* Posts by Jason Bloomberg

1838 posts • joined 8 Mar 2008

Mythical broadband speeds to plummet in crackdown on ISP ads

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Re: Well...

I am on Virgin cable and get the advertised 'up to' speeds most of the time, slightly less at peak times.

'Average' is better than 'up to' but the real problem is that no single statement of speed tells the full story.

A better guide would be a table which shows what speeds 50% of customers are getting at particular times, weekdays and weekends, at peak, daytime and overnight, or what percentage gets what is advertised at those times.

Local, regional and national figures would also help. I don't expect all that data to be included in every advert, but they should all be required to make that information public.

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When it comes to ML, reports of JavaScript's death are exaggerated

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Every language has something which some will call 'so insane' that it rules out using it for them.

Automatically creating a local variable when I have forgotten to specify that as 'global' or have typed a variable name wrongly has driven me nuts using Python. "Syntax error" in a line other than the one the error is actually in has had me scratching my head at times. Some people truly hate Python's rigid indentation rules or other peculiarities of syntax.

As Dylan put it; "And the first one now will later be last". I have lived through so many "best language" eras that I have lost track.

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Bitcoin outfit 'Tether' reveals US$31m BitBuck BitHeist

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Re: Load of nonsense

They did not steal bitcoin, only tokens, and AIUI those have now been declared as worthless; the token's source and its value can be checked before any exchange for something else proceeds.

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National Cyber Security Centre boss: For the love of $DEITY, use 2FA on your emails, peeps

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2FA on emails

"We recommend that everyone puts 2FA on their emails"

Maybe it's because it's cold outside and not all of me has warmed up; but what does that even mean?

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Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Google's Pixel security team

You cant say there is a risk this has a race but fuckit, lets ship and seeif it crops up in the wild.

It's a tough one. Live with potential bugs or ship with a fix which may itself cause problems with a fall-back for when it does?

It's Linus's project so I guess he gets to decide. I am not always convinced he gets it right and I often dislike the way he deals with those who hold a different opinion to his own.

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Pawnbroker pwnd: Cash Converters says hacker slurped customer data

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Re: Limited value?

"Customer data" presumably includes those buying as well as those pawning. There's often some fairly expensive kit for sale and not all sellers are skint, they just want a few quid without the hassle of private selling.

I haven't bought anything really expensive from Cash Converters or similar outlets but have picked up plenty of bargains; electronics, DVDs, box sets.

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Google says broader right to be forgotten is 'serious assault' on freedom

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Re: An interesting case

On the other hand, must anyone who has genuinely turned themselves around, are no longer what they were, be forever forced to be haunted by their sins and crimes of the past?

It undoubtedly depends on what those errors were, what the exact circumstances are now and were back then, how long ago in the past such things occurred.

There is no simple 'one size fits all' solution and we need to recognise that.

While Google and everyone else should have the right to say how they think things should be we must be careful not to let individuals or businesses become universal or sole arbiters of how things will be.

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Re: Wonder how many of these right to be forgotten people

Right to be forgotten is a far too easy way for politicians and influential people to hide things about their activities that may look a bit iffy

Which is why we have public interest exceptions and not an absolute right to privacy. As long as that continues to apply there should be no major problems.

When right to be forgotten is used tro remove information about someones fraud convinction (and this person is now out of jail and years later still doing business deals,) then that sort of iunformation shuld not be purged as it is useful for people to be aware of

The right for criminality to be forgotten, when that applies and to what extent, is already enshrined in British law.

You - and Google - are simply saying British law has got it wrong, you know better. Perhaps you do but that doesn't mean you should be allowed to ride roughshod over the law just because you don't agree with it.

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Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say Brit cyclists

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There is no reason driverless cars should be less safe for cyclists than cars controlled by a brain.

I think we all know what the reality will be; brains fuck-up and so will software.

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80-year-old cyclist killed in prang with Tesla Model S

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Re: The Man Who Fell To Earth

On balance, it would seem to be more likely that the car hit the cyclist than the cyclist hit the car.

I don't know if that is the statistical case and, even if it was, that doesn't prove it is the case here.

