* Posts by Aitor 1

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Are you SAP-py now?! ERP giant overhauls pricing model following indirect access drama

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Re: Why the hate?

I am afraid you ara naive.

The convoluted pricing is a way for them to charge you at will. It is intentional, and they are not alone there.

They are not trying to do the right thing.. they are trying not to lose more customers..

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EU watchdog sniffing around Amazon's merchant data collection

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research

What do they have to research, investigate?

You have to give Amazon the supplier info and EANs of all the products, and they DO limit sales to themselves.. using the merchant supplied info to cut a deal.

This is known, and it has been reported YEARS ago. Not difficult to check, either..

So if this is illegal, act, otherwise, keep silent.

A couple of links about that:

https://tamebay.com/2016/06/amazon-mandate-that-sellers-use-gs1-barcodes.html

https://jordiob.com/lo-no-te-cuentan-vender-amazon-alvaro-perez/

One of them is in Spanish, sorry about that.

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Nvidia promises to shift graphics grunt work to the cloud, for a price

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Re: This is 3 ms of added latency.

way more than 3ms as it opens a whole can of worms to sync all that stuff.

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Re: latency down to a blazing 3ms

Yeah,

The latency will be horrible.. it would be way better to have the full game running in the servers, not just the GPU.. otherwise the amount of data to be moved is just ridiculous.. 4-6GB to load textures, etc. Every time you play the game!

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Hello 'WOS': Windows on Arm now has a price

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Re: How much?

Only win32? then it is almost useless.

Five years ago, people would have bought it (maybe) but not these days.

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Space station springs a leak while astronauts are asleep (but don't panic)

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Duct tape

Humm, duct tape the Astronaut?

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We've found another problem with IPv6: It's sparked a punch-up between top networks

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Re: El Reg & IPv6

The existing system being quite bad.. essentially the big players extort the small ones, who want to have a free ride on the big ones.

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Now that's a fortune cookie! Facebook splats $5k command-injection bug in one of its servers

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Ahem

No whitespaces after the hash? PEP8 violation!

https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/#inline-comments

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Intel rips up microcode security fix license that banned benchmarking

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Re: Now we can understand

Most general processing is not FPU heavy, so it makes perfect sense!

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Don't you just love Windows 10 refreshes, yells Lenovo

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Re: Seriously ......

They endure because the competition is as bad or worse.. still, that nasty spyware..

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Google risks mega-fine in EU over location 'stalking'

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Illegal

And that, just by itself, is illegal.

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Bank on it: It's either legal to port-scan someone without consent or it's not, fumes researcher

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Code

They are running code in my machine without my explicit consent for their own benefit...

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Re: Foaming at the mouth, but the foam kind of makes sense

The law is ridiculous and makes no sense.

Either they change the law or it is applied to everyone, not just the poor as it seems to be the case.

So, to be clear: banks should be allowed to scan before you login, for security, they should disclose it too, and researchers should disclose who they are scanning.

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Probe Brit police phone-peeking plans, privacy peeps plead

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Re: How do these work?

If their objectives are to convict people and their jobs are at risk, well, the results are quite predictable.

I would love their jobs to be more secure, and them being off limits to spying. Also, reasonable convictions for crimes.. violent crime against people and property should land people on jail, not "community orders".

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UK cyber security boffins dispense Ubuntu 18.04 wisdom

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Re: Finally took the plunge with 18.04 last night..

Try ubuntu 18.. it gos slooooow.

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Facebook's React Native web tech not loved by native mobile devs

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Vue2

Me, I prefer vue2, but I am stuck with react now.

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Spectre/Meltdown fixes in HPC: Want the bad news or the bad news? It's slower, say boffins

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Obvious

This is a side channel attack, and if you implement the caches in the most obvious way, you are affected.

Read the vulns and it will be quite clear.

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Re: The good news...

My guess is that there are several reasons for this.

First yeah, security implications.. but also benchmarks. Removing MT allows you to have better single core performance, and with Zen2 on the market intel is starting to lag behind in SC benchmarks.

Either intel gets their manufacturing processes sorted or they are at high risk of losing plenty of the market to AMD.

In this age they cannot simply tell google, amazon etc that they won't supply products unless they stop buying from AMD, as these companies do not sell consumer products, and are therefore mostly not affected by processor branding.

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Tintri finally opens wide, bites restructuring bullet

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Re: Another one bites the dust

So people should keep using the same things from the same vendors? why innovate with ppl like you!

We should embrace with caution innovation, and buying a ton of product from them would probably not destroy a company.

Also, a leaner company might be more profitable.. or at least less losses.

Note: I work for a startup, and our product is not just good, it is great.

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Western Digital formats hard disk drive factory as demand spins down

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Re: Demand but not margin

HDD manufacturing plants make no sense without all the patents required to build them, and R&D to slowly increase capacity.

The HDD duopoly is just doing what a monopoly does: increase benefit, and it is more profitable to produce less and raise prices. This is why we have antimonopoly laws.

