* Posts by CraPo

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Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI

CraPo

Re: Duck and cover revisited

> Lets hope that NK has better GUI design than that of the wealthy, technologically superior country that made this mistake. I don't hold much hope; do you, honestly?

Errr, nope.

http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180103090028-01-north-korea-south-korea-hotline-0103-exlarge-169.jpg

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Wannabe W1 DOW-er faked car crash to track down reg plate's owner

CraPo

Re: Bah!

The post 1st September 2001 system is actually quite clever given what can be spelled out and the amount of business generated by it, whilst still being similar to the old system. It is claimed that the new system was designed to make it easier to remember registrations in the event of an accident or crime but if I was a suspicious man I would say that whoever came up with it had one eye on the custom sale aspect of it. I can't think of any other comparable European system.

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You mean Google updated its smartwatch OS and nobody noticed?

CraPo

Easy to charge?

With the charging port tucked round the back, right near the hinge, even with the angled cable, it's a pain in the @rse. I like it though. I like I can check messages without having to get my phone out (at the dinner table) or easily see if whatever notification it is, is worth getting the phone out for. I also like making it a trusted device to smart unlock my phone so I'm not constantly doing it manually.

I have the stainless steel strap and it's a really cr@ppy design which has broken once, took six months to get a replacement from Sony, and now that one is on the way out, and I don't fancy my chances of getting another from them.

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UK.gov 'could easily' flog 6m driver records to private firms this year

CraPo

What's good for the goose...

...is not good for the gander.

They wouldn't give me the address of a delinquent ex-tenant of mine (for the purposes of a Money Claim Online) when supplied with the VRN of his motor without a court order.

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Los Alamos National Lab fires up 750-node RPi cluster

CraPo

Obligatory...

...but can it play Crysis? (seriously, how many FlOpS are we looking at?)

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Sick burn, yo: Google's latest Pixel 2 XL suffers old-skool screen singe

CraPo

Back in the way?

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Jeff Bezos fires off a blue dart, singes Elon Musk and SpaceX

CraPo

Re: All those products

Rubber dog-shit?

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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

CraPo

Same guy?

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/566365/Police-officers-rescue-toddler-Noah-unconscious

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US yanks staff from Cuban embassy over sonic death ray fears

CraPo

About 2km away

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Embassy+of+the+United+States+of+America,+Calzada,+Havana,+Cuba/Paseo+Habana,+Calle+A,+La+Habana,+Cuba/@23.1389805,-82.3957429,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x88cd79d5f1d6817b:0xa66689f666e933e!2m2!1d-82.3876316!2d23.1458786!1m5!1m1!1s0x88cd77643b791045:0x335c618cffac812c!2m2!1d-82.3956105!2d23.1344525

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Alleged dark web drug baron cuffed – after he flew to US for World Beard Championships

CraPo

Re: I believe the word we are all struggling to vocalise is ...

Should have just surrendered (and eaten cheese)

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CrashPlan crashes out of cloudy consumer backup caper

CraPo

Re: Although it's a bit crap....

I'm 4 days short of my renewal date...so I have 64 days to find a new provider and resync 2.5TB of data, so not that lucky.

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Q: How many drones are we bombing ISIS with? A: That's secret, mmkay

CraPo

Re: Slippery slope?

"I suspect the manned aircraft numbers are only widely available because there are people who stand at the end of runways counting these things anyway."

Nope. Because of jobs, budgets, shareholders and appearing to take a tough stance, these things are generally published.

https://airbusdefenceandspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-11_mrs_gen_ord-deliv-by-country.pdf

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Police camera inaction? Civil liberties group questions forces' £23m body-cam spend

CraPo

Re: Two sides to every argument

"Shows the killing of a policeman as captured by a body camera."

No it doesn't. From the YouTube blurb (did you even read it?):

"Both officers were rushed to a hospital in Greenville, S.C. Police said both received non-life threatening injuries."

In fact, it doesn't even show the shooting and who did it.

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Nationwide’s online banking goes down again

CraPo

Yes, but I think the point here was that it over ran and over ran and Nationwide's communications with it's customers was poor.

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Breathless F-35 pilots to get oxygen boost via algorithm tweak

CraPo

Dreamliners

pressurise their cabins to 6,000 feet (yes,I know you said virtually all).

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

CraPo

Re: Conjours up the image ...

Do you mean....beatifically?

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Inmarsat flings latest Wi-Fi-on-airliners satellite into orbit

CraPo

Just not on anything bigger than a mobile phone

when travelling to the US (soon the world).

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The 'DUP' joins El Reg’s illustrious online standards converter

CraPo

Should've been

A "confidence and supply agreement"

http://newsthump.com/2017/06/27/google-fined-a-record-two-dup-confidence-and-supply-agreements-by-eu/

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50th anniversary of the ATM opens debate about mobile payments

CraPo

"Cashpoint"

Was introduced by Lloyds in 1972 and trademarked in 1986

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Men charged with theft of free newspapers

CraPo

Why?

A jape? Selling the paper for recycling?

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UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanism

CraPo

You are Dianne Abbott and I claim my £5

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Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords

CraPo

Re: There's 2 sides to stories

You seem to be conflating the issue here. You say he could well be innocent? Innocent of what? Innocent of the suspicion of terrorism? That's not what he's been charged with here. He's been charged with withholding passwords. So, technically, on the face of it he's not innocent; he didn't hand over his passwords when asked and there is a statute in place to prosecute him as a result. Whether that's right or not is another matter.

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CraPo

Re: "used only in extreme terrorism cases"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/18/cage-admits-mistakes-report-mohammed-emwazi-jihadi-john-isis-chief-executioner

"An external audit commissioned by Cage of its handling of the Emwazi affair is blunt in exposing the shortcomings of campaigners."

