* Posts by PleebSmash

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Sony's just 4King with us now: Xperia Z5 mobe has UltraHD screen, cam

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Re: 800ppi

Google Cardboard VR or other phone-holding VR

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Canned laughter for Canadians selling cans of air at $15 a pop

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Re: Is it April the 1st?

only if it's Perri-Air

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Muted HAMR blow from Seagate: 4TB whizzbang drive coming 2016

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Re: Helium

Helium-filled drives from HGST come with 5 year warranties.

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T-Mobile US CEO calls his subscribers thieves, gripes about 'unlimited' limited tethering

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"stealing data from T-Mobile"

"Unlimited" isn't the only word he's willing to redefine.

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Boffins unveil open source GPU

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The slow death of Moore's law could be great for open source hardware, since the performance gap contracts.

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Apple will reveal new iPhone on Sept 9 – this is what it may look like

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Front-facing flash

Aaargghh! My eyes!

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Krebs: I know who hacked Ashley Madison

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Happy

Krebs man wins reward, upgrades to become world's cyber guardian.

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Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data

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NOT a Joke or Troll

From my read it isn't a spoof or troll.

1. High profile events lead to poisoned torrents and scams everywhere. You may be a techie, but if you don't do your research and just grab 10 GB or hit shady domains, don't be surprised when it comes true.

2. There's no such thing as a free lunch, especially if you didn't do your research.

3. Also entirely true, although the theory that this anonymous journalist is covering his/her ass is a funny one. Given the tone, the Reg links, and the fact that it's published here, it's safe to assume it's a Reg hack who wrote this.

4. Bait/funny heading, but the point gets across. There were legitimate uses of the site, and users' stories have trickled out. This dump is a bit different in that some versions of the dataset are for simply checking hacked names and emails, sans credit card details.

"the respected expert and professional investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald" could be a bait line given some Reg disdain for him and "Snowden newsletter" The Intercept, despite the recent Reg-Intercept collab on Duncan Campbell and many recent examples of non-Snowden reporting. The two columns Greenwald has published about the Ashley Madison moralizing are worth a read (here's the other one).

That so many users rushed to call this a late April Fool's joke or fake/wrong is telling. It's clear from surveys that people really hate infidelity, but like most things people moralize about, the reactions are exaggerated, unnecessary, and damaging. Even those that cheated on their partner rather than get consent for using AM should be treated as victims of yet another data breach, rather than targets for online stoning.

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Mohawk Valley, NY to become the new Silicon Valley in fab fab deal

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Silicon Valley is about unicorns, not silicon

While your robots and a handful of researchers assemble cheap chippery, Silicon Valley will be hard at work on taming the latest unicorns such as the "Squarespace of elevator pitches", "the Facebook of LARPing", and the "LinkedIn of dumpster diving".

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All aboard the Skylake: How Intel stopped worrying and learned to love overclocking

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FAIL

outperformed by Haswell in some tests

IPC gains are modest or in some cases non-existent

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Re: Backdoor potential?

But it's "superb"!

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Second Ashley Madison dump prompts more inside-job speculation

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IT Angle

Re: Interesting concepts... but...

I agree. If there's anything management loves, it's checking everything online, and inadequate investment in security.

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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drammed dirty ape

Millions of years of simian evolution and still only 1 GB of RAM?

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The Ashley Madison files – are people really this stupid?

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In the long term hacks like this are going to be a fact of life and we're all going to learn more about their friends and neighbors than we really wanted to. How well we handle that will show quite how mature we are as a species.

good line.

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WD storage technology exec defects to rivals Seagate

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the final years

"to become its SVP for client HDD"

Shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.

With TSVs and V-NAND technology, the SSD manufacturers could put out a 256 terabyte 2.5" drive today if they reaaally wanted to (the ~15 TB drive with stacks of 16 dies). It would be $100,000 or more, but it could be done, unlike HDD manufacturers.

