* Posts by bigtimehustler

609 posts • joined 19 Jun 2013

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Why we should learn to stop worrying and love legacy – Fujitsu's UK head

bigtimehustler

Re: Working on legacy systems is a career dead-end

Then I would ask, why are you staying to the bitter end? Much better to leave on your own terms, than to be suddenly without a job!

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Met plod commissioner: Fraud victims should not be refunded by banks

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How would this be enforced? Fraud happens, they ask if your software is up to date, you say it is, then update it.

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FAA's 'drone smash risk to aircraft' is plane crazy

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Are they not entirely missing the intentions of the flying object here? It is often the case a drone, operated by a human is actively seeking out being close to planes. Birds however, are randomly just around in the area and may hit a plane or a plane hit them by chance. The two things are not comparable in the way they have compared them.

This is like suggesting that because there are far less missiles flying around in the air than birds, birds will hit planes far more often than missiles.

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Yelp-for-people app Peeple is back – so we rated Julia, its cofounder

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Re: Legal Liability?

That is down to the person who says it, not the medium it is transmitted on, otherwise facebook would be in court every day for slander. If you say something on this app that is not true, you fall foul or the slander laws, not the app.

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How exactly do you rein in a wildly powerful AI before it enslaves us all?

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It is an impossible to solve task, if we develop something beyond our own intelligence, then it will think of a way around these controls in a way we couldn't possibly think of in a million years. It will be able to do a million years worth of thinking in a few minutes. How on earth could we hope to develop any sort of controls that it can not outsmart, when we ourselves claim it is more intelligent than us.

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Uber is bombarding us with painfully probing subpoenas, cries Lyft

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I guess the best solution to this issue is, consider if the US is the best place to home your startup business. It used to be a given that a tech startup should be there. These days, if im going to compete with a US company, id much rather be in the UK doing it.

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Hello, Kotlin: Another programming language for JVM and JavaScript

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"Feature in Kotlin but not in Java include Lambda expressions" - so, yet to come across Java 8 then?

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Streetmap's lawyer: Google High Court win will have 'chilling effect’ on UK digital biz

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I kind of agree on this one, if Google comes up with a good feature that people like should be stopped from using it because it is to the detriment of other competitors? That would mean only small companies are allowed to come up with innovation that steals market share which would obviously be a nonsense situation and in itself anti-competitive to larger companies and make the market leader unable to defend itself.

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DS5: Vive la différence ... oh, and throw away the Citroën badge

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Perhaps, but wouldn't this also work if the traffic lights were set to take into account a faster speed? Again, it is all green/safety idiots causing frustration to the majority that don't buy into it. Its supposed to be a democracy, not whichever group shouts loudest gets its way system.

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Google roasts critical twin Android bugs in new Marshmallow OS

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Re: Really?

Well they have, whether OEM's choose to use the google code to patch their own devices is entirely up to them. They have provided the code and patched their own phones. So they have squashed the bug, whether OEM's choose to squash the bug on their phones is their choice.

It is up to customers to vote with their feet and just walk away if they don't like an OEM's patching policy.

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RBS promises 'safe, secure, confidential' info-sharing on Facebook at Work

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Much like you have no choice about what other crap software a company chooses to use, you have no choice. It is a companies prerogative to decide what you use to do your job and your free to find another one. The same as any other software. They are not enforcing you use facebook socially yourself, just for sharing withing the organisation.

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Half-secure not good enough for Chrome users says Google

bigtimehustler

Makes sense to me, if your serving your pages using https, it isn't rocket science to make sure you serve static content over https as well. To be honest, neither myself nor any company I have worked for has ever served mixed content as its clearly going to make users think the page might not be secure.

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Top boffin Freeman Dyson on climate change, interstellar travel, fusion, and more

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How do you know he hasn't bothered to study it? Because he doesn't agree with you and who you agree with? Seems rather a quick conclusion to jump to... but hey, dismissal is better than upsetting the status quo right?

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bigtimehustler

Re: Emeritus

I think that is entirely the problem, scientists 'involved with global warming' by definition have a vested interest that the research never be put to bed and to defend their original position. Where as, a world renowned scientist who has the ability to understand the research, but no vested interest in it, says the models are getting worse. I wouldn't dismiss his point of view out of hand.

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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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Re: This is why I love the bbc

You do realize right that chrome is just the chromium open source project? Google add their own stuff onto certain cuts of the chromium project's work. There is nothing stopping you downloading chromium directly if you don't like the google additions. FF has become dog slow over the years, even with no plugins activated it starts up slower than chrome with plugins.

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Playmobil cops broadside for 'racist' pirate slave

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Re: I think the offended woman has missed the point...

So you think her kids will grow up putting irons on black people because of this? Come on! its crazy!

