* Posts by Super Fast Jellyfish

123 posts • joined 28 Jun 2010

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50th anniversary of the ATM opens debate about mobile payments

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Re: Extinct in ten years?

Like the cheque book was meant to die out about 5 years ago...

I smell a consultancy rat with that timeline

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Hyperloop One teases idea of 50-minute London-Edinburgh ride

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What about the Transatlantic route?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_Through_the_Deeps

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Brexit: More cash for mobile operators or consumers? Pick one

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Re: I am for leave because I am pro Europe @Adrian 4

Adrian 4 - yes, I really didn't think it was that difficult.

And as to the AC's point about facts; I would hope the video I posted a link to would demonstrate I have been checking the facts independently.

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University of Liverpool Law School’s Professor Michael Dougan video

Right, I'm off to watch the footie but before I go, here's a video from "one of the UK’s leading EU law experts criticizes the referendum debate’s “dishonesty on an industrial scale”, as he considers the claims and counter claims from each side."

https://youtu.be/USTypBKEd8Y

same video on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofLiverpool/videos/1293361974024537/

I appreciate its a bit long but if you want an expert's view then its worth a watch and there are some updates in the comments.

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Re: I am for leave because I am pro Europe

AC - replying to my comment about Cameron.

I was not implying that Farage and Gove would be elected forever. I was responding to (another) AC which is why I quoted what they had said first before posting my response.

AC : "Don't like Cameron? Then why do you share his position on Remain?"

To be more explicit, I don't like Cameron but I like people like Gove and Farage even less. This isn't the only reason I've chosen to vote to Remain but it is a factor.

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Roaming is a very minor point

However it is one example of laws the EU has put in place to help the consumer.

Like flight compensation, and opening up the flight markets so we can fly to Europe (and the US because of the side effects) more cheaply than we would have been able to otherwise.

There are bad laws and crazy rules (though most ones reported by the Daily Mail aren't actually true, e.g. curve on bananas) but on the whole I think the EU is a good thing to have. As an example I'm not sure how the snoopers charter would work out if we leave.

Also, its easier to change a club if you are in the room rather than shouting at it from outside.

And for those saying it will help fix the EU experiment if we leave; so would you want to join back again afterwards? Do you think the other countries would let us on our current terms (Veto, rebate, no Euro etc)?

Finally, if we do vote to leave, this will split up the UK. Scotland will want another referendum, possibly Wales as well

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Re: I am for leave because I am pro Europe @Jess

AC : "Don't like Cameron? Then why do you share his position on Remain?"

No I don't like Cameron but I dislike Farage and Gove and most of the others in the Leave camp even more.

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US nuke arsenal runs on 1970s IBM 'puter waving 8-inch floppies

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COBOL people

Plenty of colleges in India teach it...

Guess they know which languages will get their graduates a job

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Yet another SE Asia bank hit by a SWIFT credentials hack

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Bangladesh theft due to poor security

According to the BBC article about this latest theft: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36284446

"An investigation into February's attack revealed that the cyberthieves won access to the central bank network because of poor security controls.

The bank had no firewall, which is designed to block unauthorised access requests. It also used second-hand internet routers, which had cost $10, to connect to global financial networks"

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'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca

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BACS limit

Bank of England puts the limit at £20M for Direct Debits, or similar payments through BACS.

Your bank may have a lower limit depending on how exposed to Fraud / Risk they want to be.

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Home Ebola testing with a Tricorder? There's an app for that

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Zika - worse than first thought

There are more reasons to worry about Zika

Although there is no evidence yet that Zika can be transmitted by other types of mosquitos, its a possibility.

Sexual transmission has been identified in a (small) number of cases, an unlucky mutation could make it more likely.

Finally, the link to microephaly is getting is stonger every week and more effects on fetuses are also coming to light: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2079985-zika-virus-disease-renamed-to-reflect-range-of-impacts-on-fetus/

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Californian tycoons stole my sharing economy, says Lily Cole

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Re: Not sure about the tomato

Quite a few here in the UK have a headphone socket, so you listen to the responses.

