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Facial recog firm Clearview hit with complaints in France, Austria, Italy, Greece and the UK

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Re: Oh the irony...

My mate made a good living robbing our neighbours, so why can't I.

Makes total sense.

Amazon hit with antitrust lawsuit after DC AG says TTFN to price fixing

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Amazon was not immediately available for comment.

As they were busy polishing one of their luxury yachts

Singapore orders social media to correct Indian politician’s allegation of local COVID-19 variant

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Not sure

Which virus is worse. Covid or social media. The variants of stupidity produced by the later are truly scary

iFixit slams Samsung's phone 'upcycling' scheme for falling short of what was promised

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Marketing cycle

The big money is made from persuading people they need the new shiny. So the old shiny becomes waste, basically just wasted shit. Dont blame ifixit stance, they were fed lies to give credence to the marketing cycle.

The future is now, old man: Let the young guns show how to properly cock things up

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Backup always

Or pay the price. We've all been there. But you should never go there more than once.

Your private data has been nabbed: Please update your life as soon as possible while we deflect responsibility

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Re: Fake PII FTW.

Agree. Extra large condom was my security response for the alarm company at one job.

IBM compiles dataset to teach software how software is made: 14m code samples, half of which actually work

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Terminator

Full disclosure

Is the horizon post office code in there. And will it be used for ethics training

WhatsApp: Share your data with Facebook, or we'll make our own app useless to you

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Re: Colo(u)r me surprised. Or not.

I believe everything he says (is totally bullshit).

Edit for your own level of addiction to unsocial media.

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all: El Reg takes Twitter's anti-mean algorithm for a spin

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Re: Are you sure you want to talk about Scunthorpe?

Sunny Scuni. The holiday destinations to top them all ;)

Big right-to-repair win: FTC blasts tech giants for making it so difficult to mend devices

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End of life

What's the point in repairing kit that is no longer getting software updates? Didn't Samsung just stop support for a 4 years old phone? To me that is planned obsolescence, and totally wrong.

The Starship has landed. Latest SpaceX test comes back to Earth without igniting fireballs

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Never get tiered

Of seeing these landings. But did really enjoy the big blowy up ones :)

Philanthropist and ex-Microsoft manager Melinda Gates and her husband Bill split after 27 years of marriage

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Re: break up after a long marriage

I don't even think this is news worthy, my divorce wasn't as most aren't. What I do know is they have done great work with their ludicrous fortune. They put the vast majority of corporate social irresponsibility to shame.

UK watchdog would cease to enforce data protection law if Supreme Court sided with Google, its lawyer tells judges

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Agree

They should be punished for the original crime. With a solid guilty verdict individuals should have an easy ride suing for an individual payout. But such a situation would bypass lots of lawyers pay cheques.

And the backers are acting like legal trolls

Can't get that printer to work? It's not you. It's that sodding cablin.... oh beautiful job with that cabling, boss

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Re: Blame the Cable

It was great when it worked. But when it didn't, there was nothing fun about SCSI.

India's open-source advocacy org assists lawsuit opposing COVID-19 vaccine policy

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Re: Agree

As I said, they can cover the development cost and make a profit. So the staff and their expertise is more than coverd.

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Agree

Development money and a profit could still be made while preventing suffering and saving lives.

Hang on. Think of the shareholders

Big Tech bankrolling AI ethics research and events seems very familiar. Ah, yes, Big Tobacco all over again

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Re: Oil, tobacco, sugar, brexit, AI

The lobbyists seem to have their trolls voting. Pity they didn't post a counter argument. That would have been fun.

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Oil, tobacco, sugar, brexit, AI

Lobbyist should be electronically tagged and all their communications monitored. After all if they have nothing to hide........

What is it with Facebook and screwing democracies? Now calls for Prime Minister Modi to resign censored in India

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#nothingtosee

Move along, our PR gods have spoken

UK Court of Appeal rules Tiny Computers' legal remains can sue Micron and Infineon over 2002 DRAM price-fixing cartel

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Re: First PC ...

Worked for them while I was at uni. And pretty much agree with your assessment, particularly about the top management. The only thing I'd add is the couriers they used where the biggest bunch of thieves I've ever had the misfortune to come across. PC repairs in transit would evaporate parts at an alarming rate. I got to the stage of using one of their first webcams to snap the insides before packing them up. Didn't stop the steal but coverd my arse.

Technoking of comedy? Elon Musk to host Saturday Night Live

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If I ever watched it

I might care.

NASA’s getting really good at this flying a helicopter on Mars thing

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Where's the phone app

So I can have a go!!!!! But I suppose NASA don't want to pay the 30% steal tax :)

39 Post Office convictions quashed after Fujitsu evidence about Horizon IT platform called into question

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Re: And still...

While I detest violence, these people really do need a good slap for the lives they destroyed. Then take away their money and lock them up.

US Supreme Court puts a stop to FTC extracting big bucks from crooks to refund victims

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Re: disgorgement

lobbying has just become crooks in suits. Not only a us problem but a fundamental moral problem. We humans really can be shits.

Would be so cool if everyone normalized these pesky data leaks, says data-leaking Facebook in leaked memo

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the information is already public

Facebook will bleed you for their own profit. The horror is so often the blood is real.

We need to talk about criminal adversaries who want you to eat undercooked onion rings

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Why?

