* Posts by BigSLitleP

343 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jun 2018


UN's ITU election may spell the end of our open internet


Re: Zero sum, as usual

This is just such a bad, poorly thought out take. By putting Russia or China in charge, it would become inherently political. The standards they are trying to push would legitimize their wish to remove free speech from people in their countries. On one side you have the free internet, and on the other you have an internet broken up in to regions that can be completely controlled by the country that owns them. If you see this as a zero sum, there is something wrong with your glasses.

Arrest warrant issued for Do Kwon – the man blamed for 'crypto winter'


Re: The man who caused...?

"Brexit and the Pound?"


Microsoft rolls out stealthy updates for 365 Apps


Re: Well that explains it...

Sounds like a Mac problem to me.....

Merge shifts Ethereum to full proof-of-stake, price slumps


Re: Squeeze

It's not "bull", none of the cryptos are worth their current "value". All of them are basically ponzi schemes and will collapse at some point. That point seems to be getting closer, and bitcoin will be forced to change to a PoS scheme soon enough because no one will put up with it's energy consumption.

China can destroy US space assets, Space Force ops nominee warns


Has anyone checked to see.....

If that guy's bank account recently had a large payment from one E. Musk? The report sure smells like it did.....

Nichelle Nichols' ashes set for trek to the stars


Re: Why the status

Let's see:

Nichelle Nichols - did an amazing job for race relations, including the first on screen interracial kiss as well as for equality, as she played a female officer on a warship.

Star Trek itself did a huge amount for equality, racial and sexual, as well as showing the world a view of what we could accomplish if we all worked together. It also did political commentary on things such as the Vietnam War, which no other show at the time could get away with.

So why the status? Because it had arguably the largest impact in real life than any TV show before or since, and that's not hyperbole.

Take your tin foil hat off and reel your neck in.

Big Tech silent on data privacy in post-Roe America


Re: Democracy

JFC you can't be from the UK and be this stupid

Tesla sues former engineer, claims he stole Dojo supercomputer trade secrets


The point is - What trade secrets? And how can they possibly be worth a lot to other companies when Tesla's stuff is probably way behind all their competitors?

I kind of thought that was obvious from his post.....

'This is the new normal,' Microsoft tells US workers: Work from home until further notice


Re: Leftanistan

Its not the first time vaccines have been mandatory in America. It's not even the first time masks were mandatory. It's amazing how often people forget their own history when it doesn't match what they want to believe.......

Ecuador shreds Julian Assange's citizenship


"Is being forced to live in a room for 7 years due to bogus charges, charges that Sweden wished to withdraw but was not allowed to due to pressure from the UK and US, something to make fun off and mock?"

I'm always amazed at how Assange fans seem to want to try to re-write history........

Biden warns 'real shooting war' will be sparked by severe cyber attack


Re: Not really news, Biden

I guess the corollary is still true that if someone puts "fact" in caps or bold, generally what follows is certainly not a fact.

Laptops given to British schools came preloaded with remote-access worm


aaaand you're going to get more downvotes for equating two things that are not related.

Judge denies Parler an injunction to force AWS to host the antisocial network for internet outcasts


Re: Another snowflake

There isn't really anything to discuss. The judge made a ruling, El Reg reported it. End of. El Reg were not in court, railing against Parler. They took no part at all.

Two things though: 1) Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment 2) The first amendment protects you against the government, not private enterprise.

If you are going to go around screaming death threats, racist slurs and spreading lies, be prepared for the consequences of that action.

As UK breaks away from Europe, Facebook tells Brits: You'll all be Californians soon


Re: Hmm

That's easy - it's because he thinks he's right. You can't help people that are that deluded.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a monastery-burning romp that would be way better if it was not an Assassin's Creed game


Mate i'm much much older and if i haven't spent two to three hours a day on the console my wife checks my pulse in case i've died and not had the decency to tell her.

Frenchman who wanted to 'smash a guy's face in' fined €135 – despite correctly filling out paperwork stating why he left home during lockdown


Re: Bore-out compensation

Was it called the aquarium or was it known as the fishbowl? If it's the second, i think i know where you worked....

Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired


What i want to know is.....

Where's the guy that bet me actual money on here that Trump would win the election?

Where you at?


Re: Looking forward to a China world

"MIlitia Police Forces" are not a real thing. The trade war with China is hurting the US as much as them. The southern wall was never built.

