* Posts by DougS

12863 posts • joined 12 Feb 2011

IBM raising axe for 'significant workforce balancing in Europe', says staffer rep council

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I have little sympathy for the customers

Customers who bid out their managed services contracts and go with the lowest bidder will of course get the lowest quality service.

A lot of government contracts in the US require US based employees perform the work, both due to concerns over data loss but also because taxpayers generally want to see their tax dollars benefitting people in the US (or in the same state if it is for a state government) but because those people are more expensive providers try to get by with the absolute minimum headcount - meaning that if there's much attrition they're always behind since hiring takes much longer. So they end up getting the worst service of all.

Too bad there isn't a market for premium managed services where companies understand they will be paying more but can demand and receive best in class service. Many other markets have a premium segment, but managed services has been in a long term race to the bottom ever since the early 2000s.

Idle Computer Science skills are the Devil's playthings

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Don't hire him!

Make him work as an unpaid student assistant, with his other option being getting kicked out of school.

That way you can give him all the crap work like cleaning up from stupid hackers (and make sure he knows he has to get approval from someone else before running a script he's written to "help" him with mundane tasks, lest he take the mainframe down again) and if he turns out to be bright and has reformed his ways you can offer him a paid job after he graduates.

When it comes to DNS over HTTPS, it's privacy in excess, frets UK child exploitation watchdog

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How is this any different

Than child porn seekers using a VPN that tunnels their DNS lookups?

Just because there are some stupid criminals who get caught doesn't mean we should abandon any advancements that might protect them from their stupidity as a side effect. I'm sure they'll find other ways to be stupid and still get caught.

If your broadband bill is too high consider moving to Idaho, they get the internet for free

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I totally agree, and I consider myself somewhat of a (small l) libertarian. There are some things that are natural monopolies, and those natural monopolies that involve physical property like pipes and cables are best maintained by a government within a city limits.

Though offering competition for those utilities is a bit more tricky. You can't really support two competing sewage treatment plants because how are you going to route the waste to the one you choose without a whole separate network of pipes? Likewise with water, electricity, or gas.

The routability of data packets is the only thing that makes it practical for multiple ISPs to share the same city fiber network, it really is unique in comparison to other natural monopolies cities may provide.

The FCC has finally, finally approved a half-decent plan to destroy the robocall scourge... but there's a catch

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I'll opt out

What I'm saying is that I already adjusted the way I use a phone years ago to deal with robocalls, so I won't need their service or the extra charge. If they'd done this 15 years ago then I'd probably have happily paid a couple bucks a month for it.

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That's fine, let them charge

I have been ignoring calls from unknown numbers for years, and relying on people who try to reach me to leave a message, and it has worked fine.

If they charge, a lot of people will pay - if enough do then robocallers will be forced to give up or at least there will be fewer of them. So I'll still benefit even without paying!

There's no way a republican majority commission would give telcos an "unfunded mandate", so there was never a chance of this being free. But something that's not free but has at least a shot of working is better than arguing over whether it should be free or not and doing nothing.

Euro data centre club throws itself to the li-ions – to the delight of battery vendor members

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Re: Whats the advantage of Li-Ion in a UPS?

Power density is another advantage, if you have limited space whether inside or outside your server room. Since a lot of datacenters have been shrinking their footprint due to server consolidation and cloud migration, batteries could be brought into the server room and the space they are now using freed up.

Russia signs Huawei deal as Chinese premier decries 'protectionism', 'unilateral approaches'

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That one episode with lying about WMDs

Causes everyone to doubt the US when it comes to intelligence.

This Trump episode will cause everyone to doubt the US when it comes to not playing footsie with dictators, turning against allies, scrapping treaties, starting trade wars etc.

Trump will prove to be extremely destructive to the US economy and world standing in the long run, and like the lies about WMDs there won't be any way to take it back. Even if the next president actually IS stable (whether or not a genius) having elected one Trump no one is going to trust us not to elect someone like him again in the future, or god forbid, even worse.

