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5256 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

One month on, Edward Snowden cleared to leave Moscow airport

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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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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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Re: Guy Fawkes too

Instead we allowed the Dutch to invade and our king ran away without fighting ?

Certainly peaceful - but not necessarily a model for government

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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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Re: More Obama and his meaningless bullshit.

But by 2017 100% of Americans will be employed in surveillance of other Americans -

and since these are jobs that, for reasons of security, can't be offshored the future is looking good for the guardians of the nation's freedoms.

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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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UK investigators finger emergency beacon for 787 Heathrow fire

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Re: A lot of noise over nothing

Or it was the installation, or the new revolutionary ligthweight wiring, or the power connections or some other cause that happened to be in the same place

6000 of the units are in service without exploding - it's suspicous that a brand new delivery of a brand new model suddenly suffers from it

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>I'll go for the aluminium. As we all know, early adopters are exposed to all the undiscovered faults.

I'm sticking with wood

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Re: Plastic Vs Aluminium

Insulation - we don't need no insulation. This is an American aircraft, post-and-wire was good enough for our houses it should be good enough for airplanes (*)

(note: come the counter-revolution this word will be banned)

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Re: He could not rule out alien involvement

To be fair - he couldn't

I think this is going to be my new favourite phrase for bug reports

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Re: What are audits for? How should they be conducted?

The system mostly works because Boeing has quite a strong incentive not to build the next DC-10.

And the alternative is that aircraft engineers inspectors who weren't good enough to get a job at Boeing and went to work for the government do it instead.

Picture the staff at the DMV - would you rather have these guys specifying the design of your anti-lock brakes or an engineer at BMW?

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Re: Echoes of the DC-10

> Everything on that plane is checked by the FAA before it's given a certificate of air worthyness.

Nothing on the plane is checked by the FAA - that's not how certification works, not a single FAA engineer touches the aircraft.

They check that Boeing has procedures in place to test the aircraft and check that Boeing follow those procedures. Boeing then does the same for its sub-contractors.

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Ex-prez Carter: 'America has no functioning democracy' with PRISM

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Re: 'Greatest Country in the World' or 'The Fall of Rome'...... On Today's News:

Although wearing black polyester suits only speaking English and eating a Big Mac while in Rome probably tipped somebody off.

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Re: When it comes to the direction of America 'The Simpsons' say it best :-

"Four things we do best: music, movies,microcode (software), high-speed pizza delivery”

Well one out of four ain't bad

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Re: He's right

Almost like the "Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the People and the State" who could oppose protection of the people and the state?

Sometimes you have to read beyond the title

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Re: He's right

How do you support term limits in a democracy?

" I demand that I not be allowed to vote for this candidate next time !"

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Re: "they don't give you the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing"`

>Remind me, what did Obama get it for?

He reminded them of Kissenger

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Five bods wrongly cuffed thanks to bungled comms snooping in UK

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Re: It's not about the truth

> everyone is guilty of something.

Even if it's only being Irish.

Although presumably the police's job is easier now you just have to prove they have sufficiently good enough tans that they might be muslim

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Tweet like escaping Hell depends on it, Twitter Catholics told

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Re: Seriously??

No, once a Catholic always a Catholic.

You could join the Taliban and you would just be a bad catholic

Dara O'Brian

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