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HP Ink should cough up $1.5m for bricking printers using unofficial cartridges – lawsuit

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Epson

Inkjet.

Good printer and works just fine with third party cartridges.

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US cities react in fury to FCC's $2bn break for 5G telcos: We'll be picking up the tab, say officials

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Yet another reason

not to move to the US.

The UK isn't perfect but this is typical with regulation.

There are even state unions for all kinds of things such as 'nail technicians' which are basically run by gangsters who get away with massive membership fees.

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No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

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Re: Porbably not just down due to the FBI

That makes sense.

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At last: Magic Leap reveals its revolutionary techno-goggles – but wait, there's a catch

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BBC review

It is aimed at a less technical audience but a very good review:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-45521497/a-new-reality-putting-magic-leap-one-to-the-test

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Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains

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I used to be ambivalent about leaving the EU

But this petty dictatorship over domains shows the EU at it's worst.

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Raspberry Pi supremo Eben Upton talks to The Reg about Pi PoE woes

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Re: Compliant but non-functional?

I have had that a few time so stick with Prosafe unless there is a reason to use something else.

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Re: Been running PoE Pis for years...

Probably direct power e.g. no device detection etc. but if it works for you then fine.

Device detection is optional on PoE btw.

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@Doctor Synax

"Where does luck come into it? Given the historical problems with power on Pis I'd have expected anything in that area to be fully tested with all possible build configurations."

Unfortunately switches that offer the same standards often vary on load.

Personally I don't trust TPLink for PoE, one minor surge near the threshold and I have to power cycle the one I have.

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Re: Hats off to 'em...

Especially when we commentards are immature!

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Re: If only the the folk at Nvidia were as honest to own up to their mistakes.

@AC

"If only the folk at HP/Nvidia were as honest as Eben Upton, to own up to their poor product testing, that has left so many Geforce based laptops dead from poor Geforce GPUs/poorthermal design and the use of lead free solder."

You literally have no idea about modern soldering.

To get BGA connections at the required density requires the solder has extremely precise characteristics and unfortunately the effects resulted in joint fractures after a combination of time, changes in the solder and temperature cycles which arose from the varying workload.

Yes, I worked at Nvidia (a non graphics division) and Jensen was genuinely upset about letting the customers and users down. I even met him once, a nice guy.

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EmDrive? More like BS drive: Physics-defying space engine flunks out

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There is an EM drive in orbit

Remember that earlier this year a pair of satellites were launched, one with a conventional motor and one with an EM drive.

Let's see how it works in practice.

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America-China tariff tiff could flip the switch on Cisco price hikes

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COCOM strikes again

Remember the Reagan era?

COCOM was supposed to be about security but it was about denying people important components.

Is anyone surprised when it turned out to include basic logic devices? I ended buying Japanese parts and US equipment manufacturers of many kinds had trouble exporting their products.

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Non-profits push back against Big Cable's bumpkin broadband blueprint for America

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The US

For sale to the highest bribe

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UK.gov went ahead with under-planned, under-funded IT upgrade? Sounds about right

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The usual

Someone makes a decision despite not knowing anything about how it is to be done or if it can be done.

The important thing is to make a decision when you said you were going to make a decision.

Universal Credit

NHSfIT

CrossRail

I have known at least one system for HMP establishments which could never work - I know because I had to redesign it for one site.

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Wannabe Supreme Brett Kavanaugh red-faced after leaked emails contradict spy testimony

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Service as normal

As long as you get away with thing it is OK.

Like the lack of prosecutions from Hillsborough.

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Using Python in Visual Studio Code? Microsoft has new toys for you

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Re: installing vs code on Linux

I wasn't expecting that

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AI image recognition systems can be tricked by copying and pasting random objects

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Re: The elephant in the room!

"it lacks the meta to understand it does not understand".

Best description I have seen about autonomous vehicles.

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Cobbler feels the shoe-leather: An IP address is still not a human

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Re: what’s with Adam Sandler?

Try The Longest Yard without prejudging it.

Yes, a remake but a very good one.

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Huawei elbows aside Apple to claim number-two phone maker spot

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Lower phone sales

Less land fill and less money thrown away.

I work with industrial Android device testing BTW.

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Xeon-bashing Tachyum claims its Prodigy CPU will run AI jobs as well as traditional apps

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The objective

is to live off the investors money?

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Chap asks Facebook for data on his web activity, Facebook says no, now watchdog's on the case

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Let the fines begin!

Up to four percent of turnover.

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Tax the tech giants and ISPs until the bits squeak – Corbyn

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Word process tax

To subsidise typewriters!

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Australia blocks Huawei, ZTE from 5G rollout

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Good idea

I learned a few weeks ago form someone involved in aircraft satellite comms that now in China the comms needs to be routed via their ground stations while in Chinese airspace.

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If it doesn't need to be connected, don't: Nurse prescribes meds for sickly hospital infosec

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Technology isn't magic

This message still gets ignored.

