* Posts by Horst U Rodeinon

25 posts • joined 27 Feb 2021

Internet Archive's 2046 Wayforward Machine says Google will cease to exist

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Re: Hmmm... decisions decisions

"At the rate things are going there will be no Internet if 230 is allowed to stand. Speech without liability is chaos and subverts any order."

Uh-huh. And which tribe of lawyers do you represent?

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Big Brother

Re: They succeeded to eradicate the book

There is also the ridiculous notion, at least in the U.S., that a congress critter's performance is a function of the number of bills they (co-)author.

US school districts blame Amazon for nationwide bus driver shortage

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Re: All Amazon, wasn't our fault

instead they demand extort MORE MONEY. (FTFY)

Have you ever seen your property taxes go down? Yeah, me neither.

And as one guy put, if you think you own your home and property, see what happens when you don't pay the taxes.

Anonymous: We've leaked disk images stolen from far-right-friendly web host Epik

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Report details how Airbus pilots saved the day when all three flight computers failed on landing

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Re: Kudos to...

Actually, Boeing bought only Douglas Aircraft, the large body aircraft manufacturing portion of the company. McDonnel continued separately.

And it wasn't just Board members. Harry Stonecipher was moved from St. Louis to replace Phil Condit as CEO. A few years later, Boeing moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago. I have to ask, which is closer to St. Louis, Seattle or Chicago?

Disclosure: I was a systems engineer at Boeing's Wichita KS facility at the time it all went down.

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Re: Kudos to...

Boeing's problems began when they started positioning Automobile Industry types instead of experienced Aviation Industry executives in the top spots. Plus, they need to remove all but one token bean counter from their board so they stop focusing on the wrong aspects of their problems.

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Re: Automation Issue

"Unfortunately, there have been many more cases where the pilots were unable to handle even comparatively benign situations and killed many lives in the process.

"The reality is that the meat bag at the helm is still responsible for some 80% of all air accidents. Eliminating the Human Factor from the cockpit would result in a huge increase in the safety of flying."

MANY more?!? Please provide the evidence for your opinion and a source for the 80% number.

Also, realize the conclusions of many accident investigations attributed the cause(s) to pilot error because management concluded the general public had to be made to believe the machine is infallible or they would be too fearful to ever get on one.

Un-carrier? Definitely Unsecure: T-Mobile US admits 48m customers' details stolen after downplaying reports

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The horse is already gone from the barn, dammit!

I received a similar notice from the university in a town where I lived 20 years prior, Thing is, I never attended a course there so how they came to have any information about me is a puzzlement. And, would you believe, they told me they could not remove my personal information from their database(s). After stating my opinions of the incapacity of their IT staff, I changed all the numbers and closed all the accounts I could. After three years, I've not had a problem but that doesn't mean I don't still keep an eye out.

Facebook granted patent for 'artificial reality' baseball cap. Repeat, an 'artificial reality' baseball cap

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Re: AR codpiece

They could brand that device the TSAR - Toobin Shared Augmented Reality

BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage

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Re: Reminds me...

"According to most military humans the most dangerous thing in the world is a 2nd LT with a map and compass."

Possibly. But take it from this former home builder, the most terrifying sight of all is a plumber with a Sawzall(R).

Intrepid Change.org user launches petition to make Jeff Bezos' space trip one-way

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Re: Never work

Why wait?

Hubble Space Telescope to switch to backup memory module after instrument computer halts

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Yes, but can it give 110% like is expected in the workplace...

...by managers who failed math and are generally clueless? The NASA spokesdroid appears to have a problem with numbers, too.

“The Webb Space Telescope will exceed its capability in the infrared once it is launched at the end of this year," a NASA spokesperson said.

Women techs fume, offer crowdsourced fixes as Michelle Obama's online keynote crashes

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What do they think was missed?

Any sentient being who has wasted time reading Mooch's earlier writings realizes the server gods did them a favor.

McDonald's AI drive-thru bot accused of breaking biometrics privacy law

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Just another idiot...

...thinking they can win the lottery by lawyer.

My countrymen are really stupid.

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Just another idiot...

thinking they can win the lottery by lawyer.

My countrymen are really fucking stupid.

Apple's expert witness grilled by Epic over 'frictionless' spending outside the app

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Re: How many appeals ?

"If Apple loses which on the reporting so far seems probable, ..."

That's wishful thinking coloring your view of what's going on.

Gone in 60 electrons: Digital art swaggers down the cul-de-sac of obsolescence

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Re: Music industry all over again

It's obvious you've never commuted to work in or around Los Angeles.

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all: El Reg takes Twitter's anti-mean algorithm for a spin

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Twitter: Where twits twaddle.

I don't have a twitter account so I can't test it.

Words to strike fear into admins' hearts: One in five workers consider themselves 'digital experts' these days

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IT Angle

'This will surely pur(sic) "digital expert" into the same bucket of resume euphemusms(sic) as "proficient in Microsoft Office" = "can type".'

Several years ago I was approached by the local branch of a state university about teaching a course in "computer science". I was almost interested until I read the course description: The student will learn advanced concepts using Microsoft Office programs Word and Excel. I guess "advanced concepts" meant they already knew how to type.

Wi-Fi devices set to become object sensors by 2024 under planned 802.11bf standard

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Dear IEEE,

I say FOAD to 802.11bf

Outsourced techie gets 2-year sentence after trashing system of former client: 1,200 Office 365 accounts zapped

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Re: In my 30-plus years as an IT professional, I have never.....

Shirley you misspelled "yoots" or "yutes" as some write it:


Ex-Microsoft exec admits he tried to swindle $5.5m out of taxpayers with COVID-19 relief loans for bogus biz

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It's Micro$oft

Why is bilking anyone out of money news?

Apple, forced to rate product repair potential in France, gives itself modest marks

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Re: 3rd Party Verification should be law.

@EvilGardenGnome: You do realize it is the customers who ultimately pay taxes and other fees for products? That begs the question, how much more are you and others willing to pay for your iThings?

A word to the Wyse: Smoking cigars in the office is very bad for you... and your monitor

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Now, back to the original story

Based on the behavior of the Fat fsck, it reinforced my long held opinion that cigars are merely Link Trainers for c*cksuckers.


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