* Posts by James Loughner

164 posts • joined 4 Apr 2007

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Reg man 0: Japanese electronic toilet 1

James Loughner

Re: Here I encountered the first of many problems. The labels were entirely in Japanese.

"What you need is a touch sensitive OLED display bar that can change the labels to suit any language. And Bluetooth. Gotta have Bluetooth."

What not Internet iOT is a must

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Arista cats escape US quarantine, for now: Customs says it's OK to import networking gear

James Loughner
Holmes

Re: "Ripped off the command line"

Text based interface is a text based interface. What exactly is unique there?????

And who did Cisco rip off. Maybe Zelda????

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China gets mad at Donald Trump, threatens to ruin Apple

James Loughner

Re: Trade War

Everyone knows it is spelled Raygun

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Probe cops' Stingray phone masts, senators tell US comms watchdog

James Loughner
Thumb Down

Re: No fixed residence

I'm low income where is my free phone????

I call BS

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Verizon techie sold people's call logs at $75 a head to private dick

James Loughner
Coat

Capitalism

Is this not what Capitalism is all about? How can the government stop the goodness of the capital ethic???

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Microsoft sues Wisconsin man (again) for copyright infringement (again)

James Loughner
Paris Hilton

Hmmmm

Selling random numbers just $25 each

Oh and by the way here is a link to a Windows download

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FBI: Look out – hackers are breaking into US election board systems

James Loughner
Windows

How silly

Just about anyone can get for a few hundred dollars voter lists from their county clerks. Including name, address, may be phone number, when they voted etc. All the candidates do. I doubt there is any more in the files they got.

The problem is potentially getting into and possibly changing vote totals especially from electronic voting machines.

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Magnet-wobble wireless charging system dishes out a respectable 10 kW

James Loughner
Pirate

Hmmmm

How about a 60 Hz resonant circuit and just be a parasite off the electric grid.

Oh the Electric companies may not be amused :(

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Mars' 'little green men' buried alive by merciless meteorites – new theory

James Loughner
Facepalm

Re: maybe there never was life on Mars ...

You do realize they don't shoot money into space they do spend it here. And each unit of money adds 7X it's value to the over all economy. Money is funny stuff it is not a conserved material.

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Schrödinger's cat explained with neutrinos

James Loughner

Observer

You mean the cat is not an observer? The cat know if it is dead or alive. Your ignorance is not a factor

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Microsoft half-bricks Asus Windows 7 PCs with UEFI boot glitch

James Loughner

Secure Boot is Security Theatre

If malware is in a position to modify the boot stack you are already owned.

Evil doers check list

Secure boot on? Yes

send email pay us $500 or we kill your machine

Not paid mod boot stack

Bang you are dead

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Engineer uses binary on voting bumpf to flag up Cali election flaws

James Loughner
Coat

Re: Who uses decimal codes for ASCII anymore?

There are 10 types of people. Those the understand binary and those who don't

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All-Python malware nasty bites Windows victims in Poland

James Loughner
Linux

You mean like run execute permission in Linux???

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Big telco proxies go full crazy over cable box plan

James Loughner

No No No

It is like when Bell/ATT forced user to use only their phones on the tel network. That could only be stopped and was by the government.

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Bash on Windows. Repeat, Microsoft demos Bash on Windows

James Loughner

Re: How is this different?

Reverse WINE LOL

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Fifth time's the charm as SpaceX pops satellite into orbit

James Loughner
Holmes

Easy fix

Move the launch to an area that has land under the end point. Launch from Colorado and land in Nebraska

Ok probably not politically feasible

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FBI iPhone brouhaha sparks Apple Store protest in San Francisco

James Loughner

Idiots all

Clone the phone test 10 passwords on a clone then do it again on another clone until you get the password. If the government can't do that what are we paying them for.

Bunch of idiots

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Little warning: Deleting the wrong files may brick your Linux PC

James Loughner

Re: Scratch Monkey

Users can't do it only the admin ie root can. The power of root is total. If a user has root power he should know better.

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James Loughner

Re: So, exactly...

