* Posts by Boris the Cockroach

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Re: handing the future to Murdoch

This would'nt be a problem if politicians stood up to the likes of murdock and said "print media.. or TV media... one or the other but you cant own both".

And any compulsary tax al la 'the poll tax' levied on every household at £200 a year... stuff that.

I maybe a virgin media customer and pay them X number of pounds to access cable TV... but I dont want the sky or netflix subscription services so I dont pay for them.. I dont want BBC either but I'll HAVE to pay even if I dont have a TV.

As for the silly 'we all pay for the NHS or roads or military" arguement, we use those services in our day to day lives.. some parts we hope not to use, some parts we hope never to use, but I've never heard of anyone being forced to watch BBC in order to defend their country or deliver parcels or have life saving heart surgery.

Guess when the levy comes in I'll be posting to el-reg from in prison

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Boffin: Use my bionic breakthrough for good, and not super cyborgs

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Once

they've perfected this technique.... theres no reason why the arm needs to remain attatched to the controller.

Imagine a robot in space (LEO) fitted with 2 bionic arms controled by a diabled guy sitting in mission control.

Or a remote handling situation else where on the planet

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Samb-AAAHH! Scary remote execution vuln spotted in Windows-Linux interop code

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Re:But in a decent software company there would be peer reviews and QA testing.

So thats why microsoft and adobe products have so few patches and leaks

..

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Didn't the Left once want the WORKERS to get all the dosh?

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Heres why

Marxism is bollocks... because it ignores human nature and our inbuilt desire to control as much and as many resources as possible.

Pure free market capitalism is bollocks for the same reason.

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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I think human

colonization of the cosmos should occur with 3 classes of ships... the A ships for all the leaders and scientists and great thinkers, the C ships for all the workers and the doers, and the B ships for everyone else

And we send the B ships off first.

Imagine that.. an earth free of politicians, cost expense accountants, advertising execs, religious fruitbats, and virgin media call centers......

Boris

Oh well its nice to dream

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BOFH: The Great HellDesk geek leave seek

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Coffee/keyboard

The

icon says it all

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Ukraine suddenly 40% more interested in UK tax info – HMRC

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Re: HMRC interested in 40% of my salary

Actually the best description of today's economic climate is 10 people around a plate of 100 cookies, someone takes 95 of them, then he says to the other 9 "look that poor guy at the end is trying to steal your cookie"

Well with more high worth people moving their cash to the UK, we can look forward to 2 things

Average wages going up (actually for 99% of us wages will be static) and

House prices continue to boom upwards as the money is hidde.. sorry invested in property.

Perhaps a new moral for today should be "I dont mind paying my fair share of taxes if everyone else is forced to pay the same % "

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Google cuts Microsoft and pals some slack in zero-day vuln crusade – an extra 14 days tops

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If

Companies did'nt "copy and paste" whole sections of code from the previous OS and re-written the thing from the ground up(like the advertisers have us believe) then the exploits would only affect 1 OS and not every single one since the days of Win 3.1

Maybe thats why flash is such a exploit laden POS too.

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SpaceX HOVER-SHIP landing scuppered by MASSIVE ocean waves

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I still

think the best name for the drone barge would be

"Well, it worked in Kerbal space program"

Mushroom cloud..... because us KSP'ers are known for those .....

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Bitcoin trade biz MyCoin goes dark, investors fear $387 MEEELLION lost

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So

you're investing your 100 million with us...

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..

. ...... And its gone

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Who's the auto tycoon that makes Apple employees swoon? It's ... MUSK!

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But will they

find themselves coming to a sticky end at the volcano lair when they fail Mr Musk in some way?

Oh well... you've survived one evil supervillian, you'll survive another

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Breaking news: BBC FINALLY spots millions of mugshots on cop database

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There could be

a perfectly valid reason they are doing this.

Such as once the entire population is on the database, they'll know who committed what crime and where.

