* Posts by Boris the Cockroach

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BOFH: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back

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Re: More murders than...

They are not murders, they are accidents, after all, if the dispatch manager in one of my old jobs managed to strangle himself with his own tie getting caught in the industrial cardboard shredder*, I'm sure its easy to for someone to fall out of a window during a meeting........

* PS he did survive.... curse that attentive admin drone and that easy access e-stop button.....

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Microsoft cracks open patch mega-bundles for biz admins, will separate security, stability fixes

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Hells bells

Is this a sign that m$ are listening to customer complaints instead saying "fuck you"

Or is it more of a sign that they're going to be releasing major updates to win10 every 6 months and dont want to completely piss everyone off all at once

In any case.. its too late here,... see icon

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Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

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Re: Introductory

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My first exposure to OO was in VB5 - a really bad way to learn OO. I didn't really understand what was going on until I studied Smalltalk as part of an OU course. Easy to transfer those skills to C# and Java.

Dont tell me you suffered M206 and those f***ing frogs?

<<<also suffered the delights of Jean Bacon and M301... a rghhhhhhhghghghghhghggh

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Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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I'm voting

Cthulhu

Why vote for a lesser evil?

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Regulate This! Time to subject algorithms to our laws

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Remember

one of the oldest rules in computing

Garbage in , garbage out.

You can have the most wonderful algorithms ever, and completely proven to work doing what they are suppossed to be doing. sadly the data entry gets a minus sign in the wrong place, and next thing you know is that mariner 1 does a 180 degree turn at mach 2

But the idea of regulation does raise a concerns. are they qualified to do the job? how long will they take to do the job? how much will it add to the cost? and finally what happens when they f*** up as well?

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Printer blown to bits by compressed air

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Re: The worst sounds in the world..

Nope far worse is when you've spent 1/2 a day dismantling a wonky gripper robot, laid all the screws/bolts/clips out on a nice labeled piece of paper, and just about to replace the bent part when the apprentice is told by the boss to clean up and the dumb **** uses an airline....

And the most horrible noise you can imagine is just what did I did to him afterwards...... second only to the noise of 30 odd screws hitting the back of the machine and disappearing into the hyperspatial dimension most screws end up in after being fired off the table with an airline...

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BOFH: Defenestration, a solution to Solutions To Problems We Don't Have

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our turd

is'nt in the bosses drawer.... it ended up in the chair......

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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Makes you

think what OS is running on the GCHQ/Mi5/Mi6 systems..

Cant be nice to suddenly find m$ slurping data from innocent security service users when thats their job ....

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Apple fans, Android world scramble to patch Broadcom's nasty drive-by Wi-Fi security hole

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Re: At least...

well if you carried on supporting phones that were more than 12 months old, you'd never sell any new ones

Because I'm still quite happy pushing about a 5 yr old galaxy S2.. it makes phone calls, it surfs the net, in short it still works. why do I need to replace it? (apart from the fact its about as secure as a swiss cheese and I know it)

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Governments could introduce 'made by humans' tags - legal report

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Quote:As another poster has noted, full automation has the potential to move to a post scarcity economic model where work becomes truly optional, and where we all get richer as the automation improves.

Another clueless dreamer

What will actually happen is us meatbags will be put out of work to ensure profits either stay the same or rise.

The people that own the robotic equipment wont care that the machines do 100 people's jobs, they're being made richer.

Of course every company will do that resulting in about 1 in 50 of us actually having to work, and about 250 people owning the means of production, while the rest of us are unemployed, stuck in a sink estate with no hope of our lives ever changing

I'd give it 25 yrs before the machine owners are strung up or subjected to the 'national razor' (along with their lick spittle apologists)

The solution is simple, a national minimum income paid by the government to everyone that ensures we all get a decent level of living, of course there will still be poor folks because some will piss the money away on beer, fags and betting shops, but the majority will be free to do as they like, some will get themselves educated, some will travel, and some like me (much to my neighbours relife) will get guitar lessons.

But that all another dream that will be throughly blocked because the rich bastards not only own the means of production, but the media and the lawmakers too................

Anyway... I'll have a job... as will most of the IT skilled folks reading this... as who'll fix the robots/software when they break?............

