3137 posts • joined 4 May 2008
Welcome to China
(Decrypted version by means of me being a good cop)
All your Kangaroos are us.
Just as big_D stated here is the article
Re: No ... think bigger!
I presume that that was a reference to the IT Crowd... Brings up some sunshine to this cloudy morning.
and it's follow up
Fortunately it's no longer the case.
So maybe, the Ozzies should reconsider if their master plan will really have any impact.
First we had the great barrier reef.
Then we had the great Aussi Firewall.
The we had the amazing Aussi Full Decryption laws.
Then we had a scandal because one of the ministers got caught doing something naughty, one/all of his adversaries could now read the hidden stuff.
Then the great firewall, decryption process was removed as it wasn't in public interest...
What goes around, comes around...
Re: Go for it
Australian, living in one of Sydney's affluent suburbs.
Worked on IBMs, knows AS400s probably from within a Banking environment, in or around the early 80s, we can quickly surmise that at least 48 years old, although I would hazard a guess are around 62. ( forty odd years in IT).
Learned assembler on Macs in an Australian university.
Likes to make/eat Cheese. Previously owned a BMW 740il
What's the betting that it would not take too long for someone with but a little more information than El Reg posts too fully determine the real name of our probably Scottish or Irish descendancy poster......
So were moving along quickly with this rather un-anonymous Aussi...lol.
[Oengus, don't take it too seriously, I just wanted to see what kind of profile I could quickly develop just reading through El Reg posts] Anyone that thinks that El Reg is not a social media website, think again...
Re: A lot of might, may, and possibly...
I hope for your sake that the air is not blown from the rear end of one of the macaques...
Re: More human
Macaques probably don't request high salaries. Surprising that there is not some American Lawyer prepared to defend the annual macaque salary.
Hang on a moment
"The researchers believe that activating the caudate nucleus drove the animals to focus more on the negative consequences of the reward, and made them more apathetic about the value of the juice.""
And how do they know that stimulating the caudate nucleus did not make the blast of air more painful, disagreeable, etc...
The cause and effect seems highly debatable here....I think if I had a choice between having my brain "stimulated" with electric probes might actually put me off a lot of things when the other choice is not to have the brain stimulated....
I truly hope so
"It would not be possible for him to hijack the aircraft's core control systems, though, as these are kept strictly separate and locked down. "
Should we therefore "presume" that none of the control systems use SATCOM, not even as a redundant backup for reason a, b or c.....
Regardless of the score, it must be one of the most scathing reviews that I have read on El Reg. Even thought the device is crap, the review made me laugh, so at least it will end my otherwise boring day on a good note...
I agree that 4/10 appears to be a little over generous...
Crappy feedback on the buttons : he he.
Overall look : Ha ha ha ha ha.
Painted buttons : Hey guys come over and see this article, its a killer...
Thinking about those who invested in this : Rolls on floor, splutters, coughs, tears roll down cheeks and belly starts to ache...
"I've been told the ADB backup system is not that reliable"
I have recent experience of trying to take/make full backups in order to clone company phones ( 24 of them). I can confirm that after several hours of trying many variations of ADB parameters and switches that none of them successfully managed to make a complete backup. It definitely creates backup files but it never seems to fully restore everything on the new device.
It might depend on specific needs but I certainly couldn't get ADB to make me a backup of what I wanted on an un-rooted phone. We ended up just doing everything manually, a la Production Chain...
Personally I would not trust it without having 100% managed a full backup / restore on different devices ( same model of telephone).. It might work on the exact same device on which the backup was made , but I don't know as that wasn't useful for our needs.
Swipe up on home butt
Does this require toilet paper or does the bare hand suffice ?
Re: Lipstick on a pig
Exactly the same as Frank Ly, RSS feeds for me.
The feeds represent zero publicity and leads me directly to the article that interests me. It's far easier than on the eyes to read some basic text without having all the surrounding HTML fluff..
I almost never go to the Front Page as it doesn't offer me anything more than the feeds already offer.
Re: you can put your name on the number plates, that's it.
The car does have the maker's badges. I'd take those off if it was feasible.
BMW do it for a price, and I believe that others do it too. Well at least for the model numbet., Maybe not the actuelle BW hélice.
Re: A bit late
There aint have been some clevers bastards, lucky bleeders. ( Nostalgia kicks in)
Re: Advertising from mobile 'phones
My personal hotspot is "Bad Connection" which always make me wonder if others truly believe it is a bad connection.
Re: Stop breaking stuff
"1920x1080 is NOT high resolution."
Hence the "cough" in the OP.. 1920*1080 is nothing more than a basic resolution today which just pissed me of because Intel isn't following suite with the updates.
Stop breaking stuff
It seems as though every updates is perfectly executed to break something.
The OEMs are definately not following at the same rate, todays adventure, the last updates f**k around with cheap intel G45 cards and high resolution ( 1920*1080, cough) no longer appears in the list of available options. Intel does not have native G45 drivers for Windows 10 but up until the latest batch things were working just fine...
