* Posts by Throatwarbler Mangrove

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Wondering why 'Devin Nunes herp-face' was trending online? Here's the 411: House rep sues Twitter for all the rude stuff tweeted about him

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Re: But he actually has a case...

You know what, bob, I don't totally agree with you, but I want to give you props for actually making a coherent point. Good job, bob! Keep up the good work!

NASA: We need commercial rockets! SLS: Oh no you don't!

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Re: Boeing involved

Too soon, bro, too soon.

(Upvoted you anyway.)

Brexit text-it wrecks it: Vote Leave fined £40k for spamming 200k msgs ahead of EU referendum

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Dodgy behavior by Vote Leave?

You don't say.

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

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Re: Here's an explanation for use in all news sites ever...

I wish I could upvote Voyna i Mor's comment a thousand times and also trumpet it from the rooftops.

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Re: "MCAS was intended to add nose-down trim ..."

PROTIP: In common parlance, people very often refer to programs or computers as "thinking" even when they do no such thing.

You may also hear people refer to "dialing" a number on a cellular phone. Try not to let it bother you too much, is my advice.

What was that P word? Ah. Privacy. Yes, we'll think about privacy, says FCC mulling cellphone location data overhaul

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Re: Screw first responders

We only have two choices: being eaten by wolves or a false dichotomy. I, for one, would like first responders to get to me while having my location data remain otherwise secured, but that's just the kind of starry-eyed idealist I am.

Welcome. You're now in a timeline in which US presidential hopeful Beto was a member of a legendary hacker crew

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Nice

I am pretty lukewarm about Beto, but his stock just went up significantly in my eyes.

Facebook blames 'server config change' for 14-hour outage. Someone run that through the universal liar translator

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Not an argument for regulation

Of the many arguments in favor of regulating Facebook, this hardly seems like one. There are many alternate forms of communication, as this should serve as a (cough) Signal to investigate them. If you're depending on a free service for communication, now would be a good time to rethink that approach.

Yelp-for-MAGAs app maker is warned there are holes in its code. Does it A. Just fix the problem, or B. Threaten to call the FBI, too?

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It's American for Сделай Америку Великой снова.

Tim Apple. Larry Oracle. Ginni Layoffs: It works so why the heck not?

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Re: Donald Moron?

Donald Conman

How to keep your flock of users secure: Let them know exactly who and where the wolves are

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Re: YOU ARE KIDDING, surely?

None of what you mention has had any practical effect on most people. Go ahead, point to one, single concrete effect on large numbers of people. A theoretical loss of privacy does not, in itself, count, since it doesn't have a noticeable effect on most people's day to day existence. Having your bank account pillaged does, having your identity stolen does; Facebook knowing what you ate for breakfast does not, for most people.

You can call them stupid all you like, but it's possible that their priorities are just different from yours.

Three-quarters of crucial border IT systems at risk of failure? Bah, it's not like Brexit is *looks at watch* err... next month

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Twitter play by play

This thread gives an excellent inside look at the workings of the May cabinet.

So. To the question we really wanted answering: How real is 5G?

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Re: But why?

Really? My gigabit FTTH is working great!

Don't mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called 'Loyal Wingman'

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Re: In Harm's Way ..

Who the hell is still flying F-4s?

Edit: NM, just looked it up. I had no idea that the F-4 was still in service through 1996.

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Re: Don't forget your beach ball.

Just don't teach it phenomenology.

Storage mad lads VAST Data tell world+dog: We've just inhaled $80m. Oh, and here's how we do that 'no more tiers' thing

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Re: Block or file, make up your mind

Sounds like someone has never heard of pNFS.

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A VAST PITA

"VAST's appeal centres on its claim that it can replace virtually all existing layers of primary, secondary and tertiary storage with a single online tier of storage."

... as long as your compute layer is only accessing storage via NFSv3 or S3. This sounds an awful lot like a knock-off of what Pure is doing with FlashBlade. I'm guessing Dell EMC told these guys to go out and build a FlashBlade killer (hence the investment from Dell), and the company, if successful, will get bought back into the Dull Evil Machine Corporation.

Go, go, Gadgets Boy! 'Influencer' testing 5G for Vodafone finds it to be slower than 4G

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... and by "influencer,"

I mean "douchebag."

U wot, m8? OMG SMS is back from dead

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No encryption

No thanks, I'll stick with Signal.

Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

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Re: Hardware option

I wouldn't use EMOs; they'd keep cutting themselves off.

'This collaboration is absolutely critical going forward'... One positive thing about Meltdown CPU hole? At least it put aside tech rivalries...

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Re: Why don't people patch?

For SPECTRE and Meltdown, there were two levels of mitigation, firmware and software. For Meltdown (IIRC), software mitigations were only partially effective; you needed a firmware update from your hardware vendor for complete prevention.

Santander hands over $700m to IBM in hopes of becoming incredible banking machine

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'The group wants IBM to help it build "the most advanced IT architecture of the financial sector".'

On the one hand, you may not have thought your cunning plan all the way through. On the other hand, the bar is pretty low.

