* Posts by Someone Else

1695 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009

Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

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Re: First prize

With said victim shouting for help in a thick Texan/Southern accent.

It might be more appropriate with the victim shouting in a Kansas City Southern accent...

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We already give up our privacy to use phones, why not with cars too?

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Double take

"I would argue that the people, the demographic who are really nervous about privacy are going to stop driving pretty soon, and the people getting behind the wheel are more digital natives," [Lisa Joy Rosner] says.

When I first read that paragraph, I read, "digital naives". Upon re-reading it, I'm convinced I was right the first time.

We need a Millennials icon....

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To whom?

Personalised, location-targeted advertising could be more contentious, but also valuable.

Valuable to whom? To me, the "driver"/occupant/transportee? Not likely. To the Corporatists? Well probably...at least, they will tell themselves so.

Yet another step in the productization of the populace.

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Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

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@AC

You can take anything you like. Just don't count on what you take to be a fact....

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"I've always called it "C-pound".

When that abomination came to pass, I looked up the "#" character in various references, and found one of it's other names was pigpen. It was henceforth and forever "C-pigpen" for me.

Truth in advertising...

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Re: Another perfectly crummy alternative to C/Java: chicory

"The coffee in the cafanas as well as the stuff in nearly all small hotels is all spiked with shit and practically undrinkable."

"Errrgghh! This coffee tastes like shit!"

"But it's really great shit, Mrs. Preske!"

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Secret weekend office bonk came within inch of killing sysadmin

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Re: Live Steam

"Real engineers?" They cost money! It's a lot easier to get the local handyman to do it. He'll get it done cheap and won't be asking any troublesome questions, nor bring up those pesky rules and permits that other people seem to care about.

Or, you could get Scott Pruitt to do it...

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@Bernard M. Orwell -- Re: And sometimes the flood is concrete

Says it all --->

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Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

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Re: why

@oldrusty:

I served with amanfrommars1. I knew amanfrommars1. amanfrommars1 was a friend of mine. oldrusty, you're no amanfrommars1.

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Oh Boltar, life is full of depressing things all around us so sometimes it's nice to do something silly that even if only a few see the funny side then it's worth it. If people didn't do that we would live in a world devoid of humour. and humour is one of the best escapes from the drudgery that can be life.

And, it is currently the only antidote to Herr Lügenführer Trump.

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We're not going to link to [the GitHub repo containing the iBoot code].

Awwww...Killjoys!

:-þ

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US broadband is scarce, slow and expensive. 'Great!' says the FCC

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@Shadow Systems -- Re: 25 up, 3 down

May [Pai and all his Republican asslickers] all be forced to use 300Baud dial up over a flakey line with a wonky modem for all their internet needs.

You sound as if that would be some sort of purgatory for them. I doubt they can use the internet at any speed. Using the internet requires the intelligence of an average 7 year-old, and the ability to read. You seen any evidence of either skill in these asslickers? Didn't think so....

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FBI slams secret Nunes memo alleging Feds spied on Team Trump for political reasons

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Re: Why I quit reading your article

The world is coming to an end! Not because of the Memo, nor because of the Trump Administration's War on Intelligence (both kinds), but because I had no choice but to upvote bombastic bob!

What's next? A clear, concise posting from amanfromars1?!?

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Super Cali's unrealistic net neutrality process – even though the sound of it is something quite... ferocious

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OK, Reg headline writers...

Enough! Just bloody...enough!

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Tech bad-boy Uber crafts tool to make staff follow the rules in future (er, coding rules, that is)

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Re: Of all the things to worry about

Amen to that!. And given how well lint works in general, and the Uber corporate "culture" (I use the word loosely), I set the over-under on how long the dev's take to figure out how to bypass it and render it utterly useless (like the rest of its ilk) at two weeks.

And I'll take the under...

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Trump White House mulls nationalizing 5G... an idea going down like 'a balloon made out of a Ford Pinto'

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Re: What race?

Especially because looking in terms of penetration (sorry Wikipedia but too lazy to search further) the USA is only 4th in terms of penetration

Rank Country/Territory Penetration

1 South Korea 96%

2 Japan 93%

3 Norway 87%

4 United States 87%

Oh, so that's why Donald Drumpf is so gung-ho on bringing in Norwegian immigrants....

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Firefox to emit ‘occasional sponsored story’ in ads test

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Re: Bye Bye

Just so long as i can shut the fuckin' thing off....

Oh? I can't?? Then bye bye....

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Sack the Xerox CEO 'immediately', yell activist investors

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@Mark 85 -- Re: "Activist Investor" is short for...

If I were to state how I really felt about that scum-sucking doucebag, I'd get hauled away in a frothing rage. Let me put it this way: Fuckers like Carl Ichanhascheezburger (thanks, macjules, I liked that!) make Martin Shkreli look like paragons of human virtue.

Oh, and one other thing. Taking him out back and shooting him is way to kind an outcome for him. He should be take out back, and each one of the folks who lost their job as a result of his insatiable greed and hubris be allowed to knee-cap him.

