* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Sizzling sag aloo

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Re: Delicious

Not wanting to go all Delia but - Olive oil in curry ?

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Re: Isn't it about time...

>why httpS for recipies?

Because terrorists.

Or North Korean hackers. Suppose N K discovered food......

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'Boutique' ISPs: Snub the Big 4 AND get great service

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What about Downtown Abbey?

We are fortunate in Canada to be limited to two monopoly providers with the government careful to keep out competition.

This is necessary to protect and promote Canadian culture.

With all these choices of good quality low cost services isn't British culture doomed?

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BYOD is NOT the Next Biggest Thing™: Bring me Ye Olde Lappetoppe

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Re: Secure erase....

The fip side of no-byod is that if you want me to receive company email or phone calls when I'm not in the office then you issue me with a company device.

If you expect me to carry a company device then I am on-call, and I am getting paid for on-call time or I'm getting time off in lieu

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Re: Laptops, Tablets, Phones

The rule won't apply to the bosses shiny malware infested personal laptop - because to claim back the VAT it was officially company property (like his car and children).

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Intel brings Broadwell to businesses with 5th-gen Core chips with vPro

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Re: Wake me up..

Sorry - I'm an optics engineer. Printing a pattern with details 1/40 the wavelength of visible and repeating the pattern accurately over an 18" wafer for 100 layers is definitely on the tricky side.

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Re: Wake me up..

14nm is around 75 Silicon atoms across.

We can build machines in massive quantities for a few $ each that have parts small enough that we need to worry about how many atoms.

We did this about half a century after inventing the field of semiconductors.

Isn't that just fscking amazing ?

and we use it to watch cat videos .....

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US Ambassador: No, net neutrality will NOT allow the UN to seize control of the internet from us

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The new bogeyman

So this replaces "fluoridation of water is a commie plot" with "net neutrality is a united nations plot" ?

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Smartphones merge into homogeneous mass as 'flagship fatigue' bites

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Re: SIM only is the only way for me

I just upgraded to a Moto G - I thought it was a flagship !

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UK official LOSES Mark Duggan shooting discs IN THE POST

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Re: What happens to things that are "lost in the post" ?

7, Thrown in a skip because the person still has a bunch of mail to deal with and it's nearly tea time.

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Re: How long?

No need, they will be shared with various commercial partners in lots of countries with no data protection laws - so no need to lose copies at all.

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Let's be clear, everyone: DON'T BLOCK Wi-Fi, DUH – FCC official ruling

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Re: It's still a type of jamming

I think they did aswell.

But it does represent an extension of the FCC's scope. If they don't simply regulate the spectrum but also the data and the business model do they get to decide matters of traffic shaping, DNS redirects, VPN blocking and which content is delivered?

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Re: Believable

That was their defense - they didn't do anything "RF naughty" they sent perfectly legal packets to everyone's phone.

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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Re: So what if...

That's easy, the tricky bit is if you want to sell in China or the USA.

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Re: Understanding between nations is a beautiful thing!!

So which is safer, a single common backdoor that you give the key to dozens of different agencies in a hundred different countries - or a 1000 separate backdoors each allegedly known only to that agency.

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IBM punts cryptotastic cloudy ID verification services

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Oh come on it's IBM - they would never had any profitable relations with slightly shady governments.

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Does Big Tech hire white boys ahead of more skilled black people and/or women?

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Re: Equality ?

> I don't see "equality through qutoa" as worse

You have been selected to get a Windows CE phone instead of an iPhone because we need all phones to be equal.

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Bill Gates – I WISH I was like Zuck and spoke Chinese. Yep, I drink poo

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>So, we all do half a job, or a quarter of a job and still have a high standard of living but (hopefully) a higher quality of life

Yes, that's why programmers today don't work that awful 9-5 lifestyle of our parent's and grandparent's generation.

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A Linux Terminator

That Linus is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. ... And it absolutely will not stop, ever - and when it reaches you it will stuck a finger up and insult you ..

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'Super-secure' BlackPhone pwned by super-silly txt msg bug

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Re: Yeah...

