* Posts by 404

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With sorry Soyuz stuffed, who's going to run NASA's space station taxi service now?

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Mushroom

Still mad about the Shuttle program...

I don't want to talk about it... but it was the quickest I've *ever* seen the Feds do something..

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Does Google make hardware just so nobody buys it?

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Re: But muh headphone jack!

Because Options, that's why... If my BT is connected to my car's OBDII sender, it's not connecting to the stereo system to run my AV, so that headphone jack becomes very important. When I take the 4G enabled tablet into the house, it's BT is free to connect to the home system, yada yada yada..

It's having OPTIONS, man!

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Re: Dropbear

Tigra - that doesn't matter. It's the look and feel I'm looking for. Kinda like sure, you can drive a Nissan Cube around, but it's not going to have the look and feel of a Ferrari lol.

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Re: If you build it will they come?

Almost perfect - paperback size is/was to accommodate back pocket. Pretty cool.

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Re: If you build it will they come?

That gvido is pretty awesome! Close, so close lol.

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Re: If you build it will they come?

Something I never saw in an e-reader was one in a paperback book format - same size & shape, open to see two e-ink paperwhite screens, exactly like a paperback. I'd pay good money for that even now.

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Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm

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Cpt Blue Bear - <deleted>

Wrote up a nice bright cheerful description of murder, heads on pikes, etc, but decided that might be a bit much for a Sunday.

I would be quite cross with you had I discovered the stock shenanigans.

;)

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Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday

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Surely you can do better than 100kb/yr?

kk, snide remark... my main wifi router is 70' away, thus the AP 10' ft away, in the other direction.

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Re: V'ger

Please don't faint, but that was good up into the 1990's.

It went:

1950's: Bam, zoom, straight to the moon physical abuse of women.

1960's: James Bond slayed more female sex symbols than you could shake a stick at... Hippies, free love.

1970's: James Bond still swinging it, Disco, Son of Sam, etc.

1980's: Weird Science: creating female sex slaves and ballistic missiles in adolescent boys bedrooms... With Computers & Modems.

1990's: Everybody is Fucking. Even Bill Clinton.

2000's: Age of the Offended. Yet everybody is fucking.

Main theme throughout all is everybody is getting laid and laughing at the same shit - except maybe in front of you.

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Re: Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago. SpaceX hopes to land on it on Saturday

Elon thinks it would be cool, duh.

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Re: My oldest application still running and in use

I have relatively important email from 1994 through today - never know when you'll be called up to CYA...

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Fruit flies use the power of the sun to help them fly in straight lines

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<raises hand>

Who held the flask for the bear to urinate in? Trained fruit flies?

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Judge bars distribution of 3D gun files... er, five years after they were slapped onto the web

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Re: Before we had guns ...

Really? That would be cool af.

Post them.

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Re: Remember PGP

Politicians need to learn - citizens pretty much got it down.

Anyone want some CAD files?

;)

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Windows 10 July update. Surface Pro 4. Working fondleslab. Pick two

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""Windows is licensed, not sold." - Windows EULA"

Here, hold my beer....

;)

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'A major ballache for us IT admins...'

If thou is truly a perfidious IT ADMIN, then thou has thy power to change thine industrious demon device to thine own flavor of Windows... So sayeth the Clerics of IT Power & Cable.

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Quit that job and earn $185k... cleaning up San Francisco's notoriously crappy sidewalks

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What does Taylor Swift have to do with... nm

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Big Tech turns saboteur to cripple new California privacy law in private

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Re: Private Piracy, Arrr

'There's no incentive to do things for "free" anymore'

Spite and anger work well - the rest is details.

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'Oh sh..' – the moment an infosec bod realized he was tracking a cop car's movements by its leaky cellular gateway

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that shot messenger...

.. Yeah I don't do that any longer...

I know where a county sheriff's operations server is just hanging out there wide open - ah ain't a-sayin' shite... They don't like me anyways.

It's NOT worth the hassle.

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Facebook flat-out 'lies' about how many people can see its ads – lawsuit

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Re: This is another easy win for Facebook

I wonder what kind of connection the graveyard users have? Getting dug up every few years would kinda suck for upgrades... No 5G for you if you died last year... depending on your will and contract with graveyard. Then you have to make sure you actually *get* the upgrades...

What a bitch. Easier not to die.

