* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

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Your data will get hacked anyway so you might as well give up protecting it

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Re: 01/01/80

As I'm guessing you don't know, unix timestamps store the time/date as a number, with 0 representing the first of January 1970.

The current time is 1508493616.

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Re: You'll be revived on mars, or worse...

I do wonder if there's a legal mechanism to retain ownership of an investment portfolio ( managed on your behalf by a firm, of course ) when your brain has been frozen.

You could "die" moderately well off and "wake up" outrageously rich ( or dirt poor if the fund manager put it all on black ).

The cyborg problem could be worked around with a head/body transplant ( which ever way you want to look at it ) from somebody who died from a brain injury.

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What the fdisk? Storage Spaces Direct just vanished from Windows Server in version 1709

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Re: Haters gonna hate

That reminds me of a piece of javascript I once saw:

if ( javascript_is_enabled() ){

do_something_else()

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WPA2 KRACK attack smacks Wi-Fi security: Fundamental crypto crapto

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Does anybody know if this will need fixing at the OS level or the driver level?

IE: will there be a fix out for Android in November, or will there be a patch out from Qualcomm in 2047?

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Keep your voice down in the data centre, the HDDs have ears! I SAID, KEEP...

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Re: So, the next '007 evil genius plan will be . .

Security: Is that a violin in that violin case?

Baddy: Nope, just a tommy gun.

Security: Oh sorry mate, carry on.

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More and more websites are mining crypto-coins in your browser to pay their bills, line pockets

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Re: Cryptomining vs Adverts

If the Grauniad were funded by cryptomining, I'd write a script to send them incorrect data.

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I love disruptive computer jargon. It's so very William Burroughs

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Re: Hmm.

On the contrary, I like to pronounce all tlars* as though they are words. Sqwl, mzdz, et'k. Phhhhp.

*TLA, SQL, MSDOS, etc, PHP

As a side note, try pronouncing PHP as a word, it's oddly uncomfortable.

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Re: Hmm.

DAS STRUCTUREDQUERIEDLANGUAGEN

In Italian it's the same as English, but you have to gesticulate whilst saying it.

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Give us cash and think about the kids, UK tells Facebook and Twitter

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Re: undeniable suffering

You've edited my sentence to take out the context.

I said hope that Gove can win an election.

He would almost certainly make an excellent PM. Whether he's get there or not is another matter. The wets like May aren't exactly taking the country by storm, are they?

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Re: undeniable suffering

Absolutely, although getting the public to vote Tory again was definitely an achievement by Cameron, even if the then Labour party was on its last legs.

I'm a fan of Davis, but I think he's now too old ( is he now 69?, so 74 in 2022, 79 by the end of that parliament? ).

Rudd would be May mk 2.

I think the best way forward would be to take a punt that Gove can win an election. He'd make a great PM.

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Re: undeniable suffering

Cameron was at least filling a void when he moved the party to the left. I even respected him grudgingly because he got the Labour party out of power.

May has taken it way too far. I don't believe she's doing this because it's what she believes, I believe she's doing it because she has no idea how to be a conservative. She seems to think that "different" means to interfere with the market.

She was right with her observation circa 2001 that the Conservatives were *seen* as the nasty party. What she failed to grasp was that they were seen that way because making tough choices such as taking your hand off the tiller and letting the market do the work is seen as callous. The fact that it works was beyond her comprehension. She also failed to grasp that the public had a respect for the party who would ignore the boos and do the right thing.

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Re: undeniable suffering

I know right? It would be nice if we had an actual Conservative party to vote for.

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Footie ballsup: Petition kicks off to fix 'geometrically impossible' street signs

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Re: Further inaccuracies

I took the ball in so I was at the bottom of the ruck. It later transpired that it was my (very large) teammate who was rucking over, which at the time seemed like a stamping motion.

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Re: Further inaccuracies

I've noticed that footballers actually tend to hold their shinpads, which is even more amusing.

For comparison on Saturday playing rugby I acquired a foot long bruise up my arm ( with accompanying stud marks ) - that warranted a bout of profanity and a series of menacing glances looking for the culprit.

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Re: The laws of mathematics...

Actually the laws of football are set by the IFAB, which consists of one vote from each of the FA's from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and four votes from FIFA.

</pedantry>

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Equifax: About those 400,000 UK records we lost? It's now 15.2M. Yes, M for MEELLLION

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That's not a problem, I'll just change my mothers maiden name.

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New coding language Fetlang's syntax designed to read like 'poorly written erotica'

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Re: OK, so if there are any coders

I see your ABAP and raise you MHEG-5.

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Support team discovers 'official' vendor paper doesn't rob you blind

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Re: Common English words with very different meanings.....

You aren't allowed to play rugby union until you can master drinking properly.

First you need to upgrade your pint measure to 568ml, secondly you need to be able to drink 15 of them ( at 4% ABV ) and call that a quiet night in the pub.

Only then can you even think about playing the game, otherwise you won't know what your doing with yourselves in the third half.

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Blade Runner 2049: Back to the Future – the movies that showed us what's to come

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Sod a flying car, where's my bloody multi-pass?

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Toshiba, you can't have 14TB served on a platter. It'll take eight, at least

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I was talking about height rather than width - the platters could be the same size, just more of them.

And HDD's have their uses. My media library for instance - it doesn't need to be fast or last forever. My pretty much only concern when adding disks to it is GB per £.

