* Posts by Richard Jones 1

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EU under pressure to slap non-compliance notice on Google over pay-to-play 'remedy'

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Blocking Comparison Web Sites And Foundem

I am looking for a widget so I go to Google to find a widget, that is available, at what price and how to get the item. What do not want is a dumb comparison site that has no one with available widgets. As for Foundem I tried the site several times; what does it do? I have never ever found anything even when I specifically tried it directly.

So how do I block ever seeing another waste of time comparison site and especially the likes of cannot-find-anything aka Foundem which in my experience should be done under the trades misinterpretation laws .

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BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

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Re: Next thing you know...

Ah DAB, that stands for Diabolically Awful Broadcasting I believe.

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Google accidentally reveals new swipe-happy Android UI

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How Do You Get a damned update?

My supposedly updatable Motorola G4 Play is still stuck on 6.0 even though it was supposed to get 7 sometime. How will it ever happen is what I would like to know from the lazy blighters in Lenovo. Happily I never put anything important on the telephone brick, so I guess the old OS is less of a concern.

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Facebook tried to access and match medical data – report

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Re: BTW: Anonymized data is a 'fake news' story as confirmed here:

I had a read through your link and to be honest I wondered why I get few adverts and offers then I realised Ghostery must help as they suggested. The bigger issue for me is to work out why the few adverts I do see are so far wide of any use or interest to me. If they really are doing all this huge effort, they are buying old rotted rope not new and three legged racehorses on which to bet. I almost only ever use one device in one location so perhaps I bore their algorithms to dead.

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Wrong Vector But Action Needed

Having had several family cases of interactions between patients and treatments I have a foot in more than one camp. On Tuesday when the cause of my issue was possibly pinned on a treatment I am undergoing, I told to the physician I was already familiar with side effects. I explained that one antibiotic could and often did abreact with a specific pre-existing condition. He was unaware of the issue and made notes to follow it up.

So while @John Smith 'Did not ask for. Do not want.' sadly there is a need for improved understanding of side effects and wrong diagnostic outcomes. I for one need to avoid the issue being kicked into the long grass of prevarication, while patients 'enjoy' such delights as induced Lupus, anaphylaxis, breathing difficulties and other life affecting afflictions. I have severe doubts that Facebook is the vehicle and while Google might also raise hackles, I wonder who has the resources and skill to achieve the desired improvement in patient outcomes.

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1.5 BEEELLION sensitive files found exposed online dwarf Panama Papers leak

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Re: Just because you have found a file on the internet doesn't mean it's a security issue.

Were all of these tax papers in one or two treasure chests from some sloppy accountant(s) or were they several thousands of returns all stuck somewhere by people dealing with their own affairs? The headlines are wonderful fodder but I do wonder quite what was actually happening, e.g. were the files orphaned off by some now shuttered enterprise? Deluging authorities with complaints might be fun for some, but will it simply slow up any resolution?

There are already tens, perhaps thousands of SMEs who are being scared about GDPR and wondering what, if anything they can do. A 'business' with a few thousand pounds of turn over is clearly not in line to spend huge amounts on a consultant to verify their system, paying their increasing business rates is probably further up their action list. HMRC forcing as many as they can to go digital probably have not helped, at least an old exercise book had no online presence or rapid search function and probably held minimal personal data anyway. Middle ranking outfits possibly have more data, processes, and greater risks of missteps and a number of obsolete.systems.

The glib let them fail and put several hundred out of work is all very well, especially if they were the last available supplier. The care sector is already struggling, the loss of a few more providers would help no one I can think of.

I know of a raft of services that are being shuttered offering a range of facilities, it is a right pain in the behind, but no great harm to me, yet.

I bet I see no reduction in the crap mails and telephone calls I get.

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How machine-learning code turns a mirror on its sexist, racist masters

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Re: No Asian, African texts?

It is all fair and more or less OK until the meaning of words in more or less common use migrates either to a less common application or to a totally different meaning. Even worse from a standards point of view, different age bands or social groupings may also assign different uses if not different meanings to words in common use within their groups. The number of words which have dropped in popularity or changed their meaning during my life time is quite startling, if you are sentient enough to think about your experiences. AI is probably not written to achieve that end.