The Platform reported on a prediction that flash arrays will be cheaper than disk arrays in 8-10 years. Swing the HAMR fast or buy an SSD manufacturer.

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Yellow and blue circles, red arrows added to Gartner's Magic Quadrant

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Joke

see real

Lucky Charms with Gartner Charts: Coming Next Quarter

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Adobe pays US$1.2M plus settlements to end 2013 breach class action

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$6.77 billion in equity

Oh my, a $1.2 million settlement!

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DIGITAL DOPING might make you a Tour de Virtual cycling champion

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help

Can you recommend the appropriate kind(s) of doping substances and techniques for Reg readers to use in 2015?

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PALE, MALE AND STALE: Apple reveals it has just ONE black exec

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Re: If..

1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: 4K-positive fun for ... vloggers?!

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Go

Re: Screen Resolution

2560x1440 is practically the standard for high end smartphones. You'll be saying the same thing once they start trying to flog 4K resolution phones.

There's one good thing about high-res smartphones: strapping them to your face for VR.

Mid range phones have 720p and 1080p screens and might be to your taste.

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

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Joke

Re: It's almost like...

Yup, it's on to the next rootkitted adware-laden cheap laptop maker for me.

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Apple and Google are KILLING KIDS with encryption, whine lawyers

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Flame

"We need to keep ourselves safe from *you*."

But we need cops to be able to unlock your phone so they can delete the video of police abuse you just recorded!

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Another day, another stunning security flaw in Android – this time hitting 55% of mobes

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Stageup

No sexy vulnerability name yet?

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'Cops KNOW WHO I AM and I don't believe their hearts were truly in the shootout'

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Childcatcher

Re: Wouldn't it be fun

A Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Rob Ford hybrid

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Another death in Apple's 'Mordor' – its Foxconn Chinese assembly plant

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Devil

Re: suicide-prevention program

The safety nets aren't merely for suicide-prevention. They can be a fun stress release to improve employee morale. Of course, using them is cause for immediate termination.

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Boffinry breakthrough: Bullied bumble bot bolts brutal brat beatdowns

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Terminator

Gundamn

Too many animays have indoctrinated the children to fight and maim robots. But who will have the last laugh?

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Moronic Time cover sets back virtual reality another 12 months

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Re: No matter who you pick...

VR is best conducted in the basement in a pool of your own filth. Lock the door.

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missing tag: cringe

Read some of the story before loading in another browser to see the image. The headline and text did not prepare me for that level of unflattery. Even the word "joy" is cringe-inducing.

What is up with the tether/umbilical? Aren't these things wireless yet? Isn't that what WiGig is for?

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Toshiba invites Seagate to the gun show after raising its SSD game

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Joke

SSD Lover only got about 1/10th of the benchmarked SSD speed. A Tom's IT Pro article showed it hitting 306,872 4K random read IOPS under full load.

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Duncan Campbell: GCHQ and me and a roomful of Reg readers

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Big Brother

Re: Balanced values?

@Lewis @Richard, you need to select the link by clicking near the H and dragging your cursor down to select the whole line. It's still there, just cut off. Or you could make a proper link with HTML syntax.

@Lewis let's get the story of that arm twisting!

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Obsolescence of food is complete: Soylent now comes in bottles

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Happy

Re: Transporting water?

This is for that tier of people who are too scared or can't be arsed to add powder to water, but still want all of what Soylent offers.

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Re/code apologizes for Holocaust 'joke' tweet

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Re: There's plenty of good holocaust jokes

I'd rate that joke a 9 out of 11 on the holocaust joke scale.

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Gay emojis? GAY EMOJIS?! Not here in Russia, comrade

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Trollface

Re: ban them

U+13000 to U+1342F is the only block I need to communicate with.

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Re: $(name) Youth group

No doubt the Russian population is extremely conservative, but the post-Putin hangover is going to be crazy. A Russia where you can do investigative journalism without being assassinated.

