* Posts by strum

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Senior judge: Put AI in charge of reviewing social media evidence

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> I can guarantee they will go through every part of it

You can't guarantee any such thing. Defence solicitors are on tight budgets. They can't invest much time or money in any one case - just on the off-chance there'll be something useful.

The Crown is bringing the prosecution. The Crown wants to lock someone up. It is the Crown's responsibility to investigate both sides of the case.

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Scrapping Brit cap on nurses, doctors means more room for IT folk

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Re: Nige is spitting feathers

>the grown-ups

HA!

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> Get over it.

>If you can't conduct yourself in a grown up manner

*yawn*

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Tech firms, come to Blighty! Everything is brill! Brexit schmexit, Galileo schmalileo

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Re: Brexit Schmexit and other Perverse Costly Abominations

> I personally think we'll end up with the UK/EU border in the Irish Sea.

It'll be divided between Beszel and Ul Qoma.

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Re: Brexit Schmexit

It takes a special kind of twat to blame the opposition for the gut-wrenching incompetence/maliciousness of the government.

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Microsoft tries cutting the Ribbon in Office UI upgrade

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Re: "OK I understand that people didn't like it when it was introduced, ..."

>(1) It eats up lots of screen space.

This. It's my screen, my space. MS has no business deciding to take up a significant proportion of it for their purposes (especially so on a small laptop).

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Cloud-in-a-box? Bo-ring! How about cloud-in-a-tank?

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>Let's put armamnet control systems on the net. We all know how safe and secure that is.

And put BOFH & PFY in charge of it.

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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

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Re: Well

>We do not have to apply those rules here.

Just another fugue from reality. No business can survive by producing goods to several different standards. An exporting business will now have to meet all relevant standards - not just CE.

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Re: Dictionary anyone?

>the UK survived for over 1000 years

Did it bollocks. The current UK is about 100 years old. There was nothing remotely U about the K before 1603.

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Re: Empty threats

>Guess what? That crucial network of global relay stations are all situated in British sovereign overseas territories.

Guess what - they're all owned by private companies, under contract.

Guess what - those territories are _sovereign_ - they won't do what we tell them.

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Re: EU Are Being Vindictive

>should we not therefore action the non-payment approach where legally possibly -

God, no. That would mark us as a delinquent debtor, making it near impossible to do business with anyone. No-one trusts someone who tries to wheedle out of their debts.

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Re: EU Are Being Vindictive

>this is about security

Yes it is. Why should the EU trust the UK?

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Re: Well

>The UK's trading relationship with the rest of the EU is not a one-way street.

The EU represents some 45% of UK exports. The UK represents some 7% of EU exports.

That's a pretty feeble lever.

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Re: Well

>Also remember that any new deal must be ratified by ALL the remaining member countries.

And by the European Parliament (but not ours, apparently - that would be too much sovereignty).

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Re: Well

>Its the EU's problem if they want a border.

No. Brexiteers created the problem. They created the border. The notion that we can decide the nature of a two-sided border is just another of the unicorns the Brexiteers are farming.

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Re: Well

>no need to abide by the EU rules/regs/whatnots.

And we'll be free to make our own trade deals - each of which will include its own set of rules/regs/whatnots, along with a dispute-settling mechanism that is out of our control.

Well done!

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Re: Dictionary anyone?

>They are elected to represent their constituencies opinions, not their own.

Bollocks. They are elected to represent their constituents' interests - not their opinions. There's a difference.

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Re: Dictionary anyone?

> If the referendum had gone the other way, would we now be being forced into the Euro

No. A lie worthy of the Daily Mail.

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Re: Politics pc red tape bureaucracy and bickering

>I rest my case.

It needs a rest - it's tired as fuck.

UK & France built Concorde under agreement. UK has quit the agreement that founded Galileo.

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Re: Politics..

>Leavers will take the line that we will decide whats allowed in or out .

No you won't. Borders have two sides.

