* Posts by NATTtrash

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German state ditches Windows, Microsoft Office for Linux and LibreOffice

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Joke

Eremites

You must have worked with eremites then. They probably also never used a modern cell phone, and I guess they communicate with businesses only via fax...

Ah, I see you have been working in Germany. Because indeed, that is exactly the situation. (Especially for a foreigner) Germany is still largely paper based, and if for the majority of German companies/ businesses you get contact details for will have a fax number on there. As one of the jokes went, fired at the German politicians in the room during the "carnival speeches":

"Do you know what the German definition of cyber warfare is? Sending so many faxes that the paper runs out on the other side" (Guido Cantz).

Malicious SSH backdoor sneaks into xz, Linux world's data compression library

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Re: It Was In Debian Unstable --- *buntu LTS

The missus was testing the upcoming 24.04. That also seems to be spared, since it is (now) on 5.4.5-0.3

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Boffin

Re: It Was In Debian Unstable --- *buntu LTS

"Learned about the vuln this morning. Checked my system, I had version “5.6.0-0.2” of xz-utils installed."

Looks like the LTS' of this world might have escaped this? My *buntu 22.04 LTS seems to prove that a bit of constipation might actually not be a bad thing...

nat@practice241:~$ dpkg -l *xz*

+++-==============-===========================-============-======================================

ii pxz 4.999.99~beta5+gitfcfea93-2 amd64 parallel LZMA compressor using liblzma

un xz-lzma <none> <none> (no description available)

ii xz-utils 5.2.5-2ubuntu1 amd64 XZ-format compression utilities

nat@practice241:~$ dpkg -l *liblzma*

+++-==============-==============-============-=================================

un liblzma2 <none> <none> (no description available)

ii liblzma5:amd64 5.2.5-2ubuntu1 amd64 XZ-format compression library

ii liblzma5:i386 5.2.5-2ubuntu1 i386 XZ-format compression library

Then again, being old and grumpy does force me to mumble "I told you so" on the systemd philosophy and creep...

Suppose Ken and Dennis were on about something that was lost in (German) translation...

What strange beauty is this? Microsoft commits to two more non-subscription Office editions

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Holmes

How does this scenario work in a web-only situation?

Like OP I too am a long time *nix + LO user, having to work daily with other MS users. What I see in my professional use case is that, yes, those web versions of Word and Excel do work, but they also have significant eye brow raisers. First of all, since you are not a MS registered user, you do need to jump through 10 million hoops to get to the application to begin with. IMHO MS did a master stroke there, applying the EUs 2FTA requirement to serve their own use case and make it way harder to enter their walled garden (MS Authenticator). Some that come to mind immediately: web versions do not have all options/ capabilities of local versions. Seamless portability between local vs web MS applications can be troublesome and require extra work infile. And this one that makes me roll eyes every time: the MS window dressing about file compatibility. If you have a file in on-line versions of Word, you can File > Save as > Download them as an open document. But, if you then open this ODT locally with LO, it looks like nothing you exported out of Word. If you have an ODT and you upload it to the SharePoint of the people you're working with, and open it in Teams/ Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint(web version) you will see... nothing. You can do... nothing. Upload and double click your (LO exported/ native) Word, Excel, PowerPoint, what ever file, and it opens and you can view and edit. PDF, no issue at all.

I agree with other commentart here that LO improves every time in its compatibility with MSO. It's a one way street however, because at the same time MS does what is best for MS with all this open document window dressing/ camouflage being just enough to serve it own not so open, "why don't you just use what you're supposed to use, we are the industry standard" needs...

Dutch government in panic mode over keeping ASML in the country

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Re: Hmm

So government create a problem.

Or to be more specific, the upcoming government create a problem. That is the "slight" side effect when populist right wing parties get the mandate from their (in the Netherlands large, and historically omnipresent) base and practise what they have been shouting about. And as the age old law of nature goes: politics and business are bad bed partners. Funny observation always is that principles tend to be less binary when money starts evaporating...

Apple makes it official: No Home Screen web apps in European Union

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Tesla power steering probe upgraded after thousands more incidents reported

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Flame

The other thing is that electric cars are easier to protect against crashes because they don’t have a huge lump of non-deformable metal directly in front of the driver.

Not all have engines at the front, like my trusty Ghia for example.

