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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

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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

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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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DeSENSORtised: Why the 'Internet of Things' will FAIL without IPv6

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Spooks don't want ipv6

NAT helps keep all your data going through a small number of gateways. IPv6 returns us to the Internet where all traffic is routed peer to peer, with the ability to multi-route etc.

Make private file sharing much easier too.

... Wonder why the ISP aren't deploying IPv6!

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You'd better get out before the sync 'n' share bubble POPS

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Re: Hard to compete with "free"

Free, but not for ever!

Once you can make the pain of moving high, you can extort as much as you like. Plenty of examples from many sectors. Would iTunes exist without MP3 ripping? and MP3 ripping is still out there.

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Previously stable Greenland glaciers now rushing to the sea

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Re: sooo.....

You may live above the flood line, but most of the worlds food comes from sea-level +10m or less

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Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

Panicnow

Difference between Web and Internet?

The Web is the toilet, the Internet is the sewer!

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Massive new AIRSHIP to enter commercial service at British dirigible base

Panicnow

Some points about using balloons

USE

Getting anything heavy around the third world is a nightmare. THis is where the sweet spot is IMHO i.e. getting equipment to third world minerals.

Also getting the minerals out is a nightmare too. Taking High value low wieght minerals such as Tantalum, Gemstones...

VARIABLE BOUYANCY

Steam has an attomic weight of 18 so converting water to steam would add bouyancy nicely, and its much lighter to keep it warm, rather than holding helium at pressure.

KEEP TETHERED

Why not keep the thing tethered to the ground and just use it to lower the axle weight. I love the concept of the Balloon Assisted Donkey (BAD) pulling a tonne along some mountian track. (But not on a windiy day!

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Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors

Panicnow

Fence will need planning consent

As a Heritage site, it is almost certainly listed, surely they can't put up a fence.!

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EC trade secrets plans: Infringing kit may be DESTROYED by order

Panicnow

When did patents protect SMEs?

Patents protect patent portfolio companies from small innovators.

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KILL SWITCH 'BLOCKED by cell operators' to pad PROFITS, thunders D.A.

Panicnow

UK Cell Cos got caught misleading the minister on this years ago

I was at a meeting of children's charities and Cell Cos at the UK Telecoms ministry. The Cell CO's said to the minister they couldn't kill mobiles. I was there and pointed out that every mobile broadcasts the IMEI every time it moved cell, and that it would be a trivial task to kill mobiles on IEN.

The minister was SO angry that the senior Cell CO execs were prepared to lie when children were being mugged, that he made the Cell Cos do this is a few weeks, rather than the usual prevarication

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Facebook hitches skirt, flashes 'Cisco-slaying' open network blade

Panicnow

Sue ball approaching

So Cisco et al won't protect their numerous and essential patents Not

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Fed up with Windows? Linux too easy? Get weird, go ALTERNATIVE

Panicnow

What happened to...

OS-9

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Snowden: 'I have data on EVERY NSA operation against China'

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Re: Stupid

There is a well funded conspiracy to topple the current US government. It is obvious that the tools of state should be used to neutralise this threat!

So Obama is now justified to spy on the Republican party!

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IPCC: Yes, humans are definitely behind all this global warming we aren't having

Panicnow

Wealth follows small families not leads!

Please stop repeating the great myth that education and wealth leads to smaller families.

It is, and has always been the reverse. That is why the landed gentry carry on enjoying priviledge, How China has transforming its wealth demographic, and why Nigeria isn't

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First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials

Panicnow
Happy

Steam option

There is another lighter than air gas... steam. Just need to keep enough of it >100C tripple glased cells would do.

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Huawei CTO insists: 'We are not a threat to UK and US national security'

Panicnow

Surely the threat to our security is the fact that there is no NSA back-door into NTC kit. Spying through Back-doors are essential to our governments to identify threats to their rule. Err like Watergate!

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Reg hack battles Margaret Thatcher's ghost to bring broadband to the Highlands

Panicnow

Universal service, or Subsidising others life choices

Hmm, Do I want to pay taxes for people who CHOOSE to live in the middle of no-where.

I know plenty of people who move to accessible places to enjoy the benefits.

Next thing these people will be asking for subsidised petrol to help fund their unsustainable life styles

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SIM crypto CRACKED by a SINGLE text, mobes stuffed with spyware

Panicnow

Re: Like I said a million times.

... People who have no problem with being spied on by law enforcement agencies are obviously ultra-right wing and need to be locked-up for our safety.

And why post as Anonymous Coward, if they have nothing to fear!!!

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Credit card donations to WikiLeaks restored as Mastercard breaks ranks

Panicnow

We know who you are

They've realised tracking these payments is a great way of identifying the awkward squad!

You too can be a "domestic extremist!"

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Hey, wannabe Murdochs, yet more chances to run your own telly station

Panicnow
Go

Cambridge Red TV

I ran Cambridge Red TV for several years and we had no trouble making 15 hr a week watchable local content. And we lost money slow enough that the BBC funding would put it into profit!

But its too late to apply, as you had to register interest 3 months ago to be eligable to apply.

