* Posts by overunder

217 posts • joined 22 Aug 2018


This ain't AI, it's a goddamn arms race – but US shouldn't get too heated, Congressman warns


"The academic community has repeatedly emphasized the need for better immigration policies to retain talent"

Shouldn't that be corporations have repeatedly emphasized...? I think in the US, not sure, that the academic community is screaming for affordable education, not this business of tapping young people for every cent they will make once they graduate (or at least every other article in the last decade points this out). BTW, when was the last time anyone in any country was like "Wish we had more immigrants to take our jobs"?

Something else that is strange, as the cost of education rises, jobs decrease in pay. Hmmm... I wonder why.

Google takes a page from Microsoft of old and revives browser ballot on Android


Honestly, I don't think it will, the problem is deeper than IT. Well, Google will fall at some point (as everything does), but won't they just be replaced by another pit boss? At least history and money says they will.


Re: Windows-N

Sure, but you forgot this bit...

"Those who chose Search may receive a discount."

So the vast, vast majority of the Google search users will still not understand that there is other search engines as the choice has been and will remain chosen for them. Since search is all Google really needs to spy, mission accomplished.

Google is without contestation the new Microsoft. But I guess if it wasn't for Android, the world would still think Windows is the only OS, that counts for something...right? (No)

Reentry into general math suggestions


Reentry into general math suggestions

I recently started doing math instead of Suduko, and I've forgotten basically everything. I worked through a Algebra 1 book to start, now I'm trolling places to find suggestions on something to step to next. 20 years ago I made it to Calc 3, now I'm hoping to get back to Calc 3 in < 2 years (or calc 4'ish, I took a weird Russian based math class back then instead of calc 4, but i remember it was harder than calc 3)

Im not exactly sure I really want Algebra 2 next, I'm thinking Trig 1 since its basically just as easy as Algebra 1 and diverts me from Agebra 2 (ultimately I'm going i don't need Algrebra 2 explicitly before Calc 1).

Anyways, any book suggestions for a old dude? Exact titles would be appreciated. I've looked at various Trig 1 (Knight & Hall is one) and Algebra 2 (don't remember authors) books from the late 1800's, but those are not as easy as a lot of people claim on the net, not at all. One of the Spherical Trig/Linear Algebra books I looked at basically looks like a crypt text to me, I assume you have to be a career mathematician to understand that one.

Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!


What Register?!?

Please, you just spun a mass murder into a psychological theory of social media influencing mass murders.

Every new decade someone tries to spin the reasoning of a psychopath into the latest platform. We've seen this with Charlie Manson and TV. Random people with Dungeons & Dragons. School shootings with video games. Now this?

True, as technology advances the exposure to the crime becomes more surreal (I can imagine VR/AR murders will come some day), but to put blame on the technology that delivered the post mortem is relative to the eye of the beholder.

If you work this article's theory backwards to find the common denominator, you first factor out social media, then cameras, and then guns. Then what you are left with is what you are left with every time, a psychopath. BUT, everything you just factored out is also a reason of motivation for senseless murder, if you are that psychopath. So are you?

I could say more, but I'm disappointed this article stands on the principle of see no evil, do no evil to spin an agenda against the latest goat without considering that it has somehow played a role in contradiction of its own monkey philosophy by showing evil. How could that help now.

If this article wasn't written to expose the popularity of a mass shooting would it of stopped another mass shooter? Nope, because you can't have a article about something that never happened. What does that say about see no evil? This article or controlling what you see at any place won't put evil back in the box.

Now to really piss some of you off, what if just 10% of those people in the church had guns? We can hopefully depend on your government to protect us from invasions of foreign countries, but who's responsibility is it to protect us from the randon pop up psycho? Or let me put this another way, should we just let the building burn because the fire department won't make it on time?

We'll help you get your next fix... maybe, we'll think about it, says FTC: 'Right to repair' mulled


If it's illegal now...

... how do you force a company to not break the law and honor the warranty? If it's widely known it's illegal, surely you wouldn't need a lawyer to uphold a known law. Also, if it's illegal now, how are companies breaking the law so openly and internationally? Are we sure it's illegal in all aspects?

