* Posts by Danny 14

3019 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Self-driving Google car T-boned in California crash

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Re: solved...

Dunno, yodel vans would still be driven by substandard routines that bend the runs/drive to limits. ..

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Re: Is there a story here?

As someone has already said. This shows a negative view for driverless cars. Every sane driver would KNOW that van wasnt going to stop at the red light.

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Matt LeBlanc handed £1.5m to front next two series of Top Gear

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Re: If it sells he'll be worth the money

It wont work because TG was more than a "name" and format. It was an amalgamation of the original 3, silly ideas and chemistry. They would have been better off spending the 1.5million on developing a new format rather than trying to compete with the old TG.

1.5mil for one presenter though. Fucking fuck that's a waste of money.

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Smelly toilets, smokers and the Kardashians. Virgin Media staff grill top brass

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Re: Plus ca change

Wight telecom and smallworld cable too. Smallworld cable was exceptional before VM bought them out. Support staff actually supported AND knew their technical stuff (24/7 call centre too, usually the techies late at night )

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Re: Olip

Ive had no issues with VM broadband over the 3 years ive had them, but there have been 2 price hikes this year to the tune of £5. Time to jump ship, our local cabinet has been upgraded FTTC so that has opened up the possibilities now.

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Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

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Re: No guilt at all

Not only do i feel no guilt, i block adverts at the proxy filter level for our entire company. All 450 users see almost no ads.

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We live in a world where a 'Hamdog' burger hybrid is patented

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Re: * I know, I know...

Million percent better would be a sausage onna-stick. And thats cutting me own throat good.

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She cannae take it, Captain Kirk! USS Zumwalt breaks down

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Re: Oooh!

You better not laugh,

Better not cry,

Better loosen up

Im coming in dry

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Lauri Love extradition A-OK

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Re: Boo

Why? The *magistrate* can only go by guidelines, they arent judges and there is no jury. There is an extradition policy with the US, the US have presented all the correct papaerwork so they rubber stamped it. An appeal will be heard by a proper judge so might have more interpretation leeway.

Blame the system for the silliness.

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Re: Cue gloating-

I dont think keyser soze has surfaced since.

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Alleged hacker Lauri Love loses extradition case. Judge: Suicide safeguards in place

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Re: Controversial

maybe not complain but if the chav was found id expect them to be prosecuted (and I'd have to sort the car mess out myself)

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Double-dipping malware steals iOS creds and roots Android

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Re: A silly question...

Ive used IE since i installed it on windows 95 extras CD right up to IE11. Ive had the grand total of zero viruses. I also use firefox and chrome.

I keep up to date on patches and dont click on stupid things. Simple.

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HP Ink buys Samsung's printer business for a BILLION dollars

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Re: And tomorrow...

Mono HPs are fine. We have a functioning HP4000 and three 2300s in daily use along with some more modern 401s. Colour printers have been a bag of shite (except the 3525 that ones a trooper) 4600s were rubbish, 2700 was bad, 5525 is possibly the worst of the lot (fundamental design flaw with the transfer belts). We switched to canons for colour and have had no issues (but they are only 18 months old so too early to tell)

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Star Trek film theory: 50 years, 13 films, odds good, evens bad? Horta puckey!

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Re: Rubbish

the list is almost endless. I enjoyed Babylon 5 for all its "tvness" and rewatched it relatively recently. I didn't rate season 5 but the main story arc was good. the new BSG was OK but got a bit silly in the story towards the end. Initially was good though.

ST original was good at the time because it was new, plus all my mates at school watched it too. SW was a cinematic excellence from a time when we went to the cinema once a year if we were lucky. It also became a staple of new years viewing for many years.

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Forget Khan and Klingons, Star Trek's greatest trick was simply surviving

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Re: Best thing about it...

I wasn't as keen on ST as a kid but liked Dr Who. Ironically from my teenage years I went back to ST (and star wars of course) when the first films came out and abandoned Dr Who.

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Re: Huh?

but does ST work without the science? I would guess that the bulk of people who watched ST and TNG were at least some part nerdy and watched partly for the "science" of it.

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Re: that really gave Star Trek muscle was, in a word: science.

science fiction with less "look it just does ok?". Of course it isn't real science but at least there was a stable surface and framwork for writers to work with.

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When you've paid the ransom but you don't get your data back

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I suspect that a chunk of the rest don't have isolated backups so the backup files were also encrypted.

