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72 posts • joined 7 Mar 2019


Twist my Arm why don't you: Brit CPU behemoth latest biz to cease work with Huawei – report


Re: International law plays no role, US Imperial law is all that matters in this fracas

That's nothing new, and not Trump driven. The US has frequently passed judgement on other countries then expected those countries to comply, then kicked up a hissy fit when they don't


Re: Unintended consequences

I'd call you out for septics, but it works well either way :)

Google - the engine - is a tool. Put a request on the line and it returns what it can find. Now sure, some of those results are going to be gamified, but if you lack the basic intelligence to weigh metrics based on it's internal logic and center of basis, then you're never going to know the truth because you don't know how to recognize it when you see it.

That's ok. I'm sure the media can feed you their version of the truth, which often happens to be skewed to their own political agenda and rarely bare factual basis. If that's your decision, go ahead. Just don't expect to find many intelligent people that agree with you.


Re: And so, history repeats itself


Well, we have at least 750k more IP addresses on top of whatever is left...


Re: Exactly! And you can change sides when the winning side turns out to be the losing side

There's a reason for that. Look no further than the pure idiocy perpetuated by Obama to understand why Trump not only got elected, but thanks to the ever-increasing batshit insanity that is the democrat party, is likely to win again.


Re: Unintended consequences

"I'll leave it to you to google rest"

Unfortunately, these idiots don't bother researching for themselves, they just accept whatever the media tells them is fact and don't bother looking for themselves. You don't need to look any further than Obama lovers and Trump haters to see who researches and who accepts the media at their word.

Never let something so flimsy as a locked door to the computer room stand in the way of an auditor on the warpath



Why the security guards didn't get the bollocking. I mean, IT don't own or physically secure facilities, and aren't the ones watching the camera. The camera is a line of defense, with a paid guy that has a gun on his hip to respond to such events.

Why telcos 'handed over' people's GPS coords to a bounty hunter: He just had to ask nicely


Re: It's a hard problem

Not really. "What is your full name and official police badge number?" gives a few handy elements in one question:

1) He could make up a number, sure; but now we're in the territory of actually claiming to be law enforcement

2) It would be recorded with the request, so that auditors can track who, when, and what was requested. Harassment for example could be assessed here too.

3) It should be fairly straightforward to create a secure portal that simply verifies badge number and first+last name.

I mean, it's not perfect, but it's a very simple way of getting the actual claim on record of being law enforcement, and further if it is a legit law enforcement officer, the badge number and name is recorded.

Tesla big cheese Elon Musk warns staffers to tighten their belts in bid to cut expenses (again)


Having been in the automotive industry in the past

If Tesla are operated in any way similar to the likes of Ford or GM, then the amount of spend waste would be ridiculous.

IT bod flings £1m sueball at Met Police for wrongly listing him as a convicted fraudster


Finance IT is significantly more scrutinized than just any finance bod.

Crap band sues crap beer maker: Hair-metal rockers have an Axl to grind over Guns N' Rosé


Don't cry, I'm sure we'll sort it out before we're knockin' on heavens door...


Ok... not sure how that changes what I said...?


Re: Decent enough?

Well, downvoter? Do they?


Beer isn't related to rock music in such a manner as someone could think this was endorsed by the band? How curious...


Re: Decent enough?

And yet almost nobody knows who Faster Pussycat is.... curious no?


Re: The brewery should take a tip from Apple

Eh some people like to blow off steam. Not like they had a number one album on the top 200 billboard (Appetite for Destruction, 1987), have any member of their band in a "top 100 of all time" list (Slash, 65), has a singer with decent range (Axl Rose*), or get inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame (2012 I believe), and hey Elton John didn't even know who they were (oops, he played piano onstage for November Rain).

Nope, I guess to some people who wouldn't know rock if it bit them on the bum, they're just an unknown bunch of rockers that did nothing of note, had nobody of note, or played anything iconic to the genre like Sweet Child o' Mine or Welcome to the Jungle. Sigh.

* Axl is near the top of the list for range, 5 octaves with a 2.5 note range. Yes there are more out there, but he's somewhere around 6th in the top ten of history.



This is the logic we live with today where any variation of the name can be sued over.

Techie with outdated documentation gets his step count in searching for non-existent cabinet


I always remember some simple rules my first good boss taught me

1) 5 minute jobs are never.

2) Saying "yes" to this, means saying "no" to something else. Even if it's "5 minutes"

3) If you don't have accountability for it:

a) don't touch it without explicit permission from whoever is.

b) if you get permission, and find that documentation/labels/etc. are wrong, point out to the person that owns it and leave them to correct it.

