* Posts by codemonkey

88 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

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BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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Joke

FUD

Take that as you will.

It wasn't just a few credit cards: Entire travel itineraries were stolen by hackers, Easyjet now tells victims

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If you're "quoting" Churchill, then maybe you have to update your thinking, by, like, a few decades :D

Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard

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So what?

Publish it. Who cares. Full broadcast. I don't care who knows where my car, or myself, have been.

Can't do any harm, can it? Oh, wait, you're thinking robbers and stuff, and your house would get done...well, get cameras everywhere..see them get round that. Full publish. No harm.

As long as we allow an elite to control this stuff, then there can be abuses. If we make it all open source and public domain, then there's nothing they can monetise that anyone else can't. And, more over, everyone would be on the system...

Boss planning to tear you a new one? Google Glass is back: Weird workwear aimed at devs, but on sale to all

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Meh

Re: The problem with removing the camera

I agree. Transparency at every level. If you want "privacy", stay indoors. There's no law against recording anyone, in a public setting. I'd go full broadcast. Bit steep though, for what is a go-pro with a cruddy display.

Hey GitLab, the 1970s called and want their sexism back: Saleswomen told to wear short skirts, heels and 'step it up'

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FAIL

Suffice to say, if you concern yourself about what other folks are wearing ( in a non H&S setting ), then you're a dinosaur. Move over, Mx Conservative.

Contractors welcome Lords inquiry into IR35 before tax reforms hit private sector but fear it's 'too little, too late'

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Joke

Don't worry, no one else will either! :D

UK government review of IR35 tax reforms? Like a broken pencil, say contractors groups – it'll be utterly pointless

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FAIL

Getting closer to locker room and early shower...

Good luck with the transition to the sofa :/

UK taxpayers funded Grand Theft Auto V maker to tune of £42m – while biz paid no corp tax and made billions

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Re: Tax Avoidance?

"broken tax system"...ha ha ha

What a time to be alive: drone pooper-scoopers are a thing now

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Happy

The Culture

Ian was right...

‘Alan Turing law’ to give posthumous pardons to 59,000 men for 'gross indecency'

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Re: So in a future distopean world

You can't equate same sex consensual sex with the abuse of children during paedophilia.

You're a tiny minded numbskull. Sorry to be the one to break it to you.

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

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Car Factories

Many more cars produced, MUCH less human labour. Does this author really live in the real world? Human labour goes from "living" to "dead", that is, humans, to artefacts that humans have created ( machines ), in all industries.

Having said that, BI would only be one more way that capitalism tried to maintain the profit stream. A stream, as it turns out, that is shockingly bad for humans anyway. It would not surprise me if they gave it a try, given that QE and the socialising of debt was only a sticking plaster.

End all the 'up to' broadband speed bull. Release proper data – LGA

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DIY.

https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/speedtest/streetstats/

Second 'dimmer switch' star spotted

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Re: Who needs religion?

I think you missed the word "think" in that lovely sentence.

Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

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"Prison officers denied his requests on grounds that Pastafarianism is a parody religion." That made me LOL. Thanks El Reg!!

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

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...baskets...

El Reg....the charmer....

Paper driving licence death day: DVLA website is still TITSUP

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So....

The DVLA has my NI Number...I was not aware of that...interesting.... https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number

PRATCHETT chats to Oz from 31,000m above Planet Earth

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Black Helicopters

So...

Will this prove the Flat Earth folks wrong after all? :D

BREAKING NEWS: Apple makes money

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Dreaming..

I can't wait until they use some of this profit to build things humans may really benefit from...like say, robo-cars....

Driverless cars banished to fake Michigan 'town' until they learn to read

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Flat Earth...

Oh, and you can't get heavier than air objects to fly. And super-sonic speeds, never. As for instant global communications, no way. And you can't get computer controlled cars to go about without killing everyone.... Yawn... I can't wait :)

GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it stumbles on IRC, slaps it in an app

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Ah! 'Ello!

https://ello.co/manifesto

Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

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Hacking

I don't know if I could hack a Mac, but I'd sure give it a Bash.

