* Posts by Dr Scrum Master

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Google's Chrome to gag noisy tabs until you click on them

Dr Scrum Master

Re: Cool, but almost a duh.

if I could convince all browsers to give me a list of all active tabs and what they're doing (media, cpu, memory, network, etc.), and to allow me to kill each one as I wish, I'd feel like I was once again in control.

A big thumbs up from me.

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Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts

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Unhappy

"I'm still shocked how FAST they were decommissioned, as if to make sure they could never fly again"

Not as fast as TSR-2...

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Adulterers antsy as 'entire' Ashley Madison databases leak online

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The real issue

Surely the real issue is continuing to be ignored, namely that Ashley Madison is such an awful name.

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Donald Trump dumps on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

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WTF?

Stopped Clock

Twice in one day:

(1) ending automatic citizenship by accident of birth location

(2) opposing Zuckerberg

Of course, I may not necessarily agree with Trump's reasons for the above...

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Veedub flub hubbub stubs car-jack hack flap

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Coat

So I could rent a car for one day, duplicate its keys, then steal it the next day?

That's me looking for my car keys...

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PALE, MALE AND STALE: Apple reveals it has just ONE black exec

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Unhappy

Re: Pot calling the kettle black?

I notice that in the icons that can be attached to posts, all the people are white

Ahem!

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More UK broadband for bumpkins, but have-nots still ain’t happy

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Re: choice

If you choose to live in the arse end of nowhere then you run the risk of poor services

That would explain the lack of telephone lines and mains electricity?

Oh wait, those services are supplied to far more than 95% of the UK population.

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Intel workforce diversity report throws up a bunch of 'unknowns'

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Meh

Re: Racist hiring...

And why does the register use racist terms like "pale" but not "yellow"?

There are a lot of "yellow" people who are whiter than a lot of "white" people too.

Maybe black people would be interested in different careers if the media presented role models other than: rapper, footballer, boxer, etc. Or it might be better if people didn't associate role models by race... I knew that a class-based society was inherently good!

Curiously, I don't see much complaints about under-representation of the orange people... after all, they all seem to end up on TV.

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Clueless do-gooders make Africa's conflict mineral mines even more dangerous

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Re: Bandit theory

Singapore is a city state, it's very rare that a city state isn't well governed cheaply.

Indeed, the multi-million dollar salaries that Singapore's politicians award themselves are worth every cent...

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Lights out for Ada Initiative – women's group closing shop

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Re: Unfortunately doomed to fail

I don't see much evidence for domination of the industry by white males in, say, India, China, Vietnam, Myanmar... Singapore does have a problem of domination of the industry by non-Singaporeans.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations stalled until November

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IT Angle

"With the failure of the Hawaii talks, the TPP's future progress will be considerably slowed down, as the next US presidential electoral cycle ramps up."

Rarely have I been thankful for US presidential elections.

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Sun? In Blighty? Nah, just build that rooftop data centre, it’ll be fine

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"but what if the sun does shine? For more than a couple of hours?”

Well, some probabilities are so unlikely you can just discount them.

Indeed, there's never any sun each summer, never any newspaper headlines about the "surprising" sunny spell, never any hosepipe ban each summer, never any problem with railway lines buckling in the sun, never any problems with cold weather each winter, never any newspaper headlines about the "surprising" cold spell, never any flooding, never any problem with railway points freezing, etc.

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LinkedIn users rebel after personal data siphon crimped

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Unhappy

LinkedOut

LinkedIn have been mucking around with what is perhaps the last useful part of LinkedIn for me namely the groups. First it was duplicate e-mail digests with identical senders messing up my e-mail inbox, and now it's the new "What's new in your groups" digest which is a single e-mail with highlights of a tiny proportion of the discussions, which is next to useless.

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What is this river nonsense? Give .amazon to Bezos, says US Congress

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Headmaster

ISIS?

So Oxford can also lay claim to or object to .isis

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Trans-Pacific Partnership stalled says Australian trade minister

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Why?

"Robb has told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the US needs to sort out its act soon, or the whole thing could unravel."

And if it were to unravel... things would carry on exactly as they have been doing.

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Spanish TV journo leaves subordinates cowering after verbal shoeings

Dr Scrum Master
IT Angle

Dacre

Any recordings or transcriptions of one of Paul Dacre's cuntings, or even double-cuntings?

