* Posts by anonymous boring coward

1705 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015

Berners-Lee, Woz, Cerf: Cancel flawed net neutrality vote

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Re: Nice document, but it will just confirm Pai "need to act, in the interest of telcos!"

Absolutely. Without control, you can't exploit the consumer and overcharge him. Hence no big fat profits. You'd have to actually do some valye adding work to make a profit, which is way too much work for large lazy corps. Better just control things and levy a 'tax' on it all. No different to how everything else works, but not good for progress, and not good for the consumer.

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UK lacks engineering and tech skillz to make government's industrial strategy work – report

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Apart from

Obviously UK needs to import NHS staff, engineering staff, fruit and berry pickers, builders, electricians and plumbers (by God, do we need to import those!). We also need to import people working in the hospitality sector. Delivery drivers, we certainly need to import. In fact, we need people for everything, except, possibly taxis. They were mostly imported earlier.

Apart form that, Brexit is a great idea. Apart from ruining our industry because of borders. But apart from that. Apart form ruining financial services, of course. And apart from probably decimating our farming (not in the 10% sense).

Apart from ruining university research cooperation with the largest economic block in the world. And the only one next to us. And apart from the related divestment in industrial research.

And apart from making life a misery for about 4.5 million domiciled non-local citizens in the UK and EU.

Oh, and apart from Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Gibraltar. And London.

Apart from giving voices to Boris the Clown, David Davis, Gove and Freeze-Frog The Alien.

Apart from The Clown adding time to a wrongfully imprisoned Brit-Iranian.

Oh, and apart from being desperate for deals with the GM-eating, chicken chlorinating, high fructose fattening, Orange Baboon controlled, Bullies of The World.

And, of course, apart from tanking the GBP, and making us 5-10k pounds less well off per family and year.

Other than that it's not so bad. Soverignity looks almost assured. Soverign lapdog of the USA.

So, congratulations!

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Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests

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Of course they "may not be fatal". But unfortunately, they also "may be fatal".

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Ex-cop who 'kept private copies of data' fingers Cabinet Office minister in pr0nz at work claims

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I'm not reading all postings, but just adding here that the top Plod in the UK, Madame Dick, has said that those two freelancing cops most likely are breaking the law, and that they will now be investigated.

Whops... So much for playing private dick in OAP time.

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Re: Quotes from the copper

An older copper like that probably understands bugger all about technology.

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"For me, that changes everything. Throw the whole sodding book at Green - and the sooner, the better!"

Tempting, but DD won't do it. You know what they say about Brexiteers' promises...

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Re: its not illegal, prosecute those police officers

Still not a crime. Is reading a newspaper at the office a crime?

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Re: Only one story here

"Ideally before you discover that you've been cheerleading for the side that wants more of your freedoms removed."

I'm confused. Which side doesn't want that?

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Re: Amazed by some of the comments here.

"I opened an innocuous link in Safari on iPad yesterday and got a screen filling page of “best Japanese porn”

Link? (Or, how else can we know you are truthful?)

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Re: Confused

Taking home a pen from the office might also be a "crime" in your book?

What about ex-police having a private vendetta, for reasons only known to him, about something that happened ages ago -is that a crime?

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To me it looks as if the ex-cop is a much worse criminal than Damian,

I would love for any Tory politician to be disgraced, but this isn't right.

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'Break up Google and Facebook if you ever want innovation again'

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"Hate to say I told you so, but I never bought the idea of a social media revolution. "

Did you then link to Twitter?

(Didn't check the link, out of principle. Just like I will never sign up to Pinterest, or similar moronic sites.)

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Re: The author missed the point. Amazon is the Creativity Killer

Yes, Amazon are massive and in a lot of stuff. And, yet, they still don't piss me off half as much as as Google or MS do. At least Amazon delivers stuff to me that I actually want.

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Re: woefully misinformed

You do that Google owns Youtube, the IP stealing service, right?

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Re: Can you think of ONE bit of positive reporting on Google?

