* Posts by Jonjonz

124 posts • joined 20 Apr 2010


Truckers, prepare to lose your jobs as UPS buys into self-driving tech


Techno Fools Gold

Never going to happen in our lifetimes. The day they can design a smart lawnmower that works anywhere with out fences, etc, is the day this becomes feasible.

Trump continues on the warpath: Now US tariffs cover nearly everything arriving from China


This is all just so much drama, with litle substance

News reports fail to put the actual amount of these tariffs in perspective. The total income from the bloated bigot in DC, is less than 1% of the US annual tax income, so this is all just posing and theatre. The stock market volititility has nothing to do with this, but is just the fallout from more and more black box trading.

There is not a single politician in the world that really has a handle on just how bent over the multinationals have us all.

Darkest Dungeon: Lovecraftian PTSD simulator will cause your own mask to slip


Please ID turn based games in the Headline

Sounded interesting till it revealed 2/3 of the way it that it is rogue-like and turn based, yuk.

Low Barr: Don't give me that crap about security, just put the backdoors in the encryption, roars US Attorney General


This is Rich

This is rich, coming from the admin/party that unilaterally shuns government communications in favor of everyone from the Pres on down using WhatsApp and similar private encrypted systems.

Code crash? Russian hackers? Nope. Good ol' broken fiber cables borked Google Cloud's networking today


Local cities do the repairs

It's a closely guarded secret, but your local municipality does all the repair work on underground cabling. That's why it takes over 24 hours to fix.

NASA goes commercial, publishes price for trips to the ISS – and it'll be multi-millionaires only for this noAirBNB


Oh Boy Everest All Over Again

At least if they get this actually working on a regular basis, we will be treated to idiots of the 1% lining up in the space station for an EVA where a few will no doubt manage to get themselves killed.

Sex and drugs and auto-tune: What motivates a millennial perp?



I can see it now, once online sex becomes feasible, I highly doubt the services will invest in sophisticated AI to drive the surrogates but instead, other anon players will drive your 'partnet', operating via a highly restricted window of allowed behavior by the server, while the dialog will be supplied by a huge Markovian server farm. Not PVP, but PFP.

WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web


Todays WWW is all behind HTTPS

I had tried running Lynx, the text based browser recently, it ran fine, but almost all sites now use https, which Lynx has no clue on how to deal with it.

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10


The Old library bookshelf thing

Microsoft and allotted disk space are like librarians and empty book shelves, it is inevitable they will fill up all the space.

You're all too skeptical of super-duper self-driving cars, apparently


Shills ignore Public Transit

Public transit solves all of those 'problems' plus a number of others, like pollution, etc.

Build a good public transit network first, and forget about this ploy to replace truck drivers.

Pai guy not too privacy shy, says your caller ID can't block IP, so anons go bye


Another Commons Trampled by Korporate

Just another commons wrecked by unhinged Kapitalism.

My email is 99% spam, so don't check it that often.

My phone gets at least 3 to 4 calls a day from telemarketers and scams, so now I don't answer it unless the number is already in my contacts list.

How do you shut down democratic free speech, you deluge it with spam and non-stop advertising.

Walmart workers invited to shuttle packages


Civil Associates

Now I get Trumps quip about the Civil War. If the south had just labeled those people working their cotton fields as associates, and classified the food and board as wages, everything would have been all fine and dandy, just like today's McJobs workplace.

Retirement age must move as life expectancy grows, says WEF


The 1% does not "ADD UP"

Concerned about numbers globally not adding up, how about the fact that 1% of the population controls more than 3/4 s of the worlds resources, and their portion has been increasing geometrically the last few years. It's more like, the 1% saying, hey, we got ours, the lot of you can fight for the scraps and work till you drop.

Windows 10: Triumphs and tragedies from Microsoft Build


Creator's Update... NOT

Still no replacement for Media Center and Movie Maker.

Trump signs executive order on cybersecurity, White House now runs the show


We already know Trump never reads anything, and that he only keeps people around/underhim that are stupider than him, so what do we get, another massive pile of deadwood in 3 months that will rot unread.

Michael Dell? More like Michael in-Dell-nial: No public cloud, no future


Vanity IT

A huge selling point for cloud IT, at least to vain CEO's with secret Trump wannabee tendencies, is that it's one check to write, (which they personally get wined and dined for )and they can make that decision and be done with it, fobbing off the responsibility to make it work on some equally lazy IT director who really hated haivng to manage all those independent bids, contracts, personnel and maintenance issues of in house tech.

Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft


Creators Update fails on my one year old notebook

More total BS from Microsoft.

