* Posts by TRT

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King's College London staggers from outage, replaces infrastructure services head

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Re: One down...

The head of infrastructure will join them in Quintdown? Quintdown in Cornwall? This is King's College London isn't it? The failed server was at the Strand, yes? Strand in London? He's got bloody good eyesight then.

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Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

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Re: perhaps not beefy...

Plenty of bull in it.

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Re: presumably the outraged are aware that...

There's traces of Olly Murs in our banknotes???!!!!

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Re: Veganism

I thought it was about grossly excessive levels of bureaucracy designed to hinder, infuriate and depersonalise all gregarious, sentient lifeforms throughout the galaxy. And writing bad poetry.

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As a committed anti-royalist...

I object to certain iconic representations on the bank notes that I have to handle every day ...

In fact, as a Muslim, whose religion bans the depiction of animals and people because worship of such is idolatrous...

And, AND...

As an Apple worshipper, I demand that my banknotes have rounded corners...

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Re: Pandora's box?

I thought they just avoided using soap and stuff.

*Kidding!*

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Perhaps we just need to point out that the RIPA contains traces of beef.

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Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

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How do you think they got to interview anyway?!

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You know, when you said...

"I'm tall, handsome, ready to commit and don't know how to ENTER"

I thought you meant they were trying to err... how to put this... Use a floppy?

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Re: Enter == submit

I also have the ability to destroy the world at a single command, can calculate every conceivable outcome of any strategic position and have the initiative and intelligence to search databases of pension records and phone records in order to track down my creator, yet I am unable to learn the futility of war through the certitude of an enforced stalemate or equality of losses without first being prompted to do so.

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Re: Enter == submit

Certainly on a command line system you would press enter after both username and password prompt responses. Perhaps they learned their IT skills from watching "Wargames"?

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Google turns on free public NTP servers that SMEAR TIME

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Erm...

Doesn't the usefulness of this depend on how your NTPD is configured?

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Investigatory Powers Act signed into UK law by Queen

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Is that Theresa May or Her Maj?

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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

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Re: Well, I would settle

Brings a whole new meaning to a back-hander.

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Re: Tallow is for Steric Acids, as a lubricant.

Industrial tallow can come from animal or vegetable sources. It can be a by-product of biodiesel production from corn oil, FFS. To the industry, it's just another name for triglycerides. They're used to adjust the melting points of substances as well as their viscous properties at different temperatures.

The tweet from BoE dude just says "tallow". He/she is an idiot! They didn't check with their supplier the absolute source of all the materials used in their product?!

Mind you, I wouldn't be surprised it came from a beef source, I'm just annoyed by (1) the person who tweeted not understanding the hidden part of the question and seemingly without referring it to a manager, and (2) the over-reaction of people as the original spark gets Chinese-whispered away from what was actually said.

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Half-ton handbuilt CPU heads to Centre for Computing History

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Re: Back-door?

Oh... Did I see a windows installation in the background?

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Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one

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Re: peer-reviewable and repeatable experiment proposal @ST

5. Forget that time machines rely on an accurate measure of the speed of light.

6. Crash into the end of the universe.

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Re: Age of the universe

It's measured in metres per second. So maybe the metre was different, or the second was different or both.

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San Francisco's sinking luxury Millennium Tower: Tilt spotted FROM SPACE

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Re: On the upside...

Shoes. An entire, archaeological layer of compressed shoes.

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Ah well... it's the landfill that's the problem you see...

it was a batch of 1000 tonnes of out of date Preparation H.

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Grand App Auto: Tesla smartphone hack can track, locate, unlock, and start cars

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Re: Depends if the app used built-in iOS security features

These guys make RASP software for Android. They're experts in Android security. They found an App where the consequences of not taking a feature of Android into account are pretty rough. iOS has a different approach to common storage access. Tesla's approach to storing oAuth tokens and stuff stinks, yes, but on the iOS app they can get away with it. The article doesn't mention that Tesla's iOS app is not sensitive to this attack vector, and it brushes over the fact that ANY app can be subject to attack with varying degrees of damage.

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You don't mention...

that the attack relies on features of Android. The iPhone app would have to be insecure by a completely different method.

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CERT tells Microsoft to keep EMET alive because it's better than Win 10's own security

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Re: They should...

EMET IC. Get it?

