* Posts by allthegoodnamesweretaken

10 posts • joined 7 Nov 2018

Let’s check in on the .org sale fiasco: Senators say No, internet grandees say Yes – and ICANN pretends there's absolutely nothing to see here


Re: What I will find hilarious...

That is actually the only outcome I would find acceptable.

Satya 'Karma' Nadella ignored our complaints over pay gap, thousands of Microsoft women say


My job is very high pressure. Men love their families just as much as women. The only market consideration should be performance.

No ghosts but the Holy one as vicar exorcises spooky tour from UK's most haunted village


Re: I find it best just to ignore them

I, for one, always look on the bright side of life.

How much is your face worth? Google thinks a $5 Starbucks gift card should be good enough


Obviously. "Honour above profit" is right below "Do no evil" in their code of con... oh. No, wait...

Google engineering boss sues web giant over sex discrim: I was paid less than men, snubbed for promotion


Re: Is this the real life.....

The problem with discrimination is that it is less about facts and logic and more about perception and impaired character. I put it to you that not everyone displays your Vulcanesque thinking and has your nobility of soul ;-)

Long-distance dildo devotee deploys ding-dong over data deceit


I like to imagine life as the people in these stories...

As a judge, how do you face the court with a straight face? You have to sit in your judge office at the back there and pour over the details of the case. Does it include photos? What sort of evidence are we talking here? Is it possible to look sternly at people collecting dildo data while telling them to knock it off?

Who is the lawyer that had to present the sentence, "Well technically it's not wiretapping because it's a bluetooth dildo, so..." and what sort of thought processes were involved in coming up with that argument? What do they say when their families ask "How was work?"

Can you imagine the dev life in that company? Like do they have meetings where the product testers give feedback to the dev team? What do the minutes of those meetings look like? Who pours over all that collected data? Are they thinking, "Hmmm, quite a few people like it supermaxed. Maybe we need to add a superdupermax-extreme speed" *writes product manager an email*.

So many questions... Personally, I think this article focused on all the wrong issues.

Ok Google, please ignore this free tax filing code so we can keep on screwing America


I object! This is an insult to Third World countries everywhere. I live in one and we're far more civilised than this. Do our taxes online and for free. Or you go in to the branch and they help you. For free. The sods rob us blind after that but at least we only get screwed over once.

Facebook ad platform discriminates all on its own, say boffins


Re: Maybe it's not discrimination at all.

I don't think the problem identified here (there are many problems elsewhere) is that everything must be advertised equally to all people. In this instance, the advertiser chose neutral options and the results were skewed anyway. So even if you want neutral advertising you can't have it because Facebook.

Wanted – have you seen this MAC address: f8:e0:79:af:57:eb? German cops appeal for logs in bomb probe


Genius at work...

Is it just me or did our IT genius place the QR code on the bomb. The bomb that explodes and would almost certainly destroy anything on it... like, say, a QR code? Looks to me like the only reason we know there was a QR code is because the cops aren't idiots. The same can't necessarily be said about the bomber... Who may or may not know about MAC addresses (probably doesn't know much... #justsaying).

Regardless, if they can track the MAC address (spoofed or not, phone destroyed or not) through old access logs to anywhere with CC-TV footage...

Foxconn denies it will ship Chinese factory serf, er, workers into America for new plant


Everyone always: OMG! That group of powerful and rich people that run that company/country/political party/religious group/etc have been lying to us this whole time and it turns out they were just screwing us over to get more power and money! This is so unexpected!


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