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6531 posts • joined 7 Jun 2007

Looking for freelancer

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@jaforali

S/he was looking to fill a 4-month position. Some 17 months ago.

Are you hard of reading, skype : minhaz590? I sure as hell wouldn't hire you. For anything. You are obviously unable to understand the basics. HTH, HAND.

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FAIL - the most incompetent IT pros

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@J.G.Harston(was:Re: @Mephistro (was: FAIL - the most incompetent IT pros))

"How can you get into a car while simultaneously filling the fuel tank?"

Have you ever actually fueled a motor vehicle? Start fuel flow, lock the valve open (until it detects too much back-pressure and shuts off automatically, of course), get back into vehicle. It ain't rocket science. Most sane people use the time to clean the windows/lights/mirrors instead of updating farcebook/twatter and/or touching up makeup.

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The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots

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It's the beginning of the next Maunder Minimum.

The climate is about to get a LOT colder.

Have fun, "global warming" alarmists.

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Kill queues for fast data centres: MIT boffins

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There is a reason that competent USENET programmers ...

... are highly valued in data centers.

Kids these days think throwing the kitchen-sink at a problem is more important than actually understanding the guts of the issue. Sad, that.

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Unbridled BONKING and rampant ROGERING at YOUR office!

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@Alistair (was: Re: nothing but pure fancy)

Kids these days just don't get the overall concept of TehIntraWebTubes.

Keep writing, Mr. Dabbs. You amuse me in the wee hours late-week :-)

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@Milen (was: Re: nothing but pure fancy)

What, pray tell, is the definition of "a code", v.s. "a patch" in this context? Please do compare & contrast.

While you are at it, kindly define both "sickening" and "obscene".

I'm on tenterhooks ...

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Flaw in Google's Dropcam sees it turned into SPYCAM

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Re: Flaw in Google's Dropcam?

BusyBox source code is freely available, from BusyBox. See:

http://www.busybox.net/downloads/

THAT said, if you want to see how a persistent exploit can exist, see:

http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html

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jake
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@AC "in the last few minutes" (whatever that means, ElReg) Was: Re: @Christian Berger

See: United Kingdom – United States of America Agreement

HTH, HAND.

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Dropcam is MARKETED as a spycam.

See the "NBC" ("Nothing But Calculus") television commercial, as an example.

Yet another example of the gootard's fuckwittery ...

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YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

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Re: Eh?

For "posh, sophisticated, cosmopolitan people", read "aged, retired, out of retirement money people".

In retrospect, it was pretty awful. At least the Punk scene kept us kids alive. A gig, two pints & 5 fags for under a quid and a half. Seemed like a good deal at the time.

And we always had John Peel(RIP) to listen to on the transistor when we got home.

Kids these days smearing their fondle-slabs without actually experiencing the reality of life have no idea how bad their lives are.

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Eh?

"Here in London, it's considered a little parochial to tie yourself to just one godforsaken corner of the earth. But in Scotland, it's a badge of pride."

England is one godforsaken corner of the earth. Ask the Romans ... I got me Os & As in Yorkshire (Harrogate Granby Highschool) in the late 1970s/early 1980s. It was a VERY parochial experience. In other words, pot-kettle-etc.

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Get an EYEFUL OF CURRY for the sake of your brain

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@moiety

"Sort your fucking nomenclature out boffins."

Learn to read, idiot. The English Language is precise, when used precisely.

"Last thing people with Alzeimers[1] need" ... is folks like yourself getting all uppity over normal, every-day break-downs in cognitive ability. Brain-cells die. The neural-net loses contacts. It's a fact of life. We don't know all the reasons. Curry is hardly important in this discussion.

[1] That's "alzheimers", for folks not quite as all-knowing as moiety.

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Turmeric's not a root ...

... it's a rhizome. Like ginger & galangal.

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DRONE WARS: Killers, spies? Nah, they're IDEAL for snapping pics of hot models

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This is useful ...

... why, exactly?

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BitTorrent not to blame for movie revenues, says economist

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More probably, Hollywood (etc.) ...

.. is losing money because of an extreme lack of anything new on the menu.

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Blighty's Amazon Cloud Lord: It's a battle of men vs boys, and I ain't no boy

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During the meanwhile ...

My personal "cloud" (a distributed computing system) has been operational for friends & family, non-stop, since Flag Day, January 1, 1983.

