* Posts by ScrappyLaptop

8 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Sep 2018

Built to last: Time to dispose of the disposable, unrepairable brick


Re: Reduce, re-used, recycle

Shot in the dark but you may want to look in to making sure your load is balanced between the branches, otherwise you may be feeding too much back into neutral? If it's balanced you should be able to just do the math & figure out if you are truly pulling too much for the main breaker & if so...well, be sure your fire insurance is paid up. But also, that can't be good for your PSU's.

These truly are the end times for TLS 1.0, 1.1: Firefox hopes to 'eradicate' weak HTTPS standard by blocking it


Re: "We decided on a global fallback"

Call me woefully uninformed but who or what is Leyland besides the company that bought up all those great old crappy British car brands shortly before most of them died of poor quality, unleaded gas and safety & emissions regulations?

Facebook mulls tagging pics with 'radioactive' markers to trace the origin of photos used to build image-recog AI


Re: So...

Or, pretend that you're doing it to train AI's but in reality your TOS says that you own all the images people post on your social network site. So you mark them just in case that massive collection of images you own becomes valuable, or you decide to open your own stock image company. Better still, you tag each photo with an unique identifier so you can track it's progress and connections between people, somewhat like a cookie but inside the image files...the possibilities are endless for FB.

Apple in another dust-up with its fans: iMacs, MacBooks lack filters, choke on grime – lawsuit


Re: Errr....

Thanks for reminding me to check the server room air filters tomorrow morning...

Oracle's JEDI mind-meld doesn't work on Uncle Sam's auditors: These are not the govt droids you are looking for


(looks at photo)

Your geek credentials have been revoked.

HP Ink should cough up $1.5m for bricking printers using unofficial cartridges – lawsuit


Regarding the claims of a $0.68 settlement payout to customers, it's far more likely they'll be allowed to offer (after an arduous & invasive request process) vouchers toward certain (read; the most profitable) lines of printers or ink.

US cities react in fury to FCC's $2bn break for 5G telcos: We'll be picking up the tab, say officials


Tis amazing how the "party of small federal government" tends to impose on the states when it in their corporate benefactors' best interest.

The curious sudden rise of free US election 'net security guardians


Two thoughts - the first is that this sounds ripe for use by phishing groups, the second is that wait a minute wasn't Facebook the company that embedded employees in the Trump Campaign's Texas headquarters to better help them take advantage of the platform? Physically sitting right next to Cambridge Analytics employees? Sorta makes Zuck's current stance seem a little less than genuine...