* Posts by Triggerfish

2218 posts • joined 12 Feb 2010

NASA budget shock: Climate studies? GTFO. We're making the Moon great again, says Trump

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Re: We don't need no education @Lars

Balderdash it would be easier for us all to do geometry if we change Pi and square the circle. I'm all for it. History and Biology would be easier as well with every answer being God did it, grades would be a record high.

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Trump wants to privatize the space station, and sell it off to commercial concerns

WTF? I still can't wrap my head around that.

Think of the presidency as a hostile corporate takeover, with asset stripping.

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Samsung needs to eat itself, not copy Apple's X-rated margins

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Re: Galaxy S9 Lite

Is that correct though, for example if you had the S8 out with a removalable battery vs one without, same specs and design in all other ways. I am pretty sure the replaceable battery one would win out.

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India signals ban on cryptocurrencies, embraces blockchain

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Re: Sales tax in India

Similar in Thailand, one way they used to get round it was have all the parts shipped in and have someone build it there

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Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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Re: Quality of British Business versus Service to British Customers

Yeah I came across that, washing machine broke after about a month, seller tried to get me to do all the work. Took a couple of weeks but I ended up getting a fixed washing machine and about 90% of the machines cost back in compensation. CEO email address sites come in very handy.

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Former Cisco CEO John Chambers says insects are the new lobsters

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Re: Insects...

To add to that, ants eggs taste a bit like Lemon Sherbet.

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Frenchman comes eye to eye with horror toilet python

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@Doctor Syntax

I beg to differ

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/2016/05/25/1464165135/

Some of those picture might not suit the squeamish.

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Worst-case Brexit could kill 92,000 science, tech jobs across UK – report

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Re: @ Pen-y-gors

How curvy is a banana? Or cucumber?(did they retract that one for being too pedantic?). Or what can be called jam? Or apparently the size of a drink in a pub?

You do realise there's a reason for standards don't you? And that things like bananas weren't banned for curve shape?. And that a lot of the appearance of fruit and veg in stores is dictated by a mix of what the consumer wants to see and what the retailers think we want to see? Which is why some of the classifications of things like fruit came about.

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the data centre temp's delightful

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What a delicate flower you are - there are large parts of the world where it is consistently that temp or substantially higher for major parts of the year.

It's called adaptation it takes a while. You don't just step into somewhere that's twenty odd degrees hotter than what your body thinks is a really sunny day and instantly adapt, the body registers only a couple of degrees as a temp change, It's a process that takes months. I currently think 18C is a bit nippy, last year in the UK I would have been sleeping with the window slightly open all the way down to near 0C with just a light duvet.

Also those people in hot climates. If it's humid especially they suffer as well, there's a reason people in hot countries often take siestas. Real feel this year was hitting 48C in the cities there were plenty of locals who suffered, not as badly as me, but enough that there was articles in the paper about how deadly the heat could be.

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Re: Hot?

Vietnam it hits upper 30, and the odd 40 a good portion of the year. But humidity is around 85-90%, not so much fun.

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'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'

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Engineer

UPS problem, SCO running on pc servers as back end to a shop Contract field tech on 3 times my first level support spod salary, gets to the site late for no good reason, (and I worked in one of the call centres that expected you to stay till the job was solved, while treating you like scum), so already half hr past when I am supposed to leave. Calls me, first words are "So I have two boxes in front of me, which one is a UPS?", He reported me because I swore.

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Danger! High voltage: Kraut customs bods burn half-tonne of weed in power station

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Re: Quentin Sommerville

And also a bit of drop the dead donkey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbXYnisZP9c

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Twitter's not dreaming of a white supremacist Xmas: Accounts nuked

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Re: RIP free speech

It's not a public service.

Free speech applies in this way, set up a shit load of kit, do the coding, run your own version of twitter.

In fact by imposing rules on the people running twitter and silencing their right to dissent against these racist groups you are actually calling for the suppression of their own rights of free speech.

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@AC

It's not a requirement to have a twitter feed, not having one doesn't impose on your basic freedoms and human rights, if they want to use it they have to play by the rules. Alternatively they can set up their own. Look at it this way if your CEO, would you want to be tied in with those fools like Britain first, after all by letting them air people could say you were endorsing/ supporting them.

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Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wage

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Re: Poor relations

As someone living in a country were the daily wage is low, there is some truth in it provides work that is equivalent to a a not bad, possibly little above average wage.

