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Cost-cutting Barclays bank swings axe on 5,600 IT and ops bods

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Re: This Automation thing?

Obviously you need to make the staff cuts first to free up the budget for the new automation project

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Re: RE: Contractors.

The you have to hire twice as many contractors to fix the problems created by the "lowest bid" lot you hired to fix the problems created by firing all the permie staff.

I think Barclays just invented a means to full employment

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Re: cockup in three ... two ... one ...

>And even when an alarm goes off, it'll take some time for whoever's on-call to get their arse out of bed,

When the alarm goes off, an accountant will be alerted to begin the process of collecting bids from service companies who migth deal with it - before accepting the cheapest one in 6-8 weeks

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Japanese cops arrest man with five 3D printed guns at home

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Origami

What if he had folded a non-functional gun out of paper, would he also be charged?

In other news, police arrested a man with three 5-D printed guns in his apartment but the evidence was lost when it fell through two other orthogonal dimensions

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Solaris deposed as US drone-ware, replaced by Linux administration

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Re: Publishing the code?

Actually I think it's more "I could kill you, but then I'd have to give you the source code,." !

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Re: Publishing the code?

You still have to make the offer to provide the source of the LGPL libs you used when you distribute the app binary.

Does dropping a bomb on somebody count as distribution? Would having the GPL text on the side of the bomb be sufficient?

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HALF of London has outdated Wi-Fi security, says roving World of War, er, BIKER

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Re: He is NOT a biker

Or unicycles

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Re: He is NOT a biker

And bikers dress in black leather and big boots while cyclists dress in skin tight lycra

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re: the Police

Just remember to keep a copy of all the session keys that the VPN generates - you go to prison for 5years if you can't produce them

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Cold War spy aircraft CRASHED Los Angeles' air traffic control

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Re: Vintage planes

>why can't the RAF still fly Vulcans

There is a market for electronic spy data over regions of interest at short notice.

There is less demand for suicide missions to attempt to drop nukes on Moscow

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There is a similar story in one of the SR71 pilots biographies.

They are flying around Cuba at 80,000 in their space age spyplane wearing space suits when they are asked to move out of the way by ATC. So a Concorde can go past with a bunch of people in shirts drinking champagne

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Re: Given its a stealth designed aircraft

The SR71 also added the feature of never overflying enemy territory - at least not of any enemy with an airforce.

Over-fligths were banned after the U2 and because of a danger that somebody with an itchy button finger might mistake the SR71 for something a little more explosive

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Did cosmic radiation nuke $25 satellite swarm? 100 snoozing Sprites face fiery death

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Re: Hmm, radiation increases as you

> Radiation is more than foreseeable.

Yes you could have bought rad hard chips for 10x the price, assuming you could get export permission, and you could only have launched 1/10 as many satellites because the rad hard chips are bigger, lower performance and higher power requirement.

Then you should build 5 backup systems and a voting controller, and large enough solar panels to power them, and make them deployable, and by the time you've done this you migtt as well just put a crew onboard - so your $25 nano-say becomes the ISS

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NASA space shuttle landing site to turn commercial

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Isn't going to work

There is a reason that high risk space startups who need to build things to fail are in Nevada, rather than sharing a federal facility in a national park in a state with some "interesting" political issues.

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ZeniMax lobs sueball at Oculus, says space cowboy Carmack rustled its code

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Re: It really all comes down to whether Cormack is using rendering or ui...

In most US contracts anything you create in your own time while employed belongs to the company.

How do you think Apple gets all those child workers to assemble iPhones ?

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re: So ZeniMax is now claiming ownership of Carmacks mind?

Yes, anything you learn while working for ZeniMax means you can never work in that field/language/technology for anyone else. Good luck recruiting now guys.

The state of Ma was notorious for taking a very broad view of non-competes, even when they weren't in the contract. With the result that nobody ever wanted to hire anyone that had ever worked for a computer company in Ma - so nobody leaving the couple of famous local universities would ever work for a local software company - and instead got the first flight to Santa Cruz.

