* Posts by earl grey

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The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

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Just say NO

Not a good idea. period. end of thought. no IOT (you're just missing the ID on the front of that).

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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unfortunate Hansens carriers

But they are cute little buggers when they're not digging where it's not wanted or wander onto the pavement right in front of your vehicle and causing needless excitement.

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Artificial intelligence, filesystems, containers ... Amazon showers cloud gold on devs

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headline miss

You had a golden opportunity with the showers headline. I'm so disappointed.

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

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dang

found that a couple of GWX object had been installed via that second update and "auto-ok'ed" themselves through my firewall. Fixed that. just wonder how many more abuses they have installed with it. i may have to simply uninstall that whole freaking thing.

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Re: Naughty, naughty @caffeine addict

I thought you said QuickLime, and i thought, that's a bit harsh.

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Non-American nerds jam immigration pleading for right to live in the US

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Microsoft is dumping 18k workers

So they must not need any more. Government should just cancel all their H1B requests and throw those openings into the crowd. It's not that there are no American workers qualified (or wanting) to do the work. As others have stated, it's more that the US companies don't want to pay for it.

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Light the torches! NSA's BFF Senator Feinstein calls for e-book burning

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Re: Once on the internet

Wait a minute. You peed in the pool?

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Stupid Bint

You've seen the picture. It goes with the definition. This is the American version.

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Crack security team finishes TrueCrypt audit – and the results are in

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I, for one

Was sorry to see development stopped and hope one of the replacements is truly up to the battle against big brother and the snooping company.

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Tape thrives at the margin as shipped capacity breaks record

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Re: Bah!

OMG, used to work with Fastrands, 432s and 1782s. Those were classic. I can only upvote you once for that.

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Secret Bezos delivery helicopters operate from mystery Canadian base to evade US regulators

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Lots of possible drawbacks to this whole thing

Not the least of which is navigating past the trees surrounding my premises; making sure they have the right actual street address, don't leave my valuable package just laying around, make sure contents aren't ruined by rain, snow, etc., etc.

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Big Blue to give car insurers IoT peeking powers

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yeah, no

That is all.

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Honda CR-V: SUV-lite that’s also light on the pocket

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MIddle sprog test-drove a 4WD

Sales droid sat in the passenger front, i sat in the back... and listened to the rear end growl the whole time. Told her she wasn't buying that model.

Much prefer a blower on the engine and a decent shift.

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Europe could be drowned in 'worthless pop culture' thanks to EU copyright plans

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here's our new agreement

Pray I don't alter it any further.

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Apple's Tim Cook and Salesforce's Marc Benioff DECLARE WAR on anti-gay Indiana

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get government out of marriage

What a great idea. And while we're at it, let's have the government STOP subsidizing religions and churches by letting them skip on property and income taxes; let's have them become the equal to any other business. The whole thing of Apple (and other large corporations) hiding their income is because this is allowed by the bought congresscritters (they write the laws that allow this type of bad behaviour. In fact, let's have the morons fix the laws so that large corporations can't pay less tax that i'm forced to pay. Now we're headed in the right direction.

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BOFH: Never mind that old brick, look at this ink-stained BEAUTY

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"hoarding is a disgusting affliction"

Well, colour me disgusting then.

I still have a scar on the back of one hand from a burster and my place of punishment still use those LA36 printers.

Ah, the big ribbons.... we used to re-ink those at one place. That was always fun, but it saved a lot of money (not that we ever saw any of it).

All in all... it's beer time even on the weekend.

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Ford: Our latest car gizmo will CHOKE OFF your FUEL if you're speeding

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Re: My wife's car has automatic headlights.

" I know that would happily slap average speed cameras on every street corner,"

Have to downvote you for approving rip-off technology and and then not wanting to take advantage of all the other. Sorry mate; makes no sense. I don't want my car or anyone else deciding stuff and just screwing me because it can.

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HUGE Aussie asteroid impact sent TREMORS towards the EARTH'S CORE

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Re: Devonian?

" Did they have another explanation for the big cavity in the skull?"

Politicianasaurus

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Mature mainframe madness prints Mandlebrot fractal in TWELVE MINUTES

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ah, the old days

The chain segments had 2 letters per, if i recall correctly; and the bands just had all the letters punched into them and you replaced the whole band at once; no repairs possible. Chains were lifted out with a handle on each end and could then be benched and worked upon. Unisys 1004 and 1005 used a solid metal drum with raised letters/numbers and was heavier than sin.

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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"taste better on the way out than it did on the way in"

Sounds like the voice of experience.

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Re: BYO...

Rides through the jungle tearing limbs off off trees....

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‘Digital by default’ agricultural payments halted: Farmers start smirking

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Picture is NSFW

And, it's giving the missus ideas.

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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onStar

It's pretty well documented that the US gubmint has been listening in on onStar owners for quite some time and you never know it.

Just say NO to black boxen and automatic snoop devices for the insurance, politza, and distance charging pols.

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A day may come when flash memory is USELESS. But today is not that day

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read far-fetched as far-retched

and it seemed like a lot of ideas were thrown up.

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Not in the Budget: Spooks beg UK.gov for £111m brown envelope

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seriously

All the current budget

all the current snooping

all the current sniffing up everyone's arse

and they can't stop three girls from getting on a plane?

how about just stopping their budget right now until someone explains all this

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Watchdog slaps American Apparel's youthful naked arse

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ugh, why is my keyboard all wet

someone else must have been here...yeah, that's the ticket.

