* Posts by Ilsa Loving

216 posts • joined 9 Apr 2007

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Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

Ilsa Loving

Re: Dear Microsoft,

This is why Microsoft has forced Windows Update on in Windows 10, and it can't be shut off.

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Seagate bleeding sales as PC downturn starts to hit hard

Ilsa Loving
FAIL

Because of "PC Sales"

Right, they're losing money because of the pc sales downturn.

It's not at all because they make hard drives that are so shockingly unreliable that it's a wonder they're still in business at all.

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Thinking of adding an SSD for SUPREME speed? Read this

Ilsa Loving

Comparison to regular hard drives?

I would have liked to see the benchmarks for an old style hard drive included in the list, to quietly point and laugh at, if nothing else.

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Office 365 prices 'to rise by up to 13 per cent'

Ilsa Loving

Twisting the knife already?

Wow, it's barely a couple years old and they're already taking steps to gouge people. I guess they have to make up that $7Bil shortfall somehow.

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It begins: Time Warner Cable first ISP accused of breaking America's net neutrality rules

Ilsa Loving

Re: And this is why we cannot have nice things!

I don't understand why this got downvoted so heavily. It makes the point succinctly... all this effort has been put into making something good and fair, and inevitably some asshat comes by and tries to abuse it.

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Webmail password reset scam lays groundwork for serious aggro

Ilsa Loving

How stupid do you have to be?

Lets see, you get a verification code texted to you, and then some random person texts you, asking you for the code you just got.

How stupid do you have to be to not be even the slightest bit suspicious?

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Women are fleeing from the digital sector, reckons UK.gov report

Ilsa Loving

Or maybe... just maybe... it's because they don't want to deal with obnoxious asshats like you. Just because you refuse to admit that you're part of the problem, doesn't change the fact that you are.

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But... I... like... the... PAIN! Our secret addiction to 'free' APIs

Ilsa Loving

Not an OO world

Unfortunately, we're not living in an OO world. But that isn't even the problem. The issue is that solutions to these sort have already been devised a long time ago, but the new wizbang generation of developers dismiss 'old tech' out of hand because it's old, preferring instead to reinvent the wheel over and over again. Ultimately, these reinventions are of lower quality than the older stuff for the same reason... New developers insist that they know better than older developers and so go onto to make the exact same mistakes that old developers did.

Now where's my cane.... and get off my lawn ya damn brats!

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Relax, it's just Ubuntu 15.04. AARGH! IT'S FULL OF SYSTEMD!!!

Ilsa Loving

Re: systemd? Do not want.

Bah. Bloated pile of crap. Now these two rocks I have here....

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Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday

Ilsa Loving

Re: Microsoft taking a swipe at another company

To be fair, Microsot may have learned the hard way, but at least they learned.

What galls me is that despite Microsoft providing such a fantastic example of what happens when you put security second, instead of taking a 'learning from someone elses mistakes' mentality, it seems the likes of Google and Apple prefer to just stick their fingers in their ears while chanting, "Lalalala won't happen to us!".

Google in particular, has become the new darling of security nightmares. The only thing preventing Apple from being in quite the same boat is the fact that they are uber-control freaks, with has the useful side-effect of limiting their attack surface.

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Burger me! Microsoft's chainsaw rampage through sacred cow herd

Ilsa Loving

Re: Bah!

Quoi?

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DRM is NOT THE LAW, I AM THE LAW, says JUDGE DREDD

Ilsa Loving

Tempted to buy their stuff

I'm serious tempted to buy their stuff now, even though I have zero interest in reading them. The best and simplest way to encourage behaviour like this, is to reward it.

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Fukushima nuke plant owner told to upgrade from Windows XP

Ilsa Loving

Re: @ Alister

Wow... I can't believe how many people are nitpicking whether it was an earthquake or a wave or whatnot.

The TRIGGER was the wave.

The CAUSE, was the fact that TEPCO repeatedly did their best to cheap out. The most obvious being installing backup generators in an incredibly stupid location, basically guaranteeing their failure in a catastrophe.

This audit is just more evidence of the lengths that TEPCO went to scrape 'savings' at the expense of responsible governance.

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Google promises Pointer Events support, with or without Apple

Ilsa Loving

Re: Why is Apple not using it?

