* Posts by Tomato42

777 posts • joined 31 May 2011


Huawei and Intel hype up AI hardware, TensorFlow tidbits, and more

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it seems to me like the term is being thrown around... I didn't see anything that a bit of colour correction and fudging with playback wouldn't achieve.

Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown

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Re: Oh God

illegals enter through legal ports of entry, and even then, most of them (about 2/3) don't even drive or walk into the US, they fly in to the US.

ah, why I even bother, for conservatives facts never matter, it's always about feelings

Amazon takes aim at MongoDB with launch of Mongo-compatible DocumentDB

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It's the Embrace step, I wonder when they will take the next two...

Fake news? More like ache news. Grandma, grampa 'more likely' to share made-up articles during US election

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Re: Or, just maybe...

...Or the Earth is flat, or the moon is made out of cheese.

also, you do know that there's a third option? the "I don't know"?

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Re: Respect my authoritay

It's not different with the post-soviet states, where you knew that the media was lying to you. Yet it's primarily the old generation that support the likes of Orban or Kaczynski who use fake news to further their agenda. Hell, they commonly use the same rhetorical devices!

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who would have thought that part of population most upset about the world changing around them and least flexible when that change is inevitable would look for any kind of consolation that "it's not me, they are wrong" /s

it's sad, really

Fake 'U's! Phishing creeps use homebrew fonts as message ciphers to evade filters

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Re: People stil falling for the fake email.

Just say that you are from a TLA, for most folk it sounds scary enough.

I'm just not sure the computer works here – the energy is all wrong

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Re: No interference?

It's a misconception, there's no "China Export" mark: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getAllAnswers.do?reference=P-2007-5938&language=EN

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal

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Re: Yeah...

as if Repugnants haven't been mocking Obama's Tan Suit, his choice of mustard and Michelle's bare shoulders

Ah, right, I forgot, people in science and entertainment are allowed to have an opinion on politics only if it agrees with Repugnant world-view.

> Any society can easily determine its rulers by understanding who they're not allowed to mock

> So if not him, who exactly is ruling you?

clearly, it's the kids with stage three cancer

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"did complain that it was unethical and immature"

I'm quite sure that "unethical" and "immature" are the least significant offences that Agent Orange has committed.

So you want to archive our enterprise data? Well, let's see where you fall on Gartner's magic square...

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Google has no "ability to execute"? The same Google that effectively has no size limit on gmail mailboxes? That Google?

I know we listen to Gartner mostly for the laughs, but this is just pathetic.

Boffins build blazing battery bonfire

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Actual efficiency?

"While converting heat to electricity is inefficient, that loss can be overcome by the potential cost savings – storing heat is 50x to 100x cheaper than storing electricity, the researchers say."

actual numbers for that? missing. wonder why...

thermal solar already struggles to be competitive with PV and while electric heating is close to 100% efficient, the extraction would have to be an order of magnitude better than thermal solar

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Re: "cheaper"

as if there were no massive industrial disasters related to coal, oil or gas...

we would need to average one Chernobyl a year for nuclear to be in the same ballpark of deaths caused per MWh of electricity produced as the above three

Identity stolen because of the Marriott breach? Come and claim your new passport

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they state that those are numbers before deduplication

not all receptionists bother to search for a customer in the database when checking-in

In case you're not already sick of Spectre... Boffins demo Speculator tool for sniffing out data-leaking CPU holes

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Re: Refund

and you checked that those "reputable places" don't run on AWS or other IaaS infrastructure?

yes, you are wisely limiting effects of those vulnerabilities, but that doesn't mean you are unaffected by them, even if your endpoint is secure

Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time

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no, they are going to outlaw CO₂ thus solving Global Warming once and for all

Once And For All!