No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too

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Happy

Re: I'm done

Talking of reactionary ;)

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FAIL

Not that I was....

.... EVERT going to use Big Trouble anyway...still...

Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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FAIL

would i but one..

Fill in the gaps.... would I ++++!

PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister

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Will google be censored

I mean, what I wanted to know about the latest scandal involving MPs; MP has under-age sex with teenage boy. Or something to do with abuse of anyone? Rape Victim harassed by nutty DJ.

If you've got kids and you want to keep them safe on line, take responsibility. You don't buy them a chain saw and let them go into the garden, so step up and take responsibility for your own offspring. Don't expect every one else to "help" you. A step for a hint, don't let them use the net unsupervised.

If we go further down this path then then we'd all just best set our proxys to that one in China and be done with it.

Google begs for secrecy as it files Glass design with FCC

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WTF?

Scotland..

We have a saying in Scotland:

Aye right!

( feel free to argue about the punctuation )

IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop

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Blame

It is always the parents fault....always....he sounds like a catch...well done Mrs NutJob for landing him....and he's screwed his daughter over in so many ways...as you have all rightly pointed out...guy's a twat...just a shame he's an IT twat too...I hope I never have to work with the cnut :)

Star Trek tractor beam to save Earth from asteroid Armageddon

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Happy

Missing the GeoStationary Point

Ah...that title has no meaning...don't let it worry you...

but what we need to do is attach engines to the EARTH. That way we are in control :) ha ha...off to escape from my straight jacket now :)

French court fines Google $65k over search suggestion

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Devil

Focus...

Ford....Not by human thought...so when your car auto-parks over someones' toes....not your fault...no human thought...well..maybe the speed...how long till that aspect is removed? It'll be interesting to watch in any case... I've used too many of these .... now ....

iPhone 4/4S 'self combusts' in airliner inferno

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Cooked Apple...

Apple pie anyone?

If only they were even that useful ;)

Feds nab granny in moon rock sting

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Devil

All together now...

because it's fake!

<< leaves

:D

Samsung-Apple patent lawsuit tally hits 21, and counting

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FAIL

Don't read this...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again....yawn....what a fecking waste of human resources....imagine what good these companies could do if they were working for humanity and not just for their bottom line....all pulling in the same direction as opposed to fighting each other...a doubling, at least, of productive capabilities...in the mean time....watch the court battles...this is, after all, a natural system that must have been given to us by god....

Faster-than-light back with surprising CERN discovery

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Children...

If we, as a species, feel that we "know it all", and that our "currently established laws" somehow describe the totality and that then allows us to make sweeping statements about what is and what is not possible then we are, as my title suggests, children.

Keep asking the questions...

Our fire has become our electricity...what will our electricity become?

http://www.realityinfo.org/evo.htm

printf("\nThat's all...");

Al Gore wants to borrow your Facebook and Twitter accounts

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@BinaryFu

That ID would not be allowed on Google+ . So good luck with your move :)

Martian water slides caught on camera (maybe)

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Go

@Wommit

I'll watch thanks...send me a post card...

APP OF DEATH plots local fatalities on demand

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Meh

Thanks...

...For the link...Now I have to look into what "mobilenationhq" is all about...having just about bought the idea of Basic4Android...hmmm

The notion of developing an app in a browser freaks me....google App Factory...brrr...

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FAIL

Oh goodness...

It produces a web app too...brrr...I'll stick to Basic4Android

Nokia ‘giving away phones at cost’

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@SteveBalmer

The point was made before....in capitalism a company does not get "taken over" or enter into deals that are not "beneficial to it", unless they have to. "They have" is defined as "keeping their profitability", in this case. It's easy to blame M$ if we dismiss the larger picture. For a better understanding of that, head to http://www.realityinfo.org . Peace.

