* Posts by Boris the Cockroach

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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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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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Re: First step

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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Happy

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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Linux

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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Its going to work

stop your negative opinions,

The great and wonderful david cameroon will single handedly stop all those illegal images been sent over the internets

Except those hidden inside .Zip folders on FTP servers known only to a few child abusers.

Anyway.... surely all those people protesting illegally the other day cant publish pictures or news of them protesting because they were doing something illegal........

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Review mass-snoop laws regularly, says RIPA daddy Blunkett

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Re: Time for a spot of code review

Most of the laws passed in the past few years have had the intention of 'Making the politician look good' regardless of the effect of such laws.

You only have to look at RIPA itself, launched with the fanfare of chasing terrorists and peados, ended up being used to spy on people who've let their dogs shit on the grass.

The anti-trolling laws being touted round at the moment... I'd like to know why they are needed because we already have laws about issuing threats to people... which are not being enforced so we need another law that will be used at some point to stifle political debate rather than go after the trolls who abuse people.

Great result.

But then its easier and far more productive in terms of getting people to vote for you when you issue "spazzy new laws to catch peados and bad people" rather than a boring home office press release about 27 people done for sending threats to other people

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A nation of CODERS? Yes, says UK.gov, and have some cash to do it

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Re: Coding? HTML more like.

Noooo give them assembler... or better still flipping switches in a magnetic bubble memory thats when programming was real programming and we all lived in hole in middle of t' road....

you dont need a langauge to teach programming, english does the trick.

Because I start off with the fresh faced school leavers (actually the drop outs) who end up in a factory full of robots, who then watch as I make the things sing and dance (or would do if the boss let me).

And the way I teach the programmming is always the same : get the kids to write down in clear english exactly what they are trying to get the machine to do, then break it down into simple steps eg

Move left 100mm;

Select tool 2;

Check if tool broken, if so, select tool 3;

Then translate it into the code the machine understands, once you've got that drill into them, it does'nt matter which langauge they end up using.

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'We're having panic attacks' ... Sony staff and families now threatened in emails

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Hmmm

that rant smells of someone recently fired from the company and wanting to take his revenge

Any takers on the whole thing is an inside job because a former employee knew how crappy the IT security was ?

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UK slaps 25 per cent 'Google Tax' on tech multinationals

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They should pay tax here

And if they dont, they get banned from trading here

Extreme maybe (and cue the whiners going "no more apple"). but consider this

They use UK electricity infrastructure built by the taxpayers

They use our police and fireservices to protect their buildings

They benefit from their employeees here getting free healthcare

They use the roads built at public expense to deliver their parcels(Amazon)

They even use the sewers again built by taxpayers.

In fact they benefit greatly by buying and selling goods here, and yet.. they wont pay anything towards the upkeep of said services used by them to run their businesses.

That sounds like a grade 1 scrounger to me

And whats worse, the bill for providing those services is picked up by taxpayers like me, you and the local companies we work for

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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Re: 1000 copyright violations

if its EA then the games been recycled as jet set miner 2K14 anyway and demands an on-line drm server too

Boris... lost in the memories of Z80 assembly before ditching the pile of crap and buying a memotech MTX512.....

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Eat FATTY FOODS to stay THIN. They might even help your heart

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Holmes

You want to

lose weight fast?

Tired of all the fad diets?

Just try the new Boris emergency heart surgery diet,

Just goto your doctor complaining of feeling unwell during your daily 2 mile walk to work, and he'll send you to a hospital to get your heart checked , and if you're very lucky , you'll enter the Boris diet right then and there of 3 weeks of hospital food (alledged food anyway) along with several days of not being well enough to eat anything because some bastard has sawn your chest open.

Actually, my doc said to me "50% of his heart cases have no noticable trigger for the laying down of fat deposits in the heart, he's seen fat lazy lardbucket people with no blockages, and thin fit people (like me) have 90% blockages"

Eat sensibly, do some exercise and dont smoke will reduce your risks far more than the latest celebrity fad diet.

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UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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Stop

Should

do the SatNav part in Midhurst sussex, where a large sign says "DO NOT FOLLOW SATNAV DIRECTIONS"

Still.... should be easy to spot the people taking the test since the mirrors and indicators will have long been removed to preclude any chance of accidently using them and failing the test

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

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I feel his pain

for too many times I've been buried down the back of a machine trying to work out whats gone wrong in the el-cheapo antique machine I've been lumbered with fixing when the inevitable call comes from the management

"When will it be up and running?"

My current boss is pretty good though.... does'nt instantly fire me when I shout back that he should f*** off and die ...

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UK boffins: We'll have an EMBIGGENED QUANTUM COMPUTER working in 5 YEARS

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Terminator

At

4.40am on 25th Aug 2027 it became self aware and decided our fate in a microsecond....

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Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts

Boris the Cockroach
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FAIL

VM?

OFCOM should tell them "fuck off, you own infrastructure, whats wrong with you lot extending it and /or installing more of it"

After all, you make enough money out of your current captive customers (or is that blown on the never ending junk mailshots?)

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

Boris the Cockroach
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Just

tell ms May and the clueless nitwits that the terrorists are using a hidden internet to communicate their evil plans and that to access it, you need to connect at the IP address 127.0.0.1

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