If anyone local to Cambridge wants to volunteer.... redtv@dawe.co.uk

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Google donates £1m to child abuse charity ahead of Whitehall meeting

Panicnow
Happy

IWF

IWF check complaints from the public against a checklist of ILLEGAL material and if they judge it ILLEGAL, they simply advise ISPs, Phone cos and Web sites that their is in-their-judgement, illegal material at a site. It is up to the service provider if they take it down or not.

IWF may inform the police if a service provider does not take it down.

It is neither a censer, nor a court room!

It allows the public a single clearing house for complaints regarding ILLEGAL material and provides the service providers with a simgle filter for getting ILLEGAL material off their sites. Thus keeping the CEO out of court!

This is an eligant solution to ONE problem, but then I designed it and got an OBE for the trouble!

Founder IWF

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How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95

Panicnow
FAIL

Apple didn't invent those

"features like menu bars or buttons on window title-bars at all – Apple invented most of that stuff with the Lisa and later Macintosh projects."

Er, Not Apple, Xerox maybe, but most of these innovations had parentage elsewhere.

(EEK am I the oldest still reading this stuff?)

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Amazon cloud threatens entire IT ecosystem – report

Panicnow
Devil

Prediction :- Google wins over Amazon

If you look at hte history of computing the architecture of choice is a (simple) function of the cost of use and utility of :- CPU, Storage, Bandwidth ( Bus, LAN, WAN) and a I/O, skill base plus the curved ball of applicable laws and taxes..

Mainframe - Mini- Micro - LAN mini - LAN Micrtos - Distributef WAN mini - Distributed WAN micro - Cloud...

Historically the price of moving the data has been the biggest factor. Putting all data into one place and just moving the I/O is currently best.

Note that if this is the case, then the BIG DATA farms where everyone can access the "global data flows" will win.

I.e. Google will win as they collect the most

Amazon's only defence is to put in a DATA sharing collective into their model. Though Google doesn't have the "privicy" problem as they "own" most of the data in their cloud, so don't fall foul of privicy laws

BTW. This doesn't just apply to computing, physical sales have followed the same function. with corner shops - super markets- hypermarkets- On-line - off-shore...

Exercise, do the line for virtual sales such as games and predict the future for yourself!

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Microsoft and pals: Save the global economy by NOT ripping us off

Panicnow

Pay tax, get protection

If a corporation fails to pay reasonable local taxes, surely they should enjoy the protection of the local law!!!

No representation without taxation!!!! to reverse the original Revolutionary rallying call

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COLD FUSION is BACK with 'anomalous heat' claim

Panicnow
Go

Lost inventions

Shame if he dies without verification though. And his claims do make him a target.

I remember the Thermal insulation paint demonstrated on Tomorrows World that is lost to the world as he kept the secret and then died on us!

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How smart does your desk phone need to be?

Panicnow
FAIL

Android on the Desk

We put the VOIP service straght to the employees mobile when they are in the office.

Linphone or the native voip app does fine. Though there is an accasional unacceptable delay!

With £90 androids, phones a 7in tabs, <£100. Why would anyone use anything else!!!!!

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Vint Cerf endorses software-defined networks

Panicnow
Mushroom

Old Age

Eventually everyone becomes right wing, its just a question or age!

The siren voices of "centralised control makes things more efficient" have proved wrong for every system.

Central control always leads to corruption!

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Are biofuels Europe's sh*ttiest idea ever?

Panicnow

Right target Wrong headline

Is the EU's policy on bio-fuels sh*tty YES.

Are Bio-fuels bad? Not all!

Using crop residues for fuel is a GOOD idea. Straw in particular has half the calorific value of coal by weight.

On world markets Feed Wheat sells at £190 tonne and Coal costs £250 for the same number of Calories.

go figure ...

Vote UKIP

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Antarctic ice sheet melt 'not that unusual', latest ice core shows

Panicnow

Fire Lewis, - Selective quotations error

"If we could look back at this region of Antarctica in the 1940s and 1830s we would find that the regional climate would look a lot like it does today, and I think we also would find the glaciers retreating much as they are today," said lead author Prof Eric Steig, from the University of Washington.

He said the same was not true for the Antarctic peninsula, the part of the continent closer to South America. Here, more dramatic changes were "almost certainly" a result of human-induced global warming.

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FAA: 'No, you CAN'T hijack a plane with an Android app'

Panicnow
Facepalm

Missed points

1) A hi-jacker will ignore the instruction to turn off!!!!!!

Corallary, give the flight attendants a sniffer to identify powered on devices ( UNPOPULAR!!!)

2) The report said the remote positioning stuff isn't encrypted, so the spoofing hack could

be done on land too. - If the Iranians can steal a UAV,,,,

Stay at home and save the planet ( And yourself)

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Boffins propose photon-swapping entanglement experiment on ISS

Panicnow

Not so spooky

Surely the fault in the experiment is the assumption that the decay of the entangled pair isn't predetermined at entanglement!

Simple?

