* Posts by Mycho

2336 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007

EU court to rule whether Facebook should seek and destroy hate speech

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@eldakka

You win.

Now go to Milton Keynes.

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Re: Mycho Mycho The Reason For Limiting Words

And more importantly it's okay to hate that.

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Re: Mycho The Reason For Limiting Words

I am willing to face court to defend my right to tell people that violence is shit and does not deserve a place in this world. If they want to defend violence's right to exist then I would suggest they go to hell but I suspect it's a given.

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Re: The Reason For Limiting Words

I hate violence.

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Butcher breaks out of own freezer using black pudding

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Re: Ee, bah, eck etc

Seitan looks remarkably like the stuff Sainsburys sells as vegetarian chicken style protein cubes. They're easy to use and they keep, and I had the pleasure of seeing my celiac boss's face when he read the packet.

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Interesting, a specific gluten free black pudding option.

I keep meaning to try a vegetarian black pudding on the same plate as a regular black pudding to see how they compare and how many people I can drive insane by the simple act. I wonder if GF is also exotic enough to add to the list...

I mean hey, more black pudding.

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1 in 5 STEM bros whinge they can't catch a break in tech world they run

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Re: Ignoring the gender element

I would venture that treating all people like shit is different than discriminating against certain types of people.

In reality, yes, but when it happens to you it feels like discrimination.

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Ignoring the gender element

How about we just accept that Tech treats people like shit?

There's no need to cite this complaint as evidence when it's made by a woman and victim blame when the exact same complaint is made by a man. 20% of people, male and female, who leave tech do so because they were treated like shit.

Tech needs to stop treating people like shit. That's all there is to it.

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Ecuador tried to make Julian Assange a diplomat

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Re: Virtual insanity

The term overwhelmingly gets used for putting someone down to make yourself look good. It's gone from insulting someone's taste in boybands to imply that your taste is better into grown up politics and hasn't become more mature. "You suck therefore I don't" is one of the highest profile and most tiresome logical fallacies in the 21st century.

And you're right, it's not restricted to one side.

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Re: Virtual insanity

Careful, your red-pill signalling is showing.

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BOFH: Buttock And Departmental Defence ... As A Service

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No way, if you get known for making sexual harassment charges people become careful what they say around you. Rita needs that dirt.

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What do we want? Consensual fun times. How do we get it? Via an app with blockchain...

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Andrea Dworkin called for this in the 1990s.

I remember because at the time it was the stupidest thing I'd ever heard. Still high on the list.

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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Is he still being represented by Harmeet Dhillon?

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Re: Damore, who has remained unemployed since leaving Google [ ... ]

The Metro called, they want to know why you're not at your desk.

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Women reboot gender discrimination lawsuit against Google

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Re: Google's performance criteria

The message I'm seeing is that performance of projects you run trumps everything else, which means helping others with the projects they run, while part of the job, is less important in performance reviews.

If we accept some of the studies that show different distributions of aptitudes between the sexes then this is a metric that will favour men. And dumb.

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Google's performance criteria

Disclaimer: speculation

I've seen forums where people discuss that Google devalues teamwork in performance appraisals. No idea of the veracity of this.

If we accept the psychologists who talk about gender distributions of aptitudes for a moment, teamwork is always one of the ones they list where the distribution favours women, which would mean that devaluing teamwork will devalue women more than men.

Just throwing that out there.

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Skynet it ain't: Deep learning will not evolve into true AI, says boffin

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Re: I got as far as

I'd say that an even bigger problem is that we don't actually think in as much detail as we think we do.

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I got as far as

The same skills learnt from one game can't be transferred to another.

Transfer learning has been a thing since 1993. The way things are going, I give it five years to get the first automated demonstration.

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Meet R2-DILDO: 'Star Wars' sex toys? This is where the fun begins

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Re: This is not the clitoris you're looking for...

That was not the hole you were looking for.

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Twitter's not dreaming of a white supremacist Xmas: Accounts nuked

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I note that #killallwhitemen appears to have lost its popularity a couple of months ago.

Seriously, if you see someone promoting race hate on twitter, report them. Let's find out if they're being sincere, don't just assume they aren't.

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Brit film board proposed as overlord of online pr0nz age checks

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Re: This may, perversely, encourage more porn

Try and get in touch with AVSecure. From what I heard they set up largely to address situations like yours.

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Re: One to watch

Too late to edit, but I dug out a link.

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One to watch

There's an age verification system called AV Secure (or something like that, I've only heard it spoken) which uses blockchain to prevent websites seeing who is verifying their age.

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Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks

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Re: AMD?

Look for more news about the PSP incoming.

No idea what the truth of this story will turn out to be, but don't write off a disable flag just yet. Don't rely on one turning up either though.

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Australian central bank says 'speculative mania' and crime fuel Bitcoin

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Was Bitcoin actually designed as an elaborate ponzi scheme?

Bitcoin was designed as an inflation-proof currency, and it achieved this goal.

What people don't generally discuss is that, just like you'd be dead without cholesterol, with no inflation whatsoever your currency will be very unstable.

