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Hey! Where! are! the! white! women! at!? It's! Yahoo!

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Re: 5 things I paid the least amount of attention to

>but how does that work for, say, a brain surgeon or a sysadmin?

Same way - by the amount of blood on the walls at the end of the first week.

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Oracle shares pummeled after giant reports glacial growth

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SaaS, PaaS

Are supposed to allow you escape from being locked to expensive propriety server applications and databases - so you naturally go with the main jailer?

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A future queen, the spy chief behind the Iraq 'dodgy dossier' – and a war base rendezvous

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Re: Bletchley vs. NMC

But the Bletchely trust have evidence that the NMC have weapons of mass destruction that could be used within 32kb (1) and so must be stopped.

(1) the evidence came from some posting on the internet and may be confused

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

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Re: "[A] threat to our society that we need to take action against?"

>I´d like to know what our society is

I thought there was "no such thing as society"?

If he doesn't believe in holy iron lady he must be some sort of commie terrorist

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'I'm for free speech!' brave Boris bellows, bewildered by 'right to be forgotten' bluster

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And Google could respond by removing it and replacing it with a front page link saying "Embarrassing details about Mr X available on our Irish server click here"

Since Google don't do any business in the UK, according to their tax return, there isn't much the UK could do.

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ISIS: Iraq KILLS the INTERNET: VPNs, social media and chat apps blocked by government

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Re: Which planet are Facebook on?

>When did the armed uprising take place in the UK?

Approx 1969-1998 and it was necessary to have reporting restrictions to prevent the oxygen of publicity

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Re: Damned if you do...

> el reg readers tend to be able to take rational arguments and draw their own conclusions.

That if you are about to launch a crackdown/counter-insurgency operation you don't want the rest of the world finding out any details except through your official news agency?

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Slippery Google greases up, aims to squirm out of EU privacy grasp

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They seem happy to do the same thing if the suspect you haven't used your real name on Google+, or if there is some copyright background music in your home video on youtube.

This is simple you request a page removed, they pass it onto the courts, the court declare which page is removed. If Google can't keep up with the data flows resulting from individual court judgements - its probably in the wrong business

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Missiles-on-rooftops Brit spy Farr: UK gov can slurp your Facebook, Twitter ... What of it?

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exceptional circumstances

>“I am not aware of any exceptional circumstances which would justify a departure from the neither >confirm nor deny principle in relation to the alleged Tempora

What about when foreign companies stop basing themselves in London because of the assumption that all their data will immediately be copied to the USA? What about when Airbus stops allowing Brits anywhere near their designs because GCHQ will copy them to the NSA who will hand them to Boeing?

I'm not sure that being seen as merely a US eavesdropping operation is exactly in line with Boris and Cameron's new digital tentacles London - or perhaps it is!

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Top Canadian court: Cops need warrant to get names from ISPs

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Re: Huh?

A national lottery with the prize the chance to Hunt Harper - could clear the national debt!

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British boffin tells Obama's science advisor: You're wrong on climate change

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Re: Mathematician vs. a "Real" Scientist...

>This was an engineer in a royal cannon factory

A little unfair, Benjamin Thompson (Count von Rumford) was America's first world class scientist. But since he was a royalist he got kicked out and went to work for the Germans.

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Boris: Look on 'London's digital tentacles', ye mighty, and despair!

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Re: Research has found

Especially when you reclassify every dry-cleaner with a facebook link as a digital business

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Han Solo headed for lengthy stay in bacta tank after Bay Door Control cockup

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Re: Production Schedule

Then why was Russel Crowe still visible in almost every shot of Gladiator?

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Torvalds on patents: 'Sane people know it's bullsh*t but making real change is difficult'

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Re: Bullpucky patents until...

Nurse, he's got out again !

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When will Microsoft next run out of US IPv4 addresses for Azure?

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Suspicous

I think the packets just wanted to go and watch the footie

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PICS ON GROUND: Cabbies PARALYZE London in Uber rebellion

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That's why we need more regulation.

Do you realise that in London today people who are not members of the British Computer Society are allowed to use computers. On the street. In broad daylight. Where it might frighten the horses.

