* Posts by wayne 8

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You’ll be the coolest guy in IT if you ain't got your ID

wayne 8

Re: Security? Who, me?

Wow. I have worked for some dodgy EVP and SVP's, but they never got brought up on legal charges.

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Streak life: Oz woman flashes boobs at Google Street View car

wayne 8

How do they compare to the standard Bulgarian Airbag?

She could flash the NRO with that set.

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Cross-dressing blokes storm NSA HQ: One shot dead, one hurt

wayne 8

Re: planning and rational forethought

SInce when have any of the "terrorist" plots on US soil ever shown "planning and rational forethought".

Every one of the "terrorist" plots exposed by the FBI, has been mainly the work of an informant, coerced by the FBI, grooming, encouraging, and supplying cash, arms, whatever, to some patsy to be the fall guy.

Rational people don't fall for it.

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wayne 8

Re: Gender equality now!

A woman already did. Tried to crash the White House gate. They pursued her with a frantic car chase through DC until they could execute her on the spot. She was also a member of a minority. She was double equal.

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Audi TT: It's NOT a hairdresser-mobile, the dash is too flash

wayne 8

Re: What about HUD?

I drove a 2011 Corvette that had HUD.

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wayne 8

Re: electric handbrake?

The whole reason the handbrake exists at all is to have a hard wired (not hydraulic) connection to the rear brakes. Using it as a parking brake is an added benefit.

If the electrics fail, what then?

This reminds me of when I was driving 35-40 ft buses with air brakes. Interesting thing is when the air pressure drops in the line, due to a leak or compressor failure, the rear brakes are activated. I got the bus back to the garage by pressing down on the "parking brake" button with my right hand. Shifting gears required me to be quick about it.

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wayne 8

Re: Hairdresser

Maybe Audi will create a model Ark B for the hairdressers.

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wayne 8

Re: I just want a dumb car

@Symon

The cost of the upgrade will include taking the dashboard apart to have access to the GPU behind the display. If the display and two GPUs are upgraded that would be near the cost of a high end tablet, maybe ultra thin laptrop, add dealer labor rates.

I like the idea of BYOD and the auto works with that for the non-automotive functions.

I am trying to find a in dash replacement unit that only has a jack for the phone and a USB slot. I will provide the media.

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Forget viruses: Evil USB drive 'fries laptops with a power surge'

wayne 8

USB in the wall, equivalent of a glory hole or bath house.

Nothing like the anonymous exchange of bits to spread a virus.

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Teen sex pic swap shop SnapChat seeks Saudi cash to keep selfies flowing

wayne 8

Alaweed don't care

He invests(ed) in Citicorp, a very un-Islamic bank.

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Google deal means game over for mobile payments firm Softcard

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ISIS was a strange name before the jihadis.

Why name an electronic payment service after the Egyptian diety of fertility and magic?

Must of have been an interesting maketing session.

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Rap for fap stack in hack trap flap: This XXX site caught an STI (Script Transmitted Infection)

wayne 8

Origin of "grumble flick"?

I was thinking a couple of days ago (rare occurence) about where did the term "grumble flick" originate?

I just did a search and the only defining reference to "grumble flick" was urban dictionary witrhout any detail of origin.

Most of the top entries were links to different variations of this article.

The word "grumble" does not give self satisying clues.

Closest might be the verb grumble "to utter low, indistinct sounds; growl. " I guess while pleasuring oneself, one might grumble.

Thanks.

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UN negotiations menaced by THOUSANDS of TOPLESS LADIES with MAYONNAISE

wayne 8

Mayonnaise and the Mayor

"Bonfire of the Vanities" by Thomas Wolfe. A clothed woman throws a jar of mayonnaise at the NYC mayor during a press conference about a racially charged trial. Add Femen and stir.

Anyway, the politician wishes it would happen to him.

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Official: Single people need to LOWER their EXPECTATIONS

wayne 8

Re: Culture

Sex education means the educated don't have as many progeny as the uneducated.

Devolution is the norm past a point of peak evolution.

"Idiocracy" is a documentary film.

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Samsung snub sends Qualcomm into a spin over Snapdragon 810

wayne 8

Re: Simple! Back to the highway transport industry

Back in 1999 there was a story going around that the manufacturers of diesels used for trucks had programmed the management chips to recognize when a gov't mandated test was being run. The engine would run in a special mode that would pass the test.

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Verizon says 40-hour outage was outage to end all outages

wayne 8
Big Brother

NSA has the cloud, Verizon just rents space

The title.

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

wayne 8

but now it's I don't know PLUS the time of this phone call

I actually told that to the dot Indian manager who was the fifth or sixth person to appear at my cube to inform me of the critical issue I was trying to resolve. He has since ascended to reporting to the dot Indian CIO and I was never promoted since he has blocked my manager's promo recommendation.