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Stone the crows, Bouncer! BT defends TV recorder upgrade DELETION snafu

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"data protection laws protect all recordings"

All BT's billing data was wiped today by an update to DB2

We can't copy customer's data said IBM so we had no choice but to wipe the database

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Stephen Hawking: The creation of true AI could be the 'greatest event in human history'

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Re: Why is Hawking bloviating on AI this and that?

Surely you cannot be criticizing St Stephen of Fry ?

The patron saint of Apple Mac fanbois

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Oh good. A buggy - ie effectively insane - all powerful AI entity.

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SpaceX wins court injunction to block US Air Force buying Russian rockets

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Re: I like Elon.

If the Federal government accounting rules compliance REALLY adds $300M of cost to each launch then I suspect the US has bigger problems.

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Re: I like Elon.

>ULA are dicks and deserve every bit of this.

This was the same ULA that managed to get SeaLaunch effectively banned from operating out of Californian ports because it was a weapon, and then got American companies banned from launching on it because it used Russian rockets.

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1, The Russian stuff works

2, The Russian stuff is cheap

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Oh Sony. Have we learned NOTHING from SuperAIT?

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Re: Something cultural within Sony

But Sony goes one better and introduces technology that isn't even compatible with themselves.

They refused to release minidisk as a computer data format ( 78Mb on a disk 1/4 the size of a floppy ) because of concerns from their movie studio that it would lead to piracy.

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Titsup UK Border IT causes CHAOS at air and seaports in Blighty

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Re: Lack of customer service...

The Canadian ones do - they even say it in French as well

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Re: Lack of customer service...

>Border staff are not really "customer" facing

Yes they are, they are the first sign of British officialdom that a visitor meets.

Tourism brings in $20Bn/year, London is the most visited city in the world - you think you could afford a smile.

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Re: Lack of customer service...

You seem to be trying to apply logic and common sense to an official policy.

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Denmark dynamited by cunning American Minecraft vandals

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Re: Hot damn!

Nice response though - "we will reset some important areas but we aren't too worried"

Other way around and it would have been an international cyber-terrorism incident and involved the server being taken down and put under armed guard while drone strikes were targeted on LEGOLand

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Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware

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Re: Strategy

Exactly. The limited release models of VW's 1litre car costs $150K, I betting they manage to mass produce them for less than the cost of a Ferrari

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Cuffing darknet-dwelling cyberscum is tricky. We'll 'disrupt' crims instead, warns top cop

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Re: I find this amusing...

Going to make business on the internet a bit tricky.

Of course the Eu could ask the Russian government to force all it's citizens and businesses to hand over all their SSL private keys, all their VOIP and VPN sessions etc to the Eu - and so the Americans.

And naturally this agreement would be reciprocal.

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Top tip, power users – upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC

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Re: top tip: ubuntu is full of crap

Yes you can turn it off and it will be off-by-default in the next 14.10 release.

But this is an LTS release aimed at corporates, sp especially annoying to have it turned on

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94% of Brit tech bosses just can't get the staff these days, claims bank

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Re: There is a skills shortage in this country

There is a shortage of skills in this country because those of us with any skills fsck-ed off to another country where we get 90K instead of 25k.

Go west - the coffee is better, the scenery is better, even the beer is getting better

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Have they asked their trading dept?

The same banks don't seem to ever complain about not being able to hire traders or hedge fund managers. Perhaps there is something different about the pay and conditions ?

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US judge: Our digital search warrants apply ANYWHERE

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Re: Foot, meet (another) bullet...

Tricky to run an application on a cloud server if the data is encrypted in such a way that the cloud server doesn't have access to the keys.

In can be done - for a very small value of done - but it isn't easy

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Re: Not just a blow to Microsoft's attempts to assure non-US customers

>Then the USA (or their trained attack puppy the UK) will just grab the data.

>Nothing must stand in the way of USA jurisdiction.

That's what was more worrying about this - it isn't the NSA or CIA grabbing the data, we know they are above the law. This was a low level judge in a local court. Suppose some judge in East Texas as a favour to a golf buddy decides that all your medical data is subject to a warrant from his friends in a local insurance company?

