* Posts by wayward4now

280 posts • joined 23 Jul 2010

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Mozilla hoping to open source voice samples for future AI devs

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Once upon a time ...

Yes, oddly there are Open source Speech recognition tools on Linux already.

Right, but the really good voice samples have been proprietary.

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'We hold the high ground' says Qualcomm boss as profits crater

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Linux

I loathe Apple Inc.

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Adult toy retailer slapped down for 'RES-ERECTI*N' ad over Easter

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Childcatcher

Re: 2 Wrongs make a right here I think

"He half-heartedly proffered the leaflet and said "I don't suppose you want this?" as he turned away. Poor sod."

I always thank them nicely, while rejecting the pamphlet. Their next stop might be a neighbor with a gun in his/her mouth.

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You can't take the pervs off Facebook, says US Supreme Court

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"Don't chat up kids or you'll go to prison"

Suppose you don't know you are chatting with a child?

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Yes, a social media ban is just too wide-ranging these days.

"Some of these individuals may be truly reprehensible and ongoing threats to society, but you can't restrict a whole class of people from career opportunitiesSome of these individuals may be truly reprehensible and ongoing threats to society, but you can't restrict a whole class of people from career opportunities"

Here's the fun part, there are FIVE forms of abuse, not one. Emotional, intellectual, sexual, physical and spiritual. Yet the focus is on sexual. Plus, almost 90% of new sex offenses occur with either family, friends of family, friends of the victim or other authority figures. In other words, the "Registry" points to obvious offenders but not the most likely offenders. Stupid is as stupid does.

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DDoS attack brings Qatar's Al Jazeera website to its knees

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Trollface

Re: free press

"Yes, it's all to do with Al J being a very good unbiased news site (and TV channel)" I miss them SO much here in the states, every other outlet is shiite. (sorry for the pun)

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Two leading ladies of Europe warn that internet regulation is coming

wayward4now
Boffin

Re: Such backwards logic it could only come from polticians

Not to mention young people in radical states usually have no job, no date to the prom, no shoes, no sh*t to attract a mater and live some sort of "good life". So, the only employer in town, willing to put shoes on their feet, a couple of dinars and a rifle are the bad actors ... from OUR perspectives. We should invite the Chinese to come in, provide infrastructure and order, since we'd rather bomb them out of their homes. The Chinese know how to deal with extremists in ways we won't consider. They would be the perfect answer.

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Jailed fraudster admits running same cold-caller con from behind bars

wayward4now
Big Brother

Re: Fool me once

Or, cutting off the right hand. You gotta admit, it clearly identifies the thief, nor can he dwell amongst polite society again.

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Mac ransomware author is giving away malicious code to script kiddies

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Paris Hilton

Nor should they be allowed to breed. The human race is already dumber than we know. And, getting dumber.

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Yahoo! shareholders! sign! off! sale! to! Verizon!, which! sharpens! axe!

wayward4now
Unhappy

Re: PLEASE! STOP!

"The gift that kept on giving comes to an end."

I wish. I bet that Verizon was too f'ing dumb to notice all the user accounts that were dummies held by a few people with multiple usernames. The ONLY reason Yahoo! did nothing to stop the practice was that a REAL user accounting would have been a diaster for their press releases. Verizon bought air. They are stupid. And yet, by breeding among themselves, it spells doom for the human race.

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Microsoft officially hangs up on old Skype phones, users fuming

wayward4now
Linux

Ubuntu has telegram-desktop

...ready to install from the repos. Ergo, open source. Screw Microsoft.

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Tech industry thumps Trump's rump over decision to leave Paris climate agreement

wayward4now

Re: Trumpy the clown

Sorry to see all of the downvotes. I voted you up.

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The revolution will not be televised: How Lucas modernised audio in film

wayward4now

Re: Uphill in the snow. Both ways.

"Ocala. Nuke it until it glows. I want nothing but atomic glass for 90 miles radius." Better yet, drop it between Ocala and Ocoee. You'll knock out 90% of the Klan.

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Terminator

"There was a modern multiplex cinema with several screens - from 1000 to 24 seats."

Cinerama?? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Cinerama

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Three Nigerians sentenced to 235 years in prison for online scamming

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: I like the US style......

"And for how long will they actually stay behind bars?"

Here in the states you do 85% of your active sentence behind bars and 15% on probation. Thank you Bill and Hillary Clinton, who wanted children to be treated the same way, including life sentences with no chance for parole.

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wayward4now
Big Brother

Re: Talent pool

Try life plus 3 days. If you were convicted of three murders, the state couldn't let your body go for 9 days. that puts a new spin on the term "put on ice".

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Windows 10 S forces Bing, Edge on your kids. If you don't like it, get Win10 Pro – Microsoft

wayward4now
Linux

Re: "Windows S doesn't have a dominant market position"

"I'm sure MS it's trying to probe how far it can go with this, but it can find itself to be probed..."

I love it when Windows and probed are used in the same sentence!!

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systemd-free Devuan Linux hits RC2

wayward4now
Holmes

Re: Easy answer.