Because Apple can't control it with it's customary vice-like grip.

Fortunately, Apple doesn't have the level of Market dominance that Microsoft has, so if everyone else does it, Apple will eventually grudglingly have to.

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CoreOS bags $12m, touts Tectonic – a DIY Google cloud for big biz

Ilsa Loving

There is one important differences...

You don't need to spend several million dollars to get said features.

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GLOWING TAMPONS hold the key to ending pollution

Ilsa Loving

Dangerous precident

I'm not sure using Tampons for anything other than their original purpose is a good idea. I forsee unintended consequences, particularly with men as they already have difficulty dealing with the concept.

Perfect example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpy75q2DDow

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Would you trust 'spyproof' mobes made in Putin's Russia?

Ilsa Loving

VERY secure

I don't doubt that this phone is very secure. And as an added bonus, if you do something that Putin doesn't like then you don't even have to worry about being arrested.

The hidden chamber will simply fire a bullet into your brain the next time you try to make a phone call.

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Intel President Renée James says Chipzilla's diversity efforts are moving too slowly

Ilsa Loving

Thank you

Thank you for your cliche misogynistic response, which is an excellent example of the problem Mrs. James is talking about.

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Show me the money, America! It's time to learn how to pronounce 'Xiaomi'

Ilsa Loving

Wait... NOT a fork of android?

I'd love to hear their justification for MIUI not being a fork of android, when it very obviously IS a fork of android. Specifically, it's Android with an IOS-ified interface.

I actually installed that on a couple of my android devices way back when and actually liked it a lot. The only reason I stopped was because I switched to another device that MIUI didn't support.

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LEAKED: Samsung's iPHONE 6 KILLER... the Samsung Galaxy S6

Ilsa Loving

HOW many dpi?

Honestly, what is up with this ridiculous "Lets see how many pixels we can squeeze into the screen" wankery? The current generation of devices *already* has pixels so small that you can't tell them apart without a magnifying lens.

We don't need more pixels. We need a fecking battery that lasts longer than a day per charge.

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Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores

Ilsa Loving

Re: Once upon a time...

I think using the phrase "iridium plated panda hymens", alone deserves an upvote.

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Yes, Samaritans, the law DOES apply to you. Even if you mean well

Ilsa Loving
Joke

This is just steo 1

Step 2 involves an automated service that auto-tweets back messages such as "You are an incredibly sensitive man, who inspires joy-joy feelings in all those around you."

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Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s

Ilsa Loving

Oblig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo

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VIA looks to be counting down to launch of Atom competitor

Ilsa Loving

How is VIA even still around?

I swore never to buy a Via product again, when all my data ended up being corrupted by a bug in one of their chipsets (KT133 I believe...). They didn't even tell anyone until people started figuring it out for themselves, and once word got out, they never bothered fixing it.

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Apple Fanbois (and girls) already lining up for NEW iPHONE

Ilsa Loving

Re: Why?

"It's like its own little economy literally built on nothing."

Suddenly I'm really really hoping that Jerry Seinfeld gets in line...

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One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

Ilsa Loving

Not Apple marketing, Valve marketing.

And it worked. I'm curious now.

If that thing talks with a GlaDOS voice, you won't hear my squeal of delight because it will be supersonic.

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That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... (You'll have to squint, 'cos there are no specs)

Ilsa Loving

Now you can lose 8TB of data in one shot instead of just 4!

As someone who, over the course of one year, had *5* seagate drives fail (3 being a newly purchased drive barely 2 weeks old, as well as its *2* replacements), I will never purchase Seagate again.

They used to be the bees knees for quality and reliability. Now all the seem to care about is putting out the biggest drive soonest, and reliability be damned.

I urge people to avoid Seagate, especially their shockingly unreliable Momentus XT hybrid drives.

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BAT-GOBBLING urban SPIDER QUEENS swell to ENORMOUS SIZE

Ilsa Loving

Re: *whimper*

I will never forget when I was little, I had gone with my class to a museum that had a display on spiders. It included a statue of a spider, drastically blown up to be about 3 feet wide, so you could easily see the intricate details of it's body.

Someone suggested that it would be so awesome if it came to life and broke out of the exhibit.

I damn near fainted just from the thought.

