* Posts by BoldMan

617 posts • joined 20 Sep 2007

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Who would code a self-destruct feature into their own web browser? Oh, hello, Apple

BoldMan

Re: Has Mr Dabbs got much better recently?

Not so much PC as more like all "storage" and "The Conversation"

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Leak – UN says Assange detention 'unlawful'

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Re: No legal force

Irrelevant. He broke the law in the UK when he jumped bail. Simples.

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Re: A completely meaningless ruling

No the charges are whether he jumped bail in the UK and sought refuge in a foreign Embassy. Whatever Sweden wants him for is beside the point now - he broke UK laws, so he should be a man and face up to it and not whine and mewl like a pussy.

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Assange will 'accept arrest' on Friday if found guilty

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Re: Looks like he knows the UN has agreed with him

He's guilty as charged for the offence he committed in the UK, namely jumping bail, as for the others, that is up to the Swedish courts, but he definitely broke the law in the UK.

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Why the Sun is setting on the Boeing 747

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Re: Greatest respect etc

But this is a reprint of an article from The Conversation, so its very very important!!!!

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Microsoft sinks to new depths with underwater data centre experiment

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Re: CthulhuNet

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn

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Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash

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Re: "Airbus patented an 'Aircraft Pod Concept' in late 2015"

Did he patent it? No? Then so what?

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In this Facebook and Google-owned world, it's time to rethink privacy

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Re: thought experiment

No script is a sledgehammer to crack a nut, try Ghostery instead, it targets just the offensive parts of a site without totally destroying it. That said, there are an increasing number of sites that get some aspect broken by AdBlock and Ghostery, including bits of eBay, bits of Amazon and some online shops. However my FB page is totally devoid of all advertising by using AB+, Ghostery and div blockers.

I'm still trackable vie browser fingerprinting however - just tried that EFF test and was astonished at the amount of data my browser leaks, such as add-ons, fonts etc...

Betterprivacy is great however, highly recommend that.

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Come on kids, let's go play in the abandoned nuclear power station

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Re: Fast Breeders

Damn Ratcats!

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US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

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Re: The Levels of Delusion are strong in this one

In addition, the levels of fuckwittery on display here are astronomical!

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Google and HMRC face Parliamentary grilling over £130m tax deal

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Re: Fighting to remedy the effect, but not the root cause?

So you'd rather a race to the bottom which ends up with no multinational paying any tax whatsoever?

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Bone-dry British tech SMBs miss out on UK.gov cash shower

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Where is the editor for this article? Good lord how far have standards fallen at El Reg?

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Robots. Machine learnin', 3D-printin' AI robots: They'll take our jobs – Davos

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So how do people pay for the energy they use to operate all this miraculous stuff?

Utopian nonsense!

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Don't forget that entire industries have been created around people with stupid qualifications telling other people with stupid qualifications something they already knew, but because they are payins stupid amounts of money instead of using their own intelligence it sounds more authoritative, but is actually entirely unproductive in the great scheme of things.

I believe its called consultancy...

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Russian Pastafarian wins right to bear colander

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Re: Fighting talk!

Cthulhu fhtagn!!

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Boffins baffled by record-smashing supernova that shouldn't exist

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Its obvious - this was just Kimball Kinnison inerting two superheavy blue giant stars whose intrinsic velocities were faster than the speed of light in opposing directions that he'd brought over from another dimension...

This should finally end the Eddorian menace once and for all!

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Wanted: 1,400 sales jockeys to flog Oracle Cloud

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Re: "IT jobs"

You missed out the "SH" prefix in your description of the type of jobs...

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Investigatory Powers Bill: A force for good – if done right?

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Re: It's a coup

This isn't just Cameron - read the original article, it says

> Among the powers that the Home Office has awarded itself over the last 15 years are

So it was started by Blair and Brown and the Tory twunts just kept it going. Cameron was elected because there was no viable Labour alternative, not because of some secret conspiracy - well unless making Labour unelectable after a decade of incompetence in power was the conspiracy?

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Re: nothing short of major scandal

and what do you think that will achieve? That would be just another side-show to distract from the nitty gritty of the problem... THEY ARE SPYING ON US AND WE HAVE NO POWER TO MAKE THEM STOP!!!

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

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Re: "and why it may decide who owns the skies"

Gorram!

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Obama: What will solve America's gun problem? What could it be? *snaps fingers* Technology!

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Re: I've Lived in the US

Where the hell do you live? You need to move - thats not normal in the UK.

However, do you ever feel like you are likely to be shot at a moments notice by any random nutter while living in the UK? Do you fear for you life anytime you have an interaction with the UK Police?

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Happy new year, VW: Uncle Sam sues over engine cheatware

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Re: Ah, let me tell you about the EPA.

Wow, angry much?

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Kids' TV show Rainbow in homosexual agenda shocker

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No thats not the case, it turned out that the humour in the French Magic Roundabout wouldn't translate. For example Dougal the dog spoke French with a Scottish accent which the French find incredibly funny but everyone else goes "meh". It wasn't a case that they couldn't afford to translate, its the translation wasn't funny, so Eric made the stories up and was utterly brilliant at it.

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Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

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Re: How many telescopes do they need ?

Because this one is expected to do a different job than the ones already there?

Who says artists suffer for their work? Don't see Damien Hirst and his ilk suffering much, its the rest of us who have to suffer their crap!

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Cops' IT too complex for quick and dirty revamp – Police ICT boss

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Re: Apart from the fact

He could start by reviewing his own salary and that of the overpaid consultants that he's hired to come up with ideas to scare the community into supporting his inefficient policies!

