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Manufacturers reject ‘no deal’ Brexit approach

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Re: RE:and will have to apply to join and suffer the time and requirements that takes

But that does assume that countries like Spain will unanimously vote to make it all sunshine and icecream for a region to break away and enter the Eu as its own independent country

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Pure Silicon Valley: Medium asks $5 a month for absolutely nothing

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Re: So they got $135m for this bo***cks?

Remember each CxO needs an army of assistants and PR people, and each of those need their own army of support staff, and they have to hire the brother of the VC's cousin, and their assistants

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

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Re: But I can't...

Surely Iraq can't be on the list ?

It went directly from being controlled by a weapons of mass destruction owning dictator to being a free democratic ally of American under the wise and benevolent rule of it's democratically elected president .

And Syria is controlled by the great friend of our friend President Putin.

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Saudi Arabia is getting free passes all the time.

And coincidentally it has shitoads of oil, buys shitloads of US weapons, holds shitloads of US treasury debt and totally coincidentally funds anti-Iranian terrorist groups

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Re: Stop spreading Lies

I think Bradford should impose travel restrictions against anyone who had lived under Lancastrian rule

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Re: Does that include...

They did stop the ex-prime minister of Norway because he had vsited Iraq

You can't be too careful, he ma have been radicalised over the Ferro-Rocher

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UK.gov confirms it won't be buying V-22 Ospreys for new aircraft carriers

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Re: We should build our own

A cunning plan.

Find 4 squaddies from Iraq/Afghanistan. 1 office with a cigar (or Pipe, we are British), 1 weido (of the type played by Benedict Cumberbatch), 1 pretty one and one big black guy

Have the Met accuse them of a crime they didn't commit

Lock them in a barn with a welder and a suspiciously complete toolkit.

10 minutes later you will have a servicable aircraft/tank/submarine/aircraft carrier

Admittedly every time it shoots anyone it will miss - but this is pretty much true for any new complex weapons systems

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Amazon dodges $1.5bn US tax bill: It's OK to run sales through Europe out of IRS reach – court

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The reason for Blue Origin ?

In space nobody can hear your tax demands

If Amazon's HQ was in orbit presumably they wouldn't have to pay tax to anyone

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As ad boycott picks up pace, Google knows it doesn't have to worry

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Very simple algorithm

The reinforcing rail in front of the receiver and the front sight are fairly distinctive features of the AK-47 and very different to the AR15 family.

If you see a video with beards, balaclavas, green army jackets and AK47s you know they are terrorists and the video is banned, if you see the same images but an AR15 then they are simply a cultural organisation and can be funded - and invited to your St Patrick's day parade.

It would only take a couple of lines of OpenCV or scikit-image to recognise the difference between terrorists and freedom fighters so long as they can be persuaded to point their assault rifles in the air.

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Re: Is Google pro-Islamist?

Except this video with the Guardian ad was posted by a right-wing British group protesting the Islamic video. Do you want Google to ban protesting ISIS?

If I say I don't like Nazis should the reg block this post because it says Nazis?

Of course the real question is why there wasn't an ad for the Daily Mail, I doubt many Alt-right you-tubers are Gruniad readers

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US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

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Level the playing field

It hardly seems fair that in red blooded American Capitalism only the government gets to spy on you 24x7 - at least this gives corporations equal rights

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If you were cuffed during Trump's inauguration, cops are trying to crack your smartphone

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Re: Fuck yeah!!

Until it turns out that one of the protesters had their name/email in their contact lists, or had contacted someone who had a contact with that "trump supporter" - so his name also goes on the list....

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NASA to fire 1Gbps laser 'Wi-Fi' ... into spaaaaace

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Re: Another slight issue?

Nasa do not approve of the term LOW Earth orbit.

With the new administration it is; the greatest orbit, America's orbit, the best orbit ever

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Re: The ISS Spins round the earth...

Concorde could have done it

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Decapitating Rockall: How a 1970s Navy expedition blasted the top off the Atlantic islet

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>Should Scotland claim the Northern part of the UK's EEZ,

Wouldn't those go to an independent Orkneys - along with all the north sea oil

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King Battistelli's swish penthouse office the Euro Patent Office doesn't want you to see

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Re: "few Greek or Spanish or Italian unemployed"

Doesn't happen in the UK. Generally useless ex-finance ministers are forced to take menial clerical jobs in a declining industry

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With Skype, Microsoft's messaging strategy looks coherent at last (almost)

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Focussed

To implement a more business focused strategy they need to add some more differentiation, skype-for-business-but-using-it-from-home, skye-at-work-but-not-for-business, skype-for-idiots, skype-for-discussing-problems-with-skype

All these will have to be registered to a single Office365 account but you can't have two different ones installed on the same machine at the same time. Obviously they can't call contacts on one of the others.

Logins will prompt you if this is a microsoft personal or work email address, which one you have to click will vary on a daily basis. Any support requests will require you to have either a hotmail or outlook.com address or both, or neither.

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FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

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Re: Interesting, but..

> but one has to file a lawsuit and hope the bench warming shyster actually pays attention.

That's the difficulty with computer stuff

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A typical East Texas jury is going to understand that the company you install drywall for during the day doesn't have any claim on your carved wooden sculpture at the weekend.