Remember, they want to get paid, not to produce HDDs, that is just what they need to get paid..

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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

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Fax

But the email is the superior option, your problem is that DL did not want emails, but faxes.

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'Coding' cockup blamed for NHS cough-up of confidential info against patients' wishes

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Re: "unreserved apologies"

Clinical audit etc == sold.

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GitLab's move off Azure to Google cloud totally unrelated to Microsoft's GitHub acquisition. Yep

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Re: How?

Also desperate intel selling their product with huge discounts to the big players. Massive error, as this puts them on the hands of a few buyers.

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UK taxman warned it's running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit

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Re: Don't be cretinous

Six years in the uk AND more than 3x.000 £ per year.

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At last! Apple admits its MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards utterly suck, offers free replacements

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Re: Stop shilling

And the external keyboard is the reason it still works.

Also the kind of dust/grime the keyboard gets subjected to. Plenty of mechanical keyboards fail as dirt gets into the switches.. and MBPs are just terrible in this sense.

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Visa fingers 'very rare' data centre switch glitch for payment meltdown

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Well trained staff

These days it is rare to have well trained staff that can take the decision to take out a router. Expensive, and risky for them in case they make a mistake.

And of course, partial failures are quite common.

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'90s hacker collective man turned infosec VIP: Internet security hasn't improved in 20 years

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Agree

Tell everyone to move the 10 base 2 cable.. one of the Ts must be the problem...

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Um, excuse me. Do you have clearance to patch that MRI scanner?

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Antieconomical

If you intervene the medical industry so making scanners is antieconomical yeah, they wont have anything to sell, ane they might go under, but no scanners to be bought.

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Scammers use Google Maps to skirt link-shortener crackdown

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Nothing wrong here

Just shorten these comments like this:

http://www.5z8.info/taliban-meetup_l1i6pi_racist-message-board

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Scrapping Brit cap on nurses, doctors means more room for IT folk

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Re: More job displacement, yay

Constant money salaries have dropped and the pressure on nurses and doctors has increased.

Therefore it is not a "skill shortage". Pay more and improve working conditions, and you will have no trouble hiring.

Same for IT.. there are plenty of people who decided to quit because conditions were harsh (not me!).

As for being a shortage.. well, I am quite skilled and got a new contract as my old one finished.. but the tests I had to pass were tough. What this tells me is that there is NO SHORTAGE. Otherwise they would not aim to hire the best, but whoever is available as was the case in 1999.

So stop importing ppl in IT, no shortage at all, they just want to lower our salaries.

Note: I am a bloody foreigner, and yes, me being here is good for the economy but also lowers the salary for other highly qualified IT ppl.

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Errr

Voting for leave means you are more interested in your personal goals that many other peoples goals.

While I would agree that voting for brexit does not mean you are a racist or a xenophone, racists and xenophobes mostly voted for brexit, and some of the most compelling reasons to vote for brexit were xenophobic (both truly good reasons and false ones).

While I disagree with you, well, yes, now we will have more leeway to make our own agreements. the problem is, we are not in a good place to negotiate, so chances are they wont be fair to us. We shall see.

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Xen Project patches Intel’s Lazy FPU flaw, VMware doesn't need to

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Well yes but

If you have to take down your big iron, you are out of business while you apply he patches..

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Tech firms, come to Blighty! Everything is brill! Brexit schmexit, Galileo schmalileo

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Re: Its the Will of the People!!

Actually, there is no skills shortage.

Pay more and people WILL flock.

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Services

But then how do you propose to keep the roads, army and NHS? are you proposing we go back to the XIX century? poorhouses?

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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

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Re: Yet another Remoaner circle-jerk on El Reg.

Errr no.

There is quite some disagreement over Brexit in thereg and their commentards.

But there can be little discussion about this particular issue: we (as in the UK) demanded that non EU countries had to be barred from providing the essential works for the project, and that is not illogical.

Now we leave, and as we are no longer part of the EU, of course we got out of the project. Quite obvious.

I think we should get reimboursed, at least partly reimbursed, but who knows if we would get that or not... we have almost no leverage on the EU, and they have a lot on us.

As for our negotiating team.. well, they warned us about this, but we chose not to listen to experts, we were tired of "so called experts". Now we blame them when we dont have leverage, exactly as predicted.

you see, we kept moaning about rules, and imposing plenty of rules on the EU "or we leave", and they kept accepting as it was in their best interest to have us in the EU. Now that we have left, well, the damage is going to happen, so they no longer care much about us.

What do we offer them? banking and insurance, and associated services. Hardly anything that they cannot replicate.. and they can take it away from us with things like Tolbin tax.

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Re: EU Are Being Vindictive

The EU can give access to the secure code to non eu, but will not give the keys to non eu military as they are a security risk with different goals. So not trustworthy in the long run.

Are we given access to the us scrambling/descrambling technology? I dont think so.. and we do want they want us to do..