Help the Macless: Apple’s iPadOS is a huge update that will enable more people to do without a Mac... or a PC

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Re: Still no multi user/account support though

It is odd that they added multiple account support to Apple TV but not the iPad. They did add properly enforced separately between business and personal usage on phones/tablets though, which is more important for targeting the business market which most of these other changes in "iPadOS" do.

If laptops didn't support multiple users they'd be perfectly fine for business, it isn't like you share your laptop with the guy in the next cubicle.

Maybe they'll tackle more personal usage features next year.

Barbie Girl was wrong? Life is plastic, it's not fantastic: We each ingest '121,000 pieces' of microplastics a year

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White lung disease?

Think about it - if our lungs had the capacity to clear out all tiny particles, people wouldn't have lung problems from living next to a coal power station, working in coal mines etc

Finally, people who actually understand global trade to probe Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods

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Re: This won't concern Trump

Because Trump isn't abasing himself with his obvious deference to Putin, and SALUTING A NORTH KOREAN GENERAL! He's in love with dictators, and if he could he'd dissolve the congress and declare his family dynastic rulers of the Empire of America.

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This won't concern Trump

As I'm sure he's never heard of the WTO or GATT, if he's made of aware of them he'll decide that "the US got a very bad deal" and pull out, not knowing or caring about the consequences to US and world trade. Then we all win (in the long run) because the damage to the US economy would guarantee he loses the election next year.

If a democrat wins he really WILL have to go on the "apology tour" that critics accused of Obama of. Though apologies alone won't be enough to quickly repair the damage Trump is inflicting on the standing of the United States in the world.

Bad news from science land: Fast-charging li-ion batteries may be quick to top up, but they're also quick to die

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Re: It would be warm for a shorter time

That's no different than using a slow charger.

If you are worried about a possible emergency then you always hit the prompt for the fast charge and pay the price on battery life.

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Re: Sony

So if you have a 6am flight you'll grab your phone half charged because it was used to you waking up at 8am? No thanks, this is a perfect example of why AI fails.

Just do what I suggested above, have it default to slow charging but give you a prompt when you plug it in to allow enabling fast charging. Don't base it on my habits, because then when I deviate from my habits I'll be screwed by having a phone that's not fully charged when I'm leaving on a trip!

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You control how fast you charge your car

You don't need to use a "supercharger" type site if you drive it around town and an overnight charge with your garage outlet will handle it other than when you take a long trip and need to charge en route.

Also a car has a LOT more cells so even if you charge at 480v 100A or whatever it might be less current per cell than a fast charging phone.

If it is a problem then those special chargers you can get for your garage that use higher power levels could have a little touchscreen so you could tell it over how long a period the car should be charged. If you put it in your garage at 6pm and won't be taking it out again until the morning, you could put "12 hours" in for charge time and it would know it doesn't have to charge as quickly as possible as if you were going to take it out again in an hour.

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It would be warm for a shorter time

But a lot warmer during that time.

Probably the best way to do fast charging is to have phones charge at slow speed when you connect them but put up a prompt asking if you want fast charging. Most of the time i.e. overnight charging you don't care how long it takes, but in the rare occasion when you do you'd still be able to charge fast. That would limit the possible battery degradation.

Still sniggering at that $999 monitor stand? Apple just got serious about the enterprise

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Re: Been Speaking to BlackBerry?

There are a lot of ways to implement this. You can only patent a particular method or methods, you can't patent the concept of "separating work and personal usage" or "creating a separate encrypted volume".

Well you probably can, since the patent office will let you patent almost anything, but it won't hold up in court if you patent something so general. I mean, they could try to patent "encrypted messaging on mobile" since they were the first to do it, but I can't imagine that would hold up in court if they'd tried to sue Apple over iMessage.

Its also possible Apple and Blackberry already have some sort of patent agreement, if Apple had been sued in the past.

LibreOffice 6.3 hits beta, with built-in redaction tool for sharing those █████ documents

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What a dumb way to do redaction

Why would they make it a bitmap where you can't search on text? What a redaction tool should do is simply to replace the characters being redacted with black blobs (or maybe some lightly shaded grey blobs as the "ink saver" option if it will be printed) but otherwise produce a normal PDF. You only need one freaking character in your "redaction font" after all. OK, maybe three - you should randomly vary between three widths so people can't count spacing to determine the length of a redacted word.

