* Posts by Teiwaz

1528 posts • joined 19 Oct 2011

For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly

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implausible deniability

Maybe too difficult to police what the multi-herd of milk-cows post in their self-contained paddocks - hardly on who they are actually doing real business with.

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Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license

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Re: Result

Glad to see that commonsense has won out here.

Commonsense? They are running scared - If every other project stops using stuff they 'own', they don't get others working on their stuff for free.

They can eat the cake, but they can't 'have' the cake. Too many groups worried they'll turn around and 'have' them too.

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Researchers claim ISPs are 'complicit' in latest FinSpy snooping rounds

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Re: Cmon, have guts

Worse than China? Saudi Arabia? North Korea? Really?

Worse, because those in government in the 'Free World' should know better - and they hold their citizens to a higher standard (supposedly) so they should reciprocate.

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GNOME Foundation backs 'freedom-oriented' smartphone

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As long as it isn't saddled with systemd

if it's Gnome of course it be Systemd.

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UK Prime Minister calls on internet big beasts to 'auto-takedown' terror pages within 2 HOURS

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Re: Why not fuck off and sort out Brexit instead

Prime Sinister*

Quite good - only really gets childish if it's overused, otherwise it's a humorous.

I am reminded of Colin Baker as Doctor Who on trial on Galifrey, when he intentionally fudges the prosecutors title (Valyard) (barnyard, scrapyard...).

I'd vary it, (Prime Misery, Prime Monkey...)

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Equifax's disastrous Struts patching blunder: THOUSANDS of other orgs did it too

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Re: Shower

Accountability is dead and buried 50 feet under these days.

I'd hardly expect the western powers to be concern with it's citizens private data, breached data likely hoovered up to add to the 'haystack'.

got away with lying to a Parliamentary Committee about it.

No need for them to punish someone who unwittingly aided the data fetish, committees and hearings are just pointless acts to be carried out in order to look like something is being done, and the government wasn't in enough danger for a scapegoating to be necessary.

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Behold, says robo-mall-cop maker: Our crime-busting dune buggy packed with spy gear

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Re: Why oh why

Can't it look like a proper DALEK!

You haven't seen Fiats 'city' cars then....?

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Re: Hang on... automated AI vehicles?

What's next? The Knightscope Industries Two Thousand? The Knightscope Automated Roving Robot?

I saw where you are going....

Hell, why not. 'Smart' cars are in.

...Actually sod the 'Smart', just give me a 'Cylon eye' for the front of my car.

...We'd only end up with Cortana or Siri trying to do an americans concept of an English accent, failing to be droll (and probably ending up screaming racist abuse - thanks Microsoft).

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Re: It's all becoming very "Deus Ex"

f you're wondering what the hell I've been smoking, you've obviously not seen Runaway (1984)

I slept through it seen it, and I'm still wondering whether you are on drugs....

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Re: Bothering the homeless...

Or does wealth inequality require harsher measures in your world?

I could imagine robots programmed to follow them (the 1%) around in droves looking for a handout.

...Damn, there (programmers) go putting another hardworking group out of work, and this time it's beggars

Come to think of it, most celebs are pretty used to being followed around and harassed by tabloids anyway...

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Chap tames Slack by piping it into Emacs

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Re: This looks cool but...

...I can't try it out. I'm stuck in Vim and can't figure out how to quit.

...That's a joke right........?

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is hot, but not much more than the S8+

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handwriting is dying out...

The best of both worlds. I only got into computers because my handwriting is terrible...

Same here, (left handed for a start) - although, a couple of years at college with ex-industry lecturers who could talk off the top of their heads for 3 straight hours means my handwriting at least has character even if it's still illegible rather than like a relative coming up a few years later (when photocopies were cheaper) whose handwriting looks like an eight year olds.

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Programming in the Middle Ages: Docker makes a lovely pair of trousers

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I didn't recognise some of the names on the lists

...And... I'm pretty sure it's not advancing years (despite now needing varifocals).

