* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

7601 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Google mouthpieces: 'Right to be Forgotten' should NOT apply on google.com

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Re: Straw man

The point is precisely that domains don't limit countries.

Google is saying that they removed it from google.es but continue to display the results in europe from google.com.

If they show Google.com in europe then it is a european site as far as european law is concerned. That it is hosted outside europe doesn't make it immune any more than pirate radio did or broadcasting illegal content from a Russian owned satelite would.

I assume Google is happy to take ad money when people outside the US click on google.com.

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Re: The google.com thing

Does this extend? Does a British news site have to ensue that viewers in China don't see anything about <...> square? Does bbc.co.uk have to ensue that Clarkson isn't seen by people on Earth?

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China demands real names online, bans parody accounts and news article comments

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How unlike the home life of our own dear prime minister

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re: Tor

It depends: would that be the tor developed by the US naval research lab to allow free internet access to people under oppressive regimes or the Tor which is 90% child porn according to the same government?

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Re: In China

I think there might be a slight flaw in China's plans to collect names.

Top 3 names in the list of worlds most popular surnames:

1 Wang 92,881,000

2 Li 92,074,000

3 Zhang 87,502,000

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NSA raided hackers' troves of stolen data: report

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Unreliable, uncorroborated, untrustworthy would be other terms.

"We have stolen files from KGB hackers and they reveal that Mr Obama is a North Korean agent....."

Remember the "we found a document on the internet that said Iraq had WMD"?

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US anti-backdoor bill: If at first you're shot down in flames – try, try again

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Who needs a law?

They could just ask nicely, like they did with the cell phone companies.

Or they suggest that you might want to keep friendly with government purchasing depts

Or they suggest you might not want a tax audit

Or they simply turn up with lots of guns and some orange jumpsuits and suggest you comply

Now that we know the courts will grant immunity to anyone who illegally cooperates with warrantless wiretaps - why risk upsetting the government ?

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Watt the CHIP!? ARM pops out THE most powerful 64-bit Cortex for mobes'n'slabs

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If you are a data center power is your main cost.

For every watt you put into the HW you need 2-3 Watts of AC to get it out again.

You are running Xeons to pull data of a drive and send it to a network port - why exactly ?

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Re: The difference

Although Acorn had invented the ARM processor by that point and was shipping machines based on it.

I had one, 8Mhz of ARM2 single core goodness - a whole 5MIPs

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Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant

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Re: Very slippery slope...

Captain Renault of Las Vegas Police dept: I'm shocked... shocked to find that gambling is going on in there.

Manager of Ceasers Palace: Your winnings sir.

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Re: Very slippery slope...

It was a hotel room - are you going to stop a repairman that claims to have been sent by the hotel to your room?

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Hey kids! If you vote Facebook will give you EXTRA LIKES*

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> I've been wasting my time

Unless you live in a very marginal constituency and vote tactically, you have been.

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Wanted: Brit Facebook and Twitter trolls for counter-jihad psyops

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Didn't a leaked GCHQ memo recently say that tattoos were a likely pointer to the sort of 'alternative lifestyle choices' that meant you probably wouldn't be hired?

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Re: It goes without saying

> Why would a troll operation be made an army regiment?

Online voting?

In the online referendum on Northern Ireland independance the Yes vote = 2, the no vote = 465million

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Sizzling sag aloo

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Re: Delicious

Not wanting to go all Delia but - Olive oil in curry ?

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Re: Isn't it about time...

>why httpS for recipies?

Because terrorists.

Or North Korean hackers. Suppose N K discovered food......

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Call Gordon Freeman! Apple to build $2bn 'data command center' – BLACK MESA?

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Those who don't learn from history ...

"Last year, when Apple was searching for a place to house a factory that makes a stronger glass for its gadgets, Mesa pulled out the stops. The city, which was ravaged by the 2007 housing crash, offered tax breaks, built power lines, fast-tracked building permits and got the state to declare a vacant 1.3 million-square-foot facility that Apple was exploring a foreign trade zone. With unemployment high, such are the lengths that towns are willing to go to to lure the world’s most valuable company.

Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Commerce Authority estimate that the manufacturing facility will create at least 700 quality jobs in the first year and generate significant capital investment. The project also will produce approximately 1,300 construction and other associated jobs for the people of Arizona.

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I wonder how much more they are offering for a remotely operated data center employing a handful of security guards and a few cleaners

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

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Re: You're a real PC if you run Windows.

If it is just the .Net Compact Framework then there is very little point, I can do that on an Netduino already with 1 core and 256Mb of memory.

If they needed quad core and 1Gb it has to be a decent tablet-esque version with a display, network keyboard etc etc - even if it can't host visual studio 2013.

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Re: @YAAC Not a problem

The point of the RPi was to get back to the BBC micro/Sinclair days when kids (who frequently knew more than the CS teachers) could play with the machines, have machines at home, discover things for themselves, break things and above all LEARN.

Now a combination of factors has led to useless IT lessons with students basically being told to fear the locked down Windows PCs and doing anything outside the lesson plan is at best a fail and worse cyber-terrorism.

Not all the kids will program in assembler or rewrite the kernel, but some will.

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Re: Not a problem

>As long as one has the freedom to remove Win 10. Why all the bitchin'?

The raspberryPi was aimed at schools.

It was aimed at fixing the problem that CS in schools is now click on icon in Word to bold a word.

It was aimed at the; it is a offense to touch the school PCs without explicit permission, it is a violation of the schools service contract to do anything on the PCs not aligned with keystage 2 subsection 3 para 4 of the people's central curriculum.

So Microsoft make a few phone calls to their friends in government to "develop enhanced curriculum support" - and all those Pi in schools are suddenly limited to running Internet Explorer to access Office365 to click on an icon in Word ....

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Bosch boss wants more Bongs

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Re: "not for profit"

Is Bosch a charity-charity or an IKEA-charity ?

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Crackdown on eBay sellers 'failing to display' VAT numbers

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Re: so what's to stop

>How is hmrc going to enforce its demands in China?

Are we still allowed to send a gunboat ?

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Microsoft eyes slice of Raspberry Pi with free Windows 10 sprinkled on top

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Re: With Microsoft nothing is free

Office and Server - same place they always got money.

The only thing that has changed is that somebody has realised that if everyone starts running this cloudy free stuff then sales of Office and Server sales might be hit so we have to do something to compete / dump freebies to protect our monopoly on the desktop.

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PEAK WINDOWS 7 may well be behind us

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Re: XP share rises?

>Perhaps users of XP just kept on working.

Santa uses XP ?

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Chipotle insider trading: Disproving the efficient markets hypothesis

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Re: non sequitur

> Few charities have an overhead anywhere near as low.

Few charities have armed forces they can send after people who don't "contribute"

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Re: Efficient Markets Hypothesis ...

If the strong EMH were true there would be no need for insider trading laws or quite periods or restrictions on spying on competitors - since it would all be in the price.

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'Boutique' ISPs: Snub the Big 4 AND get great service

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What about Downtown Abbey?

We are fortunate in Canada to be limited to two monopoly providers with the government careful to keep out competition.

This is necessary to protect and promote Canadian culture.

With all these choices of good quality low cost services isn't British culture doomed?

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BYOD is NOT the Next Biggest Thing™: Bring me Ye Olde Lappetoppe

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Re: Secure erase....

The fip side of no-byod is that if you want me to receive company email or phone calls when I'm not in the office then you issue me with a company device.

If you expect me to carry a company device then I am on-call, and I am getting paid for on-call time or I'm getting time off in lieu

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Re: Laptops, Tablets, Phones

The rule won't apply to the bosses shiny malware infested personal laptop - because to claim back the VAT it was officially company property (like his car and children).

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Intel brings Broadwell to businesses with 5th-gen Core chips with vPro

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Re: Wake me up..

