* Posts by Forget It

335 posts • joined 1 Aug 2007

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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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Thumb Up

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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Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

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Joke

Well could Adam ever get back in to the walled garden

to take another taste of the Apple?

Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.

Milton 1667

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Blink and you missed it: Asteroid came within 90,000 km, only one sky-watcher saw it

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Joke

I guess you were between a Rock and a hard place then.

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Jovial NASA says Juno flyby a success

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Alien

just love it

Spooky all this happens at the very time

Jupiter is in conjunction with Venus (just love it)

that made their combo very bright in the

sky at sunset.

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WhatsApp is to hand your phone number to Facebook

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Stop

Practical advice on how to not accept this:

https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/general/26000016

Before you tap Agree to accept our updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, tap Read.

You will see a control at the bottom of the screen. If you do not want your account information shared with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences, you can uncheck the box or toggle the control.

believe it or not

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Bee queens are Notch-blocking their minions, say boffins

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Emily Dickinson

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

One clover, and a bee.

And revery.

The revery alone will do,

If bees are few.

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Next big thing after containers? Amazon CTO talks up serverless computing

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Tim Bray's take on this

http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2016/03/31/Serverlessness

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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Linux

Codes

shoots

and

leaves.

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