Even after slurping my data for a year, they still try to install this update once a week, which invariably fails with the following patented Microsoft error message:

Some apps need to be uninstalled

These programs need to be uninstalled because they aren/t

compatible with the upgrade.

HP AMD Carrizo A10-8700 CPU

Uninstall and Continue

The thing that gauls me the most about this is they BS that they know what they are doing and will look out for the average user, while this kind of stupidity is still being spewn out by their product.

Your internet history on sale to highest bidder: US Congress votes to shred ISP privacy rules


Wait till Corp CEOs realize this applies to thier companies financials etct.

This basically lets ATT sell the traffic from any business to the highest bidder.

That sales proposal, that bid inquiry, that order for raw materials etc.

Google agrees to break pirates' domination over music searches


Its all posing

No one searches for mp3 downloads. Everyone gets a browser plug in that instantly converts any of the millions of popular tunes on Youtube videos into mp3. Google actually sells advertising on many of these tunes videos while the copyright holder gets nothing.

Trump's FBI boss, Attorney General picks reckon your encryption's getting backdoored


Guns and Infowar

I think it is pretty funny that the same folks who whine against gun control want to take everyone's information power security away.

New Windows 10 privacy controls: Just a little snooping – or the max


Google and MS bug me all the time now

I keep a one smartphone and have never given out it's number in any registrations etc for several years now, and I would never, ever get telemarketing calls.

One year into Win 10 on my new laptop and having given Google my smartphones number (in case I ever forget my Google password...) my smartphone gets daily telemarketing calls.

Thanks big Korps for selling me out.

Exclusive: Team Trump's net neutrality guru talks to El Reg


The competition fallacy

Yea great theory, if you are willing to accept the fallacy that most consumers have any choice when it comes to internet service. Anytime you have monopolies, without consumer oversight/regulation, your screwed. May be if we had competition in the internet service sector things could be different.

The big day is here and it's time to decide: Patch Flash, Windows, Office or Android first?


My HP laptops Services started hanging on boot.

To day my computer would not complete start up. I was able to start it in safe mode, and following Win 10 support instructions I disabled all non microsoft start up services, and then the pc booted fine.

Next by process of restarting with individual non microsoft services enabled, it was clear the HP services were what was hanging. HP support site seems to unaware of this issue.

Latest F-35 bang seat* mods will stop them breaking pilots' necks, beams US


Airbag Collar

All that is needed is an airbag collar similar to the neck protection devices used by F1 drivers instead of fiddling with weight sensors,real time accelerometers and rocket controls.

Google-funded group mad that US Copyright Office hasn't abolished copyright yet


Why doen't the US attorney general prosecute Google?

You can quickly find current blockbuster films, new and old popular music streaming for free from Google along with big corporate paid adverts stitched into the content, and no one, from the copyright holders to the those charged with upholding copyright does a thing. For all intents and purposes Google has executed a fait acomplil with copyrighted digital media.

Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'


The mostly non-existent drivers of Linux

The mostly non-existent drivers of Linux are why you can't buy PCs at your local store with Linux.

Linux will only play nicely with about 1/10 of existing devices.

Converting any PC in the last 15 years to Linux is always a crap shoot, sure the OS loads, but then the mouse, or the screen, or the sound, or the printer, or the network card don't work.

Don't even try searching Linux forums for solutions or help as you will be met with snarky developers who will heap abuse on you for not being smart enough to write your own driver.

Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite


Could not happen to better guy

Karma catches up to Zuk.

Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook


Re: Corporation tax is the problem

The core problem is that assets are not taxed. Home owners and property holders are taxed. But industry assets are totally tax free, and where multinationals store all profit that they want to avoid taxes. Tax stocks, bonds, real assets, not just salaries and "income."


What a load of crock

To big to fail, all over again. Hey we are your rich overlords. We are different from you, if you tax us fairly, we just might fail, or at the least stop handing out token jobs and pittances to charity.

Ignore the man behind the curtain, we know whats best.

Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?


Serviced and Support (for individuals)

As if "service and support" were ever more than a marketing whitewash for almost zero help available to the individual Windows user.

Now Google backs everyone's favorite trade pact: The TPP


HOw well Framed

Amazingly framed to obscure the fact the the TPP blows away local regulations on practically anything. Goodbye OSHA, clean beaches and rivers, and hello fraking in everyones back yard.

Snowden WAS the Feds' quarry in Lavabit case, redaction blunder reveals


Korporate Facism in your Face

The powers that be, i.e. multinational corporations that now control all branches of world government, seem to have an unquenchable thirst for spying on everyone.