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If you drop a tablet in a forest of smartphones, will anyone hear it fall?

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Niche item

Have a little mount adapter that attaches to my car's CD slot - hang an Asus Zenpad off it. Monitors car performance, systems, etc via BT, and does GPS mapping duties as well as running audio/video.

Or watch movies/whatever when cooking. That's it. My 2013 CF-53 Toughbook is my main machine, with a seriously overpowered dev machine sitting in the corner for heavy stuff.

If you really thinking about it, 99% mobile sites suck monkey balls and don't have the functionality of a full website, so what's the point of using a tablet?

Apologies for the rambling, but I don't think about them any longer - was fun while it lasted though.

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The age of hard drives is over as Samsung cranks out consumer QLC SSDs

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Re: Maybe, maybe not.

>But ultimately, I foresee some sort of ultra-high density write-once media being developed for long term archival storage.

Already has with MDISC - a bit pricey but worth it imo.

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Microsoft's cheapo Surface: Like a netbook you can't upgrade

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I do. At least once.

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DEF CON plans to show US election hacking is so easy kids can do it

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From the inside. Already started.

;)

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'Unhackable' Bitfi crypto-currency wallet maker will be shocked to find fingernails exist

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Re: Money talks, bullshit walks

No, that's Life.

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Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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30k users, 1200+ websites - zero downtime. Thus the six months - I was under quite a bit of pressure, might have aged a few years during that time ;)

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Re: 16MB?

What the hell?

I had 8MB in my Windows 95 machine! Watched the Hindenburg crash may many times on the free encyclopedia CD on my 2X cdrom that came with it.

Did 98, 98SE, straight to Windows 2000 Pro (we don't talk about ME), XP, Win7, Win 8.1 and stopped before Windows 10...

Makes you wish OS/2 Warp won, doesn't it?

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NT video drivers... 0 resolution with 0 bit color... I didn't mind NT - did the upgrade from NT 4.03 to Windows 2000 AD at an ISP all by my lonesone, took six months and two Solaris (first pizza, then x86) boxen for DNS duties...

Was good times, much better than today's Internet O'Shite

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You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart

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Chad...

Yes, known about Chad for years, had to look at the details... and I checked two boxes...

I like my V6 Mustang! (30mpg!) AND my next-gen S10, the GMC Canyon (23 mpg, Mustang beats it in almost every category - even hauling stuff, the 2007 Mustang has a big ass)... shitfire... but I'm good everywhere else.

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Enterprise Windows 10 users, Microsoft has some 'quality' patches coming your way

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Re: Principle or just being pissy?

No clouds, no subscriptions... Yes, going against Microsoft's current business model and I'll use every tool available to force the issue.

I dare a politician to take up for Microsoft, I will expose them to be bought-and-paid-for fools - because I can and am very good at finding information that does not want to be found.

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Principle or just being pissy?

My issue is the lack of security/privacy in the Windows 10 consumer versions up to/and including Pro being infected with Microsoft's version of Google's data snatching in Android. I can guarantee you that state governments are running the consumer versions, so now we have the public's state/federally required private data being uploaded to Microsoft's servers - how good do you feel about that?

Me, I'm starting a crusade in my corner of government, which includes those boring elections politicians like to cry about but not do anything proactive to secure. I've got one state behind me and I'm sure I'll get more... Seriously, I'm going to scream like a stuck pig until the Enterprise edition is made available to government & small business without a volume license etc - I'm tired of this bullshit and I've got nothing better to do except be a total pain in the ass until I get this accomplished.

Don Quixote or just dumbass? Cuz, I'm doing it anyway ;)

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Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres

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> Would that actually be a crime?

Technically? Probably not, but the public defender for the person busted for this kind of crime, won't use it for a defense lol...

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Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

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Russians sailed right through a 10 year old Sonicwall I begged somebody to replace...

Last time I heard, charges on their CC processing company was over $150k... smh

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Re: Only cracking I have done is

> They are DELLs locked with a boot password

Try a Panasonic Toughbook, it_is_not_the_same...

I had a (actually this one I'm on) Panasonic CF-53 I picked up on CL* for $200 and it was locked down to a fair-thee-well. Took it apart, motherboard is in three separate pieces, no matter what, it held on to it's password like it's life depended on it. After about two months of exclusive kitchen table priority(there is nada on web for Toughbooks btw), finally gave up and sent it off to Panasonic to clear the password. Cost me like $200.