Basically we have decided to get divorced, and now we are complaining that our ex would not give us the keys to the house in the beach.

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Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

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Re: Is this a form of sanctions against Russia?

Err, they detected and stopped plenty of cyberwarfare from the uk and the us.

I would say that is the problem for them.. they dont want their stuff being detected, and cannot force them to not detect their malware.

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EU-US Privacy Shield not up to snuff, data tap should be turned off – MEPs

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Disagree

You have to give your trade partners time to comply. Going into a trade war is bad for everyone, and some times it is more beneficial for you to have a slightly unfair agreement than no agreement at all.

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The hits keep coming for Facebook: Web giant made 14m people's private posts public

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Re: Anybody still have sympathy for those that use fb?

Some friends of mine were stupid enough to publish their political tendices quizz on facebook.

what else can I say?

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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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Re: If only I could pay

Yep, if you pay your data will still be taken/stolen.

I would gladly pay a premium to have quality content.

But, and this is a big thing, there are some conditions for that.

First, I want privacy. And it is quite complicated.. how are they going to track my article consumption if I am not tracked?

Second, while I would agree with micropayments, history tells me that "micro" gets to be confused with "mini" then just "payments". If you dont agree, just look at DLCs.

Companies that think it is ok to be paid 0.07$ per article read though intrusive ads, believe 2$ is a fair price for the same article without ads. Madness.

So I would say that a "premium" subscription would be the best thing. Of course, the problem is that then several competing "subscription networks" would arise, and the internet would get fragmented.

Don't believe me? look at netflix and all netflix clones. I want to pay to watch content, and do pay for not one, but two three content providers.. and it is at the very least "annoying" that I would have to pay at least 6 subscriptions to watch decent stuff. And the more people pay, instead of becoming cheaper, it becomes more fragmented and therefore more expensive for the user.

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BT announces Gavin Patterson to become ex-CEO

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Something is wrong.

If you decide to fire your CEO and at the same time he gets a bonus, something is wrong, both things should not happen at the same time.

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British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update

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Re: More inclusive?

It is the same sad thing as deciding that all races, creeds, etc have to be represented in a movie.

Well, if the movie is supposed to happen in China, most people in the movie, unless there is a very good explanation, should be chinese. Same for the us.. most people should be american.

If a minority is 10% of the population, parity in numbers is discrimination. Or you can come up with a good movie and try to be inclusive and thats it, do not force/reqrite characters, etc.

Going back to the egg.. it is NOT more inclusive. Non vegans will NOT be represented by that salad.. and they are a majority. So it is not more inclusive..

My guess is that they are so focused on discriminating people while claiming to be doing it for equality that they lost it.

Note: I feel that I have to qualify my post, as otherwise ppl will make assumptions. I am not a racist (not but..), and dont think discrimination is a good thing. First of all, because I have suffered it first hand in the UK, and second hand though my wife, as she is both american and jew (and boy they hate both in Spain).

I believe in equality, and discriminating majorities is not going to get equality. Of course, people with disabilities have to be helped, that is another matter.

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In World Cup Russia, our Wi-Fi networks will log on to you!

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Re: 50%

Nothing to be seen citizen, move along.

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Great time to shift bytes: International bandwidth prices are in free fall

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Re: Meanwhile...

Well, yes, but eyes have a limited, quite clear limit.

I would say the limit is 8K HDR 3D at 120fps. And of course, more bitrate will always help.

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: How can it possibly be worth that much?

they do charge money for private repositories, etc.

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TSB meltdown latest: Facepalming reaches critical mass as Brits get strangers' bank letters

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weight

That is why you should measure the weight of the letters.

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Platinum partner had 'affair' with my wife – then Oracle screwed me, ex-sales boss claims

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Re: Employment law, huh!

More like his boss got the call from the customer, and decided to sack him, alledgeing whatever to HR.

that HR did not check is the big mistake here.

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ISP popped router ports, saving customers the trouble of making themselves hackable

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Re: Only an id10t...

Worse still, packets to that port should be filtered at network level unless they come from their router management team. Otherwise there is a window of opportunity to pawn, and scripts WILL get them.

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FPGAs for AI? GPUs and CPUs are the future, shrugs drone biz Insitu

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Not an expert on AI

As the title says, Not an expert on AI.

That being said, a FPGA, or better still, a custom chip will be an order of magnitude more efficient at crunching the algorithm than a GPU. The problem is.. it is kind of fixed on what it does.. and if you start making it more general purpose, then it is better to stick with the GPU.

Once we as humans have stable, decent "AI", then we will see AI coprocessors designed specifically for the task at hand, but probably not before as the cost of design+tape+productions is just too great for things not done in big numbers.

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Buggy software could lock a Jeep's cruise control

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Re: Oh Lord

The average driver knows almost nothing about the innards of the car.

So for example if the accel pedal gets stuck (the carpet in some models tends to get stuck) they are able to overheat the brakes. They are THAT incompetent.

So I dont trust Wetware 1.0

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