* Posts by 759b954e-617b-408b-a2b1-f5a42c3688d4

27 posts • joined 10 Aug 2020

Not content with distorting actual reality, Facebook now wants to build a digital layer for the world

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Trollface

It would be unfortunate if

someone hacked the glasses and turned them solid black while the FB minion wearing them was walking down some steps.

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I don't.

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Re: Boycott Facebook

I emptied and then deleted my personal profile and all my company pages about three months ago. Absolultely no regrets.

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Flame

> Facebook promises they won’t go into restaurants or shops without written consent, and will never record in “sensitive areas like restrooms, prayer rooms, locker rooms, or in sensitive meetings and other private situations.”

Ahem, excuse me, when I'm walking down the high street, that is also a private situation as far as I'm concerned, and I will not take kindly to being filmed (which is what these monstrosities will be doing).

And I simply do not believe any reassurances FB may care to utter regarding privacy. Their record on privacy is about as solid as... something not in the least solid.

More evil from the masters of evil.

Who cares what Apple's about to announce? It owes us a macOS x86 virtual appliance for non-Mac computers

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Linux

Owes?

Apple doesn't owe anyone anything.

Its users chose to buy a hardware/OS combination knowing that the OS was tied to the hardware.

The phrase "hoist by their own petard" springs irresistably to mind.

No, I'm not an Apple fan, just not a fantasist either.

Icon because that's the future.

Is today's AI yesterday's software routines with better PR? We argued over it, you voted on it. And the winner is...

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Hmm

AI may be A but it sure isn't I.

Server buyers ask Lenovo for made-in-Mexico models instead of Chinese kit

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I don't buy it

I don't buy the security suspicions argument.

Lenovo are quite capable of putting surveillance technology into their Mexican production line if they choose.

If you're worried about that, don't buy Lenovo (like I don't).

Tech ambitions said to lie at heart of Britain’s bonkers crash-and-burn Brexit plan

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Headmaster

Re: I feel 110% that Johnson and Cummings have everything covered.

Except that's 120%.

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Superpowers

"obsessed about not being bossed around by the TWO superpowers that already have trillion dollar tech companies, namely the US and China"

Little countries tend to get bossed around by superpowers - sadly it's how the world works, and no amount of delusional thinking will change that.

Angry 123-Reg customers in the UK wake up to another day where hosted mail doesn't get through to users on Microsoft email accounts

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Facepalm

They still exist?

Surprising considering how many times they've been in the news over the last few years for completely failing to provide any kind of service.

With a million unwanted .uk domains expiring this week, Nominet again sends punters pushy emails to pay up

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This kind of pathetic drama

is why I ditched my UK domains over a year ago.

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Legitimate scams

I see what you did there.

Anyone else noticed that the top countries for broadband speeds are well-known tax havens? No? Just us then?

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Stop

You're talking rubbish. Come to the Philippines and see how many people struggle to afford a second hand feature phone, let alone anything with apps. And broadband at home is way beyond many people's reach.

Pakistan demands TikTok and YouTube block 'vulgar' content

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No need for the trollface, you're actually not far off the mark :-)

Facebook fires sueball at 'malicious' app SDK makers, accuses them of gobbling up people's personal information

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Ouch!

The irony! It Burns!

Relying on plain-text email is a 'barrier to entry' for kernel development, says Linux Foundation board member

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Linux

Barrier to entry

She says "barrier to entry" like it's a bad thing. That ain't necessarily so.

Google wants to listen in to whatever you get up to in hotel rooms

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Mushroom

Presumably these things need power...

As long as it has a wall plug that you can remove with extreme prejudice, then fine.

Otherwise a screwdriver and wire cutters will start being part of my carry-on essentials.

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

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Happy

Bad guy vs bad guy

Privacy-invading ad giant flummoxed by developer-gouging overpriced hardware slinger.

A plague on both their houses.

Here's a neat exploit to trick someone into inadvertently emailing their files to you from their Mac, iPhone via Safari

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Friends don't let friends use Safari.

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended

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I tried the Fox again recently, on desktop and mobile, after using Vivaldi then Brave for a while, but too many sites that I need seem to only work properly on the chromium engine.

So now it's Iron + uBlockOrigin on desktop and back to Brave on mobile.

So... just 'Good' then? KFC pulls Finger Lickin' slogan while pandemic rumbles on

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Knowingly Foul Chicken

In the Philippines, KFC chicken is soggy and tired. Usually just across the road there's a Jollibee with infinitely superior chicken, and it's like the KFC staff know they're onto a loser and just don't care any more.

Chromium devs want the browser to talk to devices, computers directly via TCP, UDP. Obviously, nothing can go wrong

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Stop

Yeah. Nope.

See title.

SAP blogger reveals top tips for keeping clients happy: Don’t swear, remember to write a pithy subject line, and TURN OFF CAPS LOCK

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Holmes

SAP consultants...

...specialist subject: the bleedin' obvious.

The Surface Duo isn't such an outlandish idea, but Microsoft has to convince punters the form factor is worth having

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If they made it bigger, and repaced one screen with a keyboard, I might be interes...

Oh wait, I have one. It's a laptop.

NASA to stop using names like 'Eskimo Nebula' and 're-examine' what it calls cosmic objects

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Really? Pretty sure everyone still calls them blackboards whatever the "official" name might be.

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Horsehead Nebula is OK

Isn't that going to offend Sarah Jessica Parker?

Pay ransomware crooks, or restore the network? Guess which way this city chose after weighing up the costs

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Happy

Your Mac can't get hacked by a Microsoft Office macro...

...if you don't let Microsoft Office anywhere near your Mac.

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