* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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You can hack a PC just by looking at it, say 3M and HP

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Re: Firewall

>Was quite interesting what they wanted to do to the girls in accounting lol

Migrate them onto a cloud platform despite the inherent security risks ?

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Re: Hmm.

Not if you are heavy enough - then the photons will be deflected by the user and be prevented from reaching the onlooker.

I believe Americans are working on the "Big Mac Blackhole Meal Deal" as we speak

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Re: virtual monitors

for business purposes - you could leave out the phone and just have a cardboard hat with a single powerpoint slide with "leverage synergy" and "dynamic growth potential" printed on a distracting background

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Re: Firewall

That's why the police need to ban all those forms of encrypted voice communication known as "speaking foreign"

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Weight, what? The perfect kilogram is nearly in Planck's grasp

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Re: Kelvin?

It's rather tricky to reach absolute zero in order to calibrate your thermometer.

The unit of a kelvin is based on a degree centigrade which is based on the melting point of a couple of metals (don't remember which) because ice/water/steam is a bit too variable.

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US Navy grabs old-fashioned sextants amid hacker attack fears

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There is no need to worry about anyone hacking the engines - they run "Windows for Warships"

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/26/windows_boxes_at_sea/

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Hillary's sysadmin left VNC, RDP exposed to the internet - report

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Re: And so what is the problem?

Open government. Everyone can be their own NSA

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Drunk driver live-streams her slow journey home

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Re: What a stupid thing to do ...

She is obviously an economist/data scientist and a campaigner for public safety - demonstrating the famous result that it is 10x safer to drive home drunk than walk.

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Big biz bosses bellow at Euro politicians over safe harbor smackdown

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We need more safe harbors

Just agree that any european company processing data about USA citizens can export that data to China/Iran/N. Korea under a safe harbor - all "uncertainty" removed and the free market can operate withotu those meddling buerocrats

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HP HUMILIATED by Dell's EMC buy

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Re: If only

Destroy a little bit of value in each acquisition - but make up for it in volume?

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If only

HP had been able to buy lots of strategic partners over the years

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Want to self-certify for Safe Harbor? Never mind EU, YES WE CAN

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Re: EU businesses: PLEASE STOP SHARING WITH THE US, STAT!

>?I think what you really mean: nothing will happen until the USA suggests that a trade war might be bad. Then some US corporations invite a few Eu politicians on a fact finding month in Hawaii and offer them directorships. Then suddenly the ruling will be over turned and a safe harbor reinstalled

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Re: Dear fellow commentards:

El'reg's law - any sufficiently sincere compliment is indistinguishable from sarcasm

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Re: Listen carefully

So how do we have a safe harbor deal with the UK, France, Germany and keep a straight face?

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Scotland Yard pulls eyeballs off WikiLeaker-in-Chief Assange

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> they refuse to say on the grounds of, "national security".

But this was nothing to do with politics - it was the standard police response to anyone who was accused of having sex without a condom abroad.

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Android users left at risk... and it's not even THEIR FAULT this time!

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Re: Cambridge boffins

And what makes you think the "known sources" aren't malware?

Google does a line-line security analysis of all Apps on the play store in the 7hours before approving them ?

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OH GROSS! The real problem with GDP

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Re: Help! I'm not an economist!

2 is better. If they export your currency that then sits under a mattress in Borat-istan then the people of Borat-istan are giving you an interest free loan. And these days with electronic transfer it doesn't even cost you the price of printing the cash

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Re: Economist jokes

Not just the USA.

Look at the enormous cost of building the Thames flood barrier when it would have been much more logically to merely move all the government functions currently in London to the top of a mountain in North Wales.

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Re: Economist jokes

Can't find the ref but. Hurricane Katrina added a huge amount to the USA GDP because of all the rebuilding work - leading to a suggestion that the US govt should bomb cities to raise GDP.

