* Posts by Richard Taylor 2

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

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Re: The Problem

Your'e doing it wrong, I get great results using both hands on the phone to steady it

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Attack of the possibly-Nazi clone parakeet invaders

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Re: Where is the expert?

I'm sure hell argue that the benefits of a mass market will make up for that?

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Re: Lots of 'em in Spain...

And after the Ozzie Magpies we'll try their variant on cane toads:-)

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Elon Musk: I'm neither a samurai nor a bastard

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Re: US management - confusing hours worked for productivity

Who are they?

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Red-faced Germans halt NSA cooperation after Euro spying revealed

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Re: Commando Comics

The German language allows the construction of some lovely descriptions. All the more reason to be bilingual - you can learn a lot.

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VOTERS! This Election: Vote #Smart, Vote #Digital

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"Bong! Millions of Britons will go to the polls tomorrow for (we hope) the last ever analogue General Election. Several million more, many of whom share the same names and live at a surprisingly small number of addresses in inner-city constituencies, have already voted."

While I appreciate your comment about the almost certain electoral fraud, show me an e system that can't at least be validated (btw - we know about much of the fraud because it is traceable, it's just that police/government are not prepared to slam down on these people. Reminds me of labour and conservative politicians conveniently ignoring threats to Rushdie amongst other people).

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Apple MacBook 2015: Twelve inches of slim and shiny fanboi joy

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Oh dear - MagSafe gone, and one of my laffs was people falling over and knocking their laptops of a table during meetings (tea/smoke/coffee break). I suppose mac users will do that now as well..

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Hey devs! Confused by EU privacy law? Pull out the FLASH CARDS

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Re: We need better writers

As the campaign for Plain English (in the UK) has been trying to persuade government and business to do for many years. Falls on deaf ears far too often though, and as a side effect provides benefits to lawyers and allows government wriggle room

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Snowden scandal latest: NSA, GCHQ lingo-spies replaced by unstoppable RHINEHART robots

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Re: Innuendo... Al-Qaeda, what!?

Today the police issued a warrant for a suspected terrorist who goes by the code name of "Samantha". They are also looking for her handler.

well as Humphrey has retired, I suspect Sven

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Italian ISS trekkie sips first zero-G cup of espresso in SPAAAACE

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Re: A Red Shirt?

But she does have a second name - safe for the next series then.

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Re: Next is to have Earl Grey tea...

Forget ice, they don't even know about boiling water

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Delusional

"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised." Fresh espresso in the new Zero-G cup! To boldly brew...

Much though I love Italian food this is deluded. Yorkshire tea obviously.

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'Not paying for any of that music was probably a mistake. Buh bye!'

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"Apple doesn't like it when you mess with its precious little creations. Cupertino made everyone remember that this week when it said nobody was allowed to run watch apps on the Apple Watch. We're not kidding, either. These were the iThing maker's exact words:"

That has always been their message on the iPhone - duplicate functionality without significant innovation and we won't take it. Tuff maybe, but clear and it has some advantages for both Apple and the user.

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London Coffee Festival: Caffeine, tech and martinis on show in Shoreditch

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Re: Getting a good cup of coffee?

One of the problems I have always had is that roasting beans and ground coffee promise so damn much from the aroma but deliver little. Now a good cup of Yorkshire tea does the opposite.

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FBI alert: Get these motherf'king hackers off this motherf'king plane

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Re: Would aircraft system designers really do this?

If it was good enough for Darth....

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Re: Either

And Jeff was also using a Mac (see photos)

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French outsourcer Atos fattens revenues on UK public sector

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Pirate

Well there has to be a payback for doing your best to reduce the cost of social provision for the disabled...

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It's official: David Brents are the weakest link in phishing attacks

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Senior management super powers widely misunderstood

Senior staff seemed more clued up about dodgy emails, meaning managers and staff clicked on links in malicious messages two times more frequently than executives.

Senior staff frequently in my experience have a clued up secretary (aka admin assistant) to do that for them (and print out the emails they need to read). Nothing to do with innate sense, other than that to understand where an activity is above (below?) their pay grade.

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'Leaked' EU digi wish list: Junkets for Eurocrats, sops to copyright and telcos

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Re: Confused for a second...

You can't beat an Italian football match for real flares...

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Android mobe biz OnePlus goes to the dogs - or maybe cats

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Unhappy

Looks good. Shame about the weakness in 4g coverage for a number of UK networks.

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Lapider les corneilles! French Patriot Act faces growing opposition

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Re: how about no data collection!

And yet,with all that data,stolen or otherwise,our governments have not been able to foil one terrorist plot to stop it in its tracks.

To be fair, we don't know what has necessarily been foiled - and trials held in camera make that difficult to know. But you do make a very good point - a concentration on 'offence' through massive surveillance has a tendency to (a) allow government agencies to carry on claiming money for what may well be largely the case of the 'the emperors new underwear' - ably assisted by technology and quasi governmental companies with a vested interest in getting their noses into the trough, (b) allow them to avoid smarter more targeted intelligence gathering and prevention by pointing to the great efforts being made through mass surveillance and (c) carry on justifying their existence through what looks, certainly in the US like entrapment practices with weak minded stooges.

