* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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Re: CIA phone number

Outside normal business hours just speak into the light switch

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Re: Can't be a single movie

It will just need some minor changes:

The real story is about the brave miners reducing dependence on foreign spice to make Arakis Great Again - and a bunch of no-good hippie protesters going on about destruction of sandworm habitat.

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Re: Can't be a single movie

> Especially as the terrorists are "future Muslims" of Arabic Bedouin culture

Although with blue eyes - so you just have to make them blond as well and the Americans will be alt-right behind them

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Let's replace Ethernet with infrared light bouncing off mirrors!

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Re: Air quality

Of course it should, we have a five-9s uptime guarantee - I don't care about a little fire, I've got ads to serve!

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Re: The good and the bad...

Or a single central ceiling mounted reflector hub. Something ball shaped and covered with small flat mirrors that rotates?

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Netherlands reverts to hand-counted votes to quell security fears

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Re: It is not the voting, it is the counting

>There is no open-source voting software?

Being open source doesn't help unless you can verify that the code being run on the machine is the same as the source in your hand. Perhaps they will let you install your own build before you vote ?

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Re: Wait... Wut?

> the voting machine manufacturers tell everyone not to worry

They certainly don't - they sue the researchers under the DMCA and get the story pulled

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New measurement alerts! Badgers, great white sharks and the Lindisfarne Gospel

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Re: Recycling forces

But force isn't conserved.

We need a force conservation movement

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Trump's cartoon comedy approach to running a country: 'One in, two out' rule for regulations

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Re: Excellent news! At least for --

>That wont be a good thing unless the democrats offer up good choices,

They probably don't need to - demographics are on their side.

When they are in the situation where they can already win the popular vote with zero white support then they only need to wait for a swing of Republican leaning (but Trump offended) Asian/Latino voters and the continual depopulation of the midwest.

Then the GOP end up like labour losing Scotland - it's almost impossible for them to win, however poor the opposition. If the Dems can ever get a vote for Washington DC there would never be another GOP win.

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Re: Excellent news! At least for --

The irony being that he might do something stupid enough to really damage the Republican name and keep them out of power for a generation.

If the democrats can paint them as Republican policies rather than Trump policies.

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Re: Here's another view

We have to ask ourselves -

What kind of world are we leaving for Keith Richards ?

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Re: Less regulataion? How dreadful!

Lets start with the FAA.

Why do I have to take turns on the runway like some bunch of socialists?

I say whoever doesn't blink gets the take-off

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Re: When?

As soon as 51% of Repubicans think they will get more support from their campaign funders (sorry voters) by opposing him than supporting him

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Don't worry, America: Elon Musk says he'll have a word with Trump

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>Thus, we see the dawn of William Gibson's cyberpunk future, where governments have been replaced by mega corporations.

A choice of the current administration or Toyota running the world ..... let me see ....

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Re: Insane

It's the same "something must be done" mentality you get when politicians make technical security decisions.

A list of people to subject to extra security when flying = good idea.

Preventing 3 year old American children with the same name as long dead journalists on Nixon's enemy list, flying to Disneyland = stupid

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Re: Insane

But the guy in the pickup truck with the gun rack thinks that Saddam Hussein and Iran did 9/11.

The purpose of this ruling isn't to prevent terrorism - it's to protect votes

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Re: Musk 'n' Trump

In the Hyperloop, poppies entwine

With cattle trucks lying in wait for the next time

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With net neutrality pretty much dead in the US, your privacy is next

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Https

It's too late for ISPs, if all they see is that stereotypical American connects to Youtube and Facebook how much data can they harvest?

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Boeing's 747 to fly off the production line for the foreseeable future

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Must have been an interesting meeting.

Trump: The price is ridiculous and I'm shaming you on Twitter

Boeing: Then we will shut down 747 production, layoff the workers and blame you. Plus what are you going to buy to replace Air force one - a Tupolev?

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Trump decides Breitbart chair Bannon knows more about natsec than actual professionals

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Or Twitter could just stop sending his tweets.

If they got bots to reply to him, he might not notice that he has been overthrown

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Re: It will be yet another war soon

However with his nationalist policies and alienating the military it is likely to be the USA that he declares war on

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Former Mozilla dev joins chorus roasting antivirus, says 'It's poison!'

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Re: Bodyguard cards

Have them, they are called chromebooks.

For extra points get one with an ARM cpu - couldn't run a virus if you wanted them to.

Running windows on a pubic web browser terminal securely is like making a fire extinguisher out of magnesium - you COULD do it safely but it's tricky and there are easier ways.

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Re: Problem with Anti-Virus

It wasn't users who invented a standard Windows graphics format that allowed executable commands to be placed in the image header and ran them when the image was viewed.

If HW had the same attitude to security you would have computers that caught fire or exploded if you looked at them funny.

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NASA honors Apollo 1 crew 50 years after deadly launchpad fire

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Is pure oxygen necessarily wrong?

The capsule design was to use pure O2 at 3psi to give roughly the partial pressure of O2 in normal air while reducing the mechanical pressure on the hull.

The mistake was doing an overpressure test by adding oxygen rather than N2 or He, a mistake that any scuba diver would have spotted.

But it doesn't mean that using regular atmosphere mix is the best. It means we have to ship lots of useless N2 to the ISS, it means shuttle astronauts had to purge with pure oxygen in case they got decompression sickness in a high altitude escape (as if) and you have to make the structure good to 15psi rather than 3

Are the physiological advantages of living at near 15psi important?

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Huzzah! Doctor Who comes to Playmoverse

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Re: Smith?

