* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We've got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans

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Re: Sometimes a quote can really make you cross-eyed.

Now all they have to do is find the bit in the bible about DNA sequencing and they can use my information

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Re: Kinda misses the point

Odd that a party that doesn't believe in evolution is trying to selectively breed for being rich

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User lubed PC with butter, because pressing a button didn't work

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re: Excel is perfect for graphics

Just make a sheet 1024 cells wide by 768 high, go full screen

and then set the background colour of each cell to make the picture you want

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Oh my God, 911 is down. Quick, call… aaargh!

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Re: 911?

US prices are normally quoted without sales tax included

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Re: Why is the FCC involved ?

>but you really wouldn't find it funny if you needed the emergency services.

The proper system is that the federal govt guarantees that your 911 call goes through and an ambulance turns up - and leaves because you don't have insurance ?

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Why is the FCC involved ?

Surely this is a free market differentiation, if you aren't happy with your 911 service you can simply switch suppliers to one that offers a better service.

Since it may be inconvenient to do this whilst having a heart attack you should probably install some sort of app in advance to enable a quick-switch

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Royal Navy's newest ship formally named in Glasgow yard

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HMS Forth < enter >

2018 < enter >

Service < enter >

Enter < enter >

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Re: HMS Forth

Alternatively it could be hurridly repainted, the onyx bath taps installed and the gun removed (or not - depending on the oligarch) and sold if the next budget looks tight

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President Trump-themed escort services may soon open in China

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Re: @Geoffrey -- yes, well, on sober reflection --

>Bannon is using Trump, and Bannon has the more dangerous, off-the-rails political ideas

I see your Bannon and raise you a Peter Thiel

To misquote the classics: You're not billionaire, you're little people!

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RadioShack bankruptcy savior to file for, you guessed it, bankruptcy

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Re: ☹️

You are assuming that somebody was in charge of Tandy, and they had a business plan - I think the evidence against that is pretty comprehensive

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Re: The Living Dead

The canadian part, thesource.ca, seems to live on despite selling nothing but useless in-flight magazine type electric gadgets and overpriced watch batteries

I think they must be a front for something - probably N Korea judging from the level of technology

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Re: ☹️

>Used to work for Tandy in the 80s

Can I just get your name and address

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Rap for chat app chaps: Snap's shares are a joke – and a crap one at that

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Re: "went against the underwritten rules of Wall Street"

Simple - Lose money on every customer but make up for it in volume

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Iconic Land Rover Defender may make a comeback by 2019

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Re: thanks to EU regulations

Depending on how badly the test is designed/requriement is worded.

Spikes means the pedestrian would accelerate to the vehicle speed and stay there - rather than be accelerated and then bounced off so feeling double the overall force.

If you ignored the whole pierced by a spike bit - you could reduce the amount of impact felt by a pedestrian by fitting spikes

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Re: Which market segment will they go for?

>the armed forces should be buying British

Or they could invade somewhere and steal theirs - they are the ARMED forces after all

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Re: Needling me?

> Probably the same in Oz, they would buy them if they could get them

I think in the case of Oz, as soon as they weren't forced to buy commonwealth they were very happy to buy something cheaper and more reliable.

As the saying goes if you want to get into the outback take a Landrover - if you want to come back out again take a Landcruiser

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thanks to EU regulations

Wasn't there a recent event of some relevance to this?

I welcome our new coal powered British Land Rovers

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US Marines seek a few supposedly good men ... who leaked naked pics of a few good women

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Re: Naked WOMEN

Well they do hang around with sailors rather a lot

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In fact if you had an all volunteer army and discovered that they were all ready and happy to stick bayonets into people when told to do so - you might have more grounds for concern

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Naked WOMEN

Would never happen in the Royal Marines (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4475034.stm)

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>For instance, it's the only place I've been where shouting was considered polite behavior.

To be fair it's also one of the few places where you get promoted for killing people (unlike medical school or air-traffic control)

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Trump, Brexit, and Cambridge Analytica – not quite the dystopia you're looking for

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Re: Looking for something to blame?

>based on such traits as how one says the letter "H".

I think the Israelites can claim prior art on that one by about 30 centuries

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IBM has cloud access to quantum computer 400 times smaller than D-Wave system

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Re: This decade's (or this centuries) superconducting mainframe?

Those just offered incremental improvements over the technology in a regular desktop of the time.

