* Posts by getHandle

401 posts • joined 28 Apr 2011


Brekkie TV host Lorraine Kelly wins IR35 ruling against HMRC, adds fuel to freelance techies' ire over tax reforms


My Code's Compiling

Sussex rap fan wants statue of Easy-E from NWA in his hometown because he's a 'legend'



I thought Newport was the spiritual home of rap in the UK...

Mini computer flingers go after a slice of the high street retail Pi


Re: Not Just a Store

Ah, brings back memories of the plasticy smell of a bank of ZX Spectrums running '10 print "<obscenity>"; 20 goto 10' in Smiths...

RIP, RDP... nearly: Security house Check Point punches holes in remote desktop tools


Wot no remmina?

Just me then...

Jeep hacking lawsuit shifts into gear for trial after US Supremes refuse to hit the brakes


I think we're a bit too far gone for that...

Even our fairly boring Golf has a performance monitor mode on the entertainment unit that shows engine power output, turbo boost and g-forces.

You can also set the throttle, braking and cruise responsiveness via it, so it's not even just reading engine management info but setting it as well.

The Palm Palm: The Derringer of smartphones


Ah the N95

Loved the media player buttons!

Vitamin Water gets massive publicity for new flavor: Utter BS


Re: Sugar?

Wow! Looks like it's GB-only for the sugar-free version: https://www.coca-cola.co.uk/drinks/glaceau-vitaminwater/glaceau-vitaminwater-power-c-dragonfruit#ath



Alright, it might be a pointless drink but it claims 0g sugar per bottle, so I'm not sure what all the references to sugary drinks are about...

Waymo presents ChauffeurNet, a neural net designed to copy human driving


In other news

AI found to be more A than I.

How desperate are we going to get before we admit the problem is too hard with today's technology?

Doom at 25: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins


Atmospheric is one word

Playing alone in the apartment, level nearly clear, music fades and then a door opens behind you in the game! The hairs on my neck still stand up to this day.

Whatchu got for us this week, Microsoft? Skype, Powerpoint tweaks and – oh – another foldable


From the title

I thought this was going to be another list of MS outages!

Britain's rail ticket-booking systems go TITSUP*


As bad as the trains themselves

"Sorry but we're being held at a red signal" - well we're not at a station so no shit sherlock! Do trains stop for any other reason??

Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own


Re: Windows Insider: Hustle as a Service

> So, are we Windows 10 users hustlers then?

No, the hustled

The mysterious life of Luc Esape, bug fixer extraordinaire. His big secret? He's not human


How narrow an area?

Checking an object reference is not null before using it isn't exactly the pinnacle of debugging... Especially when it's seen the test run crash!

Can it tackle other categories of bug?

Amazon's sexist AI recruiter, Nvidia gets busy, Waymo cars rack up 10 million road miles


Re: Amazon’s sexist AI

Lol - Google the AI Delusion and the first two hits are sponsored ads for Accenture and Microsoft

Facebook's new always-listening home appliance kit Portal doesn't do Facebook


Zoom lens

Ideal for checking out which brand goods you have in your home! It could be having a good look round when no-one's watching...

Brit mobe operator O2 asks cut-off customers: Have you tried turning it on and off again?


On and off again??

It's definitely not going to work if it's off...

Emma's Diary fined £140k for flogging data on over a million new mums to Labour Party


ICO huh?

Can I get them to find and fine the barstewards who sold on the details of my recent car insurance claim to a load of bottom-feeding accident claim management companies??

Turn around, Capita: I'm trying but my pre-tax profits slipped 59%


Re: It's raining

You'll probably need your wellies as well, to wade out of that puddle of shite...

Taps running dry for Capita? Southern Water pens 5-year managed service


Capita’s expertise in transforming customer experience

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha <breathe> hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?


Re: Talk like an Egyptian

Most smart phones have proximity sensors that disable the screen when it's held close to your head.

