* Posts by TheSmokingArgus

24 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Dec 2018

'I give fusion power a higher chance of succeeding than quantum computing' says the R in the RSA crypto-algorithm


Alas, I do sure hope these horseless carriages fail, it would be horrible for the buggies we all know and love.

But who knows perhaps the environmentals will remain forever too strict to see quantum computing become viable.

FCC forced by court to ask the public (again) if they think tearing up net neutrality was a really good idea or not


Re: Net Neutrality is to Free Open Internet as PATRIOT Act is to Patriotism

OK Boomers

Always surprising unto those who lick the boots of STATE.

The same federal plantation that drops depleted uranium all over the world for nearly two decades.

Provides liability limits to companies putting tax payers on the hook for disasters like Deepwater Horizon.

Whose FCC encouraged the consolidation of old media into 5 companies.

Lies its people into fake wars over Yellow Cake uranium.

As they say, you can lead a Tax Cow to water, but you can't make them think.


Net Neutrality is to Free Open Internet as PATRIOT Act is to Patriotism

Net Neutrality is to Free Open Internet as PATRIOT Act is to Patriotism.

All the sky is falling boo hoo and support of former Obama-Donor-Super-Bundler and thus appointed former FCC Commissar Tom Wheeler's lies all for naught. None of the bed-wetting came true.

In 2013 100Mbps synchronous account + 5 static IP block = $178 +taxes

In 2020 500Mbps synchronous account + 5 static IP block = $124 + taxes.

Just another excuse for a government created oligopoly to hand attempt to regulate the internet and put the toothpaste back in the tube.

Creative cloudy types still making it rain cash for Adobe


Re: F*** adobe

Thank you for the link.

While unable to make the move at absolutely would be interested if Affinity eventually releases a sound editor, non-linear video editor, and media encoder to their fleet of software.


Adobe has Creatives by the Short-Hairs

For nearly 20 years, I have heard people venting frustration with Adobe, although at one time I think people actually despised Quark's licensing model a bit more, and while despising the cloud method, I am remiss to say any of the alternatives free or paid get close to the integration and efficient workflow the Creative Cloud suite provides.

At this point, my hope leans more towards them releasing versions to Linux so as to ditch Microsoft in toto as opposed to finding a replacement for the highly efficient Photoshop-Illustrator-Premiere Pro-Audition-Media Encoder workflow.

Remember the millions of fake net neutrality comments? They weren't as kosher as the FCC made out


STATE enforced Net Neutrality is to free & open internet as PATRIOT Act is to Patriotism

STATE enforced Net Neutrality is to free & open internet as PATRIOT Act is to Patriotism. One does not best Marxists by implementing their stated policy goals:

"Centralization of the means of communication in the hands of the STATE."

Plank Six

Communist Manifesto ca. 1848

Twentieth-Century FCC licensure of old-media created and fostered consolidation unto STATE's favored corporations raising barriers to entry and locking out competition.

1776> 1984.

The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row


Re: Madness

I apologize for the cancer that is third-wave feminism.


So tired of these bitter malcontents policing language, seems all the rage in tech to place political correctness above proficiency. Generally giving in to Marxists is a good way to lose your civilization.

These do-godder word police, make it more difficult for actual women in tech who have climbed the ladder based on their skills as opposed to being a diversity hire, to wit merely sews resentment.

IBM cuts ribbon on quantum computing centre wherein a 53-qubit monster lurks


Re: I for one

It doth seem to me that quantum computing is effectively gender-fluid computing, 0's are 1's and 1's are 0's simultaneously. So as above so is below. The harbinger of an AI that will consume humanity.

Such is one path humanity may take here at the threshold to wit is 2019. Democracy, as Mr. Madison warned only matters when it is the policy the elite through Manufactured Consent desire, so as we see with Brexit, and Trump. However, it is just a theory, thus is the burden of the apple, the knowledge of good and evil.

However, perhaps there remain a remnant, those who favor the dignity of the λόγος over the collective, i.e. the "Hive Mind" of the vaunted 'singularity.' Those adherents who are true winter soldiers in the Glorious Cause of Liberty too present a path laid out before us as a choice.

The time to choose draws near.

You've got (Ginni's) mail! Judge orders IBM to cough up CEO, execs' internal memos in age-discrim legal battle


Viva la IBM

Seems a tough road to hoe for the plaintiffs to emerge successfully based on the complaint. Between IBMs legacy mainframe installations [read: 90% marketshare] firmly entrenched throughout banking, transportation, finance, healthcare, government sectors, in addition to continuing Service Level Agreements, along with their pivot back to concentrating on new mainframe installations in lieu of SMB server, PC desktop, mobile seems purposefully targeting older experienced workers would be counter to their business interests.

Not that businesses cannot/do not shoot themselves in the foot, but most that survive 100 years, world wars, great depressions, probably not so much.

Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid rape remarks outcry


" ...by Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who killed himself last month" <--- Give me break.

He was not a financier, call this piece of trash what he was, a child--sex trafficker who left his mortal coil under incredibly suspect circumstances. Or by all means keep pretending otherwise, using safe language to disguise the wolf so as to not dare face reality. Cui bono.

Perhaps then, such shall make it more easily to convince one's self that they are not subjects of governments wholly infested at all levels with pedophiles.

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words


The perpetual outrage-diversity crowd's word games is getting a bit long in the tooth. Reminds me of just after the turn of the century, when Microsoft led the charge on obliterating referring to hard disks as "Master" and "Slave."

What do we want? Decentralised, non-siloed social media with open standards! When do we want it? Soon!


Decentralization is already here, Bitchute, Gab.ai, Dissenter Browser, IPFS, the great pilgrimage is already underway.