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Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell

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I've Heard of Bucket Lists But The US must Want to be The Slop Bowl of Undesirable Locations

I used to visit the USA in the 1980s, but I moved on from those roles and with the move I broke the association. I have probably had 5 passports over the years I doubt I could find the number on more than 1 or 2. In addition to such now undesirable locations as the USA I have also lived in, visited, or passed through a range of locations such as The Lebanon, Iran, Bangladesh, Italy Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, A middle East Kingdom, India, Japan, Canada and maybe a few others; time weakens the memory. Could I ever be bothered to dig through old memories or lost in the dust of time dates to fill out their dumb form? No chance. Trump should should just put up a simple sign saying, closed to visitors. As for social networking wot's that?

The last five years is easy data is easy, I've barely been out of the house so travelling across the pond is just not going to happen without anyone making it the least desirable location on earth

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Autonomous vehicle claims are just a load of hot air… and here's why

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Wetware Drivers Are not Perfect Either

Round where I live the wetware drivers do not have such a great record at avoiding road furniture other wetware drivers, pedestrians flora and fauna either. Either roundabouts are invisible to them or they earn special points for flattening anything and everything on them. Some also treat speed limits as a sort of minimum target to be beaten at all costs to other drivers.

Having said all of that I to suspect that we are some years away from a really autonomous vehicle, though a 'are you sure mode' of guidance might be a step forward.

As for the UBER disaster, as it is subject to investigation and probably legal action I should be guarded in what I say, but I find it troubling that neither the test pilot nor the vehicle registered the presence of an object in its vicinity. The alarms on my newish car go off only too readily and they are only warning the wetware in the driving position.

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Nest reveals the first truly connected home

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Re: The Smart Door Lock power issue

Car doors have been able to get a power supply for years, if and a bloody big IF you want a toy like this for some obscure reason then do a properly engineered job, not a bodger job with feeble batteries.

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Re: Soo...

I have no idea about other people's insurance documents, but mine specify the nature and style of locks I have to use and none of them described in this write up appear to comply with the very specific documentation I hold. That is quite apart from the existing key fob controllers I already use in an otherwise very low technology almost 24 hour a day occupied house. As for equipping more than 10 rooms and about 20 radiators with thermostats and controls that could be disabled on a whim by the supplier, I am sorry I am not smoking what they smoke, neck or whatever. More to the point with more than one person in residence I can only imagine the potential for anarchy even before the network goes down

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Ofcom to networks: Want this delicious 5G spectrum? You'll have to improve 4G coverage

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About 8 miles north of the M25 I do not consider that I am out in the boon docks, however EE coverage inside the house varies between nothing and crap, though texts do usually manage to struggle through. Frankly what hope has the rest of the country, carrier pigeons?

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Europe plans special tax for Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon

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Re: I'm not sure that targeting specific companies is the way forward.

They might have avoided tax, but tax evasion is a totally different animal and already subject to stiff rules - when they are applied. How many claim their tax free limits in various forms, that is tax avoidance, tax evasion is not declaring your income at all, hopefully all are virtuous in that regard or are we all?

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Fixing Voice Call Quality Issues

We have found an answer to voice calls via EE, have the caller call our land line, which does allow voice calls at decent quality. When completing every sort of form we ask the recipient to only send texts to the mobile but to call our land line to speak, or we deny having a mobile at all leaving the box on the form blank.

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James Damore's labor complaint went over about as well as his trash diversity manifesto

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Re: oh the irony

@NerryTutkins, thank you that explained a great deal of what went wrong and why Damore did what he did. Many people who know those with his sorts of fundamental issues know that while they are not fun the other part of the word after the 'da' can appear to apply in spades. One I know will come out with the most egregious things and be unable to understand that their view of the world may not be shared by others. Once the 'bee is in their bonnet' that is the end of the matter they may not have seen the subject or read an article about the matter but they know instinctively that you are wrong.

