* Posts by Julz

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Hawking, Musk, Woz: ROBOTS, the 'KALASHNIKOVS of TOMORROW'

Julz

Re: It's already too late...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPJMk2fgJU

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

Julz

Re: Great news

We already eat seaweed.

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Why OH WHY did Blighty privatise EVERYTHING?

Julz

Re: The Purpose of Government.

Exactly why couldn't tax collection be privatized? The BEEB seems to manage to collect it's own tax (although it does moan aboutthe cost...)

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

Julz

Re: I just dont get it !!!

I've had one of these for years (http://www.theowl.com/index.php/products/energy-moni/). Shows me with good enough accuracy what I'm using; doesn't really change behaviour much though so I guess the basic premise for 'smart' meters is at best unproven.

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What an eyeful: Apple's cut price 27in iMac with Retina Display

Julz

Re: Good idea

Does anybody here upgrade their washing machines, toasters, ovens, HiFi amps, AV equipment, etc. ?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (of the net). Make your vote count

Julz

Re: Take GCHQ's crown?

No it's treason.

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

Julz

There's also that ornate place by the Thames next to the pointy clock tower that's jam packed with extremists...

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

Julz

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

Mrs Trellis!

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Yay, we're all European (Irish) now on Twitter (except Americans)

Julz

It might make your life interesting if you subsequently go on holiday with your family to Florida.

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Who runs this world? Sony Pictures CEO jokes about getting UK culture minister fired

Julz

Unfortunately the UK gave up it's ability to make our own independent nuclear weapons a while ago. All we have are Trident, and they are far from independent; their replacements even more so.

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

Julz

Re: Those Bell inequalities...

Midnight at the Well of Souls

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Scotland to get National ID system 'by the backdoor', campaigners mull challenge

Julz

Re: ...already an NHS unique number

The same is true of NINO's there not unique either.

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Hated smart meters likely to be 'a costly failure' – MPs

Julz

Re: In the news over the weekend...

If you want to know how much juice you using then use something like this:

http://www.theowl.com/index.php/products/energy-moni/

Now what's advantage to me do smart meters have..

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

Julz

Re: Where to put it?

Diego Garcia, has a big long runway, close to the equator and is home to just a few USA'ers squatting and not paying any rent.

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Gov.UK begs Google 'n' U.S. tech pals: Forget Ireland, come to Blighty

Julz

Re: It's not just tax...

Well, public support for the IRA casts a long shadow without even going anywhere near the resent armed trips the USA government has made to spread peace and democracy abroad.

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SpaceX HOVER-SHIP landing scuppered by MASSIVE ocean waves

Julz

Re: Return to land

They also had/have rather a lot of aircraft carriers from which to mount the whole operation.

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EE data network goes TITSUP* after mystery firewall problem

Julz

Re: I'm sure that any of these companies could do far better if they just doubled their prices

All you'll get is a map of population density not true geographical coverage...

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Virgin, Qualcomm, back 600-satellite space internet plan

Julz

Re: Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Not if your the NRO.

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YES, we need TWO MEELLION ORACLE licences - DEFRA

Julz
Joke

Re: Really?

How dare you say that this is deliberately obfuscated...

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/applications-price-list-070574.pdf

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Is there ANOTHER UNIVERSE headed BACKWARDS IN TIME?

Julz

Re: Time

As the Universe is expanding there is just more space/time every instant. No direction so time going sidewise would be fine.

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97% of UK gets 'basic' 2Mbps broadband. 'Typical households' need 10Mbps – Ofcom

Julz

What about upload?

The internet is not just about streaming films and watching cat videos. Oh, bugger...

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

Julz
Stop

Don't Buy Stuff

If advertising didn't bring in the punters then it would stop. Vote with your closed wallet...

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BLAST-OFF! BOAT FREE launch at last. Orion heads for SPAAAAACE

Julz

Re: Video

Looks like my ksp mun rocket...

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The gender imbalance in IT is real, ongoing and ridiculous

Julz

Re: The author is the problem, not the industry

"I’ve never seen socks & sandals in the office"

You never worked in ICL then :)

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Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

Julz

Re: "Always leave them wanting more"

If the "obvious flaw" is that the replicants have a limited lifespan then this isn't so much of a problem. It is left unsaid in the film (both versions) whether or not Rachael had a shorter than normal lifespan and she certainly didn't seem to be burning oh so bright. If Decker is a replicant (the most likely conclusion, as if he wasn't, he would have gone off world like everyone else who could) then it seems he also didn't have the short but bright life.

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UK PM Cameron says Internet must not 'be an ungoverned space'

Julz

Re: Government regulation usually ends up with overreach

"Will the definition only include people who want to bomb somewhere? "

Isn't that overwhelmingly governments?

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China lunar mission readies for return to Earth

Julz

Re: Probably fake

Well from hours of mun missions in KSP, if you get that view then your way off the orbital ecliptic and in for some serious fun on the way back. So I guess it's a mash up.

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EE TV: Network snubs 'Auntie's antique' for mobe-happy set-top box

Julz
Unhappy

Re: Err wifi only?

Cheaper to manufacture without an Ethernet port.

