* Posts by BoldMan

837 posts • joined 20 Sep 2007

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Euro Patent Office ignores ruling and refuses entry to vindicated judge

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Lets all play "Spot the Battistelli shill"... oh there you are, I claim my £5!!

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Level 5 driverless cars by 2021 can be done, say Brit industry folk

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Re: Still waiting for the promised flying cars

"greatest thinkers"?????

Are you sure of this?

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Astronomers find bizarre 'zombie supernova' that just won't die

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Re: Bah!

But do they go sideways through time?

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The next Super-Hyper Lensman weapon?

Kimball Kinnison has found how to bring stars from another dimension with inert intrinsic velocities faster than the speed of light and is now inerting them to crash into the Star system that the Eddorians escaped to - its the Ultimate Ultimate Ultimate Super-weapon!

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Lord of the Rings TV show shopped around Hollywood

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Re: Grunts

'Pass me another Elf, I've split this one'

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ATM fees shake-up may push Britain towards cashless society

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> The shareholders who are our pension funds which we need to perform as well as possible so we can afford to retire...

Fixed that for you!

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Chinese whispers: China shows off magnetic propulsion engine for ultra-silent subs, ships

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Re: Can Sean Connery do a Scottish Chinese accent?

The first Highlander movie was excellent... the sequels and subsequent TV series, not so much

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Boffins befuddled over EU probe into UK's tax rules for multinationals

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Re: "Boffins befuddled..."

I wish I could up-vote you more than once!

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Can you get from 'dog' to 'car' with one pixel? Japanese AI boffins can

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Re: Another demo...

Yes but what is scary about this is all the techno-illiterates who reckon that self-driving cars will be here shortly when its obvious the sensor technology just isn't up to scratch yet.

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The UK's super duper 1,000mph car is being tested in Cornwall

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Or a very strong bungee cord

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HMRC boss defends shift to AWS, says they got 50% knocked off

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Tax is paid on PROFIT not revenue.

That said, creative accounting still makes sure that no profits are generated by the business.

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ServiceNow to go mobile after strong Q3

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Whats with the sudden rash of articles about ServiceNow? Are they paying for plugs?

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Humble civil servant: Name public electric car chargers after me

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Its going to be a clusterfuck now that the politicians have got involved...

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AI might outsmart ITIL, make MTBF moot, says ServiceNow strategist

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Nothing new in that - its called a bloody rules engine albiet with some statistical weighting. AI it definitely isn't. Not new, RIghtNow were doing it 10 years ago before Oracle bought it and fucked it all up.

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Didn't install a safety-critical driverless car patch? Bye, insurance!

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Re: Credentials

I was thinking exactly the same thing - she must have very little work to do at the moment except for doodling and "blue sky thinking"... who pays her salary?

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IT resellers, this is your future: Shifting driverless cars within 5 years

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Rearrange the following words into a well know phrase or saying

of Load bollocks old

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Please replace the sword, says owner of now-hollow stone

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Re: Beaver!

Yes we killed it several times but its loot table was rubbish :)

It was a humungous beaver/wolf cross and had an annoying habit of teleporting large chunks of the 'raid' into the lake. That zone was one of my favourites.

I was on the US Galahad server, playing a Minstrel called Kallisti - you may have seen some of my maps from back then...

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I remember hunting the Legendary Afanc in Llyn Barfog back in the old days of Dark Age of Camelot :)

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Capgemini: We love our 'flexible, flowing' spade

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Rearrange the following words into a well known phrase or saying that perfectly describes this activity

wank Load old of

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Boffins suggest UK needs an 'AI council' but regulation is for squares

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Calling it AI is a bit premature but calling it "automated algorithmical processing of data" is a bit clumsy.

Surely this should be about being able to understand (and possibly challenge if required) decisions made by automated algorithms where the decision making process is obscured... "The computer says No" sort of thing...

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Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user

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Re: Now it can be told...

Swapping the left and right mouse buttons on unattended PCs is also worth a laugh

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'Dear diversity hire...' Amazon's weapons-grade fail in recruitment email to woman techie

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Re: What's the problem?

> Giving said employee a complement may get you fired... No thanks.

Depends on the compliment... "Nice tits!" or "i really liked that new method you added to the model"

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Re: Improve gdp?

Correlation != Causation ?

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Trump's tax tease will be a massive payday for Valley tech giants and their shareholders

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Re: Proud American

Looks like Big John has started posting AC...

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White House staffers jabbed with probe over private email use

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Re: Am I paranoid?

> It's golf isn't it, he plays that game a lot.

and still has to cheat!

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Behold iOS 11, an entirely new computer platform from Apple

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Simples, don't let it connect to iTunes - I think my first gen iPad is still running IOS5 - the version before they dumped Google Maps. Battery life is shit though...