If (and it's a big IF) these work then even the toy scale ones described here wipe the floor with supercomputers (for a certain class of problems) so then a supercomputer scale quantum one will be "interesting"

At the moment they are like the first lab prototype hand made transistors compared to established tube/valve technology, but look where transistors went.

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Re: How does it work

Alternately toss a coin and you have a 50% chance of being in the universe where you already read the book vs being the one who didn't

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COP BLOCKED: Uber app thwarted arrests of its drivers by fooling police with 'ghost cars'

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If your wife or daughter was raped by an iPhone owner you would want the police to have their location - so it's vital for all phones to be tracked 24x7 by the police.

Your home view screen should probably record you as well - in case you are doing homecrime

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Especially if you are a hedge funded that is shorting them (or their investors) and is leaking these stories to the press

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RAF pilot sacked for sending Airbus Voyager into sudden dive

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Re: Grounded?

And they spent 500% as much grounding undamaged planes - presumably while checking for DSLRs jammed in the controls?

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Re: Grounded?

13 days =

1 day for somebody to write a Corrective And Preventive Action plan for dealing with jamming DSLRs behind the control stick (ie don't)

11 days for it to be reviewed, filed, lost queried, subject to public inquiry, lost again, recycled as firelighters .....

1 day for checking if any of the other aircraft had DSLRs jammed behind the control stick

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Pence v Clinton: Both used private email for work, one hacked, one accused of hypocrisy

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The question we need answering

Did any of his republican friends offer to send any money when "he" emailed to say he had been mugged?

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Passport and binary tree code, please: CompSci quizzes at US border just business as usual

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Re: Argentinian art gallery owner Juan Garcia Mosqueda

The last lot refused a visa for Adi Shamir - because returning to the middle east after living in america is a sign of radicalisation.

He is the "s" in RSA. He was to be speaking at an NSA conference. He is Israeli

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"2. "Write what the sign on the Statue of Liberty says""

fabriqué en france ?

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Re: Once upon a time...

What is your name?

What is your quest?

What is the airspeed velocity of a fully laden swallow?

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Jesse Jackson to Apple CEO Cook: Hire black

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>They killed the Newton, and I never forgave them.

Americans like the poetic ambiguity of pound (mass) and pound (force)

- I'm not sure if it is entirely Apple's fault

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Lure young people into science

Says professional devotee of sky beard ...

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Prisoners' 'innovative' anti-IMSI catcher defence was ... er, tinfoil

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Re: Wouldn't it be cheaper...

It also depends on the conductivity of the mesh, especially the connections between the bits of wire. Chicken wire manufacture is not optomised for high frequency AC conductivity.

Mobile phones are also really-really good at working with a very weak signal

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Re: Wouldn't it be cheaper...

And the extension of slavery to anyone who doesn't have a knighthood

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AWS's S3 outage was so bad Amazon couldn't get into its own dashboard to warn the world

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Re: The Cloud...

Ob xkcd

ps. is there any way to automatically format a link without having to remember html ?

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Raspberry Pi gives us all new 'Pi Zero W' for its fifth birthday

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Re: Everybody loves Pi

If you need one of them - not being able to order even 10off of most of them is a bit limiting for planning even small projectd

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Germany, France lobby hard for terror-busting encryption backdoors – Europe seems to agree

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Re: 'the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed'

It says "arms" not guns, and nothing about conventional weapons.

You can prize my H-bomb from my glowing dead fingers

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Re: Godwins law, revised (as it relates to part of this discussion)

But look on the bright side - the last time the Hun tried to do mandatory encryption we got computers as a spin-off

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Re: Forgive my ignorace, but...

German government really doesn't have much luck when it comes to encryption does it ?

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Revealed: UK councils shrug at privacy worries, strap on body cams

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Presumably you would just charge the BBC a license fee for doing so ?

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Sponsorship opportunities - eventually people are going to walk around looking like F1 drivers

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LUNAR-CY! SpaceX announces a Moon trip-for-two it'll inevitably miss the deadline on

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Re: I wonder who the two are?

Where you genuinely don't know who to feel more sorry for

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Yes - That's why all new passenger aircraft are flown under remote control around the world before you risk putting people on them.

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Re: This is ridiculous

I crew member to recognise the moon and the other to press the "keep orbital mechanics working as we continue in the same orbit" button ?

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Do we get to choose who goes?

Could be a good kickstarter opportunity

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