*It was legit. Somebody used it to pay off a landscaper and the landscaper didn't know what he had so... It's a good machine lol.

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New Android P beta is 'very close', 'near-final' but also just 'early'

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huh... just got Oreo...

... Nothing dramatic to say, just wierded out that my Verizon Moto Z Force got Oreo... Odd for Verizon to update a phone *twice* in it's lifetime.

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Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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Re: Even Canadians that find themselves in the USA...

The system won't charge you until you finish the fuel delivery... Something I didn't know about until relatively recently and I'm Americanese... have been all my life pretty sure.

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Re: English?

Answering 'Tennessean' in a comforting Southern Drawl, in my experience, has shown to totally fuck up citizens of other countries... Never give them what they expect and don't be a dick about it, always gracious. Ain't my country, different rules.

Only time that has failed was in Bremerhaven, when I ran across a German Scooter Gang, similar to American Biker Gangs, leather, chains, tatts, attitude, but with 80-cc scooters. I_could_not_stop_laughing and they didn't take kindly. Polizei saved my ass that day lmfao...

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"Dope-addled Inbreds of the Mediterranean"

So Sicilian Rednecks... got it.

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Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

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Re: It happens with old school locks too

No, it does *not* happen with non-chinesium old school locks - your case was a dumbass installer, not a manufacturing design defect lol.

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Re: Where did you get that $20 padlock?

Master locks are easy in any case - sat down one day with a case of 50 new padlocks, opened 41 of them with a rock - without damaging the locks at all. Put a little tension on the hasp and tap either side of the body, back and forth, and the lock will most likely open - gets easier with older worn Master padlocks.

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Finally, San Francisco cleans up the crap from its streets – yes, all those fscking scooters

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Re: Old money vs new

Ever drive down through Murphy NC via Hwy 64? Good ride. I imagine you go across I-40.

I lived in Simi Valley in the early 70's, spent the majority of my time in Southern Arizona (pointy mountains dude..) though. Moved here in 03, favorite part of the country.

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Re: Old money vs new

If in the Rockies, sure, see your point.

If in Texas, fuck off > Texas doesn't have any mountains...low mesas max.

One thing to remember, if Burt Reynolds couldn't make it out of the Smokies in 'Deliverance', I don't think much of your chances ;)

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Re: Old money vs new

Appalachians and/or Smoky Mountains...

Hey neighbor!

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Re: Duh

EXACTLY what I was thinking... 'What's in 'em?'

Parts is parts....

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Stern Vint Cerf blasts techies for lackluster worldwide IPv6 adoption

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Re: Why?

The old boy, Vint Cerf, could come around and visit my clients to explain IPv6, but wouldn't get past the secretary... I'd get a call saying some crackpot speaking in tongues came by.

They are *not* going to spend the money unless it's broken.

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Overhyping AI doctors, language translation goes open source, and new jobs on the cards

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Ever get the idea we're doing this all wrong?

Datasets datasets datasets... essentially choices weighted with different probabilities which is good and fine, but it's the question that matters. How do you get AI to ask the right question to arrive at the correct answer?

Like a good 85% of IT is the strength of your Googlefu - some folks are very very good at it, most are not. Why? Some folks are better at the question and get better/correct results.

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Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

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Worth it to escape to Europe...

Just to clear the air... No way in hell will GDPR-like protections being enabled here in the Land of the... well, you've heard of it...

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Uber robo-ride's deadly crash: Self-driving car had emergency braking switched off by design

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"A normal human driven car would still have run over the cyclist/pedestrian/lemming so I don't see how they could have caused the death."

No. That road is brightly lighted up, video notwithstanding, I've driven down there myself at night.

If you've ever been to Scottsdale or Mesa, they have money there, lots of it, and they light up the roads.

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Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse

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The title is too long.

'Subtle changes over time in the way in which you attack your keyboard can indicate your degenerating cognitive and emotional state'

I'll tell you straight up I'm feeling a bit off...

Just ask me.

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You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened

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'There are frequency generator apps, and computer programs you could use.'

Those require 'smart' devices to use - they are not going to hurt their own people, thus the dumb generator...

I hate a lyin' computer.. don't tell me they don't know...

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