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The bigger the drone, the bigger the impact

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If there aren't enough good roads in Papua New Guinea build more fucking roads rather than give Silicon Valley twats more scope to fuck up another country's economy.

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44m UK consumers on Equifax's books. How many pwned? Blighty eagerly awaits spex on the breach

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1) The moment the Sun passes from the Earth's Northern Hemisphere to the South and vice versa

2) A sadly missed science documentary program that used to be on Channel4

3) An album by Jean Michell Jarre

any more?

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Sci-Fi titan Jerry Pournelle passes,
aged 84

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Re: What about Gill the ARM ?

JP wasn't a writer of what became known as 'Known Space', that was all Niven's writing (until the shared universe Man-Kzin Wars stuff).

RIP Jerry, some great books that are still on my shelves... will have to revisit them this evening

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Stand up who HASN'T been hit in the Equifax mega-hack – whoa, whoa, sit down everyone

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Re: Equifax?

Loved that program but of course it got sacrificed in the downward spiral of increasingly banal "science" documentaries that now require some sort of celebrity standing overlooking the Serengeti while wittering about Black Holes and saying "Brilliant" a lot.

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User demanded PC be moved to move to a sunny desk – because it needed Windows

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Re: As any good medical professional will tell you

or the old prank about sending the apprentice to the stores for a 'Long Stand'...

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UK.gov launches 'co-ordination hub' for driverless car industry

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They can take their driverless cars and stick them where the sun don't shine*

*Please insert the shit-hole town of your choice at this point.

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UK not as keen on mobile wallets as mainland Europe and US

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Re: So?

Which is just more bloody work that I'd rather avoid having to do when I can use a chip and pin card that doesn't leak my hard-earned cash to anyone with a scanner

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Asteroid Florence buzzes Earth, brings two moons along for the ride

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Re: That's no moon!

and those were Star Destoyers in orbit around it...

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Connect at mine free Wi-Fi! I would knew what I is do! I is cafe boss!

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Re: Lightbulb moment?

> One of the better songs on "Duke"..

That is not much of a compliment!

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Re: Lightbulb moment?

A human brain?

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Stephen King's scary movie reboot provokes tears from 'legit clowns'

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Will it fail the same way as the Tim Curry version which was excellent until the fucking awful monster was revealed at the end at which point everyone burst out laughing but NOT because it was a funny clown?

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UK govt steams ahead with £5m facial recog system amid furore over innocents' mugshots

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Re: So it's basically...

Still not quite right it should be

"All your face are belong us"

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Amazon recalls dodgy solar eclipse shades that offer no eye protection

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Re: Mirrors

Even easier it to take a mirror from the bathroom medicine cabinet and wrap it in paper but cut a circular hole in the paper. You can than hold the mirror (or attach it to a stand of some sort if you are a lazy sod) and reflect an image of the sun onto an appropriate surface.

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Antarctica declared world's most volcanic region as 91 new cones found beneath ice

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"Hey guys I've just found this weird inscription... it just says the same word three times... Hastur Hastur..."

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Another day, another British Airways systems screwup causes chaos

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It already has been...

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Autonomous driving in a city? We're '95% of the way there'

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So Occado's goal is to eliminate all the jobs that aren't managerial or executive...

Uber's aim is to get rid of those pesky employees who aren't employees...

Um what will all these unemployed people do? Work in fucking call centres that get offshored to India?

Autonomous vehicles will work ONLY when all vehicles are autonomous and even then the BMW and Audi ones will have driving rules that are different to everyone else...

Mr Ludd was an optimist!

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Splinter camo?

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Crypto ban won't help trap terrorists

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And then you get to read a letter about Great Aunt Agatha's trip to visit her relatives with a reminder not to forget her hair curlers.

ENCODING a message is a much more secure mechanism for communications than ENCRYPTING!

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The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

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Re: Bubble?

What a wise and sensible solution! I'd forgotten about bubble and squeak...

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Tomato has no place in a Full English - its a fruit for god sakes!!!! Or is it a vegetable? Who cares to be honest - there is a time and place for tomato and that is NOT my Full English!

Hash browns? yes please!

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You need to assemble a crack AI team: Where do you even start?

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Am I reading the Daily Mash? Does Simon WIlliams have an opinion on this?

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The eyes have IT: TSB to roll out iris-scanning tech for mobile banking

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...and yet another idiotic organisation that doesn't understand the difference between Identity and Authentication...

So how long before their biometric DB gets hacked and all those victims will need to reset their eyeballs...

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Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!

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Re: Talent

'Talent' is a catch-all term for those who appear in front of the camera or microphone...

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Re: What's interesting

Or he wasn't actually employed by the BBC but by the production company that made Top Gear. These are only the salaries of people directly contracted to the BBC so all those like Chris Evans or Graham Norton who have TV production companies as well as BC contracts are paid even more.

That said, so fucking what!

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