* Posts by g e

3242 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007

Philando Castile death-by-cop vid mysteriously vanishes from Facebook

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506th person to die in a police shooting this year

THIS FUCKING YEAR??????

What a country.

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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Or better...

A site that generates infinite pages of AI-assembled text

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Replacement IT at 'high risk'. Squeaky bum time for UK tax folk

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And in the near future

Good luck finding a contractor after March next year when that revised IR35 crap for public sector comes into effect. They'll be stuck with Crapita et al

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Chilcot's IT spend: Tighter wallet than most public sector bods

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Pint

Upvote +100

Have beer, too.

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Or....

He did as he was told by the USA like a good little PM

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WIPO chief trying to 'fix the composition of the Staff Council' – lawyer

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Re: How does he still have a job?

Good, I'll lend the fecker a damned ladder then

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WTF?

How does he still have a job?

Didn't he have a massively damning report on his recent behaviour ?

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Get ready for mandatory porn site age checks, Brits. You read that right

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Thank you, Sir

For teaching me a word heretofore unknownst to me.

:oD

Next week, for avid learners of our colourful language... Poor, Pore, Paw, Pour followed by an afternoon studying Though, Thought, Through, Trough, Drought, Tough

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Israel's security minister suckers Zucker for Facebook'ed killings

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But don't Israel have the most capable security service in the world?

Bit shit if they don't monitor FB then aren't they.

May as well blame Smith & Wesson for people getting shot or, perhaps more appositely, IWI who make Uzis

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European Patent Office palace coup bombs

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Indeed!

I, for example have just been granted patent in the USA for Shoes and The Wheel1, exceptionally easy.

1 On a mobile device, natch.

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BAM! Astroboffins now have a second way of picking up black holes' collision super kicks

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Re: Would someone who studies boffins...

A boffalyser ?

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Here's how police arrested Lauri Love – and what happened next

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Re: Although the burden of proof lies with Love

That context isn't a 'Thing' you have it's actually a documented phenomenon with human recall. It's not called 'changing context', IIRC but it's essentially the same meaning, like moving from the living room to the kitchen to subsequently forget what you went for, only to remember immediately once you returned to the living room 'context'.

Something to do with hunter-gathering I seem (see what I did there) to remember ;o)

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EU Investment Bank will honour pre-Brexit deals – but don't gamble on new ones happening

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Angel

Indeed

Once you reach El Reg SuperStatus then you subscripts will work as iffe by magicke

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Vodafone hints at relocation from UK

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Re: I call bo**cks!!!!

Well the politicians should be nice and comfy with a post-vote U-turn. They do it enough themselves.

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This local council paid HOW MUCH for an SD card?!

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Or paying £130 for a 1TB hard disk

cos you have a supply contract with HP

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You know how that data breach happened? Three words: eBay, hard drives

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Re: Has it been six months already?

cat /dev/rand | /dev/sda ????

Or thermite :oD

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Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

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Of course, given a choice...

You can visit another country and spend your holiday cash within their economy instead.

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Let's grow a baby universe in a supercomputer, watch black holes collide

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And somewhere within the simulation...

Is an Elon Musk saying 'We're living inside a simulation'

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Kremlin wants to shoot the Messenger, and WhatsApp to boot

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"give FBI director James Comey proof"

Proof that he thinks like a pinko commie subversive ?

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Facebook to stalk shoppers

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Re: Yuck!

Good old Marshmallow. FB denied location, microphone, etc

By 'Good old' I mean they finally had to put proper permission control in at last.

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for the price of 36 Instagrams

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I found the synergy!

" intelligent and delightful"

Two things I associate with neither company - there's the commonality!

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TeslaCrypt tamed

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Good.

See title

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Don’t let the Barmy Brexiteers wreck #digital #europe

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Vapists

Not 'vapers'. Plus the negative rhyming slang connotations....

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Surveillance forestalls more 'draconian' police powers – William Hague

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Re: "Lord" Hague

Instead of 'Privacy and Security' I wish they'd just call a spade a spade and say 'Privacy and Knowing everything about you whenever they want'

Security isn't about being able to read people's data, ironically in a digital context it's actually about preventing people reading your data and getting access to your stuff.

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European Patent Office blocks staff reading critical articles at work

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FAIL

Brexiteering

I notice next to no one is telling people to vote 'stay' ... perhaps because it's such an obvious choice.

Meanwhile Brexiteers seem to becoming increasingly shrill and desperate. Empty vessels making the most noise, perhaps.

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Welcome to the jumbo: Axl Rose tries to take a bite out of 'Fat Axl' internet meme

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Re: Missed one

7. Go on a damned diet

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Mars One puts 100 Red Planet corpses colonists through fresh tests

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How's it funded, though

If it's reality TV then ultimately there's some seed funding and then advertising sales are supposed to fund it (make profit)? (Unless I missed something)

So presumably, if the popularity of the show wanes and advertisers place their ads elsewhere then the colonists die from starvation or some other lack of supplies?

