* Posts by Amentheist

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AMD claims high-end Big Navi Radeon GPUs leave Nvidia's ray-tracing cards in the dust

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Yeah actually I've a Zen 2 one myself, I only said that because it uses in practice a bit more electricity (as measured at the wall socket) but it's insanely faster than my old 5+ year old i7..

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For maximum load yes that much but when on idle or not under load, like most modern hardware (except some AMD CPUs) they're incredibly economical in power usage when used in media playback or browser hardware acceleration.

Bill Gates lays out a three-point plan to rid the world of COVID-19 – and anti-vaxxer cranks aren't gonna like it

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Re: Hello The Register

What does the "murcan freedom of speech" law says about using the Extended ASCII code characters?

5G mast set aflame in leafy Liverpool district, half an hour's walk from Penny Lane

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Hm

Mossley Hill is relatively posh. Also quiet roads at night with poor lighting and lots of vegetation (cover/no patrols), you have to consider the possibility this is, like a lot of crime like this, opportunistic and done by chancer scallies (albeit driving the odd stolen focus/moped) who couldn't care less for conspiracies but certainly have spent a lot of time on facetube and twatter reading about it.

Berlin's renowned nightclub scene is showing signs of life. Just one problem: No dancing

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Happy

Re: But....

The rave will find a way!

obligatory smiley face

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The Germans took the soul out of Detroit techno, now they'll take the soul out of clubbing.

You can get a mechanical keyboard for £45. But should you? We pulled an Aukey KM-G6 out of the bargain bin

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Coat

Re: Cheap Mechanical Keyboards

and went for a Corsair K70

For that kind of money you could've bought a real keyboard, a leopold, varmilo or something that offers choice (of caps and switches) and actual build quality with none of the faf.

Mine's the one with the mx clear vortex race 3 in the pocket.

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ABS keycaps, blue switch, numpad. No. Just no.

Facebook sort-of blocks anti-quarantine events – how many folks are actually behind these 'massive' protests online?

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Re: Big rant, lots of capital letters...

"And let evolution do the rest"

I agree with the idea of them having a go and having their protests don't get me wrong but this isn't evolution, it's just people dying (which will initially be mostly medical staff further exacerbating the issue) because of no hospital capacity. If it's evolution then get ready for it to apply to all of us meaning we have to keep dying from Covid-19 for generations until only those naturally immune (if there is such a thing) begin to have an offspring - assuming there's any social structure to support such an hypothetical future society.

Obvs overstating but you get the idea.

Oh ... Fudge This Pandemic! Google walks back on decision to switch off FTP in Chrome 81

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It's a fair point about PDF but a balance should be struck somewhere, nowadays vast majority of users are not power users and if they have to have a separate piece of software installed as a PDF viewer that means it has to be kept up to date as well as the browser, and if they don't they'll be more succeptible to being offered malicious or dangerous viewers (*cough* like the adobe one *cough*), while a browser one could be sandboxed and would "just work" (hopefully (who am I kidding)) and would have more frequent updates.

Apple: We respect your privacy so much we've revealed a little about what we can track when you use Maps

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Re: Not New?

What's the point, how many people/nutters/drug dealers who plan on unnecesary travel will use their phones if they intend to willinglly break the current rules? These reports from Apple and Google are just a few hundred pages of the bleeding obvious. I can look outsde my window and see for myself, the police patrols whos job is literally that and are also on the streets can also see, what value would it add to use "anonymised" data from ISPs or Gapple.

The only thing this will do is whet the government's appetite to develop a solution that will track forever and always named individuals so they can one day ASAP make it law for "our own good".

From Brit telly presenter Eamonn Holmes to burning 5G towers in the Netherlands: Stupid week turns into stupid fortnight for radio standard

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Joke

Re: The RF nutters

Hmm almost as if.. the issue is in the head of the complainee?

Philippines considers app to trace coronavirus carriers

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Re: Wonder how accurate it would be anyway?

Play Store release notes:

"<slack-like tripe cheeky trendy opening>

- Fixed a bug that caused users to be shot in error.

- You can now send emojis to your neighbours as well as reporting them for breaking isolation.

Performance improvements."

Australian state will install home surveillance hardware to make sure if you're in virus isolation, you stay there

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The Shock Doctrine

Governments finally got the real 9/11 they always wanted.

