* Posts by CAPS LOCK

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Waymo presents ChaufferNet, an neural net designed to copy human driving

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For a driverless car to be driven like a human driven car requires artificial...

.... stupidity.

Qualcomm axes staff, winds down data center processor efforts ... while China takes the blueprints and runs

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Meanwhile at Intel...

....Suit #1: Well, that's another one gone, we'll soon be able to put up the price of Xeons so much we'll be able to hear the screaming from space. Lol, trebles all round!

Suit #2: What about this Chinese thingy?

Suit #1: I think our guy in The Whitehouse will see to that.

For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers

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Ban a system that works and is malware free*...

...genius...

* Mostly malware free. Mostly...

BT to 'sunset' Apache CloudStack cloud, customer demand went AWOL

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At the risk of slight topic drift, can I ask, what are the best tools to manage cloud instance...

...I don't feel comfortable giving AWS etc all my money...

Get real! Microsoft CTO of AI quits Redmond for real estate biz

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Obviously the guy is a genius...

... CTO to estate agent...

Brits' DNA data sent to military base after 'foreign' hack attacks – report

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"100,000 Genomes Project is secure, insists chair"...

... Well he would say that wouldn't he. </Mandy Rice-Davis>

The reality is, he doesn't know.

Qualcomm lifts lid on 7nm Arm-based octo-core Snapdragon 855 chip for next year's expensive 5G Androids

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FM radio?

The carriers don't like it. Uncle Sam wants it enabling if it's fitted, Emergency Alerts dontchakno', so it had to go.

UK's BT: It's not unusual to pull Huawei from our core mobile networks

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Replace it all with kit from...

... Cisco. That never arrives bugged.

MongoDB's Atlas shrugs, with all NoSQL biz's customer growth resting on its shoulders

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Lol at Ayn Rand reference, but...

...Have you read Atlas Shrugged? I have, it's the most terrible twaddle. Shame its often cited as the second most influential book in the USA of America after The Word of Gaad.

Early to embed and early to rise? Western Digital drops veil on SweRVy RISC-V based designs

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Good to see some practical RISC-V products...

...I'm hoping to see something like Rasberry Pi but using RISC-V emerge.

Space policy boffin: Blighty can't just ctrl-C, ctrl-V plans for Galileo into its Brexit satellite

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I'm not even sure we need all that satellite malarkey...

... After all, with a geographically dispersed Commonwealth and eLoran...

Germany pushes router security rules, OpenWRT and CCC push back

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Five people haven't bricked a router with OpenWRT....

... I'm guessing.

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I've been down the route of converting routers to paperweights with OpenWRT...

... so now I use OpnSense and an ADSL modem. The Draytek Vigor seems the best for UK DSL. As usual YMMV...

Sysadmin’s plan to manage system config changes backfires spectacularly

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"Safe aliases for 'rm' are a good thing to prevent this!"

Testify! After, shall I say, bitter experience, I learned the wisdom of creating a 'del' command with 'mv'. I haven't created an alternate version of 'rm' just in case I need it to function as standard.

Here's the list of space orgs big and small sparring to send next NASA gear to the Moon

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Re: Far side of moon image

Comment of the week I think. More of this sort of thing </Father Ted>

GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

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<Ring ring> Hullo, Crispin here at GCHQ. Could you please use this backdoored software...

... Me: Hullo Crispin, as I'm a terrist and pedrofile I'll have to say no thank you.

Crispin: We'll make it the law.

Me: OK, I'll use it then. Goodbye.

Linux lobby org joins with RISC-V bods to promote open chip spec

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I see the advantage as one of available documentation...

No NDA's and so on which afflict some ARM SoC products.

'Massage parlour' location looks like Amazon stealth-testing secret new wireless network

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"Chrome Enterprises"...

...cheeky...

Australia to build a pirate-proof fence: Brace yourselves, Google

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That's a good point. And...

... I bet if you run Tor or something similar you'll be fingered (Ooh, errr)....

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Good news for VPN organisations and so forth...

...what is the current thinking in putting two fingers up to the site blocking shenanigans currently?

Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location

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The correect term is...

... cat chip.

My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

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Actual money changed hands because I'd kept a copy of SCO FoxBase plus ....

... and a five-and-a-quarter drive to read it. That put paid to any ideas of throwing things away...

Woke Linus Torvalds rolls his first 4.20, mulls Linux 5.0 effort for 2019

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"BigBen Interactive"

I think I saw that on an old VHS back in the seventies.

30 years ago, NASA put Challenger behind it and sent a Space Shuttle back out into the black

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Space exploration?

No one ever said is was going to be easy...

