* Posts by MrZoolook

386 posts • joined 28 Feb 2012

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Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10

MrZoolook
Devil

Re: What the hell is a jiga byte??

To paraphrase DeNiro, Fuck DeNiro!

Pluto is more alive than Mars, huff physicists who are still not over dwarf planet's demotion

MrZoolook

Re: It's a big round ball wizzing round the sun innit?

Pluto's orbit is so far off the ecliptic plane, that it goes nowhere near Neptune's orbital path. It is correct, however, to say that it does approach the sun nearer than Neptune, because its orbit is so elliptical. This is in common with comets, as much as anything else.

Top UK court to rule whether 4.5m Brit iPhone fanbois can sue Google over cookies

MrZoolook

How does one "pay themself" anyway? Surely, the net result would be zero income or outgoings...

... I'll get my coat.

President Trump broke US Constitution with Twitter bans – judge

MrZoolook

Re: First Amendment Violation?

"It's not Trump's feed. It belongs to Twitter. Never, ever, forget that you do NOT own anything that you post to so-called "social media". It belongs to the company running the servers."

Well, if its not his feed, and it belongs to Twitter, Trump shouldn't have been named in the lawsuit. And, further, it is Twitter who should've been sued. So, the judge erred on that count, and the appeal will fully dismiss the findings of the first hearing.

So, now we've established Trump is innocent, and the court simply found him guilty through corruption, the judge involved and the prosecutors should be sacked immediately, right?

MrZoolook

Re: First Amendment Violation?

Indeed, as a non-American, I just see this as a CNN type of tactic to have a dig at him... "because I don't like him" instead of it actually being some valid thing.

They can read his posts, and can comment on the official POTUS account, so what's the deal? If he just copy/pastes stuff from @POTUS to his personal feed, it's just representing his personal views.

That he blocks them from replying on his personal feed, and is now under fire legally for doing so, tells me that the courts want to effectively tell us that blocking anyone from replying to anything posted by anyone, is now illegal.

BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

MrZoolook

So VOIP 'is' a viable choice in an emergency?

Pretty much what the title says.

VOIP services always tell us that we shouldn't rely on them in an emergency. Now BT are effectively saying they are?

Which is it?

Parents blame brats' slipping school grades on crap internet speeds

MrZoolook

"Respondents, whose children do homework, were asked ‘In terms of accessing the internet for homework and educational content'"

Context is key.

These surveys might as well say that 100% of non-educational Internet usage is non educational, so the Internet isn't educational.

Or that, 100% of educational use of YouTube is educational, with the inference that YouTube is an important educational tool. Obviously that's ignoring the fact that 99.9% of YouTube is non-educational, which flies in the face of it being useful for education.

On the whole, these types of surveys are set to prove something the survey setter believes, with wording used to come to a specific goal.

I mean, they asked people whose children used the Internet for study, and only wanted answers relevant to educational use. Completely ignorant of children who don't use the Internet educationally, and those who don't use the Internet at all.

Frankly, I'm surprised such a massive number of respondents said their kids didn't study on the Internet, when a prerequisite seemed to be that your kid DID study online.

Please, Hammond ... don't hurt 'em: 'Suggestions' time for UK digi tax clampdown

MrZoolook

Re: Not such a good idea

"If utility A needed to dig up the road, then the council contacted all other utilities and asked if they had any work planned in the area, if so , do it at the same time."

https://youtu.be/G3OKixwUFS0

Privacy folk raise alarm over schools snooping on kids' online habits

MrZoolook

Re: Not a new problem

"someone discovered the racing game easter-egg in excel 2000 which was a sort of developer credit roll. And being part of excel, it couldn't be removed."

Which is why it won't be long until school computers have keyloggers intentionally installed, and that brings a whole new darker privacy concern than we have here.

But, thats the breaks you get for abusing school property, I guess.

Sheer luck helped prevent mid-air drone glider prang in Blighty

MrZoolook

Surely the brick would be bounced out of the way of the window...