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'Hey, Elon? You broke it, you bought it' says owner of SpaceX's satellite cinder

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Re: Free Flight

'cause it was an exception rather than a rule?

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Re: indented customers

is there a flashing multi coloured markup just like old tripod pages?

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Publishing military officers' names 'creates Islamic State hitlist'

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Re: FLASH - FLASH - FLASH

Just go to York on a Saturday night. Half of Catterick garrison on weekend leave will be there. It isn't as though you cant spot a load of squaddies on a night out (fresh after being paid)

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Re: "For security reasons we're apparently not supposed to say who they are."

"im sorry, I need to refer you to the battalion press officer"

I still remember that bad water colour infantry "manual".

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Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X

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Re: Farming out compute intensive processes?

So usb installation is tricky? What about pxe installation? DVD? Sounds like a crock of shite to me.

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EU verdict: Apple received €13bn in illegal tax benefits from Ireland

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Re: Particularly interesting...

They have already distanced themselves from Brexit. In fact even distancing themselves from having to push the button. Even the daily mail is being quiet (which speaks volumes)

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Re: that I should ever say anything in support of Apple...

If they appeal and win this is now out in the open. You can bet other large multinationals such as MS google etc will be going for another chat.

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Re: I wonder how much Dell is liable for

The call centres moved to india too. Lots of the old slough calls were routed to india and the motherwell site was almost mothballed.

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Re: Apple have strong bladders..

It depends if they have fake head offices. The starbucks method of expensive logos tax sandwich might have used a proper head office thus not a contrived fictitious paper exercise.

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Re: What I don't get...

Only in this case the highly profitable irish company was fictitious and was concocted by the irish tax man and apple with some bogus rates and figures. EU rules this is state aid thus all that profit needs to be taxed at the proper rate now.

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Re: Particularly interesting...

Talking of tax avoidance. There was a good documentary about a village that investigated the dutch sandwich approach to dodge tax as an entity. All above board (providing the UK was in the EU off course)

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Re: This doesn't cost Apple anything in the long run

It might bot cost them in the long run but it means money for the EU coffers. Who do you think pays for all the Ferrero Roche at the balls?

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Russia MP's son found guilty after stealing 2.9 million US credit cards

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Re: Just one of many?

In this case though a red alert interpol notice was used. The burden for a red notice is high, they muat not be political and are refused as kuch as granted. They are issued independently so are not random 'handshakes behind closed doors' affairs. This gives a bit more credence to the guys crimes even in the actual arrest and transportation were grey (a lot of ducks were lined up neatly )

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Re: Kidnapping vs international arrest warrant

Eye witness put him in the departure lounge. His passport would have been stamped exit. This puts things in a gray international law area but certainly easier for Maldives. A red alert notice meant he was fair game for interpol. He was on Maldives soil but in a departure bonded area so not totally their problem. He was 'expelled' and the US took custody of him due to being an internationally recognised criminal. Red notices are not mickey mouse things and are UN ratified, with the US being well within their rights to take custody. As soon as he landed on US soil the red alert custody was then upgraded to US criminal so he could be tried in the US as a US criminal.

This is certainly contrived as the Maldives needed to be complicit with the timings, but no extradition was involved.

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Police refused to extradite but would arrest on an interpol red alert ( uploaded on last second so as not to tip the russians off). He was then expelled from the country thus the us took custody.

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Chinese CA hands guy base certificates for GitHub, Florida uni

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Windows will let you add disallowed 'CA trusted root' thereby not utilising a CA. Im not sure in Linux but i bet you can do something similar. The beauty of using disallowed is that it doeant matter if an update changes a CA if it is disallowed.

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Android does have one neat trick. It forces you to add security to your device when you add a custom (domain CA in our case) cert. Sick of seeing peoples phones without even basic security.

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Re: You can't trust anybody

There is only so much tinfoil ypu can put on your head. I trust DANE cert calls more than a random Chinese CA.

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Brocade broadcasts financial success. Well, if you call an 89% profit drop 'success'

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Brocade simply have nothing that i want. 10g iscsi is cheaper than licensing FC through brocade.

