* Posts by I like fruits

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Mozilla defies Kremlin, restores banned Firefox add-ons in Russia

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Glad to be a Firefox user!

Good for Mozilla! Now if more people used Firefox rather than the products of certain Mountain View and Redmond companies, we'd have more freedom and privacy on Internet.

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Pint

Re: David vs Goliath?

Right. This is why they can't have our nice things. Any gift we give them they try using against us. Examples: Internet, freedom of speech, social networks.

Ukraine busts SIM farms targeting soldiers with spyware

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Pint

SSU Rocks!

During the full-scale russian invasion Ukrainian security service has grown into a formidable opponent. The SSU sea drones laid waste to the russian fleet in Black Sea. They are also behind many of the long-range drone attacks on russian territory. They help to target the rocket strikes as well. I heard good things about their counterintelligence department. The SSU units also operate on the front lines.

Gates-backed nuclear plant breaks ground without guarantee it'll have fuel

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Terminator

By the time they finish building the plant...

By that time Russia will disintegrate and reassemble back a couple times...

Google to push ahead with Chrome's ad-blocker extension overhaul in earnest

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Facepalm

I'm curious, why on Earth do you need 5 browsers? Why one is not enough?

Father of SQL says yes to NoSQL

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Facepalm

Re: The long view

Ok, An_Old_Dog, I'll bite :-)

Could you please explain what's wrong about using eventually consistent DB with most of medical data? I'd like to know what you mean exactly, before I start complaining :-)

Now, if you said "financial transactions" I'd listen.

BTW NoSQL does not have to mean "eventual consistency". At least DynamoDB supports transactions.

Telegram CEO calls out rival Signal, claiming it has ties to US government

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Big Brother

Projection

You can take Durov out of Russia, but you can't take Russia out of Durov!

Projection is one of the Russians' favorite underhanded tactics.

PS. I'm surprised nobody used the BigBrother icon yet!

Ex-Amazon exec claims she was asked to ignore copyright law in race to AI

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Re: Alexa Dumb as Shit

Why do you force yourself use it then? Genuinely curious.

IBM accused of cheating its own executive assistants out of overtime pay

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Re: Land of the Free...

Right. Dealing with the scum like Russia would be so much fun without USA.

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Re: "retaliating against them for accurately reporting their working hours"

We are talking about Big Blue here. These are peanuts. It would take much more to destroy them or even noticeably dent their share price.

AWS must pay $525M to cloud storage patent holder, says jury

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Standard lawyering

Would that be a pretty standard way for any lawyer to describe multiple reasons against something? Asking because fortunately I do not have first-hand experience with a courtroom.

Cloud vendor lock-in is shocking, but there's a get out of jail card

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Re: Why not have cloud.gov.uk ?

I'd expect availability of account managers depend on the level of support you purchase. At least for AWS you need one of Enterprise support levels. Disclaimer - I don't have first-hand experience dealing with them.

Filipino police free hundreds of slaves toiling in romance scam operation

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Re: Modern slavery

On one hand the situation in Ukraine was pretty complicated - USSR pretty successfully wiped out memories of their crimes from the nation's memory. Until Perestroyka I did not know about Holodomor. They were also pretty successful destroying our identity. I remember as a child being surprised when I visited Kyiv first time - everybody spoke Russian there. Later I learned the same was true for all more/less big cities at the time. Big part of population was pro-Russian.

In 2013/2014 I was surprised by Euromaidan. Before that I thought about the country as a rotting swamp - a poor copy of Russia, where nobody cares about the country.

One good thing which came out of the war was that it made everything so simple. Black and white. Kill or die. Now most of Putin's propaganda still can affect West but it doesn't work on us. We see the reality out of our windows. We can win and we will win if we just get enough weapons. Now Ukraine is a country with future :-)

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Re: Modern slavery

Thank you for the detailed and thought out response.

> I'm not sure there's any deal.

Sorry I was not precise. Yes, it is tradition and laziness on the part of West. However it is also a concerted and well-funded propaganda effort on the part of modern Russia. They've been pushing the narrative that "Russia destroyed German Nazis alone with token support from Allies". Other countries (including parts of former USSR) were not pushing back hard enough.

