* Posts by Trollslayer

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FCC Commissioner blasts new TV standard as a 'household tax'

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Re: Is it wrong ..

"Doing that here would result in the Daily Mail exploding in indignation..."

An immigrant breathing in does that.

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US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do

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Re: Reminds of of The Relic:

Because they had killed each other

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Let's go live now to Magic Leap and... Ah, still making millions from made-up tech

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Aimed at people who think 'gullible'

means thing you are a seabird.

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Brit chip design company Imagination Tech sold to China-linked private equity

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Re: Directors should resign

Very true - it used to be said you wouldn't get sacked for buying IBM, now it is ARM.

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Broadcom?

They use MIPS cores in their set top box chips, I wonder how much the license fees are worth.

I worked with some people now at Imagination, hope they do well.

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Sysadmin tells user CSI-style password guessing never w– wait WTF?! It's 'PASSWORD1'!

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Re: Pft, amateurs

That is a brilliant idea!

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The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

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Re: Sky

Similar experience here (on ADSL), Openreach were out twice and it turned out to be a degraded connect where the line comes into the house.

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Shock: Brit capital strips Uber of its taxi licence

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At last!

In the US Uber wrote an analysis so they could identify when the police were trying to investigate by patterns of calls, pickups/destinations etc.

This is obstruction of justice then add not carrying out checks, requiring CRB etc. they bloody well deserve this!

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Red panic: Best Buy yanks Kaspersky antivirus from shelves

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Anyone know who Hon Hai are?

Yes, one of the top three contract electronics manufacturers who created a division called Foxconn because of US xenophobia of a Chinese company manufacturing the iPhone.

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Microsoft says it won't fix kernel flaw: It's not a security issue. Suuuure

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Security problem? Not for security agencies

Nice way to hide their spyware.

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Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view

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"It completely blocks out any light from coming into the house"

It's five feet high. Surely the sun gets higher in the Scottish sky.

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Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

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Re: Between the lines ...

Please Archie, make an effort.

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UK.gov unveils six areas to pilot full-fat fibre, and London ain't on the list

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Black Helicopters

There is a reason

that London and Glasgow aren't on the list.

This approach means that for a given budget at this stage you can test in different areas to try adn get variables in there.

Sorry folks, you aren't worth conspiring against.

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Don’t buy that Surface, plead Surface cloners

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There is no such thing as an LTE SIM card

There is, however, such as things as an LTE modem which can take a SIM.

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London Mayor hires former PR man as Chief Digi Officer

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El Reg units

"enough to keep ten of our journalists in booze and ciggies for a whole week"

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Judge orders handover of Trump protest website records – DreamHost claims victory

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Re: Dictatorship like by U.S Government

The US culture brings out lots of dictators e.g. HOAs (Home Owner Associations), civil forfeiture (expanded by the current administration), 'pay to play' police officers who do it as a hobby and basically don't answer to anyone etc.

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FTC told to cough up informants' memos in Qualcomm antitrust row

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Patents

Qualcomm are having to move into other sectors now because they can't strangle competitors by penalising customer with differential patent licensing fees as the patents are expiring.

The killed a number of competitors that way except for Mediatek who are showing them how to get designs out there.

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Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

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Re: One side is not enough

Not when it is self preservation.

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If at first you don't succeed, you're Microsoft trying to fix broken Excel 2016

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Office 10 was the last real version

After that it started getting dumbed down.

A few years ago I worked on a power consumption model for the modem section for models coming out in a few years.

The most difficult part was modelling efficiency of DC-DC converters because of the number of factors and non linearity which meant curve fitting in sub bands across several dimensions, took a minute to run the spreadsheet set per output power level.

Outlook 2016 is bad enough but the Excel online doesn't even allow you to reference on sheet from another within the workbook unless you use a named value.

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El Reg gets schooled on why SSDs will NOT kill off the trusty hard drive

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Re: I just replaced the HDD in my laptop with...

SSD prices really do reflect costs especially give a 32 layer device has 32 layers of cells where a cell probably has four layers to add.

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AccuWeather: Our app slurped your phone's location via Wi-Fi but we like totally didn't use it

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Re: An argument for simpler engineering

Definitely - Google are so obsessed with showing how clever they make life hell when created smart products using Android.

APIs keep changing, often with little or no benefits.

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Wisconsin advances $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn

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Assembling not manufacturing

I.e. final assembly, a big difference so as Blank Reg said, low skilled $40k pa jobs.

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No, the cops can't get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight – US appeals court

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Facial recognition 'trials'

Yes, this is the same as the UK police keep running 'trials' of facial recognition systems, keep DNA well beyond the legal limit and the government refuses to do anything about it.