""I seem to recall reading that motor cars would never replace horses."

And look at the mess they have caused."

At least motor cars don't shit in the street for you to step in.

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Linux

Re: It's fascinating that Linux now has the same problem as Windows

Amazing all the down votes you got by merely giving good information. That says much about the anti-systemd folk.

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For the first time ever, Verizon sheds subs: 300,000 punters walk out

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: It's All Good

"That Yahoo acquisition is looking pretty smart about right now. Look for things to turn around in short order and dollars start to flow in Verizon's coffers like a rolling flood."

Buying Yahoo was the dumbest move they could have ever made.

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Silicon Valley tech CEO admits beating software engineer wife, offered just 13 days in the clink

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Mushroom

Re: @Symon

"How would you suggest compensating a innocent person who has "been beaten to within an inch of his life in jail"

First off, no one lawfully sent to prison is innocent. Forget "victim stance" as any sort of argument.

Second, chances are very good that if you mind your own business in prison, you won't get beaten. Those who show disrespect however, can get the crap beaten out of them. I did five years myself, so I have a clue whereas you don't. I did see a couple of epic fights, which usually involved not paying a debt. Even the guards turned their backs while the debtor got the ass-beating of his life. But, I never saw anyone get a beat-down that they didn't deserve.

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FYI – There's a legal storm brewing in Cali that threatens to destroy online free speech

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Thanks California...

"This smells like a Grosuch decision."

That smells like a California Democrat.

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Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

wayward4now
Big Brother

Re: He's right

"Well, consider that during the years when most people are forming their social skills, nerds and geeks are being shunned when they're not being assaulted by football players. You can't help but come out of that socially awkward."

I suspect one thing all the shooters in shopping malls seem to have in common, ...none of them could get a date to the prom.

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wayward4now
Pirate

Re: Weird

Or Apple][ versus everyone else! :)

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WONTFIX: No patch for Windows Server 2003 IIS critical bug – Microsoft

wayward4now
Linux

Re: "not because of any technical reason"

"Upgrade to a non-EoL operating system"

RedHat, Ubuntu SuSe...

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Robots are killing jobs after all, apparently: One droid equals 5.6 workers

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: jobs aren't entitlements

The Chairman got it right. If every couple produced one child, after two generations the entire robot issue would be mute. It's the highly uneducated third world that produces more uneducated children who are only fit to be on the trigger end of a semi-automatic. Sorry, but the future holds zero prospects for them and only a few prospects for the rest of polite society. Best get used to it.

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VIAGRA found in Chinese 'Kung Fu rice wine'

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Joke

50 cents

"Food quality has been high on government agendas ever since, making this new incident very serious indeed in China. "

Riiiight.

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

wayward4now
Big Brother

Re: The key word is 'Ever'

Amen. Too few people realize that Christianity was militarized in 300AD by the Roman emperor, to win battles. From then on, Christianity is nothing like what Jesus preached. If it was, the Holy Roman Church would give back all the shit they stole.

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Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?

wayward4now
Holmes

I am surprised that no one mentions the obvious, run Win10 on Linux instead. WAY BACk when, Caldera distributed "wabi" which loaded Win3.1 from your registered floppies and launched it on your Linux desktop. That was pretty amazing to see, plus Win3.1 ran faster on 32bit Linux than it did on 16bit DOS. There was a version to run Win95, but the company got bought up and it disappeared.

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Malware infecting Androids somewhere in the supply chain

wayward4now
Paris Hilton

Re: For starters...

Just tell "farcebook" that you are a registered sex offender. They will uninstall you so quick it would make your head spin.

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wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Another day, another Android clusterfuck...

Flip phones and BBS's. To hell with the Internet!

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US Supreme Court set to kill Twitter, Facebook ban for sex offenders

wayward4now

Re: Rehabilitation, um

"rehabilitation doesn't work so well with serious sex offenders and specifically with child abusers - they want what they want."

And that is dead wrong. With a comprehensive course of rehab, sex offenders have a less than 3% recidivism rate. And, when you take the Dept. Of Justice's own figures, almost 90% of new rape cases are committed by people NOT on the registry. They are committed by family, friends of family, other friends or authority figures.

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Trump's visa plan leaks: American techies first

wayward4now
Trollface

Re: "SV companies ... weren't willing to offer adequate compensation"

I thought they were called "Telephone Sanitation Engineers"?

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Apple to Europe: It's our job to design Ireland's tax system, not yours

wayward4now
Holmes

Re: Fascinating

"That's because they're invoking the golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules." Don't forget the other rule: "Life is a shit sandwich and the more bread you have the less amount of shit you have to eat." So true.

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$350m! shaved! off! sale! price! as! Verizon! swallows! Yahoo!

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Is this supposed to be a good deal for Yahoo! stockholders?

"Verizon's buying a pig in a poke. Probably, as pointed out above, for tax reasons." Meanwhile I get no deal on my Verizon plan. Time to switch away from these dumb bastards.