Haven't you learned yet? There is nothing "free" in this world!

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Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

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Re: V'Ger

"Yes, I do watch too much sci-fi..."

Didn't know that was possible?

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"it's already doing 17.46 km/hour"

No faster than me on a bike then?

No wonder we can still communicate with it!

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Is Oomi the all-in-one smart home system we've been waiting for?

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So it's overpriced crap from someone who will go bust and leave your stuff unusable within a couple of years?

And by "go bust" I mean the originators getting rich and moving on, leaving the wreckage behind.

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Badass alert: 1 in 5 Brits don't give a damn about webpage crypto-miners

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Re: Considering what the "legal" Javascript malware does...

"I really hope that this trend of in-browser mining continues, and the browser makers get a clue and start giving the user more control over CPU allocation per website."

Agree. Browser developers are naive, or don't care, to a silly degree.

Can't even find out what window is misbehaving in many cases.

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Linux laptop-flinger says bye-bye to buggy Intel Management Engine

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Wow, Minix! Got a copy and the book right here!

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UK.gov admits Investigatory Powers Act illegal under EU law

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Re: No longer laughing

"Perhaps you've just come back from a monastic retreat and haven't noticed the housing shortage in the SE, the strain on the NHS, schools and transport?"

The strain on the NHS is because of old natives. Those working at NHS are to a large degree immigrants. And very good ones too. That's likely to change. Then you can really start moaning about waiting time. Enjoy, you fool.

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Re: No longer laughing

Its good to know so many people came to the UK, not because they had any interest or love for our country and were prepared to stick with it through good times and bad, but because it was economically expedient and now that economically things might be paling due to brexit they're all preparing to clear off.

You really are as thick as a Brexiter!

What is it you don't get with people being told they will be asked to leave? That the PM refuses to guarantee EU citicens rights? That the only one doing so is the serial lier BoJo who says anything that he feels is right for that particular moment. The tabloid press spewing out agressive xenophobic hate (led by that immigrant Murdoch).

Even a native Brit might think this is just a little too much.

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Guilty: NSA bloke who took home exploits at the heart of Kaspersky antivirus slurp row

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My point was that if it was the normal thing to do among his co-workers (probably known to their bosses, too), he should not be the one to get punished, alone, just because he was the very unlucky one.

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Re: The mind boggles.

Perhaps I missed something, but didn't Kapersky give a false positive and proceed to upload his secret stuff? I bet the Kapersky installation was sanctioned, perhaps even required, by NSA.

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Re: 67?

I bet he is WAY smarter than you are, regardless of your age.

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Germany says NEIN to purchase incentive for Tesla Model S

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Re: Who would want a Tesla anyway?

Americans are quite tolerant of crap quality cars. Even expensive ones. The Germans would never tolerate some of the quality flaws that you find in US brand cars.

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Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Can't disagree..

I'd love to work with him. I'd tell him to shove it up, if we disagree!

People are so thin skinned.

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Re: More BS from Linus

"These kind of outbursts to reasonable requests strongly suggests to me that Torvalds and his team are compromised"

Hilarious!

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You got my comment perfectly without me having to resort to human language!

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sudo rm -rvaf /mnt/redmond_mscdev/windowssource

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Re: Google's Pixel security team

"It's a tough one."

It's not a "tough one". It's the effing kernel! It's an easy one, and if you can't see that you shouldn't be contributing to the kernel at all.

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Re: Google's Pixel security team

Can you imagine how many people demand time from Linus?

And can you imagine the frustration when idiots demand more and more time?

Linus obviously want these contributors to go away and never be heard again from. Can't say I blame him.

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It's no wonder Linus gets angry for real with morons like that trying to feck up the kernel.

Wish someone at MS would shout and rant when they feck up things (rather than shrug their collective shoulders). At least Apple had Jobs to keep things on track.

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Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

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Re: NCR

"I am so glad I missed most of that!"

Can't see why?

t was a pretty cool time in the history of computing!

