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140,000-plus drivers sent $60m in compensation checks after Amazon 'stole their tips'


Amazon = $cum

No damages awarded as punishment, as usual.

No fear and will do it again.

No "60 Minutes" cornering of Bezos the Bald Clown, to ask him why lowlife billionaires steal tips.


Re: Does that include interest ?

No, the interest rate should be the highest permitted by law...that of payday lenders.

Electric car makers ready to jump into battery recycling amid stuttering supply chains


Electric Dreams

The "green" ramblings of the easily brainwashed: As discordant as those of the "Cancel Culture." Reminds one of the hippie nonsense of the 60s and 70s. We really should smother more of our youth.

Here is a taste-of-reality parable: While someone with more money than sense waits 26 hours to recharge his Rivian, the Taliban will drive by in a gas-fueled Toyota pickup and chop his head off. I hope that the fumes (bodily and engine) won't spoil his surprise.

Like true clueless brats, the self-righteous greens love to spend others' money and have no concept of cost and scale, including the hundreds of billions (and by completion, trillion plus) required just to retrofit major cities for "fast" (there's a lie!), ubiquitous charging. Meanwhile, during those decades of delays, bridges are rusting out and collapsing; potholes are left unattended; and "government is evil," privately mismanaged power grids are rotting and left open to the Internet.

Without remedied infrastructure -- requiring the hundreds of billions that you want to squander to fulfill your fantasy -- your underpowered, subsidized clown cars will look even more ridiculous.

In spite of pols' promises, without significant leaps in technological innovation (and we aren't even close), EVs will always be on the fringe: Fleets (for self-serving PR) and oddball (and likely European) communities.

As for the latter, Europeans' time and money would be better spent examining and eliminating Europe's crippling dependency on natural gas from Russia. You are Putin's toy, and he is laughing at your "Smartcar."

Computer scientists at University of Edinburgh contemplate courses without 'Alice' and 'Bob'


Stop Hiring Anyone "PC"

Otherwise, you get what you deserve: Idiots.

Remember, remember, the 1st of November: The day Dell VMware spun out

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The Dell Tolls for ESXi

What a short memory you have, dear author! For me, VMstare lost its dev-cred shine years ago, when it suddenly stopped support for some of its then-popular free developer client tools by laying off a shipload of engineers, letting the current versions rot, and shoving on us crappy, immature Webby tools. That is when clunky-but-included-for-free OverHypedV got attention, and many SMBs have never looked back. Once the leader in a simpler time, stagnant, enterprise-bound VMstare no longer inspires. Dell is no fool: Sold high and said goodbye. Writing on the wall.

Not just deprecated, but deleted: Google finally strips File Transfer Protocol code from Chrome browser


Removing TP Rolls

"In between 76 and 86, Google tinkered with defecation deprecation, backing away in the first half of 2020, in response to the fart-fandemic and the pantsloads faeced hardpressed by IT crews. However, the writing was on the bathroom wall for the venerable TP protocol."

Facebook may soon reveal new name – we're sure Reg readers will be more creative than Zuck's marketroids


Haircuts Я Us

We offer only "The Zuck," but you get to choose the size of the dim-sum bowl!

Judge in UK rules Amazon Ring doorbell audio recordings breach data protection laws

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Kamera macht frei

The truth is that the general public is littered with those who lie, cheat, and steal -- and more often than not get away with it. Video tells the truth and helps nail them. 99.9% of cam owners do not care at what hour you did your walk of shame; they care about which punk keyed the neighborhood's cars last night.

No police force has the resources to solve these expensive crimes. So, thanks to cheap tech, deadbeats will now more likely pay for their worthless, vandalizing spawn; their dogs defecating on neighbors' lawns; etc.

A few weeks ago, I watched as the bathrobed dullard next door spent an hour and a half -- starting at 11:00 PM -- with the animal-control officer, who lectured her; compelled her to pick up her freshly deposited pile of dog Scheiß; and made her wait while he wrote her multiple tickets, for trespass, no-leash, poop-and-run, etc.

It was glorious, and I watched it all on the same cam that caught her in the act!

Amazon CEO: Directors and team leaders will determine return to work policy for white collar workers


Pick a Finger

All of my work is in "The Cloud," so if the control-freak bit-chomper for whom I suffer demands this January anything counter to WFH, I'll tell her where to insert it.

Microsoft .NET updates include C and C++ code in Blazor WebAssembly, release date for Visual Studio 2022


YAPL / Yet Another... : Reinventing the Wheel

"...there are plenty of developers of business applications who would rather see...Windows Forms improved than dive into WinUI or MAUI."

No kidding.

Microshaft's YAPL/UI/etc. extrapolations have been a waste of mankind's time. No one but a self-congratulating weirdo subset gives a Fk about obtuse, limited-scope crap like WPF.

Sorry, weirdos. Your moms still love you.

Shatner breaks the age barrier, goes where no nonagenarian has gone before with Blue Origin rocket trip


Shitner Wore Depends

Shatner was particularly moved by his Amazon Warehouse and Delivery experience.

“Everybody in the world needs to do this. Everybody in the world needs to see this," he told Bezos the Bald Chimp, choking up.

"People monitored by tracking-and-timing devices, given no rest, and compelled to pee into soda bottles and to defecate on the side of the road."

“It was unbelievable.”

"Fk those dirty, lazy underachievers. You have restored my faith in ruthless greed, overt narcissism, and the upper class."