* Posts by Static Cat

10 posts • joined 22 Sep 2016

Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

Static Cat

Braindead

As I've said before, it all makes Braindead look like a documentary.

What will happen when I'm too old to push? (buttons, that is)

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I have 7 and 4 year old boys so I buy them what ever I want knowing they'll be too busy fighting over the box to use the gifts I actually wanted in the first place, giving me my chance to snaffle them away as they'll forget about them for the next shiny thing about 3 hours later.

Mysterious algorithms, black-box AI recruiters are binning our résumés

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Re: No surprises there

This is actually a good tip. When CVs are expected to be 2 to 3 pages long it's hard to coherently get all of the key words in sometimes. Save a space for some white font size 1 text and get all of the keywords you want in. The search algorithms will pick up on these and highlight your CV for review.

Four reasons Pixel turns flagship Android mobe makers into roadkill

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Google's disdain for the world outside of the USA, to be fair them most tech companies seem to have this issue, and the mad pricing means that sadly this Pixel phone will gain very little traction. Shot in the foot from Google really.

Google's home tat falls flat as a soufflé – but look out Android makers

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The biggest problem with the Pixel phones, and it's almost like Google don't WANT it to succeed, is the price. If they really wanted to disrupt things they would've made it for barely any profit knowing they'd reap the extra cash from ads and data collection. They just don't seem serious.

As for Home: Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Eve, Samatha - these are all names you wouldn't be TOO embarrassed to be seen talking to. "Okay Google" is a name you would. They need to introduce some personality into it, let people name their assistant what they want. This dead eyed corporate Okay Google nonsense is going to get them nowhere.

The web is past peak innovation: It's all negative returns from here

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Re: These stupid vertical scrolling websites

but don't over use them like those crappy '20 must see X Y Zs' websites that have half a sentence per page and would probably take, if I ever bothered to stick around the ad madness, another 50 pages just to see those 20 amazing things.

Static Cat

Re: And yet...

Design is 'how it works' is it? Hmm, must be why the original iphone couldn't even send picture messages :)

Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law?

Static Cat

Take for example 2 people. 1 creates a WI-FI hotspot on his phone and they both connect to it. The person with the hotspot gets asked to leave for having personal WI-FI, no interference there as even outside he can still access it. The second person however HAS had their WI-FI interrupted by the action of the venue so surely that DOES fall under the regs?

Game over: IANA power-grab block pulled from Congress funding bill

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Contempt of reality. That should so be thing :)

Anti-ICANN Cruzade continues: Senator Ted still desperately trying to defund US govt

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What the hell is wrong with the US sentate? It makes Braindead look like a documentary.

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