* Posts by G.Y.

101 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011

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BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

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Re: Sorted

aVtomat !

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Medicos could be world's best security bypassers, study finds

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Henry Marsh

wrote this up nicely in his "Do no harm" (p.268 &on)

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Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

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Jobs'

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Job was someone else; Job control language was invented to torment him (&others)

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Apple faces Beijing blackout for iPhone 6

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He who lives by the rounded corner

Shall die by the rounded corner

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He who lives

By the rounded corner ...

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Non-US encryption is 'theoretical,' claims CIA chief in backdoor debate

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Re: foreign encryption is a 'theoretical' capability

ditto SHA-3

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I spy with my little fibre, ten MEELLION or so galaxies

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Re: And as the last galaxy was counted...

I believe Arthur Clarke's billion is a Eurpoean billion (=10^12)

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Developer waits two years for management to define project

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vacuum & UPS

I had a project run on 2 Winchester disks (75+75MB, I think); the tape backup was delayed &delayed. I was told "back up 1 disk to the other". "what if there's a power-cut?" -- "you're on an uninterruptible power supply!"

Then the same technician plugged a vacuum cleaner 4 times running into that UPS, killed it. I inquired as ti why she was not shot at dawn.

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Tech titans demand free speech law to head off President Trump

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Re: vexatious litigant, eh?

The high bar is to _WIN_ the suit, _NOT_ to file, scare, and force the defendant into big legal expenses

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Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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Re: Skylake issues

jab701 did _not_ buy from Intel; he bought from Dell/Microsoft/h-p/... -- so _they_ are responsible

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Victims stranded as ID thieves raid Aussie driver licences

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Schiller:

Mit die dummheit kaempfen goetter selbst vergebens

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Trump carded again: Hotel security aced

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Re: Sigh... president can't change the law

The 1862 emancipation proclamation, using the president's war powers, liberated the slaves in areas which shall be in a _state_of_rebellion_ as of 1/1/1863.

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US govt says it has cracked killer's iPhone, legs it from Apple fight

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that classified access method

classified information-recovery method:

(1) pull finger out

(2) switch brain on

(3) run away from failed lawsuit

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Apple stuns world with Donald Trump iPhone

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One way

to decide http://www.paddypower.com/bet/politics/other-politics/us-politics?ev_oc_grp_ids=2288451

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FBI backs down against Apple: Feds may be able to crack killer's iPhone without iGiant's help

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taxi

remonds me of a NJ (EWR) taxi guy

(at end of trip) me: is your Visa machine working?

he: do you have cash?

me: yes

he: it's broken

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

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I thought Waze is already doing this

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Good thing this dev quit. I'd have fired him. Out of a cannon. Into the sun

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Re: #define spel spell

When Grace Hopper's people checked out COBOL compilers, they found of them insisted on using the keyword THRU. The "variant spelling" THROUGH was not accepted.

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The monitor didn't work but the problem was between the user's ears

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I had a techie who did that 4 times running. She was NOT shot at dawn, for some reason or other.

At the time, our group's only backup was disk-to-disk (nonremovable). When I asked a bout power cuts, was told it's OK -- there's a UPS ...

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Terrible infections, bad practices, unclean kit – welcome to hospital IT

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Henry Marsh's "do no harm" has a good section on hospital passwords

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The Police Chief's photo library mixed business, pleasure and flesh

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Re: Not a floppy story

Rather, _TOO_ floppy ...

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Re: Indexing

The Wang word-processor had files named 3756j etc. (case-sensitive, of course). I was told "this is a system for secretaries, not for computniks!" ...

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USA doubles visa fees for migrant IT workers

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I was told an H1 visa is $15K+- in lawyers' billable hours

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Sysadmin's £100,000 revenge after sudden sacking

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MIT Re: James is a dick...

MIT song: "We don't care a **** for anyone that won't care a **** for us!"

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No Re: James is a dick...

Loyalty is a TWO-way street ...

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Australian test finds robot essay assessors on par with human teachers

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It is said the writing part of the US SAT can be graded from across the room ...

