* Posts by earl grey

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Fear not, driverless car devs, UK.gov won't force you to write Trolley Problem solutions

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You're all missing the real point

In actuality, the trolley problem involves another party - YOU, the passenger. I don't ever want the car deciding on its own to not run over the old lady and to not run over the cyclist and instead to run into a brick wall with me inside the tin coffin.

Death Race 2000

just sayin'

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Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

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Re: Dot Matrix, that takes me back.

Chain printers and band printers back in theh 60s and 70s, but most of them were connected to mainframes (OF here). Even some stand alone solid drum types. Thankfully no windows software to deal with.

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Re: Dot Matrix ?

Part of Spaceballs (1987). Played by Joan Rivers.

I'm more of a Barf fan myself.

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BT plots to slash pension benefits for 32,000 staff

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damage our ability to invest

And to give out handfuls of money to the c levels and loads of dosh to shareholder. As usual, screw the grunts. they can all DIAF.

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Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think

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Mushroom

Three words

Bend Ye Over

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BOFH: Do I smell burning toes, I mean burning toast?

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Re: Good on ya, PFY

Is your cat plotting to kill you?

You know my cat then?

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Footie ballsup: Petition kicks off to fix 'geometrically impossible' street signs

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i have to ask

why were they done wrong in the first place?

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Leicestershire teen admits attempting to hack director of the CIA

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on the autistic spectrum

OMFG - aren't we all? I have stress in my life. My shorts were too tight. I can't afford to live in high style. The sun was in my eyes.

Do we have to put a written warning on every computer to not do stupid stuff now?

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Seagate fires NASty volley of 12TB spinners with lifebelt for fried data

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gave up on seagate a long time ago

Hope they actually got their act together and these hold up better than their old drives.

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

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I sense a disturbance in the stupid

Oh never mind; it's just politicians with their yobs open.

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MH370 final report: Aussies still don’t know where it crashed or why

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planet is surrounded by spy satellites

And you darn well know someone has an idea where it is; but then that would be telling now, wouldn't it?

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30 strong fingers but still no happy ending for robotic back rub

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Paris Hilton

" No happy ending for me."

At this point i would suggest you either work on it yourself or get someone like the picture to help you.

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BOFH: Come on, PFY, let's pick a Boss

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It is that time.

Have another.

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

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repeated use of the word the word "cheers,"

And here i thought that said repeated use of the word the word "cheese," a-la Wallace and Grommit. Now i'm disappointed.

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Playboy founder and dressing-gown wearer Hugh Hefner dead at 91

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Nudity =/= porn!

Dear author, please take your nudity hangup somewhere else.

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Driverless cars will make more traffic, say transport boffins

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Only if they autoclave the interior

And i don't have to ride with anyone else

and it's available exactly when and where i need it

and i don't have to pay every time (my auto is payed off and only minor maintenance)

and it's smart enough to take a different route if i tell it

and it works well in all weather and road conditions (snow, rain, etc.)

and the answer is still HELLZ NO!

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Boffin wins (Ig) Nobel prize asking if cats can be liquid

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And in today's news

Financial Times journalist is killed in crocodile attack on surfing vacation in Sri Lanka

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gamble in the presence of a live crocodile

If you're near a croc you're gambling you can outrun it.

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'All-screen display'? But surely every display is all-screen... or is a screen not a display?

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Paris Hilton

Pike?

Surely not Esox lucius?

She's the only thing fishy here.

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UK attorney general plans crackdown on 'trial by social media'

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The wookie did it.

'Nuf said.

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BOFH: We're only here because they said there would be biscuits

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I laughed

A good start to the weekend. Have another.

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Virginia scraps poke-to-vote machines hackers destroyed at DefCon

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laugh about the chads all you want

But i used the punch card system (in Ohio of all places) and it worked well and was reliable. Florida was (and is) a joke for the way they handled this whole mess and it wasn't a reason to go to crappy machines.