Can't see it ever working, even if the selectees don't kill each other enroute to Mars.

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Software snafu let EU citizens get referendum vote, says Electoral Commission

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Re: damn

I do wonder that if EU nations were given a referendum on whether or not to kick UK out...

We're like the dirty little cultureless Americanised blot on the backside of of a bunch of otherwise quite interesting nations. Can't say I'd blame them for voting 'Punt-UK', personally, if given the chance.

Shame, really, we used to be quite good here once upon a time.

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UK Home Office is creating mega database by stitching together ALL its gov records

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Not forgetting...

Good luck getting them to expire data from various sources within the regulations laid down for those datasets to be expunged.

Of course, expect summarised and recombined datasets derived FROM said time-limited datasets to be kept under different rules for far longer, too.

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UCLA shooter: I killed my prof over code theft

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@channel extended

His wife was a possiblw code thief too then, by extension?

Not saying she was, not saying she wasn't

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Kraftwerk versus a cheesy copycat: How did the copycat win?

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Amateur use only

Some SFX records were only for amateur use, I seem to remember the BBC Death & Horror SFX record stipulated this on the sleeve.

Having said that I'm pretty sure FSOL used Dr Jekyll's Laboratory effect on a tune (though they may well have cleared it)

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Take that, Mom! Turns out Super Mario Bros was all about solving complex math problems

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Lazer

I rest my case.

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Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

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Your files are still where you left them

Was the message my laptop displayed to me over the weekend. Needless to say I shut it down immediately and used the other (Linux) laptop to Google for what the virus was I'd somehow installed.

Turns out the virus was called Windows 10 and this was a 'normal' update message from it upon unsleeping, having downloaded some updatey crud...

Utter wankery.

Edit: Not a Sammy lappy, an ASUS Gamer Republic one I recently got for audio work with Reaper, etc

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ISS pump-up space podule refuses to engorge

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Always the red pill

Every time, Neo

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Beleaguered 123-reg customers spot price hike

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LCN.com for me

Been using them for ages, decent straighforward UI, auto-renew if you want it, good notification of upcoming renewals so you can check price if you want, etc.

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Seattle Suehawks: Smart meter hush-up launched because, er ... terrorism

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Or perhaps

If full details of the tender were made public someone(s) would get nicked for greasing the wheels of public office in a dodgy backhanded manner to get contracts awarded.

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Thai bloke battles jumbo python in toilet todger thriller

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Syphon the Python

As per title....

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Troll seeks toll because iPhones work

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"Capable of making a call on Mars or in another Galaxy"

Got you

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Coders crack Oculus DRM in 24 hours, open door to mass piracy

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Re: No they don't have the right to DRM

They made a mint off kickstarter then made a bigger mint off facebook.

Seems to me they can afford to (and SHOULD) lose the KS money if refunds are still available for non-delivered items.

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Boffins achieve 'breakthrough' in random number generation

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I still don't get why

A thermally unstable noise source isn't present on a processor chip connected to a schottky-style gate which is then sampled to generate random numbers.

Using an algo is somehow cheaper/better? (OK, cheaper over mass production volume I can understand, maybe)

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5% of drivers want Nigel Farage to be their in-car robo butler

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No Tomtom Baker?

Bah!

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Non-police orgs merrily accessed PNC without authority, says HMIC

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SO. That's interesting, then.

Logins aren't set to expire on the contract end dates then?

Quality stuff.

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Google kneecaps payday loan ads

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Re: Shame not illegal on TV adverts too

Wonga usedto be about 5800% and I've seen some adverts quoting (in very little fonts) over 6000% in the past.

Apparently Wonga are now 'only' about 1500% APR. Bargain.

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IBM's Internet of Things brainbox foresees 'clean clothes as a service'

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Chocolate raisins

Mice cannae resist 'em

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Facebook debuts WhatsApp desktop apps as Slack adds SSO

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Re: Back to the '90s!

Isn't it end-to-end encrypted now though or something?

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Lauri Love: 'Britain's FBI' loses court attempt to evade decryption laws

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Re: Extradition to a Police State where slavery for black people still exists

Cos they're an Ally. To paraphrase Noam Chomsky :

Ally - Does as they're told by the USA, pretty much blindly

Rogue State - Might do as they're told by the USA, might have the temerity to question it

Terrorist Nation - Doesn't give a flying fuck what the USA wants of them

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French duck-crushing device sells for €40k

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No NOM icon :o(

So you get a pint

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Investigatory Powers Bill: As supported by world's most controlling men

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Re: All hail our dear leader!

You find buddy Holly in the attic next ;o)

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PLA sys admin gets six months house arrest for yanking US Army docs

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Re: Six months only? House arrest, no jail?

No waterboarding either?

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Siemens Healthcare struck by rebranding madness

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Physician!

Heal Thine ERS

?? OK. Coat got.

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