* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

7298 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

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Sounds familiar

Luke, you have switched off your targeting computer.

Yes, I just need to reboot, hit f8, restart in safe mode ....

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Re: Operational delays

Although on recent evidence, they may have aimed at Europe - but would probably have hit Canada

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Re: For Sale

Fairy Swordfish, can actually land on carriers, proven in combat and the only software issue is the stuffing coming out.

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Google AI gains access to 1.2m confidential NHS patient records

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Re: revenge porn

I wrote the module to do noise reduction on MRI and CT scans in one major bit of software.

It is now very difficult to get sample data.

The clinician can just annomize the patient data portion before they send it to us - if they know how,

But a shopping mall scan clinic, who are the source of most of the bad scans, aren't going to go through the process of getting consent, forming an ethics board and having a human trials review and proving their HIPAA compliance for a $500 scan.

There is official NIH test data, but it is all taken on perfectly calibrated, professionally operated laboratory grade scanners - not what you want to solve the problem of CT scans of hipsters with too many piercings.

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Re: This has health privacy implications far beyond just the affected patients...

> if the researchers are British or not

I don't care if the researchers are British or not, I care if they are working for an ad agency that is the world's largest collector and seller of personal data.

I would be similarly miffed if the data had been sold to British researchers working for the Sun.

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Re: What kind of moronic thinking is that?

The real tragedy is that this will kill people.

Every time something like this happens it makes people less likely to assist in real medical trials, t makes the barriers to doing medical research harder, it means drugs and treatments will be delayed or never started.

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UK's GDS to hire 300 folk. Silver lining: They'll be evicted from Holborn

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government as a platform

And you thought Yes Minister's "Department of Administrative Affairs" was a joke !

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Ireland's tech sector fears fallout of Brexit 'Yes' vote

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Re: "no fixed controls on the land border between Northern Ireland and the republic"

Because there was never any terrorism in, or due to, the northern Ireland situation.

The UK government was quite firm that these were criminal not political activities

Now any parking offence in London is considered terrorism - I wonder what has changed?

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Romania suffers Eurovision premature ejection

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Re: Put a rocket up the EBU accounts dept

Because when your only possible customers are 'n' european countries and you kick them out as soon as they don't pay you end up with no customers.

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Re: Camp spoof

And don't call me shirley

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Woz says 'Jobs started Apple for money' – then says it must pay 50% tax like he does

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Re: tax rate

Well if you want Scandinavian style services, equality and a happy, equal, and healthy citizenry you need to pay taxes. If you want to live in a some wild-west capitalism then you can get away with paying US taxes .

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You get to deduct any foreign tax paid from your US taxes, so unless you are working in some tax-free expat middle east job you don't actually pay any US taxes.

- if you are working in a tax-free middle east expat type job, then they normally pay your Panamanian holding company, which pays you in etc etc etc

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Irish mum coughs to children's allowance fiddle

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Just following corporate policies

Although she may have been physically in Oz - all child care operations took place in Ireland by her Irish subsidiary and so she should recieve Irish benefits.

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Kent Police handed domestic abuse victim's data to alleged abuser – a Kent cop

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According to the reg's other story.

If he had been working at an inteligence agency then he could have just accessed all the calls on her phone anyway - although that might have led to the possibility of "a breach of procedures" if he was caught

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How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases

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Or when they do accidentally shoot you for leaving the wrong block of flats at the wrong time while looking a bit Brazilian - they will have lots of stuff about you to leak to the press to detract attention.

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FBI's Tor pedo torpedoes torpedoed by United States judge

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They should have said it was against terrorists then they could have had their own secret court overall the judge

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Chinese crypto techie sentenced to death for leaking state secrets

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"remedial training needed"

Especially if it didn't align with the core values and mission statement

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Officially - there is of coarse the occasional case of locking yourself in a sportsbag in your own shower

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Idiot millennials are saving credit card PINs on their mobile phones

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Re: No-one ever seems to use the correct term - "PIN number number" - anymore.

>Although somewhat tedious to type in...

I just use the last 4 digits

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Re: PINs?!

Except you can't remember which B you replaced and one site insists that you have a symbol, while another insists on no symbols and a 3rd won't allow the same letter twice.

And we use GPU hashing engines now so that password is no more difficult to crack than "password5"

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Re: And pre-Millienials were tech savants?

Solution to stories about millenials

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Intel literally decimates workforce: 12,000 will be axed, CFO shifts to sales

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Re: here we go again

And the people to go will probably be those they acquired - whose bosses don't have the political clout to protect their division.

So Altera is probably doomed - you buy them and the best people leave because they don't want to work for the new bosses, then you fire the rest, then you wonder why your $Bn acquire isn't doing as well as it was before you took over. So you write down loss as the goodwill - and look for the next outfit to buy.

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NZ Pastafarians joined in noodly wedlock

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Re: And funerals?

Or a USB funeral.

They lower the coffin, then lift it out and turn it around, then lower it again, then finally try the first way again

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Re: Finally, a GOOD religion

I'm Bob ... and so is my wife

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Re: >something to tell the grandchildren

"The point of the gold rings and so on is permanence and untarnished endurance. Pasta is no viable substitute. It mocks, it tastes great, but it doesn't last."

