* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Wanted: Brit Facebook and Twitter trolls for counter-jihad psyops

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Didn't a leaked GCHQ memo recently say that tattoos were a likely pointer to the sort of 'alternative lifestyle choices' that meant you probably wouldn't be hired?

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Re: It goes without saying

> Why would a troll operation be made an army regiment?

Online voting?

In the online referendum on Northern Ireland independance the Yes vote = 2, the no vote = 465million

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Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant

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Re: Very slippery slope...

It was a hotel room - are you going to stop a repairman that claims to have been sent by the hotel to your room?

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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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Call Gordon Freeman! Apple to build $2bn 'data command center' – BLACK MESA?

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Those who don't learn from history ...

"Last year, when Apple was searching for a place to house a factory that makes a stronger glass for its gadgets, Mesa pulled out the stops. The city, which was ravaged by the 2007 housing crash, offered tax breaks, built power lines, fast-tracked building permits and got the state to declare a vacant 1.3 million-square-foot facility that Apple was exploring a foreign trade zone. With unemployment high, such are the lengths that towns are willing to go to to lure the world’s most valuable company.

Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Commerce Authority estimate that the manufacturing facility will create at least 700 quality jobs in the first year and generate significant capital investment. The project also will produce approximately 1,300 construction and other associated jobs for the people of Arizona.

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I wonder how much more they are offering for a remotely operated data center employing a handful of security guards and a few cleaners

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

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Re: You're a real PC if you run Windows.

If it is just the .Net Compact Framework then there is very little point, I can do that on an Netduino already with 1 core and 256Mb of memory.

If they needed quad core and 1Gb it has to be a decent tablet-esque version with a display, network keyboard etc etc - even if it can't host visual studio 2013.

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Re: @YAAC Not a problem

The point of the RPi was to get back to the BBC micro/Sinclair days when kids (who frequently knew more than the CS teachers) could play with the machines, have machines at home, discover things for themselves, break things and above all LEARN.

Now a combination of factors has led to useless IT lessons with students basically being told to fear the locked down Windows PCs and doing anything outside the lesson plan is at best a fail and worse cyber-terrorism.

Not all the kids will program in assembler or rewrite the kernel, but some will.

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Re: Not a problem

>As long as one has the freedom to remove Win 10. Why all the bitchin'?

The raspberryPi was aimed at schools.

It was aimed at fixing the problem that CS in schools is now click on icon in Word to bold a word.

It was aimed at the; it is a offense to touch the school PCs without explicit permission, it is a violation of the schools service contract to do anything on the PCs not aligned with keystage 2 subsection 3 para 4 of the people's central curriculum.

So Microsoft make a few phone calls to their friends in government to "develop enhanced curriculum support" - and all those Pi in schools are suddenly limited to running Internet Explorer to access Office365 to click on an icon in Word ....

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Bosch boss wants more Bongs

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Re: "not for profit"

Is Bosch a charity-charity or an IKEA-charity ?

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Crackdown on eBay sellers 'failing to display' VAT numbers

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Re: so what's to stop

>How is hmrc going to enforce its demands in China?

Are we still allowed to send a gunboat ?

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Microsoft eyes slice of Raspberry Pi with free Windows 10 sprinkled on top

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Re: With Microsoft nothing is free

Office and Server - same place they always got money.

The only thing that has changed is that somebody has realised that if everyone starts running this cloudy free stuff then sales of Office and Server sales might be hit so we have to do something to compete / dump freebies to protect our monopoly on the desktop.

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PEAK WINDOWS 7 may well be behind us

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Re: XP share rises?

>Perhaps users of XP just kept on working.

Santa uses XP ?

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Chipotle insider trading: Disproving the efficient markets hypothesis

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Re: non sequitur

> Few charities have an overhead anywhere near as low.

Few charities have armed forces they can send after people who don't "contribute"

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Re: Efficient Markets Hypothesis ...

If the strong EMH were true there would be no need for insider trading laws or quite periods or restrictions on spying on competitors - since it would all be in the price.

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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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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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