* Posts by DenTheMan

149 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Feb 2018


Apple brings DIY fix-it store to Europe, UK – with gritted teeth


Apple explains

... why repair centres near never buy official Apple displays.

Startup raises $30 million for wireless power delivery system


Give us the money

Thinks of supercapictors and the EEstor obvious none saga saga.

UK cuts China from Sizewell nuclear project, takes joint stake


Re: Design life

I hear they have a fast turn around.

Elon Musk to abused Twitter users: Your tormentors are coming back


Best thing for it.

Bankruptcy would be a bonus with the current itinerant.

Foxconn workers protest over pay and lockdowns at iPhone factory in China


We don't need no religion..

.when fake communism is far more corrupt.

Real communism survives a full 10 minutes.

Google looking outside the usual channels to fix security skills gap


You need a scoop

..a twitter scoop.

Fill your boots.

Multi-tasker Musk expects to reduce time at Twitter, seek another leader


New name..

...for Musk.

Musk the liquidator

World's richest man posts memes as $44b Twitter acquisition veers off course


Money saving exercise.

All those idle doodles making fun of Musk will save a few million in severance pay.

Will be a fruitful weekend I bet.

Only iPhone 15 Pro models will have higher data transfer speeds on USB-C – analyst


Transfer speed means nothing

..when buyers are forced to save a few hundred $ by buying the lowest capacity model, and with the usual zero future upgrade.

I'm happy paying Twitter eight bucks a month because price isn't the same as value



Thats it folks

Microsoft tests 'upsells' of its products in Windows 11 sign-out menu


Free model

Gamers and business still need Windows.

However normal consumers can live well without it.

So the consumer version has to be free.

All the US midterm-related lies to expect when you're electing


People prefer misinformation.


Right on.

China is likely stockpiling and deploying vulnerabilities, says Microsoft


I heard they are running out of vulnerabilities,

Down to their last 2 million.

Qualcomm predicts 2024 is the year Windows on Arm goes large


Suits the suits

If Microsoft can fully switch to Arm, think of all the money to be madefrom the umpteenth business hardware overhaul.

Tablet, Chromebook shipments come crashing down


Obscelescence is the survival model

With phones it much a kaput battery whilst on Windows it is planned OS obscelescence that keeps the money rolling.

Musk reportedly wants to gut Twitter workforce by up to 75%


Musk and worms

Whilst not an anagram, it does appear that this is a threat more than an investment strategy

Global smartphone sales come tumbling down as reality bites


Good enough

The 9 year old LG G2 is still good enough to be used today. Knowing that disposable smartphones guaranteed future sales, only the G2 in its home market had a removable battery.

Yet, ignoring power games, my only need is for a folding smartphone that can double up as a tablet.

However, current pricing makes even this aspiration something for the future.

Bitcoin energy consumption a feature, not a bug, says crypto-miner


Bitcoin the plot ...

A great invention for both big oil and any martians looking to invade.

Obviously the martians would prefer us to sprout two sets of fins.

Indian authorities probe Singapore gaming payments outfit Coda


Don't near all games do this?

The games keep changing the tricks to get people to buy.

The dual driven ones also seen to get paid per ad clicked app install, then tricking users into the Play store.

Confusion gains money, and parents will pay up thinking their kids are spending because they like the game.

Scam city.

Removing an obsolete AMD fix makes Linux kernel 6 quicker


Re: The older the OS...

All software was standalone. Windows and its ever and ever bigger APIs meant fast coding at the expense of native speed.

Yet the principal us the exact same. Dos is an OS.


The older the OS...

...the faster it is.

Every new OS adds millions of lines of code, much of the time the new code being bolted on to add to overhead.

I would love to see Windows 3.11 made to work, despite the interface being upteen times slower than Dos.

Post-Brexit 'science superpower' UK still hasn't appointed a science minister


They tried and they tried...

....I mean, who in earth would accept a role in an anti science government.

It has been a job few want since well before Brexit. The science minister becomes an instant turd.

Tesla Megapack battery ignites at substation after less than 6 months


I recall that this was a good use for used battery packs

Well, many of us always though that idea that, likely Musk idea, would go up in a puff of smoke.

US warns cryptominers must cut power use to avoid busting US carbon goals


Buy mine. Watt?

It is called EndOfTheWorldCoin.

It is farmed at the Billion Watt Bullion Mint.

Apple debuts iPhone 14, Watch 8, other sparkly things


Oh the innovation..

...All day battery life and a 48mp camera.

Welcome to that fold.

Nadine Dorries promotes 'Brexit rewards' of proposed UK data protection law


And .if..

.. you complain it is Rwanda for you boyo.

GM's Cruise revises self-driving software after San Francisco crash


So we have to ban all humans ...

And for that matter differing self driving software packages will be deemed lethal too forcing adoption of one software brand for every car.

AMD refreshes desktop CPUs with 5nm Ryzen 7000s that can reach 5.7GHz with 16 cores


Not for the office.

No doubt the office will be looming to reduce costs.

Energy costs might now mean the adoption of low wattage laptops set up in dual monior mode.