Must be some reference to popular culture that was too popular for me...mind you, I'd have recognised Al Mc Cogan, despite not exactly knowing who (she) was, thanks to a Monty Python sketch (the professional logician https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZqs36C5sgM ).

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DRM now a formal Web recommendation after protest vote fails

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Re: Time matters

Anyone who believes that the industries will stop with baked-in video encryption is sorely mistaken

Probably way past time we 'forked' the internet anyway - it's become increasingly a shopping /TV channel with filled with propaganda and looney mainstream fringe junk myths, lies and idiocy instead of useful information of benefit to humanity.

Oh, and bring back Technocracy.

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What do you call an all-in-one PC that isn't? 'Upgradeable', says HP

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Re: Or buy an Intel NUC.

why would I want to spend that much on an Intel NUC?

We all know 'Linux will pretty much run on any ancient old kit...

There's expensive pretty (i.e. HP's new shiney) , then there's moderately priced make-do for those who would like the tidy, but can't justify the price....

What you are suggesting is recycling yer' MA's drawers...

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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

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Will 2017 be the year of Linux on the desktop?

1999 was year of 'Linux on the Desktop for my desktop, I've been content since.

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Re: Pointing people at the right forum reduces cobwebs

Look, if no one asks idiotic questions on forums for those less idiotic to answer, then there won't be anything for search engines to find

Problem is, the more idiotic questions posted, the more idiotic questions and answers you have to sift through to find more detailed, useful answers to more complex questions.

The net is getting harder to sift through for all the mindless junk as it is.

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Windows 10 Creators Update will add app-level privacy controls

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Re: Take a Stand...

That means all my games..Until then it's just a toy OS.

Oh, the irony....

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Cops' use of biometric images 'gone far beyond custody purposes'

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However, concerns have previously been raised that the automatic deletion of images of unconvicted individuals would be too costly, due to the complexity of police IT systems.

Well that's clearly a bollocks excuse - They're quite prepared to demand maths be rewritten to match what they want when they ant breakable unbreakable encryption, or the entire countries http requests be saved and made searchable. but the Police IT is too complex to clear out the records of the unconvicted every so often....???

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US government sued by 11 pissed-off travellers over computer searches

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Re: America is in decline! Go elsewhere

Problem is, it feels like everywhere is in decline.

It's partly what drives the paranoia behind the border intimidation - and of course governmental response to a changing world political climate naturally just exacerbates the situation.

I get the feeling we'll be getting nostalgic for the mostly stable 'high' civilisation of the cold war soon.

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Apple's 'shoddy' Beats headphones get slammed in lawsuit

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Re: "a design defect that causes the battery life to diminish"

Um, not defending Apple by any stretch, but I do believe that battery life tends to diminish with or without design defects.

Your average apple customer doesn't know that - I imagine $200 vs $50 and the advertising claims durability and long life (along with the usual unspoken apple lifestyle promises) - you expect the battery life to be three times longer.

It's the Samuel Vimes 'boot's issue - and someones noticed the expensive boots are cardboard, not hard wearing leather.

Apples over-hyped claims have come back to bite them.

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UK's new Data Protection Bill will be 'liberal' not 'libertarian', says digi minister

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Re: Seems a little confused

He seems to be confusing data protection with the protection of property rights or just merging them all together because they also use the word 'protection'.

So maybe we're going to have to issue some DMCA take-down equivalent to prevent the likes of Facebook, social media and quasi-governmental agencies from playing footsie with our personal information.

I'm betting this will end up just reinforcing the castle walls for those that already have them, and the villagers will be left with the usual shoddy lean-tos at the foot of the raised drawbridge, as usual.

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Re: RE: Sovereignty

In this context "sovereignty" means...

Property of the crown, and outside the EU we'll be subjects, not citizens.

I'd be honestly surprised if there's anything 'liberal' about anything they decide to enact.

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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Re: Hmm..

Have you DuckDuckGo'd anything recently?

I'm fairly certain anyone using that should rightfully expect law enforcement (sans anything better or less effort to add to crimefighting statistics) to pop round to investigate possible cruelty to domesticated fowl.

Or at the very least, drug use...