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Security co-operation unlikely to change post Brexit, despite threats

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This is only the start

Prepare yourselves for for 2 years of talks

interrupted by various parties on both sides going "WE WONT ACCEPT THIS" in loud voices to the press... followed by the usual mid level guys having a quiet fireside chat over drinks and getting the text of an agreement together.

Both sides have a lot to lose if it goes badly, and no matter what the top guys spout off to the press, they'll be instructed to sign on the dotted line at the right time

And then hail the agreement as the best thing ever while spouting off to the press that the deal was what they wanted all along........

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Microsoft wants screaming Windows fans, not just users

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Re: I rather like Windows 10.

I'll upvote you because you're right

However (and theres always a however)

M$ are going about it in completely the wrong way, We have a product we make and its been made for years, every so often we tinker with the production process and improve it somewhat and reduce the time it takes to make it. if we followed the m$ system for innovation , we'd delete all the machine programs, throw all the fixturing in the bin and wipe the robots to start from a blank sheet. then spend 12 months trying to make it work again while the customer screamed at us.

You tell me whats the better method?

And it does seem m$ are listening......(mutters darkly about forced updates now getting a time to install/reboot instead of killing your PC for 2hrs)

But its too late

Linux mint here... and windows only for the CAM program we use until they release a linux version....

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UK digital minister Matt Hancock praises 'crucial role' of encryption

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I'm a terrorist

and so's my wife

Actually, seriously.. for a change

If I was a terrorist , the last thing I'd do to communicate is to use an encrypted message.

That just flags for attention from anyone interested in me.

Far better to know to read the farcebook messages to me over a set number of days and know to use the first prime (1) for the first message, 2nd prime(2) for 2nd message, 3rd etc etc and extract the word matching each prime. so that an innocent set of messages becomes "Plant the bomb at target #1 timed to go off at 3.10pm"

Dang..... here comes special branch again.... must install a door they can easily kick down without breaking the loc

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Bloke whose drone was blasted out of sky by angry dad loses another court battle for compo

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Re: Surely this could have been avoided.....

Quote: It's amazing what a little actual conversation with your neighbours can achieve......

What is this sourcery?

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After London attack, UK gov lays into Facebook, Google for not killing extremist terror pages

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because

nudity and buskers playing copyrighted stuff are a direct threat to the USA and the loonies in charge over there, hence the quick takedowns

But some poor bugger having his head cut off by a bunch of deluded fools is'nt not a threat, and in fact , can be used to justify ever higher military/police spending/intrusion by the self same loonies in charge............

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

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Re: The key word is 'Ever'

Quote :As usual, the US goes for total overkill and a lot of totally innocent people will be caught up in their search for these mythical 'terrorists under every bed' who are trying to get into the USA when most terrorist acts in the US are carried out by 1) people born there or 2) Legally there already.

3) white

4) christian

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Good news, everyone! Two pints a day keep heart problems at bay

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Glad

I whined at my doc until he let me have 1 beer a day.

although what effect it has on the cocktail of drugs I take I have no idea....... but its fun finding out

<<found out tramadol and paracetamol dont play nicely in your system..... the hard way

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BOFH: Don't back up in anger

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Coffee/keyboard

Having had the ISO9001 man through

last week....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

You lot owe me a keyboard

And thanks for giving me inspiration.....

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Fire brigade called to free man's bits from titanium ring's grip

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Re: Do I see a new product opportunity?

You can also use those for contraception

can be easily sold using the phrase "Never a drip with a jubilee clip"

And its not even friday yet......

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This is where UK's Navy will park its 75,000-ton aircraft carriers

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I suspect

its from the time illustrious set sail while having the de-watering gear running in the main gear box

It got about 2 miles out and went bang due to it over heating and setting fire to the oil mist inside the box...

Also I think the 200 million for a lump of concrete also includes all the other works too... like the habour dredging etc.

And I'm sure its those sneaky germans in their super quiet electric subs that keep putting bombs in front of the dredgers..

"Heehh Hans... this will pay them back for not liking the new BMW M3"

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Family of technician slain by factory robot sues everyone involved

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Can only

upvote the previous.

