* Posts by Patrick R

315 posts • joined 7 Dec 2007

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Techie finds himself telling caller there is no safe depth of water for operating computers

Patrick R
Facepalm

What high voltage?

I had a hamburger (or was it hamberder) restaurant manager turning on a CRT in front of me to show it was dead.

I was there to assess the damages from a badly leaking roof and heavy rains during the night. Water was still pouring almost continuously on the screen, from the ceiling, as the guy pushed the button !

I stepped back 2 meters at that moment. I was the one in shock.

French data watchdog dishes out largest GDPR fine yet: Google ordered to hand over €50m

Patrick R
Trollface

Large corporations such as Google simply 'interpret the law differently'

They honestly abide an alternative law.

Tumblr resorts to AI in attempt to scrub itself clean from filth

Patrick R
WTF?

What the world needs now is MORE nipples. More breasts in NON SEXUAL context. Breast feeding, natural pose, topless on the beach, antic statues, everyday life. That is NOT porn, that is "normal". People should get used to them, not choke on them. Saying a good breast is a censored (or amputated) breast is not helping the fundamental problem.

YouTube supremo says vid-streaming-slash-piracy giant can't afford EU's copyright overhaul

Patrick R
Thumb Up

Despacito..."we might have to block videos like this"

What a loss for the World.

China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers

Patrick R
Joke

Re: Why would Huawei be safer?

Because Vlad also said so. He could even send some specialists to examine the device along with the FBI.

Dutch cheesed off with Russians, expel four suspects over chemical weapons Wi-Fi spying

Patrick R
Meh

Re: Does Russia think anyone believes them?

They have as much credibility as the US these days.

Facebook sued for exposing content moderators to Facebook

Patrick R
Coat

I've done the math for you.

10.000.000 items a week for 7500 workers, 5 days/week and 8h/day.

That's 266 items a day, 33 items an hour, a bit less than two minutes/item.

And sadly but obviously, there is an IT angle to this article.

The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh?

Patrick R
Holmes

"...only through their phones [...] i.e. they don't have a broadband connection"

Isn't 4G considered broadband?

Plug your computer on my phone's Internet. I don't see much reasons to pay twice.

Turn that bachelor pad into a touch pad: Now you can paint buttons, sensors on your walls

Patrick R
Joke

Re: Scientists find the obvious!

yeah... nothing new here. Walls with Windows.pfff...

Machines learned to assemble IKEA’s semi-disposable furniture

Patrick R

Assembling never was the hardest part.

Now, can they please make a robot that goes to and walks through the Ikea with my girlfriend please?

Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?

Patrick R
WTF?

his office knew Uber had been secretly testing its cars for months in his state

Secretly to the state but not to the office of the governor?

Software gremlin robs Formula 1 world champ of season's first win

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Sorry, I still don't get it... because the article is wrong.

"Second-placed Vettel" was NOT second placed. As Itzman says, "The point is that Vettel was ahead because he hadn't pitted".

Vettel was ahead ans staid ahead. He did not pass Hamilton through the pit lane.

Women beat men to jobs due to guys' bad social skills. Whoa – you mad, fellas? Maybe these eggheads have a point...

Patrick R
Meh

positive discrimination - ONLY BECAUSE of what's between their legs and not skills.

It can also be because you want to.

Here's why online social networks are bad for humanity, the nerds who helped build them tut-tut

Patrick R
Go

Re: It was ever thus

Do you think 2018's parents should not care what ruins their children's life... not like in my day?

Wannabe W1 DOW-er faked car crash to track down reg plate's owner

Patrick R
Windows

Re: W1DOW

At least (with W1ND0S) there could have been an IT angle.

Facebook flashes ramped-up face-recog tech. Try not to freak out

Patrick R
Big Brother

Facebook declined to comment

Of course they did. Fully agree. This is none of your business and you should respect their privacy.

