* Posts by Aitor 1

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UK Prime Minister calls on internet big beasts to ‘auto-takedown’ terror pages within 2 HOURS

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Re: Yeah yeah yeah - the usual bollocks

It strikes me as an authoritarian regime.

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HP users moaning over 10-minute login lag during 'Win 10 update'

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windows + crapware

windows + crapware from Hp.. just do a clean install.

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US government sued by 11 pissed-off travellers over computer searches

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Re: Hang on a moment

You might claim sarcasm, but it is no different from many ppls point of view... so if you dont want to express said pov, just give something for ppl to figure it out.

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DARPA lays out cash-splash to defibrillate Moore's Law

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Re: Van Neumann?

I dont see a reference to a "Van Newmann" in the article, but I do see a reference to Morre, maybe it was corrected... if something is wrong, just tell the journo...

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Drop in the ocean

When you consider the amount of money the semiconductor industry needs to produce new technologies.. 75 million is peanuts.

Instead of buying a new, unneeded carrier, they should spend the 10400 million dollars each cost doing things that are needed in the us, like research, repairing bridges, etc.

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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Re: Sound

I diasagree.

First, I can hear the difference. Yes, I have tried blind testing, and with excellent earphones I can tell the difference, while saying "yes, the difference is very small to my ears."

I can tell the difference up to 48Khz, 20bit. Depending on age, some people might not benefit from sample rate.

The reason you do this (24 bit, 96K) as you probably know, is to preserve the quality while processing the sound.

Then you downsample to the desired quality. CD quality is a bit too low.. 20bit 48Khz is about perfect.

Now, on a portable device I do understand the need to compress beyond lossless into lossy.. the music otherwise just wont fit.. but to provide a pathetic DAC only makes the sound worse.

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Capita still hasn't found what its looking for: A CEO

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Re: Gissa job!

I would do it for free. BUT will get some money for objectives.. say 10 million for breathing...

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Hi Amazon, Google, Apple we might tax you on revenue rather than profit – love, Europe

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Re: Just change the current tax laws.

Race to the bottom then?

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Intel's €1bn EU antitrust appeal: What the heck is the AEC test?

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liars

The thing is ma y companies would not tale the amd chips even for free, while being faster than Intels offering..so if that is not enough...

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Must go faster, must go faster! Oracle lobs Java EE into GitHub, vows rapid Java SE releases

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Why?

More confusion is not needed. They are just going to make it worse the idiots.

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Mo' money mo' mobile payments... Security risks? Whatever!

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Err no.

It is easy to compromise a phone, and do silent transactions.

The same is difficult with a card, and the card can be discarded (pun intended), not so easy for the phone.

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TalkTalk plans to bail on mobile in major shake-up for beleaguered biz

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Re: Triple play/quad play bullshit aroma recognised at last?

The idea is to have discounts only if you have several products.. so you cant leave, and then increase the price again.

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Apache Struts you're stuffed: Vuln allows hackers to inject evil code into biz servers

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I know...

I know Struts2 has quite some history.. both of security bugs AND forking.. as it was aoriginally a fork of struts, that got to be "struts 2", as it was way better than the original. Still hate it, I find the approach quite bad, if well meaning.

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Love struts.

So much, I think it is sacred and should never be touched, let alone used!

It is not the first time it comes under attack, and in my opinion, it is a bit outdated, and I personally prefer rest webservices, you can implement them as you want, be it with struts2, spring, python, nodejs...

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SanDisk's little microSD card sucks up 400GB

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Re: It's all well and good... but...

Most phones say "32GB", mine says "64GB" yet is quite happy with a 128GB card...

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Samsung ploughing billions into boosting memory production

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Re: They always think this

When prices go too low, just create and old and tested cartel, as the memory producers tend to do...

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Police deny Notting Hill Carnival face recog tech led to wrongful arrest

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Re: DPA requests

And if you ask to be removed, you would automatically enter a "discontent" list.

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New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones

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Support

Just prevent them to access the internet and have them all using a VPN, lock them down and use the provided apps and lock all external websites.

Also ask the network provider to block SMS and MMS

There, sorted, no need to update.

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Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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Re: I wonder

He already wrote a bit too much, I love it, I have read everything.. but I think it was a good idea..