But, have you ever talked to people of the fire department? Had a pint with some, and they are really, really concerned about electric car fires, which are really, really scary. Not only frequent, but extremely difficult to put out. They told me they would rather see a ban on people loading their cars overnight "close to their house", like near their front door, in their private, or worse, apartment building parking garage, because (their words) it is a disaster waiting to happen.

HP customers claim firmware update rendered third-party ink verboten

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Childcatcher

Ink's where the money is...

Very true. Ink == printer company's subscription model.

And they are not the only one. In the medical area for example, companies are (almost) giving away high precision equipment, automated injectors for administering drugs/ fluids... up to the point you try to insert a container, which is required to be "generic" by law, but is not from the same manufacturer who "gave" you the thing. Of course there was a lot of blah about safety and all that. But in the end it turned out to be just camouflage for the same HP model (Rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat at the window... Who's there?)

It's not all watching transparent TV from a voice-commanded bidet. CES has work stuff too

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WTF?

Re: Fidget Spinner charged keyboard?!?

And then... The Logitech K750 has been around for something like more than 10 years now. And works well I can say. Only changed the button cell once in that period, and never has been out, or low on power. So what is so ground breaking about this one now? That "kinetic" thing? Hmmm... I might be the odd one out, but my hands are always kind of busy when I'm at a keyboard... You know... Typing and stuff...

Bricking it: Do you actually own anything digital?

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Go

Stop giving them money.

Indeed, because that is what it is all about. Then again, "money management" and "intelligence" do not always come together with all specimens of the human species...

There are other sparks of sanity though...

Authors & Copyright Scholars Back 'Internet Archive' in Landmark Legal Battle

https://torrentfreak.com/authors-and-copyright-scholars-back-internet-archive-in-landmark-legal-battle-231222/

Google's Project Ellman: Merging photo and search data to create digital twin chatbot

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Coffee/keyboard

Let me pop the question then: who asked for this? Who benefits from this?

[_] the user whose life is recorded, analysed and stored till eternity

[_] Googles "Exploitation and Monetisation" department

[_] Big Brother

Tech renders iconic rockers Kiss genuinely immortal

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Holmes

Plenty of Kpop acts do this already, and a couple haven't even bothered with the meat-sack stage.

Indeed. But more in general, it kind of shows you the evolution of pop music in the last decades, right?

Sure, every musician wanted to become famous and at least fund the Rolls (or habits ;) with their talents. However, today it all is primary a product, marketed as such (ignoring some odd-one-outs), devoid of any emotion, inspiration, or dare I say talent. You will see it already a bit looking at the hot thing with kids now - where in my age and time you would shame your eyes out of your head to say you liked the music of your nan (and secretly did), anemia is now all over the place, with industry rehashing and reselling. And then I'm not even talking about potential "ideas" connected to youth movements, often critical to those "at the head of the table", triggered and supported by new music and ideas. So no more free love, hair peace dancing naked through the meadow while protesting against war, no swearing on TV, addressing the touchy subject of royalty "differently" while proclaiming a new anarchy. Nope, market the much known (and cheap due to recycling!) product that doesn't ripple, sells well, and can be labeled as the family experience. Oh, that Brave New World...

Want a Cybertruck? You're stuck with it for a year, says Tesla

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Trollface

Re: What about the free market?

And here is silly me, thinking that shotgun enforced "Get off my property!" was an American principle...

Canonical reveals more details about Ubuntu Core Desktop

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Pint

Re: (1)Wait...what? and (2) Is it or isn't it?

To be fair: Snap as something that is "out there to use" is OK. I don't like it, I don't want it, I don't use it. But if it is just an option, it serves what you want to do, you can sudo apt snap.deb if you want it, hey, knock yourself out.

It is the autocratic force feed behaviour of Canonical I have an issue with and made me change to a Debian "base layer". So yeah, if that is what you mean, yep, you got a point.

Adobe sells fake AI-generated Israel-Hamas war images – then the news ran them as real

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Holmes

Re: Metadata... yea, that'll solve the problem

Yeah...

mat2 --inplace "${this_file}"

Apple exec defends 8GB $1,599 MacBook Pro, claims it's like 16GB in a PC

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Re: The quantity is fine, but the price is not

I won't disagree that 8 GB is enough for some people, but don't pretend it's amazing when it's not.

True, but then it is all about use case isn't it? I mean, picturing people who use their computers like that, would most likely also be very fine with a 8/ 256 GB Vostro for a third of the price.

And there we go: in the end it is the same thing like those trainers the chavs need to have, the thick watch the pub blagger wears, and that car that was parked deliberately in front of your local hotel.

