* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Stanford boffins find 'correlation between caffeine consumption and longevity'

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Only if you are a mouse

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AI and robots? Will someone think of the jobs, says HPE CEO Whitman

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Re: Do we though?

> we need paying jobs for people to do ....

I bet when AI is replacing doctors and lawyers rather than call center workers we will see some government reaction

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Smart guns are a neat idea on paper. They'll never survive reality

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Dissapointed

Was hoping for the things from Aliens

ob IT angle - with their GRID laptop contoller

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Re: @AC ... A really smart gun...

>Its called a ballistic knife. And they are pretty much outlawed.

No it isn't and they aren't - knife missiles are 1.0 culture citizens and have the same rights you do

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Just give up: 123456 is still the world's most popular password

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Re: Don't Just Blame Users

Then they could just as easily get spammed by fake accounts

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Re: Don't Just Blame Users

12345 for this forum is fine, and it means I'm not leaking any information about my secure password system

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FCC's Wheeler gives passionate defense of net neutrality rules

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Re: "going forward"... over a cliff!

We don't need an FCC at all. The market will compete and decide a winner.

If I want to broadcast a 3G signal I can just buy a transmitter, if somebody else wants to use the same bit of spectrum they can compete by buying a bigger transmitter - not have to pay $Bn to some gubermint for the right to use.

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Oh ALIS, don't keep us waiting: F-35 jet's software 'delayed'

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Re: " whoever finds it can probably look back and KNOW where the aircraft has been"

The password is very closely guarded by every technician at every US and foreign customer airbase, everyone at Lockheed Martin and by everyone in the DoD - with so many people guarding the password it is very safe.

It might be useful if it was possible to change it from the default - but that would make the system more complicated

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Re: >Germans tanks were 5 times better

So the war could have been shortened by dropping battalions of management consultants and marketing executives to persuade the Germans to take a customer focussed agile manufacturing process - where the military changes their mind all the time and the kit is delivered late, obsolete and in much smaller numbers?

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Re: old military wisdom has it ...

Most of Germany's last road trip to Russia also springs to mind

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Re: " whoever finds it can probably look back and KNOW where the aircraft has been"

>Any notion that dullards future insurgents could get into the system, let alone ready that data is quite absurd.

Any notion that Chinese/Russian/Etc computer security experts could get into the system .....

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Mr Angry pays taxman with five wheelbarrows worth of loose change

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It's a highly un-American activity.

The true patriotic way of dealing with idiot bureaucracy is with an automatic weapon

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Re: He'd be shit out of luck in the UK

Amateur - you write out 50 cheques but for random amounts stated in terms of definite integrals.

Then ask the university to show you where in their rules it is written that payments must be in rational numbers

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Re: Weigh the coins

There was a hedge fund manager after the 2008 crash who ordered $MM of copper cents, a warehouse full, waiting for demand and the price of copper to go back up so that a penny was worth more than a penny. He is still waiting

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Thanks, Obama: NSA to stream raw intelligence into FBI, DEA and pals

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Re: Does not apply to Israel

Although possibly only for the humor value.

Hey Moshe - the Americans have just "discovered" that Iraq has WMDs!

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Re: Yes we can. Yes we did.

With this administration that might change.

I can see daily presidential security briefings on the secrets of his republican "colleagues" in the house

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Dieselgate: VW pleads guilty, will cough up $4.3bn, throws 6 staff under its cheatware bus

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Re: Urrm:

But Ford's little problem only killed a hundred people - it didn't try and cheat the federal government.

That's why it got away with a a few $M fine

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US Navy runs into snags with aircraft carrier's electric plane-slingshot

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Re: We all need less stress...

Thank you - it's so difficult to keep track of the mental deficiencies of US presidents

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Re: We all need less stress...

He was famously described as having "played too much football without a helmet"

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UK can be a 'world leader in 5G', you say? Er, our 4G still takes a beating from Peru

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Re: Lets hope

5G contains incredible compression technology which maximises use of the radio spectrum

It allows for upto 5 different messages. Including LOL, OMH, WTF, smiley face, and [CENSORED] - that's one more than 4G !

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Then we will become a world leader in 6G.

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NASA taps ESA satellite Swarm for salty ocean temperature tales

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Re: Tweety Twump has promised to prevent NASA doing this kind of research.

Although possibly more concerning is appointing a General Relativity denier to head the FAA

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Re: Tweety Twump has promised to prevent NASA doing this kind of research.

So they just shoot down the satellite - problem solved

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You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

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>but what's wrong with just making the loser of a case pay?

Because giant companies could spin their legal bills to astronomical numbers so if you lost they could claim you owed them $MM. They could demand that you paid some sort of bond upfront to cover their costs if you lost - since you can't afford this you can't sue any company that has in-house lawyers

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Top cop: Strap Wi-Fi jammers to teen web crims as punishment

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The battery pack would also be attached to the ankle

For safety, in this post-Samsung world, the battery would be encased in a spherical protective enclosure made of iron Power connection would be via a short metal chain

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Re: Top Cops

It's not a union, there are lots of laws about unions.