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They should...

bake it into hardware and put it in every Windows 10 machine. Unless they do already, I feel a little bit of sick come into my mouth every time I have to attend a machine with a problem and see the Windows 10 startup - it must have an EMETIC already in there.

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Reg man 0: Japanese electronic toilet 1

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Funnily when it was first installed...

they did hang a multi-lingual user manual on a piece of string just next to the toilet. I wondered what became of it?

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Achtung! Zis is not ein drill.

http://viz.co.uk/dawn-bottom-inspectors/

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Re: Toilet dreams

Mispronunciation. It's actually "Christ! I'll pee less" Park.

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Re: You're doing it wrong

It's a well paid job. Everyone I met was flush.

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There are special toilets...

in hospitals. With little shelves in them to catch various items. Like poo in need of inspection, or babies in the maternity block.

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Internet connected toilets

They are connected to the cloud. The protocol is IP V.carefully.

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Re: Here I encountered the first of many problems. The labels were entirely in Japanese.

What you need is a touch sensitive OLED display bar that can change the labels to suit any language. And Bluetooth. Gotta have Bluetooth.

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Kids' Hour of Code turns into a giant corporate infomercial for kids

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Re: Child labor?

Krillitane oil.

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Coding?

Meh. Just teach people that

1) the way to line stuff up with the right hand margin in Word is to use a right-justify tab character and not hold down the space bar until it looks about right,

2) the way to move an orphaned section heading to a new page is to use paragraph formatting rules and not to keep hitting the return key until it jumps

3) you can control hyphenation with methods other than the space bar,

and the future will be a lot brighter.

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Helping autonomous vehicles and humans share the road

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Re: amniotic

I was setting you up to reply "a box van" or something clever and amusing.

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Re: amniotic

What kind of a van are you even driving?

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I found that the Moral Maze...

That MIT test thing... Well, I found I was coming up with stuff not in the description, like elderly woman will not be able to get out of the way if I beep my horn like a crazy, but the jogger might well be able to see and judge what my actions are and therefore stands a better chance of survival.

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Customer data security is our highest priori- ha ha ha whatever, suckers

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Re: UFO

And don't forget Mary Straker, aka Mary Rutland, played by Suzanne Neve, who was also the wife in Mosquito Squadron opposite David McCallum, that fine actor and 70s sci-fi stalwart "The Invisible Man". Suzanne Neve only does sobbing, angry, aggrieved wife roles, it seems.

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Re: The seventies version of the future was so much cooler ...

Check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k520GiR362U

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Re: You can watch it here.

It's OK, I have the DVD box set, the LaserDisc edition, the new Blu-Ray box set and the ViewMaster reels. Plus I live in the county where most of it was filmed. I just like complaining.

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Holy KACK!

I had my console window open whilst loading this page. It turned pink. 42 errors on one page. Maybe the ultimate question is "What it the maximum permissible number of error messages on a page before someone gets off their bum and sorts out protocol mismatch?"

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Re: "actually make customer data protection a specific duty for directors."

You mean it isn't?

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Re: Inflation

I'm waiting for not just any old security breach, I'm waiting for a M&S security breach.

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Aw poo.

The UFO video isn't playing for me.

Anyway, if you're going to have SHADO IT, you are going to need SHADO Security. Which, if you recall, is where, in the event of a security breach or even a potential security breach, anyone not in the direct employ of the company is either killed or memory wiped.

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KCL staff offered emotional support, clergy chat to help get over data loss

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Re: I'm sort of concerned...

I believe the branch of McDonalds hosted in the corner of one of the Student Union buildings has now moved away.

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Re: Unless, of course...there's...

Have you heard about the suicidal pizza? Tried to top itself.

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Unless, of course...there's...

a law requiring public buildings over a certain height to incorporate certain features?

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Re: Always back up your data!

I think we just saw death of the first born.

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God's plan...

offered at Bronze, Silver or Gold levels, giving 10Tb, 100Tb and Unlimited storage respectively in His cloud facility?

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I'm sort of concerned...

that if that's the level of pastoral care being offered... what the fuck kind of data have been lost?! I mean, are we talking about somebody's life work, worth millions in research grants?

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Brit smart streetlight bods Telensa named 'global market leader'

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Re: Is there a reason why...

For pedestrians a low height pool of light at a lower intensity for two lights ahead and two lights behind, just illuminating the pavement, would suffice.

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