Photo 'memories' storage biz Ever uses family snaps to train facial recognition AI


Re: WTF!

The same people that were sick of the democrats ruining the country, which is not the same as the people who like or even believe in Trump. Had the democrats not gone so batpoop insane he wouldn't have even been in the running.

Tech giants get antsy in Northern Virginia: Give us renewable power, there's a planet to save... and PR to harvest



But, um, no wind turbines in the desert because of some random lice. And no solar panels, they're ugly. And no water turbines, they're untidy and noise. And no...

Yeah, sure, get right on it...

Hi! It looks like you're working on a marketing strategy for a product nowhere near release! Would you like help?


Sorry, comrade, but you did not use party sanctioned redaction code. Report to Office of Correction Making for punishment.


I once worked with an engineer that solved problems while taking a dump. I think he solved problems on a few high end products in much the same manner. Not sure how that worked, come to think of it...

Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…


Re: *NOT* Emabarrassed American!

If you're ripping off honest businesses and selling those designs as their own, I'm sure you'll have a lot of spare cash lying around to loan it indiscriminately.


Re: *NOT* Emabarrassed American!

I don't understand what moron down votes facts; especially since every point you make is correct. China does rip off every one's technology, most egregiously American tech. One big thing that's impacted by not having to design your own tech - aka stealing from others - is that you have no R&D cost, which makes up a significant chunk of sales pricing.

No wonder they can undercut the US.

US minister invokes Maggie Thatcher, says she would have halted Huawei 5G rollout


Re: Pompeo has lost it ...

I take it you've never worked for a secret or above rated organization in the US before. Had you done so, you would have been briefed on specific laws, specific documentation, and specific reasons why this is a concern.

Show me what other country has a law REQUIRING you to spy on another entity. Please, do so. Then I'll gladly, to quote you, f-ck off.


Re: Pompeo has lost it ...

From your own link:

The Intelligence Law, by contrast, repeatedly obliges individuals, organizations, and institutions to assist Public Security and State Security officials in carrying out a wide array of “intelligence” work. Article Seven stipulates that “any organization or citizen shall support, assist, and cooperate with state intelligence work according to law.”

You'll note the word CITIZEN in that sentence.


Re: Pompeo has lost it ...

The law in China REQUIRES common citizens and companies to spy on the west, at every opportunity. This means if they sell hardware that can spy on you, they are required to write in code that does so.

Since bleeding heart liberals will demand source, and won't bother to lookup stuff on their own thanks to their steady diet of CNN and other media, here is a direct quote from a law professor that has analyzed this law:

"The Intelligence Law… repeatedly obliges individuals, organizations, and institutions to assist Public Security and State Security officials in carrying out a wide array of “intelligence” work. Article Seven stipulates that “any organization or citizen shall support, assist, and cooperate with state intelligence work according to law.”"

(SOURCE: Dr. Murray Scot Tanner, Lawfare)

The Patriot Act, as abhorrent as it is, does not require citizens and companies to spy on others. In short: get your facts right please.


On the risks...

He is right.

Gather round, friends. Listen close. It's time to list the five biggest lies about 5G


Re: Chinese law

Besides your mindless ranting, you honestly need to decide what your point is. My point is that the Chinese government have a law, on the books, that requires both citizens and companies to spy on the west at every opportunity; this is actually evidenced in spy tools found embedded in firmware and additional components on hardware boards that literally are designed to capture and forward information.

The follow up to that point is that unless Huawei are in the business of ignoring the law - actively - they are embedding technology to both capture information and forward to Chinese authorities.

Do you understand now, or am I using words that are too big?


Re: Chinese law

In China, it's a lawful requirement that you spy on the west. This isn't just "patriotic". It is punishable by jail and torture if you do not comply.


Re: Chinese law

It's funny how the pompous writer doesn't get it. In China they are required by law to assist in spying on the west. All companies and private citizens are included in that requirement.

I mean seriously, you can put your head in the sand all you like, facts remain facts either way.

Tractors, not phones, will (maybe) get America a right-to-repair law at this rate: Bernie slams 'truly insane' situation


Re: Ditto Tesla

Initially, perhaps, but not currently. In fact, Tesla offers a web service where wiring diagrams, repair manuals, etc, can be acquired by anyone that signs up. They also have training to become a Tesla approved body shop.



