* Posts by Triumphantape

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Alphabet gives bipedal robots the Schaft 'cos no one wants to buy its creepy machine maker

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*cough*

"Few mainstream journalists are able to make that distinction" To be fair "main stream journalist" are robots as well.

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Upgraders rejoice! The 2018 Mac Mini heralds a return to memory slots!

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Apple doesn't "get it" any longer.

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Google's secret to a healthy phone? Remote-controlling your apps

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Sure, then the malware guys catch up.

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Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs

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Why do we put up with it?

Seriously, how many of you could move to OSX or Linux? Do you actually need Windows?

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Your phone may be able to clean up snaps – but our AI is much better at touching up, say boffins

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Re: Am I the only one...

It's just advertising and hype, however I do believe we will have true AI in my lifetime.

God help us when we do.

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It feels like having talent is going to be a burden when the AI can do it all, why practice develop yourself in any aspect when (eventually) AI will do it all and do it better.

Humans devalued.

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No more slurping of kids' nationalities, Brit schools told

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This will make it harder to see how fast the UK is being invaded, I wonder who financed the fight to remove the policy.

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Youth crime falls as kids stay inside to play Grand Theft Auto instead of going out to steal cars

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It isn't the surveillance that has them staying home, besides the UK is plastered with CCTV and it doesn't even pause crime there.

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'Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don't have an account!'

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Only buy phones that have pure Android on them, or can take a pure OS image.

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Make masses carry their mobes, suggests wig in not-at-all-creepy speech

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Re: Battery life

Yes because in the UK where expressing an opinion based on facts about "immigrants" can get you jailed, they won't create a law to fine you for an uncharged phone.

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Re: Government-supplied phones, then?

Anyone in the USA that wants a phone can get one, they have programs for this.

Yes, if such a law passed then hiding your phone from the network would become illegal as well.

The truth is people today can't live without their phones, and with payments apps, people are buying with phones.

You won't really need a law to make carrying a phone mandatory, if you simply can't get anything done in life without one.

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On the off chance some of you are concerned, use a Faraday bag.

I purchased one myself at Signal Tactics Faraday Bags, it works. There are a lot of people selling variations it's worth a peak if you ever want to have your phone with you but not have it connected (including connected without you knowing, such as when the power is supposed to be "off").

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NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

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More likely we will see complaints from the Martians about the drones invading privacy.

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Drone 'swarm' buzzed off FBI surveillance bods, says tech bloke

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*laugh*

Chased off by racing drones, I guess none of them had a shotgun....

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Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...

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Time Machine

If they used Time Machine to back up, it's a minor affair to restore to prior state.

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Tantalising Tabby's Star teases watchers with big dimming event

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Muhahaha

It dims when the pupil swings this way.

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Ex-Google recruiter: I was fired for opposing hiring caps on white, Asian male nerds

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Who trust McKinsey?

I don't, a little read up on them shows they have been tied to corruption consistently.

Not that I'm against diversity (though you could argue that I am in the most contemporary interpretation of the word) just that I'm certain there's much more to the success of these companies than "diversity".

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Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

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Ubuntu... the Microsoft of the Linux world.

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Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre

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Not so sure about video games, but violent TV, movies and the constant coverage by the news media definitely gives some of the weaker minds out there ideas.

Humans are an imitative species, we are very good at it, and I feel the excessive media influences copycatting.

If it bleeds it leads... indeed.

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UK.gov: Psst. Belgium. Buy these Typhoon fighter jets from us, will you?

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Never mind the Typhoon, get some of those Chinese J20's.

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Oi! Verizon leaked my fiancée's nude pix to her ex-coworker, says bloke

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It's a scam, and they are all in on it.

Mind you not that I mind if Verizon gets scammed.

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Six things I learned from using the iPad Pro for Real Work™

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So it is a Macbook with a touch screen basically....

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Hate to ruin your day, but... Boffins cook up fresh Meltdown, Spectre CPU design flaw exploits

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Re: Yes, that's what a Spectre attack is

Interesting, so this has been a known vulnerability for some time. I suspect that's all anyone needs to start a class action lawsuit, and following that when the stock drops, invest in Intel for the subsequent rise in value once they address the hardware issues.

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So I can assume that anything under High Sierra is still vulnerable? How do these exploits affect Virtual Machines?

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Women beat men to jobs due to guys' bad social skills. Whoa – you mad, fellas? Maybe these eggheads have a point...

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"She was completely incompetent, but so nice and friendly we didn't mind it"

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Apple: iPhone sales are down (but they've never been more lucrative)

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Re: I have my doubts

Nothing Apple states rings true to me.

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I have my doubts

Apple recently repatriated a large amount of cash, I think this has something to do with their "best quarter ever".

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Dell confirms: We're either going public – or VMware's gobbling us (or nothing will happen)

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Honest question

Does Dell make anything worth using?

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Uber saddles up for a new cycle of controversy

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Uber bikes onyl available in San Francisco

Because that's the only place with people foolish enough to use them.

