* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

6148 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

EU Ryanair 'screen-scraping' case could affect biz models

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Re: No case

Wouldn't this also apply to price labels in a shop?

I can't comparison shop becuase by reading your supermarket's price label I have to agree to your T&Cs

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Words to put dread in a sysadmin's heart: 'We are moving our cloud from Windows to Linux'

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Re: Learning Linux source code off by heart

You can always hire IBM consultants to tell you what Microsoft OS to buy - now that they don't tell you what IBM HW to run it on

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Re: More AC pro-MS propaganda.

>And Microsoft make a profit - unlike Amazon.

And my daughter's class bake sale made a profit and GM doesn't - so pink is the best color for a car

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Re: Stupid question

>Finding Linux admins willing to take a pay cut to match Windows admin salaries is the hard part.

According to Microsoft the rockstar/Wall St salaries demanded by all Linux sysadmins is what keeps Micosoft's TCO so low. I would love to know which firms they surveyed

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Consumer group SLAMS NASA for letting Google rent $1bn 'playground'

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Re: What's so neat about it?

It might still make it easier to do tests involving other drivers or visiting journalists and you can claim the testt were under real conditions.

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Re: what's the big deal?

They have an aircraft hanger big enough to build a hollowed out volcano inside

Musk has rockets and wants to build a mono-rail from LA.

Ellison has his own private island

Has somebody checked if Zuckerberg's parents were killed in front of him by robbers and how he feels about bats?

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'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett

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Re: The sweeney...?

They both had Jags.

Now the police have Astra diesels

Coincidence?

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Re: The greatest threats to us are home grown terrorists who thrive on feeding us terror.

The ones that came closest to blowing me up on a couple of occasions were home grown terrorists - but they were white and christian and so don't count.

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Re: Fuck terrorism

I believe that was part of Blunkett's "burn the witches" campaign to prevent lightning strikes.

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Re: Blunkett or Lane-Fox

It's a bit like the Jeffery Archer suing the Daily Mail. You don't know who to cheer for - you just hope it's a long drawn out fight.

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Although some home secretaries (like Jack Straw) only turn into raving loonies on appointment - as a former resident of the People's Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire I can confirm that Blunkett was a couple of gulags short of a politburo back then.

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EU battles over 'anti-terrorist' passenger records slurper law

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Why only in Europe?

Most terrorism happens outside europe.

So it would make most sense to share this information with governments where the terrorists are going.

So your credit card, name, address, email and internet traffic should really be given to the Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Cubans etc when you fly there - just as it is given to the Americans.

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

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Re: Let's cut to the chase

That's not how science works.

Following measurements of 4 (+/- 1) legs, a 90% confidence detection of a head and a mass estimate of quite-big we announce the discovery of the horse.

It could be a cow.

Then with a bigger collider we could investigate the presence of udders.

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Re: Is there space for the Mother of All Colliders in Denmark?

Erm you do know that the Nobel committee is in Sweden?

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Re: Just as I thought...

The Higgs doesn't have gravity properties, it has mass properties.

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Names, ages, addresses, SSNs of US postal staff slurped in 'mega-hack'

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Heads will roll

Comrade colonel, I can report the first battalion of the people's cyber warfare regiment have penetrated to the heart of the hated capitalist paper tiger of western imperialism.

Congratulations - the Whitehouse, the NSA, the milk marketing board?

No comrade colonel, we now have names and social security numbers of the feared postal employees!

You stupid boy Zhang...

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Re: It's OK...

Now that the US and China are partners in the war on terror - shouldn't they be sharing all their information anyway?

It's only by having copies of regular people's selfies that terrogeddon is prevented

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This 125mph train is fitted with LASERS. Sadly no sharks, though

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Re: I worked for Railtrack/Network Rail

If we make all the rails longer will they still fit in the country or will we have to move Scotland?

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All engineering is a money saving exercise.

"engineering is the art of doing for 10 shillings what any fool can do for a pound."

That's why we have cool toys, because engineers made them cheap and reliable

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Printing Bad: Meth found in laser printer cartridges

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Re: I have an addiciton...

That's why the treaty of Utrecht and Eu VAT regulations are such popular reading for all holiday makers.

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Re: I'm a bit curious...

If they are anything like the TSA they probably nicked one.

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If only 0.006% care about BLOOD-SOAKED METAL ... why are we spending all this cash?

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Re: Would you care enough to pay more for ...

There was a hipster clothing chain here which advertised that all it's cotton hand been "hand picked".

I'm guessing they didn't have a big African-American following.

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Revealed preferences

If you asked people to send money to the chancellor to fund fighting in Afghanistan I suspect that preferences would be reveled pretty quickly.

Even if you did have Cherie Blair doing a tearful piece to camera - "just 1.4 Million pounds can ensure that this village receives it's own cruise missile"

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Re: This is good news.

