* Posts by BuckeyeB

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Mysterious 'glitch' in neutron stars may be down to an itch under the body's surface

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Isn't it just as likely, that there is a bug in OUR software and we're detecting a ghost glitch?

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"We fixed the glitch."

Science and engineering hit worst as Euroboffins do a little Brexit of their own from British universities

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Re: Brexit bollocks

You can't keep voting until you get the result you want.

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

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Re: Touch screens

My wife is addicted to GPS. She uses it to go places she's been for a long time. I try to only use it the first time to a new place and that's only if it's not near somewhere else I know. Maybe it's because I have a good sense of direction and hers is crap, but I believe that relying on it too much will just force me to rely on it. People can't use their damn mind any more. How many of you can't remember your spouse's phone number? I still remember the phone number I had growing up and that was 5 numbers ago. I know that age can affect things and writing things down becomes more important. But people can't be fussed to use their head any more. I guess they need to save that brain power to remember all the Hollywood drama instead.

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Re: Touch screens

I never use a parking brake. I don't park on steep hills necessitating them. Park is good enough for most hills anyway.

Crunch time: It's all fun and video games until you're being pressured into working for free

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Re: the irony

Alpha Testing

Brit regulator Ofcom put at helm as hosting platforms threatened with hefty fines for violent videos

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Re: Optional

You can easily lock down your internet. It is the fault of the parents. If the parents are oblivious, it's still their fault. You can always choose to only have internet on your phone and not provide one(smart phone) to your child. There are ways. It's just that many parents ca n't be bothered doing their responsibility that the government legislators feel they have to do something.

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Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?

I still have to ask, where are the parents. There should be some measure of personal responsibility that should not be regulated away.

Looming US immigration crackdown aims to weed out pre-crime of poverty. And that may be bad news for techie families

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Re: "immigration officials determined $1m would be necessary"

"If the limit is $220 000, you little scribbler have no authority to decide that it is suddenly $1 million in a specific case."

I agree. And if $220k is determined to be too low, then change the limit.

But I also think that if you don't know the English language, at least to a 3rd to 5th grade level, you will have a hard time getting out of poverty in the U.S. You are really handicapping yourself. Fortunately, there are a lot of ESL classes available.

Facebook faces class-action sueball over facial recognition pic-tagging tech to tune of $35bn

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Maybe we can keep Facebook so busy for the next 2 years trying to defend this lawsuit(and then losing) that they'll not interfere with the next Presidential election.

Swooning MEPs go all Directioner over Edward Snowden

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He broke the law. Your intentions are irrelevant. They might be mitigating at a sentencing, but not in a finding of guilt or innocence.

Want Edward Snowden pardoned? You're in the minority, say pollsters

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I think he's a traitor. And it offends me that he claims he'll return if he gets a fair trial. So he's accusing the government of fraud in his trial.

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's personal MiG-29 fighter jet goes under the hammer

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Re: I'll bet a plugged nickle ...

Maybe he can provide air cover for the raid on area 51.

PIN the blame on us, says Monzo in mondo security blunder: Bank card codes stored in log files as plain text

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The difference is probably this. The legitimate will probably be an in-app message saying something like, "Your pin has been compromised. Please use the change password option from the account settings screen". A phishing attempt will be an email or SMS that says, "Your account pin has been compromised. Please click here to fix."

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Re: All the no's

I have bought a house in an hour(well just about). It was an online auction and I bought it sight unseen(mostly). Couldn't go in the house, nor knock on the door. The previous owner was still in there and this was a foreclosure auction. I did drive to it and park. Walked the sidewalk and looked at the house from the outside. I did knock on the neighbor's door and asked what he knew about the house and looked over the fence from his yard. While it did take a few weeks to get the title work done after the winning bid, it wasn't the normal process and was pretty quick.

You're not Boeing to believe this, but... Another deadly 737 Max control bug found

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Re: If it's Boeing

Just remember the company with the contract had the lowest bid.

Another rewrite for 737 Max software as cosmic bit-flipping tests glitch out systems – report

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Re: So...

But what about the vorpal wabbit?

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Re: So...

It's a feature.

