* Posts by Forget It

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PACK YOUR BAGS! Two Trappist-1 planets have watery oceans, most likely to be inhabitable

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Pint

> But do they have Trappist beer ?

If they do

they are keeping quite about it.

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Murdoch to Zuckerberg: Cough up cash, nerd

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Gratis-dom for Everyone ™

> ... there is inherent value in professional newsgathering

Long live The Register

Long live the FREE press

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Flying on its own, Thunderbird seeks input on new look

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Paris Hilton

Ain't broke:

Don't fix it.

pls

(Paris: dumb it UP don't dumb it down)

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Android snoopware Skygofree can pilfer WhatsApp messages

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Holmes

Can we know the location coordinates of interest please?

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Firefox 57's been quietly delaying tracking scripts

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about config options described here:

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/21/firefox-57-delays-tracking-domains/

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Coffee/keyboard

Ia there an about:config option to switch this experiment off ?

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Another AI attack, this time against 'black box' machine learning

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Facepalm

artificial intelligence

real dumness

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Creepy Cayla doll violates liberté publique, screams French data protection agency

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Beware of Geeks

Bearing Gifts

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Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Orbit

So Voyager 1 is leaving the solar system for sure.

What the EU and all?

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AI taught to beat Sudoku puzzles. Now how about a time machine to 2005?

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Meh

It's all well and good for an AI to solve Sudoku

But can it:

1) Explain the whys and wherefores

2) Enjoy the process

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/01/sudoku-3920-hard

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That 70s Show: Windows sprouts Sets and Timeline features

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Joke

> .... we’re still in the computing Stone Ages, only with 64-bit colour stone.

> A kind of neo-Paleolithic age. ®

Paleo Alto

perhaps

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Hey girl, what's that behind your Windows task bar? Looks like a hidden crypto-miner...

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Coat

Firefox remedy via addon (WE)

https://poperblocker.com/firefox/

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Tom Baker returns to finish shelved Doctor Who episodes penned by Douglas Adams

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Go

Now that's what I call Time Travel.

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'Water on Mars' re-classified as just 'sand on Mars'

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Coffee/keyboard

To see a World in a Grain of Sand.

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower.

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand.

And Eternity in an hour

or something like that

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43650/auguries-of-innocence

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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I was skeptical but it's much much better now.

Most addons and tweaks still work - if you go looking for them.

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El Reg assesses crypto of UK banks: Who gets to wear the dunce cap?

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WTF?

Dunce Cap tip

Isn't it security-101 to not store passwords on the server - but their hashes instead?

How come then does the NatWest server know individual letters of my password

when it prompts me for a random selection of them at each login?

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39 episodes of 'CSI' used to build AI's natural language model

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Thumb Up

Re: natural language model

I agree it is highly unnatural to speak so fast in turn without anyone ever um'ing or erring.

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Mozilla devs discuss ditching Dutch CA, because cryptowars

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Big Brother

Re: I was going to...

Till I have the possession of everything she touches

Till I step on the brakes to get out of her clutches

Till I speak double dutch to a real double duchess…

New Amsterdam, Elvis C.

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NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

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Facepalm

Obscurity through Security

perhaps

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Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license

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Pint

Nice one WordPress

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WordPress has adverse reaction to Facebook's React.js licence

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It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

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Alert

Hey Team

they are looking for the buttons!

Let's put Ads on the buttons!

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P≠NP proof fails, Bonn boffin admits

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Joke

P = Pudding

NP = No Pudding

The proof is in the Pudding.

QED

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I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours

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Facepalm

It's Elvis's

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Our day with Larry Page: Embedded with one of the world's richest men

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Happy

Echoes of Mr Logic

http://viz.co.uk/category/cartoons/strip-cartoons/mr-logic/#content

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

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Go

Irfanview has a mini-paint substitute F12

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DeepMind says it's given AI an imagination. Let's take a closer look at that

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Creative sub-editor?

Creativity - word used in title but not article.

Creative sub-editor then?

Creation is one thing

- pushing boxes around's slightly less

imo

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Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection – ICO

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Meh

deep mind

long nose

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Mozilla dev and Curl inventor Daniel Stenberg denied travel to USA

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Meh

I guess they do the same for anyone leaving from Sweden - Assange perhaps.

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UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanism

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Go

Why not just send a squad of Assange look-alikes to the embassy. then he can walk out with them while the police dither trying to guess which one to arrest - See Pale Fire by Nabokov or I was Sadam's double, etc.

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We know what you're thinking: Where the hell is all the antimatter?

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Feynman diagram here

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Double_beta_decay_feynman.svg/375px-Double_beta_decay_feynman.svg.png

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_beta_decay#Neutrinoless_double_beta_decay

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UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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Coffee/keyboard

Conflict of interest

anybody?

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Zuckerberg thinks he's cyber-Jesus – and publishes a 6,000-word world-saving manifesto

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Meh

Cyber-Jesus ?

Q: Who is my neighbour?

A: I'll google that for you.

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Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet

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Facepalm

Oh no!

Someone in the NHS

used Reply_All

to the whole of GMail

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Cassini sends back best ring-shots yet en route to self-destruct dive

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Joke

Q: Why is the bath in a student flat like Saturn?

A: Coz it's got permanent rings around it.

[No Uranus replies please]

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Google launches root certificate authority

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Facepalm

The biggest self signed certificate in the world, then?

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Meet 'Moz://a', AKA Mozilla after it picked a new logo

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Reducing the browser to a protocol? browser://

Shouldn't dinosaurs still be on the attack?

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Why the UK is unlikely to get an adequacy determination post Brexit

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Big Brother

I know we are talking about privacy issues here

but who is the "I" referred to in this article?

Credit Kudos etc to the "I" - the author!

I don't find the name of the author

anywhere here

nor on their original blog.

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TV anchor says live on-air 'Alexa, order me a dollhouse' – guess what happens next

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Pirate

subliminal advertising all over again?

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What's the first emotion you'd give an AI that might kill you? Yes, fear

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Joke

Step one?

The Naughty Step.

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Microsoft's cmd.exe deposed by PowerShell in Windows 10 preview

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Go

ConEmu is your friend

https://conemu.github.io

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British politicians sign off on surveillance law, now it's over to the Queen

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Eat the rich

> If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

> George Orwell

To die hating them, that was freedom.

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

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Have you ever heard of a neural network

explain their reasoning in court?

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Computer forensics defuses FBI's Clinton email 'bombshell'

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Coffee/keyboard

Just let Obama continue while they sort this out

if it goes on for years

all the better

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Brexit judgment could be hit for six by those crazy Supreme Court judges, says barrister

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Coffee/keyboard

A real dogs' brexit

if you ask me

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Non-doms pay 10 times more in income tax than average taxpayer group

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IT Angle

What is this

here for?

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