* Posts by Trigonoceps occipitalis

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DXC execs: Here's ANOTHER deadline for skills profiling

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Better still, change your name to Bobby Tables.

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Capita's UK military recruiting system has 'glitches' admits minister

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Re: Cuts?

"develop nuclear warheads for cruise missiles"

Nuclear armed cruise missiles are not in any sense a Strategic Nuclear Deterrent.

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Wannabe W1 DOW-er faked car crash to track down reg plate's owner

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Re: And what about the DVLA?

I think the first question by the DVLA was "And how would you like to pay?"

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Soz, guys. No 'alien megastructure' around Tabby's Star, only cosmic dustbunnies

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Re: It's only dust,,,

"invasion fleet full of little green men appears"

Its OK, I've got a small dog that will deal with them.

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Sex robot forum venue 'encrypted in a poem'

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Re: Is this poem ?

"I forgot, Robots, not animals"

Bob, Bob, Black Sheep

FTFY

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UK needs a 'digital twin' to keep track of its data assets – report

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Re: *cough* UPRN

Yes, why can't I stop thinking that "it must be treated as a fundamental resource that will only provide value if it is properly managed and maintained" really means "it must be treated as a fundamental resource that will only provide government income if it is properly managed, maintained and marketed"?

Of course "properly managed and maintained" is a triumph of hope over experience.

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Volvo puts Swedish families to work on driverless data-slurp trials

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where SUVs don't require most of their design features such as 4WD.

Most, by far, SUVs are two wheel drive. Most of the four wheel drive SUVs are so equipped to improve road holding not cross country performance - just look at the tyres!

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US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder

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There's a Hole in My Bucket

Dear Lisa, Dear Lisa,

There's a Hole in My Bucket,

Dear Lisa, a Hole.

With What Do You Fill It,

Dear Henry, Dear Henry,

With What Do You Fill It,

Dear Henry, With What?

Why, Data,

Dear Lisa ...

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Citrix cracks Windows Store's monopoly on Windows 10 S apps

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Re: Win 10s interesting?

"Why would anyone want a version of Win10?" FTFY

(I can't believe it has taken so long to make that comment.)

True or not, take your pick.

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Unfit to plead before a US court? You may face 'indefinite detention'

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Re: The CPS argument is fallacious

Many moons ago the age of consent in NI was 17 (rest of the UK 16). Minimum age to get married was 16. Never heard of anyone getting prosecuted for under age sex with their spouse. One of life's little inconsistencies smoothed over by a sensible application of the law.

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@Phil W

IANAL so you will need to check if it is important for you. The change in double jeopardy in the UK is related to only the most serious cases, possibly only murder. It is the result of forensic advances, principally in DNA collection and analysis, that make old cases safely (hopefully for high values of safe) open to retrial.

I have ambivalent feelings here. I am happy for evil people to get their just deserts but am also aware of the start of a slippery slope. So far there have no calls that I know of to expand the crimes open to retrial in the case of a not guilty verdict.

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Night before Xmas and all through American Airlines, not a pilot was flying, thanks to this bug

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Re: Time and a half or a holiday over christmas

"Money can't buy happiness."

I'd like to have enough to find out if that is really true.

(Spike Milligan I think.)

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Accused hacker Lauri Love's extradition appeal begins

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Plea Bargain

In the UK the discount for an early guilty plea is normally one third. If the US plea bargain is 66 years for a guilty plea fine, if it is a few months or years against 99 years it is clearly coercive and not justice.

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Vanity, thy name is: M1SCO company car reg plates for sale

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Many

years ago I saw a Chanel van registration mark: NO5

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You're such a goober, Uber: UK regulators blast hushed breach

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"the two employees that have been jettisoned from the firm."

Worked for VW at one time?

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Budget 2017: How to make a downbeat forecast sound better. Say 'tech' a lot?

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Re: Battery tax

In the UK you are taxed on the personal value of the company car. This can include "free" fuel as part of your employment contract. You are taxed on the benefit of this fuel for personal use.

If the fuel is an electric charge, although a personal benefit if used for commuting or a trip to the shops, the value of the charge will not be taxed.

Seems reasonable if policy is to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.

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Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say Brit cyclists

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Re: RE: GOT AWAY WITH IT

"legislation for murder"

Murder is contrary to Common Law.

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Remember CompuServe forums? They're still around! Also they're about to die

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Re: First Quantum Link... then Usenet... now...

I do miss the Trojan Room coffee pot.

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Heads up: OnePlus phones have a secret root backdoor and the password is 'angela'

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"the tool can also allow people"

"the tool can also allow authorized police and security personnel"

FYFY, it is a backdoor after all, just like what Amber Rudd wants.

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Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

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Re: God forbid

Valley? Belgium to that - trust me, stay in the trees.

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Crap London broadband gets the sewer treatment

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He was correct

The Internet is a series of tubes.

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MPs slam HMRC's 'deeply worrying' lack of post-Brexit customs system

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Re: No problem ...

"Why not leverage increased requirements to drive purchase price down?"

Just like the Tornado,

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Microsoft president says the world needs a digital Geneva Convention

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Re: Geneva Convention

" ... UN says should stop but never do anything to stop it."

The UN has no way to apply economic or violent power. It has to rely on the member states stepping up. The UN can be many things to many people but has to rely on political influence for all it's actions. Have a go at your government if you have a beef with the efficacy of the UN.

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UK Home Sec thinks a Minority Report-style AI will prevent people posting bad things

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Re: Count me unimpressed

It's a small step from "you bought X so you'll like X"

FTFY

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Inmarsat aircraft Wi-Fi lift off set to fill coffers

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Re: Satellite in-flight Wi-Fi ..

Well, you see, its this series of tubes ....