Where the hell where the procedues to padlock the power supply to the robots?

Which is what I drill relentlessly into the newbies at work

"Never go into the cage unless there is a padlock on the power supply"

But more to the point... the primary liability for that worker's health and safety was the company that employed him, and yet the company is protected from liability if anything goes wrong...

Bet this case goes down the cracks in the law with the equipment manufacturers saying it was the employers fault and the employers saying it was the manufacturers fault.... and the victims getting nothing

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Spies do spying, part 97: Shock horror as CIA turn phones, TVs, computers into surveillance bugs

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OMG!

the government is spying on you

Quick rip out the internet and smash your smart TV....... after you've downloaded a box set of 'the walking dead' and saved tonight's football on the tivo.....

Mind you , one misplaced IP address and the CIA etc are listening to a 4 month old baby sleeping instead of the Russian 2nd trade secretary bonking an MPs typist.....

All bought to you via some need to have everything connected to the internet whether its needs to be or not

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Uber loses court fight over London drivers' English language tests

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Re: Fluent in English?

The stuck lory routine is more likely due to the driver using an el-cheapo car sat-nav rather than a HGV sat-nav that will avoid the narrow lanes.

But then, who does read the big sign saying "No HGVs beyond this point" in petworth town center?

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The trouble with business executives…

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change

the word IT into nearly every other kind of service (my world: widget bashing) , healthcare, plumbing, electrical, and you'll get exactly the same answers from the skilled guys who do the front line stuff.

There is a serious disconnect between senior and board level management and the lower tier skilled staff, and there can be only one reason for this.

A lot of the time in the past , you recruited a few of the senior managers FROM your front line staff to ensure that the board and upper management had an idea of what was involved in whatever crazy plan the 'business gurus'* were promoting this month.

"Lets jump to the cloud and save money on IT hardware" comes the decision without knowing that your 5 nines vital service is at the mercy of a dodgy bit of BT fibre optic cable.

Until that is cured , then we'll carry on fumbling away and getting stressed out over illogical and frankly stupid decisions....

*if business gurus are so smart.. why are'nt they running their own successful company ?

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Infosec white-coats: Robots are riddled with software security bugs

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And my

boss wonders why I insist on the robots either being on the old RS232 network or if they are network capable, having a bloody great air gap between anything that can link to the internet and our robots

Yeah I know that does'nt protect us against the USB viruses.... but it does make it harder

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LUNAR-CY! SpaceX announces a Moon trip-for-two it'll inevitably miss the deadline on

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Re: I hope his name is Jebediah

quote:

Not to piss on your chips, but I think you'll find real life is a bit more complicated than Kerbal.

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Have you ever tried to dock an emergency refueller craft to a spaceship stuck in a long elliptical orbit around Jool?

They would have made it home except I got the aero-braking wrong and ended up deep fat frying my brave Kerbals 25km from the surface of home

Icon..... because everyone who plays KSP sees that from time to time ...

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Post-Brexit five-year UK work visas planned – report

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Re: Meanwhile...

Tom 38

Quote:

Fruit picking, not that tricky. It continually amazes me that people won't move from areas with high unemployment in the UK to work picking spuds in Peterborough, but they will from Lithuania...

The reason is simple: Cost

Imagine you're a guy with young family living in say... I dunno Manchester for example

You think... I'm unemployed, but can go fruit picking in Norfolk.

So now you're working... but you lose a lot of the benefits you were being paid, plus the fact theres no way to commute from Manchester to Norfolk every day, so you have to rent a room somewhere.

But the time you've done that, you find you're £100/wk worse off than being unemployed.

And yes I have seen it happen with an unemployed friend who could'nt get a job because he'd lose so much money having to pay full rent on his place.

And finally, when people go "Lazy brits dont want to work, well , we'll make them" just replace the word 'brits' with the word 'jews' and see how much it sounds like a popular central european political party from the 1930's

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Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?

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Re: Like automobiles ? Diesel ? Petrol ?

Hope so.... lets see a proper adult desktop on our work PCs and then test the users to see which one they prefer....

Then say f*** it and throw out the windows engine and replace that with a linux one too ..