I refer the jury to my mate who cycled down a long straight road and right into the back of a double-decker bus which had been parked up after breaking down. He still has no idea how he never saw it and has always been honest about it being his own fault.

These things happen, the mind wanders, then >BANG<

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Re: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Lots of butthurt Tesla owners here?

I doubt it. More what James O'Shea says above; you are casting aspersions which are completely unfounded and unwarranted.

I am not even convinced of the merit of reporting this incident here. On the evidence so far, it seems no more than the sadly all to familiar tragic road collision between car and cyclist. The only reason it has been reported here is because it is a Tesla and not some other vehicle. It would be merely speculation that it was the fault of the Tesla driver, the Tesla itself, or arose because of the nature of that Tesla.

It's not far above the level of clickbait.

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Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

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That's a nice assertion from Plusnet that their "consumers" (I dislike that word, why are we never "customers" any more!) are less intelligent and more easily misled.

But isn't it the ASA saying "consumers" are more stupid, telling PlusNet and others that they have to explain it to "consumers" but hadn't, until now, insisted they must do the same for "business" customers?

If the ASA had done the right thing in the first place, insisted all advertised pricing must be clear and obvious to anyone, there likely wouldn't have been a problem, PlusNet would likely not have tried to scam businesses in the way it was no longer allowed to scam customers.

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Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

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Re: I always wanted to be an organ grinder's monkey

You either change or die. Such is life.

It doesn't have to be that way. Mozilla did not have to turn off support for legacy extensions; they have chosen to.

But you are right, it is increasingly "you have no choice". That's quite depressing.

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I always wanted to be an organ grinder's monkey

I don't see why they cannot continue support for legacy extensions. Warning that "this might be slowing your browser down - don't blame us" would be better than not continuing support.

Instead, Mozilla simply add themselves to the long list of others who choose to dictate what users will get, will have to put up with, rather than letting users decide for themselves.

I don't know if the change will affect me or other staff but it's annoying that it's another thing I have to worry about which I shouldn't have to. I'll be disabling auto-updates until I can find some time to assess the impact.

Thanks for the heads-up.

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Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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Re: maliciously possessing an explosive substance

"Possession" does not necessarily mean the common dictionary definition but how it is defined by law and case law. Also, the offence seems to be "possession of an explosive substance" which is different to "explosive device". It could have been possession of a non-viable explosive device which still contained explosive substance. It could possible refer to the detonator rather than any primary explosive.

The defence team likely argued it wasn't as charged, and the court found otherwise. To imagine they convicted for an offence which it clearly wasn't doesn't seem that likely to me. But courts are not infallible which is why we have appeal courts.

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Um, car bomb? Yet, no "link to terrorism"? Yeah, sure.

Maybe he had a problem with his mother-in-law, could not get hold of an assault rifle, and decided it was easier to blow up the 'church' she attended?

Because that's terrorism right?

In fact, from reports I have read, that seems to be pretty much it. He's a Sikh and had a falling out with his parents, presumably also Sikhs. So no "terrorism", no "wanting to murder infidels for their religion", just common or garden grudge, seeking to blow up their car, seemingly with them in it. Hate towards his parents getting out of control.

Take your anti-Muslim bigotry elsewhere.

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Evil pixels: Researcher demos data-theft over screen-share protocols

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Prior Art

Almost 25 years ago the Timex Datalink watch could be programmed by placing it against a monitor and flashing pixels at it. This seems to just be a higher bandwidth version of that.

The problem appears to be in getting the screen flashing code on to the target. One could avoid having to do that by using a 'type', 'cat' or some hex dump command and running virtual OCR software at the receiving end. Slower but easier to pull off.

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You know what's coming next: FBI is upset it can't get into Texas church gunman's smartphone

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Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone

theres no way in hell theyd be able to get rid of the millions of guns in circulation , especially with 50% of the population in the "pry it from my cold dead fingers" demographic.

It could be done. It wouldn't be pretty and there might be a lot of cold dead fingers stretching out for taken guns afterwards.

It is having the will to do it which is the obstacle, deciding that is the thing to do for the greater good. It likely won't be as easy and as bloodless as it was in Australia. It would likely require some sort of revolution in America to bring it about, a "grand reset". I can't see that happening any time soon.

