* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick

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>The system much prefers to describe it as a justifiable homicide.

Or if the victim is black - theft of police bullets

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Spying on you using fake social media profiles: One Scots council could

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Re: Help ma boab!

They even have their own website

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UK.gov pays four fellows £35k to do nothing for three months

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Re: So much this

Dell's business website (used?) to let you do this.

It offered you the option of paying over 'n' credit cards or accounts keeping under the approval limit on each

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Ireland's hefty data industry demands equally big industry cop

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Re: Here we go again

It's certainly a welcoming approach.

Mr US corporation, put your HQ in Ireland and you can slurp data from anywhere in Europe.

Regulators? We have Mrs Muggins who does Wednesday afternoons.

Still not as profitable as London's financial services industry held in check by the iron grip of the SFO.

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Microsoft bods tell El Reg: We've re-pivoted open-source .NET Core

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Re: And when the year is over I’ll reappear And have a solution

I always hear "developers, developers, developers" as a pitiful cry, rather like Peter Sellers doing "a horse, a horse" as Richard III

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Sic transit Mercury Monday

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Re: Why the fuss?

Nope, it is totally pointless and always has been (unlike the earliest transits of Venus)

But since no Kardasian is doing anything today it's news, and it allows lots of agencies to fulfill a public understanding of science mandate without any actual science being understood.

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Google, Honeywell put away Nest patent knives

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Re: Honeywell

Royal Enfield: doing motorcycles since God was too young to ride

Honda: make a silly little moped thing for Japanese peasants

How did that work out ?

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Brit polar vessel christened RRS Sir David Attenborough

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Re: The Navy Lark

Well we can be pretty sure it won't have any wheels

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Re: "...put Britain at the forefront of efforts to preserve our precious marine environment."

"our" marine environment? I thought it was going to Antarctica?

Perhaps we should seize the south pole for the empire - it would be nice to have a 2nd former colony that doesn't beat us at cricket.

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Re: Fair compromise

It would have been braver to say - "the winner proves that the British public don't give a BEEP about science and so we are cancelling the ship"

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Watch it again: SpaceX's boomerang rocket lands on robo-sea-barge

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Re: Wait, what?

Nasa couldn't fake a water landing - that's a totally different government agency with a different union

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Sayonara, Brits! The Irish tech sector could benefit from Brexit

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Re: Disruption but not as we know it?

The border was pretty permeable to Armalites and semtex so it is likely to stay open for people doing a bit of shopping or buying cheap petrol.

It doesn't mean that Google/MSFT/Amazon etc can treat it as an open border for tax reasons

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Re: More FUD

So the idea is that the UK would leave the Eu to get more control over business and taxation - but continue to allow US companies to pretend to be in Ireland and pay no tax?

Just out of a sense of nostalgia for the UK-Eire "special" relationship ?

Yep - can see that happening.

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'Bitcoin creator' Craig Yeah Wright in meltdown

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Of course

This might just be what he wants you to think ?

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Ex-HP boss Carly Fiorina sacked one week into new job

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Re: On behalf of the human race

>Trump trails Clinton by around 6% in polls

Fortunately in the US the choice of president isn't all that strongly correlated with getting most votes

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On behalf of the human race

Thank fsck for that

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UK govt admits it pulled 10-year file-sharing jail sentence out of its arse

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But the imported ones have so much more flair, razzamataz and general Hollywood-ness than our own rather drab domestic efforts

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IBM's quantum 'puter news proves Big Blue still doesn't get 'cloud'

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Re: Or is it the author doesn't understand the Quantum Compute Thing

Quantum cloud computing is simple.

You can either know the location of the computer or its performance.

The less knowledge you have of the position, the greater freedom in performance.

In the cloud you have no idea where the computer is - and therefore the potential performance is huge

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EU set to bin €500 note

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Re: We still have the £100 note up here north of Hadrian's Wall

>Will anywhere take it ?

You can use it to buy a house in Aberdeen - if they have change

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

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Re: Clearly Typhoons don't have this problem

>I thought that lesson was already taught by the F-104G..

A ground attack fighter with a downward firing ejector seat, and a barely subsonic stall speed - what could possibly go wrong ?

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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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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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