* Posts by Florida1920

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Trumping free trade: Say 'King of Bankruptcy' Ross does end up in charge of US commerce

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The message is clear

Buy you kit now, while you still can afford it.

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Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov

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Power to the "People"?

Juan Cole explains:

You may be confused, as an English speaker. Trump, a billionaire real estate developer and serial grifter who founded a phony university that defrauded thousands, has appointed a cabinet of billionaires and multi-millionaires, the wealthiest and most elite cabinet in American history, which even includes the CEO of petroleum giant Exxon-Mobil.

How, you might ask, can he represent this coup by the super-rich as ‘giving’ power ‘back to’ ‘the people’? The people wouldn’t even be allowed on the grounds of the gated communities where Trump’s officials live.

The confusion arises from thinking in English instead of 1930s German. “Das Volk” or the people was a mystical conception for the German far right. It comprised the German people as an organic whole, uniting great landlord and lowly peasant. The great German corporations, too, were said to be expressions of “the people” (Hence the German automobile company Volkswagen, now led by perfectly nice people but not so much in the 1930s). The phrase comes into focus if you understand “the people” as “white Protestants and some lately admitted ethnic Catholics” who are united across social class (though of course led by their billionaire betters), and who stand in contrast to the cosmopolitans, the mixed-race people, infiltrating minorities, the socialists and others bent on diluting “the people” and subverting its prosperity and power by kowtowing to foreigners.

http://www.juancole.com/2017/01/translating-inaugural-original.html

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CIA boss: Make America (a) great (big database of surveillance on citizens, foreigners) again!

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Re: Additional requirement that didnt make the story was

Congress needs to pass laws requiring that any presidential directives must be >140 characters and sent in one lot. That will put the brakes on Tw-ump.

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Meet 'Moz://a', AKA Mozilla after it picked a new logo

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The next Big Thing

CHRØME

Next we'll hear Moz://a is building a new headquarters.

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Microsoft Germany says Windows 7 already unfit for business users

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Re: Enough Whining.

Windows 10 is the way to go -- if you've got work to do.

And yet, so many of us are working now (well, not at the moment), using Windows 7, and having no problems.

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Promising compsci student sold key-logger, infects 16,000 machines, pleads guilty, faces jail

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Northrop *Grumman*

http://www.northropgrumman.com/Pages/default.aspx

Not "Grummond"

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Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

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OMG he's running Flash

'Nuff said.

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Re: Aaand it's gone

EDIT: Actually it's still up, just that the name doesn't resolve any more

(209.238.99.227)

It's only in English and Spanish. Rudyevich must have taken it offline to add Russian.

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Opera scolds stale browsers with shocking Neon experiment

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I vaguely recall

A concept browser from about 2000 that had floating links from past page loads swimming around the window. And some other, forgettable, stuff. It may have used a Java engine. It was cranky on my Win98SE machine of the time, and didn't offer anything more than entertainment. Ad-free, pop-up-free, Flash-free content, folks. That's what we need.

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

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"Help us fix things"

Turn off the snooping.

That is all.

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Asteroid nearly gave Earth a new feature, two days after its discovery

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Biggest fish fry in history

If it hit an ocean.

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Is! Yahoo! dead?! Why! web! biz! will! rename! to! Altaba! – the! truth!

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$55 million for failing

There is no justice.

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Could YOU survive a zombie apocalypse? Uni eggheads say you'd last just 100 days

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Re: What an incredibly simplistic mathematical model.

I've always wondered where all the zombies in the woods in Walking Dead come from.
The nearest Trump rally.

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CIA director AOL email hacker coughs to crime

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Yeah, but

Exposing incompetence WRT online security, okay. Sending threatening calls and otherwise harassing public officials? Epic. Fail. Hope he had fun while it lasted.

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El Reg just saved your Wikipedia Xmas

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uBlock Origin

Wikipedia had banner ads?

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Prez Obama expels 35 Russian spies over election meddling

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"next week"

Trump will put off getting the intel briefing until next week? Wow, that's presidential --NOT!

SAD!

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Twas the week before Xmas ... not a creature was stirring – except Microsoft admitting its Windows 10 upgrade pop-up went 'too far'

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Not the worst thing that happened this year

There was a method to prevent Windows 10 from invading your PC. Unfortunately, there was no way to prevent Trump from invading the White House.