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Virtual reality is actually made of smartphones

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Big Brother

Jobs did NOT invent the microcomputer. When Apple came along, it was The Woz that did the heavy lifting. But, there were others who offered "microcomputers" before Apple. I had three IMSAI's (first released in 1975) that later ran CP/M and offered packages like WordStar, first released in 1978. The Woz's design, however, was the first "right thing" and all praise is due to him for doing so. Jobs gets credit for the case design, while actually Jerry Manock, an industrial designer. did the job. "Manock describes the shape of the Apple II case as having been "dictated by the size of the circuitboard and the keyboard that fits into a wedge on the front. It had to be tall enough for expansion cards to be slotted vertically onto the motherboard and have enough interior space to dissipate heat thrown off by the power supply" (Kunkel, 13-4). Jobs and Wozniak conflicted over using expansion slots for additional customized circuitboards, Jobs believing that they were inappropriate for a consumer market which would not be comfortable altering circuitry. Wozniak's desire for expandability prevailed and the height of the Apple II case reflects its eight expansion slots." Jobs was a dick from the beginning and he got it wrong.

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wayward4now
Devil

Re: Smartphone 1998

If it hadn't been for the Woz, Jobs would have been selling term-life to blue rinsed old ladies, barefooted.

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Tesla sues ex-manager 'for stealing 100GBs of Autopilot secrets'

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Three engineers on the Autopilot team handed in their notice...

Non-Competes are not uncommon. I and my new employer were sued for a cool million by my ex employer. Of course, the Ex withheld bonuses and chunks of pay rightfully owed to me, which is why I quit in the first place. Once all of this came out in deposition, they sent me a check for the missing compensation, THEN proceeded to sue me. Go figure.

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Kylie withdraws from Kylie trademark fight, leaving Kylie to profit from… existing?

wayward4now
Paris Hilton

Re: memo to anyone planning a Nuke strike

Oh HELL NO!! You can't send them to Mars! I am the sole Elite Forward Guard custodian/emperor of Mars and I just got in my first good harvest from my ham bushes and blanket trees. I just laid up some rows of NSM seeds, which I expect to sprout within the month, and then I won't be lonely. I highly suggest you send your surplus masses to Venus instead. The emperor of Venus is a right dick head and deserves the Kardashians and Paris. Leave me ALONE!

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French spies warn politicians of hack risk as election draws near

wayward4now

Re: Hacking French politics ? Not worth it.

"Then Clinton did win, however the system decided otherwise." Clinton did not win shit. She lost. Popular vote doesn't count and she damn well knew that. Yet, she didn't pander/solicit to the rust belt states and it was their electoral college votes that propelled Trump past her to win. That method of voting for the President has been with us since the founding of this country. If she was ignorant of how the vote is decided, she should have lost. Anyone mentioning the "popular vote" is just as ignorant.

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Switzerland says Uber's an employer, sends social security bill

wayward4now
Mushroom

Re: Contractor or employee

Because some a$$hat will wreck/trash the interior.

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wayward4now
Linux

Re: Switzerland is not worth it for Uber.

Oh! You mean trolleys will be the wave of the future?! I can't wait. Get rid of all cars while we're at it.

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wayward4now
Childcatcher

Re: The Suva have a point

UBER doesn't dictate working hours though. The "contractor" works when they damn well please. Ergo, not an employee.

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Whiffy kitchen after last night's chips? Clear the air with SPACE PLASMA

wayward4now
Mushroom

Grab grab the goodies

What I don't get is how new data derived from a publicly funded program can be whisked off into one personal's lap to be sold privately. I think it would be better if the public got a return on it's investment.

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CEO of shady ad site Backpage and owners arrested on human trafficking suspicions

wayward4now
Headmaster

Re: Is that so?

"If we substitute "raped" with "made consensual sex under payment", I think the article remains the same."

Not when a minor is involved, as this article plainly points out. A minor can not give assent. Ergo, it is properly "rape".

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Google says it would have a two-word answer for Feds seeking Yahoo!-style email backdoor

wayward4now
Holmes

I've maintained for years that the reason Yahoo doesn't crack don on users with more than 10 fake accounts is that those fake numbers make them look good to investors. Anyone using Yahoo is plainly an idiot.

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ will ship on time, developer claims amid doubts

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Children's games

Ahhhh... Samantha! The geek's goddess. They were the most sought after images during the BBS days. I know I had my share of them ...and still do!!

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When two tribes go to war: Docker Swarm on the left, easier-to-install Kubernetes on the right

wayward4now
Linux

Proxmox and Turnkey Linux have been on this scene for a long time. Why not some love??

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Speaking in Tech: Public cloud 'explodes'. Oh yeah? Show your sources

wayward4now
Mushroom

Where did Sarah go??

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Daddy, what's 'P2P file sharing'?

wayward4now
Linux

Re: Really?

The really fun part is that the music companies are charging their percentages as if there was mechanical mediums produced, like vinyl, and the various tape formats on cartridges. They had to assemble a mechanical medium at some expense. With CD's and DVD's the cost of distribution fell through the floor. Then along comes the Internet. The moguls refused to pass the reduced expense to artists and customers alike. Since that is common knowledge, no one feels the pang of regret when they pirate.

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