M$ should have been split into OS and application divisions a long time ago... that way we still would have office/outlook etc without the crummy OS under it

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More brilliant Internet of Things gadgetry: A £1,300 mousetrap

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Re: Someone added a zero?

Or its its like mine.... catches and kills them outside, then brings the body in as 'evidence' its got a house mouse and gets a reward as a result.

fortunetly, the more kitty treats it gets, the fatter and slower it gets therefore is unable to catch as many mice outside and get as many cat treats.

I suppose there is an formula for the optimal number of mice kitty can catch without fatter or slimmer.

But I cant be arsed to work it out

1300 quid for a mouse trap..... jeez rentokill has been taking lessons from BAE in fleecing the government

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Round-filed 'paperless' projects: Barriers remain to Blighty's Digital NHS

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Having watched

the wonders of e.mailed prescriptions (actually held on a central spine of some sort).........

I'm happy to stick with the green bits of paper thank you.

"But the doctor mailed it yesterday"

"No sign of it here"

Cue another 10 min wait until the patient admits she spells Smith s-m-y-t-h and then the guy finds it in 2 seconds flat....

And all the time I can see my package of heart pills and opium sitting on the shelf within 4 feet of me.....

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FAKE BREWS: America rocked by 'craft beer' scandal allegations

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Another

vote up for Westons cider.... I loved the vintage brew ahh was good stuff until heart disease and doctors stopped me drinking... curse curse.

But back on subject, I've had some bloody good american beers when I've been over there....... plus been served cold fizzy stale gnats urine.

Try the Portland brewery in Oregon, they do (or did) a damn good porter... even managed to impress an old friend who was into all this 'craft beer' bollocks... mainly because she worked in a pub and knew what good beer was

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Hold the phone! Crap customer service cost telcos £2.9 BEEEELLION in 2016

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Can I complain

about my GP who's practise has moved to a call queuing system instead of the old "engaged tone" thing

Because its nice to know you are number 12 in the call queue, and 10 mins later you are told you are number 11, while paying for the call thats liable to last another hr....

PS. Does'nt matter anyway, I can walk to the practise in 6 mins or call a taxi, and say when I get there... its quicker and cheaper to get a taxi here that wait in your ^**&$%*&%ing call queuing system..

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Totally not-crazy billionaire Elon Musk: All of us – yes, even you – must become cyborgs

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Re: I'm baffled.

How do they get rich?

Well usually what happens is that you get a 100 people who come up with 100 ideas for a business

90 of those plans are complete and utter bollocks and deservedly sink without a trace taking the investors money with them.

9 of those plans struggle on and on and on before being put out of their misery (or the ideas guy manages to sell it off to a sucker)

1 business plan is huge and enables the ideas guy to retire comfortably with several 100 billion dollars, while the backers also make 100 billion dollars(and the money back they sank into the other 99 ideas)

Of course at this point , our hugely successful and rich genius needs to replicate the previous success to prove it was not a fluke

Musk is that man.. hence the huge number of daft ideas coming out in the vain hope 1 makes him another 100 billion dollars....

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You want WHO?! Reg readers vote Tom Baker for Doctor 13. Of course

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Re: YOU HAVE A WOMAN'S BOTTOM!

"He was only a third rate sailor but a first rate second course"

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All of Blighty's attack submarines are out of action – report

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Re: Errata

Quote: Numpties the lot of them.

It has ever been so.... even back in my youthful days where we did various naughty things, the MOD penny pinchers did their level best to f*** everything up

We wanted 5 tools for machining a very horrid alloy for job involved with those ungentlemanly war machines with bubbleheads in them (submarines to you lot).

MoD thought they cost way too much and cut the order down to 2... which broke 2/5 of the way through the job(hence the need for 5).

Upon the gold braid arriving, my manager invited said numpties down to the factory floor to explain to the brass exactly why 2 million pounds of kit was sitting on our floor because they did'nt want to spend 200 quid on tools.....

It was one of those popcorn moments you treasure forever

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Windows 10: What is it good for? Microsoft pitches to devs ahead of Creators Update

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Windows 10

what is it good for?

In my world, running office/outlook and the CAM software we use.

