* Posts by cortland

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Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell

cortland

A WHAT curtain?

From Alaska to San Diego, an [idiot] curtain has descended on the United States...

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User fired IT support company for a 'typo' that was actually a real word

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Re: Is that how you spell...

Fernando Llamas?

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Five things you need to know about Microsoft's looming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

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Somewhere around here

Somewhere around here I have an upgraded Tandy Model 100 that will work just fine for basic word processing – and the batteries last 40 hours. Windows? I'm dragging out my DOS 3.1 computer next week.

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F-35B Block 4 software upgrades will cost Britain £345m

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Re: and Pigs might fly a.k.a F-35

Not so much discussed is that multiple 35's whose radar and computational power is networked may be practically as good as having an AWACS circling around some hundred kilometers from the scene.

It's all new, that. I wonder if it will work as well is expected the first time it has to.

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Re: I ain't never seen a white elephant fly.

Hmm.

TFX?

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Troubled Watchkeeper drones miss crucial UK flight safety certificate

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Perhaps

Perhaps they should be tested where they'll be used in earnest, hmm?

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Air gapping PCs won't stop data sharing thanks to sneaky speakers

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Re: I suppose someone will tell me next that my LED screen/light-bulb is watching me...

Some years ago, there was an article – I don't recall where – about recovering data off screens by looking at the illumination of window blinds or curtains from a distance.

This may be easier with low resolution screens, as detection of individual pixels will be easier at the slower pixel rate.

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America yanked from the maws of cellphone complaint black hole

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I was one of those laid off – and our employer eventually folded – when one of the Baby Bells, not wanting to cut the people actually installing the technology in on the profits, decided to renege on a $4 billion (over 10 years) contract to install the then-new ADSL systems in its district.

That's water over the dam. Or used beer.

The last I saw of them, a local medium wave broadcaster had changed from easy listening music, which (even if it got into everybody's telephone lines was at least easy to listen to, to full-time Korean-language evangelist preaching.

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Re: FCC in favor of ruling

>>Having the FCC do it makes about as much sense as having the Department of Energy do it because phone lines use energy.<<

Actually, that dates back to the days of the Bell company monopoly on telephone service. They got the monopoly and the FCC got to require a really good quality of service.

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You get a criminal record! And you get a criminal record! Peach state goes bananas with expanded anti-hack law

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Facepalm

No problem; call in the Russians.

Нет проблем! Каменные горы красиво летом. Stone Mountain is beautiful in the summer.

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Drone perves defeated by tinfoil houses

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It's possible

It's possible that a receiver able to demodulate these frequencies might allow confirmation by listening to its audio output. And yes, I own a few.

http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/wireless/wi-fi/80211-channels-number-frequencies-bandwidth.php

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Heathrow Airport's local council prohibits drone flights from open spaces

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Re: This is totally unsurprising

Next: Eight Year Old Busted...

http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/AboutThisSite.html

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Re: What about?

Duck? Substitute other vowels for effect...

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FCA 'gold-plates' EU rule, hits BYOD across entire UK finance sector

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Still allowed:

http://www.londontypewriters.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Brother_Vintage_Manual_Typewriter-1.jpg

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US govt to use software to finger immigrants as potential crims? That's really dumb – boffins

cortland

Al WHO?

Al Gebra has been sighted in a local school; takedown team has been dispatched.

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Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law?

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Workarounds

If the content is available on the Web you can access it via your mobile provider direct without using Wifi.

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Tor for IoT toothbrushes

cortland

Wthout evidence

"I am a suspect character;

No one knows what I do,

Nobody can prove anything,

Not even you."

© Cortland Richmond 2003

http://forums.delphiforums.com/callahan/messages/?msg=27740.3

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Gov contractor nicked on suspicion of Official Secrets Act breach

cortland

Or Over... Somewhere , over the hard drive

Bluebirds fly.

Lock 'em up.

What about the Russians?

We don't talk about THEM.

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FCC commish cites infamous porn ruling to slam shady US mobile competition report

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Re: US v UK

One cannot hope to bribe or twist, etc.

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Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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Re: I'm touched by the weirdness of this request...

It almost doesn't matter; each stands by itself, but the development of his writing over the years, and the complexity of their combined plots, suggests that a deeper appreciation might be had by reading in chronological (copyright age) order.

Some of his biographical work explains how he wrote (and how he thought), and may profitably be read before diving into the ocean of his words.

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TalkTalk fined £100k for exposing personal sensitive info

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Just BUY it

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/judges-porn-habits-and-politicians-medication-found-in-anonymous-browsing-data/

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Watch this nanochip reprogram cells to fix damaged body tissue

cortland

Re: I want a tail,

Your "tailor" will be several kinds of upset.

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Manchester firm shut down for pretending to be Google

cortland

Re: More scum

Just herding sheep should do.

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They COULD have just googled the fraudster.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_(verb)

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Can the last person watching desktop video please turn out the light?

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Yes, well

People would PAY for a "turn off video until requested' function.

Me, I junked my television in 1997 and refuse to watch movies -- films for you chaps. The occasional video? I pick 'em -- and fast forward to see if I WANT to see them in real time.

Transcripts are a blessing.

