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Freeview telly channels face £240m-A-YEAR shakedown by Ofcom

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Re: IPTV is complementary.

If Amount BBC prepared to pay for xMHz bandwidth < Amount cell phone company prepared to pay:

Bandwidth will be given (sold) to cell phone company

/* screw the listeners/viewers */

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Attention, CIOs: Stop outsourcing or YOU will never retire

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Re: Quality versus Quantity

>s it more the quality of what is taught in the academic route?

The good places teach "computer science", the graduates wonder why they aren't earning the same as all the people who did other technical degrees (never mind the ones that did PPE or law)

The employers want to know why their new Oxbridge First doesn't know the install procedure for Exchange-Server 2013 off by heart - and blame the universities.

The crap universities who are "sympathetic to the needs of industry" churn out people who can just about manage to click on the right button in whatever Microsoft where pushing that year.

The employers complain that they aren't able to independently master new skills on their own - and blame the universities.

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Re: Why bother

Funnily enough surveyor is suffering the opposite problem.

With fancy GPS and robotic theodolites many jobs are done either completely automatically by the plant or can be done by an unskilled worker. So except in a few high end projects you only need a surveyor in to sign off on something - rather than needing teams of them following every machine.

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Re: UK Companies are getting exactly what they desrerve

The problem is that cheap overseas contractors are being brought in too late in the project.

If we have a generation of youngsters un-interested in computer science, as the falling A-Level results suggest, then we should outsource them.

In today's highly dynamic, cloud, mobile parenting environment 0 having permanent children on the payroll for 18years or so just doesn't offer the sort of flexibility that modern parental managers demand.

We should follow the role model of people like Madonna + that actress with the tits and the lips, and outsource the children. Many SE asian economies can supply well qualified suitably cute children at a fraction of UK rates.

Unfortunately government regulation and red tape has limited the international transfer market in this sector but we are sure people like the current leadership can look back to the example shown by their C18 ancestors and Britain will once more be a leader in the global human cargo supply business.

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HOT SWEATY RACKS blamed for Outlook.com, Hotmail MELTDOWN

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Re: Ummm Isn't there supposed to be another data centre

They said there was a manual intervention required.

In this case that was sending somebody down to bestbuy to buy a new Packard Bell, install windows and hope they could pull the drives out of the original servers

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Re: Failover

A big pool of fail - all over the floor

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Re: What a good design

One of the PSU for a camera on the Hubble space telescope had a fuse.

The fuse was required by aerospace regs to safegaurd the instrument and so prevent loss of service. It was pointed out at the design review that manual intervention to reset the fuse probably wasn't an optimal solution.

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Elon Musk's 'Grasshopper' hover rocket scores another test success

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Re: Interesting? Well, yeah but 'cheap' is a better word for what SpaceX is doing...

>Make it cheap enough, and everyone'll do it...

One question is how elastic is the space market?

Apart from dreams of asteroid mining or exploration how many satelite launches does the world need?

Telecoms satelites haven't been competitive with fibre for nearly 2 decades, we have 4 separate sat-nav systems and geostationary is pretty much full - and becoming irrelevant in the Netflix era.

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Re: Strange comment

No - a plane with the engines off still lands, rather than crashes, even with a thrust to weight ratio of 0.

This was actively hovering - not just a slowed descent.

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Fuel is cheap, but it's heavy. Then you need extra fuel to lift that extra bit of fuel, then you need more fuel to lift that fuel ......

The real trick here isn't the balancing, that's just having a computer faster than a zx81 and engines that can tilt faster than the pendulum frequency of the stack. The trick is managing the fuel down to the last drop especially tricky when one of the fuels is cryogenic.

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On Amazon, cloud service companies put themselves at risk

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Re: And this shit

Can you patent something that you have revealed to Amazon by running on AWS?

Do you have an NDA with them, what's the contract with all their partners?

Do you feel like going up against Amazon's lawyers in East Texas court to be the test case?

