* Posts by knarf

304 posts • joined 8 Mar 2013

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That was quick: Seattle rushes to kill tax that would mildly inconvenience Amazon

knarf

All this could solved by RollerBall

Sure his has been tried before though.

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Scratch Earth-killer asteroid off your list of existential threats

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You never hear the rock that kills you

or is that bullets....

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Facebook job ad hints at homebrew silicon plans

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What this is....

home hub ... no.. low power discounts this.

Phone/tablet.. maybe

Spy devices...... ticks all the boxes.

Mr Zuck Control system..... maybe.. Needs to be more human, more Mr Data than Mr Data

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El Reg needs you – to help build an automated beer-transporting robot

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Eh.. Get an office Jnr its easier....maybe

Not really in the spirit/beer of the article but Office Jnrs do have flaws

1. They expect a reward

2. Office Jnr on previous errand was told to get something for themselves, so they bought themselves a nice jumper (sweater if your USA).

3. Good ones always break down or get lost.

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Ocado to stock cannabidiol-infused water

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THIS WOULD KILL YOU --> plough through 25 litres of the stuff,

You would die of hydropoxia or at least soil yourself

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Bitcoin heist with a twist: This time it's servers that were stolen

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The nation USED TO HAVE a low crime rate.

Seems to be a mega for it now :)

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In America, tech support conmen get a mild slap. In Blighty, scammers get the book thrown at them

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Scammed money goes to....

The government or the crims at no point no one thought of getting it returned to the people who it was stolen from.

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Curse of Woz strikes again – first Fusion-io fizzles out, now Primary Data goes down

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What they need is a ...

...very good mid-tier compression algorithm.

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France to lend Brexit Britain sore souvenir of Norman yoke – the Bayeux Tapestry

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Bloody Normans..

Coming over here and taking.... eh... everything really.

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Drone crashes after operator failed to spot extra building site crane

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I hit the lamp shade

I hit the lampshade in the living room at xmas while drunk and flying a drone in doors, should I submit a report. My wife's comments at the time on my piloting skills would make interesting and colourful addition to the report.

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Tata for now: Marks & Spencer transfers 250 tech jobs to outsourcer

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Customer Data

Hope they are going to ask all their customer if getting all the data serviced in India is acceptable

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What's taking so long? UK.gov pressed over continued delays to biometrics strategy

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They have bigger problems

enuf said

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What’s the real point of being a dev? It's saving management from themselves

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what a load of Tosh!

OO is a very big success and if your coding and not using OO then I don't know wtf your doing with your code.

This sort of airy piece belongs in the broadsheet where snr managers can talk bollocks over it.

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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Windows Phone Type Tiles

Sadly windows phone is not an option today and I miss my Nokia 1020 and it was a better device than my iphone 7

1. Voice for car audio, Windows phone read my texts to me,

2. Siri is so useless I turned it off. Cortania is much better

3. Oh Tiles, they were great get a quick view of udates at single glance.

4. Ditch Itunes, I'd rather pay spottily than use Itunes.

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As Hurricane Irma grows, Earth now lashed by SOLAR storms

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We'll all go blind and be ruled by man eating plants

This will be Triffic !

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Hey, cloud big three! AI-wielding Huawei says it's coming for you

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Trust

Sooo would you trust China with your data

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Surfacegate: Microsoft execs 'misled Nadella', claims report

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Yup drivers

When I got my surface book about a year ago its barely booted out the box and was completely unusable .

Spent a whole day doing updates and to get it back to a working machine.

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Kaspersky axes antitrust complaints against Microsoft after Windows giant vows to play nice

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In Time

We will be free of the CRAPWARE that is called anti-virus.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 2017, unhinged: Luxury fondleslab that's good...

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If only....

They just rammed it eh... full of RAM and DISK, made it cheaper than a MAC and it would sell in buckets.

I've a Surface Book i7 16gb 1tb.... yip I;'m mad, but the mac alternatives where not worth the cash

But I can play Elite and Civ V/VI

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Uber drivers game Uber's system like Uber games the entire planet

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Customers???

At no point does customer needs and wants feature in this, its all about screwing them for every penny.

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Beancounter nicks $5m from bosses, blows $1m on fantasy babe Kate Upton's mobe game

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Wonder if the fast car was a VW Golf

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Creditors urge Toshiba to consider bankruptcy – reports

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Tish Tosh and your gone

Was once the envy of the west.

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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Quite Right!

I'm sick of ads showing men as bumbling idiot that need a good women to sort them out!

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Azure Stack's debut ends the easy ride for AWS, VMware and hyperconverged boxen

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The Conjoined Triangles of Success

Looks like Jack Barker is now in charge of Microsoft and building boxes like only he knows how.

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Apple eats itself as iPhone fatigue spreads

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Listen and Charge at same time

I have an iphone 7 after many years of a Nokia 1020.

When I moved across (not an upgrade it was a move!) I asked the "genis" for an adaptor where I could listen to music and charge the phone at the same time. This adaptor didn't exist in the apple shop. No demand it seems.

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HMRC IT cockup misses nearly 1m Scottish taxpayers for devo PAYE letters

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Good for Scotland

I don't mind paying a bit extra tax if it benefits others.

