* Posts by Zenubi

31 posts • joined 17 Jun 2021

A tiny typo in an automated email to thousands of customers turns out to be a big problem for legal


What was I thinking?

Back in the days of multimedia I managed to name and send a file ready for a CD pressing as "company name porno". I ought to have called it promo.

Fortunately the nice people at the CD plant called me before making 1000 copies.

This typo was missed by a few other people including the client. What was I thinking?

Now that's a splash down: Astronauts spend 8-hour trip to Earth in diapers after SpaceX capsule toilet breaks



The Space X module had to fly around the ISS.

Russian modules just need to detach and watch the ISS rotate around them.

Angling (re)Direct: Criminals net website of Brit fishing tackle retailer, send users straight to smut site


Re: Their fault

So, you're a moderate?

Australian cops find cocaine stash in PS5 from Portugal


Thermal mass

Maybe the coke was simply there to act as a thermal mass against the PS5's tendency to overheat?

Google's 'Be Evil' business transformation is complete: Time for the end game


42 huh

"It takes up to 42 per cent of the cut from ad money that goes through it, alleges the filing, 42 per cent that can't be spent on content providers like journalists"

42 huh - where have I heard that number before?

First, stunning whistleblower leaks. Now a shareholder lawsuit lands on Zuckerberg's desk


Life in Stalin's USSR was awful, terrifying and with driving poverty for most.

You throw these similes around like the political illiterate you seem to be.

This brave women is standing up to power. This is not about censorship but the common decency facebook completely lacks.

Teen bought Google ad for his scam website and made 48 Bitcoins duping UK online shoppers


Re: If you're going to make a high-risk investment...

Yes, or as a manager I used to work for used to say, "somebody else must pay".

TBH he was a bit of a c***.

Australian PM and Deputy threaten Facebook and Twitter with defamation liability for users' posts


^^ THIS ^^

Navigating without GPS is one thing – so let's jam it and see what happens to our warship


Re: Not as easy as it used to be

YES ! Also use your eyes - many areas that have significant weather often have new obstructions / sand bars not on any charts (yet).


Not as easy as it used to be

I did a lot of offshore / passage sailing (42ft sloop) back in the 80's. That's before GPS. We did have a stupidly expensive sat-nav but you had to look up tables to see a sats azimuth / position to use it - we also found we had to heave to so it basically never got used.

We used dead reckoning and an occasional sextant fix but on a passage and out of shipping lanes this got sloppy quickly. That said we never actually missed our targets which were quite big like Barbados or Senegal.

Inshore and out of Europe where Decca was in use we used RDF using aero beacons. This could be very accurate but I think these are gone now. We were also sensibly not above asking passing ships for a position check. Sometimes inshore ships / fishing boats would call us (VHF) with helpful info like "don't worry - you are still 20 nms from the rocks"

I watch YouTube cruising sailor vids and see how easy it is now. No idea how many of them would cope without GPS.

Catch of the day... for Google, anyway: Transatlantic Cornwall cable hauled ashore


Re: Hmmm

Lol - I think we already are.

Astro Pi 2: New Raspberry Pi hardware with updated camera, sensors to head to the ISS this year


Re: Can only be called


BOFH: Pass the sugar, Asmodeus, and let the meeting of the Fellowship of Bastards … commence


Superb ( and oddly prophetic).

Bumble fumble: Dude divines definitive location of dating app users despite disguised distances


Re: Tipping point

I upvoted and realised in the same instant that I am old - you are too.

Apple's iPhone computer vision has the potential to preserve privacy but also break it completely


- "Apple is happy talking to us about how good its camera app is, we can't tell. And we shouldn't trust it – or anyone in this game – until we do."

And not even then !

Firefox 91 introduces cookie clearing, clutter-free printing, Microsoft single sign-on... so where are all the users?


Re: Bold move

I like Ghostery - does the tracking cookies and ad-block

China plans laws for 'healthy' development of tech companies


Re: China needs better "public opinion propaganda"


DEF CON offers beginner-level Spot the Fed this year: He'll be on stage giving a keynote


Re: Re Twitter users and low 2FA take up

Yeah me too


Re Twitter users and low 2FA take up

Is it because they are twits?

Engineers' Laurel and Hardy moment caused British Airways 787 to take an accidental knee


Re: The engineer's careers

Very probably - of course the real fail point resides with whoever did not get around to complying with the 3 year old safety directive.


Doh !

Amazon Lumberyard is dead, long live the permissively licensed Open 3D Engine


Money Vacuum ?

Money Vacuum ? Not so much. It all goes on dev costs, 6 studios now - almost 500 people. Not really a vacuum at all.

Revealed: Why Windows Task Manager took a cuddlier approach to (process) death and destruction


Yes - if you have fast start enabled shut down is more or less a version of sleep. That's why memory commits are the same after shut down / power on

Flexispot Deskcise Pro V9: Half desk, half exercise bike, and you're all sweaty. How much does it cost again?


Re: Terrifying


Thank you



That first picture is terrifying - what sort of person organises their books chromatically?

Hubble Space Telescope sails serenely on in safe mode after efforts to switch to backup memory modules fail


Aargh ! - In which case I have one or two things to say to QA


Divine intervention is a legacy technology long depreciated by most modern units of intelligence. (It never actually got out of alpha.)

Roger Waters tells Facebook CEO to Zuck off after 'huge' song rights request


Re: Worth ?

I wondered if anyone would catch that reference.


Worth ?

"Mark Zuckerberg is worth $125bn"

That may be the amount of money he has but I do not think that is what he is worth. Maybe 3.50


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