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

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Coat

my first four cars didn't even have central locking

Mine had an early version of central locking: I'd sit in the driver's seat and lean across to lock the passenger door.

(That's me looking for the car keys.)

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Microsoft celebrates 25 years' SOLITARY SELF-PLEASURE with GROUP SESSION

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Where?

Windows 8 users were spared having the game foisted on them by default, which may explain why the OS hasn't been well-received.

This was the first thing I had to install after my wife got a Windows 8 laptop.

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Apple threw its TV out the window after years of research: report

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Headmaster

Re: "Activist Investor"

No, it's an asset-stripping corporate raider.

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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IT Angle

Re: Shirley...

1 police car per lane will stop traffic on a road.

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NASA plans electrolysis-powered ROBOT EEL for Europa's oceans

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Eureka!

Mining asteroids for water because of the supposed cost of placing water into orbit is a bit misguided. Just combine the following:

space elevator

Archimedes screw

rising sea levels

If it's plausible to have a space elevator then it's just as plausible to have an Archimedes screw of the same length. Dip it into the ocean and hey presto, you have water for space flight and a solution for rising sea levels!

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FOUND: NASA's stray balloon located in the middle of nowhere

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Bricks?

Are those bricks underneath the solar panels?

If so, what did it land on?

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Shields up! Shields up! ASTRONAUTS flying to MARS will arrive BRAIN DAMAGED, boffins claim

Dr Scrum Master
Mushroom

Re: Not really equivalent

All of which leads me to the only sane conclusion: in order to get to mars safely, we need to use the moon as a spaceship.

With nuclear propulsion on one side and a moon base on the other?

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Why recruiters are looking beyond IT's traditional talent pool

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Which?

Who would you rather have more of: brain surgeons or data scientists?

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Singapore's PM personally programmed C++ Suduko-solver

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Typical

Typical Singaporean programmer... spends some time programming then expects to be elevated to a management position.

Guess the number of native-born Singaporeans in my Singapore development office?

Zero

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

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Headmaster

Re: Next week...meanwhile @TexTopCat

Incidentally, the Second Amendment says nothing at all about recording who has guns, or what they have. It says people have the right to have them, and it wants a well regulated militia.

No, no, no, no, no! That amendment is always being misunderstood. It has nothing at all to do with firearms and everything to do with heraldry. The point about a well-regulated militia is precisely to do with the regulation of a militia as opposed to having individuals with men bearing the arms of their lord and master.

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Blighty's 12-sided quid to feature schoolboy's posterior

Dr Scrum Master

Re: And how long will the "old" coins be valid?

"Six months."

By the time I next return to the UK I'll have completely forgotten about this and will be left wondering why the handful of coins I keep (because it's handy to keep small denominations when visiting different countries) aren't accepted.

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Windows 10 will finally drop in 'summer' says Microsoft

Dr Scrum Master

Re: Summer has a special meaning in the NorthWest

>Summer has a different meaning in Australia - maybe that's what they mean

Summer? The closest some of us get to seasons are the prevailing monsoons or the amount of haze from neighbouring countries.

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

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Coat

Timewarp

They appear to think it's 3rd September...

(I'm the one with my hand stuck in the time portal.)

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NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

Dr Scrum Master
Gimp

Pay to Comment

Why doesn't YouTube try pay-to-comment?

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Google opens 'Inbox' heir-to-email trial to biz users

Dr Scrum Master

Re: If it ain't broke

There are a few extra things I'd like to do with e-mail - and I'm not going to mention them here - but good luck to Google anyway.

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BLAME ENGINEERS: Workstation sales soar by 8.9 per cent a year

Dr Scrum Master
Headmaster

Pointing forwards, walking backwards

"decline of -0.8 per cent"

That would be an increase?

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Sitting on one's ARSE is the new CANCER, says Tim Cook - and an Apple watch will save you

Dr Scrum Master
Terminator

Thinking Not Required

"Some doctors now think that sitting down for long periods is the new cancer, so ten minutes before the hour the Watch software taps you to make you have a walk around," he recounted. "It's quite funny to be in a meeting at Apple and ten minutes before the hour people get up and start moving around, but people like it."

Oh my God, not only are the customers brainwashed but the company is staffed with robots!