So the politicians standing for power many years later get a nudge saying "Make sure the police get plenty of money, or we''ll tell the world exactly what you were doing behind the bikes shed aged 15&3/4 with Fionna Leatherington"

And they'll have the pictures to prove it!

Wheres the paper bag over your head icon ?

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'LOOK into my EYES: You are feeling very worried about the climate ... SO worried'

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So us

climate sceptics are in the pay of big oil/fossil fuels are we?

Great... I'll write to BP, shell and exxon asking "Wheres my bloody money?"

Im a sceptic , not because of all the opinions that are thrown about, its because I believe in the scientific method such as

Observation

Hyposthisis

Testing

Theory

Proof

Then even after we've run through this with global warming (or cooling or climate change or whatever its called this week to match the weather we're having), theres still the thing that could be discovered to overturn said theory so its vital to keep testing said theory.

Without dissent, this will never happen.

But assuming mankinds emission of CO2 is the cause of climate change , we seem to have picked a very strange way of curbing the emission , such as building wind turbines that need a gas powered generator built to back them up, and turning off the nuclear power stations.

Mandating domestic appliances to be 5% more energy efficient would save a whole bunch more CO2, but lets rather raise power bills so that those who can afford and site solar power panels can have a feed in tariff.

And lastly , you hear of daft idea of if everyone installed a wind turbine on their house we could be micro generators and break the power of the fossil fuel lobby... except.... how big would the businesses supplying 200 000 wind turbine blades a year become, and it then start to lobby that we never even dream of building any other energy source.......

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Switch it off and on again: How peers failed to sneak Snoopers' Charter into terror bill

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Big Brother

Sorry

(un)lucki bstard, you're now on a watch list for coming up with a comment like that.

Sadly we're all lurching towards a Cromwell type moment when someone does stand up to the government and say "in the name of the people GO!" and it wont be very nice either

Oh well I'm now on the watch list too :(

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SpaceX makes nice with U.S. Air Force, gets shot at black ops launches

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Eh?

The last SpaceX launch did not fail... in fact the payload is still safely docked at the ISS right now

The only thing that failed was the experiment to see if they could land the first stage on a barge after the last 2 soft landing attempts went pretty much ok

But this story is a good thing, because once SpaceX starting launching DoD payloads for 1/2 the price of ULA, ULA will have to lower prices to compete, which will result in some serious questions being asked of ULA along the lines of :

"If you can afford to charge us $200 million for the next DoD/NSA/NRA launch, why did you charge us $500 million last year?"

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Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT. Again

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Been here before

nothing to see

Working at a military base directly targeted by a 1meg russian nuke all the way though the cold war gives you a different perspective on the whole doomsday clock thing

Best solution we came up with was to lie on the concrete carpark outside the main lab in various obscene positions and wait to have our shadows burned into it.

Well , would give the tourist guides something to gloss over in 1000 yrs time

<guide> ah yes the famous fertility dance these primitives were doing just before they were vapourised...

<kiddie> why does this one look like his arm is stuck up this one's arse?

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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Its

going to be free for the first year for a reason

Because windows 8 was such a pile of unpopular poo, m$ needs the free loaders to grab as many copies of win10 as possible before they start charging for them

Lets face it....even the m$ lover at work has dumped win8 and gone back to win7.....

But then the only reason I can think of that Linux has'nt got a bigger user desktop base now is the old saying of "nobody got fired for buying IBM.. sorry microsoft"

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Boffins: It's EASY to make you GRASS YOURSELF UP for crimes you never did

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A better

use for this technique should be the restoration of damaged memories in stroke/brain damage patients, thus enabling the patients to have a memory of the wedding day/grandpas birthday / whatever.

But then thats never as much fun as getting your victim to have a false memory of that assination thus getting him/her to cough to it during an extended police interview and leving the real villian free.....