Some will never be able to work, some will work for a while then blow up and leave economic activity, while others can sometimes find a niche and thrive. Your quote "all their failures are the fault of others" rings especially true in my experience of several real life examples.

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BOFH: Turn your server rack hotspot to a server rack notspot

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What Goes Around Comes Around

I knew a company which appeared to work like that. They sold their idea to the top of the food chain but we knew they only sold non-slippery snake oil. They are strangely out of business now, something about a bankruptcy the press said. Oddly enough the top of the food chain did almost the same to our company.

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Chrome adblockalypse will 'accelerate Google-Facebook duopoly'

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Re: Blocking Google

I rarely see any ads though I do see the 'Oh dear your blocking our irrelevant crap' complaints, just before I leave their site.

I decided to give Chrome a punt as a result of this announcement, the number of irrelevant, pushy, visually noisy ads made some sites horrible. The fact that the site continued to push text about as it inserted and removed video adverts made it unreadable. I usually run with the sound off as my other crap defence, thank goodness I did so.

Chrome might have some uses and was faster than some other browsers but the price of those adverts was too high to pay.

In twenty plus years of using the internet I have never responded to an advert trailer for films or as I prefer to put it trial by trailer was one of the worst pains before ad blockers sanitised the world.

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Former ICE top lawyer raided US govt database to steal aliens' identities

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@Doctor Syntax

This was not a back door job, this was a cart and horses through the front door, back door and every window job using 'good' old fashioned fraud and timings manipulation. In a single way he was a great example, in the end he got one thing right and became an honest lawyer - by pleading guilty to his criminal behaviour.

In the end it was another great example of the quality of Government recruitment and vetting.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Workstation adds killer feature: No Candy Crush

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Delete?

The first thing I do is look for the crap that an update adds and organise its deletion. Groove has still survived for the moment as a reminder of what I really do not want - ever. The problem is the level of agro that is needed and the time it takes to clean out the cruft

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Roses are red, Facebook is blue. Think private means private? More fool you

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The Ruling Sounded Balanced to Me

I am not clear why social media evidence should really be any different to any other evidence. Unless the defendant objects that it is not contributing or supporting their claim in which case was the claim really valid?

Perhaps people should think about what claims make sense and are supportable with evidence. A claim that you cannot walk swim, pilot an aircraft or whatever after an accident needs to show that there was some capability to perform those activities that has now been lost.

Otherwise it will become like the old joke about a man with a broken arm,

Man 'Will I be able to play the piano when I am repaired?'

Surgeon: 'Should think so.'

Man: 'Wow, remarkable, I could not play the damned thing before the accident'

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World+dog ignores Rubin's Wonderdroid

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Where is The Demographic Or Unsatisfied Demand?

A phone that fills a non-existent gap in a pretty saturated market offering the promise of 'home automation' that the very few early adopters have probably already bought anyway, what is to like? The rest of us have our homes already automated enough. All done with devices do not need to be fondled, loved, constantly recharged or for that matter that do not rely on some distant 'service' that goes to pot whenever the weather changes or the roads get dug up.

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You can find me in da club, database full of faces… but this ain't privacy watchers' jam

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Surely Only The CPS Will Have concerns?

You know the lot who could not even find evidence that showed a crime had NOT been committed when they looked for a criminal. Now they will have another alibi checker looking over their shoulder.

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Disengage, disengage! Cali DMV reports show how often human drivers override robot cars

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Override Idiotic Wetware Drivers Option Please

Where I live it would be nice if some of the wetware drivers had an automatic switch over to something else. One road has a 30mph temporary limit and severe lane restrictions due to construction work just round a corner. It would be great if the drivers were overridden to recognise the No Overtaking (it is a single lane at this point) and the 30mph limit signs. My car has no problem automatically recognising both the limit and the overtaking restriction signs and displaying them on the display module.

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Hey, you know what the internet needs? Yup, more industrial control systems for kids to hack

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Re: Blithering idiots.