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If Anonymous 'pwnd' the Daily Stormer, they did a spectacularly awful job

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Funny

How this only happened when there was a lot of publicity.

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HMS Queen Lizzie impugned by cheeky Scot's drone landing

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Re: Common sense to not take it very seriously

Spoilsport!

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At last, a kosher cryptocurrency: BitCoen

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Re: I would prefer a more enlightened option

BitKōan - very bice.

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Thought your divorce was ugly? Bloke sues wife for wiretapping – 'cos she read his email

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Mushroom

Assumptions

seem to be the basis of the posts here.

His lawyer should be able to get evidence of forwarding from the company or his personal email provider.

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The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

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Black pudding

Lovely stuff.

Unfortunately is is low in fat, high in protein and iron so good for you.

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Australia's .au internet registry chair quits amid no-confidence vote

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Seen this before

UK.

Drone registration.

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BOFH: Oh go on. Strap me to your Hell Desk, PFY

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Best ever!

Plus the parts were really salvaged from Cybermen,

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Breathless F-35 pilots to get oxygen boost via algorithm tweak

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Hypoxia?

Well from dive training we had ANOXIA which is a lack of oxygen and HYPOXIA which is excessive oxygen.

HYPOXIA and more than 2 bars partial pressure leads of oxygen poisoning and kills which is why some divers use different mixes.

I have tried oxyhelium 10/90 mix and the Mickey Mouse effect isn't noticeable at surface pressure.

Got a couple of stories about things going wrong in a hyperbaric chamber BTW.

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We'll hit THAT 95% Sigfox coverage target using telly aerials, says WND-UK

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Holmes

That's nice

But what will ordinary people do with it?

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Re: Two comments

I think Matt Smith grew into the role rather well.

This could prove interesting.

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What about the writing?

Peter Capaldi had next to nothing to work with.

Look at "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" - utterly barmy yet wonderfully thought out with a delightful piece of pathos at the end thanks to Mark Williams.

Or A Christmas Carol with Michael Gambon, Catherine Jenkins and the best line in the history of television "Doctor - there's a shark in my bedroom!". GLORIOUS!

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UK spookhaus GCHQ can crack end-to-end encryption, claims Australian A-G

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Re: "Me thinks the UK bod really was implying that you install spyware on one of the devices "

"He also probably didn't want to make the AG's brain explode with too much complexity."

Spoilsport.

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Re: You're all wrong!!

*bows*

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At least we are safe

From ElRegers growing up

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Trump backs off idea for joint US/Russian 'impenetrable Cyber Security unit'

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Orangutans are offended

When Agent Orange is described as such.

They are friendly, polite and remarkably intelligent.

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ICO fines 'Wolf of Wall Street' electrical survey biz for nuisance calls

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Bunch of

cnuts.

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BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

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Got this

We have a 'workers forum' where bloody stupid ideas come out.

I could have been part of it except this article is real life.

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Elon Musk reveals Mars colony rocket capable of bringing pizza joints to the red planet

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Re: Be careful what you wish for

"Weeeooooo weeeooooo", cue Richard Burton.

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When can real-world laws invade augmented reality fantasies? A trial in Milwaukee will decide

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How dare they

expect us to take responsibility for problems we cause!

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Hyperloop One teases idea of 50-minute London-Edinburgh ride

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One little prick

In the tunnel wall that is!

You lose the vacuum with a train travelling at several hundred miles and hour.

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Hotel guest goes broke after booking software gremlin makes her pay for strangers' rooms

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Compensate her generously

Because you would pay a lot more to lawyers.

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Amazon granted patent to put parachutes inside shipping labels

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Re: It would work if..

Unless there was a bug that made it target the customer not the address.

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TRUMP SCANDAL! No, not that one. Or that one. Or that one. Or that one.

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Re: Weird.

"...and yet almost every US terrorist act has been carried out by white Christians."

Like two bystanders who were murdered by a white male attacking a Muslim woman in the US yesterday.

But no, you don't get white terrorism over there.

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Ouch! Latest Qualcomm sueball comes from ... its own shareholders

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Oh

dear.

Qualcomm abused their market position for years so boo hoo.

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Orbital boffins cut four years off NASA mission to shiniest object in the Solar System

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Re: Arrggghhhh....

It could be worse - we have had a products that is determined to be too expensive to get sales.

At the end of development and no, the developers kept to time and budget.

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We are 'heroes,' says police chief whose force frisked a photographer

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Engage self righteous mode

AKA prick mode - not the photographer BTW.

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Well, hot-diggity-damn, BlackBerry's KEYone is one hell of a comeback

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Colour me impressed!

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