* Posts by stiine

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Did this airliner land in the North Sea? No. So what happened? El Reg probes flight tracker site oddity

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Re: Qinetic

I thought that was one of the better French actions of the last 40 years.

Oracle's Java 15 rides into town, waving the 'we're number one' flag, demands 25th birthday party

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Re: More shims, more proxies, more factories, more beans, more frameworks, more annotations...

Don't you mean Erorr = java.error.start -> java.error.collect -> java.random.garbagejava.meme.ironic.proxy.factory.factoryCreation.proxyHelper.MemeFactory.getYearBoundedDatedMemeInstanceByYear(1990).getCompatibleProxy().getBeanInstanceFactory().getRemoteMemeSessionBean(MemeSessionBeanType.IRONIC).createRemoteMemeInstanceProxyShim().getRemoteMemeInstanceProxy(MemeProxyType.NOT_LITERAL).getRemoteMemeInstance().getLocalMemeInstanceFromRemoteMemeInstanceViaFactoryShimAndProxy();

US military takes aim at 2024 for human-versus-AI aircraft dogfights. Have we lost that loving feeling for Top Gun?

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Re: GPT-3 - your call is important to us

Companies already do this. You call in and get dumped in a queue, then every 30 seconds they play a 45 second advertising spiel (yes, cutting off the end of it) after which they remind you that you're on hold and that your call is important, and recyle through the tail-cut ad again...

'A guy in a jetpack' seen flying at 3,000ft within few hundred yards of passenger jet landing at LA airport

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Think of it as something Carlos Ghosn might have used.

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Re: Did the guy look like Elon Musk?

Well, yes, https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/60-years-ago-the-famous-boeing-707-barrel-roll-over-lake-washington/

Amazon spies on staff, fires them by text for not hitting secretive targets, workers 'feel forced to work through pain, injuries' – report

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Re: If you do not like this ...

Around here they all seem to be young, and during the summer you can tell when an Amazon delivery van is coming from the blaring gangsta rap music coming downthe street. In winter you only know they're nearby when they open the van door to make the delivery.

Also, if you need gas on your way to work in the morning, you need to get to QT before the do because they use all of the pumps at once...

What's 2 + 2? Personal info, sniffs Twitter: Anti-doxxing AI goes off the rails, bans tweets with numbers in them

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Re: Simplify all the things

No, but if you don't add an avatar to online accounts, most of them default to a silouette, a blank white head on a dark background. Twitter must have some wonderful DevOps people....

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

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Re: Bad guy vs bad guy

Don't be so sure. Unless you have their domains blocked in your local dns server, they can still see every time you query bfgthyjukilkiuyt.facebook.net (remember the article about chrome's NXDOMAIN detection)

Relying on plain-text email is a 'barrier to entry' for kernel development, says Linux Foundation board member

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Re: No that's not how it works

Don't give him any ideas.

Be very afraid! British Army might scrap battle tanks for keyboard warriors – report

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Re: I want one.

How is that Pink Cadillac Coup de Ville on their Armored Military vehicles for Sale page armed?

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I want one.

When will they be holding an auction? I've always wanted my own personal tank batallion.

Chromium devs want the browser to talk to devices, computers directly via TCP, UDP. Obviously, nothing can go wrong

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How do you hit them?

Do you put a drop of blood in the end of the barrel and wait until they land?

FCC: Remember that confidential paperwork you gave us, China Telecom? Yeah, well, we're handing it over to the Feds

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Re: The swamp is not the high ground

Was Trump president when the Cisco hardware was intercepted?

You there. Person, corp, state. Doesn't matter. You better not shoot down or hack a drone. That's our job – US govt

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Re: This is solvable

If its sound, shouldn't it be classified as speech, which is free?

Whoa-o BlackBerry, bam-ba-lam: QWERTY phone had a child. 5G thing's newly styled

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Re: Thanks for the laugh.

71...pff....Check these out.

https://archive.org/details/davidwnivenjazz

Securus sued for 'recording attorney-client jail calls, handing them to cops' – months after settling similar lawsuit

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Re: Intent

And why is that?

Oh what a feeling: New Toyotas will upload data to AWS to help create custom insurance premiums based on driver behaviour

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Re: Three words: leaky AWS buckets

Why do you think its not already there, and leaking?

Node.js community finally prodded to patch Chromium XHR bug after developer refuses to let flaw stand

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Where does the http/2 spec say that the fin may occur?

How to have a more positive 'outage experience' according to Microsoft: Please don't rely on the Azure Status page

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Re: What a great way to blame the customer for problems

I don't think he was referring to the article, but to MS. That's how I read it.

Dido 'Queen of Carnage' Harding to lead UK's Institute for Health Protection because Test and Trace went so well

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Re: Oh! God! It's you again isn't it!?

You don't know any teachers, do you.

Pot, meet kettle: Google claims Australia's pay-for-news plan could see personal data put to nefarious uses

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re: re: Pedantry

Is it?

Trump administration reportedly offers Oracle cheap end to $400m wage discrimination case

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Douglas Adams was correct

The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.

To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

- Douglas Adams - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

US govt proposes elephant showers for every American after Prez Trump says trickles dampen his haircare routine

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Re: Surely the washing instructions

They don't. They have pages and expense accounts.

