* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Dead Steve Jobs is still a crook – and Apple must cough up $450m for over-pricing ebooks

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You precisely base fines to hurt the company - otherwise it isn't a deterrent.

Suppose the fine for a bank robbery was = the money stolen, less wear and tear on shotguns, stocking depreciation etc.

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Microsoft has made SQL Server for Linux. Repeat, Microsoft has made SQL Server 2016 for Linux

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Re: Imagine my joy

Now if only they had clippy

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Fifth time's the charm as SpaceX pops satellite into orbit

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Re: Time, money, staff...money.

They may not be able to launch something without blowing up astronauts, or recover craft without blowing up astronauts - but you can't argue with Nasa TV production values or the artistic quality of their mission patches and T-shirts.

Looks like SpaceX has a way to go.

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Re: Easy fix

Probably too expensive to tow the barge to the middle of nebraska

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We’re not holding biz to ransom, says pay to play ad-blocking outfit

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Add privacybadger to the list

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Machismo is ruining the tech industry for all of us. Equally

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Re: Is this getting worse with time

It's not perfect but it does show that what techies care about most is getting/giving the right answer.

You don't get a high rep because you went to Eton, or you have more twitter followers or more FB friends, or a Gruniad column.

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Re: who/what you define as your opponent

>My opponent at this moment is an i.MX28 ARM board

Have you tried buying it flowers and empathizing with it ?

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Re: equality

>we need to know if you are male or female, Mr/Ms. Other

Presumably the mini-skirt will allow that

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Re: Is this getting worse with time

And yet the largest and fastest growing tech site is stackoverflow.com

Created to help millions of people with their programming problems and now wildly successful helping them with problems in every other area

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Re: 2/3 of medical students are women

But the 2/3 is only possible because doctors have always created a caring nuturing welcoming environment free of the cult of secret knowledge, overbearing self-opinion and ego

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Everything bad in the world can be traced to crap Wi-Fi

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Shuffle

Why the fsck would a music player have a shuffle ?

You paid money for an album but think the artists not only didn't care about the order of the tracks but you think random would improve it?

I assume that if you press shuffle on a Pink Floyd album the computer does a hard reset out of pure shame.

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Hardware – yes, hardware – is driving Hewlett Packard Enterprise's top line

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Wait til next quarter

Anyone else suspicious that all the inventory was transferred to the new division at $0 then sold for a big discount to get customers and booked as a massive profit.

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If NatWest texts you about online banking fraud, don't click the link

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Easy to spot a fake message from the bank

Unless they charged you 20quid for the text message - it isn't really from the bank

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Uncle Sam's boffins stumble upon battery storage holy grail

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Re: Well, it sounds good.

If you read the statement they are making specific claims about large scale storage system but then say it WOULD be nice if they invented something for cars.

So far ARPA and Argonne NL research into replacing Li-Ion batteries hasn't got very far

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Re: Charging...

>The one massive problem with ALL renewable power sources is that the are INTERMITTENT and can not supply base load.

So imagine if your base load was a million battery packs.

With enough electric cars and a smart charger that would sell power back to the grid you wouldn't need base load at all.

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How exactly do you rein in a wildly powerful AI before it enslaves us all?

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Re: There's a simple solution

Or introduce them to powerpoint.

Advantage is that it also works on people

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

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Re: Ad-BLOCKERS are a protection racket??

>Re: Ad-BLOCKERS are a protection racket??

As he explains in the statement rather than the link bait headline.

Ad-blockers which charge companies to be on the white list are a potential abuse.

Imagine if BT installed a network wide system that replaced the ads that were paying for the sites with their own ads - there would be much grumbling on el'reg

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Netflix is worth $40Bn. Isn't the BBC content better than Netflix? What if they were global ?

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NASA funds new supersonic airliner research

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Re: Marketing fluff

The research will also be available to any civilian makers of supersonic cruise missiles

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Re: @Voland: flying boats

The major limitation of the seaplanes here is that they can only land in daylight.