"In opting for a “lengthy argument” rather than a “soundbite” Cage was unsuccessful in “clearly articulat[ing] its distance from Emwazi’s actions to prevent any portrayal of them as ‘apologists for terrorism’ ”, the audit states."

"The review added: “These two shortcomings, along with a clear distancing from Emwazi’s actions, and the ‘beautiful young man’ comment allowed the media to easily portray Cage as being on the side of [Isis’s executioner].”"

"In response, Adnan Siddiqui, the director of Cage, said: “This review was difficult to undertake, however it was important to help us learn and develop.

“We are a relatively young organisation with a small team and a huge challenge but we strive for the highest professional standards.

“On this occasion we made mistakes and we recognise this. We will be studying the report carefully and looking to implement the recommendations.

“Despite the mistakes made, we feel our intervention still made an important contribution to the debates around security services’ accountability, and abuses of the rule of law in the war on terror.”"

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Robot lands a 737 by hand, on a dare from DARPA

CraPo

Is it just me...

Or does this remind anyone else of Scutters?

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London app dev wants to 'reinvent the bus'

CraPo

on yer bike! Could've been there by the time you waited for 6 buses...

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China's first large passenger jet makes maiden flight

CraPo

Re: Fly on one - if you have a death wish

Can't have been that high-speed if you could notice the rust :-P

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

CraPo

Re: Remote wipe.....

Faraday cage.

Just saying

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Chip design chap arrested for using photocopier

CraPo

Is Huali....

pronounced Hooli?

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

CraPo

How will the media...

capture the beautiful images of all that lovely destruction in Aleppo and other such places?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9CSqWQBpOo

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The future of storage is ATOMIC: IBM boffins stash 1 bit on 1 atom

CraPo

Re: What we need...

Wikipedia says,

"This makes it the 56th most abundant element in the earth's crust." although "Holmium is rare for a lanthanide".

and

"The main mining areas are China, United States, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia with reserves of holmium estimated as 400,000 tonnes"

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Uber loses court fight over London drivers' English language tests

CraPo

feasgar math

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US military drone goes AWOL, ends up crashing into tree 623 miles away

CraPo

Re: Mortars

With or without the pestle?

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Uber: Please don't give our London drivers English tests. You can work out the reason why

CraPo

Re: The Knowledge

User error. I suspect the driver typed in Harrow Station into his sat nav and picked the first one he saw. Did he offer you a choice? Did he even speak?

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Gulp! Drones dodge spray from California's gaping moist glory hole

CraPo

Re: Pliny

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=%22glory+hole%22&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2C%22%20glory%20hole%20%22%3B%2Cc0

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RAF pilot sent jet into 4,000ft plummet by playing with camera, court martial hears

CraPo

Re: On the ceiling

"Because I was inverted."

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How-to terror manuals still being sold by Apple, Amazon, Waterstones

CraPo

Re: WTF

"It is illegal to carry any sharp or bladed instrument in a public place (with the exception of a folding pocket knife, which has a blade that is less than 7.62 cm (3 inches))." Presumably you don't leave it at work every day...

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Amazon's Netflix-gnasher to hit top gear In December

CraPo

Re: It got me

Series 7 of the Walking Dead is not included in the Prime subscription. It's additional pay per view

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Virgin Galactic and Boom unveil Concorde 2.0 tester to restart supersonic travel

CraPo

Re: Interesting ...

The Tu-144 had three engines?

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CraPo

Re: Interesting ...

How about the Tu-154?

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Karhoo who? Uber challenger shuts down after burning through $250m

CraPo

Thank god they didn't

Otherwise the headline would've read,

Karhoo! who?! Uber! challenger! shuts! down! after! burning! through! $250m!

italicised.

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Whoosh! China shows off J-20 'stealth' fighters and jet drones

CraPo

Re: Clint would approve

Must...think...in....Chinese

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Smartmobe made 'intermittent bright flashes and a hissing noise' in Biz class seat

CraPo

QANTAS is already warning passengers not to look for phones if they lose them

BA does it too

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Uber's robo-truck makes first delivery of ... Budweiser in Colorado

CraPo

Re: They'll make everyone unemployed

Luddite

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Soz, folklore fans! Negligence, not Nessie, sank WWI German sub

CraPo

Kptlt. Schlitt

For the sake of one Letter, that could have been some amazing nominative determinism.

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Chinese 'nauts blast off for month-long space station scouting mission

CraPo

Aren't they referred to as...

taikonauts?

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Wi-Fi baby heart monitor may have the worst IoT security of 2016

CraPo

Re: It IS bad, but..

wont

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Smartphone lost on QANTAS 'began hissing, emitting smoke and making orange glow'

CraPo

"The seat was then inadvertently moved"

By whom one wonders....

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CraPo

Re: Is it just me

It's because of the complications of the seats in Business/First with their greater range of motion to 180°. The back tips, the seat tips, there is lumbar and neck support, and it is all powered. There are many more dangerous places to lose the phone plus an unpowered sprung chair in cattle class may well not produce the force to puncture a PED, whereas the mechanics in a powered seat will keep on going. Perhaps they need some electric window type system to kill the power should any resistance be met?

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Narcissist Heidi Powell wants her dot-com and she wants it now, now, NOW!

CraPo

According to WikiPedia...

One of Narcissist Heidi's children is called Cash!

On the other hand, you are being slightly disingenuous when you say she changed her name; you make it sound like she randomly changed it, where in fact she married one Chris Powell. I'm still on First Heidi's side though...

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