Result 2 hours spent doing nothing but desperately trying old drivers until one of them worked.
Do updates and remain safe from security exploits : OK. When it breaks your damned system obviously you are safe because you cant get any work done anyway.... gggggrrrrrrr..
And I see no reason that W7 runs fine on older equipement whereas W10 can be a dog to "keep" running correctly...
Snake biting it's own tail
The eternal problem of how to test outside of production, just in case everything gets borked whilst needing testing to be done in production, where the real data resides...
* Sandboxing wont help because the data is usally on another device.
* Complete and exact copies of production environments are almost impossible to keep up to date without having the budget of MS behind you.
* Some of these bugs are only for extremely rare cases and would be damned hard to test without spending the entire IT budget on testing.....
And these are only the OS bugs, when we add O365 into the affaire then things really
Sighs in despair as IT never seems to evolve, it just repeats Ad Infinitum..
Re: And the mess that is Android updating
<Rant coming up>
Parmi nous il y a quelques-uns qui parle plusieurs langues...
When someone tries their best to speak or write English when it is their second or third language then I think that they should be welcomed rather than scorned.
Grammar Nazis are Ok when it is obvious that the person writing is a native English speaker, but it's far less necessary for the others.
A little bit of understanding/forgiving can make us all better people...even on El Reg...
A must read on Fridays
I always read this column due to it's lighthearted, yet terribly real, content. It's always refreshing to know that the Mad Bosses and Psychos that we encouter on a daily basis are not just within our own offices...
Thanks for all the good work and best of luck for the new adventure...
The Attrition Game
This is undoubtedly where the game of attrition starts.. and Google are already very experienced....
Popcorn is necessary in huge buckets, 90 days gives good lawyers a reasonable playing field.
Re: AI - Artificial Ignorance
True, but they too are human and know that taste, feeling and sentiments can change according to a multitude of factors. They also have memories that can relay information based on feeling, personal preferences and personal desire which AI has no need for.
Re: The real test
Horse Piss probably has more taste.
Like a lot of American Food and Beverages, the wrapper might look pretty but the contents are severely lacking in taste, unless "synthetic" is considered a taste. ( The Americans don't care though as evolution has left them devoid of taste buds)
AI - Artificial Ignorance
Beer is like sex, there are days when it is great and days when it is not... A lot depends on the person, environment, what you had to eat the night before, etc etc etc etc
Having "algorithms" test beer is like having a Blow Up Doll" being used to test candidates for porn movies. He might have the meat but not necessarily the talent but the doll wouldn’t know the difference.
Also. robots don’t drink beer and neither do algorithms, they might be able to do a chemical analysis but I doubt that they would appreciate a damned cold beer on a hot day like today and therefore determine if that beer was really exciting to your taste buds or not…
Case ( Beer Origine)
English : Return "poor, lacks taste, almost fizzy water"
German : Return "Not bad, Pilsners can be fine as long as cold"
Belgian : Return "Excellent flavor, great selection and usually very strong".
Good news all round
Like everyone on the planet I hate spam(the electronic kind).. So if this results in even a 5% reduction I am more than happy.
What I don't understand though is why it takes so long to get the wheels moving as proof would appear to be relatively simple to obtain.
Anyway cheers to the AntiSpammers of this world..
"The US tax authority – the Internal Revenue Service – is looking at how AI can secure and protect taxpayers’ data held on its servers."
And they are most certainely looking at how they can "protect" the corporates and drug barons that finance things on the darker side whilst ensuring that Joe Schmoe on his pitance has the book thrown at him...
Stats stats stats
Do they add any Black Swans ( N Taleb) into their algorithms ? If not then they need to try again because that gloomy dark forebording cygnus is more than likely to make an appearance at some point in time and take a long deep laugh at the stats......
Potential Terrorism/Mafia/Illegal Activists
Since we are all considered as potential terrorist/mafioso or illegal activists then we can safely presume that the Govts are not going to stop this activity any time soon.....
Alternative solution : Give us access to the politicians/ministers/governing persons private phone calls, whereabouts and all online/offline activity in order that we too may make judgement on activities performed. We pay for the politicians, wouldn't it be the correct thing to allow us some insight into how they execute their well payed tasks, both in and behind the scenes.....
After all they too might actually be involved potential terrorist/mafioso or illegal activiities....
SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E MODE:0
SETBLASTER=A 220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620
REM= By HiSpeed CD-ROM Drive Installation Program 8/5/101
REM= device=C\ CD-ROM\CDTECH.SYS /d: mscd001/udma2 /v
DEVICE= C:\HXCD-ROM\CDROM.SYS /D:MSCD001
At least some of the Greybeards here, must remember the battles that arose from IRQ confilicts...
Rather than restrict, it's far better to simply "know"which the Israelis are already very good at....
Re: Conscription ?
"Like the Europeans they mostly are?"
People from Iran, Iraq, Egypt are far from being just White Europeans.