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Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone

Fucking idiots, quite how anyone can say with a straight face that removing guns from the hands of the public wouldn't help prevent this sort of tragedy is beyond me.

The counter argument goes that if the bad guys are using guns when the good guys have guns, they will still be using them when the good guys have surrendered theirs. Limiting gun sales won't prevent bad guys having guns. Removing guns doesn't make things better, only worse.

America is a fucked-up country starting from a fucked-up position while the rest of the civilised world are in the better position of preventing their countries from becoming fucked-up. Americans therefore see things differently to how others do.

While America believes it is better to have guns than not, believes having guns saves more lives than are taken by guns, it's going to stay how it is. Innocent people dead is simply the acceptable price to pay for having those guns.

America is beyond the tipping point and it's a long hard road back. It may be impossible because fucked-up America is not prepared to do what is needed to be done.

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Don't worry about those 40 Linux USB security holes. That's not a typo

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Wakey, wakey.

There's a significant difference between gaining access through a physical device and the attacker needing to have personal and direct physical access to the equipment being attacked. The attacker can be physically distant to where the attack is taking place.

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Parity calamity! Wallet code bug destroys $280 MEEELLION in Ethereum

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Re: How many DevOps are we talking about here

Except one does not refer to persons as "it": animals yes, but persons, no.

Except "it's a girl!", "It's a boy!", "it's a... I'm not sure what it is!"

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Scientists think they've found primordial goop whence life first sprang

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Yummy

I am wondering what would happen if one poured it over a plate of spaghetti.

The one with multiple arms for noodly appendages.

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Estonia government locks down ID smartcards: Refresh or else

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Population 1.35 million

"Acceptance of and trust in the technology is widespread, so the need to update cards will likely be regarded as an inconvenience rather than something that might undermine longer term confidence."

Yet over half the population "have not yet been able to update their certificates" and the clock is ticking towards the midnight deadline. They might have a different opinion tomorrow.

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Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account

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Re: Obviously...

"covfefe"

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Osama Bin Laden had copy of Resident Evil, smut, in compound

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Re: Not sure I'd believe this.

Osama goes from ultra-devout servant of Allah to a hypocrite

They tried that back in 2011 almost immediately after his death. Had no effect.

Might as well try telling a loyal Trumpkin that their president has links with Russia. They are not going believe you. Fake news. Lock her up.

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Re: Probably gone down

The sea is the shrine, now, then, rather big one at that, if you ask me ...

Maybe, though I don't see any flocking to the coast to treat it as such.

For all the 'it was the wrong thing to do' claims I don't see any evidence that it was. I don't see any credible case presented that things would have been better if something else had been done.

I know there are some who take a view that it would have been better to wrap the body up in bacon, stick it in a see-through box in Time Square, and have it pissed on every hour. That might satisfy their hatred towards him, but I don't think it would actually have been "better".

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

This may come as a shock to many; You're being lied to on a daily basis

As the man says -->

But that doesn't mean everything is a lie or conspiracy theories are the only truth we have.

We are even lied to by conspiracy theorists who seek to push their own agendas and by others who call truth fake news and call lies alternative fact.

Just because something might be it doesn't mean it's true and just because it might not be doesn't mean it's a lie.

As my nan said; "JFK wasn't shot by Oswald. JFK was dead the night before and it was all a ploy to blame Republicans. I know. I pulled the trigger". My nan wouldn't lie. Me neither.

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Re: Probably gone down

Dumping the body at sea and treating it with respect was the solution which created the fewest problems for the future. It's gone. End of. No; we don't know where we dumped it exactly, we had the SatNav off. Sorry.

Whether they did do exactly as claimed we will never know but it doesn't really matter so long as everyone is happy to believe it did happen that way or amounts to having done that.

By dumping the body at sea almost every conceivable plan there could be to exploit the body of OBL was avoided, as were all the difficulties and risks of doing otherwise. The worst outcome would be that it attracted conspiracy theories which would take time to fade.

As far as I can see; the only rational reason for wanting to hold on to the body would be to antagonise those who were willing to be antagonised. And the only people who would want to do that would be those who had a desire for increased conflict.