Oi, drag this creaking, 217-year-old UK census into the data-driven age

MrZoolook

Remember this comment when you wish to draw a pension, and you suddenly about-face and give them every snippet of info they want so you can start drawing it.

MrZoolook

Or just under 1/4 of an "NHS Post-Brexit budget increase", but that doesn't exactly roll of the tongue.

BBC Telly Tax heavies got pat on the head from snoopers' overseers

MrZoolook

Re: Ex-BBC reporter makes it into IT journalism

Glottal Stop... I had to see a doctor about that!

MrZoolook

Re: Magical Detector Vans

"due to my tendency to move apartments once the council tax people had started to get stoppy"

You mean you evaded paying council tax?

Two minor points.

1. Why the fuck should everyone else pay for services you undoubtedly used, and yet you think you shouldn't have to?

2. Now you have revealed yourself as a tax dodger, much like the corporations who eventually get a 90% discount on unpaid tax, your story seems somewhat less than credible.

RIP... almost: Brit high street gadget shack Maplin Electronics

MrZoolook

Re: Well at least Homebase

The only Homebase I heard of, where cuntstomers expected to go in with a shopping list, give that list to staff, and go sit in the foyer while somone else did their shopping.

Just as well I never worked there.

MrZoolook

Re: Well at least

Componant for hobbyists. You only need 1 capacitor? As far as I know, nowhere else sells that shit individually. Only a few pence last my mate remembered.

They'll even give you a 10% student discount on those 3 pence items... no joke.

MrZoolook

Re: Well at least

I'm putting this comment on the same pedastool as "Guess she don't like the cornbread either" in Aliens.

A masterstroke in contextual humour.

MrZoolook

Re: Well at least

"4 - Massively marked up cables and connectors"

Actually, my issue isn't with this, since you could just not buy them.

No, my issue is with stolen cables. My mum bought a TV that clearly advertised on the box that it came with an HDMI cable, only to have the pushy salesman try to sell her an HDMI cable.

Turns out that Maplin, and I've since found out other vendors, remove bundled cables SPECIFICALLY to drive up add on sales.

That is why I've never shopped there.

Stop slurping NHS data to enforce immigration laws? Not on your nellie, huffs UK Home Office

MrZoolook

Re: Tricky

Informal immigration? You mean illegal, right?

It took us less than 30 seconds to find banned 'deepfake' AI smut on the internet

MrZoolook

Re: Ooopss

"they had managed to find information on how to kill people with a car."

Running over them would seem to be both pretty effective, and easier than more elaborate ways.

I'd think the fact this is such common knowledge, pretty much nullifies any attempt at praising them for a 'job well done'on the subject.

TalkTalk to splash £1.5bn laying full fibre on 3 million doorsteps

MrZoolook

Unless I'm mistaken, people don't get a choice in who they buy water from. It might not be a national monopoly, but each smaller regional water company is still a monopoly in that region.

Google's cell network Project Fi charged me for using Wi-Fi – lawsuit

MrZoolook

Re: Is it sooo hard...

"Why the **** should she have to pull her cell phone out & turn off cell data?"

Pointing out the obvious... so that she doesn't use cellphone data when she's as home.

Have some personal fucking responsibility, or are you OK with being pigeonholed with the same kind of idiots who run lawnmowers over their kids, then sue the manufacturer because the handbook didn't specifically tell them not run the mower over their child?

Uber: Ah yeah, we pay women drivers less than men. We can explain!

MrZoolook

So, short version, the guy was right even back then.

Cool story!

MrZoolook

Re: GlamCabs

I was thinking ---> https://youtu.be/8rRA8GYzU8E

Accused Brit hacker Lauri Love will NOT be extradited to America

MrZoolook

"He will have to live the rest of his life in the UK without travelling anywhere to avoid extradition case in another country."