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France demands Skype register as telco

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Ridiculous parochial attitude

France should ban Skype from being used by anybody outside France, and arrest anybody who works for Skype if they fly over France and sue banks that sell Skype minutes

Or do they not do gambling?

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Re: Follow the money?

Suppose you got rid of your home phone because you had skype

You dial 999/211/911 and get told "tough - it looks like a phone, works like a phone but we can't be bothered providing non-revenue services".

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How UK gov's 'growth' measures are ALREADY killing the web

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Re: @Dodgy Geezer

Isn't this the same rule as cars?

If you steal a car and remove the number plates - in theory that's illegal

If you find a car that somebody else has already removed the number plate, or if the plates fell off - then you can take it for free

Seems reasonable, now wheres that screwdriver

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Re: Indeed

That's the nice thing about Barnsley - the chance that you are going to be stuck behind some poser taking photos of the latte art on his iPhone while waiting in the bus station is still pretty low.

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Re: Conversely

What if you are a user on the web?

Do you have to obtain permission before downloading them from a website?

It's going to make the http a bit complex if every image tag has to go and negotiate permission before displaying it

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UK Serious Fraud Office queues up to probe HP's Autonomy allegations

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The only company in Britian

That actually made a profit (unlike Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, Amazon, Rolls Royce etc) and the SFO investigate?

Well paying tax is obviosly suspicous

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Amazon tries to shut .book in face of authors, publishers

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Re: Do new tld's really matter?

Who decides who gets a .bank?

Just the Americans - so you would allow Lehman Brothers but no banks in the middle east

The swiss, Jersey, the Caymen islands?

Or do you let every country authorize .bank ? So liberia or somalia would happily hand out "h-s-b-c.bank" for $50

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MakerBot demos 3D object scanner that fits on your desk

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Re: http://insight3d.sourceforge.net/

But it is a good match for the set of things that you can make with a 3d printer

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Re: The other half of the puzzle is now available.

It's the first turnkey CMS, there are lots of free to $500 laser scanner or structured light scanner software but they all involve lots of home made calibration and sticky tape

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On International Woman's Day we remember Grace Hopper

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Re: @ Connor - Revisionist B*llocks

In Britain she couldn't have attended the two main universities for another half-century so would never have got the access to teaching, libraries, colleagues, collaboration that somebody like Turing benefited from

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Microsoft backs law banning Google Apps from schools

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kindergartens have to learn Windows8 so that when they leave college in 16 years time they will have the skills for the workplace.

Of course if we taught them MVS, CICS and OS360 that would actually be true

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BAN SMUT, rage MEPs: Purpose of internet must be EXTERMINATED

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A sady day for Britains in europe

As our manufacturing dissapeared and our schools fell behind the academic standards of Uzbekistan at least we could be proud of the uniquely British export of "disgusted of Tunbridge Wells"

Although the americans could mass produce raving right wing religious nutters cheaper and in larger numbers - for pure idiocy you couldn;'t match the hand crafted quality of a classic British idiot.

Now it seems that even the faceless bureaucrats of Brussels are able to out-idiot us.

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Safety authorities to hold hearings into Boeing 787's battery woes

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Re: A tenth of that?

Or 114 aircraft flying for one year

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Holy crap! EMC gives Vatican Library 2.8PB to store manuscripts

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Re: Stooring something digitally

There was a Nasa study on how you would store digitized glass photographic plates where you need the data to be available in a few hundred years - we use 100 year old plates to measure star movement.

The best two options they came up with was to print the data back to photographic glass plates - as a bit pattern which seemed a bit redundant. Or to print it onto silver nitrate black-white cinefilem

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Re: 150MB per page!?

Can't quite read this, looks like "blessed are the cheesemakers"?

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Including the first memo

Hey Saul, this bible thing has done good business but we are looking for a sequel

Something with less smiting and a feel-good ending, with a real star lead.

And can you tie in some product placement from the Jerusalem Bread and Wine company?

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Carrie Fisher dusts off THAT bikini for Star Wars VII

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Re: It's called experience, not age!

and his acting muscles were badly strained in a script accident on the 4th Indianna Jones movie

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@mmeier

Somehow I don't think the remakes are going to feature a robe wearing desert dwelling religous faction of "freedom fighters" flying an aircraft into an official senate approved death star and blowing it up.

