* Posts by Cave-Homme

8 posts • joined 5 Feb 2020

Decent, legal, honest and searchable: C'mon, Ofcom. Let us check up on the ad-slingers ourselves


Re: Putin a ban on political advertising?

It’s amusing, no, it’s actually very sad.

It’s sad that supposed democratic countries with vast political and economic power worth $ trillions and who control the narrative and population in these countries through their vast media and social networks bizarrely resort to blaming a backwater country with a low GDP and struggling to modernize itself is somehow capable and fully responsible for swinging an election in the aforementioned countries.

As Paul Calf (Steve Coogan) once declared: “it’s a...


'An issue of survival': Why Mozilla welcomes EU attempts to regulate the internet giants


Re: RE: big_D

It’s not a matter of being technically challenged whatsoever, you are being condescending to many people.

I specifically keep certain cookies for specific site preferences, which saves considerable time. I also keep certain specific third party cookies which some sites unfortunately require to function. I delete the rest. Firefox cookie and tracking management is very good these days.

Even MS are doing a decent job in this respect with their new Chromium Edge. I still prefer FF though, not just because of its mission, but also especially since it’s much lighter on resources than Chromium / Chrome browsers I’ve tried.

Another week, another bunch of Windows 10 machines punched by a patch


Re: Anybody else tired of having their Windows 10 system wake up in the middle of the night...

Not a problem for Windows 10 Pro. At one point I even deferred feature updates for 365 days.

Mi first! Latest Xiaomi flagship storms DxOMark rankings with quartet of powerful cameras


tat bazaar

"Chinese tat bazaar Xiaomi"

Quite the contrary, the produce some excellent phones, and they also have an extra layer of security in the OS over Android. You should get our more.

Huawei to the danger zone: Now Uncle Sam slaps it with 16 charges of racketeering, fraud, money laundering, theft of robot arm and source code


Since the 1990s...

...I have direct experience of teams of Chinese and Korean specialists being invited to GB to see our shiny and innovative systems and procedures. The PHB thought he'd won the lottery, believing they'd buy all "his" stuff.

The rest of us noticed how the visitors were asking the workers a myriad of questions and taking copious notes. We knew immediately that there'd be no sale, just copying and development of similar processes and systems.

Multiply my experience countless thousands of times, and we end up with today's situation. It's nothing to do with nationality or race, it's just human nature, including our PHBs being naive and greedy beggars.

What do we want? A proper review of IR35! When do we want it? Last year! Bunch of IT contractors protest outside UK Parliament


Re: Not really...

Serious question, how much are they quoting? My background similar to yours.

Crypto AG backdooring rumours were true, say German and Swiss news orgs after explosive docs leaked


Re: Perhaps I misunderstood but ...

“What fool would these days use letter substitution?“

These “fools” who are yet to be deciphered, some after hundreds of years?


Boss planning to tear you a new one? Google Glass is back: Weird workwear aimed at devs, but on sale to all

Big Brother

Orwellian tech.

Nuff said.


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