* Posts by bigtimehustler

631 posts • joined 19 Jun 2013

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All through the house, not a creature was stirring... especially Samsung smartwatches: Batteries empty at 3AM

bigtimehustler

You realise as a developer, trying to improve a product, that info really can be invaluable. So no, don't disable, just read what it sends and make and informed choice.

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Google is still chasing the self-driving engineer that jumped ship to Uber

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Paying in stock, well, Google accepting stock makes sense because it gives them ownership over any advances and therefore future profits the stolen information may provide. If it gives no advantage Google lost nothing, if it gives an advantage then Google also profits.

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Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question

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Re: Phones too

Never going to happen in the UK, employment tribunal would be the first stop. Deducting from wages for something you can't prove wasn't accidental would land the employee with a nice bonus compensation for loss of earnings.

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Uber's London licence appeal off to flying start: No, you cannot do driver eye tests via video link

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Re: Pirate radio stations could not just say forget the past

Isn't your reasoning a little off here? I would say the model pirate radio stations used actually worked, it forced the authorities to open up the airwaves to non government controlled entities to broadcast. So the example you used actually shows a very worthwhile breaking of the law to achieve a better situation.

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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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To be honest, PETA are a terrorist organisation with little care about anything but their own aims, which, in many cases are not actually in a creatures best interests. It would also be better if PETA actually accepted evolution and realised we are actually part of the planet and not invading aliens.

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Dark web souks are so last year: Cybercrooks are switching to Telegram

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Re: Law Enforcement vs Encryption

That is only an agreed angle when terrorism is involved...

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Businesses brace themselves for a kicking as GDPR blows in

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Re: Even more incentive to bury it.

The fine is up to, i think you will find it will be the high figure if it is covered up, and much lower figure if it is owned up.

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Whois privacy shambles becomes last-minute mad data scramble

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Whether or not you agree with hiding personal details from random whois searches or not. This does highlight an unresolved issue, if one country or group of countries creates legislation making something illegal and yet following that law would be illegal in a particular companies home country, what on earth is going to happen? It will happen one day, and no one has a solution. Every country can not have it's own way over every company in the world, it just won't work.

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UPnP joins the 'just turn it off on consumer devices, already' club

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Re: another lesson

You say it's not required, but if game developers are relying on P2P I'd say it is required if that is what you want to do, play the game. You may also be using torrent software for any number of download/upload reasons, I wouldn't say using torrent software should require you to understand networking.

Life isn't as clear cut as, it's not required, turn it off, when in fact people are using it making it required for them.

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IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere

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What are they going to do when their monitors also connect via USB? It's going the way that everything is. Soon you won't be able to just turn it off.

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Chap charged with fraud after mail for UPS global HQ floods Chicago flat

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Even if this got through initial checks, I'm amazed nobody thought it odd that UPS Global HQ would want all its mail delivered to a random guy in a residential building. I mean, come on, nobody thought we should probably call them on this one and check.

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UK.gov expects auto auto software updates won't involve users

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Re: Harder than the trolley problem

You mean like a mobile phone software update? Where there is precisely one hardware configuration to test against, they do tests then release and have to stop the rollout due to unexpected issues. Happens all the time, why would you think a car any different? When in fact cars do have customisations, both manufacturer installed and otherwise.

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High Court gives UK.gov six months to make the Snooper's Charter lawful

bigtimehustler

Do you not think they will just drag this out till we leave and the transition period is over, then vote on a law change?

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IETF: GDPR compliance means caring about what's in your logfiles

bigtimehustler

How is this enforceable on someone running a website outside of the EU who does not have an office in the EU. They can say it applies all they like, but ultimately their only recourse is to block the website and that can only be done at individual national country level. Otherwise they can carry on collecting and selling an EU citizens data forever.

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US government weighs in on GDPR-Whois debacle, orders ICANN to go probe GoDaddy

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To be honest i find someone having to put their own details of who runs it publicly available as a barrier to every idiot putting up a site that they wouldn't want to be known as them. Lets face it, what is wrong with it? If you are a company, it will be your company address anyway, only in the case of personal users is it their home address (if they have again, not hidden it on a domain they can hide it).

To be honest, why should the rest of the world comply with a law Europe has developed. Why should the US, Asia anyone else? They should just tell Europe, go ahead, take every internet company who doesn't comply to court, lets see how long that takes you. I think this again comes down to the problem, one countries laws can not change and force other countries to comply, yet on the internet, it often does. Thats a problem that has no easy solution.

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Equinix CEO bails after ‘poor judgment in employee matter’

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This article is actually an example of what is currently wrong with this movement. Not every employment issue transgression is a sexual one, no matter how salacious an article you want to write, neither is every hint or suggestion something has happened actually true, unless i see them in court.

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Electric cars to create new peak hour when they all need a charge

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Re: Record Downvotes?