So what? He's committed espionage. If he wanted to enjoy the freedom of travel afforded to law abiding citizens, he shouldn't have done it.

No sympathy here!

Dori-no! PepsiCo boss says biz is planning to sell lady crisps

MrZoolook

Re: Not eating the bits at the bottom....

Bacon Streaks were good for that.

MrZoolook

If women don't want orange crap on their fingers...

... they shouldn't insert them into Donald Trump!

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Another Amazon Key door-lock hack

MrZoolook

Re: Still looking for an electronic lock...

"a startup that wanted to help people that lost their house keys"

Maybe I'm missing something, or this is the point you're making, but if I lose my house keys, how would I be able to let this company scan my key to get a copy printed at all?

The company might just be better off scanning keys into a database 'before' customers lost their keys!

Long haul flights on a one-aisle plane? Airbus thinks you’re up for it

MrZoolook

Re: The Golden Age of flying is over

"I object in principle to paying for a seat except long haul."

So, you expect short haul seating for free?

MrZoolook

Re: The Golden Age of flying is over

I was shocked when I came back (to Britain) from America on a 2 leg journey, with my changeover at Boston.

Somehow, the US's 5 hour security checking (or queuing) system, which I went through twice on this journey) failed to spot the pressurised can of Axe deodorant I inadvertently packed in my carry on luggage.

FYI: There's now an AI app that generates convincing fake smut vids using celebs' faces

MrZoolook

Re: allways the negative, never the positive.

"There's no rush, Holly."

MrZoolook

Re: The child angle

I still shudder how calling someone an asshole can be treated as a racially motivated crime if anyone, even someone not involved, 'perceives' it as racially motivated.

Want a new HDMI cable? No? Bad luck. You'll need one for HDMI 2.1

MrZoolook

Re: Desire...

It wasn't either of them. It was Dr Richard Kimble.

MrZoolook

Another radical idea

My stepdad used to work for Maplin. He tells us that they routinely took out the included cables (be they USB, Scart, or HDMI) from boxed goods, specifically so they can sell them to you as add-on sales.

Perhaps an extension of bundling required cables in each device, should be a change in law to make it illegal for a firm to remove them to steal... er... generate extra sales.

The UK's super duper 1,000mph car is being tested in Cornwall

MrZoolook

Re: I think the first person to come up with a way of doing that could make a fortune

:I think the first person to come up with a way of doing that could make a fortune

Not sure about that, sounds complicated, I think it will take four or five attempts before it works properly.

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That kind of instability will likely be an additional non-essential part of normal operating capacity... I think we should call it something now to help identify it.

Lets call it Java.

'Dear diversity hire...' Amazon's weapons-grade fail in recruitment email to woman techie

MrZoolook
Facepalm

If only...

If only there was a way to select employees based on something other than a requirement to fill minority quotas, mistakes like this might not happen.

Some kind of merit based system, maybe?

Congress battles Silicon Valley over upcoming US sex trafficking law

MrZoolook
Meh

Re: Nothing will change until this is changed ...

"The simple fact is that yelling 'FIRE!' in a crowded theatre most assuredly is protected speech."

I understand this is conceptually theoretical, but I'm pretty sure if you cause panic in a public place (and potential harm to others) by falsely and knowingly yelling "FIRE!", the free speech protection no longer applies.

At least, that's according to:

http://civil-liberties.yoexpert.com/civil-liberties-general/is-it-legal-to-shout-%22fire%22-in-a-crowded-theater-19421.html

"if a court can prove that you incite imminent lawlessness by falsely shouting "fire" in a crowded theater, it can convict you."

and

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/11/shouting-fire-in-a-crowded-theater/?utm_term=.dc95acb0effe

"And in fact the line from Justice Holmes in Schenck v. United States is "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.'"

and

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/debunking-another-first-amendment-myth-2/

"In that situation, you aren’t being punished for your speech; but for creating a commotion that violated the rights of other people."

and

https://criminal.lawyers.com/types-of-crimes/crimes-against-public-safety.html

"The most commonly used example of disorderly conduct is yelling "Fire!" in a crowded movie theater when you know there is no such threat. Because people in the theater can suffer injuries as they trample over one another to escape, the criminal charges can be pretty serious."