Uncle Sam wants to read your tweets, check out your Instagram, log your email addresses before you enter the Land of the Free on a visa

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If I lived outside the US

And thought I might want to enter it at some point, I'd create a social media account now, probably on Twitter since it doesn't really have the concept of "friends". Every month or so login and post a link to something silly so it looks like you're using the account.

Give that when they ask you, and keep your real ones (if any) secret. In the unlikely event they're able to link you to the real ones just say you had your email hacked a couple years ago and the hacker took them over and you decided not to create new ones, so whatever has been posted on it since then wasn't you.

Swedish court declines to detain Belmarsh prison resident Julian Assange

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Re: Get This Over With!

If it wasn't for Wikileaks, none of us would have ever heard about some random guy hiding out in embassy for years to avoid rape charges in Sweden. Maybe the Brits would have, due to the money spent standing guard outside, but news of it would have never left your borders. It was only newsworthy because he founded Wikileaks.

Google shares take a dive with reports of US DoJ 'competition' probe

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Not just Google

Also Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and even Apple to a lesser extent. Not sure if all were due to worries that they'd be next, but they're all big tech companies and Facebook has the most to worry about other than Google to the extent probes also delve into issues around privacy.

Apple iPrunes iTunes: Moldering platform's death expected to be announced at WWDC

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Re: This will be the last straw

You will be able to use an Apple Music application to buy, download and play your stored music, so nothing will change except the name and not having a kitchen sink approach that made it also include TV, podcasts and other stuff.

People have been complaining about how much iTunes sucks, especially on the PC, for years and now everyone is up in arms that it is going away? I guess you can't please everyone.

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Re: Does that mean they are killing off the iPod

There is going to be an Apple Music application that will take on that role for music, so iPods will still be supported.

They didn't drop the functionality of what iTunes does, they are just dropping the kitchen sink application that has taken on multiple roles over the years and split them out into music, TV, etc.

And presumably existing installs of iTunes will continue to work.

I'll just clear down the database before break. What's the worst that could happen? It's a trial

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There needs to be something visible

Maybe make the prompt in red on production, or in green on the test system. Something that looks "out of the ordinary" to give you a visual cue that you're typing commands into the wrong system.

LTO-8 tape media patent lawsuit cripples supply as Sony and Fujifilm face off in court

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Re: Aitor is correct

Unfortunately we now have the "global war on terror" which was the twin virtues (from the position of the military industrial complex) everywhere instead of just the middle east and can NEVER be won, which is where the cold war went wrong for them.

So they no longer need the pretense oil provides, and could even avoid having the large military itself, when you can spend an unlimited sum on survellience, satellites, drones, and so forth to fight the GWOT.

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Re: Aitor is correct

Much more likely that Congress would be lobbied to nationalize the fusion patent. The US has no interest, beyond that of a few oil companies which are a tiny fraction of the GDP, in maintaining the oil economy.

The US government would be fine with causing the oil price to crash to $10/bbl, because the middle east would suddenly get a LOT simpler when we don't need to kiss ass with Saudi Arabia. It would topple most of those governments, but promises of "we'll build you shiny new fusion plants free of charge if you let us dismantle all your nuclear plants and cart away all your radioactive materials" would be cheap when measured against our all to frequent wars.

It would also make South America a lot simpler as well, especially since we don't have an Israel there we feel we need to protect as if it was US territory.

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Aitor is correct

It is a trademark that's "use or lose", not a patent. You can patent something and sit on it if you like, as say an oil company might do if someone found a way to build Back to the Future's "Mr. Fusion" device. But they could only block it for the 20 year patent term, then it would be public domain.

Planes, fails and automobiles: Overseas callout saved by gentle thrust of server CD tray

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6am flight after working all night?

I would have "accidentally" overslept, telling my boss "probably" the hotel staff forgot to call me. I'd also "accidentally" shut off my cell phone, claiming it ran out of battery because of all those stupid "we need an update now" calls and tiredness making me "forget" to connect it to a charger before going to sleep.

Screw that CTO!