Cant say at home because i'm win7 for games and linux mint for everything else

Oh and whoever came up with "win10 is updating/downloading a completely new OS" thing that can lead to an hrs delay in starting work should be made to use a bleeping win10 machine that takes an hr to boot in the morning while having his boss scream at him about how urgent the task he cant do is, then reboots in the afternoon deleting most of the work he's just done

And repeat that for a month

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SQL Server on Linux? HELL YES! Linux on Windows 10? Meh

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Well

maybe microsoft are coming round to "theres money to be made from linux"

Which could mean (stand by for the 2 minute hate) M$ office on Linux.....

Imagine that.... no more insecure wondering about if staff open a mal-ware email....

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Revealed: 'Suicide bomber Barbie' and other TSA quack science that cost $1.5 billion

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Re: Is "Black Country Accent" on the list??

You think thats bad.... wait until you set off the metal detectors .....because of the surgically implanted metal that holds your leg together...

"look out hes got a suicide leg!"

Boris

<<despising the twonk staffed agency since they cut the straps on his backpack in order to open it....... the helpful plastic clips that held it shut were 1 inch away ....

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Trump's immigration clampdown has Silicon Valley techies fearing for their house prices

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Re: I tried to order a pizza last night...

Did you have to pay for the wall across it too?

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US tech giants take brave immigration stand that has nothing to do with profit whatsoever

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Re: "That setter needs at least a technical college if not an engineering degree. "

I'll answer most of the above posts

In order to qualify for what I do, you need a decent educational level, 4 years worth of training, and then 5 years more experience..... that gets you about 25K a year. thats a right put off to anyone capable of putting up with 9 yrs worth of learning

Not all workers in this industry are capable of being setters, especially in the high value stuff we do.

Think of it as being a clerical worker vs a sys admin .... you wouldn't want one of the clerical staff loose on an important server...

As for 'superiors prevent people from setting the machines' that is because they think only of the money a setter costs vs a min wage operator, and then learn the hard way that you cant employ a min wage guy to do my job.

EG by spending 1.5 million pounds on CNC machinery, another 250K setting it up to produce lots of widgets, then firing all the skilled staff and hiring no skill staff to replace them.

Worked well until the unskilled guy loaded a 300mm long tool into the incorrect place in the magazine.

Made quite a bang and mess according to the service engineer who had to spend 6 days fixing the wreakage.... so they banned the unskilled from making any changes.. including changing blunt tools....... BANG ....... and the service engineer is back again, rolling his eyes and going 'tsk tsk'

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Re: "welcome the changes your administration has made in recent days."

That is one dream that is NEVER coming back

The old 'mass employment in manufacturing' thing.. aint never going to happen

Why? Simple

In the bad old days, we made a widget, it took 2 lathes,, 3 milling machines ,2 machine setters and 5 operators

Today we make the self same widget... it takes 1 machine and 1 setter, and anyone walking past who notices the feed magazine is getting low.

Are we dumb enough to go back to 7 people to make that part... with the resulting prices rise?

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Government to sling extra £4.7bn at R&D in bid to Brexit-proof Britain

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Yay

More robotics

Means more profits

Why

Because you can dump those expensive messy humans and replace them with machines that dont go on strike/toilet breaks/lunch breaks/need to sleep

Although they do have a mind of their own when you desperatly need them and then they break down

Boris <<< currently struggling with a split hydralic hose

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Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov

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"sad depletion of US military"

Is that the same one that has 11 carrier battlegroups to the rest of the worl'd 6 or 7(if we include our 2 1/2 finished ones)

Or the same us army that told congress "we dont need another 100 abrams tanks" but they got given them anyway

or the same air force that has enough firepower to defeat any 1 nation on the planet then bomb it flat

or 20 boomers(ballistic missle subs) each can be armed with over 200 nukes each

or

or

or

lets face it.... is it sane to use a 2 billion dollar aircraft carrying a 1 million dollar bomb , flown by a 120 000 dollar/yr pilot aiming at some guy in a 500 dollar pickup holding a 20 dollar rifle?