Sorry - I'm an optics engineer. Printing a pattern with details 1/40 the wavelength of visible and repeating the pattern accurately over an 18" wafer for 100 layers is definitely on the tricky side.

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Re: Wake me up..

14nm is around 75 Silicon atoms across.

We can build machines in massive quantities for a few $ each that have parts small enough that we need to worry about how many atoms.

We did this about half a century after inventing the field of semiconductors.

Isn't that just fscking amazing ?

and we use it to watch cat videos .....

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US Ambassador: No, net neutrality will NOT allow the UN to seize control of the internet from us

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The new bogeyman

So this replaces "fluoridation of water is a commie plot" with "net neutrality is a united nations plot" ?

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Smartphones merge into homogeneous mass as 'flagship fatigue' bites

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Re: SIM only is the only way for me

I just upgraded to a Moto G - I thought it was a flagship !

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UK official LOSES Mark Duggan shooting discs IN THE POST

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Re: What happens to things that are "lost in the post" ?

7, Thrown in a skip because the person still has a bunch of mail to deal with and it's nearly tea time.

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Re: How long?

No need, they will be shared with various commercial partners in lots of countries with no data protection laws - so no need to lose copies at all.

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Let's be clear, everyone: DON'T BLOCK Wi-Fi, DUH – FCC official ruling

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Re: It's still a type of jamming

I think they did aswell.

But it does represent an extension of the FCC's scope. If they don't simply regulate the spectrum but also the data and the business model do they get to decide matters of traffic shaping, DNS redirects, VPN blocking and which content is delivered?

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Re: Believable

That was their defense - they didn't do anything "RF naughty" they sent perfectly legal packets to everyone's phone.

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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Re: So what if...

That's easy, the tricky bit is if you want to sell in China or the USA.

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Re: Understanding between nations is a beautiful thing!!

So which is safer, a single common backdoor that you give the key to dozens of different agencies in a hundred different countries - or a 1000 separate backdoors each allegedly known only to that agency.

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IBM punts cryptotastic cloudy ID verification services

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Oh come on it's IBM - they would never had any profitable relations with slightly shady governments.

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Does Big Tech hire white boys ahead of more skilled black people and/or women?

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Re: Equality ?

> I don't see "equality through qutoa" as worse

You have been selected to get a Windows CE phone instead of an iPhone because we need all phones to be equal.

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Bill Gates – I WISH I was like Zuck and spoke Chinese. Yep, I drink poo

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>So, we all do half a job, or a quarter of a job and still have a high standard of living but (hopefully) a higher quality of life

Yes, that's why programmers today don't work that awful 9-5 lifestyle of our parent's and grandparent's generation.

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A Linux Terminator

That Linus is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. ... And it absolutely will not stop, ever - and when it reaches you it will stuck a finger up and insult you ..

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'Super-secure' BlackPhone pwned by super-silly txt msg bug

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Re: Yeah...

>Windows Phone 8 beats this 'secure phone' - it is still on zero known vulnerabilities!

Zero users - the ultimate security feature.

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Google Translate MEAT GRINDER turns gay into 'faggot', 'poof', 'queen'

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Re: Google can't win

I find 'geometry' very offensive

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ICANN CEO criticizes domain 'hoggers'

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Re: Would someone like to explain to me please

A domain investor has more expensive lawyers than the people who want the domain.

A cybersquatter has less (and fewer) expensive lawyers than the people who want the domain.

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Re: Jelousy from shakedown artists?

Or inventing a 2week "grace period" where you can register a domain name but not pay anything.

Which allows network of pairs of squatter companies to shuffle registrations for millions of domains between themselves without every having to "invest" a cent.

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Re: So it boils down to money and who (in the C-suite) gets it?

The world probably relies more on standard metre, kilogram and ampere than on ICANN but I don't think a team from NIST or the NPL are flitting between plutocrat love-ins on $1m salaries

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