*jumps into FartingHippo's arms, Scooby Doo style*

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Microsoft parts Azure cloud, reveals NoSQL doc database

Ilsa Loving

Complex queries?

I think I'm missing something but I don't understand how any NoSQL system can perform a "complex query" and still maintain it's supposed breathtaking performance.

The moment you get away from filtering based only on the key, the system now has to perform a full table scan of all the data in order to find what it wants. At which point, the benefits of NoSQL vs a proper relational system completely evaporate. Unless of course, you introduce indexing... But that can't be right ,because that's an evil thing from the world of relational databases!

Can somebody clarify?

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Eat up Martha! Microsoft slings handwriting recog into OneNote on Android

Ilsa Loving

Re: Thought it would be great

Those crayon styluses are annoying as hell.

I recommend something from the Adonit Jot line. I have a Pro (http://www.adonit.net/jot/pro/), and it works quite well. Of course, there is still the problem with palm rejection, which can only be solved using more expensive and complicated solutions, such as the BT-based Jot Script. Unfortunately, the Jot Script only works on iOS so Fandroids are out of luck, at least WRT the Jot Script. Maybe another manufacturer makes an android equiv?

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

Ilsa Loving

Who cares

I don't care what they call it, or how good they claim it is. I will never use Internet Explorer again, and I will continue to encourage everyone around me to avoid it like a plague.

Sorry Microsoft... too little, too late.

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Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'

Ilsa Loving

Why is this even news?

Who cares whether or not he used Siri.

This is the tech equivalent to a story in the National Enquirer about some random teen pop idol getting pregnant.

I can't fathom why this story has garnered so much attention.

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China rips Apple out of govt IT mail-order catalogue – report

Ilsa Loving

Delicate balance

The chinese gov't clearly wants to nail the evil American companies where it hurts... but they don't want to piss them off to the point that they pull out completely.

I'm sure they're keenly aware of how many million people work (indirectly) for Apple in China, and if Apple threw up their hands and decided China wasn't worth it anymore, there would be some serious fallout.

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AV for Mac

Ilsa Loving

Clarification on Gatekeeper

While Gatekeeper will bring up a dialog box warning about the evils of unsigned non-app-store applications, you CAN still run 3rd party applications. All you have to do is right-click on the application and choose open, the very first time you open it. It will ask the usual 'are you sure?', after which it will open like normal.

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Microsoft C# chief Hejlsberg: Our open-source Apache pick will clear the FUD

Ilsa Loving

It's a trap.

Right... C# is cross platform.

Silverlight was also cross platform. Except that Silverlight on anything other than Windows ran so shockingly poorly that I wish they hadn't even bothered trying. I cancelled my Netflix account because I was unable to watch their stuff stutter-free on a 3Ghz quad core i7 with a 1GB video card.

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Tech companies are raising their game (and pants) post-Snowden

Ilsa Loving

lolwut

"shaking of users’ complacency in relying on “free” products and in being too accepting of what they’re given and of standard “solutions.”"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

If there's one thing that's been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, is that the average person doesn't have even the dimmest flicker of good judgement regarding security.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/17/chocolate_password_survey/

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Watch this! RHEL 7 - The new release preview

Ilsa Loving

Can't anyone type anymore?

Why does everything have to be a webanar or a youtube video now-a-days? Is typing that hard a thing to do?

I don't have have time to sit through a 90 minute blabfest just to find out what I can expect from this new version.

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Google TOO WHITE and MALE, says HR boss, looking in mirror

Ilsa Loving
Joke

This explains...

This explains why they are doing so much to provide services to their employees in San Francisco. :D

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Oh Sony. Have we learned NOTHING from SuperAIT?

Ilsa Loving

You forgot to mention...

That when you use one of their new tapes, it silently installs a badly written DRM module that cripples your computer and opens it up to exploit by black hats, and if you try to remove it it will trash your operating system.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

Ilsa Loving

Do people on this forum even understand the issue?

Since people are having a great deal of difficulty with this concept, here it is again:

Eich was NOT persecuted for "having an opinion".

He WAS persecuted because he provided material contributions to a cause that actively and willfully hurt a large class of citizens.

Whether you disagree or agree, at least make an effort to understand the situation first!

