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9030 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

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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Boeing 737 turns 50

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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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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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FCC Commish: Hey, don't look at me – Congress should sort out net neutrality mess

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Re: "Google dominates desktop search"

It's a free country with consumer choice.

If you don't like the rues then buy your own president and change them !

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Sorry eh? Canadian mounties own up: Yes, we own 10 IMSI-catchers

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Re: Even in Canada

My admiration, support, and total love for the RCMP is in no way diminished by their pervasive monitoring of all citizen's internet communication.....

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Tech visa saber-rattling more sound than fury

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Re: Degree and Programming

It's nothing to do with what a degree is or isn't needed for.

It's an arms race between Tata/IBM/etc using it to hire 1000s of usually Indian slave labor to do billable-hours type padding of consultancy contracts and the government trying to stop them.

( Although not so effectively that their party donations will stop. )

While ideally allowing SpaceX and Google to hire specialist rocket scientist types from the rest of the world

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Mediaeval Yorkshirefolk mutilated, burned t'dead to prevent reanimation

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Joke

Well they do feed on brains ....

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It worked though

How many Zombies have you seen in North Yorkshire?

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Re: re: Sheep

In the C16 it was sheep - The village that sheep ate

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Sheep.

The landowners discovered that there was more money to be made having sheep on the land than peasants mostly growing food for themselves.

So it was necessary to enhance productivity going forward to leverage market synergies, reach a global market and achieve dynamic sales targets necessary for maximising cashflow - to kick the peasants out.

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Make America Wait Again: Trump hasn't stopped H-1B visas

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Re: With other plans stalled, this could have been good propaganda...

It would have been great news for IBM.

With a ban on H1B they can bring in unlimited overseas workers from IBM India to work in IBM USA on L1 visas. With the advantage that they don't have to meet US wage or working conditions.

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Hundreds of millions 'wasted' on UK court digitisation scheme

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Re: Nobody knows exactly who built Stonehenge, or why

New research suggests Stonehenge was (ancient) Britain's first multi-role combat aircraft project.

Of course as requirements changed and the technology under-delivered on promised performance

some aspects of the aircraft role were reduced in line with expected outcomes.

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WikiLeaks exposes CIA anti-forensics tool that makes Uncle Sam seem fluent in enemy tongues

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Re: People with an axe to grind

So the Russian hackers wrote the code in Russian so people would think it was the CIA trying to make it look like Russian hackers.

Of course perhaps they thought of this and wrote it in Russian so that people would think it was the Russians trying to make it look like the CIA were trying to make it look like the Russians trying to make it look like the CIA.

Everyone knows the milk marketing board is behind it all

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Confidence in £70m customs system has 'collapsed', warns Treasury Committee

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Dear Freedom Fighters of Islam,

Now that you have spread fear, despondancy, panic and generally screwed things up in your bit of the middle east. We would just like to say

Anything you can do we can do better, we can screw anything up better than you....

yes we can, yes we can yes we can ....

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Indian Business Machines? One-third of Big Blue staff based there and Bangladesh

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Economics

It's good for everyone when low skill low paying industries like making trainers or business consultancy gets transferred to 3rd world sweat shops.

It allows workers in the developed economy to transition to higher skilled more profitable activities like driving for Uber or uploading youtube videos

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SpaceX wows world with a ho-hum launch of a reused rocket, landing it on a tiny boring barge

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Re: And so it begins........

10 years ago I could dial into a call with my US colleagues.

Now the first 30mins of each meeting is spent trying to remember the passwd for the conference room skype-for-business account, then nobody can remember who set it up and what email address they used for the password reset. then we have 5mins of emailing each other regular skype account names and sending new connection requests to each other.

Then we have a couple of minutes of wondering why we can't hear much and finding out that the conference table speaker/mic has been ignored in favour of the one on the webcam in the corner

Sometimes I wonder if video conferencing will be replaced by morse code or smoke signals

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Don't believe the hype: UK's £455m Government Digital Service lacks a clear role – fresh audit

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Or Jim Hacker's ministry of administrative affairs

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Robots are killing jobs after all, apparently: One droid equals 5.6 workers

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Re: Globalisation

So dockers lost their jobs due to cheap labour in China rather than it taking one crane driver to unload a container rather than 1000 longshoremen ?

Cheap illegal immigrant labour is sneaking into American coal mines to steal their jobs rather than automatic long wall coal cutting machines?

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Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters

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Re: In Alabama

- Between a married christian man and a woman (cousin or sister)

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Ex-military and security firms oppose Home Sec in WhatsApp crypto row

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Re: The bodies outside Parliament are barely cold...

Or ban politicians from Westminster.

They need to rebuild Westminster anyway so it would seem to make sense to relocate it to somewhere that can be more easily guarded - Rockall springs to mind

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Re: It's not complicated

it would allow them to count anyone he had contacted as potential terrorists (well the brown ones with funny names at least) then they could arrest a few of them to show how dynamically they are reacting

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Re: Ban Everything

Worse still he used a rental car - so expect to have to fill in another 3 forms and have 4 more forms of id to pick up the rental car in future

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Re: The bodies outside Parliament are barely cold...

Never let a good crisis go to waste

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Re: Bravo

So you are suggesting that the technology companies should get together and invent a way of giving home secretaries access to common sense ?

That sounds like a hell of an AI project

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Re: Bravo

>.whats he hiding?

Well he was associated with an organisation which promoted the use of violence to achieve a political end.

According to the conservatives here I, as an immigrant, am suppose to swear an oath that I don't hold any such beliefs

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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: Does that include...

Used to be perfectly normal. You had to post your passport off for a visa for most countries, which in the pre-internet days, often took a couple of weeks to process. So if you were travelling a lot on business, especially in the ME/Africa you had to have several UK passports just because most of them were in the post at any given moment.

Apart from having to keep separate Israel/South Africa/Communist country ones.

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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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Manufacturers reject ‘no deal’ Brexit approach

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Re: Just wait until the ECJ *and* ECHR prove inescapable.

Does the Eu demand that USA/Japan/China/Cambodia/Indonesia etc honour the ECHR when selling into Europe?

Of course the UK could always be a member of the ECHR but simply ignore it like Russia

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Which given how well it worked with British ownership is probably a good thing.

To misquote some colonial era guy with a big mustache:

British workers, best in the World - when led by German/Japanese managers

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Re: But that does assume Spain

I thought it was Washington forcing the UK to force the Eu to move the borders of NATO (cough sorry Eu) to the borders of Russia.

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Re: ".... a 28 gun firing squad facing her"

With the tories you can normally rely on more guns at your back than in front of you

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Re: Speculating

It's industry's own fault.

If they want government support then Almagamated Widgets should have been offering ex-ministers $1M/year for one day a month of advising.

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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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USA can afford golf for Trump. Can't afford .com for FBI infosec service

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Public Private Partnership Initiative

They are simply getting government out of the business of security and letting the private sector offer a free market alternative.

Having the government own a .com address is like communism

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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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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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