* Posts by Throatwarbler Mangrove

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It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers

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Ironically, fake.news would presumably carry impeccably vetted, accurate, and impartial news articles.

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Adtech-for-sex biz tells blockchain consent app firm, 'hold my beer'

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A cunning ploy . . .

. . . but I'm still not turning off my Pi Hole.

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Shouldn't you be working?

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NAND the beat goes on: Samsung to fling out 96-layer 3D NAND chip

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Ugh, I went shopping last year on Newegg for new system components, and they were selling a 4TB Samsung flash drive for around $600. A 4TB hybrid drive was only a quarter the price, so I bought that instead; looking at the prices now, I wish I'd just coughed up for the flash drive!

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Google offers to leave robocallers hanging on the telephone

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Figures . . .

. . . that AO would twist this feature into something sinister on the part of Google. I mean, I'm divesting myself from Google services as quickly as I can, but I also can basically never answer my phone at this point because incoming calls are almost guaranteed to be spammers and scammers. The right thing to do is choke off the callers at the source in some fashion but, failing that, having some kind of logic at the endpoint seems like the best we can do, and if Google is making it easier, GOOD FOR THEM!

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Thanks for the happy memories, Micron – now beat it, says China: Court bans chip sales

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Re: oxymoron

Definitely. Definitely time to watch Wapner.

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Feds charge Man after FCC boss Ajit Pai's kids get death threat over net neutrality axe vote

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Move over, Florida Man . . .

. . . here comes Markara Man.

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Re: He commited a Felony

Not to me personally . . . YMMV.

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When Google's robots give your business the death sentence – who you gonna call?

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"complicated, historic resons" (sic)

As in, the company won't compensate the IT staff for being on call.

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BlackBerry KEY2: Remember buttons? Boy, does this phone sure have them

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Finally . . .

. . . an Andrew Orlowski article I can get behind!

Seriously, though, this looks like a great business-grade phone. I miss the hell out of my old BlackBerry for responding to work emails and other messages. I would think that TCL could make a mint by marketing these in bulk to large corporations.

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Air Force Won: Nutanix lands $45m deal to ply US flyboys with hyperconverged kit

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Re: Of course

How are things over at Simplivity these days? Hurting a bit since the HPE acquisition, I'm guessing?

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Amazon, eBay and pals agree to Europe's other GDPR: Generally Dangerous Products Removed from websites

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Re: Define Dangerous Please

It's based on a complex algorithm related to how often the product appears in Google searches alongside "Hold my beer and watch this."

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Smyte users not smitten with Twitter: APIs killed minutes after biz gobble

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Sounds like a bunch of people would like to strike Twitter with great force. What do you call that? The word's on the tip of my tongue . . .

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Amazon staffers protest giant's 'support of the surveillance state'

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"We've become a society of cowardly complainers."

Posted without apparent irony, I see.

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Why the 'feudal' tech monopolies run rings around competition watchdogs

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Re: Monopolies and Oligopolies

The problem is that the wealthy gentry of Palo Alto and nearby communities don't want new housing built. They don't want the hard problem of becoming an actual city, so you just get endless suburban sprawl with no reasonable density. While the problem may nominally be caused by tech companies, the fault lies squarely with the local governments.

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Re: Monopoly

I disagree that this is a characteristic of a monopolist; it's simply the characteristic of any dominant company. I spent years dealing with a certain large storage vendor, and every meeting with them was an opportunity for them to slag the competition. Their products slowly became more and more obsolete, and customer happiness was bought with false promises rather than excellent product.

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Public, private, hybrid cloud? Take a dip in our GreenLake HPE urges

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Knowing HPE ...

... the process of getting a quote for this service alone will be more difficult than just paying someone to build you a cloud from scratch.

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Aussie bloke wins right to sue Google over 'underworld' images

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Re: He is all over the Internet now

So what you're saying is that Milorad "Michael" Trkulja may or may not be or have been a hitman, associated with the criminal underworld in Australia and possibly a vexatious litigant as well!?

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Comcast's mega-outage 'solution'... Have you tried turning your router off and on again?

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Re: As an Ex-Comcast Customer ...

Well, this is their business grade service, after all.

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Stern Vint Cerf blasts techies for lackluster worldwide IPv6 adoption

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Re: Belgium

Foonting turlingdrome.

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Clock blocker: Woman sues bosses over fingerprint clock-in tech

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She's lucky!

At my workplace, we use rectal scans. On the plus side, they've really cut down on smoke breaks.

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BMC binned by Bain and buds, bought by investment company

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What's that sound?

Ah yes, two garbage scows colliding.

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Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways

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Re: Technological objections

"I don't think any of the above have been addressed."