Appeals judges toss out FTC win: What Qualcomm did to its rivals was 'hypercompetitive, not anticompetitive'

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Re: Standardization

Not only the technology, but the technology company's representatives on the SIGs.

Super Cali COVID count is somewhat out of focus, server crash and expired cert makes numbers quite atrocious

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Only since the mid 1990's. Before that taxonimy meant something.

China now blocking ESNI-enabled TLS 1.3 connections, say Great-Firewall-watchers

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Re: Satellite broadband?

A very large aluminium umbrella?

Peer-to-peer takes on a whole new meaning when used to spy on 3.7 million or more cameras, other IoT gear

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Re: Just Skynet

Why would you think Skynet would have those kinds of vulnerabilities?

What happens when holes perfect for spyware are found in the engine room of millions of Qualcomm-based phones? Let's find out

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Re: We don't need...

Oh, you naive child, Smooth Newt.

Whoops, our bad, we may have 'accidentally' let Google Home devices record your every word, sound – oops

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Re: I like Kaggle

Are they all porcelain?

CSI GitHub: That big outage last month? It's always DNS. Or it was Kubernetes. Maybe it was a heady blend of both

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Re: Someone please explain to me

Let me know if you change your tune after migrating to ipv6.

As the world descends into madness, it's good to see some things never change: Monthly Android patches

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Re: I hate to say it...

Damn. How old is my Galaxy S7? Of course, I only use it to make calls and press decline for incoming spam calls. Seriously, I must get 10 a day.

Microsoft forked out $13.7m in bug bounties. The reward program's architect thinks the money could be better spent

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Re: It all starts with a decent QA department

Not only QA... I've never used an IDE so I don't know how QA highlights bad code before shipping it back to the author and getting them to do it over again correctly, but I think that making it strobe bright red would probaby work.

China requires gamers to reveal real names and map them to frag-tastic IDs

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Re: Is there no societal problem to be addressed?

It won't matter for about a generation, just like their one-child policy last century...

Leaky AWS S3 buckets are so common, they're being found by the thousands now – with lots of buried secrets

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Re: Outsourcing

I disagree. I would have killed for a Thompson machine gun when I was a kid.

Firefox 79: A thin release for regular users, but plenty for developers to devour

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Re: The snag with a four-week release cycle ...

Or it could be an ignorant idea from a developer with a very limited understanding of..well..most things. And that, in a nutshell, is Mozilla.

Intel, boffins invent an AI Clippy for code: Hi, I see you're writing another lock-free bloom filter. Can I help?

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Nope

this:

This could reduce the number of bugs and improve performance as blocks of code are replaced with known-good tested ones.

Will mean every bit of code will have the same underlying problems and the same bugs. But hey, at least all of the results will be wrong in exactly the same fashion.

Australia to force Google and Facebook to pay for news and reveal algorithm changes before they whack web traffic

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Re: If you don’t want your site indexed

But if they use robots.txt, they won't get any traffic... oh wait.

YOU... SHA-1 NOT PASS! Microsoft magics away demonic hash algorithm from Windows updates, apps

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I wonder if they're going to take this opportunity to simple delete everything that was signed with SHA1, Or are they going to resign everything with SHA2? I'm betting on the former.

Chinese ambassador to UK threatens to withdraw Huawei, £3bn investment if comms giant banned from building 5G

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Re: Does the Chinese ambassador think ...

There's been a revolution since that time.

Once considered lost, ESA and NASA's SOHO came back from the brink of death to work even better than it did before

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Re: Do another deep-freeze experiment first

Or we might be able to increase the performance of instruments by powering the spacecraft off for 1 orbit?

From a trickle to an Application Stream: Red Hat opens barriers for RHEL 8.3 beta

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re: set root password and create a user

Why? I can understand the requirement to set the root password, but if the machine is going to be joined to an ldap or active directory domain, then there shouldn't be any local users in the first place, but of course this what happens when you want to run the same OS on both a Z/os mainframe and a Thinkpad.

Google allowed to remember search results to news articles it was asked to forget. Good

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who are the rest of the RTBF applications from

If they're not from actual people, shouldnt' google simply be allowed to bin them?

What evil lurks within the data centre, and why is it DDoS-ing the ever-loving pants off us?

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Re: Kaboom

This is why backdoors are so prevalent, yet so prohibitted.

VMware to stop describing hardware as ‘male’ and ‘female’ in new terminology guide

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Re: I use type-N connectors

FYI, type-N connectors are all of one design. Also, not only is there no male/female, there's no right-side-up/up-side-down.

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Re: Last time I checked ...

You are too naive...

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I use type-N connectors

The those jackasses have a new term for those?

China successfully launches Mars probe that packs an orbiter, lander, rover

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Re: Hmm

We didn't copy it, we actually shipped the some of the parts and people to the U.S. and continued working.

That's a might fine icon right there...

Ex-boss of ICANN shifts from 'advisor' to co-CEO of private equity biz that tried to buy .org for $1bn+

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Re: It stinks...

You didn't read his comment, did you?

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Re: It stinks...

That's because those of us who used to use it....now just add your domain to a script that blocks your netblock...no skin off of my teeth. No offence, but fuck you if you're a company and your whois records aren't accurate and correct.

SpaceX pulls off an incredible catch, netting both halves of its Falcon fairing as they fell Earthwards after latest launch

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Or rocket engines...

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