Having lived in Israel for a few years I can easily tell you that there are two main groups, Ashkenazi and Spheradic. ( There are also others, indigenous or not)
Ashkenazi could be grouped as Caucasian European
Spheradic could be grouped vaguely as "Middle eastern", some of which are very white, some are not.
It's a huge and very diverse mixture of backgrounds, ethnicity and culture..
There is no such thing as a typical Israeli, other than the fact that they all speak Hebrew ( Modern Hebrew)...
Re: How about something small
For around 25000 you can get one of these
Re: What do people want in a smartwatch?
If you can find a watch that "Changes time", now that would be wonderfull.
Form over function
Personally, I find the stock Android interfaces pretty well done, outside of aesthetics I don't see the need for another layer..
On top of that it usually slows down the firmware update refresh because the Samsung UX has to be re-done/re-validated by Samsung...
I gave up on Samsung because of bloat, looks like they are continuing down the same path....
"By 2035, engineers were waiting for the appropriate part to arrive
Now that's what I call slow delivery : 17 years.
"and by 2252 they were trying to fit it."
And somehow you can see way into the future and know that it be fixed in around 234 years
Do as I say not as I do
Typical of many people in a position of responsability. They neither respect nor adhere to the practices or procedures that they expect from others.
It's sad to imagine how much these kind of investigations cost the law abiding tax payer. Why does there also appear to be a severe lack of honest people in these roles....
It's Friday, it's warm outside and the lake front is where I am going for my beer/wine/appero...
Cheers to all the honest people....
I'm English, we have a love-hate relationship with the
French "Entire World"
There all fixed .....
Re: Why do I smell...
"I actually enjoy the Ribbon Interface"
I'm with you here, the most common commands are always available muscle memory makes it very easy...
I never understood why people dont like it.. I undrstand that it might not be the best choice for all applications but for Office it is great.
Horses for courses.
Shouldn't it have been the responsability of the Guildford Crown Court to ensure that the preciding judge did not know the girls mother and why did she have to read the documents beforehand as obviously she already knew that her daughter was a witness ?
It all seems a bit back to front...
Re: MS abandoning Windows??
"especially the work ones with confidential data in them"
Third party encryption is your friend..
Lawyers, guns and money, drugs, hookers, and booze...
That kinda sums up the Good Old USA for the last 100 years ( starting at prohibition). Just missing the Fake News Media, a la Fox News, some war mongering Presidents and were almost there.
Very (un)Popular at the moment
I wonder how El Zuck feels about receiving so much attention lately ? A little under pressure maybe..
Shirley he has nothing to hide....
Re: No App Store... no RU?
It's actually a game to see who can build the best walled garden. It seems as though Russia is hellbent on wanting one with a very high wall, similar to that of their Chinese counterparts.
I wouldnt bet on Apple winning this one, Putin is a stubborn bugger...
Re: Only three things are certain...
Death and taxes and human stupidity ( which never ceases to amaze me)
Are pilots actually trained, and forced to constantly keep their training up to date, for exactly these kinds of situations.... One of the reasons that Pilots are well paid is to ensure that they are capable of keeping the head cool and retaining their capacity to handle these situations.
I do like when the media use the word "hero" for someone that is performing his job....
I do not want to discredit pilots or their jobs, I have great admiration for what they do, they should be congratulated for handling these kinds of situations, but to go to the point of calling them heros is just plain wrong and does injustice to those who truly merit that denomination.
In my book a hero is someone that goes was over and above his call of duty often performing tasks that they were not prepared for..
Just what the world needs
Yet another messaging system.. Haven't we got enough of them already ?
We can't resolve the SPAM problem so why add yet another means of inbox ( albeit SMS inbox) pollution.
Open doors for madness
This would undoubtedly save the hackers some much time. So would no longer need to try to hack different sites, as they would now have a single site against which they could throw endless rainbow attacks from one of their botnets.
Example First off a slew of passwords for Facebook. Even though the password was wrong for facebook, the Password Similitude engine (sic) would allow them to know that it was the good password for another site because it would also be interesting X other sites..
It a theory looking for a buyout..
Re: Not just Lidl
"Did you really say that as an argument? If you only want a light high, only smoke a little. Every stoner I know figured that out without much trouble."
I've been about and I am no stranger to much worse than a little bit of weed...I know how to take a hit, lol.
I've smoked quite a bit of pot/hash/weed for test purposes obviously ;-) and I can confirm without a doubt that high THC content knocks me on the floor.
The Swiss stuff, high CBD content definitely does not knock me over.. and yet the high content THC that I tested on my last trip to Amsterdam absolutely blew me away.
"Only smoke a little " : That's like saying it's not worth buying alcohol at any less than 80% ( Stroe Rum comes to mind) and only taking little sips. No thanks...
It's all horses for courses but I like the option of having choice.
Time to ditch the Facebook login: If customers' data should be protected, why hand it over to Zuckerberg?
Why does El Reg need a Facebook page ?