* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

8620 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

What's driving people out of tech biz? Unfair treatment, harassment, funnily enough – study

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Left A job the technology industry

It didn't say they left the technology industry for a job in the happy land of eg. investment banking.

It just says that they got fed up of coding language X at company Y and walked across the road to sit in front of exactly the same app coding language X at company Z

This suggests that the tech industry is ok, it's just that worker mobility in very high, staff are in demand and techie skills are transferable.

In other news, grass green, water wet and mondays suck

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Zeiss, ASML hit back at Nikon in chip-printing patent row

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Re: filing suit in three countries (the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan)

The European patent office is in Germany and ASML are a Dutch company so it probably just means they sent the letters to the EPO and the company HQ

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China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs

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>ability to launch and recover aircraft. ... as the British design never managed to incorporate that feature.

You ordered an aircraft carrier, it can carry aircraft. If you wanted an aircraft taker-offer and lander you should have said so

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Drone maker DJI quietly made large chunks of Iraq, Syria no-fly zones

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Re: Missed opportunity ...

>Using what connection?

Twitter of course, terrorists are all about the HashTags

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Re: How well is this working?

Canadian geese have downed many more aircraft than the Canadian airforce

.. They're geese, they do plot, they do scheme and they're organised

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Re: Firmware upgrades

We obviously need to increase funding to the Iraqi and Syrian governments to allow them to make the investment in rural broadband which will enable ISIS to get timely firmware upgrades

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The use of consumer-drone technology to harm anyone is deplorable

It violates the license and harms sales of our $$$$ ninja-pirate-murderer-predator-killer military drones

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UK.gov throws hissy fit after Twitter chokes off snoop firm's access

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Re: depressing...

Grew up in Belfast with terrorists trying to kill me.

The ones nominally targeting me were the ones supported/funded by the British government (as opposed to one supported/funded by the Irish and Americans)

Then one lot blew up a bit of London and worryingly it looked like it could affect the banks, so suddenly there are no terrorists just a bunch of "statesmen" being invited to meet Prince Charles

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Irish Stripe techie denied entry to US – for having wrong stamp in passport

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serves him right

I assume he was involved in giving away food for free as part of this "famine relief", an obviously un-American activity.

Of course if he was involved in some money wasting UN mission that flew first class and sat around in air conditioned mercedes writing reports stressing that something must be done - then I apologise.

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Dark times for OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source Solaris project

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Re: getting old I suppose.

> London Ambulance Service Computer Aided Dispatch System Failure,

VB6 and Foxpro are perfectly good environments for a safety critical system.

Anyway it worked on my machine, and the for-dummies book was on sale

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Not auf wiedersehen – yet! The Berlin scene tempting Brexit tech

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Re: The Berlin scene tempting Brexit tech...

>Josephina Vissarionovna May.

Althouth it would take somebody pretty brave to check

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CompSci boffins find Reddit is ideal source for sarcasm database

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Re: Early Failures In Sarcastic Computing Technology

A ravenous bugblatter beast of trall, is it safe ?

Yes it's perfectly safe

Oh, good

we are the ones in trouble.....

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Re: Ok....

To be fair, the researchers were American

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China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

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THAADD

So the Chinese hack would be a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Defense, and if the Koreans blocked it would that be a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Defense Defense?

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Ministry of Justice scraps 'conviction by computer' law

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Re: Still "be able to" attend court?

The concern was that the fees/difficulty in not using the automated system would gradually increase until only the sort of people that have their own team of lawyers ( ie rich crooks)can afford to go to court - everyone else would be forced to just plead guilty to everything online

So the pay a parking/speeding ticket within 24 hours for £50 or go to court and pay £250 + costs. Becomes a "CCTV says you were in a fight" pay £500 fine now online, or go to court and get 18months and £1000 in costs = pay up if you are black/poor/been in trouble with the police whether that was you in the CCTV or not

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Can you make a warzone delivery drone? UK.gov wants to give you cash

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Re: US SBIR has been active for decades. UK SBIR started in 2009.