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>We arnt out of this galileo thing because we are leaving the EU , we are out of it because of a bunch of bureaucratic tit for tatting and point scoring

No. We're out of Galileo because the whole point of Galileo was to have its full facilities for members - with no dependence on outsiders. We have chosen to be outsiders.

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Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

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Re: They learned from the best!

>Whatever happened to that treaty which got signed after World War II which prevented both the USSR and the EU from expanding their borders?

You are letting your imagination run away with you. The EU didn't sign anything with the USSR. Yalta was a 'gentleman's agreement' (with few gentlemen present). No treaties have been broken.

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AT&T gets clearance to devour Time Warner for $85 BEEEELION

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Re: Simple answer went right by the judge..

learer graphic here:-

https://www.recode.net/2018/1/23/16905844/media-landscape-verizon-amazon-comcast-disney-fox-relationships-chart

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New York State is trying to ban 'deepfakes' and Hollywood isn't happy

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>No, there is no expectation of privacy while in public and that includes images taken in public being published. It is polite to ask, but it is not a legal requirement, at least not in the US in general terms.

Nor in the UK. You cannot, however, suggest that the imaged person endorses some product, service, or policy, without their permission.

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If anything, the legislation is too narrow. Why just pornography? Why would it be permissable in advertising, in politics, in anything - to pretend (convincingly) that X said or did something they did not say or do?

(Before anyone suggests this would outlaw impressionists - there's a huge difference between a body adopting someone else's mannerisms and someone else co-opting their image.)

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Trump kept ZTE alive as ‘personal favour’ to Chinese president Xi

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Re: @Rich 11 ... "A special place in hell ..."

>Growth is up.

The Obama recovery continues (check out the graphs of growth, over the last ten years). Trump has contributed nothing much to it.

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Re: "A special place in hell ..."

>Trudeau tried to pull a fast one

Bollocks. He did nothing but repeat what he'd said a week earlier. The Trumpettes just over-reacted to their own failure.

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Re: "... thought his real family were from Raxacoricofallapatorius"

>zilch except for his transparently meaningless fag-packet memo of "commitments"

Just for the record, the USA has been 'committed' to nuclear disarmament since 1970. That didn't mean much, either.

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Re: @Rich 11 ... "A special place in hell ..."

>BTW, didn't the number of violent murders in London exceed those of NYC?

For one month. Where do you get your garbage information from?

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Internet luminaries urge EU to kill off automated copyright filter proposal

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Re: The internet luminaries could simply submit an RFC for a signature/validation protocol

>the reliable signature of original material

How does that cope when the original material is sped up/slowed down and re-saved? Seems to be trivial to defeat.

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EU-US Privacy Shield not up to snuff, data tap should be turned off – MEPs

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Re: Perhaps it's a silly question. . .

>EULA (several dozen pages wherein the jurisdiction of US law and playing fast and loose with personal data are mentioned

Irrelevant. Within the EU, EU law prevails, regardless of any foreign EULA.

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US tech companies sucked into Russian sanctions row

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Re: Muppets.

>For the benefit of all you kool-aid drinking Democrats, here is no equivalency between the US and Russia.

First of all, most on The Register are neither Reps nor Dems.

'Equivalency'? No, not equivalent - but the US and Russia are becoming disturbingly similar, in their pseudo-democracy, their bully-boy behaviour towards others and their disdain for privacy and integrity.

If push came to shove, most would grudgingly accept that the US is a bit more benign - but the gap is narrowing.

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Nominet throws out US corp's attempt to seize Brit domain names

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Re: Did anyone else immediately expect something about hotels?

In my (Northern Irish) youth, Forte meant ice cream.

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Don’t talk to the ATM, young man, it’s just a machine and there’s nobody inside

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Everybody knows that anyone on the other side of a 'Authorised Persons Only' door must be an authorised person.

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Ex-US pres Bill Clinton has written a cyber-attack pulp thriller. With James Patterson. Really

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Re: Terrible writer

>I'd wager that he's actually a pretty decent writer

Nah. Patterson delivers on quantity, not quality.

And Clinton's contribution is unlikely to help.

