* Posts by tony2heads

1193 posts • joined 1 Apr 2010

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What's all the C Plus Fuss? Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++

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closer to the Mary Rose

The Tudor warship performed well for decade until the upgrade.

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Developer’s code worked, but not in the right century

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Boffin

Julian day number

starting at noon on Monday, January 1, 4713 BC

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Universal Credit has never delivered bang for buck, but now there's no turning back – watchdog

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Re: The government position:

DWP and 'agile' do not even belong in the same universe.

DWP belongs with slow, cumbersome, rules-based, box-ticking, legacy.

Agile belongs with new, experimental, startup.

It's like running a bus with a formula-1 engine.

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10 social networks ignored UK government consultations

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WTF?

“And after all, these companies were set up to make the world a better place."

What universe does she come from?

Companies are set up to make MONEY.

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LocationDumb: Phone tracker foul-up exposes world+dog to tracking

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Re: carriers sell the data to services

DEATH to corporations!!

If they can swindle and kill they should be sentence appropriately.

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John McAfee ‘goes underground’ in motorcade to flee SEC

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Batshit crazy - perhaps

but he definitely has his own small army, so I would not push the point too hard.

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How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

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Re: who still uses Adobe anyway?

There is another excellent replacement:

master-pdf-editor

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UK government's cloud spending hits saturation: Love of Microsoft endures

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Cloud themselves

Surely the UK government with all the HMRC, NHS and other stuff would be big enough to run their own cloud.

Or is that a stupid idea?

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NASA boss insists US returning to the Moon after Peanuts to show for past four decades

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more russian?

Boris Ivanovich

Ivan=John; ovich=Son

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Google's socially awkward geeks craft socially awkward AI bot that calls people for you

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Re: "The software pretends to be you, or act for you"...

Google are starting to morph into the Sirius Cybernetics corporation with 'socially awkward' AI.

Share and Enjoy!

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I spy with my little eye ... a quantum drum with TRILLIONS of atoms

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@JeffyPoooh

ypu have to distrurb the system to detect cat in a box

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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD!

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Canary

has been nailed to its perch

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*Thunk* No worries, the UPS should spin up. Oh cool, it's in bypass mode

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Re: @Tabor

dyken

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Shhh! Don’t tell KillBots the UN’s about to debate which ones to ban

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Terminator

Plasma rifles

in the 40W range

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Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?

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Re: "...a [Lidar] blind spot low to the ground all around the car."

What about sinkholes?

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BT: We're shuttering final salary pension scheme

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Re: I suspect that there will come a time

@J27

They definitely did exist once -my father in law had one. The are thought to be extinct but may still exist, like the coelacanth, in obscure parts of the world.

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Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

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Alien

Not dead, but asleep

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

That is not dead which can eternal lie,

And with strange aeons even death may die.

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Bad blood: Theranos CEO charged with massive fraud

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Re: 2014: "...simply made up figures."

aren't they just 'alternative figures' just as we now have 'alternative truth' ?

BTW how did this stuff get past accountants for so long?

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Russian boffins blow up teeny asteroids with tiny laser... to work out how to nuke the real thing

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Mushroom

what about Tunguska?

someone up there doesn't like Russia

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Rant launches Eric Raymond's next project: open-source the UPS

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Diesel generator

I assume there is a seriously large flywheel in the system to get you therough the diesel startup.

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WTF?

Re: Cheapo UPS?

Seriously WTF.

They can't or won't (for cost reasons) supply him with power, but when he gets his own setup working they want to sue him..

In many other places he would be lauded for getting his own solar powered system.

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Most IT contractors want employment benefits if clobbered with IR35

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Only if 'dull' is a synonym for 'reliable' or 'practical'

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Oh honey! Oxfordshire abuzz with reports of a MEEELLION bees stolen

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Coat

Codename for investigation

The Sting

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Smartphones to be inescapable, even at 40,000 feet

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Re: Why Isn't There Better Internet In Morgues.

surely 410 (Gone)

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Samsung's Galaxy 9s debut, with not much other than new cameras

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Battery life

The only thing that would get me interested in a new phone would be a longer battery life. I care about that more than more pixels on the camera or face recognition or notches.

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The e-waste warrior, 28,000 copied Windows restore discs, and a fight to stay out of jail

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Linux

Worth?