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Kentucky lawmaker pushes smut filter law (update: maybe not)

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Re: And the saying holds true

That moral guardians are seldom moral nor trustworthy guardians?

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Tired of despairing of Trump and Brexit? Why not despair about YouTube stars instead?

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Re: Despair over Brexit and Trump?

@AC

And yet you still get remainers saying that brexiters are all racists because of the same essential argument. "You voted to give everybody of all nations an equal chance of getting into the UK? You racist."

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Re: So?

Sorry, downvoters, let me rephrase that.

acting like an obnoxious dick.

Of course it's a professional persona.

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Re: So?

Let's not forget what Jeremy Clarkson made a career out of.

Essentially being an obnoxious dick that you wanted to see get injured, then doing dangerous stuff on telly that sometimes got him injured.

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Re: Despair over Brexit and Trump?

I doubt many people believed in what they voted for in the referendum. Brexiters hid behind a lot of fallacious rhetoric and remainers hid behinds a lot of fallacious rhetoric.

Remember the argument that if you're not a racist then you'll vote to prioritise immigration from a bunch of white-majority countries? Or the argument that if we leave the EU they'll all beg to join us instead?

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Meet the woman with a supernatural affinity for stiff lovers

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Roses

Too macabre?

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Guilty: NSA bloke who took home exploits at the heart of Kaspersky antivirus slurp row

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Re: Am I the only one

Check your settings, it's turn off and on able in most products. Kaspersky just happens to make it on by default.

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Re: You'd think that a professional would be on top of such things.

Upvoted for the hilarious last line.

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Report: Women make up just 17% of IT workforce, paid 15% less than men

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Same thing that gets so many people on the defensive when you discuss the very real flaws in climate change models. You just know there's a crackpot waiting in the background to use it as an excuse to enforce their nutcase views on the world.

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Re: Follow the money

OP makes a stronger explanation for bullying in tech than for anything gendered.

Around 40% of people who quit tech, male or female, do it because of bullying. That would be a much more effective way of keeping wages high.

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Re: Just throwing this out there.

So if we ban gender-specific advertising then it will become easier for tech recruiters to reach women.

Sounds win-win to me.

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Just throwing this out there.

Just a few stories over is an article saying that Facebook's algorithm is avoiding showing tech jobs to women.

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Unfit to plead before a US court? You may face 'indefinite detention'

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Re: The CPS argument is fallacious

The crime took place where the crime was committed. What part of this seems complicated?

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Don't shame idiots about their idiotically weak passwords

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But what if you forget the previous one, too?

No problem, just remember your employee ID (it's on your badge) and your mother's maiden name and they'll fit you out with a new password easy as anything.

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Why not play connections? Then when you forget your latest password you just need to remember the previous one and it's an instant reminder.

M4ggot --> 4pple. --> P34rs. --> Funb4gs --> Bulg4ria --> T0bermory

Perfectly acceptable to most automatic password checkers, and if you remember the previous one you can remember the one after it.

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Boss made dirt list of minions' mistakes, kept his own rampage off it

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Re: Fragile. Very fragile.

When I was a total noob, an IT manager decided to prank me by claiming a machine had the new type of ram that you could hot-swap while booted. He didn't actually let me go through with it.

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Sci-Hub domains inactive following court order

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Re: I am leet hacker

Two greater than signs redirects output to the end of an existing file. One greater than sign redirects output to a new file, overwriting anything already there.

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Belgian court says Skype must provide interception facilities

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Anything goes, but you have to fill in a form and provide ID first.

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Still better than ours want

As long as each targetted investigation requires a warrant it's far better than Britain or America are demanding.

I mean, Bojo would inevitably say that's okay for a tiny country because they've got few enough connections to be able to do this on a case by case basis, but that's because he can't let anything go by without a pop at funny foreigners. In reality we should all have enough court facilities for our population.

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Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

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Re: A shorter term problem

If you quit your job you can't apply for unemployment, at the very least.

You have to take a fixed term contract doing something or other first, but it's not that hard to work around.

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WikiLeaks is wiki-leaked. And it's still not even a proper wiki anyway

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Re: "And it's still not even a proper wiki anyway"

The nuclear button is a myth.

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If you think that admitting to it will become normal I am afraid you have more optimism than me.

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Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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Doggies!

Maybe he was caught as a result of a simple sniffer dog spotting the package in transit.

Never underestimate the ability of a highly motivated bow-wow when there are treats in the offing.

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NASA tells The Reg: For crying out loud. We're not building flying taxi software for Uber

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Ah, that

I once had a journo talking about how I had adapted the Met's fingerprint recognition technology for a system.

Um, no, I used structured light, which they use to take 3d photos of fingerprints. Nothing from the recognition tech at all.

We stopped them publishing it and told them not to bother us again. They did.

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UK.gov: Snoop laws not 'significant' obstacle to EU data protection talks

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Re: Should not?

Given the rate of U-turns over the UK's relationship to the EU, I expect the reverse to be formally announced early tomorrow.

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