* Posts by FozzyBear

778 posts • joined 15 Feb 2010

Page:

Sussex rap fan wants statue of Easy-E from NWA in his hometown because he's a 'legend'

FozzyBear Silver badge
Coffee/keyboard

Re: fallen on deaf ears

I think you are playing fast and loose with the definition of music when it comes to this crap

OK, Google. Music in 2019 isn't what it was, but Play nice, will ya?

FozzyBear Silver badge

Re: All the best music was written before 1988 anyway

1977 the best year ever for music.

FozzyBear Silver badge

Re: All the best music was written before 1988 anyway

I thought you were setting everyone up for a rick roll.

Hungover this morning? Thought 'beer before wine and you'll be fine'? Boffins prove old adage just isn't true

FozzyBear Silver badge
Pint

Many of the commentators are suggesting their own home remedies for a hangover. The best is, of course, Don't stop drinking.

Now I'd like a big grant to study the old adage "drink yourself sober"

Congrats, Satya Nadella. In just five years, you've turned Microsoft from Neutral Evil to, er, merely True Neutral

FozzyBear Silver badge

Re: Evil Neutral

Actually, it would be moving from neutral evil to Chaotic Neutral.

The sheer madness of some of those decisions strongly suggests a madman is holding the reins

British cops told to scrap 'discriminatory' algorithms in policing

FozzyBear Silver badge

let's get a few things straight here

"Predictive Policing" is just new jargon for crime analysis. You analyse what has happened in the past, To figure out what types of crimes may occur in certain areas on certain days and times. You then organise the police in that area to be in those areas, days and times that the crimes are most likely to occur. There are no sophisticated algorithms. Very basic statistics. You find out 40% of the Break, Enter and Steal offences occur on a Saturday night between 8pm and 3am, in a certain area, you make sure the police on patrol are in that area during that time frame.

You couple this with "Community Policing". Remember the "ole days when you would see the same police officer(s) occasionally, or regularly, walking around your local area. They would know who lived in the area. If you were good they would greet you with a smile and maybe a quick chat on how you were doing. If you occasionally got into trouble. you would still get the greeting but it was followed with a warning. If you were a shitbag that didn't care about the law or the trouble you caused in the local area. They would stop you,,find out who you were with, where you were, where you are going and what you were doing. This was shared among the other officers in the local area and was built up over time. Apparently known as "Individual Risk Assessments" now days.

Combine these two and it is the most effective tactic for reducing crime in a given area. No amount of predictive modelling will ever trump it.

After 10 years in the police , on the street, as a detective and later as a crime analyst. I can personally attest, that the people who shout the loudest about the thuggery of police. Even the mere presence of them in their area or street are always the ones who cry the loudest. Demand the most immediate and brutal punishments. Blame the Police for the lack of foresight, skill or lack of action when a crime is committed against them. The hypocrisy is completely lost on them.

Here endeth my rant for the day

BT's outgoing CEO: He's officially gone, but he'll score £1m in pay, pension until Oct

FozzyBear Silver badge
Coffee/keyboard

given a £1.3m bonus in 2018 despite overseeing a hefty double-digit slump in BT's share price.

So as the CEO at BT you don't even have to be competent and you get a bonus. Where do I sign up!.

Obviously the old adage of honesty is the best policy is bullshit nowadays

European Commission orders mass recall of creepy, leaky child-tracking smartwatch

FozzyBear Silver badge
Unhappy

Child tracking watches, IoT based toys, Smart phones, tablets, xbox or Playstation.

Dear Parents,

All of these options cannot replace you putting down your smartphone, tablet, xbox or playstation. Going outside and spending time with your children. Sort of like what parents did in the olden days. If you are too lazy to even think about this, or it terrifies you, why did you have kids in the first place?

The world doesn't need a whole generation of kids that were raised without parental involvement.

Terribly Sorry Bank reports 165% drop in profits to a pre-tax loss of £105.4m

FozzyBear Silver badge
Alert

Re: Who decided such massive change all at once?

@ SloppyJesse

Fully agree. Phased Migration is a major pain. Looks like they did not do enough, if any, dress rehearsals for the migration.

Been involved in 2 migrations. Both with "Immovable deadlines" the first they decided, like TSB, to cut over and deal with the crap afterwards. Big mistake, they were still counting the costs 2 years later.

The other, project managed by Tweek, with the addition of a major cocaine habit and tourettes. Upper management finally caught onto the mess about 3 months before go-live. At least in that situation they had the balls to pull the plug.

Hard Brexit, soft Brexit, deal or no deal: Doesn't matter – all integrator CGI sees is dollar signs

FozzyBear Silver badge
Pirate

Well if you're not part of the solution , there's plenty of money to be made prolonging the problem.

