* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

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Sysadmins told to update their software or risk killing the internet

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Re: What?

It's for verification of data - ie: to prove that the ip address the DNS server gave you hasn't been altered in transit.

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US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that's touched that mast

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Re: If you are a bad-un all you need to do is:

You could just affect a scouse accent.

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Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges

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Re: Try to be a bit more negative, will you?

The lack of wireless charging is a bit of a let down though. It's a bloody expensive phone. Yes you can pay more, but that doesn't make it cheap.

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Singapore court awards $2.9m over bad job reference

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I'm curious how anybody ever finds out about a negative reference.

If I were to apply for a job and my employer gave a negative reference, I'd just not get an interview and assume they didn't like my CV as much as the others. I'd have no way of finding out that I'd been given a bad reference.

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The future of Python: Concurrency devoured, Node.js next on menu

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Read as:

We can't fix the GIL, so lets pretend event driven programming is better.

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HBO Game Of Thrones leak: Four 'techies' arrested in India

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Re: I might watch it sometime

If I remember ( I've seen the film ), the non-lesbian non-vampire strippers get turned into lesbian vampires, and another stripper has to kill them.

Or something like that.

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Batteries that don't burn at the drop of a Galaxy Note 7? We're listening

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Re: Lithium batteries are last century's technology

Two half sized cells would have the same capacity and double the output.

Obviously there's overhead such as the size of the casing, annode and cathode, so you it wouldn't actually be the same capacity, but surely it wouldn't be roughly half?

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Re: Lithium batteries are last century's technology

Can't you just half the size and double the number of cells to increase output?

Or does the overhead of the cell casing become too much very quickly?

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

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It all went downhill when Dianna died.

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I wonder why they can't find a nearby building willing to have a big speaker plugged in, playing a recording? It would cost practically bugger all, and maintain a tradition that tourists expect to hear.

I suppose the question is how big would a speaker have to be to recreate the bongs?

( Edit: somebody else made the same point )

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Er, Ofcom, please tell us more about Murdoch's £11.7bn Sky bid

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Re: Laser Law

To whoever gave me the thumb down for that (times is the best newspaper) comment, I'm curious, which do you recommend?

The Graun is obviously out because I want a modacum of hearing from both sides, The Telegraph isn't what it was, Mail/Sun/Mirror/Star - nope. The Independant is as independant as the Graun.

Really, which? "I don't like the owner" isn't a reason to forgo the best newspaper available.

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Re: Laser Law

I have a subscription to The Times. It's by far the best newspaper on the market. There isn't anything that remotely comes close.

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Re: We are in IT

Well that answers that. Cheers.

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Re: We are in IT

To be fair, a cup (quarter of a pint) is a convenient measuring system for stuff that doesn't need to be spot on like baking.

In fact, in baking is volume or weight more important? I'd imagine in baking you're using weight as a proxy for volume anyway.

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Re: Why mm?

If you're measuring something that requires that accuracy, sure. The only benefit of metric distance measurements to most people is you can switch to them if you require precision.

But if you're measuring something like kitchen appliances - 600mm deep, why? It's not 612.46mm - it's 60cm.

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Re: I fear for my downvote count....but.....

All the 'oles: Eye-'oles, ear-'oles and arse-'oles.

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I'm waiting for Lidl to come out with a yard-long for £0.95

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Re: We are in IT

mm's irritate me. Why does it make sense to measure things like windows and doors in millimetres?

Balls. Either use 60cm or 0.6m. Or get a grip and use imperial.

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BBQ sauce is good in certain places. Maybe on a burger as something different, or to give non-chippy chips flavour.

However pulled pork is an abomination. As is the recent obsession with things being covered in liquid "cheese".

The Americans gave us burgers and American style pizzas. They should have stopped there.

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Re: but does it taste any good

My girlfriend got a great pork pie recipe from Great British Bake Off.

And people say it's pointless entertainment.

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Re: but does it taste any good

That kind of ruins the nature of a sausage roll - an impromptu snack when away from home.

Although I'm a Cornish ( sorry Traditional ) pasty man, myself.

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Re: but does it taste any good

It's usually the grease in cheap sausage rolls that ruins it for me

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You had ONE job: Italian firefighters suspected of starting blazes for cash

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Re: Obligatory prescient quote from Sir Pterry

I thought of that Futurama episode where Bender was accused of starting fires to claim medals.

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Google drops poker face, allows gambling apps on Play Store

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Bet365 isn't flash. I think it used to be years ago, but it's not anymore.

The videos of the games are flash though.

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Re: How will that work?

Urgh, nobody bit. Shame.

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Re: How will that work?

