* Posts by Sureo

680 posts • joined 9 Jun 2008

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Fruit flies use the power of the sun to help them fly in straight lines

Sureo

Typical science

One observation leads to dozens of more questions.

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It's a net neutrality whodunnit: Boffins devise way to detect who's throttling transit

Sureo

If user A is being throttled because of exceeding some cap, how can they measure this? Other users on the same link would be fine. Couldn't they only tell if the link was being throttled for everyone?

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Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Runtime installers were built to fail

Sureo

I recall years ago I had a version of MS SDK that used an ActiveX installer running under IE6.

Worst install ever.

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DeepMind AI bots tell Google to literally chill out: Software takes control of server cooling

Sureo

Don't DeepMind’s neural networks also consume power and require cooling? (Unless they're using a rat's brain in a jar.) Are they sure there's a net gain?

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Reel talk: You know what's safely offline? Tape. Data protection outfit Veeam inks deal with Quantum

Sureo

Re: Safe until ...

E. Miscreants learn how to infect the Scalar i3 tape library with ransomware.

F. Restores are carelessly done to a system still infected.

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Criminal justice software code could send you to jail and there’s nothing you can do about it

Sureo

Some day you will be tried, convicted and sentenced by an AI computer. No need for those expensive judges and lawyers and scarce court rooms.

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Microsoft's cheapo Surface: Like a netbook you can't upgrade

Sureo

Re: Nothing wrong with a netbook

Yes I'll be keeping my netbook thank you very much. And it runs Windows 7.

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Amnesty slaps Google amid crippled censored China search claims

Sureo

Dragonfly

Should have named it Shark with Laser.

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FBI boss: We went to the Moon, so why can't we have crypto backdoors? – and more this week

Sureo

"...True, but a REAL blackmailer would provide proof..."

Why bother? Looks like there are plenty of victims ready to cough up without it.

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Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

Sureo

Re: 1-2-3-4-5

"That's the kind of combination an idiot would put on his luggage!"

Might as well, the TSA and all the crooks know how to open it anyway.

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Doctor, doctor, I feel like my IoT-enabled vacuum cleaner is spying on me

Sureo

password 88888888

That's a refreshing change from 11111111.

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Who's leaving Amazon S3 buckets open online now? Cybercrooks, US election autodialers

Sureo

"...including the audio files to be used in robocalls to voters..."

Do us a favor and delete it all? Thanks very much.

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Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

Sureo

Re: D’oh

Where I live the real estate agents drop notepads off regularly so I have a stack piled up.

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Crumbs. Apple has tweaked the MacBook Pro keyboard

Sureo

...six-core i9 ... 4.8Ghz ... 32GB of DDR4 ... Radeon GPU with 4GB DDR5 ...4TB of SSD...

what good it is if the keyboard doesn't work?

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Thanks for the happy memories, Micron – now beat it, says China: Court bans chip sales

Sureo

"UMC, Taiwan’s oldest semiconductor assembly line, has been expanding operations in China"

I'm surprised China doesn't kick them out too. China has been putting the heavy squeeze on Taiwan lately.

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Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb

Sureo

Re: Fundamentally Flawed Architecture

If you talk in your sleep .... is Google listening?

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SUSE Linux Enterprise turns 15: Look, Ma! A common code base

Sureo

"moronic ancient superstition"

Ha ha ..... my upvote made the count 13 !!

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Cops: Autonomous Uber driver may have been streaming The Voice before death crash

Sureo

If you give an unmotivated person a lengthy crushingly boring job requiring constant attention, don't be surprised at the result.

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Not so private eye: Got an Axis network cam? You'll need to patch it, unless you like hackers

Sureo

So this is how on those cop shows they can hack in to any camera anywhere.

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Leaked pics: Motorola to add 'unpatriotic' 5G to 4G phones with magnets

Sureo

Why would they upgrade an old product rather than sell you a new one?

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FBI's flawed phone tally blamed on programming error. 7,800 unbreakable mobes? Er, um...

Sureo

MY guess the real number is between 10 and 20.

FBI: end of the world as we know it

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Astronaut took camera on spacewalk, but forgot SD memory card

Sureo

Re: We can send men to the moon

Where's George Clooney when you need him?

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US prison telco accused of selling your phone's location to the cops

Sureo

These are the guys that pass the laws allowing them to snoop on everyone, then get upset when they find out someone else is doing it. /cynic

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Hacking train Wi-Fi may expose passenger data and control systems

Sureo

At least you have something to push.

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Who needs NAND when rust never sleeps? Seagate dines out on nearline disk drive boom

Sureo

I'm not surprised, with all the data collection/mining going on now.

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Win 7, Server 2008 'Total Meltdown' exploit lands, pops admin shells

Sureo
Coat

It makes sense that any patch could contain a flaw that requires another patch. For example, every month for a year Microsoft has sent me KB2952664.

