* Posts by MiguelC

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John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court

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yes it is, and the main reason is that a civil case in the US is (potentially) worth a lot more than in Belize

also, Faull was a fellow american citizen

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iPhone XS: Just another £300 for a better cam- Wait, come back!

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That photo Apple uses to promote the X family

Always looks to me like the phone is bulging enormously, like if the battery's ready to explode...

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Did you by chance hack OPM back in 2015? Good news, your password probably still works!

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Re: It isn't rocket surgery people.

Nor brain science, for the matter...

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Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

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Re: "captured audio of the killings, and subsequent removal of the bodies"

And that is the reason why Amazon has been strenuously fighting off attempts to recover audio sent through Alexa, they really really really don't want you to know how much they know about what you say when you think nobody's listening...

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Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes 'independent board'

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Re: Or the less of two weevils.

Or choosing to get hit with the lesser of two anvils

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Western Digital: And when I pull the covers off, behold as NAND becomes virtual DRAM

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Re: Is two really three?

Why do you think there's a comma between "consumer" and "and enterprise and commercial"?

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Brit boffins build 'quantum compass'... say goodbye to those old GPS gizmos, possibly

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One plane gives you 2-dimensional positioning

When they manage 3 planes will they get 4-dimensional positioning? Awesome!

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Irony meters explode as WordPress GDPR tool hacked, cell network hack shenanigans, crypto-backdoors, etc...

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A room full of Apple engineer staring at their own bricked iPhones

Priceless!

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Ex-Microsoft manager sues former coworkers and Windows giant over claims of sex assault, gender discrimination

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Well, they're not banning her from working for another company, just for doing any work for Microsoft as a subcontracted employee of another company. Seems extreme anyway.

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Setback for Qualcomm: It has to license modem tech to competitors

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Those living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

It's what Judge Koh's last statement boils down to.

Ain't that true.

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DBA drifts into legend after inventive server convo leaves colleagues fearing for their lives

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Re: My boss was demonstrating the instrusion sensors on our building

I think he really meant 'brought' as in 'sub-contracted them to do the actual job'

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In memoriam: See you in Valhalla, Skype Classic. Version 8 can never replace you

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in memorandum

Guess you meant in memoriam

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Clunk, bang, rattle: Is that a ghost inside your machine?

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Re: Old Victorian building

In a previous job I usually worked long hours, oftentimes almost alone, in an old building.

One night I started hearing faint footsteps, they seemed to be real near me, but I was unable to pinpoint where the sound was coming from and was sure no one was around (I got up to check several times).

It finally dawned on me that something was off: they were too regular. The light-bulb moment came when I raised my eyes to the new clock in the hallway, just across my desk. Yes, the pointers moved to the sound of the footsteps I had heard until that moment...

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Re: Spooning toner into the copier

People do most stupid things... long ago, a co-worker had to run a program from a 5 1⁄4-inch disk.

The instructions were simple, take the disk out of its envelope and insert in in the drive and then start the program.

He managed to pry the magnetic disk out of its casing and wondered why it didn't work as intended...

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Nikola Tesla's greatest challenge: He could measure electricity but not stupidity

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Re: Electricity

ArcAttack FTW!

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Re: The name 'Tesla' has been hijacked

That's why you usually have some local brand management

Mitsubishi's Pajero was renamed Montero in Spain (wouldn't you proudly drive your Mitsubishi 'Wanker'?)

And Hyundai Kona was renamed Kauai in Portugal (who knew that driving a 'Kunt' could be embarrassing for some?)

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Microsoft claims Office 364 back to business as usual. Oh no it isn't, say suffering sysadmins

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Re: Active reproduction?!?!

They meant they weren't fucking users any more... but it seems they still are

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AI can predict the structure of chemical compounds thousands of times faster than quantum chemistry

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Cocaine is a drug sometimes used in preparation for or in medical procedures

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Super Cali goes ballistic, net neutrality hopeless? Even Ajit Pai's gloating is something quite atrocious

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Indeed, arseholes have a valuable function.

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China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers

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Could easily be included in the list of worst jobs in the world

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Amazon tried to entice Latin American officials with $5m in Kindles, AWS credits for .amazon

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Moreover, the author makes it sound as the Brazilian government will eventually make a deal, it's just that their price that hasn't been met. Would it be inconceivable to consider it a matter of principle not to relinquished their perceived right to the use of the river's name?

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Ad blocking. All fun and games – until it gets political: Union websites banned by uBlock Origin

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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

"Last month, an individual participating in the EasyList community, apparently supporter of polarizing website InfoWars.com [my highlight], asked that the list not be used as a political weapon"

Why do you posit that? I'm absolutely not a fan of the site, but totally agree with their request to remove political bias from that list.

If you want to filter by political affiliation, do a specific filter for that (but then why would anyone use it - voluntarily at least? if you were one to want to use you wouldn't go to the sites listed in the first place)

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Bitbucket wobbles but it won't fall. Oh, snap...

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because only native English speakers should be allowed to work in IT, right? right....

