* Posts by Cubical Drone

168 posts • joined 25 May 2012

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Facebook folds fake news flag: We're not disputing that

Cubical Drone

"This is particularly problematic in countries with very few fact-checkers, where the volume of potentially false news stories and the limited capacity of the fact-checkers made it difficult for us to get ratings from multiple fact-checkers,"

Don't bother trying to make a list of the countries this statement applies to, they don't make a pad of paper that big.

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What network neutrality madness has happened today? Take a big breath

Cubical Drone

It's about time

It has taken a while, but we have finally jumped from plutocracy to full blown kleptocracy.

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Apple looks forward to wiping $47bn off its overseas profit tax bill – thanks to US shakeup

Cubical Drone

Re: Yes, by all means, bring that cash home

There is a misconception on this. The money could be in any bank or TBills. The overseas part is just an accounting thing. Until they move it on the books and pay taxes on it, they can only use the money for certain things, but could be in a bank anywhere in the world, including the US.

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No 2017 bonus for you, HPE tells employees

Cubical Drone

Reminds me of the old joke...

A guy is walking in to the office building he works in when his boss drives up in a expensive new car.

The guy says to the boss, "nice car!"

The boss replies, "yes, and you know what, if you work really hard, put in a bunch of overtime, and do a real good job, next year, I will get another one."

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Big Tech fumes over Prez Trump's decision to deport a million kids

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...because we are a nation of laws

I am constantly amazed that he is able to say this stuff with a straight face.

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Kalanick stations! Ex-Uber CEO sued for fraud by soured sugar daddy

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Is is just me...

or does that photo look like a father and daughter before prom?

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Judge holds Uber's feet to the fire over alleged Waymo tech theft

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"Uber has, for the second time in a week, hit a bit of a brick wall when it comes to societal expectations of corporate behavior."

Seeing how low those societal expectations seem to be, that is impressive as hell!

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A non-Standards Soviet approved measure of weight? Sod off, BBC!

Cubical Drone

Re: LOL you guys/gals

The correct unit for force is a Norris. As a rough guess, I would say that he experienced about .0111 of a Norris.

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We've found a ‘vaccine’ for fake news. Wait! No, we really are Cambridge researchers

Cubical Drone

Re: There is another way...

What do we Want?

Evidenced based change!

When do we want it?

After peer review!

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Trump fan Peter Thiel 'considering' CA Terminator role*

Cubical Drone

No electoral college at the state level.

We should be safe.

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No Soylent for Santa after key ingredient supply is choked off

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Wrong ingredients

If they would have just made the stuff out of people, like they are supposed to, they wouldn't have this problem.

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Quantum traffic jam of atoms could unlock origin of dark energy, physicists claim

Cubical Drone

Traffic can be both good and bad...

...but you don't know which until you are stuck in it.

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GOP senators push FCC to kill support for local broadband

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The hypocrisy is breathtaking

The Republicans always want governing pushed down to the most local level, except when that local level (in this case the municipality) wants to to something they don't like, then they want to push it back up to a level that agrees with them (the states in this case).

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‘Insufficient evidence’ makes Brit cops drop revenge porn probes

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MAD

So remember boys and girls, if your soul mate wants incriminating pics of you, make sure to get some of them (mutually assured destruction) since it seems that humans are incapable of not being douche bags.

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BOFH: I'm not doing this for the benefit of your health, you know

Cubical Drone

Re: For the nice people across the pond

Why did you do that!! After many years and gallons of alcohol I had managed to blot that song from my memory. Now it is back. You are evil!!

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They’re FAT. They’re ROUND. They’re worth almost a POUND. Smart waaatch, smart waaatch

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Someone needed to say it.

Not sure that Wena is a great name. I keep having phrases pop into my mind like:

I love my Wena.

I am always playing with my Wena.

Would you like to touch my Wena?

My dog will not stop licking my Wena!

Oh my God! My Wena has stopped working!

I am so, so, very sorry. Let the down votes commence.

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Cognitive computing: What can and can’t we do, and should lipreading be banned?

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Doubt this will get very far.

If you think about it, this sort of thing is just perfect for replacing humans at the C level (CEO, CFO, etc) level of corporations, hence its doom.

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Tree hugger? Your wooden harem is much bigger than thought

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I for one...

...welcome our bark covered overlords.

Also, can someone direct me to somewhere that will educate me in how to recognize a Larch?

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Giant sea scorpion which prowled ancient oceans revealed

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Re: Sy-Fy fodder.

"Pentecopterus IX: This Time it's Personal!"

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US Congress oils up, jumps over ropes into DNS wrestling match

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Theory verses reality

The upsides mentioned in this article are the theory, or more accurately the fantasy; the downsides are the reality.

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We stand on the brink of global cyber war, warns encryption guru

Cubical Drone

"We're sleepwalking into the demise of national governments as meaningful entities..."

Thought we were already there.

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Virgin Galactic will get into space 'within 18 months to two years'

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At 250K a pop.

"We are democratising plutocracisng space."

FIFY

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The United States' first official BitCoin exchange goes live

Cubical Drone

If you can't find a bubble, I guess you just have to create your own.

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SUPERVOLCANIC MAGMA reservoir BUBBLING under Yellowstone Park

Cubical Drone

I can't quite get my head around that measurement.

Can someone please translate Grand Canyons into the more acceptable Bulgarian Funbag unit.

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Cybercrim told to cough up £1m or spend years in chokey

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I'm confused

So, they gave him 8 years for stealing stuff and then they want to tack on 4 more for not giving the stuff back. I thought that not giving the stuff back was pretty much the definition of stealing.

I could see it if they gave him 12 years and offered him 4 years off if he made restitution, but, while I in no way condone his actions, this doesn't seem to make since.