It's not about the innards, it's all about that aluminium body and that glowing Apple on the lid that, since there is a bite out of it, will push its Snow White user into a brain coma...

Nuclear-powered datacenters: What could go wrong?

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Re: One thing commonly overlooked

Interesting post, but it misses the point that the vast, vast majority of the "low-level waste" that you talk about, is just stuff that is "potentially contaminated" so has to be classified as nuclear waste, even if it is not radioactive at all.

Ah well... That's why we marched and camped in the 80s. To finally end up with nuclear powered TikTok. All just a consideration of essential priorities I suppose...

Norway wants Facebook behavioral advertising banned across Europe

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WTF?

Consent is overrated...

The British government is in the process of trying to replace the EU legislation – which is still part of UK law under the Data Protection Act – by passing the Data Protection and Digital Information bill. The new bill, on the face of it, removes several data subject protections including oversight of public surveillance cameras, and potentially data adequacy with the EU, affecting every UK business that collects and processes EU data. Lawmakers behind the bill have criticized the GDPR for having an "overemphasis on consent."

Well, with that kind of mindset, I suppose we can then also look forward to a change in the legislation concerning rape..?

Meet Honda's latest electric vehicle: A rideable suitcase

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Pint

Re: Dignity isn't the only thing at risk

Hmmm... So what ever happened to that other great invention: bicycle. If you take it easy on the kebab it's pretty carbon neutral...

How to ask Facebook's Meta to not train its AI models on some of your personal info

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Some might ask: what ever happened to the meaning of "opt in"?

Soon the most popular 'real' desktop will be the Linux desktop

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Pint

so how can it be "too complicated"?

You don't get out much do you? Interact with other specimens of the human species? Just stay behind the trusted screens, only having to deal with logic..?

Voyager 2 found! Deep Space Network hears it chattering in space

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Alien

Re: All alone in space

"just faithfully doing its duty"

Hmmm... Where have I heard that story before?

A lonely space craft, roaming through space, sending signals dutifully, but getting no reply from its creators who killed themself by war and pollution...

OP: "...hoping that someone talks to him?" You sure it's a boy? ;)

What does Twitter's new logo really represent?

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Framework starts taking orders for 16-inch repairable, upgradeable laptop

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Megaphone

Re: Obligatory

Indeed. Ever since Linus Sebastian got in as a share holder, their profile has been on the radar and promoted conveniently (sure with disclaimer, but still it is self-serving advertisement). As for the Framework ProdDev, I might even dare to say that it were the Linux users who got them to offer also AMD instead of just Intel. The next hurdle to take, looking at the forum messages, is the Windows key. That discussion has been dragging on for some considerable time now, but doesn't seem to move. Curious when true colours will be shown. Meanwhile here in Europe, some cloggers got in on the same game like Framework, albeit not with the innovative extension units or design specialties like Framework (and continuous promo push from LTT), but similar max repair and upgrade, contrary to Framework with open coreboot and *nix front and centre (NovaCustom - https://configurelaptop.eu/). Of course there has also been Tuxedo in Germany for quite some time now with *nix specific laptops, but they don't do the DYI/ max repair thing... No Windows key though (https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/en)

Social media is too much for most of us to handle

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Re: American spelling

Pardon my French...

1 in 4 Brits are playing with generative AI, and some take its word as gospel

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Holmes

...because people are lazy.

This indeed. As usual the error is located between keyboard and chair. In addition, the loop is fed because the (artificial?) intelligence is lacking to locate the error and correct it.

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Re: Garbage In, Garbage Out.

2+2=5

‘Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes.’

[Shakes head and mumbles...]

Microsoft kicks Calibri to the curb for Aptos as default font

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Stop

Re: I like serifs

But Britain prefers serif fonts.

Really? I disagree, since everywhere I look I see mainly Gill or Johnston (like) fonts. And what about the Motorway font, designed specially for what it says on the tin? (Didn't that have its anniversary something like last year?) So yeah, maybe you were referring to dead tree communication exclusively, but just going on with life, I see a lot of naked letters...

Tesla ordered to cough up data for Autopilot probe or face heavy fines

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Re: Raise the fines

is it just me or are Tesla owners some of the most inept people at parking you've ever seen?

Not so many Teslas around here where I am. But what you write, does make sense. Think about the modern narrative and trend used nowadays to promote and sell: "Easy! Quick! Convenient! Instantaneous! Tailored to Your needs!". Doesn't matter whether it involves a phone, a car, digital entertainment, getting food. Anything! No effort needed! So perhaps you can (should) also call it company provided sloth? And would that affect parking? Driving? (old person mumbling... intelligence?)