As it was the west had over-inflated the ongoing importance of OBL, over-estimated what reaction there would be to his death and the damage done to al-Queda. We saw it as a big thing, they did not, they just shrugged and carried on as if nothing much had happened.

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Landlubber northern council shores up against boat-tipping

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Re: One of these days...

I don't know if it's as bad as you paint it in the UK but I would have to admit that I'm not sure what the actual situation is if someone leaves something out with the hope of it being taken. We certainly do have a good number of officious a-holes and do-gooders around. It's not as simple as put it out and hope it disappear.

On the kerb it's probably some kind of obstruction, and taking something on the presumption it was intended to be taken is a potentially risky venture. I dread to think what happens if someone leaves something out labelled 'take this' and then some injury or harm comes to anyone who does, who would be responsible. I thought about putting DVDs I no longer want outside for others to pick up but feared the backlash if anyone took something rated above their age.

Lack of clarity and knowledge of the law is the real problem. I think fear and risk of it not going well means we just don't do that. Taking or giving. Even skip-diving is a dodgy proposition

I suppose one solution is to put things out with a 'please ask to take' note. Once they've asked it's a proper transaction; 'sold (for free) as seen'.

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Judge: You're getting an Apple data centre and you're going to like it

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Sometimes so-called NIMBYs do have a point and their objections aren't purely selfish.

It's easy to throw the accusation and believe they are, and perhaps particularly so when reports on the verdict appears to show they never had a leg to stand on, had no legitimate grounds for complaint to start with.

But the fact it went so far through the court system suggests that's not the full picture; lower courts recognised there was a case argued well enough to grant a right of appeal.

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Hells door-bells! Ring pieces paralyzed in horror during Halloween trick-or-treat rush

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Re: So

At least one of these events seems to specifically be to enjoy a sense of fun and fear.

Is that the one where we nail a bloke to a tree while eating chocolate eggs?

Halloween and Black Friday Sales are American cultural phenomena I can do with out. At least the latter doesn't come knocking on my door trying to force me to be part of the unwanted experience.

I encourage everyone to remind parents there may be paedos and worse behind every door. That way, when those parents accompany their children on the Night of Extortion, telling Timmy and Tabitha they are victims of commercial exploitation gets to where it needs to go.

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Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

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Python whitespace

With the python fad, and it's silly/stupid use of whitespace

That is probably the number one complaint lobbed at Python. But most complaining can produce a convincing argument for why consistent indenting and alignment is essential in any language with nested constructs, even if entirely voluntary.

Take a C program, move the braces up, remove them and semicolons, tweak the syntax a bit and there's often very little difference between that C and Python.

Once one realises it is mostly complaining about having to type whitespace which one would have chosen to type anyway that stops being so much of an issue.

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Forth

I was going to suggest Lisp and for me Forth is something I loath. I looked at APL once and burst out laughing. I find most languages I have used make for a love-hate affair.

"Assembler" I don't even know where to start because some are good while some are terrible; Microchip did a spectacularly bad job there for their PIC chips.

If I had to pick a single language to use it would probably be Python though there's a good deal I don't like about it.

The one with the Advanced Brainfuck Programming Manual in the pocket ->

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Hewlett-Packard history lost to Santa Rosa fires

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Re: Minor nit, and a shameless plug (was: The unthinking ::snip::)

ElReg should have a policy of forcing people to pass "Reality 101" before allowing them to post.

Maybe the poster exaggerated, and Las Vegas style massacres, leaving 59 dead, over 500 injured, obviously don't happen every day, but it seems to me that recorded gun homicides of 10,000 and 100,000 shootings a year are pretty much established as fact.

325 million divided by 100,000 seems to make it a 1 in 3,250 likelihood of being shot in America. Maybe "Reality 101" says different?

All I know is that I'm not voluntarily going anywhere where there's a five times greater chance of being shot dead.

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Why are we disappointed with the best streaming media box on the market?

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Re: Which country?

Ever watched an episode of The Sopranos?

Not me. I know the lead character is called Tony and I know the spoiler for how the final series ends. Game of Thrones might have been a better reference, though I've not watched that either.