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Rooting and modding a Windows Phone is now child's play

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Re: Warning: Actual Windows phone owner here

I believe that Win 'phone updates cdon't come until the 'PHONE COMPANY (e.g. at&t) feels the planets are propituous

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Hold on, France and Russia. Anonymous is here to kick ISIS butt

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return Re: Getting Tough

For those who want to return to a past state, the term is "reactionary"

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Your taxes at work: Three hours driving to turn on politician's PC

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push/pull Re: Really - there wasn't a cleaner or anyone else in the building...

The glass doors of my building, seen from outside, have "pull" on then -- but also (effectively) "push" in mirror writing; and I can read mirror-writing pretty fast ...

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Re: This one time...

Sociology?

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'I posted winning race ticket in Facebook selfie ... and someone stole it!'

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name change

Ahmadinejad had a photo taken during 2009 vote -- and it came out that he was born Sabourjian , changed name later

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Man hires 'court hacker' on Craigslist ... who turned out to be a cop

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ex? Re: Stupid idea, really

I thought ex-felon == felon. ?

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Laid-off IT workers: You want free on-demand service for what now?

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If it's "a rare occasion", and "under scenarios that arise infrequently", why can the bank not _pay_, rarely&infrequently

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Re: Non story

sounds better in German

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Re: get real ... it works great

"Bite the bullet" was what soldiers did when flogged ...

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Mobile first? Microsoft decides to kneecap its Android users instead

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Touchdown

The Android Touchdown client for Outlook get me out of this mess.

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Ahmed's clock wasn't a bomb, but it blew up the 'net and Zuckerberg, Obama want to meet him

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0iq

zero-IQ policy (aka "zero tolerance") at work

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Win a free new car – just show Intel how you'd hack your existing one

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Re: Simples

Exception: over-the-air updates APPROVED BY DRIVER (preferably using a hardware switch)

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Why is the smart home insecure? Because almost nobody cares

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"cloud" = "swamp" Re: This!

Ron Rivest (of RSA fame) says "the cloud" should be renamed "the swamp"

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Germans in ‘brains off, just follow orders' hospital data centre gaff

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tempearture is not the only issue Re: Probably air con fear

At one place, half the people complained it's too hot, half that it's too cold. The aircon crew were going around with a thermometer, trying to adjust, but had no humidity meter.

One employee would bicycle in in the morning, hang her sweaty T-shirt on her chair -- and it was just as sweaty 9+ hours later.

Absent a humidity meter, I suggested that that thermometer be replaced by an astrology book

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Take off, eh, you Uber: Ontario lobs $300m lawsuit at cab app biz

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lyft v. taxi Re: uber experiences....

A Lyft car had a bad seat belt. I complained, was told the driver was told to fiix

A NYC taxi had a bad seat belt. I complained, was not willing to swim to taxi commission HQ, they dropped the case on the floor.

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Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

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and how many

people have Sprint 'phone account?

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Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

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WOBW Re: and people really want

A remotely -hackable car is the worst of both worlds. Distracted driver can kill, hacked computer can kill.

If the driver is in control, he, and no other thing, should be.

If some other thing is in control, let that thing (or its owner) be 100% responsible.

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Sod the law! We'll crack on with our metadata witchhunts, growl cops

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And they call themselves _LAW_ enforcement?

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Kobo Glo HD vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Which one's best?

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my killer app

is reading large-font, white-on-black, when I don't have my glasses on. Tablet PCs do that OK; does either Kobo or Kindle?

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Apple apes Microsoft with iPhone BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH

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dialling problem

no BSOD; but my T-mobile iPhone6+ refuses to leave messages on my voice-mail at home; the other 'phones do it A-OK.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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Re: Online buying is sometimes not much better...

This was the Obamacare web-page's mistake #1

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World loses John Nash, the 'Beautiful Mind'

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Re: John Nash, Ladia Diana, when will it end.

Insulting the dead is NOT called for!

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Right Dabbsy my old son, you can cram this job right up your BLEEEARRGH

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I knew a guy who called everyone Giovanni ; he ended up being (nick)named Giovanni

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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Re: Define 'extremist'.

text is "ein volk, EIN REICH, ein fuehrer" !

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