Team America tries to crash Little Rocket Man's Joanap botnet from within, warns owners of infected boxes

FozzyBear Silver badge
Mushroom

So lonely, so lonely

Firstly major spelling mistake in the sub heading it's

So RONERY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaKX9YYHiQ

Also couldn't we just send Hans to sort out rocket man.

Hands up who isn't fighting Oracle in court? HPE, for now, as Solaris support sueball tossed

FozzyBear Silver badge
Trollface

Looking at the tech articles surrounding Oracle and IBM recently. One would be forgiven in thinking that these, once, tech giants are now displaying business practices akin to Patent troll companies.

Stop, collaborate, and listen: Microsoft Teams gets an Atlassian glisten

FozzyBear Silver badge
Devil

Great thanks El Reg! now I have that bloody song stuck in my head.

You like JavaScript! You really like it! Scripting lingo tops dev survey of programming languages

FozzyBear Silver badge

Just because you can write code in Javascript does not mean you can program

SAP to spend €950m on restructure: The thing is, 'loyal workforce', we want the 'best' minds

FozzyBear Silver badge

SAP will treat Employees fairly

SAP?

I know these CxO drones are prone to boiler plate HR/ marketing BS but seriously

OK Google, er, Siri, um, Alexa, can you invalidate these digital assistant patents, please?

FozzyBear Silver badge
Trollface

Google, Microsoft and Amazon, plus a patent troll,I don't think I will be alone in hoping that all of them lose.

Wall St moneymen on IBM Q4 financials: Don't get your hopes up

FozzyBear Silver badge

IBM notched more than 20 quarters of declining sales until it broke that duck in 2018. But even after a relatively positive run of form.

Sure it was not revenue rather than sales that reported the modest increase? Honest question.

If not, then the increase to the bottom line can be directly attributed to the 10,000's of workers they sacked over the year Not for any innovative product or system.

IBM HR made me lie to US govt, says axed VP in age-discrim legal row: I was ordered to cover up layoffs of older workers

FozzyBear Silver badge

Re: Corporate Parasitism

he'd routinely turn up between 10 & 11, scruffily dressed with rings in his eyebrows etc, shamble off home between 4 & 6. I didn't give a fuck.

I will take this type of person every single time over someone who comes dressed in suit and tie and plays "How-to-climb-the-corporate-ladder".

The best coder I ever met reminds me of "Tig" from SoS. in both looks and mannerisms.

Having AI assistants ruling our future lives? That's so sad. Alexa play Despacito

FozzyBear Silver badge
IT Angle

Re: FU Alexa, Cortana and the rest.

It's Starting to sound like the prequel to Wall-E.

Poland may consider Huawei ban amid 'spy' arrests – reports

FozzyBear Silver badge
Black Helicopters

Re: Huawei distanced itself by sacking the employee ...

Have to agree the CFO gets arrested ( just so happens to be the CEO's daughter ) for violating international embargoes , they along with the Chinese government claim among other things, human rights violations. Another high level Manager within the Company gets arrested for spying and they dump him like a steaming dog turd.

Coincidence? Maybe, but that's one hell of a coincidence to disregard.

Oracle's in-house lawyer denied access to Uncle Sam's procurement docs in JEDI legal battle

FozzyBear Silver badge
Pirate

Suing because your bid does not have the best tech, reliability, price or people. Yep that makes a lot of sense.

Honestly, they're acting like a spoilt 2 year old throwing a tantrum in a supermarket because they were denied the latest shiny on the shelf

Forget your $145m Apple patent payout, WiLAN told – it's $10m or gamble on a new trial

FozzyBear Silver badge
Trollface

Re: A Bogus Misleading Article

Oh look everybody! An employee of Quarterhill.

Seriously PatentDefender, get down from your soapbox, take it and your Patent troll ideologies and just get the F*&k out

Senator Wyden goes ballistic after US telcos caught selling people's location data yet again

FozzyBear Silver badge
Coffee/keyboard

Oh the Irony!

A politician outraged at being directly lied to

Mainframe brains-slurper sues IBM for 'age discrim', calls Ginny and biz 'morally bankrupt'

FozzyBear Silver badge

Re: Watson

No need for that level of sophistication. Any Monkey from the local zoo that habitually masturbates in front of the crowds should equal, if not exceed the intelligence quotation of Ginny.

Boffins manage to keep graphene qubits 'quantum coherent' for all of 55... nanoseconds

FozzyBear Silver badge

Re: 1k qubits ?!?

always 30 years away?