Boris

<<<putting this one in his evil mastermind folder

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Young CHAP CUFFED in Blighty over Xmas Sony and XBOX hacks

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Perhaps

getting a bunch of 8 and 10 yr olds all excited about getting a new games console and games the next day, then having said pillock having to explain to them that the toy is broken because he broke it, then having to do that again to different 8 and 10 yr olds the next day and the next.... for about 2 years would be a suitable punishment.

But after a week of that, he'll end up begging to be extradited to the USA and banged up for 99 years.

Or more likely the trial will go like this

<Barrister> The defendent is accused of hacking into Sony's internet service

<Judge> Internet? whats that then?

<Barrister> M'lud, its where a lot of computers are linked up togeth

<Judge> Computers eh? what are they?

<Barrister> the machine in your office with lots of information

<Judge> Mmmm?

<Barrister> The screen on you desk that shows the women with nothing on

<Judge> Oh that!

<Barrister> and the defendant stopped a lot of people from using their computers

<Judge> Did he... well hang, draw, and quarter the little bastard!

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Elon Musk: Wanna see a multimillion-dollar rocket EXPLODE? WATCH THIS

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This

is what happens when you give a Kerbal space program player unlimited funds to turn his dreams into reality..........

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Google UK doubles London Kings X mega-office sprawl

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Re: Employing

You're all going up the wrong tree here

Google SELLS advertising to British companies via their north London HQ

Google then make a profit on those sales that the price charged minus the wage and infrastructure costs

By swapping the profit out to Ireland, they pay no tax on that profit for business done in the UK by UK companies trying to sell to UK customers.

That is what is wrong, you can complain that they pay income tax, building rates, power charges, VAT etc.. but these are all known costs of doing business here and included in the costs.

They make use of all the taxpayer provided stuff such as roads, sewerage, fire brigade, police, NHS, etc etc WITHOUT PAYING ANYTHING FOR THEM.

If they want to do business in the UK and earn a profit from doing so, then they pay tax on their UK profit to the Inland revenue.

I have to pay my tax, the company I work for (being a UK company) has to pay its tax, why should google UK be any different?

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Employing

2000 people here and never once makes a profit?

Ermmmm to give an example the steel makers only have to make a slight loss and the workforce gets slashed, google never makes a profit here, yet hires loads more people... something stinks

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DANGER: Is that 'hot babe' on Skype a sextortionist?

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No ones ever been interested in seeing my todger :(

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Re: Fahrenheit 451

Perhaps burning down the government would be a better use of the fire... whos that at the door? no no not the black bag over the head I dont want the comfy chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrr

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SpaceX in ROCKET HOVERSHIP PRANG: 'Close – but no cigar,' says Musk

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Its more

likely Elon Musk was playing Kerbal space program one morning, attatched parachutes to his first stage, then watched it blow up on landing , thought... what if I put on landing legs and kept some fuel back for a soft'ish landing.. and it worked.

Then ran into his office, called for a big meeting, and said " Guys... I was playing KSP this mornign and had this really really great idea.... "

And his engineers thought as one.

"Gawd, hes going to ask us to wear those big head masks and paint ourselves green again"

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Tax Systems: The good, the bad and the completely toot toot ding-dong loopy

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And

125% for bloody Audis!

Its not the rates of tax we should be worried about currently, its the mountains of regulations that the currrent tax system employs that leaves those who can afford clever accountants to comb the regs for loopholes, while the like of me and the rest of the PAYE mob cant afford to employ them.

Resulting in the PAYE mob having to pay the full whack of tax on our income , yet someone who is supposed to be taxed at 50% suddenly ends up with a 0% tax rate because the rules say that any whisky in liue of pay is to be taxed at 0% so rich bugger ends up being paid 1500 gallons of the stuff, that he sells on to a bottling plant(and gives a few bottles to MPs to make sure the regs are not changed)

Until that is changed theres no point concerning ourselves with what we need to pay tax on.

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No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web

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Re: Won't somebody please think of the Kerbals?!

Its whether its going to give Frontier developments and the elite:dangerous servers any problem.

