* Posts by overunder

12 posts • joined 22 Aug 2018

Dead retailer's 'customer data' turns up on seized kit, unencrypted and very much for sale

overunder

Re: So.... back to suing NCIX then?

Uhhh, this might be obvious, but the landlord's names isn't on any of the EULAs that 300,000 customers were in agreement with.

How do you not get caught selling shit like this on Craiglist? I've seen far less shady ads draw attention and even a couple ads turned in to Be On the Lookouts (BOLOs). I myself had Xbox seller arrested in front of me at a gas station.

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When should I run backup, robot overlord? Autonomous Hadoop and NoSQL backup is now a thing

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"Having backup software set up its own schedules based on input RPO values isn't a new idea, but having it done with machine learning is."

Is it? The one tiny paragraph that describes some of the values evaluated is pretty wide scooped and general, not to mention some of the terms are ambiguous or at least open to interpretation.

BTW, what exactly is "machine learning" here? A bunch of statics to formulate if-then conditions?

Not sure, but are you just trying to sell it? What is the term for advertisement posing as news? Newsvert? Advernews? Anyone found a good one yet?

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'Men only' job ad posts land Facebook in boiling hot water with ACLU

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Re: Equality in advertising

I think it depends on the job. As far as Uber goes, I believe they choose younger males because at any given point in time in history, they seem to be the least intelligent, or at be least the less focused (making them manipulatable). Ultimately, Uber might be guilty of more discriminations than are let on here. Uber... Guilty.

As far as the bigger picture alluded here, I'm not sure where in nature or even human science where multiple physically different things are supposed to be equal in all aspects. Apparently in today's supposedly evolved society, a duck equals a car which equals a book, or 1 === 2 === X evaluates to true. But, I admit my bias. For example the "LGBT" movement to me was just the "LGB" (sorry, the "T" I simply can't recognize based on the fundamentals of science).

Whatever, bring on the end. Uber is guilty, again.

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Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

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Re: Poor Jeff is so right, nobody takes his leftist hate pamflet seriously anymore

Look at the votes on these posts with the name Trump... LOL! You can't say shit here!

Trump is Right and True. Trump 2020! :-P

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US govt concedes that you can indeed f**k Nazis online: Domain-name swear ban lifted

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Re: This raises the question

Guess I'm old, but there has been plenty of mention even here on the Reg of http://script.aculo.us (back during the trendy days of "Web 2.0" that is).

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The Reg takes the US government's insider threat training course

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"Snowden basically did it just to be a jerk..."

Damn, this sounds like one of those times that calling somebody a jerk makes you the jerk. The tools he provided dispelled the defense that could be taken by the US Govt. that essentially states... "... but we don't have the tools!"

And yes, I agree 100%, the commercial break is over, cya :-)

P.S. Of course, we need to realize it's not just TV that keeps us inactionable, it's also $this.

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Plex plucks media cloud service, sends users scurrying to exit

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Re: Whew!

Uhhh... PLEX started as a transcoder and remains essentially just that. With most (all?) modern devices not only being able to decode everything, but also index, what is PLEX?

Everyone grows accustomed to software and will keep using it, even if that software is outdated (WinXP anyone?)

For what it's worth, ever be tried to dispell the magic of PLEX...?

ffmepg -i movie.mp4 -f mp4 http://localhost:port/....

Poof...

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Nvidia promises to shift graphics grunt work to the cloud, for a price

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Re: Taking away half the fun.

Video quality == better gamer?

Competitively, the video quality is already worth sacrificing. Excluding FPS games (arguably), if you really want to be competitive, you will drop the graphics quality to increase processing speed.

Competitive gaming isn't about being prettier than your rival, it's about being better. If your hardcore you might care nothing about being pretty and run a CRT monitor in black and white along with response times and frame rates dwarfing LCD/LED.

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Skype can now record your 'special moments' in front of the computer

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If by blew it you mean that they completely failed with all their effort in abandoning WebTV, yes. At some point in 1996 a Microsoft beancounter was overheard... "What? TV and a computer, kill the project! Net... Flicks... absurd!"

Then, even worse, when you consider that that decision also lost the future creator of Android OS... Smile.

It almost seems made up on just how bad at futuring MS is. But when you steal things, you don't have the vision to create them.

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Benchmark smartphone drama: We wouldn't call it cheating, says Huawei, but look, everyone's at it

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Re: Isn't this easy to fix?

Why fix it? Could these exclusive benchmark features be used in other applications spoofing identity? The article makes it sounds like an actual hardware improvement (albeit dangerous). Now if that's the case, I'd wager that phone gamers would risk it.

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Fire chief says Verizon throttled department's data in the middle of massive Cali wildfires

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Re: Even their "good" practice is bad.

"Then why implement the data speed restrictions in the first place?"

It's a good question. After this incident you'd think that any and all emergency services wouldn't have a throttle that is automatically imposed. If they hit the limit, prorate them after the fact, not before people are KILLED!

If there ever was a perfect situation for prorating costs of high-speed data, I'd say emergency services would literally be the highlighting case, above and beyond every other possible service.

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Re: What do you expect?

@jake: I like how you state RTFA and you don't even RTFA. Read paragraph 5.

@jake: are you human or a script servicing or Verizon; are you Unlimited?

@jake: what is the meaning of life; what is the meaning of you?

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