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Stuff the movement of celestial spheres, let's sit down and watch Bonnie Tyler on TV

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Re: Excellent

Get, got, have got, have getted, have gotted.

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Police deny Notting Hill Carnival face recog tech led to wrongful arrest

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what could possibly go wrong

where to start...

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Boffins bust AI with corrupted training data

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I'm waiting for human intelligence

'Nuf said.

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Kill animals and destroy property before hurting humans, Germany tells future self-driving cars

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"mowing down other creatures"

I got me some bacon!

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7. All robots must reply with "by your command" when responding to human direction.

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@Eddy Ito

And they would check your tyre pressure, top them up if necessary; top up your washer fluid (in later years); take your cash and give you proper change without you having to count it out for them.

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Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

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beer for boffins

Ancient and modern. Here's to maths!

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Node.js forks again – this time it's a war of words over anti-sex-pest codes of conduct

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sounds like he should be working on unix

" has something of a history of being inflammatory, and has regularly been accused of abusing his own powers to shut down debate he doesn't like."

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Nasty firmware update butchers Samsung smart TVs so bad, they have to be repaired

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How does this work on my CRT TV?

I feel like i'm missing out on something.

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Headless body found near topless beach: Missing private sub journalist identified

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Re: This story is still nowhere near as strange as...

Nice. "if..."

Loved that movie and still have the VHS. Have a beer.

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Western Digital hauls out weighty tome with 20TB external storage

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I would cry if i lost that much pron

I mean data...yeah, that's it.

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Spotify cleared of exposing kids to self-love innuendo in TV spot

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Re: Parenting

Ah, like the old "fly united". Snork

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Private sub captain changes story, now says reporter died, was 'buried at sea' – torso found

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Re: Bah!

What? You've never had to do that?

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Biz sends apps to public cloud, waves 'bye to on-premises server folk. NO! WAIT!

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Re: Wow....

"boardroom primates"

I think you have mistakenly moved them up the ladder by several steps.

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No, the cops can't get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight – US appeals court

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Re: Wrong Solution

Pshaw. Next thing you'll be saying they shouldn't be killing citizens in the streets.

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Read IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to staff: Why I walked from Trump's strategy forum

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Re: Trump was right the first time

Puppetmaster....hmmm; wonder if we could get the Major after him.

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Ancient IETF 'teapot' gag preserved for posterity as a standard

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Re: Enterprise Javabeans

I'm sad.

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Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'

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Bugs Bunny would call them "maroons"

I'm good with that.

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US prosecutors demand data to unmask every visitor to anti-Trump protest website

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Re: In my newsfeed 'highlights' today

They didn't have a choice. Everyone else in either party was far worse. Hard to believe, I know; but true.

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Waymo fleshes out self-driving car tech with hardware that goes soft at first sign of trouble

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I can see it now

Buried under an 18-wheeler. Yup, soft panels and all.

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Re: Cost of repairs?

permanently soft

I do, it's not hard at all.

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The cheek of it! Beach bar owner shoots nude bather in the booty

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i have to say the bloke was lucky

My first thought was that if i had been in the group i would have gone back and put his rifle some place the sun doesn't normally shine. What an arse!

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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nothing like hot molten cheese

To take the skin off the roof of your mouth.

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You had ONE job: Italian firefighters suspected of starting blazes for cash

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Burning down the house

Not My House.

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Britons ambivalent about driverless car tech, survey finds

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@AMBxx - Self breaking

Every car I ever owned could self break. None of them had automatic braking though.

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gawping out the window

"Most of Blighty's ex-drivers would also spend their time in a driverless car gawping out the window"

So just like now?

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UK publishes Laws of Robotics for self-driving cars

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Re: Fail

You don't understand. When all the meatsacks are gone or not allowed to drive, the automobots won't have a need for red lights and so that technology will simply go away.

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Particle boffins show off 'cheap', cute little CosI, world's smallest neutrino detector

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Thank you boffins.

Have a few for your fine efforts.

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