* Posts by Caff

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The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

Caff

Full Irish

none of this grilling nonsense

Fried soda bread x 2 slices

Fried eggs x 2

Fried smoked rashers x2

Fried sausages x 2

Fried tomato

Fried black / white pudding

Baked beans - haven't found a way to fry those yet...

Pot of Barrys or Lyons

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Hyperloop One teases idea of 50-minute London-Edinburgh ride

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Irish Sea

Wonder would a better route be Dublin - London ? Could also deliver freight if it took in fishguard and rosslare

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Banking association calls for end of 'screen-scraping'

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partially agree with the banks

Forcing the banks to support screen scraping could prevent them from fully securing their banking applications. However if screen scraping is banned they should be forced to provide a common open API that would allow 3rd parties to access banking information with a clients permission.

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Boss swore by 'For Dummies' book about an OS his org didn't run

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preventative

Could be easier at time for people to look for help with problems before they make them worse themselves.

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Forget quantum and AI security hype, just write bug-free code, dammit

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DbC

Coming of age time for design by contract?

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Alleged HPE fraud man Peter Sage once ran dodgy pharma biz

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due diligence

Have HPE ever done due diligence right? Autonomy......

Should el reg just look through their recent acquisitions for future stories

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HMS Queen Elizabeth is delayed, Ministry of Defence confesses

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drones

By the time its in service the F35's will have being replaced by pilotless drones

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Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet

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three ireland

Similar thing happened last year before christmass with google blocking three ireland traffic

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Blue sky basic income thinking is b****cks

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idleness

Why assume people receiving a basic income would be idle? Its not like the dole, you would get it whether you work or not. Therefore is would allow people to take risks and try out jobs they may have shied away from before due to fear of failure or lack of a safety net.

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What should the Red Arrows' new aircraft be?

Caff

who needs pilots

Red Arrows should be rushed kicking and screaming into the digital era. No longer will they be expected to fly free in the air, instead they will co-ordinate elaborate aerobatic feats from the comfort of their drone command center in Waddington.

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Is this the worst Blockchain idea you've ever heard?

Caff

CV's

Bitcoin for CV's and job applicants.

Use blockchain to record your previous work and education details, then through the magic of the blockchain previous employeers and education providers can verify your details and prospective employers can have greater confidence in the accuracy of your CV.

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No, Russia is not tapping into Syria's undersea internet cables

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landing site

If they have a base next to the landing site it would be far easier to simply install their equipment there than mess around in the water.

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OK Google, Alexa, why can't I choose my own safe, er, wake word?

Caff

Campaign ads

It is only a matter of time before US election ads will try using the phrase

OK Google like <insert candidate> on facebook

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British unis mull offshore EU campuses in post-Brexit vote panic

Caff

french law

Its probably the french employment laws that put them off

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Ireland

They may think twice about Ireland unless they plan on building a vast number of student apartments to go along with their campus ( though considering the rent they could collect on them this might be the appeal )

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Facebook, Twitter and Google are to blame for terrorism, say MPs

Caff

back in the good old days

So before the internet the world was a lovely place with no extremists or terrorism or people being radicalised?

oh wait...

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/16/upshot/is-terrorism-getting-worse-in-the-west-yes-in-the-world-no.html?_r=0

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Brexit Britain: HP Sauce vs BBC.co.uk – choices that defined voters

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bonkers

YR sauce beats HP hands down for taste, those brexiters have it all wrong.

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Calling all Droids: BlackBerry’s giving away the Hub

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people hub

Still looking for something as good as the original WP7 people hub, the one thing MS got right and promptly ditched...

I have never used a BB but it doesn't sound like their hub achieves the same goal of a unified messaging hub where you can aggregate messages from each contact and reply to them through your choice of IM/email in one place.

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World religions stake out positions on Pokemon Go

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Animal rights

Whatever about religious objections I am surprised none of the major animal rights groups have come out against it for encouraging children to "capture" and "trap" innocent wildlife.

oh wait.... http://www.peta.org/blog/peta-pokemon-safe-zone-following-pokemon-go-release/

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Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

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unique

If your banking app creates a unique QR code for each transaction that is time limited than it would be more secure.

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Old, complex code could cause another UK banking TITSUP – study

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RBS

Bit misleading to mention the RBS outage expect possibly to highlight scale.

The outage would have happened regardless of the age or complexity of the code. It was an operational issue caused by poor lines of reporting and badly designed escalation proceedures in the outsourcing contract.

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Reskilling to become a devops dude could net you $105k+

Caff

Re: You Try It

Ops are usually paid well as they work shift. I can't imagine most devs would want to work rotating graveyard shifts monitoring batch jobs for finance companies.

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Tesco mobile Ireland fail

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Tesco mobile Ireland fail

Tesco mobile randomly disabling phones with no notice unless people send in scans of passports.

They claim if they notice unusual behavior on a PAYG account they will disable the phone. It is having the expected results... elderly woman missing hospital appointments and others missing phone calls about job interviews.

http://www.boards.ie/ttfthread/2057590673

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E-cigarettes help save lives, says Royal College of Physicians

Caff

not completely harmless

I do not think ecigs or vaping shuld be banned but the additives should be regulated. Just because food aditives used for flavoring are safe when ingested doesn't mean they are safe when inhaled.