I struggle to see how special chars make a difference:

eg: php:

$unbreakable_hash = crc32( 'salt' . $_POST['password'] );

There are no special chars afterwards.

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Bet365 doesn't have an Android app. I've wondered by - this presumably explains it.

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Big question of the day: Is it time to lock down .localhost?

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"Some people add localhost to their host files"?

If by some people you mean most groups who makes operating systems? OSX and Debian for example come with "127.0.0.1 localhost" out of the box.

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The Next Big Thing in Wi-Fi? Multiple access points in every home

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It's my understanding that the Q mini box can use powerline for streaming the video, but not yet as a backhaul for the wifi hotspot.

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If Comcast's support people can control wifi following a script, surely software would be able to do a better job automatically?

Also Sky Q has mesh wifi using the miniboxes ( although I believe there's also a future plan to use powerline as a backhaul - the hardware supports it ).

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Google diversity memo: Web giant repudiates staffer's screed for 'incorrect assumptions about gender'

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It would be interesting to see data on what careers all-girls school pupils end up in. Obviously corrected for quality of education.

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NEWSFLASH Now even science* says moneybags footballers are overpaid

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Re: Stop paying them anything at all.

If you can convince several tens of millions of people that they want to watch you climb that wall then you will be as rich as Neymar.

They are entertainers and the top ones are very bloody good at what they do.

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Re: Why nto pay people their useful contribution to the world

If you could just go and be a professional footballer, their pay would be considerably lower because of competition. Most people could go and be a nurse if so inclined, all they need is training.

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Re: Why nto pay people their useful contribution to the world

But that's a stupid comparison. He's comparing somebody who is near the top of their field with somebody who's an average nurse or junior doctor ( I assume ) .

If he were one of the top cardiologists in the world, he would see his pay rise commensurably. But he's not.

In the grand scheme of things, an average nurse is comparable with a league two player - better than most at what they do, but not so good at it that their skills are very rare.

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Re: Way to bring their wages down

I know that, but the rule that you now have to pay two separate companies to watch all televised football was dreamed up by the EU.

I now have to subscribe to Sky and BT. As a bonus, I can't get 4k BT Sports on Sky and I couldn't get 4k Sky Sports on BT when I was with their TV service.

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Re: Way to bring their wages down

Wow, four thumbs down for pointing out something that the EU did wrong. They really can do no evil in your blinkered eyes, can they?

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Re: Why nto pay people their useful contribution to the world

If you don't like your pay, do something else. If you're getting more than money out of your job, consider it part of your renumeration.

Stop blaming the system for you choosing to earn less money than you could because you enjoy the work.

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Re: Why nto pay people their useful contribution to the world

We would need some sort of system to define what is useful. Perhaps how much other people are willing to pay for their services?

Hang on, that's the system we have now.

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Re: Ten grand a week?

I heard a rumour, I don't know if it's true, that Karl Oyston ( Blackpool FC's owner ) had the players contracts written so they were only paid during the football season.

It sounds believable for Oyston, but I don't know.

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Re: I'm sorry I read this now...

The chap in Nambia says your wage is obscene too.

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Re: Way to bring their wages down

You can blame the EU for it actually. They insisted that football rights be split over two companies, which means you now have to get two subscriptions to watch all ( except 3pm on a saturday, for some reason) kickoffs.

I forgot about that wine advert - that was truly spectacular.

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Re: A can of worms has opened

It's certainly simpler. It's also simpler to work out what you're having for tea under socialism - nothing.

Finding black markets for food is a good pastime.

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Re: Way to bring their wages down

Your subject should say: How to make people poorer because you're jealous of their income.

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Harry Kane gets more than 15k/week surely? That must be a typo.

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'Real' people want govts to spy on them, argues UK Home Secretary

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Re: First they came...

That's a rather large leap there

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Re: Perpetual war for perpetual peace

Momentum members have been very active on the internet in the past few months, so I wouldn't necessarily assume that.

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New iPhone details leak: Yes, Apple is still chasing Samsung

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My Moto G4 supports facial recognition to log in. I don't use it because when I first tried to calibrate it ( show it my face ), I realised that holding the phone square to your face so it can "see" you is such a faff you might as well type in the bloody pin.

Holding your phone like that isn't how you hold your phone normally - you normally point it at the ceiling behind your head.

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Re: Wrong Place

Just don't let them follow you back.

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Brace yourselves, Virgin Media prices are going up AGAIN, people

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They've split up sky sports now so you can apparently buy a subscription per sport. I don't know the cost breakdown though.

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Re: Scratch the surface

But remember Virgin Megastores? They used to have a Dreamcast you could go and play on.

Virgin coke was shit though.

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