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Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

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Don't be daft ... ?

... after a sup of Erdinger all UK beers are merely fizzed up flavoured water.

And the reason is probably that age old one of internecine class warfare in the UK taking almost all surplus resources?

(Anyone: the discovery of North Sea Oil would be used by PM Magi Thatcher for the death of the unions and mucho impoverishment of UK working classes. They, the guvmint and its civil serventia, wished and wanted for a working class that would never ever protest, never ever wish to stand up for its rights and served the mighty dollar and mightier UK pound with every ounce of its being (else it starved)?)

Surely not, no?

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French authorities take lead in grilling Google on 'Right to be Forgotten'

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Re: lawyers and judges, and those who govern

Wen I were a young un 1,000+ civilian dead and <50 military dead would indicate a war crime and statement of such outside an appropriate embassy in't capital city.

Young uns these days have no cojones?

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Hee hee?

While the French might harp on about the right to be forgotten the rest of 1st world ponders threatened reductions to its right to rewrite history?

Silly French?

Or worse still, to rewrite the present? (Crimea dudes)

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In the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave ... you can legally carrier unlock your own phone

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I thought that ...

... Never so many brave hearts were let down by so many overindulged bureaucrats as here in the UK but ... ?

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BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff

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Eh?

so that's a "No" then?

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Russia: There is a SPACECRAFT full of LIZARDS in orbit above Earth and WE control it

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bugger!

For doubles read roubles

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Perhaps ...

... the geckos will return in a century or two to find we all speak Chinese, spend doubles and use the UK as an international dumbing ground for recyclable alu fizzy pop cans?

And worst still show that lizard lifeforms are really far more philanthropic that humans are to humans (besides humans taste nicer than bovine, pig, lamb or goat).

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series

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Hmm, let me see ...

... <scans humanities CV>

I see that humanity admires itself and others so much that it has devised explosive devices to shred skin, tissue and muscle from bone and terminating existence of the human life form almost immediately if not some short while afterwards.

It, humanity that is, has also optimised its technologies, research, science and wisdom to devise devices that create temperatures exceeding that on the surface of the sun (Earth beings nearest star) and matched those devices with earth related positioning devices so that the impact can be directed at centres of human population.

Then there is, of course, Krimea, the Ukraine, vested interest and values of numbers held in human institutes named "banks"

Sad in it?

</scans humanities CV>

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It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices

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It behooves one ...

to state one likes the word "behoove"

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Internet of Stuff my Pockets: Investors plough 1 BEELLION dollars into IoT

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Tne next big thing?

Now suppose you ran a distribution centre on Windows XP, Java 6, IE6 on an internal network that connected directly to the dub-dub-dub.

Are you going to update into Windows PCs that may or may not talk to legacy stuff or are you going to open source it with open standards?

Answers on a postcard to ARM?

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iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

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Maybe Apple cannot say anything else?

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Why has sexy Apple gone to bed with big boring IBM?

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Apple knows ...

... if Apple continues to make things better than the rest it can charge more than the rest and besides it does do things better than the rest no?

I mean, try finger-swiping or hand-swiping a big 60" monster than gets smeared with human plaque, spittle, slavourings, speach splatter, ... or use a 3" by 2" finger swipe pad?

Sheesh - u hugh-manz

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Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists

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Don't know why but ...

... there seems to be a lot of spook activity on leading Ruskies and Putin ...

Remember he said summat about Syrian rebels and "silly West: Iran is your friend" and he was pooh-poohed. Result: Orwellian turnaround.

Press fervour in UK: Putin fired the missile?

Wasn't there something about Churchill deliberately sending in a passenger liner with military stuff on it after he received a formal warning it would be treated as a target?

(Result: USA entered 1914 - 1918 war on UK side. Think of the good/harm/indifference if US sided with Austro-Hungarian empire of the time?)

You humans are spooky?

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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It all ...

smells a bit fishy to me

Has anyone looked into it properly?

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Joke

Isn't she just being a bit of a t*at?

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British data cops: We need greater powers and more money

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We do need data cops, fact of life in it?

Humans get cars, roads need traffic cops - all part of the (scuse my quotes) "human condition"?

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Satya Nadella: Microsoft's new man presses all the old buttons in LONG memo

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Re: Dead ahead

Software will always be constrained by the do and doability of hardware subject to variabilities in the form of 3rd parties firmware and lacksadaisicals associated therewith?

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C'mon el Reg ...

give the guy a break?

The big kahooni at MS seems to have said somethink along lines of "we realise computers (that is hardware, software n firmware) now aim for the mundane rather than the spectacular an we (ms that is) want to be in a lead position in that new growth and revenue earner" no?

Its a bit of corporate speak to say IoT has happened?

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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Gender not important?

MPs will let any support worker irrespective of gender sit on MPs knee?

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Will Microsoft devices sit happily on a single platform?

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Maybe it is important not to confunkt up too much?

Sure devices might it might not talk together, might or might not do (or appear to do) similar things in similar ways B-U-T what they should do across a myriad of devices with a myriad of operating systems and operating system variants is: respect my data with 100% reliance and similar compatibilities?