After all its not going to be el reg without their daily anti elite:dangerous story ;)

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Ford recalls SUVs … to fix the UI

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along

with the recent innovation of small headlights...

All the power of the old 55/60w headlight but concentrated into a point 5mm wide..*

Its more like like looking at a pair of lasers coming towards you.. and for 5 secs after they've passed you can see nothing.

Stir in cyclists on footpaths on the left side using bloody flashing strobe lights and you're left wondering why you're stuck in a hedge with 3 extra knee joints in each leg.

Boris... using sunglasses to see.......at night

*And its always bloody audis too

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Healthcare: Look anywhere you like for answers, just not the US

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Re: If you

Why would you have no insurance?

SImple, your insurance is tied to your job, lose your job through whatever means and you lose the insurance.

I have a dear friend in the northwest US who got treated for breast cancer under her employers insurance, her job went down the swanee with about 35 other jobs when her employer went under, which meant finding another insurerer.

But she had a legacy of the treatment for breast cancer... so no insururer will cover her for that condition, they'll cover her for a broken leg sure... but with the pre-existing condition... no chance.

That single reason is enough to convince me that no matter how flawed and stupid our NHS system is (and yes it could do with improvements) , it is 100 times better than the US model and that the US model of healthcare should never be attempted in the UK.

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If you

want a decent comparision between the NHS and US healthcare, you should try the little exercise the ward did while we was recovering from heart surgery.

Decided to see what the cost to us would have been in the US had we had no insurance (and what it would be if we did)

My scans, tests and bypass surgery would have come to about £130 000, for a fellow inmates heart valve, it would have been about £140 000

In both cases it would have left us bankrupt and homeless, if we'd had insurance, depending on the insurance, we could have had £6000 to pay before the insurance co took up the rest.

But then if we had been an insurance company sending 10 heart patients a month to a hospital, we could have got the ops done for a lot less (60% was a figure looked at.. but the insurance co would have listed it at full price)

And heres the real kicker, neither of us would get any new insurance for heart conditions because it was a pre -existing condition, we would be stuck with our original insurers for ever.(until the insurer went bust... or if it was job related .. your employer went bust)

Be perfectly honest... would you like the US system?

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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Strange

I've been playing over Christmas and only had one bump when the server refused to let me log on,(then it did 30 secs later, Just happily blasting around the core systems in a piddly sidewinder

Compare that to grief steam give us all when trying for an 8 man game the other night when steam went tits up, and dropped 1 guy and we had a to start a whole new game because steam would'nt let him join ours... even though we had an open slot for him.

Personalle E:D is worth about 30 quid so far.. not had the 'wowser' moment yet to make it worth 40

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UK.gov: Sod SIGINT, let's turn GCHQ into a TECH CRECHE

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What

you write is simple and straight forward like this for example

Boris

MoD Apprentice 1984-1988

MoD Civil servant 1988-1991

And then into my career in private industry....

If you want you can write where you worked, but not what you did*

Boris

*Making tea and hiding in the boiler house on a friday afternoon playing cards mostly ;)

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UFOs in the '50s skies? CIA admits: 'IT WAS US'

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Re: I am outraged by you all

Dont worry, I've managed to trace "AC" and he is in fact undergoing the standard care and re-habilitation you'd expect from our alien overlor... oops the CIA :)

On a more serious note , I'd advise our "AC" to goto his doctor and talk to him about paranoia and how it can affect your thinking processes as I've known one of these tinfoil conspiracy nuts (he was into aliens and the "10th planet" bullcrap) and he became increasingly unhinged as us solid engeering types who demand proof, demostrated things like what happens when an earth sized planet on a 3000 yr eccentric orbit interacts with the solar system over 4 billion years.....

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SpaceX six days from historic rocket landing attempt

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Re: Loving this

The real cause of NASA's slow progress is the US congress, as in very few congress critters have space related companies in their districts, plus its so easy to attack the 'waste' of sticking 20 billion dollars into NASA , while all the time defending the 750 billion dollar defence budget , which if anyone asks about you can attack for being "unpatroitic" and "not supporting our troops"... even though you just cut the VA benefits by 1/3.