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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No, just NO.

Not in my lifetime; not with my inside; not with me anywhere close to it. I don't find current automobiles reliable enough; the costs are going through the roof for fancy "stuff" added that doesn't really bring greater functionality to the vehicle; current computers and sensors have LOTS of problems in modern cars and are ALL expensive to have replaced (and hell no, I don't want more).

You'll get my meatbag driven car when you pry it out of my cold dead hands.

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Re: All or nothing

"corporations who are legally held responsible for every life on the roads ."

Yeah, like there's a chance in hell of ever holding corporations and their executives responsible.

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Re: @Crisp

They don't have to jam the radio to stop you. The AI cars are designed to always stop for an object in front of them, so all a crim has to do is step out in front of your (ignorant) AI car and it will very nicely stop so you can be robbed or kidnapped. I can imagine that executives and big-wigs everywhere are going to have fun with this concept.

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Re: Am I the only one...

Look, they've been building cars for over 100 years now and they still can't get it right. Your average bean-counter is trying to cheapen every part to the least amount possible and still shove that barge of shite out the door to sell to you. In the US alone there are MILLIONS of recalls every year for one problem after another. Until we can get manufacturing to the point where this simply doesn't happen, you can forget me ever getting into a self-driving car. I want to be in control when the car goes BOOM!

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Re: Liability

Yeah, swell. Except it won't be the manufacturers who will be picking up the tab. It will be the "insured" driver (oh, you are going to actually make sure everyone on the road has insurance, right?). And just because there MIGHT be fewer accidents, doesn't mean that rip-off insurance won't be any less expensive than now. Market economics will perhaps determine whether people actually BUY or can AFFORD a self-driving car; but if the costs are not realistic, people simply won't.

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Pro-ISIS script kiddies deface Dublin Rape Crisis Centre site

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real brave

Bravo for the brave freedom fighters...

/S

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Microsoft: You'll get the next Windows 10 build when we're GOOD AND READY

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Re: They have to get it right.

Waiting for them to get a spiffed-up agent ransack instead of the sorry file explorer thingie.

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BACK OFF, spooks: UK legal hacking code should be 'resisted at all costs' says lawyer

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Re: If you've got nothing to hide....

If it would get my other half to "do the deed", they could put in a whole house of microphones.

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The SHOCKING storage truth: Everyone's buying spinning rust

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Re: @DougS

demand for it is insatiable.

So much pron; so little storage.

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Ex-cops dumped on never-hire blacklist for data misdeeds

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Next survey

Try talking to living punters and not going through the local cemetery.

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Revealed: Facebook Boss Zuckerberg's One Weird Trick When Hiring

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NO

JUST NO!

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US watchdog: Anthem snubbed our security audits before and after enormous hack attack

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there's really a very simple fix

Start with the board of directors and the top 3 levels of management and throw all their asses in chokey until the audit gets done.

Then once the audit is done, figure out the fines that will be coming out of those management levels pockets (not the business per se) and extract the fines with due diligence and extreme prejudice.

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US Senators hope to crack down on the trade of private information

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too many questions

How will i actually be able to identify information about ME in the database...and actually keep other people OUT of that information and who is going to guarantee that they haven't already hived off the info to someone else?

There are so many specialized groups out there collecting information and building databases you don't even know about (ever rented an apartment? you're in a database)...etc., etc.

I would love for this to work, but like James 51 said; I don't think they have a snowballs chance...

for right now i have to give them a fail.

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Job cuts klaxon: SAP axes 2,200 staff, denies 'cost cutting' to blame

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they're just cutting out the old growth

Typical wankers. Get rid of as many of the older, more experienced (and hence more expensive) folks at the bottom end of the chain.... well, get rid of as many as you can and avoid payouts for age discrimination...

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Choc Factory splatters 51 bugs, Mozilla bumps cert checker

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browser having to do the fetching

I'm sorry. I read that as: browser having to do the retching.

is it beer o'clock yet?

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Boffins find Earth's earliest Homo in Ethiopian hilltop

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well done bone boffin!

have one...you need it after a day in the hot sun

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Sophie the Stegosaurus was a teenaged fat lass claims triple-D model

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Re: " it’s fair to say...

Just reply "Big isn't the word I would use..."

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Coat

That's what She (WMBO) said

Getting my coat and heading for the fire now.

And yes, i know it's a different continent.

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US court rubber-stamps dragnet metadata surveillance (again)

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Re: 'We'll definitely stop soon,'

Don't you do it, Porgy. Then she'll want to see yours!

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Forget 1,000 lashes for Facebook posts, Saudis now want to behead blogger Raif Badawi

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Re: re: not mattering

We all matter. Soylent Green doesn't grow on trees.

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Is light a wave or a particle? Beaming boffins prove it's BOTH

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CUDOS

A bad movie about a bad dog...

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Atomic keyring's eerie blue glow lights SPB lab

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Re: UV blue

Kodachrome and Ektachrome

Burn the Pan-x witch!

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Bad movie: Hackers can raid networks with burnt Blu-Rays

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Blu Ray?

Right after i pour lighter fluid on my crotch and light it up.

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'The troll stats saddened me as a human, but didn't surprise me as a boffin'

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control panels with wires

Yes, those were used on the interpreters and collator units. Unisys had similar panels on their 1004 and 1005 units.

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