* Posts by Teiwaz

2792 posts • joined 19 Oct 2011

No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

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Re: Porbably not just down due to the FBI

they probably had to check out not just the computers but also the employees themselves.

What? The Janitor was the infectious type of 'P' was he.

Wonder if it's like leprosy? Is there a stage where they can no longer pass it on?

Or do they become more contagious - and the Feds had to lock-down the area and mind-wipe everyone just in case he gained the ability to beam the sick images into peoples heads as a clever hidden backup???

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Tech to solve post-Brexit customs woes doesn't exist yet, peers say

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Re: How does this work?

so I guess you'd have some sort of "trusted importer"

I wonder how that would work on the borderlands of Ireland - Farmers wanting to move hay and animal feed from one part of their farm to another where they straddle the border in some places need to become a licenced importer/exporter now?

If the Gov wants to solve the Irish border problem, they need to imagine implementing same between Wales and England, and the kind of local community disruption, not start from the English channel mentality.

Europe has plenty of landborders, I don't doubt the concerns of many European leaders is a little more grounded in that reality than those with an island mentality.

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Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers

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Re: We should be able to GDPR delete it

You probably can do that. But then you'll have no credit record at all and will have an entertaining time if you want a mortgage, say.

Yeah, you'd be kind of a 'blank Reg'*

* Max Headroom : 20 Minutes into the Future

I think we're heading in that direction anyway, a world where credit fraud is considered worse than murder....

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Man cuffed for testing fruit with bum cheek pre-purchase

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Man-asses?

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Click your heels, um, mouse thrice and you've quickly got Ubuntu on Hyper-V in Win 10 Pro

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Re: any chance I wonder...

I've been doing that for years and its been working flawlessly for a long time

I actually meant Microsoft throwing their oar in to help that side of things as well.

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any chance I wonder...

Of reciprocal work on smoother running of Windows ontop of Linux...?

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London tipped to lead European data market. Yes, despite Brexit!

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Re: Where?

While I suppose it's not incorrect to say that it is the capital of England, it's not an independent country any more than Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland are.

another prediction then....

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Re: European data market

hoping for a UK one-stop-shop for business data harvesting?

Depends on whether GDPR compliance is upheld or at minimum seen to be upheld.

Perhaps this whole exit thing was not so much about sovereignty as liberty to sell off the data of subjects (of interest).

Pity the state IT systems will still be in shambles for some time in the aftermath, maybe time to fallback to huge Victorian leatherbound ledgers (just don't expect available cash for another candle or a piece of coal for the fire.

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Put your tin-foil hats on! Wi-Fi can be used to guesstimate number of people hidden in a room

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Re: Woof!

Herd mentality?

Pardon?

I'm sorry, I was busy tweeting.....and two slices of toast for breakfast....

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Re: Woof!

Moo!

Count the number grazing cattle staring into the social network abyss, chewing the cud of mindless drivel.

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Scrapping UK visa cap on nurses, doctors opened Britain's doors to IT workers

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Re: our NHS will be short staffed

Presumably there would be conversion courses to allow American doctors to learn British physiology ?

Psychology conversion course, maybe....

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Oh Smeg! Hacked white goods maker resurfaces after system shutdown

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Re: Smoke me a Kipper

Sorry but its a 14b and a 14f.

I was warned it rots the brain, and there's the proof.

Excuse me, I've got something that needs inserted in a recharge socket.

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Re: Smoke me a Kipper

Does SMEG do chicken soup vending machines?

God I hope not, think of the crud your 14b* would need to be able to dislodge from the nozzle.

* or is a 14a.***

*** Yeah, I was a really sad uberfan in the 80's, exposed at a young and influential age.

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Smeg???

smegma

ˈsmɛɡmə/

noun

noun: smegma

a sebaceous secretion in the folds of the skin, especially under a man's foreskin.

(also known as gentlemans cheese)

I've not bothered to look up sebaceous, but doubt it has anything to do with the race of humans from Farscape

It's always been my understanding smeg was short for it, but nicely disassociated to almost family friendly levels.

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What's Big and Blue – and makes its veteran staff sue? Yep, it's IBM

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Re: What an irony !

Why arent these senior execs sacked then? How old is Giny Rometty?

II'm not quite sure, but she's looking her age these days

Wow, she's not aged a day since 1983.

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Revealed: The billionaire baron who’ll ride Elon’s thrusting erection to the Moon and back

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Re: I watched the broadcast

Also, Elon Musk's nipples...

Where do you think Rocket Nose cones come from?

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Git it girl! Academy tries to tempt women into coding with free course

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Re: Post school or at school?

You're right. But all school kids do PE at school

Kids do PE at school these days?

