* Posts by Aitor 1

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Increased level of rejections

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Re: Increased level of rejections

I do take it personally, as my reasons for going into the website are that, personal.

I have been in the reg since it was founded (although I lost the details for my first account) by Mike, and

I must say I am just fed up.

I had one comment rejected fairly, but today I had one that makes no sense.

The quality of the articles has gently declined, and it is the community that really makes me come back, including the authors, etc.

Time to move on,as if I want pollitically correct content there are better sources.

Best of lucks and see you elsewhere.

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Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020

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Re: "When it's political, technology cannot do anything."

"800 or so total programs "

I dont think they are living in 2017.

While I do understand that there are quite a few software packages that need to be run locally (architectural ones, for example) I just dont understand how they can end up with 800 programs.

Maybe they should reign in their users, and instead of everyone running their own little IT kingdom

they should just focus on the job they have to do. I would love to see that

list and the justification.

Also, most local authorities I have been in contact with have such varied

needs because they are proving services outside their own responsability while

at the same time not providing correct services for the ones they should be

providing because of lack of funding.

Then again I might be wrong but when a large organization has such a varied sw list, something is wrong in the org itself... and workers are doing what they want, not what they should be doing.

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Intel's super-secret Management Engine firmware now glimpsed, fingered via USB

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Hacking the processor

The horrible thing here is that you essentially hack the processor.. not the OS. So no defense is possible as of now.

they should have never included this in the processor.. it is horrible.

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Stop worrying and let the machines take our jobs – report

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Re: Umm?

Cmon, be a bit more positive! on the whole, we are living in a better world every year!!

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Qualcomm is shipping next chip it'll perhaps get sued for: ARM server processor Centriq 2400

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Ringbus

So it is a ringbus chip.. not for heavy loads but rather plenty of light loads....

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Transparent algorithms? Here's why that's a bad idea, Google tells MPs

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Black box

"Many technologies in society operate as 'black boxes' to the user – microwaves, automobiles, and lights – and are largely trusted and relied upon without the need for the intricacies of these devices to be understood by the user."

So they are blatantly lying here.

Most of the users are unaware of how these work, true, but they know that many people understand how they work, and the knoledge is there for them to get them should they want to.

It is the same fundamental difference between google's unpublished algorithms and opensource.

Most people are going to use opensource programs and never bother to go into the insides.. unless they want or need to.

If the algorithm isnt publish you have a reasonable cause for suspicion, as these algorithms cannot be checked by the public.

So basically they made the wrong example.

A better one would be: "people are served by secret services as the MI6 and the CIA, and they have placed their trust in these fine institutions". But because they are seemingly unaccountable and black boxes, people have no trust in them!

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Londoners: Ready to swap your GP for an NHS vid doc app?

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Subsidy-guzzling Tesla's Model 3 volumes a huge problem – Wall St man

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Re: No change

While it is politicians distorting the market (and I agree with it being contrary to capitalism) the justification for this is being a compensation for the unaccounted for external costs.

Every time I start an ICE I create external costs for everyone, that are way way worse than those that come from an electric car.

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39 episodes of 'CSI' used to build AI's natural language model

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Re: "I'll create a GUI interface...

I was just checking that this was in the comments, well done.

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Punctual as ever, Equifax starts snail-mailing affected Brits about mega-breach

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Re: Time to

Err, no, prison.

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Hey, you know why it's called the iPhone X? When you see Apple's repair bill, your response will be X-rated

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Re: OLEDs

I doubt the oled costs more than 120$, so at this price it is ridiculous.

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UK.gov not quite done with e-cigs, announces launch of new inquiry

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Re: Smokers are net contributors to the welfare state

Many die out of cancer, and that costs up to hundreds of thousands of pounds. So not thar clear that they are on the positive.

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Google India must pay back-taxes on $225m after cheekily funneling cash through Ireland

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Re: Double Dutch - Irish Twist

You must be joking. This kind of evil scam is what Trump wants to PROTECT.

Has he done anything about it? no? as I expected.

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Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps

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Re: Modernise apps?

Resizing, etc on forms was a big thing in 1996. That was solved a long time ago.

I dont need crap "non forms slick resizing, etc". If I wanted that, I would use one of the myriad js frameworks (and that is what I do), make web apps with a backend and charge by subscription or because that is the portal to our company services.

If we use .NET it is because it runs native on windows, if they break that, why bother? they seem keen on destroying their bread and butter in order to sell more azure.

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Watership downtime: BadRabbit encrypts Russian media, Ukraine transport hub PCs

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Re: Ransom demands in BitCoin again

civil forfeiture is a mockery of justice.