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Euro eggheads call it: Facebook political ads do change voters' minds – and they worked rather well for Trump in 2016

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Re: Gosh

More likely it's a case of the one who lies the best gets the vote

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Cosmoboffins think grav waves hold the key to sorting out the disputed Hubble Constant

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@Dr Syntax

Small correction, the current measurements put it at 67 and 72 kilometers per second per megaparsec.

If they get a value that's within a 3% distance of either of the current ones (that'd be +/- 2.01 and +/- 2.16, respectively, which have no interlapse), it would reinforce that method of calculation.

Or they could get a totally new range. "That's odd", they would say....

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Samsung's graphene batteries promise to charge five times faster – without exploding

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"graphene ball coating"

like a hi-tech chainmail for your ball(s)? :)

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So, about that Google tax on Android makers in the EU – report pegs it at up to $40 per phone

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About the free bundle option

The option of paying for half or getting the full bundle for free seems to stand on shaky grounds, as it's just a way of circumventing EU's action (and I'm guessing the EU would see it just as it is).

Let's wait and see if Google is just throwing ideas around to see the reactions or if it's the real deal.

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I think licensing should cost more on shittier specs... vendors should be penalized for the worse experience you get, not just consumers!

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Can't get pranked by your team if nobody in the world can log on

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I used it with a swivelling monitor

Portrait mode is excellent for reviewing assembly code

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European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes

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Re: Next step: CumEx

According to Le Monde's article (in french), €55bn is the total net amount in lost taxes over the last 15 years

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You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone's web privacy

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"Among the 45 browsers surveyed"

There are 45 different browsers?!?

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FYI: Drone maker DJI's 'Get it on Google Play' website button definitely does not get the app from Google Play...

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You're missing the point... that is that DJI misleads you by telling you to get it from Google Play but instead directing you to their own site (and their site's apk is different from Google's one for extra fishy behavior)

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UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)

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Are you 18 or older?

Yes / No

There. Done.

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Insult to injury: Malware menace soaks water-logged utility ravaged by Hurricane Florence

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Good on them for not paying ransom!

That's all.

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Pixel 3 XL reveals innards festooned with glue and... Samsung?

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4/10 for repairability?

How standards have changed, some 2-3 years ago kit like that it would have got 1/10 (tops!)

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Amazon Prime Music turns the volume down a little too much

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And that's why I still buy CDs

I get better sound quality (I do hear the difference) at home and rip them for mobile listening

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Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange

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@not Spartacus

I'm just not sure why would anyone want to look at Assange's pussy....

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Does Google make hardware just so nobody buys it?

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Re: you can't make a Veblen good out of a dumb computer terminal

Well Andrew, then, by your own reasoning, the Pixel also isn't a dumb terminal, is it?

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Astroboffins discover when white and brown dwarfs mix, the results are rather explosive

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Re: Interesting what a range of chemcials you can make just banging some near stars together

well, you star with Hydrogen, but than, after fusing some together to get Helium, you can use those to create Beryllium, and so on... if you wait long enough you'll get to Iron. And that's when the fun starts! (Unless the star is the Sun. There will be no fun for Earth then)

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Chinese Super Micro 'spy chip' story gets even more strange as everyone doubles down

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sufficient skills to obtain data on F-35

and I'm guessing sufficient skills to build a working plane out of them too!

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Surprising no one, Google to appeal against European Commission's €4.34bn Android fine

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uninstalling (as opposed to "removing")

"uninstalling" is not opposed to "removing"; the only thing Google allows for it's apps is "disabling" them and that's very different from removing (or uninstalling)

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Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials

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Re: "if found to be lies would fall foul of securities fraud laws"

My thoughts exactly, they could argue to have been instructed by the TLAs to deny it on those grounds. And the TLAs ould have a backroom talk with the courts. Not that they'd ever admit to it, but TLAs.

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Spoiler alert: Google's would-be iPhone killer Pixel 3 – so many leaks

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Re: Confused...

A hint: it is not instead of your data...

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Mega-bites of code: Python snakes into 1st place for cyber-attacks

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Re: So, is this a surprise?

In hacker hell only Lisp is available.

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Pain spotting: Russia's Aeroflot Docker server lands internal source code, config files on public internet

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No obscurity whatsoever there, I'm guessing they really favour open source! (probably unwittingly...)

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Swedish ISP spanked for sexist 'distracted boyfriend' advert for developer jobs

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You're absolutely right! I am offended by your comment!

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Nameless Right To Be Forgotten Google sueball man tries Court of Appeal – yet again

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Re: Wouldn't it be funny...

It might but, deep down, we all know that he's just another Anonymous British Coward

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Whoa – oh no, Zoho: Domain name no-show deals CRM biz, 40m punters a crushing blow

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I fail to see any connection betwen Zoho and Marketo's cases

On Marketo's case it was clearly due to the company's own failings while on Zoho's case, although you can argue that the company could/should have protected itself better, it was an obvious mistake from the registrar.

Why are you mixing the two then?

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HMRC contractor scores IR35 payout after yet another taxman blunder

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Re: Next:

although you might posit they are their own petard....

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