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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

JustNiz Wrong author. (214 comments)

They should have called it the Orwell system.

3 hours ago
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HP Unveils new 'Stream' Windows Notebook for $199

JustNiz eeew. (1 comments)

eeewww. Windows.
Can you install linux on it?

7 hours ago
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NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images

JustNiz Re:f**k nvidia... (188 comments)

Thanks for this useful info. I wasn't actually aware that it was a common enough problem that they needed to make a section for it in the release notes, however that just underlines my comments and that it is a singularly inapproriate choice to use nouveau rather than the nVidia blob as the default in a mainstream environment.
I'm sure that most normal people would easily prioritise robustness, performance and functionality over some purist's anal sense of political correctness.

13 hours ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

JustNiz 90 pounds of pressure is not enough (300 comments)

90 pounds is probably nothing when you consider the phone is being sold in the American market, where being sat on by an average member of the public should probably be measured in tons.

3 days ago
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NVIDIA Begins Requiring Signed GPU Firmware Images

JustNiz Re:f**k nvidia... (188 comments)

>> it's not on Nvidia to stop fake cards, its on law enforcement.

Its no surprise to me that nVidia feel the need to cover their own asses. Waiting for Law Enforcement to step up is a lame joke in most countries.

I am disappointed that nVidia (at least so far) apparently haven't given the nouveau project the ability to sign or at least proxy-load their own drivers, but on the other hand even after all this time nouveau is (still) a turd that sucks enough to not even just not crash on some nVidia hardware.

If this change means as a side-effect that Mint will finally go back to installing nvidia's binary rather than nouveau by default then I'm all for it, as the way it stands now I can't even install mint on my laptop since there is no way to manually override the automatic installation of nouveau, then novueau crashes and locks up the whole CPU before I can even get to a point where I can uninstall it.

3 days ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

JustNiz So Sheldon is right? (356 comments)

...String theory is bogus?

5 days ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

JustNiz Re:systemd fails at reliability and fault-toleranc (468 comments)

>> Take a look at what those people who know their craft recommend - e.g., the Federal Aviation Association,

Lol. As someone who worked develping software for avionics for 8 years I can tell you that the FAA standards e.g. DO178B are bizarrely clueless, and most avionics companies have enough fingers in the pie to get any old piece of shit through FAA certification. Unfortuantely the FAA have decided to be completely reliant on the fox for advice on watching the hen house.
I've seen some bad code in my 35 years as a developer, but truly all the worst sutff was for avionics supposedly written to FAA procedures/standards.
Most of the US avionics industry is so stagnant and full of truly clueless managers and beancounters with wrongehaded priorities enforcing retarded metrics that I simply refuse to ever work in avionics again.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

JustNiz Baloney (392 comments)

>> CEOs want employees with liberal arts degrees, because those graduates have critical thinking skills.

Liberal arts = critical thinking? lol thats funny....And people with CS, maths or hard science degrees are not naturally inclined to think as logically right?

What they ACTUALLY mean is they want more fuzzy-thinking compliant Yes-men, not engineers that actually know their shit and easily spot it when some middle-manager says something that makes no logical sense.

about two weeks ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

JustNiz Re:How about sharing legitimate advice? (151 comments)

To melt foil would be one SERIOUS EMP. The likelyhood of such an EMP is vanishingly small, and if it ever did happen, you would have a lot more serious issues than whether your porn survived.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

JustNiz Re:I wonder (352 comments)

On that basis you could argue that a formula 1 racecar would be a good car to do the weekly shopping in, just because it has a steering wheel, an engine, and 4 wheels, just like every other car.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

JustNiz Re:I wonder (352 comments)

Of course I know what a macBook is. Thanks to it being waaay overpriced and having relatively dismal hardware specs, and also being locked into a proprietary Apple universe, I practically don't even consider it a laptop at all, let alone anything I would actually want to give money for.

about two weeks ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

JustNiz Muppets (222 comments)

"Early Adopter" is clearly the new name for "Sheep-like moron".

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

JustNiz I wonder (352 comments)

I wonder how much money Microsoft will continue to throw at phones, and how many times they will keeping releasing new phones that don't sell before they finally accept that no-one actually likes Widows or trusts Microsoft any more, and that the only reason we use Windows at all is because you can't buy a laptop without it and most of us just have to put up with it at work.

about three weeks ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

JustNiz Re:How about sharing legitimate advice? (151 comments)

Just wrap it in foil.

Several inches of steel is no better than a sheet of foil in being a faraday cage.

about three weeks ago
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Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

JustNiz I don't care. (108 comments)

My website will be fine since it uses ROT-13.

about three weeks ago
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GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

JustNiz Re:will it make an ethical choice? (185 comments)

what decision will the car make?
will i be happy to allow it to make that decision?
- will i still be happy for it to make that decision if my 2 kids are in the backseat?

All very good questions that no decision-makers are allowing themselves to be seen asking.

To the government none of this will matter, its already a done deal that In a few years this technology will become 24/7 mandatory. Google are already trying hard to get driving controls out of cars totally.
http://www.kurzweilai.net/goog...

Regardless of the fact that nearly all of society does it every day, we will be told by the government that driving is an activity that humans are completely incapable of doing safely (somehow these human shortcomings won't be an issue if you work for the government or have a cop badge), and all the treehuggers will totally agree with all the brainwashing because think of the children.

It wont be long before anybody demonstrating independent thought by trying to take control of the vehicle in any way will be considered as unnecessarily endangering lives and therefore a criminal. Mark my words. The loss of your family due to a bad decision by the car in an accident will be considered as "just unlucky" by most people and you won't be able to do a damn thing about it. Welcome to the Google age.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

JustNiz Re:At the risk of blaming the victim... (311 comments)

>> I'd imagine that most of them really didn't want that stuff leaked ...Because most normal people tend to put naked pictures of themselves in a cloud somewhere?

>> or they'd just leak them, themselves, in a coordinated manner.

That was exactly my point, that this is actually coordinated.

about a month ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

JustNiz Re:At the risk of blaming the victim... (311 comments)

What those celebs are actually thinking is that there's no such thing as bad publicity, especially when backed up with fake self-righteous indignation.

I think its funny that most people still genuinely believe that those celebs really didn't want that stuff leaked.

about a month ago
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Why Learning to Code Outweighs a Degree in Computer Science

JustNiz I call bullshit (1 comments)

This article is bullshit.
Many if not most employers *require* a degree before you even get to the interview.
Secondly its not an either-or thing. You can have both a degree and practical skills.

about a month ago

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