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UK plant bakes its millionth Raspberry Pi

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Re: Article of the Straw variety?

Another vote for the Pi is that teaching computer science/programming in schools is a disaster, it has always been a disaster and always will be a disaster.

We (40something 1st gen of BBC in schools/Vic20 at home) didn't learn anything in O level CS, we learnt by playing with the machines. The same will happen with the Pi - there will be an a official curriculum meeting the standards of "keystage Pi, subsection e, attainment level log(2)" with suitable gender neutral and culturally sensitive pictures on the cover - and it will be ignored by anyoen with a real itnerest.

The big win of the Pi, any why it isn't equivalent to just having a VM or online JS environment - is that it allows kids to play with a computer themselves, without being bound to classrooms rules or school access policies.

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Young? Been online five years? Congrats, you are the ELITE MINORITY

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Bah youngsters

So being able to like Justin Beiber using only your thumbs ranks you as computer literate - while us old farts who were programming machine code at their age.

Of course if they make any breakthroughs in computers that don't need to understand logic, algebra, memory, networking, storage, filesystems, databases etc then the new kids might have a distinct advantage.

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Billionaire dumps Apple stock because Steve Jobs was 'really awful' guy

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Re: Nice Touch

Is he keeping his Oracle shares?

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A14 to become UK's first internet-connected ROAD

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Re: No need for wireless

A whole new meaning to static ip?

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Re: It will also be handy for

South Cambs is flat, your SUV has 4 wheel drive = where we are commuting we don't need no roads !

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Robot WildCat slips its leash and bounds around parking lot

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Re: Value?

>That is an unfair comparison.

So modern comparison - single crop duster filled with Sarin vs bunch of Al Queda/anybody brown skinned who happened to be in the country.

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Re: Value?

>organized military forces never do well against plain clothes enemies no matter their superior numbers or firepower.

The case of a single B29 vs Hiroshima disagrees with you.

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Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates

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Re: May work if pople want high quality

That's why we need to crack down now.

Look what home recording studios did to the record industry, if we allow people to make their own movies without studio backing what are the coke and merc dealers in LA going to do?

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You're either mighty brave or mighty stupid. So which is it, Twitter?

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Lose money on every customer but make up for it in volume - that's the iWeb2.0 way

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Re: They don't seem to be asking for enough money.

If that includes delivery and installation I'm interested.

The simplest replacement highway bridge here seems to cost >$1bn.

And all the ticketing/toll systems end up costing more to run than they collect.

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Chip, Chip hooray at Samsung outweighs slack gadget numbers

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Then Samsung will be fabbing all the chips in those 'competitors' handsets and still laughing all the way to the bank.

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Obamacare goes LIVE, and so do the survey-spewing spambots

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Bad guys

I thought the bad guys in America already had all your information, all your emails, all your phone call and all your website visits anyway - why would they need to spam you ?

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Snowden's email provider gave crypto keys to FBI – on paper printouts

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"has" become?

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Re: Outrageous

How can it be illegal when the NSA demanded it ?

They are part of the government and everything the government does is legal by definition.

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Iranian cyberwar chief shot dead. Revolutionary Guard: Assassination? Don't 'speculate'

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Turn him off and on again ?

Maybe he got stuck and they were just trying to fix him

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Re: terrorism, not war

War is just terrorism with a bigger budget

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The life of Pi: Intel to give away Arduino-friendly 'Galileo' tiny-puter

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Re: Intel didn't seem to know what they were building

At least it doesn't need a fan ;-)

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

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Re: In which case ...

Or more effective - a ruling from the eu that using a US cloud provider means you violated eu data protection laws. Closely followed by one banning using American software products in confidential eg. medical or government applications.

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Re: R.I.P. First Amendment

Yes but "those people" were the Nazi's the Japanese empire and the USSR - they had no ability to do any harm to the government.

Those people now are American citizens - they can do real harm to a government by not voting for them - these are the enemy you have to watch

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US.gov - including NASA et al - quits internet. Is the UN running it now?

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Re: Who knows...

If it was Capita the page wouldn't have been delivered yet, would be misspelled and be a couple of billion over budget

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Re: Who knows...

Suppose you had a contract with one of the big 3 suppliers.

And you hadn't negotiated an upfront price for "government close down pages" and you were forced to have one - how much do you think they would charge ?

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Hackers just POURING through unpatched Internet Explorer zero-day hole

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Re: Shit browser gets hacked

Good job people are using this modern supported version of the OS rather than the doom laden unsupported XP

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

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Re: Not The Whole Story

Yes but these aren't "embedded" embedded, they are regular PCs running CNC machines, assembly lines, weather stations, alarm systems etc etc - lots of machines that people have forgotten about, central IT don't know exist and might be on the internet

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BlackBerry ripped itself apart wooing CIOs AND iPhone fanbois - insiders

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It's very hard for a company that makes hardware to give up being a "real company that makes things" for being a mere service provider.

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Google: Thanks for the billions in revenue, UK. Here are your taxes, that's ... £11m

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Re: Bears, Pope and so on

c) say that if you aren't paying any taxes in this country you can't use any of it's services.

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NSA in new SHOCK 'can see public data' SCANDAL!

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re: social media is public

Assuming you friended the NSA !

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Crack down on childporn?

So now who has the worlds biggest collection of under-age self photographs then.

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Don't wait up for BBM on iPhone, Android – BlackBerry

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Re: Paranoid explanation

Message to engineering staff:

Half of you are fired, the other half will be redundant in a month when the lawyers take over.