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Sky 'fesses up to broken fibre cables as cause of outage woes

bigtimehustler

Sky had internet connections dropping off and back on all evening in central Birmingham too. So they had problems far further south, probably them trying to implement mitigation solutions I guess...

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Ofcom triples licence fees for mobile operators to £200m

bigtimehustler

Yea, because we are all stupid enough OFCOM to to believe that the operators won't pass this onto the customers! Just give it them free and regulate it, your not gaining money for the tax payers, your gaining it for the government as a stealth tax. The only losers are the consumers.

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XcodeGhost attack tapped into dev distaste for Apple's Gatekeeper

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What surprises me the most is that these developers, once having compiled the apps for distribution, then never ran them again themselves? If they had, they would have seen the iCloud login popups added to their apps immediately. I'll tell you what, if I compile an app for distribution, I damn well install it myself through the normal user route to make sure it works as expected when compiled and installed that way.

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Jeremy Corbyn: My part in his glorious socialist triumph

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I think he accused Cameron today of being a poverty denier right? Problem is, good! Because poverty doesn't exist in this country, it exists in many countries around the world, the ones you see video footage of with starving, malnourished children in. Unless your starving and becoming so thin it's not healthy, your not in poverty.

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Krafcik takes wheel at Google driverless car project, so to speak

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Re: Strangely conflicted.

Trains and buses must just be a nightmare for you then?

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FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

bigtimehustler

They have just improved the update experience so much, they want you to experience it again and again!

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Blighty a 'smartphone society' amid rise of 4G middle class

bigtimehustler

That's probably down to your ageing S3, I used to think the same until I found need to tether my old S3 to a laptop for some emergency internet access and found it much quicker than on the phone. The slowdown is your phone rendering the webpage, not the connection.

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Google to French data cops: Dot-com RTBF? Baiser ma DERRIERE

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Well, hardy ha! I think you understood my point, I forgot that posting on here I had to double check every possible hole less some asshole ignore the point of my post and take issue with a minor point of it. Of course they have to listen to their own country, their own country can close them down. That does't really change the point of my post though does it.

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Google are right though, why should citizens throughout the world be subject to the EU's laws, they have no ability to vote or be represented in such courts. How would the EU feel about china demanding certain things be removed that the EU would much rather remain for example? Without a worldwide government, such things can not be enforced globally.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

bigtimehustler

It is crap that Microsoft do this, but it really won't be long until someone releases a patch to make home and pro behave like corporate.

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Buffoon in 999 call: 'Cat ate my bacon and I want to press charges'

bigtimehustler

The odd thing is, we got to where we are today through evolution, only passing on the genes of the best survivors. What we do now is try and keep everyone alive to breed, thereby preventing our evolution and worsening our future chances as a race. Seems very strange to me.

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Google turns cookie monster on AdSense, DoubleClick clients

bigtimehustler

Except that if your running a tiny little website, and you are not based in the EU, are you really going to care? It's not like the EU is going apply to extradite you to charge you and its not likely they are going to start blocking thousands of tiny websites either.

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Google gives away 100 PETABYTES of storage to irritate AWS

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"Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable" - When they say this, i really think they have forgotten what the word optimize means. Nothing has been optimized here at all, they are just using cheaper storage methods where speed doesn't matter. I would hardly say using cheap components and providing a slow access speed is an optimization! It be perfectly acceptable and what people want, but optimized, no.

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Antitrust this! EU Commish goes after HOLLYWOOD’s big guns

bigtimehustler

Re: What's not to like?

Well, that is likely to be us here in the UK, so it can only really stay the same or get better for us.

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Google swears blind it doesn't give SEO advantage to new internet dot-words

bigtimehustler

Errr, a lot of the examples make sense and suggest no bias. If I search for a keyword that contains company and the word drink i would expect it to favor drink.company over drink.com because the actual domain name contains both of the words I typed. Much the same as I would expect drink.company.com to be found first over drink.com. This doesn't suggest a bias, I suggests they are treating the words entered against the words in a domain name with as much significance as they always have.

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Robot surgeons kill 144 patients, hurt 1,391, malfunction 8,061 times

bigtimehustler

I always found it amusing when surgeons themselves refer to surgical implements ending up inside a patient as "the patient retained the scalpel", as though it was in some way the patients body that chose to keep this item, as opposed to the careless surgeon leaving it in there.

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

bigtimehustler

Pretty certain that would never be legally enforceable.

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

bigtimehustler

So ok, every time I think of moving into a lane, then I look and see a car in the way. That is apparently a near miss and I almost crashed without taking the avoiding action of changing my mind and not moving lane. That is the logic this article and its source uses. As far as a computer controlled car is concerned, the procedure of moving lane begins at the point where we would consider ourselves thinking about it, aborting at this stage, it is not a near miss.