Redditors start flinging Pooh after mega-forum takes cash from Chinese behemoth Tencent

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Re: Fun

"As for El Registrites, we know they wouldn't ever stoop to that level."

Please, the correct term is "commentards."

Also, I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that the inability to post pictures, moderation, and a participant base that harks back to a more civilized time on the Internet combine to create a more civil and elevated discourse overall.

Whew, I think I sprained my shoulder, there.

Wells Fargo? Well fscked at the moment: Data center up in smoke, bank website, app down

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Re: Friday story

. . . and then someone calls "fake!" because reasons.

Civil liberties groups take another swing at Brit snooping regime in Euro human rights court

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Re: Well ...

I assumed it was suitably implied.

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Well ...

Good thing the UK is taking steps to escape the oppressive hand of the EU!

US comms watchdog's industry-friendly 5G rules challenged by fresh legislation

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Two words

Regulatory capture.

Boffins manage to keep graphene qubits 'quantum coherent' for all of 55... nanoseconds

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Re: Happy Something Nineteen

Seconded. Not sure what caused you to post to this thread at this moment (I'm guessing booze), but I've also been here for close to two decades (sweet Jesus), and it's the only Internet forum that I bother attending to regularly.

Virtual brofist.

Oz cops investigating screams of 'why don't you die?' find bloke in battle with spider

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I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit . . .

. . . it's the only way to be sure.

Newsflash: Twitter still toxic place for women, particular those of color, Amnesty study finds

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Re: in other news

So, to be clear, you are complaining about people being mean to you online as a justification for being mean to people online?

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Re: in other news

I perpetually am fascinated by the notion that trying to achieve a civil discourse in which people are not attacked at all, much less simply due to the color of their skin or contents of their pants, is somehow controversial.

To put it another way, why is it so essential that you be allowed to act like a compete and total cockmonger?

Equifax how-it-was-mega-hacked damning dossier lands, in all of its infuriating glory

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You're so cute, I just want to pinch your adorable little cheeks!

US Homeland Security installs AI cameras at the White House, Google tries to make translation less sexist

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And a rotting one, at that.

Google: I don't know why you say Allo, I say goodbye

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3GPP?

Sounds awful.

(With apologies to Douglas Adams.)

He's not cracked RSA-1024 encryption, he's a very naughty Belarusian ransomware middleman

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I see the Russian trolls are out

Here's why it's unethical (a quick primer for the ethically challenged, stupid, or willfully ignorant): he is deceiving his customers about what he is actually doing by pretending to perform one action while actually doing another. Additionally, one reason for using a service like this would presumably be to avoid paying the actual scammers. The customer might think it's better to pay an additional surcharge to keep the initial wrongdoers from profiting, but her or she instead winds up paying two grifters instead of one.

That is why it's unethical.

STIBP, collaborate and listen: Linus floats Linux kernel that 'fixes' Intel CPUs' Spectre slowdown

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Re: I like the new Linus about as much as I like jazz hands Mac

Don't worry gramps, you'll get over it. Or die. Definitely one of those.

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal

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Do what I do

Take a screenshot of the error and then report it as a bug to the Maps team. Maybe they'll eventually get the point.

Angry Googlers demand bosses pull the wings off 'Dragonfly' censored Chinese search engine

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In this thread ...

People who've never done anything to stand up to authority ridiculing people for standing up to authority.

What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs

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LOL Reddit

Thankfully we have here The Register's army of commentards, who are sure to remain universally calm and rational!

Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

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Re: How easy it is to get an international deal

. . . until Brexit happens, and the UK decides to redefine the kilogram as the mass of a swallow carrying two coconuts.

Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out-of-the-loop to know

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Can you fix being an asshole online? If so, you're a better man than I.

OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

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Username checks out.

Open the pod bay doors: Voice of HAL 9000 Douglas Rain dies at 90

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Such things have happened in the past . . .

. . . and they have always been attributable to human error.

I found a security hole in Steam that gave me every game's license keys and all I got was this... oh nice: $20,000

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Re: Tsk tsk tsk

Message received. The wet bird flies at midnight.

Berners-Lee takes flak for 'hippie manifesto' that only Google and Facebook could love

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Re: Quoting a mouthpiece for the RIAA???

Came in to say this. Also, note the quote from one of Cloudflare's competitors. It's almost as if Orlowski is actively working to undermine his own credibility by citing parties with an obvious conflict of interest.

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Re: Airline industry

Yes, and the customer experience is so lovely . . .

How one programmer's efforts to stop checking in buggy code changed the DevOps world

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Re: Jenkins?

Steelpillow's assessment of you is consistent with, you know, everything you've ever posted on this site.

Tata on trial: Outsourcer 'discriminated' against non-Asian workers, claim American staff

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Tata for now!

Next up, Cognizant.

Planet Computers straps proper phone to its next Psion scion, Cosmo

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Re: Or you could...

The last decade called and would like their "3G dongle" back.

We love Kubernetes, but it's playing catch-up with our Service Fabric, says Microsoft Azure exec

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But is it adaptive? I only want it if it's adaptive!

Also: Java, I'll pass.

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