Enjoy that boot in yer face.

How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest


Korpo Nazis

The fascist VPs at MS have had a major boner for Apples land grab of gate keeping all software sales for their platform.

They essentially want to become the middle man and reap profit from all software sales for that platform.

Compare the effort put into this against the effort to update Windows real security.

Microsoft wants to lock everyone into its store via universal Windows apps, says game kingpin


win10 - DirectX12-Misstep

Like all over VP'd megacorp, the VPs for Win10 won out over the VPs for DirectX12 and jumped the gun with Win10 without including the yet to be done DirectX12.

Microsoft has become IBM.

When my current Win7 lappy bites the dust, we are going Linux for the duration.

Class war! Wikipedia's workers revolt again



Bureaucracy is like cancer. It exists only for itself. That 100 million certainly is not making into the quality of the site.

Google human-like robot brushes off beating by puny human – this is how Skynet starts


Old News

Machine Intelligence took over our financial networks years ago.

UK carrier Three in network-wide ad-block shock


My Bet

My Bet is Shine is banking on Google and/or Akami buying them out just to make this all go away.

Streetmap's lawyer: Google High Court win will have 'chilling effect’ on UK digital biz


G Maps - just Works

G Maps ate their lunch because they simply delivered a better product.

Simple yet powerful interface. Smart search, knows where you are, finds businesses by name or category, and addresses, plus directions with a fast gui.

Streetmap made the same mistake many new tech ventures make, they decided to focus on milking their biggest whales, a few businesses that could afford a high tariff, over giving away a good product and generating revenue off the traffic and data mining.

Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe


Fascist Values Showing

Our Fascist owned global media has always fed us a steady diet of the 1% pontificating about why they are so special and the rest of us should change to suit them.

They even believe their own drivel. Ignoring the pyramid of priviledge they sit atop, and pretending that in their system there is room at the top for more when in reality, there is not, and the whole thing depends on exploiting the other 99%.

Louisville says yes to Google Fiber. Funny story: AT&T, TWC didn't want that to happen


One little clause, and the game is up

Funny how that clause that gave ATT et al exclusive rights to tack their stuff into our utility poles and sewers is going by the wayside. The whole premise of ATT and buddies was that we pay for the maintnenance of the sewers and poles, and fix them immediately if a problem interferes with their signal, while they get to charge monopoly rates for cable.

It's time to cut the middle men out and local governments should include basic internet as part of the whole utility package.

Layoffs! Lawsuits! Losses! ... Yahoo! is! in! an! L! of! a! mess!


Yahoo = Sears

Yahoo like Sears was one of the first in their businesses, online info and mail order.

Like Sears Yahoo has descended into a death spiral caused by too many VPs stabbing each other in the back to get ahead following the lead of the CEO scum bag who has the nerve to accept billions in bonuses while giving thousands of employees the shaft.

Train wreck in motion.

Ad-clicking bots predicted to rip US$7.2 billion from Mad Men


More of these type bots needed

Bots to make ad men's life less profitable, check.

Bots to make lawyer's lives less profitable, hopefully coming soon.

It's replicant Roy Batty's birthday – but hey, where's my killer robot?


The real future

Expect asian to launch vat grown organ doners, boy toys, girl toys, long before the military gets anything robotic actually in service.

Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies


New Piracy Opp

New opp in air piracy, outfit a big drone to latch on and hijack delivery drones or just follow them around and pick up the parcels after the initial delivery.

What did we learn today? Microsoft has patented the slider bar



Come the revolution, line them all up...

Beyond iTunes: XML boffins target sheet music


xml to midi

Once this is in place it is only a matter of time before someone codes a xml to midi converter.

Midi fans rejoice!

Getting metal hunks into orbit used to cost a bomb. Then SpaceX's Falcon 9 landed


Used to cost a bomb and used to be fairly safe.

Now you ride an unstable bomb, and hope it does not blow.

Bookstore sells some data centre capacity, becomes Microsoft, Oracle's nemesis


Oracle and MS are practically driving customers to Amazon, and Amazon is the ultimate fascist state that will crumble after robots take all the jobs, and no one has any cash to pay Amazon their 30%. Nature will eventually win, but not till after a massively bad time for us.

In-a-spin! Yahoo! clutches! Alibaba! baby! to! breast!


Her batting average

Given her batting average, Alibaba is now on the road to ruin.

Now you can tailor Swift – Apple open-sources the whole shebang


Apple Aps will soon share Win engineering munge ups

Just what Apples software needs, Aps designed by Win engineers.


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