I know "HBO"; it pops-up at the end of some programmes shown on UK channels. As to what "HBO" is beyond "Home Box Office"; I'm not sure, but I'm guessing it's more than a production company. I don't know what "Hulu" is either and I have had no interest in finding out because last I heard it still wasn't available in the UK.

I have a Virgin Media TiVo which supports iPlayer and other catch-up services, subscription free Sky, Freeview, Freesat, Chromecast, a PC desktop, a huge DVD collection, and an Android TV box in a drawer somewhere, so I haven't felt the need for subscription streaming services. I'm also guessing anything decent will eventually find its way to DVD, then into CeX and charity shops so I will eventually get to see it.

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Car trouble: Keyless and lockless is no match for brainless

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Re: Reminds me of the time

That brought back memories of my being in a multi-storey, bonnet up, fitting a battery I'd just bought in town for a rather uncommon marque of vehicle. I heard the "Oi! Bastard!" as a big bugger approached obviously thinking I was trying to nick it but had enough time to back up and say "yours is parked over there... I know, because I wasted ten minutes trying to get in to it".

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Hire cars are a mixed blessing

Bring back those happy days when any Ford key would open any Ford :)

The worst experiences I have had with hire cars is when the bastards have swapped the indicator and washer stalks to be opposite of what I'm used to. Bet I'm not the only one.

I once ended up stuck with a Renault which would not start after accidentally touching the door lock button after putting the keys in the ignition. It took ages to figure out the exact magical sequence to turn off the immobiliser. The rapidly growing queue in the petrol station, horns and obscenities, did nothing to aid clear thinking.

I also had to embarrassingly call a hire company when I needed to change a blown tyre. Could find the spare and the jack but not where they had hidden the wheel brace.

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UK.gov joins Microsoft in fingering North Korea for WannaCry

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The Wheel of Blame

Iran. Russia. China. North Korea. Wildcard.

Please remember to spin the wheel every Friday.

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Li-ion batteries blow up because they breed nanowire crystals

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A double-whammy of success

"Every time we tried to view lithium metal at high magnification with an electron microscope the electrons would drill holes in the dendrite or even melt it altogether”

So, not only do they now know how to view them, they also know how to prevent dendrite problems occurring.

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UK's NHS to pilot 'Airbnb'-style care service in homeowners' spare rooms

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Re: Do note, this has now been shelved

Seems they have been scared off even supporting a trial and assessing the outcome.

So, unless some alternative care solution can be found, I guess those patients who would have been suitable for the trial and willing to engage in it will continue bed-blocking until discharged.

I am not convinced that's a win.

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Re: Something needs to be done

And what would we call this purpose built facility? How about Hospital.

Muppet.

Thanks for that.

It's people in hospital who don't need to be in hospital, who could be equally served outside hospital, we are talking about here; "We are working with the local health and care community to provide a safe, comfortable place for people to recuperate from hospital".

It's about dealing with people who are recovering from hip replacements and the like who need to be cared for but don't actually need to be in hospital to get the care they need, who are bed-blocking and preventing other people needing surgery and treatment getting that People who could, and probably would like to, leave hospital if only there were somewhere else for them to get the care they needed.

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Re: What could possibly etc...

But is it absolutely batshit crazy? I don't think it's the best way to address the problem and the AC who removed their post gave a brilliant, if tragically realistic, vision of how bad it could be - I was up-voting as it got pulled!

I mentioned fostering in my earlier post and that could be seen as similarly batshit crazy, putting vulnerable children into the hands of paedophiles, perverts, terrorist sympathisers and criminals; what could possibly go wrong?

And sometimes it does indeed end badly and tragically. But that doesn't mean we don't do it, that we shouldn't.

The places we would otherwise put them sometimes have even worse outcomes.

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Something needs to be done

Not sure this is the solution but if we don't do anything the problems are simply going to get worse.

I would have thought the number of people with a spare bedroom and a self-contained bathroom, able and willing to provide the care and services a patient staying would need, would be rather low. It's something which would likely be better served by a hotel, hostel or purpose built facility.

I can't object to the idea in principle because it seems no worse to me than fostering or putting one's own relatives up. I expect some patients would love it, prefer it.