I see you don't raise your head and look around very often. Maybe get your ass/head out of your phone and away from Fox news?


Re: One down ...

He was a bit part. Gathering a few friends with his smiley-smiley routine but he was no big player until Gordon Brown made a deal with him.


Re: Good

Oh yeah, because Trump was good on all those subjects....

Elon Musk's ancient April Fools' gag about 'Tesla Tequila' made real in lightning-shaped bottle


Yup, was coming here to post this. That's not expensive tequila, it's a cheap investment.

Suspended sentence for bank IT worker who broke into his boss's webcam because he didn't get a payrise


Re: I agree it seems like very light punishment

Obviously not, he got caught.

Congrats, HCL, on your £1.5m contract to upgrade a county council's ERP system to SAP S4/HANA within a year


Days before the US election, phishers net $2.3m from Wisconsin Republicans


Re: Democrats have won

I'm just going to screen cap this for later. Any chance i can get you to make a bet on who will win the election?

Facebook is leaky, creepy, and trashy. Now it wants to host some of your customer data


Re: Am I the only one still sane?

Nope. You'll be missing nuances in the message, tone of voice, and many other things that make voice superior to text every single time.

We know there are a lot of, er, distractions right now but NASA's got some sweet video of its asteroid rubble raiser


"Life" is terrible. Like, objectively terrible. The scientists on the station are supposed to be some of the smartest people on Earth, yet they do the dumbest most anti-science things to the point where the wife and I were hoping they would all die. Horribly.

Uber allowed to continue operating in English capital after winning appeal against Transport for London


Re: A leopard doesn't change its spots

Name one company that has improved itself after a ruling like this.

Microsoft to charge $200 for 32 GPU cores, sliver of CPU clockspeed, 6GB RAM, 512GB SSD... and a Blu-Ray player


Re: why do you think it's not possible to do any of that with a PC?

Yup, similar thing here. I have a HDMI cable routed across the wall to my tv so i can use my PC while sitting on my sofa. I also have an XBOX X plugged in too. They wife is currently using the xbox, so i'm sitting at my desk instead.

I love my console. I love my PC. I use them for different things. Tribalism, just like nationalism, needs to die. Painfully. In a fire.

India flies Mach 6 scramjet for 20 whole seconds


The people of India seem to think that India has an issue with gang rape. Maybe you should stop pointing fingers at westerners?

As many people have said, every country has serious issues. Whataboutism's aren't helping anyone. Rather than pointing fingers, what are you doing to solve these problems?

What price security? Well, for the US ban on Huawei/ZTE kit it's around $1.8bn, and you're going to pay most of it


Re: Evidence? Anywhere?

Actually it was probably marked down because it is full of whataboutism and nothing related to the original question of "is there any evidence....".

So... just 'Good' then? KFC pulls Finger Lickin' slogan while pandemic rumbles on


If they are replaing "finger lickin", maybe they should use "we used to be".

There is a pancake place near where we live, they make savoury pancakes. Their "texas chicken" pancake is finger lickin good and we haven't touched KFC since finding them!

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


Re: Putin? Border?

You missed Crimea 2014 from that list....

Marketing: Wow, that LD8 data centre outage was crazy bad. Still, can't get worse, can it? Finance: HOLD MY BEER


Re: Issues are piling up

Rubbish. Anything automated you can turn off, or send an automated follow up email stating "previous email was nonsense, please ignore". Instead, they are going to generate a lot of bad will. Golf claps all round, and one for you saying that people can't think for themselves.

Global network controlled by erratic billionaire Qracks down on Qanon Qranks


Re: Cranks

"The EU did not "let the UK leave", it did everything it could to prevent that outcome "

You mean they wouldn't let the UK out without a border or paying the money they owe? So, they were being sensible then? Also, Greece would have been a lot worse off if the EU hadn't stepped in as they haven't controlled their own inflation in decades. They also have HUGE amounts of corruption throughout their country and waste money everywhere. You can't blame the EU for trying to reel them in.

Similar in Spain. If they are going to pin all their hopes on Tourism while selling all the good houses to foreigners, where do they expect to get money from? Don't blame the EU for nations making bad decisions. Same as trying to blame the EU for France not following the EU's advice, leading to the gilets jaunes movement.

Trying to blame the EU for nationalist idiots burning their own countries is beyond stupid.