I agree with you though but this is just Capitalism driving functionality and usability out of commoditised products in the pursuit of lower production costs. Race to the bottom, depressing but as long as people use price as the major buying decision factor, inevitable.

p.s. I recently bought the most expensive Roku box just to get the Ethernet port, not sure if that makes me bloody minded or stupid...

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There's a lot more to backup than you thought

Julz

Re: Backup ... do you mean Recovery products?

Absolutely, the main component to consider is always the restore. Incremental backup's are fine and dandy, but just how long is it going to take to restore the whole caboodle? OK, so you've restored the data/system/service, what does the business need to do now? Oh, and how does this restored service play nicely and not screw up all the services that haven't just time warped into the past? These and many other potential areas for Mr Cockup all become very very important for a business that actually has to use a backup for real.

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SECRET U.S. 'SPACE WARPLANE' set to return from SPY MISSION

Julz
Mushroom

Re: I find this report...

ICBM's, well some do...

This ground track might be of interest, as might the book.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=a_azhFUJhF0C&pg=PA18&lpg=PA18&dq=low+orbit+at+40+to+43+degrees&source=bl&ots=oWIklNSTZD&sig=b86Y8ekQG_ao3XTm_nafSallBi8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PBo9VOb5GaXP7Qbay4CYDQ&ved=0CEUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=low%20orbit%20at%2040%20to%2043%20degrees&f=false

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

Julz
Joke

Re: Antactica is melting too

Citizens Against Government Waste?

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GRAV WAVE DRAMA: 'Big Bang echo' may have been grit on the scanner – boffins

Julz

Lebensraum

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Apple: Beats Music is safe with us. Just like your selfies in iCloud

Julz

Beats Me Why I Should

care about a service I can't use...

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Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock

Julz
Joke

Fake!

There are no stars in the background! Just another government fake to justify syphoning money from ESA into their private bank accounts.

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

Julz

Space Plane

Send one up on a X-37B and fine out if it works...

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Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

Julz

Re: Doom for US tech companies@ jnemesh

NSA and GCHQ are not really the point here; the main arguments being presented are about the extension of US laws to all nations by use of services and servers either based in the USA or provided by companies who are either domiciled in the USA or are controlled by such. What GCHQ does by spying on USA citizens and then allowing our country cousins access to the information would be illegal as far as the USA courts are concerned but hey, it doesn't happen.

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

Julz

These a fair amount of data here:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/first-pictures-from-inside-the-crater-at-the-end-of-the-world/

Reminds me of an Edward De Bono lateral thought problem. My first stab would be a plug of ice forced up through the soil; possibly by gas pressure.

p.s. If you look at the the final video you can see a number of small circular lakes as the helicopter comes to land which could be holes like this one but eroded and filled with water over a period of time.

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How practical is an electric car in London?

Julz

Re: On Street Parking

What about reconverting the downstairs bedroom back into a garage?

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New development in 'stadium-sized' FLYING SAUCER orb invasion

Julz

Re: Jupiter 2

Me thinks more like 2010 Odyssey Two aero breaking

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TrueCrypt considered HARMFUL – downloads, website meddled to warn: 'It's not secure'

Julz

Unfortunately, sort of what I was thinking; bugger...

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Scientists warn of FOUR-FOOT sea level rise from GLACIER melt

Julz

Or just move to higher ground.

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Hey, does your Smart TV have a mic? Enjoy your surveillance, bro

Julz

Re: Firewall for Outbound traffic

Samsung smart TV's 'phone' home at ~1:00am everyday, they switch on for that purpose.

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Oracle vs Google redux: Appeals court says APIs CAN TOO be copyrighted

Julz

Re: Probably the death knell of the "industry"

API's are not just lists they also have defined behaviours some expected and some unexpected!

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How Brit computer maker beat IBM's S/360 - and Soviet spies

Julz
Facepalm

Re: Plus ça change...

Indeed, the wonderful Peter Bonfield split ICL into several competing divisions which then spent the next decade or so fighting with each other rather than cooperating to get outside business. In the mean time ICL slid slowly into obscurity. Bonfield of course jumped ship to BT and did the same thing there! Master stroke, give the man a knighthood; oh, they did...

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'BILLION-YEAR DISK' to help FUTURE LIFEFORMS study us

Julz

Re: Legacy

Crazy Eddie...

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What's wrong with Britain's computer scientists?

Julz

Re: Some IT Co.'s based in Ireland.

Oracle don't employ programmers in the UK...

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Czechs check cheques, reject £680m 4G auction

Julz
Coat

Re: basic microeconomics

Or get a loan for the license itself and deduct the interest payments against tax helping to reduce the tax burden to bugger all...

(Mine is the coat with a community chest card in the pocket...)

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

Julz
Flame

PFE?

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/steveb/cpaap/pfe/

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RBS and NatWest FAIL downs services across UK

Julz
Facepalm

Problem is, since we (the UK tax payer) own ~80% of this dire Bank, moving to another provider is a bit of a foot and shotgun moment...

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Brand-new black hole found in supernova remnant

Julz

Re: Why does there have to be anything left

Stuff can neither be created nor destroyed; all you do is change the form.

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