It's the people who are left-handed but right-eared, or vice versa, that I feel sorry for - having to hold your phone awkwardly with your arm across your body looks most uncomfortable!

Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres



50p a litre? Why are we being ripped off so badly at over 120p a litre??

Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle


What about disturbing others?

I favour electronic communication in open plan offices to avoid disturbing others.

I would happily shoot the sociopaths who think they have the right to share their conversations, thoughts and phone calls with the whole damn floor...

GitHub given Windows 9x's awesome and so very modern look


UI elements that make it obvious what they do?

It'll never catch on! What's wrong with coloured rectangles and no clue what's a button, label or anything else??

Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it


Re: Doesn't matter what they call it ...

Ours bring rodents in and let them go! Never thought cats would work out rodent net positive...

Oracle's new Java SE subs: Code and support for $25/processor/month


You have to pay to use a language?

How curious...

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


Standard Date Format

I think you're all missing the obvious: '..worked for “a large outsourcing company”'. Nuff said.

Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield


Re: Too late...

And breathe..! :-)

Geoboffins baffled as Ceres is crawling with carbon organics


Re: Return Samples?!

Calm down dear! Sheesh - people already think we've found life on Mars due to piss poor tabloid headlines...

Microsoft tries cutting the Ribbon in Office UI upgrade


So we're basically back to toolbars again?


Drinks are on Cohesity, which has been handed $250m from investors


It means someone's going to get taken to the cleaners.

NASA finds more stuff suggesting Mars could have hosted life, maybe


The chances of anything coming from Mars

Are 999,999 to one now?

Facebook insists device data door differs from dodgy dev data deal


Ime Archibong

Steve, is that you? Steve Bong

John McAfee plans 2020 presidential tilt


Fscking fruitloop

Pass the popcorn!

Kill the blockchain! It'll make you fitter in the long run, honest


They're sharks, not shark-bait!

You should find out what's going on in that neural network. Y'know they're cheating now?


Re: Lost in the mists of time

Maybe they had to be careful with the 'non tank' sample in case there was a tank hidden in some of them and they couldn't spot it...

Want to know what an organisation is really like? Visit the restroom


Re: We need some ...

From a couple of places I've worked, labelling the hot taps seems to be an ISO9001 requirement...

Navy names new attack sub HMS Agincourt



Why? Just why?

Sueballs flying over Facebook's Android app data slurping


Re: Laudable but...

I hoped it was $5m per installation!

Microsoft vows to bridge phones to PCs, and this time it means it. Honest.


Sounds like a program I used to have

Remote P800 for my Sony Ericsson, a decade and a half ago!

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana


GIMP is pretty good

As a linux-based alternative to Photoshop...

if dev == woman then dont_be(asshole): Stack Overflow tries again to be more friendly to non-male non-pasty coders



Who brought the Cornish into this?? They'll be whinging on next... Actually, they won't, but the job will be done dreckly.

What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs


Re: WTF!

Time for another dried frog pill?

AI software that can reproduce like a living thing? Yup, boffins have only gone and done it



So they've added a call to "cp -R *"?

Identifying planets with machine learning, dirty AI searches, and OpenAI scholarships


You may consider the link SFW

But I'd fully expect a visit from IT or HR if I go surfing youporn.com at work...

Pasties in SPAAAAACE: Cornwall hopes for slice of £50m spaceport cash


"..located in the area around Newquay airport and Goonhilly..."

That's one big spaceport, given they're 30 miles apart!!

Data science before algorithms, declares Bosch's new top techie


Re: I wonder

I generally reserve the hand gestures for the 5th and following sods who "just slip through as you're stopped anyway"...

KFC: Enemy of waistlines, AI, arteries and logistics software


DARTS: Deceiving Autonomous Cars with Toxic Signs

Um, that's not really how acronyms work...

UK mobile customers face inflation-busting price hike


Re: Abuse

GiffGaff do a great deal for £10/month - 3GB data, loads of minutes and texts - with no contract!


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