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Re: What about "leverage" as a verb?

Oh yes, I was waiting for this to happen. Someone let the pedants loose (OK, I should have said "lose" to rile them a bit more).

You must be new here. This is El Reg, the pedant Safari Park. Keep your windows closed (or preferably shut down). Stray from the path and they'll devour you in packs.

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North Korea attacks Bitcoin bods to swell its war chest says FireEye

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Sell sell sell.

Bitcoin holders, I strongly advise you to sell now because if NK is acquiring Bitcoins then there will be forces out there.....

How will people pay to get/not get their data released when the next wave of ransomware/locker attacks popular Os's/windows in a year/few months?

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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Re: Smaller - tougher? - display please

Why we can't see a return to flip & slider phones is beyond me.

Probably 'cause of some market research tells them the design won't sell, or won't sell in region or set of regions.

Problem is, you never really know for sure if the choice isn't 'on the ballot sheet' people 'can't vote for it' market sampling isn't proof.

However they may be right. I've certainly never heard the non-tech phone buying crowd I'm familiar with bemoaning the lack of old designs. They just accept what's available as the nature of the world around them.

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Re: Bollocks.

Audi drivers have seized the...from BMW drivers a few years back.

Funnily enough, most the bullish careless drivers I know (with speeding ticket history halfway up the

sleeve) have switched from BMW to Audis in the last few years....

'The Story of EBW 343 ' by 'Wrong Way' Norris

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Re: Windows Phone Type Tiles

Cortania - Ah that must be the 'latin' version. "I'm-a lisitening, amore."

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Re: Headphone Jack Please

Pleeze help mee. Who eez thees Headphone Jack who you all talk of?

Headphone Jack - The notorious double-hook handed 16th Century Pirate and Buccaneer? You've not heard of?

Known for torturing prisoners by jabbing his hook hands in their ears and pulling out their brains.

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Massive iPhone X leak trashes Apple's 10th anniversary circus

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Paris Hilton

Re: Is "iPhone X" the actual name?

Re: Is "iPhone X" the actual name?

Wait for the iPhone XXX

Complete with tired old pizza delivery schtick and as fresh and natural as late 80's silicon enhancement....

almost there a decade early...

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44m UK consumers on Equifax's books. How many pwned? Blighty eagerly awaits spex on the breach

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3) An album by Jean Michell Jarre

That's 'Equinoxe' or 'Équinoxe'

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Daily Stormer binned by yet another registrar, due to business risks

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Re: Quick note from easyDNS

In this case, they are clearly taking note of experiences of hosting company Z, whom X went around saying agreed with their views because they did business.

They gave effectively said that they stand behind everyone else they host

No, X, claimed their previous hosting company stood behind them - I'm not surprised any company that wants to be neutral declines them at this point.

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Re: It beings.

usually by a very narrow and vocal group of far left / Marxist / Social Justice types.

Yeah, 'cause they are obviously the only types that want to ban things they don't agree with, and everyone else, including the right just want free speech, open dialog and fluffy bunnies...</sarcasm-indicator>

While I kind of agree with most your sentiments, that little addendum clearly screams right wing nut-job.

And your posting history confirms it.

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Microsoft says it won't fix kernel flaw: It's not a security issue. Suuuure

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Microsoft Cheese Emporium

"Have you any Microsoft Emmentaler?"

"It's a bit runny. Actually, it's very runny, even the cat wouldn't touch it."

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Possibly....

A design flaw within the Windows kernel that could stop antivirus software from recognizing malware isn't going to be fixed

Obvious Reason: If they fixed the code, the Windows kernel would identify most the rest of Windows as malware.

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Boffins: 68 exoplanets in prime locations to SPY on humanity on Earth

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Re: Longer than that

Granted they may not pass any Baccalaureate, but then who'd argue with one?

Argue, with a croc?

"Is this the right room for an argument?"

Agumpph!

unrestricted garnishing versus a single, olympic standard mayonnaise.

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EU court must rule on legality of UK's mass surveillance – tribunal

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Re: The Sooner...