Seems to be the case. Still that hasn't stopped the marketing pukes from throwing quantum in front on anything they are trying to sell

No not THAT kind of Office Wizard! Roll a diplomacy check to win the election: Vote tie resolved by a D20

FozzyBear Silver badge
Happy

Re: Need to determine your alignment?

Chaotic Neutral.

It's Accuracy is uncanny

Oracle takes its gripes about Pentagon's JEDI contract to federal court

FozzyBear Silver badge

The big question is, who is picking up all the toys as Larry continues his tantrum ?

Doom at 25: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins

FozzyBear Silver badge
Happy

Ah the good ol' days, when IT would shut down from Friday lunch time to enjoy some wholesale slaughter

Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft

FozzyBear Silver badge
Happy

All the crap we are bombarded with in the news, politics, the economy, terrorism, religion, dwindling privacy, social media and SJWs continuing campaign to silence everyone except themselves.

Along comes a little story about a little object making a little journey through our corner of the cosmos. It gives this little human a glimmer of hope for our little species when we overcome all the crap from above and dream big.

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

FozzyBear Silver badge
Black Helicopters

The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim

WOW, my Hypocrisy meter blew a fuse on hearing that one.

Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops after allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

FozzyBear Silver badge
Black Helicopters

Re: Canadians as puppets

Secondly, if they had examples of Huawai equipment containing backdoors, etc. then the simplest thing by far would be to publish them.

Or take advantage of that knowledge and use it to snoop on everyone you want that has the equipment installed. The boys at NSA and CIA would have been reaching for the Kleenex just thinking of all possibilities

Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention

FozzyBear Silver badge
Flame

What outrages me the most is the authors' suggestion that bacon is a mere snack.

SNACK?

SERIOUSLY?

Oz opposition folds, agrees to give Australians coal in their stockings this Christmas

FozzyBear Silver badge
Black Helicopters

Re: You can read my SMSs but you can take my WhatsApps from my cold dead hands

The law enforcement agencies in Australia already have those powers, they have the ability to subpoena call information, wire taps , transcripts of conversations and also subpoena information on accounts from all the big players.

This legislation does not help the agencies one bit in identifying or capturing potential or known terrorists or any other type of criminal for that matter.

Before you would want to know any encrypted messages from an individual. You will have a dossier on them. The only reason you would have a dossier on them is due to prior criminal activities, multiple sourced or a single strongly sourced intelligence report of their current activities Criminal History and affiliations. From there you build an association network, using physical and electronic interactions (All currently available via existing laws and processes) .You start probing those associations looking for additional intelligence and information on the person. ( this can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 years) depending on the focus you need to devote to that one individual.

At this point it tells you whether the person you are looking at is a player or not.. If so then the big boys kick in, targeted intelligence gathering, physical surveillance, electronic monitoring, etc. Again all available under existing laws.

So I ask you the same question I posed to my local Member ( political that is).

"If this is all possible now why are they trying to introduce a law that will effectively enable Big Brother monitoring on every single person. Without checks and balances, without recourse , without oversight. Every one. including you?"

Microsoft: New icons, new drivers, AI! Everything is awesome!

FozzyBear Silver badge
Mushroom

Office 365 gets more intelligent

Seriously, I don't need or want any of these bells and whistles (AKA bloatware) in Word or any of the other office products. I had all the functionality I needed plus more in office 97.

Microsoft in all seriousness just fuck off with all this shit. I had to endure Clippy, I'm still annoyed with the ribbons. Now some lazy git will add "to do" items in their word document related to some project, rather than use the proper tool. This is NOT collaboration, this is rewarding laziness in the office.

Congratulations you retards, you have just made every IT workers job that much harder.

£10k offer to leave firm ASAP is not blackmail, Capita told by judge

FozzyBear Silver badge
Devil

If there wasn't before, there is now enough evidence to prove that C(r)apita is a company to avoid

The dingo... er, Google stole my patent! Biz boss tells how Choc Factory staff tried to rip off idea from interview

FozzyBear Silver badge
Gimp

Re: Another RegTard HitJob

@ Marshalltown

Considering the previous posts under this handle, that's a huge understatement.

Alleged crypto-crook CEO cuffed by FBI after $4m investment in his bank bafflingly vanishes

FozzyBear Silver badge
Happy

@ LDS

Actually I would. He holds a masters in financial planning/economics. He also holds a brown belt in Krav Maga ( Israeli fighting/self defence ) about to get his black. To buck the other stereotypes. Another mate ( A former Prison Guard) has a degree in teaching and psychology. He also holds a black belt in Modern Arnis.

