* Posts by Trollslayer

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US work visas for international tech talent? 'If Donald Trump is elected all bets are off'

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Or they could educate Americans.

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Watch it again: SpaceX's boomerang rocket lands on robo-sea-barge

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Re: Bravado?

Economics - it is expected to reduce launch costs by 30% and the risk is in the landing not the launch so a good approach.

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So which one

is the rocket ship?

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Brit polar vessel christened RRS Sir David Attenborough

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I voted for Sir David Attenborough

I liked Boaty but SDA is much more fitting.

Boaty lives on as a submersible on the vessel of course.

My best memory of Sir David is with the gorillas, a joy to watch and watch filled with wonder.

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If the Internet of Things will be SOOO BIG why did Broadcom just quit the market?

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Re: I wonder,

Yes, CPU is BCM 8237 and WiFi BCM43438 in the Pi 3.

It was some people at Broadcom Cambridge that pushed the Pi for years before it was given the go ahead.

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Re: Profit

Exactly.

It is why they exited Blu-ray player silicon, lots of compatibility problems due to dodgy disc mastering and low profits with a lot of smaller customers.

Traditionally Broadcom are a high margin manufacturer and put it back into R&D to stay at the higher end of the market.

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Intel loses its ARM wrestling match, kicks out Atom mobe chips

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Never mind Exnos and Qualcomm - Mediatek are winning in that space.

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New processor - Stegasaurus

Intel keep trying the same thing, suddenly jumping on a bandwagon.

A shame but they are still thinking the same way they did twenty years ago.

x86 has been very successful but is fading, especially with ARM moving into servers as well.

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Canny Canadian PM schools snarky hack on quantum computing

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Intelligence AND politics?

Woah!

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Intel's XPoint emperor has no clothes, only soiled diapers

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Trump factor 5

What is this? The US election campaign?

If there was useful information in there I couldn't find it.

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GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

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Crap place, crap money, crap management

I had an interview there years ago, years of pay freeze and rubbish pension.

HR were like scared rabbits and the electric wheelchairs they had sat in a corner with dead batteries and flat tyres, they had been like that for God knows how long. I reported it and was ignored.

Then all the internal politics and racism...

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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The next step

is here.

Well done SpaceX!

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IT freely, a true tale: One night a project saved my life

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Re: Not sure if HR is the best choice of confidant...

Most are snakes but I have been lucky with HR a couple of times.

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A great article

How many don't talk about this?

I don't do IT but did develop safety critical systems to evacuate large sites such as airports and refineries with the same kind of workload.

An article like this would have helped me.

Best for to describe this article? Vital.

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Former FBI spy hunter: Don’t trust China on ‘no hack’ pact

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Pot - kettle

Who believes the US has stopped?

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Google fills BigQuery with public data, invites world+dog to play

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$5

Plus your soul.

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Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017

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I am seriously considering switching to Linux/WINE

Having to make sure the nagware doesn't take over my PC is the last step.

The only thing I am interested (a bit) that won't run under WINE would be Visual Studio but there are good C# IDEs under Linux so I can write complex applications.

Mint by the way is... well mint!

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Philae comet lander officially dead

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Dare to dream

Dare to make the dream real.

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The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

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There good serious articles just not too many.

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Balance

Sometimes El Reg has gone too far but not often.

For those who think Big Bird of IT is selling out, read the article properly.

I hope to keep seeing more of Dabs and Worral plus the occasional serious article.

BBoIT will continue to poop on those who deserve it.

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Remembering those who logged off in 2015

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Much better than the government honours list

It also helps us to see where the industry came from.

Thank you.

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UK digital minister asks for input on strategy, lauds 'sharing economy' biz success

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Prick.

Other than BS what has come out of whatever he is gibbering about?

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Pope instructs followers to put the iPhone away during dinner

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Not just the dinner table

But crossing the road.

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TalkTalk hired BAE Systems' infosec bods before THAT hack

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Scum

No text needed.

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Sound waves could power the future's magnetic HDDs

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SAW filters

have been used in electronics for decades, nice application of SAW.

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IT contractors raise alarm over HMRC mulling 'one-month' nudge onto payrolls

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Not about IT?

Maybe it is to try and deal with all the zero hour contracts that the likes of Sport Direct use?

If so then some differentiation needs to be made but at the moment many people at the bottom don't get benefits because they have a job and are treated as spare parts by these so called 'employers', called on at any time IF they are wanted and can't take another job.

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TalkTalk boss: 'Customers think we're doing right thing after attack'

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Talk Talk

but don't act act.

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Most developers have never seen a successful project

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Happy customers

Had quite a few of those, that is a success.

I must be unique according wossname.

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

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Been there

At GCHQ for an interview.

It's worse than you think - Yes Minister meets The IT Crowd.

HR are like frightened rabbits which set off alarms for me, always a bad sign.

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Facebook conjures up a trap for the unwary: scanning your camera for your friends

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Re: I tried to share the article on FaceBook

Shows that this article is spot on.

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China’s chip shop makes dash for flash with huge new fab

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A rendition of the proposed plant?

It will be kidnapped and put on a plane?

El Reg - please employ people who have English as a first language, the standards have plummeted in the past six months.

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TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', erm, we beat rivals on price. Um, scratch that...

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Talk Talk have a certain consistency

As does a mixture of mud and pig shit.

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GCHQ's infosec arm bins advisor accreditation scheme

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On the cheap

Big company gets people barely able to do the work and pays them peanuts.

Who wins? Certainly not security.

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Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

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This series has fluctuated a lot and there are valid comments here but the last five minutes of this made it the best for a quite a while, good basic drama.

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Google-chaired think tank says Google's No.1 for digital rights

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Books?

You know, that ones Google have decided they have the right to scan and make freely available on line.

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What do you call a spreadsheet with lots of negative numbers? Qualcomm_FY2015.xlsx

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Re: Desired income source

That is why they bought CSR, they need to diversify.

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Working at Qualcomm?

Move to Mediatek!

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TalkTalk may tell investors to tighten belts after cyber incident

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Oh dear

Time for a change in leadership?

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You're right to fear a second dot-com crash, says Intel VC boss

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Just for Intel and friends

The smaller players have been getting stronger, partly due to being able to put together their own chips due to the likes of ARM.

Add IoT and AMD, Intel etc. are in trouble.

Nvidia are into high performance computing so they have diversified enough.

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Companies need answer to Safe Harbour worries, says minister

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No uncertainty

I am certain the US was abusing this and Europe was happy to do nothing.

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Alumina in glass could stop smartphones cracking up

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Re: Ultimate test

Isn't "Evil cat" redundant?

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Man hires 'court hacker' on Craigslist ... who turned out to be a cop

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The idiot filter worked.

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Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

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Nice bit of cyber bullying.

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'T-shaped' developers are the new normal

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Wha?

My dictionary exploded half way through that.

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UK.gov launches roadmap for Quantum of Something or other

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Quantum of Self Serving Comittees?

Just get rid of the word 'quantum' and see what is best.

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Google and cable pals oppose LTE-U's spectrum grab plan

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US cable companies?

Who ALWAYS have the consumer's interest at heart.

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Accidental homicide: how VoLTE kills old style call accounting

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Dynamic IP address?

The IP address is not guaranteed to be consistent so this isn't a silver bullet.

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Let's talk about that NSA Diffie-Hellman crack

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Don't worry, power will not be abused

Said McCarthy.

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Dell-EMC deal could be a game-changer for mobile networks, too

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WFT

is 'disintermediated'?

Get a professional in!

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Shonky securo-nightmare NHS apps library finally binned

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More rigorous arse covering

Is what they really mean.

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