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Re: The are still used!

"For example the relative infrequency I print something means I do not check the printer with every OS update of any OS"

This points to another big problem with Windows 10. If you discover an issue with something you don't use regularly, you really have no idea what to try to roll back to to fix the issue!

Before Windows 10 at least you knew if you had switched from Vista to Windows 7, for example. Also, after OS upgrades one could test what worked and didn't.

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Re: backward compatibility NOT a thing with Micro-shaft

"More opportunities for us to spend our money replacing perfectly viable hardware."

In some cases there is nothing to replace with.

But MS doesn't give a sh*t. Seems consumers just love being spanked. You'll see some of them here defending MS.

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Re: backward compatibility NOT a thing with Micro-shaft

I think the issue many have with Windows is that they change something that doesn't need to be changed, hence break stuff -typically hardrware compatibility. When your expensive hardware suddenly won't work, people get angry. Not having source code of any kind doesn't then help.

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Re: backward compatibility NOT a thing with Micro-shaft

"How this single task could be buggered up is beyond me."

If there is one thing MS knows how to do, it's that ---^

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"I have 40 computers in my firm with dot matrix," wrote user Saintneo. "My customers are upset I can't print invoices to them. This is outrageous."

These guys let MS do wholesale updates to all their mission critical PCs?

OMG!!

Who could have EVER foreseen that MS would fragg up the updates in its new and glorious "we own you rmachine" Windows 10 "paradigm"? It's not as if MS has ever before been arrogant about quality control!

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SurfaceBook 2 battery drains even when plugged in

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Re: Quite common in phones

It could simply be that the charger isn't what it claims to be. Or that the cable is bad (the cable makes a huge difference).

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Wait, did Oracle tip off world to Google's creepy always-on location tracking in Android?

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Just checked my own phone, and of course Location was on... If an app could turn it on, and off once you don't use the app that would help, but Google doesn't want that.

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Not surprising.

Android takes every possible opportunity to make you turn on tracking, and once on make you go though a lot of hassle to turn it off again. I'm sure the vast majority have it on constantly.

It's a massive battery drain too, unfortunately.

And then we have the apps that requires access to everything on the phone, no matter how trivial the app is.. Android is a bit of a shambles.

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Phone fatigue takes hold: SIM-onlys now top UK market

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Re: Water Resistance

You can't get electrocuted by a device that's not connected to anything. Especially not a mobile phone...

However, if you are charging you phone, do not use it in the bath at the same time. Someone did, and died doing it.

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I'm using an LG G3, and it works brilliantly. The display is still right up there with the best.

I even got a dedicated Brodit charging holder for the car. the sort of thing we used to get back in the days when a phone was used for 3-5 years at a time. £7.50 a month with Giffgaff for 1GB data, and £10 for 3GB when I'm away. (I wish they increased the silly 100MB for the £5 goodybag, as it's poor value and insufficient for when you actually need data -which I almost never do.)

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Back to the Fuchsia: The next 10 years of Android

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"Project Fuchsia"

I assumed it was some kind of joke? Not the actual name choosen.. And, no, it's not April 1st.

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Google says broader right to be forgotten is 'serious assault' on freedom

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Re: For Google Information === $$$$$$$$$$$$$

I think most people know this. With "your data" one commonly means information about what you are up to. As opposed to your name, address and phone number. And even if you are anonymised, you still get that targeted advertising that Google has effectively sold the ability to deliver.

Google is the spying machinery in the 1984 nightmare coming true. Enjoy.

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Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020

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"Word warns you when opening such a document."

That's gonna stop a lot of users! ;-p

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Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles

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Re: There is one problem I see..

Good one! More like decimeters.

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Re: Checked with a pro, got a "No!"

Cameras and monitors...

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Re: Tesla semi?

" if Lewis Hamilton doesn't win he throws his helmet and acts like a spoiled little brat"

No he doesn't. Once or twice 8-9 years ago it may have happened.

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