Still, I would say it again.

Bootnote: That same guy suggested last Wednesday that for "stability for Black Friday" a nightly refresh job not be run on the eve of BFD. It took several hours to trace the resultant crashing servers filling the logging disk to the lack of the refresh.

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Does the Googler tapped to run the US Patent Office still believe in patent reform?

wayne 8

Forget the /sarc tag did you?

If you are not cynical yet, you must love unicorns farting rainbows across your sky.

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wayne 8
Flame

Re: Obama's consistently appointed shills to these kinds of jobs.

Not just Obama. The whole US political system has been bought out by sociopaths of all flavors. Elections are bewteen Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Or a more recent pop reference, Kang or Kodos.

Follow the money in and out.

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wayne 8
Mushroom

Re: Congress might have something to say.

That is the old USA. Three branches of government providing checks and balances. It is now cash and carry as much one can while in office and a multimillion dollar consulting job when one leaves.

Nowadays, Congress does nothing useful, takes as little action as possible. Leaving it up to the Executive Office to issue Executive Orders that for reasons of Super Classified National Security change the rules at the Patent office to speed vital patents for National Security.

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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

wayne 8
Pirate

Those who stand to gain from threats of Terrorism

Overload the system. More of this type of behavior. Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Overload the TSA with inane threats until the system is chasing its tail.

Aim to misbehave.

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The DRUGSTORES DON'T WORK, CVS makes IT WORSE ... for Apple Pay

wayne 8

Re: The store check-out experience

Bank Debit cards - enter the PIN to get cash back at POS.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

wayne 8

Non-standard Penetration

Was a real project title for a marketing campaign until someone thought more about it.

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FBI floats $5 MEELLION bounty for alleged Chinese WMD purveyor

wayne 8
Mushroom

Err, next will they be put a bounty on a past US Pres?

From who, when and where did PRC get USA missile tech?

Cough*BJ Clinton*cough

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Ex-Microsofties face 20 years in slammer over insider trading

wayne 8
Pirate

They only hit the small enough to jail crowd

Steal 400K and it is jail time and millions in fines.

Steal millions - pay a small fine and do not admit to wrong doing.

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Android adware that MUST NOT BE NAMED threatens MILLIONS

wayne 8
FAIL

Been wondering why a flashlight app or an alarm clock would need privs

to read the phone's information and even a caller's id.

Fricking ridiculous.

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How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95

wayne 8
Linux

Re: Usability

>A user who would also be incapable if installing MS Windows.

Who needs to install Windows? It comes on almost every computer sold. And funny thing the Windows computers are cheaper than the same hardware with no OS.

Linux, for the most part (my experience) requires the end user to interact with the computer at a level that a casual user does not want to act.

Like a high performance car that requires more skill, knowledge, and commitment than a commuter car. Many drivers just want to know how to open the door and start the car, get where they're going and shut it off and lock it up.

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Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store

wayne 8
Big Brother

Re: I can hardly believe

Google owns YouTube. Think about that and how much they know about your video tastes.

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The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex

wayne 8
Pirate

Re: Hmmm Tungsten worth its weight in gold

Sell it as Tungsten? gold plate it and use it as collateral for a securities swap or sell it to the Chinese.

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wayne 8
Mushroom

Re: stable door

The strategy was Mutally Assured Destruction, M.A.D. Complete and utter destruction that no one could win in the end. The only way was not to play.

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wayne 8
Mushroom

Re: 600 warheads on Moscow

USAF Gen. Curtis Le May on the issue of the megatonnage "I want the cinders to dance."

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Has any employer ever delivered the training it promised?

wayne 8
FAIL

Can get all sorts of training; May not get chnace to use it.

Employer encourages training. Employer doesn't utilize employee's new skills even when said skills are in widespread usage in company. What's the point?

Problem isn't corporate policy, it is mid level IT management.

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Standard Model goes PEAR-SHAPED in CERN experiment

wayne 8

Re: Pear shaped matter?

I studied to be a quantum mechanic. I had to give it up. I never knew whether the tool I needed would be in the toolbox until I opened the box. It was very difficult to grasp a quantum part.

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wayne 8

Re: At last

And Bernanke, Krugman, and the UK & EU equivalents are so good at determining economic outcomes.

Poster may have been off about psychics, but not about economists and bankers.

Economics is not science.

[icon of klueless Krugman]

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Firefox 'death sentence' threat to TeliaSonera over gov spy claims

wayne 8
Big Brother

does not provide lawful interception...

"As for all operators, TeliaSonera does not provide lawful interception surveillance services beyond those required by lawful legislation."

Leaves open the door that they could be providing illegal services. Maybe just an English translation issue and not lawyer-speak.

This is going on all over the world. There is no "Free World" anymore.

