* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

7597 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Electrician cuts wrong wire and downs 25,000 square foot data centre

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Re: As an ex industrial Sparky, I have to agree.

Need to replace a socket, pull labelled fuse and cos Mrs Anonymous didn't have any stupid children plugged a lamp into the socket to check it's dead.

Take off the cover and get a shock

Discover that in the colonies they wire the top and bottom socket in each outlet from different fscking lines and by chance I had plugged the lamp into the same top one that had blown - but touched the bottom one.

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France says 'non' to Wi-Fi and Tor restrictions after terror attack

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Re: Police pigs

>I sincerely hope we aren't housing any of our Syrian refugees there.

Why they will feel right at home,

Lovely friendly people who have been killing each other for hundreds of years over an obscure bit of theological divergence in the religion of peace.

They may even come to appreciate the culinary masterpeice of "gravy chip"

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Re: You fucking idiots!

No it's a brilliant act, by talking like that the security services will conclude is he an uneducated idiot living at home with his mum - the perfect disguise for the international man of mystery and secret agent that he is

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Tablet computer zoom error saw plane fly 13 hours with 46cm hole

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Re: If only they required pilots to have good eyesight

If the taxiway names ha been in braille he wouldn;t have needed to zoom in

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GCHQ Christmas Card asks YOU the questions

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Re: 17

According to the NCA learning anything that isn't explicilty on the national curriculum makes you hacker cyber terrorist

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ISS trio set for televised taxi ride home

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They booked the trip in advance online - to TfL will be after them, unless it waits 5mins before docking

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NZ unfurls proposed new flag

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Re: Me no understand

Or for a laugh, add the Aussie flag instead and see how many noticed

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'Personalised BBC' can algorithmically pander to your prejudices

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Re: Sounds like a good thing...

Wouldn't that turn most BBC science TV into a tweet?

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Enraged Brits demand Donald Trump UK ban

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Re: Follow the money

>So now, getting publicity and fame increases his value and what he can ask to license his name.

Which is now back firing in the land above the land of the free.

It's suddenly getting very difficult to sell Trump tower in multicultural Vancouver

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Re: The guy is the hard-core Democrat's dream.

The conspiracy is that he is really Hilary in a rubber mask and wig

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Libertarian hero: 'Satoshi Nakamoto', government funds, the NSA and the DHS

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Unless the government happens to raid somebody and find a bunch of Wallets that contain the first several million bitcoins

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Bitcoin inventor Satoshi 'outed' as Aussie, then raided by cops – but NOT over BTC

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Accounting rules

If it's anything like the tax credits here - there is no way to get it right, you claim everything and a year or two later they decide what the rules were.

Call somebody a software developer and you get R&D tax credits, developer = research & development. Call them a software engineer and you can't, engineer = production.

Doesn't matter what work they actually do - just what is on the business card.

Money to go to a conference = ok, conferences are research. money to send them to a trade show = no. So what is siggraph ?

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Day 2: UK research network Janet still being slapped by DDoS attack

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Re: The attackers aren't very bright if they are after money

> a state actor ... who doesn't like scientific research/education with some obvious candidates.

The conservative party ?

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US Navy's newest ship sets sail with Captain James Kirk at the bridge

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Re: One missile hit and it's all over.

Yes but it should be safe from enemies in land locked Afghanistan

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Six years in the slammer for SilkRoad-skimming secret agent

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A federal investigator stealing and blackmailing the person he is investigating is worse than murder.

It puts the entire police / government / judicial system at risk.

Anybody here trust the police? Anybody going to witness a crime? Anybody going to help with an investigation?

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Re: So would it transpire

It could have been a terrorist baby ....

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Re: So would it transpire

That was a claim in a swatting case (dial 911 claim you are being robbed and give a false address - the SWAT team break in and shoot the victim) that is was attempted murder

However the prosecutor would have to show that the police SWAT team would likely shoot to kill an unarmed occupant of the house.

No prosecutor wants to upset the police so the case is unlikely to go anywhere

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Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax

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That explains it - he is really part of the Clinton campaign!

Perhaps it really is a wig, and a rubber mask - has anyone seen him and Hilary in the same room?

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Alleged Silk Road architect arrested in Thailand

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Re: America - World Police

I think that is the same reason that the US extradited all those Swiss bankers that were helping hide money.

I mean they wouldn't target a single guy and leave the whole of Goldman-Sachs/Lehman Bros/free ?

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Senate asks DHS: you don't negotiate with terrorists, but do you pay off ransomware?

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Re: And the answers are?

The answers would obviously be secret as a matter of national security ie. government embarrassment

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Obvious question

With their access to zero-day exploits and everyones internet connections - how many of the ransom-ware attacks were BY the DHS ?

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Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

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Re: Move it to Atacama...

Paranal is 24 deg s, Hawaii is 20 deg n, there is only a small bit of the north circumpolar you can't see. But it opens up a lot more of the galaxy in the southern hemisphere

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Re: Move it to Atacama...

Then no pork

There was a long discussion about Chile = better site, better weather, better seeing vs Hawaii = have to close another telescope to get permission, more time paid to UHa, but more State/Federal money

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Galileo, Galileo, Galileo good two go

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Re: Well...

Big nuclear missiles are guided by star trackers - because the way you know you are in a proper shootin-war is when the other chaps shoot down all your GPS satellites.

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Pentagon gets green light for WAR ... of web propaganda against IS

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Re: Plain English please!

