* Posts by jgarbo

126 posts • joined 3 Jun 2013

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iPhone X: Bargain! You've just bagged yourself a cheap AR device

jgarbo

Re: Fools and their money...

Why down voted? Because you criticize something you can't even define. Incoherence demands a down vote.

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Boffins: We can identify you by your typing, and we're gonna sell the tech to biz, govt – yay!

jgarbo

Can it also pick up the hand written messages from my S-pen?

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Re: We are born alone

Don't know about you, but my mother was quite close by when I was born, or are they lying?

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Birds are pecking apart Australia's national broadband network

jgarbo

Re: eating our local birds ?

You haven't heard about the recipe for cockatoo soup.

Take one cockatoo, plucked or not. Toss in pot of boiling water, a little salt added. Toss in one house brick. Boil for a few days. When brick is dissolved, chuck out cockatoo and eat the soup.

That's how tough the buggers are.

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OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

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Devil

Re: yes, it's very nice but...

Except Rosie, who does it behind the Crown & Crumpet...

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Linux

Re: "Why do you think Linux users do not spend money?"

You obviously don't understand Linux or its users. The vast majority of servers run Linux, because it's reliable. Geeks run Linux because it's versatile, flexible and extensible. I run Linux because I make it do exactly what I want quickly, reliably. The average desktop user doesn't know or care about the box under the table. OK. Yet more frequently I'm installing Linux for them because Windows doesn't work, help is useless and they're tired of hassles. Linux can be free, if you know how to run it. Or you can pay for it via service, eg Redhat. That's Linux. Options in a closed shop.

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jgarbo

Re: "they've missed the more human advancements and ergonomics"

If you want to win a horse you don't ride a camel. If you want pop out lenses you want a camera, not a phone. Kit for the job.

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jgarbo

Re: Hell froze over

My Note 4 gets very frequent updates. Every 5-6 weeks. About 350MB

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jgarbo

Re: Hell froze over

Why do you keep dropping your phone? Just asking. Do you drop other things or only phones?

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Osama Bin Laden had copy of Resident Evil, smut, in compound

jgarbo
Facepalm

Enough!

This is past ridiculous. Abbottabad was a phony op. God knows who if anyone was killed. OBL's boss, the CIA, has already confirmed he died, probably of renal failure in Tora Bora, in late 2001, a few months after 9/11. Never on an FBI wanted listed and always denied involvement in 9/11.

The 2011 game was so silly, lost helo, shot wrong people, "Muslim" burial at sea, no records. Suddenly the CIA releases docs? Nonsense.

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F-35s grounded by spares shortage

jgarbo

Re: Crap planes = more profit for the 1%

Show the rabble shiny toys and they'll pay for the joy.

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jgarbo

Re: Might as well start learning Chinese

Take heart. Chinese easier to speak than Thai.

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jgarbo

Almost. A welfare state only for defence CEOs and shareholders.

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jgarbo

Re: New toys are always more exciting than repaired ones

Manned aircraft are on the way out. The Russians are already "droning" Su27s, no pilot, more fuel, armaments. The F35B is a bad copy of the Yak 141, which the Russians eventually decided wasn't viable. The Yanks of course jumped at it and produced a cement van with wings.

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

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Re: My wishlist

So, after all the praise of iPhone, which is still catching up with my old Note 4, I guess I'll wait. Free apps, super pix & vid with image stabilization, conferencing, modifying docs & drawings with the S-pen, replaceable battery & cards, two days between charges. Alas, can't scuba while conferencing. Damn.

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Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

jgarbo

Re: Interesting principles behind this

Very nice point of law. Now go for a swim in North Australia and debate law with the next Saltie or Bull Shark you meet.

"I'm also a an animal, so we can share these resources for our mutual benefit. What do you say?"

"Gulp"...

These idiots don't get it. Daniel can't lie down with the lion. Unless the lion has just eaten a zebra. Otherwise Dan's the entree.

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jgarbo

Re: Doctor Syntax

Forget the syntax. The monkey's a thief. He didn't ask permission to use the camera, so he has no rights to the photos. Did he sign a release for that selfie? Cannot be used commercially. Court adjourned.

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Linus Torvalds' lifestyle tips for hackers: Be like me, work in a bathrobe, no showers before noon

jgarbo

Re: One word springs to mind

Only If she or he agrees.

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jgarbo

Re: One word springs to mind

You obviously live alone. Or your zoo mates are tolerant.

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Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

jgarbo

Re: "will need updating" @Aodhhan

See my post above. My Samsung Note 4 gets very frequent updates. I chose a 4, not a 5, because you can still change the battery. I tend to use phones till they die of old age.

HTH

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jgarbo

Re: "will need updating"

Am I just lucky? My Note 4 gets full updates (300MB+) every month or so. Takes 30-40 min. Maybe this is only for the Note. Anyone else noticed?

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Salesforce sacks two top security engineers for their DEF CON talk

jgarbo

Re: Hold on a second....

Undisclosed NDA bars them from commenting on company business?

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It's August 2017 and your Android gear can be pwned by, oh look, just patch the things

jgarbo
Happy

Re: which will post their own updates in time, hopefully.

Same here. Monthly, bi-monthly at most, security & app upgrades to my Note 4. Does expensive kit get "premium" service?

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jgarbo
Happy

Same here. Monthly, bi-monthly at most, security & app upgrades to my Note 4. Does expensive kit get "premium" service?

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€100 'typewriter' turns out to be €45,000 Enigma machine

jgarbo
Boffin

Re: There is quite a bit of that floating around Eastern Europe

Seems your friend pinched the quote from Hungarian Michael Curtiz, director of Casablanca, on the set of Romance on the High Seas.

