* Posts by Ken 16

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Android might be on the way to the Raspberry Pi

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Remix OS?

Might be a nice desktop

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US nuke arsenal runs on 1970s IBM 'puter waving 8-inch floppies

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Terminator

Blue Screen?

OF DEATH!!!

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Unisys releases its ClearPath MCP OS for VMs or x86

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Top Secret Mainframe technology

You don't want the communists getting hold of that!

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Aroused Lycra-clad cyclist prompts Manchester cop dragnet

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The Black Russian tonight, I think

That always terrifies the clergy...

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CIA says it 'accidentally' nuked torture report hard drive

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"From my experience"

I take it you work in Telesales?

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UK.gov pays four fellows £35k to do nothing for three months

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Re: NHS

I can't decide whether to upvote or downvote this - should I laugh or cry?

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Hear Hear!

Well said, Minister

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First successful Hyperloop test module hits 100mph in four seconds

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Ski ramp at end?

If it doesn't take off commercially, maybe have a siding that points up, launch passengers into low orbit?

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Ireland handed another $100m by Silicon Valley for startups' handout

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Ireland has sunshine

only a few days ago brilliant sunshine coincided with hail showers, I've seen sunshine with snow, rain and once with fog. What we seldom have is unbroken sunshine but it takes a fraction of a second to take a photo like that one.

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Ireland's international tech sector bumps up against language barrier

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But once the UK leaves Europe, won't it make more sense to standardise on German?

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Sayonara, Brits! The Irish tech sector could benefit from Brexit

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Mushroom

Border Controls

More controversially, the UK government have spoken about introducing "border control-like things" on the more easily policed sea and air routes from Northern Ireland to Great Britain.

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Big Brother

capacity to steer the country effectively?

Out government probably don't have the capacity to steer the country effectively through a set of orange cones laid out in the Leinster House car park but if they keep their mouths shut and do nothing it should sort itself out in time.

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Respected economist David McWilliams

please amend to "Economist David McWilliams" or clarify that the respect is largely self generated. In fairness he also predicted the Irish Economy's collapse in 1998, 2002 and 2005 before being proven right in 2007.

Aside from the source, I agree with the general theme of the article. Our Common Travel Area should protect us from the worst of the cross border freeze, while our tech and financial sectors should benefit from the collapse of the UK as an EU trade centre.

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Brit polar vessel christened RRS Sir David Attenborough

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Re: I actually like the chosen name, but...

Good name, I'd have gone with "Belgrano" as having more recent resonance.

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Ex-HP boss Carly Fiorina sacked one week into new job

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Re: President for Life Donald Trump

* Garfield didn't need that limitation

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President for Life Donald Trump

The two term limit is more of a guideline*

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Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

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Ideal password to defend against being forced to reveal it

"OverMyDeadBody...Bitch!"

Useful against customs agents, police, muggers, kidnappers etc.

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The beginning of the rise of the Planet Of The LUN Monkeys

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Technical Architects?

"I want people who look at complex systems and can break them down quickly, the ones who understand different types of application interactions and who understand the difference between IOPS, latency and throughput."

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Admin fishes dirty office chat from mistyped-email bin and then ...?

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or auto delete the folder contents at regular intervals?

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"Flash was left forever unable to look the woman in the eye"?

I think I read recently that the Swedish Supreme Court ruled that posting sex tapes online wasn't defamation "because it is normal for adults to have sex".

Consenting adult has consenting adultery, what's Flash's problem?

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Airbus' Mars plane precursor survives pressure test

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doesn't require a space or pressure suit?

Does that mean they're optional? I'd certainly be keen to wear one if I was flying it.

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Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?

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Re: Vote yes

Take the mask off, Donald, we can see your 'hair' over the top anyway

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Russian boffins want to nuke asteroids

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Re: changing non-proliferation treaties in a hurry.

I assume you mean of the US and infer that no-one will care if the asteroid hits their Pacific coast?

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How Remix's Android will eat the world

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Re: "Remix OS with...

I have WPS Office on all my android devices and find it quite acceptable. The only thing missing from Android for me is a JRE to run a few cross platform java apps (and large enough memory).

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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

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Wall

But can they make the US pay for it?

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Google's dream city isn't a new idea

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Re: A True Utopia

Until the first cats move in, then it'll go to...

