* Posts by Panicnow

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So, was it really the Commies that caused the early 20th Century inequality collapse?

Panicnow

Inequality

I'd put it down to the use of debt at consumer AND government level.

Once a borrower cannot repay their debt, the creditors have the debtor by the short and curlies.

Thus the creditors can choose whatever interest rate they like, using the threat that they will take all their money away from you and lend it to some other schmuk! So the Capitalist can capture all wealth creation for themselves without lifting a finger.

Look at how they totally subverted the democratic process in Greece for an example!

There is a way to get out of this problem, but it is for a brave government

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UK's first 'DIY DAB' multiplex goes live in Brighton

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DAB ... now try DVB

a TV station in a box for a small community,,,

You wouldn't believe the expense and crap of doing business with arqiva!

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Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

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Goods not people!

The smart money should be on delivering goods. not people!

- Over 50% of urban journeys are delivery

- You can't kill the occupant

- Goods are more patient than people

- Goods are more robust than people

so:-

An autonomous locomotive that pulls a series of "pallet trailers" holding standardised "boxes"

A network of "shunting yards" to rationalise journeys.

The loco can disassemble a pallet and deliver to the door

(A bit like Victorian trains really!)

Making the goods train, low axle weight and just big enough to carry a standard pallet, means that two would fit side-by-side in a EU standard road-lane, and Road damage obeys a fourth power of axle-weight law!

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Arctic ice EMBIGGENS, returns to 1980s levels of cap cover

Panicnow
Flame

Lewis bias

I'll (and other should) pop at any journalist who consistently, over several years, cherry picks what he covers to provide an emphasis to his personal view. I.e. Not a reporter but a politician. Without a disclaimer that he IS cherry picking.

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Arctic sea ice extent for June 2015 was the third lowest in the satellite record.

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Well done Lewis, keep choosing your reports from a bias standpoint.

If EL Reg can't provide a balanced author, don't cover it! It is damaging your brand!!!

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UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends

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It must be intentional!

After the disaster of Active controls, Passwords that are checked on the local system, and now this. Microsoft must have a direct line to the malware over-lords.

To do something stupid once is unfortunate, Twice is foolish, Three times is a conspiracy!

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OK, forget DNS for a sec. Why not shift IP addresses and protocols away from Uncle Sam?

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Let me set up a competitor ( And anyone else)

DNS operation need NOT a monopoly. One could set up an alternate services with alternate defined terms and conditions.

I fancy that the ICANN DNS database "SHOULD" be legitimately mined, but even without doing it, a clever set of Ts&Cs ( $0 price for registration) and automated registration could create a usable copy pretty quickly..

Ts&Cs by TLD could include domains that define jurisdiction, domains that "promise" Kosher, Halal, Christian, Free Speech, only sites ....

And nice two fingers to everyone involved in the ICANN débâcle

Any support?

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California über alles? Is MEP Reda flushing Euro copyright tradition down the pan?

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Privilege not Right

Lets be clear! IP is a Privilege granted by government, Not a Right!

IP is a restriction on Free speech, which IS a Right!

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So why the hell didn't quantitative easing produce HUGE inflation?

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Capital inflation is not caught by CPI

There has been plenty of inflation, but it has been in the value of capital assets. which don't show in CPI etc.

Housing,Land, Shares have all risen sharply, yet GDP has remained static.

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EU reduces science cuts as Juncker finds €500m down back of sofa

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Academics need a reality check

Many academics are pro-EU because a lot of their funding passes through EU programmes. They don't realise that out of the EU, the same funds will be there, but without EU admin taking a 20% slice, rules that make them "partner" with second rate EU universities, rather than first rate global ones, and that the money is allocated to EU political "priorities", not scientific ones.

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Smile! Brit transport plods turn bodycams on travelling public

Panicnow

Re: Who is Kidding Who?

Renationalised, but without the prime property portfolio that went with it!!!

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Google versus the EU: Sigh. You can't exploit a contestable monopoly

Panicnow

Bait and Switch is standard US business practice ( And it sucks!)