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Ireland accused of giving Apple 'selective advantage'

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Re: Scandal

> How can an EU company compete in such a system!?

By doing exactly the same, and in many cases much worse.

That's why the UK lets vodaphone pay no tax because it would be bad for their business.

Rolls-RoyCe and Boots, those well known Bahamanian companies, pay little tax here

The worst is probably the Dutch Antiles charity Ikea

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Which is more serious than what Apple/Google/MSFT/etc have done to the tax man.

If eu countries are allowed to compete on who allows the most favourable interpretation of tax law, others will compete with other laws.

Imagine if some penurious eu state offered a deal to pharma companies - open a HQ here and we will approve all your drugs in 24hours, or you could get cross-eu safety approval for a new car import by just having a dealership there that employed the president's nephew.

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ICT globalisation survey: UK's tops - 'cos we don't care who buys our firms

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R&D globalisation - no

Canada and Australia score highly on business surveys R&D only because of the tax advantages of doing R&D here rather than the UK.

Pretty much anything that can be counted as R&D gets a tax rebate. The result is that every activity that doesn't involve chopping down trees or digging up coal is R&D. But finding skilled people, access to world class universities and innovative companies? Lets just say that even Alberta doesn't quite compete with the area around Cambridge or Stamford.

Saying it leads the world in R&D is like saying that Ireland leads the world in internet search or operating system development because Microsoft and Google have the eu HQ there.

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EU probe into Apple's taxes: It's NOT to do with double-Dutch-Irish anything sandwiches

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Re: Selling apple kit is a loss leader, almost

So ironically it is legal for Apple to do these tax dodges so long as they effectively ban anyone else from selling their kit profitably. But an HP or IBM or Lenovo couldn't

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Re: So is this similar to what Starbucks do?

Yes and it's totally legal for a monopoly.

What would be illegal, and what Apple are accused of doing, would be if Starbucks sold the coffee to supermarkets at 1.00 allowing the supermarket to make a profit but sold it to it's own stores for 2.00 so they didn't.

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Come off it, Moon, Earth. We KNOW you're 60 million years OLDER than we thought

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It gets really, really old

And no 60myr older than we originally thought !

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Whoops! Google's D-Day Doodle honors ... Japan

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Re: One not given to forget Allies...

It was more a comment on the Hollywood fondness for re-branding a historical event to involve only Americans.

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> World War II in the Japanese mass media, to be identical to what you would find in the United States.

That only the US took part, they won the battle of Britain while cracking the enigma and inventing radar and the jet engine?

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Egghead dragged over coals for mining Bitcoin on uni supercomputer

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Re: fail....

Plus the 100-150% overhead the University charges on NSF grants.

Those $5M/ear soccer coach salaries have to come from somewhere

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HP has Chromeboxes with Intel Core i7 chips, but they'll cost you

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Meh

About the same price as a Gigabyte Brix, Zotac or any other Intel NUC format machine - all of which you know will run Windows/Linux and have driver support.

A chromebook (aka tablet with a keyboard) or a chromestick makes sense - but these ??>

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One EURO PATENT COURT ruling for all from 'early 2015'

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Although still better than the East Texas - which lawyer has the biggest belt buckle - system

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Everyone can and should learn to code? RUBBISH, says Torvalds

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Re: The man is correct

Everyone should have the opportunity to learn programming, just like they should have the opportunity to learn a foreign language or to play an instrument.

It doesn't mean that must learn to program becomes a key school requirement. All that leads to is a watered down defn of "programming" so that 100% of kids can do it. So we have a Computer Science GCSE that consists of changing a font in word.

Imagine if must play a musical instrument was a requirement, the schools would be full of compulsory triangle practice - which would reduce the number of kids playing the violin - in the same way that compulsory HTML would reduce the number of future programmers.

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UK govt 'tearing up road laws' for Google's self-driving cars: THE TRUTH

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Re: Driverless car

>The Docklands Light Railway?

Is it the Victoria line that has drivers only because computers can't strike?

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UBER UBER ALLES: Investors value ride app at $17 BEEELLION

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Re: Holland, Tulips, early/mid 1600s ...

