* Posts by wayne 8

280 posts • joined 11 Dec 2009

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Netflix silent about ridicule as it discusses punters' viewing habits

wayne 8

Continue on and read the second sentence.

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Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm

wayne 8

Laptops with built in cell connection have already come and gone.

A separate hotspot allows a choice of carriers.

A separate laptop/tablet allows choice of OS other than Windows.

But then the majority cannot handle choices and buys what they are told to buy.

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High-freq trade biz sues transatlantic ISP for alleged spiteful cable cut

wayne 8

HFT is responsible for the term "Flash Crash" added to the lexicon.

AI is so intelligent.

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SpaceX 'raises' an extra 100 million bucks to get His Muskiness to Mars

wayne 8

Not in the New economy. Cash burn is where it's at.

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Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens tease electric flight engine project

wayne 8

Re: Advantages

Single generator is a single point of failure. Which defeats the purpose of multiengine.

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Three useless UK.gov 'catapults' put in Last Chance Saloon

wayne 8

Re: I wonder how many

based in a certain small area that exists independently inside of London.

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Surprise: Android apps are riddled with trackers

wayne 8

Re: Google, the retail arm of the NSA...

What makes you think that NSA does not already have access to Google's data?

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'Gimme Gimme Gimme' Easter egg in man breaks automated tests at 00:30

wayne 8

Re: Who is god?

Debian 8

$ who is god

wayne pts/0 2017-11-22 15:19 (:0.0)

$

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Baaa-d moooo-ve: Debian Linux depicts intimate cow-sheep action in ASCII artwork

wayne 8

Missionary position seems tame.

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Where hackers haven't directly influenced polls, they've undermined our faith in democracy

wayne 8

Candidates undermined voting

Every four years the Big Two parties offer up two twits for the Electorate.

Nothing ever really changes.

That undermined our belief that voting matters.

"Faith" belongs in Religion.

"Trust" is the word you wanted to use.

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NSA bloke used backdoored MS Office key-gen, exposed secret exploits – Kaspersky

wayne 8

Works for NSA. Does not use a Linux Distro at home.

Helplessly inept about computers:

1. uses Windows at home.

2. uses a pirate copy of MS Office.

3. disables AV software to load dodgy package.

Kaspersky is the Problem?

There is more to this story.

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Man: Just 18 Bitcoin babies and my home is yours

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Re: "Today, that single bitcoin is valued upwards of $2,200, Fortune noted in March."

The currency used to pay the extra hands involved in real estate can be different from the currency accepted by buyer and seller.

Any government tax would be assessed in government fiat based on conversion rate at time of sale.

Guy's an artist, you expect financial acumen?

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Arm isn't saying IoT firmware sucks but it's writing a free secure BIOS for device makers

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Re: Good idea, I think

Regulation will deliver the Glorious World of Next Tuesday.

The IoT equivalent of the VW engineer who coded the EPA test beating code, will be all over the regulation mandated code.

That's what humans do.

Someone erects a barrier and there will be an enormous mass of others looking for ways to defeat that barrier.

Self driving vehicles? Meet the Hot Rodders of the 21st Century.

There will be races for self driven vehicles. There will be contests to crown the fastest hack of a self driver. Autocross events with rapid self configuring obstacles.

Events to see which possible target out many the vehicle chooses to hit to avoid the others. The pregnant lady with a pram or the OAP? Add a wheelchair to any possibe victim. A barrister with a case of briefs? A TB patient in an Iron Lung. The Queen (the Monarch from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha).

How many targets does it take overwhelm the self driver and it chooses to stop dead on the roadway. It will have that choice, no?

Ooh, roundabouts. Many multiple lane roundabouts.

Now I want to purchase a self driver.

Great telly.

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Microsoft Azure ████ secret ██ █████ ██ US govt's ███ ███ centers

wayne 8

Singularity

Government and Tech merged into oneness. Amazon, Microsoft, and sure to come, Alphabet, as the backbone of the Federal behemoth.

As a septic it pains me to say this, the USA sucks.

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Capgemini: We love our 'flexible, flowing' spade

wayne 8

Re: Floppy spade moves no earth.

A bit too fluid where precision counts.

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wayne 8

Bought out by CapGeminiAmerica back in the day.

Went from a private contracting company that respected the talent to being a resource of a faceless corporation.

We had 20 days off every year. Ours to use as we wish while working with the client with whom we had a relationship.