If it is really illegal, we could be looking at the largest lawsuit in history.

Tech sector risks GM-crops-like crackdown if it doesn't win back trust, warns privacy watchdog


Didn't even read the article, and I agree

... because anyone who sees that truth, gets my vote. Thank you "tech lead"!

Now back I go to FaceBook so that I can be hosed in laughing gas while I read fallacies that tell me what to Live, Laugh, Love for.

China still doesn't want iPhones despite Apple slashing prices, say market watchers


"It's probably just a harder sell to people who haven't had Apple before..."

I think you're right, but do factor in those of us that bought Apple to birth Apple when it was the serious choice for home because it was the ONLY serious choice that "just worked' (yeh there was the many modular kits too back then, but ignore those as I "prove" a point :-P). Roll the clock up 30+ years and now anything can "just work".

In the end, it is only niche companies that offer "superior" stuff at higher prices, even if it really is superior (ie. BetaMax or... 8-Track ;-P) it's still niche.

This is the Send, encrypted end-to-end, this is the Send, my Mozillan friend


Re: The devil with all this stuff is in the details

Im not sure of your suspicion on who could be eavesdropping, but if you can host part of or all of the software on a local machine (which is where this stands out to me), then I appreciate this as it appears to be the first popular push of using "cloud" like features at home, which is long overdue for at least 1 aspect of privacy. But, *if* the full application and not just part of it be hosted at home, then doesn't this turn Mozzila into something like a middleman similar to torrent sites? Either way though, I see it as a step in the right direction

Alphabet top brass OK'd $100m-plus payouts to execs accused of sexual misconduct – court docs


Re: key words

Sure, and but by that rational, "multimillion-dollar... sexual misconduct"

Im sure they're probably guilty, or how about, probably not innocent.

NASA's crap infosec could be 'significant threat' to space ops


Back... Doors

"Jim Morrison, assistant inspector general for audits within NASA's OIG, said in a letter:"

Break on through to the other side!

FBI warns of SIM-swap scams, IBM finds holes in visitor software, 13-year-old girl charged over JavaScript prank...

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Re: Research

Tell us more about your keyfob.

That marketing email database that exposed 809 million contact records? Maybe make that two-BILLION-plus?


Re: Safe storage

Safe storage of what though, spam? If they weren't really storing anything crucial besides what spammers have, wtf is the point of using them at all... just for companies to say "we use the cloud for that"?

Maybe for too many "cloud" == "irresponsible".

P.S. maybe they aren't really a cloud, but it's not hard to imagine they were sold that way to beancounters.

Skype for Web arrives to bring the world together. As long as the world is on Chrome and... Edge?


Re: Congratulations, Google...

Microsoft promoting non-standards to control you for profit? NO ... gasp!

This is what happens when web standards are pushed for a decade, then 2 greedy companies shit all over them without objection. Now you see why they "donate" to standardization, to fuck you.

You'll never guess who's giving Google a right shoeing lately. Talking about barring Chrome, Search as defaults... any other nations watching?


Re: Competition in search?

"so if a user is using Chrome - or actively changes their search engine to Google - that is a conscious choice they have made"

The conscious choice of using Chrome now apparently means you consciously choose Google search. Holes in the boat.


Re: Competition in search?

I did read it, and the rest of what you posted. You assume people made a conscious choice in choosing Google who use what, Internet Explorer? Ok, so the percentage of IE users who intentionally select Google is the majority? Chrome still defaults to Google, so surely you don't mean them. Just trying to figure out how you know the majority of Windows users consciously choose Google instead of using whatever the working default is.

Also, I would love to see an actual stat on how many people who buy a new car say to themselves: "O.k., diesel or gasoline...hmmm?" I'd then like to see a stat that represented how many people know the pros and cons of such to make a choice. This has me interested now.


Re: "search ranking algorithm is already transparent enough"

It is when 1% of the population make the rules.


Re: Competition in search?

"Bear in mind though that for the vast majority of PC users, the use of Google search is a choice that they have made."

Bullshit. Do you buy a new car thinking about whether or not it uses gasoline or diesel? I bet you don't. In fact, I bet you only consider diesel when it's brought to your attention.