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Kiwi prankster 'oinks' down cops' radio and sings Old MacDonald

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Nope.

At best you could locate the repeater, but you would have to go to he actual post and put equipmente to be able to pinpoint the culprit.

I suspect that if he has LOS to the mast he would stop...

Also, he could be transmitting for narrow beam to repeaters using a van, and no way you are going to find him.

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UK infrastructure failing to meet the most basic cybersecurity standards

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Morale

the beatings will continue until morale improves

There, that is how fines will help the NHS.

The problem is.. who is guilty really?

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CrashPlan crashes out of cloudy consumer backup caper

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Re: No mention of Family plan...

I suggest you go to Backblaze.... they have no linux support and you have to tweak the client to have 2 threads if you dont live in the us, but appart from that it is decent, and now it also allows you to manage other peoples backups, so quite similar to your current setup I guess.

Beware that versioning retention is worse as many have pointed out.

I use it with both my main computer and the missus and it works quite well (using means having had to recover stuff).

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Oracle caves, promises to crack open Java EE as v8 crawls ever closer

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Half dead

Java is half dead, and looks like it will be a zombie soon enough.

It is sad, but it has been mismanaged for too long.

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Who wants multiple virtual workstations on a GPU in a blade server?

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Re: Licensing

That is the problem, the licenses.

I just dont see the point of paying more for less.

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US DoD, Brit ISP BT reverse proxies can be abused to frisk internal systems – researcher

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Proxy, etc

What he describes is essentially a MiM attack by ISPs and governments.. and also some proxies.. but I dont care much about the proxies, I care about the Gvt mandated spionage.

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So, Nokia. What makes you think the world wants your phones?

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S club 7

I think i is like S Club 7. It pretended to be aimed at teens, yet it was really aimed at older children.

Same with nokia... we old ppl remember how bad it was at the end, their internal struggles, their perception that the network operator was their client etc etc.

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UK.gov is hiring IT bods with skills in ... Windows Vista?!

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Re: 2003?!

I think they want to get rid of it, but can't.

Well treated, you can keep using it essentially forever, just isolate it as much as possible. BTW. most computers should be isolated anyway.

I was the administrator of an IBM 360 running CMS... in the late 90s!! That beast of a machine should have been replaced long ago... it was SO slow...

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Making money is so DRAM easy for some memory-flingers

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Collusion

I am pretty sure that they would no repeat proven past actions and form a cartel to benefit from it, that would be unethical and these companies are ethics driven.

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UK govt steams ahead with £5m facial recog system amid furore over innocents' mugshots

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Re: No Detail On The Accuracy Of System

Ohh it is way worse.

You, the citizen that has a passport, pays taxes etc, get in the DDBB.

A random criminal is identified as you by the system, and gets charged.

No, wait, YOU get charged, or, worse still, now the police thinks you have been detained X times.

Of course, they would not tell you, and you will wonder why cant you get a new job.. as they are checking your backgrounds and voila!! you have police records!! good luck proving this is incorrect.

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: Genuine question

There are serious limitations in the payload if you dont have catapults.

That said, using catapults and arrestor gear does comulative stress damage to the plane.

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Batteries that don't burn at the drop of a Galaxy Note 7? We're listening

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Graphene

Plenty of applications for the unobetnium as I see.

Yes, you can also make amazing lithium batteries with it, but it is still too expensive...

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Atomic bonds: Gigabyte, Supermicro fire out boosted Atom CPU range

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Re: Coming soon

Let me laugh hard at the pricing.

No way I am paying that much.

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UK industry mouthpiece wants 'near-universal' broadband speeds of 30Mbps by 2020

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Re: Use cases please?

The idea is that you would like 4K HDR, and being able to properly use "cloud services", and for that you need proper upload speed too, something we mostly lack in the UK.

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Ultrafast

I know it is a "comment bait", but 30 Mb is not ultrafast. Today.

I would call it "adequate for a small family that can't afford better".

Ultrafast is 1Gbps symmetrical, today.

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Google and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week in full

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Re: You're fired

If you read his document, you will see it is a mixed bag.. many things he says are true and backed by studies. Others, are not.

