* Posts by jsa

8 posts • joined 15 Mar 2019

Someone made an AI that predicted gender from email addresses, usernames. It went about as well as expected


Re: 100% foolproof gender identification method

Indeed, K.I.S.S.

Why solve this 'problem' with AI woo-woo when you could much more easily just use a textbox (or perhaps reconsider why one even needs the data in the first place?)

'I'm telling you, I haven't got an iPad!' – Sent from my iPad


Re: Which is why I always turn off email sigs...

Though fonts like Dyslexie and OpenDyslexic are good, so I hear, Comic Sans does have a big upper hand in terms of being fairly ubiquitous, needing no special installation on most systems, so will get the job done in a pinch.

See you after the commercial breakdown: Cert expiry error message more entertaining than the usual advert tripe


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Loading insecure content on a secure page is usually blocked by browsers for security reasons as it can compromise the secure content; imagine your bank loading in JavaScript over HTTP within the statement page

The rumor that just won't die: Apple to keep Intel at Arm's length in 2021 with launch of 'A14-powered laptops'


Re: No surprise then

Windows 10 on ARM64 bundles an emulation layer for x86 (not x64 yet) apps which runs fairly well considering the circumstances; however, although Apple’s chips pack some heft it probably wouldn’t be enough for most serious work.

Also doubtful that Apple would make the effort to work with MS and get support for their chipsets / virt platforms integrated into WoA, although with that said WoA does run on QEMU with a bit of elbow grease so never say never.

Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature


Re: The most simple way is not mentioned here?

Yes, I believe it’s only Office where that’s a concern (I recall the Home & Student edition would even have a non-commercial use warning in the title bar at all times, to stop you forgetting)

Google begs for US Entity List exemption to let Huawei use its mobile services – report



MicroG does a fairly good job of many aspects as-is and is under the same Apache licence as AOSP — would make a decent basis for any such clone API although the SafetyNet attestation could be messy.

More than a billion hopelessly vulnerable Android gizmos in the wild that no longer receive security updates – research


Re: Google could help

Would be lovely were it that simple— they are making some headway towards this dream with the whole Treble initiative but one of the main issues is the fact that every Android build includes all sorts of blobs and patches from chipset vendors (Qualcomm, et al) who ditch support for old chipsets fairly quickly.

One of the biggest issues (which also hurts folks like postmarketOS) is that the Linux kernels used in Android mobes almost always require tons of chipset vendor patches that are hard to extract and port to newer kernel trees— some hackers have gotten devices booting on mainline kernels but they’re few and far between for now.

Latest Fast Ring build grazes big red button, unintentionally ejects some Windows Insiders


Re: No-to-pad

They already have: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/extended-eol-in-notepad/


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