A Register reader turns the computer room into a socialist paradise


Re: Socialism

Ah yes the tired trope of Not Real Socialism™️ ever having been tried. Well the un-real versions led to the death of 10 to 100 million bloody carcasses depending on the historian cited, so no need to attempt the "real" version.

As for it being hopelessly maligned and misunderstood, at the end of the day, it is a philosophy whereby the collective supplants the individual and is managed by a central authority. Moreover Socialism is rooted in Marxism, which itself traces back to left-wing Hegelianism, i.e. a disdain for the common person and their achievements.

So no thanks, you can keep the "equally" poor, starving, disarmed, genderless utopia of Tax Cows mindlessly wandering the free range federal plantation.

Thank heaven for free speech & private firearms, still the best tools to push back against murderous lying Marxists.

The seven deadly sins of the 2010s: No, not pride, sloth, etc. The seven UI 'dark patterns' that trick you into buying stuff


Re: Parenting

The STATE is about the last group of yahoos you want to "raise" a child, unless you are in the business of rearing low IQ, criminal miscreants.

Please stop regulating the dumb tubes, says Internet Society boss


Re: Corporate dominance

Seems to me STATE Supremacists are attempting to put the proverbial toothpaste back in the tube. The free flow of information has for the first time in human history freed the individual to pursue any passion to their heart's content limited only by their motivation.

Such is bad business for authoritarians who prefer use of the regulatory state to keep folks subservient to STATE approved, licensed media outlets.

We saw the same here in the states with the notion of "public airwaves" that led to the licensure of radio & television, thus consolidating those who could or would comply with regulatory barriers, i.e. pre-filtering for copyright, etc.


Re: "A very strange thing for Parliament to do [..]"

The difference being Google & the rest of the Silicon Valley Marxists society cannot send men with guns to your home to coerce compliance.

Chrome ad-blocker crackdown preview due late July. Here's a half-dozen reasons why add-on devs are still upset


Google Chrome is Garbage

Google Chrome is garbage, how many times do people have to learn Google is tracking your browsing, leaving backdoor access to camera/mic, etc before it sinks in that THEY the user is the product. A product to be packaged, distilled, and sold off to the highest bidder.

Vivaldi, Opera, and Brave all are based on Chromium, will ignore the new restrictions on ad blockers so there ae certainly free alternatives to choose from in replacing Google's spy-browser.

Open-source chat plat toasts rival after picking up $50m in funding: 'The better Slack does, the better Mattermost does'


Aw, not even a mention of RocketChat, boy guess that whole "tool of Isis" smear campaign really stuck. Well whichever solution wins, I am in full agreement that on-prem is far from dead, despite whatever the cloud zealots may preach.

I have to figure the rampant de-platforming bySilicon Valley socialists whereby poof... and all your content is gone has an effect on the psyche beyond the Social Media Wars as the lesson holds true when you trust your enterprise wholly to the cloud. Poof.

Facebook won't nuke deepfakes? OK, let's tear up those precious legal protections from user-posted content, then


Yes Destroy All SMall Content Publishers

Gee how convenient as they look to grant government new enforcement over speech on the internet, we see a story that looks to dissolve the Safe Harbors that protect bloggers from Copyright trolls.

Gosh its almost as if the old media want to use government as a bludgeon to totally remove original small content creators & alternative views completely off the internet while cementing their control over new-media via the regulatory state.

Anyone else find it weird that the bloke tasked with probing tech giants for antitrust abuses used to, um, work for the same tech giants?


STATE Supremacists Salivating at Thought of Re-Consolidation of Media

This is of course how the Corporatist Regulatory STATE functions. The entire deplatforming/censorship crisis proven to be being waged by old-media FCC licensed dinosaurs such as Comcast through their new-media proxy shill Vox or NBC's Axios against unlicensed, individual content creators is precisely designed to result in the creation of a new federal "Internet Speech Equity Bureau" or similar thereto.

Precisely a textbook example of the Hegelian Dialectic.

Thus once passed you can guarantee Zuckerberg, Schmidt, Dorsey et al, or their lawyers/lobbyists will receive appointments to the new STATE Supremacist bureaucracy.

Thereafter, you will see a bevy of regulations similar to the ruse of GDPR, "Adult Content Identity verification" and pre-filtering copyright capital equipment outlays, which then raises barriers to entry as only the old-media hacks have the phony monopoly fiat to endure such an expenditure.

Thus if you think consolidation to six mega-corporations being in control of 95% plus of everything read, seen, or heard is due to anything other than the licensure schemes from last century, then you are not well-read unto history.

Marx spelled it out pretty clearly the path authoritarians seek to control communication:

Plank 6.) Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state. - Communist Manifesto 1848

So downvote away Marxists, the Remnant see your spots leopard, we are more than happy to willfully nullify any & all attempts at packaging up the internet to hand back over to the oligarchs. And well we don't plan on surrendering either Free Speech or Private Firearms to bitter unable to compete, failed post-modernists.

Microsoft to rule the biz chat roost – survey


Second the vote for RocketChat. Seems to me if you value your enterprise's privacy & data security, the smart money called the cloud/hybrid-cloud game for what it is a number of years back: snake oil.

Amazing to me how in this tech-info-utopia we are fortunate enough to live, we sometimes forget old maxims.

FCC slammed for 'arbitrary and reckless' plan to change how text messages are regulated


When Opportunity Comes a-Textin' She Will Ride...

Well looks like yet another golden opportunity for a disruptive entrepreneur to come along and toss the apple cart and micturate in the lemonade of the oligarchs.

Private equity will have a fun new outlet in which to flow.

MongoDB's Atlas shrugs, with all NoSQL biz's customer growth resting on its shoulders


Perhaps said view stems from a lack of ever endeavoring to build an enterprise with your own capital, blood, sweat, tears, and thus merely signing the backside of a paycheck?