* Posts by keith_w

217 posts • joined 25 Jul 2012

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Republicans want IT bloke to take fall for Clinton email brouhaha

keith_w

It is a witch hunt, just as the Republican's multiple investigations of Benghazi, and all the other investigations of "Clinton wrongdoing" were witch hunts which never found a single trace of wrong doing. The Republicans want to hang someone out to dry and if they cannot get Hillary, then they will get someone else.

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keith_w

According to the FBI, no she did not send or receive classified information from her server.

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Don't stop me! Why Microsoft's inevitable browser irrelevance isn't

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I am glad someone brought that up. I was planning to if someone else didn't. I was recently at a client's who was using Chrome, when asked she replied "What's Chrome?" so I presume she got it via a drive-by download. I dislike Chrome intensely for it's nasty habit of taking over every possible extension whether you want it to or not, especially .PDF so that Chrome launches even if you are opening a locally scanned document and it takes longer than if you are opening whatever version of Adobe reader you happen to be using.

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Expedia IT bod gets all-expenses-paid trip to prison after hacking execs' emails for profit

keith_w

Re: Expedia

Isn't that why senior management and the Directors have shares and options in the company they are managing?

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China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

keith_w

Re: action and reactiion

THAAD is not a threat to China's strategic nuclear forces. It doesn't have the range to take out ICBMs launched from China, nor is it meant to attack during the launch phase. It is a defense against Intermediate missiles, nuclear or not, in their terminal phase (the "T" in THAAD).

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Hard-pressed Juicero boss defends $400 IoT juicer after squeezing $120m from investors

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Might I suggest that you check the ingredients in packaged juices. While I would never buy the juicer machine neither would I buy packaged juices. On the other hand I usually limit my fruits to a banana a day and some thawed frozen fruits in my oatmeal on the weekends.

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Would you believe it? The Museum of Failure contains quite a few pieces of technology

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Re: Bic for her

Thank you for making me waste hours and split my sides.

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Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

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No wonder LINUX still doesn't rule the desktop.

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Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state's network and did cybershenanigans

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Re: Odd that there were network ports available inside the secure area

it was mentioned that the parts were obtained from the computer recycling business that was operating in the prison. Perhaps the monitor(s) were obtained from that supply.

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Re: Hats off to them...

you don't actually need the case, just the power supply and the on.off switch.

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Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

keith_w

Re: Will any Minister be sacked for this?

I thought he was referring to the aircraft carriers currently under construction.

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BlackBerry admits dying BB10 is in pain

keith_w

I have a z30 on 10.3.3 which has exhibited zero problems since updating. Similarly BB Link works to sync my address book, calendar, music, pictures, videos and documents without issue. For BB Blend there do seem to be issues with the Hub and Text messages although the rest seem to be working ok. On the other hand, I don't use that very often.

On a personal note, there is no way I want to share my information with google or with apple, so there is no way on GGE that I will own an android or IPhone.

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This is where UK's Navy will park its 75,000-ton aircraft carriers

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Only 500 men per day?

I was surprised that the new "Brows" can only handle 500 men per day, and that the old ones for the Invincible class carriers could only handle 100 men per day. Would that be 250 men off and 250 men on or just 500 men on or off in any combination?

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US and Russia engaged in legal tug of war over LinkedIn hack suspect

keith_w

I think the Russians put in a claim because they don't want the US talking to this guy.

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Devonians try to drive Dartmoor whisky plan onto rocks

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Re: Whisky Galore

Thanks, that was fun seeing the sights in beautiful Princeton ;)

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Oh, the things Vim could teach Silicon Valley's code slingers

keith_w

Re: As a long-time Vim user (since 2005 or so)

I knew that was coming! Best text editor ever.

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Meet the Internet of big, lethal Things

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Re: the eff is way out of line here

John Deere does not permit the use of any OSS in their software.