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Oath of Fealty (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_Fealty_%28novel%29

" The arcology dwellers have evolved a different culture, sacrificing privacy - there are cameras even in the private apartments - in exchange for security. The residents are fiercely loyal to the arcology and its management, and the loyalty runs both ways"

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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

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Re: "male perverts"

So long as you're a Canadian, you're OK inside and out.

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France

Public toilets allow anyone in. You can use a urinal or a cubicle. The only difference is the plumbing. Why does it have to be more complicated?

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Truly crap exhibition dumped on Isle of Wight

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Childcatcher

Why not the Miss Felicity Beedle Institute?

or the World of Poo?

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George Bush naked selfie hacker Guccifer gets his day in US court

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Big Brother

Why a custodial sentence?

I don't know the case but it sounds like he didn't make any money from doing this and that no-one was harmed. I would have thought that a fine and maybe some community service teaching the elderly to use computers would be more appropriate.

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Oh, sugar! Sysadmin accidently deletes production database while fixing a fault

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Re: In a similar vein

I've seen it done once, years ago.

Have we met?

#CMS

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Tech biz bosses tell El Reg a Brexit will lead to a UK Techxit

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Do you think there will be EU infrastructure funding

to build a Berlin type wall along the Irish border? I can think of lots of benefits.

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Solus: A welcome ground-up break from the Linux herd

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A lovely desktop but no apps

It's great having a package manager but if it can't provide packages...

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Go DevOps before your bosses force you to. It'll be easier that way

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DevOps project failures at a rate of 90 per cent by 2018

Fail faster!

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Brits unveil 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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Mushroom

Oh, the Humanity!

Why not "Excelsior"?

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IBM pimps Watson out to Hilton robot for concierge duty

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Re: PR bullshit

It means you're not expecting a robot when you check into a hotel, so you crap yourself when it starts moving towards you.

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Serving up IT on a silver platter, also known as ITSM

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It was written a year ago and has had a few words changed

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/29/it_service_management_as_an_enterprise_wide_service/

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Poor recruitment processes are causing the great security talent drought

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Not that easy

There was a good balance of women in IT before the 90's but the hacker-kid image started putting a barrier to entry and a lot of the low end InfoSec jobs (where anyone good starts out) perpetuate that image. As with the general talent problem, I think they need to hire outside the mainstream of IT, people with the right mindset and talents who need a little extra technical skills to fill the role, rather than those with the technical skills and try to develop their mindset.

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Intravenous hangover clinics don't work, could land you in hospital

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Re: Hmmm.

In fairness, it sounds like there was a chance they could stop someone getting any older, hence the legal involvement.

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Standing desks have no effect on productivity, boffins find

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I saw it trialed the last place I worked

Two very well paid financial analyst types had them installed, electrically adjusting height as required.

Day 1: both desks raised morning and afternoon for alternate hours

Day 2: desk 1 up morning and afternoon, desk 2 morning only

Day 3: desk 1 up morning only, desk 2 at seated height all day

Day 4: both desks raised when a colleague visited to show them off, otherwise no height change

Day 5+ : desks were in, lets call it powersaving mode, workers were in seated mode

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Meet Barra's baby: Xiaomi arrives with a splash

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Re: With all the "spying"

I just remembered Charles Stross comment in the Atrocity Archives about MI5 renaming internally to DI5 in the early 80's so that freedom of information requests get mis-directed to the maintenance department (renamed MI5) who can honestly state that they're holding no information on the inquirer.

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German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

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EU Regulations

All pubs must be Irish.

Also airlines, cloud hosting and pharmaceuticals.

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Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph

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Joke

Where do you put the cassette tape?

Or should I did out my micro-drives?

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Five Eyes nations must purge terrorists from the web, says Theresa May

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Childcatcher

Down with this sort of Thing!

Careful Now!

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Don't you see these simple facts? Destroy Facebook and restore human Liberty

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life, liberty, health, and indolency of body; and the possession of outward things

as I recall

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Ex-TalkTalker TalkTalks: Records portal had shared password. It was 4 years old

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I'd be more embarassed

at using a generic password that doesn't change for years than at wearing a nappy in public

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Scottish MP calls for drone-busting eagles

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Genetic modifications?

If they can be made big enough, they can defend Scottish airspace after Engxit.

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Microsoft: Yes, we are going to kill off Enterprise Agreements

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Re: Then again...

Upvote for the NTNOCN reference, one of my all-time favourites.

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Danish Sith Lord fined in Galactic Republic rumpus

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Re: unspecified techniques

Danish Police? Maybe asking politely but repeatedly...

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