* Posts by W Donelson

231 posts • joined 14 Apr 2015

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

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The best cable of any kind in 50 years

I’ve been using computers and their endless cables for 50 years now. Without a doubt, the Lightning cable is the most reliable and easiest to use of any of them. Hands down.

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How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

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The wanker who destroyed the United Kingdom. Why isn't he in prison?

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Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU

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Theresa May's Tory Brexit plans, direct from Looney Tunes!

- "How to jump off a cliff without falling."

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Europe needs more dosh for AI, Google's TPU2 vs Nvidia's Tesla V100, and more

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Who will OWN the A.I. is the real question

A.I. could free humanity...

... but when the super-rich and corporations OWN all the A.I. and robots (already), and replace almost all jobs (more and more), what will you do?

The rich are NOT going to feed and care for you....

Bet on it.

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Planning on forking out for the new iPad? Better take darn good care of it

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OMG what? El Reg slandering Apple again?

What a surprise.

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2001: A Space Odyssey has haunted pop culture with anxiety about rogue AIs for half a century

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It's not the A.I. it's WHO OWNS the A.I....

A.I. could free humanity...

... but when the super-rich and corporations OWN all the A.I. and robots (already), and replace almost all jobs (more and more), what will you do?

The rich are NOT going to feed and care for you....

Bet on it.

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Mac fans' eyes mist over: Someone's re-created HyperCard

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It was a work of genius

This object-based language opened the world to thousands of non-programmers.

A work of genius.

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Fog off! No more misty eyes for self-driving cars, declare MIT boffins

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Lawyers are delighted they have HUGE rich corporations to sue now, instead of poor you.

Lawyers are delighted they have HUGE rich corporations to sue now, instead of poor you.

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'A sledgehammer to crack a nut': Charities slam UK voter ID trials

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This is ONLY about stopping the young and labour voters. Period.

This is ONLY about stopping the young and labour voters. Period.

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Trump White House mulls nationalizing 5G... an idea going down like 'a balloon made out of a Ford Pinto'

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Easier spying though.

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Ice cliffs found on Mars and NASA says they’re a tap for astronauts

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Just the trip ONE WAY to Mars shortens life twice as much as previously thought. There is no shielding existing or imagined which can block these rays.

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-collateral-cosmic-rays-cancer-mars.html

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UK taxman told to go easy on transformation with Brexit in headlights

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Any companies or people still capable of paying taxes after Brexit are going to be paying them in another country.

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Of course Uber allegedly had a tool to remotely destroy evidence

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The criminal founder is reflected in the structure and behaviour of his corporation, forever.

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Worst-case Brexit could kill 92,000 science, tech jobs across UK – report

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Re: Maybe so...

Minimum wage? Ha!

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Q: How do you get YouTube to stop funneling ads to your vids? A: Make jokes next to a dead body

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A triumph of algorithms over human beings. Sick America.

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MPs sceptical of plan for IT to save the day after UK quits customs union

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Re: There are no specs because the UK's trade agreement hasn't been negotiated with the EU yet

Imagine mass starvation in the UK as the economy collapses and food trucks are backed up at ports while the food rots.

Note: The last time the UK fed itself was in about 1885.

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Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches

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There will be no security until CEO's feel pain personally. Period.

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UK.gov needs help getting folk to splurge on full fibre and 5G

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RAISE TAXES ON THE RICH. RE-INTRODUCE CAPITAL EXPORT CONTROLS. TAX OVERSEAS EARNINGS UNDER PENALTY OF PRISON.

Raising taxes is PROVEN to increase local investment. Tax cuts send money overseas.

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Exploding alien bodies' space death-rays gave Earth its radiation cloak

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Awesome research!

Looks like low-earth orbit mostly, for manned missions.

Cosmic rays recently determined to be TWICE as damaging as previously thought. Mars is out.

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-collateral-cosmic-rays-cancer-mars.html

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Which distant Mars-alikes could we live on? Ask these Red Planet data-sifters

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Duhhhhhhh... Cosmic radiation, idiots.

We have NO protection from cosmic radiation, and are unlikely to have it anytime soon. In fact, recent studies show cosmic rays are TWICE as damaging as previously thought.

Go to Mars, get cancer.

Only low-earth orbit and the moon offer manned exploration opportunities.

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-collateral-cosmic-rays-cancer-mars.html

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

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Republicans only listen if you have donations.

This Is the Long Game of the Republican Coup d'Etat

A tax "reform" scam to borrow a Trillion dollars from the young, give it to the rich in return for never-ending campaign donations for the GOP.

Then they dismantle social security, pensions, healthcare, wages, cripple government revenues and end democracy in America.

btw- They WILL BE FIRING Mueller soon. Sorry.

The Atlantic - The Long Game

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/12/the-long-game-of-republican-economics/547721/

The New Yorker - The Gutting of the Welfare State

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-next-step-in-the-radical-trump-gop-agenda-gut-the-welfare-state

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What will drive our cars when the combustion engine dies?

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What makes you think we will have a civilisation, much less cars, 20-30 years from now?

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Paradise Papers were not an inside job, says leaky offshore law firm

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Go after Appleby directors' tax evasions.