Chinese bogeyman gets Huawei with featuring in EE's 5G network launch thanks to bumbling BBC

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Re: How ridiculous ?

I meant in congress there are few moderates. The primary system is dominated by the extremists since the moderates are less likely to bother participating in primary elections, so your choice is usually someone on the hard right vs someone on the hard left. Combine that with gerrymandering, and you have lots of safe districts for both parties where they aren't punished for nominating an extremist.

If we could make gerrymandering illegal in all states, and put it up to a non partisan commission or better yet computer programs that followed some simple logic to design maximally compact districts that obeyed existing boundaries where possible (county, city, precinct) you'd fix that problem. Then a lot more districts would be competitive, or at least more easily able to swing between sides as the political winds shift (i.e. 2010's big win for republicans, 2018's big win for democrats) then parties would be punished for nominating extremists because they'd lose against a more moderate candidate on the other side.

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Re: How ridiculous ?

I find it hard to believe Trump can destroy singlehandedly so much and contribute so little and still be POTUS

Welcome to partisan politics in the modern US. There are few moderates anymore on either side, so Trump's party will cheer everything he does, and if it destroys the economy they'll somehow blame it on the democrats for "not supporting the president". The same will be true for the next democrat president, the democrats who speak out against misconduct in the white house and executive branch will suddenly lose their voice when the tables are turned.

Saw a sign of why with Justin Amash, the lone principled republican congressman calling for Trump's impeachment after he read the Mueller report (something the rest of them should think about doing) He held a town hall, which is really gutsy since he's in a district that strongly supports Trump.

After he explained his reasoning and some of the obstruction of justice detailed in the report, a woman got up and said "how come this is the first I'm hearing about this, I haven't heard anything bad about the president was in the report". Turns out she watches Fox News. If Nixon had Fox News to lie for him, he would have served his full second term.

Cooksie is *bam-bam* iGlad all over: Folk are actually buying Apple's fondleslabs again

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Re: So...

Companies that ship stuff that doesn't sell eventually are forced to take them back, and they take an accounting charge for that. Apple has never taken such a charge, at least not for a long time (they probably did all too often in the 90s when they were selling shit like Performas) so on the whole shipping = sales.

Now some of these might ship in Q1 and sell in Q2, but these tables were introduced in Q4 so they would have had to sell some of those first because they'd have retailers asking Apple to ship them more.

If you have a product that's "flying off the shelves" then you'll you'll end up shipping more than you sell once you finally get ahead of demand. If for example tablets were "flying off the shelves in Q4" they might have shipped extra in Q1 - the ones that were actually sold plus some that could actually sit on shelves or in stock at Amazon warehouses ready to be sold.

No way to tell for sure which is the case here, without knowing whether or not retailers had trouble keeping the tablets in stock in Q4. You can't tell that based on sales, if they weren't able to produce very many for whatever reason. Presumably IDC has connections with retailers so they will know whether they were 'flying off the shelves' in Q4 or not, and if so would note that some of the shipments in Q1 were for restocking rather than sell-thru.

We ain't afraid of no 'ghost user': Infosec world tells GCHQ to GTFO over privacy-busting proposals

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So here's a use for blockchain

Everyone is always touting a bunch of stupid stuff for it like inventory or accounting, where there are already perfectly good solutions. There aren't very many business needs for a tamperproof ledger where neither side trusts the other, but between government and the public? Oh boy, now there's a place where something that fills in the huge lack of trust between the public and their government would really be useful!

If someone could figure out a way so that adding a 3rd "ghost user" to a conversation required interaction with a blockchain such that it left a record, then there would be a way to track when authorities did that, to count the how many times it was done and verify a court order was properly made in each case.

Parts of the court order, like who was targeted could/would be redacted of course, but making the blockchain public would allow the public to trust that the capability wasn't being misused for dragnet searches or by stalkers who have access to this as part of their job. It would require cooperation from the provider, but assuming it was automated to provide the ghost user when the court order appeared in the blockchain, there would be an up to the minute view of how much surveillance your government was performing. A smart electorate would demand a limit on how many times it could be used a year - sort of like having a cell plan that isn't unlimited it would force you to budget a bit and not use the capability frivolously.