It shows up in the system in the file system like all other things in your computer. To Unix all things are files and have a presence in the file system.

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James Loughner
Facepalm

Re: Sounds Really Clever?

Have to be able to write to the EFI variables to add a OS or for updates to grub. The problem is that the EFI BIOS has no recovery and stupidity of using the rm -r / as root. Any that do deserve to brick their machine.

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Citrix names former Microsoft exec Kirill Tatarinov prez and CEO

James Loughner
Holmes

Farewell Citrix

Farewell Citrix sure to go as Nokia went before

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Is that light at the end of AMD's dark tunnel, or God sparking up a cig?

James Loughner
Angel

Re: No real surprises here

Has AMD ever been in the black?? Have we not seen the same store year after year for 20-30 years?? Yet AMD seem to manage to still be in business and still innovates. .

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No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

James Loughner

Re: UEFI

Just turn off secure boot it it just security theatre. If a bad actor can access your boot stack you are totally owned any way. Secure boot only protects the boot stack it will not prevent you from becoming owned. EFI works fine without secure boot.

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NSA spying on US and Israeli politicians stirs Congress from Christmas slumbers

James Loughner
Big Brother

Oh what tangled webs we weave

Title says it all

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Chat messages in Skype for Windows are bang out of order – so here's how to 'fix' it for now

James Loughner
Linux

Linux

The Linux version still works ok, But you do have to install some 32 bit libraries since Skype is still 32 bit only. And they have not released a new version for a long time. Thank goodness

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Microsoft offers Linux certification. Do not adjust your set. This is not an error

James Loughner
Coat

Weather report from Hell

Freezing temperatures for foreseeable future.

Snow expected

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Japan unveils net-wielding police drones for air patrol

James Loughner
Mushroom

Air war over Tokyo

Title says it

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Multinationals hiding more than half a trillion from G20 tax collectors

James Loughner
Mushroom

>Sorry, I thought this story was about corporations not paying tax. I didn't realise that they were actually stealing money from governments.

Isn't that against the law in most places?

Not if you are rich. THe rich do not have to follow the laws of mere mortals

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AMD sued: Number of Bulldozer cores in its chips is a lie, allegedly

James Loughner
Pint

Everyone knows

That if you want to do serious math you use a GPU

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Windows 10 is an antique (and you might be too) says Google man

James Loughner
Big Brother

Re: What people wanted, and didn't want

And that's how big brother was born. The sheepel don't care

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Microsoft has developed its own Linux. Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux

James Loughner
Linux

Fork it

Where is the source code they must provide to be in compliance with the license. I want to fork it :)

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Donald Trump? No, it's BRAD SMITH for president (of Microsoft)

James Loughner
Pirate

Oh yes

Just what is needed in a Software company president who know nothing about software.

Lawyers simply don't know there limitations. Just look at congress

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'Sunspots drive climate change' theory is result of ancient error

James Loughner
Thumb Down

Re: ???

And spewing gig tones of carbon into the atmosphere has absolutely no effect?? LOL what idiots.

Think of all the jobs there would be converting to a more rational energy source. Oh wait the multi billionaire ruling oil producing class does not want that it might cut into their greed. They are dinosaurs since the can't or won't change.

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

James Loughner

Re: It's pretty bad... Really

You truly believe that an update would respect your policy settings LOL. I have this neat bridge for sale, you interested??

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Record-breaking $502m in sales, BIG LOSSES – OF COURSE IT'S TWITTER

James Loughner
Alien

AMD

That title is silly AMD has been turning large sales into large loses for years.

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Report links alleged US, Israeli cybercrims with JPMorgan MEGAHACK

James Loughner
FAIL

running an unlicensed Internet Bitcoin exchange???

So exactly how does one attain a Bitcoin exchange license????

Being charged with not having one indicates that they must exist. If they exist there must be a method to obtain them.

Or are prosecutors playing fast and lose again???