Now we need you to all concentrate on getting this revolutionary new bit of complex enterprise software out of the door.

Now CEOs will be going on a retreat to Hawaii to find out why employee moral is low.

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Re: Are you kidding me.....

With the added benefit of sharing all your corporate plans with Google, and all their advertisers, and the NSA, and all their freinds.

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Chinese building orbital lab by 2023 to make 'space medicine'

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Re: named after a goddess?

Not as ironic as the head of a hippie-Jesus church asking him to bless a nuke sub and all who sail in her!

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Re: Research? Better get the launch costs down first...

There is a slight difference between getting to space and getting to orbit.

The small matter of accelerating 21,000MPH and then slowing again.

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Rare gold iPhone 5s goes up against 50 caliber high precision rifle

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Re: As a point of fact

There are zero recorded incidents of a nuclear weapon being used in the commission of a crime - but the fuss that the local police make when you try and build one ....

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Reg readers! You've got 100 MILLION QUID - what would you BLOW it on?

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Buy (£29) South Yorkshire

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Re: Simple:

Wouldn't invisible ninjas in combination with a monorail lead to a large number of industrial accidents ?

Evil super-villian workplace safety regulations would require your ninjas to wear hi-vis jackets

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French data cops to Google: RIGHT, you had your chance. PUNISHMENT time

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Re: Are they splitting hairs?

They can advertise to users without breaking the law.

VW sends me ads, it knows a bought a car from them and might buy another. It does not need to track everywhere I drive, who I am with, who I talk to and what shopping I put in my VW to do that.

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They pulled out of china because of US political pressure and their image with their US customers - "Advertise with Google, the company that sends more users to concentration camps than any other search engine"

Standing up at a US company meeting and saying: "we are handing Europe back to Microsoft because they wont let us spy on customers there, don't be evil (tm)". Is hardly going to go down as well.

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Microsoft keeps Skype content safe from police data slurping - for now

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That's a relief then

It's not like the NSA would share their access to the data with law enforcement without a warrant.

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London schoolboy cuffed for BIGGEST DDOS ATTACK IN HISTORY

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Re: 24hrs later

Really ? Most of us just read it for the pictures

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Thorium and inefficient solar power? That's good enough for me

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Re: Cause for concern

If it has a half-life of 10^5 years you don't need to get rid of it - the activity is so low you can use it as landfill

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30 years on: The day a computer glitch nearly caused World War III

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Re: Some things are not clear to me...

Hence - the most dangerous thing in any army = " a 2nd lieutenant with a compass"

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Re: The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was ... off course

In this case the US spyplane was a KC135 (ie 707) electronic eavesdropper rather than an SR71 - which they would never have been able to catch anyway.

The logs between the fighter pilots and their control are interesting, along the lines of "shoot down a civil airliner over neutral waters - are you serious?", very similar to the US fighters intercepting airliners after 9/11.

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Re: I know, I know...

Nobody is saying the USSR were nice, or even that Stalin was noticeably better than Hitler.

But that in the 40s and 50s the USA had a very different idea about the desirability, winnability, and impact of a WWIII than the Russians - is pretty well accepted in military history.

The good side of this was that the USSR was less keen on hosting Stalingrad-2 than the USA was on performing Hiroshima-the sequel. The bad side was that it led to a Soviet high command so paranoid that many believed WWII had been a setup between UK/USA/Nazi against them and the UK vs Germany was a mere side show for forms sake.

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Re: The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was ... off course

It's also what NATO did with civilian aircraft and ships at the time.

Trawlers used to leave Hull for the Arctic with more antennea than fish

The Korean aircraft was unlucky that there WAS an American spy plane following close behind it that night watching a soviet missile test but the Americans forgot to inform the airliner that it was off course.

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Apple Maps directs drivers INTO path of ONCOMING PLANES

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Re: Highway to heaven...

Presumably the TSA will now check the motorists for nail clippers and make them put 2oz bottles of eye drops into plastic bags - before allowing them onto the runway ?

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EasyJet wanted to fling me off flight for diss tweet, warns cyber-law buff

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Re: Optional

I just edited it out - should have replaced it with an ad for one of the internet's more gynecological offerings

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I did offer to help them look for one once - I mean it weighs 60tons and is bright Orange, can't be too hard.

Their standard "delay less than 30mins" claim when they can't say if it's taken off from the last destination yet.

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Oracle sued over $33,000 bill for SaaS: STRIPPERS as a SERVICE

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Re: Usually 'Joint and Several'

The club accepted the card in good faith, they trusted the American Express and Oracle names on the card.

There is no question that the card was genuine and the holder was entitled to it.

Why is the store liable for Oracle's internal expenses policy?

If I buy a big screen TV and my wife says no - I can't just refuse to pay Best Buy because the expense wasn't authorised.

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RADIATION SNATCHED from leaky microwave ovens to power gadgets

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Re: How about .....

Batteries are large and in a limited range of shapes

They need mechanical contacts cause pollution, are difficult to recycle and mean you get hit with all sorts of extra packaging/labelling/shipping/disposal requirements.

If you wanted to print a disposable sensor with electronic polymers and only need a tiny bit of juice this could be useful

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Circling the RIM: BB10 becomes chamber of horrors for BlackBerry

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Re: Campaign for real English words...

Prosumer for a high valued user who demands highest performance but is paying for the device themselves rather than having it supplied to them seems a perfectly valid, precise and useful term.

If you want to criticize misused words - "Professional" is from to profess or swear to become part of a guild - not something that even the most hardened of developers do. Consumer is from to consume, to eat up or to destroy - which is perhaps more accurate.

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