Marketards running networks have zero clue. Their (l)users need to get a big hug, and and a pat on the back, and told "There, there, there, it's not your fault. You fucking moron."

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iWatch 'due November'... Y'all know what time it is? Now you do

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Who actually wears a watch anymore?

I can see the time damn near anywhere I look. This has been true since roughly 1985. Not that it makes much sense in the first place ... The Sun is a great clock, if you have clues. When it's dark, SLEEP!

Heading there now ...

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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So I guess, by this logic ...

The City of London itself [New York, Melbourne, Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, Athens, Rome, Tel Aviv, Beirut, Buenos Aries, whatever, pick a town] is accountable for all crime in that city.

Yeah. That'll fly on the world stage.

Just goes to show how embedded the thinking of the tabloid set is. Poor barstards.

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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Somewhere ...

Steve Jobs is spinning.

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Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

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@AC 17 Hours Ago[1] Re: Photos of kids

A couple old posts from me:

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/search/?q=jake+%2BDaguerreotype

[1] Whatever that means, ElReg.

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jake
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@Herby (was: They had a full sized billboard here locally)

There was another in Burlingame, near SFO, and another just south of San Rafael on Strawberry Flat. As of 1982ish, the mechanics of all three wound up at Alan Steel & Supply in Redwood City. Only one of the actual signs, though ... The toddler, bikini & dawg were porcelain on steel, the sign itself was 1-inch marine-grade plywood with nice enamel paint. The 4X8 foot sheets no longer had their supporting framework.

I'm still kicking myself for not purchasing them for the asking price of $1500 for the lot. Probably worth over $150,000 today. It was probably sold as scrap before 1990.

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Storm-battered Rockall adventurer recalls 'worst experience of my life'

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@ BlueGreen (was: Re: So once again ... @BlueGreen @Ledswinger)

This Yank says "innit" regularly.

The statement "'Merkins don't say "innit", innit." is a fucking clueless provincial misuse of the English language.

HTH, HAND.

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So once again ...

... the idiot has wasted boatloads of money on sweet rockall.

One of the definitions of lunacy is continuing to do the same thing, each time expecting a different result ...

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F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

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Are electric cars really usefull?

Where does the energy come from?

Who has to deal with the pollution involved in production of both parts & energy?

Can I do a 680 mile round-trip in one day? (Me, today, Sonoma to Solvang & back).

What is the cost of recycling once the various bits are b0rked?

Bottom line: This technology hasn't really been thought out thoroughly.

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NORKS hacker corps reaches 5,900 sworn cyber soldiers - report

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Out of curiosity ...

... Why the fascination with a totally useless backwater cul-de-sac nation?

Honestly, I feel sorry for the people, but stop giving the dictator press.

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Help us out readers: How would you sniff and store network traffic?

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"Are there other requirements we've overlooked?"

Yep. You are missing a cognizant engineer who understands both networking & system security. Until you have that, you are spinning your wheels. There are no substitutes for proper education in any given field (which surely you are aiming for overall?).

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IDC interview: The five stages of business mobility

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"Otherwise, consumers are way ahead of enterprises."

Uh ... no.

Consumers are sheep, with absolutely zero clue about security.

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We got behind the wheel of a Tesla S electric car. We didn't hate it

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Re: @James Hughes 1 (was: At last)

"Even still you didn't answer anyone's post about why that is better than a class leading car for safety,"

My little runabout is actually a race-car that is street legal. Full roll-cage, fuel-cell, automatic fire suppressant system, 5-point safety harness for all occupants, etc ...

"zero local emissions"

Oh, there's your problem. Typical NIMBY. Whose backyard would you prefer those emissions to be released in?

"is unsafe to others"

How do you figure? Nobody drives her, unless they actually know how to drive.

"has cost a bomb to get nowhere near the levels of a modern car"

I could argue otherwise ... Ergonomically, she's a hell of a lot nicer on street & track than anything new I've test-driven. For me, of course. She passes TODAY'S CARB smog tests easily.

"and has cost you more than a modern car to rebuild."

Excuse me? USD 20,000 for a car with this kind of performance is available to you "off the showroom floor"? What colo(u)r is the sky on your planet? (Yes, there was my labo(u)r involved. But I look at that kind of thing as meditation. The IRS will confirm that my time is valueless.)