Thing is though plenty of people on this average wage, have also some pretty poor conditions. At that wage you can't afford health insurance, and state hospitals can be inadequate as a generous description someone I know recently had to share a bed with three others in a hospital while they had dengue, likewise affordable housing can be of a lot lesser quality than we grew up with, 12m square of living space for example. Or places we would consider as a decent master bedroom being occupied by multiple people.

I am a little ambivalent on this, part of me realises it provides work for people that in their countries may be considered a living wage and as such cutting it off could be disastrous for them, part of me thinks there really should be nothing wrong with paying a little over, a company could still pay a decent wage and make savings and improve someones life for only a little extra expenditure. I don't think there is an easy cut and dried solution.

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Berners-Lee, Woz, Cerf: Cancel flawed net neutrality vote

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Re: Whaaat?

What happens to those with opposite opinions? Are they to be ignored because they aren't in the select group of "internet pioneers" that signed the letter?

What you mean people like Ajit Pai, Verizon, Comcast? You're right they don't have enough of a voice, they are not getting a chance to promote their ideas anywhere.

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O Christmas wreath, O Christmas wreath, thy potent skunk's in bunches

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Re: Note to self...

That's a kid with some biz sense.

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You're such a goober, Uber: UK regulators blast hushed breach

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Re: Softbank

It's not the only one they invested in they put $2b USD in grab, an Asian version of Uber.

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Phone fatigue takes hold: SIM-onlys now top UK market

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Re: Note 3...

Was contemplating finally upgrading my Z3. I can still buy them new where I am. note 4 is about £200, Note 5 is about £250, do they still hold up? Was contemplating a note FE or 8.

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Amazon Key door-entry flaw: No easy fix to stop rogue couriers burgling your place unseen

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Re: What if ...

They have your record for the payment though.

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Give us a bloody PIN: MPs grill BBC bosses over subscriber access

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Re: Who would pay for BBC access?

I'd likely pay as someone abroad, to stream r6, and have access to things like the Blue Planet 2 that's on now for example. I'd probably happily pick up the comedies like QI and Have I got news, and the odd bit like that as well.

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Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account

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@AC

In a way I admire their audacity, and attempt to bring world peace to the planet if only for five minutes.

But yeah career wise dumb move.

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Guess who's now automating small-biz IT jobs? Yes, it's Microsoft

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Re: Just been migrated to Orifice 365

UI that many aspects of which seem to have been designed by a marketing reject whilst out of his head on Spice

Oh don't worry they seemingly change it every year, usually for the worse.

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As a poster said below, they is going to be cash going mopping up this mess, it's all very well clicking and enabling things, understanding the ramifications of doing it is a different matter.

Plus I have worked with a lot of small businesses with very clever owners in their field, but were hopeless with computers, I'm not sure any of them would even want to open up something like this and do it themselves.

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Bored 'drivers' pushed Google Waymo into ditching autopilot tech

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Re: I have an odd psychological response:

I do exactly the same thing, I have to fight to stay awake on car journeys as a passenger. I have been asleep within minutes of being in a vehicle, turns out I am the same on boats to.

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WhatsApp? You still don't get EU privacy laws, that's WhatsApp

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Re: Helpful tips to make the above concept better welcome. @Dropbear

As I say YMMV but I live abroad and phoning someone and speaking their own language is a bit beyond me at the moment, text has some advantage over that.

Here FB is so entrenched I don't even know some peoples phones numbers. People don't do calls av wage is low, it's money thrown away when someone can use leeched wifi and FB. People over here even have phones that don't work for calls because they are broken doesn't make any difference to them.

Whatsapp tend to be among the more Westerners and even then it has advantages, from a quick text message to parents with couple of nice pics to reassure them I am alive (or being able to give me a call via Wifi), and friends back home, shared groups and messaging people in other countries. It has advantages that are very hard to beat. Without having to try and get everyone across to a new style of thing, including technophobic family members, it's not really practical.

In the UK I avoided FB, easy enough to say call or text, over here its the communication tool of the whole of the region, genuinely unavoidable, if you would like to talk to people and find things. Whatsapp likewise.

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Re: Helpful tips to make the above concept better welcome.

YMMV but for me that's pretty much everyone I know, plus half the places where I live don't have websites they have facebook pages. I'd struggle to access services and find shops and so on. It's so ubiquitous that a phone call or text message is unusual.

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Re: Helpful tips to make the above concept better welcome.

Unfortunately not using them is not always possible, unless you want to cut yourself off from people and so on.