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OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone

Sureo

Re: Time to claw some back

Take Facebook's away from them. Solves two problems at once.

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Parents blame brats' slipping school grades on crap internet speeds

Sureo

Youtube

Wonderful teaching resource, shows you how to turn a pop bottle into a ballistic missile.

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Seagate's HAMR to drop in 2020: Multi-actuator disk drives on the way

Sureo

HAMR...MAMR.... what the hell do they need all that enormous storage for? So Google/Facebook/NSA/FSB can store more and more information on us? Stop the train, I want to get off.

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli to miss 2024 Paris Olympics

Sureo

"I took down Martin Shkreli"

Miserable getting caught, isn't it?

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Fresh docs detail 10-year link between Geek Squad informers and Feds

Sureo

Lesson

Don't use Best Buy's service, better yet don't do business with them at all.

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Hackers create 'ghost' traffic jam to confound smart traffic systems

Sureo

This is why we need AI so badly - to distinguish the good from the bad guys.

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Apple's new 'spaceship' HQ brings the pane for unobservant workers

Sureo

Especially deadly...

...for those individuals walking around looking at their iToys instead of where they're going.

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UK's Dyson to vacuum up 300 staffers for its electric car division

Sureo

Maybe they've figured out a way to use those bladeless fans for propulsion.

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Roses are red, Ajit Pai is tickled. Broadband from SpaceX gets him out of a pickle

Sureo

"...provide high-speed Internet to rural Americans..."

Wait ... with 12000 satellites, couldn't they task a few for the rest of us poor folk?

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Cops find ATM spewing cash, car with dodgy plates, stack of $20 bills and hacking kit inside

Sureo

Re: RE: ASAC

"...still run Windows 98 ..."

The ones I worked on some years ago ran OS/2.

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NASA's zombie IMAGE satellite is powered up and working quite nicely

Sureo

Re: Will they never learn?

... lack of documentation ...

Unfortunately they stored it all in the Cloud.

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Dear US taxpayers, 4.5 BEEELLION of your dollars were blown on unapproved IT projects

Sureo
Unhappy

Re: Part of downsizing government, enriching the corporates

"...not true anywhere else..."

https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/phoenix-payroll-system-timeline-of-the-governments-problems/396407

It makes me cry to see to amount of taxpayer money pissed away by this, mostly to IBM...

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FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety'

Sureo

When I fly somewhere I like to put a lock on my suitcase. The lock must be TSA approved, which means they (and almost anyone else) can open it. Consequently it makes no sense to put anything of value in there.

This is what the FBI wants with your device. If it comes to pass, people will adapt, which means not keeping anything private on the device, and finding another way to do things. My device has a password, but there is nothing in there to protect, I just do it to make life harder for the crooks (and whoever) if it is stolen.

I hate what they're doing to citizen's rights in the name of terrorism, but the horses are all gone now and most people don't care.

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Barracuda snags email security biz ahead of private equity plunge

Sureo

How is it a company that nets $7.8m in a good year is worth 1.6 billion? That's 0.5 percent. Better to put their money in a bank account.

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If you won't use your brain our machine will use it for you, Nissan tells drivers

Sureo

Kill ..... Kill ....

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Yes, your old iPhone is slowing down: iOS hits brakes on CPUs as batteries wear out

Sureo

It's up to you

When I was shopping for a mobile, replaceable battery was one of my checkboxes. I chose a LG-G4. When (if) it needs a new battery, it will take all of 30 seconds to replace.

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Ghostery, uBlock lead the anti-track pack

Sureo

Re: OTOH

It's not just ad blockers, using a VPN can trigger captcha blocks. Even Google search does it. I hate the damn things and always find somewhere else to go.

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SCOLD WAR: Kaspersky drags Uncle Sam into court to battle AV ban

Sureo

What I'd like to know is, if the American officials are so freaked out, why they allowed Kaspersky's tools on their computers in the first place.

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

Sureo

Re: Macs don't have it, AFAIK

"...the exception of some Atom processors..."

Joy ..... my 6 year old netbook is secure.

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Top supercomputing biz boss cuffed amid allegations of fraud

Sureo

"It uses 1.35MW in power."

Does it use another 1.35 MW for cooling? Or do they use it to warm Tokyo in winter?

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Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm

Sureo

"binge watch TV shows for 12 hours straight"

Get a life.

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Germany says NEIN to purchase incentive for Tesla Model S

Sureo

Re: Mobility Pack

Bring your own wheels? Cool

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Google Chrome vows to carpet bomb meddling Windows antivirus tools

Sureo

All that crashing, reloading and notifications, will make for a great user experience. Glad I use firefox.

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As Apple fixes macOS root password hole, here's what went wrong

Sureo

Re: Mistakes happen

Isn't this the industry norm? Let the user do the testing.....

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