* Posts by TheIO

9 posts • joined 4 Feb 2020

TikTok seeks injunction to halt Trump ban, claims it would break America's own First and Fifth Amendments


Re: Due process and equality before the law

So no change there then.

Chinese State media uses new release of local Linux to troll Trump


It's not really Linux

It's Windows CCP. Easy to joke about SlurpOS but Microsoft ain't anywhere near as bad as Xinnie the Pooh.

They're 'clean': SoftBank gets thumbs-up from Uncle Sam for keeping Chinese gear off its Japanese 5G network


Re: I second that motion

Ericsson and Nokia, but yes.

China slams President Trump's TikTok banned-or-be-bought plan in the US


Re: Come on

We literally used to have one. It was called Vine and for no clear reason whatsoever it closed.

It looks like you want to browse the internet with Chrome. Would you like help? Maybe try Edge? Please?


Re: Ah, that explains why...

Used to be a lot bigger, but then Chrome overtook Explorer; I'd say that having Chrome bundled with Android smartphones was what did it, that and Google having more money than God.

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks


Re: A dry run for trumps loss in 2020

Under a system of proportional representation, the SNP wouldn't be the third largest party in parliament - the only reason they have so many seats is because of first past the post, whereby they didn't get the majority of the vote in IIRC *any* seat last year yet won 48 anyway. You'd have seen the Lib Dems in third place, potentially with the Greens or Brexit Party in fourth ahead of the SNP depending on how it's sliced. It'd be fundamentally healthier for politics in that part of the country, because you wouldn't have a monolithic yellow block that ignores the wishes of a majority of its constituents.

UK enters almost-lockdown: Brits urged to keep calm and carry on – as long as it doesn't involve leaving the house


Re: "One form of exercise a day"

There was a UK Pirate Party as it happens, but it never got very far.

Google Chrome to block file downloads – from .exe to .txt – over HTTP by default this year. And we're OK with this


Re: No

Being an Uighur in China these days is a life-threatening issue.

Orange has an elegant solution to Huawei question in France: We'll stick with Nokia and Ericsson for 5G networks


Re: So: neither Huawei nor Cisco

I don't know about you, but I'm fairly certain I have less to fear from the Swedish or Finnish governments than I do from the American or Chinese.


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