* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

6144 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

MI5 boss: Snowden leaks of GCHQ methods HELPED TERRORISTS

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First we shoot an innocent Brazilian student, then we hack their oil companies. Thank god somebody is protecting is from the imminent threat of Brazilian invasion

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Re: The problem is

He has a point, when i was a lad we had bombs blowing up city centres regularly and no internet surveillance. Now t'internet is monitored so comprehensively we only have the occasional IRA killing.

I believe CCTV has reduced the incidence of viking raids by a similar amount

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Be prepared... to give heathens a badge: UK Scouts open doors to unbelievers

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Re: An overdue change

Where I grew up Scouts were CofE only.

Kids from the Catholic school didn't go to scouts - for pretty much the same reason that kids from Eaton didn't go to watch Celtic

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The potential problem is that people who believe in the bible aren't allowed to swear on it - it says so in the bible.

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RIP charging bricks: $279 HP Chromebook 11 charges via USB

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Re: Mmmm.... ChromeBooks!

There is nothing in the Samsung one stopping you doing a Linux install to the SD card. You can even do a software-reset to recover the original chromeOS.

As chrome is a Linux kernel you can even run a chroot linux environment at the same time and hot key between them. https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton

But since most of us here already have more PCs/laptops around the house than we have pairs of shoes. I leave mine as a nice lightweight instant-on web browsing machine - it's what its built for.

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Why?

It's $80 more than the Samsung, a year later and doesn't have the USB3 port

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UK plant bakes its millionth Raspberry Pi

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Re: Whose idea was it anyway?

>The problem, as it has always been, is the lack of suitable teaching staff

But we have unfortunately gone from: you once saw a computer in college = you're the new CS teacher.

Which at least allowed kids to run rings around them.

Now we have: these computers were very expensive and are managed by G4S, I don't know anything about computers, I just know my job is on the lien if you do anything to them, so my job is to stop you kids touching the computers.

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Re: Pointless Sarcasm

>technology primary school kids will be sitting in front of when they enter the workplace,

Powerpoint - it will be @#$%$ing Powerpoint

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Re: Article of the Straw variety?

Another vote for the Pi is that teaching computer science/programming in schools is a disaster, it has always been a disaster and always will be a disaster.

We (40something 1st gen of BBC in schools/Vic20 at home) didn't learn anything in O level CS, we learnt by playing with the machines. The same will happen with the Pi - there will be an a official curriculum meeting the standards of "keystage Pi, subsection e, attainment level log(2)" with suitable gender neutral and culturally sensitive pictures on the cover - and it will be ignored by anyoen with a real itnerest.

The big win of the Pi, any why it isn't equivalent to just having a VM or online JS environment - is that it allows kids to play with a computer themselves, without being bound to classrooms rules or school access policies.

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Space boffins boycott Kepler 'scope talks after US bans Chinese guests

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Re: The last time a country introduced this sort of discrimination...

It's not very different from how Nasa treated Europeans when we were building Hubble,

At least they had the excuse that Hubble was basically a demilitarized spy satellite and there was a cold war on.

I know a lot of bio types have abandoned having conferences in the US because of the difficulty of getting visas for non-blonde people and the weirder outpourings of the various anti-science, anti-stem cell, anti-evolution politicians.

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> why not let the Chinese boffins attend

Because then you would have to let the Germans, and the Hungarians, and the Indians and the rest - and what sort of state would US science be in if you let foreigners in?

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>the last thing we need is reds getting hold of space technology.

The Rooskies will never get into space so long as our Germans are smarter than their Germans!

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Young? Been online five years? Congrats, you are the ELITE MINORITY

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Bah youngsters

So being able to like Justin Beiber using only your thumbs ranks you as computer literate - while us old farts who were programming machine code at their age.

Of course if they make any breakthroughs in computers that don't need to understand logic, algebra, memory, networking, storage, filesystems, databases etc then the new kids might have a distinct advantage.

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Billionaire dumps Apple stock because Steve Jobs was 'really awful' guy

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Re: Nice Touch

Is he keeping his Oracle shares?

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A14 to become UK's first internet-connected ROAD

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Re: No need for wireless

A whole new meaning to static ip?

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Re: It will also be handy for

South Cambs is flat, your SUV has 4 wheel drive = where we are commuting we don't need no roads !

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Robot WildCat slips its leash and bounds around parking lot

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Re: Value?

>That is an unfair comparison.

So modern comparison - single crop duster filled with Sarin vs bunch of Al Queda/anybody brown skinned who happened to be in the country.

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Re: Value?

>organized military forces never do well against plain clothes enemies no matter their superior numbers or firepower.

The case of a single B29 vs Hiroshima disagrees with you.

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Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates

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Re: May work if pople want high quality

That's why we need to crack down now.

Look what home recording studios did to the record industry, if we allow people to make their own movies without studio backing what are the coke and merc dealers in LA going to do?

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You're either mighty brave or mighty stupid. So which is it, Twitter?

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Lose money on every customer but make up for it in volume - that's the iWeb2.0 way

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Re: They don't seem to be asking for enough money.

If that includes delivery and installation I'm interested.

The simplest replacement highway bridge here seems to cost >$1bn.

And all the ticketing/toll systems end up costing more to run than they collect.