Giant genetically-engineered mutant carrier pigeons ?

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Re: Think outside the box

Because the queen is going to look silly pinning a medal on a DJI

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Re: My exact thought

"...autonomously predict resupply demands from frontline troops..."

def predict_squaddy_supply():

return list[porn, drink, chocolate biscuits]

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Nuh-uh, Google, you WILL hand over emails stored on foreign servers, says US judge

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>Europe really must insist on data sovereignty, proper arms-length operation of European DCs.

Which wouldn't work in this case.

The data was for a US customer, Google merely moved it to an overseas data center for operational reasons. The microsoft case was for Irish customer's data hed in Ireland.

If the EU law applied to American data temporarily held in Europe then would Google be able to copy it back to its US user or would the Eu prevent this? Would the Eu have the right to spy on the American data because it happened to be taking advantage of winter in Finland to reduce the AC bill?

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FYI – There's a legal storm brewing in Cali that threatens to destroy online free speech

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Re: Yelp me out here

Except there is no Streisand effect because nobody ever finds out.

Yelp/Amazon/Ebay just get a million automated emails telling them to remove any negative reviews, which they do rather than be taken to court

You just never see any rating less than 5* on the web anymore

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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Re: FFS

Although the nerds get a lot more respect since the chess club got an atomic bomb

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That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

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Re: Edge

Chrome on chromebook is vulnerable but vivaldi (chrome from the guys that brought you opera) is safe

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H-1B applications down after Trump's 'American techies first' rhetoric

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Re: Maybe the H1-b applicants are too afraid of being shot by american "patriots"?

Simple - double the minimum salary to say $120K and allow people to easily switch employers.

If he people are really vital then you don't mind paying - and if they can switch you can't force them to be slave labour

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No but his wife did take the precaution of putting it on a fire brick in case it burst into flames when he swore on it.

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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No you simply report all corporations that report price sensitive news on twitter/website to the SEC and insist that the senator's ruling means that they have to announce all information to non-internet users simultaneously

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I think allowing commercial use of the internet may have been significant in its growth

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Re: 'you don't have to use the internet if you don't like it.'

He may have just cost a lot of companies and government depts a lot of money.

Anybody who now insists that forms/reports/filings must be available by post or that help lines must be provided has just got a very good precedent.

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Apple nabs permit to experiment with self-driving iCars in Cali

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Re: “Collision Avoidance Of Arbitrary Polygonal Obstacles.”

Prior art = Tron ?

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Burger King's 'OK Google' sad ad saga somehow gets worse

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There's a disaster prone chunk of the planet that would be perfectly happy wearing anything clean and warm.

But there is a smaller but more powerful chunk of the planet that can find offence in anything that you do - and they have a lot more media access

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Come on it's not like say the Gruniad, could make anything of the images of starving African kids being given t-shirts for an American fast food chain.

Who could possibly misconstrue that as anything but an act of charity ?

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Big Internet warns FCC's Pai: We will fight you all the way on net neutrality

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Re: not all packets are created equal

Or Google/Facebook/iTunes can demand that the ISP pay them for the right to carry their valuable services on their cable - just the same way that HBO, ESPN etc charge the cable companies.

The only one that is screwed is Netflix. I wonder how much bandwidth an ISP that also sells cable TV service is going to give tem

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Blighty's £1.2bn space industry could lend itself to tourism – report

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Re: Spaceport in the UK

That only matters if you are going to orbit.

Branson is only doing "near space" weightless parabola flights for rich idiots.

They can take of from anywhere that has consistent good weather and is in the sort of fancy resort location that attracts billionaires - Prestwick sounds ideal.

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Radio hackers set off Dallas emergency sirens at midnight as a prank

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Re: The siren system is designed to be activated when severe storms approach the city.

What if the Russians came by land ?

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FCC kills plan to allow phone calls on planes – good idea or terrible?