1. Establish a dominant market position by marketing spend and giving away a valued service.

2. Progressively add money making "features" that no one would have subscribed to if there were not already captured.

3. Put cash in off-shore havens to fund the next step 1.

Optional step 4, remove initial capability ( E.g. remove support for "old" devices)

Apple's progressive "capture of the value added market

Facebooks advert revenues

Googles trawling of your activities to sell you stuff

Microsofts shift to SAAS

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Something's missing in our universe: Boffins look into the SUPERVOID

Panicnow

Er, Red Shift not just velocity then?

"That's what links the supervoid to the possible acceleration of the universe's expansion: over the 1.8 billion years between ingress and egress, the universe around the photons became less dense, leaving less stuff to give the photons back their kinetic energy."

Photons loss energy as they travel it seems, i.e. they Red shift?

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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Class Action needed

I fancy that features used to market a device need to be maintained for a reasonable time, e.g. the normal "life" of a TV in this case say 10years. Otherwise it is miss-selling or fraud.

If I'm wrong, then our law makers need to enact such a law!

When IoT gets going, "upgrade" could shut down your life-support!

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EU digital veep: If you like America's radical idea of net neutrality, you're in luck, Europe

Panicnow

Not "radical" just status quo (and essential IMHO)

Anyone would think the author has been briefed by the foes of net neutrality

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

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Re: Now we know...

Surely the whales, the petunias would not have made much of an impression

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FREAK show: Apple and Android SSL WIDE OPEN to snoopers

Panicnow

JUST FIX THE SERVERS!

This is a negotiation, if the servers will not except 512, then no harm done!

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MELTDOWN: Samsung, Sony not-so-smart TVs go titsup for TWO days

Panicnow

"This isn't so much a problem with the "cloud" - from the description given in the story, it's more a problem with crap phoning home and throwing a hissy fit if it's unsuccessful."

But this is precisly a cloud operation! The TV should be able to work without phoning home first

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Net neutrality victory: FCC approves 'open internet' rules in 3-2 vote

Panicnow

We Internet pioneers breathe a sigh of relief

Net neutrality was a major factor in the success of the Internet over other proprietary networks. If the broadband providers ever get the right to extort taxes for transit, then the internet will be no more, just a small number of proprietary network with ever reducing connectivity to aid tax collection.

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$533 MEEELLION – the cost of Apple’s iTunes patent infringement

Panicnow

Corporate capture

You try producing something that doesn't infringe big patent pool companies like Apple!

Watch Apple sue you to STOP you producing something

F**KIng hypocrites

Intelenctual property is THEFT!

Ip is a privilege, not a right

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UK.gov can't get farmers onto its Verify service – even to claim subsidies

Panicnow

Everyone has to register

In order to get a farm done, everyone who works on submissions need to be cross registered. thus the farm owner, the farm manager, the accountant and the company secretary need to register.

With Gateway many just used the one account and shared the password.

Getting the owners to register is a big problems! one has to track them down in Barbados, Singapore, Beijing or wherever!

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Re: From the Whitehall Home for the Hard of Thinking

Try Norfolk...

No Broadband, no 3G

Norfolk...ing signal !!!!

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Hear that sound? It's the Windows XP PC bubble popping

Panicnow

Upgrade to Linux and keep using your existing PC for another 10 years.

Used Windows once, it crashed.

Never had a Linux crach in 17 years!

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Euro mobile standards chiefs eye tiny beauty: It's the KEY to 5G

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Re: Am I being stupid here?

Presumably the supercells will have wave guides so that they can reuse the standard spectrum more efficiently

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

Panicnow

Keep politics off of Register

Reporting the tech error etc fine

Cheap political side swipes belong elsewhere!

Regardless of authours position!

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Net neutrality: Cisco, Intel, IBM warn FCC NOT to crack down on ISPs

Panicnow

Not broke, don't fix it!

We've had de facto net neutraity from day 2 of the Internet.

Now explain why all those $billions of investment to get to where we are today didn't happen because of net neutrality!