>Did you get burned?

Yes but fortunately I also invested in a company making longevity potions

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Re: Unter

>perhaps that is the way it supposed to be? True competition needs to have a fair market....

Yes but that is little comfort to the shareholders who just spent $19Bn building the level playing field.

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Re: Unter

And that's their big weakness - which they would have to disclose if this were an SEC filing rather than a private round.

Uber put these billions into buying politicians to make this legal and fight the cabbies and building awareness among non-geeks. Then a 100 other companies simply clone it and benefit from the law changes.

The drivers will simply have an app for each and pickup whichever customers are paying most. There will then be a series of startups with apps which do arbitrage and pick the best service for drivers and passengers.

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Bechtolsheim's baby Arista Networks soars in stock market debut

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A new paradign

A staff of experts in the particular field of engineering actually building a high quality product with a strong demand from real customers who will rely on it for real work - and are willing to pay for it.

Is this an entirely new business method ?

Could we patent it ?

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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Re: Took ages to convince my parents...

>that an electronic engineering degree was not a qualification for fixing Christmas tree lights.

Have the standards for EEng degrees dropped that much ?

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Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! 3D HOLO-PHONE hinted in Amazon vid

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re: 3D Holographic display

>Since our brightest minds have yet to figure out how to make an arbitrary part of open space look solid

You can make a real holographic display with programmable diffraction gratings.

At the moment it can only do small volumes and it takes all day to calculate the rendering of a frame.

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Devs get first look at next Visual Studio

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Re: Compiler as a service?

So us real programmers(tm) finally get intelisense, refactoring and a compiler that all use the same engine?

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We present to you: 840 fine, upstanding young disks stuffed into a rack cabinet – DDN

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Re: How do they keep all those buggers cool?

The optional RB211 cooling fan (it is important to position the rack IN FRONT of the fan for optimal cooling)

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TrueCrypt hooked to life support in Switzerland: 'It must not die' say pair

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Re: License smicense

Patent trolls will sue over copyrights and trademarks as well.

The point being that "they are good guys don't worry" doesn't work when they sell to bad guys

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Re: License smicense

Until they, or their heirs, or the bank if they default on their mortgage - sell the rights to a patent troll who go after every Linux distribution and corporation using Truecrypt.

Either pick some name like TPFKAT or just hit the dictionary and call it something else.

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Google: OK world, make our 'End-to-End' crypto tool SPOOK PROOF

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Re: While THE PATRIOT Act is in force so what?

>To quote: "data encrypted locally in a user's browser and decrypted by the recipient using OpenPGP"

Using a key entered into and stored by a browser (and on chromebook, an OS) that Google control and you know nothing about.

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Pixar frees its production-grade RenderMan software

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The economics

>With RenderMan selling for just $US495 it's hard to see why Pixar cares

> can you explain what's afoot here?

Pixar aren't in the software selling business, they are in the movie making business

Renderman operators are expensive.

If every highschool kid and every art college start using Renderman there will be a lot of potential recruits. A glut reduces prices

It's the same reason ATT made C free, they needed to hire programmers.

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CSIRO claims milestone in solar-powered steam turbines

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Re: How well does it ramp?

Not necessarily, big power demand in Oz is for AC which tends to correlate quite well with sunshine, and desalination plants which don't need to be always on

Not all power sources need to be 24x7

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Apple: We'll tailor Swift to be a fast new programming language

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I find it doubtful that you can copyright a programming language's syntax

That's not what Oracle say about Java,

Apple could sell Swift to some evil supervillian years down the road who could claim that they own your independent implementation

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

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Re: I dont understand why everyone is acting so surprised that this is going on

That GCHQ would bother spying on potential enemies in a part of the world that has more than its fair share of wars.

Rather than its proper job of making sure it has dirt on any potential opponents of the current government, local council or PTA.

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You've got two weeks to beat off Cryptolocker, GameoverZeus nasties

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Re: Clicking links ...

QR codes are like telephone numbers.

You might not like what you hear when you call them - but it shouldn't be able to blow up your phone

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