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Crap mobile coverage costs UK biz £30m a week, reckons survey

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What Poor Coverage?

Come to Singapore where good in-building mobile coverage is mandated by the Government.

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Microsoft makes 'business case' for marriage equality

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Poly?

Does that include polygamy so as not to disenfranchise many Muslims?

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GROUPTHINK HIVE MIND informs climate change believers

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US Residents

I.e. the people who are politically polarised nut-jobs are engaged in group-think and hate the opposing group. Hmmm

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Rule-breakers thrive in strait-laced Singapore

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Paris Hilton

Local Talent

IT hiring is a challenge in Singapore as the quality of the candidates is generally poor. I get CVs from people in big financial institutions claiming skills, but a practical test shows that they might have heard the name of a language from someone they were sat next to rather than having actually programmed anything in it.

Then there are the stories of hiring managers from certain countries replacing the locals with people from their own country/state/region/city/town/village...

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IBM to cut '118k jobs worldwide' – report claims

Dr Scrum Master

Re: Axe the axe!

If anything should be axed it's the cliched illustrations when there's a story related to obesity.

Please, I want to read the articles on obesity, but I have to avert my gaze at the same time.

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Stop viewing Facebook at work says Facebook at work on Facebook at Work

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Mushroom

Re: Silly question...

"Surely, [Mr Z]'d just be better off buying LinkedIn ??"

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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It's hacker jihad: Islamist skiddies square up to Anonymous

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Useful

Dear Anonymous and other skiddies,

Please do something useful such as disabling auto-play video on websites.

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Preserve the concinnity of English, caterwauls American university

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Re: There... completed the assignment and used them all.

"Actually, at worst it is vaguely Biblical, as evidenced by the Origin section of http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/philistine. ;-)"

Which just goes to show the effectiveness of propaganda by the Hebrews.

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Router creds admin/admin? Lizard Squad thanks you

Dr Scrum Master

Dear Lizard Squad,

Please do something useful such as launching a DDoS against website with auto-play videos on their pages.

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El Reg's Giant Mobile Industry Roundup of 2014

Dr Scrum Master
Headmaster

Sir Ive

I've become accustomed to incorrect use of titles over the years with Americans treating Prime Minister as a title and their peculiar habit of treating Ambassador as a title, but thus far I’d only found Singaporeans misusing “Sir” (although in the Philippines it’s used as a polite honorific for all men).

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Google+ to offer 'infinite' gender identity options

Dr Scrum Master

" still not entirely friendly to those who, like Australian provocateur Stilgherrian, prefer to be known by a single name."

Not just a convention for Burmese but for many Indonesians too.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

Dr Scrum Master
FAIL

When?

If I refreshed a page at some unknown time in the past it's quite useless for me to know that an article was posted n hours before that point. Tell me an absolute date and time, not some relative duration relative to an unknown point in time.

(And a big thumbs up to the, err, big thumbs down from most (all?) comments.)

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Apple lawyers fight to silence dead Steve Jobs: 'No right' to hear him from beyond the grave

Dr Scrum Master
Black Helicopters

Re: Not strange to me...

@Khapitan you're missing the the biggest conspiracy ever: the bumblebee hoax.

Scientists proved that bumblebees could not fly, but the Illuminati kept showing people pictures of bumblebees in flight, even releasing fake bumblebees that looked like they could fly, and now the whole world is convinced that bumblebees can actually fly.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Headmaster

The “No” camp complainedsystemd is not well-aligned with Unix philosophies, reflects the rise of a “do-ocracy” whereby effort trumps quality and steers Debian in the direction of the desktop. That the “do-ocrats” largely come from the ranks of Gnome developers, rather than

Didn't the author's effort trump quality in this paragraph?

...oh, I see what you did there.

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Go festive this year with Christmas carols, baby Jesus and CLITORAL STIMULATORS

Dr Scrum Master

Ah, progress.

Yes, we now have to wait for projector screens to descend and ascend gracefully rather than flying at falcon-like speed at the tug of a cord.

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The Imitation Game: Bringing Alan Turing's classified life to light

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Joke

Sexual Desert

Isn't that what a marriage is?

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Dr Scrum Master
Headmaster

Re: Aspergers etc

>As a result they may interact a bit differently from your average refuse collector or marketing executive.

I see what you did there, you juxtaposed refuse collector with refuse producer. How clever.

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