>Windows Phone 8 beats this 'secure phone' - it is still on zero known vulnerabilities!

Zero users - the ultimate security feature.

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Google Translate MEAT GRINDER turns gay into 'faggot', 'poof', 'queen'

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Re: Google can't win

I find 'geometry' very offensive

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ICANN CEO criticizes domain 'hoggers'

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Re: Would someone like to explain to me please

A domain investor has more expensive lawyers than the people who want the domain.

A cybersquatter has less (and fewer) expensive lawyers than the people who want the domain.

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Re: Jelousy from shakedown artists?

Or inventing a 2week "grace period" where you can register a domain name but not pay anything.

Which allows network of pairs of squatter companies to shuffle registrations for millions of domains between themselves without every having to "invest" a cent.

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Re: So it boils down to money and who (in the C-suite) gets it?

The world probably relies more on standard metre, kilogram and ampere than on ICANN but I don't think a team from NIST or the NPL are flitting between plutocrat love-ins on $1m salaries

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A Bombe Called Christopher, or A Very Poor Imitation

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Re: I got moaned at...

They did. Unfortunately BBC rules call for any character in a period drama to be played by an actor of appropriate superiority.

Since the 25 year old Turing is an important character he is played by Derek Jacobi who looks 60 (and apparently has done since birth). A pivotal scene has the aging colonel explaining to the young wippersnapper that he should forgot all this youthful sex business and get down to some serious maths. Unfortunately the aging colonel isn't an important character and so is played by a very junior actor who appears about 1/2 the age of Jacobi.

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Re: SPOILER ALERT - This is almost exactly the script from the movie.

That might be how the Germans pronounce it - but there was a war on you know !

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HMRC fails to plan for £10.4bn contract exit... because it's 'too risky'

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Re: £200 a head

>The figure is over £350 per taxpayer.

That's not bad - I would have expected the government to pay more than that for a PC - I expect thy got a good deal at Tesco.

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Thailand: 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down'

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Re: 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down'

<You say the west is different? Where?

Well in the west midlands it would be -

"the tall screw is hammered down"

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Re: It is

The British empire was mostly a search for nicer weather and better food.

That's why we gave America back.

How we ended up with Canada is anyone's guess

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NSA gunning for Google, wants cop-spotting dropped from Waze app

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Re: Land of the free - not

Surely tracking police 24/7 is the only way to keep them safe from terrorists?

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Brits need chutzpah to copy Israeli cyberspies' tech creche – ex-spooks

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Re: Lower ranks not on merit.

Whereas in the British Army they become an officer the moment they are put down for the correct public school?

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I think the point is that in Silicon Valley everyone joins a startup because it guarantees you will be a millionaire by 25 ;-) In the UK, or US east-coast there will be a queue of big corporations offering you a technical job, and a bunch of banks offering you a loads-a-money job. In France you will be given a government job for life.

In Israel I think the choice is much more limited to army, start your own company, leave.

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Re: Don't worry, it will never happen

It works both ways. Back in the 90s I was trying to hire super-computer modelling experts on fixed civil service pay scales, so every new graduate got hired as a senior scientific officer. Then to pay them more we had to up their grade even further. It meant that high level meetings were a bit bizarre - because meeting attendance was by rank there would be a single 50/60 year old veteran from each other division and 20x 25year olds in T-shirts from computer modeling.

A friend in the army made Lt Colonel very quickly for the same reason, he was a communications expert and everytime he got a job offer from industry they would promote him to up his pay.

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Hoaxer posing as GCHQ boss prank-calls PM Cameron

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I assumed the caller meant that Cameron was ...

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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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>It is supposed to be standards compliant and should therefore not need any hacking to get it to render correctly

So it won't work with office365 then?

So now I have chrome for web browsing.

New IE for office365 and sharepoint

Old IE for all the legacy stuff form when IE integration was the once and future way.