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IETF mulls adding geoblock info to 'Bradbury's code'

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Cant

As most connections SHOULD be https you can't unless you have forged certificates.

Of course most cert authorities WILL provide fake certs, but that is another problem.

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AWS will be the last big cloud to add Skylake as Azure turns 'em on

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Re: >Microsoft has announced its first Azure instances running Intel's Skylake silicon

yep, they should be using vcores etc, and tne users sbould care about service, not iron.

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Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails

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Re: Gun, meet foot.

I contribute to Mint with money.. not coding for the project.. and the cinnamon project is just dire, worse than unity.

It just doesnt work right at high resolutions and multimonitor. Memory leaks + bizarre problems.. and nvidia doesnt help much with the drivers, I can choose the crippling problems I prefer...

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Apple Cook's half-baked defense of the Mac Mini: This kit ain't a leftover

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Shrinking market

You want to invest in desktops and workstations for the same reason the supermarket sells milk: so the customers only go to their shops.

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Let's dig into how open source could KO the Silicon Valley chat silos

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Re: Why people herd themselves towards closed ecosystems

well, yeah but I want ease of use.. and slack is SO much better than IMAP, etc..

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Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll

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Re: @Lee

You might not know it, but german law forbids you to renounce certain rights in your IP.

My guess (and this is a guess) is that yes, he did sign something like that, yet he is still entitled to the IP.

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IBM: We're now a, what's not losing money? Ah, a cognitive cloud champ!

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Re: Power systems

There is little money to be gained with Power.

It makes perfect sense to not bet the company on hardware, as the competition is ahead, is investing a lot of money, and the prospect is razor thin margins.. the future looks more like SW defined than HW, and has been for the las 17 years at last.

The problem for IBM is that they failed to sell cloud (rent computers) at a decent price.

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Europol cops lean on phone networks, ISPs to dump CGNAT walls that 'hide' cyber-crooks

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Fishing

So their complain is that they cant go fishing, and need a court order..

On top of that their current SW to create thought police databases needs to be improved..

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Future of Misco UK hangs in the balance – sources

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Pricing

I dont understand how could they stay in business. I had a shop more than 20 years ago and I found them to be extremely expensive... yet NOW they are going bust?

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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No drone

So there is no proof it was a drone except what the pilot said and we know they have been wrong before.

I would say "probable drone", but taking action on this seems ridiculous unless proven to be a drone.

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Drone?

They say it was a drone. Are we sure that is really the case? I have seen no pics, no model no nothing. Could be a bird that left no blood behind (rain, etc).

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Supreme Court to rule on whether US has right to data stored overseas

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Re: @d3vy ... WTF?

If you are in Ireland, the irish law should prevail, anything else is ridiculous.

Same way the other way arround.

The only thing to consider is that there are agreements to respect each others individuals and companies rights, but no obligations that would trump on local law.

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WPA2 security in trouble as KRACK Belgian boffins tease key reinstallation bug

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Re: Should you really care.

I am actually concerned about going to prison when my neighbour decides to do something illegal and I am the one who is the "owner" of the line.

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WPA2 KRACK attack smacks Wi-Fi security: Fundamental crypto crapto

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Re: Explanation Please?

This is also fundamentally broken and a problem for IoT and low power devices.

You will be forced to have a database of NONCEs associated to SSIDs, so you need permanent storage and a lookup table.

Microcontrollers with wifi capabilities are going to be seriously affected.

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Re: Explanation Please?

If following the standard it should be automatic, as your client device trsusts a forged message, that is the fundamental problem.. from there, you are just screwed.

It is essentially a MIM attack, and it can potentially be used to get you user/password to several services.

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More and more websites are mining crypto-coins in your browser to pay their bills, line pockets

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Re: Declaration of use

Well, between 4 autoplaying videos + riduculous ammounts of javascript, I would change that for a 20% gpu mining thing.. but then, after 5 tabs my browser would not work...

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Et tu Accenture? Then fall S3er: Consultancy giant leaks private keys, emails and more online

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Re: Oooohhh Nooooo

Errr, no.

You can implement full websites with javascript.

The only thing is if you want waid websites to save its state.. then you have to have somewhere to save.. and users.. but most of it can also be solved.

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Sniffing substations will solve 'leccy car charging woes, reckons upstart

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Ultra conmuter

He must be conmuting somthing like more than 100 miles on each direction per day.. otherwise, the car would be charged...

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Fear the SAP-slap? Users can anonymously submit questions about licensing naughtiness

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Re: Who owns the data ?

