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US Senate stamps the gas pedal on law to flood America's streets with self-driving cars

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Re: A dangerous hands-off approach to hands-free driving

US is the country is big and people travel long distances by car.

Which should make their fatalities lower.

Driving long distances on freeways is very safe compared to suburban/city commuting.

A Houston/LA commute of an hour on a 12 lane freeway should be much safer / mile than the school run in London or Paris

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Re: A dangerous hands-off approach to hands-free driving

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Dropped from about 45,000 to 35,000 over the last 10years. Mostly multi-stage airbags which can save you if you are too "free" to wear a seat belt

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White House plan to nuke social security numbers is backed by Equifax's ex-top boss

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Re: Once Upon a Time

You also had to be white, male and belong to the same church and country club as the local bank manager to get a mortgage.

You also had to pay the costs associated with all this personal attention, which is why only white male breadwinners were worthwhile as bank customers

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Web uni says it will get you a tech job or your money back. So our man Kieren signed up...

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Hollywood has savaged enough sci-fi classics – let's hope Dick would dig Blade Runner 2049

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Re: Here Is The News

androids DO dream of electric sheep?

With GPUs and map-reduce you can count all the sheep at the same time so it doesn't help

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Re: Call me grumpy...

You have $300 to make a movie and then you have to spend on marketing.

How much is the marketing budget to sell "Hotel du Lac" to a market of Indonesian teenagers vs "Iron Man 11" ?

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Re: Hollywood being moribund

Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson) would make a great TV series too.

Drum roll: Amazon is making a Snow Crash TV show

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Better than the string of "Alien 7 - Muppet babies go on spring break" sequels

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Re: Hollywood being moribund

Except in a few years you will be able to do Lord of The Rings CGI battles on your laptop.

So a TV miniseries of Banks/Simmons/Brin type novel becomes more possible every year

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Amazon told to repay €250m in 'unfair state aid' from Luxembourg

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Re: Just out of interest...

Luxemburg government - which will in a small way change their GDP and so eventually their Eu payment/rebate

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NetApp scraps first day of Insight conf talks at Mandalay Bay after terrorist guns down 59

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Re: Terrorist?

You can bet the headlines would be "terrorist" if he had been a little more tanned.

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Guns would never have prevented either of these attacks

But stinger missiles would.

If the band's security team had the ability to blow up the 32floor of the hotel they could have responded.

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Terrorist?

But his name sounds so white !

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Open World? More like closed world: Women sue Oracle for 'paying them less' than blokes

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Re: This is bullshit

The one time I worked for a real company (one big enough for an HR dept) the salary offer was based on your current job. So useless waste of skin managers who happened to be coming from overpaid monopoly telecoms company got paid 2x as much asbrilliant crypto/security guys coming from academic jobs.

I'm guessing that the, "10% more than what you claim is you current salary" might lead to women being underpaid for the same role even without an official "if tits { salary *= 0.75}" policy

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Re: Note to plaintiffs

So, don't ask for justice or fair treatment you worthless scum!

They did choose to work for Oracle so I'm picturing them as scum-spawn the incompetent demon from Old Harry's Game

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Re: Note to plaintiffs

we have no proof - and this is the only way to force the employer to reveal the truth !

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Brit prosecutors fling almost a million quid at anti-drone'n'phone ideas

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Having a database society helps so that everything follows you and a conviction for possession of a joint 20years ago means you can never have a job, or these days go within 20miles of a child.

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Re: £50k doesn't cut it for being "commercially exploitable"

Pay the staff £50k not to bring phone in for the prisoners.

Then the bad guy will have to bribe them more

Then you can just arrest any prison officer suddenly driving to work in a Porsche (can't spell Lamborghini)

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Re: Lateral thinking ....

Hopefully it will make people think twice before they have a spliff and then go driving.

And a total driving ban on people taking prescription anti-depressants ?

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FCC big cheese given Congressional roasting in reconfirmation bid

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Putting big cable before consumers,

If the consumers want their own head of the FCC they can pay for one, like the cable companies had to

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'Dear diversity hire...' Amazon's weapons-grade fail in recruitment email to woman techie

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Re: Diversity mixed with discrimination doesn't work

That was my point about IT there is no sexual discrimination - anybody over 35 is unemployable irrespective of gender

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Some people don't get irony

Our team is entirely ethnic / religous minority - just apparently ones that nobody cares about in tech.

Funny how ethnic minorities that are successful are no longer "minorities"

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Re: Diversity mixed with discrimination doesn't work

That's why IT is perfect for women.

You start as a 21 year old new grad and by the time you saved enough for a house and have children at 30 you are too old and so can leave to look after the babies

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EU tells Facebook and Twitter: Obey us or we'll start regulating

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Re: Disinformation campaigns

I suspect Russian inteligence was confused about whether a Britain outside the EU trying to recreate the glories of empire would be more fun than a Britain to disrupt the EU from within

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The UK isn't ditching Boeing defence kit any time soon

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Re: Pot... Kettle ... Black... hmmm I know there's a sentence in there somewhere...