...[berating David Niven during an on-set argument] You think you know fuck everything and I know fuck nothing. Well, let me tell you, I know fuck all!!

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Slower US F-35A purchases piles $27bn onto total fighter jet bill

jgarbo

Which explains the Russians equipping their fighters with cannons as well as rockets. What happens when the US jets run out of rockets?

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jgarbo
Black Helicopters

Re: Sea Gripen

You're forgetting Britain's masters. They say buy this overpriced crap and the Brits say how many? End of story.

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No H-1B visas? No problem, we'll offshore says Tech Mahindra

jgarbo

Or do it the way the Thais do for expats. The minimum salary must be higher than an equivalent Thai - and the expat must be taxed on that salary (even if he/she works for less) and the company must pay full payroll tax & insurance. Also, of course, the hiring company must disclose last five years of tax and prove that a Thai cannot do the work, and must employ seven Thais for each foreign worker . Working in Thailand is rather difficult for a foreigner.

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Chipotle: Hackers did to our registers what our burritos did to your colon

jgarbo
Big Brother

Another reason I always pay cash wherever possible. No paper trail, and often a 5% discount for cash. Cards are surveillance bait.

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Samsung Galaxy S8+: Seriously. What were they thinking?

jgarbo

Re: With the Samsung Galaxy 8 implementation - yes.

Well, deary, you don't get out much do you?

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jgarbo

Re: Hahahaha!

Yep, the head of MI6 tells me he always uses iris recognition when ordering coffee from Starbucks, just to be safe. The Russkies, you know.

Children, you're not guarding the crown jewels. It's just a communicator.

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jgarbo

Re: Hahahaha!

Right! My Note 4's finger print thingy likes blow dried fingers, so I use the 9 dots puzzle thingy. Takes ~ 2 secs to open. Who's got such precious secrets on a phone? Keep them in safety deposit box at your bank.

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jgarbo
Boffin

Re: Pugh Pugh Barney Mcgrew ...

A poisonous snake or a venomous one? As for Samsung stuff, I'll be sticking to my amazing Note 4 for the foreseeable future. My office away from home.

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74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+

jgarbo
Coat

Re: Risk Management

So, are we back to a socially engineered vector? Some fool opened a nasty attachment or porn pic? So, alert, disciplined staff could have stopped this attack? Just asking.

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jgarbo
Linux

Re: "the SMB server bug is the result of a buffer overflow in Microsoft's code. "

Still say more secure OS is costly, after the ransom demands? I'm surprised any "mission critical" [expensive to fix] ops aren't running a *nix OS instead of amateur hour MS.

My kids run Linux just for email & browsing - with only "user" privileges. Oh, and it's free. Where did I go wrong, not buying MS?

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jgarbo

Social engineering?

So this malware still relies on human error - opening an infected attachment? It cannot "jump" into a system from outside unless "invited"? Seems only careless (or stressed) people get infected.

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jgarbo

Re: What the I don't even

How does the thing install itself, change the registry when opened/activated by a (common) user, not admin?

(I'm a Linuxer, so I don't know if ordinary users can install apps on Windows)

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jgarbo

Re: How bad will it get...?

What use would it be "buying the tools to keep them off the market"? They're not crowbars. They're code. They've already been copied a dozen times for further use.

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jgarbo

How bad can it get...?

What use would it be "buying the tools to keep them off the market"? They're not crowbars. They're code. They've already been copied a dozen times for further use.

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Dormant Linux kernel vulnerability finally slayed

jgarbo

Re: Slayed?

Don't you just love English irregular verbs, shortcut to babbling insanity.

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PC repair chap lets tech support scammer log on to his PC. His Linux PC

jgarbo

Re: For the phone scammers ...

My strategy, too, especially cold callers.

"Really? That's sounds very interesting. Just a minute".....and let the bastard dangle for five minutes while I get a beer. Never had a call back.

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Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

jgarbo
Holmes

Re: Welcome to the real world....

NOTHING is free on the internet? Au contraire, mon brave. I roam everywhere, perch where I like and pay not a penny. Totally anonymous or aliased, never get spam, ads, requests, nothing but still communicate with whom I want.

I followed Zuck's advice at the beginning of his little venture: 'Only a fcuking idiot would put their personal details on Facebook.' He warned you.

YMMV

Ciao

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jgarbo

Re: Just say NO to Social Media sites/apps

Ever consider that Facebook *was* their life? Nothing to get back to.

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US Air Force networks F-15 and F-22 fighters – in flight!

jgarbo
Coat

F 35 multi-role thingy

I hear they make good scare crows but I reckon they'd make interesting garden gnomes.

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Hard numbers: The mathematical architectures of Artificial Intelligence

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Pirate

The binary caption in the Headline graphic

It translates as "to rip up, cut out" - in Mandarin Chinese: 㓬 ! Is this some fiendish Oriental trick?

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Apple blames air for iPhone 6S's narcolepsy

jgarbo

You're thinking Note 7, a few battery problems. My (old) Note 4 & wife's Note 5 have no problems and she runs hers down to 5% (business use).

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Microsoft sparks new war with Google with, er, $999+ lappies for kids

jgarbo

Exactly. Kids tend to like bright, primary colors, whereas old fogies go for dull pastels. A youngster choosing gray is a warning sign...

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jgarbo

Re: reason Chromebooks are doing well

"Now Microsoft wants to grab ad placement data, and still wants to charge billions to buy the software."

Well, as Bill tells 'Lindy over dinner, "Honey, there's one born every minute." And so far, he's been right.

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jgarbo

Oh, so true, Captain. I won't buy anything green, even lettuce.

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Childcatcher

Teachers are NOT techies.

But teachers must know their teaching materials, ie lappies the kids are using, well enough to solve minor problems in class.

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