You think? Money will always buy a petrol car if you have 100 grand to splash on one. There will always be enough petrol because most people won't be using it and the government won't be too bothered as it won't include too many people.

It will only be the poor that are forced to do a certain thing, as always.

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Aut-doh!-pilot: Driver jams 65mph Tesla Model S under fire truck, walks away from crash

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Re: Where's the Elon Musk Attack Brigade today?

That is what it is called on a plane, does that mean the pilot can get drunk and sit in the back? No of course not.

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Google Chrome vows to carpet bomb meddling Windows antivirus tools

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Makes sense

I don't blame them personally, as a company developing software when the software crashes it is you who gets blamed, not some side loaded code interfering that caused the crash. Why on earth would any company want to allow their software to crash more than it should because corporate IT departments install AV that is shit.

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Google DeepMind 'learns' the London Underground map to find best route

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Re: Ah, the tube is not so simple...

It will one day know, much as it knows which roads are busy all over the country in real time. Monitor how fast people are moving by their phones and tell the people behind them that this way is a no go due to a sudden slow down in the movement of those people over the norm for that area. Take that into account with historic data and this evolving AI research and you have something that will pretty accurately tell you which way will be the quickest route through the network, or in fact, even a walk on the pavement.

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Actually, yes, Samsung, you do have to pay Apple $120m

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Re: An idle fantasy

They would ban sale of Samsung devices which infringe the patents past and present in the US, possibly also arrest Samsung execs working/living in the US for contempt of court.

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French programmers haul Apple into court over developer rules

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This one kind of catches me in the middle really, on the one hand they don't have to develop an app for apple products, on the other apple have a large market share. The thing is though, they have a large market share because the apps customers want are available on the devices, if they stopped being, apples market share would plummet over a 2 year phone buying cycle. It is actually app developers as a collective that hold the power, if only they could unite...

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Why we should learn to stop worrying and love legacy – Fujitsu's UK head

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Re: Working on legacy systems is a career dead-end

Then I would ask, why are you staying to the bitter end? Much better to leave on your own terms, than to be suddenly without a job!

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Met police commissioner: Fraud victims should not be refunded by banks

bigtimehustler

How would this be enforced? Fraud happens, they ask if your software is up to date, you say it is, then update it.

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FAA's 'drone smash risk to aircraft' is plane crazy

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Are they not entirely missing the intentions of the flying object here? It is often the case a drone, operated by a human is actively seeking out being close to planes. Birds however, are randomly just around in the area and may hit a plane or a plane hit them by chance. The two things are not comparable in the way they have compared them.

This is like suggesting that because there are far less missiles flying around in the air than birds, birds will hit planes far more often than missiles.

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Yelp-for-people app Peeple is back – so we rated Julia, its cofounder

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Re: Legal Liability?

That is down to the person who says it, not the medium it is transmitted on, otherwise facebook would be in court every day for slander. If you say something on this app that is not true, you fall foul or the slander laws, not the app.

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How exactly do you rein in a wildly powerful AI before it enslaves us all?

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It is an impossible to solve task, if we develop something beyond our own intelligence, then it will think of a way around these controls in a way we couldn't possibly think of in a million years. It will be able to do a million years worth of thinking in a few minutes. How on earth could we hope to develop any sort of controls that it can not outsmart, when we ourselves claim it is more intelligent than us.

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Uber is bombarding us with painfully probing subpoenas, cries Lyft

bigtimehustler

I guess the best solution to this issue is, consider if the US is the best place to home your startup business. It used to be a given that a tech startup should be there. These days, if im going to compete with a US company, id much rather be in the UK doing it.

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Hello, Kotlin: Another programming language for JVM and JavaScript

bigtimehustler

"Feature in Kotlin but not in Java include Lambda expressions" - so, yet to come across Java 8 then?

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Streetmap's lawyer: Google High Court win will have 'chilling effect’ on UK digital biz

bigtimehustler

I kind of agree on this one, if Google comes up with a good feature that people like should be stopped from using it because it is to the detriment of other competitors? That would mean only small companies are allowed to come up with innovation that steals market share which would obviously be a nonsense situation and in itself anti-competitive to larger companies and make the market leader unable to defend itself.

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DS5: Vive la différence ... oh, and throw away the Citroën badge

bigtimehustler

Perhaps, but wouldn't this also work if the traffic lights were set to take into account a faster speed? Again, it is all green/safety idiots causing frustration to the majority that don't buy into it. Its supposed to be a democracy, not whichever group shouts loudest gets its way system.

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Google roasts critical twin Android bugs in new Marshmallow OS

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Re: Really?

Well they have, whether OEM's choose to use the google code to patch their own devices is entirely up to them. They have provided the code and patched their own phones. So they have squashed the bug, whether OEM's choose to squash the bug on their phones is their choice.

