* Posts by JDPower

55 posts • joined 24 Jan 2020

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Keep it Together, Microsoft: New mode for vid-chat app Teams reminds everyone why Zoom rules the roost

JDPower

How was this not laughed out the room the minute anyone at Microsoft saw it in action? It's almost April fool's level ridiculous.

Fast as a motorbike, subtle as a brick: Motorola pushes out new Moto G 5G Plus mid-ranger

JDPower

Really clumsy name, especially in the way it's squashed together in the pic which makes it look like Moto G5 variant instead of a new model

A bad day in New Zealand: Rocket Lab's 13th mission ends in failure

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SpaceX do exactly the same, along with the same "Carry on like nothing's happening" approach of the presenters/commentators. And yes, it's a PR thing. A failure is a little less public/embarrassing if there's no footage for people to see

July? British government could decide to boot Chinese giant Huawei from the UK's networks by this month

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It's funny how political fall outs make policy suddenly happen quickly. Whilst I accept the human rights issues in China are terrible, let's remember the Huawei decision is supposed to be based on security concerns, not used as a Trumpian style punishment of the companies country of origin. Huawei is just a convenient stick to beat them with, and this just makes it even more obvious the original reasoning is largely a fiction.

Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador

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Joke

Isle of White??? Racist.

Come glide with me: Virgin Galactic gives Unity some fresh air, looks forward to rocket-powered flight

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No, along. I was referencing the errors in the article - "SpaceX was not along in suffering"

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Korean boffins build COVID-bot to shove a swab right up your hooter

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Re: Possibly a tad too late

Also at least one being developed that uses saliva.

Russia lifts restrictions on Telegram messenger app after it expresses ‘readiness’ to stop some nasties

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Joke

Re: Jasper Carrot?

Um, have you been to an opticians lately?

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In other words, don't ever use Telegram for secure messaging cos the minute a government agency comes knocking they'll immediately offer up some lube and bend over

Health Sec Hancock says UK will use Apple-Google API for virus contact-tracing app after all (even though Apple were right rotters)

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"What we’ve done in really rigorously testing both our own COVID-19 app, and the Google-Apple version"

Except according to the tory minister on Question Time last night they DIDN'T test the Goog-Apple app. There was no need as "it was being widely used elsewhere". The whole "backing both horses" is complete BS

'Work pressure' sees Maze ransomware gang demand payoff from wrong company

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Trollface

Agreed, f***ing hate architects!

NASA scientists mull sending a spacecraft on a 13-year mission to visit Neptune's 'bizarre' moon, Triton

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Re: Faster!

Ah but you saw things some of the rest of us dream of having seen, like the moon landing, first shuttle launch etc

Huawei's EMUI 10.1 update shows Chinese mobile giant hunkering down for the long haul without Google wares

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I'm pretty sure you're wrong about the P20 Pro getting 10.1, last time I checked it wasn't in the road map (hell most P20 Pros don't even have EMUI 10 yet, which month after month gets pushed back a little further)

EU aviation wonks give all-electric training aeroplane the green light – but noob pilots only have 50 mins before they have to land it

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Re: Charge time

It DEFINITELY wouldn't take off without a crew.

Brave soz about coding snafu that sent search queries to affiliate links but insists practice is 'industry-standard'

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Re: First Opera, now Brave ....

Startpage? That'll be the adtech owned search engine? That pays Google for results?

JDPower

Re: First Opera, now Brave ....

You didn't read the article did you

Google+ replacement ‘Currents’ to end beta and debut in G Suite on July 6th

JDPower

Re: Oh, you can opt out. Trust me.

You're not forced to use Google DNS, there are other DNS servers out there

SpaceX is about to launch its first Starlink internet satellite sporting a sun visor following complaints by astronomers

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Re: no Vanta Black?

Surely you've heard of black absorbing heat?

Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it's dangerously simple to do

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If you're gonna criticise someone for whataboutism, generally best not to resort to it yourself ;)

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I found today's Tory and hereby claim my prize

Ever felt down after staring at your phone late in bed? It's not just you – mice do too

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Re: Control Groups

Post of the year, congrats

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Re: Control Groups

They got stuck in a hole

(For those with rubbish music taste - Wildhearts reference)

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Re: So it’s the blue light all along

You would say that #WhiteMousePrivelige

As anti-brutality protests fill streets of American cities, netizens cram police app with K-Pop, airwaves with NWA

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They flooded the service with K-pop videos? Are we sure that was related as that's what K-pop fans do EVERYWHERE

Watch an oblivious Tesla Model 3 smash into an overturned truck on a highway 'while under Autopilot'

JDPower

Re: Seriously?

Nice try but if the driver had been in a regular car he'd have been more attentive and more in control.

