* Posts by Julz

132 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009

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Jersey sore: Anchor rips into island's undersea cables, sinks net access

Julz

Re: At least they know where to send the invoice

That would be Terranea di Navigazione s.p.a

http://www.mediterraneanav.it/fleet

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Chernobyl cover-up: Giant shield rolled over nuclear reactor remains

Julz

Twinkle twinkle

" Chernobyl witnesses reported seeing 'blue twinkles' in the wreckage of Reactor No.4" I guess that that was probably Cherenkov radiation in the eyeball; not a good thing.

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Trump's taxing problem: The end of 'affordable' iPhones

Julz

Re: Domestic employees

The US corporates gave up training their workers a looong time ago.

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We're going to have to start making changes or the adults will do it for us

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Tabs vs spaces is not important. Scripting languages and data descriptions that are sensitive to white spaces is the real problem. Oh, and one that has been solved and forgotten, and solved and forgotten, and ... for decades.

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Ageing GSM crypto cracked on commodity graphics rig

Julz

One Time Pad

"any unbreakable system must have essentially the same characteristics as the one-time pad: the key must be truly random, as large as the plaintext, never reused in whole or part, and kept secret"

Not really practical for most at the moment. The truly random requirement is also a bit of a bugger.

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Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

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amanfrommars...

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Microsoft boffins: Who needs Intel CPUs when you've got FPGAs?

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CAFS

Very like a modern version of ICL's CAFS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Addressable_File_Store).

When there is a discrepancy between the rate data can be delivered into a system and the rate at which it can be consumed by the general purpose processor(s), then a bit of specialist hardware in the way to pre-process the data is always a help. What I'm not sure of is that will a single purpose piece of hardware like a CPU always be faster than the same logic programmed onto a FPGA?

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Netflix reminds password re-users to run a reset

Julz

Re: Ban sites from using email addresses as a username

Just like the horrible 148 different rules for passwords. <email address> != <user>

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Samsung gobbles Siri maker

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Kim Bul

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UK will build new nuclear bomb subs, says Defence Secretary

Julz
Mushroom

Re: How to keep us safe...

One of the main problems with nuclear tipped cruise missiles is that it paints a confusing picture to the enemies your trying to deter in a MAD sort of way. If all you have is nuclear SLBMs and they detect SLBM launch, they know what is coming. Conversely, if there is no launch, then there is no possibility of a nuclear attack. However, if you have conventional and nuclear armed cruise missiles (a probability unless you throw away all conventional cruise missiles) and they see a bunch of cruise missiles coming their way (or worse, vaguely towards them) and they don't know whether they are nuclear tipped or not, they have to respond as if they are nuclear tipped and the world is a darker place.

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Don't let banks fool you, the blockchain really does have other uses

Julz

Re: Blockchain <> Bitcoin

Hum, but that 'solution' is SAP.

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Autonomous vehicles inquiry set up in the UK

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If your riding a horse, you, the rider, are still responsible if there is an accident on the roads, not the horse which seems to me a similar situation as riding in an autonomous car.

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Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

Julz

That would be the Apple graphene dispenser.

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Lack of Hurd mentality at Oracle OpenWorld: Co-CEO's cloud claims fall flat live on stage

Julz

Re: It never stops astonishing me...

Sir Peter Leahy Bonfield, arch example of type. Same useless failing strategies applied to two of UK's leading tech companies one after another. Leading to misery for his workforce and a peerage for himself.

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Radar missile decoys will draw enemy missiles away from RAF jets

Julz

Re: Security by melting?

Hum, splash...

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Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook

Julz

Re: This:

Hum, look up the Glorious Revolution of 1688. There are others...

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Julz

Re: re: Google and others

Oracle does the same...

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Julz

The main issue would seem to be that the Irish government have passed tax laws which results in multinational businesses that generate profit in foreign countries not being subject to taxation on that overseas profit, only on the profit made in Erie. This is not the situation in other countries. The UK for instance, currently gives businesses credits for tax paid in foreign countries and then taxes you on the rest, at normal UK business tax rates. The USA, I think just taxes you again on the lot as worldwide income and doesn't bother with the niceties of double taxation that you might have to shoulder. Other countries, mostly, have similar arrangements. The Irish are effectively running as a multinational corporation tax haven in the EU.

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn wants high speed broadband for all. Wow, original idea there

Julz
Big Brother

" Digital Citizen Passport " Hum, souds like an ID card...

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Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

Julz

Re: Time for a career change

I think a lot of people have given up entirely and use their phones or tablets.

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NASA wants to sell International Space Station to private enterprise

Julz

Re: Maybe

If you didn't need Russian launches then you could change the inclination of the orbit.

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

Julz

Re: Once upon a time detector vans existed

You can turn the Wi-Fi part of the BT router off and use a different WI-FI access point which gets rid of the piggy backing problem. But I guess not many people would do that...

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Juno turns around and heads off to graze Jupiter's clouds

Julz

Re: Precessing

It looks sun synchronous

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Giant Musk-stick test-firing proves a rocket can rise twice

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Re: Smutty

Sooty and worn-in is the preferred Star Wars look...

