* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Chinese supercomputer newbs smash student cluster-building record

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A little confused

What is the student "competition" here?

Their institutes have a BFO supercomputer.

They run a standard benchmark

Fastest wins?

Are they coding the benchmark themselves as part of the competition? If so are they allowed to use the libraries that came with their supercomputer?

Otherwise it seems like a competition to travel fastest by train, with students from Paris taking the TGV beating students from London taking the tube.

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US Air Force networks F-15 and F-22 fighters – in flight!

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Without wires?

Science fiction !

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Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

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Re: LinkedIn

>Also insecure so it can be used to spread malware too.

Well it is owned by Microsoft

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Re: Such a true reflection of a sad world

Marx was a muslim, it was on Breitbart - fact

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Re: Such a true reflection of a sad world

But the register is able to use advanced artificial intelligence to monitor the mental and emotional state of its readers.

Generally pissed off, bored and cynical

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Fake invoice scammers slurp $5bn+ from corp beancounters – FBI

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Re: Yes, it is illegal...

'obtaining money by deception' also known as software license small print

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Fire fighters get grinding on London man’s trapped genitalia

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>If you're gonna do this use something with a bit of stretch to it..

Like a lady (or a gentleman if that is your preference)

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Booze stats confirm boring Britain is drying

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Re: Super-conentrated wine

"At the beginning of the First World War the daily allowance of wine per man was a quarter of a litre a day, by 1915 it was half a litre and by 1916, almost three quarters of a litre with the opportunity to buy more."

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Re: Stay in balance

Coffee is worse.

A study of coffee drinkers in the city and on Wall St when compared to a bunch of mormon nuns showed much lower levels of heart attacks in those who never drank caffeine ... p value ... statistically significant ....t-test ....

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"Give me a frothy coffee without the froth."

"I want to drink it - not wash my socks in it"

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Re: drunk posting again

Christians don't covert their neighbour's wife.

That's why there is no extra-marital rumpy-pumpy in Italy

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Republicans go all Braveheart again with anti-net neutrality bill

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Re: Optional

I think if I was Facebook/Google and I could tell advertisers that the majority of Americans would no longer watch any TV and would only be accessing the net through my site - I could probably scrape together enough money

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Re: Festering swamp rats!

>Despite the second amendment, you can't go out and buy your own nukes,

Finally something all republicans can get behind the president on

These unfair waiting periods for evil supervillians to buy doomsday weapons are unconstitutional

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Re: Optional

Do they?

A new free mobile/sat data service lets you connect to Google/Facebook/Amazon/Youtube for free.

Or your local cable co is charging $100/month for "internet" but blocks/throttles AmazonPrime/Youtube/netflix unless you buy $200/month of cable channels

Who is going to pay for "internet"

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Re: Optional

In the short term. It lets cable companies throttle Netflix to keep their TV subscribers

Longer term it lets Google/Facebook/etc roll out their own free network and make ISPs/telcos/cable companies completely redundant.

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Don't panic, Florida Man, but a judge just said you have to give phone passcodes to the cops

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Re: Memory loss

Or I can just imprison you indefinitely for contempt of court until you remember

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Re: Misleading

So it wouldn't set a new standard?

In the same way that mobster era rules about proving large stacks of cash were legit, eventually allowed local cops to legally steal from anyone black buying a car for cash

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Windows 10 S: Good, bad, and how this could get ugly for PC makers

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Re: education SALES

You go to school to complete the requirements of standardised curriculum key stage achievement levels in the correct order as quietly and conveniently as possible - learning has nothing to do with it

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Not just kids. I had one CEO who was so hard on kit we gave up and got him a Panasonic Toughbook.

Underpowered, weighed a ton and cost a fortune - but could survive anything,

Rest of the C suite decided that wanted one of these "military spec" laptops as well.

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Gig economy tech giants are 'free riding' on the welfare state, say MPs

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Re: Its... starting to care about this

Except the self-employed put twice as much in (have to pay both employer and employee social security) and don't get anything out - try claiming dole because you don't have any contracts lined up

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KickassTorrents kicked out again, this time by Australia

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Re: Oh my god

> But I'll gladly pay a reasonable ammount, say $5 for a movie,

$5 for a movie is a bit cheap, Harry Shearer got nearly 10x that for making Spinal Tap

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What's driving people out of tech biz? Unfair treatment, harassment, funnily enough – study

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Left A job the technology industry

It didn't say they left the technology industry for a job in the happy land of eg. investment banking.

It just says that they got fed up of coding language X at company Y and walked across the road to sit in front of exactly the same app coding language X at company Z

This suggests that the tech industry is ok, it's just that worker mobility in very high, staff are in demand and techie skills are transferable.

In other news, grass green, water wet and mondays suck

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Zeiss, ASML hit back at Nikon in chip-printing patent row

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Re: filing suit in three countries (the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan)

The European patent office is in Germany and ASML are a Dutch company so it probably just means they sent the letters to the EPO and the company HQ

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China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs

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>ability to launch and recover aircraft. ... as the British design never managed to incorporate that feature.

You ordered an aircraft carrier, it can carry aircraft. If you wanted an aircraft taker-offer and lander you should have said so

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Drone maker DJI quietly made large chunks of Iraq, Syria no-fly zones

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Re: Missed opportunity ...

