* Posts by knarf

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

knarf

Least She lived to tell the tale

There have been a fair few deaths this winter in the Scottish Mountain with some very experienced climbers will all the right gear. The mountains up here are brutal and can show in July and August and are very dangerous. She is very lucky she was found and helped with climbers putting their own lives at risk.

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Whatever happened to ... Nest?

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I use me as the themostat

If I'm too hot turn it off

If I'm too cold turn it on

I only use the actual boiler timer sometimes between Oct -- Apr.

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Champagne supernova in the sky: Shockwaves seen breaking star

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this huge extra light that fades befor you get the normal explosion.”

Normal supernova explosion!

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Reg readers battle to claim 'my silicon's older than yours' crown

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Very Old DEC Alpha

I worked for an insurance company who had an old big Blue DEC Alpha box, it was so old it didn't even have a compaq badge on it. It running an ancient insurance system that was running for at least 20 years and it survived 4 buyouts and 4 office moves. It was always going to get replaced but never did. It came to the top of the "Risk Register" and something had to be done, but it still had live policies on it and couldn't be scrapped.

So a backup box was sourced in case the original box died and we could switch. The "new box" turned up and it was dead. I being the oldest was asked to look at it, I calmly walked up and kicked it where it promptly sprang into life and booted with a look of wonder and horror from the support guys (I was a dev). Cue power down, strip and check all the connectors,

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Oracle blurts Google's Android secrets in court: You made $22bn using Java, punk

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Google has made NOTHING from Java

It have made a lot from other peoples Java Apps though.

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Huffing and puffing Intel needs new diet of chips if it's to stay in shape

knarf

Why Buy Intel Chips

Really why buy and intel chip when you can License an AMD for pennies and you can customise that chip as well to exactly meet your needs. Intel has to get over sell things and instead get it head round selling IP.

They want to get into IoT, first sell or give aways a $3 board like a Raspberry PI and provide REAL tooling for free for that board, that also mean tooling like Tina, development environments, OS and lots of other stuff. It will NOT take 18mths it will take years and will be a long slog.

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Wikimedia Foundation bins community-elected trustee

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Who owns Wiki, Who own the copyright

Who owns the copyright if its freely updated by the "man in the street" , can some just come along and port it to a free wiki ?

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Boozing is unsafe at ‘any level’, thunders chief UK.gov quack

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It all about Tax you fools

Watch the Tax on booze rise and rise,

"we're doing this for you know, more Tax and you'll spend less on booze"

Which has not worked for very well for Norway or other countries.

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Who needs CCTV? Get a terrifying slowpoke hoverdrone cam

knarf

Only sneak in when its very windy

or wear a classic mex bandit hat.

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Brit 'naut Tim Peake thunders aloft

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Major Tim blasts off

oh if only he was called "Major Tom"

If you are going eh... then your likely too young or don't pay attention very much

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Six years in the slammer for SilkRoad-skimming secret agent

knarf

Major Fail at the core secret part

Maybe he'll be better making license plates.

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Mr Grey, the Russian hacker who helped haul in 1.2 billion logins

knarf

It a not a Man

Its a State, maybe a grey bear.

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Remember Windows 1.0? It's been 30 years (and you're officially old)

knarf

I remember Windows 1.0

I saw it and thought "This will never catch on" Which I was very wrong on.

The was a better alternative called Gem which never really took off.

you also never mentioned Windows-95 which was a a good OS.

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Want to boost your payslip? Get DevOps on your business card

knarf

Cool!! I can buy 100 business cards for £5

I'm sure its a bit more complex than just having the card

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Cement company in sacks out for the lads rumpus

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Diet Coke

Diet Coke adverts which objectify men for women are ok?

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'Govt will not pass laws to ban encryption' – Baroness Shields

knarf

This old chestnut

This has been attempted before and it is a rather silly idea. I remember they even restricted to 128bit for a while.

In the 1990s they even band books on "hacking" so no one could protect or test their own networks.