I have no interest in spending thousands on a 16TB SSD when I could have the same capacity from HDD's for about £400.

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I wonder if it would be worth having double thickness drives. The lack of duplicated casing and circuitry would presumably allow more than double the number of platters?

Perhaps the size of a CD drive bay, as that's already a standard?

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Hipster disruptor? Never trust a well-groomed caveman with your clams

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Re: Turtlenecks, boybeards...

I'm sure "three score and ten" ( ie: 70 ) is mentioned in the bible as how long people tended to live for.

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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

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Re: The whole point of simulating a universe

I hear Venus is being simulated by the beta version. Lets hope they fix those bugs before release.

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Actually I've thought about this more - pervasive CCTV is arguably more dangerous to the simulation, assuming it only does full on calculations for things that are directly observed, with lazy physics for everything else.

Eg: You don't model each subatomic particle in a tennis ball to calculate how it bounces off a wall. It's a predictable behaviour that we already model in computer games in the abstract.

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If the framerate drops, nobody inside the simulation would notice - only outside observers.

I did hear an amusing theory that people sleep for 1/3rd of the day because the simulator can't keep up with everybody being awake at once.

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Re: So basically...

Why play back the MP3 * (or whatever) of the free falling when there's nobody to hear it?

* randomly selected from a group of MP3's so you don't hear the same sound every time, like that single creaking door sound they use on American TV.

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Re: So basically...

Or the simulator works the same way computer games do - if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is around, is the destruction rendered?

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Russian telco backs up North Korea's sole Internet link

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Re: Counterproductive..

Cheaper, easier and probably more effective to drop pamphlets, which I believe has been done.

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What is the probability of being drunk at work and also being tested? Let's find out! Correctly

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Re: A certain bias, there

The way I heard it, if you have more than four pints of an evening, you're risking being over the drink drive limit in the morning.

So if you have four pints the night before, you will have alcohol in your system, just not enough to lose your driving license over.

( Whether that four pints is actually correct I'm not sure, but you get the picture )

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Computers4Christians miraculously appears on Ubuntu wiki

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That's not very christian, is it?

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BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

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Two points.

I don't watch the BBC and I don't want to pay for other people's entertainment.

Secondly, men are more likely than women to tell people trying to get into their house to sod off.

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UK lotto players quids in: Website knocked offline by DDoS attack

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Re: Oh well

i buy a euromillions ticket ( by direct debit ) every week because I like to dream that maybe, just maybe I'll be able to retire before I'm 120.

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Drunk canoeing no longer driving offence in Canada

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Re: Really?

I assume he's one of those cyclists who claim there's no such thing as road tax.

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Re: Really?

That's how the law works in the UK. Get caught riding a pushiron whilst inebriated and you can get your driving license taken away as though you were driving a car.

I'm not sure what the punishment is if you don't own a driving license.

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Dome, sweet dome: UAE mulls Martian city here on Earth ahead of Red Planet colonization

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Re: Only $500k...

The commute's a bugger though.

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Playboy founder and dressing-gown wearer Hugh Hefner dead at 91

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Stolen from elsewhere:

I hope you've gone to a better place, but I really doubt it.

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TalkTalk once told GCHQ: Cyberattack? We'd act fast – to get sport streams back up

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Fair enough.

What's that old saying? People are two missed meals or one jittery champions league group stage match stream away from revolution.

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Dyson to build electric car that doesn't suck

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Re: Popcorn

Build it here and risk having your assets appropriated by the state at a "parliament defined market value" if Marxist Labour get in? Or build it in capitalist China where you're safe?

I know which I'd prefer.

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Re: Popcorn

Nissan disagree with you.

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Spanish govt slammed over bizarre Catalan .cat internet registry cop raid

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Fair enough. There isn't a campaign for Lancashire's sedition, so the word hasn't reached our way yet.

Related, and amusingly ( to me ), I read the word "hyperbole" online many times before I heard it. I guessed it's pronunciation as "hyper bole". I still read it as "hyper bole, no hyperbole" now.

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Re: the English want to keep Cymru and Scotland.

You can have your 1974 boundaries if Lancashire can too, except Liverpool. We don't want Liverpool.

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If only we could have laws against sedation in this country. Bloody Cornish separatists.

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Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders

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Re: If they fail online, do they still get 72 virgins?

The government should start an advertising campaign - photo's of 72 spotty fat lads with the tag "Enjoy your virgins".

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You forgot that you hired me and now you're saying it's my fault?

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Re: Oreo break? Means they hate you!

Rich tea are the second best biscuits after (plain) hobnobs.

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Has science gone too far, part 97: Boffins craft code to find protesters on social networks, rate them on their violence

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Re: I wonder if that distinguishes between...

Can we not just say they're both twats and give them both a good kicking?

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Shock: Brit capital strips Uber of its taxi licence

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Re: Here's your Johnny Cab!

I don't think Kahn's paymasters at the GMB union will let him agree to that.

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It's what the GMB union wants. The GMB union funded Kahn.

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Re: But disruptive is good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDedpreZH-0

Bloody health and safety.

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Kahn was funded by the GMB union. The GMB union campaigned for Uber to be banned.

Conflict of interest?

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Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding £179k from the taxman

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Idiot. He's unlikely to have got caught if he just squirrelled away some of the cash purchases. He deserves prison for the crime of being stupid if nothing else.

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