* Posts by Potemkine!

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Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you

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Since when correlation is causality??

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits biz after fling with coworker rumbled

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Consensual Relationship

... can get you fired?? WTF!

It's political correctness gone mad.

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WD's Purple reign continues: 12TB helium disks for vid spy tech

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Re: Helium

Thanks for the explanation!

I guess using vacuum could be an alternative, but more expensive...

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Helium

Could someone explain why Helium is used please?

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Re: Is my math dodgy?

spare a thought for those that last 3 months or 6 months.

I would rather spare a thought for those that last 1 day more than the warranty duration :doh:

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Shared, not stirred: GCHQ chief says Europe needs British spies

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Re: Barnier bombastic bullshit

Regarding Barnier's preparations on negotiations vs Brexit negociators' ones, a picture is worth a thousand words.

What a bunch of wankers...

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Re: French satellite businesses

Money back? Why? It's UK decision to leave EU, UK has to deal with the consequences.

If you book a room in a hotel and leave in the evening, good luck to have a refund.

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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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In the Good Ol' Days

No surprise people accessing your website accessing your website in 1995 expected everything being free.

In those days the WWW was not yet the mix of supermarket, brothel and deathtrap it became later, it was a place where academics, schools and nerds were exchanging knowledge for free in a Star-trek like utopia. It didn't last long, like most of utopias

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Hmmm, we can already seize your stuff, so why can't we shoot down your drone, officials mull

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US policemen can shoot hundreds of people each year with very few consequences, why couldn't they also shoot drones? Is private property worth more than a human life?

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Britain's new F-35s arrive in UK as US.gov auditor sounds reliability warning klaxon

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What a load of PR BS

With a game-changing ability to [...] tackle terrorism

So F-35 will stop 'lone wolves' stabbing randomly people in the street? No shit!

If you can’t see us coming, you won’t be able to stop us

The 1999 F-117A shootdown was an event that took place on 27 March 1999, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia [...] when an Army of Yugoslavia unit used an S-125 Neva/Pechora to down a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft of the United States Air Force

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USA! USA! We're No.1! And we want to keep it that way – in spaaaace

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Re: 'Robots would also be unlikely to forget the SD card for their cameras'

To date ESA is the only space entity that has *EVER* successfully landed a mission on the surface of a comet. To date India is the only country that has *EVER* successfully be able to launch its first mission to Mars. So what? Does that make their cock bigger? Is this the point of space exploration?

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Four hydrogen + eight caesium clocks = one almost-proven Einstein theory

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Re: This is why science rocks

If placebo works, homeopathy also works.

So does Voodoo, witchcraft and astrology...

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In World Cup Russia, our Wi-Fi networks will log on to you!

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Re: Why would you even let Russia host the world cup ?

Why-the-F*CK would you give a country like that the honor of hosting the world cup ?

Football is a 'sport' played by idiots for idiots to watch. It's totally coherent the World Cup goes to Russia.

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Finally, San Francisco cleans up the crap from its streets – yes, all those fscking scooters

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I bought one of those recently (Xiaomi M365). For the price the item is impressive. It's a good alternative to go to work rather than taking car or (motor)bike. Riding one is legally a grey area here in France. Technically, it's forbidden to drive one on roads (when electric bicycles are allowed, don't ask for MPs to be coherent), and it's tolerated on pavement, as long as you don't go faster than a pedestrian. It's also tolerated to drive one in bicycle lane, but it's just a tolerance. But living in Southern France, policemen are more relaxed and didn't bother me with such details for the moment.

I do not understand why these electric scooters aren't consider as bicycles, as long as they do not exceed a speed of 25 km/h (0.0002% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum), are equipped with lights and brakes.

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UK's first transatlantic F-35 delivery flight delayed by weather

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Re: "It won't"

Worth mentioning the accident rate for single engined fighter is actually lower than that for twin engined ones.

Not surprisingly, there are more engine-related crashes for single engined fighters than twin engined ones.

