* Posts by stiine

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Tetchy trainee turned the lights down low to teach turgid lecturer a lesson

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taking notes...

Economics class - I took, over the course of the semester, 3/4 of one page of notes. P.W. on my right took two full spiral notebooks worth of notes. O.G. on my left took one full notebook worth of notes. The difference between the two was down to, I think, handwriting size. Before the exam, O.G. asked for my notes, to comare with his notes, to make sure he hadn't missed anything. When I handed him the sheet of paper, he laughed, handed it back, and leaned forward to ask P.W. for her notes. I don't know if it helped but I still got better marks in that course than either of them.

BlackCat malware lashes out at US defense IT contractor

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Facepalm

LAUSD

"... but did say that there had been no new security breaches since the incident, ..."

So, all of the existing hackers, except the one who asked for ransom are still there?

NASA, SpaceX weigh invoking Dragon to take Hubble higher

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why stop there?

As was mentioned above, attach a module to the docking adapter. My suggestion is to launch a tug on a Falcon 9 and have it dock with Hubble. Then it can lower its orbit to dock with the ISS. Then SpaceX can launch a 2nd Falcon 9 with 3 technicians in a Dragon and a separate Falcon 9 with fuel and parts. Once the two have rendezvoused with ISS, they can EVA from the ISS and refuel the tug, make repairs to Hubble, and then return to earth.

The tug could then undock and raise the Hubble to the desired orbit, and return to ISS, its new home.

Europe just might make it easier for people to sue for damage caused by AI tech

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!00% too many.

The web's cruising at 13 million new and nefarious domain names a month

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Mushroom

Here's a hint...

If the domain looks like a GUID, 99.99% of the time, you should block access to it.

European carriers again call for Big Tech to fund network builds

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Close, but then you decided that companies pay tax....Companies don't pay taxes, their customer do.

Darth Vader voice actor James Earl Jones allows AI to take over the role

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Re: Awesome

What could be worse than his lines in 'Conan the Barbarian'???

I used to think I wanted a Garmin GPS unit that featured James Earl Jones' voice, but then I watched 'No country for old men,' and now I want one with Javier Bardem's voice. Can you imagine getting lost if THAT VOICE was telling you when and where to turn?????

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Scratch that. I want Caboose's voice (Joel Heyman) from Red vs Blue on my Garmin because I'm old enough to not care when I get lost if its going to be that much fun.

Girls Who Code books 'banned' in some US classrooms

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Re: Politics on mailing lists...

You forgot that they also want to persecute queer people.

Of course, the operative word here is... you guessed it: people.

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Re: God botherers strike again!

They're typically loud and narrow-minded.

I don't care if you don't want your children to read a particular book, but that should be between you, your child, and the book. Leave the rest of us out of your insecurities.

Scientists overjoyed after DART smashes into asteroid Dimorphos, contact lost

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Happy

I'm disappointed

You should have included the last image, or should I say partial last image taken by the probe, which was the top 10% of a frame with the rest being just noise.

I'm also waiting for the JPL scientist to update his plastic model to include the impact crater....GO JPL ! ! ! ! !

A match made in heaven: systemd comes to Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Re: when Jerry Pournelle wrote about System D

I haven't read that one in a decade. Now I know what I'm going to read this week!

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Re: a match made in heaven indeed

Don't forget its continued incompleteness. Its like firewalld in that respect

Update your Tesla now before the windows put your fingers in a pinch

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Re: Beauty

Only someone who's handle is 'imanidiot' would suggest that panel gaps should be fixable via an OTA update... please stop, just stop.

Billionaire CEO tells Googlers 'we shouldn’t always equate fun with money'

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Devil

TGIF?

Thank God its Facebook?

Meta accused of breaking the law by secretly tracking iPhone users

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Mushroom

Re: "We have carefully designed our in-app browser"

how do you think chrome got to be #1? obnoxious advertising on every google property

Don't want to get run over by a Ford car? There's a Bluetooth app for that

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Happy

Unless you want to remain calm...

The next deep magic Linux program to change the world? Io_uring

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Holy Hell. How many times have i had to paste text into notepad (using a serif font) to be able to tell I's from l's from 1's or 0's from O'.

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Re: CDC 6600 had this 50 years ago

There was prececence from the late 1930's.

Appeals court already under fire for upholding Texas no-content-moderation law

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Re: Mmmm, Ok

Or dumb quotes on a light-blue background under every video about the climate that doesn't toe a particular line?

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Re: Here we go...

Please explalin Teddy Kennedy's career to the rest of us.

White House puts $50m into floating wind turbine projects

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Pirate

500ft is far too much spacing. They need to be packed and stacked like an aquatic Maginot line.

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Re: Quite literally a drop in the Ocean

Do you mean sailing ships?

Can reflections in eyeglasses actually leak info from Zoom calls? Here's a study into it

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What do you call a necktie? A chinnie?

