* Posts by Yag

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Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

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Re: the real issue is GCHQ is too busy to keep guessing your new ones

10 here, I sometime reset the counter to fool an eventual intruder.

(hard to choose between "trollface" and "joke" icons)

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The Lonely Pirate MEP's Holocaust copyright stunt backfires

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Re: It is out of copyright

Some tried the same with Ravel's Bolero lately, it was quickly dismissed however.

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Wi-Fi network named 'mobile detonation device' grounds plane

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Re: Lots of lateness

Maybe it's was not a prank, but the usual SSID of the device that was ironically granted to a phone with an history of exploding batteries.

Maybe the owner did not revealed himself for fear of being deported to Guantanamo Bay.

Don't blame malice when it's just genuine dumbness.

(As a side note, my own WiFi hotspot SSID is "NSA PRISM Station #42" for a decade now)

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

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Re: Far too lenient.

Sounds like any customer service hotline to me.

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Japan's Hitomi space 'scope bricked, declared lost after software bug

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Re: RIP Hotomi! We hardly knew ye.

Don't forget the usual...

"As we took far longer than planned for the design and coding phase, as the current software is infested with bugs, and as we cannot change the delivery date, the validation team will have to work 3/8 shifts, probably during the saturdays and sundays as well, for the next 3 monthes."

And it's not even an exageration, but the transcription of a job interview I made a couple of monthes ago.

For a major satellite manufacturer.

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Galileos 11 and 12 live for your (imminent) navigating pleasure

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Bien.

Tout se déroule comme prévu.

(omelette du fromage picture related)

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Ireland's tech sector fears fallout of Brexit 'Yes' vote

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Re: Ireland, they know what they're doing

So...

- staying is like shooting yourself in the foot

- leaving is like playing russian roulette.

well, If I had to choose...

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F-35's dodgy software in the spotlight again

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Re: Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS)

And one of the best joke is about the B-36 and its 10 engines - 6 turboprops and 4 turbofans.

As said on wikipedia :

As engine fires occurred with the B-36's radial engines, some crews humorously changed the aircraft's slogan from "six turning, four burning" into "two turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking, and two more unaccounted for."

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Re: Just trust US. We've been flying by the seat of our pants for a long time

A dedicated interceptor versus a strike aircraft is a bit one sided.

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Socket.io goes down

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Mmmh?

Feels like deja vu

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

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Re: But I agree with pitting this judge against any organisation...

... that preys upon "The weak of mind and fat of wallet"

Unfortunately, I don't think he'll be able to do anything against political parties.

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French thrash Brits, Germans and Portuguese in IT innovation

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Re: "Do conservative Brit bosses face a DevOps Waterloo?"

I know, but I feel I had to keep close to the original sentence.

BTW : There's no such thing as "natural allies"

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"Do conservative Brit bosses face a DevOps Waterloo?"

You mean a decisive brit (and some) victory against the french?

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Pair programming: The most extreme XP practice?

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Re: Works where applicable

What about pairing two average programmers, which is the most probable use case?

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Russian boffins want to nuke asteroids

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Re: changing non-proliferation treaties in a hurry.

Nuke the Wales!

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That naked picture on my PC? Not mine. The IT guy put it there

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Another reason...

... for NOT being an ass to people you might need.

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Bavarian town rescinds Hitler's honorary citizenship

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only 71? bah!

Hindenburg died in 1934, long before the climax of nazi atrocities, so it's 82 years later for him.

EDIT : I do not condone neither try to minimize the nazi actions up to 1934.

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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

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The DADA method (decide, announce, defend, abandon).

Very artsy and very astute to describe governments...

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French mobe repair shop chaps trash customer's phone

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"You can just add any random clauses for firing in French contracts. "

Yes, but there's no point of adding outright illegal clauses : Just add a simple mobility clause, send the parisians to the middle of nowhere and the non-parisian to Paris, and just wait for them to refuse or quit by themselves...

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Re: Re : "tell us, where do you work?"

Sure, whatever... I love digging actually.

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Re: Wrong headline

French job contracts are full of loopholes in order to ease sacking. If you ever ask, before signing it, to close them, it's always "take it or leave".

There's also the nice "mutual agreement firing" which is very popular in HR departments. A bit of pressure here and there, et voila!

In this case, it's a legitimate motive ("Faute grave" in french, the employees cannot work there any longer)

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Re : "tell us, where do you work?"

I work on embedded avionic systems. Do you plan to take a plan those days?

OF COURSE it was not an acceptable behaviour.

Sigh...Had to choose between the "devil" and the "joke" icons... Guess I overestimated the ability of people to recognize a joke when they see one...

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Another reason...

... for NOT being an ass to people you might need.

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Did hacktivists really just expose half of Turkey's entire population to ID theft?

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We're only in april...

... and there's already stuffed Turkey on the menu.

"Who would have imagined that backwards ideologies, cronyism and rising religious extremism in Turkey would lead to a crumbling and vulnerable technical infrastructure?"

You can replace Turkey by the name of most countries and stay relevant (might need to remove "religious extremism" in some cases, or replace it by "bigotry" as you wish)

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Jenkins 'fesses up after inadvertently slurping users' usage stats

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An interesting usage stat...

... would be the amount of usage stat they received for those versions compared to the previous ones.

I always wanted to know how many people turn such features off.

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Legion of demons found in ancient auto medical supply dispensing cabinets

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Re: "NOT if you do it from the very beginning."

You seems to imply that you know the future needs of your business as soon as you move.

Furthermore, a real PHB would never listen to the advise of the lowly network guys.