Like a Virgin, hacked for the very first time... UK broadband ISP spills 900,000 punters' records into wrong hands from insecure database

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Over the years I've actually used the price increases as the point where I switch or threaten to, on the phone as soon as you tell them your contract is for such and such money and If those terms change the early contract termination clause does not apply they start giving you discounts and try to keep you, so it's a question of keeping customers informed more than anything.

Jeff Bezos: I will depose King Trump

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Re: To be honest ...

Don't get me wrong I'm not saying it as a good thing, but as it could be a very likely outcome.

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Re: To be honest ...

The impeachment didn't exactly do nothing, it gave Trump a second term on a silver platter.

Outlook more like 'look out!' as Microsoft email decides everything is spam today

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Re: Windows Search is down, too.

That sounds more like a out of schedule improvement update

Euro ISP club: Sure, weaken encryption. It'll only undermine security for everyone, morons

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Re: Not a moment too soon

I can't believe people still use the argument that it's ok as long as you don't do anything wrong.. Do you realise it's the authorities who decide what's illegal or isn't whenever they want (retrospectively as well if they wish), or did you just forgot the troll icon?

This AI is full of holes: Brit council fixes thousands of road cracks spotted by algorithm using sat snaps

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Joke

Why need satellite images

When you can just as easily use disgruntled commuters.

Also what if there is tree cover (inb4 trees don't grow on tarmac, you know what I bloody mean!).

Unless it really is barren there..

BT: UK.gov ruling on Huawei will cost us half a billion pounds over next 5 years

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Re: What is this mythical kit anyway

What are you on about? I wasn't implying anything about quality I was asking what's the specific 5G equipment they're pitching.

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What is this mythical kit anyway

If wHoarethey are so good (cheap?) at it, is it radio ODUs or IDUs? Surely we're not arguing about mere switches and routers here right?

Star wreck: There's a 1 in 20 chance a NASA telescope and US military satellite will smash into each other today

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Re: it would be like a car hitting a shopping cart

I imagine the 'car' ends up sliced in mesh hole shaped cubes?

Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past 7,777-signature goal

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And in other news

Amber warning of ice for most regions of Hell

Hey kids! Ditch that LCD and get ready for the retro CRT world of Windows Terminal

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Re: Not 3D...

Ah 'feel' as in feel the heat on your face, that's some 4th wall stuff right there!

Improved Java support poured into Microsoft's Visual Studio Code – will it be enough to tempt developers?

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Re: I don't understand the attraction...

Huh who mentioned tablets? VS Code is a desktop application just ignore the cloud version?! Or keep using what you want?

London's Westminster Council wins appeal against phonebooth-cum-massive-digital-advert

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FTFY

"surprise resurgence thanks to the ability to attach large digital advertising screens to them surging demand for space to cook up smack"

Jet2 hacker who deleted every account on UK company's domain cops 5 months in jail

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Re: He was stupid

Essentially, some people can't take their booze.

Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands

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Go

I think we should focus on

Enabling people to embrace who they are so that they can live happily with themselves rather than try to bend the world to everyone's needs.

No, Illyrian, Naqaỹa, Mastika, Automex aren't Hollywood's hottest baby names – they're new monikers for exoplanets

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Pint

Mastika

Aniseed flavour spirit, interesting choice, Is it also because the object named after it becomes cloudy when ice is dipped into it. Icon because imagine the same but 5 times as strong.

Attention! Very important science: Tapping a can of fizzy beer does... absolutely nothing

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Re: Best "can abuse" I ever saw...

Re: throwing an open container; Aren't bars obliged to open canisters for you precisely because an open can makes a poor projectile (I imagine it's not as 'solid' since the liquid can now slosh about and spew out cancelling out the kinetic(?) energy you applied to it while hurtling towards your opponent)

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Re: So many flaws

If it's a hand pump isn't it ale?

OK. We're off. Water ice found just below the surface of Mars. Good enough for us. Let's go. Impulse power, Mr Sulu

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Wait a sec

"With so little air pressure, any solid ice evaporates to gas"

<disclaimer type="elevated levels of dumb possible">

if we knew that why were we hoping to find water on the surface in previous missions?