It's a privately held corporation that the government happens to listen to.

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Re: Why would this happen-

vegimite for terrorist offences

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FM now stands for 'fleeting mortality' in Norway

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Well you still had smoke signals

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Re: Satellite Radio

>BBC WS. Except when they get too graphic

That explains CBC radio - it's BBC WS without the filth ......

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Re: Considering that most digital radio is utter crap in quality...

Anyone old enough to be listening to t'wireless is unlikely to hear beyond 15Khz

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But that is just because of traitorous dereliction of duty by the world service

Now that a post-Brexit Britain will once more bestride the globe like a colossus then hopefully proper radio will be brought back to the empire. If the Chinese and Americans are going to be taught to play cricket then we need R4LW

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Not sure it's really worth giving over Radio4 LW spectrum to the internet, unless you are into Morse code.

But since any radio other than Radio4 LW is unnecessary I don't see what all the fuss is about.

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Elon's SpaceX gets permission to blow up another satellite or two

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Presumably why you prefer Thatcher to May ?

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FBI let alleged pedo walk free rather than explain how they snared him

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Re: Scumbag Olympics...

There is no suggestion that he molested anyone - just that he had pictures supplied by the government.

Possession of a copy of Das Boot does not make you a war criminal

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Ex-soldier pleads guilty to terror crime after not revealing iPhone PIN

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Re: Really didn't know his PIN?

Interestingly here in His Majesty's Former Colonies they can't force you to divulge a password (some hippie rubbish about right to silence) but they can make people unlock with a fingerprint - the police claimed this is the same as their right to take suspect's prints.

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Re: WTF!

But at least you no longer have to worry about any european judges telling you that this is wrong

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Banned! No streaming live democracy from your phones, US Congress orders reps

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Re: Much Ado about Nothing

and they can appear to themselves every day

on closed circuit t.v.

to make sure they're still real

it's the only connection they feel

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Bitcoin breaks US$1,000

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Re: Bitcoin - asset or currency?

Depends on your country, in most places capital gains would apply whether it is an asset or a currency.

Buy some foreign currency and sell them later when they have appreciated (or the pound drops) and you are liable for capital gains, same as if you buy gold.

IIRC the US government ruled that it was an asset, no different from art, gold or beany-babes

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Re: Some questions...

>It is attractive as an investment at present due to its volatility, not its eventual long-term slow & steady increase.

To some people, but if you are the type of person who today owns a few bitcoin you are unlikely to be a starving 3rd word peasant. You are likely to be able to afford not to sell it for $1K when you have the chance in a few decades of owning 1/20Million-th of the major word currency.

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Re: Some questions...

1, They disappear, exactly the same way as all those people in the Japan Tsunami who had millions of Yen in their homes because they didn't trust banks.

2, They are lost - it's not a problem anymore than all the gold coins lying on the bottom of the atlantic in shipwrecks

3, Yes, you will just trade fractions of a bitcoin

4, If you don't have a backup yes. Fortunately it is a lot easier to backup a wallet than backup a vault

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Xmas software update knackered US Customs computer systems

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Re: Timing?

Best time to roll out a new system, when everybody is out of the office - otherwise it can interrupt vital meetings

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Re: Nope, your terminology is wrong

But with that system how were people able to just walk in off the street and take your luggage while you waited at immigration ?

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Re: Unfortunately...

Plus a lot more who don't want to ever go to the US but have to because the US don't understand in-transit

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Apple sued by parents of girl killed by driver 'distracted by FaceTime'

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Re: Sad

Or sue Toyota for selling a off-road vehicle that is designed to ride up over other cars in the event of accident, for use on the road.

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Elon burning to get Falcon back on the launchpad

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Re: Oxygen is not flammable

Which is why you generally use a maximum of 70% oxygen for bottled breathing gas - in 100% oxygen almost everything burns rather enthusiastically

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How Google.org stole the Christmas Spirit

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Re: But this is the 21st century .... isn't it ??

Indeed, if those experts had only thought to Google "what is the mass of the Higgs boson" they could have saved a fortune on the LHC.

Of course they wouldn't have known it was called the Higgs boson because Higg's paper would have been written in DecWriter format and they wouldn't be able to read it.

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Trio charged with $4m insider trading by hacking merger lawyers

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Re: Lawyers lose small change behind the sofa

>They traded using non-public information. That is the definition of insider trading.

is it? If you overhear a conversation in a lift and trade on it that famously isn't insider trading.

It is apparently a favorite game of nerds visiting law offices to chat loudly about imagined take-overs of their company by Google or Facebook whenever suits might be around

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