However Putin has created a state of crooks and thieves. It could last beyond his exit.

RIP Boris, Anna, Litvinenko (good luck w that inquiry) et al

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Re: Earth to Russia:

Your typical Western response has been Put-in the queue.

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Re: New Emoji request ...

*dicks

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$100m fine? How about, er, $16k? AT&T teabags FCC with its giant balls

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Coffee/keyboard

this enhanced the article

It added that it should be fined a maximum of $16,000, or just 0.016 per cent of the original penalty. That's the equivalent of getting a $150 speeding ticket and offering to pay less than a cent, or turning up to a BMW dealer, asking for a top-of-the-line M6, and trying to negotiate the price down to $20.

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Sri Lanka braves monsoon with Loon broadband balloons

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Black Helicopters

balloon count

"Neither Google nor Sri Lanka has revealed just how many balloons will fly"

Multiple sites are reporting that it would take about a dozen to cover the entire country and that each balloon can service about 5000 square kilometers. The area of Sri Lanka is 65,610 square kilometers.

More than 12-13 might be required for redundancy but it sounds like a lower number than you'd expect for a country with a population of over 20 million (although the point is to fill in coverage gaps to service all of the rural areas, not urban areas). If they're lucky, they might be able to get by relaunching just 1 balloon per week.

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Let kids delete their online rants, demand campaigners

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rights here

Right to scrub

Right to eternal youth

Right to coddle

Right to wisdom

Right to RTFM

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the right to hyperlink

http://irights.uk/

fundamental hyperlink rights

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Just ONE THOUSAND times BETTER than FLASH! Intel, Micron's amazing claim

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Re: Vaporware again.

There are two dates mentioned: 2015 for sampling to vendors, 2016 for product launches.

That's an aggressive timeline. It is not the "5 years away" or "20 years away" of a stuck-in-lab discovery.

If it's vapor, it will clear away pretty fast.

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Re: No more loading of apps?

Intel/Micron Introduces Revolutionary 3D XPoint Technology: Memory And Storage Combined

There were some early signs that Intel and Micron were going to shake up both the memory and storage market when Intel introduced commands for persistent memory, CLWB and PCOMMIT, last November... Intel indicated the new memory would connect to the host system via the PCIe bus, which is yet another reason that Intel and Micron have been vocal proponents of NVMe. The NVMe protocol was designed from the ground up for non-volatile memory technologies, and not NAND in particular. Now it is apparent that Intel and Micron were laying the groundwork for something more as they developed the new protocol.

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I want to know when smartphones and laptops will begin including 16-32 GB of 3D XPoint.

There are supposedly some memory technologies like memristors that could reach into picoseconds of latency. However if this becomes widely available next year, Intel and Micron will be the vendors to define how "The Machine" vision is realized.

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Re: It will be a success in Datacenters and HPC only at high prices...

It can be used as a cache inside of SSDs, or as a new storage tier for any product imaginable.

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Re: hmm

1000 times as many write cycles = no endurance problem.

Some applications won't even need much rewriting. Imagine a smartphone with 16 GB of this, storing the OS and a refreshed list of frequently used applications. Instant-on and speedy.

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Re: 1TB uSD cards

The new memory is 10 times more dense than DRAM.

The 128 Gb die is also 2 layers. Compare that to 32 layer V-NAND...

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Re: A MAJOR breakthrough,

I bet it will be $2 - 3 per gigabyte

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NSA: We'll move your metadata into /dev/null when you stop suing us

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evidata

NSA: We'll delete the evidence of our crimes, just as soon as you look away

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Google to block access to unofficial autocomplete API

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Google is increasing your privacy

autocomplete in search fields = send more data to Google or others

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Sydney adopts 'world's first' e-ink parking signs

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Re: In bright Australian sunshine?

Readability in sunshine is one of the major benefits of e-ink. They will probably have a coating that reduces readability, but the technologies involved have advanced since Kindle 1.

But seriously, who will be the first to hack these?

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