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Netflix US Twitter account hacked

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Happy

Traditional media is good

(Such as El Reg.) Otherwise I'd never know what was happening on "social" media.

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Oracle exec quits over co-CEO Safra Catz's promise to assist Trump

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Good man!

This one's for you, George! ------------------------>

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Stupid law of the week: South Carolina wants anti-porno chips in PCs that cost $20 to disable

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"We're not being political."

Oh, yes, you damned well are! The extent to which some pols will go to get attention (I note with no surprise that he's a Republican) is obscene. FFS, do something useful for your constituents. Take your $20 and buy a clue, for starters.

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Amateur radio fans drop the ham-mer on HRD's license key 'blacklist'

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If you build it, they will come

But if you sell it to greedy idiots, they may well leave in a hurry. Thinking about Mindspring, after it was sold to Earthlink. ISP with best service reputation sold to ISP with worst service reputation. Guess how that turned out.

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MH370 hunters call for new search of extra 25,000km2

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Re: Congratulations!

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Do I get a prize?

A free "beer."

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MPs suggest introducing web blocking to tackle suicide rates in UK

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The news is very depressing

For this to work, all news sites and other sources of news will have to be banned as well.

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Don't panic, friends, but the Chinese navy just nicked one of America's underwater drones

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"The USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) and the UUV ... were conducting routine operations"

Right. And I'm Henry the Eighth, I am.

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Yahoo! says! hackers! stole! ONE! BEELLION! user! accounts!

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What's impressive is!

That they had one beelion accounts!

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Reschedule the holiday party, Patch Tuesday is here and it's a big one

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Wish me luck

Just installed big Security and Security + Quality updates for Win 7 and .NET. Now it wants to reboot. But I created a restore point before embarking on this adventure, so how bad can it be?

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Men! If you want to win at board games this Christmas, turn off the rock music – scientists

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Re: Additional Data

A recent study with a sample size of one found that board game performance also decreases significantly with each pint of beer consumed.

Not necessarily. I vaguely recall a New Year's Eve many years ago, when the guests brought a bottle of cognac. We sat down to play Monopoly and the other players were happy to let me drink the cognac, thinking it would decrease my performance. I boldly wiped them out -- and had almost the whole bottle to myself as well. Had a helluva hangover, though.

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Military reservist bemoans frost-bitten baby-maker on Antarctic trek

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"Antarctic"

"C" That is all.

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Remember that brightest supernova ever seen? It wasn't one

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Re: Just going to throw this out there

I'll leave it to the individual readers to make up their own minds as to which was of more value.

The election is easier to understand if you think of the upcoming Trump "Administration" as a super-massive black hole and the United States as the once-shining star it's going to rip apart.

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Germany warns Moscow will splash cash on pre-election propaganda and misinformation spree

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If you can get him to stop Tweeting for a minute

Donald Trump will turn off the Internet. Problem solved!

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Russian hackers got Trump elected? Yeah, let's take a close look at that, says Obama

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And the lesson is

Practice safe Internet! Podesta let his email be hacked. Surely we should expect the Russians to try to interfere with us any way they can. Don't we do the same to them? The question isn't whether or not the Russians did it, it's why someone on Podesta's position wasn't better educated on simple security methods. Tied in with Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct State Department business, it was one of the best presents her campaign could have handed to Trump. This was Clinton's election to lose, and she did a great job of doing it.

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Neo-Nazi man jailed for anti-Semitic Twitter campaign against MP

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Neo-Nazi punk

FTFY. He's not a "man."

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Latest loon for Trump's cabinet: Young-blood-loving, kidney-market advocate Jim O'Neill

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No medical or scientific experience.

A perfect fit for this administration. The incoming CEO and Commander in Chief has no successful business experience, no experience in government, and used his white privilege to avoid serving in the military. A guy like that, who more than once bragged about his "good brain," isn't going to surround himself with smart people. Look how he reacts whenever anyone points out what a(n) [insert epithet or noun describing despicable behavior] he is.

That's okay. In a year or so I'm going to become fabulously wealthy, selling bumper stickers saying AREN'T YOU SORRY NOW?

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Re: I'll just leave this here and sit back.

He should be sued for wearing that tie.

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Sue me, HBO

I'm going to splash the words "winter is coming" all over every domain I own. Bring it on, dickheads.