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Re: IgNobel 2023

Corrected Conclusion Disalble the camera so you don't have to dress for work, or at all.

Damn, I need that Paris icon, too.

White House to tech world: Promise you'll write secure code – or Feds won't use it

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Re: The first blow has been struck...

How is IR35 going to change that?

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Black Helicopters

Does this mean that they'll only allow Dual EC DRBG encryption?

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Joke

Re: What are the implications for open source software?

Starting in Q1 2023, it will only be certified on z/OS hardware.

Using the datacenter as a dining room destroyed the platters that matter

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A six-pack of beer fit nicely under the raised floor in, actually, both data centers (administrative, and comp sci) at my uni.

BOFH: It's Friday, it's time to RTFM

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Devil

Re: BINGO!

That long?

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Re: TLA

You too?

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Mushroom

Re: Pedantic description alert!

Fucking version numbers. If I had a dollar for every predictably awful marketing decision I've had to accept, I'd be on the next note, not your King Charles III.

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Coffee/keyboard

Excellent!!!!!

I haven't LOL'd and WTF'd at the same time as hard as I just did.

Nearly as good as the episode with the Kaypro full of lead-acid batteries and a serial port.

FCC floats 'five-year rule' for hoovering up space junk

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It would take more than a rocker motor. They'd also have to have a guidance computer for that motor.

I wonder if it would be possible for SpaceX to put a net/grapple/magnet on a cable attached to their 2nd stage and attempt to snag, and then de-orbit, a piece of space junk?

Dump these small-biz routers, says Cisco, because we won't patch their flawed VPN

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No, the VPN has not been secure, except for the versions between 20.3 and 20.6*.

* - unless 20.4 and 20.5 were vulnerable to different bugs, and then they've never been secure.

California passes bill requiring salary ranges on job listings

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Re: Long Overdue. One Step Closer to Truth in Job-Advertising

I'd be glad to if you can get the Colorado Attorney General to not run for re-election.

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Re: Women v men

Do two men performing the same job have to have the same salary? Do they have the same work experience? Do they have the same skills and aptitude? Do they have the same employment goals? If you answered 'no' to any of those questions, then please tell me, and everyone else, why they should be paid the same salary?

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Re: Will this actually help ?

If they're hurting you, just resign.

Bye bye BoJo: Liz Truss named new UK prime minister

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Meh

Please don't take this the wrong way, but

How long until her nickname is Ms. Trust?

The crime against humanity that is the modern OS desktop, and how to kill it

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Re: Even iPhones are going that way - losing what made iOS special in the first place

re: boiling frogs. That's the whole point. Change slowly enough that you don't notice the changes. As opposed to the Microsoft cliff-edge approach.

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Re: Coding is the easy part!

I hate to tell you this, but they wouldn't be any good at it, at all.

Terminal downgrade saves the day after a client/server heist

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Re: Satellite tech

X11 over a 2 channel bonded ISDN connection worked like a champ. Much better than the replacement split-speed DSL and cable modems.

One man's battle to get patent rights for AI inventors in America may be over

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Re: Are you using a neural flame?

Don't Campbell's Soup do that with their cans, albeit only in a single plane?

Why bother with warrants when cops can buy location data for under $10k?

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Coffee/keyboard

The EFF needs to get this company's supplier list and go after them.

And the courts need to kill the 3rd-party doctrine.

Goodbye, humans: Call centers 'could save $80b' switching to AI

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Re: Okay, AI chatbots - so how would this work out ?

You report it to the local police as a safety hazard, and let them call the ISP.

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Megaphone

Re: No no no no no

No, what you want is somone who speaks your language, in your dialect, with your accent.

Braking news: Cops slammed for spamming Waze to slow drivers down

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Re: I have no problem with this.

they are, but you have to change gears to 2 or 1 or low.

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Hope beyond hope...

I'll read the 128 existing comments after saying:

That sounds like the police are advocating for GPS tracking for law enforcement officers (or at least their vehicles). I'm sure Waze would drop-ship a box of GPS trackers to every police force in the kingdom in a heartbeat.

AI detects 20,000 hidden taxable swimming pools in France, netting €10m

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Re: scanning for telltale signs of pools such as blue rectangles in backyards

Except in California where they'll send a park ranger to give you a ticket for having a fire.

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Re: Never trust an AI for things like this

Some counties in the state of Georgia do this. I've been watching ebay for trailerable plastic water containers (~500gal) to capture runoff from the gutters to lower this particular tax.

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Re: If it steers boots on the ground to double check

Good luck blinding satellites in LEO.

My questions is did the tax collectors interface with the homeowners' insurance companies? At least in the U.S. having a pool installed will change your insurance premiums.

I hope they use google earth to find out how long the pools have been there, they may be able to get $100M.

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