* Posts by Tom 64

467 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009

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Tax the tech giants and ISPs until the bits squeak – Corbyn

Tom 64
Windows

Re: Hmm

> "what actually IS social class?"

It's a socially acceptable way for you get get shat on.

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For all the excitement, Pie may be Android's most minimal makeover yet – thankfully

Tom 64
Facepalm

Re: GOMF

Buy an iPhone?

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Intel: Yeah, yeah, 10nm. It's on the todo list. Now, let's talk about AI...

Tom 64
Pint

Marketing bluster and inappropriate analogies

Seems like Intel are paying their marketing department more than their engineers recently and they absolutely reek of corporate desperation.

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Swan dive: Intel shares dip under interim CEO Bob as 10nm processor woes worry Wall Street

Tom 64
Pint

SELL SELL SELL

That intel stock is going to be worth a lot less this time next year.

Put your money in AMD instead.

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Intel confirms it’ll release GPUs in 2020

Tom 64
Holmes

Beat them on packaging?

Not sure about this. nVidia perhaps yes, but AMD has been doing very well in this regard recently. For example Radeon Fury, Vega GPUs with HBM, and EPYC/Threadripper on the CPU side. Correct me if I'm wrong, but intel are only just getting into this game and they had to use an AMD GPU die to do it.

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What's up with that ZX Spectrum reboot? Still no console

Tom 64

Re: This is a trivial design...

Totally want a next!

Hope they do another production run.

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Intel’s first 10nm CPU is a twin-core i3 destined for a mid-range Lenovo

Tom 64
Holmes

Very small die, low clock speeds. Looks like intel really are having a lot of trouble with 10nm.

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Wanted that Windows 10 update but have an Intel SSD? Computer says no

Tom 64
Pint

Intel SSD owners rejoice!

I'm rejoicing. My Samsung just got a lot faster with the latest update.

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NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

Tom 64

Re: Why?

> "Where can I look at the engineering details of the design please?"

Here is NASAs info. Including a lovely video based on what I assume to be an initial design:

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/mars-helicopter-to-fly-on-nasa-s-next-red-planet-rover-mission

Do you always have someone google for you?

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Tom 64

Why?

It may be a nice way to look around the red planet, but unless they change that design, the first larger than average gust of wind is going to topple it.

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Nvidia quickly kills its AMD-screwing GeForce 'partner program' amid monopoly probe threat

Tom 64
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Nope.

I can't either. I haven't bought a single nVidia 'product' since Charlie D over at the Inq uncovered their cost cutting shitbaggery way back when which meant that your GPU would fail shortly after your warranty.

If you put profit before customer satisfaction, you can go whistle fuckers.

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Did you guess 2019 for Intel's 10nm chip ramp up? Congratulations

Tom 64
Pint

Wow

Intel have really screwed the pooch on 10nm. TSMC, GloFo, Samsung and more are already cranking out '7nm'. Breaking out some popcorn and looking forward to watching intel stock take a bath.

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Brexit has shafted the UK's space sector, lord warns science minister

Tom 64
Mushroom

Re: Cue Boris Johnson....

Can we have Boris test the first British Built (tm) rocket please?

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Hello DARKNESS, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again... about a 10,000-pixel alien-hunting camera

Tom 64

Re: 10,000 ?

You're welcome to it, since it has a resolution lower than a ZX spectrum ;)

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Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name

Tom 64
Pint

Re: Easily solved

I suggest 'AllLawyersAreVulturesScript', or perhaps 'OracleSucksBallsScript'.

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British government to ink deal for yet another immigration database

Tom 64
Windows

Re: Usual suspects again

> "after this attempt has turned into a massive failure."

Depends on your definition of failure. If your goal is to spread out taxpayers cash to your chums, the last attempt could be considered a great success.

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Mark Duckerberg: Second Congressional grilling sees boss dodge questions like a pro

Tom 64
Thumb Up

Nice article

Great summary, thanks El Reg.