Perhaps it is the herbivores herd tenancy? With all those other herbivores to take I should be safe in the middle of the crowd of unprotected herbivores. The problem is that large collections of prey, do attract larger packs of hunters throughout nature that rule is the same. Initially even minimal protection can help but in the end prey has to get real and cease sitting on a plate for the next taker. Getting things right is not a cost of doing business, it is the only way to stay in business. Some constructive guidance for those in charge of receiving the bonuses might be useful, fining the right people who fail is an obvious first step.

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I'll torpedo Tor weirdos, US AG storms: Feds have 'already infiltrated' darknet drug souks

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I do not live in the USA, though I have visited in the past so my experience is only based elsewhere. I suspect that there is scant understanding of the causes of drug dependency or the pathways to such dependency. I have been prescribed tramadol for severe back problems, I found it useless for the spinal nerve pain and, what's more I found it had no effect on mood, euphoria, or anything else either. However, others did find it controlled pain and that the side effects were very enjoyable. This helped me to understand the need to manage the use of similar powerful drugs. The only family 'member' for whom unrestricted access was considered reasonable though even that was in accordance with the vet's prescription was the dog dying of cancer and whose closing days were clearly eased. He consumed his final meal with the obvious relish that only a Labrador can show, and later that night had multiple seizures from 3am onward as the brain tumours extinguished his life. So, I am well aware of (a) the ease with which some people can slide into addiction, t(b) he great help powerful drugs can provide to some living creatures, including humans and (c) the need for supplies to be managed.

It appears blindingly obvious that excess supplies in the USA drugs supply chain are a serious pump primer, if not the main spigot for the consumption of such drugs in far from therapeutic quantities. Though I live across the pond I too can detect the odour of hypocrisy and dishonesty hanging over the USA supply chain. Blame others before blaming themselves is always a good politician's mantra.

Two foot notes, I suspect that no supply chain is perfect and I have concerns that the free availability of such substances here fuelling problems. I have also known those who die from the abuse of dangerous substances and the collateral deaths they cause. One such collateral death was a classmate of my 7 year old daughter.

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PC not dead, Apple single-handedly propping up mobe market, says Gartner

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Re: Not rocket science

Well I am not sure how I would carry a 23 inch screen mobile about and the necessary eye to screen distance might be an issue. I might be only person in the world who finds their home PC and server set up completes almost 99% of their needs with the odd percent given over to phone calls and texts. Sadly the mobile is truly crap for these while I am at home, where a wired phone is the only reliable option. While mobile texts struggle through, voice is useless, baked bean tins and string are better. quality Most of the time when I am out I am driving, so game playing is frowned on, so is trying to do any accounting, letter writing, etc.

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Microsoft whips out tool so you can measure Windows 10's data-slurping creepiness

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Re: If Microsoft's sense of transparency is anything like....

I remember Sony embedding root tools on their CD/DVDs to do very similar things like control your machine. It was so effective at one time that my daughter could not even play Sony disks until they had been copied onto other media. So what were you saying about trust again?

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Software that predicts whether crims will break the law again is no better than you or me

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Expert Systems

The original benefits of so called expert systems was that it was claimed they could take a series of relatively simple questions and lead through a decision tree without getting side tracked or missing out important branching conditions. The tree was loaded with verified stop <> go branch choices with each the result of exhaustive study, rather than the wet finger loved by some 'experts'.

The article does make this locked, sealed box sound more like a GiGo box, (garbage in garbage out). I did a study back in the late 1960s, this conclusively showed that factors then considered too difficult to quantify and thus termed constants, were (a) variable and (b) had far greater effects on the results than items that were studied and researched at great expense, 'the dependant variables'.

Humans do come with some preprogramming to carry out the sort of social studies of other humans done by this magic trick box, so I am not surprised they scored pretty much as well. I think this one might need a trip back to the study room and I am surprised the call has not come sooner.

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Butt plugs, mock cocks, late pay and paranoia: The world of Waymo star Anthony Levandowski… by his kids' nanny

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Re: Seems like they deserved each other...