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US was big so it could strong-arm crypto makers in the 90's to implement "export grade" crypto, a mistake we most recently paid for this year, almost 20 years after it was deemed unnecessary

somehow I don't see Ozzies to be this "successful"

No, you haven't gone deaf – the Large Hadron Collider has been wound down for more upgrades

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@navidier so you haven't been forced to upgrade the OS when the software running on that OS is not yet verified/fixed to support the new version?

that sounds exactly like the thing the MS users have been denied

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those are boffins, they didn't make the mistake to use Windows in the first place

YouTube fight gets dirty: Kids urged to pester parents over Article 13

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Re: "I have already found that the content ID filter"

there's also the other side of ContentID, the one that flags videos that include CC0 and public domain music for copyright infringement. The one that gives you no way to really escalate it when the claimant "disputes" your claim that using CC0 music really isn't copyright infringement.

requiring ContentID on everything only gives power to people that can hire a lot of lawyers – publishers – not small content creators

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Re: Reminds me of a Doctor Who Christmas epsiode

Unlike the publishers that have manipulated the other side of the argument?

And I underline publishers, it's not the authors that reap the benefits

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Isn't it bad?

Isn't Article 13 the same Article 13 that both Cory Doctorow and the Electronic Frontier Foundation consider "extinction-level incident"?

yes, Google is a corporation, but that doesn't mean that their priorities can't align with priorities of regular citizens

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

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my understanding is that you are legally entitled to 3 months of work after termination notice*

getting 6 months pay *and* not having to work those 3 months is not something I would call "taking advantage of an employee", so rather fine by me

(having just few hours to decide it is a bit shitty though, but then she did get more than 24h to decide it)

* - not familiar with UK law in particular, but I'm assuming it's an EU-wide standard for long term employment

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While C(r)apita was upfont about it, I'm not so sure if this is legal practice - 76h work week is almost 11h a day every day for 7 days a week. That is excessive by any measure.

But that is completely different issue from the way she had her employment terminated. 6 month severance pay is entirely reasonable, and actually better than the regular termination when you still have to work for few months, instead of having ability to spend that time searching for a new place.

Tape vendors feel the cold, clammy hand of AWS on their shoulders. Behind them grins the Glacier Deep Archive

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Re: Impressive

doesn't that calculator use the current Glacier prices, not the one from the article?

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That's actually cheaper than Backblaze.

Depends on retrieval cost and delay Amazon may finally have something competitive

Warning: Malware, rogue users can spy on some apps' HTTPS crypto – by whipping them with a CAT o' nine TLS

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Re: It's time to start over

@robidy and no languages protect against buffer overflows and helps with constant-time processing and uniform memory access at the same time.

the only language that I know of that helps with the latter is FACT and it's closer to domain-specific language than general purpose

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Re: local code

most of those attacks depend on precise timers, and those have been disabled in javascript by most (if not all) popular browsers, don't know about webassembly or browser plugins

Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber. Did we read that one right?

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Re: Generational differences

well, you could start by not generalising a whole generation

I'm a millennial and I can't stand that guy, most of my circle of millennial acquaintances doesn't follow him either.

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go watch PBS Space Time and then you can talk about intelligence of people that watch YouTube

just like with TV, there is "reality TV" garbage and there is Planete and NGC; just like with books, there is 50 Shades of Gray and there is Animal Farm or Foundation

the medium does not define the quality of work in it

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal

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Re: There is no real option to turn off Location History once it has been enabled;

yes, because being asked to enable it every fucking time you use an app that uses GPS is very convenient and totally not strong-arming the user to surrender their privacy /s

Laptop search unravels scheme to fake death for insurance cash

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right, because only the camera model in metadata would give it away, definitely not the resolution and image characteristics of a camera not available before his time of death /s

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording

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1940's want their devotion to the Füher back

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Re: Ignorance can be very powerful

yeah, that 30% would suggest that the distribution was skewed somehow, politifact places him at 31% for half-true or true statements.

It's nice to know that this sack of shit is actually lying, not just uninformed and refusing to get informed.

