* Posts by Someone Else

1618 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009

Rejecting Sonos' private data slurp basically bricks bloke's boombox

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Re: Sure have yourself in a tizzy

Read their blog post on the new privacy policy it is not about selling advertising its about being part of an ecosystem.

[Emphasis added]

Ooooh, so that's what it is, then? Can't possibly be about a naked monitization grab because it's an ecosystem!

Boy, you fanbois are gullible lot, aren't you?

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@timcroydon -- Re: Contempt for users

Customer service is not their forté

It's not even their mezzo-piano...

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@CrazyOldCatMan -- Re: Software v. wetware

Regardless of your post, I upvoted you simply because of your handle.

And your post....

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First Rule of Computer Science (which also applies to using results of said Computer Science)

If it works, don't fix it!

So "Dave" had to go and update to the latest shiny shiny, chose to configure it to suit his needs (not that of the Corporation), and Lo! he was rewarded by converting his kit to a piece of adobe (not Adobe).

I don't claim to know "Dave" or what motivated him to update both his speakers and his control app. But I suspect it wasn't because the existing kit wasn't working, or wasn't working acceptably, but because he wanted all the latest shiny, whatever it was. And he got bitten by the First Rule.

I guess "Dave" isn't old enough to have been bitten, and bitten, and bitten again by trying to keep on the bleedin' edge of Micros~1 stuff back in the 80's (and 90's and ...).

"Dave"! See the First Rule above! Live by it, and you will be a happier man!

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'Israel hacked Kaspersky and caught Russian spies using AV tool to harvest NSA exploits'

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Doubt Herr Drumpf would do that; it would jeopardize is bromance with Bibi.

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This kinda reminds me...

...of the old MAD magazine "Spy-vs-Spy" cartoon feature....

It'd be funny if it weren't so serious.

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Tech VCs sue Uncle Sam over President Trump's immigration chill

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Oh - comma - Really?!?

A group of technology venture capitalists are suing the US government for, effectively, preventing them from investing in startups due to immigration red tape.

That old red herring again? Perhaps these douchebags-in-a-can might just have to get over themselves and realize that there are plenty enough domestic software engineers of sufficient quality to warrant having money thrown at them.

(Of course, said douchebags may have to throw a bit more money at them since US SW engineers won't work for the slave wages that an indentured H-1B would...but fuck them! Cost of doing business and all the Randian claptrap...)

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Uber Cali goes ballistic, calls online ads bogus: These million-dollar banners are something quite atrocious

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Mostly North Koreans, I wot...

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Re: I thought this was Uber's business plan...

...and a partridge in a pear tree....

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Amen to that. You guys are the Bomb!

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Senators call for '9/11-style' commission on computer voting security

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Well, Duh!

However, so far the current administration has shown little interest in investigating Russian hacking claims [...]

Well, Duh!, considering "the current administration" was the primary benefactor from such hacking. Does anybody in the world still believe in the fairy tale that the US political system is nothing but a fetid pool of self-serving, self-dealing corruption?

Things really haven't changed much from the '60's, have they....

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Twitter is just randomly deleting people's lists – and no one knows why

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...but Herr Lügenführer's lists remain remarkably untouched...

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Climate-change skeptic lined up to run NASA in this Trump timeline

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@itzman -- Re: Looking forward to the demise of the deniers getting steam rolled by a hurricane

Look, no matter how hard you try, you are not nor, nor will you ever be, amanfrommars1

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@Winkypop -- Re: No wonder it's from an AC

Or the dumbest thing posted on this site since the last screed from Bombastic Bob.

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Pay no attention to the facts behind the curtain...

Meanwhile, on NASA's own website, you can find data showing human civilization has likely had a profound effect on our world's climate.

Well, you don't have to worry about that little detail. Like all of der Lügenführer's minions, he'll make sure that any reference to real facts disappear from the face of the website (being, of course, blissfully unaware that nothing ever really disappears from the Interwebs...)

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Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

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@Dan 55 -- Re: Twitler lied?

Well, it's all going to be academic soon, as soon as Trump manages to read the label next to the red button marked "RED BUTTON".

He won't read it...he'll have someone read it to him.

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Gee, what a surprise!

Chump...er...Trump caught lying. Again.

And in other news, Sun slated to come up in the east again tomorrow.

