* Posts by sinsi

26 posts • joined 8 May 2018

Voyager 1 cracks yet another barrier: Now 150 Astronomical Units from Sol





DATA RATE 160.00 b/sec


POWER RECEIVED -155.86 dBm (2.59 x 10-22 kW)

source: https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

OK Windows 10, we get it: You really do not want us to install this unsigned application. But 7 steps borders on ridiculous

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Embrace and kill? AppGet dev claims Microsoft reeled him in with talk of help and a job – then released remarkably similar package manager


Re: How often does a relationship with Microsoft work out well for the other party?


ICANN delays .org sell off after California's attorney general intervenes at last minute, tears non-profit a new one over sale


Re: Follow the money.

Unbiased website? From a Wired article:

"A spokesperson for Ethos Capital referred a reporter to a website published by Ethos and the Internet Society called keypointsabout.org."

Google tests hiding Chrome extension icons by default, developers definitely not amused by the change


Security by obscurity?

"Our goal with this new UI is to make it easier for users to see what extensions can access their data,"

See by hiding. I see...

As Australia is gripped by bog roll shortage, tabloid says: Here, fill your dunny with us


Just be like Granny and get the Almanac, nice thin pages...

Europol wipes out 30,000+ piracy sites, three suspects cuffed to walk the legal plank


Lost sale?

"Each time you buy a counterfeit good, a legitimate company loses revenue."

I could probably scrape together $100 for a fake Rolex but not $100,000 for a real one, so no, you didn't lose any revenue.

Conspiracy loons claim victory in Brighton and Hove as council rejects plans to build 5G masts


Sounds more like the council found an excuse to agree with the loonies.

Do you run on a cloud Down Under, where data's shared and governments plunder... Oz joins US, UK in info search-warrant law


Seems like a nice way for the copyright trolls to bypass the Australian courts...

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words


Re: Erm...

Back in the DOS days, Microsoft had the "BABE" INT 2F interface for Smartdrive.

Maltese browser game biz flings €1m sueball at Google over Adsense kerfuffle


How much?

£46000 a day? For ads? Wow.

2001: Linux is cancer, says Microsoft. 2019: Hey friends, ah, can we join the official linux-distros mailing list, plz?


I thought the great thing about open source was that many, many eyes could spot problems better than a closed system.

Time for the open source community to put up or shut up?

Apple's privacy schtick is just an act, say folks suing the iGiant: iTunes 'purchase histories sold' to data slurpers


So you can punch in a few parameters and get a list of names and addresses? Stalkers must be drooling into their keyboards.

Armor Games admits all its users' deets slurped in database mega-hack as site moves to repair chink


Re: 617 million? Really?

From the email I received

We are one of the smaller companies affected, apparently holding less than 2% of the total accounts affected between the 16 companies.

Amazon triples profit to $11.2bn, pays ZERO DOLLARS in corp tax – instead we pay it $129m


Imagine if these big companies actually paid the tax due, the government could do something like, I dunno, pay for a big wall...

Microsoft sends a raft of Windows 10 patches out into the Windows Update ocean


Windows code name

Windows 10 (aka 19H1)

Why am I reminded of some sort of flu-type infection...ah yes, it's Windows 10.

Google Play Store spews malware onto 9 million 'Droids


Re: Awww bless

According to Malwarebytes

Adware is a form of malware

Australia's 'snoop minister' wants crypto-busting law probe wound up, proposals back into parliament


“I want to get it through as quickly as possible”

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

Just a little heads up: Google is still trying to convince everyone that web apps don't suck


What could possibly go wrong?

prevent phones from locking the screen while a browser-based app is active

It is usually more polite to ask.

provide web apps with greater access to the native file system

No. Fucking. Way.

detect when users are away from their keyboard or the screen is locked

And what, annoy them until they notice you?

perform an arbitrary task at some point in the future

So specific...

Thank $deity that week's over. Look, here's some trippy music generated from pixels of a Martian sunrise to play us out


Mark Knopfler would be proud.

Expanding Right To Be Forgotten slippery slope to global censorship, warn free speech fans


Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be so happy if it's extended worldwide.

Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25


Technically, they did - the first logo was all capitals.

MyHealth Record rollout saga shambles on: ALP wants it put on hold


Who has access

Why does Telstra currently have access? What would a telco want with my medical history?

Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb


Nobody Expects

The Spanish Update

Bombshell discovery: When it comes to passwords, the smarter students have it figured


So they compared passwords against a database of stolen passwords, not cracked passwords?

You can have the most badass password in creation, not much good if it's stolen.

Windows Notepad fixed after 33 years: Now it finally handles Unix, Mac OS line endings


Old school

The CRLF combination makes sense if you go back to the days of line printers (or maybe typewriters).

CR (carriage return) moved the print head to the first column, LF (line feed) moved it down one line.


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