CGA chops it to 15 and has an onsite resource, who collected $0.10/hour for each resource on site, would check if we were at our desks when HE expected us to be. The Client knew where I was every Tuesday afternoon at 15:15, heading home to take an evening shift at the local volunteer ambulance corps.

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wayne 8

Re: Douglas Adams

Then Ark-B is locked from the outside and never has to be launched. Brilliant!

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We went to Nadella's launch of Hit Refresh so you didn't have to

wayne 8

Re: Will it be viewed cynically as corporate propaganda?

Do not pick up anyone who has fallen. They may need to be stabilized. Picking a victim up can cause further injury.

Do not try to move a victim unless there is an immediate threat of more harm if left in place.

Nadella was correct in his immediate response.

Still won't change my opinion of Microsoft and Windows.

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Tarmac for America's self-driving car future is being laid right now

wayne 8

Re: Crybabies

Maybe not.

Insurers like to have modules installed that track speed, location, and other relevant data to determine accident risk profile based on the driver's activities. Has to do with charging higher premiums for higher risk drivers and lowering premiums for less risky drivers.

Also, premiums also depend on where the vehicle is actually parked at night and how far the commute is to work. People in NYC use addresses in NJ to get cheaper insurance.

The sensors on the vehicles don't come cheap and are probably located in areas where damage is possible in minor crashes. That will raise cost of repairs, which affects premiums.

I'm not shilling for the scurrilous pirates.

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Vibrating walls shafted servers at a time the SUN couldn't shine

wayne 8

Re: Wind!!!

Just put a repeater on the top of the building and realign the beams.

USA MIC would launch a geosynchronous satellite and switch to sat comms.

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You better explain yourself, mister: DARPA's mission to make an accountable AI

wayne 8

/var/log

1. Create a log trail. Couldn't be more data than a particle collision. Could it?

2. Create a bigger AI to analyze why the first AI came up with a certain answer. Such as "42".

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'Alexa, play Charlie Bit My Finger.' I can't do that, Dave. No, really

wayne 8

Re: Internet of Silos

The Echo has an edge over external surveillance in that Echo knows the music's signal output and can filter that out from the microphone signal input in real time.

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Bill Gates says he'd do CTRL-ALT-DEL with one key if given the chance to go back through time

wayne 8

I guess buying a VW is out of the question. Or using a drug made by Bayer. Or any a vehicle that has Bosch parts. Old man Bosch received a Nazi State funeral when he died during the war. In spite of being a supposed staunch anti Nazi.

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wayne 8

Better if Gates had designed better systems

Obviate the need to seize control of the machine when the system fails to respond to normal inputs.

One button to hit by mistake and watch whatever you were doing disappear.

Minor improvement when the three fingered salute did not just reboot the machine as it did with Win 3.1.

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Behold, says robo-mall-cop maker: Our crime-busting dune buggy packed with spy gear

wayne 8

Re: Why oh why

Just needs a plumber's friend poking out from the top front piece.

What is it going to do when it detects a concealed weapon? The human may have a license/permit.

Lock down the immediate area, enclosing innocents in with a potential hostile actor? Now boxed in, with targets.

Call for and wait for humans to be dispatched from central?

Multiple threats and your few meat sack units will be overwhelmed.

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wayne 8

Re: Hang on... automated AI vehicles?

Why blame Microsoft. Tai was a product of the environment. Self learning working.

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wayne 8

Re: Hang on... automated AI vehicles?

Knightrider.

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Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware

wayne 8

I used a registry cleaner back in W98 days. If I ran it a second time it would clean more stuff out. Run it a few times and Windows would not run. Then I would do the only thing that cleans Windows up, a reinstall.

If they really worked, then a second run should not find anything to do.

I consider Windows tune up applications to be malware, much like I consider Windows.

Depressing to see ads displayed by Android apps that shout "Phone running Slow? Run [some shit product] Now!"

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Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

wayne 8

Re: Given that you have to install something for your android to become vulnerable

The article states the exploit can be delivered OUTSIDE of the Play Store.

Idiots that click on anything.

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wayne 8

Re: Sick of new

The carriers do have responsibility for the integrity of their network.

Phones, hardware and software, need to certified to be on the network. Certification involves serious testing. This is a good thing for network reliability.

Adding bloatware that cannot be removed, is just the telcoms being the a'holes they have always been since Ma Bell.

Slurping your data is Google's business model. Search, Maps, Android, Chrome, etc. are just means to that end.

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Connect at mine free Wi-Fi! I would knew what I is do! I is cafe boss!

wayne 8

Re: Lightbulb moment?