> The Russians like to see themselves as the local hegemonic power, and so in some way the heirs to the Soviet Union - but how do they then cope with its massive faults? The oppression, the inconvenient alliance with Nazi Germany between 1939 and the invasion in 1941, the Gulag system, etc.?

Currently they glorify the faults of USSR (eyeroll). They are heading towards USSR 1933 with massive imprisonments and suppression of free speech. They try do not think about USSR being an ally of Germany at the beginning of WWII. Because of this they measure the beginning of the war from June 22, 1941 when Germany attacked USSR conveniently forgetting about what happened before that. This is a great way to troll them BTW by reminding them about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

> But then if Ukrainians and Belarussians get credit for fighting Nazis with the Soviet Union, don't they also get blame for oppressing Eastern Europe for 50 years afterwards?

Well, yes, we do take part of the blame (Ukrainian here). We were occupied ourselves during those times and did not have a say in those decisions.

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Re: Modern slavery

Thank you I ain't Spartacus for the great post.

One correction though - "Russian prisoners of war" should be "Soviet prisoners of war". The old deal between Russia and West of making other nations of USSR invisible is one of the causes of the current war.

Palantir wins US Army contract for battlefield AI

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Pint

Plenty of Russian "volunteers" for testing

With 1000+ invaders biting the dust daily we'll happy spare a few dozen for QA tests and demos. Please submit applications ahead of time if any Russian equipment is needed. Russian ships are issued on a first come, first served basis.

BOFH: I get locked out, but I get in again

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Trollface

Re: Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

I'm immune. I do not know the Mission Impossible theme and I'm not planning to listen to it.

'We had to educate Oracle about our contract,' CIO says after Big Red audit

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Meh

Classic

I'm surprised nobody mentioned the classic:

It Is Difficult to Get a Man to Understand Something When His Salary Depends Upon His Not Understanding It

Russia plans to put a nuclear reactor on the Moon – with China's help

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Trollface

The bigger news here

People missed much larger news here - Russia still plans to exist in 2025! Wow, that's bold!

GNOME 46 beta has more tweaks than a coffee shop

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Happy

Re: I keep on hoping that GNOME will switch

Same with Ubuntu. Installed Ubuntu MATE a month ago and love it. I don't feel myself to be a second-class Ubuntu citizen in any way.

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Pint

Re: A graphical (s)hell for masochists

I also hate that Touchy/Smartphony nonsense in my UI. A month ago I upgraded my laptop and got the MATE desktop environment. I love it. Proper productive desktop, just the way I like it.

Lightweight Windows-like desktop LXQt makes leap to Qt 6 with version 2.0

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Re: Can someone man'splain this to me?

The world continues to change. You don't want to base your product on EOL platform because even stable libraries need bugfixes, security fixes, updates to take advantage of new capabilities, etc, etc. If not now, they will have to switch to newer versions at some point anyway. The switch is easier now rather than after a few years down the road.

There is also a question of developer motivation on this open-source project. "chasing the shiny" sounds derogatory towards the people who share their labor with us for free. I don't mind them enjoying working with new and shiny technologies if this is what drives them.

As a user you don't have to update to newer versions of the product :-) It is easy to find Linux distros from decade ago. I bet they are much lighter than Linux today.

Ukraine claims Russian military is using Starlink

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Dear Anonymous, you have no idea. Communications has always been Achilles' heel of Russians. We've seen them using open radio communications since 2014. Search Internet for collections of Russian radio exchanges when they stood under Kyiv. Back then this was a professional and well-equipped by Russian standards army, not a dangerous mob of hobos we see now. When compared with open radio communications or even no connection at all Starlink is a definite improvement.

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Black Helicopters

Re: Pickups from the battlefield ?

Russian army is not of a single entity. It's even possible that officially Starlink is prohibited there. However soldiers in the field use whatever gets job done. Communications has always been Achilles' heel of Russians. We've seen them using open radio communications since 2014. Search Internet for collections of Russian radio exchanges when they stood under Kyiv. Back then this was a professional and well-equipped by Russian standards army, not a dangerous mob of hobos we see now. When compared with open radio communications or even no connection at all Starlink is a definite improvement. As far as I know Starlink kit is provided to Russian army by their volunteer efforts and not through official channels.

