* Posts by Richard Taylor 2

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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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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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I'm the wire starter: ARM, IBM tout plug 'n' play Internet of Stuff kit

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Re: "But how do I connect it to a lightbulb?"

Cruel to ducks and very smelly. I suggest duct tape.

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'Lenovo, Superfish put smut on my system' – class-action lawsuit

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Re: This is going to be FUN!!

Surely Land of the Fee

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Apple forks out nearly $2bn for two ripe, green data centres

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Re: Servicing that demand?

I think you will find there is a lot of wave and tidal energy as well

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Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'

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Re: 1938 or so?

But rounding up to the nearest century just to get a nice sentence is pretty sloppy

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Superfish: Lenovo ditches adware, but that doesn't fix SSL megavuln – researcher

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Re: liability...

Whether or not they clicked the box that does not absolve Lenovo from criminal liability

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Re: Removing it

Not too difficult to remove - and yes, I found it on my son's otherwise excellent Lenovo laptop) you might try http://www.pcworld.com/article/2886278/how-to-remove-the-dangerous-superfish-adware-presintalled-on-lenovo-pcs.html - appears to have been written by someone who has thought about it.

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Apple design don Jony Ive: Build-your-own phone is BOLLOCKS

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Absolutely true - but you will see that Henry F then dumped that idea for a number of years - blakc, black and black.

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Re: @AC - Alternatively

Well if you were driving then you would not need to look at it I suppose.

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Tim Cook slurped our brains, snarl fat battery bods A123

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Re: pay them more....

So who says they are not maintaining confidentiality? Oh yes, their ex employer who is coincidentally suing their new one. Pass the sick bag Alice.

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(Re)touching on a quarter-century of Adobe Photoshop

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Re: Pascal ? Really ?

Never heard of the Apple Mac?

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Inside GOV.UK: 'CHAOS' and 'NIGHTMARE' as trendy Cabinet Office wrecked govt websites

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Re: Where is the graphic from?

Bust surely is you have 'no real business' to do then you can't possibly understand whether it is of any value? Or is it just the interface to any system that concerns you?

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Re: I see your problem

I appreciate the 'left' - correctly implies no change in state

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In this case about 30 seconds - do I win?

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Re: Good grief.

The old story, there is

- want

- need

- ask for

- get

the important thing is achieving the correct balance. One of the problems is that both politicians and many civil servants seem to believe that software is infinitely flexible - in the way for example, that stem trains of previous generation were not. And they act in this belief. Unfortunately other large procurement projects - yes MOD we are looking at you - have taken the same approach with predictable results (carriers san aircraft, another boondoggle for large manufacturing companies who are 'innovation constrained')

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Re: Is anyone surprised?

Shureky Paris cos she has more idea than Martha about acheiving anytbung other than personal success?

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Prawn cocktail offers hot new way to make solar cells

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Hmm - i cansee somevery unhappy prawns in my future

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IT knowledge is as important as Maths, says UK.gov

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Re: Great...

Don't worry Baroness Fox of Other Peoples Money (lost) will be put on the job. Groan

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