The frequency that will cause migraines.

"White" is not that specific. Warm white or Migraine white?

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New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones

wayne 8

Billionaire's daughter

You are thinking about Paris or Ivanka, right?

Jessica is lucky that she's worth a fortune, because she did not get looks.

http://nypost.com/2017/08/28/nypd-needs-to-replace-36k-useless-smartphones/

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

wayne 8

Congrats on finding the key point.

Minnesota Governor Dayton (his family founded Target) is pleased with Amy and her fight for the Public Good.

Buying your fruits and veggies over the Internet?

To be delivered in non-temperature controlled UPS/USPS truck?

You can't be cereal.

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wayne 8

Re: Short Answer

It's Amazon. The monopoly trust that isn't one. Not a product of either political party.

Bezos is untouchable. But not in the dot Indian way.

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

wayne 8

Re: So much for digital

That's sexist. Check your male patriarchal privilege in a safe space.

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Bank IT fella accused of masterminding multimillion-dollar insider-trading scam

wayne 8

Re: What's going on here?

Problem is that he moved beyond greed to pride.

Impressing his girl friend's father, then impressing his bros.

Also, Rivas didn't make the required pay to play payments to sit at the table.

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Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway

wayne 8

Re: Hmmm

Businesses may have found some gains from Speech Recognition, but customers might have a different viewpoint.

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Web-enabled vibrator class action put to bed

wayne 8

Might be used to tune the available range for settings. If no one uses the least setting, then the range could be adjusted upward on newer models.

The other end would be >90% are using the Max setting then up the Max.

They wouldn't need specific user identity.

I would venture someone added the email connection just because and without thinking about any negative effects.

Not too many of those involved in product development think of how an end user might perceive the invasion of privacy.

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wayne 8

Re: What were those people thinking?

Possibly to have someone remotely control the toy. Using the camera and microphone for feedback guidance to reach the target zone.

Think of a mashup of a sensor laden dildo wirelessly connected with a Fleshlight with a sensor package and feedback mechanisms on both ends.

That maybe too cis for the normal crowd.

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World's largest private submarine in mystery sink accident

wayne 8

Re: Arrested for murder of the Swedish journalist

"She" the plot thickens and pulses in anticipation. He took her for an underwater ride?

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wayne 8

Re: Arrested for murder of the Swedish journalist

Ekstrabladet has an anti ad blocker blocker.

I'll wait for the add on that spoofs the anti ad blocker blocker.

Seen real live naked women without airbrushing and photoshop.

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

wayne 8

Re: Orange person

Dutch or NI?

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A sarcasm detector bot? That sounds absolutely brilliant. Definitely

wayne 8

suicidal bots

amanfrommars would have the bot doubting itself by the end of one long sentence.

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Mid-flight jumbo font smartphone text shock sparks kid abuse arrests

wayne 8

Re: Freedom of speech dies a little each day

The State will take children from a home without a thorough investigation.

"It's for the Children." TM

All it takes is an unfounded allegation by a neighbor.

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I've got a verbal govt contract for Hyperloop, claims His Muskiness

wayne 8

Musk thrives on Welfare

Musk wants to suck on the Public teat to finance his ideas.

It would be fine if he were to privately finance his train.

Everything he is doing is heavily subsidized by Public funds.

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Hot HoloLens models 'shafted by Microsoft'

wayne 8

Re: Pictures or it did not happen

Recently I wondered what has happened to the "Everywhere Girl".

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BOFH: That's right. Turn it off. Turn it on

wayne 8

Eyeballing is Art.

Eyeballing is Art.

Digital is Code.

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Sysadmin bloodied by icicle that overheated airport data centre

wayne 8

Had a new bathroom installed. Plumber installs drain. Concrete guy leveled the concrete floor around the drain. Contractor shrugs.

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New work: Algorithms to give self-driving cars 'impulsive' human 'ethics'

wayne 8

A half century of driving

Over a half century of driving, driving professionally for a time, driving a NYC taxi, driving long haul buses, commuting into NYC on motorcycles, etc. I have racked up 72K miles in one year.

I have never had a real life trolley problem involving people, pets, or vehicles.

Reduce speed when conditions become ambiguous. Be aware of the area your vehicle is entering. Constantly scanning for possible "targets".

Situational awareness. [Also useful to survive as a pedestrian in current year London.]

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Extreme trainspotting on Britain's highest (and windiest) railway

wayne 8

Re: 1,097m (3,599ft)

Texas is not known for its elevation changes.

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