* Posts by horse of a different color

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Bored bloke takes control of British Army 'psyops' unit's Twitter

horse of a different color

Re: "We have always been at war with Eastasia"

Hasn't Terry Christian let himself go?

Want to create fake web profile pics? This creepy AI tool makes them on demand. Plus predictive policing, and more

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Re: This Person Does Not Exist

Well, hopefully it won't lead to anyone getting framed.

Things that make you go .hm... Has a piece of the internet just sunk into the ocean? It appears so

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It even uses tables for layout. That's some seriously old school HTML.

Don't get THAT personal, says personalised cards firm Moonpig. Dick pics. They mean dick pics

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Re: T&Cs???

D&B => dick & balls! Although fair point, unless you like to wear your underpants backwards, like me.

Want to spin up Ubuntu VMs from Windows 10's command line, eh? We'll need to see a Multipass

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Re: Webservers?

e-Machines?!? What year is this?

And lo! Tim Cook becometh tech Jesus. But with more awards

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Joke

Does U2 count as hate speech?

I have to confess, I say some pretty hateful things when I hear a U2 album.

Excuse me, but have you heard the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Chr-AI-st?

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Coat

Re: Accuracy

As long as it translates cheesemakers to any manufacturer of dairy products, I'll be happy.

Apple macOS Mojave: There's goth mode but developers will have to wait for the juicy stuff

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Piles is a great name

Much more fun than 'Stacks'.

Brit startup plans fusion-powered missions to the stars

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Only 7 years, mate! Are you in your 80s?!

Oracle pours a mug o' Java 11 for its addicts, tips pot of Binary Code License down the sink

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Just manipulate the pointer, and some poor fool elsewhere can work out why freeing a char* occasionally causes a segfault!

Excuse me, but your website's source code appears to be showing

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Re: Always pick the right tool for the job

i'm curious, are you suggesting that git isn't the right tool for the job? is there some other SCM you had in mind?

Texas ISP slams music biz for trying to turn it into a 'copyright cop'

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Re: illegal

A copyright violation is equivalent to stealing a Policeman’s helmet.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ALZZx1xmAzg

Google shaves half a gig off Android Poundland Edition

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Re: Old Linux ?

8MB? Luxury! I remember running Acorn OS on 32K, and counting myself bloody lucky!

Imagine Python fan fiction written in C, read with a Lisp: Code lingo Nim gets cash injection

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Coat

(untitled)

Perl, by comparison, combines the speed of Python, the readability of Lisp and the extensibility of C...

The age of hard drives is over as Samsung cranks out consumer QLC SSDs

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Re: Ah, but

Bah. Some of us remember storing all our data on C15 cassettes.

Adtech-for-sex biz tells blockchain consent app firm, 'hold my beer'

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Re: Missing a trick

- Flowers from the local garage - the most romantic Valentine's gift

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Missing a trick

I think they’re missing a trick here. They could include adverts like -

- Why your mother should stay at home and never visit

- Your husband missing a birthday/anniversary- not such a big deal after all

- Why your husband should have drinks with his mates every week

US Declaration of Independence labeled hate speech by Facebook bots

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Re: Book burning Nazis

"Try The Sermon on the Mount next. It will be *correctly identified* as communist propaganda by nearly any ML system trained to identify one."

I think you can only say that if a) you don't know anything about communism and/or b) you don't know anything about the Sermon on the Mount.

IBM memo to staff: Our CEO Ginni is visiting so please 'act normally!'

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Re: WTF?!

If they're anything like the marketing teams I've worked with, 'acting normal' means they're not allowed to slip out of their human skins to reveal their true lizard forms, or eat live rodents in the presence of real humans. I also liked the comment about not using the toilet at the same time as the CEO - frankly adults should already have mastered this tricky bit of etiquette.

Ex-US pres Bill Clinton has written a cyber-attack pulp thriller. With James Patterson. Really

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*insert joke about cigars*

Perhaps that’s a poor choice of words.

US-China trade war is back on: White House repeats threat to tax Middle Kingdom imports

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A US president that favours US firms over foreign firms.

Isn't that his job?

You know me, I don't know you: Hospital reportedly raps staff for peeking at Ed Sheeran data

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Re: What an unimaginative lot

Yes, I'd like to see Bono in hospital. (I'm not so bothered about seeing his medical records, tho).