I think many people recognize that there is some role for LAWFUL intercept in certain cases. What we're worried about is Big Brother type spying on everything, rather than only targeting terrorists, child molesters etc. which we KNOW will happen if they could get the "backdoor" they seek. If you have a ledger that shows every instance because there's no way to get access to those encrypted comms without leaving an entry behind - and no way to erase the entry - then you can have solely lacking but totally necessary "but verify" part of trusting your government.

This doesn't address other objections like "but the bad guys will just use something else" which may be true in some cases so you can't get them all, but it has been true ever since the first policeman that some crooks are too smart to get caught. No solution will be perfect, but I'd rather have something like this than have them blackmail companies into giving them backdoors without public knowledge. It already happened once in the US, just because we caught them thanks to Snowden, doesn't mean they wouldn't try it again.

How do you like dem Windows, Apple? July opening for Microsoft's first store in Blighty

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Because Apple actually sells hardware

Other than Surface, and I suppose Xbox (do they have that in their stores?) they are pretty much a software company. Makes sense that not a lot of people are going to want to stop by without much of anything to hold in your hands and try out.

I imagine if Google tried to set up a retail store they'd have the same problem, because other than a Pixel and that in-home spying unit they don't sell much in the way of hardware either. In order to see the real products on offer at a Google store, they'd have to put up a mirror.

Buy, buy this American PCIe, drove my PC on the Wi-Fi so the Wi-Fi would fly

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Well this is stupid

Intel isn't even going to have PCIe 4.0 until next year, they might as well skip it entirely and go straight to 5.0. Seriously, if they already prepared things for 5.0 with the 4.0 spec why didn't they just call 4.0 a 4x gain instead of 2x and skip what we now call 4.0 entirely?

Apple's privacy schtick is just an act, say folks suing the iGiant: iTunes 'purchase histories sold' to data slurpers

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You'd have to leave the apps running in the background for them to do this, so you could prevent it by closing apps when you are done with them. It isn't like the old days of PCs where an app might take 30 seconds to load and initialize, so there's little to be gained by leaving them running when you aren't using them.

Germany mulls giving end-to-end chat app encryption das boot: Law requiring decrypted plain-text is in the works

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Re: Mystified; how will they force it?

Paranoid much? How do you know the microphone on your phone isn't listening to you and sending your every word to Google 24x7? How do you know your new TV doesn't have a hidden camera built in behind the display watching you scratch your balls?

Even if they did what you suggest, the backup still lives only on my laptop, so they'd have to get it to use that key.

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Re: Mystified; how will they force it?

China hasn't banned iMessage.

Yes, Apple does use iCloud servers in China for Chinese customers where the government holds the key. As compared to the US where Apple holds the key - but they still have to give up the data in response to a court order, and do, so the only difference is that the Chinese government can snoop without a warrant.

You don't have to use iCloud on your iPhone though. I don't. I do backups using iTunes since it is encrypted with a key only I have.

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Re: Mystified; how will they force it?

You really think Apple would not only ban encrypted chat apps in Germany but also ban iMessage there? I hope they give Germany the middle finger, and dare them to ban sales of iPhones.

This is the closest icon I could find...

'Evolution of the PC ecosystem'? Microsoft's 'modern' OS reminds us of the Windows RT days

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Re: hmmm...

If it was ALL these things plus one more to be named I'd be fine with it. Always connected is not a bad thing so long as it is secure. AI powered is great if the AI is as smart as a smart human personal assistant would be to anticipate your needs.

Just needs one thing added "perfect privacy protection". Then it truly would be the ideal OS. I expect we will see it sometime around the year 2164.

Google relents slightly in ad-blocker crackdown – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much

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Re: Strange, if this was MS I'd have seen at least one "embrace, extend, extinguish" comment.

Sad how many Google apologists there are, no matter how evil they get.

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Re: Mozilla take note

What plan is that? It is Microsoft that has switched to reskinned Chrome not Firefox.

Is it possible Google is doing so many evil things I can't keep track of them anymore, and I missed/forgot this one?

