* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

7597 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Why do driverless car makers have this insatiable need for speed?

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Re: Call me cynical...

>have a quarter of the number of fatalities that human drivers do, legislation won't stop them for long

"Evidence based legislation" - know that would be a breakthrough !

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Re: Call me cynical...

Competitor control.

Driverless cars are going to reduce the number of cars sold, especially small cars.

You aren't going to need a 2nd car if a driverless Car2Go/Uber will pick you up and take you to the shops.

So VW, Toyota, GM and other makers of small cars are buying up the infrastructure to stop it getting out.

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Enjoy vaping while you still can, warns Public Health England

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Re: "Almost certainly"

There is considerable evidence that drinking ethanol is harmful to health and is an acknowledged public safety concern.

Any plans for an Eu ban on cross border traffic of wine and beer?

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Adulterers antsy as 'entire' Ashley Madison databases leak online

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It wasn't the cheating that the hackers were objecting to it was AM's blackmail business model.

They (AM) were charging customers who had closed their accounts a fee to delete the personal data.

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WD storage technology exec defects to rivals Seagate

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Corporate secrets

The only secret is that spinning rust is dead and I'm not sure that WD execs knew that

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Government embarks on futile mission to censor teen music vid viewing

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Re: Teens and music videos?

>So you can buy porn in the UK before you turn 18?

No, you can get married at 16 but you have to keep your eyes closed during sex until she turns 18

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Re: I blame

Ah the good old days, when BBC Radio DJs would ban records because the band was gay and then go out and rape kids.

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IRS: Tax-record snaffle scam actually 200% worse than first feared

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Re: Now that your credit and identify have been raped and strewn around the world

It was even funnier last time they lost the records of all federal employees.

They signed everyone affected up for free credit record checks and announced in the press that your login details would be your name and the last digits of your SSN - the very details the breach had stolen.,,,,

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You CAN'T jail online pirates for 10 years, legal eagles tell UK govt

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Re: I'm sorry

> viz. that it allows a range of sentences so that discretion can be allowed

The discretion between the treatment of the director of a bank rigging LIBOR and a black teen shoplifiting?

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Spain triumphs! Fascist anthem hails Spanish badminton champ

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Re: Fascist?

'God Save the Queen' isn't nationalistic - it's all about the queen , not the country.

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Android apps are flooding on to jailbroken Win10 phones

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Marketing solution

Once this works he can claim all Android phones as sales of Windows tm (compatible) mobile devices

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Amazon UK conditions 'exhausting', claims union

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Re: £2bn, 7000, 5 million square feet.

Well a lot of the £2bn was the tunnel to the channel islands where the stuff is actually sold from

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Re: Any Amazon IT types care to comment?

Time Off In Lieu - now that you don't get overtime, the hope that you might be able to leave early on wednesday to make up for being called in at 2:00am on sunday to fix something

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Re: I've been wondering about this for a while.

American soaps are produced for the advertisers.

If Cadillac was in charge of deciding the story line on Corrrie or Brookside - they would be rather different.

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Re: Responsible (ethical, presumably) corporate citizen

Depends on whether you intend surviving beyond the next quarter.

If you want the company to be around in 100years and want the staff that will allow you to beat the next startup that can offer the same product 0.1% cheaper - then a little ethics can help.

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Don't fight the cistern: Voda takes the plunge with plumbers’ parking app

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94.7% of people claimed that 86% of statistics are made up on the spot

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Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

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Re: No choice really.

How many condo towers are they going to build on the land?

If you can fit 100 mobile homes on the site then you can probably build a couple of 80 storey condo towers with 4 units/floot = a lot more homes for people than a trailer park

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Skills crisis? Not for long: More and more UK kids gain STEM quals

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Re: In my experience, the problem lies with management

But in the UK, an engineer is unlikely to be promoted to a position where they are managing business graduates. A business graduate will soon be managing engineers.

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Re: A-Level results

Yes, we used to be taught calculus at O-level, now I have physics undergrads starting that haven't done any calculus at A level.

Not their fault, the system is for the schools to pick the options that gets the easiest good grades and we choose to admit the kids with the highest grades.

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Re: "so-called" skills shortage is right ...

But that rosy picture is not the whole story.

In 3 years the business guy will be promoted, the planner will have a job for life and the developer will be fired when the next new sexy technology comes along

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Re: Good.

It said there had been a 20-30% increase, it didn't say what percentage overall were taking them.

It's easy to have a big increase in a small baseline

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Intel workforce diversity report throws up a bunch of 'unknowns'

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Re: Isn't classifying people by race..

Yes companies are rushing to hire people on the basis of race to prove that they aren't racist.

And you didn't think Americans did irony ?

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Re: Wonder how much longer this will be a problem

No they should be leaping into tech - while the boom lasts.

The companies now have a double incentive to fire old expensive white male workers and to hire anybody female or non-white.

Eventually the female/non-white employees will become old and expensive but you should have been able to score multiple promotions and hiring bonusses by then by simply jumping between companies that are the least diverse and so most desperate to hire you.

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Gazan medico team 3D-prints world-leading stethoscope for 30c

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Re: Am I just too pessimistic?

And any new design or modification has to pass expensive testing and licensing, you have to find distributors to stock it, you have to renegotiate supply contracts with insurance companies hospitals and national health services. All for a gadget that you might sell one or two per doctor per lifetime.