"When we are in the White House, we will pass a national right-to-repair law that gives every farmer in America full rights over the machinery they buy"

Seriously, this is grabbing at straws. Make no mistake, this idiot and his party are going to promise whatever it takes - even public execution of Trump - if it'll get them elected. Here's why you should think again:

1) His party is the number one advocate for full-term abortions. Not only that, but his party also feels that a mother should choose whether a full-term baby should be murdered after surviving said abortion.

2) I wanted to not add this to the list, but he's a raving socialist. To the immediate knee-jerk socialists that claim "it's never been done right", I would like to pre-empt you by saying that there is no moral way to implement socialism, because it bases itself on theft. There is NO successful socialist example in history.

3) Democrats love imposing anti-business regulations that hurt the small guy significantly. You don't need to be a political savant to see the pattern of this, and ironically for all of Bernie's blathering, it is literally the small to medium business that always suffers, and NEVER the big business he claims to target.

4) Mob rule will continue to dictate policy, as it currently does on college campuses

5) Science will no longer be accepted as fact. Already we're being told a man can be a woman just because he says so - in absence of science, biology, even plain sight.

6) Entitlement programs that bankrupted us before will proceed unabated. A simple example: Trump lowered taxes significantly in 2018. Yet national debt only rose about 400bn. in the same year. Obama raised taxes significantly, and yet also increased national debt by over 1.3bn per year on average. The only reason we're actually still in debt is because Trump is still unwinding entitlement programs that make no sense.

I mean, that's literally off the top of my head, what we know is going to happen based on not only history, but current statements and laws the democrats are pushing. Bernie Sanders is NOT a good thing for anyone.

Feds nab top exec on allegations he hacked a competitor, stole info… about school lunches?!


Doesn't actually matter what the content was

He still violated federal computing laws...

UK is 'not a surveillance state' insists minister defending police face recog tech


"Trust us"

Hah. Yeah, thanks, pass on that.

Self-taught Belgian bloke cracks crypto conundrum that was supposed to be uncrackable until 2034


There's a reason self-taught people succeed

Where formally taught do not. And that is because they don't know something is impossible and don't accept it to be. We have so many limitations on us because 'someone' in 'authority' said it was impossible.

HPE court witness subjected to own LinkedIn page


That could be due to recreating their page on moving...

Hey, those warrantless smartphone searches at the US border? Unconstitutional, yeah? Civil-rights warriors ask court to settle this


Re: As a non citizen..Nothing new. Its always been that way. Everywhere

"But I suppose that's what we get when we think it's a great idea to teach our children something about the world... by teachers with guns strapped on in front of a class room"

The reason schools get shot up can be distilled down to two very basic factors

1) Most schools are no-gun-zones. The shooter knows they won't be taken down quickly.

2) The media make heroes out of the shooters by showing their faces and splashing their names around.

What's worse is that law enforcement won't interfere and keep the kids safe. This has happened in a number of places, Parkland being one of the more recent where the Police and FBI knew about the upcoming shooting and didn't take action. Not once, not twice, over 49 times police were given warnings and FBI were begged to intervene. When the event occurred, the police stood outside in safety while allowing the children to be shot. The excuse being that the shooter had a more effective weapon at their disposal.

In this case, as in many others, teachers have stated that had they been allowed to have their legally licensed firearm in the school, the shooter would have been stopped. This has been evidenced in other locations that shooters tried to start up, and isn't it funny how those cases don't make the news. You'd think there's an agenda going on there...


Re: As a non citizen..Nothing new. Its always been that way. Everywhere

Here, the terrorism stats are summarized nicely: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_in_the_United_States

Shootings you need to cross reference multiple FBI reports since the media conflate the numbers significantly. If you want it I'll go root them out (or see if there's a summary), but quite frankly you seem disinterested in facts and figures, so I really don't feel like bothering to appease you.

The simple fact of the matter is, a lone idiot with a gun is a lone idiot with a gun. He targets "no-gun-zones" because he knows on average he'll be taken down fast if he starts shooting up a well armed populace, as happened in Texas and a number of other places that shooters got put down, fast.

The person who believes Allah wishes all unbelievers in the west to die horribly, is far worse for a number of reasons. Biggest being, they use bombs and other incendiary devices that often cause not just death, but multitudes of injuries that cause dismemberment and disfigurement - if you're lucky. If you get shot in the leg, you'll have a limp if the surgery goes badly, and are highly unlikely to lose it. Get blown up in the leg, and you're permanently maimed. Secondly, you try convincing a suicide bomber that he doesn't need to do it when he believes his god wants him to proceed.

You might argue: well, that's just a small minority. It's not representative of the whole nation of 2 Billion. To that I would ask why then, in countries controlled by that particular nation, do they vote in militant governments that put atrocities into law? And they proceed to support these governments.


