* Posts by Richard Taylor 2

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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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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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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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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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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

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Re: Volkwagen

And the curses involved in getting the engine out of a VW Dub need to be heard to be believed. Came up with a number of new ones myself. Worth the effort (I think) though.

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NERDGASM as Apple announces 'special event'

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FAIL

And how should we get you right?

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Re: Oh, goody. I'm on tenterhooks.

Almost certainly fewer than the number who fail to understand nuclear power? Are you going to boycott your electricity - or hey, this is an idea, put in a filter?

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To be fair

"Apple's hype machine has creaked into life again"

It never creaks into life - and possibly this sentence explains why they don't ask you?

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SCC bags universal credit hosting contract

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What could be easier? Hosting a nonexistent service with imaginary cycles and storage. Sounds right for a govrnment partner.

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Who uses the Universal Credit system? ALMOST NOBODY, says report

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Re: Benefits of benefits

Methinks not. For every government worker lost, two become available in th lost cost, sub minimal wage private sector shurely. Or get outsourced overseas.

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Re: I struggle to know how seriously to take this...

No. Anti government waste that has occurred under recent administrations of all colours. Go back to the Daily Fail if you can't read.

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Re: I struggle to know how seriously to take this...

All very true. But to assume a linear progression is stupid. It will either crash and burn or go exponential.

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While I am (un) happy to believe this very predictable car crash run by the deluded IDS will fail, the so called analyst is an idiot

Brian Wernham, independent analyst and author of Agile Project Management for Government estimates it will take the DWP another 120 years to reach its roll-out target, on the basis of its current rate of getting active on-board.

A linear estimate of take up is idiotic. But then I suppose he did write 'Agile Project Management for Government' and look where that got us... Get the processes right, get the loading and performance right and after you have debugged the humans in the loop then take up becomes some exponential to the limit of the number of users.

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Not even GCHQ and NSA can crack our SIM key database, claims Gemalto

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Re: No air-gap?

One would hope. But even an air gap is vulnerable to a well paid employee seeking to add to his/her salary.

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Sounds like a challenge to me. fight fight oh er er er silence to me

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Bloody TECH GIANTS... all they do is WASTE investors' MONEY

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Surely ads and results go hand in hand. Not incidental but symbiotic?

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Re: Actually Buffet went further

There is of course the old saying about the people who got reliably rich during the great gold rush sold the picks!

Rolls Royce haven't done too badly for their investors on the engine front.

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Marconi: The West of England's very own Italian wireless pioneer

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Re: Timeless wireless communication ...

Or just a symbol? Forget absence it is there.

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