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Re: Solution

No, they'be just slightly smaller.

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Re: Usual suspects

I dunno: According to the NYSE, Xerox has gone from a 52 week low of 26.48 to a 52-week high of 34.13. Now, my math is a bit rusty, but according to my calculations,that's a 56% increase in stock value n the 52 week period. That should be good enough for anybody, except, of course, for Carl Ichanfuckupanycompanyicangetmyhandson. (I wish my portfolio did as well!).

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"Activist Investor" is short for...

...dumber-than-soup, greedy-assed, coke-snorting, ADHD-addled, know-nothing rat bastard fuckhead who, in a self-medicated haze, thinks he (and it's always a 'he") knows how to run a given company better than the hard-working folks who made the company profitable int he first place.

And then there's Carl Ichan.

Carl! Bubby!! Can you say "Trans World Airlines"? I knew you could....

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I thought there'd be more Instagram: ICT apprenticeships down 20% in five years

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Nice!

Use an acronym (ICT) throughout an article, and never once define it. Nice! I'm sure that ICT is as well known on the right side of the Pond as, say, WTF. But for those of us on the other side...a hint, please?

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Sueball smacks AMD over processor chip security flaw silence

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Re: Can't they read ?

They read the same way Donald Drumpf reads. And for much the same reasons.

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Business people are stupid.

@Ken Hagan,

It is really hard to see how the world would be a better place for these people if they win.

You are completely correct. But that doesn't matter. The Suits are bitching because they unreasonably expect to make profit under all conditions when they make a stock purchase, and not\w they are throwing their toys out of the pram when the real world impinges on their fantasy.

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US senators vow to filibuster FBI, er, NSA's domestic, errr, foreign mass spying program

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@ Mike Moyle --

Suddenly Rand Paul is shocked (Shocked, I tell you!) that his party's leadership wants to rush through a bill that screws people over, with no debate or amendment...? Has he not been paying attention? That's been McConnell's M.O. from day one!

And to which Paul has been particularly complicit.

Hypocrisy, that name is Republican.

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Constitution?

Yeah, we've heard of it.

However, in an effort to get the law reauthorized for another six years, the Senate Yertle the Turtle McConnell has refused to allow open debate on the matter, or debate a number of alternate bills put forward by concerned lawmakers

There, FTFY

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US House reps green-light Fourth Amendment busting spy program

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Re: So 92 con-gress people don't really understand this whole "Constitution" thing?

No, don't want to impeach Twitler, because Pence is an even bigger asshole.

Well, if you get rid of Pence...then there's Lyin' Ryan.

After that, there's Orrin Hatch.

Then, if we succeed there, there's...big Oil Rex Tillerson.

Gad! This is getting ugly! After that, there's Gimme a Ticket on an (expensive) Air-o-plane Steve Mnuchin.

After that....

Fuck! We're Doomed!!!!

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@kain preacher --

Church Hill was a functioning drunk. What's trumps excuse ?

Drumpf is non-functioning.

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@Ledswinger --

You forgot the abject criminal running the Philippines....

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US Senators force vote on Ctrl-Z'ing America's net neutrality death

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@anonymous boring coward -- Re: Overcompensating?

Agree. But I'm not sure about the difference between the worst tyrants, and the best tyrants?

Nicely done! For you! --->

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Re: Likely won't pass, but...

Who's 'we', kimosabe?

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It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

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Re: Redmond office hours only

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3245770/security/spectre-and-meltdown-what-you-need-to-know-going-forward.html

Why would anyone pay attention to anything the Chicago Symphony Orchestra would say on this matter?

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Time's up: Grace period for Germany's internet hate speech law ends

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@ bombastic bob -- Re: Bah!

And that would be MISTER "ignorant fucking bastard".

Really? How do we know you're not some 14 year-old girl up in her room?

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Re: Are you kidding me?!?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/11/more-than-2000-men-reportedly-sexually-assaulted-1200-german-women-on-new-years-eve.html

Fox Noise er..."news"? is theis the same Fox "news" that has claimed:

  • GREG GUTFELD: Says Ted Kennedy met "with the KGB in order to beat Ronald Reagan in 1984."
  • NEWT GINGRICH: Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich "apparently was assassinated at 4 in the morning, having given WikiLeaks something like 53,000 emails and 17,000 attachments. ... It turns out, it wasn’t the Russians."
  • BILL O'REILLY: Says Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland "voted, so the folks know, in Washington, D.C., to keep guns away from private citizens."
  • LAURA INGRAHAM: "The 90 percent statistic of supporting background checks, that's been debunked."
  • ERIC BOLLING: "In countries where there are higher, more strict gun laws, there is more gun violence.":
  • SANDRA SMITH: "Almost 95 percent of all (Planned Parenthood) pregnancy services were abortions."

And on and on. Note that all the quotes have been <proven> to be false and were known to be false at the time they were made.

Perhaps, Bob, you need a source that, you know, has actual facts before you write. As a wise man has said, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

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Re: Bah!