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Chinese 'Superphone' manufacturer declares war on Apple

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Yup a little limiting :-)

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High on bath salts, alleged Norse god attempts tree love

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Happy

Well relaxed anyway if the claims are to be believed....

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Is hyper-convergence a good thing? Ask a mini computer veteran

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Re: Looks like someone got the EMC marketing packet

Complete with the cut and pasted bullet points.

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Radio 4 and Dr K on programming languages: Full of Java Kool-Aid

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Re: Generalisation Considered Harmful

You really have not listened to any of the presenters (eg one J Humphries) on the Today program have you?

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Re: 9mm Pistol at 100yds?

Nooooo read the article. It was the MiL at 100 yards on a richochet

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Apple about to make Apple TV WAY LESS SUCKY - report

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Re: UK media rights problems

Ahhh yore higher powers seem to have more influence than most :_) just dump Sky

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Do androids dream of herding electric sheep?

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you really have never studied that record of shepherding best practice have you - Shaun the Sheep

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UK.gov: We want Britannia's mobe-enabled cars to rule the roads

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I haven't seen an an electric, but my fibre glass 7 happily outru s most porsces to 60 - and it feels like it -:) to go back to another thread, I'm driving an Auris Hybrid for most miles

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Sony nabs cloud gamers OnLive, administers swift headshot

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Re: "demonstrates our commitment to changing the way gamers experience the world of PlayStation."

What's wrong with Donkey Kong?

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Apple's 13-incher will STILL cost you a bomb: MacBook Air 2015

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Re: Low res?

"High resolution in laptops is vastly overrated. The higher DPI is something that most desktop software hasn't been written to cope with so the OS upscales the windows. "

Well I use a Macbook Pro 15" Retina as my main machine - generally on a desktop, and find the high resolution/screen real estate extremely useful and comfortable. Apps (primarily homegrown or development) cope very well. Travelling on the train I do switch down the resolution.

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Mature mainframe madness prints Mandlebrot fractal in TWELVE MINUTES

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Re: Did this....

it just took a couple of crashes to complete

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Re: Complex Sums

Complex does not mean complcated.... if you can do integers and fp in assembler you can represent 'complex' numbers. Read up m'boy.

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Re: Did this....

pahh i accept your spectrum and offer a ZX80 (although with a dodgy memory pack)

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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Re: US company's Europen subsidiary

and where do you think thedata will be stored?

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MacBooks slimming down with Sammy's new 3D NAND diet pills

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Re: Wait

Just one waffer thin mint? And look what it did to Mr Corporate? (Disclaimer - I love my Mac book pro retina :-)

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China's BYD ramps up 'leccycar battery production in challenge to Tesla

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Only if you plug him in

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Want that awesome new Apple TrackPad? Don't get a MacBook Pro

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Re: Apple wants it all

that's business for you

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Studying humans for science? Wrap your eyeballs around our fine print, says Apple

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Headmaster

I don't think the watch has appropriate sensors. although I suppose a seismic sensor might work

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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Re: IN OTHER NEWS

Does Death bother with twitter - other than anticipating applying a scythe in due course?

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Faux ‪pro-IS Facebook‬ shot down within hours of launch

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Ahmed would like all of his comrades to know that the virgins are great down here

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Oi. APPLE fanboi! You with the $10k and pocket on fire! Fancy a WATCH?

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Re: Really?

I also. But I also have to pay an extortionate amount (well not really they are craftsmen/women) to service my rolex

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Re: Resale Value - not a lot

Or quiche

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UK Supreme Court waves through indiscriminate police surveillance

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Re: As Treasonas May is fond of saying...

Because of course they had no vote. We do God help us.... (As an atheist I hope y'all see this in its proper context)

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United Nations: For pity's sake don't use your iPhone in your car

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I use two mobiles a Moto G and an iPhone5s.Both seem to have come with a default 'dont annoy me when i am driving' - but sheep will ignores such advice......

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Joke

just outsidePeterborough of course

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Ex-Systemax execs Carl & Gilbert Fiorentino jailed over $27m fraud

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I am so dissapointed

Three expressos in and I read this as Fiorina....

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Hillary Clinton draws flak for using personal email at State Dept

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Re: Not the first..

Well I was aware of Toty ministers and their SPADs doing this but servants, not really a d civil - never

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Pebble Time Steel ready in May. Plus: Now you can strap on sensors, GPS ... Geiger counter

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Re: battry risks

Not quite. It becomes dangerous as the probability of that energy being ummm very rapidly released in an uncontrolled way grows.

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Forget 1,000 lashes for Facebook posts, Saudis now want to behead blogger Raif Badawi

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Re: hadaway an shite

Surely in this case Hadaway is sunni?

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