Alternatively, they could get outbid by an upstart Chinese manufacturer

Except they have friends in Washington that can block the sale to any chinese investor.

Amazing what a good deal you can get when all other bidders are blocked

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Don't the W.T.O. get involved in things like this?

How many divisions does the WTO have ?

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EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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Re: Flywheel.

It would be easier if you made the aircraft flat and round to accomodate the flywheel - saucer shaped in fact

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Re: Small steps...

Just don't let Samsung batteries near this.

Why not? It seems a perfect system, battery burns, generating hot gas which you then expel in a jet from the rear of the aircraft through some sort of nozzle.

It seems crazy but jet propelled aircraft without propellers might be the future

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My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user

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Re: My irony-o-meter just exploded!

It's a pity somebody didn't patent that business model

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US Homeland Security Dept to collect immigrants' social media handles and more

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Re: We don't DO second-class citizens

UK has 'second class citizens' by your definition too

Except that in the UK almost everybody is a second class citizen.

Unless you went to Eton and are in the Cabinet

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Brit broke anti-terror law by refusing to cough up passwords to cops

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Jihadi Johny being one of the London Rubber Company's less successful branding efforts

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Re: It's not the judge's fault

So what happens if every judge stands up and says - "I refuse to try a case with such an obviously bad law"?

Do they all go to the camps, or are we saving that for after we get rid of the ECHR?

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Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

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Ultimately the hydrogen could be fused all the way upto Carbon, just like in stars.

Then we could burn the Carbon bringing back coal jobs to wherever it was that Trump was promising

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Re: Do not press

What’s special about Euratom compared with other EU regulatory agencies?

Although the negotiations about joining a committee dedicated to peaceful use of nuclear technology is a lot easier when you have nuclear weapons and they don't

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Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders

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Re: (Unimportant) Things that Daesh have ruined

Can't imagine it's much fun visiting the USA if you are a nuclear physicist working for the ISIS neutron beam thingy near Oxford

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Not quite. Enigma had a flaw that it couldn't encrypt a letter to itself so a known plaintext gave you a start.

But the operating procedure involved chosing a random daily pair of 3 letter groups, encrypt them in the code of the day and send them (encrypted) to the other party ( I forget the details)

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A perfect enterprise solution

Once they realise how bad they are, they will outsource the job to Crapita / IBM / HPE and after a few years and umpteen $$Bn they will still not have a working system.

There will however be a group of heavily armed fantasists further crazed by dealing with Crapita / IBM / HPE and hell bent on revenge ....

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Re: People who want to kill other people for stupid sky fairy reasons are not clever

The head of your church of sky fairy just asked the sky fairy to bless an aircraft carrier to go and blow up the people of that sky fairy. Ironically they are the same sky fairy

I hope this doesn't offend the FSM or he will send his pirates to deal with the HMS QE

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Re: Mock while you can.

Presumably the ones who did scrub the data did survive.

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Supposedly in WWII there was an Afrika Korps radio operator who chose "HIT" "LER" for the random enigma initialization setting every day. He was captured and the army had to stage an escape to try and get him back to his unit

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Australia commits to establish space agency with no budget, plan, name, deadline …

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Re: Shirley

At least there aren't any Spiders on Mars

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Re: didgeri-dont risk it.

So boomerangs are SpaceX's secret technology ? It all makes sense now

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Space port

Didn't Australia used to have a "space port" (ie, bit of empty desert to shoot rockets from) called something that sounds like onomatopoeic chundering ?

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Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding £179k from the taxman

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re: A kebab shop only making £9k a year,

Well he has to buy his kebab meat from Switzerland for £100/lb, and he has to pay a fee to Kebab Shop Licensing inc (Bermuda) for each kebab he sells, and the sale didn't happen in the UK anyway because all kebab sales are booked through Luxembourg.

So really he makes a loss and has to claim a £9k a year subsidy

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If only they could go to an Apple store and ask how the till is in Ireland when the store is on Oxford st

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UK Prime Minister calls on internet big beasts to 'auto-takedown' terror pages within 2 HOURS

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Re: Understandable but Problematic

Remember the laws to freeze bank accounts of terrorists ?

Remember how it got used against Icelandair?

Remember the laws allowing surveillance without a warrant - to stop terrorism?

Remember them being used for school catchment areas?

Remember the laws allowing websites to be shut down if they supported terorrism ?

Remember them being used to block -------------

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Re: "or many people in Northern Ireland pubs."

Even the bombs were better before the internet

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CCleaner targeted top tech companies in attempt to lift IP

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Re: Is it just me....

I would assume only small companies and individuals were customers/users?

Once you are inside the corporate network security is generally much weaker.

So only only need one developer / CxO / salesperson with either root access on their work machine or permission to connect a personal machine to the network and ....

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