* Posts by dansbar

16 posts • joined 14 Jun 2018

Google's reCAPTCHA favors – you guessed it – Google: Duh, only a bot would refuse to sign into the Chocolate Factory


I must be doing it wrong

Because in Safari in normal browsing mode and signed in to a Google account, that little test tool returned 0.7. From a little known privacy focussed browser with ad blocking and privacy protections on full blast and not a Google account having ever dated to sully it’s cache I get 0.9.

Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!

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Just keep slurping: HMRC adds two million taxpayers' voices to biometric database


Re: Irksome

I'm glad someone else mentioned it. HMRC referring to their victims as customers was the bit that raised my eyebow too.

Apple blew my mind – literally, says woman: MagSafe plug sparked face-torching blaze, lawsuit claims


Apple never marketed the product as intrinsically safe or suitable for an Oxygen rich environment.

Q: If Pesky Pepper had a peek at patient papers, at how many patient papers did Pesky Pepper peek? A: 231


Re: Explain this to me...

A solicitor with a court order or a medical insurer that you have signed up to and provided consent would request medical records from your doctor and a clerk/admin assistant/receptionist would provide those records.


Re: Heres the issue

She was neither qualified or authorised. Further, I suggest that her short attention span is an indicator that any juicy information was at risk of becoming gossip the moment she got bored in company.

Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box


Re: If a plane can do this, what happens to cars?

I completely agree that car automation is much furthwr away than those with a stake in the technology would like us to believe, but one major difference between cars and aircraft is that if a system fails on a car and the fleshy bags of water realise they can just turn the whole thing off. Stop it dead. With an aircraft, the pilots have no such luxury.



"This is a computer system designed to prevent the nose of the Boeing 737-Max from pulling too far up and putting the plane into a stall when under manual control. It has nothing to do with the airplane's autopilot."

Nope nope nope nope nope

When machinery is under manual control, it should be under manual control. There is absolutely no reason at all for this system to automatically control the aircraft. For decades aircraft have had the capability to alert the pilot audibly and visually and to even announce recommended action to a potential stall condition as well as a plethora of other potential pilot errors. That's where it should end. The pilot should always then get to decide whether to follow that advice or not.

How the hell did people sit in a room and decide that it was fine to let the computer have the final say?

I can handle the risk of a pilot making a mistake, I know that other than in the rarest of cases they will tey very hard to correct that error to save their own skin.

Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files


Re: Man...

No. They can't. They're as fragile and as suseptable to head crash now as they were in the 80s.


[1] Bitter experience

[2] The delicate tears of users after I break the news to them

Slightly more on topic though...

One drive? External? No backups? Data with the value actually quantified? No backups?? Yeah he learnt the lesson hard.

Trend Micro tools tossed from Apple's Mac App Store after spewing fans' browser histories


Re: Oh well, no worries

We don't want them and we changed the law to keep them out.

Space station springs a leak while astronauts are asleep (but don't panic)


Then they're hurt or killed

Welcome to space, where EVERYTHING will kill you. That's why it's so much fun to fo there.

Everybody dance now: Watch this AI code fool friends into thinking you can cut a rug like a pro



Who cares, we get it, tech isn't new. Pretty much the same stuff used on recent movies featuring dead actors.

Fun as fuck video to watch though and I thank vulture central for bringing it to my attention.

A third of London boroughs 'fess to running unsupported server software


Re: Lies, damn lies and FOI

In my career, spanning Windows NT4 through 2016, I can remember all three times that I have actually approached Microsoft for support and on all occasions it was in the first year of release of the OS. There are so few issues that actually require escalation to Microsoft that cannot be dealt with by a competent support team.

If your database fluffs up, Microsoft couldn't care less unless it's a bug in their software. You probably would have found that diring the first 5 years of running the database on the platform.

Running on out of vendor support OS is completely safe if the network is correctly configured to isolate the OS and only permit access to the application. No internet access from/to the server blah blah. In fact, that 15 year old environment not get patched, poked and prodded all the time by external influences is likely to be rock solid.

Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs


Re: From experience...

I run VCDS in a w10 vmware virtual machine on a 2017 macbook pro and before that on a w7 VM on a 2008 unibody macbook pro. Works perfectly, vmware had no trouble identifying and passing the ross-tech USB cable to the VM.

No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project


Re: Dictionary anyone?

I have always argued that remain voters entered the voting booth knowing exactly what they were voting for. They knew what the EU had been like so far, they knew what direction the EU was heading and they preferred that known future instead of taking a gamble on what leaving might look like.

Leave voters on the other hand went with the gamble. That, in my opinion, considering they're gambling with the security of their own and their offsprings futures, could well be described as stupid.


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