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SUPERHANDS! Fossils of early human ancestors reveal a GRIPPING development

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Re: hand shandy

Although juveniles will still try and remove a nut with a torque wrench

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ATTACK of the FLYING MOUNTAIN: 2004 BL86 goes by like a BULLET

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Re: One for the budget fetishists

>It's not that "we" can't handle more than one problem. It's the media can't.

Do giant space rocks cause cancer or cure it ?

Will a trillion ton asteroid impact affect house prices?

Was Diana hit by an asteroid?

Are giant asteroids caused by climate change?

Instability on metals markets as trillion tons of iron-nickel delivered early.

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Oi, Aussie sports fans! Take that selfie stick and stick it

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Re: I don't watch much TV.

> a pair of Crutches despite the use having a huge plaster cast on one leg.

I assume anyone with a crutch would be immediately targeted by an airstrike - haven't you seen "Day of the Jackal"?

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Re: Wouldn't this problem take care of itself?

Forgive my ignorance (I always rely on the paparazzi to take my photograph) but wouldn't the point of a selfie in such circumstances be to project your own head out into the path of high speed cyclists and have the stick pointing back toward the crowd ?

In which case the resulting decapitation would seem to be an automatic self solving problem .

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Ex Machina – a smart, suspenseful satire of our technology gods

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Re: Actually...

>An AI will not have much in common with a young lady's behavorial logic.

Obviously, one is a sometimes quasi-human being with occasional flashes of rationality which most scientists and mathematicians will never understand.

.....and the other is one of their valued colleagues

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Uber isn't limited by the taxi market: It's limited by the Electronic Thumb market

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Re: Economy

Uber creates value if there are people who want to pay for a ride but can't find a cab and with Uber they can and do. In the same way that deregulating telecoms allowed people who wanted to pay for a phone to do so without waiting 3months for the GPO.

If all it does is create an arbitrage market for 100s of resellers undercutting each other to offer a specific ride then it might be good for some users but it's not clear how much value that creates in the economy.

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Re: Still don't believe the Uber valuation

And when Google's driverless cars work then you click on the Uber app and a car will turn up, you will pay the same as now but Uber doesn't have to give any to the driver.

Google are a big investor in Uber, Google didn't get to be that rich by being completely stupid.

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Landlines: The tech that just won't die

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Re: BT bashing

> having both a line and a telephone outlet box on the wall marked "BT".

Offer to connect a mains cable upto it and ask them if they can see it at their end.

That's what I suggested to NTL when they claimed they didn't serve my postcode - in spite of an NTL box on the wall with a bit of coax sticking out

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Sly peers attempt to thrust hated Snoopers' Charter into counter-terror and security bill

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Re: The whole fast-track process is flawed

We do have supreme leaders on this side of the pond and MPs.

We also have MPs that are happy to be in parliament while demanding that their bit of the country should be another country. Our supreme leader also talks to God, will do anything the oil companies tell him and loves following the US into wars in the middle east.

We also have the Queen on our money - but our money is plastic

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Re: The whole fast-track process is flawed

Our supreme leader went one better. His party now simply rolls all "interesting" legislation into the budget, on the grounds that if government money is being spent it is a budget matter. His back benchers have a simple choice of approve everything with no discussion or vote down the budget and force an election.

He also invented the clever trick of starting the holidays early everytime an opposition MP gets up t speak.

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YOU. Your women are mine. Give them to me. I want to sell them

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As a God

I naturally claim copyright on the whole of my creation and I demand that everything on youtube be turned over to me. Presumably YouTube would oblige?

I also rarely reply to requests from my creations - and usually only in rather ambigous terms of burning bushes and stars in the east.

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The only perjury part is that you must be the copyright owner (or their representative) for the work you are claiming is copied. It isn't perjury to claim that the wrong thing is a copy - you simpyl allege that they copied it and it's upto the courts to decide.

So it is naughty for me to claim to represent the Beatles, it isn't for the Beatles' record company to demand that Das Boot be removed as it is a copy of the yellow submarine.

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China 'upgrades' Great Firewall. Oh SNAP! There goes VPN access

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But it is necessary to protect the freedom of expression of chinese satirical newspapers - David Cameron said so.

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