* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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Re: People of the world?

Couldn't they have done something useful like polled people on what they believe the mass of the Higgs boson to be? Then we wouldn't have had to build the LHC

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Reg Latin scholars scrap over LOHAN's stirring motto

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Re: WD-40

The Roman empire didn't have duct tape.

The Roman empire collapsed

Coincidence?

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Re: Not so ...

But it would have been vulgar latin - not the stuff written down on monuments.

It might have sounded like crude Geordie does compared to the elegant phrasing of Yorksha

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Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov

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Perhaps they could send a gunboat?

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Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m

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Re: No they don't

>A standard home DC bus of 48V or so would be nice. ELV, so no licence required for DIY work

Ever tried to switch off 100A of 48VDC?

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Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

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Although you won't be able to visit their site if your own ISP blocks 'virgin' as a naughty word

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Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

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Re: Crazy

Well each record needs a copy of the database and Windows licensing and a server to run it on - so £1000/record doesn't seem that unreasonable.

They could probably have bought Dell servers for less than £1000/ea but buying in bulk is always more expensive.

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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

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Shipping costs

If it is cheaper to fly to New York, buy a Macbook and fly back then that is obviously how they import them. But they have to pay the time of their staff to sit on transatlantic flights for 8hours

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New BOMB detect-o-tech 'could give sniffer dogs competition': TRUE

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Re: So it's quite a sensitive detector of airborne contaminants.

Been done before. They make the sensor more and m ore sensitive to they point where it could detect a single explosive molecule.

First soldier, miner, quarry worker, demolition worker to walk through shuts the airport down.

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Re: Curious about the dogs

Dogs do well for drugs when the operator is allowed to push the dog up against a hippie/person-of-color and say "go on boy". they are less good in double blind trials.

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Re: So it's quite a sensitive detector of airborne contaminants.

They introduced drug sniffer dogs on transit in Vancouver (!!!) after the supreme court ruled that a sniffer dog was reasonable grounds for a search - no SUS in Canada.

The dogs were all Alsatians and when one bit a homeless guy the operators couldn't find any proof that they had received any drug training, then they couldn't find any proof that they had a rabies vaccination. Then they got removed (was only a trial, lessons learned etc etc)

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

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But, companies with software patents would have the right to sue if Europe didn't enforce them.

And companies that have most software patents also have most lawyers.

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Time to ban French

It's expensive and inconvenient to translate our product.

Any government that doesn't speak English is reducing our profits

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Students hack Tesla Model S, make all its doors pop open IN MOTION

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Re: open source patents

He didn't say free (as in beer) and most patents can be forced to be licensed under FRAND (Fair reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing) terms anyway.

Telsa's patents on the electric car are much weaker than those of Toyota, Honda, Ford etc, and are mostly design patents on the shape of bits. So he was merely claiming the moral high ground for a future patent war, before an inevitable govt imposed standardization of things like charging ports.

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Re: Poorly Written Article

But the Austin Metro had a brilliantly ingenious and completely secure and effective theft deterrent.

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Re: It's more than that

So if they only hacked the mobile app which then sent a signal to the "completely secure and unhacked" car to self destruct - that isn't an issue?

You don't work for a congressional oversight committee do you ?

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Re: Perhaps the BBC might want to come clean about the full extent of the problems?

>I have been seeing Bubbles the Clown pretty much 50% of the time.

I think that is a new major piece of real time performance art being trialed on BBC4 as part of a dynamic, brave and exciting new interactive... something... something... wibble.....

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>Content unavailable. Error code: WIGGINS

The bloke peddling the exercise bike which powers the server has left.

>Content unavailable. Error code: BOYCOTT

The server refuses to serve and data to southerners.

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Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

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Re: I'll fix...

Huawei - we guarantee no NSA backdoors.

I really don't care if the Chinese army spy on me, I don't do business in China, I don't visit China, I don't have to pay tax to China, I don't have to make submissions to Chinese govt agencies, I don't compete with Chinese companies that might have "connections" to govt. agencies.

Now if I only I could say the same about the country I live in .

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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Re: Stormtrooper turned good guy?.

In the new one the Death Star (now renamed Freedom Star) obliterates a bunch of robe wearing bearded religious fanatics on a desert planet because they had some sort of force weapon that could be launched within 45parsecs

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US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account

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Re: This makes sense

Good for fishing trips.

Stop someone in the street for what used to be a non-arrestable offense and have an automatic warrant to search not only their person, all their computers but now any online account held anywhere in the world.

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Forty-five years ago: FOOTPRINTS FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Complete non-news

>CNN, Al Jazeera and BBC

Aren't at least two of those officially terrorist sources under recent US administrations?

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Re: Complete non-news

Well, like, duh - it happened in the past so it's not going to be on, like, the news - is it ?

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Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash

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Re: More options with Bitcoin

So nice to receive your order again Mr Archer.

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Re: I just wonder

At the fact companies are still trying to get in on the USD nonsense considering the carnage and loss that has been wreaked by numerous attacks on the system / thefts / global banking fiasco.

Any belief that they're doing it to help support a dynamic, secure economy is sorely mistaken - they're doing it in the hope that they can make stupid profits from cashing in those USD before someone decides to mine a few trillion more quantitatively eased ones

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

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Re: why would anyone use Malaysian Airlines

Lufthansa flies over this region - I'm not aware that they carry anti-missile force fields.

