* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

8112 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Your job might be automated within 120 years, AI experts reckon

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>My jobs safe unless they can program them to "look busy" when the boss is about

The machines invented Powerpoint

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Re: The Jetsons had a solution

> three days a week.

We all did in the 70s

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British prime minister slams Facebook and pals for votes

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Re: If

"We cannot repeat often enough that in Britain secular law takes priority. "

That's why I can't shop on sunday or buy beer before 10:00am on a saturday? - that fscker Dawkins !

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Re: RE: British prime minister slams Facebook and pals for votes

>Who just happen to be Muslim?

Well you aren't going to see good catholic boys setting off bombs in the middle of Manchester

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BA's 'global IT system failure' is due to 'power supply issue'

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Re: Power

>If power is the issue, what are the IT team doing looking at it? A job for the electricians, shurely?

The electricians are busy doing the database upgrade.

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Re: "Tirelessly"?

They have one team on rentacoder and another from craigslist

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Pirates hack was a hoax, says Disney boss

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Ransom threat

What about the kickstarter campaign to raise enough ransom money to keep the movie locked up?

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Sysadmin finds insecure printer, remotely prints 'Fix Me!' notice

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Re: Because narcissists like to show off.

Hence the famous dyslexic advice to "beware of the doug"

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'President Zuck' fundraiser opens for business

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Re: Fundraising, WTF?

Instead of wasting all this campaign money on ads and banners just put the job out to tender, whover bids most gets the job. Same result - less waste.

Or make it automatic for the winner of capitalism, richest person gets to be king

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Re: The Just What We Need

>paedophilia unearthed by the BBC

Kettle paging Mr Pot, Mr pot - black courtesy phone please

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‪WannaCry‬pt ransomware note likely written by Google Translate-using Chinese speakers

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Re: More to the point

And so it must be from "Southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Singapore" because that's where all the Mandarin speakers live

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The revolution will not be televised: How Lucas modernised audio in film

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>Had these two never been to a cinema?

I suspect that UCLA film school's auditorium was slightly different to your average fleapit in Gateshead

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DARPA orders spaceplane capable of 10 launches in 10 days

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Re: "launch 10 time in 10 days or ever 10 hours then use 10 vehicles and 10 launch pads."

Hands up who thinks that the actual cost of one of these launches will be within a factor of 50 of the "projected cost" ?

Remember the shuttle was "projected" to fly every day and cost $50M/flight, it just happened to fly every month at $1.5Bn/flight

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Re: "launch 10 time in 10 days or ever 10 hours then use 10 vehicles and 10 launch pads."

Elon Musk's new rocket will go to 11

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Re: Anyone else get the impression...

That's why they do it.

Giving a $bn to Boeing to help it crush Airbus = naughty

Giving a $Bn to Boeing for a secret project with no accounting and no deliverables = legal

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Re: Anyone else get the impression...

No, there is less going on than we beleive.

It would violate WTO rules to simply give $Bn to Boeing

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Auntie sh!tcans BBC Store after 18 months

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Re: State protected entertainment

So if they stopped doing TV and just did Radio there would be no need for a licence fee ?

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Re: instead I just watched TV

Interactively !

I watched TV and the TV was itself simultaneously watched -

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I was going to dynamically surface content synergistic-ally the other night - but instead I just watched TV

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NHS Digital stopped short of advising against paying off WannaCrypt

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we can't mandate what organisations do

The government can't mandate what organisations do with citizens medical information?

They can't mandate paying/not paying a ransom to potentially terrorists/banned nation's security services?

Then why do we have a government dept ?

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GPU-flingers' bash: Forget the Matrix, Neo needs his tensors

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Re: Cores?

640K cores should be enough for anyone

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How good are selfies these days? Good enough to fool Samsung Galaxy S8 biometrics

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Re: RFID ??

>Penis recognition should do it.

>Although it could get problematical at the ATM.

>Girls could use tonsil recognition, as they do most things with their mouths open.

There was a young poster from Cheam

Who invented an identification machine

Concave or convex

To suit either sex

and I don't know how to finish this politely.....

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Re: Iris scans can be done properly

So you are proposing a system that can recognise specific irises?

The samsung one just seems to recognise that it is an iris !

This could also work with passwords - rather than just have the computer recognise that you entered some sort of random collection of letters that was probably a password

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Republicans' net neutrality attack written by… you guessed it, the cable lobby

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Yes but they normally have the good grace to at least copy it in their own hand writing.