Brexit has nothing to do with this. It is a simple matter of holding everyone to account under the law and referring cases to whatever appropriate courts have jurisdiction at the time of the case.

Some looneyssenior members of the government have expressed some vexation with 'European' Human Rights and would rather see 'greasy' foreign human rights replaced by British human bill of rights (can't even bring themselves to call them human rights).

I don't recall any referendum on the question of abandoning those principles. Was there one? Did I lose?

We (the public) always lose....wait, the British Goverment have principles?

Principals, maybe, but that'd just be May in pants and boots...."Hello Puss".

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Smart cities? Tell it like it is, they're surveillance cities

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A smart city is, inherently, a surveillance city,

False premise.

But given the current trend the last few years (and barring some unlikely 'enlightenment' on the part of the politbeaurocracy) it seems exceedingly likely Smart will either be unwritten in from the start or co-opted for surveillance purposes.

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What's your flava? Ooo, tell me what's your flava... of Ubuntu

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Re: Does KDE work now?

I've been using SUSE and then OpenSUSE since ~~1995

Ooh, dedicated. I dropped Suse when the Novell takeover happened, after two broken desktop experiences when the desktop had been improving rapidly up 'til then.

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Re: You are not alone.

I have been waiting for Unity to die.

- Do you think the same thing about celebs you don't like...?

If you didn't like Unity, you didn't have to use it - there were no end of alternatives

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Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer

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Re: Being forced to use Bing can easily scare any propesctive buyers

any search is made just to buy something

Googles search does that too, but in a slightly 'hope you want to buy something' way with mostly useful at the bottom.

While Bing arrogantly assumes, like a shopkeeper who dislikes window shoppers and pulls out a shotgun for people asking for directions.

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Remember when Lenovo sold PCs with Superfish adware? It just got a mild scolding from FTC

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Re: Not just Lenovo's fault

Are there any PC hardware companies on the user's side?

phff, obviously not, unless 'user' is a code word/alternate for 'hander' and they're just waiting long enough for the virai to be able to infect human wetware through a digital interface, ready for millions to be programmed to take out targets is the coming apocalypse.

Run Gnu/Hurd...'cause 'Linux is probably too well-known to be safe anymore.

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Re: 'Remember when Lenovo sold PCs with Superfish adware?'

PC as the big players are super-glued to Microsoft.

Obvious answer stop buying from the 'big players'. Yes, you may pay a tiny bit more by using smaller manufacturers and resellers.

But would you do business with a rich guy who treated you like dirt or a smaller firm who actually valued your custom?

...mutter mutter, 'and people moan about the 1% having all the money, when they happily hand it to them for a small amount off the price...

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It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

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Only 2 Years ago?

Who needs efficient if it can be pretty.

There are a strong following that believes if they find it aestheitically pleasing it must be more efficient.

Maybe we're all missing something, and we're supposed to be staring past the visual cues at all the white space in order to achieve some sort of zen enlightenment...

...but then again, I've yet to see any signs of higher thought in any flat ui fans whatsoever...that only leaves some levelling bacchanal.

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Too few people are prepared to give unambiguous feedback.

yes and no.

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Re: Personally

Unity/Ubuntu*

- Probably the least flat of the modern uis - The new Ambience Gnome theme even keeps the funny red/orange round window close buttons.

* Shame about the decision over the GDM theme.

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line up the complaints

'Hey - your call is important to us, please stay on the line so we can bounce you around the globe a few times, in a phone version of a text adventure game!'

Personally I've found those sorts of shenanigans more common on complaints and other 'information lines'

- If there was an actual number for 'I want to give company X some money' you can be damn sure the only bouncing will be minimal to filter out the 'Buzby callers'

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Argentina eyes up laser death cannon testbed warship

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Re: interesting name leads to interesting subject

USS Ponce

I instantly thought of the pub scene from Withnail & I and can't get past it.

USS '<u>perfumed</u>' Ponce

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Paris Hilton inflates crypto bubble some more, backs Initial Coin Offering

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Re: So much growth...

... that it will soon go public !

pubic at least...

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