California court sentences ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain to five years in clink for fraud

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When determining a price for the purchase of a business the company has a valuation often based on earnings or net earnings and then a multiplier is attached to it. I have seen in other articles a x11 mentioned(maybe in the comments). If the valuation of a business is fraudulently 193M off, with a x11 mulitplier, that would be 2.123B. This is oversimplified, but good enough for those of us not involved to understand.

Autonomy paid its own customers to pump up revenues, claims HPE

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Pint

Re: $11Bn --> $3Bn. How do you not see *some* of that "value" was bogus?

If they were "cooking the books" to meet all their expectations, then the stock price didn't suffer a hit for not meeting them. Since HP had to presumably purchase x million shares to acquire the company, having a fraudulently inflated share price means that they overpaid due to fraud. There is a multiplier affect going on. Say the stock price is 40/share too high and HP had to purchase 70M shares to acquire it. That would result in an overpayment of 2.8B. These are just sample numbers, but you can see how it could get out of hand quite easily due to the multiplying affect.

UK taxpayers funded Grand Theft Auto V maker to tune of £42m – while biz paid no corp tax and made billions

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Re: Woo

Finally, someone who understands economics.

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Alert

Corporations NEVER Pay Taxes

What bothers me so much is that people don't realize that no corporation pays taxes. Not "really." A corporation will treat a tax as an expense. A company that is profitable is going to make whatever percentage of profit they require to pass onto their shareholders. Therefore, if you raise a company's taxes(expenses) they will just raise their prices. So what that means is that YOU, the consumer, will pay higher taxes. All taxes are paid by people. A politician that says, we're not going to raise YOUR taxes, we're gonna tax the corporations is either lying, or doesn't understand economics.

NASA trumpets Orion completion as India heads to the Moon

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Re: India is going to the moon with my tax.

Companies don't pay taxes. Their customers do. If you raise corporate taxes, the prices of the products go up. The company is going too make their 6% profit(or whatever). That is the scam certain political parties try to pull over on us and for the most part, they're successful because the population doesn't get it. They pay ALL taxes. A corporate tax is just treated as an expense. You sue a company, it's an expense. If someone steals/shoplifts products, it's just an expense. These expenses affect product prices and the customers(citizens) pay for it in the end. They won't make less profit, you'll pay more. So the next time a politician tells you that they will not raise taxes on you, but on a corporation instead, they're lying to you. They're raising your taxes.

Watch as 10 cops with guns and military camo storm suspected Capital One hacker's house…

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Re: A little sensationalism?

An assault rifle is any scary looking gun that the media deems one. It's a term they use to increase the perceived danger. Usually, they are still semi-automatic weapons. The media also likes to imply that semi-automatic is full automatic when used with the scary assault term. A semi-automatic is a gun that with one pull of the trigger, you get a single shot fired. Full automatic weapons are illegal to own in the U.S. without a special permit that is fairly difficult to get.

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Re: A little sensationalism?

That implies that the suspect who is already allegedly committing a crime is going to obtain a firearm legally. So far as law enforcement knows, this could be a hacker belonging to a cartel, organized crime group, or others that may decide not to go quietly. They go in ready for anything and hope they don't have to pull the trigger.

City-obliterating asteroid screamed past Earth the other night – and boffins only clocked it just 26 hours beforehand

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"We just have to slow it up enough for the Earth to rotate a bit for the U.S. to move out of the way. Once again, Canada gets a free ride." :)

Sorry, I couldn't help it. This is a quote from a comedian named Emo Phillips.

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Re: Not very reassuring, is it

How do you know that you've accounted for 90%? Do you have a total number like 1000 and you know where 900 are? Or are you guessing that you've accounted for 90%?

I've heard other weird statistics like this, such as 86% of Earth's species still unknown(https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/110824-earths-species-8-7-million-biology-planet-animals-science/)

The percentages given are both bogus unless you know the beginning total. I mean I understand you can guess based on how often you find a new one and extrapolate, but it's still a guess. Now if you said, you had discovered all of them but had lost track of 10% of them, then I'd believe your 90% and then ask how you lost track of them. But as far as we know, unless it's the case that you've lost them rather than guessing, you might as well say 99.9%

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Re: It does mean we're getting a _little_ better at spotting them.