Granted, any punishment is for public disorderly conduct, or endangering life, etc... but if the right to falsely yell "FIRE!" was protected, you would assumedly be immune from any prosecution.

Brit folk STILL not getting advertised broadband speeds – survey

MrZoolook

Not the only one

I was told I'd get 40Mbps, and I get 40. That's fine.

But I'd be rightfully pissed off if I was getting anywhere near what my previous provider could muster, a mere 0-4. I think in those circumstances (ie: sold 40 but getting no more than 10% of what I pay for) I should have the guaranteed right to pay only 10% of the bill.

I get some factors may affect the ability to get the max advertised speed, but a tenth of the projected speed? Nope, that's blatantly lying and mis-selling!

Amazon recalls dodgy solar eclipse shades that offer no eye protection

MrZoolook
Facepalm

Just a thought...

One wonders how previous occupiers of Starship Earth viewed eclipses before without their eyes melting, or whatever.

You wait ages for a sun, then two come along at once: All stars have twins, say astroboffins

MrZoolook

Re: Identical or non-identical?

Before I accept any candidates as being our sun's twin, I'll need some pretty hard evidence.

I have Jeremy Kyle on speed-dial to do a DNA test when required.

Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

MrZoolook

Re: Completely impractical for developing

"What do you prefer, huge black bars taking up two thirds of the screen, or pan and scan so that the top and bottom third are not visible?"

Is this a trick question?

MrZoolook

Re: Games

"I'm sure we've all seen people with 16:9 TVs watching stretched 4:3."

Such people don't deserve wide-screen, the troglodytes!

What could go wrong? Delta to use facial recog to automate bag drop-off

MrZoolook
Mushroom

Re: RFID

Why not link it to your FarceBork profile, where your friends can post a thumb-up to confirm the bag is yours?

There are some things that shouldn't even get past the anonymous suggestion box at corporate HQ.

NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself

MrZoolook

Re: Why does the US care if people own bits of the Moon?

"What's NASA going to do when China or SpaceX or Apple bring back a ton of moon rocks"

Knowing how patent law in in America works, probably just claim patent on owning moonrock. Isn't that how things like this are solved?

(edit)

Of course, if Apple manage to land on the moon, they'll retroactively patent it anyway, and call it iMoon. Then sue everyone who's ever looked at it.

MrZoolook
IT Angle

They can presumably be given away, just not sold. Or indeed stolen, which might be the case if Armstrong was telling the truth that he didn't give moonrock to anyone personally.

Brit cops can keep millions of mugshots of innocent folks on file

MrZoolook
FAIL

Re: Tit for Tat

"collect images and information on policeman"

Was made criminal a few years agi in England.

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Evidence of this? Meanwhile, in the real world, the Mets own website categorically tells us: Members of the public and the media do not need a permit to film or photograph in public places and police have no power to stop them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel.

http://content.met.police.uk/Site/photographyadvice

I would assume, if a police officer saw a member of the public engaging in criminal activity, they would be bound to take steps to intervene. Since they have no power to prevent people filming them, it can be logically assumed that the filming of police officers is not in and of itself illegal.

Finally proof that Apple copies Samsung: iPhone 7 Plus halts, catches fire like a Galaxy Note 7

MrZoolook

Re: Statistically speaking

"One or two catching fire may well be down to a defect in a component and not an inherrent design problem as was clear in the Note 7"

Cool story, bro! Needs more shilling.

Tobacco giant predicts the end of smoking. Panic ensues

MrZoolook

Re: Organisations perpetuate themselves

"Organisations perpetuate themselves"

As soon as I saw that, I thought TV Licensing Authority... weird!!!

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