* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

8627 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Microsoft founder Paul Allen reveals world's biggest-ever plane

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Re: Reason dual fuselage

Tricky to launch a rocket in mid-air when it is parked on TOP of the fuselage (at least more than once)

Signed

Mr Hugo Drax

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Re: It's that big...

Means you can land somewhere outside Mother America and pickup the payload and launch it - without all the ITAR regs that the Boeing/Lockeed alliance used to block sealaunch

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UK surveillance law raises concerns security researchers could be 'deputised' by the state

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Re: Alice in Wonderland

You're lucky the law only extends to computers.

Wait until medical researchers get the same warrants.

We don't want you publishing anything about this real virus - we might have plans for it....

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Re: Warrant Canaries

Wasn't part of Brexit the opportunity to welcome our imperial marsupials to replace these european mammals ?

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Re: It is interesting to consider...

That explains the delivery speed at least

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Re: Warrant Canaries

Which side has the guns and prisons ?

They make the rules

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NORK spy agency blamed for Bangladesh cyberheist, Sony Pictures hack

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Re: Who's going to protect us from the North Korean boogeyman

Unless North Korea is a hoax cooked up by a movie studio

Nobody has ever been there, the actors playing staring roles never change, half their missile tests have been revealed as photoshop - I think the whole country is done on a back lot at Sony

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Re: Still not convinced

Britain is safe though.

One of the excuses for upgrading Fylingdales 20years ago (violating a bunch of ABM treaties) was that it would protect Britain and her allies from Iranian and N Korean missiles.

So we can prevent any ICBMs that decide to fly from N Korea via Russia and head over Harrogate on their way to Washington - somehow

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Re: Still not convinced

This was a sophisticated targeted cyber-attack it could only have been launched by a sophisticated state level actor like North Korea.

This was a crude script-kiddie attack which would likely have been launched by a poor backward country like North Korea

(delete as applicable)

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Boffins spot 'faceless fish' in strange alien environment

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>That Theresa May gets everywhere doesn't she?

Well Strong and stable is what you need at 6700m deep

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Re: ".....crews peer into the abyss and find weird things NOT looking back"

>Oooh! That one just winked at me!

With its one eye ?

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So who is making all these new species?

I blame Dawkins

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Pentagon trumpets successful mock-ICBM interception test

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lazers -(light amplification by Zoomy emission of radiation) uses faster than light super turbo WRX light to shoot down missiles before they are launched

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Incredible

You can barely see the elastic joining the interceptor to the missile

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German robo-pastor preaches the GNU Testament

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So you thought being a vicar was the one job that couldn't be outsourced to India ?

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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' was due to 'power surge'

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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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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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