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5244 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Enterprising French chap cranks up €100k 'flying car'

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Re: Tyres?

If the vehicle is light enough you just lift it out.

A big advantage a 2CV has over a HumVee

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Re: Looks lethal

I'll race you over the ground in somewhere like Afghanistan or North Africa in Little Nellie

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South Korea green lights Stuxnet-like code weapons to nark NORKS

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Re: @ John Savard

>Otherwise, why would South Korea even put this in the newspapers at all -

So the defence minister can show that he at least is doing something to counter the NK threat - and it's all cool and cyber-ish, so you should vote for him, and he should run for a higher office

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Official: British music punter still loves plastic

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Analogue download = Radio1, a tape recorder, a C90 and the Sunday chart countdown.

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re: I can convert it into an MP3

If you are some sort of pirate terrorist you can.

It's people like you insisting on buying only one copy of a record and listening to it in many places that is killing music - well that and home taping.

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Any explanation

Why a cd of Dark Side still costs 15quid?

Have they recouped the mastering costs yet?

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Fine, you can mock us: NSA spies back down in T-shirt ridicule brouhaha

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Except that they could make the claim that - following Snowden's revelations - a reasonable person could believe that this WAS the agency's motto.

Although standing up in court and saying that might be even more embarrasing than a few T-shirts

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Snowden journo boyf grill under anti-terror law was legal, says UK court

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The claimant was not a journalist

So what?

Is it only official journalists allowed to report on the government now?

Whats an official journalist?

Do you have to work for the state broadcasting agency or just Murdoch?

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re: We have a nuclear deterrent for two reasons.

France

To get to sit with the big boys at the UN

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Tired of arguing with suits? Get ready to argue with engineers!

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Re: Interesting article, but the mention of Gartner at the end...

Really? There was a Gartner survey that said 87% of IT managers trusted Gartner.

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Re: Be afraid...

>Don't forget, somewhere out there is a ZX80. Running a power station.

Pah, new fangled modern rubbish.

There are PDP11s running nuclear plants which are scheduled to be in service until 2050 - and are recruiting programmers to support them until then.

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Re: If it ain't broken ...

That's great until somebody discovers that NT4, or XP or Solaris2.0 has a security bug and this box is on the net.

Then you have a choice of applying a fix (if one is available), trying to make the app run on a new OS, or being pwned by every script kiddie on t'internet.

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Top Brit docs wade into GP data grab row, demand 'urgent' NHS England talks

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Perhaps once they access to your medical data they will be better able to tune their advertising?

Then they will know from your svelt physique and low cholesterol to only send you gym membership and no pizza menus

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>.Question is, who do you contact to confirm your Opted status?

The address is clearly stated in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, in a disused lavatory, in a basement, marked beware of the leopard...

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Robots demanding equal API rights? It's just a matter of time

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Re: no, just no

Or will we just get endless spin?

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Ericsson and Kodiak in Europe WALKIE-TALKIE-style push-to-talk push

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Re: “don’t shoot”

And of course no mis-communication could occur with direct face-face commands, like "take those guns"

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'No representation without taxation!' urges venerable tech VC

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Re: The poll tax

It also meant that somebody occupying say, Buckingham palace, and Sandringham, and Balmoral only had to pay £500 in total.

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Linked to the right to vote

The poll tax was linked to the right to vote.

The list of payers was harvested from the electoral rolls. After it was introduced a lot of people dissipared from the electoral rolls and so couldn't vote, the fact that these poorest members of society were likely to vote against the tories was, of course, an unfortunate and unforeseen side-effect

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My smelly Valentine: Europe's perfumers wake to V-Day nightmare

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Re: "banning cheese next, followed closely by nuts."

>Noise to you, perhaps. Important information to me.

What about if every single food item a supermarket sells lists "may contain nuts" - after all you can't be too careful - what use is then?

It's like the "this facility contains substances cause cancer" warnings you get in california. Since they included laser printer toner and tippex on the list, every single shop and office has the warning posted - so it's completely useless when you are entering a chemical plant

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UK claims 'significant lead' in drones after Taranis test flight

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Re: Less bad press

The cost of military aircraft is all pilots and maintenance - the sticker price is irrelevent.

The big advantage of drones is deniability. If one gets shot down attacking a baby milk factory in a TPLAC it either self destructs or you make sure you didn't put any Made in Britain stickers on major parts and you can deny it to the press. It's harder when the tribesmen are parading a captured pilot on TV

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An RAF drone

The delay was presumably to engineer a computer with sufficient mustache capability.

How's its banter?

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STRIPPED DOWN and EXPOSED: Business kit from the good old days

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Re: There's a moral to this story but I'm not sure what it is

The moral is that it's still easier to address envelopes with a typewriter than a Google Chromey tThingy (tm) using Interwed print to the cloud full of iUnicorns.

Yes I have just tried to get a chromebook to print to a wifi printer 6 feet away - which seems to have failed because of a problem in a server on another continent.

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Google invades videoconferencing market with Chromebox for Meetings

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I pity the fool that mines our video conference meetings for inteligence (or inteligent) data

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Microsoft's new CEO: The technology isn't his problem

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Re: @CADmonkey

2014 is the year of openVMS on the desktop

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Snowden leak: GCHQ DDoSed Anonymous & LulzSec's chatrooms

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Re: Wrong analogy

If you are a really successful state then you don't need the gulags to keep the people doing what you want - advertising and a "free press" keeps most of them thinking along the right lines, so you only need army/special branch/MI5/SAS to shoot an occasional civil rigths march that doesn't subscribe

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Re: Where was the IRC server hosted?

Not if they were acting legally within their remit.