Our network guys are plagued with nightmares since we moved 3 years ago...

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Defensive programming is not very costly... Having 3-4 air-gaped physical networks in your premises is.

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Foxconn pays £2.5bn to swallow Sharp in cut-price takeover deal

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Re: built to last!

This is why Sharp was dying : how could they ensure recuring revenue when their customer kept their equipments for decades?

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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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sigh...

Re : Or simply silly, when aimed at children who can barely read words of more than 5 letters... "Jane, Paul and Ahmadjiniaddan have three apples..."

Or just write "Jane, Paul and Ali have three apples..." instead.

Re : what if the child's name is "Ahmadjiniaddan", or they have a child in their class called "Ahmadjiniaddan"

In this case, there's no point having texts with this name for keeping his mind open to variety, diversity and complexity.

Feels like we're a bit off topic.

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Spanish launch heroic bid to seize Brit polar vessel

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Offended by Blas de Lezo...

but not by Boaty Mc Boatface?

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Calm down, dear: Woman claims sexism in tech journalism

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Re: I get it. Really I do,

"but if I find out you are paying me less than the man in the same office for doing the same job - I'll feed you your nuts"

<joke>You seems to assume that the people who pays less for women than for men are all men themselves.</joke>

Joke aside, have a beer!

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

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Re: @Matt

"The ejection of the French from the group was both necessary and timely. Otherwise we'd still be waiting for the first Eurofighter prototype flight long after the carriers will have arrived!"

Erm... Can you remind me which european nation actually have a carrier with navalized planes those days?

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Re: "Dodgy software" vice DO-178

Okay, it was a gross approximation...

DO-178/ED-12 was designed with civilian SW in mind, Its use in not mandatory for military software. However, it's just easier for the military to use it, especially with the transport aircraft who requires a far greater integration with civilian infrastructure.

For the record, it's not even mandatory for civilian software, but proving to the FAA or EASA the validity of your alternative process will be a huge PITA.

I stand corrected.

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Re: Expected?

In more than ten years of work on airborne embedded systems, I've seen only two project using ADA. C is far more common.

And in the case of the F-35, C++ was introduced.

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Re: The Doves have taken over

"Mutual detterence weapons", V2.0

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Re: You forgot

Don't know if I should upvote or downvote...

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Re: "Dodgy software" vice DO-178

DO-178B/C only apply to civilian aircrafts you know. And requirements like "The software should be able to run for up to 24h" are quite common.

However, I get your point, I'm well aware of the limitations of the process, and the trouble when dodgy requirements are validated without a second though because the activity was given to the most junior guy, in order to "get him used to the overall system" (Translation : this is too boring an activity for the old timers who prefer filling meaningless and risk-free status reports)

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Re: "their shiny, new carriers will have nothing to carry for a few more years."

I'm starting to wonder if the 2bn EMALS conversion won't be a better idea than going on with the F35.

It's pork barrels all the way down!

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FBI's Most Wanted: Syrian Electronic Army hacktivists

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Re: Mutiny

There's a thin difference between saying something is better and something is the best.

I won't argue it's better to live in Iran than in Syria, to live in Argentina instead of Iran, to live in US instead of Argentina. It does not means that US is "the best". (<joke>because everyone knows that Mighty Korea is the best, all thanks to the Glorious Leader. </joke>)

No, I'm not a yank, and the differences between my country and US does not justify -for me- the hassle to try to go and live there.

The differences between each of "the western countries" (Assuming it means US + UE + Japan + south korea +... This term lost its meaning a long time ago actually) are so thin that "the best" is mostly a personnal opinion, often biased towards its own country mainly due to the fact that the natives are used to its perks and quirks, not just "dumb nationalism".

Furthermore, Loving your country does not means you have to hate the others.

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Comms 'redlining' in Brussels as explosions kill up to 30 people

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Re: I don't know what the term is for the opposite of 'fail safe'

Fail deadly. Anyone's up for a nice game of chess?

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YouTube’s 10 years of hits: Global recognition at last for Rick Astley

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"Chocolate rain" is about racism?

Always thought it was about coprophilia.

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Domino's trials trundling four-wheeled pizza delivery bot

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"Given who developed it, it is probably weaponised already."

Aren't domino's pizzas biological weapons already?

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Re: Not wanting to state the obvious...

Common sense? on El reg's comments?

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Top rocket exec quits after telling the truth about SpaceX price war

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"the same company became prime contractor for the new aircraft carriers"

The ones supposed to have been designed with eventual EMALS fitting, but at a 2bn cost for a 3bn ship?

And with cancelling penalties more expensive than the cost of the carrier itself?

Yeah, a very funny joke. As long as you're not an UK taxpayer.

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Telling your wife why you were fired is the only punishment

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"you can't always rely on the file name."

"Hello.jpg? This is probably the splash screen to use for the new company website."

(Disclaimer : If you don't know what "hello.jpg" was, don't look it up I envy you...)

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Big data boffins crunch GPS traces, find altruistic route planning is good for everyone

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Re: More Cars than Roads

Toll roads and subsided rail are two reasons why I used "mostly" in my sentences.

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Re: More Cars than Roads

Rail systems are mostly paid by its users.

Road systems are mostly paid by the taxes.

No wonder road is so competitive compared to rail, expecially if the user does not pay local taxes...

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Bloody Danes top world happiness league

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Weird results...

Strange to see (relatively) troubled countries like Israel and Mexico before (relatively) peaceful countries. Even the Bangladesh and Palestinian territories is rated before India and Bulgaria.

Lies, damn lies, and statistics?

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