* Posts by NetBlackOps

435 posts • joined 11 Jun 2019

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Reason 3,995 to hold off on that Windows 11 upgrade: Iffy performance on AMD silicon

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Re: Running Windows 11 on AMD

This felt similar to the Windows 98 SE upgrade.

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If this is the slow lane, I can't wait to see what the fast lane is. I've been using Win 11 since the dev first release and it is markedly despite AMD and Intel Killer issues.

Shatner breaks the age barrier, goes where no nonagenarian has gone before with Blue Origin rocket trip

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Re: A 10 minutes 17 second ride ...

A bit more energetic launch and you have normies in space. Bob Heinlein wrote that country fair space barnstorming story ages ago. I grew up on those stories. Nice to see the Grand Master hasn't lost his touch in telling human Sci-Fi stories.

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Re: I was going to be mean and small-minded

My first thoughts as well. Tipping a brew in Leonard's direction.

Electric car makers ready to jump into battery recycling amid stuttering supply chains

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Re: "Less than 5 per cent of lithium-ion batteries are recycled today"

China has shut down various recycling efforts already.

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Re: "Less than 5 per cent of lithium-ion batteries are recycled today"

Tesla had been using recycled battery packs for use in their home solar energy program, so expect costs there to ramp up. It was one of the synergies they exploited.

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Re: "GM is projecting an all-electric future

Yeah, I believe they meant models but with that sad and sorry lot in charge, they really could have meant total vehicles.

AlmaLinux Foundation chair says he stepped down to highlight value of community status

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If nothing else, this is rather a nice experiment for the various shapes and colo(u)rs an Open Source project can take. Something of a rarity in applied economics.

Catch of the day... for Google, anyway: Transatlantic Cornwall cable hauled ashore

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So the sea-based equivalent of squirrels?

Apple stalls CSAM auto-scan on devices after 'feedback' from everyone on Earth

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Re: For a hash to be identical, the images would have to be identical.

Yep. Hash collisions are inherent to the mathematics of hashing algorithms.

TSMC to hike some chip prices 'by as much as 20%'

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Expected

See title.

GitHub's Copilot may steer you into dangerous waters about 40% of the time – study

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Re: Sure it's shit 40% of the time...

Formal verification is kinda/sorta headed that way. However it doesn't look that much like spoken or written language yet. Before that I was using boolean logic and predicate calculus.

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According to the article, much worse than StackOverflow.

Singapore, Australia successfully trial blockchain-greased customs system

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Now this is a use for blockchain that actually improves the process. I wouldn't be surprised if this spread farther into document exchanges.

A man spent a year in jail on a murder charge involving disputed AI evidence. Now the case has been dropped

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Almost certainly for the location of snipers, which are the most terrifying threat on a battlefield. Not to the regular grunt, but officers and, occasionally, senior enlisted personnel.

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Re: do people have a propensity to try to abuse AI systems?

Same thing seen over the same period. I was at UCR in the '70's, US Navy in the '80's. As soon as you tell them it's AI, people like to f--- it up.

Starliner takes off ... back to the factory and not space

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Pretty sad when even the capsule’s saying…

If it’s Boeing, I ain’t going.

Taiwan president pokes the bear by saying the nation needs to lessen its supply chain dependency on China

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Re: Everyone needs to lessen their supply chain with China, even China

It's still down to what the C-suites actually do to change this single point of failure and, so far, all I've seen is a ton of verbage in business magazines with zero changes addressing the problem.

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Pretty much we're all taking pages out of Taiwan's book. Even the US.

Elementary OS 6 Odin released on a 'pay what you want' basis

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And the presence of a shortcut gives me a clue what I should go look for on the WWW.

After 15 months in preview, GitHub releases Codespaces – probably the fanciest new shiny since Actions

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Re: Or….

I still fire up Turbo C++ for "quick and dirty" jobs.

Hey, AI software developers, you are taking Unicode into account, right ... right?

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Not a new consideration here. Input sanitation has always been a core consideration in everything I do. I adopted it due to my work in statistics and artificial intelligence. GIGO.

Your Computer Is On Fire, but it will take much more than this book to put it out

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Re: Not Read Yet

Just got, not yet read, but having lived this industry at all levels for fifty years, I get the feeling I'm going to be nodding rather a lot.

AWS growing so fast its revenue makes it bigger than Cisco or HP

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Re: Sometimes there is a silver lining

Especially with greenfield. You can duplicate cloud architecture locally if you know what you are doing, and I've been working with virtual from the 70's. Once it's up and running, then I'd do the ROI for local, hybrid, all cloud.

'Woefully insufficient': Biden administration's assessment of critical infrastructure infosec protection

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Without accountability, nothing will change and the kind of accountability matters. My work, after I joined the military, was directly accountable, as in whatever penalty a Court Martial may decide. Given it was all safety critical, it was not going to be a slap on the wrist and a Letter of Admonition. No such accountabiiity exists in the civilian world even if those works were safety critical or not. So, unless someone comes along and makes the penalties in line with personal accountability, nothing will change. We already know fines are meaningless in the corporate world.

Hard drives at Autonomy offices were destroyed the same month CEO Lynch quit, extradition trial was told

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Re: Lynched?

Almost a nobody? I was closely following that market segment for two years before that sale to a year after. Autonomy regularly appeared in my reading on Knowledge Management. If I'd been looking to implement KM, I certainly would have given them a chance.

AWS to retire EC2-Classic – the network glue that helped start the IaaS rush

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Back in 1979 I was advocating using a network of computers with programs tied together to simulate nuclear reactors. It took a while to get there, though. Now, thanks to Amazon, it's a piece of cake to stand up the simulation whenever required, run the simulation and drop it when done.