It's even worse. There is versions of Chrome that won't even allow you to change to DuckDuckGo, for instance Chrome 70.0 on Android 7.1.1.... yep, DDG isn't even an option. So I consider my options, but Google doesn't allow me to choose, so how about that for choice?

Did you know?! Ghidra, the NSA's open-sourced decompiler toolkit, is ancient Norse for 'No backdoors, we swear!'


Re: Perhaps they have moved on

"Choose your suppliers carefully..."

I agree, but when a government chooses your suppliers? I think the notion of being too small for radar does exist like you think, but once you're on the radar? We already know the government has hush orders, but even without that, the government still has its "standards" to be met. Even if the FCC or whichever entity is _not_ involved, you still have government approved suppliers. This isn't coming out right like it is in my head, but maybe you can see it, you definitely see it with your foil hat on.

Of course it could all be worse than that, maybe as implied above, all popular architectures are exploited. And as also mentioned above, good luck financing your own. Even if we're not to that point yet, how long?


Re: why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet

"It could be said that its where the notion of open source came from."

I would say the inverse could be true...

"The private entity is a privately funded entity and so all of its work belongs to the private entity."

... now disagree with that by inversion. Of course today, companies are trying to invert the inversion by making open source private.

Linux 5.0 is out except it's really 4.21 because Linus 'ran out of fingers and toes' to count on


Modest and to me "5.0" looks solid. Of course not as solid as how Microsoft does it with their clear cut r10.1808.4.w.2.4.777u3h.z-t5w8r79.1, but still 5.0 is clear enough.

Hurrah for Apollo 9: It has been 50 years since 'nauts first took a Lunar Module out for a spin


Re: I'm planning aa marathon

For metaphorical accuracy of the entire space program, Spaceballs.

Prodigy dancer and vocalist Keith Flint found dead aged 49


Smack My Bitch Up

... was the most popular song in the U.S. I'd even guess that do to its controversy, the most popular song world wide.

Happy graduation day, Containerd! Canonical has something for you


Pros Vs. Cons?

Docker vs. Containerd?

Im not a Docker user. I've only used it to run nginx, nodejs, sqlite and a couple other little odds and end shits that are simple, so I'm not sure where Docker fits in the complexity of multi-user or "enterprise", let alone know what Containred offers that could be more desirable.

After last year's sexism shambles, 2019's RSA infosec bash has upped its inclusivity game


"Can you go to a show, and see someone on stage that kinda sorta looks and acts like you."

That's prejudice. If people don't kinda act like you and look like you should they be removed if you attend? Maybe that's another problem to add to the pile

If I went anywhere and dudes kept popping up that looked and acted like me, I'd straight get the fuck out and hope... PRAY... that the Cortexiphan dosage was low... I couldn't sleep in that world. It's beyond me to actually prefer things that way.

P.s., decades ago I saw someone that looked identical to me... I mean identical. Decades have passed, but I'll always remember the spookiness like it was yesterday.

Foldables herald the beginning of the end of the smartphone fetish


Re: Can we please

That phone is ridiculous!!! The picture of it in that dude's pocket is hilarious! They should of add a knife and spoon to it.


Re: FM Radio?

"Personally I don't miss having FM radio..."

I had an old iRiver that could broadcast super low power F.M. and until about a month ago, I didn't realize how superior that was until I wanted sound on 2 devices simultaneously.

How AI could help docs spot mums who hit the sauce too much while creating their version 1.1


Re: I wonder

Dude what? It appears you don't have kids or have forgotten some things. This is really sticky... extremely.

1st, is abortion legal in that state/country?

2nd, did the woman know she was pregnant?

3rd, is it related to religious practices?

4th, is a man be held accountable as well?

5th, can you prove it was the woman and not the man?

6th, why do woman who don't drink have children with the same identical symptoms?

7th, if she hasn't drank and it is naturally occuring, how would she prove innocence?

8th, if she had drank, would she fear prosecution and neglect to see a physician?

9th, would parents in general now be afraid of prosecution?

Then you still have other issues not related to the mother. For instance, should a government have that much control over all stages of a pregnancy? Who covers these costs? What about all the lawsuits from men suing women, or women suing men?