Go on, your enjoying the read like everyone else.

Its sort of voyeurism by proxy.

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EU court to rule whether Facebook should seek and destroy hate speech

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The Reason For Limiting Words

There are a number of ways in that hate should be allowed to be expressed, I do not feel that hate itself is an unreasonable emotion in all circumstances. To take a moderately neutral example, there are some foods I personally hate, fish of all types, the smell can make me wretch and there is a small risk of allergy to some. I really dislike and will not eat some highly flavoured dishes, perhaps I even hate them too, so far so reasonable. However, I stop short of attacking anyone and it is this assault risk that does need to be controlled. Nothing I have said should raise a rabble to go off and do harm to anyone yet I have written the word hate.

Surely the risks of hate speech only build when it somehow ties to suggesting or proposing action against some group?

"I hate five legged rocks that can run faster than I can they should be smashed into road metal".

I suggest is a theoretical example of hate speech the seeks to stir up action against an identifiable - (though clearly non existent group). So in practice I believe the 'straw figment' is safe from legal assault and can serve to demonstrate one way that the limit on 'hate' should drawn

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If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

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Re: Fascinating

Sadly there is a tendency for those not used to a place or situation to reject the words of those who claim to have seen things while living in the area. Having lived in many places I am familiar with that risk. The stories you are told just feel too far fetched. Yet when you see them played out you face the same scepticism from others you originally felt when you heard it the first time. So perhaps he was simply recognising the innate xenophobia of all people. For most people it does not exist unless they see it for themselves.

For the record, I can well believe that birds will learn and pass on knowledge to others in their group. The birds probably do not want an all out fire, the threat of smoke is probably enough to harry prey. If carrying a few smouldering twigs earns you a meal discount who would not do so? Is it so very different to those probably non aboriginal people gifting their soul, or their very being to a trader and getting a discount tag on their mobile device? I had a discounted meal on the basis of someone else's tag on Saturday, (I had declined to sign up to the place as I wanted my data to remain at least passably mine..

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Microsoft patches Windows to cool off Intel's Meltdown – wait, antivirus? Slow your roll

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Huge Baby Huge

The update is one mighty package it is slowly ticking by one percent at a time.

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Now that's sticker shock: Sticky labels make image-recog AI go bananas for toasters

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Re: Still no laughing matter

To call the claim vetting process AI is pure bunkum. It is more akin to basic intelligence methods from about the 19th (if not before), century. The claim processing will check for repeated information in multiple claims for multiple locations, e.g. same bank details, telephone number, same or very similar details in claim letters,etc. and pass them for the wetware to examine with more care.

That sounds like what I used to call basic pattern recognition though often done by human means when tracking down other sorts of crimes.

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Engineer named Jason told to re-write the calendar

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Re: July and August must Go!

A/C You beat me to it, my typing is slow and crap after an eye operation yesterday.

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The M Month Between April and June Must go

That M word at least suggests sexual ambivalence and a possible route to another case.

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EE Business Broadband digital transformation: Portal offline until July

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Wet String Strikes again

Is it the wet string effect? Please see an earlier news story.

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SEC sends ICO for restaurant app Munchee back to the kitchen

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Duck Test?

Yes all very fine, but could this dive into the financial waters? I guess the answer was it tried even though it was a doubtful swimmer. The duck test worked quite well after all.

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FCC backtracks on helping with neutrality fraud investigation

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Did the Fraud Committers Committee (FCC) find that the IP addresses all track back to a certain Ajit Pai's or facilities linked to him.

The Fraud Committers Committee (FCC) are certainly working hard to protect the guilty in their false statements .

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Creepy Cayla doll violates liberté publique, screams French data protection agency

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Re: Echo

You might have several points there. Unless you are disabled, when such things might have value, what really useful thing would they add to life?

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Re: Why though?

Agreed, many kids preferred the boxes to the contents last time I looked. Though noisy paper and other unsuitable items, think choking hazards, sharp wires, etc. usually appeal more than creepy dumb dolls.

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The End of Abandondroid? Treble might rescue Google from OTA Hell

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What About It Moto?

