* Posts by Trollslayer

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What's Russia smoking? Kremlin bans Wikipedia for dopey article

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Re: Crowd Control

Made with best methanol.

There is a Russian condition with the common name 'yellow eye' because of all the tainted vodka.

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Spotify now officially even worse than the NSA

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II thought El Reg was exagerrating

But it's not!

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Boffins raise five-week-old fetal human brain in the lab for experimentation

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Re: Is it. or isn't it?

It is a good thing that we are uncomfortable about it, that will help maintain balance.

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Not a baby

Please read carefully, this is about the equivalent age of a foetus so the five weeks mentioned is one quarter of the current abortion limit.

I think one or two people may have misread this.

A very good article that raises a complex issue with a lot of very good replies.

Like others I have mixed feelings about the subject. Massive potential but requires very good safeguards.

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Intel's Compute Sticks stick it to Windows To Go, Chromecast

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HDMI power?

This is just for hot plug detection not powering devices.

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Pirate MEP: Microsoft's walled garden is no consumer pleasure park

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Isn't this 'Restriction of trade'?

Which is serious.

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Amazon UK conditions 'exhausting', claims union

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Mushroom

So if Jeff Bezos doesn't look then he doesn't see this?

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Is this the most puzzling DEF CON attendee badge yet on record?

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Happy

If it was easy

it wouldn't be fun.

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Budget UHD TVs arrive – but were the 4Kasts worth listening to?

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UHD isn't just resolution

There is HDR (High Dynamic Range), improved colour gamut etc. in the pipeline as part of the full UHD specifications.

I would wait a year.

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Cheers, Bill Gates. Who wouldn't want drinking water made from POO?

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Trivialised

I know El Reg is renowned for it's sense of humour but this is life saving for those ignored by others.

A bit much.

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It's not just antivirus downloads that have export control screening

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And cannot be questioned because it's security.

Of course only a terrorist would query this.

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Idiots

Some is more interested in getting to the pub than doing their job, scribbles down a three line procedure which then cannot be altered because it is 'security'.

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Care.data is a complete omnishambles, says study into hated scheme

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Good medical practice

My local practice mailed out forms allowing you to opt out of everything.

I'm not bothered about the blackmail where you won't get screening notifications because we probably won't have having those anyway.

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HGST sets hearts aflutter with second sexy PCM demo

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Joke

LDCM

Launch Date Change Memory.

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Dead Steve Jobs' life and times are being turned into an OPERA

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Re: What?

At least Bill Gates has done things for the world.

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Death to DRM, we'll kill it in a decade, chants EFF

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Why I buy Epson printers

You can get refills.

HP sell cheap printers and extremely expensive cartridges with DRM.

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Hasta la Victoria Siempre, GDS! This is not the end, no way

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You couldn't make it up

But I am hoping someone did.

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Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit

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Export control compliant?

If Microsoft can change things then W10 cannot be secure enough for export control compliant companies.

Add to the the cost of proving each rollout has all the nasty bits PERMANENTLY disabled...

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Want to download free AV software? Don't have a Muslim name

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Export control?

I did a bit of export control when my role included lab management and there is nothing like this in it.

By the way our products used encryption.

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Bollocks

'nuff said.

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AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds

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Scum

He cuts corners and a stuntman died.

He made a fortune from the BBC then slated the license fee.

Consistent.

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Samsung looks into spam ads appearing on Brits' smart TVs

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Re: Easily solved.

You receive broadcasts through the Sky box so you are receiving TV programmes.

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Clueless do-gooders make Africa's conflict mineral mines even more dangerous

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Re: Ah

Precisely - they do it for themselves not others.

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There are times I disagree with Worstall

But this article is spot on.

The self aggrandising types that frankly patronise everyone who isn't in the club have caused more bloodshed then we can imagine over decades, even centuries.

To deal with human nature we must accept and try to understand it. This is a slow, tangled and sometimes upsetting process.

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Cop shops mock cop for cop stop flop: He'll cop it for copping it up - top cop

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Plus hobby cops

I a number of states you can do a short course, buy your own car and mark it up then go round fining people and even arrest for misdemeanour's with no supervision.

The victims have no way to appeal this stuff either.

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Windows 8 was bad enough

By not actually telling you you didn't need to log into their system but could have a local account.

Matrix time?