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Snap code snatched, Pentagon bans bands, pacemakers cracked, etc

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Unsigned code?

We produce an Android based product at work and production apps must be signed with the production key.

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Hackers can cook you alive using 'microwave oven' sat-comms – claim

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Hate to tell you

but the microwave antennae in an aircraft cannot be aimed into the cabin areas, it would be a liability.

I have seen one as well.

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Click this link and you can get The Register banned in China

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Who needs Zorro?

We have El Reg!

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Shock Land Rover Discovery: Sellers could meddle with connected cars if not unbound

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Smart cars

are becoming a dumber idea all the time.

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Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

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Re: Not in IT...

HR means humans as resources.

Think of The Matrix, organic batteries.

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IBM Watson dishes out 'dodgy cancer advice', Google Translate isn't better than humans yet, and other AI tidbits

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Artificial intelligence

meet natural stupidity.

GIGO.

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Fake prudes: Catholic uni AI bot taught to daub bikinis on naked chicks

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How about

Training the AI to spot paedophile priests?

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Science! Luminescent nanocrystals could lead to multi-PB optical discs

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Re: Didn't the IBM R&D division...

I imagine crystal scanners are difficult and crystals that get handled would become very difficult to read even then.

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HP Ink's UK profits tumble nearly 85% – of course Brexit to blame

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I advise people not to touch HP printers

For two reasons:

1. Stupidly expensive ink.

2. We have some expensive HP printer/scanners at work and when monitoring NTP network traffic three devices were transmitting leap second packets.

Yes, it was the three printers.

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HMRC told AGAIN to toughen up on VAT-dodging online traders

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With what resources?

Their computer systems are antiquated, give them the tools to do the job.

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The butterfly defect: MacBook keys wrecked by single grain of sand

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Antennagate

'nuff said.

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Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

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Re: MSGit

"northern leftpondians"

I like it!

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Science fiction legend Harlan Ellison ends his short time on Earth

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This article

is what take El Reg from extremely good to great.

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IBM memo to staff: Our CEO Ginni is visiting so please 'act normally!'

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IBM hasn't been IBM for a very long time

I visited the San Jose site a couple of times in 1999 and that was the IBM I know.

This is some corporate parasites.

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In huge privacy win, US Supreme Court rules warrant needed to slurp folks' location data

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Re: something missed...

The surprising thing is that Gorusch is that he was appointed during Trump's reign.

Fully committed to the law and ignores the politics.

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Asylum seeker spreadsheet data blurt: UK Home Office loses appeal to limit claimants

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Ghurknas, Afghan interpreters were betrayed as well

By some unspeakable pieces of shit like this.

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Wires, chips, and LEDs: US trade bigwigs detail Chinese kit that's going to cost a lot more

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US hypocrisy

The US is the biggest hypocrite on this subject.

They steal any technology they can get away with, hide subsidies for favoured industries/companies and, just like now,

During the Reagan era there was COCOM, a coordinating committee on technology export with the idea of making it difficult for foreign manufacturers to get certain parts thus protecting US manufacturers of high tech products.

Except, as usual, someone got clever. I designed a product using 4000 series CMOS and there was a standard shift register and suddenly I couldn't buy the RCA part without filling in piles of forms. Solution - buy the same Toshiba part.

This also meant a number of US equipment manufacturers had problems exporting because straightforward products used COCOM controlled parts.

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GCHQ bod tells privacy advocates: Most of our work is making sure we operate within the law

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Liars

Sorry, but I've been the for interview and frankly the way they behave is disgusting.

HR are like scared rabbit's the electric wheelchairs they are required to have were tucked in a corner with flat tyres. It went downhill from there.

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Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Doctor Seuss

makes more sense

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Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

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Re: So WTF is wrong with the US school system?

Bullying and abuse by staff is accepted.

At Columbine the sports 'jocks' even got away with rape because the staff persuaded the police to ignore them.

In this case the kid wasn't good at sports so the sports staff bullied and abused him giving the green light for other pupils to do the same.

It has been noted that he didn't shoot at pupils he liked.

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No one is asking why he did it

There is a bullying culture there amongst the staff and particularly the sports staff.

Exactly the same happened at Columbine including persuading the local police not to investigate two rapes carried out by their favourites sports pupils.

Fix the culture or face the penalties.

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Domain name sellers rub ICANN's face in sticky mess of Europe's GDPR

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The US empire is slowly crumbling

Or maybe not slowly.

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Petty PETA rapped by judges over monkey selfie copyright stunt

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Did the monkey ask a lawyer to do this?

PETA - patronising animals.

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LESTER gets ready to trundle: The Register's beer-bot has a name

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Re: In loving memory

A true El Reg comment

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Cloud-surfing orgs under attack, Microsoft antivirus for Chrome, Windows 10 S bypass, non-RSA gigs, and more

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Chrome extension

I have added the Chrome extension.

Thanks!

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No way, RSA! Security conference's mobile app embarrassingly insecure

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Keep fixing it

Until you break it.

The opposite of KISS.

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