Are you a 1%er? Windows 11 turns up in the usage figures

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Theoonly reason I even visited the Windows Store was to grab Linux distros for WSL.

Early Skype developer Jaan Tallinn splashes cash in latest funding for Matrix-based instant messenger Element

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Re: Already here?...............

Routing over TOR is no panacea as it’s fairly well known in that community that nation-state actors like to sit on nodes provided by themselves.

A bunch of apps will be able to bypass Microsoft's new store and use own update methods

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Re: Perfect attack vector

‘Cause supply chain attacks are kewl!

Windows 11 comes bearing THAAS, Trojan Horse as a service

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Re: Forgive me for saying this...

Don't forget the singular inability of Teams coping with someone having more than one digital identity.

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Re: Responsibility

I've found musicians, producers, and especially the techs/engineers to be some of the most resistant to change people anywhere.

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Re: "and in a few short years we were liberated."

It would help if Mozilla actually listened to users before making permanent, non-appealable, changes to the UI.I got off Firefox after something like the sixth such decision.

Google updates timeline for unpopular Privacy Sandbox, which will kill third-party cookies in Chrome by 2023

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Given how many of the top 500 are in actuality Google properties, of course they are looking at those numbers as well.

You, too, can be a Windows domain controller and do whatever you like, with this one weird WONTFIX trick

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Frankly, if I ever took up security research again, I'd love to point fuzzers at each and every protocol stack that Microsoft (and admittedly others) have out there.

UK celebrates 25 years of wasteful, 'underperforming' government IT projects

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A good start is, once the requirements are established, applying a hard freeze until delivery. Everyone that moves the goal post is engaging in sabotage in my no shit honest opinion. After delivery, we can start with agile.

Respect in Security initiative aims to build reporting lines for infosec bods suffering harassment at work, conferences and online

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Re: Harassement

Having spent a few yesrs with InoSec Twitter, there are numerous examples just as bad and worse. This is going to take a lot of work to have an effect.

Be careful what you inline: Defunct video-hosting domain used to inject smut flicks into news articles, more

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"Whatever you think is in that <iframe> now, it may not be there in future. There may be something from your worst nightmares." Or any other outsider provided media, code, bits, etc.

Cut us some Slack: $27bn+ later, collab tool officially belongs to Salesforce

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Re: Teams is "free"

Absent a rethink by the antitrust folks, it isn't a currency. My thought on this differs markedly from other economists.

Windows 11 gets chatty as Teams integration turns up

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Yay! Another useless drain on my laptop. I don't use any of this application type, ever. Pass me the digital scalpel please.

The old New: Windows veteran explains that menu item

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Re: Always an important consideration

This fifty year vet uses whichever is the quickest. One of things that drives me nuts with Apple is that there is only one or a couple of ways to "do something."

Ad tech ruined the web – and PDF files are here to save it, allegedly

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Re: Yes, but let's miss the point and argue about trifles

Plain text is not disabilty unfriendly. As a matter of fact, it's the easiest on my screen reader in use here.

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Re: Dunning-Kruger

Back in the day, early 1990's, PDF technology was at the core of the NeXT workstations even being used for display. The NeXT was the machine that Tim Berners-Lee used to create the web, both server and client.

USA warns Hong Kong government may demand business and customer data, run surveillance without warrants

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Thr PRC is already starting to carve out exceptions in order not to interfere with IPO activity in Hong Kong. We'll see what happens. NSL has another meaning: National Security Letter, a statutory exception Constitutional Law in the context of national security. One that executed tousands of times per year bty the US government with little to no oversight as it is often executed with a gag order preventing notification of the target. Hmmm, seems US law is looser than PRC NSL. Odd that.

Windows 10 to hang on for five more years with 21H2 update

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Re: They will have to support Windows 10 for longer than five years

Perhaps Windows 365 is meant to also address this problem over and above the somewhat improved security aspect ( at least ease of cloud desktop restore).

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Re: They will have to support Windows 10 for longer than five years

When I upgraded my cutting edge laptop last year, I had to disassemble the heat pipes to add memory and also for the new drives. Totally beyond typical users, totally normal here.

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Re: I suspect that Stardock

More likely several of the users. I've been using their Winstep xTreme since the beginning. I fell in love with NextSTEP (docks, start menu with tear off menus) ages ago.

All hands on Steam Deck: Fancy a handheld Linux PC that runs Windows apps, sports a custom AMD Zen APU and a touch screen?

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Re: Sounds interesting...

Already using Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for the tablets, so that's covered. It's the other contollers and displays that have definite appeal. Serious appeal as those alone are a significant chunk of change right there. Drones, IoT, ...

What follows Patch Tuesday? Exploit Wednesday. Grab this bumper batch of security updates from Microsoft

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Re: Maybe (but probably not)

I regularly engineered software, hardware, and systems for the US Navy for a decade and, despite another twenty years of further use, no defects nor vulnerabilities have ever been found. All safety I critical systems and large as well. They were designed with formal verification. Internally, they are very definition of zero a trust as defects in the tools chain, operating system, even the hardware are assumed as possible conditions to defeat detected and addressed. If not, well the results would headline International news. For weeks.

It had to happen: Microsoft's cloudy Windows 365 desktops are due to land next month

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Re: Umm...

My tablets all run full up browsers, side loaded in the case of the Kindle Fire HD 10, as stated in the requirements. I also have very nice Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to go with the touch/ pen interface. No, this works, even on the low end.

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