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NatWest tightens online banking security after hacks' 'hack' exposé

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Re: No NatWest Branches But Don't Use The Post Office @Richard Jones

@Dr Syntax - the ones on the front of the cheque will be those of the person / company who wrote it, not the person paying it in.

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2fa card readers

Yes they all work the same way - just as all PDQ machines do when they check your chip during purchases at a shop.

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Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

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Re: Hardly a surprise

@ElsmarMarc : here's the Guardian story http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/feb/05/error-53-apple-iphone-software-update-handset-worthless-third-party-repair which states that Antonio Olmos had his phone repaired in Macedonia, where there are no Apple stores. So are you suggesting he should have had his screen replaced again when he got back to the UK?

And as others have said the secuity angle doesn't ring true as the error only happened after an OS update with no warning.

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Hi, compsci undergrad. See that AI robot over there? It's your advisor

Super Fast Jellyfish

Will it be programmed to say "What? and I don't understand and Where's the tea?"

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Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'

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Users

You do realise you are there to support your business not get in the way?

So yes, don't sign off changes at month end or other critical times but otherwise; smile and ask if the project is paying for overnight/weekend overtime.

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Test burn on recycled SpaceX rocket shows almost all systems are go

Super Fast Jellyfish

He should just ask the Tracys as they never have any problems, they don't even scorch the Roundhouse when Thunderbird 3 lands.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Star Wars Special Editions

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Prequels

Slightly off topic but do I remember correctly that the Prequels were shot digitally using 2k cameras?

If so, isn't George going to be fraked when he wants to release them in UHD?

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North Wales Police outsourcing deal results in massive overspend

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Gog Wars

So the Force has Awakened to the foolishness of outsourcing

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mobile contract

The fact they got a refund was in the article

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Re: Motorists stay clear of North Wales

The last Chief Constable used to go after motorists every chance he got; I thought things had got better since he left.

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Sysadmin's £100,000 revenge after sudden sacking

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Re: Space Marine Link

Thanks Moiety and co, have an upvote!

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Re: The ingratitude of some employers

No - I mean 3 months sick pay isn't bad?

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Re: @Hollerith 1, LucreLout

Rhydian - So perhaps it was the IT Manager (who was also walked out) who was being the dick, not James...

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Re: a very well known company supplying fantasy wargaming products

Alien8n - Space Marine incident? Got a link to share?

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Doctor Who: Oh, look! There's a restaurant at the end of the universe in Hell Bent

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End of the Universe

Wasn't that where the Master was hiding from the Time War? Or is Gallifrey even further along?

Since it would take longer than 4.5 billion years from now to the end of the Universe, is there something about Timelord tech that always puts you at Gallifrey's current 'now' point? A sort of Temporal lock, so you can't go up and down the timeline and (say) prevent them evolving?

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Re: Impossible Girl

Possibly but I thought they were just fragments of herself. It was never clear whar happened to her after she met the doctor - I guess on Earth they all ended up in Me's Home for Old Companions of the Doctor!

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Rassilon?

Sorry did I miss something, but how did Rassilon get reborn? Is that somewhere in the 'New Adventures'?

Or is it a title given the Lord President?

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Who moved my cheese

I mean Tardis...

Awesome start, some great old series references - including the McGann hybrid I dissed last episode - slight slow down over did she or didn't she reverse the polarity and revved back up for the finish.

Few niggles:

I think given Me is several billion years old she's the one taking Clara under her wing, especially as she seems to be able to read Gallifrian?

I thought Taridises had a Timelord over-ride switch, so Me and Clara can be brought back?

Apart from that, great end to the series, but I hope he doesn't spend the next one looking for Clara.

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Manchester 'wins' £10m to test talking bus stops

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Re: Far more useful would be the time of the next bus... too often they just skip a few....

They did install them on the (Manchester) Metro, took well over a year before they went live...

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Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

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skulls

Surely at the end of 2 billion years he'd have been jumping onto a mountain of skulls rather than finding them at the botom of the ocean?

Great episode though, quite dark and brilliant lead in to the end of the series.