Once again, lazy businesses want to get the government to impose a rule that lets them rip off the voter.

(E.g. The ever extending period of copyright)

Then again, while voters vote for the party with the largest corporate funded ad campaign...

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EU bangs drum over its openness rules – from which it is exempt

Panicnow

Yet another reason to vote UKIP!

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Kaspersky: That 2 years we took to warn you about Regin ? We had GOOD REASON

Panicnow

What else is out there?

Perhap Kaspersky Lab, F-Secure and Symantec can come clean with an indication of how many, "bits of bone" they are currently analysing.

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Ex-EU digi supremo Steelie Neelie's net neutrality bid in tatters?

Panicnow

Bait and Switch

The oldest trick in the book

EU is totally captured by corporate interests, we need to get out NOW!

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Net neutrality, Verizon, open internet ... How can we solve this mess?

Panicnow

US policyalways follows the money

US policy is governed by how many $s a lobby is prepared to spend to get the laws they want. ( Get rid of any ideas that the US is a democracy, or rational decision making, or indeed policy for the benefit of the US public!)

SO who has the deepest pockets/prepared to pay the most to the "lobby"?

The Cable companies have the cash flow, but the service providers have the share price.

My bet is the Cable companies as they have been playing the lobby game for longer and know the buttons to press.

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ICANN, ICAN'T, IWON'T: uWHAT? How the internet is actually run

Panicnow

UDI

All the key gTLDs need to do is declare UDI and set up a new directorate.

They'd need to "steal" the .com and other non gTLD databases. But ICANN has "stolen" the new TLDs for itself anyway.

Personally, I think it is time for the balkanisation of DNS anyway. The whole system is corrupt and abused. From here-today-gone-tomorrow fraudulent domains, through to the ransoming of domain names and domain squatters.

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Brazil greenlights $200m internet cable to Europe in bid to outfox NSA

Panicnow

I'd do it!

1) Having an alternate route means "they" can't switch you off.

2) Having an alternate supplier keeps the monopolist honest

i.e. nothing to do with surveillance which can be sorted through encryption easier and cheaper

BUT

I'd create an data "Freeport"t at the landing site, encouraging Sao Paulo to become an international hub.

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UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

Panicnow

Trojan Horse

The point of Smart Meters is to enable "them" to turn off electricity on a house by house basis. So when there is a shortage, the rich can outbid the poor for what power there is

It also will enable them to turn off the electric of dissenters etc. scary!

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Making an entrance: Remote door-opening tech

Panicnow

Video ENtry phone for $50

Buy a noname android phone for $50 with a forward facing camera.

Glue to inside of window ( not double glazed )

Run 5v to phone and take the usb output to a electronic door lock.

Use Linphone to create a video voip app that just calls your own phone, switching on the camera.

Easy!

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ARM heads: Our cores still have legs ... as shares tumble amid 'peak smartphone' fears

Panicnow

IoT

ARM will be the main benefactor of this fashion. Multiply volumes by 2 year on year!

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Euro Commission drags Belgium to court over telco regulator's independence

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French shut down UK Electricity

The integrity of the national infrastructure is a matter of national security!

Might foreign companies such as EDF/Eon turn off all of the UK's generation capacity to disadvantage UK business?

Oh, they are!

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Will we ever can the spam monster?

Panicnow

Yes, but the ISPs won't co-operate

The solution is easy, default kill on selected traffic from all internet connections, then a small charge to re-establish them under suitable Ts&Cs. Most domestic users wouldn't even notice.

ISPs that didn't co-operate would find their whole net filtered. I.e the system is viral

All it needs is for one major ISP to value their customers sanity over the corporate "No one got fired for doing nothing" ( Being generous on their motivation here;)

( The authour founded PIPEX and Internet Watch, I DO KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!)

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'Speargun' program is fantasy, says cable operator

Panicnow

Break the cable twice

Break the cable somewhere difficult, then splice your tap in while they are fixing the cable.

As done in the Med a few years ago!