Amazing the advancements in equal opportunities and choice schools have these days.

When I was a school, it was football, indoor football if wet (put away the gym equipment used by previous class equipment first). Sod all else, apart the regulation one class of cricket in summer and one of athletics to choose the school teams then back to football.

If they've not fixed that, there's as much likelihood for children to discover an aptitude or love for something they mightn't have thought of before as there is of discovering the joys of coding, given it generally draws a certain mind, just as football does those with no mind*.

* apologies, I do have a chip on my shoulder, you might have noticed.

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Re: "force more men to become midwives."

It's funny - and by that I mean, not so funny - that women are nudged into low-paid, messy professions that men don't want to do.

Ah, that must be the why of the sudden push at coding and IT.

For the effort and stress, compared to other careers, it's relatively low-paid, messy, repetitiive, and as a bonus, job security sucks balls.

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Re: Schools need to step up to the plate

Schools are buying Apple devices exclusively, of course Computing Labs are going to be expensive.

They'll be wanting designer classrooms next by [insert name of ultra expensive room designer here] next.

I'm sure apple kit is still expensive, even with educational discounts.

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App-y, app-y, joy, joy: Pain-free software installer Flatpak (kinda) works on Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Re: Pulseaudio not present on WSL

Pulseaudio is probably soon to be replaced by Pipewire anyway.

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UK.gov isn't ready for no-deal Brexit – and 'secrecy' means businesses won't be either

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Re: No shit, Sherlock?

Hands up all in favour of executing every member of Parliament and all of the Westminster civil service when they botch Brexit.

I'd rather see them rounded up and incarcerated in the woefully underfunded prison system until such time as they can be tried for treason.

And finally some sort of register put in place to stop the incompetent ever being able to manage anything ever again.

Over all it'd be more just and longer drawn out than something terminal.

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Microsoft: 'So, we can buy GitHub?' EU: 'We'll tell you on 19 October'

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Wow!

Angry Brexiters looking to lambast the EU for anything of late are going to have a bit of dichotomy commenting on this if they also don't like MS.

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Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains

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Re: Eh? @Taiwas

Very succinct.

Although I do think you've quantified the number of factions some.

Some of those below to the same group, and they are of different strengths.

It would really depend on a Parliamentary versus a another Referendum.

Honesty I'm not sure the end result would be any different, but the last was so poorly handled, both sides played far too fast and loose with the truth, one faction either committed a breach or was given poor advice (enough to void the whole enterprise I think), the question itself was vague and what the government has embarked upon is greater than the original scope (no mention of leaving the ECHR).

And finally, I have concerns that a proportion of the population used it as a punishment vote, and not on the intended topic, unaware the government was likely to run with it.

This is a serious move, with long lasting repercussions, I think the voting population should get an ultimate yeah or neah on the final plan at the end of the day.

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Re: Why do I get a sinking feeling

That the pettiness on both sides of the Brexit split is going to lead to another war on European soil within my lifetime?

Don't know, how old are you?

There's always another war on the horizon. On European soil, maybe, but not over pettiness over Brexit.

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Re: The real lessons of Brexit

Such actions on behalf of the European Commission are a punishment for GB deciding it wanted to run its own affairs

Hardly.

It's most likely a convenient excuse to dump a few nasty leave/brexit fake information sites off the .eu TLD.

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Re: Eh?

Oh wait, the EU Comisars in Bruxelles want all the EU to become one single state with all power in Brussels and the commission. The EU Parliament is a mere thorn in their backside to their aim of a supra-national state.

I doubt very much this was on purpose.

The EU, much like most of our governments was built broken from the start in order to ensure lack of true control by the people. Too many airpocket bubbles built in to safeguard the ability of those with money to influence.

You thought the individual governments would build direct will of the people into the EU? They hedged their bets, and put an unelected commission in to hamper things.

Out own governments fucked it up from the get-go. We should be leaving the Uk as well as the EU, cause it's as broken as the other, if not moreso.

And the whole Brexit fiasco has only gone to highlight just how broken the UK government is.

Deal or no deal - they can't decide in a unified way, which they truly want, and they won't have systems in place in time for either.

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Re: Couldn't have said it better myself

Of course it could change.

We'd just need to remove or make the Commission democratically accountable to the European electorate directly.

There'd be no appetite for that from the individual governments though.

The heads of the individual countries could have sat down before the referendum and decided to hand everything over to the parliament or a larger commission voted directly by the people, not selected by some old boys secret handshake.

That would have knocked most the wind out of the Leave campaign.

This out of touch from the people attitude is a clear sign our democracies have gotten stuffy and unfit for purpose, no more so than in the UK with it's layered crust centuries of tradition which has served to insulate those in power. Sooner or later the crust will all that's left holding it up, and when that cracks, the results will be nasty.