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McGann

Apart from the fact this was a film to break in to the US market and they're not that keen on illegal aliens.

Don't forget, the Doctor lies.

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Taxi for NASA! SpaceX to fly astronauts to space station

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Ariane not Arianne or Arianna!

Actually it was the software in a component (Laser gyro) that caused the failure rather than the main OBC software. Lots of detail here in the post failure report. https://www.ima.umn.edu/~arnold/disasters/ariane5rep.html

It is an excellent case study in system design and re-use though.

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Things you should know about the hard work of home working

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Working Remotely

I work one day a week from home because I can and agree with the distractions (looking at you El Reg!)

However when I am working in an office, my manager is 150 miles away and my team are offshore so it can be lonely in a different way. Luckily I get on well with the people around me but I know that my career is stuck at my current level as I'm not in the head office - unless I move to a different department based here.

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Doctor Who storms back in fine form with Season 9 opener The Magician's Apprentice

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B5

Zathras knows, Zathras remembers...

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Wileyfox Swift: Brit startup budget 'droid is the mutt's nuts

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Question about Cyanogen

Will banking (etc) apps block it because they think the phone is rooted?

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They’re FAT. They’re ROUND. They’re worth almost a POUND. Smart waaatch, smart waaatch

Super Fast Jellyfish

Re: Someone needed to say it.

@Silent_Count : another potential advantage is that you could upgrade the strap and keep the watch when next year's model comes out.

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Boffins build magnetic field cloak 'wormhole', could help MRI scanners

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MRI Soundtrack

i thought mine sounded like a full on Techno track...

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Slip-streaming Tesla, Oz battery-maker plots home-biz launch

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Joke

ZBM

Anyone else misread that as ZPM? Pretty sure one of those could power your house for years!

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BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP borks 275,000 payments

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Re: Thursday changes

So you have staff in as normal on a Friday to fix any issues, rather having to call staff out. You won't get 100% success on software updates no matter who you are (and that includes the space industry).

In addition they probably have a month end change freeze (I believe most banks do) which would start Friday night.

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Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

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be nice to your neighbors

Have an upvote but I'm curious as to why you posted AC, are you worried fellow USAians will hunt you down for not wanting to get the last dollar from the system?

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Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn

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John Lewis

Hmm, I shop at JL occasionally but don't rember being told I own a stake in it...

However I do agree since there are no shares for non-employees to buy, it doesn't fit the pure definition of capitalism but neither do a number of other company structures (e.g. VC or family owned ones).

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Re: Bonds

@DavCrav

Yes printed money. As Tim said:

"So we do it by using printed money to buy bonds, which injects the money into the economy, and then sell those bonds back once we need to withdraw the money from the economy, and simply destroy the money we've raised."

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Bonds

How about an approach to satisfy both Corbyn and Worstall?

Use the QE is buy bonds in (say) the new Northern electrified train line or a new Housing Corporation - after all that is part of the way the Channel Tunnel was financed.

Worstall has his bonds and Corbyn has his infrastructure

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Twitter will delete jokes after a DMCA takedown – but NOT my photos, fumes angry snapper

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FAIL

Re: Who first posted it on Twitter?

They weren't being retweeted but C&P'd into new tweets...

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Your security is just dandy, Apple Pay, but here comes Android

Super Fast Jellyfish

Multiple cards

So I get the idea of a DAN (Device Account Number) associated with the phone but if this is how a transaction is identified, how does it work if you don't select your default card? There must be another step not mentioned anywhere I've seen.

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Osbo PRINTS first Tory budget in 19 years with his BARE HANDS

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Windows

66

What I want to know is how do benefit scroungers magically turn into lovely pensioners at the age of 66?

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Apple Pay's Brit biz bashed by banks planning to Zapp it out

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Re: Too little too late Barclays

You do realise that he wasn't fired because they weren't implementing applepay?

What was sneaky was announcing it on budget day

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Renault Kadjar: La Regie's new full-sized, inexplicably named SUV

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French launch

Shame you didn't get an invite to the French press session I saw a couple of weeks ago - they got lunch at http://www.chassagnette.fr

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