* Posts by Trollslayer

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Intel's new TV box to point creepy spy camera at YOUR FACE

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Again?

This is Intel's third (or fourth?) attempt to launch set top box chips - and now they are resorting to making the box itself.

Oh dear.

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

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Re: Good news

Yikes!!

When you add the pressure Boeing was under to deliver 787s this is asking for trouble down the line.

Thanks.

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Victims of 'revenge pr0n' sue GoDaddy, smut site

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They resserve the right to remove content

that doesn't make them money.

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Samsung set for compensation talks over staff death claims

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Re: Rumour has it

By Area 51 I assume you mean burning off waste regardless of content.

Just so people know this isn't to do with aliens but laziness resulting in avoidable illness including fatalities.

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Asteroid mining and a post-scarcity economy

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It was fine until

They mentioned pretoleum products.

Eh?

There may be some organic compounds but petroleum related??!!!

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EU-wide mega-Leveson 'needed' to silence Press, bloggers

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Perfect video clip

You couldn't have made a better choice!

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‘That’s not art’ says Apple as it pulls nudes from AppStore

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The real obscenity

Hey, you need a credit card dregistered so your kiddy can use kiddy apps which encourage said kiddy to buy lots of things without parent's knowledge and this can't be disabled.

And no parental control over this.

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Cautious Brits less likely than US firms to puff on clouds - survey

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Two things

First, US agencies getting access.

Second, outage - even Aamzon had this.

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Germany's RTL pulls free-to-air channels off terrestrial TV

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Oddly enough

DTT isn't that popular in Germany, particularly Munich.

The reason for this is many modern blocks of flats were built with cable infrastructure in place and cable fees are built into the rent to get discounted rates.

In such cases who isn't going to use it and restrict themselves to the free DTT channels?

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We trust computers to fly jets... why not trust them with our petabytes?

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What kind of a comparison is that?

I suggest you go away and read DO-178B. Thoroughly.

It's a start.

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WTF is... Weightless?

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Hmm...

IoT also standds for interoperability tseting, I can see way too many things to go wrong here.

Up to 4W? Under the right conditions that can go for many miles as well as penetrating buildings.

What happens if there isn't any white space available when you need it? Car - car - crunch.

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Google pulls 'racist' Make Me Asian app

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At least Google respond

and say something, there are other who don't.

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Engineers are cold and dead inside, research shows

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Dreaming in colour

Several years ago there was a report by a phsycologist who 'proved' that people dreamed in black and white and only imagined that they dreamed in colour...

Not sure what reminded me of that...

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Brits' privates furtled in TWO-THIRDS of UK fraud cases

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Ye canna beat a gud furtle!

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PR people 'put duty to the public ahead of employers' interests'

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Mushroom

30?

We need a cull.

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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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Devil

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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Unhappy

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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