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

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I'm a bit surprised that Uncle Sam hasn't given Eqifax a thrashing...

...after all Senators and Congressmen have been caught up in it.

US Treasury goes after IT shops for funneling cash to North Korea

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He should change his name to...

... Jim Phelps.

The Reg takes the US government's insider threat training course

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Off topic...

... what the buggerybollox is the new UI? Shock of the new? I should coco...

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

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My suggestion...

... Worker and parasite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2_dhUv_CrI

Activists rattle tin to take UK's pr0n block to court

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The gubmint know, because their advisers have told them, that this will fail as intended...

... and when it does they will announce a white list that you'll be allowed to access. Admission to the white list will require a charge, of course. This will be trivial at first. In due course it will be increased to create an income stream for the Treasury. That's what this is all about.

Neutron star crash in a galaxy far, far... far away spews 'faster than light' radio signal jets at Earth

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Einstein you say. I think you mean...

...James Clerk Maxwell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell

Data apocalypse is coming unless you buy AI, declares AI biz

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Re: Taking the name of Moog in vane

Right now I'm going to knock off early so I can go home and play my Moog theremin. This is actually true, even though it's on the internet!

If you weren't rich enough to buy a Surface before, you may as well let that dream die

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My heart is borken, I can't get a Surface on tick...

... boo hoo, what will I do?

Spies still super upset they can't get at your encrypted comms data

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Hahahahaha, speaking as a pedrofile and terrist, I politely decline GCHQ approved software...

... Wait a minute, what is that you say, 'They'll make a law compelling me to use it'. Curses, foiled....

Hello 'WOS': Windows on Arm now has a price

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How much?

I thought the ARM things would be cheaper than the *ahem* industry standard things.

Give yourselves a pat on the back, top million websites, half of you now use HTTPS

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Point me to site encryption instructions for the ...

... lazy and hopeless.

ETSI crypto-based access control standards land

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When the title said ETSI I thought it might be a standard for...

... hand made lingerie. I am disappoint.

Gartner's Great Vanishing: Some of 2017's emerging techs just disappeared

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Gartner continue to prove themselves...

... derision proof.

Google Spectre whizz kicked out of Caesars, blocked from DEF CON over hack 'attack' tweet

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It's to be hoped that the conference organizers vote with their dollars...

... shirley there must other conference venues that offer just as much fun[1]. I hear Harrogate is nice at this time of year.

[1] Hookers and drugs, or so I've heard.

Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

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Re: Gmail addresses with dots

Fear not. Gmail doesn't 'see' the dots so you can use 'firstnamelastname@gmail.com' instead.

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I would have thought that, by now, everyones password would be

correcthorsebatterystaple. Mine certainly is.

Crooks swipe plutonium, cesium from US govt nuke wranglers' car. And yes, it's still missing

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"It registers slight radioactivty in my kitchen due to the granite countertop"...

... or the Bentonite in your cats litter tray, or the Braziil nuts in the bowl of nuts, or the Bananas ripening on the side, or the fact that you live down wind of a coal fired power station (Radon dontchakno') etc etc....

Python creator Guido van Rossum sys.exit()s as language overlord

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I hope he goes on to start a robotics company...

... general purpose ones...

Google Chrome update to label HTTP-only sites insecure within WEEKS

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Re: If only it were that easy

The AC is correct, it's a massive mistake by Google/Alphabet. Sites not using SSL/TLS shouldn't be 'shamed' like bad cats.

RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89

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Anyone who hasn't seen Noggin The Nog recently needs a trip to...

... Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubomF32rh0w

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

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BillGits

Sorry, I'll get my coat...

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

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"My keychain has 2 sizes each ..."

Here in the enlightened paradise of the UK that's called 'Going equipped'...

Cavium has two more tilts at Arm servers as Nvidia offers Arm-bots

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Meanwhile at Intel...

... Suit no. 1 "How much is it going to cost us to kill off this one then?"

Suit no. 2 "Well, the lost revenue from charging less for Xeons will be billions of dollars, but of course, once the ARM servers disappear without trace we'll be able to put the prices back up"

Suit no.1 "That's ok then. Trebles all round"

Schadenfreude for UK mobile networks over the tumult at Carphone

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Once the Competition Commission have allowed all the networks to be combined...

... the situation will be worse than the US. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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"They had Xenix once."

I'm STILL narked about the demise of MS FoxPro for Unix/Xenix. I've recently transitioned to Harbour Compiler, but I still miss FoxPro. Bastards.

UK judge appears in dock over Computer Misuse Act allegations

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"Judges are not above the law."

Good Lord, when did this start?

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