Meta's data-hungry Threads skips over EU but lands in Britain

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Re: "Other Data"

And then we not even talking about that other one, "sensitive data"...

Attorney sues Microsoft for $1.75M, claiming his email has been useless since May

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Mushroom

Re: Second email account

So many places treat an email address as an ID. This is stupid on many levels, this being one of them.

Indeed. And then think about this situation: let's anticipate this whole mess. Show you're smarter than all sheeple nowadays, get back in touch with your punky DIY roots, take matters into your own hands: set up your own mail server on your own domain...

...and start off by "your integrity" being questioned at every instance, your messages landing in spam boxes all over the world, requiring you to wear a T shirt saying "I'm a tin foil hat wearing antisocial disruptive trouble maker", and not popping an artery when "services" keep sending you replies saying: "Please supply trusted email address for registration/ verification".

Google Lens now can spot problematic skin spots, or not

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Re: This is a terrible idea

You are right. And, to go back to a medical story earlier here on El Reg, grow practice waiting lines, for which the solution seems to be patients doing the webcam thing. Technology to the rescue. But...

"Welcome to the era of unreliable, disclaimed products, just as we're getting acclimated to social media misinformation for which platforms aren't really accountable.

...for me a(nother) big issue lies with this. In essence this is the same as me diagnosing you in my practice, and at the end of consult telling you "Oh, and forget what I said. I know you came to me for consult, but hey, I'm just winging it, have no clue, nor am qualified to do so. You do know BTW that you, or your family when you're dead, can't quote me on anything, right? So yeah, I suppose your guess is just as good as mine." I think many would not feel happy about that if I ran my practice like that. Well, the Alphies and their sheeple seem to differ. And then we are not even going into the whole "liability" area that physicians do, but big US tech doesn't seem to have. Whether it is you dying due to misdiagnosis or me saving your (at least IP marked) medical record/ picture...

Lawyers who cited fake legal cases generated by ChatGPT blame the software

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WTF?

Re: Lawyers!

It is not just lawyers...

As I wrote here about 3 months ago, ChatGTP also screwed up medical stuff. Or to put it more clearly, fabricated an answer, which was factually incorrect, in some instances pure fiction, sold as the truth. In short, when asking it a medical question it came back with incorrect answers and fabricated, non-existent literature references/ sources. Only difference with the situation described in the piece here is that we did it to check ChatGTP specifically, and knew what we were talking about. These lawyers apparently didn't...

Again, I personally think the problem is not with the tech, but the factor between keyboard and chair. And since the (intelligence) results there are not encouraging (as shown here), this might be a real issue and not a one off/ oddity.

Clippy designer was too embarrassed to include him in his portfolio

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Nuke it from space....

"Clippy is the poster child for Microsoft's preoccupation with helpful hints that...aren't."

Not only that apparently...

"People are very receptive to it and now, you know, nobody hates Clippy now."

Really? Nobody? So let's reflect on what that says about "the intelligence levels of the young generation"?

(It looks like your reaching for some medication helping you to prevent a stroke. Do you need some help with that?)

Europe to vote on AI laws with potential 7% revenue fines

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Trollface

Re: Typical UK conservative approach

This is really interesting indeed. Does this now mean that the general El Reg readers have great faith in the intelligence and actions of the rest of the (non-Reg-reading) world population?

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Oh dear...

The future of digital healthcare could be a two-metre USB cable

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Boffin

Re: Webcam consultation?

I might be an old skeptic... No, you are not.

I'm no MD... Well, I am.

...but I would assume a more thorough examination might require some tactile feedback, to check if there is something "not-as-usual" inside, out of view, especially of a shaky low-res picture taken from moderately afar... Are you sure you're not an MD sir, because that is pretty spot on.

Professionally, I do understand the need to streamline/ higher throughput and make more cost effective, the 2 major forces in healthcare nowadays (Ah, you thought it was all about you, the patient and your ailment? Well, may I introduce a modern thing called reality?) Then again, we/ I still learn medics it is all "about the person" and "that personal connection and contact". I too see what author described creeping in more and more, next to other "modern" developments (e.g. centralisation and closures of points of care, devolution of treatment responsibilities, budget driven care, globalised telemedicine "CT/ MRI here, diagnose in India")). Happy to retire soon, it will not be my concern anymore. Although looking at my students, I do worry, if quality/ ability decreases due to such overarching decisions, why don't the responsibilities of the treating physician? If, as happens now, financial/ administrative decisions are made (forced) upon physicians and their patients, why don't the people forcing those decisions than also are e.g. liable?