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Been bugging the boss for a raise? Now's the time to go into infosec

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Well if you do go into INFOSEC be careful where you get your training.

A lot of the "schools" and training programs are scams and/or poorly laid out.

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Lenovo's craptastic fingerprint scanner has a hardcoded password

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I bought myself one to replace my 2009 Macbook pro, format, clean win10 iso onward.

Also got it cheaper than the 1999$ Macbook pro selling on Apple right now, and with better specs than the Apple.

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You had one job, Outlook! Security bug fix stops mail app from forwarding attachments

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Years ago, when I did tech support at a large chip manufacturer, we called it "Look Out".

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PACK YOUR BAGS! Two Trappist-1 planets have watery oceans, most likely to be inhabitable

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39 lightyears?

My ship can do that in 12 parsecs.

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Internet giants removing 70 per cent of reported hate speech, crows European Commission

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There's no way they are just removing "hate speech" (whatever that means these days).

A 2 hour window means they are tossing anything remotely offending, including the truth.

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Why did I buy a gadget I know I'll never use?

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When you're old and retired, I hope one of those giant stacks of magazines (or DVD's if you prefer) in your home does not collapse on you.

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Butt plugs, mock cocks, late pay and paranoia: The world of Waymo star Anthony Levandowski… by his kids' nanny

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Sounds more like a spy than a nanny.

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Mozilla offers sysadmins a Policy Engine for roll-your-own Firefox installs

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Hmmm

I've often wondered if it were possible to compile your own browser minus all the things that irritate.

This is as close as I've seen, but not quite there yet.

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Hold on to your aaSes: Yup, Windows 10 'as a service' is incoming

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Yeah no...

This is just a way of getting naive users to go along with the data rape, calling it a "feature".

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If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

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Re: FWIW

I had a dog that said "hi", I'm not kidding either.

Everyday for I came home and said "hi" in a high pitched voice to my doggos, eventually one would run up and make like it was doing a yawn with a high pitched sound... but I realized it was making the same sound every time "hiiiii".

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I'll be impressed

When I see a bird with a box of matches starting the fire.

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Take notebooks: About those new Thinkpads...

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Re: I just received my P71 laptop - built like a REAL Thinkpad

I also purchased a P71, so far so good.

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Re: Next time, Dell

Just bought a Thinkpad P71 for xmas, all that was on it besides the standard windows OS and Office items were some Lenovo apps for support and overclocking.

They stopped adding the crap, too many people complained.

They no longer need to include the OS DVD, you simply download it from M$.

I put Linux on it anyway, have to say that as far as PC laptops go it's pretty decent.

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You GNOME it: Windows and Apple devs get a compelling reason to turn to Linux

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I made the switch

Bought a Lenovo Thinkpad P71 for xmas, running XUbuntu (currently might switch after they fix the bug) and I haven't looked back.

The motivator for me was how horrible Windows 10 is (IMO). I still run Win7 on my gaming box and MacOS on an iMac for other task.

Just for giggles I run a Mint 18 VM on the Thinkpad too (I only web surf through VM's never on the host).

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Wait! Before you fire up that HP lappy, check the battery

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Only 50K?

I bought an HP desktop for my father, called them up 2 days later to return it because it was such a piece of junk.

The person on the phone asked me if I would take a massive discount in price to keep it... I said "I wouldn't keep it if you gave it to me".

I do not feel HP does anything good any longer.

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Skynet it ain't: Deep learning will not evolve into true AI, says boffin

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Wait...

"Neural networks sort stuff – they can't reason or infer"

That sounds a lot like most of the humans I see.

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Time's up: Grace period for Germany's internet hate speech law ends

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Re: Publishers?

"No? What gave you that idea and why would it even make sense?"

It makes sense when you start communicating in what you think is a private mode.

it also makes sense in that she stated what is well known to be a fact, the sex crimes are majority "Asian" men in Europe.

In the USA they neatly dodged any obligations of privacy or freespeech via legislation.

If a private company offers a service they are not bound by the same "freedom of speech" rules that the government is.

Very simply, the thing you state "makes no sense" actually does make sense, both public and private comments should stand unless they are calling for violence.

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IMO

I'm reminded of a poem that starts with "First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist." only this time it's forms of communication.

So, the modern version would be "first they came for the hate speech and I did nothing".

Read the poem if you don't get where I am coming from.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_...#The_text

What starts as something reasonable soon becomes something else entirely, this seems to be a common thread in human history.

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Re: Bah!

I too was fascinated by "Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz", seemingly a noise that would be made if you happened to German and stubbed your toe.

Also, I'm not apologizing for my juvenile sense of humor.

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Peak smartphone? iPhone X flunks 'supercycle' hopes

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Jumped the shark

Don't forget the OS security flaws.

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'I knew the company was doomed after managers brawled in a biker bar'

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Nerf Guns

I fondly recall epic nerf gun battles in our cube space.

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