* Posts by Sureo

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Pope loses grip on Antarctica: Clergy withdraw from austral landmass

Sureo

There are a lot of penguins in Antarctica. Perhaps they're going after the wrong population.

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Today's smart home devices are too dumb to succeed

Sureo

Interface

The best interface for all those smart gadgets might be voice command.

"Computer - turn on kitchen lights, start coffee maker, run the toaster"

"Dave, the toaster is jammed and is catching fire"

"Computer - call the fire department!"

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

Sureo

Re: My brain hurts

100,000 employees and it took them 2 years to produce a driver for my printer after Windows 7 came out. And I'm still waiting for one that works.

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Canucks: Hey, Big Dog Telcos. Share that fiber with the little guys, eh?

Sureo

This Canuck can hardly wait. I have fiber service in my neighborhood but I refuse to subscribe with the provider, Bell. Their offerings and business practices leave a lot to be desired. Bring it on, providers!

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Lottery IT security boss guilty of hacking lotto computer to win $14.3m

Sureo

I don't buy lottery tickets myself but I know people who do. Tell them the odds of winning and they still buy tickets. It's a kind of dream or fantasy trip. Mostly they couldn't care less where the numbers come from. Almost everything in life is rigged in some way, isn't it?

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UK.gov will appeal against DRIPA-busting verdict, says minister

Sureo

Re: Too little, too late .......and now flogging a dead duck horse

If you're amanfromMars then whaddya care about any of this anyway?

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Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm.

Sureo

"systems accumulate cruft no matter what you do"

Everybody believes that, but has anyone quantified it? If your computer is running fine after a few years, why worry about it?

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US yoinks six Nigerians to Mississippi on '419 scam' charges

Sureo

Guantanamo Bay prison would be too good for these low life.

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Foxconn to hire a million Indian staff in major base shift

Sureo

So how long will it be....

How long will it be before the jobs come back to western countries?

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FLICK my FLINT and SNIFF my TREE on the streets of Naples

Sureo

Another hazard of Naples

Mt. Vesuvius may erupt again.

"... it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive eruptions." - Wikipedia

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FAA approves Amazon US drone flight just months after firm gave up and went to Canada

Sureo

So....

Where is the "Deliver by Drone" check box on the amazon.ca website?

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

Sureo

Re: OK I'll bite...

Why twenty cops? Very simple, it's a training exercise for the other 18 or so who wouldn't otherwise get to see this kind of thing.

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Californians get first chance to be RUN OVER by a GOOGLE ROBOT

Sureo

Brings to mind...

A fleet of zombie cars with no one inside, cruising aimlessly around until they crash or run out of fuel.

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Drone penetrates Virgin's shapely space arse

Sureo

Re: Wedding pics ... getting drunk

Sure, get drunk, then fly your drone around and take pictures.

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HAHAHA! Go on, HOST YOUR NEWS on FACEBOOK, FOOLS!

Sureo

Re: "better experience"

Not really, but "more money for us" is more like it.

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PEAK PC: 'Most' Google web searches 'come from mobiles' in US

Sureo

I'm fairly new to mobile devices but my impression so far is that mobile versions of browsers suck. Everything goes into a search engine first. That doesn't seem to be by accident either. So, its back to the desktop and DuckDuckGo.

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Hey! Want a FREE TOASTER that makes BITCOIN? What? You DO?

Sureo
Coat

My toaster already uses a disproportionate amount of electricity, which has become a lot more expensive in recent years. But thanks for the offer.

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Bruce Schneier's Data and Goliath – solution or part of the problem?

Sureo

Modern society 101

1. You have no right to freedom

2. You have no right to privacy

3. You have no property rights (your property can be expropriated)

4. Big brother is watching you

5. Big corporations are exploiting you

6. You are "free" as long as you don't step out of line and pay your taxes

7. Do you really have a choice when you go to vote?

(Sorry, I even make myself depressed.)

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Quantum CPU upstart D-Wave drills into physics simulations to boost vital magnetic shielding

Sureo

30,000 times colder than room temperature

Sounds like a typical Canadian winter. We measure temperature in millikelvins here (makes it seem warmer than it really is). No wonder D-Wave is located here.

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Shields up! Shields up! ASTRONAUTS flying to MARS will arrive BRAIN DAMAGED, boffins claim

Sureo

Perhaps all that radiation will cause mutations resulting in humans who can actually live on Mars.

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Why should I learn by ORAL tradition? Where's the DOCUMENTATION?

Sureo

I used to work for a large company that was glad to bring teacher-contractors in-house to teach courses we needed. The only trouble was they would insist that a 5 day course be presented in 3 days, and a 10 day course in 5 days. At the end of the course our heads were spinning, but the bean counters were happy.

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NASA spies weird glow from Pluto's FRIGID pole

Sureo

"...who knows what we'll find?"

Well said. Words to launch 1000 space probes.

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We'll buy patents for cash, says Google – just don't feed the trolls

Sureo
Joke

Do you suppose they would be interested in the patent for electrons moving in a conductor I was issued last week?