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Balloon-lofted space podule hits 30,000m

knarf

Look Kinda Scary I would need the bar

I'm sure it would be a fantastic experience, but gliding down to earth from 100K feet with a parachute I would need a lot of strong liquid courage.

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Bacon can kill: Official

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Is that REAL bacon or FAKE bacon

What I mean is old handcured bacon just as bad for you as the new injected plastic bacon that we so often get in our modern shops.

I'd really like to know!

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

knarf

It happened to me

I got made redundant a few years ago from an Fin services company,I was told "We don't need a Developer anymore". I saw it coming for a long time and was the last of the 10 programmers since we got bought over. I was nice they were nice (mostly) I went through the wrung and was in a new job with 10% uplift within two weeks.

I was fairly friendly with the IT support bod who was doing basic maintenance on my code after I left.

I answered his first couple of queries and then figured out I was not an unpaid consultant.

So from that moment on the only answer I ever gave was : "You don't need a Developer anymore, remember "

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You can hack a PC just by looking at it, say 3M and HP

knarf

Re: Firewall

I think PMs already use a secret language that means nothing to nobody, not even each other most of the time,

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HP creates laptop for SITH LORDS

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Re: If they really want to create an evil laptop

Apple logo ?

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To save mobile web, we must destroy JavaScript, HTML and CSS

knarf

Html CSS and JavaScript (and libraries)

The whole point of this is to retro fit a MVC pattern into a model that didn't support it natively and what you got was load everything even if you don't need it.

Maybe the old classic ASP model of everything inline was not such a bad idea after all.

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Shuttle bus firm Terravision belatedly adopts https for credit card sales

knarf

F%£££$£ Hell

All customer data input should be done under https or it is considered to be breach and I mean anything personal about the customer.

So if you log in and say plan a journey then that journey is considered to be personal data.

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Join Uber in a tale of rent seeking and employment law

knarf

One customer and One Employee

A black-hack taxi driver has one employee (OK wife might be on the payroll), but he has lots of customers i.e. arm waving punters and he sets his own hours and terms of work.

An IT contractor has one customer and one employee at a specified location which is specified by the customer. Customer says you must work here between these core hours and I will direct your work. That is the difference (OK it is.can-be a bit more complex).

As far as the HMRC is concerned you have Zero contract hours employees being IT workers who A) Don't pay a lot (read enough) Tax/NI and B) The employer doesn't pay NI for.

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FATTIES have most SUCCESS with opposite SEX! Have some pies and SCORE

knarf

Maybe....

Fat people are just less fussy of what they put in their holes.

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The ONE WEIRD TRICK which could END OBESITY

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CRAZY TALK

Next they will suggest that beer should be served in half pints. What are we hobbits!!

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'Walter Mitty' IT manager admits to buying gun on dark web

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Re: Not surprising

<quote>Moron. He could have gone on an excursion to Ukraine instead. You can buy anything around those parts, up to a howitzer if you pay cash.</quote>

So credit cards are fine for small arms them?

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Partially blind albino porn pirate nabbed for £300k bedroom streaming site

knarf

His failure was not being an MP

They can get away with anything here in blighty

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Drunk Japanese warrior cuffed after NINJA STRIKE on shop robot

knarf

See what happens when

...You do find the droids your looking for.

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BEELION-dollar lasso snaps, NASA mapper blind in one eye

knarf

More Space Junk

Its getting fairly busy up there with piles of useless junk spinning around.

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ICO probes NHS clinic's data blunder that exposed HIV+ status of 800 patients

knarf

Oh Dear!!!!

That's not very good.

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Earth wobbles on axis as Google rebrands

knarf

Rebrand eh what...???

Not really sure if most people would notice unless they pointed it out.

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Storage boosters: Six mSATA format SSDs on test

knarf

Not £100 for 1TB Yet!

That's what will convince me to upgrade my laptop. I am prepared to wait.

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Met Police to slash hundreds of IT jobs, hands £216m outsourcing gig to Steria

knarf

"outside of the London area".

Offshore more likely

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Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts

knarf
Alien

Pppsssstt....