Splunk sales ace wins sex discrimination case after new boss handed her key accounts to blokes deemed 'flight risks'


Rubbish. She probably brought in those accounts in the first place.

Tencent’s gaming surge trumps potential loss of the one or two percent of cash it makes in America


Re: So...

Not forgetting that you also shouldn't use any piece of Cisco equipment on your network, as the NSA can jump on and inspect your traffic without you being any the wiser. At this point, i'm thinking we need to remove all their kit from Europe as it seems to be a very dangerous security threat. We don't want our info getting in to the hands of a foreign enemy power now, do we?

How is Trump's anti-Chinese rhetoric playing out? 70% of smartphones sold in the US are – surprise – made in China


Re: How long?

Well, i doubt it will escalate for four more years....

UK utility Thames Water splashes cash as host of IT consultancies appointed to handle £100m worth of deals


Re: Leaks

You have to find the leaks first, then you have to work out how to repair them. It's not like fixing a tap! If you've never worked in the water industry, then you have no clue how much of a pain it is. A lot of the money Thames is spending should (In theory) help them find and fix leaks.

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


Re: Generally, the Reg does a better job

Considering both "orange man bad" and "climate change bad" are accurate statements, i'm not really sure what your issue is?

Also, your post name seems accurate.

Amazon's auditing of Alexa Skills is so good, these boffins got all 200+ rule-breaking apps past the reviewers


Re: You lied

I have an Alexa because i was given one. It sits in the kitchen, usually unplugged. We use as a speaker in the kitchen, quite often plugged in with an audio jack from an old mp3 player.

It's a good speaker, we don't really use it as a smart speaker and a lot of it's functionality is turned off. Would i buy one? Probably not.

The iMac at 22: How the computer 'too odd to succeed' changed everything ... for Apple, at least


Re: Nowadays Macs don't look different than PCs

The iPod was a terrible piece of kit. The sound from it was awful and you could buy much better bits of kit for less. It is exactly what i'm talking about.


Re: Nowadays Macs don't look different than PCs

I'm not going to argue about the OS. I think most people agree that Apple's OS is pretty strong.

Their hardware though has always been over designer, under powered and way more expensive than it needed to be. It really does come with.... i'll say "cool tax" rather than what is usually used around here. Anybody remember the $1000 monitor stand?

Amazon assembles team of boffins, devs, project managers and more to figure out mass coronavirus testing


Maybe they should research.....

How to not treat their employees like crap instead? Or how about paying their tax bill correctly?

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much


"We don't want to do as we're told!"

I'm not used to feeling like El Reg has lost the plot, but what the fsck is going on here? People are dying and you guys are moaning because idiots are gathering and being told off by the police? Are you serious?

In order to help slow down the spread of the disease, we're being asked to not travel and not form large groups. Yes, some of the forces have been a little over-zealous (telling shop owners what they can stock, stopping people from exercising even though that's clearly allowed in the fricking rules), there are people out there being stupid. Night before last, someone decided to hold a street party. My wife is a doctor. Several people on my street are nurses. We don't need that kind of stupidity. You better believe we called the police and had that party dispursed.

This thing is not a joke. Start acting like adults. Maybe next time, get a Brit to write the story instead. Americans don't seem to know what they are doing at the moment.

Cloudflare family-friendly DNS service flubs first filtering foray: Vital LGBTQ, sex-ed sites blocked 'by mistake'


Re: Boo hoo!

Sorry grandpa, but we don't whip the slaves anymore either.


"Cultural Marxism is destroying western societies.

At the end of the day 99.999% of humans are XX or XY. Simples biological fact innit."

Cultural marxism is not a thing.

Please provide verifiable evidence to back up your second statement.

Ignorance is destroying western societies.

Lack of education innit.

IBM veep partly blamed Sopra Steria for collapse of £155m Co-Op Insurance Agile project


Re: Agile project

Looks like you got a downvote from someone that doesn't understand Agile methodology

Supply, demand and a scary mountain of debt: The challenges facing IT as COVID-19 grips the global economy


Yet you still came in here and made a comment on your closed tab......

What's inside a tech freelancer's backpack? That's right, EVERYTHING


Re: unpacking order...

No, he didn't


Re: "my backpack can weigh between 8 and 14kg"

I'd rather use a company provided phone so that i when i drop it in to a waste sewerage tank, i don't care.