* Posts by Mobster

13 posts • joined 24 Aug 2020

YouTube expands vaccine misinfo crackdown, nukes anti-vax channels for good


Now Texas will sue YouTube under their new silly law demanding social media companies allow all content. This from the same republican legislators who always bark about free market, no regulation of business yada yada yada.

Texas law banning platforms from social media moderation challenged in lawsuit


Actually that option expired years ago. I do agree that Mexico probably has more wisdom than to accept Texas - that might end up lowering the average IQ of Mexicans.

Microsoft adds hybrid meeting features to Teams, including interruption-detecting AI


This is all fine and dandy, but do they now allow one to view the participant list *and* chat window at the same time?

Miscreants fling booby-trapped Office files at victims, no patch yet, says Microsoft


Microsoft could have easily alleviated this by providing an easy admin role tool, some equivalent of sudo or su. runas did not exist back then.


I do not think Microsoft is off the hook when it comes to needing admin privileges for many everyday things in Windows. Just look at printing, especially after the latest printnightmare patch.

Cop drone crashes into flight instructor's airplane


In Texas, the pilot and passenger would be shot, then drugs would be planted and the cops would get credit for downing a drug running Cessna.

Pakistan bans TikTok, for the fourth time


They should probably automate the process. Ban Tik-Tok for a week and announce on twitter, a week later ban twitter for a week and announce on Youtube, a week later ban Youtube and announce Tik-Tok, etc. etc.

UK govt draws a blank over vaccine certification app – no really, the report is half-empty


I am an engineer - the report is twice as long as it ought to be.

Google to end free unlimited online photo, vid storage, will eventually delete files if accounts go over their cap


Re: Another one bites the dust

Well, they will not be safe in the future - left untouched for two years will result in them getting deleted, or not paying for your storage subscription.

FreeBSD 13.0 to ship without WireGuard support as dev steps in to fix 'grave issues' with initial implementation


Re: I was about to

Maybe Rust can eventually grow up and take the place of C ...


Re: Time to change professions...

Bugs in critical code written in _any_ language will be critical bugs. As it happens, the World uses C heavily for critical system level items of code, so C ends up with the blame for many critical problems. Haskell, Julia, language du jour, would get the same reputation if one could write system code in it.

Brave browser first to nix CNAME deception, the sneaky DNS trick used by marketers to duck privacy controls


The CNAME would have to be created within the original first site domain, so this means that domain administrators from the first site would have to be complicit. As such, we should treat the first site as a malicious actor and not worry about putting the burden on web browsers to "uncloak" CNAMES, I would think ....

WSL2 is so last year: Linux compatibility layer backported to older Windows 10 versions


WSL 2 reqires Hyper V, so I am not sure why docker is excited about this...


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