* Posts by BebopWeBop

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Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

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Re: He actually sounds...

Well Knuth was a somewhat theoretical (and very fine) scientist

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Re: Imagine a world...

@33rpm

GOV and DOD management positions have people like this - they should teach other government how to do what they do (or possibly not)

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Re: Frankly ...

@jake Supply chains shurely?

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At least Cook appears competent at supply chains. Gove has no redeeming qualities.

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the mod queue seems a trifle arbitrary

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Data-nicking UK car repairman jailed six months instead of copping a fine

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Well connections to various political parties will probably do the supression job just as well.

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Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes 'independent board'

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Re: Google is watching you 24/7

And experience shows that, at least in the US, they are correct in that assumption

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Re: Hmm.

any sensible one - seen one lately?

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Oi, Elon: You Musk sort out your Autopilot! Tesla loyalists tell of code crashes, near-misses

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Re: Hardly surprising

The proposal (not very serious) that a large spike in front of the drivers steering wheel would improve general road safety is unfortunately quite likely. Adams (a statistician) in his book "Risk" (http://www.john-adams.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/RISK-BOOK.pdf) a good read , has a fascinating section on the accident rates for police cars when active breaks were introduced, not to mention the increase in deaths amongst pedestrians and cyclist with the introduction of mandatory seatbelts is fascinating.

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Re: Marketurds vs Reality

Then he can dwell upon the difference between actual intelligence and the "artificial" kind ... if he ever returns, that is.

Unfortunately the fathead who took you up on that may well be just as bad when in control of the car :-(

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What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9

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Re: Names

With shades of Banks' space ships

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Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME

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Re: Oh boy, ME

My partners Linux installation is 32 bit - runs very nicely if a little sluggish, but she's happy

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Townsfolk left deeply unsatisfied by Bury St Edmunds' 'twig' of a Christmas tree

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Re: Not Technical!

The fjords beckon fo this one.

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Foxconn denies it will ship Chinese factory serf, er, workers into America for new plant

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Re: "Return on that investment will . . ."

Do you expect much else - they are politicians after all.

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Re: Sounds like a mess

Well maybe they took Trumps hand as a model?

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Facebook quietly admits role in Myanmar killing fields – but fret not, it will do better next time

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Re: Ethnic cleansing?

In Ruanda, a sophisticated army was not required to kill people. Would you have suggested (as I seem to remember various right wing commentators and the Daily Hate advocating) flattening Ireland?

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Re: Death, destruction, and hate posts..... situation normal.

Well there is a simple answer, although simply squashing the bast***rds will only result in another group f turds springing up.

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Supreme Court tells Big Cable to shut up for once: Net neutrality challenge shot down

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Re: I'll buy him

Well given the content of "Bud" (I am assuming you are not talking about the Czech original - https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123801865666341507), that would be cruel

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Re: Sod all of that, for now,

Run for the hills

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Re: Articulated responsibility.

Very droll (and I believe yo - they can be that stupid) - do you have a link to the case?

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ICO poised to fine Leave campaign and Arron Banks’ insurance biz £135,000

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Re: Chuck that toad in the Tower of London

Someone who observed he was caught......

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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Re: Eh? Come again?

But to be fair Newton world on both astrology and alchemy `9as well as some rather stunning work - everyone has his/her bad days.

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BT: We're stocking warehouses with kit ahead of Brexit to avoid shortages

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Re: import from America or else where?

What it you bung Johnson onto a (strong) washing line?

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UK and EU crawling towards post-Brexit data exchange deal – reports

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Re: I'm confused

You are missing no more than the marbles that got away from our current government.

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Haha, good times: Larry Ellison regales noobs about when Oracle staff almost didn't get paid

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Re: systems

Nahh she failed the auditions - too scary even for TWD

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Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call

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Really - and your soopa doopa machine runs a supported OSX as well? It meets lots of needs and TCO is actually very reasonable (something that so many people tend to forget about - I've listened to many wings about the cost of running a colour printer - 'well what do you expect if you only paid £29 for the bloody thing, the manufacturer wants their profits'). But as hon doubt will be pointed out - don't have a need don't buy it, they are not compulsory.

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Bird, Lime, and Xiaomi face scooter sueball

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Re: Bird Lime

Bird lime is used in appalling quantities in some mediterranean countries. Song birds - who needs them?