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Patch or ditch Adobe Flash: Exploit on sale, booby-trapped Office docs spotted in the wild

Tom 64
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Why does anyone still use this garbage?

> "I doubt that. Flash is disabled by default on Windows 10 except for a small list of trusted websites and doesn't run outside of the Edge browser."

Have you tried removing flash from Windows 10? You can', not without a lot of hacking anyway. There is no uninstaller.

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Tom 64
Coffee/keyboard

Why does anyone still use this garbage?

Flash should have been taken out back and shot years ago. Why is it still a thing?!?

Oh yeah, because Microsoft took some Adobe money to default install it on Windows 10.

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Not one, but 20,000 black holes hiding in Milky Way's heart

Tom 64
Holmes

Re: I've asked before but...

No. Even if there was one black hole for every star in the galaxy, there still wouldn't be enough mass to explain the nature of the milky way's rotation.

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Brit Lords start peer-to-peer wrangling over regulating the internet

Tom 64
Pint

But think of the children!

... That argument is getting as tired as an ancient, bald pirelli already.

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We sent a vulture to find the relaunched Atari box – and all he got was this lousy baseball cap

Tom 64
Alert

Re: Aaaahhhh come on....

Ahh what's that smell... Why yes, its the smell of fraud.

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Cambridge Analytica 'privatised colonising operation', not a 'legitimate business', says whistleblower

Tom 64

Re: validity of the Brexit vote

> "she'd still be head-down charging forward at the brick wall."

Good point.

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Tom 64
Windows

Re: validity of the Brexit vote

Are referenda covered by the same laws as elections?

I can't imagine Theresa May backing off brexit now either way, she doesn't want to be seen as weaker than Thatcher.

Breaking out some popcorn, this will get messy.

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Fatal driverless crash: Radar-maker says Uber disabled safety systems

Tom 64
Windows

Re: "Self driving cars can only only react"

> "Not sure I would have noticed, reacted and braked to a 'safe' speed in that time."

Perhaps not, but you would have damn well swerved in order to avoid taking the life of another human being. Wouldn't you?

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Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough

Tom 64

Re: From the department of bleeding obvious

The spoon is fake news

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2 + 2 = 4, er, 4.1, no, 4.3... Nvidia's Titan V GPUs spit out 'wrong answers' in scientific simulations

Tom 64

Re: Redlining memory? Buhahahaha! Not a chance.

> "Could you please explain how is this possible?"

Nvidia are known for cutting corners to maximise profits.

Google for Charlie Demerjian vs Nvidia

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Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

Tom 64
Joke

Not Chen?

Gordon Bennett! Yes, Chen, everybody, everybody's dead, Dave!

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Let's Encrypt updates certificate automation, adds splats

Tom 64

Wildcard certs

Not having these was a big pain in the backside before. I can see a much bigger uptake now these have been added.

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OK, deep breath, relax... Let's have a sober look at these 'ere annoying AMD chip security flaws

Tom 64
Pint

Re: Odiferous Rodent

Certainly looks like an intel smear campaign doesn't it. Intel are known to have a big presence in Israel, I wonder if they have recently invested in any 'security' startups.

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Microsoft's Teams lights solitary candle, hipsters don't notice

Tom 64
Coffee/keyboard

Re: hate it. use it

I've been forced to use it too (it costs us less than Slack does, somehow), and it's actually pretty powerful. Shame about the god awful omnishambles of a user interface.

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Work continues on 5G, shame no one's sure what it's for yet

Tom 64
Gimp

RE: " I'd assume other countries would be similar."

Quite. In England the telcos take the following attitude:

"Aww, you have a signal black hole in your area? Fuck you, pay me."

Even when complaining about sufficiently populated areas, such as a tube train, let alone the countryside.

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4G found on Moon

Tom 64
Windows

> "we need to develop infrastructures..."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but people need things above 4G networks for even basic survival. You know things like clean, uncontaminated water, fresh food, radiation shielding, beer, etc etc

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Amateur astronomer strikes it lucky with first glimpse of a Supernova

Tom 64

Re: Nova GSi?