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Limits to Growth is a pile of steaming doggy-doo based on total cobblers

Panicnow

Global Resource Observatory

The project is looking to map the worlds resources and test the system for fragility.

If you want to worry about anything, then it is POLITICS that you should care about!

It turns out that we now have a finely tuned world. Like any system close to optimum, it is sensitive to perturbations of parameters,with wild swings E.g. Low global rice or wheat yields have resulted in riots.

A major perturbation, such as a trade war between trading blocks, can make the whole thing collapse.

E.g Europe is dependent on Russian gas, China is dependent on imported protein, etc etc.

While a big earthquake or Volcano are non zero risks, the big risks are idiot politicians!

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Top money men face up to 2 YEARS in slammer for neglecting to spot crim-cash activity

Panicnow

Who wull they target?

Not the CEOs of the Big Banks who happily shift funds to Nigeria from Joe Public accounts without any sort of escrow arrangement. Or the current scam where they allow a new account to be opened, fund transfer from a dupe and exit in a few days.

No they will target the "pub landlord" who changes money on the side because the banks charge so much to make a cash deposit!

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

Panicnow

1Mb Day

I remember 1Mb Day when the routing table went over the 1Mb RAM limit of Cisco's original 68000 based routers.

In those days, the "new" but limited supply of Cisco 4000's were handed around between ISPs to ensure that core routers could be upgraded first.

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A-level results: Before you smile at that jump-for-joy snap...

Panicnow

Coding School

I've just founded a TV school where the student make real TV in real time for broadcast on real deadline, budgets and quality. They pay for the professional mentors, we get free TV programmes

Anyone fancy setting up a dept to do the same for coders. ( and get some code written for free at the same time!)

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Panicnow

40 years ago I got 2Es and 2Cs, I can demonstrate I'm not stupid, nor lazy. So it is obviously the crap teachers I had!

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Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

Panicnow
FAIL

"Mega Corp" proves command and control can work!

Command and Control DOES work. BP, HSBC, Ford etc all perform over decades, and typically out perform.

It's that POLITICIANS can't run anything, what every the system they choose to operate under!

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Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins

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Thumb Down

Optimise the network, not fiddle with TCP

It is either the routing protocols, or weak links in the network.

(Trivia :- BTW the P in TCP stands for Program not Protocol, check the RFC!)

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HUMMING about standards is NOT VOTING, says IETF RFC

Panicnow

HURRAH

Dave Clark: “We reject: kings, presidents and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code.”

I can think of a LOT of other places where this method would be transformational.

UK Parliament for one!

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Watch this: IPv4 must die! So let's beef up on IPv6

Panicnow

IPv7 is a National Security Risk!

If the Internet returns to a full meshed true Internet, The ability of our security services to monitor Internet traffic will be severely compromised. They currently rely on IPv4 NAT to bottleneck traffic making monitoring much easier.

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You know all those resources we're about to run out of? No, we aren't

Panicnow
FAIL

Read the paper, not the report

Lazy journalism is where they recycle other journalists output, without going back to the original source.

Certainly the UK running out of energy report, was about the LOCAL reserves, if International trade shutdown. E.g. The Ukraine became a east-west showdown.... The report SHOULD be a wake-up call to pollicy makers who assume business as usual has permanence!

Second, true we will never "runout" of resources. But the price and the cost of extraction can change very rapidly.

Third, one has to look at the timing supply chain adaptation. It has taken nearly a decade to restart the non-chinese rare-earth extraction supply chain. Converting refineries to changing raw materials...

Poo-pooing these reports is a dangerous game.

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Indian climate boffins: Himalayan glaciers are NOT MELTING

Panicnow

Is 0.2pc "NOT MELTING?

At 0.2% (linear) the glaciers disappear in 500 years,

Can I have 0.2% of your salary Andrew? Its nothing!

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Cameras for hacks: Idiot-proof suggestions invited

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Re: A step backwards

Gee A Journo that can't write and shoot!!

Reminds me of the KGB joke...

Why do the KGB go around in threes?

One can Read, one can write, the other is there to keep an eye on the intellectuals!

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