'Cuddly' German chat app slacking on hashing given a good whacking under GDPR: €20k fine

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then the owners clearly failed their due diligence in hiring those specialists

having a "vision" is only part of C-level duties

Peers to HMRC: Digital tax reforms 3 days after Brexit? Hold your horses, how 'bout 3 years...

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Re: From Window Tax to Windows Tax

And you think that they won't fuck it up by requiring use of Internet Explorer or a Java plugin that somehow works only on Windows? You are seriously underestimating gov's capacity for fuckups!

Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

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Re: "...using methods that can be replicated anywhere in this Universe."

> The target kilogram, though anchored, would be floating around the lab.

it can also work in a mode in which the acceleration imparted on the object by the electric field is used to derive its mass

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

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Re: "The Dutch authorities are working with the company to fix the situation"

Munich was doing just fine with Linux, until one PHB with a vested interest showed up

Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

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Re: He actually sounds...

Yet still, he does use a computer, likely on a daily basis.

It's more to do with the problem of spam and just absolute horrendousness of MUAs than his incapability to do so.

Six critical systems, four months to Brexit – and no completed testing

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I don't think she's preventing it, she's doing everything to keep it in quantum superposition

unfortunately she's unaware that superposition can be achieved only for systems with few dozen atoms at a time

YouTube supremo says vid-streaming-slash-piracy giant can't afford EU's copyright overhaul

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Well, if Wojcicki wasn't fully occupied with fucking with legitimate YouTubers uploading original content, maybe YouTube wouldn't have problems with sustaining on copyright-infringing mass-uploaders

Google: All right, screw it, from this Christmas, Chrome will block ALL adverts on dodgy sites

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"Chrome 71 will remove all ads on the small number of sites with persistent abusive experiences,"

persistent abusive experience?

so... no ads on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and reddit? cool!

It's wall-to-wall Huawei: Chinese behemoth hogs five of six top spots in SPC-1 array benchmark

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that's getting used to wipe the floor with if I ever saw one

it's really surprising that other vendors completely surrendered

It's been a week since engineers approved a new DNS encryption standard and everyone is still yelling

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Re: Cat herding

I won't deny that Vixie knows a bit about DNS.

I'm not so sure if his incentives align with Web (and thus DNS) users though.

TLS proxies? Nah. Truthfully Less Secure 'n' poxy, say Canadian infosec researchers

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Re: lesser threat

> provide a warning, and a way for the user to continue past the warning if they deem the risk is acceptable, or if they just don't care.

we had this kind of behaviour in browsers, it is exactly the reason why BEAST was exploitable

and showing HTML error that the user can click through is way, way too late – the authentication cookies were already sent over the insecure channel

Brexit campaigner AggregateIQ challenges UK's first GDPR notice

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Re: An amazing coincidence

@Arthur the cat and if we were talking about any random firms, that could be true. But here we are dealing with crooks. Filing for "bankruptcy" and creating new front for the old operation is crook 101 behaviour.

Enigma message crack honours pioneering Polish codebreakers

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Re: Polish contributions

cryptography in general being marked as Top Secret as late as 1990's is the main reason – e.g Clifford Cocks of GCHQ described RSA good decade before MIT got their RSA patent, but it was secret until 1997

Don't put the 'd' and second 'i' in IoT: How to secure devices in your biz – belt and braces

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Re: "No MDM no connection... if the user doesn't like it, tough"

what? companies generally don't have a "Internet access only, limited at that" guest WiFi network? how do they handle external people that come to negotiate a contract or make a presentation or 50 other different things?

please don't tell me they get a corporate laptop with full access to internal network?

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Re: SJW Powers Activate

Linux is obviously satanic ...

not only is it satanic because it sacrifices children and deals with zombies, it is also full of deamons!

burn the witch! /s


Microsoft: You don't want to use Edge? Are you sure? Really sure?

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Re: Block IE and Edge

if that Mint wasn't updated for half a year it would need an hour tops to install all updates; unlike Windows, the installation usually takes just an hour, even for the including-kitchen-sink package selection option

now, do install just windows and orfice in an hour


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