* Posts by el kabong

122 posts • joined 8 Aug 2017

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If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

el kabong

Technical debt

The windows code base in particular seems to have so much debt accumulated that I suspect (very strongly) micro$oft will never be able to repay it in full.

In the end windows will have to go, windows will be left to rot alone ending its miserable life as a piece of abandonware among many others. micro$soft will get tired of all the painful meddling windows takes and will let it go. That day is approaching fast!

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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

el kabong

Zuck's so busy making faecebook great again that he's got no time.

Zuck is too busy to know anything about the inner workings of faecebook.

Making faecebook great again is very hard work!

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Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server

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The joke is on you!

You get screwed over and over by microshaft and yet seem to believe this all a laughing matter.

Respect yourself, or no one else will respect you.

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GitHub lost a network link for 43 seconds, went TITSUP for a day

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Complication posing as complexity.

Most of the apparent complexity you see in IT is fake, you can easily complicate trivial matters and make them look complex to the lazy eye, just ask a lawyer how it's done.

Complication is not the same as complexity, complexity, to be real, must be an essential attribute of the problem while complication results from either laziness, ignorance or ill intentions.

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Joke

Better yet, they should have put it on a blockchain

Then they'd never have any of those problems, they'd never get that far.

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Unsure why you can't log into Office 365? So is Microsoft

el kabong

Have they tried turning it off and on again?

Microsoft taught us to do just that.

And it really works!

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Google Cloud chief joins Saudi shindig exodus over journalist's worrying disappearance

el kabong

Why did he feel he had to make that comment, you ask?

He's the Union's pussy-grabber-in-chief he can say whatever he wants when he wants the way he wants.

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Fed up with cloud giants ripping off its database, MongoDB forks new 'open-source license'

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The new license makes it much easier for them to litigate and win

So, "how do they propose to enforce this new license?"

If needed they will use litigation, of course. but they will do it on terms that are much more favorable to them.

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Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

el kabong

Data slurping, of course!

Everyone is doing it so... why not?

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It's over 9,000! Boffin-baffling microquasar has power that makes the LHC look like a kid's toy

el kabong

A blue light photon carries an energy between 2.50 and 2.75 eV

Each photon coming form the microquasar carries around 25 TeVs, that's not twelve but THIRTEEN orders of magnitude above. That microquasar produces really powerful gamma rays.

This is to make things clear, as some failed to recognize my mosquito remark above as being an attempt at a joke.

P.S. The LHC is not that shabby either.

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el kabong

The "doesn't impress me" part was intended as a joke

Comparing the energies of the microquasar's gamma rays to the kinetic energy of a flying mosquito was also intended as a joke.

What really matters here is the density of energy, and it is really enormous. For comparison, a blue light photon carries an energy between 2.50 and 2.75 eV while for the microquasar's gamma rays each photon carries around 25 TeVs, that's not twelve but THIRTEEN orders of magnitude above.

All that energy concentrated in such a tiny particle. That's really impressive!!!

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25 TeV vs 14 TeV

That's not much of a difference, I'd say the LHC holds its own quite well, the LHC is a mere human made contraption after all.

That said, it's about the kinetic energy of 25 flying mosquitoes going against 14 flying mosquitoes.

It doesn't impress me!!!

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What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?

el kabong

Security exemptions

Those are special cases and special cases fall under special laws. The GDPR is a general law, a special law can never go against a general law. I'm pretty confident the GDPR legislators left ample room for adequate special laws.

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el kabong

No need for Russia to be a part of the EU

The spy only needs to live legally in the EU in order to get full protection under the GDPR.

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If the spy is living in the EU...

then yes, it is illegal under the GDPR.

Unless the spy has given you explicit permission to out him.

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Ex-Cisco chief John Chambers: Tech biz bods are 'too arrogant'

el kabong

"If the CEO doesn't want to be coached..."

I'm curious, could anyone tell me how good was Chambers' performance as a coachee in his younger days?

