* Posts by ChrisPv

26 posts • joined 11 Nov 2016

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


Re: Musk did get one thing right

This is what I thought, until I had opportunity to observe their “see no jihadist, hear no jihadist” attitude to Syrian civil war reporting.

Since then I have them marked as “CIA front” or “Saudi money” or maybe both.

Ecuador's Prez talking to UK about Assange's six-year London Embassy stay – reports


Re: There was ZERO risk of Swedish extradition to USA

It was not ambassador, but Columbian president Morales.

Now this is actually reason that “deep state” teories aren’t as bullshity as they sounds on surface.

Someone convinced Austria, a neutral country to force-land airplane with Columbian head of state and then SEARCH such plane. No repercussions whatsoever.

Soyuz later! Russia may exit satellite launch biz


Re: 2 billion in today's market

You are unfair to NASA bureaucracy. Space X creation was thanks to long term thinking of the NASA, who by sponsoring Ansari X prize and sending contracts Space X way ensured that Space X grow to where it is today. NASA never stated this publicly, but I believe that they were tired of current, expensive suppliers.

Exposed: Lazy Android mobe makers couldn't care less about security


Google fault

Manufacturer, once device was sold gets 0 profit from continued use. Google on the other hand profits handsomely from every one Android in operation. It is logical, that Google should pay, but they don’t care, until it will endanger their business model.

Mueller bombshell: 13 Russian 'troll factory' staffers charged with allegedly meddling in US presidential election



So for paltry 1 milion per month Ruskies were able to undermine Hilary campaign with 1,2 billion?

Those people will land six figure jobs in online marketing if true.

So, Nokia. What makes you think the world wants your phones?


Re: "If someone wants to revive that Qt-based Symbian hotness"

Nokia N9 with their Meego /Maemo was one of the best designed phones I had pleasure to use. The Trolltech strategy was sound, if only board infested with American companies didn't found useful idiot to strangle it in the cradle.

Stop this crazy crusade! Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon scold FCC over net neutrality


Goobook vs Telcos

The net neutrality is and was always Goobook vs Telcos. Who will get lion share of profits? As the former is the engine of US Economy and allowing it for cultural domination in the word, I actually surprised that Telcos got this so far. For US, abolishing net neutrality would be against national interest. On the other side, in abolishing net neutrality would be typical pro- home industry protectionism, but EU Telcos are not even able to lobby effectively.

Watch: Armed Ukrainian cyber-cops raid MeDoc in NotPetya probe



Could someone in the know enlighten me who the biggest competitor to the M.E. Docs is and does they have any history of less than stellar business methods?

US Senators want Kaspersky shut out of military contracts


Re: Russia 'won't rule out' retaliation

If the Czech press is correct their gain was more than that. Russian food sector is apparently booming as result of the food contra-sanctions.

Europol, FBI, UK's NCA ride out to Ukraine's cavalry call



SBU is not to be trusted. It is source of as many idiotic and debunked conspiracy theories as Sputnik, except SBU ones were eaten by media wholesome.

On a serious note, is also the agency suiciding members and families of previous government. Where is outrage?

Spies do spying, part 97: The CIA has a tool to track targets via Wi-Fi


The three stages:

1) Is not true and you are conspiracy wacko

2) Everyone is doing this

3) This is old news, why should we care

Kaspersky Lab US staff grilled by Feds in nighttime swoop


Imagine articles if Russian version of the FBI would harass Microsoft or Google employees in Moscow at 2AM.

ESA astronaut decelerates from 28,800kph to zero in first bumpy landing


clickbaity even by theregister standards

So as the Soyuz landings go, this one was as vanilla as it gets.

I was like: What happened? Did "soft landing" mechanism failed to engage?

‪WannaCry‬pt ransomware note likely written by Google Translate-using Chinese speakers


So comentards, not so sure now?

In last round of comments, the mind-hive certainty that Russians are culprits based on "perfect punctuation".

