* Posts by ThadiasVonBasterd

31 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Mar 2019

Flat Earther and wannabe astronaut killed in homemade rocket


I work with one of those people.. i used to try and talk sense into him but you can't rid someone of irrationality with rational arguments...

UK cops lost nearly twice as much of their own tech kit this year, says thinktank


Would anyone be interested in buying a toughbook laptop? Slightly used, minor cosmetic damage and a sticker with some kind of holographic shield thing.

Cool 'joke', bro, you could have killed someone: Epilepsy Foundation sics cops on sick flashing-light Twitter trolls


Re: mailing a rabid bat or rattlesnake

Naval warfare and checking twitter are quite different though..

China fires up 'Great Cannon' denial-of-service blaster, points it toward Hong Kong


Re: Fuck China

the immidiate cessation of all trade with China for a start. Europe and the US pour billions into their economy, possibly even trillions.

China is the greatest threat to freedom and civilisation the world has ever seen, We should not be playing nice.

Elon Musk gets thumbs up from jury for use of 'pedo guy' in cave diver defamation lawsuit


Re: Pedo-guy?

You could make a browser extension to do so? There is one out there that turns every image on every site into Nicholas Cage so i'm sure one that turns "must" into "pedo guy" wouldnt be too hard to bodge together.


Google brings its secret health data stockpiling systems to the US


Re: SQL and Google

Please just go away.. Go try to pedal your complete and utter bullshit elsewhere. This site arguably has the most technically literate readership on the internet so nobody is buying it. You do not understand patent law and you do not understand A.I, Neither do you do own A.I. in short, Fuck off.

Register Lecture: Can portable atomic clocks end UK dependence on GNSS?


Re: Interesting

Surely a clock is just a measure of an oscilator?

Absolutely smashing: Musk shows off Tesla's 'bulletproof' low-poly pickup, hilarity ensues


Re: Cost saving?

Do you not realise how silly you actually look to the civilised world?

It's 2019, the year Blade Runner takes place: I can has flying cars?


Re: 'Machines can already surpass humans in specific intellectual tasks ...'

I doubt it would have been cheaper, The cost of production of one off, complex mechanical devices today is hardly cheap. When the Mechanism was made it would have been far more expensive!

Minigame: Celebrate Firefox 70's release by finding a website with 70+ trackers blocked


Re: No, we aren't going to name names. Glass houses and all that.

While browsing the Register i am blocking trackers from admedo.com, cheqzone.com, doubleclick.net, google-analytics.com, gstatic.com, outbrain.com and scorecardresearch.com

Glass houses indeed.

Oh dear... AI models used to flag hate speech online are, er, racist against black people


Re: Ha

you open with an insult when telling people not to be offensive? that's an impressive lack of thought and imagination you have there.

Here's that hippie, pro-privacy, pro-freedom Apple y'all so love: Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store


Re: I doubt it was U.S. law that the app was violating

The time for peaceful protest is long past.

Lucas Pope: Indie games visionary makes pen-pushing feel like an exciting career choice


if you have it on steam you could try running it with proton? it looks to work for most people


Why worry about cost of banning certain Chinese comms providers? Fire Huawei, says analyst


Re: I'm getting tired of this bullshit

Have you noticed how not everyone in infosec agrees with you? Anyone with a brain would maybe stop and think that there is a reason for that? but no not you. You are the smartest man in the room, Always, Even when you don't know what on earth you're talking about.

Trump is a national socialist is he? Get your head out of your arse. You realise nearly every one of his kids is married to a Jewish person right? Kosher step children isn't really a nazi thing.

you realise he is in no way a socialist right? he is a capitalist. He is a businessman.

No of course you don't. Not everyone you disagree with is Hitler. grow up.


Re: The US was not like China

The Snowden leak happened 3 years before trump was elected, US "security" organisations have been spying and hacking for profit long before Trump got into power.

Consumer campaign to keep receiving printed till receipts looks like a good move – on paper


Re: Evil Thermal

Not just I.T people use receipts. Think.

Imagine if Facebook could read your mind: Er, I have some bad news for you...


Re: Do you have something to tell us?

no one has ever spelled my name correctly. not even my parents.

Get ready for a literal waiting list for European IPv4 addresses. And no jumping the line


Re: Untill Mainstream ISP's...

BT and SKY are jokes.

Fantastic Mr Fox? Not when he sh*ts on your lawn, kids' trampoline and your soul


Re: Need to really P!$$ them off so they go elsewhere

did you even read their comment? the person they called "weasily" called the police on someone for using a BAIT CATAPULT! they are used when fishing to fling bait into the water to attract fish. Oh and by the way ask any farmer if they have shot foxes, i guarantee the answer will be yes! Gun laws in the uk may be restrictive but if you have a shotgun then old Raynard is going to get shot.


Loose tongues and oily seamen: Lost in machine translation yet again


Re: Ah, French, that's easy

The Hu and Alien Weaponry by any chance?

Microsoft? Oh it's just another partnership, insists GitHub CEO


"responsible for the gnome desktop"

Some sins are unforgivable...

Quit worrying about killer robots, they are coming whether you like it or not – and they absolutely will not stop



Asimovs books are about how the three laws don't work...

Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again


Re: Keys

if anyone "saved" anyone during WW2 it was russia, Berlin fell to them, not to america. you know that really famous picture of the Reichstagg being taken? notice how its a hammer and sickle on the flag, not the stars and stripes.

Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance


Re: Nice

A bit of the actual disk from a floppy works too! far more appropriate for this sites readership haha

As Alexa's secret human army is revealed, we ask: Who else has been listening in on you?


I find my local supplyer of narcotics a far more trustworthy entity than Amazon, Google or any other data parasite.

IE under fire, Triton goes under the microscope, and Norsk Hydro reeling from ransomware attack


Re: Easier said than done

I think we work in the same company..

It is but 'LTE with new shoes': Industry bod points a judgy finger at the US and Korea's 5G fakery


Re: Sony, Betamax, and content over tech ..

I still have a Minidisc in my home studio setup recording any jams i ahve, Quite a few musicians i know still use it. The quality was more than adequate and for archiving its a hell of a lot less volatile than USB sticks or SD cards.

Razer – perfectly happy to sell you a laptop for over $2,000, but when it comes to fixing security holes... tough sh*t


Re: Need floppy disk drive to update main board firmware.

So if you purchased a new car that had a defect in the door locking mechnism you wouldn't expect the manufacturer to fix it? This isn't some custom built machine put together by an enthusiast, This is an end user product that hasnt been built properly by the manufacturer.

Autonomous vehicle claims are just a load of hot air… and here's why


Re: Deep Learning is the problem

He means neural networks, a quick search would save you from ignorance.


From MySpace to MyFreeDiskSpace: 12 years of music – 50m songs – blackholed amid mystery server move


I was born just after 95, i setup a myspace account and after a couple of hours of fiddling with it i realised that "social media" is a hollow replacment for actually socialising. As i recall i swiftly deleted it then went outside to play cricket in the street with my friends.. sadly mine is probably the last generation to actualy do that, and i'm in the minority for having done so.

Alien becuase thats how social media makes me feel.

Let’s re-invent small phones! Small screens! And rubber buttons!


Re: Videogame controllers

Complete NecroThread but the "duke" controller has been remade for pc/xbone