There is a different word for when your official government forces are ordered to destroy the infrastructure of another country.

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Re: Wrong analogy

But they were doing it to crush counter-revolutionaries we only use the surveillance laws against terrorists

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Except this is more like allowing the police to go around crashing the cars of people they don't like, and anyone else who happens to be on the same road

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Re: DDOS

>legalised assassination to prevent crime

Well anonymous were opposing the government, that makes them terrorists and shooting people without trial because they are terrorists is hardly new, or news.

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Asus unveils dirt-cheap Chromebox desktops with Haswell chips

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Re: OK for web browsing

Sorry I was thinking of the mode where it just replays a chrome browser tab,

I have to watch netflix through a VPN due to being geographically challenged - ie living 20km the "wrong" side of the border

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Re: OK for web browsing

>No Netflix? How come - ChromeCast supports NetFlix after all.

But chromecast requires you to have another computer sending the data. I can't see people buying this box as a replacement for the $25 chromestick thingy if they still need a windows PC to send the video,

Netflix does work (sort of) on the Samsung Arm Chromebook so perhaps they are working on a port for this.

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Re: OK for web browsing

Somehow I don't think computational fluid dynamics is the intended market.

Still it's tricky to see what the market is. For Google-Docs and Web browsing the Chromebooks are better. The only use for this is for content consumption - but it doesn't work with Netflix/Hulu etc - so unless Google are going to offer pay-per-view on You Tube (and fix the HTML5 viewer) - this is a bit pointless

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Re: Bye ChromeOS

If it's like the Gigabyte and Intel NUCs I have - it has a small laptop fan but you have to run even the i5 variant pretty hard to get it to turn on and you can hardly hear it.

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Dell reveals 'proof-of-concept' ARM microserver

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Re: Won't be long before Intel leans on Dell to drop it.

>Intel have to show they can do better MIPS per watt with the atom derivatives at less price.

And this "project" might be nothing more than a nudge to Intel to get their act together.

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Google strikes deal with EU competition chief over abuse of search dominance claims

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Re: But does this mean

No Google simply said that their complete and utter wonderfulness combined with owning everyone else while not being evil - had unfortunately led to a situation where there was no viable competitor - it's not their fault.

They didn't, unlike a certain other monopoly computer OS supplier, use their position to threaten to de-list anyone who didn't play by their rules. You can Google duckduckgo or bing on Google's site and the results show up like any other.

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Re: By god he's had a flash of inspiration.

>"My mission is to protect competition to the benefit of consumers, not competitors."

The official role of some countries's monopoly commissions is to protect business/industry/GDP, it just depends how the rules were written

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It's Satya! Microsoft VP Nadella named CEO as Bill Gates steps down

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Re: Not Elop then.

Has Microsoft said what patents Android violates? Have they been challenged in court?

Or has their just been a letter to Samsung/Sony/Lenovo etc saying "call it $5 per tablet and you won't suddenly find your OEM licence to sell copies of Windows on your PCs and Laptops cut off. And this time it's not abuse of a monopoly because you are actually paying for patents."

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Re: Not Elop then.

>it was hardly the sort of turnaround success that Microsoft needs now.

Unless you subscribe to the theory that he was sent to wreck Nokia so MSFT could buy them, and their patents, for a pittance

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Unmanned, autonomous ROBOT TRUCK CONVOY 'drives though town'

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Re: Optimal solution?

Or you could still have the wars but both sides have the drones in simulator mode.

Ultimately you could just play WoW instead

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Re: If they want the drivers out of the cabs

Union rules

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Google opens up data on secret data collection orders

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But this doesn't include

Any direct hacks at the ISP, any NSA taps into Google's feed or any top secret NSL intercepts.

So it's pretty much like the USAF's definition of surgical strike or collateral damage.

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Bletchley Park spat 'halts work on rare German cipher machine'

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Re: Confusing

You knew it was doomed when they got the lottery grant to repair the house - no mention of computers

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Re: Confusing

>Pretty odd, given 99% of the people going will want to see the machines, not the grounds...

Not really, UK tourism PLC is in the business of preserving buildings and gardens not the falling down huts with a bunch of geek stuff in it.

I bet the people working in them don't even have any official qualifications in tourism interactivity studies.

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Fancy a little kinky sex? GCHQ+NSA will know - thanks to ANGRY BIRDS

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Remember the birds are very angry.

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Microsoft takes InfoPath behind the shed, says successor will be better

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Re: Good riddance.

Pah - who needs drop box. We have a USB external harddrive that we just pass from desk-desk when we need to share files.

And the person who designed it claimed it was the only solution able to transfer 1Tb between users in under a second

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Re: goodbye Visual Studio Tools for Applications

If you use HTML forms your data entry minions might not need a full copy of Office running on a full copy of Windows with a few server CALS thrown in.

If they just enter data into a web page - they might as well go back to having IBM3270s on their desks.

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Snowden: Canadian spooks used free airport WiFi to track travellers

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Re: Par for the course.

Yes - but we used to think that the Chinese communist government along with the East German Stasi and the KGB were bad guys.

We didn't realize they were just rather less well organised versions of our own beacon of freedom and democracy.

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Robowagons roll! US Army tests all-drone supply unit

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Slight flaw in the plan

So somebody plants a bomb, rolls a rock into the road and stops one of these nicking the food, ammo, supplies it is carrying

You send out a crane and transporter to pick it up along with a squad of specialist mechanics.

The bad guys ambush them

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University boffins build snoop-spotting snitch app

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But ...

Wouldn't it need access to the location service to detect this?

And so could itself be a spyware app for the SNSA ?

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