* Posts by A Non e-mouse

1654 posts • joined 30 Jan 2010

Compsci grads get the fattest pay cheques six months after uni – report

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Re: How many are actually employed?

To be fair to the Comp. Sci. graduates, at least they're getting a qualification that is vaguely applicable to the modern world.

What about those doing "Classics" or "History of Art" (to name but two). There can't be that many openings for people with useless degrees: I mean, the House of Commons only has 650 seats...

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@ wolfetone

Planning [...] quitting development altogether and going in to primary school teaching

My partner recently quit teaching. They loved the teaching and working with the kids. They hated spending all evening and a fair amount of the weekend marking, lesson planning, writing reports, plus loosing lunch breaks to meetings, etc.

I had a friend who quit teaching after just one year because they said the amount of work you were expected to do was unsustainable.

Six week summer holidays sound great. But a 60-70 hour working week - often with little respect from kids or their parents ain't worth it.

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It's high time we extend Freedom of Information Act to outsourcers

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There's also the question as to who are actually making these decisions, what their rules are, appeals against incorrect labeling, etc.

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Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

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Not universal problem

The problem isn't universal. It's more a iOS11/Server 2016 interropability issue. Clearly Microsoft's servers aren't all on the latest version of Windows Server.

support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4043473/you-can-t-send-or-reply-from-outlook-com-office-365-or-exchange-2016-i

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BoJo, don't misuse stats then blurt disclaimers when you get rumbled

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Background

This BBC Article tries to explain the £350 million rebate claim.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36040060

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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

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Must be before Monday's first coffee...

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Yet more British military drones crash, this time into the Irish Sea

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Re: Accident reasons

I believe it was because of this meteorological phenomenon called "Rain". It confused the poor "all weather" drone.

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Cops' use of biometric images 'gone far beyond custody purposes'

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..19 million is an underestimate.

The UK population is around 63 million. So at least a third of the UK population are on the Police National Computer.

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Astroboffins map 845 galaxies in glorious 3D, maybe dark matter too

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Sloan?

So how is this different/complementary to the Sloan survey?

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The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like

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Re: Connects how?

A bit bemused by an article on a portable device that fails to mention connectivity - Wireless? 4G? Bluetooth? Token Ring?

ARCNet....

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42: The answer to life, the universe and how many Cisco products have Struts bugs

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Misleading article

This article is written in a very misleading manner. It leads you to believe that Cisco have announced that 42 products are affected by the Struts bug.

That is most definitely NOT what the Cisco advisory (currently) says:

At the time of publication, no Cisco products are known to be affected by this vulnerability.

The Cisco article just lists 42 products that are being investigated to see if they are affected by the bug. As their investigations proceed, I expect some products will be affected. But right now, no products are listed as being affected.

Tabloid journalism at its best.

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Sub plot subplot thickens: Madsen claims hatch fumble killed Swede journo Kim Wall

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Re: Indeed

and presumably the force removed her limbs as well

Ahh, they got clean ripped off as he pulled her body out of the sub.

In the end, he had to sink the sub as there was bloody *everywhere*. It was going to be easier to build a new sub and claim she'd disappeared than face the clean up.

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Yeah, the hatch hit her head so hard it clean ripped her head off the rest of her body.

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Oracle staff report big layoffs across Solaris, SPARC teams

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@A/C Re: Timing

We're going back quickly to older times when workers were just cattle.

What do you mean "going back to"? For any moderate to large company, workers are just cattle. Why do you think the department that manages them is called "Human Resources"? Staff are just resources to be exploited for as long as necessary and no longer.

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Huge Apple news CONFIRMED. Software deal with Accenture is official

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@AMBxx Re: This is how it begins

More likely to be just marketing fluff.

I agree. Cisco & Apple made a big fanfare about their tie-up a while ago. What's come out of it? Bugger all. At one customer event, I heard someone ask a Cisco employee about this, and the Cisco bod, basically, just shrugged their shoulders.

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Airbus issues patch to prevent A350 airliner fuel tanks exploding

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Why not? It's an emergency hot fix....

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British broadband is confusing and speeds are crap, says survey

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Re: Webpages that crash

Or it could be all the malware running on their computers because they click on every kitten picture sent to them.

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Private sub captain changes story, now says reporter died, was 'buried at sea' – torso found

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Re: FFS!

Weren't there some drugs gangs who built some subs to smuggle drugs into the USA? Would those count as privately financed....?

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Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding

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Re: "in America at least"

Also, we have unfair contracts protection. Basically, big business can't stack the deck against little consumer*.

* In theory....

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Google bins white supremacist site after it tries to host-hop away from GoDaddy

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No-win

This is a no-win situation for Google. If they do pull the site, they're accused of political censorship. If they don't pull the site, they're accused for supporting far-right hate groups. This is then made worse for them because of their recent internal diversity issues.

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Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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Detecting Wireshark

Instart's code also detects network analysis tool[s] Wireshark....

How can Javascript running in a browser detect a specific process running outside the browser?

Following the link in the article, I can't see that it mentions detecting Wireshark, only that it might be able to detect a Chrome network diagnostic tool.

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You had ONE job: Italian firefighters suspected of starting blazes for cash

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Not the first

There was (at least one) case where a fire fighter in the UK did exactly the same thing: Start fires so they'd get paid their call out fee.

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Cancel your summer trip to nearby Proxima b. No chance of life, room service, say boffins

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Sub-Head

Beers all round for the sub-head.

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Facebook pulls plug on language-inventing chatbots? THE TRUTH

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Rules of jounralism

1 - Never let the facts get in the way of a good story

2 - Why waste precious time researching a story when you can copy a press release

3 - Why waste precious time researching a story when you can copy someone else's copy of a press release.

