* Posts by wjake

15 posts • joined 29 Oct 2009

FCC's answer to scandal of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US selling people's location data: Burying its head in the ground


Re: You don't understand how it works

A US Senator's salary is 174,000. Majority Leader and other posts make more. Nobody is getting rich off that. They are also allowed million(s) in some cases, for staff, office expenses and whatever else they can make look official. But skimming that money for personal use would be frowned upon. They are also limited to 15% of their salary in outside earned income.

WSJ showed that most Senators are already millionaires before they are elected. Bernie Sanders is not that wealthy, most of his net worth is tied up in home equity and his recent 6 or 7 figure book deal.

Germany has a problem with the entire point of Amazon's daft Dash buttons – and bans them


As a long time user of Subscribe and Save, I can assure you this is not the case. If there are changes to my S&S items; price availability, etc. I receive an email well in advance of my next delivery date indicating these changes. I also receive an e-mail containing the items and cost of my next delivery, with several days in which to cancel, change delivery date or make other changes.

OTOH DASH buttons are a ridiculous idea!

BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical


Knot theory is complicated!

The rabbit comes out of the hole, goes around the tree and back into the hole...

From tomorrow, Google Chrome will block crud ads. Here's how it'll work


This is so wrong

"It could also have been called a belated step to replicate the mute button already available on many keyboards."

I want to mute one ad or one tab, not my whole computer! Like so many on this site, I use ad blockers and flash blockers to keep that annoying stuff out. I read the web, if I wan to watch video, I have a big screen TV for that.

Six things I learned from using the iPad Pro for Real Work™


Seriously, nobody caught this?

"If there's one disappointment, it's that the hardware sucks surprisingly more than I expected. "

Especially the "editor"?

Also, anything less than 1920x1080 is of little use these days and 768 screens are complete rubbish!

Hell desk to user: 'I know you're wrong. I wrote the software. And the protocol it runs on'


I think this fits reight inhere...


No, Apple. A 4G Watch is a really bad idea


" its not like the 18th century when finding out the time was a chore,"

Wrist watches were invented so that gentlemen would not have to reach into their pocket to pull out their watch. We've regressed back to that point.

Pre-order your early-bird pre-sale product today! (Oh did we mention the shipping date has slipped AGAIN?)


35k Tesla Model 3?

pparently they will be as elusive as unicorns:


Tesla death smash probe: Neither driver nor autopilot saw the truck


Re: Right, $50 of bars will stop a 4000lb car going 74mph.


Downvoted because link is to article regarding removal of Mansfield bars for agricultural trucks. Has no applicability to side-impact collisions.


IIHS has tested aero panels as under-ride protection, they are worthless:


Enhanced panel (more expensive) can prevent side impact underride, but may complicate ground clearance, access and other actual trucking related issues.

BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'


How did you all miss this?

"We sold your contract on" he admits with the smugness that only comes from a watertight signed contract. "We had another more important customer who wanted your existing printers and these were the only things we could lay our hands on at short notice.

Which can only mean, the other customer didn't want these POS printers, so we have to come steal yours!

Hacker cops to payment card fraud worth more than $36m


Oh, a fine?

Here, put it on this card...

KeyCase iPad Folio Deluxe



Why does a physical keyboard have a key that brings up the... wait for it... virtual keyboard?

Tesla Motors: Our cars don't burst into flame, but our emails do


errr of course Flame!!

Hello? THE CARS WERE CATCHING ON FIRE!! Of course it rates as Flame of the Week!!

Seagate preloads FreeAgent Go with 20 Paramount movies


Need a what?

"It seems obvious that people building digital home movie collections on external hard drives will need a comprehensive labelling system to show the contents,"

Isn't that what Explorer/Finder/File Manager/insert favorite program name here is for?

I mean, when I want to see the contents of my external drive, I click on My Computer, and click on the drive. I don't stare at the case, hoping to divine the contents like Carnack!!


Ubuntu's Karmic Koala bares fangs at Windows 7

Dead Vulture

Ubuntu One?

"Sadly, in our limited testing the Ubuntu One site continually timed out and threw proxy errors so we never able to login and sync our files. If nothing else, we take that as a sign that the service is popular with Ubuntu users."

If you replaced "Ubuntu" with "Microsoft" it would read like this:

Sadly, in our limited testing the MicrosoftOne site continually timed out and threw proxy errors so we never able to login and sync our files. If nothing else, we take that as a sign that the service is COMPLETE AND UTTER BOLLOCKS, AND MS CAN'T CODE THEIR WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG!!

Really, why can't you just tell us Ubuntu One isn't working, or do a little actual investigating to find out why it isn't working, instead of MAKING THINGS UP?

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