But Tennant, like Ecclestone, was an actor - that's cheating

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H0LiCOW! Hubble's constant update paves way for 'new physics'

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Re: Today: 299792.458 km/s

Generally in cosmology, c=1

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In real life, Q is a woman! Head of MI6 calls for more female techies at SIS

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Re: Perhaps

They are quite interested in S and the M parts (stop sniggering at the back), lots more women in permanent science academic jobs and a majority in medicine.

Just not as interested in taking the T and E jobs that are mostly poorly paid, have poor career prospects and are easily destroyed come the next round of off-shoring outsourcing or cuts

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Trump's FBI boss, Attorney General picks reckon your encryption's getting backdoored

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Re: Simple solution

>There is already a physical version of the encryption backdoor. The TSA theft facilitation locks on all luggage.

This would be a good way of explaining this to voters.

Your house, car, and your daughter's dorm room at college are going to have locks which every cop, TSA, fire, paramedic, DEA, IRS, FCC, MMB agents have a key for.

Do you feel safer ?

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Re: Because.....

This is the IRS - all you would get is a lot of pictures of punched cards

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Re: Just saying

Larry's first law - Any sufficiently advanced Perl is indistinguishable from line noise

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I'm all for it

Government has a lot more secrets from me than I have from the government.

When everyone from the local mayor to the president has email and a cellphone that can be remotely hacked from Russia/China/Craggy Island - I'm looking forward to reading the daily wikileaks

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Re: Just saying

If anyone in the UK has a copy of this page in their cache and can't provide the key - they get 5years

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AI eggheads: Our cancer-spotting code rivals dermatologists

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Re: Based on images alone

"Proper doctors" glance at 0.1% of the area of a smear sample under an uncalibrated 30year old microscope for 1-2mins, in a single polarisation using the wavelength range of their eyes and make an estimation of cancer cells which is marginaly better than tossing a coin.

Every couple of yeas you then discover the process was done by someone who lacked the correct certifcation for that state and you recall 1000s of women to be re-scanned. Ironically this is the nearest we get to a study of accuracy.

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UK ISPs may be handed cock-blocking powers

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Re: sigh...

The only redemeaning feature is that NOBODY under the age of 45 is going to open a copy of the Daily Mail

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We're not quitting the UK: Microsoft quashes Brexit fake news

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Re: A new post breksit IT czar ....

> It'd be right up Linus's street.

Isn't he a bit european-ish ?

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Re: If Windows 10 is a sign of the M$ times..

Raspberry Pi = a Japanese CPU fabbed in China ?

I say we reopen the Clyde shipyards and build a massive analytical engine - powered by steam

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I don't care what your eyeballs tell you. Alternative fact is, we've locked up your files

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Re: If I had to make an educated guess...

No because they reported it to the Police.

A much worse explanation is that some clueless management bod asked IT, IT said the files were fine.

But CMB then held a meeting with other managers, lawyers and digital-cyber-compliance-facilitator-resources and somebody asked who was willing to put their job on the line to guarantee that the files were fine, or should they just pay with the company's money?

All of us who remember replacing systems in 1999 that didn't have anything to do with dates, because we couldn't get a certificate form the manufacturer proving that the vacuum cleaner was Y2K compliant.

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Batman v Superman leads Razzie nominations

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Re: Not LaLa Land?

>that movie was not produced, it was *engineered* to give Hollywood fuzzy tingly feelings down there

Does it feature a cripple?

You are guaranteed an Oscar if you play a crip

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Head of GCHQ Robert Hannigan steps down for 'personal reasons'

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Re: "terrorism, crime and many other national security threats."

Sending your child to a state school is a national security threat

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Re: Couldn't have chosen a worst time.

For decades when they were up against the USSR the security services seem to have been exclusively staffed by KGB agents. Presumably the new boss will be in Al-Qaeda ?

(apologies if that is spelt wrong - I didn't feel like Googling the spelling !)

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Google hardwires its Android app store into new Chromebooks

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Re: It had potential ...

>Min should be 4gb 32gb hd.

Why ?

How many of the customers have said - mmm I like the idea of a cheap webbrowser + screen + keyboard with long battery life, But really I would like it to have a bigger number for some spec I don't understand?

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Chromebooks are what 2% of the market?

At the time of the MSFT anti-trust they were >95% of the desktop market and were able to lock out all competing software from the system and had done so on numerous occasions.

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Welcome to the Wipe House: President Trump shreds climate change, privacy, LGBT policies on WhiteHouse.gov

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Re: @AC

>As Brits we have f***ed up the world in many ways - the empire etc - but we really have to apologise to our septic cousins for giving you reality telly and making Trump a star.

I have a horrible vision of Ricky Gervais as PM

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Re: The *people*

>A system used by the USA for electing Presidents since Washington.

And yet ironically people in Washington can't vote.

If any of them would like to do something about their "taxation without representation" I understand that throwing Starbucks in the harbour is a first step.

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Re: President Trump

Unless we can rely on the CIA.

Does he have any visits to any Texan cities planned ?

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Government to sling extra £4.7bn at R&D in bid to Brexit-proof Britain

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Look how well a totally new approach every 18months did for education

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Re: "identify those athletes that will probably succeed"

>opposite of the strategy that TeamGB use for getting medals in the Olympics

Depends what you want as an outcome.

If the goal was to win Gold medals that was exactly correct.

If the goal was to encourage the public to take up sport then concentrating all the funding on technical cycling, rowing and equestrian events was a total disaster.

The olympic strategy would work if the aim was just to win Noble prizes. Just pick a few areas where the UK leads the world and fund small elite teams in those areas. But it's not clear that spending a few billion quid on Stephen Hawkings and Andrew Wiles will regenerate the north.

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Re: NEB

This will be totally different.

It will be throwing money at existing large companies that say the right buzz words.

I wonder how much of the $Bn for 5G and digital whatsit will just be given to BT

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