JDPower

Seriously? The car can't tell the difference between white lorries and the sky? It's about time these so self driving/crashing cars were removed from the roads.

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

JDPower

Re: Worst American president ever

Are there that many people killed by crows in hospitals?

SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon cleared to hoist real live American astronauts into space

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Correct, and the UK is currently UTC+1, making the launch 9:33 UK time.

JDPower

Re: EST not EDT

You're wrong, but you feel free to tune in an hour early.

JDPower

Um, stating launch time at just "4:33pm" could theoretically put it anywhere in a 24hr window (and also wrong for the majority UK readers)! It's 4:33pm EDT, 9:33pm UK time.

Beardy Branson’s 747-assisted sat-launcher can’t get it up

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Re: To be fair

Premature ejetculation?

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spacecraft with graphene sails powered by starlight and lasers

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Ooh look...

...another "graphene is the solution" study.

Proof-of-concept open-source app can cut'n'paste from reality straight into Photoshop using a neural network

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The transferring it over the air is clever, not knocking that at all. But it'll take more than what's shown in that video to impress with the cutting and pasting element. Show it extracting from a more cluttered, non neutral coloured, area and pasting into something other than a white/neutral image in the exact same lighting/environment. That is incredibly tricky and if it can't handle that it has very limited usage. Fair play on the innovation side regardless though.

It looks like you want a storage appliance for your data centre. Maybe you'd prefer a smart card reader?

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Probably one of my favourites was on Amazon. Was looking for a new coat and at one point had suggestions of two other coats and a three pack of ladies knickers. Which was ridiculous as the coats were nothing like what I wanted!

India to build contact-tracing app for feature phones that still use 2G, don't have Bluetooth and can't run apps

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Re: This is the problem

I don't think old people in homes do much travelling to actually trace

Outages batter UK's Virgin Media into wee hours as broadband failures spike 77% globally

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ThousandEyes? Well that's not sinister sounding at all

Geoboffins reckon extreme rainfall might help some volcanoes pop off

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Re: The magma's several km deep

Always amazes me when "bloke on Internet" professes to know better than people who have spent their whole life studying a subject and have all the data at hand.

Vivaldi browser to perform a symphony of ad and tracker blocking with version 3.0

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Re: I'll have to give it a go on Android.

Um, installing an ad and tracker blocking browser, then changing default search to Startpage seems a slightly bizarre choice

This hurts a ton-80: British darts champ knocked out of home tourney by lousy internet connection

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Re: Home tournament?

I think you'll find it's physically impossible to win a game of darts hitting only bullseyes

Apollo astronaut Al Worden – once named most isolated human being of all time – dies aged 88

JDPower

Re: I suppose...

Lonely?

Finally – news that something is guaranteed to be healthy and well looked-after for the next six months. That something is Windows 10 1709

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Hey Microsoft, it's having an impact on us windows 7 users too, don't suppose you fancy flinging some security updates our way? Hellooo??? Hey, stop ignoring me!

HMD Global pokes head out of quarantine to show off 3 new Nokia mobiles

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You tell us it's not the priciest phone, but don't actually tell us the price!

HMD Global revamps infamous commuter-botherer, the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic

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Re: Eh... What's the point?

I was still using an N8 as my main phone till about a year ago! Possibly my all time favourite phone (and the only phone I ever owned that never broke, so strange to me that you call it fragile)

Official: Apple debugs MacBook Air of sucky Butterfly keyboard

JDPower

Re: Upgrade?

If someone buys a flawed product, AND keeps it instead of returning it, it's hardly the fault of Apple.

(Disclaimer - NOT an Apple fanboy)

UK Carphone Warehouse shops set to sling their last phones, 2.9k redundancies hit high street, as Dixons closes all 531 'standalone' sites

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Whenever I'm looking for a new phone I always go to CPW. Only to physically compare look and feel of phones though, then go home and order online, even if it's FROM CPW. They also don't help themselves with their 'attentive' staff making the shops a borderline hostile place TO even enter (admittedly an approach not unique to CPW)

Bloodhound gang handles the pan again to get back to Hakskeenpan

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Trollface

Re: Cars are the past

Yup, that's Manchester

If you're serious about browser privacy, you should probably pass on Edge or Yandex, claims Dublin professor

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Re: Is this relevant though?

Startpage, now owned by an ad finger. Might wanna change that

Instagram influencer fools followers into thinking Ikea photoshoot was Bali holiday

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Are we absolutely sure she didn't pretend to go to Bali, got rumbled, then pretended it was a "social experiment"

OK, which Dombås stuffed Windows 10 to bursting at Swedish flatpack flinger?

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Re: IKEA is great

Given that Startpage is also now an ad company - no!

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