My mate had one of these. Great little car. Naturally he binned it in a ditch.

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The Gemini pocket PC is shipping and we've got one. This is what it's like

Tom 64
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Where Gemini's value really lies

Just give me a fullscreen linux terminal, and I'll be very tempted to open my wallet indeed.

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Boffins: If AI eggheads could go ahead and try to stop their code being evil, that'd be great

Tom 64
Mushroom

“slightly concerned about AI, but not generally not aware of its rate of progress.”

If that sentence is anything to go by, we're doomed.

I for one welcome our AI overlords.

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Year-old vuln turns Jenkins servers into Monero mining slaves

Tom 64
Pint

PowerShell?

I'm guessing this only affects windows boxen then? I see no reference to OS on the linked info though.

</panic>

<beer>

..

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Google reveals Edge bug that Microsoft has had trouble fixing

Tom 64
Windows

Intel issues

Not so surprising they didn't disclose the intel bugs quickly - all of their cloud runs on x86 intel and they wouldn't want the expense of cleaning up the outright ownage that would result if they disclosed before intel had decent fixes ready.

Microsoft of the other hand have a competing software product, so fuck 'em

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Helicopter crashes after manoeuvres to 'avoid... DJI Phantom drone'

Tom 64

Re: It's time...

My suspicion is that this is a case of instructor covering for his dumbass student. There may not have been a drone at all

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Crypto-gurus: Which idiots told the FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

Tom 64
Pint

Re: Anyone want to make a lot of money?

It's leave your conscience at home day! Lets take a shitton of public funds and line our pockets!

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Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

Tom 64

> "Google is preferentially boosting AMP results"

More likely targeting teenagers who have never seen a PC get owned by email

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Tom 64
Windows

You won't ever be able to convince me...

... that running any kind of code in an email isn't a horrible security risk.

I'll stick with plain text thank you.

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UK PM Theresa May orders review of online abuse laws in suffrage centenary speech

Tom 64

Re: 'edge' Lord,....

> "After a while you start to believe what's being said about you."

I hope so. Hopefully Mrs. May will eventually get the hint that she is in fact a useless PM and should go.

Sadly she has been doing rather well at ignoring this kind of comment.

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Billionaire bros Bezos, Buffett become bonkers bio brokers: Swap W in AWS for H for healthcare

Tom 64

Re: America Fuck Yeah

Nope, remember these 'founders' are capitalists. I doubt they'd be in it if they didn't think they could turn a tidy profit.

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Timeout everyone. Y'all know that Musk's $500 'flamethrower' is literally a Boring blowtorch?

Tom 64
Pint

Popcorn time!

Just kicking back here, waiting for the inevitable law suit.

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Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

Tom 64

Re: Credulous or corrupt?

> "UFOs are just rich kids breaking the rules and buzzing the natives for a laugh."

In that case, we're probably doubly screwed if they do decide to make contact.

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Investigatory Powers Act: You're not being paranoid. UK.gov really is watching you

Tom 64
Trollface

Re: sort of confused ?

> "the likes of Google et al"

Classic misdirection. Are you perhaps a Tory party member?

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Royal Bank of Scotland culls 1 in 4 branches, blames the interwebz

Tom 64
Mushroom

Re: Mortgage negotiation

> "Lately, most has been pushed to exploit customers as much as they could"

This.

Last time I went into a high street bank was to change my registered address and change my account type. I was told I had to come back for an appointment at the bank's convenience to do the latter, during which I had to endure the attempted upsale of all kinds of rubbish I didn't need.

Considering moving my banking offshore for the better service /joke

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Dawn of The Planet of the Phablets in 2019 will see off smartphones

Tom 64
Paris Hilton

Re: Pocketalypse

I for one welcome our new phabetising overlords, always misstype on my Sony Z5 and would welcome something bigger...

Paris because she probably would too.

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Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens tease electric flight engine project

Tom 64
Facepalm

Re: Greenwash?

>" lithium batteries are heavy and are a fire hazard"

And aviation kerosene isn't either of those things I suppose?

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