* Posts by Trollslayer

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Record numbers of you are reading this headline right now

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Life wouldn't be the same

without El Reg - very good serious articles and Bulgarian airbags!

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Pubic louse falls victim to eager Brazilian strippers

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Re: We need to save them crawlies!

If it will shut him up.

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Patent trolling surges, but righteous cavalry on the way

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Napalm

I love the smell of burning trolls in the morning.

the 'NPE' term could be key to chaging things, together with the bond to be put up.

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Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work

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This kind of thing does happen

I was in the STB industry and there was one guy at another firm who apparently broke his leg skiing.

In fact he started working for another firm and somehow balalnced things so he was working for both for a long time.

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Hyperspeed travel looks wrong: Leicester students

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The point

Is to find a problem that students will have to find a solution to without any easy cheats.

Nice one.

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British armed forces get first new pistol since World War II

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Desert Eagle?

AKA the chrome plated penis.

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Next-gen H.265 video baked into Broadcom's monster TV brain

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Broadcom don't do processors

'ARM' in the name is a clue.

Broadcom make SoCs and related devices which include processrs from MIPS or ARM.

If El Reg want a semiconductor reporter let me know.

Also, H.264 is MPEG4 part 10 so which part of MPEG is H.265?

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Toy train company bids for West Coast Mainline

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Love it!

This is the kind of things the brightens up a grey day.

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The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

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People agreeing with Stallman?

It must be serious!

That 'Lens' thing is a security risk and frankly I used Ubuntu as a convenient distro for years until this which is the last straw.

*Fedora tipped forward*

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Chinese court orders Apple to cough £100k to writers for violating copyright

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It's a start

Apple got away with too much e.g. abuse of patents for rounded corners.

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Osborne stumps up £20m of your cash for wiggly wonder stuff graphene

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You don't work in high tech

I do and this is quite common.

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US judge SLAMS both IBM and the SEC over bribery settlement

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Too much trouble?

Oh dear, producing evidence is inconvenient so let them off says the SEC.

Is there a US slush fund?

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OpenTV slaps Netflix with patent lawsuit

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Got to agree with Mage

Parasites who suck others dry instead of working for a living.

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Mystery storage startup sheds cloak, reveals $22m package

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Oh

Dear

God.

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Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

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Re: Resources

A small project like this is very useful as a training exercise and making sure cryptographers maintain a range of skills and look at a range of solutions.

Making snide remarks is not a required skill there BTW.

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Boffins cook raw numbers, hope to bake PERFECT kilogram

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Not an ordinairy article

But a very informative and interesting one (ok I deal with measurement albeit at a much simpler level).

Thanks.

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Judge: There'll be no US Samsung ban, BUT no new trial with Apple either

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A good judgement

Literally and I hope she sent both of them to bed without any supper.

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UN telecoms talks FOUNDER as US, UK, Canada and Aussies quit

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So how do

the Kiwis feel?

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Delegates launch dawn spitball raid in battle for INTERNET DOMINATION

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Re: Marble problem solved

Bricks - sacks - canal at this stage.

Just saying.

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Stroustrup on next-gen C++: I didn't want to let go of my baby

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Re: The best language hasn't been written yet

Hmm... yes I have seen attempts at that.

There was one in the early 80s called "The Last One". Sure enough it didn't last.

Fully deterministic? There goes multiple threads.

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Dying to make greener batteries

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Interesting

This shows not only that there is what seems to be a good alternative but that researchers are looking at organic replacements which will help with long term resources.

Good luck folks!

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Deputy PM: Rip up Snoop Charter, 'go back to the drawing board'

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What about councils?

They get in on this kind of thing as well.

For example I was out for a walk last week and noticed a black box attached about 2-3 metres up a malpost so, being an El Reg fan, I naturallyl looked closer.

It was a black Pelistore case that had been attached and padlocked and had a hidden lense in it pointed at one particular house.

Odd methinks so I call the police and they know nothing about it and suggest I check with Bristol City Council (take note).

I get throguh to the highways department and they say there is a unit number S00777 but they have no details about it.

I am walking past a few days later and lo and behold this not as covert as they thought camera has mysteriously disappeared!

So Bristol City Council who place covert cameras around Downend - you aren't as clever as you like to think.

The question is should I tell the people who are being spied upon?

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'UK DNA database by stealth' proposed in £100m NHS project

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Network guy?

Sorry but you have managed to COMPLETELY miss the point of this project.

The point is that treatments, particularly those related to cancer have different effects on different individuals and given the way targeted treatments are being developed determining genetic factors will help emormously.

As to Genewatch UK - that are against anything involving genetics.

Sequencinga genome for £1,000 - that is simply the first stage of the process and frankly I found the wole article to be driven by Genewatch's agenda by someone who appears to have no understanding of the medical issues.

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Parliament: Snoop Charter plan 'too sweeping', 'misleading', 'suspicious'

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Who chose her?

She repeatedly ignores data e.g.the low use of DNA but spending money on it instead of police officers who are responsible for most captures of criminals.

She ignores CSPs and others then comes out with figures that will never work.

David Cameron - I know you have to compromise with the grandees of the party but you are putting the country at risk, especially the little people.

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Mystery X-37B robot spaceplane returns to orbit on Tuesday

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Re: Hovering over China?

NOT GEOSTATIONARY.