You can make an opthalmascope (light for looking into eye) from a pen torch and bit of silver foil and a pin hole - but buying a "proper one" still costs a few $100

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Exploding Power Bars: EE couldn't even get the CE safety mark right

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>No testing required for the CE listing?

The manufacturer (strictly the importer) has to do testing, it can do this in house if it can show it has the proper skills and properly calibrated equipment or it can have it done by a test lab. It then has to prove to the regulators that it has done it.

On the other hand CSA and UL are commercial operations, they are unlikely to fail a product from a major customer who will simply go to the other guy.

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Want Edward Snowden pardoned? You're in the minority, say pollsters

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Re: @Redneck ... @ 6x7=42

Finally we can live in a world where a proud American can make the boast - we aren't quite as bad as the KGB.

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Care.data is a complete omnishambles, says study into hated scheme

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Re: Assumptions

Whether the data will be OFFICIALLY released to the marketeers remains to be seen.

I'm sure it will end up released soon if it hasn't already been

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Assumptions

It is only a shambles if you make the unwarranted assumption that the purpose of the scheme was to improve things for patients.

If you were to dispassionately analyse the scheme you would determine that the purpose was to collect patient data for immediate advertising and for eventual privatization, enrich consultants, and reward minister and civil servants with future directorships. And that it performed admirably.

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Apple splashes dough to keep Big Cheese safe

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Re: I was Monty's double.

Anybody that looks like an Apple exec has already been sued for patent infringement

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McAffee

Used to pay a similar amount for security to keep the world safe from its CEO

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B is for Brussels: Google's corporate rejig WON'T insulate firm against antitrust probes

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Re: Odd. Too few shards.

>any fine would have to be based on the EU turnover only

No it wouldn't, the Eu can levy any fine it wants based on anything it wants - of course collecting it is a different matter.

Making each leaking oil tanker a wholly owned subsidiary whose only asset was the leaking tanker didn't protect oil companies in the 70s.

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Texas senator Ted Cruz serves up sizzling 'machine gun bacon'

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Re: Jesus

>can you imagine either of those two being in charge of a country.

The more worrying part is that both of them are just the distraction for Bush junior - the "serious" candidate

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Re: He's Canadian. Born in Calgary

The meaning of "natural born" has never been determined by the supreme court because they have never needed to - and it doesn't look like the question is going to come up any time soon

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Re: IMHO, shrewd

So Jade Helm is a commie Canadian plot to take our bacon ?

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Re: Just what America needs to calm things down in the Middle East

And this is the guy who would be negotiating the war between Israel and Iran

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HTC caught storing fingerprints AS WORLD-READABLE CLEARTEXT

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Re: I wonder how many people will be bitten by these biometric shenanigans

And they know which bank you use because it's in your browser history - along with all the other sites you have an account on.

And they have your live email feed so they can do a "forgot your passes" request on all of them and harvest them from your phone.

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Yahoo! parties! like! it's! 1999! with! retro! billboard! revival!

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Re: A billboard....????

This is a story on a website about a billboard advertising a website that does advertising

That is so meta - it's almost not fscking stupid

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Germany formally drops ‘treason’ case against Netzpolitik journos

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And cue ...

The downfall parody of the Merkel explaining to the prosecutor exactly how stupid this makes her complaints about the NSA look

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Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina

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Re: That old chestnut

>Carly Fiorina says Apple and Google should just hand user information over to government investigators.

And to the European government investigators, and to the Chinese, and to the Russians, and to every other country they want to do business in ?

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Want to download free AV software? Don't have a Muslim name

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Re: Works 4 me

Biggest terrorist attack in the middle east was against Britain and perpetrated by .... go on, guess the religion.

Hint they also don't eat pork and have a very unpleasant time as baby boys.

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Moronic Time cover sets back virtual reality another 12 months

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Whereas slumped on your couch in your underwear holding a WII controller - you look like a veritable athletic god?

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Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit

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Re: Whilst I do not disagree with the criticisms of the privacy issues regarding Win 10............

The difference is that I use Google/facebook/twitter/Android for fun - at home.

I use Windows at work in the defense/healthcare/government/police/banking/legal industries.

Industries where I go to prison if it turns out that the data I control has gone to some foreign company/government because of an operating system I installed.

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FBI may pillory Hillary with email spillery grillery

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Re: My boss would never allow it

Because the official email is subject to FOI requests - like many employees in highly regulated industries you never say anything in an email that you don't want to read out in court

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Re: Only to be expected

She should have used an official archived email sever like the previous lot - then illegally deleted all of them like the previous lot

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MoD splashes £1.5bn on 10-year IT deal to 'keep pace with threats'

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Re: Spending

"...shifting users to the cloud...".

The RAF are obviously jealous of the Royal Navy getting aircraft carriers (albeit without any aircraft)

So they are building that floating airfield from Captain Scarlet - "in the clouds"

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'White hats don't want to work for us' moans understaffed FBI

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Re: Don't they just-

And then reject them if they have a tattoo, facial hair outside acceptable guidelines or any previous police investigations against them.

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Stop forcing benefits down my throat and give me hard cash, dammit

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Re: An employer of mine did an experiment, in a slow period

So you are lending the government money at 0% in the hope that they don't cancel the scheme before your turn?

Why not live on 80% of salary, save 20%, invest it at an average 8% return and take a year off on the more than 100% you then have?

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