That is all

Brit Salesforce exec Gavin Patterson becomes transfer target for controversial European Super League

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Re: Gavin Patterson and the ESL

Hair World Turkey?

I'll never use them again. That'll show em

UK Home Office tenders £5m for a supplier to help it greenlight IT projects. Yes, you read that correctly

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Facepalm

My contempt gland

Just blew up. Wish I could use the joke icon but that would be wasted on this

Brit authorities could legally do an FBI and scrub malware from compromised boxen without your knowledge

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Re: Brit authorities could legally do an FBI

While I agree with your assessment of the current state of both software and the Internet in general, that is no excuses to simply not mitigate against a known exploit. That just smacks of corporate can't be arsed

Truth and consequences for enterprise AI as EU know who goes legal: GDPR of everything from chatbots to machine learning

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A Weeping and gnashing of teeth

Can be heard around the world. About bloody time

Seeing a robot dog tagging along with NYPD officers after an arrest stuns New Yorkers

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In trouble

That's me buggered. God help those who ask why against authority, as the algorithms are designed to spot descent against the accepted norm. Where's the AI to say the accepted norm is broken.

But I don't have control of the money so what do I know.

Pity my surname is not Greensill . No worries, nothing to see here. All cleared by our AI

Patent battle over Facebook Live and 'walkie talkie' tech rattles through High Court in London

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Re: Err..

Thanks for explaining. Unfortunately my brain still imploded at the total lunacy

Irish privacy watchdog sticks GDPR probe into Facebook after that online giveaway of 533 million profiles

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?

would utilise developer time that could be better spent elsewhere.

To do such a complex job would obviously bankrupt the company. Sorry but that's just a crap cop out.

Vote to turf out remainder of Nominet board looks inevitable after .uk registry ignores reform demands

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The sooner

The better. This has become a farce, the more they push back the more it looks like they have something to hide. Time for a full audit and hopefully criminal charges.

Nominet chooses civil war over compromise by rejecting ex-BBC Trust chairman

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Re: When you're stuck in a hole...

The suspicion grows that there's more to keep hidden by these people. The excessive pay was bad enough, what the hell else are they trying to hide.

FreeBSD gives ARM64 green light for production over x86 alternative's 'growth trajectory'

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Re: Also covers Raspberry Pi 3+ and 4.

There's a lot more to it than just that, but if games run better then great.

Quality control, Soviet style: Here's another fine message you've gotten me into

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Such value for money

Remember my mate picking up a lada from an auction (his xr2 was wrapped round a tree by a 14 year old). The full tank and 4 new tyres were worth more than he paid for the car

Texan's alleged Amazon bombing effort fizzles: Militia man wanted to take out 'about 70 per cent of the internet'

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The truth will come out

He's just another pissed off customer who found out he'd been subscribed to amazon prime without knowing or accepting it.

SpaceX's Starlink: Overhyped and underpowered to meet broadband needs of Rural America, say analysts

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Black Helicopters

LASERS !!!

I suspect Mr Musk is setting up a blockade of earth. Where's Mr Bond when you need him.

Feature bloat: Psychology boffins find people tend to add elements to solve a problem rather than take things away

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When I have to

Sign up to, any service, I always fill the fields with nonsense. My info, so bugger off.

Update on PHP source code compromise: User database leak suspected

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Legacy is always a problem

Whatever I do my mum just keeps getting hacked.

Yep, you're totally unique: That one very special user and their very special problem

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Re: (Can't...stop...the... voices....)

Had the same thing. But in my case they bypassed me and bought from a separate budget. Caused so many problems the CEO FINALLY banned any IT kit I didn't approve.

Nominet ignores advice, rejects serious change despite losing CEO, chair, half its board in membership vote

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Re: Is this an April Fool?

Banana Republic. I don't know what else to say.

Deloitte settled HPE's Autonomy lawsuit for $45m back in 2016 and agreed to cooperate with US DoJ

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When?

Will the accountants go to jail. Obviously I trained in the wrong field.

Apple iPad torched this guy's home, lawsuit claims

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Agree

And that's what makes this V cool. Why should we have to worry. It should be safe. So make it safe. Accidents happen. They shouldn't happen because of your profits.

Yes, there's nothing quite like braving the M4 into London on the eve of a bank holiday just to eject a non-bootable floppy

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Re: HR's Disappearing Data

I have come to expect nothing less from Human Rectum departments

UK prime minister Boris Johnson reluctant to reveal his involvement in the OneWeb deal

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Re: Be kind to Boris

He continued to be vague

He's playing with words, please don't give him credit for understanding real world situations.

'Agile' F-35 fighter software dev techniques failed to speed up supersonic jet deliveries

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Basics

Maybe somebody should adopt whatever the IT people used getting the Apollo program to the moon. Just a suggestion. Who knows, might stop aircraft falling from the skys. Complexity doesn't have to equate to impossibility, it just sometimes take care and a bit of time.

Backblaze on the back foot after 'inadvertently' beaming customer data to Facebook

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So tiered

Of these shits getting away with this crap.

Remember Apple's disastrous butterfly keyboards? These lawsuits against the iGiant just formed a super class action

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Re: The keyboard jams when crap gets into the key mechanisms

Sorry but after wandering out from under your bridge did get lost and ended up here? Did you mean to go to your lawyer to file a class action against Google?

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