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'T-shaped' developers are the new normal

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Re: B-O-L-L-O-C-K-S-!

From what I've seen and experienced with agile, its most common use is as a blame management tool rather than a productivity enhancement.

For example, Government projects always insist on agile, yet are usually composed of 3-4-5 outsourced suppliers. Agile CANNOT work with a team composed out outsourced suppliers, each with their own SLA requirements!!!

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Re: The developers of today

> The big issue as always is poor design and implementation

and poor specification at the outset... or changing specifications...

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Linus Torvalds fires off angry 'compiler-masturbation' rant

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Closer!

column 1 was a page/line feed character

columns 2-5 were for label numbers

column 6 was continuation character

columns 7-72 were for code

columns 73-80 were for card number or some other purpose I can't remember just yet...

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Why was the modem down? Let us count the ways. And phone lines

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Re: Sheer Luxury

We had to whistle our own connection tones down the line and then shout ones and zeros...

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Dad who shot 'snooping vid drone' out of the sky is cleared of charges

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Re: Wonder how this fits in with the USofArms Castle and Stand-Your-Ground laws

What if it had been a UFO and he shot at it with a plasma rifle?

What kid of stupid comment was that? Are you one of those people who take every comment and push the context way beyond anything reasonable?

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Virgin Media boss urges UK watchdogs not to pick wrong BT battle

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Would be nice if VM would lay new cable to properties that have been built since the late 90s when most of the cable they use was installed. My house is 10 metres from the VM cable but they won't lay that last little bit but STILL bombard me with awful marketing shit through the letterbox!

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Dry those eyes, ad blockers are unlikely to kill the internet

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Re: Ummm 2

The adblocker s/w itself doesn't define what is and isn't intrusive, its the people who develop the rules and those rules include "allow the ones who pay us to allow them to be seen".

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What is money? A rabid free marketeer puts his foot in lots of notes

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Most of the holders of that debt are us - people who have pensions!

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Web ad tried to make my iPhone spaff a premium-rate text, says snapper

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Whoosh!

Thats the sound of you missing the point of the original post...

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Devious Davros, tricksy Missy and Dalek Clara delight in The Witch's Familiar

BoldMan

Re: Who's Who?

or... nice pig head... <zip>

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Holy litigation, Batman! Custom Batmobile cars nixed by copyright

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Re: Owning characters forever is wrong

But new version of the comics are being published every month, and every few years the characters get a revamp in their looks, thus the copyright is constantly renewed.

Drawing a picture is an act of creativity in just the same way that building one is. You still need permission to turn a picture into an object if you don't own the copyright of the design.

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Re: It might because because its early so I apologise

> Not sure of the law in the US but I'm pretty sure that if you don't defend a copyright then you may lose that right.

If you are not sure of the law don't try quoting it - you are confusing copyright and trademarks. If you don't defend your trademark you loose the rights to it. Copyright is NOT the same.

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Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

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The worst "Doctor" wasn't in front of the camera at all, he was the Producer from 1979 until 1989 - John Nathan-Turner. He had absolutely no clue how to produce the program and destroyed it with stupid casting, abysmal costumes, laughable "special" effects and terrible scripts.

The only good things to come out of those years were Peri (almost) in a bikini and Nyssa in tight trousers!

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Vanished global warming may not return – UK Met Office

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What I find amusing here is that from exactly the same report the BBC come up with a diametrically opposed conclusion:

"Next two years hottest, says Met Office"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34226178

I think this says more about the relative biases of the reporters rather than the factual content of the report :)

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BORN to HURL: Man's shoulders are head and shoulders above apes, gorillas, chimps etc

BoldMan

Re: Only one thing to say

Don't forget "The batsmans Holding, the bowlers Willy"

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Re: Cricket vs. Baseball.

I prefer the songs sung by the Duckworth-Lewis Method... (especially Jiggery Pokery!)

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Grinning BBC boss blows raspberry at UK.gov, eyes up buffet

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This has been analysed to death - the cost of means testing this and other universal pensioner benefits would cost MORE than would be saved.

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Turkey cites crypto software find in terror charges against TV crew

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> India-Pakistan-etc is a UK blunder as well. Originally all over bloody tea.

Excuse me? How do you come to that conclusion? The partition happened AFTER the Brits left...

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Feeling sweary? Don't tell Google Docs

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So what happens when you try to write about Scunthorpe or the Barnsley town of Penistone, the Berkshire village of Cockpole Green or the village of Hassocks in Sussex?

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Canned laughter for Canadians selling cans of air at $15 a pop

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Re: hats off to them

There is even a fan page for "The girl in the Safety Dance video" on facebook...

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FBI probed SciFi author Ray Bradbury for plot to glum-down America

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Re: Free country?

America, land of the Free*

* for only certain values of "free"

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Re: America

> Re: America

> The only country not under threat of a CIA coup...

Because the coup has already happened!!!

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Why do driverless car makers have this insatiable need for speed?

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If you wish to charge your electric car while driving what you need is a slot in the road with metal strips either side. Then on the underside of your car you have a tab that fits in the slot with the pick ups on either side...

You then need to be REALLY careful at the cross-overs...

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GDS denim brigade flees GOV.UK after Web2.0rhea MESSIAH Bracken departs

BoldMan

Re: Gigital digital digital digital

We need some Digital Relief from all these Diabolical Digital Distractions!

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Twitter will delete jokes after a DMCA takedown – but NOT my photos, fumes angry snapper

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Re: repeat after me

And? Why is that any sort of excuse for stealing other people's work?

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