* Posts by arachnoid2

233 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Nov 2018


NASA lost contact with Mars helicopter Ingenuity, then managed to find it again


Nukle the alien beaches

Im sure a tactical nuke or two would uncover the ice and its not like they are doing anything sat in their silos for years just being proded now and again by the techs..

Tesla owners in deep freeze discover the cold, hard truth about EVs


Wash,rinse, repeat

Its not like this is the first year there have been problems highlighted with electric vehicles of all makes being unable to charge because the batteries are too cold, or that the range falls dramatically in the cold weather. Electric vehicles are not the answer to general road use and its just the blinkered greenies pushing sales and highlighting glorified figures that gets media attention.

Bricking it: Do you actually own anything digital?


Re: At which point....

The same for painting nes paux?


Re: Just imagine

But the clothes are designed in the same way music is. So that infers a designer could ask for more money if you sold it on to another person to wear.


Just imagine

If clothes stores implemented DRM on products they "sold" you and required you had to stop using them if and when the vendor decided to remove you right to wear them,

Tech support done bad sure makes it hard to do tech support good


Re: The easiest way to make a small fortune on the Stock Market .....

Much like selling shovels and tents

Elon is the bakery owner swearing in the street about Yelp critics canceling him


Poor Rocket man

Spewing his version of truth on Twitter as if hes a wise man handing out candy to an adoring crowd.

Microsoft seeks EU Digital Market Acts exemption for underdog apps like Edge


History repeats itself

(Microsoft) windows wont run without internet explorer, its an integrated part of the system

(Concerned Citizen) Removes Internet explorer and windows still works

95% of NFTs now totally worthless, say researchers


Snake Oil has never been more popular.

The internet was supposed to make people smarter, well that certainly didnt work did it DOH!

Microsoft to kill off third-party printer drivers in Windows


It just sounds like more unnecessary land fill as older functional hardware gets cut off in its prime .Just like when MS changed the driver model which prevented older drivers loading unless they were signed and manufacturers refused to pay to update older drivers.

AI is going to eat itself: Experiment shows people training bots are using bots


GPT cant correct itself

I had a conversation with GPT the other day, and I ended up me asking if it were able to correct itself and learn if errors were pointed out to its responses by users or if it would still keep making the same mistakes. The response was a resounding yes it can't learn, it can only respond referring to the database already programmed into it even if it contained errors. Only the programmers could update its responses and database.

Gen Z and Millennials don't know what their colleagues are talking about half the time


Breaking down silos

We have a new personal development plan that reads like its written by a dodgy marketing man trying to sell you snake oil

"We connect across borders and break down silos to leverage the strength of our internal and external network. We don’t agree with the ‘not invented here’ syndrome. We embrace opportunities to replicate and apply the great work of others. "

Pixies keep switching off my morning alarm, says Google Pixel owner


Re: I don't use any voice commands...

No hence why it’s a bad idea to have a smart door lock attached to a smart speaker. It’s not unknown for some nee do well to shout through the letter box” Alexa open the front door”.


It just needs someone to make a malicious song with all smart device naming features in the lyrics and the world will come to an end.

Boffins claim to create the world's first wooden transistor


Natural PC

A bit of gene editing and one could grow a 100% fibre system.

Duelling techies debugged printer by testing the strength of electric shocks


Re: Reminds me...

(Sucks teeth) Not our department but is sounds expensive to fix

Atomic energy body proposes fusion framework to manage British energy grids


when people's EV batteries are used to service the typical household's peak energy usage

Really......... Are you really expecting some low profit energy company to actually pay for the wear and tear of all these battery packs?

An energy system thats reliant on an unpaid individuals battery pack to work efficiently and effectively is doomed to failure.

'Thousands' at Meta face layoffs this week


Re: Is there a Facebook group

Its hosted on Twitter

Accidental WhatsApp account takeovers? It's a thing



Its a damn nuisance, I must have the number Spartacus owned as I keep getting angry messages from Roman descendants.

Getting calls from strangers after moving to a new area has been happening ever since bell made more than two phones. It just shows that media providers care little about security and more about making excuses.


Re: Been there, done that

Give them a fake new number that you are changing to..........

This app could block text-to-image AI models from ripping off artists


Its not quite the same

If I took a verse (not a sample) from several music artists and combined them into one song that would be the same

Musk's view count antics are perfect cover for Twitter's paid API failure


Re: Who's left?