Plus the fact any space related research effort is never going to be built/finished in your term of power so since you're never going to reap the political benefit... why bother.?

And over this side of the water the pigs(mps) have their faces in the trough so much they've forgotten to howto look up any more.

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Survey: Tech has FREED modern workers – to work longer hours

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Re: Internet is a necessity

Quote "Weren't we going to have too much leisure time to deal with?"

Yes , but thats a small subset of the population, and they are called "unemployed"

The rest of us have 2 choices, either work all the hours the boss says to work, or like me, only work the hours the boss pays you to work.

And as for those who spend hours time wasting just to be present at your desks from 8am to 7pm.... dont whine about it

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Internet Explorer 12 to shed legacy cruft in bid to BEAT Chrome

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Re: I can still

The trouble is with microsoft is that for a long time is was a de-facto monolopy OS

It did'nt matter the m$ product was shit, you still had to use it as thats all there was.

The only reason M$ are making IE to web standards is because Firefox and Chrome have snatched 50% of the market and unless M$ make IE compatible, it will lose even more market share leading people to think "If IE is so crap, why exactly are we using a M$ operating system and M$ office?"

And yes I do know about the problems other software has, the weekly updates to FF (with illogical numberings)

But when I can do a fedora 14 install from the DVD on a laptop, and it finds the wireless connection, the right drivers for everything, even manages to load up the HP printer scanner/drivers and run the scanning /printing functions over the network (win 7 could only manage printing ) you think.. why are we using a m$ product apart from the obvious legacy of the years of the monolopy

And my spelling sucks :)

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I can still

see it being used once.

To download firefox or chrome onto the machine

Make it run web standards, make it available for Windows, Macs, and Linux and you may 'just' have a product people may want to use.

Sadly, it will have the m$ tainted legacy still and no one will use it unless forced to at gunpoint

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Sony FINGERS DDoS attackers for ruining PlayStation's Xmas

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Re: xboxPS4 Widows Strike

What? so they could spend some 'quality time' with little Harry and Johnny, trying to get them to stop crying on christmas morning because their shiney new toy does'nt work

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Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE

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Re: Burden

Another reason to keep everything secret would be the handing out of contracts to private companies for doing public service work.

After all, if the details of the bids of 6 different building companies to do housing maintainence for council properties were made public and mysteriously the most expensive was picked each time... I think we'd start to suspect something.

Keep that all secret and the backhanders will keep flowing to the right people for putting the work the right way.

What else could explain Portsmouth's millenium tower being priced at 10million quid and taking 5 yrs to build, yet somehow it ended up at 17 million and took 10 yrs ......

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Dotcom 'saved' Xmas for Xbox – but no one can save Sony's titsup PlayStation Network

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Re: I really

I've had that scene played out for me when mad uncle Boris bought his nephews some racing game or other... maybe it was a zombie game and my brother wheeled out the PS3 he got them, we stuck the disc in and it said "Must update system to 2.41 to play this game, please wait...." and it took 30 mins or so

That was enough of a nightmare for us to make sure the games were loaded and ready to play on christmas eve for ever after.

As for wanting your kids not to be gamers ....... hahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahahah report back when you tried stopping them

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I really

hope the members of lizardsquad or whatever they're called get older, grow up a bit, get hitched, have kids then try to deal said 8 and 10 yr old kids when a bunch of wankers takes down a major games network over christmas....

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

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Re: Happy Christmas memories

I had one of those RX80's too, lasted until about 2 years ago.

But thats when printers were built to make printer companies money and not act as loss leaders for their ink operations.

I can tick off the lego motor, the meccano, the microscope,and a kit form ZX81

The only one of those I really wanted was the chemistry kit, but then since I already had leaning in the being smart and far too clever for my own good department, mom and dad did'nt want me anywhere near it.