But Hurricane Sandy hit GDP because it affected rich cities and interrupted work - so they should only bomb southern cities

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Re: £6.50 an hour

But that doesn't add to the GDP

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Economist jokes

Two economists walking along the street see a pile of horse manure.

Would you eat that for $1M asks the first.

The other one considers the payback and eats it and is given a cheque for $1M

They see a 2nd pile and the nd economists says to the 1st, would you eat that for $1M - and he does

A little later one comments, "we are stupid, we are no better off - but we have both eaten horse shit"

Yes says the other, but we have grown the economy by $2M

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Re: £6.50 an hour

Then you should probably charge more

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Facebook's UK wing paid just £4k in corporation tax last year

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Re: RTFA (@Bernard M. Orwell)

It would be interesting to see the breakdown on that.

Did a bunch of engineers in the UK each receive an extra £96,000 in cash, pay income tax on it, then spend the money in local shops.

Or did a bunch of senior VPs receive a £1M in shares which they laundered through their own Cayman island holding companies so that when they sell them they will pay 0% capital gains tax instead.

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Don't panic, biz bods: A guide to data in the post-Safe Harbor world

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Re: confusing?

Then Microsoft will be breaking the law in Ireland and will be prosecuted to the full power of the Irish DPA (a room above a chip shop) can bring against a massive US corporation who have a sweet deal with Irish government to keep their HQ there and pay bugger all tax

ie they will do nothing

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Who gets Teslas made and throws Apple shade? It's… MUSK!

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He is sort-of-right

Engineering a car and Ive's styling of an iPhone are very different

But making a regular consumer gadget by outsourcing a circuit board here, a screen there and case over yonder is also very different from Apple working to develop the fscking awesome machining process that goes into an Apple watch.

The same thinking could well be applied to car - the only real change we have had in the last 100years is to go from chassis and bolt on body to Monocoque. Not sure that machining a unibody Tesla out of Al is there yet - but there is a lot of rethink about how to build a car around a battery.

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NASA offers free access to its patents for startup entrepreneurs

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For sending them up = Goddard

For not caring where they came down = von -Braun

For knowing how big you have to make them = Tsiolkovsky

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Re: Patents?

Worse in the UK, any patent that may have national defence uses has to be offered to the government before being published.

For 50 years these were all handed over to RSRE, which was then "privatised" (and definitely not sold to some friends of the PM for 0.1% of it's value) as QuinitiQ.

Then they became total bar stewards to deal with when you tried to licence any of "their" IP.

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US Treasury: How did ISIS get your trucks? Toyota: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Optional Extras...

Surely the VW would go into blitzkreig mode, the Toyota would commit suicide rather than surrender, the Fiat would switch sides, the Peugot would go into reverse, and the F150 would drive randomly into the wrong country

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> but can people who work for ISIS not walk into a showroom and buy one, just like anyone else?

Presumably wearing a false not-beard ?

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Re: Stones and Glass Houses @cirby

>Maxim licensed his gun to all sides in WWI to his extreme profit.

>Charming.

He was supposed to pick which of Queen Vic's grandchildren were the good guys and only sell to them?

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Re: Stones and Glass Houses

Step 7 you can now sell the US army the new upgraded super-ninja-turbo twice as expensive humvee replacement - which they will need because they must have better kit than the enemy.

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Join Uber in a tale of rent seeking and employment law

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Re: "a window of opportunity for a home grown version to have got off the ground."

> if it's a "surge" they'll rip you off

If it's a surge they will increase the price, so more drivers will work so there will be more cars. They tell you up front - it's upto you to choose to pay more or not take a car.

With black cabs your choice is to not get a cab.

If black cabs really are this public service then, in the case of a surge - tube strike, bad weather etc, then all holders of a black cab license presumably have a duty to abandon the golf course and rush to the aid of Londoners.

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Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce

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Re: Hmmm....

Ever paid for mainframe development or bought off-the-shelf unix workstation software?

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The nice thing about Microsoft's Stratergy

If you don't like it there will be another along in a minute.