El Reg to unleash rocket-powered spaceplane

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IT Angle

LOHAN

L33t Operation to Heaven And beyoNd?

Landing Obviously Harder thAN taking off... :D

Launch Over Hope And Nous

If only you'd given us a better name to work with... :D I don't know any "celebs" :(

There's no IT in the name...

Intel's Tri-Gate gamble: It's now or never

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Cheers.

The article made even someone as thick as me think that they understand the concepts; thanks.

Microsoft files monopoly complaint against Google

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WTF?

I Like This :)

"Secondly he accused Google of blocking Windows Mobile phones from **working properly** with YouTube." ( My *s )

So you can access OWA via IE and get a full interface but on FF or anything else you only get a cut down version. In fact, as you log in you get told:

"If you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer 6 or later, you can only use the Light client."

Restrictive? I mean, we pay for the service...Oh yeah, there's the problem :)

Google insists it couldn't have been British. Excuse me?

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FAIL

Fiddle me this...

Nuff said

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/fiddling-while-rome-burns.html

Eurofighter Typhoon: It's EVEN WORSE than we thought

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IT Angle

I Love it,..

There are two strands to this story

1) Business as usual. Your tax payers money straight into the hands of private companies.

2) Less murder machines on our planet. Result.

No more killing please people, this is not the dark ages. Fuck, it’s not even the 90s. Time to grow up.

Peace.

I'm still looking for the IT angle mind...

LaCie and Promise Thunderbolt their desktop storage

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@petur

That made me smile..I wrote a very similar line in a comment of an assember(80x86) file viewer that I wrote, many, many years ago. It was able to show 4GB files in the good old DOS days..I wrote..

When we have files larger than 4GB, I'll think about re-writing this....

Time to head to the drawing board...I'll give you a kick when we meet your wake up point...don't get too comfy...

I suppose this is why we're in geek-ness...it's just so dynamic and fun :)

Millennium bugs hit stock exchange

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RBE or RBOSE

Google it...Money is not the root of all evil...of course...but the antagonistic competition for profit is...it pits me against you...money is only the oil...still, we can, as a species, live without either...You lot have just not worked it out yet..one day :)

Time for the brightest minds on the planet to waken up I'd say...

20-tonne space truck heads for ISS

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WTF?

Waste aside...

"If all goes according to plan, it will dock "directly and autonomously" with the ISS's Zvezda module on Thursday, 24 February."

WOW! Really!? We can do this but still we have war, famine, poverty, unemployment, homelessness back down on the planet...tech, I'm sure, will help save us, for sure...I think it's way over time we used it for the benefit of all humans...oh yeah, that means you! I'm connected...

Sony threatens to ban PS3 jailbreakers from network

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FAIL

Que?

"More recently, Sony has expanded its legal offensive to other PS3 hackers by requesting subpoenas that, among other things, would force Google to identify people who viewed videos posted to GeoHot's private YouTube channel."

Really? So "knowing stuff" now is a crime. Well, we saw that with that dude that downloaded that terrorist training manual...I wonder what would have happened to all those readers of the (g)olly R0dgers C00k book back in the day? Rip your brains out now in case you have ever seen or learned anything that you've never put into practice which may or may not be deemed or not deemed "illegal" and against the profits of company x,y,z or the gov....run!

Feck.

BBC iPlayer iPad app out this week

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FAIL

@Martin19

Good man yourself. I was just going to say the very same thing...well done BBC! NOT! Apples belong in orchards! Send them back:)

More functionality or not, this is a development for a minority of a minority...total waste of time / tax money.

'Suspicious toilet' provokes Maryland bomb scare

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Coat

Lethal

Where's Riggs when you need him?!

Microsoft reinfects Chrome with closed video codec

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Flame

...while Rome burns...

Springs to mind....

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