Well, I guess Virgin engineers should kill the project since you don't think they have addressed those objections (and presumably, more to the point, you think they are deeply stupid and never will). Like I said, always a good reason to stop a project in its infancy, that naysayers can't envision finding solutions to problems.

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Technological objections

"Naturally, there are more than a few technological objections to these plans . . ."

Well, that's a good reason not to do anything, then.

"Airplanes are too dangerous -- what happens if they lose power?"

"Rockets are too dangerous -- what if they explode?"

"Microprocessors are impossible; how do you manage voltage at that level of miniaturization?"

"Better not leave the house, might get eaten by bears."

Etc. There's always a reason not to do something, and if we took all objections seriously, nothing interesting would ever happen.

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Tintri shares reformatted by investors: 85 per cent plunge in mere weeks

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BUY NOW!

Sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get bargain shares!

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IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

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What's the revenue angle?

Top of mind for any business will be to ask how adopting IPv6 will drive revenue or reduce cost. So far, there's no universal answer to either question.

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US border cops told not to search seized devices just for the hell of it

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Re: But mah gunzzzz!

Really, Big John, you're going to pick George Zimmerman's murder of an unarmed man as the example you want to use? I swear you actually must be a walking false flag operation.

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But mah gunzzzz!

I'm assuming the NRA will now step in to defend his right to export weapons parts out of the country, out of their deep commitment to a well-regulated militia.

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Consent, datasets and avoiding a visit from the information commissioner

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Seems clear

Based on the contents of this comment thread alone, it seems pretty evident that the requirements, implications, and implementation of GDPR are all quite clear and well-understood, so I expect there to be no issues whatsoever when it goes into effect.

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Yes, people see straight through male displays of bling (they're only after a fling)

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"...definitely does NOT repel the opposite sex."

But then you start talking ...

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Measure for measure: Why network surveys don't count what counts

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Real life experiences

Say it with me now: "The plural of anecdote is not 'data.'"

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New Monty Python movie to turn old jokes into new royalties

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You know Trump would never be able to wield Excalibur with those tiny hands of his . . .

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The world is becoming a computer, says CEO of worldwide computer company Microsoft

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No flying cars

Instead you get your promised grim cyberpunk dystopia ruled by unaccountable multinational corporations. Enjoy.

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LLVM contributor hits breakpoint, quits citing inclusivity intolerance

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Nobody does identity politics like white males.

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"Why am in not getting preferential treatment because of my sex and skin color?"

You are, and you don't even realize it. That's pretty much the point of promoting diversity.

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Whoa, Gartner drops a truth bomb: Blockchain is overhyped and top IT bods don't want it

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A new paradigm

Totally new, in fact.

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UK Parliament roars: Oi! Zuck! Get in here for a grilling – or you'll get a Tower of London tour

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Why bother?

He's already appeared in front of Congress; why bother to appear in front of some piddling state government?

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Pure Storage is to raise HALF a BEEELLLION DOLLARS for mystery corporate slurp

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To the downvoter: you're quite right. Most likely, they'll buy EMC, just because they can. Not that Pure would have any use for that lumbering dinosaur, mind you ...

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*cough*Tintri*cough*

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Need a needle in an artery? Move over, doc, there's an app for that

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Re: "our study highlights the potential for smartphone-based diagnostics"

Yes, by all means, let us deny clinicians more effective tools because you don't like them.

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Block blocked: Google to banish cryptominers from Chrome Web Store

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Blame Jim Morrison

5 to 1, baby,

One in five

No one here

Gets out alive

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Super Cali goes ballistic, Starbucks is on notice: Expensive milky coffee is something quite cancerous

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Re: Another "Super Cali" headline?

It annoys you, so I'm all for it.

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Get the message, PHBs: New York City mulls ban on after-hours biz email

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Good luck with that

No, seriously. Unfortunately, I suspect the business leaders of New York will explain how they could just as easily pack up and move their businesses to New Jersey, and that will put an end to this plan.

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Linus Torvalds says new Linux lands next week and he’s sticking to that … for now

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Re: It's almost impossible to restrain my apathy...

Yet you cared enough to a) read the article and b) comment. How hard would it have been to read the headline, say, "Nope, don't care," and move on?

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Good news: The only thing standing between NASA and $20bn is...

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Re: Boomers and Entitlements

Who's up for a cross between Old Man's War and Battle Royale?

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WekaIO pulls some Matrix kung fu on SPEC file system benchmark

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Re: Marketing Bull

Yes, well . . .

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Troubled Watchkeeper drones miss crucial UK flight safety certificate

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So paint a mustache on the nose of each aircraft. Problem solved!

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None of my flash rivals NVMe: Analyst spills tea on who's who in fabric-access NVMe arrays

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So, like Violin Memory, then? Let's just see how they're doing ... oh.

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So well that Dell EMC killed it!

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