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Bulgarian Bill Gates blagger busted, banged up, again: report

Sureo

Yes and how come he was arrested in Paraguay for stealing money in the Philippines? What was he doing in Paraguay?

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NSA: 'Back doors are a bad idea, give us a FRONT door key'

Sureo

I think it's all a smokescreen to hide the fact that they already have access to everything they want, but they don't want you to know that.

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RELICS of the Earth's long lost TWIN planet FOUND ON MOON

Sureo

Maybe Theia is still there, on the opposite side of earth's orbit, behind the sun where we can't see it.

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Boffins: Large Hadron Collider NOW movin', we're getting down and crush groovin'

Sureo

"I'd love to see the sort of money we've collectively thrown at particle physics thrown at something like fusion power..."

What makes you think they're not developing fusion power?

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Stress me, test me, vex me ... boffins seek Hall Effect in frustrated magnets

Sureo

Re: Well? Did they or not?

They just want to make sure you understand the term 'frustrated'.

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Crack security team finishes TrueCrypt audit – and the results are in

Sureo

The Powers that Be hate TrueCrypt, what better strategy than to get people to stop using it?

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Microsoft drops Do Not Track default from Internet Explorer

Sureo

Why should they respect your privacy (and give up the opportunity to monetize you) when they provide you with "free" services? If privacy were legislated, those free services might disappear. Most users like the services, indeed have come to depend on them, and don't think it costs them anything.

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Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder

Sureo

Fail

I have an old clock radio that was programmed to change time automatically. Then a few years ago the powers that be here in North America moved the dates a few weeks. Now I have to manually change this clock four times a year!

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FTC: All-powerful Google ABUSED rivals. So we did NOTHING

Sureo

revised quote

"After an exhaustive 19-month review, covering nine million pages of documents and many hours of testimony, the FTC staff and all five FTC Commissioners agreed that there was no need to take action on how we rank and display search results."

should have said

"After an exhaustive 19-month review, covering nine million pages of documents and many hours of testimony, the FTC staff and all five FTC Commissioners forgot what it was they were doing and went out for a few beers."

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Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance

Sureo

"influential people from the tech world"

The trouble is the big technology companies want to spy on us too, so they are hardly motivated to work to protect our privacy. The war was lost a long time ago, we just need to wave the white flag.

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Redundo-happy IBMers will benefit from High Court pension ruling

Sureo

I'm surprised....

...by now that anyone still works for IBM.

(former disgruntled IBMer)

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Yay! Wearables! It's the future! Uh-oh! I'm going to be sick

Sureo

Re: you might be right Dabbsy apple watch might be succesful

Actually battery life shouldn't be a problem. If you can afford one at 12K you can afford two or three, always one charged up and ready to go.

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Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror

Sureo

Re. grub

Whuddya need a timer for? Can't you type fast enough?

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Redmond's Patch Tuesday to kill off the Windows FREAK show

Sureo

Whoa

This month's updates required two re-boots on my Win7 32 and 64 bit PCs. Nice going.

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Samsung in second SSD slowdown SNAFU

Sureo

Re: Can we just lose FLASH already?

"Oh, so if I buy 2 I can have a really fast Amiga!"

Well, a very famous person said you would never need more than 640K!

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Hellooo, NSA? The US State Department can't kick hackers out of its networks – report

Sureo

They reap what they sown

Sorry for the bad grammar.

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Ex-NASA boffin dreams of PREDATOR-ish tech in humble microwaves

Sureo

Sounds like a great idea

But do we really need the NSA watching what we're cooking?

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Data retention: It seems BORING ... until your TV SPIES ON YOU

Sureo

....TV was switched off ....

The TV isn't really switched off, is it?

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Twitter ATTENTION SEEKERS can now blab to each other IN PRIVATE

Sureo

Private

You, me and the NSA

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Latest menace to internet economy: Gators EATING all the PUSSIES

Sureo

Thanks for the cute kitty photo.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again

Sureo

Re: Can you believe it?

"switching computer off and on again"

It's the first thing I try when something screws up. And it usually works too.

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Tor de farce: NSA fails to decrypt anonymised network

Sureo

Re: Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

If they deploy anything that keeps the bad guys out, anyone can use it to keep them out. Not in their interest I'm afraid.

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PLEASE STOP with the snooping requests, begs Google as gov data demands skyrocket

Sureo

How convenient for the government that Google collects so much data for them.

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HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions

Sureo

Re: Keurig

"Don't buy a Keurig" - you got that right.

Keurig recalls about 7.2M coffee makers due to burn risk....

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/12/23/keurig-recalls-coffee-makers/20801483/

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EU breaks 'legally binding' lobbying register promise

Sureo

The picture at the top of the article...

Is that of Frans Timmermans? On the left or the right?

Just askin'.

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Chum's house burnt down? Facebook mulls 'DISLIKE' button for that

Sureo

Zuck should look at the Reg for how a good rating system is implemented.

Me, the only button I'll click is 'Hate Facebook'.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

Sureo

I hate hot links that pop up all over the screen when you move your mouse around. If I want to see one I can click on it.

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