* Posts by Trollslayer

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Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!

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Block Farcebook and Tw*tter

I despise them and use a browser utility called Privacy Badger that blocks everything from them, including the cookies in Farcebook's hidden pixels.

Those appear in various adverts to get users to see them when they go on those websites.

Let's face it. We need to face up to facing off with face-recog tech, say US senators: Bipartisan AI privacy law proposed

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Re: UK similar

And of those eight identifications were any correct?

Resistance is... new style: Samsung says it's now shipping resistive eMRAM for IoT chips

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Re: Core

From Apple?

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Re: Rather useless without a different operating system approach

Not even a good troll.

Standards have slipped.

Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it

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Re: Travelling to client sites

She knows you then.

Don't mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called 'Loyal Wingman'

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Re: They are on their way to where I predicted nearly a decade ago

Build yes but charge more because it will save the cost of a pilot.

The biggest uptick in demand for software devs by bosses is for... *rubs eyes* blockchain engineers?!?

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Re: WTF is a...

take a look at property prices, you will be lucky to get a bedsit.

Insane homeowners association tries to fine resident for dick-shaped outline car left in snow

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The land of the free?

From civil forfeiture to HOAs, business monopolies all over and blatant abuse of law.

They aren't even a democracy.

OK, your boss allegedly called you a lazy n*****, promoted the person you trained ahead of you and paid you less, but you can't PROVE it's racism, Facebook says

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Shocked?

Not in the least sadly.

Court sees Morissette Meter flip out as Oracle assumes anti-arbitration stance in pay dispute

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The names are the same but...

Microsoft, IBM, Oracle - same names but now anonymous corporate types rule them all.

How I got horizontal with a gimp and untangled his cables

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Re: Stupid Sexy Wiring Engineer!

Upvote just for the user name!

EE customer: Creepy ex used employee access to change my mobile number, spy on me

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Hit EE where it counts

Publicity and money.

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign

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Excel 0.365

Because that's how much functionality there is compared with the real thing.

National Enquirer's big Pecker tried to shaft me – but I wouldn't give him an inch, says Jeff Bezos after dick pic leak threat

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After hanging them out to dry in public.

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Re: pay us or we publish

A clear extortion case.

Arrogance before a fall.

HMRC: We 'rigorously tested' IR35 tax-check tool... but have almost nothing to show for it

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I wish this was a surprise

Unfortunately these blatant lies are no surprise, I hit the same on a project for the Prison Service.

Oz auditor: Number of times failed government biometric project met a milestone = None

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AU$34m? Pfft!

Remember that little NHS IT project?

Qualcomm: Please don't hate us just 'cause we're so freaking excellent

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ITC sueballs

Qualcomm were fined more than $2 billion over the past few years for at least four violations of FRAND agreements i.e. use another mobile manufacturer's silicon and the license fees shoot up drastically.

Boo hoo because one place I worked at closed purely due to this.

DNAaaahahaha: Twins' 23andMe, Ancestry, etc genetic tests vary wildly, surprising no one

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Environmental factors

Yes, these can affect development without altering DNA.

They are monozygotic twins twins.

Chip-for-tat escalates: Qualcomm's billion-Euro bond to block Apple iPhone sales in Germany

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A marriage made in Hell

Those companies deserve each other.

Racing at the speed of light, Sage superhero bursts through the door...

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Re: Worst one I've heard of

Wonderfully, delightfully daft!

2018 ain't done yet... Amazon sent Alexa recordings of man and girlfriend to stranger

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There is a simple solution

Napalm the damned things.

50 years ago: NASA blasts off the first humans to experience a lunar close encounter

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Re: My Dad did cost analysis on the Saturn Five.

Often the case :(

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Re: Uhhh, huh??

And Apollo 1.

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Stayed up late

I was ten years old when Apollo 11 launched and was always into science.

2AM sitting in front of a twelve inch black and white TV, I watched the moon landing live.

Humbling.

'Year-long' delay to UK 5G if we spike Huawei deals, say telcos

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Do we need 5G?

No but business does.

IBM: Co-Op Insurance talking direct to coding subcontractor helped collapse of £55m IT revamp project

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MBA = Masters in Bollocks and Arseholery.

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Is this the IBM

That sold off the traditional (and profitable) businesses to compete in outsourcing?

The IBM that made a loss in 22 consecutive quarters?

A year after Logitech screwed over Harmony users, it, um, screws over Harmony users: Device API killed off

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My Harmony One

still does what I want.

Chip flinger Micron reels in production, expenses as revenue growth comes to crashing halt

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Secular growth?

No religious growth then.

American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'

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Land of the free

To treat people like dirt.

Thanks to UK peers, coming to a laptop near you in 2019: Age checks for online smut

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Stopping porn is like

Trying to hold liquid helium in a string sieve.

Ticketmaster tells customer it's not at fault for site's Magecart malware pwnage

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Re: CSP + SRI

Hmm.... I doubt it

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TicketScalpers

What do you expect?

Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'

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It's like a hamster trying to juggle snakes

Except it's us that get bitten.

The curious tale of ICANN, Verisign, claims of subterfuge, and the $135m .Web dot-word

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Where are ICANN based?

Could it be the US?

Boffins build blazing battery bonfire

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Re: Photovoltaic?

That's fine in Iceland but what about the middle of Essex?

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By George

I think they have it!

Cambridge Analytica's administrators misled judge, High Court told

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Tech support discovers users who buy the 'sh*ttest PCs known to Man' struggle with basics

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Re: Alternatively...

If they haven't understood it you having been paying attention to them.

Different people need different training.

UK Supreme Court considers whether spy court should be immune to legal probes

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

While the UK is better than many countries it is far from perfect.

Funnily enough, China fuming, senator cheering after Huawei CFO cuffed by Canadian cops at Uncle Sam's request

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Re: Jaywalking

A very good analogy.

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Is it just me

Or was China complaining about human rights an obscenity?

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

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Is anyone surprised?

Didn't think so.

Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway

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If Tesla made microwaves

They would freeze whatever you put in.

Remember - this is the guy who kept calling one of the volunteer divers who rescued those kids from the cave system a paedophile.

Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber. Did we read that one right?

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Not a surprise

I test embedded products and last year was doing NTP testing with Wireshark looking for DHCP renewal packets.

I noticed some leap second packets from unknown devices and on a whim opened the addresses in a browser - it was some quite pricey HP laser printers/scanners whose web interface didn't have a default password.

Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt

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UK contributions

How much has the UK paid to prop up Grexit, bribing Eastern European countries - sorry subsidising - to join the EU?

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Re: FFS

Israel can join the Galileo program because they pay with money from the US.

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

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Re: "get a CEO's head on a pike"

How would putting it on a fish help?

Mything the point: The AI renaissance is simply expensive hardware and PR thrown at an old idea

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Re: Quite.

Be fair - he is in the matrix.

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