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Ofcom lifts sword, eyes up BT's duct and pole rental costs

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@Lee D - Re: Broadband Only Lines

A&A's usage limits are ridiculously low, however.

Sure, they don't offer all you can eat broadband at a ridiculously low price.

But their customer service is fantastic.

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Crypto ban won't help trap terrorists

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Re: You wouldn't keep a secret from a loved one..

And think of the children...

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Re: And what if they could access those messages?

It all comes down to numbers...

Stella Rimmington, the ex Head of MI5, has said before that you can't follow every suspect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Secondly, breaking/opening more cryptographic communications will result in more data about suspects. But more data does not mean you have more information on them. It just means you have more crap to sort through to find the nuggets you need.

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Virgin Media mulls ditching 1 in 3 UK facilities, starts £20m spend audit

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Re: Didn't know they have an office in my town

Is Virgin's announcement aimed at offices, engineering depots, or both?

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O2 admits to throttling network bandwidth for EU data roamers

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It's even funnier when you reallise that GiffGaff run on O2's infrastructure....

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Amazing new algorithm makes fusion power slightly less incredibly inefficient

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Re: Here are some free ideas

6. You're going to have to get energy out of the reaction at some point. Have you figured out how to do this? I suggest making the reaction happen inside a cavity within a large tank of water [aka 'boiler']. Steam systems would then attach to it. the rest is kind of obvious.

It still surprises me that nuclear power generation still relies on steam technology. Has there been any research on improved methods for converting energy into electricity? We got ride of steam trains for a reason.

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El Reg Topic Forum Layout Problem

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Sorry, same issue on the contact the author page too.

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Done.

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El Reg Topic Forum Layout Problem

On the index page to the El Reg articles (forums.theregister.co.uk/section/forums/vulture/reg_stuff/), the table list of topics overflows to cover the right hand panel.

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UK mobile number porting creaks: Arcane system shows its age

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We sometimes get this on our work contract. We're large enough to have a half-decent team who can track this sort of stuff down quite quickly.

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Watson AI panned, 5¼ years of sales decline ... Does IBM now stand for Inferior Biz Model?

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@tony2heads Re: Eat this, Dorothy Dietrich

I really think that a CEO's pay should be directly connected to growth in income of the firm.

That, and other metrics such as share price or profit, typically encourage short-term gains over longer term growth & stability.

Something like X years profit/income/etc could be a better metric as it would make short term fudges less rewarding.

But CEOs won't go for it as they won't get their quick buck/pound.

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Thanks for U-turning on biz-killing ban, Ofcom – now cough up, say GSM gateway bods

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999

I think the 999 excuse is a bit lame. What about all the VoIP services available nowadays? It's now impossible to tell where someone is based on their phone number.

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Dell and Intel see off IBM and POWER to win new Australian super

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Bionic Vision

An early user of the machine will be “bionic vision” research that Dell says “aims to restore sight for those with profound vision loss”.

I'd hate to have to lug that machine around in a back-pack just to enable me to see...

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New Column Width

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New Column Width

Please can we have the old, bigger, column widths back? By my Mk1. eyeball, the main article text takes up just 50 of the white space width. (And much less if you're browser window is wider than the white space)

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Nearly three-quarters of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women

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Re: TV License

And that's just during the TdF.

Is it me, or does ITV4's coverage of the TdF seem to have adverts every five minutes?

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UK.gov snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

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Biology

Just because the rest of the animal kingdom has managed to survive for millions of years by sexual reproduction without Internet pr0n, the UK Government have this crazy idea that if you don't tell children about sex, they won't discover it.

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Bugger. I've only got a debit card. No bland UK porn for me. I'll just have to put up with the obscene American kind.

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Man facing $17.5m HPE fraud case has contempt sentence cut by Court of Appeal

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Re: Thanks to a "procedural defect" in the wording of the search order

$17.5m can get you a lot of friends

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Re: This used to be how commerce worked isn't it?

According this previous El Reg article, HP are claiming that Peter Sage fraudulently obtained discounts from HP and then sold the kit on to entities who weren't entitled to the discount.

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Automatic halving of sentence

Section 258(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 states that anyone committed to prison for contempt of court must be automatically released after serving half of his sentence.

So if you're automatically released after serving half your sentence, why not just halve the sentence in the first place?

Confused.....

(Clearly, IANAL!)

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ESA trying to 'bake, rattle and roll' gravity wave space probe

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Re: Out of sight ...?

Star Trek/Wars/whatever are not accurate depictions of celestial mechanics.

You can't just "turn to the sun". You have to change your orbit, which requires energy. Just like getting it into its current orbit took a shed load of energy.

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What did OVH learn from 24-hour outage? Water and servers do not mix

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I think they deserve credit for being so open about the incident.

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1Password won't axe private vaults. It'll choke 'em to death instead

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Bollocks

"We strongly feel that our 1Password memberships provide a much better experience us a much better revenue stream."

FTFY

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Seagate SNAFU sees Cisco servers primed for data loss

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Re: bad controller

In the Cisco UCS servers I've played with, they just threw a lot of third party components in a box, put a "Cisco" sticker on the outside and add a nice fat margin to the price.

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Openreach kicks off 'rebrand' by painting over BT logo on vans

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@caffeine addict

On the flip side, if I saw one of their vans, I'd have no bloody clue what they did...

It's a long time since logos reflected what a company or product is/does.

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GSM gateway ban U-turn casts doubt on 8-year prosecution in Blighty

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The carriers (Both mobile & fixed) hated those boxes simply because they exposed what rip-off merchants the carriers were.

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