How can they argue that the rescue disk was worth ANYTHING.

I would argue that even with the key Microsoft Software isn't worth much

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Cops find ATM spewing cash, car with dodgy plates, stack of $20 bills and hacking kit inside

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Re: I believe...

Wouldn't somebody notice you drilling into an ATM? Don't most now have cameras?

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Bluetooth 'Panty Buster' 'smart' sex toy fails penetration test

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WTF?

This sound made up

"Panty buster" "Gummiwaren"

Surely this cannot be real

Icon -obvious!

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Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing

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What would Geoffrey Boycott say?

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Fujifilm, Xerox throw each other a US$6.1 billion lifeline

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Lifeline

There is little point in throwing each other a lifeline if both are sinking

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When you play this song backwards, you can hear Satan. Play it forwards, and it hijacks Siri, Alexa

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Passive ultrasound absorption

If I recall, some foam rubbers and some curtain materials absorb ultrasound. Can any confirm this?

If so wrap you home 'assistant' (alias spy device) in curtains.

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UK's iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory nominated as World Heritage Site

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Re: Bah!

If it had been a mile off it could have been Badgerbank (which I think much better)

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Thar she blows: Strava heat map shows folk on shipwreck packed with 1,500 tonnes of bombs

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I remember this

When I was a lad in the 1960's in Gillingham, my dad told me about this shipwreck with thousands of tons of un-exploded bombs off Sheerness. The worry at the time was that it blew up it might take the oil refinery at the Isle of Grain with it.

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Frenchman comes eye to eye with horror toilet python

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raise

I'll see your python and raise you cobra

I think the snakes hide in toilets to totally freak us out

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What do we want? Consensual fun times. How do we get it? Via an app with blockchain...

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Unhappy

Shed

How can you think of such a thing! Sheds are places where a man can contemplate life (while pretending to work on something) without any interruptions of any sort

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Self-driving cars still do not exist even if we think they do

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Devil

Rock n Roll

Where would the car go if the playlist had Highway to Hell ?

Icon - obvious

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We translated Intel's crap attempt to spin its way out of CPU security bug PR nightmare

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Joke

Re: KAISER, huh?

If they need a recall what about the KAISER bill?

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Ubuntu 17.10 pulled: Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver fingered

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Coat

BIOS fail

I assume Linus had some choice language about this one.

I don't believe in aardvark

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Cloud-building alien space rays altered Earth's climate – boffins

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Mushroom

Re: The bad news

EXPLODE MORE STARS (mwahahahaha)

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Behold, ye unworthy, the brave new NB-IoT logo

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Alert

Now that know the logo

I can avoid it it like 'biohazard', 'radioactive', 'corrosive' and 'explosive' signs. They really should put the yellow triangle around it -like in the icon

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Samba needs two patches, unless you're happy for SMB servers to dance for evildoers

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Happy

Samba again

Mas que nada

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From Vega with love: Pegasus interstellar asteroid's next stop

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welcome home Red Dwarf !

so you overshot the target, wake up Holly

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Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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Pint

Re: Time to start deporting the problem fast before it gets much worse!

Britain for the beaker people

Remember that the beakers contained traces of mead and BEER

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Intel's super-secret Management Engine firmware now glimpsed, fingered via USB

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Happy

The year of..

Minix on the desktop?

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Those IT gadget freebies you picked up this year? They make AWFUL Christmas presents

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Coat

Evil green liquid

Sounds like absinthe. Watch out for the hallucinations (from the wormwood content).

Remember what they say: absinthe makes the heart grow fonder

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Camera company, huh? Snap's nerd goggles look destined for landfill

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Estimating that the number is 250,000, that's over $30m worth of stock.

The stock is worth approximately $0 if nobody wants it.

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AI bot rips off human eyes, easily cracks web CAPTCHA codes. Ouch

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Terminator

Re: Success rate of 89.9%?

Are you a AI system then?

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Samsung to let proper Linux distros run on Galaxy smartmobes

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Query

Is this more than Lil'Debi

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NYC cops say they can't reveal figures on cash seized from people – the database is too shoddy

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WTF?

Only in america

Cops steal more than the burglars

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Argh, my loafer just fell down the rope ladder! Yes, I'm in the Microsoft treehouse

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@phuzz

No, beancounters suck all the available energy of everything around them, so the air gets cold

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