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Support chap's Sonic Screwdriver fixes PC as user fumes in disbelief

keith_w

Re: a Dave taught me this one.

could also be a One D, Ten T error (1d10t)

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Japanese robot space maid will incinerate Earth's dead satellites

keith_w

Re: ton of bs (off topic)

the volume converter in the calculator on Windows 10 says that 600 L is approx 158.5032 US Gallons, or .78 Cubic Yards or .6 Cubic meters or1.59 Bathtubs. For a check, I converted 1 gallon US to liters which shows 3.785412 L, 0.83 UK Gallons or 16 coffee cups.

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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I think that PAUL CLAYTON, LARRY EHRLICH, DAVID LAZAR, TOM SIX

should sue HBO and GRRM for stealing ther phrase:

Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long

Summer's almost gone, winter's coming on

Done laid around, done stayed around this old town too long

And it seems like I've got to travel on

And it seems like I've got to travel on

Gotta Travel On

Performed by lots of people including Bob :Dylan, Neil Young, Billy Grammar and a host of others

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Fitbit picks up Pebble, throws Pebble as far as it can into the sea

keith_w

I know lots of people who wear fitness trackers of various types - none of them wear a watch as well.

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Re: WTF

My Fitbit One lasted a week on 1 charge, my Charge HR lasts 3-4 days.

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Canada asks citizens: How would you like us to spy on you?

keith_w

Re: very simplistic idea of freedom...

Don't for get the Angles, Saxons and Danes. The Romans went home. Britain for Celts!

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Netflix and fill – our coffers: Canada mulls taxing vid streaming giant 5% of subs cash

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Re: To be Canadian is to be Shafted by Your Government

Only CDs have the copyright levy, DVDs USBs and computer memory do not. You do however pay normal sales taxes on all of these items, including the copyright levy.

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Re: Fucking Politicians

Actually it doesn't target a "single business", it brings Netflix into line with all the other suppliers of video. Additonally, should Hulu etc, decide to do business in Canada, they would be subject to the same rule.

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Fallout from Euro Patent Office meltdown reaches Dutch parliament

keith_w

Re: Just another example of a harmonious and efficient European organisation

Everybody has their crosses to bear, mine is the Cross of Lorraine. Winston Churchill, (to the best of my recollection)

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Today is the 211th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar

keith_w
Pirate

Re: Politically Correct Nelson at Trafalgar

"Hardy: "Actually, sir, you did. The Royal Navy is under represented in the areas of visual impairment and limb deficiency.""

I cannot beleive that the Royal Navy would have been under represented in these areas.

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No matter who becomes US president, America's tech giants are going to be quids in

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Coat

Money doesn't sit idle

While it is very nice to think of all those piles of cash sitting around in bank vaults, it is probably being loaned out by the banks to support activities in the bank's country or post-national state, earning the bank a nice income. When those profits are patriated to the US, the banks will no longer have that money available for loans, and will probably have to call some loans to enable them to do the transfers.

Coat, because you know someone's got their hand in your pocket

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Microsoft tries, fails to crush 'gender bias' lawsuit brought by its own women engineers

keith_w

and that seems to be what you are doing.

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Despite IANA storm, ICANN shows just why it shouldn't be allowed to take over internet's critical functions

keith_w

Re: Sad, just sad....

probably rejected by the IOC or FIFA for being too secretive

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Pass the 'Milk' to make code run four times faster, say MIT boffins

keith_w

So this means that Fortran and C are going to go the milky way?

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US Marine Corps to fly F-35s from HMS Queen Lizzie as UK won't have enough jets

keith_w

Re: US Marine Corps will be flying F-35Bs

but they could have tried - Congreve rockets - Rockets red glare etc.

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When you've paid the ransom but you don't get your data back

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One place I do work for got hit with a .encrpt ransomware. Fortunately they had an unencrypted backup (something I emphasised strongly to them) and so we were able to determine the encryption key and recover all their invoices. which were the only things encrypted.

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A plumber with a blowtorch is the enemy of the data centre

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wirelessness

I was working at a major construction firm and got a call from a job site office trailer that they had lost their internet. The other 2 trailers on the site were still online. I told my boss and he decided to take a drive over there to see what was going on. When he got there he found that the antenna on the office had fallen off the post due to rusted out supports and no one had noticed. He managed to get it back up to the point where they could receive a signal and later had it repaired properly.