But are they going to understand that your DB programming day job and weekend app writing are different? Especially when your employer has a fancy lawyer confusing them about software

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Re: Interesting, but..

> I put the document in the round filing cabinet under my desk and no-one ever mentioned it again.

Generally in the UK, staying there and collecting a paycheque is a sign that you have accepted the employment contract, you have to be given a copy but you don't have to sign it

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Re: For clarification

Patents are odd in that they can only be filed by inventors, not corporations. It is hardly unreasonable for the company that employed and funded the R&D to get the patent so you generally have to assign it. For some reason the assignment always includes a payment of $1 but you never seem to get it.

There is a Feynman story on him demanding payment when assigning some atomic bomb patents to the govt

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Re: It's not just code or tech related IP

I had a similar clause for a certain consulatancy named after a certain oxbridge town. ie

We own everything you make outside work.

Good, I take octogenarian fetish-porn photographs on the weekends, do you have a copy of the corporate logo for me to put on them ?

They also claimed that my non-compete extended to any customers of their customers. As HR put it, we did work for Tesco, Tesco sell Sony TVs = you can't work for Sony. I would have loved to see how that stood up in court.

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Startup offers $10,000 to Silicon Valley techies … who will leave Bay Area

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Re: true motivations...

Or at least somewhere that a competitor across the street isn't going to offer them $20k more over lunch

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Norfolk County Council sent filing cabinet filled with kids' info to a second-hand shop

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Re: Recoup the cost

They could bring in outside consultants to manage the campaign

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Re: Norfolk County Council...

But last time they sent a cabinet containing actual children to the scrap yard - so this is an improvement

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US military's latest toy set: Record-breaking laser death star, er, truck

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Re: Defensive tactic

Fly drone at 1m altitude through army base - watch as laser slices morning parade in half

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Re: The future's cloudy!

Fortunately we only do enemies in deserts with clean open blue skies - no need to ever have to fight an enemy anywhere snowy. Everybody that lives anywhere snowy is a friend of the administration

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National Audit Office: Brit aircraft carrier project is fine and dandy... for now

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Re: Revert at soonest

I thought they outsourced it to Turkey

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Why is the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ project so delayed?

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Re: 20 years old tech?

That's the real value of the Vega+, they protect you from the dissapointment of actually running the old speccy games - while delivering the nostalgia of an authentic "ordering zx80 from sinclair" experience.

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Re: Crowdfunding is just an unsecured loan

Could be interesting if it made credit card case-law.

I donated to political party X and when elected they failed to deliver on any of their promises = I want a credit card refund

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BT's Openreach to hire 1,500 engineers

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Re: Will they stop sabotaging competitors lines?

But this won't affect that, they said they are hiring 1500 "engineers" not installers or maintenance technicians.

I assume the 1500 engineers will be developing new research concepts into solid products or developing new applications to better serve customers

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IBM could have made almost all the voluntary redundancies it needed

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Re: Best people often first to accept severance because it is easy for them to find another job &

But this is IBM so anybody good got out years ago.

Now the only ones left are the ones who don't know how to logon to their email to receive the redundancy notices.

And potentially a few that were made redundant years ago but ares til being paid because HR are also "IBM quality" staff

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Re: IBM doesn't need to lose thousands of people -- just a few dozen

Or simply outsource the C suite.

I'm sure there are kids on Africa that would be willing to do the job for $1/day.

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Oracle gives FCC a great big sloppy kiss: You're doing a great job axing net neutrality, privacy

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Re: Scary

When Oracle supports anything you know something is going wrong.

It's like the Daily Mail, you have to assume anything they hate is good.

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Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours

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Re: Heil Merkel.

There is no reason that phone/sms should be exempt from the same rules as radio, tv ...

I demand that the Polizei monitor all phone calls for ungood speech

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Re: Could be tricky

Can I demand that we delete the preceding message for its potty-mouth language ?

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Linus Torvalds explains how to Pull without jerking his chain

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That's not a penguin

How did the dog from nightmare before christmas slip in - Some dodgy patch ?

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UK Home Office warns tech staff not to tweet negative Donald Trump posts

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And if you are nice about him you too might get paid 600K for 1 day a week while still keeping your government job - that's the "code"

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Can you ethically suggest a woman pursue a career in tech?

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Re: The portrayal of nerds in the media....

Not to mention Fred and Wilma or Barnie and Bettie - pure propaganda by the dino-industrial complex

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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: @Orv

If you allow people to group together to spread the risk then you ultimately end up with the ludicrous situation of everyone together in one pool run by the government.

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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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Family of technician slain by factory robot sues everyone involved

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Not always possible.

1, You are teaching the robot a new sequence of moves so the power needs to be on

2, You are calibrating the touch points so you need to drive the robot to those points

3, You are changing the working head and so need to be able to move the arm

In this case it seems that it wasn't the robot they were working on but one in the next station that was triggered to move an assembly.

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>if one of your defendants has deep pockets you can go after them for 100% of the compensation even if they are only 1% liable, t

There was a case where a kid was hit by a car and they sued the makers of the jeans he was wearing because the driver of the car had no money. When you are on the hook for the kids medical bills it is the only way

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'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows

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Re: Sometimes I can't use a long password

>used as a separator in the *nix passwd file

If they are storing your password unhashed in /etc/passwd you have bigger problems

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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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Enter < enter >

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