"That's why they call it space. Because there is so much of it."

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Happy

Re: It does mean we're getting a _little_ better at spotting them.

>>>> this near miss was whilst it was sunbound

It was a near hit. A near miss would be a hit. :)

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Re: "Probably"?

Did they downgrade Planet X to dwarf planet too ?

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Re: What about auto-updates?

I also notice that they're anonymous while you are not. I'm with you there. I don't buy the climate hype. I personally believe that we're just in a cycle that will shift again. I also agree that many fixes have made things worse. And I also believe that it is all about power and control. Make the people do what you want through fear and legislation.

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Mushroom

Re: What about auto-updates?

Would we be able to calculate whether it would "hit" the planet versus just skipping off the atmosphere?

Spri-Mobile? T-Print? Time to think of a nickname: The Sprint/T-Mobile US merger is go

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Re: Big gear purchases

Those customer counts seem higher than the US population. I know some people have multiple phones from work and home, but is everyone buying phones for their preschoolers on up?

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Re: contactless/chip and pin

The thing is, my bank protects me if I don't use the pin and there is fraud. The money is back in my account within 24 hours. If there is a pin, then it's much worse for me. It seems to them to not be fraud by others, but perhaps by me. And I still have one card without a chip. Still protected 100%. The chip and pin is to protect them not us.

Sleeping Tesla driver wonders why his car ploughed into 11 traffic cones on a motorway

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You can sleep on the bus if you don't live in Detroit, Chicago, NYC, San Fransisco, or Atlanta.

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I was thinking this same thing.

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Re: God loves idiots or He/She wouldn't have made so many of them.

They do sound doubly dense.

FBI and immigration officials trawling US driving licence databases for suspects

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So many have been caught just by someone looking up their Facebook profile and finding out where they are. I have no problem with facial recognition. I would think only the guilty have something to worry about.

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Re: FBI Mugshots

I've never been treated like a criminal and I leave and reenter the country 2-4 times a year since 1990.

Hey you smart, well-paid devs. Stop clicking on those phishing links and bringing in malware muck on your shoes

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Re: erm, DOH

Why wasn't joining the EU following stupid sheep ?

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LOL

>>> Get free viagra on theregister.co.uk

LOL. Haxd

College fires IT admin, loses access to Google email, successfully sues IT admin for $250,000

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It's always about race

It's never about competence.

It actually will be Obama who decides whether to end US government oversight of the internet

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The fact that Obama wants to do it makes me think no.

Yelp wins fight to remain morally bankrupt

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FAIL

Re: Used to be known as

“She turned me into a newt.... But I got better...”

The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code

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Re: er....

Then retire sooner. All you have to do is spend less. Mister Money Mustache suggests living on 50% of your take home pay. Or less.

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/01/13/the-shockingly-simple-math-behind-early-retirement/

Good luck with that.

Brian

I fart in your general direction! Comet 67P lets rip on Europe's Rosetta probe

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They were lucky that the instruments were all pointing at the comet at that time? I thought that was the point.

Judge gives Zuck a US$6 million Brazilian

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So they don't want to comply with a court order? This is not the same as a cop "fishing" for information and asking for the keys to the kingdom. This is a specific request with a court order attached. This seems to be the way it is supposed to work.

Zuck gets a Brazilian whack: Top Facebook VP cuffed in WhatsApp privacy kerfuffle

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So why are they not complying with the court order? Are they in the pocket of the drug lord?

Get ready for mandatory porn site age checks, Brits. You read that right

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The usual way to "prove" you're a legal adult is to provide a credit card number. They already try to get you with the provide your credit card number for a free week and cancel if you want and they hope you forget to. They can now combine the two. Quit trying to legislate stuff. I can keep my kids from pr0n sites myself. Maybe some parents can't, but there are products out there that can insure that most sites remain difficult to reach. I don't need government telling me what to do.

FBI won't jail future US president over private email server

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Re: Female Privilege

This isn't about female privilege. This is about liberal privilege. The head of the FBI is an appointed position. The President of the Untied States is head of the Executive Branch which the FBI is a part of.

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