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Could this be you? Really Offensive Security Engineer sought by Facebook

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Facebook is going to be offensive?

How will we notice the difference?

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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

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Re: dogs cannot become cats

Adhering precisely to the (now accepted as irrefutable fact) process of evolution, you cannot get from Dog to cat, because each represents a local maxima of the environment.

Yeah, Steve. But you can't use words like "irrefutable fact" or "local maxima of the environment" with creationists. Because Genesis. Another favorite argument is, "If [$deity] did not create me then I have no moral value etc etc. Before you can break through to creationists you have to destroy their ego attachment. You might as well try to train a cat to bark.

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The standard argument

I get from creationists is, "a dog can't become a cat." They might be persuaded if the bacterium evolved into a laser-wielding shark, but probably would just come up with another way to deny the science.

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Team Trump snubs Big Internet oligarchs

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Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

That's all I needed to know.

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Super Cali goes ballistic, considers taxing Netflix

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Tax Tweets

If we have to endlessly hear about Trump's latest ignorant Tweet, at least let the government make some money from it. He doesn't believe in paying taxes, because he's smart. Put up or shut up, Donnie.

Here in Florida, where most middle-class voters idiots think (?) Trump will lower their taxes, we pay sales tax on Internet service and Netflix. Oh, and Amazon orders too, as they now have a distribution center slave-labor camp in our state, even if the purchased item ships from out of state. I don't have a Hulu account so can't speak for them. The only differences between governments and organized crime are, the gangsters have better suits and nicer cars.

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BOFH: The Hypochondriac Boss and the non-random sample

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FTFY

suggestible hypochondriac with the IT skillset of a potato

Facebook user.

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Comcast is the honey badger of ISPs – injects pop-ups into browsers, doesn't give a fsck

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Terabyte Territory

Lucky me. I live in a capped area. Fortunately, I only seem to be using about 1 GB/day (Thanks, uBlock Origin!). The penalty for watching too many cat vids is severe:

You have two courtesy months to exceed a terabyte of usage without charge. After using these two months, if you exceed your data usage plan you will be charged $10.00 for each 50GB of additional data provided, but charges will not exceed $200 each month, no matter how much you use.
Reviewing past months' usage makes me think they only count bandwidth via your home/business connection. I was hitting their local hot spots regularly before this month, and the amount of bandwidth they report doesn't reflect that.

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China cites Trump to justify ‘fake news’ media clampdown. Surprised?

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Does that include advertising?

Ren Xianling, No.2 at the Cyberspace Administration of China, said internet users posting false stories should be punished.
HEADLINE: China endorses ad-blocking.

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User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again

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Probably fairly common

Once worked for a company a major PC mfr outsourced tech support to. Working Christmas Day for the extra $$$, I get The Call. Customer has just set up new PC and "it was working fine until I turned it off. When I turned it on again it wouldn't do anything." What did you do before turning it off?

Naturally, he had to delete the Windows directory, because he didn't need it anymore and it was using a lot of HD space (this was in 2000).

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Searching for 'Fatty Kim the Third' banned on Chinese social media

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Re: Gugle Trainslate

Baidu: "Sorry, I did not find " Kim Sam-fat " relevant pages."

Searching Baidu for "Jin San Pang" and translating to English produces a slew of stuff like "Baidu search Jin San Pang you will find what look landlord favorites."

Finally, some words for China, even if they aren't listening: You are judged by the company you keep. If you continue to prop up that fat little bitch, you dishonor your country. Yes, every country has its pet tyrant-clients, but that's no excuse and Kim is an especially horrible little perv.

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And with one stroke, Trump killed the Era of Slacktivism

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One thing we can count on with Trump

He won't be appointing Carly Fiorina to any posts in his administration.

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Mac book, whoa! Apple unveils $300 design tome

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I'll wait for the movie

To come out on Netflix.

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CERN boffins see strange ... oh, wait, that's just New Zealand moving 2m north

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Blame it on the Supermoon

Trump will be building a blue-cheese wall around the moon and the Man In The Moon will pay for it.

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Swedish prosecutor finally treks to London to question Julian Assange

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Big Brother

He faces no threat from the U.S. now

Trump would probably give him a medal and a job in his administration.

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Russia shoves antitrust probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky gripes about Windows 10

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Microsoft had no comment at time of going to press.

Their dodgy security software prevented them from hearing about the problem.

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