* Posts by Roj Blake

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BoJo, don't misuse stats then blurt disclaimers when you get rumbled

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Your cigarette percentages add up to 110%

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With Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan

Boris is the very model of a modern Tory minister,

He has information irregular, falsified, and sinister,

Relieved of his duties for lying as a minister,

Let me tell you how he became the prince of a town called westminster,

He is barely acquainted with matters mathematical,

His poorly crafted lies drive the ignorant hysterical,

About unfounded brexit shit he is often in a lot o'news,

With many dreadful 'facts' for those confirming their own racist views,

Boris is the very model of a modern Tory minister.

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Re: EU must be joking

The British car industry wasn't nationalised for fun. It was nationalised because it was failing. Badly.

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Most of the policies in Labour's last manifesto wouldn't be out of place in one written by Angela Merkel.

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AI slurps, learns millions of passwords to work out which ones you may use next

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Password Generator

There's a handy password generator here - https://www.memset.com/tools/password-generator/

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Now EE's challenging UK regulator's mobile spectrum proposals

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Re: Really?

Because they haven't invested in the infrastructure to support their customers.

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RIP Stanislav Petrov: Russian colonel who saved world from all-out nuclear war

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Re: Able Archer

For a good dramatisation of events surrounding Able Archer, watch the German TV series Deutschland 83.

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Equifax's IT leaders 'retire' as company says it knew about the bug that brought it down

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Re: I hope it all goes a bit "Ratners" for Equifax!

You mean you hope they change their name and carry on exactly as before?

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Stuff the movement of celestial spheres, let's sit down and watch Bonnie Tyler on TV

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Re: Disco still sucks. Worst thing New York ever inflicted on the planet.

Since November last year, disco is only the second worst thing that NY has inflicted on the planet.

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Twitter is just randomly deleting people's lists – and no one knows why

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Re: It is a shame that virtual items are .....

They are considered to be (intellectual) property.

But theirs, not yours.

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China crackdown: VPN vendor gets prison

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Re: that pesky ECHR

You mean the ECHR that is not an EU thing and so not affected by Brexit?

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UK not as keen on mobile wallets as mainland Europe and US

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Mobile Wallets

I don't think I've ever seen a wallet that wasn't mobile.

Isn't the whole point of a wallet that it allows you to carry around your cash and cards without losing them?

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Argentina eyes up laser death cannon testbed warship

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Re: Wasn't Ocean scrapped to save money?

Not yet. She's due to be decommissioned next year.

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Snoops 'n' snitches auditor IPCO gets up and running

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Re: the most overpaid ineffectual Quango to date.

It's will be less effective than the one set up to monitor Latin American ballroom dancing and orange-flavoured drinks - the so-called Tango Quango.

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'Independent' gov law reviewer wants users preemptively identified before they're 'allowed' to use encryption

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Re: concerningly close to the words of the CCP right?

For a moment I thought you were talking about the creators of internet spaceships game Eve Online.

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Trump-hating Iranian is the new Uber CEO

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Re: Freedom of Speech

"What's it like, living in a country with no freedom of speech?"

"Mustn't grumble."

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Google's Android 8.0 Oreo has been served

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Re: But I wouldn't really classify popcorn as a candy.

Froyo and honeycomb aren't really candy either though, and they've both been used.

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Can North Korean nukes hit US mainland? Maybe. But EMP blast threat is 'highly credible'

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Re: Protect your expensive kit/drives now..

An insulator between the foil and the device would also help.

The classic method is to line a biscuit tin with a towel and earth it.

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UK.gov to treat online abuse as seriously as IRL hate crime

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David Cameron

All I need to know is, can I still call David Cameron a gammon-faced cockwomble?

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Intel's 8th-gen CPUs are called Ice Lake. And so are the 9th-gen

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The Answer You're Looking For

Haswell and Broadwell are generations within the Haswell architecture.

Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake and Cannonlake are generations within the Skylake architecture.

Icelake and Tiger Lake are generations within the Icelake architecture.

So yes, both the 8th and 9th Gen can be Icelake, but one will also be Tiger Lake.

Lake is one of those words that looks weird when you see it repeated lots.

You're welcome.

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: Does the ship require a TV licence?

I've got a mate who installed the Sky dish on one of the Type 45s.

It can track the satellite while going at 30 knots in a force 8 gale or something mad like that.

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Re: Oh no!

What are the odds that they've seen who the contract is for and fitted (the admittedly non-existent) British Naval Connectors?

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Guess who's hiking their prices again? Come on, it's as easy as 123 Reg

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Re: TSOHost

I did not know that TSOHost had been bought. That might explain the crappy support I received.