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FCC commish: We don't need no steenkin' net neutrality rules

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Hmmm - it seems difficult doodz!

In the small picture FCC rulez but in the big picture inferences abound that FCC and similar are merely political arms of influence and interference usually intent on maintaining US dominance -shrug-

Time will tell?

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Russian MP fears US Secret Service cuffed his son for Snowden swap

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Spooky in it?

Should we redig the nuclear fallout shelters just in case?

Or will the opposing factions use more peaceable means?

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But WE want to rule the Internet of STUFF – Intel, Dell, Samsung & chums

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Too harsh?

Marketing perspective: IoT makes it easy to identify where resources are

Once identified those resources might need to be used, mobilised, managed, contacted, ...

Think of the computational humdrum in your local supermarket alone, then garage (fuel station), power distribution (do we really want to hunt out a treacherous meter and read it rather than wi-fi ping it?), logistics distribution (there are a lot of trucks on the road each of these is an asset containing even more assets, operated by an asset, ... )

The opportunities for an integrated service are huge BUT! it has to be based on principle that customers data is not to be dicked with, treated nicely and alternative software brought in were the company daft enough to consider doing it?

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That AMAZING Windows comeback: Wow – 0.5% growth in 2015

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Business lost?

I wonder if all the inroads android and linux derived stuff are making if supermarkets, distribution centres, ... basically computationally sophisticated, cohesive wide ranging IT dependency but verging on the humdrum day-to-day really has a better solution in wi-fi-ed devices of all shapes and sizes talking to something securely (???) internally networked?

EDIT: basically as a product Windows is no longer a player, sophisticated reliable interfacing between a variety of devices is? Windows is dead?

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The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

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FUD gets everywhere or so it seems?

Note to self: if flogging arms n munitions to UK appeal to Whitehall and guvmints paranoia, poor self esteem and basic insecurities of self rather than state?

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NHS delivers swift kick to Microsoft's wallet over fee demands

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Hmmm?

Whitehall = fiddling fcuks?

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Bill Gates asks telcoms standards boffins to define future of money

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Tough innit!

Money is only a notional human invention.

It is what whoever (bankers?) decide it to be.

Once dosh was tied to gold or stuff (hint: sterling) but it can be tied to anything really (bit coin anyone?)

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Speed of light slower than we thought? Probably not

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Tsk!

It's all relative in it?

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Microsoft compliance police to NHS: We want your money

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NHS will have to cough up provided there is an evidential basis.

I suppose a knock on effect if it did not pay would be UK (soon to be England & Wales or maybe even just England?) credit rating.

In finance Guvmints can't say won't pay without consequence?

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You need a list of specific unknowns we may encounter? Huh?

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Dood!

There are no such things as specified unknowns because if they were they would be specifiable therefore known variables.

I mean, if something is unknown unknown it is unknown and not even on the radar, if it is a known unknown it really is a qualifiable known no?

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Apple abruptly axes Aperture ... Adobe anxiously awaits arrivals

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moving times?

Yeah, Aperture wasn't very hot from day numero uno but the light n flighty iPhoto was a peach.

I used Bridge to catalogue images, Photoshop to edit then a Photoshop script to export smaller images that were used to build iPhoto albums.

The nice thing was that Bridge cataloguing (in the main) carried over into iPhoto and of course Mobile Me'd into sharing almost automatically.

I was disappointed that Adobe Bridge and iPhoto worked and work better than Aperture and iPhoto - seemed and seems a shame innit.

I was devastated when Mobile Me ceased to exist.

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Attackers fling Stuxnet-style RATs at critical control software in EUROPE

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Add all that to networked Windows XP systems and maybe it could be promoted to MEGA-FAIL?

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Blame WWI, not Bin Laden, for NSA's post-9/11 intel suck

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Re: Not only the US mate

Social, political events also seem important in these reflections.

Was Churchill motivated by German aspirations for an overseas empire seeming the threaten British interests?

An alliance between Austro-Hungarian land based empire with German overseas empire would make a formidable competitor no?

Likewise, maintainging a strange system in Nork might be bad for people in Nork but reasonable for China and US?

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FIGHT! Intel disputes ARM's claims of Android superiority

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Ditto most of above

The group intel convened in November 2013 had little budget to spend and were given a 6 month deadline to come up with something substantial to slate ARM?

If so, is this the best it can do?

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Vodafone: SPOOKS are plugged DIRECTLY into our network

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It slurps ...

but I bet it never works

This whole snoopology sort of thing seems so universally ill that perhaps it really is a manifestation of insecurities by the insecure and unfortunately with budgets to spend.

The whole thing reminds me of colleagues over the years who wanted to know all but in the process were incapable of retaining or using that information.

Maybe a bit like torture in Guantanimo Bay?

(never happens, never stops anything but sure as eggs is eggs makes a lot of people happy it is ongoing?)

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Xamarin: Design an app for Windows, iOS and Android ... from one codebase?

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Adobe?

Didn't Adobe try something like this years ago when fondleslabs were mostly if not all iPad, iPhone thingies?

