* Posts by Super Fast Jellyfish

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Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

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Re: Hardly a surprise

@ElsmarMarc : here's the Guardian story http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/feb/05/error-53-apple-iphone-software-update-handset-worthless-third-party-repair which states that Antonio Olmos had his phone repaired in Macedonia, where there are no Apple stores. So are you suggesting he should have had his screen replaced again when he got back to the UK?

And as others have said the secuity angle doesn't ring true as the error only happened after an OS update with no warning.

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Hi, compsci undergrad. See that AI robot over there? It's your advisor

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Will it be programmed to say "What? and I don't understand and Where's the tea?"

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Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'

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Users

You do realise you are there to support your business not get in the way?

So yes, don't sign off changes at month end or other critical times but otherwise; smile and ask if the project is paying for overnight/weekend overtime.

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Test burn on recycled SpaceX rocket shows almost all systems are go

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He should just ask the Tracys as they never have any problems, they don't even scorch the Roundhouse when Thunderbird 3 lands.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Star Wars Special Editions

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Prequels

Slightly off topic but do I remember correctly that the Prequels were shot digitally using 2k cameras?

If so, isn't George going to be fraked when he wants to release them in UHD?

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North Wales Police outsourcing deal results in massive overspend

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Gog Wars

So the Force has Awakened to the foolishness of outsourcing

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mobile contract

The fact they got a refund was in the article

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Re: Motorists stay clear of North Wales

The last Chief Constable used to go after motorists every chance he got; I thought things had got better since he left.

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Sysadmin's £100,000 revenge after sudden sacking

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Re: Space Marine Link

Thanks Moiety and co, have an upvote!

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Re: The ingratitude of some employers

No - I mean 3 months sick pay isn't bad?

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Re: @Hollerith 1, LucreLout

Rhydian - So perhaps it was the IT Manager (who was also walked out) who was being the dick, not James...

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Re: a very well known company supplying fantasy wargaming products

Alien8n - Space Marine incident? Got a link to share?

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Doctor Who: Oh, look! There's a restaurant at the end of the universe in Hell Bent

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End of the Universe

Wasn't that where the Master was hiding from the Time War? Or is Gallifrey even further along?

Since it would take longer than 4.5 billion years from now to the end of the Universe, is there something about Timelord tech that always puts you at Gallifrey's current 'now' point? A sort of Temporal lock, so you can't go up and down the timeline and (say) prevent them evolving?

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Re: Impossible Girl

Possibly but I thought they were just fragments of herself. It was never clear whar happened to her after she met the doctor - I guess on Earth they all ended up in Me's Home for Old Companions of the Doctor!

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Rassilon?

Sorry did I miss something, but how did Rassilon get reborn? Is that somewhere in the 'New Adventures'?

Or is it a title given the Lord President?

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Who moved my cheese

I mean Tardis...

Awesome start, some great old series references - including the McGann hybrid I dissed last episode - slight slow down over did she or didn't she reverse the polarity and revved back up for the finish.

Few niggles:

I think given Me is several billion years old she's the one taking Clara under her wing, especially as she seems to be able to read Gallifrian?

I thought Taridises had a Timelord over-ride switch, so Me and Clara can be brought back?

Apart from that, great end to the series, but I hope he doesn't spend the next one looking for Clara.

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Manchester 'wins' £10m to test talking bus stops

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Re: Far more useful would be the time of the next bus... too often they just skip a few....

They did install them on the (Manchester) Metro, took well over a year before they went live...

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Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

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skulls

Surely at the end of 2 billion years he'd have been jumping onto a mountain of skulls rather than finding them at the botom of the ocean?

Great episode though, quite dark and brilliant lead in to the end of the series.

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McGann

Apart from the fact this was a film to break in to the US market and they're not that keen on illegal aliens.

Don't forget, the Doctor lies.

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Taxi for NASA! SpaceX to fly astronauts to space station

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Ariane not Arianne or Arianna!

Actually it was the software in a component (Laser gyro) that caused the failure rather than the main OBC software. Lots of detail here in the post failure report. https://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/disasters/ariane5rep.html

It is an excellent case study in system design and re-use though.

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Things you should know about the hard work of home working

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Working Remotely

I work one day a week from home because I can and agree with the distractions (looking at you El Reg!)

However when I am working in an office, my manager is 150 miles away and my team are offshore so it can be lonely in a different way. Luckily I get on well with the people around me but I know that my career is stuck at my current level as I'm not in the head office - unless I move to a different department based here.

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Doctor Who storms back in fine form with Season 9 opener The Magician's Apprentice

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B5

Zathras knows, Zathras remembers...

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Wileyfox Swift: Brit startup budget 'droid is the mutt's nuts

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Question about Cyanogen

Will banking (etc) apps block it because they think the phone is rooted?

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They’re FAT. They’re ROUND. They’re worth almost a POUND. Smart waaatch, smart waaatch

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Re: Someone needed to say it.

@Silent_Count : another potential advantage is that you could upgrade the strap and keep the watch when next year's model comes out.

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Boffins build magnetic field cloak 'wormhole', could help MRI scanners

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MRI Soundtrack

i thought mine sounded like a full on Techno track...

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Slip-streaming Tesla, Oz battery-maker plots home-biz launch

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Joke

ZBM

Anyone else misread that as ZPM? Pretty sure one of those could power your house for years!

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BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP borks 275,000 payments

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Re: Thursday changes

So you have staff in as normal on a Friday to fix any issues, rather having to call staff out. You won't get 100% success on software updates no matter who you are (and that includes the space industry).