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Re: Couldn't have said it better myself

Its full of job justifiers, desparate to appear like they are doing something. Building little enclaves and empires, expanding remits, etc. It's like a large conglomerate or multinational, only 100x worse.

Ah, of course, and we'll get rid of that entirely by relying solely on the UK only version of such people.

The only way you'd get rid of it is by bloody revolution, and even that would only temporarily clear the weeds, and likely leave a much worse infection in it's place.

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Re: Thank you, Boris …

Yup, my sentiments.

Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains

Is just the sort of frothing headline I've come to expect from trash rags like The Sun.

Maybe a mistake to give the article writing task to someone on the other side of the Planet, literally and figuratively.

The TLDs needs tidying up, too much cross use/misuse and overuse.

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The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh?

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Re: an entirely new network?

"Really, I'd be on board with someone building an entirely new network,"

Been watching Silicon Valley, have you? I think it paints a pretty accurate picture. There will never be a "new" Internet any more than there'll be a "new" road system

It seems it's the World Wide Web that's gone downhill. Like a failing Mall - or more like a huge Mega Global Hypermarket, which sounded really exciting when you first heard they were building one in your town, but after initial Wow! died down, you realised it was chock full of dour sales assistants named Manny or Chuck that followed you round at your shoulder all the time either in case you stole something or trying to suggest things you might like to buy, and you were never sure which. To add injury to insult, you caught something in their poorly cleaned lavs.

Maybe, if there's a not-http protocol, and we could convince the useful bit of the current web to move there and ban any base commerce.

Financing might be a problem though, it might have to be scaled way back and peer to peer.

If it's got no images, only text, the ad slingers will be harder pressed in infiltrate it.

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Microsoft adds Windows module support to PowerShell Core while Amazon unleashes it on Lambda

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Re: How come they can't learn bash, perl ?

At this Point, Not Invented here has reached an almost epidemic, even in OSS, which goes to far beyond merely having available alternatives like desktops to damage advantageous unified solutions, which is why we end up with three 'distro independent' packagers (appimage, snap amd flatpack).

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Redmond is vague about what is in that data

Them and various governments.

It's no wonder people are highly suspicious of intent or future usage.

If the info collected was listed plainly and without dissembling and not collected merely to sell or harass users like cheap annoying beach salesmen, I'm sure most people would be more willing to actively opt in.

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Trump shouldn't criticise the news media, says Amazon's Jeff Bezos

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It also says a lot about the alternative and how desperate some people were.

Also gullible.

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Re: Media? Does he mean news reporting, cause it's not the same.

There used to be the same amount of right/left rhetoric out there but now the leftist view has nearly snuffed out every voice on the right

OK, I don't live there, but from what I've seen of US media, I find that very hard to swallow.

Granted, what passes for leftist in the US would make New Labour think they'd gone too far right.

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Re: Poor Jeff is so right, nobody takes his leftist hate pamflet seriously anymore

Look at the votes on these posts with the name Trump... LOL! You can't talk shit here!

FTFY

A lot of visitors to the Reg are outside the US reality bubble and, as some denizens of the US might allegedly put it can tell shit from shinola when they read it.

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UK.gov finally adds Galileo and Copernicus to the Brexit divorce bill

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Re: Bitter

Face it we're leaving, if we're lucky without a deal so we save £40bn for naff all.

Sure, there's no settle-up payment with a no-deal, but there are more indepth costs to not having a deal, which will likely cost way more than that £40bn in the long term.

Typical shallow thinking from the Brexit trolls.

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Re: Remind me...

Cake? I'm sure I heard something about everybody getting to have their cake and eat it.

You know what happened to the last person with governmental connections who suggested the eating of cake...

I would suggest the current crop of MPs carefully consider their actions in the last few years and those to come, if they fail to keep their promises and actually have made things worse, the kind of divisive politics they've been nurturing for advantage could easily turn very nasty.

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Re: #PeoplesVote for space race

You brexiteers that voted for this, you can relish in old episodes of Blakes' Seven and Doctor Who because that's about as close as UK is going to anything intergalactically spatial get if the gov doesn't get its head out of its arse and start dealing with this mistake of exiting the EU.

Steady on, I'm fairly remain oriented, and I already relish old Episodes of Blakes Seven and Doctor Who.

Brexit is more Enoch Powell and 'Watch with Mother'

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UK networks have 'no plans' to bring roaming fees back after Brexit

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EE told us that it offers "inclusive roaming in Europe and beyond, and we don't have any plans to change these offers" and O2 said it has "no plans to change our roaming services across Europe".