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Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think

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Re: IBM

My boss uses

International Billing Machine

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Knock, knock? Oh, no one there? No problem, Amazon will let itself in via your IoT smart lock

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Re: I must be in the "Beta" programme

next-door neighbour is arbitrarily designated as the custodian of all my undeliverables

I used to work for the council one of the duties was taking calls for bins, the amount of delivery people who thought a bin was a good place to store stuff, calls from people asking if you can go through the dump for an item.

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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Re: I kinda want a drone

Agreed the little microdrones are fun and cheap, I had a little Hubsan X4 cost about 30 quid, fine to fly indoors, in the office or your garden (it really won't reach any height to worry about).

No good if you want to do photography but for mucking about perfectly fine.

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Re: How is it different @ Muscleguy

I'm thinking less Hawk, more Harpy Eagle. Pretty sure one of those dive bombing a drone operator will put them off suitably.

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Re: How is it different @ DainB

It didn't. Murphys law, it happens.

Although that knowledge, probably did save a lot of other planes that have birdstrikes, and probably allowed them to engineer so that if it does fail, nasty bits don't fly off and do more damage somewhere else while you have an engine loss.

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Xperia XZ1: Sony spies with its MotionEye something beginning...

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Re: Real world usage @Brangdon

MY Z3 is just starting to make me think I should replace it. Give Sony this they make not bad phones.

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Re: Real world usage @ SkippyBing

IP67 / 68 Water resistance would likely not do much against swimming. Its basically water resistance if you drop the phone in say the sink. Water pressure from moving around and doing things like swimming will overcome it. You'll also run the risk of ingress if it's left in water too long.

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Oz military megahack: When crappy defence contractor cybersecurity 'isn't uncommon', surely alarm bells ring?

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Automation at it's finest.

I mean years ago you'd have to go a bit Smiley, or Palmer. Infiltrate the country, set up an asset, use a dead drop, and exfil.

Nowadays you just find a defence contractor whose security team is run by bean counters, send a "joke" attachment and wait for some fool to open it.

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Man with 74 convictions refused permission to fling sueball at Google

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Looks like him is that enough now for being convinced and taking action? should we dox him? maybe get his address out? set his house om fire?

I mean the guy in the article is obviously loathsome, but lets not just start this pogrom shit here ta, especially as it's all based on you an AC ffs, who has absolutely no evidence.

Oh look there's a cat that looks like hitler let's get it...

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Playboy founder and dressing-gown wearer Hugh Hefner dead at 91

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Well its been done with pole dancers

https://nextshark.com/50-pole-dancers-perform-sexy-dance-atop-jeeps-for-a-special-funeral-in-taiwan-tung-hsiang/

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Gov contractor nicked on suspicion of Official Secrets Act breach

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Re: Wow...

Oh I dunno, not defending the UK gov. But Homan square?

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EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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Re: Well....

Actual just turn the props into dynamos, get charged as they spin during the plummet, course the whole journey could be like the Vomit Comet.

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Ducks ding dongs in face of stiff competition

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Re: No you haven't heard it all, yet

Maybe I should have said you won't walk through the park and look at the Mallards in the same way now. :)

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Re: @AC re:7inches

Being a fan of Mantis Shrimps that's one of my favourites, although the sad cat diary by him is also well worth a watch.

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@AC re:7inches

Try some Zefrank :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k01DIVDJlY

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is hot, but not much more than the S8+

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Re: The single failure with all "Flagship" these phones. @ royprime

I actually do you my phone a lot when out and about, including relying on GPS, and all the other bits I have on it. It can quite deplete battery life during the day, it's a pain around late evening if about to go out and having to charge up because the charge is low.

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Re: Rendered irrelevant by the iPhone X...

I bet you wait for every windows post so you can go on about Penguins as well.

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Re: What use the stylus?

Aaah I see, currently learning Viet, but I see it getting switched between so fast and still unfamiliar enough with the language I can't follow what they are doing.

I didn't think a note would be more useful than an S8+ but that's a use I never thought of.

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Re: What use the stylus?

Just curious but can't you use a Viet keyboard easily? I watch them and they seem to switch between that and English on the phones and use them so fast including getting the right accent marks etc. Haven't tried one yet.

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Could try looking at the LG V20, older model but removable battery.

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Re: The single failure with all "Flagship" these phones..

What use is a Quad HD screen, apart from killing my battery?

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What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

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Re: Where I used to work,

Well you know if they are good at what they do fair enough.

In this case I am guessing thinking admin/admin for access is probably a sign they didn't study up for the role.

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