We tested all the Ubuntu remixes for resource usage so you don't have to


Brilliant data

For some of us , stuff like this is a must read.

Those marketing their distributions either do not want you to know, or are wary of dissing more Ram hungry distributors.

From comments,I suspect that the move towards 64 bit is a most unwelcome change, it giving too many negatives.

NASA selects 'full force' for probe into UFOs


Rumour had it....

that in the UK aliens abducted the political rulers and replaced them with experimental FSD type AI.

A martian told me success of the experiment might take 50 years.

Elon Musk 'buying Manchester United' football club


An improvement ...

From the ownership of Newcastle.

Riots incited might have been a problem though.

Nuclear power is the climate superhero too nervous to wear its cape


Double prices then double again.

Sure, go nuclear.

The levellised cost is 10 times that of wind, and more than hydrogen produced using abundant green energy.

It makes as much sense as banning the cheapest energy of them all, onshore wind power.

I suppose it matters not if your grandchildren drown from a 30ft rise in sea level or die from the resulting nuclear catastrophes.

Apple says 2017 MacBooks don't have FlexGate defect. Aussie tribunal orders a fix anyway


Acceptance is seldom financially beneficial.

The Steve Jobs nickle and dime approach has seldom failed Apple.

Just look at the iPhone its small battery and old battery standards.

Self healing batteries with 1600+ cycles have hot the high end but the 500 cycle 2 year lifespan is an obvious bigger win.

With both, if you do not have to, why bother with an obvious way to lose money.

Tesla Full Self-Driving 'fails' to notice child-sized objects in testing


But ....

Children do not pay road tax.

DuckDuckGo says Hell, Hell, No to those Microsoft trackers after web revolt


Re: DeadDoneGone

Nothing has changed, it always being a Microsoft Trojan.

The anti Google blurb always talked about the multiple sources used yet 99.9% of the results from DuckDuck were always Bing.

The positive angle for this search is that at least it improved Bing, the internet is a natural monopoly makes it totally imossible for anyone to compete.

From day 1 I have referred to it as DuckDuckBing.

Remember the humanoid Tesla robot? It's ready for September reveal, says Musk


For your daily Mash

This will be great for unattended Smash.

India's central bank calls for cryptocurrency ban


It is no use as a payment if you have to invest to pay.

If there were no banks then crypto would be a godsend.

However, as is, it is as dangerous as global warming.

And, ignoring the hard right on the make, the science on that was settled 30++++ years ago.

UK tribunal: App Store class action seeking up to $1.8b can continue


Reads like this?

Monopolist gets charged with monopolist behaviour.

Apple may have to cough up $1bn to Brits in latest iPhone Batterygate claim


Re: This is why engineers shouldn't decide new features....

I think you will find that China's consumer rights board ordered them to fix the problem.(battery replacement program)

Before that it was head in sand stuff, the throttling covering up the defect.

The luvvies now say Apple did them a favour by preventing them from having to throw the phone away.

It can't happen so much today, the power envelope reducing. However, faster Socs do still push boundaries.

Apple’s M2 chip isn’t a slam dunk, but it does point to the future


i7-1255U is essentialy a dual core plus.

Apple are comparing theirs to a low power Intel chip with only 2 power cores.

Yes it is power efficient and fast but as to VFM, not really.

Intel reverting to Big.Little is a positive sign. Most users do not need fastest chips, posturing being a main use of them, ignoring gaming.

Next major update of Windows 11 prepares for launch


Forced adoption only

With Microsoft barring 10s of millions of good machines from 11 uptake was always going to be ultra low.

And in business, adoption is often when existing production software needs the latest OS.

So it might take off sometime in 2027 then

Elon Musk orders Tesla execs back to the office


Victorian values - what made Britain great.

When he is too bored he can come to London to run out country.

Get us back to the good old days. Musk will easily solve the increasing cost of funding pensions by ensuring there will be very few of them in future.

A true man of Brexit is Musk.

Amazon investors nuke proposed ethics overhaul and say yes to $212m CEO pay


Normal service resumes....

Me, me , me, me ,me...

Twitter founder Dorsey beats hasty retweet from the board


Did he ever...

plan to buy Twitter?

Or was/is it just a broken chain on the wrecking ball ?

Musk on the loose.

DuckDuckGo tries to explain why its browsers won't block some Microsoft web trackers


Always was GoBingGo.

The privacy thing always looked a ruse to feed Bing.

I know it used other sources but those other sources always appeared to be less than 1% of required results.

Elon Musk needs more cash for Twitter buy after Tesla margin loan lapses


Soon we will all wake up...

..and realise that it was just an accidental fart with a strong smell of Musk.

The billion dollar trump....., next on Netflix UK.

Start your engines: Windows 11 ready for broad deployment


A broad statement indeed !

Narrowest deployment in the history of Windows. In fact it is narrow enough to become a long kiss goodbye.

Elon Musk 'violated' Twitter NDA over bot-check sample size


NDA, where have I heard that before?

Oh yes,

Getting your Tesla repaired!

Cars in driver-assist mode hit a third of cyclists, all oncoming cars in tests


But you musk ride a bike....

cyclists are paedos.