Programmers! Close the StackOverflow tabs. This AI robot will write your source code for you

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Re: For an AI project, this is a spectacuarly unintelligent approach

I think it's funny to create an AI that writes boilerplate for you. We used to have junior developers to do that, but I guess that's progress. :/

Machines learned to assemble IKEA’s semi-disposable furniture

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Terminator

Re: Listen, and understand!

Just you wait until it figures out how to send back chairs from the future.

Programming languages can be hard to grasp for non-English speakers. Step forward, Bato: A Ruby port for Filipinos

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Re: Klingon translator

You've clearly never heard of Perl. ;)

Violent, powerful wind that lasts 100s of years. Yes, it's Jupiter, not you after a Friday night curry

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Re: violent wind that lasts for years

Not so much irritable, more like furious bowel syndrome, mate!

The phone OS that muggers wouldn't touch is back from the dead

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Re: If you really want to stand out in the crowd

Definitely a phone you keep your eyes peeled for

Use ad blockers? Mine some Monero to get access to news, says US site

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Re: Just Visiting

31 Ads!?! And publishers wonder why people use adblockers...

Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

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Re: Java McJava Face

Surely it would be JavaSingletonFaceFactoryObjectDelegateBuilder, to use the appropriate EE nomenclature.

Are you taking the peacock? United Airlines deny flight to 'emotional support' bird

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Re: emotional support donkey

Yeah, and my inflight entertainment baboon?

You may not be a software company, but that isn't an excuse to lame-out at computering

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Anchovies

Anyone else wondering why the f-k you'd want to ADD anchovies to your pizza?

Destroying the city to save the robocar

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Re: Obviously the solution is....

What about automated shoes?

Another round of click-fraud extensions pulled from Chrome Store

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Re: Users stung?

Yes, the elephant-in-the-room is companies like Google profiting from click fraud. It's not exactly giving them an incentive to fight it. I suspect that if Google were legally obliged repay fraudulent views/clicks, then click fraud would rapidly disappear.

'Mummy, what's felching?' Tot gets smut served by Android app

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Re: I learned a new word today...

Or look up Hoboken Squat Cobbler...

Now that's sticker shock: Sticky labels make image-recog AI go bananas for toasters

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I'm wondering why we need AI to distinguish toasters from bananas in the first place.

How fast is a piece of string? Boffin shoots ADSL signal down twine

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I'm pretty sure that BT already uses wet string for it's rural broadband infrastructure.

Shazam! Apple chucks £300m at Brit what's-that-song app – report

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Re: android envy

I'm pretty sure that Shazam has been integrated with Siri for a while.

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Re: A very long time ago...

Possibly because they sold polyphonic ringtones? I'm not sure if the mobile networks got a slice of the action from that.

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Re: The financial world is crazy...

1) Affiliate fees, mobile ads, third party partnerships (e.g. Siri, etc)

2) They were valued at $1 billion a couple of years ago, so if the sale price is correct, they have lost a considerable amount of value since then.

Mm, sacrilicious: Greggs advent calendar features sausage roll in a manger

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I rise above it. It’s the yeast I can do.

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I think you'll find they're only taking the pie-ss.

Mythbuster seeks cash for roller skates to wear in virtual reality

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Re: There's already a solution

I, for one, welcome our new hair-trigger-reflexes-and-super-fit gamer overlords.

MEPs vote to update 'cookie law' despite ad industry pressure

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Re: "Content that must be given away for nothing will ultimately end up being worth nothing."

Let me know how much you're paying for El Reg content...

Grant Shapps of coup shame fame stands by 'broadbad' research

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Re: He is a professional "Internet Marketeer"

Theresa May, is that you?

Concerns raised about privacy, GDPR as Lords peer over Data Protection Bill

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Big Brother

Re: The ICO is hopeless

File this under “Government aspirations vs Government capability”

Got a software development and deployment story?

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Re: DevOps + containers

We use containers for hosting containers. Eventually we’ll bootstrap ourselves out of needing any hardware at all.

Musk: Come ride my Big F**king Rocket to Mars

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Re: People are Heavy!

Calm down, Stannis!

Is this cough cancer, doc? No: it's a case of Playmobil on the lung

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Re: @Dave

Having lived in the US for a while, I concur. Hersheys is the Devil's vomit.

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