Geosynchronous. Geostationary would make it drop like a stone.

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Home Sec: Let us have Snoop Charter or PEOPLE WILL DIE

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Hang on lads, I've had a great idea

Use the money for more police officers.

They have been cut and cut again.

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Archaeologists uncover 'Unicorn's lair'

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It was identified by

a small pile of rocking horse droppings outside.

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Asteroid miners hunt for platinum, leave all common sense in glovebox

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I wish you were wrong

But it would take at least a decade for demand to change to match supply, who will dump enough enough money in to support that?

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Reg boffins blow lid on sheepsecs

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It's Friday

It's El Reg.

It's brilliant!

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How can the BBC be saved from itself without destroying it?

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Unfortunately change is needed

Look at Newsnight - it used to be a flagship programme and in recent years they do whatever they like and expect to get away with it.

We heard about the Lord McAlpine issue because he had the influence ot raise it, they lie about little people to make easy airtime who can't afford to defend themselves.

There is an attitude that they don't answer to anyone which is still too prevalent and this is what must be addressed.

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I have to agree about Al jazeera - I watched some of their broadcasts during the uprising in Egypt and they have the proffesionalism the BBC used to lead the world in.

It is important to remember their origins - originally set up as the BBC Arab world channel and trained accordingly. It shows.

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Chips in spaaaaace: old tech is in

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It's not just radiation

After chips, particularly complex digital ones, have been in use for several years the oddities such as soft errors become known and this helps with risk managment.

On an earthbound note I had soem 8051 code that couldn't subtract properly and it turned out that the borrow flag wasn't set by the SUBB instruction at a particular address which was in turn cured by emilinating clock noise!

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Google, Amazon, Starbucks are 'immoral' and 'ridiculous' over UK tax

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How they do it

They buy the coffee for their UK operation through their Swiss operation at a 20% hike and then hide the Swiss profits elsewhere.

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UK chancellor dishes extra £60m to European Space Agency

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Astrium and EADS

I suggest you look at those 'mythical' companies.

Then explain your agenda.

Oh, and then look at the 'mythical' satellites I have seen in places like Portsmouth.

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FOlA judges: Secret 28 who made the BBC Green will not be named

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This is the same organsiation that accused an innocent man of being a paedophile

Yes, that was this week from the 'flagship' new programme.

The arrogance of this publicly funded body is unbelievable and the corruption that allows them to continue in this way is horrifying.

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Draft UK libel law forces websites to axe mudslinging comments

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Not perfect

Something had to be done and I am sure this will need revising but a start.

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CPS grovels after leaking IDs of hundreds arrested during student riots

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Anyone remember the phrase

"The diginity of the office" - it gets used to excuse cover things up.

Meanwhile those who strip these services to the minimum so workers are overloaded walk away from it.

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NZ bloke gets eel stuck up jacksie

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Eel meet again

Know where don't know when...

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FTC settles spying charges on rent-to-own computers

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Punishment?

420,000 possible litigants - go for it!

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Kiwi cops forgot Kim Dotcom's visa

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The reality

They didn't bother.

This would be consistent with a massive armed raid - with M4s that fire 700 rounds per minute!

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China plots 2017 mission to plan MOON COLONY

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He3

It will still be 1-2 generations before fusion is practical but then He3 will become very valuable - the one realistic part of Iron Sky!

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Humanity facing GLOBAL BACON SHORTAGE

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Re: White slime

This is a result of injected nitrites to make the bacon retain more water.

Literally diluting the product.

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Re: Totally illogical.

It means that when the current livestock have been baconified(tm) they will raise a lot less next time or maybe move to a different type of farming.

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Ten iPhone 5 challengers

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Innovation

Good to see people innovating - Apple have just been tweaking for a while now.

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Build a bonkers home cinema

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Guys - it's El Reg

So stop stressing and enjoy the occasional silliness!

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Arqiva swallows IPTV-on-Freeview upstart

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Broadcaster monopoly?

Arqiva handle the tramsission system, they DO NOT produce or manage content. If you want a fragmented transmission network go to Australia, their programme guide is all voer the place.

As for an internet connection that "handles megabytes" that should be "megabits per second".

Not the standard I expect from El Reg.

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Voyager's 35th birthday gift: One-way INTERSTELLAR ticket

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I don't care if it makes me sound like a geek

This is cool!!

Earth's first visit to interstellar space and both craft have survived 35 years SO FAR.

North/South etc. are relative to the ecliptic plane. If they avoid the ecliptic then they are less likely to hit particles I guess.

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Markets to remain glutted with rapidly-depreciating Facebook shares

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Ohhhhhhhhhhh

Dear.

Mwah ha ha.

Did you expect sympathy for a company that abuses any idea of privacy e.g. putting users into adverts, disabling privacy on accounts when someone reaches 18 etc.?

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Bruce Willis didn't Buy Hard: His girls can't inherit his iTunes

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Godo for him

Our rights are slowly eroded on the basis that little people can't fight back, we need big names to stand up at times.

I play my media through XBMC so have ripped discs I BOUGHT AND PAID FOR but this 'Cinavia' thing will try to kill that off.

I can get around it but many people can't. How long until the film industry find a way to disable playback of discs themselves through some key revocation and use that to limit how long you can use a disc?

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So, just what is the ultimate bacon sarnie?

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Too late

Will a photo of an emtpy plate do?

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