FBI tells Jo(e) Sixpack to become an expert in IoT security

Patrick R
Trollface

Re: Rules of IoT

You and the FBI talk rubbish. IoT devices are perfectly safe. I asked my friend Vladimir personally. I asked him TWICE.

He said "yez, ..errr.., dere iz no problm".

YouTuber cements head inside microwave oven

Patrick R

Can't turn it on while the door is open / removed.

... now that's security.

Lap-slabtop-mobes with Snapdragon Arm CPUs running Windows 10: We had a quick gander

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: The 1990s called...

The 90s have never heard of the 6310 because it was released in 2001.

SurfaceBook 2 battery drains even when plugged in

Patrick R
Windows

So after ~2 years of battery misuse, when it's worn, you can ONLY use your Surface in economy mode???

What about ..."Applying Windows updates.... do not shut down... errr... YES DO !! errr... no... errr... wait"

What about "To update you computer's Bios,

1 plug power,

2. turn off for 1 hour,

3. Turn on again,

4.Run the Bios update.

5. Pray.

Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

Patrick R
WTF?

Re: Obama

He makes the cards, he's the founder, remember?

I think he likes me.

But he wired tapped my building tower.

Shame.

Bad.

I like to know the fact before I make a statement. You and me have seen the same thing on TV. I know the facts, you don't.

etc... etc....

Better filters won't cure this: YouTube's kids nightmare

Patrick R
Mushroom

Re: @LDS It really is people who kill people, it doesn't matter what they use to do it.

So why should anybody make a fuss about Kim Jong Un getting nukes?

'Virtual nose' makes VR less dizzying, say boffins

Patrick R
Joke

felt like in the Concorde cockpit

They reported feeling less ill? What's the point if it becomes a no (s)thrill experience?

Mythbuster seeks cash for roller skates to wear in virtual reality

Patrick R

...I always wanted a pair of moonwalk shoes.

Because you're BAD.

Alleged dark web drug baron cuffed – after he flew to US for World Beard Championships

Patrick R
Pint

Aside of the beard, .....what really knocked him out was his cheap sunglasses.

Why can't you install Windows 10 Creators Update on your old Atom netbook? Because Intel stopped loving you

Patrick R
Windows

"As part of our commitment to customers..."

In other news:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/19/chap_fixes_microsofts_windows_7_and_8_update_block_on_new_cpus/

Researchers solve screen glare nightmare with 'moth-eye' antireflective film

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: "Ambient light is everywhere,"

"...You're holding it wrong."

It came from space! Two-headed flatworm stuns scientists

Patrick R
Pint

Re: I suggest I new species....

That one can't grow a head on the wrong end, cause 'Exit means Exit'.

Patrick R

Re: Also the ISS is still protected by Earth's magnetosphere.

Ain't it also a Faraday cage? There's a crew in there.

SSD price premium over disk faaaalling

Patrick R
Windows

Re: 160 GB is probably more than enough for 99% of people

Until MS comes up with Windows 12 that needs 120 GB for base install... and begins downloading patches.

Facebook fake news: Sort it out yourself, readers

Patrick R

Might Capitalism help?

Sure the Fake News click bait is bringing the (more) cash but there is obviously a demand for real news. , There is a market for that, there must be someone with an offer. It's just a matter of protecting your reputation of Real -fact checked- News and there you go. Why not?

Web celeb product whores told to put on the red light – or else

Patrick R
Paris Hilton

"consumers, especially impressionable teens and young adults"

Is he using the word "adult" as they use the word "reality" in "Reality TV"?

Adults that are .. not really adults? Behaving like kids, promoted to "Stars", role models.

Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

Patrick R
Devil

Microsoft capitalisme

From "IBM compatible" in the 80's to "Windows incompatible" today. We call it progress.

Europe supplants US as biggest source of child abuse hubs

Patrick R
FAIL

Netherland 37%, UK 0.1% .... yeah, right.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus: Incremental improvements but a few annoyances

Patrick R
Trollface

Re: If you have small hands buy a smaller phone

I'm telling you there's no problem.