And all you have to do is completely trust the big smelters.

You could also save huge amounts of money by getting rid of the FDA and just asking the manufacturers if their drugs were safe.

Some genius from the WHO on the radio saying it was unnecessary and inefficient to screen passengers for Ebola arriving on direct flights from the infected area because they were being screened by the Liberian authorities on departure.

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Police in U-turn as 'shop a gun-owner' hotline is scrapped

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Re: Right not privilege

A few people with privilege had a word with their chief supers and suggested they wouldn't be invited to diner at the big house if the unwashed plod were allowed to just march in.

They had a word down at the rolled-up-trouser with the ACPO and the rules were changed

Isn't it nice to live in a representative democracy

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Brussels' transport chief demands a single European sky to end 'air traffic gridlock'

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Re: Chauvinism

I think many Tories (and probably UKIP) are in favour of a single open european sky.

Bigging Hill to Frankfurt, non-stop and home in time for breakfast.

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Danish lit star Helle Helle, Marianne Faithfull and Jim Al-Khalili on Quantum Biology

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Re: About that title...

Although perhaps a more interesting book than any of the individual titles

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Be carefull, if you type Godel into Google you get a paradox

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Mystery Google barges TORPEDOED by US govt: Showrooms declared death traps

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Re: Palin got in the circus

I always thought he got in the circus because of his writing with Terry Jones?

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Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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Re: @ gnasher729 -- WTF?

The greedy fat-asses are your grandmother.

Most shareholders are institutions, pension funds and insurance companies, if they don't do as much as they can for their shareholders it is the pensioners that lose money - not the CEO of the companies they are buying

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Re: WTF?

I did see one US government chap with a Blackberry.

Rather dark sun tan, smiled a lot, kept talking about hope - not sure what happened to him

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If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs

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Re: We'll be next

If you are a lawyer working for somebody who has the temerity to sue the government then you are obviously a extremist, if not an actual supporter of terrorism, so you get all you deserve.

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Re: How can government lawyers accept this?

The bit you are missing is "government lawyers"

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Re: And we laughed at the Russians ...

Based on their record of spies/traitors we have to assume that Al Queda has been running MI5 for the last 15-20 years.

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Home Depot: Someone's WEAK-ASS password SECURITY led to breach

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Re: Add more technology - solved

I salute your analogy sir.

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Add more technology - solved

If an external company running their HVAC had 1000s of bits of kit connected to the same network that ran the POS machines - the weak passwd wasn't exactlythe problem.

It's like saying that we have had thefts by our own security guards so we are changing the color of their uniforms.

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Spyware-for-cops Hacking Team faces off against privacy critics

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Re: Kaspersky should be worried about what Russia sells to authoritarian regimes...

>Giving hacking tools the legal status of 'ammunition'

And give the police powers to make no-notice, no-warrant searches of your house if you have a gdb-license. Just to make sure you keep your copy of wireshark in a locked cabinet of course.

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First space Hasselblad goes under the hammer

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Re: But why.....?

Each watch was made in a different state that had a congressman that supported the Nasa budget.

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Re: from the 3rd photo

In contrast I go outside and it seems crawling with idiots - when I go inside many of them dissapear

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So the moon landings weren't shot in a studio - they were all done with CGI.

Pretty impressive for the 1960s ;-)

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Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

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Re: Eye laser surgery is not for everyone.

Q. How many senior ophthalmic surgeons have had this procedure?

Q. How many even wear contact lenses ?

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European SPACEMAN exposes EERIE snaps of ISS in Twitter feed

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Re: ISS science

It's also useless for most "zero gravity" research anyway because its manned. So full of breathing, footsteps, pumps, vibration etc

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Re: ISS science

Except I have big problems finding anything other than "k12 outreach" science from the ISS

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ISS science

"conducted experiments into the behaviour of soap bubbles in gravity"

Nice to know that the ISS continues to be at the forefront of advanced astrophysical research.

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Re: Dangling cables

Cable ties and duct tape

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Japan tells operators: Put a SIM lock in a new mobe? You'd better UNLOCK it for FREE

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Re: Same here

So you can't get a $600 iPhone for free on a 3year contract, unlock it and immediately cancel the contract and sell the phone on ebay?

Damn - I had a whole business model based on that.

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BBC clamps down on ILLICIT iPlayer watchers

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Re: Get_iplayer still working here

The BBC iPlayer will support offline listening to radio - some time in summer 2015.

Perhaps all BBC employees have continuous unlimited data 3g streaming to listen on the site when they are commuting.

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Snapper's decisions: Whatever happened to REAL photography?

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Re: Ansel Adams, gear from 75 years ago, location, location, location.

To be fair, his sports shots were crap

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Windows XP market share FELL OFF A CLIFF in October

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Re: I don't get out much

All the immigration desks at Heathrow T5 were running XP when I went through last month

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