* Posts by BebopWeBop

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iFixit engineers have an L of a time pulling apart Apple's iPhone XS

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6/10 - Apple are improving.....

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UK cops run machine learning trials on live police operations. Unregulated. What could go wrong? – report

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Re: Sigh...

Well apart from the protestant or muslim or .... (you get the picture)

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Renegade 3D-printing gunsmith Cody Wilson on the run in Taipei from child sex allegations

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And of course, based on previous experience, the Vatican will be terribly sympathetic (to remove a little of uoit subtlety :-)

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Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers

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Roll on GDPR

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UK.gov finally adds Galileo and Copernicus to the Brexit divorce bill

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Re: TL;DR

Acrtally an Irish passport works very nicely thank you.

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How an augmented reality tourist guide tried to break my balls

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quelle horreur....

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The grand-plus iPhone is the new normal – this is no place for paupers

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Could someone PLEASE allow us the old interface as an option - as I said at the time it was announced in beta - it is CRAP.

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my SEis just going to have to soldier on.

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Guess who just bought Maplin? Dragons' Den celebrity biz guy Peter Jones

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Could someone PLEASE allow us the old interface as an option - as I said at the time it was announced in beta - it is CRAP.

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A boss pinching pennies may have cost his firm many, many pounds

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Well he had to pay for the yacht somehow.....

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$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

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Speaking in a television interview, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said that the administration would be reviewing the roughly 6,000 comments members of the public had made to the US Trade Representative on the $200bn proposals before deciding on how to proceed with the tariffs.

I'm surprised they feel a need to pretend they will review comments from any outside party.....

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AI biz borks US election spending data by using underpaid Amazon Mechanical Turks

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Re: Mechanical Turk workers

But I'm sure te Rusians subsidise their data entry people.....

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Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday

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Re: Remeber "old code"

Only amateurs documented with comments.....

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Re: well

I think they do LM as well - but hey, I just did the maths...... (and occasionally fly)

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blowing my ever so small trumpet,

A very comact piece of control and instrumentation code I wrote for part of a somewhat novel (at the tme) monitoring system for an industrial machine is still being used unchanged on the five original installs 31 years later - an output of a PhD project. Subsequently rewritten (mine was coded in 6502 assembly) for new incantations that I believe process aircraft turbine blades, it seems to be still running, remarkably. I can only presum,e that the machines were repurposed for other similar processing and being dumb and simple no changes were seen to be necessary for what are no longer safety critical systems.

From a conversation about 10 years ago, they were still running on the same hardware . Spares have been laid down.

The softwa, if not the hardware was a test stufy in what might be done in more formal verification.

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Wannabe Supreme Brett Kavanaugh red-faced after leaked emails contradict spy testimony

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Re: Leaks?

Golden leaks if stories are to be believed

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As are far too many people here in the US (confused that is). I'm not a US citizen, although my children are - one of them is here - but at the risk of talking as a hopefully, engaged outsider, it seems clear that a political and legal system suited to the 19th century has run its course. Not of course that I hve a say in the matter.

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Canny Brits are nuking the phone bundle

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Re: Punished if you buy phone from elsewhere

3's service although generally very good is still completely shit for calls over wifi (for which they would still charge if I was out of my unlimited miunutes - maybe the key there is that they have no incentive to do it properly)

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Nope, the NSA isn't sitting in front of a supercomputer hooked up to a terrorist’s hard drive

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Re: Don't assume they don't have supercomputers...

Properly designed crypto - a million computers, 2 minutes - grow up and do the maths.

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Re: Don't assume they don't have supercomputers...

I have it on good authority from a source I trust that the someone like the NSA have bought up all of one particular model of supercomputer as they hit the disposals lists, and have created a monster encryption cracker with them.

Ther are good reasons why anonymous 'but I trust them' sources tend not to be welcome in the public domain - even if the latest Trump debacle was cheering and reinforced opinions on thoe who though it was the case..... (being one myself - but I am still curious about the morive(s))

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Not so much changing their tune as enabling autotune: Facebook, Twitter bigwigs nod and smile to US senators

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Sandberg confessed that she had found the situation "devastating,"

Those lazy bastards in marketing did not effectively monetize the trouble we stirred - but don't worry we'll do better in the next hot spot.

Lessons will be learnt.

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Brit teen pleads guilty to Minecraft-linked bomb and airline hoaxes

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Headmaster

I hope the book is weighed down and chucked at grewat speed towards the prick.