It is up to customers to vote with their feet and just walk away if they don't like an OEM's patching policy.

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RBS promises 'safe, secure, confidential' info-sharing on Facebook at Work

bigtimehustler

Much like you have no choice about what other crap software a company chooses to use, you have no choice. It is a companies prerogative to decide what you use to do your job and your free to find another one. The same as any other software. They are not enforcing you use facebook socially yourself, just for sharing withing the organisation.

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Half-secure not good enough for Chrome users says Google

bigtimehustler

Makes sense to me, if your serving your pages using https, it isn't rocket science to make sure you serve static content over https as well. To be honest, neither myself nor any company I have worked for has ever served mixed content as its clearly going to make users think the page might not be secure.

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Top boffin Freeman Dyson on climate change, interstellar travel, fusion, and more

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How do you know he hasn't bothered to study it? Because he doesn't agree with you and who you agree with? Seems rather a quick conclusion to jump to... but hey, dismissal is better than upsetting the status quo right?

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Re: Emeritus

I think that is entirely the problem, scientists 'involved with global warming' by definition have a vested interest that the research never be put to bed and to defend their original position. Where as, a world renowned scientist who has the ability to understand the research, but no vested interest in it, says the models are getting worse. I wouldn't dismiss his point of view out of hand.

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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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Re: This is why I love the bbc

You do realize right that chrome is just the chromium open source project? Google add their own stuff onto certain cuts of the chromium project's work. There is nothing stopping you downloading chromium directly if you don't like the google additions. FF has become dog slow over the years, even with no plugins activated it starts up slower than chrome with plugins.

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Playmobil cops broadside for 'racist' pirate slave

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Re: I think the offended woman has missed the point...

So you think her kids will grow up putting irons on black people because of this? Come on! its crazy!

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Sky 'fesses up to broken fibre cables as cause of outage woes

bigtimehustler

Sky had internet connections dropping off and back on all evening in central Birmingham too. So they had problems far further south, probably them trying to implement mitigation solutions I guess...

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Ofcom triples licence fees for mobile operators to £200m

bigtimehustler

Yea, because we are all stupid enough OFCOM to to believe that the operators won't pass this onto the customers! Just give it them free and regulate it, your not gaining money for the tax payers, your gaining it for the government as a stealth tax. The only losers are the consumers.

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XcodeGhost attack tapped into dev distaste for Apple's Gatekeeper

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What surprises me the most is that these developers, once having compiled the apps for distribution, then never ran them again themselves? If they had, they would have seen the iCloud login popups added to their apps immediately. I'll tell you what, if I compile an app for distribution, I damn well install it myself through the normal user route to make sure it works as expected when compiled and installed that way.

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Jeremy Corbyn: My part in his glorious socialist triumph

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I think he accused Cameron today of being a poverty denier right? Problem is, good! Because poverty doesn't exist in this country, it exists in many countries around the world, the ones you see video footage of with starving, malnourished children in. Unless your starving and becoming so thin it's not healthy, your not in poverty.

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Krafcik takes wheel at Google driverless car project, so to speak

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Re: Strangely conflicted.

Trains and buses must just be a nightmare for you then?

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FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

bigtimehustler

They have just improved the update experience so much, they want you to experience it again and again!

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Blighty a 'smartphone society' amid rise of 4G middle class

bigtimehustler

That's probably down to your ageing S3, I used to think the same until I found need to tether my old S3 to a laptop for some emergency internet access and found it much quicker than on the phone. The slowdown is your phone rendering the webpage, not the connection.

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Google to French data cops: Dot-com RTBF? Baiser ma DERRIERE

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Well, hardy ha! I think you understood my point, I forgot that posting on here I had to double check every possible hole less some asshole ignore the point of my post and take issue with a minor point of it. Of course they have to listen to their own country, their own country can close them down. That does't really change the point of my post though does it.

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bigtimehustler

Google are right though, why should citizens throughout the world be subject to the EU's laws, they have no ability to vote or be represented in such courts. How would the EU feel about china demanding certain things be removed that the EU would much rather remain for example? Without a worldwide government, such things can not be enforced globally.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

bigtimehustler

It is crap that Microsoft do this, but it really won't be long until someone releases a patch to make home and pro behave like corporate.

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Buffoon in 999 call: 'Cat ate my bacon and I want to press charges'

bigtimehustler

The odd thing is, we got to where we are today through evolution, only passing on the genes of the best survivors. What we do now is try and keep everyone alive to breed, thereby preventing our evolution and worsening our future chances as a race. Seems very strange to me.

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Google turns cookie monster on AdSense, DoubleClick clients

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Except that if your running a tiny little website, and you are not based in the EU, are you really going to care? It's not like the EU is going apply to extradite you to charge you and its not likely they are going to start blocking thousands of tiny websites either.

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