Not that it ever stopped me for learning howto make explosives later in life (but thats another story )

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Microsoft promises open plan mobile Office. Who sits by the Windows?

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How

about a full linux version of Office?

Just imagine.. the power, flexability and huge user base of Office without the crap operating system .....

I think I may have a bit of xmas spirit inside me...

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New Zealand Supreme Court says Kim Dotcom search warrants were legal

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Re: I don't get it

Quote : 'Meanwhile, here in the UK, the well known/well off who fall foul of the law get a polite phone call from Mr Fuzz asking them if they wouldn't mind popping down to the local nick one afternoon for tea and biccies with their team of lawyers in tow so they can be arrested by appointment. It's very civilised so long as you have the cash.'

Unless you are Cliff Richard in which case the fuzz tell the BBC they're doing a raid complete with SWAT teams and helicopters the next morning.....

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Hackers pop German steel mill, wreck furnace

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Re: Why the fcuk...

"The industry moves so slowly that they often don't adopt the latest whizzy fad from Microsoft until after it's out of date."

The reason is simple.... the equipment costs lots and lots and lots. and the payback on the machinery is a minimum use time of 10 years, more often than not in excess of 15.Eg the smaller 5 axis CNC mill I use costs £150 000 ... and its a cheap one and its been in service 8 years.

Plus the minor fact that the software has to run on reasonably reliable chippery that is well understood by designers/builders so its not going to return a divide by zero error when asked to do Y= (COS(theta)*Tool radius)/ (PI*Workpiece diameter)/360* the moon's current phase angle.... or something even more complex

So its pentium 3's all round at the moment running a custom Linux OS from 1999 ..

In any case it still does'nt excuse the lack of an air gap and filling up the USB holes with glue that the german company did'nt do

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Space Commanders lock missiles on Elite's Frontier Devs

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I bought an early

development game

It being Kerbal space program.

Does it have the things I wanted in the game such as 're-entry heat', random equipment failures and life support?

Nope

The fact its got a s*** ton of other stuff in it.. plus I've got 10 updates for free..... whaaaa still want my money back

The backers knew what they were signing up for... and when it started there was no idea IF an elite game was actually going to be delivered....

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London teen pleads guilty to Spamhaus DDoS

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lucky

hes not in the US, they would have offered him a deal of "work for us,name your associates and get 12 months in the slammer or you can have 40 years in the slammer with no parole"

And then the judge would have torn up the deal and given him 40 years in the slammer anyway...

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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Its the managements

fault

It happens everywhere when we get told "you cant have another seat at superwhizzy CAM software because it costs £5000/seat"

Only to be told the next day "The boss has just ordered a new carpet for the offices at £80/m^2... oh and have you done that 5 axis robot program yet?"

If you think that there are essential and non-essential business expenses, then you are a dumb ass, because ALL spending on the business is essential

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Is there ANOTHER UNIVERSE headed BACKWARDS IN TIME?

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Re: Ah!

Entertaining as the above discussion is...

Can someone explain how this:

After a couple of years training some british operators to be able to setup the machines I program all day, when they ask for a pay rise to reward their efforts, they get told to fuck off because we can hire some min wage immigrants who dont know their rights in the workplace to do their jobs

Then when we want a raise for the skilled british guys remaining, we get told to fuck off because the company can get in more migrants to do our jobs for cheaper, and if we dont like it, theres the door.

What reward is there for the lower skilled among us to boost our skill levels, to get educated, to learn the ins and outs of complex CAM software if the attitude among senior management is to hire in skilled staff from abroad for cheaper?

The tories dont care because it cuts costs to their business sponsors, labour want more migrants to increase their dwindling voter base and the liberals will be exterminated for jumping into bed with the tories.

Which bunch of liars do we vote for?

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GCHQ, police to team up to hunt down child abuse on the darknet

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Sad little world we've created for ourselves.

Well you've only got people to blame like that bloke in Sheffield who disguised himself as a school to entise children into his grasp

Well it must be true, it was on TV !!!

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