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Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court martial verdict expected today

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Not quite - he gets 120 days off his sentence because they admitted torturing him

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Re: This is about a Soldier under an Oath of Fealty...How bout equal Justice!

>I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

That sounds like the subversive sort of statement that could get you on your president's new enemies list

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Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage

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Re: WAAS

WAAS is used to improve the accuracy in commercial receivers but its original requirement was data integrity - although I think back in the day, that was assuming software/transmission errors rather than deliberate attacks

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WAAS

Wasn't the purpose of WAAS to prevent GPS spoofing so that the FAA could use it to replace nav beacons without having to give every aircraft a military recv?

Anybody know how WAAS (and presumably EGNOS) prevent spoofing? Does it look for different doppler shifts from the stationary GSO satelites ?

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Re: Answer: INS

And the INS drifts which is why you regularly reset it from the known GPS position.

So all you have to do is drift the GPS and nobody notices.

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Jurors start stretch in the cooler for Facebooking, Googling the accused

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Re: Juries

True, but the "probabilty jury will convict" is a major part of the CPS calculus irrespective of the evidence.

If that means let the rich white fraudster go because the trial will be long and expensive and the jury don't like paying tax so it's unlikely we will get a conviction, while a black teenager on a drug charge is a guaranteed win - then you may as well replace the whole criminal justice system with a phone in vote on the Daily Mail

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Re: Why we have juries ...

>It's rare for the court briefing to actually tell the jury they can decline to return a verdict.

And presumably illegal for you to research the fact that you can

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Re: Juries

> whilst thousands of other trial go without a hitch.

You mean where the white middle-aged middle-class jury members decide the black teenagers must have done it

Of course it may be that juries are perfectly unbiased and the reason the conviction rate is so much higher for young black defendants - is that the cases the police bring against those who look like members of the jury are all obvious fit-ups

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China Labor Watch gumshoes uncover TOP SECRET PLASTIC IPHONE

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re: taiwanese

That's because china is a big bad evil communist country and so until recently it was difficult for US companies, that relied on the smiling benevolence of the military-industrial complex, to do a lot of business there. It was also tricky to export advanced semiconductor equipment there despite putting a note in the manual saying "not to be used to build nuclear weapons to point at us"

Taiwan as a beacon of enlightened capitalist freedom was rather easier to do business with, and if the work was actually done in china nobody cared as long as the god fearing consumer never found out

Now that China and Russia are friendly (albeit with nukes pointed at us) partners in the war on terror it's all ok.

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Work with Microsoft's stuff for a living? Its reorg will mean NOTHING to you

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Re: Deck Chairs, Titanic

>why is there a need for any more than one version?

Because you can!

You extract the maximum amount of money from each market segment. More can be extracted from people buying $100k worth of servers than those buying $200 netbooks

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Re: There you go...

When you are making more profit from investing the $Bn in the markets than you make from selling software - shoudln't you just axe the software arm and become a full time hedge fund?

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BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer

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Re: That's why they put WEEE recycling symbols on them

I was trying to get a new grad to write a gcode parser.

Tried to explain it was just a plotter language for CNC machines - blank looks

Like HPGL - blanck looks

For a pen plotter - blank looks

Searched wiki for a picture of a pen plotter = amazed look

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'Nearly 1,350' HP Enterprise Services staffers strike over redundancies – union

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Enterprise

The nice thing about enterprise staff is you have an automatic slave copy of them in a geographically remote location able to spin up and take over

With consumer staff you have to go down to PC world and pick up whatever junk they have workign their to replace them

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One month on, Edward Snowden cleared to leave Moscow airport

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Re: This does not make any sense

Just because you have been spying on each other for nearly 100years, have supported every terrorist and dictator that opposed the other side, and have 20,000 nuclear warheads pointed at each other - doesn't mean you can't be friends

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Re: Where does he go to next ?

So Russia and their new American 'partners" will invade Europe for the gas?

Well it is one combination that hasn't been tried yet

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One month on, Edward Snowden cleared to leave airport

So they improved immigration queues at Terminal 5?

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Chromecast: You'll pop me in for HOT STREAMS of JOY, hopes Google

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Android

So what does this do that the $40 mini android machines don't do ?

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New Kiwi spook law allows domestic prying

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Re: About time

It's New Zealand - what else does the government have to do all day?

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World breathes a sigh of relief

Knowing that New Zealand radicalism is now being so effectively monitored

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Royston cops' ANPR 'ring of steel' BREAKS LAW, snarls watchdog

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Re: I always wondered...

That happened in New York (IIRC)

They had windsheild mounted transponders to pay the toll on a bridge/tunnel/freeway

They sent the transponders out by Fedex

The Fedex truck went through the bridge/tunnel/freeway multiple times on it's route

Drivers were receiving fines for unpaid trips before they even received the transponder

It took a long time and a lot of lawsuits to work out why !

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1984

In the 1984 miners strike the police had to hang around in cold laybys looking for any car with 4 big blokes in ti so they could stop possible miners from travelling around the country.

To save money on overtime they needed to automate the process of detecting possible striking miners moving freely around the country.

Admittedly it took a few years to get the system up and running, and they got the wrong Royston, and Royston colliery closed ...