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Chip, Chip hooray at Samsung outweighs slack gadget numbers

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Then Samsung will be fabbing all the chips in those 'competitors' handsets and still laughing all the way to the bank.

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Obamacare goes LIVE, and so do the survey-spewing spambots

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Bad guys

I thought the bad guys in America already had all your information, all your emails, all your phone call and all your website visits anyway - why would they need to spam you ?

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Snowden's email provider gave crypto keys to FBI – on paper printouts

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"has" become?

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Re: Outrageous

How can it be illegal when the NSA demanded it ?

They are part of the government and everything the government does is legal by definition.

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Iranian cyberwar chief shot dead. Revolutionary Guard: Assassination? Don't 'speculate'

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Turn him off and on again ?

Maybe he got stuck and they were just trying to fix him

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Re: terrorism, not war

War is just terrorism with a bigger budget

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The life of Pi: Intel to give away Arduino-friendly 'Galileo' tiny-puter

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Re: Intel didn't seem to know what they were building

At least it doesn't need a fan ;-)

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

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Re: In which case ...

Or more effective - a ruling from the eu that using a US cloud provider means you violated eu data protection laws. Closely followed by one banning using American software products in confidential eg. medical or government applications.

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Re: R.I.P. First Amendment

Yes but "those people" were the Nazi's the Japanese empire and the USSR - they had no ability to do any harm to the government.

Those people now are American citizens - they can do real harm to a government by not voting for them - these are the enemy you have to watch

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US.gov - including NASA et al - quits internet. Is the UN running it now?

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Re: Who knows...

If it was Capita the page wouldn't have been delivered yet, would be misspelled and be a couple of billion over budget

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Re: Who knows...

Suppose you had a contract with one of the big 3 suppliers.

And you hadn't negotiated an upfront price for "government close down pages" and you were forced to have one - how much do you think they would charge ?

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Hackers just POURING through unpatched Internet Explorer zero-day hole

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Re: Shit browser gets hacked

Good job people are using this modern supported version of the OS rather than the doom laden unsupported XP

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

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Re: Not The Whole Story

Yes but these aren't "embedded" embedded, they are regular PCs running CNC machines, assembly lines, weather stations, alarm systems etc etc - lots of machines that people have forgotten about, central IT don't know exist and might be on the internet

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BlackBerry ripped itself apart wooing CIOs AND iPhone fanbois - insiders

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It's very hard for a company that makes hardware to give up being a "real company that makes things" for being a mere service provider.

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Google: Thanks for the billions in revenue, UK. Here are your taxes, that's ... £11m

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Re: Bears, Pope and so on

c) say that if you aren't paying any taxes in this country you can't use any of it's services.

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NSA in new SHOCK 'can see public data' SCANDAL!

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re: social media is public

Assuming you friended the NSA !

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Crack down on childporn?

So now who has the worlds biggest collection of under-age self photographs then.

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Don't wait up for BBM on iPhone, Android – BlackBerry

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Re: Paranoid explanation

Message to engineering staff:

Half of you are fired, the other half will be redundant in a month when the lawyers take over.

Now we need you to all concentrate on getting this revolutionary new bit of complex enterprise software out of the door.

Now CEOs will be going on a retreat to Hawaii to find out why employee moral is low.

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Re: Are you kidding me.....

With the added benefit of sharing all your corporate plans with Google, and all their advertisers, and the NSA, and all their freinds.

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Chinese building orbital lab by 2023 to make 'space medicine'

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Re: named after a goddess?

Not as ironic as the head of a hippie-Jesus church asking him to bless a nuke sub and all who sail in her!

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Re: Research? Better get the launch costs down first...

There is a slight difference between getting to space and getting to orbit.

The small matter of accelerating 21,000MPH and then slowing again.

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Rare gold iPhone 5s goes up against 50 caliber high precision rifle

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Re: As a point of fact

There are zero recorded incidents of a nuclear weapon being used in the commission of a crime - but the fuss that the local police make when you try and build one ....

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Reg readers! You've got 100 MILLION QUID - what would you BLOW it on?

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Buy (£29) South Yorkshire

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Re: Simple:

Wouldn't invisible ninjas in combination with a monorail lead to a large number of industrial accidents ?

Evil super-villian workplace safety regulations would require your ninjas to wear hi-vis jackets

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French data cops to Google: RIGHT, you had your chance. PUNISHMENT time

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Re: Are they splitting hairs?

They can advertise to users without breaking the law.

VW sends me ads, it knows a bought a car from them and might buy another. It does not need to track everywhere I drive, who I am with, who I talk to and what shopping I put in my VW to do that.

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They pulled out of china because of US political pressure and their image with their US customers - "Advertise with Google, the company that sends more users to concentration camps than any other search engine"

Standing up at a US company meeting and saying: "we are handing Europe back to Microsoft because they wont let us spy on customers there, don't be evil (tm)". Is hardly going to go down as well.

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Microsoft keeps Skype content safe from police data slurping - for now

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That's a relief then

It's not like the NSA would share their access to the data with law enforcement without a warrant.

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London schoolboy cuffed for BIGGEST DDOS ATTACK IN HISTORY

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Re: 24hrs later

Really ? Most of us just read it for the pictures

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Thorium and inefficient solar power? That's good enough for me

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Re: Cause for concern

If it has a half-life of 10^5 years you don't need to get rid of it - the activity is so low you can use it as landfill

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