That doesn't reassure, the current crop of voted in twits are busy trying to leave everything with 'Europe' in the title, despite the referendum only mentioning preference to remaining with or leaving the European Union.

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UK.gov tells companies to draft contracts for data flows just in case they screw up Brexit

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Re: Transfer

the UK negotiators are clearly deficient in _not_ using this leverage.

Not that the leverage actually exists, but even if it were...only the dodgiest el presidente adminstrations would possibly think it was a wise move.

I'm surprised it's not been mused on by POTUS.

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UK.gov tells companies to draft contracts for data flows just in case they screw up Brexit

The UK government has told companies to start drawing up standard contractural clauses for data transfers in case of a no-deal Brexit.

in case????

I had an inkling this wasn't going to go well from the start, every news item comes out only seem to add certainty, even if the entire party was behind getting a deal.

As to sticking to EU compatible legislation, the UK can't even reliably stick to the sentiments of an enlightened liberal western civilisation without the trappings of a paranoid police state creeping in whenever a bill is involved.

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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Irish society has moved on since the 11th century. American society still has a way to go. Show a little empathy for those living in a country that is still recovering from institutionalized slavery.

11th century and the Vikings?

I wouldn't go there. Some irish only regard getting their freedom in 1921.

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Re: SJW Powers Activate

No, anybody who is competent with Linux should have already killed all the Orphans, they just waste resources and don't belong to anyone.

You kill zombies, you generally uninstall orphans (if we changed uninstall to abort, then we'd have something for people to get upset about) quite feel left out otherwise....

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If you look at it another way.

Getting rid of 'master/slave' terms signals that you are being exclusionist to those living the sub/dom lifestyle.

The care and keeping of the male slave - KITH M-NSFW.

They'll be called to rename or even band jam next, because seeing a jar of jam will remind people about a brand of jam that used to use a logo based on a doll that had strong racist overtones.

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First it was hashtags – now Amber Rudd gives us Brits knowledge on national ID cards

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Re: In Estonia you can find out who has looked at your data

Well, that's Estonia. They've had a Police State in recent memory, and they're sensibly wary of state overreach and abuse.

Meanwhile over here in blighty, having avoided being the 'at fault' party in two world wars (rather narrowly on the first one, what with a tendency to shoot their own mentally ill) and avoided any dictatorships since that nasty Cromwell business (OK, plus maybe an out of control King or two since then), the arrogant prevailing notion is nothing of the sort could possibly happen here, which is why the government is in serious danger of blundering toward it blithely.

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Her argument is that since people are all too willing to "impatiently agree" to cookie policies that allow big biz to track their every movement, they should also get on board with state ID cards.

As regards 'People' she means herself, having found 'impatiently' clicking through the often overcomplex opt-outs (and probably ending up with exactly the same cookie settings she had originally as the website intended).

So that's the kind of underhand strategy she thinks is acceptable is it?

Some greedy unscrupulous big businesses have so far gotten away with it so it must be a good strategy for the UK Government?

Perhaps she'd like to see some of the practices of some U.S. big pharma duplicated by the UK tax office...Hey, lets raise various taxes 400%, think of all the investments (or squandering on failed IT projects) that could be done...

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Generally Disclosing Pretty Rapidly: GDPR strapped a jet engine on hacked British Airways

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Re: Companies about to take security seriously?

Or, as the saying puts it, might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.

That saying needs to be updated - These days, underage lamb related crime probably has stiffer penalties.

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Chromebooks gain faff-free access to Windows file shares via Samba

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I don't know why...

Google just don't put out a full 'Linux distro at this point.

I know 'Linux isn't a brand name to inspire self-confidence in the non-techie (if they actually recognised it) but they don't have to call it that.

All this dropping features in one at a time is like chinese water torture.

Just piss in the pot and get it over with, this drip by drip is just irritating.

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Brit armed forces still don't have enough techies, thunder MPs

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Re: Rigid Hierachy

As I spent more time in the Air Cadets, I realized that I didn't like blindingly taking orders from complete idiots just because they were "senior" to me so I never went anywhere with a rigid hierarchy.

I worked out the same in the Cub Scouts, where, for the wholly empty and meaningless reason of 'looks better on parades' + leaders are always in front. Seniority was decided by height, not age, intelligence or any indicators of common sense whatsoever.

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The eyes don't have it! AI's 'deep-fake' vids surge ahead in realism

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Re: Saw this coming

It's the old race between the sword and the shield, and there is no final solution to that. Common sense and healthy skepticism is the only answer, a pity both are so rare.

Of course, but lazy, childish minds prefer absolutes.

It's kind of like the regular calls for a 'solution' to the encrypted communications 'problem'.

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