* Posts by Throatwarbler Mangrove

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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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Alien

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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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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Terminator

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.

US draft bill moots locking up execs who lie about privacy violations

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What a sad case of Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

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"npc remoaners"

Shhhhh, adults are talking.

50 ways to leave your lover, but four to sniff browser history

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Sorry, guv'nor, that's a 404, so you've got nothin' on me.

Mine's the one that's suspiciously squirming, thanks.

The D in Systemd stands for 'Dammmmit!' A nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn a vulnerable Linux box

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"A security bug in Systemd can be exploited over the network to [...] execute malicious code on the box."

Too late, systemd is already installed. I'm going, I'm going . . .

Facebook, Google sued for 'secretly' slurping people's whereabouts – while Feds lap it up

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Big Brother

Good

I'm not enough of a refusenik to eschew Android entirely, but I long ago turned off Location History and Web and App Activity when it became both creepy and annoying. Maps, of course, constantly badgers me about reenabling the latter in particular, so I filed a bug report with the Maps team telling their product manager to stop smoking crack. I guess I can join the class action suit now and receive my pittance of a settlement in ten years or so.

As ever, allow me to also insert a plug for Blokada.

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

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Headmaster

To say nothing of Muphry's Law.

'The inmates have taken over the asylum': DNS godfather blasts DNS over HTTPS adoption

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Re: DNS over http

Fortunately, this is DNS over https.

Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...

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Re: Not me

He does, but only condescendingly.

Does Google make hardware just so nobody buys it?

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Re: But muh headphone jack!

Counterpoint.

Sun billionaire Khosla discovers life's a beach after US Supreme Court refuses to hear him out

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Re: @ IMG Sauce for the goose...

You sound ... concerned.

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It is not casually or lightly that I say this . . .

LOL.

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Re: Sauce for the goose...

FTA:

According to Khosla, he is simply standing up for people's property rights. No one should get to decide what he does with his land and he shouldn't have to apply for permission to close it off to the public.

Except he has run up against a long-standing California law, signed in 1976 and fiercely protected by locals, that says any property below the mean tide line belongs to the public and can be accessed by them.

Trump's axing of cyber czar role has left gaping holes in US defence

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Buttery males!

Google actually listens to users, hands back cookies and rethinks Chrome auto sign-in

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Re: Wrong Question

Because there are some Web application developers who code to Chrome explicitly and whose code will not otherwise work. If you're obligated to use those Web sites/applications for your job, you're basically obligated to use Chrome.

Microsoft 'kills' passwords, throws up threat manager, APIs Graph Security

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Re: Phones ? really ?

I use the RSA Token app every time I log into work systems remotely. Works great!

GitLab gets it, grabs $100m to become $1bn firm

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Re: private gitlab servers

Gitlab does provide a free on-premise deployment as well as a licensed ("Enterprise Edition") version of their software which offers additional features and support.

FCC boss slams new Californian net neutrality law, brands it illegal

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I love Weiner

(Sorry, I had to go there.) In any case, I'm increasingly a fan of Scott Weiner's no-nonsense practical policy-making efforts, and I hope he goes far.

So Brave: Browser biz sics Brit watchdogs on Google's info slurpage

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Re: That's not nearly enough defences!

I'll be honest, I don't care enough to do all these things. For my part, I am willing to trade a measure of privacy for a measure of convenience, but I think it's worthwhile to consider all these options and to at least be mindful about what data sharing is happening, which also requires the advertisers and other service providers to be transparent about what they're doing with our data. For Android users, you may also want to consider Blokada and anyone at all tech-savvy may want to run a Pi-Hole at home.

Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job

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Re: Musk the weed smoker

"Do you really want the CEO of your company smoking weed, dropping acid and taking ambien."

Quite right, he should stick to more conventional CEO substances like cocaine, martinis, and expensive hookers.

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Re: Musk the weed smoker

Shock! Horror! Was he also listening to jazz and associating with Negroes?

Cloudera and MongoDB execs: Time is running out for legacy vendors

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Re: The SQL Empire Strikes Back

Dun dun dun!

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Re: The SQL Empire Strikes Back

On the downside, it means dealing with One Rich Asshole Called Larry Ellison, which is a deal-breaker for many of us.

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Meh

Based on the revenue numbers, these guys are still small fry. Also, the vast bulk of businesses don't give a shit about IoT. I will agree, however, that the conventional database vendors are a bunch of bar stewards when it comes to licensing and support models, so the market is ripe for some decent competition. Conversely, the licensing costs for NoSQL-based DBs are risible in their own right, so I'm not sure the newcomers are an improvement in that regard.

NASA 'sextortionist' allegedly tricked women into revealing their password reset answers, stole their nude selfies

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Re: what is wrong with the good old porn?

One word: power.

The Register's 2018 homepage redesign: What's going on now?

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Nope

Add me to the list of people who dislike the new layout. I like the simplicity of the current design, whereas I find the new design cluttered and confusing. I do navigate from the front page instead of using RSS, but I think I would spend less time on The Register if the new layout goes live--good for my work habits, less good for keeping my eyeballs stuck on El Reg.

5G can help us spy on West Midlands with AI CCTV, giggles UK.gov

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Re: Preparations for CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN continue

It's all fun and games until there's an anime convention in town . . .

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