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Hey, Apple! 1999 just called and it wants its voicemail avatar back

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Patents!

So Orange can sue Apple!

It's all gone Pear shaped!

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Mike Bracken suddenly decides to quit GOV.UK outfit GDS

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Framers will be cheering

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/26/rural_payments_digital_exemplar_at_risk_last_year/

As to the team:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/28/gds_hr_consultancy_report_exclusive/

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Sysadmin jailed for a decade after slurping US military docs

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The American way?

As typified by Oliver North. Smuggled cocaine into the US to finance a secret war and was treated as a hero.

No wonder they have so many issues.

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Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

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Where are the OBEs?

They knew the risks and slowly, carefully did their job to protect our freedom in a responsible way.

Heroes.

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'White hats don't want to work for us' moans understaffed FBI

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CGHQ is no better

Pay freezes for years, rubbish pension and little gangs throughout the place doing whatever they want.

HR are like frightened rabbits.

I had an interview there and couldn't afford to travel to work there, got a job a few months later at >50% more, local and great people to work with.

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Stop forcing benefits down my throat and give me hard cash, dammit

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Contractor conditions, employee pay

I see this in a number of jobs in the UK, jobs are temporary but the err... employers pay the same rate as permanent staff.

That or fixed term contracts then people have to reapply for their own job with the chance the someone less experienced who is cheaper to employ will come along.

The dairy industry in the UK is a nasty example of unequal bargaining. The dairy can give 24 hours notice of cancellation but the farmer must give 12 months. The dairy can say "We are going to pay this price or cancel" so how come this continues?

Worstall must be in the right club not to have a problem with this.

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Sun? In Blighty? Nah, just build that rooftop data centre, it’ll be fine

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Seen this kind of thing

The A/C capacity fora building gets calculated on office use and no extra capacity is added for a massive lab.

Happened at my last place and a few times A/C was shut down everywhere but the lab.

Except the two times the A/C shut down completely.

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Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER

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Maintenance

An honest, modest maintenance fee would be fair but won't happen.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth

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Windows 10 means losing control of your PC

This is yet another example.

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Download Fest goers were human guinea pigs in spy tech experiment, admit police

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Re: What are you all worried about?

TSA requirement for the systems included the ability to record and transmit images.

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77 hits?

With 80-90,000 attendance and three days with good pictures they only got 77 hits?

No impressed.

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Contractors who used Employee Beneficiary Trusts are in HMRC's sights

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Using offshore companies to avoid tax

It sounds like tax evasion that was allowed before.

Too many of these loopholes were created.

HMRC have been put under the gun and are getting heavy handed but I wouldn't have used a scheme like this, too risky.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

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Am I the only person who sees this as desperation?

Simply a modest fee for maintenance of Windows 7/8.1 would have kept me happy.

My car gets maintained for a fee.

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Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

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Re: 40mm Glock

Maybe if fires bullets sideways.

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

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How about Windows Server 2012?

The single CPU version is £155 so can we have a a review by the author as a Windows 7 replacement?

Very good article by the way.

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At last we know for sure. Blighty's 'best mobile network' is ...

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Last on customer service?

That's why I don't touch EE.

Oh, voice and text are fine.

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Today's smart home devices are too dumb to succeed

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Re: Debugging intelligence

Then they start debugging us.

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Google: Hey startups, want in on our patent gang? First hit's free

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Give the family jewels to the big boys

Rather than sell them?

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John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack may ‘destabilise society’

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It may STABILISE society

But nothing can stabilise him.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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It would be nice if these managers did something usefull

Instead of getting the good workforce to leave.

Makes me glad I just took early retirement.

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NSPCC: Two nonces nailed by cops every day

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Is Alexander J Martin a professional?

Only in the sense of making money.

Gutter journalism.

El Reg - a GOOD article on this matter would be welcome.

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Austrian court rules online radio streaming is not broadcasting

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Not RADIO broadcast

But that doesn't mean it's not broadcast.

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The French want to BAN .doc and .xls files from Le Gouvernement

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But you will still need Excel

I have tried options including LibreOffice and they are painful in addition to lacking so many features.

Open source just can't compete with this so it would take someone to produce a competing commercial product plus gambling that they will get a good market share.

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Re: Oh goody! Another thinly veiled attack by the feminazis...

Point proven.

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