It's the curious case of the vanishing iPhone sales as Huawei grabs second place off Apple in smartmobe stakes

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Re: They can test all they want

Well I can't discount the possibility it is AOSP plus their little layer on top, but if so they shouldn't have told anyone they've been working on this for SEVEN YEARS.

Talk about a good way to shout to the world you can't innovate for shit!

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They can test all they want

History shows that major updates are rarely problem free. The example of Windows 10 last year is a good one - and that's only updating from one version of Windows 10 to another. Microsoft had Windows 10 problems ON SURFACE HARDWARE. They obviously tested that, but their tests didn't account for everything. They can test HongMeng on all their hardware, but like Microsoft they'll miss some things.

Even Apple doesn't always have trouble free iOS updates, and that's despite having only a dozen or so hardware variations supported at any one time and full control of the entire stack from the CPU to the API. Millions of developers and volunteer beta testers try the new OS, but there are still surprises sometimes.

There's no way this process will be smooth for Huawei, the question isn't whether they will have problems but whether the problems will be limited enough that it goes unnoticed by most or large enough that there are several articles on El Reg this summer regarding it.

Not a slap at Huawei, if this really is more than just AOSP + a UI layer, which seems almost guaranteed because how do you spend 7 years working on an OS that's just AOSP, it is a bigger change than any Android, iPhone or Windows PC ever had. I don't think anyone could successfully pull off a problem-free update to a different OS, rather than an upgrade of the existing OS.

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Yes this is their Hongmeng OS

They've been working on it since 2012 as a 'plan B' apparently.

They just announced today they are switching to it in the very near future - apparently on existing devices. So if you own a Huawei phone, you might want to disable automatic updates because a change this large has never been attempted before by anyone.

I mean, assuming this OS isn't just AOSP with a few extra bits glued on but a truly different OS, and I can't imagine it would take 7 years to do AOSP+bits so I'll bet it is different. Having your phone automatically update to it would be like if Apple pushed an OTA update that installed Android, only this is worse because Huawei has far more hardware models. Odds are high this will be very very ugly, with bricked devices everywhere.

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Re: What ?

It is amazing how clueless people are when it comes to "rights" as a US citizen. No, your right of 'free speech' does mean that companies like Facebook have to give you a platform to say whatever you want. There isn't even a 'freedom of choice of mobile phone' in the Constitution, unless there has been a recent amendment, so I don't know where the heck you'd get this far more ridiculous idea that "Google can't refuse service to US citizens"!

I think basically people think their rights to extend to "anything I want is my right as a US citizen because FREEEEEEDOM" but the rights of others can and should be limited if those other people are doing something they personally disagree with.

If servers go down but no one hears them, did they really fail? Think about it over lunch

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Which is why most stuff has auto ranging power supplies now

So you don't need to care about this, and they don't need to manufacture a different SKU - just ship a different power cord. It is so cheap to do this, I'm surprised when I see something with a 110/220 switch in the back anymore. You know they skimped on something that costs pennies to do, what else did they skimp on?

That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon

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Apple is stubborn if nothing else

They keep trying to fix the butterfly keys, instead of going back to the older design that worked perfectly. Even if they had to make the laptop thicker that doesn't mean they'd have to make it heavier if they don't fill that extra volume.

Gee, SEC, how did that get out?! 'Leaked' Tesla email claims big boost in Model 3 production

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Re: Not true

If it turns out to be inaccurate the SEC will have issues with it, and if they don't sanction him this time they'll require ALL mass communications by him be cleared, whether external or internal.

HP: Based on our Intel, don't hold your breath waiting for Chipzilla's CPU shortage to end

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The real reason for Intel's 14nm shortage is obvious. Apple.

They probably made the deal with Apple to be their exclusive modem supplier a few years earlier, when they assumed they'd have 10nm in volume and 14nm fab space didn't matter. They were wrong, and producing a huge run of modem chips for iPhones was responsible for the shortages last year, which then eased a bit after they had enough to supply Apple through Q4 which is their busiest quarter.

Right now they are building a bunch for the next gen iPhone, but will once again be able to ease off thus Intel's prediction that the shortage will ease in Q3.

Let's make laptops from radium. How's that for planned obsolescence?

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You mean autopilot on = Darwin award

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