As for the story here from a tech perspective: I know that Zoom (seems to) offer a "healthcare option". But what about for example patient data confidentiality? First of all I doubt whether an US company, which speaks only about "US hospitals" can serve the considerably different (more) European situation for example. I understand it might be convenient to quickly set up a Zoom consultation service, but what about all the conditions that are normally required from consultations and the resulting data (standard, location)? Is Zoom guaranteeing it will all be all compliant? Or is the hospital/ care facility that is offering the Zoom service? Or can we address the mentioned physio*** for that? Curious what you tech gifted think of that one...

*** Although responsibilities around the world do vary, physios normally DO NOT have independent curative privileges, but can only treat based on diagnosis of treating physician, thus end responsible MD. It's indeed true that in some less efficient territories, to "address patient waiting times", para-medical personnel works more freely under the general responsibility of an "overseeing physician". But, if push comes to shove, it's an MD where it lands. Hence the account by author is "confusing" to begin with, since physios generally do not diagnose independently, nor initiate treatment.

Why you might want an email client in the era of webmail

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Re: Not bad, not bad at all.

Same as Liam wrote here for me "If you discarded Thunderbird years ago for being a bit bulky or slow or unresponsive, it isn't anymore.", which made me end up with Evolution back then.

And from that corner of the universe, does anybody know..?

[_] How well does (this new) TB play with EWS servers, credentials, and authentication?

[_] Local is also good for calendar for example. Appointments/ stuff you do need to do, but you might not want stored on (company) server (Today, 8AM, prostate check up). Is sync between devices of (local) calendar OK in this TB?

[_] What about having and syncing a local email archive? I noticed this is especially wanted by our US friends (Need to save email for proof if sued later!).

[_] Is calendar still extension/ add on in TB or now integral part of main code? Can remember it wasn't part of TB before...

And just as a general remark. Since we seem to have more and more applications that work on the FF base, would it not be an idea to make it a code base with extensions for e.g. Firefox, TB, Zotero..? Might save space (I do know that is an old timer remark since everybody is shouting that disc space is cheap nowadays, so why don't I shut the snap up).

Windows XP activation algorithm cracked, keygen now works on Linux

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Holmes

Re: Sarcasm?

Indeed. The list of supported devices on SANE is very impressive. Nothing silly about that...

http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html

Mozilla so sorry for intrusive Firefox VPN popup ad

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Pint

Firefox vs Librewolf

After reading this, I really need to do a shout out, thumbs up, and give out a pint to the folks at Librewolf...

I know many have been saying: "Meh, not that special, just Firefox with settings you can do yourself too. (e.g. arkenfox)". But... Doing Librewolf to not being force fed snaps, I followed the hints in the article here (about:config; browser.vpn_promo.enabled). As it turned out the good folks at Librewolf already spotted, deactivated, and locked it. So many thanks Librewolf!

Microsoft enables booting physical PCs directly into cloud PCs

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Facepalm

Nor has it explained why frontline workers – or anyone else for that matter – should prefer cloud PCs, given that Windows allows creation of multiple user accounts, each with its own level of access to resources. Microsoft has long suggested that arrangement offers all the isolation and security anybody could possibly want.

But Redmond typically gets paid just once when users work on physical PCs. Cloud PC users send cash monthly.

This.

So much it hurts.

But then again I'm sure the marketing people will find other ways to sell it. Just like you might have a situation where there is no net (Yes. I know it makes you anxious, but yes, you know, some times that is what it is and you can't look up the solution to that on "Did your first have a look on our FAQ pages?".)

Microsoft can't stop injecting Copilot AI into every corner of its app empire

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Re: AI, AI, AI!

...then they’ll move onto the next fad leaving a horrible mess behind.

Indeed. Funny thing is that every time people seem to forget that, if you have absolutely no comprehension of what "it" is doing, it has the propensity to go wrong. And that seems to be the case here with these "self learning/ training" models. Just as one example that pops into my mind: financial models and previous economic crashes. Remember that all said afterwards: "These processes and products were so complicated that nobody knew what they entailed and what was going on"? Or another one, perhaps a bit closer to home: multiple publications out there report that "it" can write code. So what does that mean if people who have no clue trigger the creation of some code? Without any overview or comprehension whether the code is correct? Sounds a bit like the current Microsoft QA model to me...