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Divers nearly DEVOURED by HUNGRY SEA BEASTS

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Re: Whales knew they were there ...

Translucent means you can partially see through the surface to see the underlying structure.

Pretty good analogy for a bag of water with bones in surrounded by water

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Virgin Media hangs from traffic lights, hands out free Wi-Fi to Brummies

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Digital Birmingham

I preferred the more mellow sounds of the older Analogue Birmingham

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Jackboot dangled over NSA's throat for US spy dragnet outrage

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Re: God I love the Justification....

That's the reason for the increased use of metal detectors in public buildings

If you can fit your gut through the gates AND you aren't carrying a gun - you obviously aren't a true American

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ANPR could have stopped the 7/7

It would have allowed the police to detect that possible northerners were entering the Southern Co-Prosperity Zone - and they could have been herded back to their northern hovels.

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ISPs: Relax. Blocking smut online WON'T really work

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Re: Just get the filters installed and everyone shut up.

> ***us, is that you again?

With the new system

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Re: Just get the filters installed and everyone shut up.

I hope there is mission creep.

If the filters are running on kit with a backdoor to the chinese communist party - perhaps we will see less Royal Baby crap

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Re: Deja-vu

Because it makes little baby Jesus cry

and makes Daily mail readers vote for the other lot

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MYSTERY of 19th-century DEAD WALRUS found in London graveyard

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Re: Wait, what ?

No that's if a LIVE C19 Walrus was found in a London graveyard

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Secret ROYAL BABY birth VIDEO leaked! (And other malware scams)

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Re: Inbreeding?

Er yes

If we weren't all descended from one women we would be separate species which - with the possible exception of US talk show hosts - we aren't

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Boffins: Dolphins call each other NAMES. Not RUDE ones!

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Re: to see if the named fish responded?

>Because it's a mammal?

Mammal is a class, there are at least 6 classes that are fish.

Some also have members that live on land so a mammal that lives in water can be a fish

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Re: to see if the named fish responded?

>All fish have gills

>All fish lay eggs

So salamanders and axolotls are fish?

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Re: to see if the named fish responded?

Chondrichthyes - sharks/rays are fish

Osteichthyes - ray finned fish are fish

Agnatha - lampreys are fish

Hagfish and Echinoderms ( starfish ) aren't even Cordata and they are fish

Don't see why a mammal can't be a fish

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Troll loses 'we own the Web' patent appeal

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Re: There should be a "you didn't stand your ground" law

Making patents worthless

So if one court in China/Russia/Texas decided that a local company didn't violate an Intel/ARM/etc patent then all their customers get all their license fees back ?

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Own goal

>owned by the University of California, had sued Microsoft ....yielded around $US30 million for the University

But presumably means no Microsoft/Gates donations to the UC system

Would it be legal for MSFT to decide not to hire any future UC grads? - live by the troll ,die by the troll

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How do you drive a supercomputer round a Formula 1 track?

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Re: Avanade?

They do a couple of hundred mph - how much more mobile can you get ?

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Web advert giant (Google) crams cash into Glass eyeball-chip brainiacs

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Re: What?

From where the beams presumably end up in the user's eyeballs

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Texas school strikes devil's bargain, drops RFID student tracking

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Re: Now THAT'S the way to get yerself a quality edumacation

Following concerns about wireless technology a new direct student-student cabled network system has been introduced = Combined Houston Area Integrated Network - Gang

In partnership with the department of transport the students will also be taking part in a new practical course of road side hydrological engineering

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Re: 200 cameras??

No they simply mount a camera on each student and have them automatically uploaded to facebook

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Only 1 in 5 Americans believe in pure evolution – and that's an upswing

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Re: Slight confusion here

God made the world from the slain body of Ymir the ice giant.

Do you see any Ice giants left alive? No ? - that's all the evidence you need if you have faith!

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Re: UK?

We have the House of Lords and Royal family to disprove any idea of intelligent design in hereditary

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Re: Perhaps given the wording...

My cat would argue over the "less advanced" part

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US Marine Corps misses target, finds and bombs Nemo

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>Just for reference British troops and special forces are far better trained....

And yet they haven't managed to retake Australia!

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Re: New procedure.

The boats might have had Americans onboard

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UK parliament presses for pardon for Alan Turing

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Re: Quash it, don't pardon it

We already did by quashing all the WWI shell-chock victims executed for cowardice.

For some reason the government seemed to think WWI veterans played better to the Daily Mail crowd that dirty filthy mathematicians.

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LG, Sanyo, fined for price-fixing laptop batteries

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Re: m

Not if they had the same friends as Wall St

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FCC votes to bring faster internet to US schools

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Re: My plan for success in the US government

I'm afraid CISCO has a patent on that.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/02/why-a-one-room-west-virginia-library-runs-a-20000-cisco-router/

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US secret court renews government telephone snooping

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Re: Let's be honest

Yes the US surveillance of NORAID kept us safe from IRA terrorism for decades - thanks NSA

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Worldwide tax crackdown planned against tech globocorps

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Re: Hmmm... loot!

Yes 50% of GDP generated by a government owned profitable nuclear power industry, a profitable government owned aerospace business, a profitable government owned space program even.

Far better to have 50% of GDP be a bailout to crooked gamblers in the city.

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