* Posts by G.Y.

61 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011

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Take off, eh, you Uber: Ontario lobs $300m lawsuit at cab app biz

G.Y.

lyft v. taxi Re: uber experiences....

A Lyft car had a bad seat belt. I complained, was told the driver was told to fiix

A NYC taxi had a bad seat belt. I complained, was not willing to swim to taxi commission HQ, they dropped the case on the floor.

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Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

G.Y.

and how many

people have Sprint 'phone account?

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Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

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WOBW Re: and people really want

A remotely -hackable car is the worst of both worlds. Distracted driver can kill, hacked computer can kill.

If the driver is in control, he, and no other thing, should be.

If some other thing is in control, let that thing (or its owner) be 100% responsible.

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Sod the law! We'll crack on with our metadata witchhunts, growl cops

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And they call themselves _LAW_ enforcement?

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Kobo Glo HD vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Which one's best?

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my killer app

is reading large-font, white-on-black, when I don't have my glasses on. Tablet PCs do that OK; does either Kobo or Kindle?

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Apple apes Microsoft with iPhone BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH

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dialling problem

no BSOD; but my T-mobile iPhone6+ refuses to leave messages on my voice-mail at home; the other 'phones do it A-OK.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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Re: Online buying is sometimes not much better...

This was the Obamacare web-page's mistake #1

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World loses John Nash, the 'Beautiful Mind'

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Re: John Nash, Ladia Diana, when will it end.

Insulting the dead is NOT called for!

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Right Dabbsy my old son, you can cram this job right up your BLEEEARRGH

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I knew a guy who called everyone Giovanni ; he ended up being (nick)named Giovanni

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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Re: Define 'extremist'.

text is "ein volk, EIN REICH, ein fuehrer" !

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

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Re: One size fits all

In Russia, they write "ANY" (in Latin characters) on the space-bar

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Re: Sorry if it's an obvious question, but...

S/W _may_ be self-documenting if users get the source-code ...

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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

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Re: "We used to dream of a mac"

Overnight is good -- know a country that had the kids mark mark-sense BASIC cards, mail them to a central location, get the run back 1-4 weeks later.

Once a year, they would go on pilgrimage to that computer center, and get hold of real TTY terminals

No I'm not making it up ...

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Court recording biz with clients EVERYWHERE has forums breached

G.Y.

MD5 has also been declared obsolete as of 12/31/2010

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Data centre dangers: Killing a tree and exploding a UPS

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unloading

We had a PDP11/55 delivered to the university, very late Friday night. No workmen to be seen. We finally strung some ropes from 2nd floor, put a wooden table in the computer's swing arc, told the truck driver to start driving; the computer box made it safely down; the table was matchwood.

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Consumers beware! Ofcom's seen a scary new mobe nasty: APPS

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This is poetic justice:

Apple sticks the adult-only label on all browser installs (except its own, installed by magic)

Sauce for the goose ...

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United Nations: For pity's sake don't use your iPhone in your car

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inverse hello

I told a colleague car 'phones conversations need an "inverse hello"; he said the world already exist: "Stand by!" (from aviation lingo)

Passengers sometimes need this term, too ...

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This one weird script continually crashes Android email

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Re: " clock ticking on Google"

Handsome is as handsome does: the vast majority of android "boxes" are sold via Samsung, AT&T, ... , and these intermediaries let updates happen (or not) at their own sweet time.

Apple can wash its hand of obsolete versions; Google cannot, until they change their rules &force intermediaries to let updates happen on time.

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RSA boss packs his fishing rod and heads for the hills

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Re: PKI Partners really poisoned the well, though

The arbitrator's decision when Publec Key Partners was wound up makes interesting reading

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Carmakers DEFLATED by AIRBAG FLAW as US watchdog recalls TWO MEELLION vehicles

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In the meantime,

they should change the rules, allow the air-bag's (a.k.a shotgun's) fuse to be pulled out!

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

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Re: Do some research

Per Atlantic Monthly, the contractors &subcontractors for the B-2 covered 480 out of 550 congressional districts ...

(FOIA request; they have since learnt to block them)

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Why did men evolve map-reading skills? They were PAID BY BONK - study

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A woman can max out her number of children with just one man

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EU battles over 'anti-terrorist' passenger records slurper law

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Re: Overweening

That's what happened in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safford_Unified_School_District_v._Redding :_nothing_ found in her backpack -- so they strip-searched her (it was a hunt for contraband Advil ...)

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Estonia to offer 'e-resident' status to world+dog

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Re: Beneficial tax laws

Estonia was taken over by Joe Stalin while he was best friends with Adolf Hitler

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Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap

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old EE Q Re: Next up: flying in circles

Why did the Warsaw flight crash?

All the poles were in the left half-plane

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Uber alles.. NOT: Berlin bans taxi ride app over 'safety' fears

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Re: Rent Seekers

What percent of these "hundreds of thousands of dollars" went into the public purse?

