* Posts by Snowy

197 posts • joined 29 May 2009

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Raspberry Pi distributor Premier Farnell in £792m Swiss buyout deal

Snowy

Re: FFS calling Farnell a Raspberry Pi distribution firm is like

Aye just what I was going to say, have an upvote!

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In obesity fight, UK’s heavy-handed soda tax beats US' watered-down warning

Snowy
Mushroom

So the tax Fruit juice too.

Calories in 100 grams of Orange Juice (45) Vs 100 gm of cola (38). Going by that the orange juice should be taxed too and at a higher rate!

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Crafty plan to give FBI warrantless access to browser histories axed

Snowy
Joke

Or...

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) Amendments Act of 2015, which would have brought in some privacy safeguards for Americans, was cut down in the from a bullet in the form of a blatant attempt to grant the FBI warrantless access to people's browser histories.

Fix it for you :D

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Fact: Huawei now outspends Apple on R&D

Snowy

Re: Apple have other priorities than R&D

I think most of Apple's income sits in an offshore account waiting for a tax break so they can bring in back without it being heavily taxed. All that cash pile and they still need to issus bonds "Apple Set to Raise Up to $4 Billion in Asia-Pacific From Bond Sales"

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Brexit? Cutting the old-school ties would do more for Brit tech world

Snowy

One point

[Quote]By the way, people fleeing from war are commonly referred to as ‘refugees’. Migrant is an economic term. That’s something your media should learn as well. But I’m digressing.[/quote]

I thought that you had to apply for asylum in the first country you got to not "flee" half way around the world looking for a place you like, at what point do they stop being refugees and become migrants when they travel so far across safe counties?

Quite a lot of the immigration problem can be put at Angela Merkel's door with her come to German speech she did a couple of years ago. The question is why did she do such a dumb thing as think only a few would come, a bit like having an open house party (parents away) and inviting everyone on Facebook then expecting the house to not to get wrecked!

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HR botches redundancy so chap scores year-long paid holiday

Snowy
Pint

Re: It wasn't me, unfortunately

Would be nice to think this was done due to them being close to the 10 year cut off and HR was playing fair.

HR1: Poor Bob only 1 month short of 10 years.

HR2: Well we need someone to give that training course in 2 months, lets give that to Bob and make him reduntant after

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Bank in the UK? Plans afoot to make YOU liable for bank fraud

Snowy

Between banks, the UK government and GCHQ.

What as it got to do with GCHQ?

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Virgin has FTT for farmers' P

Snowy

Hmmm...

and the communities to receive its ultrafast broadband service of 300 Mbps, part of its £3bn fibre-to-the-premises investment are?

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Google asks the public to name the forthcoming Android N operating system

Snowy
Joke

Re: Nougat

Considering the number of handsets that are not going to get the update, noget maybe more relevant :D

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Score one for the patent trolls: US appeals court says it's OK to shop for patent-friendly judges

Snowy
FAIL

If you do not want to be sued in Delaware...

do not do any business in Delaware. That would include shipping anything into Delaware. You would also have to sued anyone who tries to ship into Delaware in the form of a grey market!

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ICANN in a strop that Intel, Netflix, Lego, Nike and others aren't using their dot-brand domains

Snowy
Joke

Just make a page with links to your region version of your site (.com or co.uk) or is that not enough?

Call it Iwasrobbedbyicann.word

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Silicon Valley, season 3: CEO Richard learns humility, tech style

Snowy

So Fuck is okay to use but the word behind the "c-word-based outbursts" is clearly not allowed?

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Apple pulled 2,204lbs of gold out of old tech gear

Snowy

Question

How much did go to landfill?, I do not think they managed to recycle everything.

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Prof Hawking to mail postage-stamp space craft to Alpha Centauri using frickin' lasers

Snowy
Joke

Re: Lasers on earth?

Thats no moon :D

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GCHQ dabbles in dark arts

Snowy
FAIL

Harry hype slowing down...

and the publisher wanted a bit of free publicity and so made the whole thing up?

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BOFH: Sure, I could make your cheapo printer perform miracles

Snowy
Joke

Re: There are times I like my workplace

You allow them to use a USB flash drive they found in the car park?

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Intel flops out 3D flash SSDs – and says they're the densest ever

Snowy

Re: Concerned about the lack of clearly listed write endurance

Aye the lack of it does make me think how bad is it that they are not saying anything.

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Adblock wins in court again – this time against German newspaper

Snowy

Or you and turn off thier "whitelist" so you do not see ads from big corporations such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Taboola" and decide for yourself what ads you allow.

If the ad needs an off site script to display or wants to run a script it is going to stay block not matter how acceptable it is to someone else.

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Uber explains itself after 'moving the goalposts' on its new bug bounties

Snowy
FAIL

I wonder how many of the that bugs outside this "bug bounty program" got fixed after they where pointed out for what in the end turned out to be free. Also how many people will continue to bother with the program.

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Snowy
Joke

Re: This happens all too often

Maybe they where hoping they could get some free publicity with the program and not have to pay out. After all there code is Uber so not one was supposed to find any bug in it!

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Lost in the obits: Intel's Andy Grove's great warning to Silicon Valley

Snowy
Flame

or if...

you offshore all the work no one at home can offered to buy it!

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UK.gov kicks long awaited digi strategy into long grass, blames EU referendum

Snowy

Re: Government insider response to comment

You forgot the many lunches and trip overseas to research how it is not done everywhere else?

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Google gives away its internal $200 patch analysis tool for free

Snowy

Re: I'm happy

@1Rafayal The next logical step would also make IDA pro free too?