And to all the nay sayers I'll add this

read 1984 and what it says about perpetual war

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Deadly Tesla smash probe: No recall needed, says Uncle Sam

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You can fix

stupid, but generally dont have to bother since it can take itself out of the gene pool quite nicely

Should have eye tracking cameras installed.... if the driver does'nt look out of the windscreen for 2 seconds it sounds a loud alarm and starts droppping the throttle...

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Why Theresa May’s hard Brexit might be softer than you think

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Dont worry

This is typical pre talks shouting, just like the shouting done by EU officials

Right now, behind the scenes, EU and british officials are having nice cozy chats about seeing whats possible and what is'nt.

These talks will detail subjects and topics to be covered by the main talks with the agreements already pre-written

Before article 50 is enacted you can be sure that various parties will grandstand with storming out of the talks with "WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING THAT!" shouted across the press.

Until finally an agreement is signed acceptable to all but the most die hard opposition on both sides.

Because thats how the good friday agreement was made and that was a damned sight harder than any EU talks will be

Anyways... see Icon

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Tech moguls dominate Oxfam's rich people Hateful 8

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But everyone loses

when the multi-billionaire buy a classic car to restore

Because 1 million people with 5K each can buy a whole lot more cars 1 someone who spends 10 million on a rust bucket ferarri.

Thats the deal Henry ford worked out when he began making the model T, he paid his workers twice the going rate, the banks and rivals said he was crazy and never make any money, but his factories prospered and many ford workers bought model Ts

Thats why "trickle down" economics does'nt work... because the more you give to the rich, the bigger the glass they can afford....

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Microsoft sued by staff traumatized by child sex abuse vids stashed on OneDrive accounts

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To most of the comments here

I'd say bollocks

There are 2 issues here, the first AND the most important is that a number of m$ employees who had no support from the company had to view when the automation came up with a dodgy pic/video.

Now the cops who do this stuff usually burn out after a few months, and they have trained councilors and therapists etc etc.

To those saying 'get over it , its only a picture , thanks to m$'s way of dealing with files you get to see picture 100 after picture 10, so you may see the start of the abuse, followed by the end result, then have to trawl through pictures 11 to 99 knowing exactly whats going to happen to the victim. And know that this shit is for real, no stunt doubles, no fake blood, no sound effects woman screaming into a mic.

and to say to people having to view that sort of shit "just go for a coffee and come back tommorrow" is completly irresponsible.

As for the 'outrage' of having m$ trawl through your data if you upload it to their servers.... what do you expect? you would'nt upload a bunch of nsfw pictures to your company server would you? and then expect to have a job when someone asks why your 'pr0n_here' folder is 480 gig?

"But its my data" comes the wail... not if its on someone else's computer it aint. and they'll be the ones put out to hang if a search by the cops happens to find it

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Elon's SpaceX gets permission to blow up another satellite or two

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Re: " wonder why people latch on to the very rare failures of SpaceX"

Atlas series of missiles has a very very long history behind it, most of it paid for by the US taxpayer, and even then, some never made it to orbit for various reasons, and who can forget the very first Ariane 5 launch... where to save money they used the Ariane 4 flight software.

Which was fine until it decided it couldnt handle the flight and decided to do a 180 turn at mach 1.5

SpaceX have done a good job so far, let down in one accident by a faulty component, and by pushing the envelope on rocket fueling in the other one.

All done on a budget a lot lot lot lot smaller than Ariane or Atlas had.

Oh and they've been the first to recover a used first stage on land.. and on a barge 100 miles out at sea

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Slim pickings by the Biggest Loser: A year of fitness wearables

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I bet

hes got a flat tyre around the waist now rather than a spare tyre.

On the bright side , you could have it removed and thus never be able to get fat again for risk of tearing in 1/2 or leave it so you have plenty of spare skin if you get burned...

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British military laser death ray cannon contract still awarded, MoD confirms

Boris the Cockroach
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BAE id involved the price tag will suddenly shoot upto to 250 million per ship, just like the e-mag catapults for out carriers did when the US manufacturer said they could supply them at 200 million a piece and BAE wanted 2 billion to fit them.......

But then BAE offer juicy fat non-executive directorships to retired politicians..... alledgedly

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