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Re: +1

Yes but what the fsck does that have to do with the FCC?

The FCC's job is to regulate communications technologies/bandwidth/standards for the good of everyone - not decide what the social norms are.

I don't like milk in coffee but it's not the Food and Drug Administration's job to ban it.

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Boeing 737 turns 50

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Re: But what about...

Somebody that restores WWII aircraft told me a similar problems applies to USAF models.

The manufacturers are so worried that somebody will rebuild a B17, crash it into an airshow crowd and will sue Boeing - that they destroyed all the manuals/parts/tooling for vintage aircraft.

Ironically it is easy to get service manuals for WWII German aeroplanes

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With the speed of US railways I'm surprised this is easier than flying - even with the TSA factor.

In europe for any journey <500km it probably would be quicker.

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Re: Retire the 737 already!

I wonder how much is due to FAA/CAA regulations.

If you keep the name the same and gradually change each part then you just file a stack of Engineering Change Orders with very specific and limited testing. Renaming may make it a new aircraft and have to certify everything from scratch to today's standards.

Same with pilot and maintenance certification, it is probably simpler to get certification updates to a new procedure on the "same" aircraft than be trained on an totally new one.

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Re: The 737 will likely be operated for 100 years

Although the surviving ones don't fly many hours and have a ludicrous amount of maintenance lavished on them compared to a civil airliner.

The surviving ones IIRC were the SAC nuclear ones which weren't used in vietnam and so have the lowest cycles.

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Re: The 737 will likely be operated for 100 years

Although are there any parts of the original still in the latest model - or is it just the name that has been around for 50years

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Or did they simply made the inside longer while keeping the outside the same ?

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Re: if it ain't broken

There was a design flaw on the original model, the avionics bay was directly underneath the toilet and galley at the front, any "dripage" led to dead electronics which caused a couple of accidents.

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Payday lender Wonga admits to data breach

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Re: APR! = interest

Compared to the bank.

Go £1 overdrawn,

Get charged a very reasonable 10% interest rate on this

Plus a $100 fee for an unauthrorized overdraft

Then a £80 letter telling you about it

Then another £100 fee because the letter went out on the last day of the previous month and the fee is per month

Then get a tax hike to bail out the bank that did this because it lost money gambling in the US housing market

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WileyFox disentangles itself from Cyanogen

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Re: Stock android

And more importantly lineage gives you daily builds so you aren't left with a phone with a 5year old security hole because the maker doesn't update

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Graffiti 'dying out' as kids dump spray cans for Instagram, Twitter etc

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Or they were mysteriously trampled to death

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Ex-IBMer sues Google for $10bn – after his web ad for 'divine honey cancer cure' was pulled

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Re: Amid all this:

Given the way IBM is going the only way to contact them soon is going to involve a Ouija board

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Boeing-backed US upstart reckons it'll be building electric airliners

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Re: 10-50 seat commercial passenger aircraft are a thing.

IIRC there was a proposal by the guy behind the Thrust2 supersonic car to do this in europe.

A fleet of cheap to run efficent turbo-props using the small grass airfields that surround every major city and industrial area in europe (as a result of an earlier abortive attempt to european integration)

The idea was that you booked a flight, turned up with no airport screening delay and flew to within a couple of miles of your destination where an uber was waiting for less than a business ticket

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Re: Reality check time?

>Batteries have awful energy-to-mass ratios when compared to good old flammable liquids.

Only if you want to reuse them.

If you simply burn them then LiPo has similar energy density to TNT

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Re: Just a matter of timing

>1. Toy drones prove nothing, as these kinds of things don't scale linearly with size.

Damn, you mean my paper airliner project might have difficulties?

I already ordered a ream of "A-99" copier paper

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The beast is back: Reborn ekranoplan heads for the Arctic

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Re: There is already a consensus that the arctic will have trees

So rather than a Chinese trick to destroy American Industry (tm) - climate change is actually a cunning American trick to prevent Russian WIG aircraft invading Canada

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