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Chinese smartphone cable-maker chucks sueball at Apple

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From the sub-title:

Asks for 12 pence for 'unfair competition'

We on the west side of the pond have one Pence they can have...with our compliments!

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

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Re: "Camilla"

Perhaps the reporter misheard that her name was really "Cortana"?

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Trump-hating Iranian is the new Uber CEO

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Re: Typical US corporate way of life....

@ Big John

An asshole is an asshole.

It certainly takes one to know one.

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FTC ready to give back tech support scamming money to the bilked

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WTF?

I'm trying to think of what I'd do if I received an email from the "FTC"

Probably hit that little "flame" icon on T-bird that corresponds to "mark as SPAM", and carry on.

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Minnesota Senator calls out US watchdogs: Why so cozy with Amazon?

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Given that this is the Chump Trump administration, I'm surprised that there is even a Federal Trade Commission left around for the good Senator to complain to.

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Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

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Re: So much for digital

1024 if you undo your fly

Uhhh...that would be 2047. Or maybe -1024? (Possibly depending on the stiffness of the digit...)

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Is it possible to control Amazon Alexa, Google Now using inaudible commands? Absolutely

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"OK, Google. Add cocaine noodles to my shopping list"

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"Honest, guv'ner, I was simply tellin' this microphone thingie over 'ere to add some noodles to me shoppin' list. I don't know how this package of cocaine appeared on me doorstep!"

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US prosecutors drop demand for 1.3m IP addresses of folks who visited anti-Trump site

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@AC -- Re: Give them space, give them love.

I think we can all agree that once more, Trump and the US Government are trying to do the right thing. So come on folks, give them a break, and give Donald and Melania [sic] the space to make America great again. I'm a church-going Christian and I know goodness when I see it.

Congratulations! You managed to peg both the sarcasm and bullshit meters at the same time.

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US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that's touched that mast

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Re: If you are a bad-un all you need to do is:

Actually, you need to turn off your mobile, and remove its battery. What? Battery is soldered in? Well, you could pull the sim card.... What? No sim card either?!? I guess yer right fucked, then.

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Re: @corestore

But hey, don't let facts get in the way of your prejudices. City of Nashua, NH.

Can the same be said for Nashua, CA? Or Nashua, MT? Or even Nashua, IA? Don't let your prejudices get in the way of the facts.

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Slurping people's info without a warrant? That's OUR JOB, Google, Facebook et al tell US Supreme Court

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Re: They should at least be required to click "I agree."

How's a newborn gonna click?

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Re: IT's not all bad (sic).

If you want to catch them all you'll need to live in a place with a lot less freedom than we enjoy today. If you want to live there, don't fuck up the laws for me here. Find a country that already has those laws.

Trump's Amerikkka is accepting applications. Desperately.

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Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'

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Amen!

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Surfacegate: Microsoft execs 'misled Nadella', claims report

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Nadella needs to take his stock options, and retire to somewhere warm and isolated so that he can do no further damage to the rest of the world.

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Re: LSMFT

Dude, how old are you?!?

Because if you can drink it w/o dribbling down your shirt, you've earned it with that 5LA --->

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Hey America! Your internet is going to be so much better this January

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Banana Republicans

Trump and his minions of 1-percenters and 1 percenter-wannabees, will indeed turn what was once arguably the Greatest Nation on Earth™ into a third world nation. Way to go!

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She's back! Jessica Rosenworcel returns to FCC as America's net neutrality row heats up

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Who's to say we will have to wait until 2020?

If the Senate can ball up Pai's confirmation to 2018, and trends hold that the party out of power makes gains in both houses, then it is possible that the Senate (and the House..the prophets be praised) will turn Democratic, and at that point...who knows what will happen?

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Sorry, psycho bosses, it's not OK to keylog your employees

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Re: Fruit of the poisoned tree

But evidence is evidence.

Except when it's not.

In this longitude, one is still (statutorily, at least) presumed innocent until proven guilty. In order to prove one's guilt the Powers That Be must present evidence. And one cannot prove guilt with illegally obtained evidence. Therefore, illegally obtained "evidence" is not evidence.

Hope that's clear for you.

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@ Pascal Monet -- Re: The real question

I can almost understand a complete nutter stating that he is above the law. After all, he's a nutter.