As one simple datum to consider, between FY1990 and FY2004, the single-engine F-16 suffered 80 Class A engine-related mishaps for a rate of 1.31 per 100,000 flight hours. The twin-engine F-15 suffered 21 engine related Class A engine-related mishaps for a rate of .64 per 100,000 flight hours.

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If UK was not so much europhobic, it could have buy some Rafale, it's a twin-engine aircraft with combat-proven efficiency, and much less expensive than the F35.

I guess the 51st state wasn't free to buy what it wants to equip its air force...

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'Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ': Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

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Black Helicopters

If TESCO knows, then NSA knows and by proxy GCHQ knows also

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Kill the blockchain! It'll make you fitter in the long run, honest

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An advice for Mr. Dabbs.

Keep this article somewhere, you'll be able to reuse it a few years with just replacing "blockchain" by the next hyper-hyped technology. Et hop, Blockchain will offer you a quite work-free column with a simple "search and replace".

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'Incomprehensible failure' – Canada's $1bn Phoenix payroll IT fiasco torched by auditors

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If I got it well

somebody was required to manage the project managers?

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SpamCannibal blacklist service reanimated by squatters, claims every IP address is spammy

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Re: And worse ..

"Meet BriefYourMarket.com data – the secret to hot prospects."

What a bunch of vicious lizards. I cross fingers for GDPR enforcement agencies falling on their back in a near future. May they take no prisoner and show no mercy!

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Court says 'nyet' to Kaspersky's US govt computer ban appeal

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Re: maybe they should just...

Linux ayatollahs are so disconnected with reality they do not even acknowledge that there are plenty of viruses and malware targeting their beloved OS.

A computer connected to a network is a target, whatever the OS.

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Chief EU negotiator tells UK to let souped-up data adequacy dream die

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Victim playing

UK wants to quit the flatsharing to stop to pay the rent, but still wants a room and a word on how the flat is managed!

The most hypocritical part is UK being offended when others answer UK to sod off.

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Russia to Apple: Kill Telegram crypto-chat – or the App Store gets it

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Re: I do not imagine Apple will take long.

1. The drastic decline in birth rate to virtually zero seen everywhere in Eastern Europe (and worst in Russia) in the 1990-es and early 2000-s is now reversed.

2. The most recent stats show decrease of alcohol consumption per capita by a factor of more than 2.

Problem is, it's hard to believe any official figures coming from Putinland, and there's no independent ones anymore. So any statistic has to be taken carefully.

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The evidence points 100% to fake scrapping

Hi Comrade! How is the weather in Moscow?

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Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Something missing in the timeline

May, 7 2018: Ivanka Trump is granted seven trademarks by Chinese authorities

May, 11 2018: the Chinese government floated a $500 million loan to a project partnered with the Trump organization.

Those Chinese are clever businessmen, they know well how to use corruption with the greedy ones.

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Police block roads to stop tech support chap 'robbing a bank'

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These guys are lucky

In the Us they would have been shot, just in case.

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UK's Royal Navy accepts missile-blasting missile as Gulf clouds gather

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Re: Urgency

Harvested energy, for instance.

First hydrogen station in France with ‘green’ onsite production

Producing hydrogen is much a better way to store electricity than batteries. Also, hydrogen-powered cars have a much better range than electric ones using batteries.

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Re: Err... while the Coyote never catches anything.

Coyote did it even twice

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Urgency

Let's push for hydrogen-powered vehicles now, and let make Gulf clouds irrelevant

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Re: What worries me....

Talking about this...

approximative translation: "I sell missiles, anti-missiles, anti-anti missiles, anti-anti-anti missiles, anti-anti-anti-anti missiles ... etc ...

And there are still imbeciles for buying missiles!

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Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse

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"How Einstein slipped through the net is anyone's guess"

Haircut. Looking like a mad scientist made him famous.

And Politicians _love_ Face de Bouc. Anything flattering their ego is what they want over everything else.

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US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR

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Hail to GPRD!

If these US companies don't want to make business with EU, good for them, and good riddance.