An extreme example would be the caramel or butter flavour Diacetyl, this was known to be harmful since the famous popcorn lung case yet still ended up in vaping juice. Self regulation doesn't work, an independent body to test additives may be required or more such cases will emerge.

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Is Dublin becoming as unaffordable as San Francisco?

Caff

Re: Erm, isn't there a housing glut in Ireland?

There really wasn't a glut anywhere within the commuter belt. The ghost estates were confined for most part a 2 hour drive from Dublin. Any unfinised housing within Dublin was quickly finished and sold over the last 5 years.

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building costs

A key part of the issue in dublin is the developers claim that they cannot sell affordable housing at a profit. The main costs they point at being government taxes and levies and the cost of land.

The land issue could be handled by opening up cheaper land to commuters through improved public transport. Or increasing the turnover of land through vacant site levies.

Many people also point to offering a temporary VAT increase to "kickstart" development or reduce development levies, though a criticism would be that woudl simply funnel money to the developers and not result in any affordable housing.

Any developer led initiative though would take some time to ramp up. A government led program of soical housing would be much quicker. Though many people would be opposed to this as they have an interested in the currrent housing shortage and its role in driving up property prices. There is also the role of NIMBYISM that causes huge delays in the planning process.

A good site for reading up on these issues is http://www.dublininquirer.com/2016/03/23/in-dublins-housing-crisis-bureaucracy/

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IBM says no, non, nein to Brexit

Caff

Re: Being in the EU...

Just as easy to shuffle the money to IOM and Channel Islands and Gibralter

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Met plod commissioner: Fraud victims should not be refunded by banks

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prove it

Can you imagine the cost of the process for banks and customers to prove you had used an up to date system to manage the payments? Probably cheaper to pay the compensation.

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Dodgy software will bork America's F-35 fighters until at least 2019

Caff

drones

Wonder are they sabotaging their own program to encourage the use of drones?

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French publishers join Swedish 'Block Party' to pester ad refuseniks

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subscription

I have yet to see an easy to use subscription alternative to ads. I am aware there are a few services that operate on a pay per article model but none that would offer an all you can eat bundle for various sites/papers. I guess it would be too much like co-operating with your competitor to them.

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Raspberry Pi 3 to sport Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE – first photos emerge

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64bit

when it goes 64bit in v4 or 5 itll be quite competitive with most sff pc's

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Pubs good for the soul: Official

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control group

Did their study compare pubs to sports clubs/community groups/hobby groups/ etc.... generally any other sort of social interactions?

I like pubs, but I like good science too.

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Serving up IT on a silver platter, also known as ITSM

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Re: resourcing

I'd like to know why I am required to file spreadsheets for changes too but one does not questions the lords and masters of "change management" where everything must pass through and get rejected 3 times before ending up with the implementation team.

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Caff

resourcing

I work in a large multinational and use Remedy ITSM, however they have not put any resources into the product and use it basically straight out of the box. It is quite painful as you end up working around the system and attaching endless emails and spreadsheet forms to each ticket/request/change

Larger orgainisations can be very conservative to change and commiting to spending on products such as these.

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El Reg mulls entering Robot Wars arena

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controls

Wonder would it be possible to improve on the control and reaction time of a bot by using some of of autopilot system?

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Wanted: 1,400 sales jockeys to flog Oracle Cloud

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"IT jobs"

I am waiting for some politicians to spout out how these sales jobs are actually IT jobs.......

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The new Huawei is the world's fastest phone

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smaller phones?

Phone looks enormous, while the battery life appears great I still don't understand why there are not more high end phones that would comfortably fit in a jeans pocket around the 4.5" range

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How long until we can build R2-D2 and C-3PO?

Caff

Re: Power

No adventuring across a desert for them so.

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Caff

Power

Another issue with building such droids is the power requirements. Battery technology still leaves a lot to be desired and such bots would spend quite a lot of time charging.

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Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

Caff

Rain

Wonder what will happen when during a rain storm passers by get randomly drenched by wind driven rain bouncing off the walls?

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HPE's private London drinking club: Name that boozer

Caff

boozy times

High Profit Enviroment

The Innovation Lounge

The Innovation connection

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Google, didn't you get the memo? Stop trying to make Google+ happen

Caff

follow the money

Considering how quick google are to kill other products that don't make money even if users enjoy and use them I gather that g+ must actually generate some income?

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US Congress grants leftpondians the right to own asteroid booty

Caff

"Disclaimer of extraterrestrial sovereignty":

My dreams of Space Piracy live on!!

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Radio wave gun zaps drones out of the sky – and it's perfectly legal*

Caff

Would this not be lethal is aimed at someone with a pacemaker or other medical device?

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On its way: A Google-free, NSA-free IT infrastructure for Europe

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review?

Any chance of an article reviewing the software offered by Open Xchange?

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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sasquatch

Sasquatch then decided to leave the strange goggled creatures alone in their make believe land.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Hit return

Jesus compiling GODos

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Devs are SHEEP. Which is good when the leader writes secure code

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scope for another article here

Comparing the relavent security tools available to coders

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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Food

I can't eat this?

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Mobile 'fault' forces BA flight into unscheduled Russian landing

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Li-ion

Maybe causing batteries to go on fire is a design feature of dreamliners rather than a defect?

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