It's how we do it which matters. Even officially approved care homes don't always measure-up as they should so I do understand legitimate concerns and fears. Trying to do anything on the cheap, without proper and necessary oversight, usually has unintended and adverse consequences.

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BT agrees to cream off less profit from landline-only customers

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if people want a phone line only they should go mobile

I suspect the main reason most people want a landline is because they want an always available link to the emergency services.

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UK.gov not quite done with e-cigs, announces launch of new inquiry

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Multiple studies have shown that vaping is not acting as an gateway to smoking; non smokers are not becoming vapers.

No, but it's not hard to imagine that some businesses, if they can't get non-smokers into smoking, would be happy to have non-smokers getting into vaping as the next best thing. In fact there are plenty of adverts which present vaping as being a good lifestyle choice, are attempting to do exactly that.

I am someone who smoked and has found vaping to be the only thing which has kept the habit at bay so I'm not anti-vaping by any measure, would encourage every smoker to try that switch, in whole or at least partly.

I don't however believe anyone should be encouraged towards nicotine addiction, and I do support regulation which prevents all kinds of crap being put into e-liquids and tobacco alternatives.

The problem I have is with those trying to outlaw or overly regulate e-cigs with the intent to keep people smoking, for their own financial benefit, and those who would deny a safer form of nicotine use simply because it isn't entirely safe. Those are the worst kind of 'do-gooder' in my book.

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AI is worth learning and not too tricky – if you can get your head around key frameworks

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Yay!

As soon as I figure out how to integrate DevOps with AI, IoT and The Cloud I am going to be rolling in the money. Well; once I start running conferences promoting that as the Next Big Thing (TM).

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Tories spared fine after being told off by ICO for election telemarketing

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Re: Ridiculous!

No, those were Gestetner copiers

I always remember the spirit systems being Roneo / Banda. Gestetner being a more complicated 'tissue paper' with carbon paper and card backing which allowed ink to seep through the minutely perforated paper from an inked drum. But my knowledge is limited through it being some forty years ago and my being a child having fun rather than a print worker.

At college we had some fancy bit of kit which could transfer copy to a metal sheet which I think also went through a Gestetner machine, but I always retained a fondness for multi-colour spirit printing.

Best years of my life ->

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Sex harassment scandal scoops up Silicon Valley's Slimy Scoble

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Re: Common Thread?

Is there a common thread these powerful predators have that keeps people in the closet from fear?

Probably the fear that if they speak out they won't be believed and knowing that if they do speak out and aren't believed, that if the perpetrator does then ruin their lives, many will see it as their getting what they deserved.

Speak out and risk ruining your life and career for ever. It's not really a tough call. Few people will choose to make themselves a martyr for the cause, most will choose to do what they consider best for themselves, and I can't blame them.

Add to that "innocent until proven guilty", as it should be. There is often very little hard evidence to support a claim against someone who is powerful, often rich and respected, who most cannot imagine would need to indulge in such behaviour. It can be hard to imagine people with power will have got where they are if they are as they are accused of being.

It becomes a balance of probabilities and our inclination is to believe the perpetrator more than the victim, to believe the victim is more likely lying than the perpetrator, has some sort of agenda, is making it up because they are aggrieved they didn't get what they wanted.

Even where the victim may be believed we know the perpetrator's peers and friends will rally to protect them. Unless one can get past the tipping point, we all know it's pointless to try and do something about it.

For victims it's simply easier to keep one's head down, suffer what this shit world throws at them than invite more shit being thrown.

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Your data will get hacked anyway so you might as well give up protecting it

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Re: Never explained

I recall reading The Far Arena which is a good revival and reintegration into society story. I can't remember much of it except it's about bringing back a frozen gladiator who has a penchant for disembowelling people. Probably worth a read before turning the heaters on.

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Re: Dungeness

There is something about Dungeness I quite like. I popped round to Derek Jarman's 'house' last time I was there. I know he's passed on but I'd much rather think he was out watching a sci-fi space cowboy gunfight on the beach. Though knowing Jarmen; more likely filming half-naked sci-fi space cowboys splashing in the sea, slapping each other about the head with giant rubber willies, while shouting in latin.

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