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Cops nab suspect using CREEPY facial recog system

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>Granted the court may not put much weight on it

You're joking. A multi million pound computer system that has been used in all these other cases and prints an accuracy with so many decimal places in such an impressive font.

The evidence before the court is incontrovertible, there's no need for the jury to retire ....

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Amazon's Spotify-for-books: THE TRUTH

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Re: What about the authors?

>Only heavy readers are likely to spend more than $10/month on books.

audible (owned by amazon) currently charge $15/month for one audio title per month.

Safari (O'reilly) had such a complex structure for their $15/month I cancelled.

$10/month for instant access to 10,000s of titles, even if I don't read more than 1/month is a bargain - assuming it doesn't only cover the latest blockbusters.

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Hi-tech Fagin couple used Apple scam cash to fly pickpockets to UK

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8 years for 15K

So the bosses of the phone company that overcharged 100k for sms will get mutliple life sentences?

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UN to Five Eyes nations: Your mass surveillance is breaking the law

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Re: What do you think mass surveillance is?

We spent a huge chunk of our GDP on defence, had spies, spy planes, satellites electronic intelligence gathering for 50years and failed to notice the USSR ending (in the case of the MoD failed to notice it 2years after it happened).

So spotting terrorists is probably a little tricky.

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Re: Mark 85, I think the real question is..

I was planning on putting on a blue helmet and standing beside somebodies keyboard without actualy stopping them doing anything.

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British cops cuff 660 suspected paedophiles

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Re: Blerp

If somebody has read the Quran or been to a mosque there may be insufficient grounds to charge - but they should be put on a watch list as a potential terrorist and this information shared with police and non-police organisations

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Major breakthrough in formal logic

>"unambiguous" list of terms that would clearly lead to child abuse images online

There exists a finite set of terms which leads ONLY to illegal images online?

Somebody call Godel - it seems he was wrong.

Can't be long before we have a unambiguous list of image parameters that make an image illegal porn

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UK.gov's data grab and stab law IMMINENT as Drip drips through House of Lords

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It's exactly how to run an "alleged" democracy.

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Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops

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Re: a netbook by any other name would stink as much

If they are any good they destroy the single market that actually wants Windows8.1

So expect Netbook2.0

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Unless they are also counting every Office365 and visualstudio.com that uses Azure as the backend.

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ISPs 'blindsided' by UK.gov's 'emergency' data retention and investigation powers law

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Re: Liberal Democrats

Well they are in a Tory coalition government but still to the left of New Labour

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Re: and rack-cam vendor

I think that's why it said "any address" not any address associated with the ISP.

That way you can post the warrant to a Mrs Trellis of North Wales and then raid their data center.

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Alternatively they could collect all this data and then sell it to insurance companies, advertisers and other agents of Beelzebub.

Then point out that they are actually incorporated in a tiny underwater island in the south pacific whose laws allow this sort of thing.

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Re: Please to explain?

Try selling certain recreational pharmaceuticals in Britain , claiming that they are legal under the law of wherever you are incorporated.

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Watch: DARPA shows off first successful test of STEERABLE bullet

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Re: Presumably . . .

The only mistake they made was then issuing the resulting equipment to their own side

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Re: DARPA: The Better To Murder You With, My Dear

>Funny thing, if a precision guided wepon hits a civilain, you can't say it was a mistake

I believe that at that point you simply define the target as an enemy, presumably on the basis that somebody you have just shot is unlikely to still be your friend

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No need to worry: US blows $174m on new Cray to simulate nukes

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re: It's been good enough for the last twenty or so years

Err ... how do we know?

The computer model of the bomb matches the other computer models of the bomb ?

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Chow rocket blasts off for ISS: Awww, freeze-dried ice cream AGAIN

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"private space company"

Orbital science is a consortium of the same defense companies that used to build the Space Shuttle and other kit for Nasa and now launches rockets for them and the USAF under a no-bid single supplier contract. Calling them a private space company is a bit of a stretch

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UK.gov warned: Small biz bods 'blunted' by broadband bumbling

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Comparisons

BAA have also released a report stating that nowhere in Singapore or Hong Kong is more than 20miles form an international airport and in order to compete on the world stage, the rural international airport rollout program must be accelerated by the building of another 4 million runways at Heathrow

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July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

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Re: Perfect opportunity

Just in case a newly installed Microsoft CEO decides to boost its falling revenue by end-of-lifing new editions of server a little quicker.

In fact the entire MSFT corporate board could be replaced by a pocket calculator that looked at the income for the next quarter and decided how many copies of Server it had to force customers to replace to break even.

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Re: windows 2000?

How have they managed with all the changes in basic arithmetic since 2000?

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Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1

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Re: "Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America"

How is operation spy-on-china-with-an-iPhone going Bond?

Very good M, we have confirmed that the Chinese are in China.

Excellent, now about the intern that came up with the name of the project - go and show him your licence to kill

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Amazon France routes around free shipping ban with €0.01 charge

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Re: And that's cuttin' me own throat!

Isn't it a big FU by France to the idea of a common market?

Or would they regard a German law preventing French cars being sold for more than 5% less than a Mercedes, or an British law prohibiting French wine being sold in Britain for less than British beer as similarly protecting their unique culture?

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