Re: As a non citizen..Nothing new. Its always been that way. Everywhere


Lets look at the statistical data available to us. I condensed the numeric data using Wikipedia and validated a sample of their resources; since the number matches what the FBI and other federal sources report, I'm comfortable that the number reflects a reasonable level of truth.

Since 2000, there have been over 3200 deaths on American soil due to terrorism with an overwhelming 95% rate by Muslim extremists claiming to do so in the name of Allah. An additional 6656 seriously injured on top of that. More if we add in attacks on embassies and other American businesses, but lets focus on America.

Since 2000, there have been a total of 650 deaths in total for mass shootings in the USA. Add 1063 for injuries; which given that they're gunshot wounds do NOT include blown off legs, arms, etc.

I applaud your fearlessness, but to me those statistics are good enough to make me less scared of an idiot with a gun (who I'll shoot) than a terrorist with a bomb, who doesn't care if they live or die. IMHO.


Re: downvoted for "black Americans"

And here's the fact-based rebuttal of the same SJW-fueled report, which is riddled with poor presumptions:



Re: As a non citizen..Nothing new. Its always been that way. Everywhere

"Black Americans to be shot by police when they are unarmed and walking away"

Much as I despise the corruption in the force, this is simply not true. Yes, there are a minority that are racist and do horrible things. Yes, there are times that an individual oversteps the mark. But NO, this is not the norm. White people are statistically (published statistics) more likely to be shot in a police altercation.

"It is that thinking based upon unsupported bias"

Hmm, well considering the majority of the race has made it clear that they want the end of America, and enjoy evil things (based on how they vote in the countries they own), it's neither unsupported nor bias but reasonable precautions.

"Back to the original racial profiling part, are you more likely to be killed in a violent act in America by a Muslim Terrorist or by another means?"

Statistically? I couldn't care less about school shooters, mass shooters, etc. because they're typically scared little wimps who can't get it up long enough to cause me or mine any problems. I am shit scared of terrorists who believe their god has ordered a Jihad for them to cleanse the earth of all western civilization.


Re: As a non citizen

"The organiser of the congress tried to clarify and apolise"

No, no, no. The organizer should have raised a stink, claiming racism, religion-ism, and found an LGBT spokesperson to speak on how they seemed to also be prejudiced against gay people. Climate in this place right now you probably would have gotten a public apology.


Security guards with big ego

Is pretty much all they are. It's one of the reason their badges are larger than normal. The problem is this causes a massive ego trip on their part.

Taylor drift: Finally, a use for AI emerges? Cyber-smut star films fsck-flick in Tesla with Autopilot, warns: 'I wouldn't recommend it'


Re: Peeks or perks?

I wonder if he's considered a position in the church...

Daddy, are we there yet? How Mrs Gates got Bill to drive the kids to school


Dear Cthulhu save us

Women are not equal to men, and men are not equal to women; that doesn't suggest that one is inferior to the other, or that we need to somehow "equalize" them. This is something that deeply disturbs me, the suggestion that because two things are different, one has to be inferior to the other. If you're paying attention, and read the statistics coming out of the schools and jobs industry, women in STEM fields are starting to overtake men in education, and already earn more than men in those fields when comparing same roles. However a woman that got their degree in lesbian dance theory isn't going to earn as much as a male VP at Microsoft. That just isn't going to happen, and big shock: it's got less to do with equality, and more to do with life and career choice.

As for this bull--it about "unpaid work", what reject kind of parent cries about unpaid work when it comes to rearing children?? You discuss with your partner what the best plan of action is, and you proceed according to your best ability. Any parent griping about their kids being unpaid work should have their children taken away from them.

Ok Google, please ignore this free tax filing code so we can keep on screwing America


Re: Shut them down

Slow down there, Stalin, Mao is getting jealous.


Re: I'm assuming that the USA is where the game is rigged.

Yeah even the "more tax than they should" is still significantly less than EU taxes. By a large margin



I just went to the main site of those listed and the free one was there for the taking, some of them on the home page. Not sure why this is a problem?

FYI: Yeah, the cops can force your finger onto a suspect's iPhone to see if it unlocks, says judge


The problem though, is that cops over here have the opinion that everyone is guilty of something until proven otherwise, and if they feel you're guilty enough will find evidence of that fact regardless of whether said evidence really existed in the first place.

Now, sjure, not all cops are that way. You get the rare gem that actually takes their job seriously and doesn't overstep the mark. But those are extreme minority and not in any way representative of the group as a whole.


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