This isn't just copying somebody else's homework, it's leaving the Kinkos receipt attached

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NSA takes one-two punch to the face

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Re: Note to UK government ...

And what happened to the Bush government ?

Lessons have been learned .....

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No nudity please, we're killing ourselves: Advice to Facebook mods leaks

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Re: Mining the sewer

So just like democracy then ?

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Re: So I can live stream my suicide

"but male breasts are, apparently, fine"

Mine are more than fine - they are stupendous

(must start going to the gym)

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Re: Solution

That's true of most things

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Re: There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads; He Must Be Destroyed

Religious bigotry in Glasgow football has been part of our way of life for a century

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Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords

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Re: I don't know how this law still exists

The Geneva convention is obviously a foreign plot - the clue is in the name

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Re: CAGE Codes

Could be worse, you could have rowed at Oxford while working at their muon source lab

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Re: Be honest

I miss the 70s when we all the terrorists were white.

From the folkish charm of the Oirish, the reliability of the German RAF/BM and the shear exuberence of the Italian communists

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Re: IIRC there already was legislation for password request and it's got a 2 year sentence

>A more common factor appears to be a politician who "does God" for one of the major Abrahamic religions. Their identity is shaped round the concept of an omnipotent dictator who must be obeyed.

Although in the case of Blair it wasn't that he got God - more that he decided he was God

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Self-driving car devs face 6-month backlog on vital $85,000 LIDAR kit

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There are lots of cheaper ones - Velodyne are just the top of the range - with good support.

If you are building a one-off test vehicle and have a project employing 100 top engineers at $100K salaries then saving $50K on the single Lidar system is a waste of time.

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Don't gripe if you hand your PC to Geek Squad and they rat you out to the Feds – judge

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> When I work on someone's machine, I am not rummaging through their files.

Unless you can get a $500 bonus for finding anything

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Proposed PATCH Act forces US snoops to quit hoarding code exploits

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Re: National Security vs. General Cybersecurity

You would have thought that being the world's largest target for cyber attacks would have made them desperate to have systems patched and vulnerabilities plugged.

Like the old joke. A man walking down Whitehall asks a stranger "which side is the foreign office on?"

"Ours I think, most of the time" is the reply

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Re: Simple process

>Would you trust a patch prepared by the NSA?

You already trust patches from US corporations who rely on the favour of the US government

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Odd that the NSA didn't share it with GCHQ

Obviously GCHQ didn't know about it - otherwise they would have told the NHS

It's not like the British government would risk the lives of 1000s of ordinary people to keep secret a tiny exploit

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No laptop ban on Euro flights to US... yet

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Re: Laptop Bombs.

But a laptop can contain red-mercury which terrorists can use to open a stargate and defeat the x-men, I saw it on Fox

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Re: Workaround

it's the Li-Ion battery in the hold that is dangerous. You should remove the battery, put the laptop in checked baggage and then carry-on the battery

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US judges say you can Google Google, but you can't google Google

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Re: the beauty of common usage of words

But so long as the person in the street uses google to mean search the web but uses Google to search it then it isn't generic.

So thanks to its monopoly among non-register readers Google gets to keep its trademark

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Re: genericide

As opposed to countryside ?

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Re: It's a mistake

It was deliberately re-spelled so it could be trademarked.

You can't trademark a number - unkless you are the MPAA

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Re: Really?

In 2017 shouldn't we be able to hoover our floors with our hover Hoovers ?

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I Altavistad when I was younger - it was a crazier more experimental world back then

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WannaCrypt 'may be the work of North Korea' theory floated

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Isn't Silicone Valley what people in LA call Décolletage ?

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If it was the work of private enterprise it would make you pay the ransom upfront, then fail to encrypt the files, then make you pay for an upgrade, then pay for a 'consultant' on site to encrypt them for you - then the whole project would be cancelled after running $Mn over budget and be repeated after everyone involved was given bonuses

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German court set to rule on legality of IP address harvesting

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Re: Compromise is possible

But what if the next government needs to check if you ever looked at a pro-immigration web site?

28 days isn't long enough

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China staggering under WannaCrypt outbreak

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Nervous criminals

They have annoyed/embarrassed the Russian and Chinese governments

Bitcoin isn't as anonymous as you might assume, especially if you are spending large amounts of it.

Certain country's security forces aren't overly concerned about collateral damage

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Sophos waters down 'NHS is totally protected' by us boast

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By default Foxit blocks a lot of the more "interesting" features of pdf beyond just displaying documents

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