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Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

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Re: Time for a career change

I was updating our W10 image. Do you know how many screens there are to make sure the default language stays as UK over US? 12. Twelve fucking screens. In W7 you went into control panel, went to language and there were 3 tabs to change from US to UK. In W10 you have two control panels to contend with, the old control panel sorts the language AND the advanced screen AND the account defaults AND the options for the default language AND the updates to default language pack. Then you have the new control features that sorts out the text to speech and all the shite that comes with that.

and that is supposed to be usability? You would think that you could set this as default on GPO wouldn't you? Nope. It wont work for new accounts on their first logon - new roaming profile accounts on first logon will take the default options from the machine, subsequent logons will take their options from the GPO.

Righto MS.

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Re: Ah, Microsoft

Ah yes. I remember snipping resistors to upgrade the RAM to 1Mb on mac pluses.

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Re: Time for a career change

2 days to install w7? Apps aside (they take the same on w10 or w7) from sp1 there are 1.5gig of updates on w7 on w10 i have 350mb. W7 takes about 2.5 hours start to finish. 1.5 hours updating. W10 takes about 2 hours with most of the time fucking about with powershell disabling stuff

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Penetration tech: BAE Systems' new ammo for Our Boys and Girls

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Re: Not selling ammo to civilians

The paperwork for returning ammo is quite nasty. our RQMS went mad if we brought ammo (and god forbid pyro) back. Even worse if you are returning from a large exercise. Normally it isn't 7.62 or 5.56 but 9mm that you have boat loads to get rid off - officers don't fire their pistols so you always have a few thousand 9mm rounds given to you to get rid of. Even with 8 guys on decent ranges it takes a good day to get rid of that much ammo - you do end up pretty proficient at snap shooting though!

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Re: The First Dave And the point is?

I joined in 84 (QLR infantry) , the SLR and GPMG was used in initial basic training but we were all on conversion courses for L85 and the absolute joke of an LSW. I was given the section LSW until I made lance jack and it was a fucking terrible weapon. I believe most of the shitness has been ironed out now (by replacing it with another weapon), the worst being the magazines, you simply couldn't load 30 rounds as the springs weren't good enough to be reliable. 25 at most and with an LSW that is just rubbish- no belt feeds here. The barrels were heavy and the whole weapon was front heavy, the rear handle dug into your ribs constantly, the bipod would fly open at a random times and of course you had plenty more cleaning to do over the regular L85. Gas parts were always on fully open as they gummed up pretty rapidly and I know of two people who put the gas parts in their L85 upside down (thus killing the rifle).

The only decent thing about the L85 was accuracy in single shot and the SUSAT. You could engage at 600m accurately, 300m was a cinch. Sneak the bipod down on the range and it was centre line at 300m all the way - even with your respirator on :) I certainly had no issues on the range qualifying with the LSW, they only problems I ever had was using it as a support weapon - even when you got used to loading 25 rounds and having your magazines lined up, you still couldn't keep a decent volume of fire down.

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Re: Amazing the amount of research and design...

bollocks. In my section, if there was a spray and prayer then he was doing extra ranges and drill all weekend (and guard duty) until he learnt to follow orders. Spray and pray is a waste of a section member and putting others at risk, you aim and you shoot unless told to put a volume of fire down. doctrine might have changed a lot since I got out in 92 but im sure modern soldiers are told to aim.

As for adrenaline under fire, TBH the problem is more AFTER the engagement when you realise what you have done and what could have happened. That is when you need to get your troops out of "the shakes" and onto doing something.

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since 7.62 is mainly used in the UK for MGs then penetration is needed more than cavitation anyway.

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Microsoft's maps lost Melbourne because it used bad Wikipedia data

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Re: WTF?

I think he means longitude and latitude can have - signs and the one in Wikipedia was incorrect. Perhaps the developer version doesn't get any info from Wikipedia (indeed a different dataset as you say). why the non developer one did is a mystery.

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Re: Missed opportunity

It would have been funnier to change your title to "government software procurement chief", far more grovelling would have ensued.

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Apple kills its Stores

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Then again it opens up the store moniker for people selling fruit? Afterall they have relinquished the store part.

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Ad-blocking ‘plateaus’, claims hopeful ad industry

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Re: Block the message

My proxy just replaces the ads. That way the sites dont moan at me and i get white boxes instead of ads. Diladele is great.

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Re: the production of decent content costs money

How many people can still hum 'for mash get smash'?

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Swedish Pokemon teens terrorised by laser-wielding 'sex pigs'

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Re: Should have stayed away from the water wheel...

I read it 'fine outside the waterwheel, not fine in the waterwheel '

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