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US Air Force reclassifies 6 cyber tools as weapons

wayne 8
Gimp

Re: Quick - use the second amendment....

Weaponizing gives the government the power to control the tools. Weaponize the tools, then criminalize the possession. In a totalitarian society everyone must be a criminal for total control.

Next up, combat valor awards for using hacking tools from a bunker near Las Vegas where the real danger is the STD du jour from a hooker downtown.

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Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash

wayne 8
Pirate

Don't trust a GOV report on Financiers

The wolves with a lighter shade of dark fur reporting on the other wolves' behaviours.

Lesson is banks CAN and DO fail. Deposit money and it's gone...

Banks do not share depositors interests (or pay interest anymore) and fiduciary duty is so old fashioned.

Update to "It's a Wonderful Life", Fred, your money is in Greece bonds and Helen, your money is in Italy bonds. And Ivan, your money was in a Cyprus bank.

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Wealthy London NIMBYs grit teeth, welcome 'ugly' fibre cabinets

wayne 8

Paint is out of fashion

Over here in suburban New Jersey, US. Comm boxes are being covered in graphic (vinyl I am guessing, meh to stopping and walking up to one) landscape designs. Garden flowers for example. This is done in more uppity neighborhoods than the one I live in, hence why I am always driving by them. But space is not an issue as it would be in a denser urban setting.

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Oi, Microsoft, where's my effin' toolbar gone?

wayne 8
Pint

Usability at Microsoft has come a long way

"Today there are over 30 individual labs, and even more usability engineers that work with product teams to run the studies"

And more effort expended to justify existence.

Gawd, Douglas Adams had it so spot on about focus groups, marketing, etc. The shoe event horizon plays out over and over.

A pint for Mr. Adams.

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Satanic Renault takes hapless French bloke on 200km/h joyride

wayne 8

Re: Turn off the engine?

My mother had a 1968 Dodge Dart automatic, I had a 1967 Dart manual. In my mother's car with my girl friend, seat belted as always, I take off from a traffic light and when I got to 30mph I pushed in the "clutch" to upshift with only a slight lift of throttle. Yee haw. The G force pushes my foot harder into the pedal. Luckily no one behind either.

preferred icon - rapidly switching STOP/GO.

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wayne 8

Re: Toyotas - @Khaptain

Park while moving isn't exciting, it is noisy as the mechanical bit that fits into the slot to hold the car in place when stopped will be ratcheting away. Try it a walk speed.

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Any storm in a port

wayne 8

Nothing that applied black marker won't fix.

Interestingly most cables have a "memory", they lie a certain way and they get used to it. Not USB cables, they tend to invert when left uncoupled for any time.

When I first encountered the greater than 50% probability of the plug being inverted at first insertion, I applied black marker to the side that I would see as I was inserting the plug. Worked for vertical sockets as well. Forgotten all about that until I read the article.

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wayne 8

I often ponder the USB plug's affinity for the flip side

Makes me think of that Intel rock star ad with the co-inventor the USB. Couldn't have come up with a way to determine plug orientation other than holding the plug to see the face then hoping as the plug is re-oriented to the socket that it does not get flipped. It is time that is wasted on something other than preferred time wasters.

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Yay for iOS 6.1, grey Wi-Fi iPhone bug is fix- AWW, SNAP

wayne 8

Re: mean spirited dicks who just like to be negative.

welcome to humanity.

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Web is turning us into kid-ults with no 'private identities' - report

wayne 8

Re: Agreed. @AC 14:22

"My second novel is about to be published."

"I am working on my second billion dollars. I gave up on the first." Minnesota dairy farmer ca. 1958, was orig: million.

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Data gobbling app lands Delta Air Lines in the dock on privacy charge

wayne 8
Big Brother

Re: meantime

Delta has deeper pockets

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Facebook tries to stop its staff using iPhones in 'dogfood' push

wayne 8

they do dictate the car you drive

The automakers in Detroit give preferential parking to their own marques. Competing vehicles have to use way out lots. Even for visitors and contractors.

You work for a company trying to roll out a mobile interface, it would be beneficial to the company's bottom line and employee bonus plans to maximise the end user experience. Customer first. Otherwise your business model is faulty.

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British Ruby conference cancelled after diversity row

wayne 8
Paris Hilton

Re: Back when I was female

The USA (and maybe most nationalities) male has a strong tendency to fantasize and in fantasy land Dominic becomes Dominique who speaks Fortran with a French accent in a maid's outfit.

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'You can say I'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me'

wayne 8

A few months ago in Belize

The police raided MacAfee's house for illegal firearms. They seized his weapons and his permits. Back at the station house they found one pistol for which the police couldn't find a permit. MacAfee insisted he had a permit for that one just as he had for the rest of his collection. He had to pay a large fine to settle the matter.

If true then he is right to be paranoid about being in the custody of the police looking for a murderer.

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