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Strip club selfie bloke's accidental discharge gets him 6 years in clink

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Re: Right to bear arms

I've never understood why Americans think that owning ursine forelimbs is so important.

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Intel's diversity numbers are out – and that 'push' has become more of a 'gentle nudge'

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Ice Lake

The name Ice Lake has been out there for ages (as has its successor - Tigerlake).

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Photon scattering puts a shine on CERN ATLAS boffins' day

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Photon at the Airport

A photon arrives at the airport and goes up to the check-in desk to collect its boarding pass.

After handing it over, the lady behind the counter asks him "do you have any bags to put in the hold?"

"No thanks" replies the photon, "I'm travelling light."

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Police camera inaction? Civil liberties group questions forces' £23m body-cam spend

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Re: UK based Azure Cloud?

I would not be at all surprised if at least one UK-owned company put in a lower bid than Azure and passed the technical assessment.

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Raising minimum wage will raise something else: An army of robots taking away folks' jobs

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Manna

Time to roll this one out again - http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm

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Re: inflation

The fatcats said the same when the UK first introduced the minimum wage. I don't recall inflation being a problem.

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Blighty’s beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain

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Re: Could be embarrassing to have Birmingham blown up for lack of bongs...

Would anyone notice?

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Re: Elf n safety gorn maad

You're not thinking of John Noakes (minus Shep) climbing Nelson's Column to help clean it, are you?

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Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis'

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Re: The Irony

Also: Trump supporters who told Hillary's lot "you lost, get over it" marching in support of the Confederacy.

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Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

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Re: Multiple cores makes development a breeze

The E5-2697 v2 has 12 cores, not 24.

http://ark.intel.com/products/75283/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2697-v2-30M-Cache-2_70-GHz

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Re: Xenon

The problem with Xenon CPUs is that it's hard to contain all that gas.

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At last, a kosher cryptocurrency: BitCoen

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BitConan...

...the cryptocurrency for Cimmerians.

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Good Lord: Former UK spy boss backs crypto

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Re: Britain: A Bunch of Sheep-like Mice. What happened to the Bulldog?

No, he wants someone to fail to blow up the HoP.

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

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Re: Think of the Children!

I think it was Jacqui Smith's hubby?

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Think of the Children!

"...the UK's legislation will require that parents have to give consent for children to access online service for kids aged under 13. The GDPR's default age is 16."

So the UK's interpretation of GDPR will allow 13-15 year olds to do what they like, which will not be the case elsewhere.

This seems so completely at odds with the usual government mantra of "think of the children" that it sets alarm bells ringing.

The cynic in me is wondering if it's so they can at some later point introduce some really draconian legislation affecting everyone with the usual justification that they're protecting the kids

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Samsung drops 128TB SSD and kinetic-type flash drive bombshells

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Re: The millibit/second strikes again!

The prefix for kilo is k, not K.

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Steve Bannon wants Facebook, Google 'regulated like utilities'

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Re: Flatterers!

He always reminds me of Baron Harkonnen in the film version of Dune.

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Sun of a b... Rising solar temp wrecks chances of finding ET in our system

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Re: Uisge Beatha

It's life Jim, but not as we know it.

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Apple removes VPN apps in China as Russia's Putin puts in the boot with VPN banlaw

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What's it like to live in a country wth no free speech?

"Mustn't grumble"

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Pre-order your early-bird pre-sale product today! (Oh did we mention the shipping date has slipped AGAIN?)

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Re: Babelfish

Rostrum camera?

Was the legendary Ken Morse involved?

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The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

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Poached

Here's my preferred set up...

Two poached eggs (yes,I know I'm risking charges of heresy) with runny yolks

Two rashers of back bacon (unsmoked)

Two Lincolnshire sausages

Baked beans

One slice of toast, buttered

One slice of fried bread

One tomato, fried

Mushrooms, fried

Tea

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Clear August 21 in your diary: It's a total solar eclipse for the smart

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Fun Fact

Total Eclipse of the Heart is actually a song about vampires.

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Revealed: 779 cases of data misuse across 34 British police forces

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Re: PE

Cadfael didn't.

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Remember...

These are are the people who now have virtually unfettered access to your internet connection records.

Also: the abuses mentioned in the article are just the ones that they have detected and admitted to.

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HPE boss Whitman among candidates for Uber CEO job – report

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Re: Whitman does not know how to grow a business...

Sounds like she's perfect for Uber if you ask me...

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An 'AI' that can diagnose schizophrenia from a brain scan – here's how it works (or doesn't)

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Re: Impressive analysis but

I can tell that you're just going to love serverless computing...

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Astroboffins discover that half of the Milky Way's matter comes from other galaxies

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Re: Solexit

Extragalactic immigrants, coming over here with their vital transition elements. It's a disgrace, I tell you!

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