They would sue you in texas and you would lose.

That is why many ppl cannot really afford these licenses, as they are breaking the contracts and might get sued for millions, and, contrary to diageo, not have them in the bank.

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Apple's iPhone X won't experience the joy of 6...

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Refurbished

Refurbished is a dirty word for a mobile phone.

As plenty of them come from dropped phones, they potentially have cracked solder points that will eventually fail, same for tablets.

Or maybe replaced chips that the remanufacturer did not put any underfill (I am looking at you, Apple)

http://mendonipadrehab.com/entries/general/the-epidemic-of-iphone-6-6-touch-ic-failure-explained-apples-continues-to-pull-the-wool-over-the-consumer-s-eyes

https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/234552-apples-iphone-6-6-plus-are-failing-early-thanks-to-touch-disease-bending-problems

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11412496

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Re: Gorilla(s) in the room

They are being stupid here.

I dont want a phone from them that has a subsidy that they are going to charge everyone, including the ones that dont buy phones from them. It is bloody stupid.

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IT admins hate this one trick: 'Having something look like it’s on storage, when it is not'

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Run in the background

They claim not to disrupt because they run on the background.

This sounds all good and well, but fails to be a thing. If they make requests to the NAS, they will impact performance.

Now, they could be doing that while there is low load.. but that means that the NAS is underused... so they will have to be very tightly integrated with the NAS in order to prevent degradation... and if they have continous deduplication and backup, it starts being very complicated.

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Real Mad-quid: Murky cryptojacking menace that smacked Ronaldo site grows

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Re: I've been noticing something the past month or two

Not possible unless they hack you computer. I got some nasties delivered to my computer last week, a nice 0 day from banners, and there very few pages that I have not blocked, including theregister.

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Got a software development and deployment story?

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Re: Can't beat them buzzwords

Dont get stressed.

If you are not in testing NOW that means that you wont get there in time, so relax man.

Oh, and put that on writing, be sure you have a goot failure story to tell, and start telling it to the ppl who count.

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How many times can Microsoft kill Mobile?

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Re: Clusterfcuk

WM is quite good. But no third parties support it.,. they have been burned too many times.

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Video games used to be an escape. Now not even they are safe from ads

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Re: Where else?

Spot on.

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Ironic

I dont run addblockers on thereg, and what I get from that is a little website between the ads.. maybe 30% of the space is adds..

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You may not have noticed, but 'superfast' broadband is available to 94% of Blighty

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Re: I assume Thinkbroadband are using the "can pay extra for fibre" definition of ("has access to"?

They demand more money for a cheaper to run service.

Wait no, they decided to use fttc so no that much cheaper.

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Support team discovers 'official' vendor paper doesn't rob you blind

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plus

plus the switch consumes one pin on a microcontroller, unless you start playing with diodes, and use multicircuit switches (ala keyboard).

Now, the switches are relatively unreliable, as anyone who has had to work with them can tell you... so you will put at least two of them and expect the same read.

Nah, the scanner is more reliable.

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HP Inc exec: Yes, we'll put a bullet in the X3 device

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Re: Killing the OS is definitely a "change in strategy."

For now it is way cheaper to run things like that..

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Oath-my-God: THREE! BILLION! Yahoo! accounts! hacked! in! 2013! – not! 'just!' 1bn!

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Re: Porridge

SOX is actually bad for security, as interpreted by beancounters and lawyers.

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

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Re: Re:Remarkable: 209 comments

We are tired of experts, remember that... post facts society.

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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

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Re: Simluator

It would work like that because math was invented to describe the universe that we form part of in the best way possible.

So of course the universe is going to be able to be described by maths, otherwise we would have to invent maths 2.0.

While I disagree with the "you cannot simulate it", I think that a good enough simulation would be as good as a non simulated one, so why bother? Anyway we will figure it out eventually, and I think this is not a very interesting question to make.

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Re: Doesn't really surprise me

Of course, but there is no need to do that in order to simulate the universe.

It is also impossible to render all the possible images out of a 3D MMO game using all the energy of the universe, yet people play quite ok.

So this is just bullshit, and the ppl producing it are mathematicians at heart, so they know it.

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Re: "To model just a few hundred electrons needs a computer bigger than the universe"

It is bullocks, it can be demonstrated that of course you cannot model the universe, but you can model a relatively small part of the universe.. that we do not know HOW to do it does not mean that it CANNOT be done..

Anyway, it matters not if it is simulated or not, it makes 0 difference. I vote for non simulated, but who cares?

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