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Facebook can't root out fake news and hate talk, but – oh look – it has software to catch bugs

el kabong

And their next step will be...

Put a new bug catcher one level above the first bug catcher to catch bug catcher bugs below.

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The eyes don't have it! AI's 'deep-fake' vids surge ahead in realism

el kabong

Your next iPhone, maybe

If Steve Jobs were still alive I bet he would come up with something.

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el kabong

An unhackable camera connected to a blockchain will do the trick.

Voilá!

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Raspberry Pi supremo Eben Upton talks to The Reg about Pi PoE woes

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Very brief but large current spikes flowing in the pi

Triggering undervoltage warnings and causing it to fail. Erroneous warnings, apparently.

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Joke

They held the hat wrong

Do it according to the official approved way and it will just work. It's magic!

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Software dev-turned-councillor launches rubbish* chatbot

el kabong

With facebook you get way more than that, you get absolute privacy nightmares

100% guaranteed

facebook's vast collection of malpractices go way beyond what one could reasonably call "privacy concerns."

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I've seen the future of consumer AI, and it doesn't have one

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It is both "A" and "I"

When mixed with marketing the "I" usually stands for Idiocy

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el kabong

Everything "I" about AI, the "I" stands for Idiocy

Artificial Idiocy all around.

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Excuse me, but your website's source code appears to be showing

el kabong

Always pick the right tool for the job

If you're into Linux Kernel development then git will be the right tool to do your job so please, by all means, use git.

But remember, never choose a wrench when a screwdriver is best suited to get the job done.

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el kabong

Too many people start with a solution when they should be starting with a problem instead.

First pick someone else's solution without considering it's adequacy to solve your problem that seems to be the way to go these days. Now you have two problems to solve instead of just one, if you're lucky.

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You want how much?! Israel opts not to renew its Office 365 vows

el kabong

Israel would be killing two birds with one stone then

Causing their idiotic enemies to commit to ruinous deals while choosing the better deal for themselves. Very shrewd of them, little wonder Israel seems to be doing so well.

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Drama as boffins claim to reach the Holy Grail of superconductivity

el kabong

String theory is not even wrong

as someone said.

And quantum computing... oh my God!!! Those people trying to make it work would do far better working on the fundamentals first, huge disappointment lies ahead. Quantum is not what they think, there is no way it will ever work the way they want, quantum has a charm of its own.

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UK chip and PIN readers fall ill: Don't switch off that terminal!

el kabong

Whaaattt? Turning it off and on again is not allowed???

How are people supposed to fix things if barred from using the absolute best tool of their trade? Turning it off and on again really works, nearly 99% of all problems can be fixed that way, it's magic!

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Former NSA top hacker names the filthy four of nation-state hacking

el kabong

NOOOO!! Can't be true!!!

Tell me it ain't so!

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Brit tech forges alliance to improve cyber security as MPs moan over 'acute scarcity' of experts

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Trollface

Experts... we've had enough of those.

Experts and their facts, they are out to fool you. I don't trust them and you shouldn't trust them either.

I'm entitled to my own facts, no expert will ever know my facts better than myself.

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Did you know? The word 'Taiwan' would crash iOS thanks to a buggy filter for the Chinese govt

el kabong

Go to bed with dogs...

wake up with fleas.

But they don't care, those fleas are worth billion$$$ and that's what apple really cares

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Things that make you go hmmm: Do crypto key servers violate GDPR?

el kabong

A teacup in a Storm

The issue is real and should be addressed properly, dismissing it so cavalierly would be reckless.

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Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

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Microsoft CEO wades into ICE outcry: Cool it, we only do legacy mail

el kabong

Torture little children... no problem, you are not a criminal

you are just making 'muricah great again. Kudos to you!

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Microsoft shoves US govt IT contract where ICE throws kids: Out of sight in a chain-link cage

el kabong

Those 6 million, they did complain

but only for a short while, I mean they were not like those pesky customers who keep calling your customer service giving no one any peace.

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

el kabong

Maybe he was...

and he wants to erase his past. Now we'll never know, google can't help.