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Twitter shares soar after buyout story appears on bogus Bloomberg site

James Loughner

1)Only takes one connected person to stumble over it then it is emailed to all other connected shisters

2) automated systems scan all web for key words bingo found set auto trade into gear set off frenzy.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub mega-slab DELAYED 'cause you demanded it

James Loughner
Linux

But will it

Run Linux

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Linux on the desktop is so hot there's now a fight over it

James Loughner

Re: +1

Hmmm maybe if the Bob or Fred knew how to read the man pages the problem would be solved. Also online help is sooooo much better for any Linux distro. So if you need help ask. Someone knowledgeable will help. Or look it up yourself the any question has been asked and answered on the Internet

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Linux Mint 17.2: If only all penguinista desktops were done this way

James Loughner
Linux

Re: Lack of upgrades is a killer for me

That's why you should always have a separate home partition. BTW for uninitiated all personal stuff is always in home.

Personally I keep two root partition one for current OS and one for next. I install the new OS into the next one and test. Once I am happy that all works great on my hardware I switch the home partition to be mounted on the new OS and the old partition becomes the one waiting for next.

Two advantages a new clean install cleans out all the old crud that accumulates like programs installed but never used again. I don't have old system config files from 6 versions back laying around giving the new binaries fits. Second I can be sure all works before committing to the new version and can drop back if need be.

It generally takes less then an hour to remember and install my main programs. Forget some it takes a couple of minuets to install once noticed.

Much better then trying to muck around with potential bad configs and other things from old system. And it only costs 30 or so gig for the second partition. (note I still use ext4 not convinced about BTRFS yet)

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

James Loughner
Alert

Signal

It is the convention to signal before changing lanes. Or maybe the cars can't see or interpret signals.

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US mega-hack: White House orders govt IT to do what it should have done in the first place

James Loughner
Mushroom

Re: Well, THERE'S your PROBLEM....

"There's a story that the employee union fought against earlier attempts to implement security measures..."

Republican right wing propaganda

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Apple: Relax, fanbois! We never meant to read your heart rate during wild wrist action

James Loughner

Seems to me the heart rate is more interesting at times of exercise say jogging then when sitting still.

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Galapagos volcano's MILE-HIGH WALL of FIRE menaces SUPER-RARE iguanas

James Loughner
Childcatcher

Hmmm seems to me that such natural events would drive the evolution that seems to be of interest.

Yo cant evolve without some breakage. Which means some are not going to make it.

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Cisco boss Chambers: It's our fault H-1B visa shakeup is struggling

James Loughner
Childcatcher

Re: Short term - Long term

Well under educated people are in general easier to control politically. We don't provide generally a good enough foundation education because no one is willing to raise the money to do it. If the Companies want better trained workers anti up your taxes and help fund the basic education system. But I guess it is cheaper to steal trained people then to pay to train people.

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US govt bans Intel from selling chips to China's supercomputer boffins

James Loughner
Thumb Down

But you forget

America has all knowledge. Thus none can possibly duplicate what America can do. And it owns all the patents. That is sure to stop them........

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Easy come, easy go: Euro astroboffins blast brace of Galileo sats INTO SPAAACE

James Loughner

Multi system should mean higher acuraccy

It seems to me multiple systems should give higher accuracy even with the intentionally degraded signals. Just need signal off more birds

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Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

James Loughner
Alien

Wonderful for AI trainiing

So get 100s of millions of pictures of the real world to train an AI so maybe it can drive a car or fly a plane or take over the world...

Let see it would cost a fortune to create that many pictures so charge the peps 12 a year to store their photos of the world and doge (and cats of course) with a clause that pics can be transformed maybe into a neural net.

There mystery solved :)

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Cortana on Windows 10 is all talk, no apps shun, says Microsoft

James Loughner
Big Brother

Phone home

Must it phone home to process the speech thus having all your speech possible on Windows servers some where???

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Windows 10 build 10041: 99 bugs on the wall, fix a bug, add a feature, 114 bugs on the wall

James Loughner
Linux

Re: Desktops????

KDE has taken it further not only can you have multiple desktops but also multiple activities which consist of multiple desktop sets. So you can have one activity set up with special desktops set for end of month inventory and another for your gaming.

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