Euro bloc blocks streaming vid geoblocks

Patrick R
WTF?

As the EU statement notes, “when a French consumer subscribes to..."

The original very important problem (VIP) will have been "when an EU civil servant subscribes to blah blah blah in Brussels and is sent abroad for a mission..."

Virgin America mid-flight panic after moron sets phone Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'

Patrick R
Paris Hilton

Re: The only thing at credible risk of being blown up was a sense of proportion

Thank God, air flight companies have those things something called "procedures" that keeps them from having to assess credible risk a thousand times a day.

No spoilers! Norway won't tell Snowden if US will snatch him on a visit

Patrick R
Black Helicopters

"Wikileaks... I love Wikileaks !"

then again

"... it's just words, ...just words."

Secretions on your phone reveal your secrets

Patrick R
Meh

it can be used with other objects such as keys

But you'd have had far less hit with a title like that.

Trump's taxing problem: The end of 'affordable' iPhones

Patrick R
Windows

Re: Exporting imports and jobs.

>Avoiding high wage economies seemed smart to me

Avoiding paying taxes for years as a billionaire and a would be president still seems smart to someone.

"Do what I say ..."

McDonald's sues Italian city for $20m after being burger-blocked

Patrick R
Pint

Re: The real reason

>"Belgium I'll grant you, but I was talking really about the warm holiday places people go - Spain, Italy, Malta, etc."

You can go to Spain or anywhere in the world and buy a belgian beer, you don't need a belgian pub to sit and drink it.

Also, funny how Americans massively proclaim themself anti-globalization when it doesn't suits them (see today's voting).

Add 'fattism' and hacker stereotyping to the list of Donald Trump's list of non-PC positions

Patrick R

Re: We're reaching there the limits of democracy.

I don't have a better system, that's why I feel we're trapped. Education would help but then comes the question of who's best qualified to decide what sort of education is needed. The question seems cultural but is overshadowed by big financial interests/companies as well. I guess I got thumbs down because I'm not clear in what I mean, not because it's wrong.

Also in this system we live in, uneducated people people do need a vote because otherwise the exploitation by the rich would be far worse. That's how the rich undermine their own system, That's why a balance between right and left is needed.

Patrick R

We're reaching there the limits of democracy.

Individuals, everywhere in the world, get more and more power, regardless of education, by fact or for the sake of equality. Big debate, but you can't have it with them. You're trapped.

Sex is bad for older men, and even worse when it's good

Patrick R
Pint

Getting old and sex is bad...

Don't get old.

London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Government investment in the Police

" You want to take drugs? Well suffer the consequences whether that be prison or dead in an alley."

People don't go in prison for taking drugs, most the time they go for things they've done because of taking drugs, you forgot those consequences in your phrase. Maybe those are the consequences you'd prefer not to see.

Seagate: We've doubled flash capacity without density changes

Patrick R
Angel

Re: If you have to ask...

Well, It's sort of a conundrum. If he's really interested, he should know the price of the 960GB. Then again if he knew that price, he wouldn't be interested.

Magnetic, heat scanners to catch Tour de France electric motor cheats

Patrick R

Re: after a motor was found in her bike's frame

There's little doubt it was her bike, the size and setup were exactly identical and the explanation there for was that she sold or gave the bike to a friend. The friend had no plausible explanation why the bike was back in that place on that very World Championship day. Only doubt is if she used it in a race or not but the rules say that such a bike cannot stand there at that time.

Patrick R

after a motor was found in her bike's frame

in ONE of her bike's frame in the stands. I'm not defending her but it's a big difference.

My plan to heal this BROKEN, BREXITED BRITAIN

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: So nothing has happened yet, and probably nothing will ever happen.

Err... have you checked the international news in the past few days? Checked the Pound? The stock exchanges?

Would you try to tell your wife "I asked my closest friends if I should divorce you, they said yes, I shall respect the will of my friends. But don't worry, it's not happening yet."? Se if SHE stays.

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