Last year it was Windows everywhere and SurfaceRT tablets

Just after it was developers developers developers

Before that it was the cloud

Before that it was enterprise

Before that it was gaming

Now it's high end boutique hardware

Next show it will be probably be IoT and drones.

The thing about Apple is that you can be pretty sure it isn't about to drop support for the iPhone to concentrate on Enterprise tape libraries.

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Silicon Valley fights European Court of Justice ruling with small print

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Re: Lot of nonsense

>so why fret about emails etc. passing through US-based servers etc.

Do you have any US based competitors?

Do you have any staff HR records that a bank/insurer/future employer might find interesting?

Do you want all your financial records to be made public by a foreign FOI request?

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Autonomy 'poisoned the well' for businesses seeking VC cash

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Re: "Most VCs have at least one enterprise search in their portfolio. "

There are, and will continue to be, large enterprises. They have and will get more data. They will want to search

Somebody needs to make the software to make that easy enough to be useful - and it ain't going to be SAP or Oracle. The ones that do it will make out like bandits (before being bought by SAP or Oracle and killed)

The nice thing about enterprise is that there can be more than one winner. And since the winner often gets bought to take it off the market - you can keep winning with the same idea.

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Re: If Autonomy is to blame for anything...

>Rubbish products sold off far above their actual value.

I believe the technical term is "Enterprise"

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Re: Fail

The VCs don't care about the company now - they care about the exit.

If no $Bn public quoted company is going to pay $Bn for a search company anymore - then no VC is going to invest $100K in a search startup.

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Factory settings FAIL: Data easily recovered from eBayed smartphones, disks

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Re: Easy.

And find that your nude selfies from the UKIP Christmas orgy were in a block that the auto wear leveller had marked as too old to use and so the new data wasn't written to it. Upto 20% on some flash drives is used as reserve like this.

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Worker drones don't need PCs says Microsoft, give 'em phones instead

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Re: Very tempting for employers

Except no employer is going to buy 500quid phones for the sort of minion who does light office work. They are going to be bought for executives who are going to get a desktop and a laptop anyway - whether they use it or not.

The PC on the desk is also going to last 3-5 years. We still use a lot of core-duo machines for people who aren't doing development work. The phone is going to last 1 year before it is lost, broken, the usb socket wears out etc etc

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Windows

"The handsets can also run 32-bit applications via remote desktop,"

Then my Psion2 can run Cray CFD simulations via a serial cable

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Silicon Valley now 'illegal' in Europe: Why Schrems vs Facebook is such a biggie

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Re: Let me count the ways...

>People may assume privacy, but it isn't so.

Really?

Read somebody's email without their permission and see how far that argument gets you in court if you are a News of The World journalist

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Re: Mainly a public sector issue

And without Eu wide safe-harbor rules, the USA can negotiate a special treaty with Ireland where the USA has access to all data held in Ireland. If Ireland doesn't sign then all those US companies can switch their Eu-HQ to Luxemburg or some other European country that says yes.

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Re: EU not interested in protecting the people from their gov'ts....

The concern isn't the spy agencies. The spy agencies will get all your data whether it is in the UK, Eu or USa, whether it is legal or not.

The issue is the commercial use.

A US company wants access to all your medical records before giving you a mortgage?

Illegal in the Eu, but without safe harbor all they have to do is copy your data to the US (or some island with no Data Protection) check your "lifestyle choices" for insurance risks and then their Eu subsidiary can use the conclusion without you having any knowledge

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White House 'deeply disappointed' by Europe outlawing Silicon Valley

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Re: Tantrum coming in 3, 2, 1...

Sending a gunboat usually worked if the natives were being difficult

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Re: Tantrum coming in 3, 2, 1...

>How about abiding by the laws of the countries that you do business in?

Then what do you have a navy for ?

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Startup promises to cancel your hated Comcast subscription for you for just $5

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Re: I've never had problems cancelling...

And at my hourly rate this would cost me more than they are charging

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