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Re-identifying folks from anonymised data will be a crime in the UK

cortland

Didn't I see you the other day in the newspaper?

Up shows the law, with handcuffs.

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Men charged with theft of free newspapers

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Re: 1 per user

Zigaackly!

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Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

cortland

Comes on a forklift, requires an industrial grade desk, and guarantees hernias and twisted necks.

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Brit hacker admits he siphoned info from US military satellite network

cortland

That's

That's an *interesting* charge.

I'm imagining three officers with handcuffs standing by a dialysis machine reading their arrest warrant:

"You're charged with causing a security breach with code written forty years ago... You'll have to come with us, sir."

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Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs

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it may be

It may be they _do more code and make more money_ (heh) because spaces are faster. and it's easier to avoid errors using them than tabs due to the large space bar and more accurate placement of typing digits.

Still, I can't justify the reported income discrepancy to typing speed alone; did e. e. cummings earn more eschewing upper case?

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No hypersonic railguns on our ships this year, says US Navy

cortland

Re: Downsides

Bingo! They had the POWER.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/us-navys-railgun-dream-could-be-denied-by-two-big-problems-17301

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Receiver appointed to mop up Plutus Payroll

cortland

Subscribers only?

The AFR article is by subscription.

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When can real-world laws invade augmented reality fantasies? A trial in Milwaukee will decide

cortland

That's interesting

As I understand the intent of these restrictions, it could also ban flash mobs organized by smartphone and Twitter.

Verizon delenda est, eh?

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IBM: ALL travel must be approved now, and shut up about the copter

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Look at it this way

"But they were just next door! I walk over there to fix their d**n server and keep 'em happy, and for this I get fired for not submitting some [%#XX(^&SS^] travel request?"

"Just as well, Sam, we already spent your pension money on executive bonuses."

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The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?

cortland

Five neins...

– it was far from clear that even senior NASA management were actually capable of understanding the warnings their engineers were raising –

Five nines, is it? On a good day, you might get that out of a resistor.

You want it actually to run software and process data? This is the system that never fails, is it? Did you say "lowest bidder"? It was a really good bid?

Oh dear.

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Huawei's just changed the way you'll use Android

cortland

Who?

Why?

This is NOT the android they are looking for.

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Video intercom firm Doorbird wants $80 for device password resets

cortland

The chalice from the palace?

Computer User Non Technical [Giving Into Foolish Things.]

http://www.dict.cc/deutsch-englisch/Gift.html

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Welcome to my world of The Unexplained – yes, you're welcome to it

cortland

Re: B'stard

Never buy a battery from a sailor; that's (wait for it!) a Salt and battery...

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cortland

Hmm

Lucas, Lucas, LUCAS?

Ayup; that'd explain it.

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mtmorris/index3.html

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Has your spouse stayed on after Mobile World Congress? This sex doll brothel might be why

cortland

Thanks VERY much for the "electrifying" comments

Is there such as thing as a laughgasm?

A lightning bolt fused the switch closed and the Voice said "There is now."

OW!

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COP BLOCKED: Uber app thwarted arrests of its drivers by fooling police with 'ghost cars'

cortland

Re: State licensing

Yes, I had to:

Only Hugh can prevent florist friars...

https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/hugh-and-only-hugh-can-prevent-florist-friars.2478144/#post-12474321

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But this is MARVELOUS!

We could use this application to avoid all SORTS of people one wouldn't want to meet; surely that can't be illegal.

Um,er, CAN it? I don't want to EVER sit next to the Garlic Lady again; once in 1953 was enough.

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Teach undergrads ethics to ensure future AI is safe – compsci boffins

cortland

Who's

that with the girl in the picture? I thought Tin Head Ned was dead!

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Humanity needs you... to build an AI bot that can finger rotten headlines

cortland

In longhand -- with a red laundry marker.

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BOFH: Password HELL. For you, mate, not for me

cortland

Optional because it's easier than typing

Juebghohsili. Raflzkuurn waakhmi? Waakhnu slivilik?

Klingon is easier to remember,if you know it.

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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft

cortland

Re: Am I wrong in thinking that if ..

Heat accumulated during time on the ground without having the air-stream carry it away is a plausible cause for increased failures, on routes of mostly short-hop flights. especially if the engines are kept turning while loading and unloading passengers, baggage, and cargo.

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Windows 10 nags, Dirty Cow, Microsoft's Linux man love: The Reg's big ones for 2016

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Re: Windows 10 upgrade suvivor

People with "only" 2 GB data plans might have to take two months to update a computer. THREE computers?

Oh joy.

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Lad cuffed after iOS call exploit knocks out Arizona 911 center

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Internet of Jails hack

Soon: None of your doors are unlock to you?

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Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

cortland

Doing without caffeine?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/google-thinking-about-replacing-java-with-apple-s-swift-for-android-report-502717.shtml

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Not OK Google: Tree-loving family turns down Page and pals' $7m

cortland

Definitely not the right picture

From the cited article:

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/5c3dfe11b4587af8af80bd94c82acca020a84141/0_185_5189_3113/master/5189.jpg?w=620&q=20&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&dpr=2&s=78a45c72c1feb5c71f2da4e66981a74d

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