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Era of the Pharaohs: Climate was HOTTER THAN NOW, without CO2

Panicnow

Face the Facts, get over it

A) All the fossil fuel we can economically dig out of the ground we'll burn. Regardless

B) Global oscilations in crop productivity per capita happens.

C) Distribution of valuables are "grossly unfair" ( A view held by you poor people in particular)

Conclusions:-

1) Build resilience in your (food) system or you or your descendants starve.

2) Party while you can

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Amazon, eBay, banks snub anti-fraud DNS tech, sniff securo bods

Panicnow

Fraud = profits

The banks justify their high margins by the level of risk they "bear". Reducing risk means that they can't justify gouging their customers .

That is why they rarely implement best practice. e.g.:-

Multi-factor verification,

Advance notification of transactions with STOP processes

Scanning a notification of spoof sites

Declaring security breaches

Escow to allow reversal of fraudulent transactions

Photos and other biometric on cards/online ( How can they say this is too expensive when they allow me to upload my own artwork for my card!!!)

....

Please add your own!!

If the banks reduce fraud, they cannot justify their high margin( Yes some do!)

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Permafrost melt to boost atmospheric CO2 faster than thought

Panicnow

What Lewis didnt find the perverse mis-read?

Another reason to sack Lewis, he can't even be relied on to write sceptic spin on every story

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

Panicnow

Re: So they've not patented...

Windows then? ;-) ... No Microsoft trademarked/stole that years ago!

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Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE

Panicnow
FAIL

hypocracy

So Lewis, is there no human induced warming, your usual stance, or is it just over stated?

Editor: Please get him off the Register, its tedious to respond to idiots who have a megaphone

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Climate watch: 2012 figures confirm global warming still stalled

Panicnow

THE ICE IN MY G&T HAS NEARLY GONE....

Surface temperature is only one factor in the heat capacity of the world. With the high levels of Arctic Ice melt, I'm not totally surprised that sea temperatures are stable. Now when all the ice goes... There's something nasty lurking in the temperature of deep sea too BTW

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'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis more massive than first thought

Panicnow

Only 1 in 250,000!!!!

Er "Tiny risk" = 1 in 250,000 on a once every 15 year risk....

Many people insure their homes for the risk of burning down on a lower risk that that.

Please be proportionate with risk * cost.

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Report: Apple, Google, Microsoft join forces to buy Kodak patents

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Black Helicopters

US Anti-trust Laws

DO they not apply to Apple, Google, Microsoft?

Bet they would if Samsung, Sony and HTC had got together!!

Imperialism - A sweet Mint

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Elon Musk jumps overboard from Paul Allen's GIANT MOTHERSHIP

Panicnow
Mushroom

LOHAN

Come on guys, Get LOHAN done, then just scale it by a few orders of magnitude. ... Job done.

BTW Glad to see you use H2 rather than He

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Whitman: HP '100 per cent committed' to Autonomy

Panicnow
FAIL

Not quite 100%

HP salesmen are STILL selling Autonomy competitors!!!

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Ready for ANOTHER patent war? Apple 'invents' wireless charging

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FAIL

Its the US Patent Office not Apple that is to blame

The US patent office does no serious discovery when awarding patents. As a result they keep awarding dodgy patents.

From the US perspective this is great, as they get lots of international-lawyer-dollars into their economy. And due to the various treaties, extend technological colonialism.

Now where the documentation for my idea of putting a circular disk pivoted on a solid bar to counter-act rolling friction....

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Global warming still stalled since 1998, WMO Doha figures show

Panicnow
Pint

Reality check

Regardless of science, we all know the politicians are going to do f***-all anyway.

So there are two rational behaviours.

1) Prepare for the worse

2) Party while you can!

We burn everything we can get out of the ground and get it out of the ground as fast as we can. Absolutely no point in doing anything unilaterally, some-else will consume it.

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New science upsets calculations on sea level rise, climate change

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FAIL

EDITOR, please take Mr Lewis off, it is seriously damaging the Register's cred!

Believe in Facts not models!!!

The latest research, published on Wednesday in Environmental Research Letters, found global sea-levels rising at a rate of 3.2mm a year, compared to the best estimates by the IPCC of 2mm a year, or 60% faster.

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Asteroid miners hunt for platinum, leave all common sense in glovebox

Panicnow

Could you do the same analysis on the costs if the project?

Assuming the objective is profit, (not my preferred metric), one has to do the sums on the cost of production as well as value of product. Space costs keep coming down, having an economic reason for R&D could accelerate this.

In-space micro-gravity vacuum processing is likely to allow novel alloys to be produced

And of course the value of the material with all that potential energy. ... Space bombs anyone?

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Warming up the thruster that will ram LOHAN to glorious heights

Panicnow

Hydrogen not helium

Why not replace the helium with hydrogen and then burn some of the hydrogen for heat

The advantage of hydrogen increases as you get higher.

The fire risk is exaggerated

Hydrogen is cheaper

Hydrogen isn't a limited resource

BTW, Put the electronics inside the balloon, nice and dry, lower heat loss and any heat loss increases the performance of the balloon

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