No different from the RAF's, "dehousing" = targeting civilian areas and "attacks on enemy moral" = indiscriminate carpet bombing because they couldn't hit anything they aimed at

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Re: Homeland

But they are almost certain to hire Haliburton and Lockheed-martin, you have to consider where your next job is coming from when you leave office

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Re: Money Wasted

I think the US will be very effective in the propaganda war.

They will block Al-Jazera and a few Muslim peace groups and aid agencies because they have 'Al" in the name. They will put lots of 3 year olds on the no-fly lists for the same reason.

They will replace any youtube video containing Arabic script with videos of smart bombs hitting targets.

That should motivate a lot of people to join ISIS

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GCHQ can hack your systems at will – thanks to 'soft touch' oversight

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Re: Yawn.

>You have no idea, in fact, what they do.

Preserve their masters' interests

>You have no idea if the spooks, basically, are very successful at what they do.

They are very effective.

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IT pros are a bunch of wedding and funeral-dodging sickos

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Re: I missed my OWN funeral

If you read a VMS error message backwards it can summon the undead

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Snooping Scottish plod to be taken to tribunal by spied-on detective

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Re: Don't worry

Do you think I could leave you lying

When I could lie my arse off too

If somebody squawks in the witness box

I'll cover up for you

I'll tell a pack of lies, pull the wool over their eyes

The way the sergeant taught us to

Before you count to three we'll be off scott free

We're two little boys in blue

(c) Mr Willam Connoly on the Scottish police force

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Meet ARM1, grandfather of today's mobe, tablet CPUs – watch it crunch code live in a browser

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Re: Pulling 6502

Was a hell of a shock trying to lean 386 assembler later after 6502/ARM - I thought I must be stupid or something

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Final countdown – NSA says it really will end blanket phone spying on US citizens this Sunday

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Re: Verification?

But that was under the same president that had approved it.

Imagine a future President Trump going after a past president Obama or Hillary

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Re: Verification?

He stands up in court as commander in chief and swears under oath that no branch of the US government is mass spying on American's communications, or getting other countries to do it for them.

Then when down the road it is proved he was lying - an opposition US government get to court martial him and send him to Leavenworth for 20years.

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Re: Some perspective needed in commentardia

They aren't storing all the traffic, just what sites you visited (AL Jazera, CND, Greenpeace, the Labour party) plus the dodgy sites that any ad links happen to connect to.

They need this in case you ever have a little accident on the tube and they need to show your links to terrorism. Or you complain about slipping on the pavement and the local council needs to find some porn / alcohol / gambling links to suggest you might not want published if you decide to sue.

Of course the real use of all this is for reasons of national security - like claiming to live in a better school catchment area

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Lights, power, action! Smartplugs with a twist

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My wife has a gadget that does all that

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Re: Fail

Doesn't one have staff for this sort of thing ?

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Who owns space? Looking at the US asteroid-mining act

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Re: No problem for a long time to come

Given the cost of getting metal into orbit the principle advantage of space mined stuff is that it's already up there. If you have a couple of million tons of Ti in orbit it is a lot easier to use it build something to go to mars than land it on earth and then launch it again.

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Re: Let's get real

It doesn't specify who gets to claim what or if you have to land on it to claim it.

So a US company now starts claiming asteroids by the 1000 and when China or Korea or India actually send some robot thingy to them - the US company can sue.

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Microsoft rides to Dell's rescue, wrecks rogue root certificate

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Re: Well holy crap...

Real irony would be if the next Dell update killed the Windows10 phone home ....

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RAF web survey asks for bank details via unencrypted email

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Innovative funding stratergy

Those F35s are very expensive and in these times of austerity ....

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Hacker predicts AMEX card numbers, bypasses chip and PIN

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Re: Bah!

Well Americans .... perhaps

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Re: Is there anywhere in the UK that still allows just using the magnetic strip?

>The vaunted Chip and Pin, ..., or on a ferry with no WiFi.

The point of the chip is that IT verifies the pin without a connection to the bank

>The credit card credential is inherently insecure

The chip is pretty secure.

Entering the pin on an untrusted keyboard supplied by the shop who also have a swipe of the magstripe isn't

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IOCCO: Police 'reckless' for using terrorism powers on journo sources

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Re: On the other hand.

Or a new law making all uses of RIPA top secret - and a criminal offence to report them.

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So the charge is?

Conspiracy to pervert? Contempt of court? Treason?

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Plusnet ignores GCHQ, spits out plaintext passwords to customers

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Jolly good show

By refusing to use any form of encryption they are helping the charming Ms May crack down on terrorism.

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Ex-IT staff claim Disney fired them then gave their jobs H1-B peeps

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Re: Seen it before

>run by the 1% for the 1%

I rather think that is the American dream.

You just have to keep persuading the 99% that they can be part of the 1%

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Re: H-1B nonsense

If it's a "legit" H1-B and the first company is prepared to let you work notice while the 2nd gets the paperwork done it's probably possible.

With these Indian on-shorers it's more a case of "work this weekend or you're fired and we will call the Feds the moment you are out of the door."

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Re: H-1B nonsense

H1-B is transferable but the company you are joining needs to get a new H1-B approval for you and you only have 30days after you leave the previous company before you need to leave the country - so in practice it isn't

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Suck it, Elon – Jeff Bezos' New Shepard space rocket blasts off, lands in one piece

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Re: What about further afield?

>Could you land on Mars with one of these

Trickier - there is bugger-all atmosphere so you can't use any of the aerodynamic surfaces to steer, you have to do it all with rockets.

>then take off again to

Easy peasy lemon squeezy

>get back to a mothership in orbit?

Get back to - yes, catch up with - no

You could get to orbital height and see the mothership zoom past at Mach30

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