Anyway, it tells a lot about how they respect their users' privacy ("Our users' privacy matters a lot to us blah blah blah...")

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Uber robo-ride's deadly crash: Self-driving car had emergency braking switched off by design

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Über

What else?

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Microsoft patches problematic OS to deal with SSD woes

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Update or not update, that is the question!

If you use RemoteApps, do not install the April Update (v.1803), it would break it.

For the ones having problems of Z-Order with RemoteApps using W10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), you can install patch KB4103714 which should fix the problem.

For the ones who didn't update, you made the right choice :-/

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US Congress mulls expanding copyright yet again – to 144 years

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Hail to the coyrights!

They will enable Michael Jackson and David Bowie to be able to live from their hard work.

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Undocumented alien caught stealing orbits in our Solar System

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"too late to build a wall"

Aliens will pay for it, believe me!

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Great Scott! Bitcoin to consume half a per cent of the world's electricity by end of year

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Why dont they make the computations usefull rather than pointless? Im thinking of the old SETI screen saver (20yrs ago...)and there was a medical number cruncher as well

You mean Folding@home I presume?

Problem is, you can't expect speculating to make money from that, just helping real people in the real life.

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Re: Faecesbook and Twitter et al?

Twitter _is_ useful: it shows the World how clownish Trumpy is.

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Mad World

All this energy used to pay ransoms to cybercooks and to try to make profit from a speculative bubble :sigh:

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Blighty's super-duper F-35B fighter jets are due to arrive in a few weeks

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Lancasters

Lancasters were also used to bomb the city of Le Havre on September 5th and 6th, 1944. Ordered by general Crocker, the same who refused to allow evacuation of civilians by the Germans, these bombings targeted the town center and killed over 2,000 civilians with no german casualties.

After the refusal from the Germans to capitulate, bombings continued the next days targeting this time german defenses. The town was taken in 48 hours by british troops with less than 500 casualties.

5,000 civilians were killed in the process.

Lancasters may be a good souvenir in the UK, it is not necessary the same elsewhere

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Trump’s new ZTE tweets trump old ZTE tweets

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Trumpy the destructor

I thought Trumpy was a clown. In fact, he's much closer to be the Antichrist, only able to destroy things and propagate hatred.

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Your software hates you and your devices think you're stupid

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Re: Liked the translation table...

Translation: PINGGGG - "Jesus, where the hell did that go?"

ROTFL!

I know that one, experienced it too many times :doh:

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Bombshell discovery: When it comes to passwords, the smarter students have it figured

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WTF is GPA?

Global Political Agreement?

Greyhound Pets of America?

Gold Prospectors Association?

Gold Prospectors Association?

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US Congress finally emits all 3,000 Russian 'troll' Facebook ads. Let's take a look at some

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These ads being efficient or not is irrelevant. They demonstrate there was an attempt to meddle in the election. Also, one could easily imagine these ads was the only vector use for the meddling, they were another ones, as show the bank accounts of some lawyers or ex-campaign managers.

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There will be blood: BT to axe 13,000 employees

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WTF

Factory Act established a 56-hour working week, and put a stop to children under 10 being used as chimney sweeps, and now BT has to lay off 13,000 wage slaves. I hope this socialist nonsensical law will be soon abolished!

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Symantec shares slump after revealing internal investigation

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No kidding

Revenue reached US$1.222 billion, up ten per cent year-over-year

There are people still buying symantec's stuff? 0_o!

If true it's just an other sign we are close to apocalypse...

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Windows app makers told to think different – you're Microsoft 365 developers, now

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As JavaScript is popped into Excel spreadsheets

What could possibly go wrong?

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Social networks have already violated the spirit of GDPR

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Let's them do try that

Seeing how GDPR is worded and how european juries will judge according the spirit of the law, FB will have a hard time in Europe. It will take years and many legal battles, but in the end FB will be (hopefully) screwed. Adding to that the latest display of "unilationism" of the US administration, Europe has no reason not to be harsh with US companies that do not respect european laws.

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