* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

7372 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

NZ Pastafarians joined in noodly wedlock

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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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Idiot millennials are saving credit card PINs on their mobile phones

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Re: And pre-Millienials were tech savants?

Solution to stories about millenials

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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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Re: Bottom line: It's a civil service job.

The sort where you are paid £X irrespective of how good you are or what you do.

But after 3 years you can be promoted to Intermediate Science Officer ( lower grade ( type B ( sub section III)) [class 2b] and receive a 3% pay rise, unless a future government introduces a pay freeze.

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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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Inside Nvidia's Pascal-powered Tesla P100: What's the big deal?

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Re: Deep Learning?

Deep learning is simple.

Here is an equation describing the answer you should get for a bunch of input parameters.

Tell me the parameters that give me the best answer - you don't need to show your working.

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Re: Great if you've got a suitable problem

But what if you were looking for a single bit of chicken feed in 1024 fields ?

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'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca

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Re: Why is it...

>Why haven't GCHQ and the NSA been all over this for years?

Because along with terrorism you also need to fund counter insurgency and freedom fighters.

Like those muslim chappies in Afghanistan fighting the Russians, and those similar chaps fighter Sadaam and Assad. Not to mention all the devout anti-communist regimes in S America and those loyal gentlemen in Northern Ireland.

If you get up the bank's nose too much they could "leak" everyone's account.

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Re: Given the scarcity of items on our cousins in the material released...

>> despite the Putin link being nowhere near as strong as, say, David Cameron's.

Dog bites man != news, man bites dog = news

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Surprise! Magic Kinder app could let hackers send vids to your kids

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But if we allowed encryption then the easter bunny terrorists would ... something ... something .... Therasa May .... Daily Mail headline ...

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Brexit: Leaving the EU could trigger UK science patent law rejig

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>If our future trading is with the Far East why isn't it currently?

There must be a reason that Germany has a trade surplus with China and sells it all the robots used to make iPhones. While Britain has a trade deficit and buys all the iPhones.

It's probably because of immigrants/unions/red-tape

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Re: Brexit bites

Currently going through FDA approval for a product by comparison Eu approval was a breeze

If we had to do the same level of FDA for a single country it wouldn't be worth it for the UK. We just wouldn't sell there.

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SEC chair blasts Silicon Valley for its hokey valuations

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Re: Here here

The price is set by wealthy investors, you aren't even allowed to put money into the funds unless you are a multi-millionaire.

Perhaps the SEC could have done a better job protecting the pensions and savings of ordinary people who put their trust in safe reliable companies like GM.

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Tesla books over $8bn in overnight sales claims Elon Musk

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Re: 198,000

Appeal is the same as a BMW, not exactly rare.

I'm guessing Tesla has been taking a lot more sales from BMW / Audi than from Leafs, Volts and Priuses

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China enacts 'real name policy' for internet addresses

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Re: and verify it

So with 200M called Wang and another 100M called Zhang. I can see a small chance of a Tuttle / Buttle mixup.

Perhaps, in honour of Mr Gilliam we could start calling this a Brazillian ?

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Blighty's nuclear deterrent will get a software upgrade amid cyber-war fears

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> deployed in Scotland.

Hopefully they are deployed in Russia (well more specifically hopefully they aren't deployed)

de·ploy

dəˈploi/

verb

move (troops) into position for military action.

bring into effective action; utilize.

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Air gapped ?

Obviously tricky to operate a nuclear submarine without a permanent internet connection - how else are the crew going to be able to tweet about where they are and what they are doing ?

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Military intelligence, AI style: MoD cosies up to Massive Analytic

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Or the first chatbot that communicates entirely in banter ?

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Re: mass data!= good data

You have the GIGO principle wrong when it comes to internaltional geo-politics.

It will decide to attack somewhere and then calculate the required evidence to justify that decision. Afterwards it will delete the evidence.

To be honest we shouldn't have given it so much real-world training data

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Re: its Innovation Warehouse in Farringdon

Not scurrying, They have produced a breakthrough AI which can wear a brown coat and sit in an office drinking tea while denying that an urgent delivery has arrived - when you can see it sitting on the counter.

It is believed to be the first AI to pass the Turing test, or the first warehouse man to fail it - the philosophers are still debating.

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'No regrets' says chap who felled JavaScript's Jenga tower – as devs ask: Have we forgotten how to code?

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Re: Maybe the lazy in us expects...

>It is probably better to just "copy" these functions to your own private space,

And when a vulnerability is found in one of them, you update all the local copies on all the machines you have ever used it on?

Within a coupe of seconds?

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Here's a great idea: Let's make a gun that looks like a mobile phone

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Re: "Absolutely no one can make sense of the United States' infatuation with firearms."

If I lived in Australia I wouldn't want at least a thermonuclear device to protect me from the local wildlife

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Re: Top Gear

Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms - need we say more ?

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Re: Urrmm...yeah, but....

So the solution to the whole problem would be for everyone to carry a phone that looked like a gun!

Probably an assault rifle so there are no "I pointed the phone at my ear and pressed the answer trigger" incidents

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Re: Excuse me, I have to take this

> but people studied the deaths, looked for patterns and then found ways to reduce the death toll.

By drive-by shootings of bad drivers ?

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Boffins urged to publish in free journals by science sugardaddy

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Re: AC above

Simple solution - go back to journals being published by institutions.

Then the Proceedings of the University of X or the Royal institute of Y can be peer reviewed and prestigious and edited and appear on their website for negligible cost to the institution.

The only reason publishers got in on the act was that it became too expensive for an individual university dept to print and mail physical paper - we don't need to do that anymore

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Pothole campaigner sprays Surrey street with phallic paintings

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But they do provide excellent cheap housing for an entire family

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Dodgy software will bork America's F-35 fighters until at least 2019

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Re: Ouch!

>Why oh why we didn't build nuclear carriers

We, or at least the companies building them, intend to make lots of profit from selling copies of the carriers to TPL3WD after we, the tax payers, have paid for all the design cost

Making them nuke powered limits the range of tin-pot-little-3rd-world-dictators you can sell them to.

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