After trying to ban them he now needs the bots to post likes on his posts

Romance scam targets security researcher, hilarity ensues


Developed by a Russian software company

Failing to meet targets gets you transfered to the Ukranian office

The Twitpocalypse may have begun, as datacenter migration reportedly founders


Re: Edicts

Is he a "Spare" too?

James Webb Space Telescope suffers another hitch: Instrument down


Re: Software or Hardware

What happened to all the remote service engineers, I think theres a good oppertunity for private indusrty to step in.

Founder of FreeDOS recounts the story so far, and the future


almost stopping parts of civilization collapsing!

Its a nuke control system isnt it !?

Microsoft axes 10,000, already breaking bad news to staff


It begs the question: How many Microsofties does it take to change a light bulb?

There are FOUR lights..........

Midjourney, DeviantArt face lawsuit over AI-made art


How is this any different

To theft of copyright code and software , there is hell to pay if you copy any of those?

Microsoft Defender ASR rules strip icons, app shortcuts from Taskbar, Start Menu


Desktop image

Just make a quick desktop image including all the icons before it happens, then just apply this as the default desktop background and voila the problem is solved.

This is the end, Windows 7 and 8 friends: Microsoft drops support this week


Microsoft bizarrely adds half-baked UEFI Secure boot to Windows 7 right before killing it



Re: Windows 7 end of support

Bypass Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Eligibility


Windows 7 end of support

There is a batch file on the mydigitallife.net forum that will allow all the locked out updates to install.


Re: Linux obviously!

Make a back up image with something like Macrium Reflect and then reimage the iso back to a virtual drive.


When size doesnt matter

Given the size and low price of SSDs the actual size of a windows install isnt really a problem these days and if anything old systems benefit no end. As for the windows 11 the user interface is another new design but not for the end user just for designs sake the same as the utterly stupid windows 8 interface that put people right off it.

Nvidia revives canceled RTX 4080 as 'new' 12GB RTX 4070 TI


4080 is an over priced turd

Much like the 4090 its over priced but its also underspeced.Whilst the competition needs to sort itself out thats no reason to loosen the purse strings on a manufacturer taking its customer base from behind.

Elon Musk to step down as Twitter CEO: Help us pick his replacement


For the win.......

Sir Alan Sugar

Server installer fails to spot STOP button – because he wasn't an archaeologist


The following year, the building was demolished.

Yes but now it achieved fully compliance with regulations, how satisfying is that........

Elon Musk to abused Twitter users: Your tormentors are coming back


I was joking when I said there were downvote bots here on Reg.com

Bots have feelings too.

Someone has to say it: Voice assistants are not doing it for big tech


Re: The great turn off

Bukkake and Bondage too

Twitter set for more layoffs as Musk mulls next move


Re: All of this outrage

Strange how you refer to media hype to make up more media hype......

Spooky Pillars of Creation snap reveals a dark side


So is this "dust" moving inwards or outwarsds and "in relative tems" as the previous question how fast is it all moving in relation to itself?

Microsoft leaves the Office, rebrands everything as 365


"cha-ching" Micro$oft

We are changing the "cha-ching" name of our product to make it more relevant to our "cha-ching" customer base.

Im suprised they dont incorporate the $ sign in the name

You thought you bought software – all you bought was a lie


Private keys

Whilst its a nice ideal to say they are unique like anything else there will be at some point, ways of copying or duplicating them. So all that mulla you paid out isnt even the value of a "secret" key.

Chinese researchers make car glide 35mm above ground in maglev test



Good luck in getting it to stop in mid air

Shout-out to whoever went to Black Hat and had North Korean malware on their PC



Detected, disected and anti virus code distributed.

US Army drone crashes hours ahead of breaking flight duration record


Re: Hype Aside, the 1959 Cessna 172 record still stands.

Maybe they inadvertantly enabling Bing mapping, hence the sudden drive to ground level.

Burger King just sent spam receipts to customers


the result of an internal processing error.

So an extra serving of spam then ( weather you want it or not).

BTW Do vegans get spam too?

Be careful where you install software, and who installs it


Re: Yep

Did they check behind the back of the filing cabinet

This credit card-sized PC board can use an Intel Core i7


Ribbon cables?

Would it have not been thinner if the external ports hdmi,usb etc ran from a ribbon cable to a choice of user selectable peripheral ports rather than being mounted on board?

After all in industrial use surely these ports would usually be connected with a lead to wherever the designer wanted them.