Maybe I’m getting cynical, but I’ve been round this cycle so many times now it’s getting boring.

So yeah... Can you move over a bit so I can join you on the same bench? Cheers...

Here's what the US Army picked for soldier-worn tactical USB hubs

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Trollface

Re: Sand in the gear(s)

Really? You think? Because what I read was:

"Nett Warrior is cross-platform, with apps developed for Android, Windows, Linux and web browsers.

So no Apple. Slip up of author? Especially since the former colony is rather fond of the fruity offerings...

Modern Auth comes to on-prem Exchange Server gear

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System or user?

OK, let me stick my neck out: I do understand the need for appropriate security measures, but are we not oversimplifying and overfocussing a bit? IMHO, it says it in the text:

"Verizon in its Data Breach Investigations Report last year said 82 percent of security breaches in 2021 were due to stolen credentials, phishing attacks, and human error,..."

This all points to the old law of nature: that the biggest problem is between chair and keyboard. And knowing that, one might need to think hard if the remainder of that sentence...

"...driving the need for Modern Auth methods and fueling the push to replace usernames and passwords with other verification tools, such as passkeys, which are being supported by vendors like Google and Apple."

...will really solve something. Even when requiring users to only be able to use their accounts when wearing their knickers backwards, they will still

"Click here now for

[big bag of money || naked pictures || pay your invoice || see dancing garden gnomes on your Desktop || see all on Insta direct! || grow your penis].

In addition, humans being humans, one should also consider "alternative motives" that drive these kind of movements on, e.g. why "which are being supported by vendors like Google and Apple"? Might it be because it supports their own business case/ bottom line (e.g. Now buy your convenient iKey), and it helping users is "a bonus"? Then again, since humans always think it is all about them, they will probably have no problem getting away with it...

Sick of GNOME, Snap and Flatpak? You might like Linux Lite, but beware rough edges

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"I still don't get the Snap hate compared to the much-lauded Flatpak. "

[A] I tell you to. Comply.

[B] What I suggest is...

Simples.

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Evince vs. Atril

Linux Lite uses GNOME's Evince document viewer, with its clunky "CSD" combined titlebar-cum-toolbar, while MATE's Atril, with a more traditional UI, was right there in the repositories.

Having used both, (for me) there is something that makes me put up with Evince's CSD... ...which, disclaimer, I'm not wild about: last time I compared the two, Evince has the better search and presentation of search results. If Atril would bring it up to the same standard I would switch in a heartbeat. But having to work with large pdfs professionally a lot, and the main use case being to search for the relevant passages, Evince has the clear advantage (for me). So yeah, there is more... which makes you put up with CSD ;)

Microsoft may stop bundling Teams with Office amid antitrust probe threat

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Re: Are we learning yet?

...because it is just more profitable to do so. That's what companies do, their prime directive is. Why are people surprised that other people are only thinking about their end-of-year bonus (and fuck you too)?

More ads in Windows 11 Start Menu could be last straw for some

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The human species is strongly convinced of the infallibility of its own mannerisms and actions, abilities, change-averse... and inherently lazy.

While Twitter wants to sell its verification, Microsoft will do it for free on LinkedIn

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WTF?

Re: Nothing changes

"Until now, we have not had a good digital equivalent."

This remark is rubbish, just like some of the other remarks in the article written from a rather limited "local" perspective. And my guess would an US one.

There are multiple countries in Europe where the government (please note, government, not some commercial party with a for-profit primary objective) provides digital identification means to their citizens.

Which brings us to the next point: really, a commercial company providing identification outside their own applications/ eco system? Really?

Another indication that this article is not applicable for a global audience:

"The goal of such decentralized IDs is to allow a person's digital identity to follow them as they move through Microsoft's online world, similar to how an individual's driving license can be used to board an airplane or open a bank account."

I'm not sure what silly country we are referring to here, because if I can do that all with a drivers license, they probably also won't ask me to take off my shoes when trying to board a plane, or put my liquids, all smaller than 100 ml, in a plastic zip lock bag so it can be scanned separately. Or is this only valid for certain driver licenses, but not the ones of the countries I have?

Apple sued for allegedly firing, threatening union organizers

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Thumb Up

...Fruit Stand Workers United...

Wicked sense of humour describing what's in the tin extremely accurately...

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