If it is hosted by a company that has a single US office, or possibly a single US citizen on the board then, it's free

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Re: inevitable

Why not - half the cabinet seem to live off shore in tax havens.

I don't see Britain invading Jersey or the Isle of Man

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New .london domains touted tomorrow amid usual tech hypegasm

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London leads the world in technology

Like Birmingham leads the world in shipbuilding

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FTC: State laws blocking Tesla's direct sales are 'protectionist'

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Re: Not just protectionist

Sorry typo - should have been can't

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Re: Not just protectionist

Ironically not - you can buy a Tesla in another state over the web, register it in that state and bring it to NJ, you just can buy it from a showroom in the state

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Brain surgery? Would sir care for a CHOC-ICE with that?

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Re: Wot IT shortage?

Or you are paying crap / offering crap work - and the people who are currently working at Google / Apple / Microsoft or doing high frequency trading systems at banks didn't queue up to apply ?

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Awkward? Elop now answers to ex-junior Nadella as Microsoft closes Nokia buyout

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Re: You missed one big bit

You also missed the bit where Elop got to keep, and forgot to declare, a bunch of share and bonus options at Microsoft - which were dependant on MSFT getting sales of its Windows Mobile product to some handset maker.

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UK bank heist-by-KVM gang sent down for 24 years after nicking £1.2m

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Re: £10 - really?

You can probably pick them up quite cheaply at your local bank, in fact they might pay you to take them away

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DeSENSORtised: Why the 'Internet of Things' will FAIL without IPv6

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Re: Hex codes are a good thing

I don't think it's that they are in hex that is the problem - it's that they are a million digits long. Which is a bit annoying if you have to manually configure lots of machines and remember if the printer is 2001:0db8:3c4d:0015:1234:4321:abcd:ef12 or 2001:0db8:3c4d:0015:1234:4321:abcd:ef12

I understand DNA bases and hold technical opinions about them - but I find it a lot easier to call my wife by her first name than shout out 3Billion base pairs to identify her.

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Vladimir Putin says internet is a 'CIA project'

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Re: Doesn't matter who "invented" it

And communism was invented by the British Library.

It doesn't mean it was a secret British plot to destabilise Russia, split Germany in two and keep all Britain's other enemies in Africa busy fighting each other - that would be a ridiculous conspiracy.

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Reg probe bombshell: How we HACKED mobile voicemail without a PIN

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re: CLI being spoofed

>I'm entirely against CLI being spoofed

If you aren't going to allow it to be "spoofed" - then you will need a government agency to issue official CLIs and enforce their use. A phone version of the DVLC

And it's going to have to have international agreements so foreign calls are also correctly id-ed.

And it's going to have to deal with Skype, VOIP, conference calls web-sms gateways etc.

It's a little like having a law saying your reply-to email can't be "spoofed"

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Space station astronauts pop outside to replace crippled computer

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Delivery time

So does it take longer to get a replacement delivered than it takes the INS to get spares from its office 7miles away?

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Systems meltdown plunges US immigration courts into pen-and-paper stone age

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Re: Really?

Couldn't they just go down to HomeDepot and hire a couple of Mexicans with a van?

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Rejoice, Russians! The annexation of Crimea is complete and legitimate – Google Maps proves it

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Re: Which cliche works here....

So exactly the same as organisations like the BBC do when showing India/Pakistan maps in India/Pakistan or middle-east maps outside Israel

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Github cofounder resigns after clearance in sex-harass probe

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Re: PWOAAARR!

Those are selected incidents of the story, you can follow all the sordid details on reddit or ycombinator. Including the more worrying detail that the wife of the founder who allegedly did the bullying but wasn't employed by the company - claimed to have access to all the customer records and private chat logs

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Most Americans doubt Big Bang, not too sure about evolution, climate change – survey

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Re: Breaking News!!

>Most Americans are stupid.

Compared to a country that chooses it's leaders from the same heriditory class that went to a couple of boys-only schools and then studied politics at one university. Where not a single minister has any technical background and who fire science advisors if they fail to agree with the Daily Mail.

A country with a monarchy that is more of a meritocracy than the governing party !

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