Jolly difficult to make landing lights on the water

So an airport that can only operate form 8:00 to 3:00 in winter is a challenge

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 3

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Re: know Windows

That's exactly the point = here teacher have this computer.

You can either use the Linux install that you don't understand but is something complicated to do with hackers, or you can use Windows(TM) along with all this educational support material produced by Microsoft(TM) and their Official Educational Support Unit (TM) in accordance with national curriculum standards.

Is the teacher who falls for this going to go - aha but windows10 IoT preview isn't really the same core API as windows on the desktop, I am being fooled by the Microsoft name linked to a bunch of fake educational material. Or do I just click on the use windows box and get the same IE Window that is shown in the teachers manual.

Repeat for school managers, PTAs, boards of governors, local authorities, dept of education and all the other idiots involved in schools

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Re: Why?

Because the RPi is aimed at schools. Schools, non-computer teachers and support providers "know" windows.

So instead of having this new scary Linux thing just install W10, use IE to connect to a website showing you a picture of what a science experiment would look like if you ever did one and WOW - you have increased the number of computers in school, taught everyone computer science and are now teaching them chemistry at the same time.

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Science contest to get girls interested in STEM awards first prize to ... a boy

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Re: Discrimination?

About 30% of the people I work with are aspie/ADHD/etc. These are the ones designing surgical robots.

The others are mentally handicapped, but in these enlightened times we can't cal them morons or idiots - so we refer to them as management/HR/marketing.

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Re: The question remains ...

So they use more energy, so they aren't lard-arses, and that energy comes from food made from sunlight and CO2. So it's free energy with a health benefit that reduces global warming !

White lab coat -->

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Re: I wonder

There is a big jump in the number of women in those fields in Norway.

But it has had a bit of a backlash - the news is full of groups of photogenically news friendly 21 year olds who just graduated with degrees in oilfield geology/offshore engineering/etc and none of the class received any job offers.

Here in Canada they are being laid off as mining/oil projects are mothballed. The normal last-in first out means that most of the people kicked out are recent/new grads, which means more women, so the news is full of how women in STEM are the most likely to be dumped.

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Brit brewer opensources entire recipe archive

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Re: new project!

Might be tempted by one of these one day (once the price has halved, I remain a Yorkshireman) picobrew

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I live in the PNW the American beer here is now very good - assuming you buy beer and not fizzy gnat's piss. They do seem to think IPA is the only craft beer, and it's a lot more flavoured than an IPA back home but very nice.

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Or more cynically./ They are better than BudMillerBerg - but are they really so much better than Black Sheep or Theakstones, or are they just more media-savy than a bunch of Yorkshiremen

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Sussex PC sacked after using police databases to snoop on his ex-wife

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Re: " dismissed from Sussex Police without notice"

What he did would be a crime if anyone else did it and would be terrorism if a less-than-totally-white teenager did it.

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Re: He deserves a proper trial in a fair Court

And he deserves the same sentence from the court that I would get if I hacked the police computer to do the same.

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Way back in the early days of all this data protection act a senior plod used the PNC for the same thing.

And he beat the other guy up. And he got off.

On the brilliant interpretation that he hadn't used the computer, because he didn't know how, he got his secretary to look up the details.

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Bleeping Computer sued by Enigma Software over moderator's forum post

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Re: We're gonna need a better lawyer...

Doesn't matter. If a hobby site with no income has to suddenly find a couple of grand to get a lawyer to respond - then they are out of business.

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'Leave' or 'Stay' in the referendum? UK has to implement GDPR either way

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Re: The aging elephant in the room

See we don't need none of them foreign criminals coming over here when we can have proper British criminals from Spain.

And as the recent Hatton Garden robbery showed - our criminal pensioners are prepared to work for a living rather than demanding hand outs.

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Re: More importantly

The commonwealth song contest ?