How did China get so good at chips and AI? Congressional investigation blames American venture capitalists

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Big Brother

The problem is not new

"The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."

Nothing changed since then.

Windows boss takes on taskbar turmoil, pledges to 'make Start menu great again'

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Trollface

What Windows?

There are still people who have to put up with Windows? Wow. I'm lucky not having to touch it in decades.

Russia hustles to fill impending void left by the ISS

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Facepalm

Not a chance!

Russia is running out of passenger planes. By that time I will be surprised if their rockets will be able to leave the atmosphere in one piece! Just look at the recent epic Luna 25 failure. Things are quickly becoming much, much worse for ruskies.

Cancer patient sues hospital after ransomware gang leaks her nude medical photos

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Mushroom

Re: some general agreement amongst data thieves and ransomware users

Dear Anonymous Coward, I sincerely don't wish you to live in a country where one of the things preventing total genocide of your people is a good stock of MLRS. I hope you will reevaluate your position regarding the life-saving properties of these beautiful devices. With warm wishes from Ukraine.

Atlassian pulls the plug on server licences, drags customers to the cloud

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Re: Dear Security Guy

org-mode would only work if they already know Emacs.

Google, Amazon pass on UK Digital Services Tax by hiking ad prices, fees at same rate the government takes

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Boffin

Re: 20 years ago

I think that was the point - you do not pay for Windows less if you choose don't use their player nor browser.

Ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain loses US appeal bid against fraud convictions and 5-year prison sentence

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Pint

For justice!

Disclaimer: I don't have deep understanding of the case, your sense of justice may differ from mine and the judges', etc.

Huawei mobile mast installed next to secret MI5 data centre in London has 7 years to do whatever it is Huawei does

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Boffin

Re: Maybe it's the other way round?

Right, and they are too lazy to walk a few hundred meters?

The truth is, honest people need willpower to cheat, while cheaters need it to be honest

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Devil

Re: Lying vs projection

> Trump will give the order. Republicans will close polling stations in Democrat areas, people will protest, they will be shot, Trump will pardon the killers.

I would not be so sure about the pardon. A murder trial may take more than a couple months and nobody in their right mind will put their life on Trump getting elected this year and actually on Trump himself especially once he does not care on being reelected anymore (in either case whether he is elected or not). Even rabid Trump loyalists smartened up lately planning for the life after Trump. Plus, the killers will be not rich people and their life will be destroyed even in the case of the pardon.

Microsoft is not the enemy, why Google still runs 'Borg', and other insights from Kubernetes founders

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Holmes

Re: Microsoft IS the enemy.

Stockholm syndrome, anyone? Short memory? Microsoft is a monopolist who was convicted leveraging it's power to crush competition. How many new ideas, technologies and businesses were purposefully destroyed by them? I'm convinced they held the industry back for a decade or so. We got out of stagnation only when the focus moved away from desktop.

You are right, Microsoft is better than tobacco companies. Anyway, I have a good memory and I still do not trust them.

Ex-Apple engineer lifts lid on Uncle Sam's top-secret plan to turn customized iPod into 'Geiger counter'

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Headmaster

Re: @AC I Call BS... Apple should launch this for the public.

Chernobyl is not in Russia.

Belief in 5G conspiracy theories goes hand-in-hand with small explosions of rage, paranoia and violence, researchers claim

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Black Helicopters

Re: We have our own US-based All-American 5G Conspiracy Theory!

I don't understand one thing - if vaccines are used to inject a chip, can one just take the syringe apart, find and analyze the chip? One can't make those things undiscoverable.

Don't mind Russians. Conspiracy theories is their goverment-sponsored sport. Ask your friend who killed Kennedy, who caused 911 and whether Americans were actually on the moon. You'll get many hours of entertainment by listening to regurgitated Putin's propaganda.

By emptying offices, coronavirus has hastened the paperless office

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Re: For the last 45ish years ...

Tree != tree

There is a huge difference between old-growth forest and a field of pine samplings.

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Meh

Re: For the last 45ish years ...

Increased toilet paper demand does not mean higher consumption. One would be a fool to change long-term plans based on that spike, so there should be no impact.