* Posts by Bo Lox

14 publicly visible posts • joined 21 May 2020

Thought you'd addressed those data-leaking Spectre holes on Linux? Guess again. The patches aren't perfect

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Re: OY! 'Nuff o' this shite!

I prefer abacuses and punch cards, far safer.

Tycoon malware rages through US schools, LG's boot problem, and QNAP admins had better get busy

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According to BlackBerry

"...According to BlackBerry..."

Who them?

OK Windows 10, we get it: You really do not want us to install this unsigned application. But 7 steps borders on ridiculous

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Re: Hanlon's razor

I like Win 7 but I still had loads of issues with it compared to the stability of Win 10.

Legal complaint lodged with UK data watchdog over claims coronavirus Test and Trace programme flouts GDPR

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Re: Conspiracy time?

By the way, although I do read the Guardian occasionally I'm more of an FT reader

Not much of a difference between the two these days, the FT is now full of Guardian-style "woke" opinion pieces rather than hard facts.

Lenovo certifies all desktop and mobile workstations for Linux – and will even upstream driver updates

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Re: Simple, Logical Reason.

Exactly what I thought too. Chinese companies are disconnecting themselves from the US due to Trump's economic war upon China.

Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'

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Re: re: It's DLL hell all over again

They WILL become the mainstream alternative to MS and Apple over the next few years and Lenovo has recognised / encouraged this.

It wouldn't entirey surprise me if at some point down the road MS realise that keeping their PoS going is hugely expensive and they take over Canonical. Ubuntu becoming their main OS progressively, Windows becoming eventually a legacy VM within Ubuntu.

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I like Mint, but it's logical that Lenovo will support Ubuntu instead, given that Mint is based on Ubuntu (at least for now), and that there's a formal organisation that is well resourced called Canonical which they can work with and sign agremeents with.

75 million smartphone sales up in smoke in Q1: Let's drill down into which brands took the most pain

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Re: "Show me" the money Xiaomi

fyi Xiaomi are very good with their updates.

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Re: It's hard to see how a phone differentiates itself

And meanwhile the planet is raped and trashed, cities burn...

Wonderful this neoliberlism and associated consumerism, innit?

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Gupta is fairly dismissive of ... Xiaomi's strong figures...

...People won't have the confidence to splurge £1,000 (or more) on a new phone. Gupta expects that manufacturers will align their product roadmaps with this new reality, producing more devices in the $300 to $500 range...

Gupta clearly not understanding why Xiaomi gained sales unlike the others. Xiaomi are priced right where most people are prepared to fork out for a very decent spec and quality of phone, those people not being drawn in to the number of GHz, 3-4 lenses, extortionate pricing, fashion.

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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Re: Is it wrong to be in favour of this?

All these China lovers here, and only loved by those who hate Trump. For the record, I dislike both.

For those of you only born yesterday and not possessing any significant world history (UK and US school history lessons don't count...even if they might exist), China has been copying western tech for decades, it's the quick and obvious route to catch up. Our spies do it too for our benefit. It's a fact of life.

As for Wah-way, surely no large tech company in China is not free of the reach of the State and its spies. And before you cry...it's exactly the same with US companies, and no doubt UK companies.

Campaign groups warn GCHQ can re-identify UK's phones from COVID-19 contact-tracing app data

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Re: Thank you

At least 7 GCHQ workers on shift this evening.

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Re: Thank you

Not convinced that contract tracing is needed for a virus that's now showing to finish off just 1 in 1450 infected persons on average. Far more appropriate would be self-isolation / risk-reduction by / for those in high risk groups.

Apple, Google begin to spread pro-privacy, batt-friendly coronavirus contact-tracing API for phone apps

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Re: re: should be self-isolating

"they won't know who it is"

Of course they will. All they need to do is to use the existing provisions of RIPA to request a data dump from the mobile operators and cross-reference it. Hey presto. Anonymity gone in no time at all.