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Samsung shows off Linux desktops on Galaxy smartmobes

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Samsung's still not saying when Linux on Galaxy will debut

"We'll let you know just as soon as we've sorted the data slurp."

Regards, Sammy XX

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Logitech: We're gonna brick your Harmony Link gizmos next year

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Re: Logitech make a habit of this - avoid

At the risk of starting a war, would the camera have worked with a Linux distribution?

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"Another advantage is that if you need assistance they can sort problems out remotely. I've had to use that twice via online chat and it's quite handy. Logon, start the chat, explain a problem and wait. Their support staff are actually very good."

Its a remote control, over engineered to act as an information collection tool. It should be so simple to use that chats with the manufacturer are unnecessary. I may be cynical but the more difficult they make it to use the more personal data can be captured.

My take, from the UK, is that the item is clearly not fit for purpose after March next year. Go down to the local civil court and file a small claim - you have up to 6 years from purchase. Remember to sue the vendor, not Logitech, if enough people get on the back of PC World, John Lewis, Amazon etc perhaps Logitech will get the message from them.

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You know what's coming next: FBI is upset it can't get into Texas church gunman's smartphone

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Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone

"Something must be done"

This is something. Bugger all use, but it is something.

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Look, ma! No hands! Waymo to test true self-driving cars in US with Uber-style hailing app

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Re: What's the point of "truley human-free" cars?

"Labradors"

Just as soon as we develop robotic poo-bags handlers.

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Giza geezers' muon-geyser visor reveals Great Pyramid's hidden void surpriser

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Re: What this guy says

"but we prefer not to indulge in such unfounded speculation."

Yeh, right.

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Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break

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At one time (late 1800s) the absolute world speed record was held by a battery powered car.

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Virtually everyone in Malaysia pwned in telco, govt data hack spree

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Re: I can see only the one solution

@ Charles 9

This way to the Butlerian Jihad!

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Car insurers recoil in horror from paying auto autos' speeding fines

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Re: Try a sensible design?

Not an insurer but NewsThump reported that Audi would pay fines for their owners of new cars. Up to £20k a year apparently.

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So I'm liable for my Volkswagon exceeding CO2 emissions?

You can be if you mess with the pollution control systems. Will you be liable if you refuse the VW correction patch?

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Bored 'drivers' pushed Google Waymo into ditching autopilot tech

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Re: Not new

My car has the lowest level of auto-pilot, a cruise control that simply makes progress at a fixed speed. The problem is not that I do not pay attention, at least not deliberately, but that I have to steel myself to switch it off. In lines of moving traffic I would get too close to the car in front waiting for the gap that I thought would appear on the offside to overtake.

I'm better with a little more experience and don't use it in heavy traffic conditions - hey, it was new. Given that I would add to the problem of inattentive drivers suddenly being asked to takeover the fact that, given that they will have less experience, they will not recognise there is a problem even when the big fucking klaxon goes off.

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Health quango: Booze 'evidence' not Puritan enough, do us another

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Re: In before the smartarses going "what's new?", "we all knew this already", etc....

I'm happy with two units a day. I'm up to June 2034 already.

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Mohawks fling patent infringement sueball at Microsoft and Amazon

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The Indian

has made over 400 treaties with the white man.

They have kept only one promise, they took our land.

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Hackers can track, spoof locations and listen in on kids' smartwatches

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Re: "here is no financial incentive for any firm to implement IoT security : "

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"You Can't Fix Stupid"

Parents do "think of the children", all the time. Screwing with their offsprings' security is the one thing that has any hope of pushing an IoT security agenda, and possibly fixing stupid (or rather ignorance).

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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Re: They seek him here...

"drilot"

I think you meant "idiot".

(My spell checker offers "drolly"; no, I have no idea either.)

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'Cyber kangaroo' ratings for IoT security? Jump to it, says Australia's cyber security minister

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Re: Great Idea!

"What's that Skippy, IOT security is shit?"

(In my best Liza Goddard voice.)

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IT at sea makes data too easy to see: Ships are basically big floating security nightmares

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Re: Die Hard: Offshore

"On 2 October 1942, Queen Mary accidentally sank one of her escort ships, slicing through the light cruiser HMS Curacoa off the Irish coast with a loss of 239 lives."

OK, Wikipedia and RMS Queen Mary was probably somewhat more agile than a modern container ship.

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FCC Commissioner blasts new TV standard as a 'household tax'

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Re: Is anything ever obsolete?

ATSC version 3 is better than NTSC

Almost Twice the Same Colour

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Top of the radio charts: Jodrell Bank goes for UNESCO World Heritage status

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Re: Quasers?

Quasers

Weren't they banned during the war on fat?

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'There has never been a right to absolute privacy' – US Deputy AG slams 'warrant-proof' crypto

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Re: Backdoors for all

Size of crypto software: 25kb

Size of 47 mandated back doors: 25Tb

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Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

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Re: spoilerific

Don't tell me, let me guess.

Jar Jar Binks is back?

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Russia to block access to cryptocurrency exchanges' websites – report

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Re: Banning it so it must be popular

"why they need guns"

Why they want guns surely?

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Real Mad-quid: Murky cryptojacking menace that smacked Ronaldo site grows

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Re: I'm OK with this

There is a cost for background mining, power, life of CPU etc. OK, perhaps minuscule and something I would agree to if asked for informed consent. The crucial point is that I am not asked so have not agreed and it is theft.

The other concern is security. Who knows what may be smuggled onto my PC along with the mining script.

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Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell

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Wrong Swelling

Given the views of iThing owners about their iThing perhaps they are mistaken about what is swelling?

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Beach, please... Billionaire VC finally opens way to waves

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Re: Obvious man is obvious

What, Pretty Woman wasn't a biography?

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