* Posts by Forget It

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Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809

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Thanks for that

thanks for that !

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Windows

What to do in the meantime ?

None of my security updates can apparently update until I agree to

download Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803:

(Windows Defender)

(Malicious Software Removal Tool)

(Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 )

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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Meh

Just think of it as another stored procedure.

Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs

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Facebook could introduce fees of £9000/pa

That would sink em.

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

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Pint

I read this news first from the RSS feed:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/headlines.atom

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Coffee/keyboard

Best

wait until Patch Wednesdays

guys

Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in UK and beyond

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FAIL

The rest is silence

Was Hamlet talking about brexit?

I cannot live to hear the news from England;

But I do prophesy the election lights

On Fortinbras: he has my dying voice;

So tell him, with the occurrents, more and less,

Which have solicited. The rest is silence

Tech to solve post-Brexit customs woes doesn't exist yet, peers say

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Coat

Contactless

anyone?

Microsoft: You don't want to use Edge? Are you sure? Really sure?

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Edge isn't all bad if you don't let it on to the Internet.

I use it to read epubs of disk in windows 10.

Who are you going to ask about AI? Alexa or our 40 experts?

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IT Angle

Standard Price | 2 Day Conference Ticket (15, 16 Oct)

£900.00 + £180.00 VAT

whistles

Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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Facepalm

Sometimes it pays to add a leading zero.

Italian PINs are generally 5 digits not 4.

Exposed: Lazy Android mobe makers couldn't care less about security

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Go

Checkup app here

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.srlabs.snoopsnitch

Select Menu: Android patch level analysis

Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended – and that's not even the worst news for them today

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Joke

World got shafted big time:

Base Fook

We need to talk, Brit Parliamentary committee tells Mark Zuckerberg

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Free goodies any one?

Nice big wooden horse?

Beware of geek bearing gifts.

Uber breaks self-driving car record: First robo-ride to kill a pedestrian

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Alert

AI moral dilemma:

Self driving car has to choose between

a) killing 1 pedestrian

b) not being part of the greater Uber

Which does it choose?

b

Doctor finds physical changes to astronaut's eyes after ISS stint

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Boffin

What is this face, less clear and clearer

The pulse in the arm, less strong and stronger—

Given or lent? more distant than stars and nearer than the eye

...

TS Eliot

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

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> But do they have Trappist beer ?

If they do

they are keeping quite about it.

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

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)

Android snoopware Skygofree can pilfer WhatsApp messages

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Holmes

Can we know the location coordinates of interest please?

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 ?

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

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artificial intelligence

real dumness

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

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Beware of Geeks

Bearing Gifts

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?

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

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

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/

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.

'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

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.

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?

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

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Re: natural language model

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

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.

NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

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Facepalm

Obscurity through Security

perhaps

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

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Pint

Nice one WordPress

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!

P≠NP proof fails, Bonn boffin admits

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Joke

P = Pudding

NP = No Pudding

The proof is in the Pudding.

QED

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

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

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

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Irfanview has a mini-paint substitute F12

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

Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection – ICO

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Meh

deep mind

long nose

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.

UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanism

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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.

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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