* Posts by michael aubert

5 posts • joined 14 Jan 2008

Home Office guides plods on photography

michael aubert
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covert photography and auto-publish

- Mobile phones these days have everything you need to automatically send every picture you take to an online repository immediately. Hell, you can stream video to an online repository that will turn it into a valid file if the connection is interrupted.

- Cameras these days can be small enough to remain hidden while you take pictures.

- Capturing audio can also be useful.

I wonder: is "We would have acted differently if we had known we were recorded" a valid legal defence these days?

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How to rescue Java from the men in suits

michael aubert

I don't mind big business

because creating a JSr spec and tck is expensive and time consuming and individuals woul dbe less prone to commit the resources to do it as often as big companies do.

Because there needs to be some obvious return on investement, I'm fine with TCks being closed.

What gripes my a$$ is lack of availability and communication from the expert group, as if they are the only ones who know what they are talking about. It happens.

The worst is that I wouldn't mind having the expert group contain at least a few competent API designers. From my experience, the quality of the specs that come out of the JCP is crap. They are sometimes neither correct nor complete. No automated tool is run on the specs to flag obvious basic problems.

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Vatican star watcher says aliens may be out there

michael aubert

maybe better to start quoting

Ash from the actual movie Alien. no original sin, you see.

Also, technically, the bible having been written quite some time ago, it is logical that it contains no reference to whatever a presumed God may have done in more recent times.

Ah yes. Now this makes sense. The popes are Windows Update.

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French punters offered petite Eee PC rival

michael aubert

€0.33 donation is a mandatory tax

on high-tech goods.

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Alcohol enema bloke wins 2007 Darwin Award

michael aubert

didn't anybody read

Fell #1 the comic book by british author Warren Ellis ?

Beautiful story around the alcohol enema death.

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