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The bill for Home Depot after its sales registers were hacked: $19.5m

Snowy

[quote]Home Depot will pay at least $19.5m in compensation to the 50 million customers hit by hackers who infiltrated the chain's sales tills in 2014. The US home improvement warehouse will create a $13m fund to reimburse shoppers and spend a further $6.5m providing a year's worth of identity protection for those impacted[/quote]

Works out at 39 cents each, not going to get much for that?

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Millions menaced as ransomware-smuggling ads pollute top websites

Snowy

Re: Firefox and NoScript

Yes why should the script run in the browser be able to make any changes to the OS it is running on. Scripts should just change what is displayed inside the browsers window nothing else.

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GNU want (another) free AI package release? Yes. But we should train this puppy

Snowy
Coat

Re: I don't get it

@Monkeycee

My coat it's the one with the long multi coloured scarf overflowing from the pocket.

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IBM pimps Watson out to Hilton robot for concierge duty

Snowy

I think a better name would have been Nick Nack, about the right size too.

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Google-backed British startup ‘stole our code’, says US marketing firm

Snowy
FAIL

Some of the allegedly copied code, from the complaint in the lawsuit

What code I see no code or is the name of some function how called code?

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Home Ebola testing with a Tricorder? There's an app for that

Snowy

Hmmm...

[quote]Within two minutes, your iPhone – connected via Bluetooth to the control electronics – gets a reading, which it then processes and measures against the expected results, rendering a verdict: infected or clean.[/quote]

Is it your phone or their phone?

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Google splats more bad Android security bugs with patches your mobe will probably never see

Snowy

Okay

The full list of bugs – some reaching as far back as Android 4.4 as well as versions 5 and 6 – are below, but which version of the nexus is getting fixes?

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Verizon fined just $1.4m for stalker supercookies

Snowy

but when you opt out...

what will it break?

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Eight in ten IBM Global Tech Services roles will be offshore by 2017

Snowy

Re: So what does IBM DO then?

Well there is a large stack of patents...

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Snowy

Re: IBM

Or IT's broken man :D

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Snowy

El Reg wonders the wider tech services space will come full circle. ®

Maybe when the cost of the downtime is greater than the cost of Onshoring it?

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McAfee gaffe a quick AV kill for enterprising staff

Snowy

Re: Sorry but...

@Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese While I do not use pirated software the idea that pirated programs = malware is wrong. Considering a few time genuine programs have included a free gift of Malware.

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Snowy

Sorry but...

what as an av going to do with stopping installing pirated software."?

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Google gives ringing endorsement to US VPN providers with 'right to be forgotten' expansion

Snowy

Re: unacceptable!

Aye Doug S every time this story pops up I wonder why it only seems to be your right to be forgotten but only but only Google and not any other search provider.

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Norman Conquest, King Edward, cyber pathogen and illegal gambling all emerge in Apple v FBI

Snowy
Flame

Maybe if...

governments where not so actively spying on all it's citizens, the same citizens would not feel the need to stop them doing it via encryption?

While most people have nothing to hide in terms of crimes, people do have things they would not like to be widely known?

Mine is not encrypted but the only even slightly embarrassing thing you going to find on myphone is what level I'm up to on candy crsuh!

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Mechanical black hole: Microsoft settles music royalties sueball

Snowy
Thumb Up

More than a get rich scheme...

Considering they only sued Google, Tidal (service) and Microsoft for allegedly failing to pay proper royalties for streaming their music in 2016 and the fact that Microsoft have settled out of court already means this is a bit more that a get rich quick scheme!. Microsoft are not know for give their money away to anyone who asks for it?

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

Snowy
Mushroom

Nice how we...

get to pay three times to watch TV, license, subscription and ads :(

As for ads I would allow some but seeing as the ad pushers are not liable for any damage they could cause they can go and reproduce some where hot and sulfurous until ice forms there!

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Ad-blockers are a Mafia-style 'protection racket' – UK's Minister of Fun

Snowy
Mushroom

Or it could have just said!

“Government stands ready to tax you in any way we can"

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We survived a five-hour butt-numbing Congress hearing on FBI-Apple ... so you don't have to

Snowy

Hmmm

Why not roll back the password change to the icloud and force the phone to backup to the icloud?

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Uber is bombarding us with painfully probing subpoenas, cries Lyft

Snowy
Coat

America land of the free...

Why compete when you can litigate your competition out of the market place!

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Microsoft patent filing confirms existence of 3D Jedi gesture phone

Snowy

Re: Can the gesture where the phone is raised to 45 degrees above the horizontal

and if it longer than two arms length two drone attacks it case the first misses?

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Ah, that new 'baby' mainframe smell: IBM shows off z13s

Snowy
Joke

Lets decrypt the name

z13s i9s is that ZzzZzzzZzzzZzzzz security? or sleeping security?

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'Hobbit' heads aren't human says bone boffin

Snowy

They musty be men

The rhyme tell us so.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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We're going to use your toothbrush to snoop on you, says US spy boss

Snowy

Re: Tough call

Or jumped?

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Alphabetti spaghetti: What Wall Street isn't telling you about Google

Snowy

Re: Can anyone having the right knowledge tell us

No difference between that and any other form of advertisement?

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Alphabet, cough, Google most valuable biz on Earth as it pours billions into 'other bets'

Snowy
Facepalm

I wonder...

[quote]Cash Google is still sitting on a pile of cash and securities – $73bn for the end of the financial year. $43bn of that is held overseas to avoid paying repatriation taxes.[/quote]

Would there be repatriation taxes to pay if they had paid taxes on them abroad?

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Most of the world still dependent on cash

Snowy

The title should be

Most of the world still to poor for the banks to consider robbing!

I wonder how many of these "unbanked" also do not have access to reliable clean water, housing and food. Considering that a bank account is the least of their problems.

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