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Re: Grocery stores

To join two threads on a recent visit to the US I saw at least two people paying more attention to their mobiles than anything else around them - while riding scooters. Its just a same that they appeared to be texting with one hand (fun watching a scooter being ridden hands free I suspect)

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Check this out: Radisson Hotel Group 'fesses up to 'security incident'

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And this surprises exactly who? But on the positive side I am looking forward to a very very very large fine.

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Manchester man fined £1,440 after neighbours couldn't open windows for stench of dog toffee

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Re: An inspection by the RSPCA might ...

I can sympathise (with the dogs) - I frequently come across someone with 4 of them (he competes in events that involve the dogs towing a sled on wheels). He only has 2 out at any time - and runs 5-10 miles with each pair every day. They need a *lot* of exercise - unlike my increasingly lethargic terror (admittedly he is getting on for 14 years old)

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Memo to Mark Sedwill: Here's how to reboot government IT

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Re: Simple solution.

Surely a pencil will be less messy - although there is the pencil in eye question to be resolved.

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Apple might be 'collateral damage' in US and China trade dust-up

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Not just Apple

The way things have worked out with investment, I suspect that many US companies will be effected in the medium-long term

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Re: Pour encourager les autres ?

Some business anyway.....

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China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers

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Re: Why would Huawei be safer?

As sad by a previous commentard, I checked the Onion and the Mash and checked and no it is not April 1

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Belgium: Oi, Brits, explain why Belgacom hack IPs pointed at you and your GCHQ

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Re: Belgian terrorists

and British Intelligence is the only such service in Europe not tarnished by association with the Gestapo or KGB.

Are you so sure of that? I seem to remember much of British Intelligence being run by the KGB.And Philby, Blunt et al were just the ones they found.....

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UK data watchdog fines Facebook 17 minutes of net profit for Cambridge Analytica brouhaha

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Re: Reciprocity

UK cases being detained Chinah? really?

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Re: 500k!!!

Facebook -what is not?

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

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Actually fuck al l l(yes I have read is unlike you) It did no stop there, abusing man and the

y carried on years

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To be fair, those rules did have a significant impact on the world back in AD 500, and continue to form the foundation for Benedictines' behavior to this day,

I wonder what Benedict had yo say about buggering school children - I suspect not a great deal.

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Tech world mulls threat as new round of US China trade tariffs looms

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and no mentiond brexit respect.....

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Brit smart meter biz blamed Apple's iPhone 7 launch for its late taxes

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Re: I prefer the old days...

Once a long long time ago my dog did - and no one believed me then either :-)

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Well, it is the Empire of enterprise IT... Oracle's Ellison plans 'Star Wars cyber defense' for his second-generation cloud

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as Ellison mentioned the firm’s name more than enough to have Jeff Bezos’ ears burning.

But Bezos giggling

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Brace yourself, Britain: Health minister shares 'vision' for NHS 'tech revolution'

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Re: We do know some things for sure...

The Minister who kick this off will not be around long enough to have to stand up in Parliament to explain why it has gone so badly wrong. This applies to both main political parties btw.

Jeremy Cunt was - he just refused to apologise!

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Re: Nice

Don't worry, once the usual suspects (aka management consultants) have had their say blockchain(s) will be....

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Re: @ "it might succeed..."

About the only thing that every unites the three is when a Health Minister threatens to upset the

With good reason given the motivation and behaviour of most ministers in the public and the NHS' collective memory - o competence or motivations or 'hidden agendas' and the need for a lucrative career when they are booted out all play their insidious parts.

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Emergency Services Network delays to cost public purse £1.1bn, Home Office reveals

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Following a review, the government last month quietly revealed a new “strategic approach” that will see Airwave’s lifespan extended to 2022.

A new tactical approach shurely?

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Hunt for Red Bugtober: US military's weapon systems riddled with security holes – auditors

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Minion: Yesssir, we recommend 'password' or for truly sensitive systems, 'passw0rd'.

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Cabinet Office: Forget about Verify – look at our 3,000 designers (and 56 meetups)

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Re: "which now has over 3,000 designers"

maybe 3000 'imagineers' who 'conceptualise' the recipes before they go off to the people who do the work?

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UK ruling party's conference app editable by world+dog, blabs members' digits

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The 'hackers' did an inspired job with that Mad Nad (aka Nadine Dorris) 'comment'. I hope it gets a wider and publicly appreciative audience than just the Reg (town between a thumbs up and a pint - decided the pint was deserved)

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