* Posts by I sound like Peter Griffin!!

35 posts • joined 1 Jun 2012

I miss him already, says judge as Mike Lynch's court marathon ends

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Re: Thinking of the poor children ..

"..The established convention for submitting an objection in opposition to witness statement is to state 'Objection!', followed by < the legal grounds proposed to be pertinent to support said objection > .

As you have failed to align your attempt at an objection with this long-established convention, your attempt is over-ruled as invalid in front of the court, and you are hereby warned to realign or be in contempt of court.

Please continue, Council (Commswonk).."

Facebook ad platform discriminates all on its own, say boffins

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Both of you need to take a second look at what you've just typed, and compare it starkly with what has been stated in the article.

The very specific issue of 'unwanted' bias was highlighted with respect to the jobs, housing and credit ad placement scenarios, not tampons and lipstick.

@Mark 85 - "..So now it has to be gender neutral and ethnic neutral advertisng only.." NO - but where there is NO NEED to target people along these lines, the platform should not be seen to be doing so anyway. Why aren't both genders and ethnicities receiving ads for both jobs? White people can't janitor? Black people can't lumber..?

@Martin Summers - so you're saying white people in USA shouldn't be shown janitorial jobs because black people were "...never offended and didn't realise they should have been in the first place..." ..? They complain about this ALL the time; literally ALL the time. They DO feel offended and they DO realise there's a bias. It's usually impossible to prove and subsequently gain recompense from a biased ad platform with the clout of FaceBook, but that doesn't mean their 'systematic bias' suspicions are incorrectly placed or non existent..

Read carefully folks - perspective looks like a caliedescope, not a telescope....

You can blame laziness as much as greed for Apple's New Year shock

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Re: Apple....

I've just about managed with the jack being dropped by going from iPhone 6 to 7Plus..

I see no clarity beyond 7Plus though

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IF Apple price-matched your Windows or 'Droid, which would you prefer?

Answers below - PLEASE provide a consice grown-up argument for your preference

Abu Dhabi drops sack of cash into UK broadband challenger Hyperoptic

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Formula 1

"...When you're Red Bull, all you need is a little extra oomph to be able to leverage that awesome aero package and overtake around the outside ANY corner you like.."

They're after BT and Virgin customers alright; they're just gonna bring their own carrots not wait for the leftovers from Old McOpenRoach's farm :)

It's over 9,000! Boffin-baffling microquasar has power that makes the LHC look like a kid's toy

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"..Let's jet physical, physical!!!..."

Alright alright alright I'll leave - geeeeez!

PayPal's pal Venmo spaffs your pals' payments – and yours

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ooooh ShareyBus - jump onto the bandwagon before you are left out and alone not doing whatever they do on the ShareyBus!!! vrooooooom

Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever

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Motorola 'VBOX' v100

Awww super happy fun times :D

Gemini goes back to the '90s with Agenda, Data and mulls next steps

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Runs Android therefore Not Interested

that is all...

Harry Potter to get the Pokémon GO treatment

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Oh dear...

For all the positives of Pokemon Go (outdoor fun, meeting new people, common interest/common cause draw, game title nostalgia etc), I feel a game developed by people with a sense-of-duty/mission-to-achieve the level of standards that Nintendo had set with its software would have stood PoGo in better stead..

The application is HUGE, highly power inefficient, very buggy and the objectives change like the weather - it doesn't 'feel' Nintendo despite being heavily associated with Nintendo..

I don't know what HP fans expect from their game but I hope they get more from it than PoGo fans got..

Here's to JK Rowling's next billion hey :)

Equifax: About those 400,000 UK records we lost? It's now 15.2M. Yes, M for MEELLLION

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What are your thoughts on...

Industry-level joint development of Apple's 'Secure Enclave' system to get to a stage where it would 2-factor requests for information/authorisation and just releas a Yay or Nay without ever releasing or sharing the actual data...? Is it not time for this to be embraced on a much wider scale?

May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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NONE of you would have a universe to rave about if Voltron didn't defend it...

You're all welcome!

After years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts

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Re: Head in the sand

Trump already has a counter-play ready:

"..Congressman hacked? That's FAKE NEWS - nothing to see here.. Move along!.."

Lean in and pivot: Even Steve Jobs didn't work alone, startup boy

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Re: Twist

Clearly you've no admiration for the double-jointedness of Startup Superheroes!

UK Home Office is creating mega database by stitching together ALL its gov records

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Re: Dont worry, it'll all be fine

@AC - If you were a fish you'd be baking in someone's oven right now, stuffed with garlic, dill and lemon slices..

Power9: Google gives Intel a chip-flip migraine, IBM tries to lures big biz

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Big Brother

Re: Interesting niches...

The Matrix..

Take the correct colour pill, sit back and relax, and soon enough you will realise all of 'this' was a MassivelyMulti-OccupantVirtualReality powered by IBM Power - foooooooorrrrrrrrrk yeaaaaaah!!!

Here's what an Intel Broadwell Xeon with a built-in FPGA looks like

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I once had a Sony C1-VFK with a Transmeta 'Crusoe' FPGA-type processor - ran Win2K ok at a time when netbooks were all the rage; I miss the little thing (stolen)..

