* Posts by Abbas

16 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Nov 2019

US charges 16 over 'depraved' grandparent scams


Well, I personally favour impallement. Anyway I suggest beginning sharpening the poles with an eye on the true mass robbers aka banks, investment managing and similar parasites.

Google flushes cached search results forever


Re: It figures

By the way, does somebody know an app able to record phone calls in Android? All I have tried from Play Store fail miserably in Samsung phones.

India calls for all mobile phones to include FM radios


Re: It isn't that they don't enable the FM radio

Excuse my ignorance, but could not a thin wire, with adequate insulation and of appropriate length like 75 cm, be wound around the margin of the phone chassis and make a passable antenna?

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison


The rich investors deserved it.

As someone working in scientific research, Theranos claims were so crazy that immediately put them into the category of "warning: big bullshit approaching". Why didn't the consiglieri of rich people do their work and ask for an specialist insight of the product?

No, working in IT does not mean you can fix anything with a soldering iron


Re: Phone Cabling

Same in Spain.

Amazon to buy Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7b


Re: Oh crap!

Yes, these things happen. Cat barf, in my case.

Anyhow, the best thing for pet owners, barfs and/or turs notwithstanding.

Apple sent my data to the FBI, says boss of controversial research paper trove Sci-Hub


What about those unreachable for many reasons, say fot instsnce, those dead?

And don't forget lazy ones. Long live to Sci-Hub!

City of London Police warn against using ‘open science’ site Sci-Hub

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God bless you, Alexandra!

Scientist here, 25+ year doing basic and applied research.

Sci-Hub user, nearly daily. It's a fantastic source of information, including (but not restricted to) plenty of old to very old technical books, that despite its age are true jewels. If it's a treasure for me, in the first world, what is to the less fortunate researchers in 3/4 of the world?

Long live, health, happiness and success for you, Alexandra Elbakyan!

The wastepaper basket is on the other side of the office – that must be why they put all these slots in the computer


Re: Whoops mind your head if there is a fire, and dont trip

Just for the sake of curiosity, which part of Spain, southern perhaps?

NASA pulls the plug on InSight's mole after Martian surface bests boffins


Next time...

Next time, to err on the side of safety, pask a few hundred grams of Semtex.

DeepMind's latest protein-solving AI AlphaFold a step closer to cracking biology's 50-year conundrum


Scientist here. All your objections valid and true. For the moment being a black-box approach. Not comfortable.

But believe me, it's bowel-liquifying moment in science.

Not many like this in a lifetime.

Excel Hell: It's not just blame for pandemic pandemonium being spread between the sheets


Rhetorical question.

Given the proper amount of resources - money, time, skilled programmers and a Manhattan Projet like commitment - would it be possible to redeem Excel?


Re: What should I use instead

Yes, I too hate percentajes. And merged cells. And... But dates, date conversion... It is the Hell in Earth!

Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen


Re: Never understood this

Certainly you are in the USA, such a dryer is a kilowatt-devouring monster. And "modern" (i. e. about 20 years old) humidity control versus time control yields superb results in terms of drying speed and nearly-ironed clothes.

The Rise of The (Coffee) Machines: I need assistance. I think I'm running Windows. Send help


Re: we obviously also cannot trust what it might spit out when asked for "tea."

Things have somewhat improved in the last 5-10 years. Now you are frequently offered a variety of teas, even fancy ones. I like and drink plenty of tea, but being Spanish I am an oddity. Strongly ingrained in Spanish mind, infusions are for ailing people, not a drink to enjoy. And this is the cause that I was invariably asked "are you alright?" by concerned waiters, only to be dimissed later as the sissie snob at the table.

Interpol: Strong encryption helps online predators. Build backdoors


One of any infinite possible examples.

Let's punch a hole in all condoms just to be sure we get a DNA sample from all rapers.