<disclaimer>

Capita lights One Revenues and Benefits bug bonfire: ALL reports older than 12 months to be ignored

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If I had cases with them I'd mass re-open them as soon as. Not even re-open but reword it and send new with different wording to throw off any automation they have that will de-prioritise re-opened cases. Looks like they're hoping to clear all that and hope people forgot what cases they had with them to appear like they've improved their ratios.

Two can play that game: China orders ban on US computers and software

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Joke

Love the stock image

Reminded me of Folder Ross Kemp (image search it, SFW)

Remember the Dutch kid who stuck his finger in a dam to save the village? Here's the IT equivalent

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Mushroom

Re: From Experience (and In Hindsight)...

DC were doing generator testing a few years ago, while the DC was running on them some engineer leaned on the unprotected emergency shutdown button I shit you not. I was afraid we'd have some seized up hard drives as no one wanted to buy new kit for some years. Afraid/Hoping, could've had some investment if there was catastrophic failure tbh.

We lose money on repairs, sobs penniless Apple, even though we charge y'all a fortune

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That's what I thought but he did it and it worked, there's tutorials on YT and everyting, it's mental!

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Boffin

He didn't say how much was the cost for the electricity but my mate repaired his iMac's loose GPU solder (or something) himself, by putting it in the oven.

Hi-tech apple care 'ere --->

That code that could never run? Well, guess what. Now Windows thinks it's Batman

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Mushroom

"Have you ever [..]"

Yes. However mostly the error messages refer to the users' intellectual capacity.

London has decent 5G availability but speeds lag behind Birmingham and Cardiff – research

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What nonsense

VM/BT who have fibre or whatever for the area still means super throttled connections during peak (as many commentards have attested to) how will that be different for 5G where there will be so many more subscribers (as everyone has a phone) with the added bonus of some of them being on the move on buses between tall buildings etc with frequent basestation handovers. What I'm trying to say is those quoted speeds are meaningless today.

Iran kills the internet for its people's own good as riots grip the Middle Eastern nation

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Joke

Re: A nationwide internal internet.

We have nothing to lose but our daisy chains!

Like a BAT outta hell, Brave browser hits 1.0 with crypto-coin rewards for your fave websites

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Brave's pretty decent but start up times recently have been declining and I've gradually reintroduced FF which seems to be performing pretty well. Good thing about brave is with the chromium engine it can fool sites its Chrome and so many web admins don't bother testing other browsers nowadays.

I've had it with these motherflipping eggs on this motherflipping train

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A lot of people on the tube arent locals and they're the more likely to read them being visitors and all, and also the more likely to do stuff that are not acceptable so it's not a terrible idea.

More on the subject my nose still remembers east Asian student colleagues in the lecture theater having their hot fish soup for lunch between lectures..

Judge shoots down Trump admin's efforts to allow folks to post shoddy 3D printer gun blueprints online

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Joke

Re: Why a 3D printed gun?

To be fair you can see better in daylight so it makes sense!

Facebook iOS app silently turns on your phone camera. Ah, relax – it's just a bug, lol!?

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Black Helicopters

Re: Now's the time to remove those little 'f' buttons on every page

No, the FB one is a tracky one, Firefox's Facebook Container extension (developed by Mozilla, and reassuringly offered after a fresh install of FF) flags it and blocks it (if uBlock doesn't scrub it 1st that is, sorry Reg <3).

There are other containers too for amazon and LinkedIn (I was surprised how many bits of the internet go back to those two). But I digress.

Without any apparent irony, Google marks Chrome's 'small' role in web ecosystem

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Trollface

Spaces Means Spaces!

#GetProgrammingDone

Bet you can't guess what I'm wearing, or where I'm wearing it

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Devil

Re: Moving house

Re: narrowing the source down whenever I supply a gmail address I put dots in different places

It's dangerous to go alone! Take Uncle Sam and the Netherlands: Duo join naval task force into China's backyard

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Holmes

Re: I understand there's a nice harbour available

A LMGTFY later we learn that it was an amphibious assault ship meaning it might not need a dock.

Remember that competition for non-hoodie hacker pics? Here's their best entries

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Meh

Re: Here's an idea

I thought it's something SEO related. Basically Google decided they'll rank the Web in a certain way and you bloody well better follow suit.

Remember the 1980s? Oversized shoulder pads, Metal Mickey and... sticky keyboards?

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Trollface

Re: Tobacco smoke

Well this was when the "nanny state" was in it's infancy so I'm sure everyone was in excellent health.

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