Of course. Exhibit A: The current American President.

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

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@TonyJ -- Re: The end

You know that LibreOffice 5.3 has the option of a Ribbon Bar, don't you??

And you know that it's optional, don't you??

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US vending machine firm plans employee chip implant scheme

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Re: Surprising so many in Wisconsin are accepting this

Just think about who's running the place, and it rather makes sense that it is Wisconsin. With a larger uptake of this idea, and all manner of jiggery-pokery is available to the fuckwits in charge...who needs gerrymandering, CrossCheck, and other such voter-suppression electorate management techniques when all they have to do is have the voting machine identify the voter and appropriately modify his/her vote as needed to insure the continuation of a minority government?

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Q. What's today's top language? A. Python... no, wait, Java... no, C

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@Phil O'Sophical -- Re: I suspect there are quite a few Java devs out there

Remember, you can write FORTRAN in any language...

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Guess who's here to tell us we're all totally wrong about net neutrality? Of course, it's Comcast

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Re: Never trust

So any company that says "Don't introduce a law because we'll do it voluntarily" is a bunch of lying, fucking arseholes who cannot be trusted. Don't do business with them unless you have no other option.

From your accent, I believe you live on the East side of the Pond. If so, then you may not know that, here in the Colonies, if we have Comcast as the provider in a given area (which is my situation), we really have no other option.

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The "arguments" given by all the presenters tot he FCC are nothing but presenting lawyer-istic statements trying to protect their income streams, and get a leg-up on the competition. (Quite frankly, I trust Google, Faceplant, et al to be objective more than I trust Comcast...and I do not trust those knuckleheads at all.)

But none of this matters, because Chairman Pai-hole has no allegiance to anybody but his paymaster...which would be the cable lobby (read: Comcast). I suspect that Comcast's presenting of this light-on-fact-but-heavy-on-bullshit tome was done at the behest of Pai himself (or one of his minions) so that he can take cover when he rules in favor of the fat-asses at the expense of the rest of the world.

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An AI can replace what a world leader said in his video-taped speech. This will end well. Not

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Re: Not AI

Maybe no natural intelligence, either.

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Re: video-taped?

Maybe that's what Herr Lügenführer meant when he said there were no "tapes" of his conversations with Director Comey....

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The research was partly funded by Samsung, Google, Facebook, Intel and University of Washington Animation Research Labs.

Gee, I wonder why Google and Facebook would be interested in this....

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Trump backs off idea for joint US/Russian 'impenetrable Cyber Security unit'

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Re: Whats this GUI thingy?

I have to say that Trump appears to be a master of this, or it could be simply his brain works that way.

The concept that Drumpf's brain works is oxymoronic on its face.

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Re: WTF

People like ME voted for Trump. Happy?

No. And not surprised, either, considering the level of coherence or facts in any of your recent posts.

OK, that you admitted voting for Herr Lügenführer should be considered a "fact". That's one....

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Trump's CNN tantrum could delay $85bn AT&T-Time Warner merger

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Re: @ Big John -- A few years from now ....

Funny, I must have missed seeing a major TV news network denouncing Obama in any way whatsoever, let alone on a daily basis.

Do you really expect me to believe that you didn't watch Fox Noise during that entire 8-year period. Shirley, you jest!

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Re: Anti-Trump bias?

Liberventionist mindcontrol emitter aka Clinton News Network. A sad statement about Murric, really.

Is there anything in that pile of incoherent gibberish that vaguely resembles a fact?

Go covfefe yerself!

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@Claptrap314

Funny, I've only heard CNN referred to as the "Corporate News Network". I guess I don't listen to Fox Noise as much as you do....

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@ Big John -- Re: A few years from now ....

I'm sure Trump would be okay just seeing the denunciations turned down a notch.

I'm sure he would. I'm equally sure that Obama would have, also. (He probably could have also done without the Birther garbage that your boy was finally forced to admit was patent bullshit, but I digress....) And I'm also equally sure that both Bushes would have been OK with that too. And Clinton, and Reagan. And Carter. And...

But you know what? With all the abuse each of those Presidents took, they all took it like the men they were, and while they may have carped about it (publicly and privately), they never took it to the nadir that our Narcissist-in-Chief has taken it to.

I guess that's the difference between a man, and a boy.

Something about heat, and a kitchen.

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