* Posts by Blip

25 posts • joined 10 Oct 2011

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



Targeting a festival of black culture while not using the same technology at all other festivals such as Glastonbury is wrong.

I thought is was first used at the Download Festival?


US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters


Re: Backdoors prevail

The whole protest was disgusting. The protesters came unprepared. no porta-potties, no garbage bags. They left the land absolutely filthy with human waste and garbage.

The first significant oil leak will make that pale to insignificance.

'Please label things so I can tell the difference between a mouse and a microphone'

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Re: Easily fixed...

Well worth a listen:

Radio 4 Word of Mouth Mon 26 Sep 2016


Directions: North South East and West

Michael Rosen & Laura Wright discover how different ways of talking about directions in other languages show differences in ways of thinking. Professor Lera Boroditsky explains how in some languages, you might be asked to move your chair a bit to the north, or to put the socks in the east drawer... And the past may be conceived of as in front of you, rather than behind. How do the languages we speak shape the ways we think?

Computer Science grads still finding it hard to get a job


Re: soft skills and communication skills

The Indian headshake decoded


Online pharmacy slapped with £130,000 fine for flogging customer data

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Re: Tweets by Dr Ben Goldacre

I highly recommend the book Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre:

http://www.badscience.net/books/bad-pharma/ which links to:


I have not connection to him other than to have read a couple of his books.

Patch Flash now: Google Project Zero, Intel and pals school Adobe on security 101


Re: More info needed!

I use http://www.adobe.com/uk/software/flash/about/ to check if my version is up to date and there's a link to the Player Download Center (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash)

Torvalds turns to Sir Mix-A-Lot for Linux versioning debate

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Re: I hate to be a whining prude...

To remove just the image at the top of the article in Adblock Plus add the filter


Last time I posted this info it was moderated out.

Microsoft thinks of the children with VS2013 Git release

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Crims zapped mobes, slabs we collared for evidence, wail cops


Re: One thing they haven't clarified...

@Lionel Baden

Are you thinking of should've?

Adobe spies on reading habits over unencrypted web because your 'privacy is important'

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Re: Or it would have if I'd let it...

I like SumatraPDF as an alternative to Foxit.

Snowden latest: NSA stalks the human race using Google, ad cookies


startpage is by lxquick

UK biz baffled by Reding's planned data protection law rewrite: ICO


Re: UK Govt needs a kick in the balls


The individual causes of the fines may not be particulary newsworthy, whereas the fact that fines are levied is.

Euro satellite ‘heard’ Japanese megaquake in SPACE

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Re: Can someone reduce my ignorance?

@Ralph B - thanks for the link to the Naked Science Forum.

You searched for 'japan tsunami' - well, there's one behind you


Re: For 500 points.... I was in Ibaraki prefecture when the quake hit...

Once you have a search result, google allows you to filter results to the 'Past hour' or 'Past 24 hours'.

Or use the advanced search.

Ruby off the Rails: Enormo security hole puts 240k sites at risk


Re: @ Jemma - New Paradigm

This is done where I work, but it's called 'agile'.

Tech titans lose our loyalty: Are fanbois a dying breed?


Re: Are fanbois a dying breed?

@Fatman: "I've been happily buying and using Apple kit since 1989 and will continue to do so; and I attend Eucharist almost every Sunday morning."

These do not make you a fanbois or a 'religious nutjob'. What would IMO, would be to proselytise that others should copy you and that other devices or religions are somehow wrong.

Don't touch Sony, Panasonic's junk, says credit agency


I still use daily an old Sony Digicube radio which has an excellent FM receiver in it, seemingly better than far more expensive radios that I also have. I've also enjoyed their TVs over the years.

Now however, for the reasons you and others above give, I would hesitate to buy Sony gear.

HP: AUTONOMY 'misrepresented' its value by $5 BILLION, calls in SEC


Re: Link

Try google cache - not very good, but readable.

Patent troll targets ZTE



If these patents are required to be compliant with standards aren't they covered by FRAND?

Latest iPhone hacked to blab all your secrets


Re: email

The express warning was for specifically CEOs, which implies to me that you shouldn't rely on email being secure for the sort of documents a CEO would handle.

California clears way for Steve Jobs' 'private Apple spaceship'


Re: Sir Norman Foster

The Millau Bridge is another example which disproves your form over function comment.

Crime Map


Watching the defectives

I loved the Elvis Costello tweak sub-head.

Ice age end was accelerated by CO2


Re: Thumbs Down Crowd

By the time I read the articles the important points have usually been made and usually with more knowledge than I have. I also generally read when at work and so don't normally have time to compose a reasoned reply.

Had a reply been posted that expressed what I have in this post, I would have simply upvoted that. I'm happy to not spend time adding another useless "Me too" type comment, but to simply up or down vote existing messages.

Sky Anytime+ to pipe BBC iPlayer


Does this mean that the BBC has to pay Sky even more?


Biker gang plunders Covent Garden Apple Store


If you don't like the style of journalism here, fuck off and find somewhere that doesn't offend your twee sensibilities.


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