>Using what connection?

Twitter of course, terrorists are all about the HashTags

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Re: How well is this working?

Canadian geese have downed many more aircraft than the Canadian airforce

.. They're geese, they do plot, they do scheme and they're organised

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Re: Firmware upgrades

We obviously need to increase funding to the Iraqi and Syrian governments to allow them to make the investment in rural broadband which will enable ISIS to get timely firmware upgrades

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The use of consumer-drone technology to harm anyone is deplorable

It violates the license and harms sales of our $$$$ ninja-pirate-murderer-predator-killer military drones

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UK.gov throws hissy fit after Twitter chokes off snoop firm's access

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Re: depressing...

Grew up in Belfast with terrorists trying to kill me.

The ones nominally targeting me were the ones supported/funded by the British government (as opposed to one supported/funded by the Irish and Americans)

Then one lot blew up a bit of London and worryingly it looked like it could affect the banks, so suddenly there are no terrorists just a bunch of "statesmen" being invited to meet Prince Charles

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Irish Stripe techie denied entry to US – for having wrong stamp in passport

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serves him right

I assume he was involved in giving away food for free as part of this "famine relief", an obviously un-American activity.

Of course if he was involved in some money wasting UN mission that flew first class and sat around in air conditioned mercedes writing reports stressing that something must be done - then I apologise.

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Dark times for OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source Solaris project

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Re: getting old I suppose.

> London Ambulance Service Computer Aided Dispatch System Failure,

VB6 and Foxpro are perfectly good environments for a safety critical system.

Anyway it worked on my machine, and the for-dummies book was on sale

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Not auf wiedersehen – yet! The Berlin scene tempting Brexit tech

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Re: The Berlin scene tempting Brexit tech...

>Josephina Vissarionovna May.

Althouth it would take somebody pretty brave to check

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CompSci boffins find Reddit is ideal source for sarcasm database

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Re: Early Failures In Sarcastic Computing Technology

A ravenous bugblatter beast of trall, is it safe ?

Yes it's perfectly safe

Oh, good

we are the ones in trouble.....

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Re: Ok....

To be fair, the researchers were American

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China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

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THAADD

So the Chinese hack would be a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Defense, and if the Koreans blocked it would that be a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Defense Defense?

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Ministry of Justice scraps 'conviction by computer' law

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Re: Still "be able to" attend court?

The concern was that the fees/difficulty in not using the automated system would gradually increase until only the sort of people that have their own team of lawyers ( ie rich crooks)can afford to go to court - everyone else would be forced to just plead guilty to everything online

So the pay a parking/speeding ticket within 24 hours for £50 or go to court and pay £250 + costs. Becomes a "CCTV says you were in a fight" pay £500 fine now online, or go to court and get 18months and £1000 in costs = pay up if you are black/poor/been in trouble with the police whether that was you in the CCTV or not

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Can you make a warzone delivery drone? UK.gov wants to give you cash

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Re: US SBIR has been active for decades. UK SBIR started in 2009.

Giant genetically-engineered mutant carrier pigeons ?

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Re: Think outside the box

Because the queen is going to look silly pinning a medal on a DJI

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Re: My exact thought

"...autonomously predict resupply demands from frontline troops..."

def predict_squaddy_supply():

return list[porn, drink, chocolate biscuits]

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Nuh-uh, Google, you WILL hand over emails stored on foreign servers, says US judge

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>Europe really must insist on data sovereignty, proper arms-length operation of European DCs.

Which wouldn't work in this case.

The data was for a US customer, Google merely moved it to an overseas data center for operational reasons. The microsoft case was for Irish customer's data hed in Ireland.

If the EU law applied to American data temporarily held in Europe then would Google be able to copy it back to its US user or would the Eu prevent this? Would the Eu have the right to spy on the American data because it happened to be taking advantage of winter in Finland to reduce the AC bill?

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FYI – There's a legal storm brewing in Cali that threatens to destroy online free speech

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Re: Yelp me out here

Except there is no Streisand effect because nobody ever finds out.

Yelp/Amazon/Ebay just get a million automated emails telling them to remove any negative reviews, which they do rather than be taken to court

You just never see any rating less than 5* on the web anymore

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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Re: FFS

Although the nerds get a lot more respect since the chess club got an atomic bomb

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That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

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Re: Edge

Chrome on chromebook is vulnerable but vivaldi (chrome from the guys that brought you opera) is safe

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H-1B applications down after Trump's 'American techies first' rhetoric

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Re: Maybe the H1-b applicants are too afraid of being shot by american "patriots"?

Simple - double the minimum salary to say $120K and allow people to easily switch employers.

If he people are really vital then you don't mind paying - and if they can switch you can't force them to be slave labour

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No but his wife did take the precaution of putting it on a fire brick in case it burst into flames when he swore on it.

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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No you simply report all corporations that report price sensitive news on twitter/website to the SEC and insist that the senator's ruling means that they have to announce all information to non-internet users simultaneously

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I think allowing commercial use of the internet may have been significant in its growth

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Re: 'you don't have to use the internet if you don't like it.'

He may have just cost a lot of companies and government depts a lot of money.

Anybody who now insists that forms/reports/filings must be available by post or that help lines must be provided has just got a very good precedent.

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