* Posts by JohnSheeran

14 posts • joined 24 Jul 2019

Chrome suddenly using Bing after installing Office 365 Pro Plus... Yeah, that might have been us, mumbles Microsoft

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Feels like a joke we play on each other at work.....

...and this one is actually pretty funny. Next they will pull the old trick of taking a screenshot of your desktop with the icons, removing all of the icons and making the screenshot the wallpaper.

Pomp and ceremony: When the US Secretary of State meets Oracle overlord Larry

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Re: Debatable

On the one hand, I see the assassination claim because he was a representative of a sovereign nation in a neighboring nation not directly conducting (obvious) military operations against said nation.

On the other hand, your point is well taken. His involvement with Iranian backed militias that could be taken as terrorist organizations does make him a target when outside his nation. His history of being involved in things that could be taken as war crimes if said war was ongoing also works against him.

President Cheeto Cottonhair is not great and his level of jackassery is high and that makes us want to instantly call this an assassination. It just doesn't feel quite right in this case though. Still debating.

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Re: Debatable

I see nothing of discussion. FAIL

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Facepalm

Everything that's terrible in one article....

Oracle.

Trump.

Amazon Not Paying Taxes.

Assassination (debatable (and I mean debatable, not false).

Pick your favorite terrible and discuss. :D

Hey kids! Ditch that LCD and get ready for the retro CRT world of Windows Terminal

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Re: You had one job.

It's a Linux tool. It shows /mnt/c/Source/... at the top.

Hey, you've earned it: Huawei chucks workers a £219m bonus for tackling US blacklist

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Just north of $1500 per employee if the interwebs is right about their employee count.

Heads up from Internet of S*!# land: Best Buy's Insignia 'smart' home gear will become very dumb this Wednesday

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Re: We shouldn't have skipped the time when it was the Intranet of Things

So, TLDR; everyone is stupid because they don't realize how complicated these things are. Check.

Buying a Chromebook? Don't forget to check that best-before date

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OK, so, don't buy a Chromebook......

....CHECK

DRAM, bam, thank you Sam: Like a Flashbolt from the blue, Samsung flaunts its fastest RAM

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To add on to what Scott mentioned; it's important to know that "speed" has a lot of facets in this kind of conversation. Clock speeds only point to the signal generator and the ability to accept/process instructions. Things like bit width and efficiency also play a big part.

We often use the word speed interchangeably when it's not really appropriate. For example, network speeds being indicated by using how many bits per second the link is capable of transferring isn't the only measurement to consider when latency can have an impact on the ability to realize that potential.

I my memory serves me (and adding to what Scott mentioned), the divergence in the x86 world occurred when the clock generator in the CPU (circa Intel 486) tried to go beyond 33Mhz. The memory available at the time couldn't operate at frequencies higher than that and the system boards' circuit design had a problem with EM interference because of right angle traces and electrons "flying off the track".

Capital One gets Capital Done: Hacker swipes personal info on 106 million US, Canadian credit card applicants

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Re: all of the above, and...

Security is very easy to get wrong if you don't understand security. It's still easy to get wrong even if you do understand security, you just realize your mistakes more quickly and usually fix them. The cloud doesn't change that but it least it makes your data just one step closer to those who would like to get it and exploit it.

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Re: From the CLOUD ???

Haven't you heard? The CLOUD has won. A LOT of large corporations in this country (US) are moving their stuff to these big providers. Even better, they are letting their developers be in charge of infrastructure. I'm sure that nothing ever goes wrong with those plans.

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Re: Edumacation

They always attack the weak, harmless or those that are not expecting it. You don't honestly think they would go after someone who would fight back do you? They are all cowards. (and I mean both the hackers and the mass shooters)

Incognito mode won't stop smut sites sharing your pervy preferences with Facebook, Google and, er, Oracle

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Re: Incognito mode isn't incognito

I'm not saying you're wrong. I'm not saying you're right. I'm saying that it doesn't really matter. It only matters if you are in the public eye or are somehow impacted by public opinion. Even then, I'm not sure it matters as much as you think. Case in point; Donald Trump. He was recorded making statements on numerous occasions that would have ended most everyone else's political career yet he plowed forward and didn't acknowledge the statements and it hasn't held him back. While I think it's all a bad precedent and I don't like where this is all heading I also recognize that it just doesn't seem to matter either way.

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Re: Incognito mode isn't incognito

It's almost like the name just doesn't matter.

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