Well the they have a StarGate and some cool alien tech.

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Has Microsoft saved the Apple Watch with Outlook improvement?

knarf

That's the second time MSFT has pulled Apple back from the brink!

I think JJ was referring to the time when Bill Gates bailed Apple out (or else it would have went under) with lots of cheap cash. Apple staff booed Bill at the company meeting.

Steve : We can save the company, with this guy who will save your jobs!!1

Apple Staff : Boooooooo.....

Bill : nods and moves on.

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Small number of computer-aided rifles could be hacked in contrived scenario

knarf

Distance

If you are close enough to hack it it won't make much difference to the shot. If you far enough away then it won't matter as the wifi is out of range.

Pointless but interesting never the less.

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Beijing cops' iPhone swoop knocks out counterfeit mobe makers

knarf

I would love to know how much a fake Iphone cost to make.

I would guess it was well under £$100

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US beats Iran as Japan's tincan footie team wins robot World Cup

knarf

But US agreed to give Iran extra batteries

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

knarf

Good news for Polar Bears

They love a bit of ice with their seals.

Mind you ice growth proves Global Warming is you adjust.. eh ... recalibrate... fix... massage the figures enough

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Scammers going after iOS as fake crash reports hit UK

knarf

I heard a story last week of phone scammers..

Little old wifie got a call from MS to fix an issue on hers PC, she was well and truly sucked in. A remote desktop service was installed and the scammer proceeded to route about her pc "fixing stuff!". A payment was requested so she handed over her bank details as well as her debit card details after a two hour call. The card transaction failed so they attempted to take the transaction with her credit card(s) for the sum of £150, the actual sum attempted was over £300 but the credit card company blocked this, it was explain to her this was because it was Tunisia and it would have to be a Western Union payment. Then she started to get suspicious asking why Tunisia and it was explained so they could dodge tax in the UK (quite plausible if you ask me), she ended up with no cash taken and likely has to burn her cards.

You could say a fool and their money are soon parted, but not everyone is tech savy and its much easier to be conned than most people think (look at Politics).

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Cops baffled by 'canal corpse' that turned out to be COCONUTS

knarf

That's NUTS!!!

Sorry couldn't resist

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Russian billionaire: GET me the ALIENS ON THE PHONE. Do it NOW

knarf

Re: Only one?

Not sure the "Third Hawkings Form" would enhance the chances

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knarf

This is the odds

http://io9.com/what-a-brand-new-equation-reveals-about-our-odds-of-fin-531575395

Odds are we won't find any

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Here's why Whittingdale kicked a subscription BBC into the future

knarf

I love the BBC but....

I'm not sure it is worth it for the programs I watch, also the "dumbing down" of news recently I find quite annoying.

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UK.gov will appeal against DRIPA-busting verdict, says minister

knarf

hmmm,,,

The government, however, has stated it will take "whatever steps are necessary to ensure communications data continues to be available when it is needed."

Screw you people who elected us; we want our toys,

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

knarf

Fire!

So a fire emits C02 its got a thermal signature so why don't we all just carry a flaming torch, not suitable for fire risk area or while riding your bike

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Google robo-car in rear-end smash – but cack-handed human blamed

knarf

I ride motorcycles so...

I treat all car drivers as complete idiots and this seems to be proved rather life saving on a number of occasions.

I have noticed that if a car slightly wobbles then there is a good chance it will change direction, its if the driver has a little practice before doing it. Not sure silicon drivers will do me the same favour.

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Ideal solar system for SECOND EARTH found – and it's just 186 light-years away

knarf

It like that great pub

By the time you get there its not really all that good.

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Peak Google? Chocolate Factory cuts costs amid dwindling growth

knarf

Youtube

Other areas of the business are also yet to make a profit. YouTube's revenue increased by $1bn (£644m) in 2014. But after paying for content and the equipment to deliver speedy videos, YouTube’s bottom line is “roughly break-even,” a source told The Wall Street Journal earlier this year.

If that was MS they would can the whole division

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