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Dark scientists' LUX-ZEPLIN doubles down on WIMP hunt

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Meh

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Well looking for something that probably doesn't exist and where you get more money to look again when you don't find it, sounds like a good job...

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Microsoft's cringey 'Hey bae <3' recruiter email translated by El Reg

Julz

Re: MS have a history of trying to be cool

<3 is "Love (heart shape)"

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FBI expands code theft charges against Chinese national

Julz

Re: "Stole"?

Clone-napped?

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Brexit: UK gov would probably lay out tax plans in post-'leave' vote emergency budget

Julz

Re: So basically...

Don't forget those pesky data protection rules that the EU foisters upon us.

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Vostochny cosmodrome caught on Soyuz rocketcam

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Joke

It was the wrong way around on the launch pad?

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise hiring temps to cover for redundancies - sources

Julz

Not if you've signed a waiver to your legal rights in order to get more than the legal minimum redundancy terms...

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Marc Benioff apologizes as Salesforce NA14 instance goes TITSUP

Julz

Optional

Just wondering if this will result in any meaningful losses.

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PLA sys admin gets six months house arrest for yanking US Army docs

Julz

Re: Six months only? House arrest, no jail?

Most classified material is stunningly unimportant.

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How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases

Julz

Re: Concerns about data quality

Is that you, Buttle?

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Big Blue bloodbath: More IBM staff slashed in Europe, US

Julz

Re: Who in their right mind would want to move to IBM

The problem is, which big corp is any different?

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Oracle v Google: Big Red wants $9.3bn in Java copyright damages

Julz

"the previous management of Sun had no grasp of the value of their company" That just about sums it up...

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Jeff Bezos to give forth at US space symposium

Julz

Re: Don't mention SpaceX...

He's waiting for a space yacht.

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Here's one obscure little EU data protection rule that would be good

Julz
Big Brother

Re: Patriot Shield

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Very_British_Coup

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Julz
Big Brother

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Very_British_Coup

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Brit boffins get green light to edit human genome

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Re: Progress

Looking historically, exactly which bits of scientific research 'should' we not have done?

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UK taxpayers should foot £2bn or more to adopt Snoopers' Charter, says Inquiry

Julz

Re: I still don't understand...

Because that wouldn't allow you to do traffic analysis and that's the whole point of this exercise. Well, other than to legalise what GCHQ and palls do already.

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Putin's Russia outlaws ECHR judgments after mass surveillance case

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Big Brother

Optional

Isn't this what the Tories want to do?

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GCHQ director blasts free market, says UK must be 'sovereign cryptographic nation'

Julz

The full list from the Draft IPB

Relevant public authority

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Police force maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996

Metropolitan police force

City of London police force

Police Service of Scotland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

British Transport Police Force

Ministry of Defence Police

Royal Navy Police

Royal Military Police

Royal Air Force Police

Security Service

Secret Intelligence Service

GCHQ

Ministry of Defence

Department of Health

Home Office

Ministry of Justice

National Crime Agency

Northern Ireland Office

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Department for Transport

Department for Work and Pensions

Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service

Competition and Markets Authority

Criminal Cases Review Commission

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland

Financial Conduct Authority

A fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

Food Standards Agency

Gambling Commission

Gang masters Licensing Authority

Health and Safety Executive

Independent Police Complaints Commission

Information Commissioner

National Health Service Business Services Authority

A National Health Service Trust established under section 5 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 whose functions, as specified in its establishment order, include the provision of emergency ambulance services

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board

Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Regional Business Services Organisation

Office of Communications

Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

Scottish Ambulance Service Board

Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

Serious Fraud Office

Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust

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US Navy grabs old-fashioned sextants amid hacker attack fears

Julz

Re: And the navigation systems for those Trident/Poseidon missiles?

They take their own position from the stars as they pass through apogee ...

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Hurd clings to Oracle’s cloud growth as overall revenue declines

Julz

A marvellous company. No really, it is, legally speaking, I can't say anything bad about it.

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Safe Harbour ruled INVALID: Facebook 'n' pals' data slurp at risk

Julz

Having worked for a few USA employers, they all asked me to sign a document agreeing to my personnel and other employment data to be kept and processed wherever they saw fit. Not sure how legal that was at the time and not sure if this ruling affects that too much. It would only be tested in court if somebody had the means and motivation to do it and given that you mostly want the job and compared to the US-MegaCorp, of puny means, it's pretty unlikely to be tested. So I guess things will just carry on.

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Bletchley Park remembers 'forgotten genius' Gordon Welchman

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Re: Please can we keep the accolades coming...

@Arnaut Monte Carlo simulations... No whether you think that their use in share trading is for the greater good or not is debatable but at least the weather forecasts are more reliable.

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US gov to Apple: COUGH UP iMessages or FEEL our FEDERAL FROWN

Julz

Traffic analysis.

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Julz

Re: Bureaucrats yes, but there are higher-ups

How about, 'Never piss of a companies with offshore cash piles bigger than your national debt'

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Files on Seagate wireless disks can be poisoned, purloined – thanks to hidden login

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Re: That picture

There is always the tried and trusted Bessemer converter option. I used to send discpacks to their fiery doom via the ones in Scunthorpe, truly a trip to Mordor...

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