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FBI arrests satellite engineer on charges of espionage

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Trollface

Re: Already a jerk

He wasn't sending money to an Eastern European girlfriend, he was sending money to a girl in California who was using the picture of an Eastern European model as her "face"

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Lester Haines: RIP

keith_w
Pint

He will be sadly missed. RIP Lester.

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Brexit? Cutting the old-school ties would do more for Brit tech world

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Re: Fail

I am pretty sure that North America, Africa, India and Austrailia all had indigenous natives worth speaking of, many of which are still suffering the effects of colonization.

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A UK digital driving licence: What could possibly go wrong?

keith_w

What an insane way to run a Motor Vehicle regime. I pay C$90 for my annual automobile license renewal and and C$90 for my 5year driving license. Our Ministry of Transport doesnt care about anything else, although I do have to tell them about my insurance. And I do it all over the internet if I dont think my picture needs changing. Otherwise, I go for a 1 hour (in queue) visit to my local Service Ontario office and have a new picture taken. The new drivers license shows up in the mail in a couple of weeks. If I sell my car, I keep the plates and then visit the Service Ontario office and give 1/2 of the owner ship paper to the new owner to take to the Service Ontario office to register the vehicle in their name

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Docker lets security bug sniffer dogs off the leash at container images

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Re: Security for Developers

And when some hack pwns your code, and docker says, "well we warned you" who's neck is going to be on the line?

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Ireland's tax arrangements are as clear as a pint of Guinness

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Coat

Re: Just get rid of corporation tax

The majority of corporations taking advantage of these arrangements stockholders are foreign to the UK, or Europe. If there is no corporate tax, then no tax will be received from these firms. It is unfair that the citizens of a country not involved in the spending of funds should primarily benefit, rather that the citizens who earned and spent those funds. In short, if you earn income in a country, you should pay taxes in that country.

Taxman's hand in my pocket.

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Come get your free Opera VPN (and bring along something to read)

keith_w

Re: King's Law of Free Stuff on the Internet

Actually, Netflix, to my personal disgust, is very successful at blocking Surfeasy.

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Plucky cable billionaires defeat menace of small-town broadband

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Re: The State of Tennessee Legislature

Must be honest politicians.

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'Boss, I've got a bug fix: Nuke the whole thing from orbit, rewrite it all'

keith_w
Devil

As far as the fine fellow writing Register based code, I recall that that was how we wrote Easycoder code (in 1970), which was the assembler for the Honeywell Series 200 computers, and which was a version of IBM 7050(?) autocoder.

As for having problems with GoTos in Basic, Digitals Basic-Plus certainly had GoSub and FuNction calls which allowed a very clean programming style.

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Coffee fixes the damage booze did to your liver, study finds

keith_w

Re: I wonder

I suppose that depends on your opinion of the coffee bean based product that Nescafe produces. They certainly make something that they call coffee in North America.

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Fully working U-Boat Enigma machine sells for $365,000

keith_w

Did the crew of the ship that captured U-570 get prize money when it was bought into the navy?

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Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos

keith_w

Re: Sea change in "allowed" foods

Cows don't eat grain?

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‘Insufficient evidence’ makes Brit cops drop revenge porn probes

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Re: Doing this far too often

It says 175 not prosecuted for lack of evidence. It doesn't say how may were reported and successfully prosecuted. It may indeed be a couple of magnitudes larger that are unreported but you have to drop that case for lack of evidence

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

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Re: Could be a sound technical reason

I upgraded my Surface Pro and then launched Firefox (NOT previously my default). It promptly informed me that it was out of date and I should upgrade it. I also had to upgrade the Flash and Java addins so I could do what I wanted to do, It took less than 15 minutes and I was up and running.

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Magnet-wobble wireless charging system dishes out a respectable 10 kW

keith_w

Re: Transfer Efficiency?

if you put them in the road at each bus stop, then as the bus stops to collect and/or discharge passengers some charging can be induced, thus maintaining an adequate power level to complete the route.

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