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G.Y.

Re: Rent Seekers

How many of there hundreds of thousands of $s went into the public purse?

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G.Y.

Re: Rent Seekers

How many of these hundreds of thousands of dollars went into the public purse?

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Amazon smacks back at Hachette in e-book pricing battle: We're doing it for the readers

G.Y.

"did not collude" ?

"Hachette did not collude with anyone" , but settled out of court with the DOJ on this issue; and apple was convicted in open court of collusing with Hachette and others.

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Apple files patent for camera lens controlled by 'artificial muscle'

G.Y.

Unfortunately, the USPTO stopped asking for working models some time before 1900 (ran out of storage space)

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How I poured a client's emails straight into the spam bin – with one Friday evening change

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re: Friday

In a multinational company, someone "revamped" the network (his word), effective _HIS_ midnight. Crashed all the way, hit us _OUR_ 2PM. Found is home 'phone, and he got a 2AM call. We were told never to do it again, but I expressed the pious wish that they revamp his balls off.

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Former Microsoftie becomes US ambassador, opts to swear in on KINDLE

G.Y.

You may swear on a _stack_ of bibles, if you so choose.

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

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Re: Hmmmm

'1983' should by 1982

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FTC: State laws blocking Tesla's direct sales are 'protectionist'

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Re: There is always two sides

How many frachisees does Tesla have??

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Why won't you DIE? IBM's S/360 and its legacy at 50

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Re: Excel enables the next Holocaust!

Stalin DID have punch-card machines to run the purges on -- this is one of the first items sold after the embargo on the USSR disappeared.

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Re: Come and look at this!

an ex-IBM guy told me this was the reasoning behind the coat&tie rule: if you see a man in suit &tie, you figure he assumes the machine will work, and he will not have to crawl on the floor fixing it.

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Sick of walking into things while gawping at your iPhone? Apple has a patent app. for that

G.Y.

I have tried out an app like this on my iPhone 3G in 2009-2010. "EmailNwalk" if I remember right.

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Chipzilla just won't quit: Intel touts 64-bit Atoms for Android phones, tabs

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killer feature

In a recent "flier" https://ilms.intel.com/aprimoportal/OutboundMessage.aspx?A=87144bbd78aff09964cca5937de9609c&O=664c8a60aa01db85ba39dd5c572028aa&T=b333208886639fd5&D=194e13319b5d48d29f3b706573901c28&M=b333208886639fd5&S=8aac5c2993895f67bc793c6121b4df98&I=3e7925015c832b66870e6ac6b792d7f6&MSGID=8e76f14230b53d645529482df90c4e58 , Intel quotes a great feature that makes them suitable ("Perfect") for embedded,

That feature is segmentation

I am not making it up ...

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RSA comes out swinging at claims it took NSA's $10m to backdoor crypto

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summary:

"we took the money, and we got shafted, but we're not whores".

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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

G.Y.

I have seen iOS4 cause an iPhone 3G to become slow as molasses; it was decent on iOS3. No downgrade path...

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The importance of complexity

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RL51, the Intel 8051 relocating linker, had to solve the bin-packing problem; solution (first-fit decreasing) was copied straight out of Garey&Johnson; worst-case penalty is 22%, but in practice it worked much better.

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MacBook Air fanbois! Your flash drive may be a data-nuking TIME BOMB

G.Y.

Re: Not possible.

Apple is reliant on other manufacturers for parts, and I am reliant on other people (e.g. employers) for money. If they give me bad checks, should I write Apple bad checks?

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G.Y.

Re: Not possible.

"Apple is reliant on other manufacturers for parts", and I rely on other people (e.g. employers) for money, When they give me a bad check, should I go write Apple a bad check?

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Memory muddle muddies Intel's Exascale ambitions

G.Y.

You forgot

the 186, 286, 860, 960

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Patching Xerox's number-changing photocopy phlaw will take weeks

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Re: One word: Pentium FDIV bug!

My mother told me the difference between an explanation and an excuse is that an explanation comes _beforehand_ ...

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Apple files patent for iPhone enabled auto-adjustable auto interior

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hackers

Can the car be "adjusted" by the car next to it on the freeway?

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Android MasterKey found buried in kiddie cake game on Google Play - report

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If rooteed

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Facebook foolishness foils (un)civil servant's squirm up greasy pole

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Re: Keep it separate....

I used to post on usenet with a signature line "I work for x, but x is in no way responsible for my opinions" . Never had any trouble with the bosses at x.

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Intel's answer to ARM: Customisable x86 chips with HIDDEN POWERS

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Re: We need fewer registers not more!

RISC chips have _more_ registers

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Silent Circle aims for email that's as secure as it gets

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Re: Expensive?

"both parities will have to subscribe" -- no so. Check out their Ronin card.

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