In addition they probably have a month end change freeze (I believe most banks do) which would start Friday night.

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Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

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be nice to your neighbors

Have an upvote but I'm curious as to why you posted AC, are you worried fellow USAians will hunt you down for not wanting to get the last dollar from the system?

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Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn

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John Lewis

Hmm, I shop at JL occasionally but don't rember being told I own a stake in it...

However I do agree since there are no shares for non-employees to buy, it doesn't fit the pure definition of capitalism but neither do a number of other company structures (e.g. VC or family owned ones).

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Re: Bonds

@DavCrav

Yes printed money. As Tim said:

"So we do it by using printed money to buy bonds, which injects the money into the economy, and then sell those bonds back once we need to withdraw the money from the economy, and simply destroy the money we've raised."

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Bonds

How about an approach to satisfy both Corbyn and Worstall?

Use the QE is buy bonds in (say) the new Northern electrified train line or a new Housing Corporation - after all that is part of the way the Channel Tunnel was financed.

Worstall has his bonds and Corbyn has his infrastructure

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Twitter will delete jokes after a DMCA takedown – but NOT my photos, fumes angry snapper

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FAIL

Re: Who first posted it on Twitter?

They weren't being retweeted but C&P'd into new tweets...

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Your security is just dandy, Apple Pay, but here comes Android

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Multiple cards

So I get the idea of a DAN (Device Account Number) associated with the phone but if this is how a transaction is identified, how does it work if you don't select your default card? There must be another step not mentioned anywhere I've seen.

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Osbo PRINTS first Tory budget in 19 years with his BARE HANDS

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Windows

66

What I want to know is how do benefit scroungers magically turn into lovely pensioners at the age of 66?

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Apple Pay's Brit biz bashed by banks planning to Zapp it out

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Re: Too little too late Barclays

You do realise that he wasn't fired because they weren't implementing applepay?

What was sneaky was announcing it on budget day

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Renault Kadjar: La Regie's new full-sized, inexplicably named SUV

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French launch

Shame you didn't get an invite to the French press session I saw a couple of weeks ago - they got lunch at http://www.chassagnette.fr

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Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht to spend LIFE in PRISON without parole

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Re: There was a nice article

Two parter on Wired: http://www.wired.com/2015/05/silk-road-untold-story/

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Ding Dong, ALIENS CALLING

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Alternative to Warp Drive

I always quite liked the idea of Harry Harrison's Bloater Drive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill,_the_Galactic_Hero#Bloater_Drive

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Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring

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Max height?

I have to ask - having driven a Morgan as a birthday 'driving experience' a few years ago - what's the maximum height of a driver without it getting uncomfortable after half an hour?

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Self-destructing selfies? Not so fast! Snapchat now offers one-time Replay

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Re: The classic blunders

Don't you mean, don't trust any free online service provider?

TANSTAFL

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How Britain could have invented the iPhone: And how the Quangocracy cocked it up

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Patent?

I agree that Nesta was shit and the money pitiful but why didn't Andrew Fentem patent his idea?

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Enraged by lengthy Sky broadband outage? Blame BT Openreach cable thieves

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BT copper replacement

Actually there's a rolling plan to replace all the copper underground for two reasons : fibre has more bandwidth and will hopefully at some point stop the cable being stolen and they've made several million selling the scrap cable over the last few years.

Talking to some openreach engineers, they said the best stuff was from the early days of the GPO as it was really thick but also wrapped in lead (to protect it)!

Oh and to someone else who said about the cost of training - they know how to strip and connect all types of cables, not much use being too specialised.

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If you want an IT job you'll need more than a degree, say top techies

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Devil

Re: Do I need to explain

@HereIamJH - Yes they can. What they can't do is stick around longer than a year or so after they've picked up their C level bonus for 'streamlining' the business.

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Re: The first hurdle....

As others have said, probably depends on your locale. I'm in the UK and don't know of anyone verifying my degree after the first 5 years I'd passed it. If I was going to make one up and was of a certain age, I'd go for an ex-poly...

Slightly sideways on this topic, as a application support manager I used to look for MSc conversion students; they knew enough tech to ask the right questions but didn't want (or need to be) code monkeys and would generally have better problem solving skills. However that was in the days I could recruit in country.

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Valve aiming to take the joy(sticks) out of gaming with Steam Controller

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Re: The chicken and the egg

or fowl coup?

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100 MEEELION self-driving cars will be sold globally in 2035 – report

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Pint

robo taxi

In addition there are journeys from home to the station to get a quicker train...

As to the robo-taxi app, as long as it lets me specify I don't want to share I'll be happy: I prefer my choice of music.

Thinking about the liability angle - I presume, as long as manual controls remain, the occupant would be held responsible for drink driving etc?

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iPhone 5S: 64-bit A7, 128GB storage, flashy ƒ/2.0 camera, and...

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64 bit

easier to test out on an iphone than a macbook?

What's the maximum SSD you could address directly with this?

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Boffins claim Voyager has already left the Solar System

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Deffo

Rev it up! Lets not bothering to take too many pics on the way out. Perhaps perpendicular to the eclipse this time? Can you imagine a true top down view of the solar system?

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Facebook's flush Sheryl Sandberg savaged over UNPAID intern advert

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Mushroom

its a small step

from zero pay to zero hour contracts. I can't believe the number of people I've meet recently who are on these. Does no one remember the stevedores?

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Mobe networks hacked phones to fix SIM hijack flaw, says bug-finder

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javacard?

Is this some bastard offspring of Oraclecard, last seen at the end of the eighties?

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