My Moto G4 Play was supposed to get out of 6 a while back, I'm still waiting. This might be partially down to my current carrier EE. The phone is not network locked and was previously updated while on Tesco PAYG mobile, but since connecting onto my EE account, nothing, including poor EE service at home...

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Pokémon GO caused hundreds of deaths, increased crashes

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Re: Presumably, Jake ...

Yes they nearly do, since the nominal holders of many 'self defence' weapons end up being killed by their own weapons I guess the guns must fire themselves. The other theory is that you have to be brainless to think a gun makes you safer and not a target, so the gun must have all the brain and thus be capable of self firing.

The US habit of downgrading mental health services and then allowing any choice of mentally unstable condition to have access to guns is another issue altogether.

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Linus Torvalds on security: 'Do no harm, don't break users'

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@ Symon

You mean you have to crack nuts to get at the kernel?

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MPs draft bill to close loopholes used by 'sharing economy' employers

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Re: More Info Please Or What's it Really All About

@AC, does it benefit all workers? Those with highly changeable private demands, students, pin money workers, etc. have been cited as needing and welcoming very flexible arrangements. If this draft idea turns out to be draft and not daft as is the case with so many bills, it could be welcomed. The heavy emphasis on tax payments (and NI?) suggests a different agenda. With the tax threshold rising, many part time workers normally remain below the tax thresholds and maybe the NI ones as well anyway. Otherwise it could turn into a loss of worker's favoured flexibility plus a demand for taxes, which might well show the law of unintended(?) consequences is alive and still flourishing to the unexpected detriment of those it allegedly sought to serve.

On the other hand those casual workers moonlighting from other 'real economy jobs' might be the real target of this fishing trip, in which case perhaps they should be brought within the tax net.

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Now Oracle stiffs its own sales reps to pocket their overtime, allegedly

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Did Larry Need a New Yatch?

Headline said all.

Or was it a joke at all?

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Google aims disrupto-tronic ray at intercoms. Yes, intercoms

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Re: How quaint

DECT well at least my DECT setup will also do an all stations broadcast and alert all attended phones to a call from a known number.

Functions used for years are so old hat these days, they need something new and shiny to make them feel loved. - - - or do they?

I do not need to re-buy functions I already have so why bother?

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Ride-share upstart 'Fasten' revealed as Hive of insecurity

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Re: TAXI !!!!

No, more like taxidermist and your stuffed!

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The day I almost pinned my tushie as a Google Maps landmark

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There Might Be An Upside

This just could be an upside to this, it is possibly the one time that false positives were in everyone's favour.

If it killed off a few hundred, thousand, million (delete to taste) stupid pouting faces along with some jackass nude images all could be well with the world.

I cannot help but think that the more restricted the image coverage, the less likely it is to get a good recognition match, so it could be a useless effort.

If anything the name of the owner would be more relevant as a search term, as in 'here's a picture of vbhgfbut's bits' but that might cramp Zuckbook's monetising efforts.

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Chrome update kills unwanted ad redir... WIN A FREE iPad!!

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Re: What is this? 1997?

The wonderful thing is that every year is like 1997s ground-hog day as another bunch of 'gifted and talented kids' learn how to want lovely shiny stuff. Who can blame them, they see it all around them, even more of it than in the real 1997, so when it is offered as only a key press away, why not?

Sadly while old crap may be old and crap tall oo often it still just works and with minimum effort by the crap slinger.

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Give us a bloody PIN: MPs grill BBC bosses over subscriber access

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Re: "What Amazon has done is utterly brilliant and has transformed the way we do things," he said.

While I have had an Amazon Prime sub for a while and in a burst of excitement bought a Firestick for one of the TVs that did not have easy access, I have yet to watch anything. I have simply not been able to find anything that appealed to me. There must be a trick to making their hard to access listings easier to understand.

I rarely if ever use iplayer as I either PVR anything I can watch in real time or simply don't bother at all. Entering long arcane codes to get iPlayer would be an effort not worth making.

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