To me, this might look friendly, but this would be a money generating trap that also decreases an already decreasing level of trust between partners.

Ask yourself, who's paying for this research?

Wanna improve your software ops? Need to cut through container hype? Like saving cash?


"With 40 speakers..."

Not bad, all in front or surround?

"...three day dive into DevOps, Containers, Serverless, and Continuous Delivery."

So which 1 of those 4 isn't that important? Probably serverless.

Brave claims its mobe browser batt use bests whatever you're using. Why? Hint: It begins with A then D then V...


Re: CPU... uh... pressure...?

Yeh it has to be a queue of some sort. You can't have 100% of anything being pushed by 20% more of the _same_ thing, that would equal 120% of something in action. Considering queues change size randomly, I'm not even sure how you calculate a queue with confidence. I guess half-life would cover it, but that's a little problematic when dealing with memory (are you going to malloc() twice the size of everything?).

I dunno, there's plenty of "teamwork" examples out there, but they all require a concept of some sort of queue or generator to even work.

US Supremes urged by pretty much everyone in software dev to probe Oracle's 'disastrous' Java API copyright win


Re: @Someone Else. A Question:

"...whoever first grabs copyright for a function name".

Uhhhhhh, from all the articles I've read, it's more like using the interface no matter what is a problem, which is worse. For instance, they can't sue for int main(blah), but they can sue for the very concept of int main(), no matter the syntax. It's crazy!! In the legal filing I read (~8 years ago), Oracle intentionally used API examples and grammar in ambiguous ways.

Java... Even if the devil had the sweetest cake, would you make a deal?

Slow Ring Windows 10 fragged by anti-cheat software in the games you're playing at work, says Insiders supremo


Re: WTF is a Slow Ring???

The fact that isn't explained in the article is egregious. This article seems like an excerpt from a Games for Windows meeting in which "you had to be there". Am I the only one thinking this is a bad article?

Why should anyone know WTF a ring is? Also, I don't even understand who's calling out the problem or where it's at. Is it MS programmers or 3rd party ones bringing this up to the other? Are the bugs in the OS or 3rd party software? The only thing I take away is that Microsoft just keeps spying on users... which we know.

Redis kills Modules' Commons Clause licensing... and replaces it with one of their own


Re: GPL != Generate Profit License

"Most people need money to live, and they have to come from somewhere."

But this isn't that, read the last paragraph, they are clearly inviting the wolves in. CEO's with multi-million dollar investors are NOT just making ends meet. Can't disagree with you about those having to feed families.


GPL != Generate Profit License

Why so much focus on the type of license and not the type of financial incentive? Redis just wants to breed billionaires now, read the last paragraph of the article. I don't honestly see a problem on that specific point.

If you can become rich off of open source, great go do that. I don't think any of its care about that, even in our jealousy. However don't try to mutate licenses out of greed while maintaining a facade with the open source community, that simply just makes things too obvious.

Amazon Prime Air flight crashes in Texas after 6,000ft nosedive


Re: Mmmhhh, let's get paranoid...

Wait, that makes a curious question. How does it work out in noisy parties? I don't have one to know, but it's a curious environment for operation. I wonder how many Happy Bithday sing-a-longs Alexa has ruined already.


Mmmhhh, let's get paranoid...

Wouldn't it be a good time to push for a government mandate to have a Alexa device installed in commercial flights. Errrrr, yeh it's paranoid, but someone has to see that side... ain't pretty but....


Re: We all thought the same! You're right.

With any luck, stuffed up your ass never to be seen again. In the real world, it would be uncivil not to say fuck you... so Fuck You!

Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo


I think it's worse, SoC or not.

"...then be aware that the “arm server” space is better organised."

Doesn't matter and it kinda makes things worse that the server generation is fragmenting before a true tight standard is finalized, I mean what does that say about the future of that generation? At the very least, it reinforces what Torvalds stated, which reads as a statement for having some standard pushed by ARM themselves (which ARM doesn't have) and _not_ some 3rd party.

Nobody right now can go out and buy an ARM device and share sure fire identical results across multiple ARM based devices, SoC or not. They all are 3rd parties which appear to be competing by lock out, and maybe rightfully because they have to stitch together everything else. Maybe if ARM is to survive they need to develop more than just a CPU. Maybe they need to officially adopt standards or create new ones beyond the realm of a CPU (no easy task).