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Germany says 'nein' to NSA hacking prosecution

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Hmm - I admire the Germanic nation, the Germanic peoples and Germanic culture.

Look at those wonderful Christian traditions, the rise from ashes into (almost) superpower status.

Sure, everyone and I suppose every nation makes mistakes but some of the biggest blunders are those rewrites of history made by the winners!

Recent things (Snowden, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Vietnam, that other geezer presently doing jail for telling the world how disinformed the world is at US military stuff ... ) show that the winning West is or may not be the best but it manipulates information to make it appear that it is so no?

Heck, there must be a few millions of public dosh tied up in UK civil serventia truth mismanagement?

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Just to be sure ...

I want to get this right...

The persons who made intrusions under instructions from officials will not be prosecuted?

Sounds reasonable enough - they could say

"I was just following orders mate. See wot 'appened to Snowden and that other geezur"

Is too much like what happened in the financial crash with finance sector putting us all in hock for the next 20 years or so and changing forever the course of development in Western worlds.

And is too much like - well does it need to be made formal?

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Snowden never blew a whistle, US spy boss claims

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Only security he might have would be as a presidential candidate and US of A seems quite careless with those as well as fully fledged, indoctrinated and inaugerated proper presidents.

If we took a hand count how many people would prefer US guvmint or NSA account of things?

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Intel unveils kit to speed evolution of digital driving

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Que?

When did Intel create Internet of Things group?

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'I was trained as a spy' says Snowden

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FTFU?

Bond is Brutish?

What is it with you humans that you wish and dream and fantasise of exterminating fellow humans with (in fantasy) the most brutish means of extreme violence.

US pays more in defense budget than countless other nations combined sort of implies that legislated murder and mayhem upon other humans is a formal guvmint main-major interest - why spend money on it otherwise?

And that the biggest money spenders on brutality to other humans tend to be those nations that actually do those acts in formal or informal, declared or undeclared wars and conflicts?

And when a human makes you aware of this attempt is made to minimised/diminished the awareness and eventually to deny it the oxygen of existence?

Would your human psychiatry services not call this a serious case of "homicide by denial"?

Strange ol' world innit?

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Tesla's TOP SECRET gigafactories: Lithium to power world's vehicles? Let's do the sums

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Do the batteries perform well in, say, a cold, sleet dark morning in November when lights, heating and traction all require power?

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After the cyberpunks, prepare to fight a new wave of nasties

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Cyberpunks use Cryptocurrency?

Dear el Reg

Is it time to have a section/articles on cryptocurrencies?

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Intel cutting prices, taking on all comers in fondleslab market grab

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Shame innit?

It seems a shame that the two most successful organisations at making computing available to all missed the first opportunity to do so on a wide basis.

But heck - Ms and iTel will catch up purely on the amount of reserves they can throw into it?

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Bing's the thing in Microsoft's push for cheap Windows devices

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Shame it won't be popular in China (something about security issues - don't know what they mean at all really) Win8 that is.

Along with chip security (chips with undeclared access stuff)

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Look, pal, it’s YOUR password so it’s YOUR fault that it's gone AWOL

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I soon discovered that so were any combinations that included what it recognised as names of streets, places, English regions and nearby restaurants. The inclusion of any proper noun, even with substituted numbers for letters, rendered an entire password invalid.

Maybe the programers want to be sure that no password is used by more than one login username?

Just a thought ...

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Unions mull appetite for HP strike action over 16k job cull

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And if people start companies, formalise and legalise them and start to make a profit that is shared amongst company owners why should that company be run by its employees?

That would be a putsch no? (Like the one in Western Ukraine I mean).

There cannot be a shadow board of directors ... bottom line is if employees want to run companies and be owner-employee status they can start a co-operative, if unions want to run companies the Union can become a biggest share holder in the company (but might have to declare vested interest for all manners of complicated guff)

No?

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Need reminding how troubled Universal Credit is? MPA puts it in special 'reset' category

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To be fair 2 IDS

A Minister does not need to be an expert in a particular field and is supposed to be a commoner (but there is a trend to make election to MP sort of akin to having the holiness of a Pope) and the commoner is there to give strategic overview of where things should go.

I suppose IDS said something like:

IDS: Right! straighten up this confusing mess. Who put the benefits system in such a mess anyway?

PPS: You did Minister - or at least your elected colleagues in guvmints past.

And the Minister is expected to get support needed to do the job - trouble is Whitehall has monopolised all of that.

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Foregone conclusion?

<teehee>

This is what happens when politicians impose change on Whitehall that Whitehall does not want, wish or bring into existence?

It was a fail straight from the start and what is now likely is Whitehall's preferred methods will now come to the rescue, save guvmints and Ministers from embarrassment chuckling strongly as the cuckolding rolls on regardless?

</teehee>

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Microsoft boffins: Now even LAWYERS can grok Bing code's privacy compliance

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It also looks like a decent application of mathematical logic but the problem might be the validity or construction of permissible action?

(Barber or Seville and all that, ... I can't say "no" ... that demonstrates the illogical and contralogical nature of humankinds humanity?)

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