Brilliant, Bob...just fuckin' brilliant! The reductio ad absurdum exhibited in yet another frothing blather that passes as a post of yours is simply beyond belief.

Oh, I'm sorry! I used Big Words, and in a furrin' language to boot. Assuming you can read stuff from a dictionary, let me help you...

Definition of reductio ad absurdum

1 : disproof of a proposition by showing an absurdity to which it leads when carried to its logical conclusion

2 : the carrying of something to an absurd extreme

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Autsch! Germany slaps Facebook in its abusive little face for 'limitlessly amassing data'

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Yes, but it will probably have something like 47 characters (at least 2 with an umlaut), and no one will be able to say it without taking a breath somewhere in the middle of it.

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FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match

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@jake -- Re: Making the Internet Great Again

Another human brain wasted for no good reason.

You assume much, Grasshopper....

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@2Nick3 -- Re: Black arm bands for everyone

It doesn't seem like we aren't too far away from where a Republican suffering a heart attack would reject care from a EMT who is a Democrat, or a Democrat would refuse to drive on a road named for a Republican.

Not too long ago, in the last Republican administration, a group of history-rewriting zealots wanted to put Ronald McDonald Reagan's sorry puss on the dime, replacing FDR's puss. I decided that I would reject any dime given in change that had the visage of America's First Acting President on it.

So, guilty as charged, then?

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Re: Black arm bands for everyone

We survived, John, because under the previous administration (you know, the one that you continuously put down) the Big Telco/Cable Cabal knew they couldn't get away with attempts to monopolize the Interwebz. Under the Lügenführer administration, they have been explicitly told that, for the low, low cost of a few greased palms, they can do whatever the fuck they want, without even the slightest hint of resistance.

Next question?

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The Reg sez:

Ajit Pai is the Martin Shkreli of technology policy

Wow! That is a serious diss...to Martin Shkreli!

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Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wage

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Re: US style wage systems

Where's "here", Kimosabe?

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What network neutrality madness has happened today? Take a big breath

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Re: Lingua franca

@AC

I decided to downvote you because you quoted a massive block of TFA in order to post a single line reply.

It seemed appropriate to back my comment with references to what I was talking about. Chalk it up to the engineer in me.

Facts and details matter.

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Lingua franca

[Pai] has persistently argued that the Open Internet order, approved in 2015, has triggered a reduction in network investment by telcos – but as has been pointed out ad nauseam, those figures were arrived by carefully cherry-picking dates, and the same companies have disclosed to their shareholders that it's not the case. But Pai continues to repeat the claim at every opportunity regardless.

But despite having argued that the FCC is "no longer an economics-free zone" this week, there was no data provided for this argument and a subsequent dig into the FCC's own figures shows that the exact same small ISPs that claim to have scaled back their investment had in fact done the opposite and expanded their networks.

Pai is a product of Lügenführer Drumpf's administration, and the lingua franca of said administration is lies.

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Is it just me...

A draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the FCC and FTC was published, complete with news release, and is designed to "coordinate online consumer protection efforts following adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order."

Is it just me, or does anyone else see that the acronym derived from the "Restoring Internet Freedom Order" is dangerously close to RICO (which folks on this side of the pond know as the acronym for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act)?

Coincidence? You decide....

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Toucan play that game: Talking toy bird hacked

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Re: Hmm ...

That's awful!...and the best of bunch so far! To you --->

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Don't rely on us to protect the open internet, warns FTC Commissioner

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Brilliance personified

"Those who oppose net neutrality rules often make the mistake of suggesting that market competition will limit discriminatory conduct and push ISPs to offer consumers better service. But that argument only makes sense if there is underlying market competition to begin with. Otherwise, it’s like saying your dog will protect your house when you don’t own a dog."

Truer words...and from a US Gub'mint bureaucrat, to boot!

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Linux laptop-flinger says bye-bye to buggy Intel Management Engine

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@Updraft102 -- Re: Just a reminder

Still, the severity of the exploit needs to be kept in perspective. Why not take a moment to consider the attack vectors and see if it is really a threat to you, and if you can do anything to minimize it, before giving the "abandon ship" order?

Updraft102, your rationalization strikes me along the lines of, "If you have nothing to hide, you have noting to fear."

If it's there, it's a threat. Period. It may not be an easy-to-operate threat, but it's still a threat.

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Activist investor rages at Mellanox for dismissing Marvell's advances

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Re: Gee, I wonder where it's written...

Uhh...that should read: Don't buy their effing stock!

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Gee, I wonder where it's written...

..that Starboard, or any other vulture capitalist/activist divestor/Hedge-fund mangler must buy Mellanox (or any body else's) stock? You don't like how the company is managing its business? Don't but their effing stock!

It really is that simple.

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Permissionless data slurping: Why Google's latest bombshell matters

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@AC -- Re: Are we surprised?

The CCTV cameras aren't joined together and operating to map your path across this Green and Pleasant Land.

Upvoted for the Jerusalem reference (well, and for the rest of the post, too...)

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