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European Commission refers Ireland to court over failure to collect €13bn in tax from Apple

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Fan boy here for Apple. PAY YOUR FECKING TAXES

I love Apple products (for decades now) but....

Godddam PAY YOUR TAXES YOU RICH B'STARDS

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How Apple is taming the ad biz. Just don't expect Google or Zuck to follow

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Re: Logical move for Apple

Google AMP (accelerated mobile pages) is just a SCAM to get around adblockers.

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Behold iOS 11, an entirely new computer platform from Apple

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There are many YouTube videos comparing iOS 10.3.3 with iOS 11 on iPhones going back 3-4 years or more.

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Re: Innovation? We've heard of it

Most delays you see in smart mobile devices are due to network lag.

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Senators call for '9/11-style' commission on computer voting security

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Re: A History Lesson

It's about money and control. Paper in large volumes is hard to fake, data is not hard to fake.

Plus, tons of profit on feeble voting machines.

How many of these companies would benefit from Republican domination?

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Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?

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A.I. could free humanity...

... but when the super-rich and corporations OWN all the A.I. and robots (already), and replace almost all jobs (more and more), what will you do?

The rich are NOT going to feed and care for you....

Bet on it.

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NASA lights humongous rocket that goes nowhere ... until 2019

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Feeble compared to Atlas V from the 1960s. It could lift 118,000 kg to orbit.

The new SLS can only lift 70,000 kg

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Voyager 1 passes another milestone: It's now 138AU from home

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Thank you for this. I was at MIT when they were launched, and I remember every day the pictures sequences approaching Jupiter on a monitor above the main entrance, the clearest ever seen, with the red spot swirling. Truly Magical.

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More UPNP woes: Crashable library bites routers and software

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Kan you speak Engrish?

“An integer signedness error was found in miniupnp's `miniwget`..."

*facepalm* --> "signedness"

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ISPs must ensure half of punters get advertised max speeds

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"up to" in ads

When I am king, things are going to be different...

(Not necessarily better, just different.)

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NetAdmin challenge: Go to Mars, connect a rover, orbiter and three bases

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Cancer?

Does it simulate the death rate from solar particles and cosmic radiation?

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Bankers to get 1Gbps free Wi-Fi in City of London deal

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Of course, after Brexit they wont need it.

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Security co-operation unlikely to change post Brexit, despite threats

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Stupid fecking Theresa May and brexit idiots think they can bully their way to an agreement.

Theresa May's Tory Brexit plans, direct from Looney Tunes!

- "How to jump off a cliff without falling."

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'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows

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I believe...

... the real reasons for these password rules is to force you to generate a new and unique password for that site. Not necessarily a bad idea, but worthless in the long run.

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Family of technician slain by factory robot sues everyone involved

W Donelson

A.I. could free humanity...

... but when the super-rich and corporations OWN all the A.I. and robots (already), and replace almost all jobs (more and more), what will you do?

The rich are NOT going to feed and care for you....

Bet on it.

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AMD does an Italian job on Intel, unveils 32-core, 64-thread 'Naples' CPU

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Incredible achievement.

I wonder what their yield is...

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Autonomous cars are about to do to transport what the internet did to information

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Just wait...

... until lawyers start suing the bejeezus out of manufacturers for every accident.

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The final 5G technical performance specs have been set

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Wall penetration?

What walls?

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Apple nabs smartphone top spot from Samsung, but for how long?

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Apple, with 20% of sales, takes 92% of smartphone profits.

Of course, Samsung is a fine company with terrific hardware, eaten alive by Google's vision.

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Macs don't get viruses? Hahaha, ha... seriously though, that Word doc could be malware

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Wait... You use MICROSOFT products?

Hahahahahaaaahahahaaa

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Trump cybersecurity order morphs into 2,200-plus-word extravaganza

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“the order calls for the production of no fewer than 10 reports, six of which will go direct to the President (and Putin), on a range of aspects of cybersecurity.”

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Apple eats itself as iPhone fatigue spreads

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Re: The timing of this 'release'

Google: STOCK SPLITS

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Re: Once again, a distorted and misleading article

Reuters and other news media:

Apple shares back in vogue as Wall Street bets on iPhone surge

"Apple's 15-percent rally since mid-November pushed the stock to levels not seen in more than a year and boosted over 100 mutual funds that became shareholders in recent quarters."

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Once again, a distorted and misleading article

No wonder Apple blacklists you

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Why the UK is unlikely to get an adequacy determination post Brexit

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Theresa May's Tory Brexit plans, direct from Looney Tunes!

- "How to jump off a cliff without falling."

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CES 2017 roundup: The good, the bad, and the frankly bonkers

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"Look at Me" toys for the rich. It's a better bet than any startup for "the masses". Trust me.

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Google nukes ad-blocker AdNauseam, sweeps remains out of Chrome Web Store

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Google is running scared now. Too many ad-blockers on too many platforms are crashing it's revenue.

Just look at AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) to see the future of Google Search:

- Links provided to Google's own version of those pages, complete with Google's own ads.

(You may have used Google search to go to a page, and see a white banner at the top of the page. Take a look at the URL in your browser!)

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