any form of retaining mechanism, like that on the old Centronics plugs.

Microsoft still longs to be a 'lifestyle' brand, but the cupboard looks bare


Re: rules of the road

A fine example of reductio ad absurdum if ever there was one.

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick


They were pretty much limited to Scandinavia up to a point. I think IKEA were the first to start selling them in the UK back in the late 1980s.

Mind the gap: Men paid 18.6% more than women in Blighty tech sector


Re: Fix BT, Evil Matriarchy

Women Discriminated Against in Deep Sea Diving" will be out right after the articles on discrimination in mining and street-sweeping.


Re: Oh please

Would that be down to a statistical likelihood of them picking different careers and working different hours?


A meaningless analysis

Unless seniority, hours worked and level of work are controlled for, this is just propaganda. People with the same level of seniority doing the same jobs are paid the same by law, regardless as to their sex. In that sense there is no pay gap. However, there is an earnings gap due to different career choices and number of hours worked.

Microsoft to make Ubuntu a first-class guest under Hyper-V


Re: Microsoft's idea of system administration...

"To my mind, ubuntu is the desktop incarnation of linux"

A desktop incarnation of Linux, not "the" desktop incarnation. Not by a long shot.

Google: Class search results as journalism so we can dodge Right To Be Forgotten


Re: This is the precise problem with this right...

Here, have a downvote for your cheap political point.

BBC Telly Tax heavies got pat on the head from snoopers' overseers


Re: Paying for a license is optional

"Of course some of us are happy to pay it."

Then make it a subscription-only service and let those who are happy to pay for it do so, while leaving those who make use of the service alone. The BBC and other license-fee recipients are not a vital national service and as such don't deserve to be able to use this legalised extortion.

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


Re: Rotten apple

The OS is actually quite good. The hardware is grossly overpriced, particularly now that Apple have made it nigh-on impossible to upgrade.

IBM: About those agreed voluntary redundancies ... we were just kidding


Re: So many shores.....

Or if you fancy lawyering up, Alan Shore.


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