A few years back, I read a novel by Jimmy Carter - a man I rather admire, as an intelligent, humane man of affairs. The subject of the book was fascinating (Georgia's reluctance to join the Revolution) - but the writing was awful.

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New UK drone laws are on the way – but actual Drones Bill still in limbo

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Non-droner question - 400ft above what? Above sea level, above the ground directly below the drone, above the hill I'm standing on?

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USA needs law 'a lot like GDPR' – says Salesforce supremo Marc Benioff

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Re: Privacy policy law

>Privacy is up to us. Third parties simply cannot be trusted.

So, each of us should pass our own GDPR law? Don't be daft.

Anything this big, wrangled by huge corporations, needs something even bigger to regulate it. That means government. Everything else is pissing in the wind.

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Headless man found in lava’s embrace

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Re: One does wonder

>What would the Romans consider a 'dramatic' sign?

Vesuvius had been erupting for some time (24hrs or so) before the pyroclastic flow started. That's why Pompeii itself was largely deserted. Most of the populace had evacuated - some to Herculaneum, where the pyroclastic flow roasted them.

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Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways

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Re: Usual Beardie/Virgin BS

>For Branson to suggest tunnelling will cost less than surface transport is bonkers.

I'm not sure Branson mentioned tunneling. Remember, Musk's initial proposal was for a surface-mounted hyperloop, on stilts.

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How much is the drone biz worth to the UK? How's £42bn by 2030 sound? – PWC

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"We input our multi-factor productivity figures into our Computable General Equilibrium model"

Yeah. That's what I do.

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Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

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Re: Irish abortion referendum.

>you've just invalidated almost every election over the past 100 years.

Every election over the last 100 years came with an 'oops' clause; a quick opportunity to reverse a mistake.

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Re: Irish abortion referendum.

>As a percentage of the registered voters that's 37.73% Leave 34.98% Remain.

And, of course, we have no way of knowing what proportion of that 37.73% wanted out of the Single Market and the Customs Union. On the other hand, we can be pretty sure what the 34.98% wanted - the status quo.

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Re: Irish abortion referendum.

>For the common market, which was a good thing. We should have kept it.

Hypocritical nonsense. In 1975, the 'No' campaign's main plank was 'loss of sovereignty'. Everyone knew that integration was part of the package. It was never just 'a common market' (and the text of the Treaty of Rome made it doubly clear).

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Re: The more I listen to the EU...

>its powerful top institutions are not democratically accountable.

A damn sight more democratically accountable than Whitehall.

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Re: The more I listen to the EU...

>our representatives have been jaunting all over the place, making deals,

Not a single deal has been made.

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Cyber-stability wonks add election-ware to ‘civilised nations won’t hack this’ standard

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Re: OK, so they asked nicely

>the current conflict in Syria demonstrates that states signing it is rather irrelevant in this day and age.

No it doesn't - any more than a murder means that the law against murder is irrelevant.

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Re: OK, so they asked nicely

>Lastly, these are really just nice suggestions made by some group as opposed to a defined treaty.

There already is a defined treaty (read the article). The aim is to extend and refine these agreements into a new treaty, over time.

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Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Re: da drumpf! da drumpf!

> Iran has stated they want to wipe Israel off the map

For the hundredth time - no they fucking didn't. One chap said he wanted to erase Israel from history - a very different wish, involving the end of an exclusionary, arguably felonious state - but not involving wiping out anyone.

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>Hillary knows how to play the system, how to get done what she wants to get done.

It's extraordinary that anyone would suggest that this is a bad thing. Competence is a positive thing, not a negative.

And if you are hoping that weakening gummint will hand power "back to the people", think again. All that power has to go somewhere, and it won't go to Joe Shmoe. It will go to the strong, the rich, the already-powerful. To corporations, to oligarchs, to pressure groups. Which is why all of these constantly attack 'gummint' (and why they supported 'man of the people' Trump).

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Re: da drumpf! da drumpf!

>Trumps dealing has mostly been in to renegotiate what have already been negative trade agreements and for the most part he has managed to get exactly that.

He has negotiated sod all. It's all been noise - with no results.

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