Sneaky bastards those Chinese speaking state sponsored Russian hackers.

Hackers emit 9GB of stolen Macron 'emails' two days before French presidential election


Re: Noobs

If I remember correctly, the Ukraine coup was "our guys" kicking out "their guys".

Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors


I have my pitchfork, but no use for it

I have to admit, that after reading title, I dived into article fully ready to be angry. But this is no "mass-surveillance" is normal legal intercept. For details, 6500 people at the time is not much for the country of the UK size and there is some resemblance of legal process. Only the encryption bit is stupid.

Is not like the GHCQ tapping Vodafone proxy to spy on third of the Europe in the same time.

All in all, this is something to be discussed, which is surprising in these times.

RIP Bob Taylor: Internet, desktop PC pioneer powers down at 85



The true pioneer.

Note: Is sad that The Register perpetuates the myth of Apple and Microsoft both stealing. Apparently good story always trumph the truth, even in 80s.

Apple - Jobs specifically - got deal from Xerox to view their work and use their ideas. Xerox got pre-IPO Apple stock as compensation. Great deal for Apple, but deal nevertheless.

Good job, everyone. We're making AI just as tediously racist and sexist as ourselves


American English

I see "human" used here, when datasets used are in English, and if I understood correctly, American in origin.

The hypothesis that in other languages the results will be the same is tempting, but research is limited to English IMO.

India to world+dog: Go ahead, please hack our elections ... if you can


How language has chnaged over time

Publish Pentagon papers - investigative journalism

Publish DNC emails - hacking the election

Douglas Coupland: The average IQ is now 103 and the present is melting into the future


Re: Automation

What you are talking about? Productivity grown nicely in the period and owners were rewarded handsomely. Workers not so much, thou.

I've Been Moved: IBMers in same division slapped with 2nd redundo scheme in 2 months


In simpler times

In the situation like this, when company is firing left and right, there would be words; words like strike, workers solidarity, unions, words long forgotten.

As ad boycott picks up pace, Google knows it doesn't have to worry


Re: Excellent

As The Guardian rebranded jihadists in Syria as "moderate oposition" I feel some affinity between the two is there, isn't it?

Calling your redundancy programme Baccarat? Immense Bummer, Management


Re: And this ladies and gentlemen

And this, ladies and gentleman is why you have to have unions. Once your industry matures, that is. But they are though sell to IT geniuses with superiority complex.

Dr Hannah Fry: We need to be wary of algorithms behind closed doors


Re: Algorithms that sit behind closed doors

This is nice and dandy, until this algorithm is included in "industry standard" HR software.

Dark matter drought hits older galaxies: Boffins are, rightly, baffled


Ether of the 20/21st century physics

I always believed that dark matter is for current physics what Ether was for XIX century one. I.e way to explain observable results differing from current theory, using framework of the current theory. We need new theory, in my very very humble opinion.

The hated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will soon be dead. Yay?


Never let shambolic panels to replace your judiciary

After lurking here for so many years I registered as this really boils my blood.

The sorry story of the Czech Republic, who in the early nineties signed series of agreements containing exactly those clauses, where companies got rights to sue government before "independent arbitration panels" is very useful here.

In few years taxpayers lost eye-watering amounts of money, comparable to 10% of yearly budget.

Most of these cases were sham, or very suspicious. Outright crooks found this as great business model, especially if you bribe a little few corrupt government employees.

The most "clean" case was when investor (Mr. Lauder of the cosmetics fame) build series of shell companies in order to skirt Czech media ownership laws at the time, and when he had falling out with his Czech partner (who was officially licence holder) and his companies suddenly become worthless as their whole business model was to provide "services" to license holder he sued Czech government and won.

The others were much much worse.

So, if you are small country:

1) don't outsource your courts

2) don't outsource your lender of last resort

3) don't borrow in the foreign currency (now as EUzone is concerned, this makes anyone except Germany loser)

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