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Hundred-million Kiwi Oracle project on hold after Deloitte review

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They wouldn't be a proper sales team if they did not (and one assumes the party was held wel well before anyone even thought about what might get delivered)

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UK-based Veritas appliance support is being killed off

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Re: O.M.G

I almost spat out my coffee rewatching that :-)

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Spies still super upset they can't get at your encrypted comms data

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Baars

For anyone wanting some amusement (at someone else distrass - but it is funny! - try https://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/10/12/stop-eating-my-kayak-bear/

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US government upends critical spying case with new denial

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Re: Pond logic Logic pond

so we can search what we want. (Unless they lose this case possibly.)

so we can search what we want. (Unless they lose this case possibly or simply don't tell anyone.)

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Fruit flies use the power of the sun to help them fly in straight lines

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Brains the size of a....

But politicians still mange to head to the greatest personal opportunity - see precedent in equally small noggins

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ZX Spectrum reboot scandal: Directors quit, new sack effort started

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Re: Legal expenses

Yes but the issue is that you have to find supporters with some sympathy for your position.

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Facebook admits it was 'too slow' to ban Myanmar regime

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I don't think that was the point of the article - do you really need it to repeat information widely published elsewhere in journals with more space?

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Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash

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Surry and Dallas - all in one comparison - explains why no one in their own mind would wish to go there.

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Ever seen printer malware in action? Install this HP Ink patch – or you may find out

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Re: Shivaun Albright

I am surprised then that you have not come across it before.

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Think tank calls for post-Brexit national ID cards: The kids have phones so what's the difference?

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Re: Who said...

Or not enough melanin is Dianne Abbot becomes Home Sec (http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12029702.Abbott_denies_attack_on_nurses_was_racist/)

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If there had been "a proper national ID system", it would have protected some of the Windrush victims, the authors argued.

As pointed out at the end of the article, all it requires is a dozy bastard in the Home Office to accidentally(onpurpose) delete a record to keep up the old traditions beloved by many in the UK.

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UK 'fake news' inquiry calls for end to tech middleman excuses, election law overhaul

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Re: 'Fake news'

The Labour party recently held a workshop teaching its MPs to lie in order to smear opponents.

Do any Politicians require practice - it is not as though they were exactly Zoons (ref Pterry for anyone urious)

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FBI boss: We went to the Moon, so why can't we have crypto backdoors? – and more this week

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Re: Eggs out of pancakes

You may also feed cows cocoa and sugar to get natural chocolate milk

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Core blimey! Apple macOS update lifts boot from MacBook Pro neck

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Re: Hot and bothered

I had one of the Clio's - great car and lots of fun.

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You're burning £1.2bn for what? UK spending watchdog gives digital court plans a kicking

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I don't think many of our parties cover themselves in glory - or even deoinstrate some basic levels of competence

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Shurely in this day and age a prime candidate for release?

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What's in a name? For Cambridge Analytica, about a quid apparently

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Re: A moment of silence on the Reg to honor the death of Cambridge-Analytica...

Surpriosethere was silence where you are - coyuldnt hear for the champaig corks bing remved round here. I'm sure forensic accountants (and probably the SFO) will have a field day with their relationships which undoubtedly will work to deptive legitimate investors of their dough while retaining the pocketbooks of the high and mighty.

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Trump wants to work with Russia on infosec. Security experts: lol no

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Re: ideal world

I don’t think Voltaire has much say on the matter

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Re: Well, with all of NATO being either personal foes or parts of the "greatest Foe"

You might have a point re Bieber

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Brit privacy watchdog reports on political data harvests: We've read the lot so you don't have to

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Re: CA will rise again.

Boltcutters to the balls (see earlier post)

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Re: Data sold to Experian, will it end up traded to Facebook?

Quite. But it does not stop them being a slimy group of bastards who need to be stopped - preferably with chaincutters to the balls (the male ones obviously)

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Insurers hurl sueball at Trustwave over 2008 Heartland megabreach

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Never! Lawyers would shurely shrink from such behaviour. Maybe?

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Former wig-wearing Twitterphobe replaces Hancock as UK.gov's Secretary of Fun

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His Twitter account has lain pretty much dormant since he joined in April 2015 ahead of the general election

Is there hope then?

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Astroboffins spy the brightest quasar that lit the universe's dark ages

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Ahh physicistys - the ultimate historians

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Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle

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Re: What about disturbing others?

I would be curious to know where they allow amoking in a publc place - to quote from gov.uk

Businesses can be fined up to £2,500 if they don’t stop people smoking in the workplace or up to £1,000 if they don’t display ‘no smoking’ signs.

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Oracle tells court: Boss man Mark Hurd didn't have docs relevant to HPE spat over Solaris

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A plague on both their houses.

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Gemini goes back to the '90s with Agenda, Data and mulls next steps

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Re: Agenda?

Nahh - we have large dry cellars and no easy access to the loft (as in a member of the family being able to dump something up there with minimal hassle and no one noticing).

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iPhone 8 now outsells X, and every other phone

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Re: And?

They launched the 8 for regular users and the X for rich users.

They launched the 8 for rich users and the X for even richer users.

TFTFY

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