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UK.gov loses crucial battle in home-taping war with musicians

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Given that we are sovereign state, the government can change or enact whatever law it chooses. If they change the law to say no payment is required to copy music here then no payment is required. They just need to make sure that when they make changes, they properly look into changing the related laws so that no lawyer can find a law that conflicts and can be used to mount a challenge.

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Apple CORED: Boffins reveal password-killer 0-days for iOS and OS X

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Re: Whooooops!

Haha, good luck with that SSL method when the whole of the web goes SSL which is slowly happening.

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The NHS pays up to NINE TIMES over trade price for commodity kit

bigtimehustler

Its a management fault, incompetence and no knowledge at any level of the organisation. The buyers managers should every now and then, check out if the prices things are being bought for, make sense at the price that is being paid for them. Doing a bit of check up sampling of things. But of course, the managers of the buyers are probably even more clueless themselves.

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Soon your car won't let you drink. But it won't care if you're on the phone

bigtimehustler

So, just open the window, or wear gloves while changing gear will no doubt fool the system. All you have to do is change the air flow in the cabin. Presumably you could also just block the sensor so its only reading the air a few cm in front of it.

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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Having used various OS's that employ virtual desktops, I don't really think this is going to be an issue. If you don't see a program running then it is either in a different virtual desktop, in which case you can just take a quick glance at them to be sure or it really isn't running. How often do you forget which apps you have open? And if you have forgotten and open a new one, is that the end of the world?

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Tossed all your snaps into the new Google Photos? You read the terms, right? ... RIGHT?

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Re: ugggghh

I think you will find people might not agree with you, that doesn't make them stupid. Perhaps, after all, they think the same of your view point. Differing opinions makes the world go round, the fact your so adamant your right in your opinion and everyone else is wrong makes you arrogant. That is the only fact you have actually managed to prove here.

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Openreach to trial G.fast in Swansea

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I think the people saying the speed won't matter to most people are very short sighted. You see, BT themselves don't even think they would cover UK in this for 10 years, by then, our data demands online will have drastically increased and we will probably be considering 500mb the same we consider 15mb now and still calling BT crap because other countries have had far faster speeds for decades. Infrastructure operators have to plan for the future, they have to see beyond you watching one thing on sky catch up, given most things in the future will be internet connected.

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Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick

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I think the idea is crazy, I see why it's done but some content never needs to be encrypted. If I am browsing someones public blog, why should it be encrypted? It's not secret information and is freely available.

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Who thinks Microsoft Edge SUCKS? Erm, Microsoft

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Re: Hatters Will Hate!

I am just confused as to why Hatters will be hating? Is Microsoft moving into the head wear business?

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'Use 1 capital' password prompts make them too predictable – study

bigtimehustler

Yes, the alternative being that if I followed best practice for passwords on every single site I use then I would never remember any of them and would have to reset my password every time I wanted to log in, may as well just make two factor compulsory and stop relying on passwords as the sole gatekeeper.

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Got a Samsung Galaxy S5? Crooks can steal your fingerprint – claim

bigtimehustler

They would have to do this multiple times, the finger print sensor only read a little part of your thumb or finger at once. Which is why you have to spend a while configuring it with different bits of your finger to build up a 100% match to start with. So to ensure a full print that could be used elsewhere and not just your phone, they would have to trick you into using this fake app to scan your finger many times and still hope you dont use that same part of your finger/thumb every time.

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Chrome 42 breaks vSphere web client thanks to ye olde NPAPI

bigtimehustler

Also, you can specifically turn on the feature even in the new chrome if you really do need it, so anyone using this should be able to do that until a new version is released anyway, so not such a big deal.

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Cybercrim told to cough up £1m or spend years in chokey

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I guess it depends if he values those 4 years more or less than the 1 million, if as a person you decide 4 years (it won't be 4 with good behavior anyway, it is 'up to' 4 years) is worth it for the money, it isn't a bad deal for a nice life after.

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Thanks a lot, Google, for snatching .dev for yourself. It's not like the rest of us wanted it

bigtimehustler

Well, no harm in trying. They won't succeed anyway, sure they want to keep it for all google stuff in development, but so will loads of others with counter claims, so it will go nowhere.

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Bulk interception is NOT mass surveillance, says parliamentary committee

bigtimehustler

Re: Bulk interception of net traffic is not mass surveillance...

To be fair, they will continue it whatever you decide to call it. They have no interest in what you want or what anyone else wants outside the system.

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Ban Minecraft? That's jive, Turkey!

bigtimehustler

Perhaps their president has been playing this too much then... might explain things.

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