He should have restricted himself to a shorter document with the points that are backed up, and the message would have been the same.

He would still have been fired... but he could at least better decend himself.

Anotjer tbing: people are no really critics of the document but of what they think the document means.

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Re: "why Blacks are such fast runners?"

But dont publish that, or you might be fired....

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Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

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asshe but

I dont agree with many of the things he says, yet he is not wrong when he claims that google is no longer hiring based on merit (I would say they hired based on geekness at some point).

Posting that was naive, has plenty of bias and firing him proves a big part of what he said and is dangerous.... you should not fire someone because you dont like his political ideas.

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Can the last person watching desktop video please turn out the light?

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Really?

Then you either have and adblock here or dont care about stupid ads in thereg...

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Payment

They are NOT our payment, we are.

The problem I have is they want either .005$ per view or something like 1$ per view.. I would pay .005 per view.. not the 1$ they demand.

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Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

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Yes and no

We setup a company using GPUs and CPUs on general purpose servers to encode/transcode movies/series for IP-TV.

It worked as a charm, for a mere fraction of the cost.

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Re: Gamers?

Sorry, but your "facts" are obsolete.

These days you need at least 6 for the game and one (better 2) for the OS.. so eight core and six core systems are the best, in general (unless playing WoT).

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Smart streetlight bods Telensa nearly double full-year revenues

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CRI

Better CRI= less lumens needed.

Plus leds have at least double the effective lumens per watt.. as LED light is highly directional, and HPS/LPS is omnidirectional, and you need a parabole to redirect it, and nobody is cleaning said parabole.

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Openreach pegs full fibre overhaul anywhere between £3bn and £6bn

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Wrong incentives

The data networks are natural monopolies, as are train networks, water and swage systems, etc etc.

So it is not a good idea to make them private, unless you plan to personally benefit from the deal.

As for the companies to invest.. why would they? the more money you put into the network, the more data you will have to deal with.. and a similar amount of money.

You only compete IF the other companies are giving a better service.. and with the services being what they are in the UK, it just makes no sense.. there is almost no competition and they are all ok with that.

And also fiber to the cabinet.. bolody stupid. It is cheaper (yes, CHEAPER) to put fiber to the home.. but hey, somebody wante to reuse aluminum cables that should have been thrown away long ago.. to save pennies... and now we are all stuck with useless vdsl and assymetric connections, that are no good for using SAAS clouds.. and that is the future.

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UK publishes Laws of Robotics for self-driving cars

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Re: But but but...

errr, no, the government wants to break encryption. They want to be able to access your communications when they end in places they cannot access, and also communications that start and end outside the UK (same for the the US).

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Re: Fucking with the 'robots'.

Camera, and police, that is the future.

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Microsoft dumps mobility from its Vision

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Re: Come on MS, say it... Windows Mobile is a dead duck.

Failed because they have been abandoning mobile phones/pdas for the las 19 years.

Every 2 years, new "Windows CE/Mobile" paradigm, incompatible with previous devices... and well, peoples trust just gets killed.

Windows is being killed by abusive licensing in the workplace, and at home it is being replaced by cheaper tablets.. running a windows shop is SO expensive...

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WannaCry-killer Marcus Hutchins denies Feds' malware claims

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Re: Proportionality? We've heard of it.

They keep voting the people who make these things happen. So they either like it or dont care.

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DJI drones: 'Cyber vulnerabilities' prompt blanket US Army ban

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Pork

Barrel.

My guess is that they dont want to alianate the military companies that provide worse (as in specs) products at 100x the price, but apparently with better security.

That, or the DJI drones are really beaming data back.

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Four techies flummoxed for hours by flickering 'E' on monitor

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Re: "by the size of his Micro Channel Adapter"

You had to change the IRQ from the default IRQ 7, that conflicts with the LPT1, to IRQ5.

I am sure that you are glad your problem haas a solution. ;)

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Skype for Business is not Skype – realising that is half the battle

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Re: Skype for business is pretty sad

The main use I had for it was to micromanage my team, as we where all remote workers, I could see who was typing or not... and chat with them in case they are at the keyboard.

But the MSN already got that long long time ago.. as for the contacts.. well, I see it as an intracompany thing, that makes it way more secure, if limited.

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