"So your initial statement was complete bollocks, as usual for one of your posts."

Rather, your complete post was utter bullshit, as is usual for ElReg's cowardly posters.

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@James Hughes 1 (was: Re: At last)

I'm just using your post as a spring-board to answer various posters in this thread; I'm not picking on you personally:

The 1963 Ford Consul Capri GT that I rebuilt with a Mazda RX4 13B engine & 5-speed cost roughly USD8,000 to get running (I was sad to lose the three-on-the-tree, but that's progress). Roll-over & crash protection, ~500 in materials (full roll cage, front to back, we race her occasionally). Suspension mods (including disk brakes at all four corners, a complete back-halved rear-end, and custom front suspension) about USD3,200. Fit & finish was probably USD1,500 (mostly chrome & materials for the interior). Low-end sound system ... we only listen to baseball when in the car. There are maps in the glove box (free, from AAA). Incidentals cost another USD2,000-ish.

I did all the work but the chrome.

Probably about USD 20,000 total in parts, when all was said & done.

Today? Stable car at ~150MPH. Around 34MPG on the freeway at 70MPH. I don't expect to pay for much more than fuel, oil, and misc. rubber, brake & clutch parts for the next twenty years. Probably (extrapolating) about another USD25,000 (depending how daft fuel costs get, of course).

Total cost of ownership? $45,000 for 20 years of fun. Including the rebuild. Maybe USD50,000 if I can't keep my nieces & nephews from destroying the tires as I teach them to drive ...

Probably won't be able to re-sell her for much in 20 years ... but I saved all the "stock" parts. She can be restored, should someone want a three-on-the-tree, 6Volt generator, positive ground show car with matching numbers.

What will the TCO of anything Tesla be in 20 years? Will any of them be worth anything? Will anyone want to restore one after 50 years? Gut feelings, as a gear-head? Scrap value, minus hazmat. No. Absofuckinglutely no!

On the other hand, I'll bet the first Teslas will be used to restore the matching Lotus within 10 years ... if they haven't been already;-)

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There are cheaper, less environmentally harmful options.

Restoring and driving 1960s cars (with modern technology) comes to mind.

Both options will be driven about the same distance per year, but one won't be using the totally environmentally atrocious Li-Ion technology.

That one also won't have a 17 inch television distracting the most important part[1] of operating a motor vehicle.

These things are an accident waiting to happen ...

[1] That's the nut behind the wheel actually DRIVING, if you are wondering.

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Facebook 'manipulated' 700k users' feelings in SECRET EXPERIMENT

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One simple trick:

Don't participate in so-called "social" media.

Instead, cook dinner for your loved ones, or go have a beer with your mates.

"Social" media is anything but social ...

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jake
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@silent_count

IOW "Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, I think I'll go eat worms."

Probably made worse by the "do-over" generation.

There will probably be a video going "viral" by morning, PST.

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First comment: Useless research from the "DUH!" dept.

Second comment: Creepy indeed, and it's going to get worse.

Third comment: I propose we name this kind of thing "inverse spam", i.e. "$BIGCO is blocking messages that I explicitly signed up for! What absolute assholes!"

Comment the fourth: Consider Chevy paying Farcebook/Twatter/et alia to block all positive posts about Ford vehicles. Or vice versa.

Comment the fifth: I fear we have reached the no going back side of the slippery slope when it comes to personal privacy. George Orwell was only off by a couple decades.

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HP in 'serious' settlement talks over Autonomy legal bust-up

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Another Music In A Different Kitchen.

Autonomy. We knew what it was then, and we still do. Some people pervert the concept.

(For you youngsters, research "Buzzcocks" ... you might learn something.)

[Yes, I know, the irony is palpable ...]

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True fact: Your CAT wees ... like a racehorse

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Re: Did his research...

Perhaps get your prostrate checked?

Signed: 50-something, sans said problem. So far.

::knocking wood:: (shaddup, kiddies, no innuendo intended.)

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Re: Mogpiss Monday Blues

Fact is, Ketlan, the moggie knows you hate cats ... and is carefully returning the favo(u)r. Do you, perchance, have a rodent problem? I wonder why.

(And don't even get me started on "cat's crapping everywhere" ... )

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"Everything else we tried failed"

Uh ... perhaps try asking a Veterinarian how to collect urine samples?