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Military reservist bemoans frost-bitten baby-maker on Antarctic trek

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South Pole its summer

Surely Vulture South told you the difference

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Scotland's Skyscanner sold to Chinese rival Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

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Have you heard of a search engine called "Google" ?

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Dev events, Free beer and Pizza

Been to a fair few events at Sky Scanner offices in Glasgow and is a tech hub of excellence where they sponsor events such as a very good docker series. Lets hope they firmly remain in the UK.

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The sharks of AI will attack expensive and scarce workers faster than they eat drivers

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WebMD

Doctors in the UK are already using a WikiMD as the basis for their consults. This has been mentioned in the reg already.

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AMD will sell server CPUs at Happy Meal prices so you can supersize servers

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1024 cores...

would not mind at all getting my sticky little mitts on a 1024 core board.

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Publishing military officers' names 'creates Islamic State hitlist'

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Major Hazard

I was working at an insurance company where they have a policy for a gentleman in the army called "Major Hazard" .

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Samsung to acquire Joyent

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Will it be know as Joy Division internally

Cos that would be cool

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Robo-buses join the traffic in Helsinki

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Rise of the machines

It does worry me slightly that in the near future that their will be no human taxi drivers, I'll miss the complete right wing bull shite that is provided a free service.

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CERN staff conduct 'human sacrifice' at supercollider site

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Trumps next speech

Oh hum never a dull day at cern, now we know what they do when its broke.

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Physicists believe they may have found fifth force of nature

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Re: paywall on linked article

I HATE pay walls on research data, it should be make illegal as its generally the public paying for the research in the first place....gggrrrrrrr

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£1m military drone crashed in Wales after crew disabled anti-crash systems – report

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Drones for UK that can't land in the Wet

Sounds like some missing non functional requirements to me.

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Your mission, should you accept it, is to use cheap VMs before they self-destruct

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Sounds good to me

If you a bunch of data you want to process over a couple of weeks then this looks idea.

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West country cops ponder appearance of 40 dead pigeons on A35

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Art Project

Funded art project to highlight the blight of wildlife

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HMRC's IR35 tweaks have 90% of UK's IT contractors up in arms

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So you an Employee not a contract

In that case you can write to all your past contracts and demand holiday pay, pension and other rights that you never got.

It will only be a matter of time that some take UK gov to court demanding this for a UK gov project.

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Lowland Scots plunged into panic by marauding ostrich family

knarf

Ayrshire is NOT Glasgow

Get a map and use it

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Linux 4.7 lands

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Trollface

What was the delay fixing all those comments

Because budly spilled comments nver rake it in 2 ode.

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

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Least She lived to tell the tale

There have been a fair few deaths this winter in the Scottish Mountain with some very experienced climbers will all the right gear. The mountains up here are brutal and can show in July and August and are very dangerous. She is very lucky she was found and helped with climbers putting their own lives at risk.

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Whatever happened to ... Nest?

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I use me as the themostat

If I'm too hot turn it off

If I'm too cold turn it on

I only use the actual boiler timer sometimes between Oct -- Apr.

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Champagne supernova in the sky: Shockwaves seen breaking star

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this huge extra light that fades befor you get the normal explosion.”

Normal supernova explosion!

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Reg readers battle to claim 'my silicon's older than yours' crown

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Very Old DEC Alpha

I worked for an insurance company who had an old big Blue DEC Alpha box, it was so old it didn't even have a compaq badge on it. It running an ancient insurance system that was running for at least 20 years and it survived 4 buyouts and 4 office moves. It was always going to get replaced but never did. It came to the top of the "Risk Register" and something had to be done, but it still had live policies on it and couldn't be scrapped.

So a backup box was sourced in case the original box died and we could switch. The "new box" turned up and it was dead. I being the oldest was asked to look at it, I calmly walked up and kicked it where it promptly sprang into life and booted with a look of wonder and horror from the support guys (I was a dev). Cue power down, strip and check all the connectors,

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Oracle blurts Google's Android secrets in court: You made $22bn using Java, punk

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Google has made NOTHING from Java

It have made a lot from other peoples Java Apps though.

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Huffing and puffing Intel needs new diet of chips if it's to stay in shape

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Why Buy Intel Chips

Really why buy and intel chip when you can License an AMD for pennies and you can customise that chip as well to exactly meet your needs. Intel has to get over sell things and instead get it head round selling IP.

They want to get into IoT, first sell or give aways a $3 board like a Raspberry PI and provide REAL tooling for free for that board, that also mean tooling like Tina, development environments, OS and lots of other stuff. It will NOT take 18mths it will take years and will be a long slog.

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Wikimedia Foundation bins community-elected trustee

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Who owns Wiki, Who own the copyright

Who owns the copyright if its freely updated by the "man in the street" , can some just come along and port it to a free wiki ?

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Boozing is unsafe at ‘any level’, thunders chief UK.gov quack

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It all about Tax you fools

Watch the Tax on booze rise and rise,

"we're doing this for you know, more Tax and you'll spend less on booze"

Which has not worked for very well for Norway or other countries.

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