Microsoft reveals terrible trio of bugs that knocked out Azure, Office 362.5 multi-factor auth logins for 14 hours

FozzyBear Silver badge
Happy

We seriously need an update to our "icons", for instance a Mr Magoo icon, A bumbling old blind guy crashing into situation after situation, yet through "blind" luck manages to survive, perfectly describes Microslop don't you think

GTA gamer cuffed, charged after PS4 live mic allegedly overheard him raping teen girl

FozzyBear Silver badge

Meanwhile in Australia...

A guy has been arrested for sexual assault on a 7 yr old girl whilst being on parole for sexual assaults back in 2012.. Rehabilitation for sex offenders, unlikely, they have one of the highest percentages for recidivism across all the offender groups, that also includes countries/states that have rehabilitation programs for sex offenders

The sad fact is once someone commits a sex offence (male or female) it is highly unlikely that they will stop.

Oz opposition caves, offers encryption backdoor compromise

FozzyBear Silver badge
Unhappy

I am not looking forward to next years election, the candidate list is reading like the who's who of Morons Inc.

With that in mind does anyone have a particularly dumb pet, nasty looking garden slug, ugly looking mould or fungus growth they'd care to put forward as a competing party leader.

IBM's Ginni Rometty snipes, er, someone for being irresponsible with data, haven't a clue who

FozzyBear Silver badge
IT Angle

What scares Rometty is that governments might be stirred into action against the tech sector, and that they'll mishandle things.

Who, the tech companies or governments? Honestly neither have a good track record

On a side note: when over a six month period the only stories about I.B.M relate to lay offs or the whiny little rant of an ineffective CEO. No major releases or new tech (that I can recall). You have to wonder are they a tech company any more?

Doctors join wombats in sh!tting bricks to help parents relax about kids chowing down on Lego

FozzyBear Silver badge

or for those that play DnD , they know there is no pain like stepping on a D4

Australia's 'snoop minister' wants crypto-busting law probe wound up, proposals back into parliament

FozzyBear Silver badge
Mushroom

d. According to the ABC, Victoria Police told a magistrate they will use 15,000 intercepted phone calls and 10,000 text messages as evidence that brothers Ertunc and Samed Eriklioglu and Hanifi Halis were allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired attack.

Call Charge Records (CCR's) and Reverse CCR's and the ability to wire tap are all available to law enforcement under the right ( read justifiable ) conditions of the warrant application. What would have hampered the investigation is the task of organising and interpreting the 1000's of calls and messages. 10,000 messages and alike for calls is not what i would call a lack of information to support the charges

Nor should it be used as justification that new draconian laws need to be implemented. Laws that allow law enforcement to intrude on anyone they want because they have a voyeurism fetish.

Oracle sued by app sales rep: I made tens of millions for Larry, then fired for being neither young nor male – claim

FozzyBear Silver badge
Devil

"alleging gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, and violations of US labor laws"

Also known as the standard Oracle Employee Contract

Big Falcon Namechange for Musk's rocket: BFR becomes Starship

FozzyBear Silver badge
Coat

Re: I'ts *not* "Super Heavy"

Like other commentards keep the name BFR, just like the BFG everyone knew actually what the "F" meant.

@john smith.

Considering we're in the lead up to christmas. "I'm not fat i'm just festively plump!"

Oh screw you guys and all your down votes.... I'm going home!

Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

FozzyBear Silver badge
Black Helicopters

Well I hope they are enjoying the huge variety of porn the world offers, or would that be still blocked by the great firewall of China?

Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client – then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality

FozzyBear Silver badge
Happy

Is there anything they don’t fuck up?

No, any other questions?

Just one Corretto, give it to me... AWS brews its own blend of Java with free long-term support

FozzyBear Silver badge
Devil

Rather it's a no cost distribution of OpenJDK for AWS customers and anyone else who wants it.

RRiighht. Sure it is, right up to the point that it reaches a critical mass of users who are hooked in. Then watch how nominal charges are introduced to "help" maintain and support the system.Soon you're paying through the nose, or you wish you were

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

FozzyBear Silver badge
WTF?

If these big businesses can make the elected muppets sing and dance like that on the off chance that they may relocate their headquarters. it tells you in no uncertain terms who really rules the world.

Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

FozzyBear Silver badge
Flame

"Amazon will not release customer information without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us," said a spokesperson, adding: "Amazon objects to overbroad or otherwise inappropriate demands as a matter of course."

Fair enough on the proper legal subpoenas being served. But how can they contest the requirements being overbroad, the scope is not unreasonable. The judge is not asking for all recordings across devices, just that one from the date of the murder to the discovery of the bodies To have then argued against the subpoena on the basis of customer privacy. REALLY!

Page:

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019