That said, I drink a lot of water when it's hot and I'm doing "dumb heavy work". This leads to more piss-breaks than normal, and more time in the pissing. Same for the horses and dawgs. The sheep, goats & hogs pretty much urinate a little bit, at will, whenever. Rodents seem to pee at random, all over everything. The cats pee at the outer corners of the property. Gut feeling is that the dawgs and I are pretty much even in the duration department, but the horses can easily double our time.

It's supposed to be near 100F here in Sonoma, CA tomorrow, and we have work to do ... I'll collect the kids and have them put a stopwatch on the dusk peeing (not mine, mind, I'll record that myself ;-). I doubt any of them will be able to catch a cat peeing, alas ...

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Tell us about your first time ... on the internet

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Re: About 40 years total. 31+ years of "live" TCP/IP access to what we now call "The Internet".

Proof? Not a chance. I'm not "outing" myself in this forum. Too many idiot skiddies likely to go "real life". But try to remember, there were people there back then. Real ones. Some of us post here, still trying to educate the kiddies ... and probably tilting at windmills.

Try to find fault in my commentardary, instead of venting your own jealousy over not having been there, or actually accomplishing anything useful in your own life. It'll do you a world of good.

The late Ted Sturgeon said "90% of everything is crap". Personally, I feel that 99.999% of everything you see and/or read on the 'net is crap. So statistically, according to my own commentary, I am full of crap. Do with that what you will, no skin off my teeth :-)

THAT said, I am back in touch with several old friends who tracked me down thanks to my posts in this forum. So if you are a determined skiddie, you can find me[1]. Have fun!

[1] Not recommended.

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jake
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About 40 years total. 31+ years of "live" TCP/IP access to what we now call "The Internet".

I helped with NCP at LBL/ Stanford / Ames / Tymshare / Moffett / Sumex (early SAIL? I can't remember ... I must be getting old), SRI, Xerox, Rand, UCLA et alia [1975-1978] while pursuing an engineering degree at Berkeley ... this lead to another degree participating in developing TCP/IP with Cerf & Co. at Stanford, which in turn lead to Flag Day, 01/01/83, when the NCP to TCP/IP switch-over took place.

I lived in the wrong place & time, I guess ;-)

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Star Wars museum to land in Chicago

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Marin and San Francisco counties both screwed the pooch.

Would have been a nice tourist trap, and help locals pay their bills.

On the other hand, it's tourist season. Why is it illegal to shoot them?

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New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

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@ Daggerchild: (was: Re: Feature request: Per-Author [dotdotdot])

Oh, how cute. A teenage prima donna.

Try posting content, not air-headedness. HTH, HAND.

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Titan sprouts 'Magic Island', say astroboffins

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@spaceyjase (was: Re: It's not "magic".)

"Feels like" means "I don't understand it".

Charles Fort: "a performance that may some day be considered understandable, but that, in these primitive times, so transcends what is said to be the known; that it is what I mean by magic."

Leigh Brackett: "Witchcraft to the ignorant, .... Simple science to the learned".

A. C. Clarke: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

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jake
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Re: It's not "magic".

You really are clueless, aren't you, DAM.

Perhaps getting an education instead of demonstrating your lack of clue would be a better path.

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jake
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It's not "magic".

It's climatological and geological.

We just need to figure out why.

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How Microsoft's cloud aims to cover the world

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Hmmmmm ...

"In its strictest terms, you have a private cloud only if none of the data goes outside your corporate firewall."

Bullshit. My personal firewallS utilize tehintrawebtubes for transport.

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VMware seeks patent for IM chats between servers and sysadmins

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WOW!

vmware has invented IRC! Totally cool! Count me in! This will be insanely great!

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The Register Comments Guidelines, 2012

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@ BubbaGump

Note that the anti-GLBT crowd ALWAYS derides GLBT.

GLBT almost never derides the straight population (radicals are ... well, radical).

The wife & I are het. The gay guys on the other side of our rose garden are ... uh, gay. And a couple of our best friends.

Methinks that your "agenda" is in your mind, not reality. What are you afraid of?

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IoT cup claims 'instant' identification of what's in it

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@ Trevor_Pott (was: Re: @jake)

Trevor, stay on your meds.

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jake
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Re: Try to brew light beer, with no off-flavo(u)rs. Then do it on an industrial scale.

Why fucking bother?

Because preserved water is kinda useful if you need hydration.

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