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'Good job, NSA! You turned Yahoo! into an encryption beast'

Ilsa Loving

Re: What fools

"Would be nice to have something to at least blush over (other than my taste in books from Amazon) if someone was to intercept it..."

We see that you bought a copy of Sandra Hill's Rough and Ready. We... we'll stop looking at your stuff now.

Regards,

NSA

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New WebCL toolkit hooks browser apps into GPUs – and that's not good news for Apple

Ilsa Loving

Oh great

So now we can have web pages write crappy OpenCL and cause our machines to lockup/reboot?

I tried playing with some OpenCL code once and it was incredibly finicky. It would make my graphics chip shart itself and cause my whole machine to spontaneously reboot.

If Apple hasn't implemented this system, then that's a point in their FAVOR.

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GRAV WAVE TSUNAMI boffinry BONANZA – the aftershock of the universe's Big Bang

Ilsa Loving
Trollface

This research is wrong!

I don't know anything about science, but this research goes against my core believes and therefore it is wrong!

You'll just have to keep doing it over again until you get it right (ie: Your results say what I want them to say).

Regards,

Way too many people who think their opinion is as valid as your facts.

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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

Ilsa Loving

Absurdly complicated rube goldberg "solution"

If you want a powerful work rig, but your family needs a general use windows machine, then get two machines and use a KVM to switch between them.

While technically it is possible to shoehorn two competing uses like you are proposing, you are ignoring the practicality of such a set up.

The solution you are proposing is absolutely begging for a huge variety for problems, the biggest one being that someone in your family (or a friend) hits the key combination to minimize the windows VM (which is a trivially easy thing to do by accident) and will then start futzing with your host.

You can buy a perfectly functional pc in a micro case that you can sit on top of your main box. Infinitely simpler to setup. Infinitely simpler to manage. Infinitely simpler to maintain. Unless of course you have no problem abandoning whatever real work you are doing at the drop of a hat, and then spending an hour or two trying to figure out what part of this jigsaw puzzle broke.

I used to do similar things to this. Then reality happened and I realized that I just don't have the time or patience for dealing with the inevitable nonsense. And trust me, with a set up like you are proposing, nonsense IS inevitable. And it will very likely happen at a time most inconvenient to you.

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Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

Ilsa Loving

You must be teabagger

Because someone who has their head on straight wouldn't confuse this very clear attempt at get-more-money-at-any-cost attitudes and statements with socialism.

There is no common good here. This is an already rich guy who wants more more more. If you want to claim any kind of -ism, then capitalism is the one you're looking for.

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Teeny, tiny state machine could BREATHE NEW LIFE into Moore's Law

Ilsa Loving
Joke

FSM

Did anyone else reading the article keep expanding FSM into Flying Spaghetti Monster instead of it's intended terms?

Certainly made the article entertaining. :)

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Java, Android were THE wide-open barn doors of security in 2013 - report

Ilsa Loving

I'll just leave this right here...

"The vast majority of mobile attacks involved things like phishing, social engineering lures, or forcible redirects to unwanted websites, rather than direct attacks on the device hardware or operating system."

In other words, most of the attacks are not technical in nature. They are targetting the biggest security risk of all: The users themselves.

The fact that they are 'targeting android' is simply because android has the biggest marketshare right now. Of course, it doesn't help that Google is actively taking steps to *prevent* users from protecting themselves. When I was in the market for a new tablet, I was trying to decide between an iPad or a high-end android device. Then I read about how Google 'accidentally' added the privacy features in Android 4.3 and was going to remove them in later versions. That made the decision much easier.

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Italian woman stunned by exploding artichoke

Ilsa Loving
Trollface

Diversified product portfolio

I didn't realize that Sony made artichokes too!

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Google tells EFF: Android 4.3's privacy tool was a MISTAKE, we've yanked it

Ilsa Loving

Helped me decide on a tablet

Just this week I was trying to decide what tablet to buy. This article ended up cinching it for me, and I bought an iPad. Say what you will about Apple, but at least they have fine grained privacy controls so that apps can't abuse their access to your personal data.

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Microsoft wields turkey knife, slices Surface to $199 for Black Friday

Ilsa Loving

I'd certainly get a surface....

But only if I could put android on it.

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