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Re: Not for profit??

No the accountants billed the cost of construction for an actual death star to the movie - so it's still a bazillion $ in debt.

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BRITAIN MUST DECLARE WAR on Cervinaean menace

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Re: It's lean, rich and lower in fat than the main meat groups.

Just like most vegetarians - that's why I like vegetarian sausages, you know you are getting real meat (although with the occasional bit of beard)

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@human impact

>totally erasing the human imprint on the landscape or just that particular bit?

It's mostly a problem in the home counties and new forest ?

I don't see any problem in eradicating the human population south of say Nottingham.

Unleash the rapid laser beam equipped wippets of the north

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re: arm bears

The spin-off "Paddington in da hood"

with a Glock launched to capture the American market

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>Just reintroduce wolves

Or a home grown solution, Benton + laser beams

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re: Apex preditor

Only in the home counties - not in Australia

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'Million-strong' zombie army devours Raspberry Pi's crunchy base

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Almost worth it being RM for the picture of an endless warehouse with a million RML-380z in their black cases - all DDOSing their little z80s out

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Google blats bugs in Chrome - days before $560k hacking contest

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Re: Java Explained

Oracle are intending to find the security holes in Java themselves and claim the money - it's part of their business plan

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WE CAN still be BETTER than Germany on broadband, says Ofcom

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Re: Always look on the...

> I still find it offensive the way you refer to "Gross Germany".

Ja ve are not gross, ve are just big-boned

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Re: Investment and deregulation required

>followed by huge investments in infrastructure around the county

Typical underhand Hun trick - investing in infrastructure, damn sausage eaters will be building up an industrial base of high tech manufacturing next, can't trust the Boche .....

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Now even MORE 'interns' make iPhones - Chinese labour watchdog

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Re: Lessons for us to learn...

"Real" universities only give a BA, or MA

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Report: Danish government hits Microsoft with $1bn tax bill

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Re: As a Swedish colleague said

To be fair - we were working in Aberdeen.

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As a Swedish colleague said

Vikings raped and pillaged across europe

Except Scotland - that was pillage only

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Military-industrial patent troll demands BEEELLIONS from Cisco

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Listed as inventors

You can assign an invention to anyone you want - but the inventors on the patent have to be the inventors. You have to sign a declaration that you invented it.

Stuffing the list with a 130 VIP inventors to make you look big and scary is perjury- and the federal government generally doesn't like you lying to it.

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MI5 test for Mandarin-speaking snoops 'just too easy'

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Re: Problem solved

Well if you reject any candidates with Chinese ancestry as security risks and then anybody that has studied Chinese as "a but suspicious" it's very difficult to recruit anyone.

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UK injects £88m into Euro bid to build Hubble-thrashing 'scope

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Re: Daily defence spending...

>I watched Ross Kemp in Afganistan last night. .... And I just had to wonder again; why are we there, doing that?

I think the global-strategic evaluation of the Afghan war, considering a historical perspective is - "third time lucky"

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Re: Because

But why do we need skilled Europeans?

If we need anything high tech we can always buy it from China.

Britain should concentrate on valuable exports; Mr Bean, JK Rowling and X-pop-idol-factor.

Do you know that the ministry of silly walks receives less funding than the department of health, defence, agriculture etc...

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Review: Livin' in the cloud with Google's new Chromebook Pixel

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Re: Perhaps only a marketing ploy?

It's there for the same reason that millions of people watch Clarkson twat around in a 250,000 supercar before they buy a Fiesta. It gets Chromebook noticed, it gets Google on the NYT technology blog, and then people buy a $200 Samsung in Walmart.

ps if anyone is visiting the USA, most Best Buys have a stack of returns of the Samsung for $200 from people who thought it would run Windows. Dumb people + dumber salesdroids = savings.

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Re: Profitable because it's made in China?

It's exactly the same production line.. Foxcon don't just make Apple

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