2016: Bad USB sticks, evil webpages, booby-trapped font files still menace Windows PCs

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Re: Dem Bones, dem dry Bones!


And furthermore, the worms in the can that's in the can of worms are likely to each be holding a can of whup-a$$ which you should NOT open - Peter Griffin did so and look what happened to him..


Women devs – want your pull requests accepted? Just don't tell anyone you're a girl

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"...Provide more encouragement for young girls to take up technology subjects (in a non-patronizing way) and more female role-models, and that will do more to address sexism in the workplace in our sector than anything else..."

I reckon that's a consultancy niche you could operate in (to the benefit of potential entrants) based on your experiences and expectations, to great success - I'll be the first to toast your new little side-earner

Fleet of 4.77MHz LCD laptops with 8088 CPUs still alive after 30 years

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Re: the unchanged fact that most solid-state electronics...

Especially since Lead became a no-no in CE..

Fake Flash update malware targets gullible Apple users

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Re: Warning

Can you read his reply to you, and reply to me if you still REALLY don't get what he just said....?

Apple growth flatlines ... Tim Cook thinks, hey, $80bn is still $80bn

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Re: Wish list

### iWatch that's half as thick and heavy, uses LCD and reflected light or backlight at night, 4 days battery life?

--> Progress, but not DISRUPTIVE..

### earpods that use aptx quality level Bluetooth and barely weight more than current ones?

--> Progress, but not DISRUPTIVE..

### A wide open Apple TV that people actually want to buy, one that offers ALL major streaming catch-up services (after all, IOS does...)?

--> Supporting such products 'The Apple Way' would prove expensive, and factoring the Apple premium on the TV itself, means it's likely unattractive to Apple. They don't have mobile geniuses, and they'd need to fundamentally re-work their logistics.. CANNOT FLY - Get Apple TV

### A competitor to Spotify at about £6 per month in the UK?

--> Apple Music offers you a deal where up to 6 people can use the same Apple Music Account for £15/month WITH full, segregated access if you want it.. So if you can get 3 people on one account you've already got it down to £5/month per person.. ARGUABLY AVAILABLE - not disruptive as Apple was late to the party...

For me, disruptive is something that fundamentally shifts the entire argument of how things are done, and though Apple does a lot of things well, it can only be expected to hit the world with a true gamechanger once every half-decade or so..

Australia considers mass herpes release for population control

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What ARE you all barbelling on about? Many a robustus argument have been offered, but none of us are any the tiger for it..

Hey, Woz. You've got $150m. You're kicking back in Australia. What's on your mind? Killer AI

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This one is simple...

LikelyFact! AI could kill off all humanity eventually..

When? When AI mathematically determines that it's capabilities have superseeded what humans can do, against it's self determined measure of what it can achieve vs what humans can achieve

Why? Humans will have served their purpose, and will be redundant/surplus/expensive/unreliable

What purpose? To exist (mostly through their legacy) beyond the human life cycle(s)

What can we do? NEVER allow AI to exist in the first place, OR be glad you exist in a time where AI is not as capable as the best brains we have (YET)

Forget the climate: Fatties are a much bigger problem - study

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Re: They aren't a problem; they're a solution!

A beer for you my Anonymous friend - Carbon Capture indeed!!!

Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Re: $3 Chinese Rolex

Because the value of the gold in the watch has shown an upward trend since gold was first traded - the 'watch' aspect of it doesn't matter.. I thought that was the gist of the whole article on what people consider luxury..?

Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

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I for one welcome iOS 7.1 - it has definitely done something to enhance the general feel of the OS when navigating and working with apps. It feels faster. I'm yet to figure out at what expense though - will keep an eye on battery life.

WhatsApp no threat to BBM: Blackberry bod says pretender's buyout will HELP ailing firm

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The only concern with BlackBerry is...

Can they resist Shark SuckerBorg's dollars when he comes a-knocking?

Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year

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You all forget something fundamentally important...

I've first-hand experience of living in parts of the world (Africa, 3 countries) where the kerosene/paraffin lamps are used.. They're fairly bright and they are PORTABLE; you're talking about replacing a lighting technology that you can lend to someone so they can light up the way to the next village along in gusty conditions, or light up the way to the pit toilet outside..

This won't solve that - it's a very good attempt though..

Wind-up technology is better at the moment for a fair number of people...

Win7 hotspot hackers kick-funded - now they're network bondage pros

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Re: Really

Coz he wants BOTH!


Apple lawyer: 'I promise I am not smoking crack'

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Re: "I'm not smoking crack, I promise you that,"

I WAS, but am not anymore, so your allegation is invalid!

Curiosity's new OS upgrade ready to go live

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Re: Transmission data rate

You, Sir deserve a pint of our best!!!

First full landing site and colour pictures back from Mars

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That I was the first to realise that Mohawk Guy looks like Cesc Fabregas!!!!

SETI experiment succeeds: fails to find aliens

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MarsOne, anyOne?

Windows 8: We kick the tyres on Redmond's new tablet wheels

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3. Watch the masses buy the half-decent OS at a higher price to avoid the pos OS

4. Rinse and repeat

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