I'm guessing the correlation between "amount spent on traditional wedding" and "length of marriage" - isn't a positive number

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Re: Finally, a GOOD religion

I though Rastafari objected to "Rastafarianism" - on the basis that calling them an "ism" is calling them a cult

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Re: Finally, a GOOD religion

and ironically just about everything in a "traditional" church white wedding is from various pagan/native/non-christian religions

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Chinese con-artists cop to US military counterfeit chip switch caper

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Re: Didn't this use to happen years ago?

I just had to throw away a bunch of front panels for a switch unit to be used in a doctors office where a patient's hand might come into "intermittent accidental contact" - because the factory couldn't trace the batch of anodize that was used to make it silver.

And yet BAE are allowed to just buy FPGAs on fsckin ebay to sue in a fscking plane !!!!

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Re: @thames -- Follow the Money

Yes because you would expect a UK government report to say "china has signed all these international agreements, but don't expect the government on the ground to take any notice of your claims - especially when the company ripping you off is state owned"

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Hey, Atlantis Computing. What the heck is this in your EULA?

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Re: Try this on for size

Did this once to piss of a DEC salesweasel at university.

When they did maintenance they always insisted that we opened the CDs so that we were agreeing to the license when they installed it.

So we got a post-doc from a former soviet republic that didn't exist anymore and was now officially stateless - we introduced him to the salesdroid and him open the CDs.

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Re: Pity-

The same wording is in Microsoft's EULA for SQLserver and Oracle's

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Euro watchdogs give America's data-sharing Privacy Shield an 'F'

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Re: So it's dead.

Probably because Ireland can't afford it's own spy agency so sub-contracts it to the USA

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French thrash Brits, Germans and Portuguese in IT innovation

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British developers are doing well

It's just that along with most British scientists and a lot of engineers we are doing innovation over here, not in the UK

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Vulture conservationists hatch cunning 3-D printed egg plan

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Re: Diclofenac

>Throwing up and diarrhoea simultaneously are not fun

Especially if you are a vulture

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GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

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Re: Crap place, crap money, crap management

Think that's bad? Take a look at the Quim-eti-Queue that RSRE has become

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Re: Not one of these 5-eyed spook cunts...

If Britain's spy agencies are doing industrial espionage - they are either doing it very badly, or keeping the results secret from British industry.

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Re: Ethics

Obviously, since only terrorists use encryption, non-encrypted sites can't be terrorists and so http is the perfect way of el'reg going under GCHQ's radar

How else to keep the plans for the post-pub nosh fuelled intercontinental ballistic bofh secret ?

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Re: Spook feel bite of general lack of cyber talent in UK – sources

Only in a special secret security area - such as the whole of London or anywhere near a policeman or politician.

It may be an offense to inquire about the location of special secret security areas.

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The security services have always relied on people willing to give up the money to do the job for love of country.

Admittedly the country in question was normally the USSR - but you can't have eveything

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Re: And another thing ...

I think that is one of the recruitment issues.

Many of the cyber-security graduates they interview aren't able to conjugate latin verbs sufficiently to pass the civil service entrance exam.

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Re: Spook feel bite of general lack of cyber talent in UK – sources

...... against the same man.....

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Re: Spook feel bite of general lack of cyber talent in UK – sources

The police have just announced that they are planning to deal with drug violence here by:

Introducing a zero tolerance policy (where they arrest youths of a certain skin color for walking on the cracks in the pavement) and simultaneously "earning the trust of the community" to get people to help them by turning in the naughty people.

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Read America's insane draft crypto-borking law that no one's willing to admit they wrote

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Re: Catch 22

It will be secure. The FBI, CIA, NSA, USSS, every branch of the military and 20,000 local police departments will have access to the backdoor - with that many security professionals protecting the access how can it not be secure?

Then add in the security services of every foreign country the manufacturer wants to do business in, and the secret will be super secure squared !

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The UK's equivalent law requires you to reveal any hidden message in any text.

So you are screwed if you have a copy of Finegans Wake

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Re: Senators with Disabilities Act

Certainly a gift to Chinese manufacturers.

When this law is introduced all the other countries will demand access to the backdoor.

So all US built equipment will be compromised.

So the only place that US police, security services, military and politicians will be able to source communications gear from is outside the USA - ie China.

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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Re: Remember, John F. Kennedy and NASA had the faith to follow their dreams.

Born as a product of a Nasa that had grown too big too fast as a result of the Apollo race and was desperate for large projects to justify itself and put jobs in the right constituencies . Placed in a useless orbit 4 years late and at 3x the cost so that it could be launched by a vehicle which was itself the result of the same mindset.

A lot of the good HST did was funding students and postdocs to work on the data and creating a software and organisational (STSCI) infrastructure to process - the images from ground based telescopes got a lot better a lot faster. The VLT was built for the same money that a singe HST servicing mission cost.

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Re: pointy stick

Cobblers - they nail them on.

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London to Dover 'smart' road could help make driverless cars mainstream – expert

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There is a concept from the 1860s where you can connect a bunch of "cars" behind a single "engine" and using analogue technology autonomoulsy guide them quickly from London to Dover and even on toward foreign lands

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Vivaldi Jon: Mobile – yes. Feeds and an ad blocker… probably not

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Opera stuck to the standard and didn't display many pages.

Since the "standard" is now whatever works on chrome it does at least display the pages.

I suppose Chrome is the new IE6 might be regarded as progress.

ps although it is odd that Google sites tell you to upgrade Vivaldi to the latest version of Chrome

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