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RAGING Google SLAPS naughty Chinese root cert kingpins CNNIC

Cubical Drone

"CNNIC sincerely urge that Google would take users’ rights and interests into full consideration"

Wait, what, seriously?!?!

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No, really, the $17,000 Apple Watch IS all about getting your leg over

Cubical Drone

Re: @Salamander

I think that this one might apply as well.

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PATRIOT Act axed, NSA spying halted ... wake up, Neo, it's just a dream in the US House of Reps

Cubical Drone

Re: The Dream Nightmare, but not as you may know it or how IT tells you the Realities are

Why is it that every time I see an article that starts by quoting some part of the Constitution, I reach for the tin foil?

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Re: "...The exact location is not being revealed..."

I tried Google maps. My search for "white city of monkey god" got me the Oklahoma State Capitol. I guess that is sort of accurate.

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Bitcoin trade biz MyCoin goes dark, investors fear $387 MEEELLION lost

Cubical Drone

Re: "We're not quite sure how that'll work"

Phase 1: Collect underpants

Phase 2: ?

Phase 3: Profit

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FCC Commissioner argues for delaying February net neutrality ruling

Cubical Drone

Love the last two paragraphs.

So basically a regulatory agency that actually has the gall to try and regulate should be immediately disbanded.

Also, I am not sure why and FCC ruling would make Congressional action moot. The FCC can make a ruling and Congress is free to act after that. I think that thing here is that if the FCC does make a ruling, then Congress might actually have to come up with a well thought out bill and get it passed </gasp> rather than just let the status quo rule the day, which is probably what most of them want.

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Suits vs ponytailed hipsters: What's next for enterprise IT

Cubical Drone

Need to deploy more of these.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

Cubical Drone

Re: Err...

The carrot and the onion are sauteed as a modified mirepoix (celery is usually used in the combination). Mirepoixs are commonly used as part of the base of sauces or soups, adds a really good flavor.

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LOHAN crash lands on CNN

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25-30 Kilometers?

I can't really get my head around that, in the future could you please express distances in the more acceptable brontosaurus scale. Much appreciated.

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AT&T to fork out less than two days' profit in bogus bill charge flap

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Article doesn't say, but why would I not be surprised to find that the fine is less than the amount of money that they made via this practice.

I would love it if someone found away to apply the RICO act to some of this crap so that they would forfeit all the money they made via this practice on top of any fine, and open the door to treble damages in civil law suits to boot.

As for punishing the share holders, maybe they should start taking a little bit of a closer look at the character of the company they are investing in. I would have as much sympathy for them as I would for an investor in a fund that pays 12% a year no matter how the markets perform, then is surprised that it is a Ponzi scheme.

Yeah, I know, it will never happen, but one can dream.

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Comet-chasing Rosetta spies SWEATY prey

Cubical Drone

I hate it when I have moist out gassing!

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AT&T: We will right many of world's wrongs if allowed to slurp DirecTV

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Yeah, I just love it that they promise all sorts of stuff, but you never hear about any sort of enforcement mechanism if they don't.

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Psst. We've got 400Gb/s Ethernet working - but don't tell anyone

Cubical Drone

Re: Reg's standard for this?

Actually, I believe the MoP (minutes of porn) standard was established in 2013 in the comment section of this article. http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/05/23/orangebill/

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Apple's Irish tax lair to be probed by European Commission

Cubical Drone

Interesting article

http://americanprogress.org/issues/tax-reform/report/2014/01/09/81681/offshore-corporate-profits-the-only-thing-trapped-is-tax-revenue/

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

Cubical Drone

Re: Drivel

Tell me about it. I live in San Diego, California and when I read, "In California, where the project was conceived, driving is already semi-automated – you can practically drive with your eyes closed. Everyone (well, almost everyone) obeys the speed limit, and most cars are on cruise control most of the time", my keyboard got a good dose of semi drank tea just before I fell to the floor laughing my ass off.

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NASA's Curiosity rover set to give Mars its third hard drilling

Cubical Drone

Thank God, I thought it was just me.

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FCC boss Wheeler talks tough on net neutrality with Title II threat

Cubical Drone

Re: Two problems with this article.

Totally agree they should use Title II immediately and reclassify them.

What bothers me is that if they didn't have the balls to do this yesterday, and don't have the balls to do it to day, why should I believe that they will have the balls to do it tomorrow.

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Marauding quid-a-day nosh hack menaces teepee hippie villages

Cubical Drone

Too many bananas?

You can freeze bananas for later use in banana bread or smoothies.

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Google's self-driving car breakthrough: Stop sign no longer a problem

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Re: 700,000 miles

I think that is setting the bar a bit high seeing that most people driving cars seem to have a difficult time dealing with barely unusual situations. Give me something that is as competent as half the morons behind the wheel and I'm in.

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Cubical Drone

Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, seems to have the same idea:

"Too many people are under served by the current transport system. They are blind, or too young to drive, or too old, or intoxicated."

Emphasis added.

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Quid-a-day Reg nosh posse chap fears for his waistline

Cubical Drone

Remember that there are two parts to the equation.

Just adjust your caloric burning accordingly. This will give you a great excuse for doing nothing but sitting around all day while the future misses takes care of everything.

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RIP net neutrality? FCC mulls FAST LANES for info superhighway

Cubical Drone

Re: A Very Strong Stink of Corruption

I know it is sort of picky, but I think the choice of the word oligarchy is a bit too general, the US is a plutocracy.

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New FEMTO-MOON sighted BIRTHING from Saturn's RING

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Re: What happened to Peg?

"Paris, well, she probably has a lot of rings too...."

Yeah, but we would have to cut her in half to find out how many.

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Hackers attempt to BLACKMAIL plastic surgeons

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Re: Through its contact form?

Little Bobby Tables strikes again!!

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