Google: Hmm, this government regulation stuff looks important. Let's stick some more lobbyists on that


Damn, that's fast.

"It will see the public policy team renamed "government affairs and public policy"

From "public" to...

"to successfully engage with governments and other stakeholders,"

"stakeholders"... all in 1 text. Well, I guess the reality is that after all, so why not.

P.S. how in journalism do you quote a sentence that contains quotes? Double quote... ""Blah said: "blah blah""?

EPIC demand: It's time for Google to fly the Nest after 'forgetting' to mention home alarm hub has built-in mic


Re: The problem in the US is that privacy is not a *consumer* right, it's a *citizen* right.

"If i give you money. And you give me a thermostat. That's a trade..."

Most certainly is. I'd even consider the fact that a product sold for a purpose that intentionally defeats that very purpose is a act of malice.

People are right about the FTC though, they're corporate puppets. If they weren't, find one foundation contrary that allowed this mess of corporatism to arrive how it has. The FTC isn't alone of course, there are many, many puppets (all government at this point? ... it's hard not seeing it like that).


Re: More to the point

"It's almost like complaining..."

Sure, but you just can't let crime continue because it doesn't affect you. However, you can let it continue if it's not your government permitting it. So ask yourself, is it or isn't it your government letting crime continue?

Sueballs at the ready? Google promises end to forced arbitration after wave of staff protests


Re: Modern serfs?

Exactly. However, do you build trust if a career burglar gives the house keys back? Could the burglar have deceptive plans to make you believe a trust can be built by throwing around words like "Do no evil" and "Live, Laugh, Love"? It has worked already for the thief's guild.

NAND it feels so good to be a gangsta: Only Intel flash revenues on the rise after brutal quarter



"Both SK Hynix and Samsung had to cut average selling prices (ASPs) by more than 20 per cent,..."

You mean charging 60,000 billion zillion for 8MB of RAM is flawed? Humph.... I'm going to need more than just market speculation on that.

There's no 'My' in Office, Microsoft insists with new productivity hub


Re: Why only now?

"(I do tend to use Python/Pandas for CSV etc. when I can through)"

I have to ask, what the hell is going on with CSV inside office apps in 2019? CSV as a user data document seems odd, I can't think of anything that is _not_ better than CSV for non-machine purposes. Are you parsing machine code with your office app or something..?... shit"s gettin' crazy.

Linux love hits Windows 10 19H1 amid a second round of zombie slaying



You can setup a network with nothing but relays. In fact you could argue that applying software slows any network down. I couldn't imagine building out a WAN without software, but after just thinking about it, a LAN might more doable than I thought.


Re: 19H1? ?????

Load the chamber, spin, squeeze the trigger...









These articles turn into more and more gibberish.

Go, go, Gadgets Boy! 'Influencer' testing 5G for Vodafone finds it to be slower than 4G


"somebody's professional/business name in quotes"

Professional what? You drank the cool aid.

Behold… a WinRAR security bug that's older than your child's favorite YouTuber. And yes, you should patch this hole


I still use the non-free unrar, but I'd prefer a full 7z replacement. Those still using WinRar typically use the latest versions, which 7z can error out on until it too updates to the latest non-free.

OK, your boss allegedly called you a lazy n*****, promoted the person you trained ahead of you and paid you less, but you can't PROVE it's racism, Facebook says


Re: Is It Documented?

Don't shoot the messenger here (me), but since he has been caught lying this last time, well, there is plenty of places on the internet that are now using the word "jew"* to describe him... before it was just the usual we say like shithead, spoiled brat, etc...

I do know he's not a good person, Zuckerberg called his own "clients" fucking morons or whatever. While not deserving of a racial slur, he does qualify for many. Racists inside, racists growing outside... I don't think he will be remembered well in history.

US telcos' best pal – yes, the FCC – urged to dump its dodgy stats, crowd-source internet speeds direct from subscribers


I don't see how blocking porn on a government network is a problem, especially considering the amount of bandwidth it can consume. I mean really, who cares.


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