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No lie-in this morning? Thank the Moon's gravitational pull

el kabong

That's easy to fix, it would still be 24×60 minute hours in a day...

and 60×45 seconds in an hour.

See how easy that was, by shrinking the minute to 45 seconds your objection is fully resolved, why complicate things, there's no need for that.

As you can attest LDS' remark above stands correct.

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Facebook stockholders tell Zuck to reform voting rules as data scandal branded 'human rights violation'

el kabong

Critical mass

"..once you hit the tipping point the reaction pretty much becomes self-sustaining."

Until it does not, once the mass is consumed the reaction is no more.

It happened to myspace, it will happen to farcebook, people's preferences change. zuckerborg got his hands on something quite precious and he's wasting it all, the fool!

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Lessons learned from Microsoft's ghosts of antitrust past: Step up, Facebook

el kabong

They are basically the same, only subtler

20 years ago they would just go and do it all on your face, no questions asked. These days they behave much different they are more cunning, now they do all they can to obscure their true intentions.

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el kabong

Microsoft can no longer afford being like the microsoft of 20 years ago

Back then they couldn't afford it either but they didn't know, they believed they could but they obviously could not. 20 years ago at microsoft everyone saw themselves as Masters of the Universe and Beyond...

But they have grown humbler and much, much wiser, now at microsoft they seem to know how things work, they have learned their true place in the grand scheme of things. Watching microsoft grow to become the humbler and wiser corporation they are today has been quite pleasent. The change has been quite painful as it goes strongly against microsoft's DNA but they know they have no better option and they are really smart so they embraced it.

Anyone who believes they can behave the way microsoft behaved 20 years ago are in for a rough awakening, I don't believe there's anyone like that anymore.

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Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways

el kabong

Sending bombs into the future is easy

Anyone can do that, just let the bomb sit there and moments later it will be in the future. So, no problem there, anyone can send a bomb into the future.

Now, sending a bomb into the past, that would be an amazing feat, one that could have disastrous consequences.

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And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor

el kabong

A removable notch, that's Genius!

It makes things so much simpler, more magical I'd say. When the notch breaks or malfunctions you just remove it and replace it with new one, no need to buy a new phone. More, you can customize the notch to your heart's content, just imagine the possibilities: colors, patterns, material choices; the aesthetic possibilities are endless.

People pay through the nose for the privilege of owning a notched phone, but this... this is above all else, this takes the game to a whole new level. Congratulations Huawei.

Pure genius. Take that, apple!

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Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit

el kabong

They must be typing on it wrong

It is highly unlikely the keyboards have any fault, until the contrary is proven I say their keyboards are functioning as intended. Inept users complain too much.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

el kabong

Good for you!

It is such a pity your report can't be more helpful to the many others who were not so lucky.

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el kabong

micro$oft despises me as much as I despise them, they despise all of us.

They started it. I keep trying to kill the deep contempt I feel towards micro$oft but they work so hard to keep it alive that I've lost all hope now. I'd rather not feel the deep contempt I feel towards micro$oft but they are so committed to keep it going that I now fear all hope is lost.

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Apple and The Notched One: It can't hide the X-sized iPhone let-down

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The fake one might do that but not the real one

The fake high expendable income fanbois we see everywhere, they believe the expensive apple shit they carry with them everywhere makes it look like they are rich when in fact it only makes them look like the stupid wannabes they really are.

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el kabong

People with "lots of" expendable income DO NOT fly cattle class

Someone spends heavily on apple's shit but then flies cattle class in the cheapest crappiest airline that Orbitz, Kayak, Google, or siri can find them.

High expendable income my ass, they are mere pitiful wannabes. Laughable wannabes.

Carrying a stupid phone everyone you go and being proud of it does not make you rich, it only makes you stupid. So, Dave 126, take the financial advice, you really need it.

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DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler

el kabong

Nazi, your grammar "needs fixed"

On the "impossible-to-repair" scale it gets a 0 out of 10

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