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Re: More importantly

Israel and Turkey still have to suffer it - so probably not

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Re: The Tracer Bullet Effect

>Just as long as the figurehead isn't Mel Gibson. Maybe Jeff Goldblum?

Benedict Cumberbatch surely ?

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Your xenophobia is killing us, Silicon Valley warns US Congress

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Re: Are they barring EU citizens or Japaneses to enter with a visa waiver?

Visa waiver is for business or tourism, if you are form a visa waiver country (eg UK) it is quite hard to get a business visa - which means that any visit to a customer is always a crap shoot if they will let you in.

If it does apply then a bunch of people in the security/oil/engineering businesses that have been to Iraq would be banned, along with a lot of journalists and news crews. On the plus side, presumably Bush/Cheney/Blair will also be banned.

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Linux Mint hacked: Malware-infected ISOs linked from official site

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Re: Can happen to anyone...

>what is preventing the FBI from rolling their own iOS update

That it would be outsourced to CapGemini,be delivered 10years late and $10bn over budget and not work ?

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Solution to tech bros' disgust of SF homeless people launched

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Re: 2.0 Beta

Somebody already did that.

US TV broadcasts a live subtitle data stream for the deaf. Somebody rigged up an arduino to decode the stream, look for the text "kardasian" and mute the sound for a second.

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No tit for tat, or should that be tat for tit ... Women selling stuff on eBay get lower bids

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Re: Study?

The study conclusively proves anti-alphabetism where people with names at the beginning of the alphabet get lower bids than those later

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SpaceShipTwo ready to slip the surly bonds of Earth for Virgin Galactic

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Re: To the negative comments...

Except we already have ways of getting to orbit which this can't.

It's like promoting a step ladder as an aircraft - because it allows you to leave the ground.

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US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order

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Re: Security hole?

It is worrying and it is fixed in the new iPhone.

That is the real concern about this case - it sets a precedent for banning the fix.

It would make it illegal to make HW that didn't have holes

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Re: Nope...

1, The trick is already plugged in the iPhone hardware crypto unit

The data on this phone can be extracted by normal chip reverse engineering HW

2, Not just that. If Apple are required by the US to break the crypto HW in the new iPhone then they will be required to hand over the crack to every other government if they want to sell there.

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We're four years away from digitising England's courts – report

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Re: Never going to work

So to the complexity and obfuscation of the legal profession we are going to add the simplicity and clarity of government electronic data transfer standards and have it all documented by offshore contractors.

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Terrified robots will take middle class jobs? Look in a mirror

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Re: 80-20 rule?

Been tried and studied and the machine built.

For minor operations it helps because it does less collateral damage, less blood loss, so out of hospital quicker. For major operations it all depends on the ICU/nursing care afterwards. If you come off the table alive - your recovery depends on how you are looked after, not the number of decimal places in the surgical precision

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Re: It's not about jobs, it's about income...

>A rising tide does not, in this case, lift all ships...

No - but your life expectancy, standard of living, access to education, healthcare, diet etc unemployed and living on benefits in the UK now is higher than almost all workers 100 years ago.

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FBI iPhone unlock order reaction: Trump, Rubio say no to Apple. EFF and Twitter say yes

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> Honestly what have they to gain by weighing in at all either way?

If they don't support Apple they tell a billion potential customers that an Android phone will hand over your data to the cops but an Apple one won't.

Especially interesting if you are a phone customer in China, Russia, Iran, most of Africa etc

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Re: move Apple HQ to Switzerland and take $gazillion out of the US economy.

Only its overseas sales - suppose all its sales were overseas ?

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Confused as to WTF is happening with Apple, the FBI and a killer's iPhone? Let's fix that

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Re: this position is liable to damage privacy.

This order is effectively telling them to make a patch to add a vulnerability.

The concern is that they can then be ordered, perhaps with a secret gagging order, to roll that patch out to every phone

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