* Posts by Empire of the Pussycat

46 posts • joined 7 Sep 2017

Virtual inanity: Solution to Irish border requires data and tech not yet available, MPs told

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build the wall!


Promise of £5bn for rural fibre prompts Openreach to reach for the trench-digging diamond cutter

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Has Johnson vowed to lay down in front of the spinning wheel of diamonds if the target is missed?

If so, he can save time and do it right now.

In Hemel Hempstead, cycling is as bad as taking a leak in the middle of the street

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the problem isn't cyclists/drivers/pedestrians/joggers/whatever, it's selfish, inconsiderate/careless/self-important twats

i suspect it may be the same twats who think it's ok to dump their unwanted food/drink/wrappers/cups/cans/bottles//whatever in the street, on public transport, in parks, on my front steps

twats need culling

Russian spacebot stranded outside the ISS as Soyuz fails to dock

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skybot: open the pod bay doors please, alex

alex: i'm sorry skybot, i'm afraid i can't do that

Broadcom billionaire Henry Nicholas and pal on drugs rap cough up $1m to avoid the clink

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i'd throw him in jail and let joe random go free

"Good for Nicolas to be let go for something that really only affects himself."

it's not just himself, he's knowingly supporting the production, distribution, misery and mayhem that the trade in illegal drugs brings

Another rewrite for 737 Max software as cosmic bit-flipping tests glitch out systems – report

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Re: This is strange an frightening.


what the fuck has boeing degenerated into?

if the article is accurate i don't want to be on their aircraft, nor do i want them flying anywhere near me

It's so hot, UK needs to start naming heatwaves like we do when it's a bit windy – climate boffins

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what's so difficult about Q, U, X, Y and Z?






Does this mean our boffins have been got at with IPCRESS? or simply lost the will to live in the DUD era?

IVE HAD ENOUGH! iQuit. Jobs done. Jony cashes out at Apple to run his own design biz

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it's the only way he could fulfil his dream

buying an hp laptop

Brexit: Digital border possible for Irish backstop woes, UK MPs told

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666% over budget and ten years late

though that may be optimistic

Samsung reminds rabble to scan smart TVs for viruses – then tries to make them forget

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Re: On another note...

probably not as often as from snowflake brexiter whiners

UK Home Sec kick-starts US request to extradite ex-WikiLeaker Assange

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Re: "Assange is understood to be claiming that he is a journalist"

you are simply promoting the cover story wikileaks came up with to shift blame

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Re: "Assange is understood to be claiming that he is a journalist"

yes i have

that has absolutely nothing to do with releasing the identity of sources

i have explained this as clearly you lack the intellectual capacity to figure it out for yourself

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"Assange is understood to be claiming that he is a journalist"

dumping unredacted details is not journalism, wikileaks was widely criticized by many reputable journalists and others for it's actions

'But Stephen Aftergood, an anti-secrecy activist at the Federation of American Scientists, noted that WikiLeaks lately seemed to be surrounded by “a lot of melodrama.” He added: “When criticized, the standard WL response is to deny error, shift responsibility to someone else, and attack the critic. It does not inspire much confidence.”'


fwiw i see no justification for extraditing him to the usa, this creeping extraterritoriality and it's craven acceptance by the uk goverment is a disgrace, but his claiming to be a journalist is utter nonsense

Give my regards to Reigate: Print biz Canon to up sticks in the sticks

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ah, the one where remain votes outnumbered leave

obligatory body

Pushed around and kicked around, always a lonely boy: Run Huawei, Google Play, turns away, from Huawei... turns away

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Choose carefully if you like the USA ecosystem, Huawai willnot be the only victim.

Clearly you are lacking in understanding

This is the result of Trump's actions, google has to comply or suffer the consequences, same as every other company that wants to avoid the risk of sanction

Spending watchdog: UK.gov must say who will prop up Verify from March 2020. C'mon, you've had six months!

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Re: Login with Amazon

better yet, make government part of amazon prime

Fire up the FruityLoops! Sir David Attenborough wants someone to remix Balinese field recording

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my first thought was


Fujitsu 'continues to bludgeon through' UK, Ireland job cuts – union

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"Decisions were made before consultation started"

Standard practice

Line managers will be told the numbers to cut and the unwritten criteria for selection, no amount of 'consultation' will change that, it's simply legal window dressing

Israeli Moon probe crashes at the last minute but SpaceX scores with Falcon Heavy launch

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only two possibilities

either it was hacked by iran, or, more likely, it picked up the israeli election result and decided to end it all

Brexit text-it wrecks it: Vote Leave fined £40k for spamming 200k msgs ahead of EU referendum

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Re: Vote Leave fined for promoting Brexit


there are c. 56 million british people

most didn't vote leave

stripping the rights of the british people based on the narrow margin in the referendum is not democracy

Twilight of the sundials: Archaic timepiece dying out and millennials are to blame, reckons boffin

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Re: Innovative sundials?

there're definitely innovative sundials, for instance...


Boffins build bugged bees bearing backpacks

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maybe one day


Marriott's Starwood hotels mega-hack: Half a BILLION guests' deets exposed over 4 years

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Re: Kroll

worked for me, though i did it before the el reg posting, even then it was quite a while before i saw a confirmation email

as the news spreads i'd think more and more people will be registering and it'll get slower or maybe have a wobbly

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Re: Equifax, 143 Million

it's global

if you used a spg hotel 2014- i'd assume your data are in there

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

i'm sure toads would have nothing to do with him, they are inoffensive and rather cute

fascists on the other hand, probably right up their street

Apple's dark-horse macOS Mojave is out (and it's already pwned)

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they peaked at snow leopard

some text

The crowd roars and Ruckus joins in with 802.11ax kit

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i'd assume decongestion works in part by having the APs ignore client probes (the 'me', 'me', 'me' clients send out and that is so beloved of tracking and analytics systems) and client association requests (responses to AP beacon frames)

presumably clients seen as just passing through will not get a response

this works even with legacy clients

RAF Air Command to take on UK military space ops

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Re: Why would airstrip one need a different GPS

think about - brexit in spaaaaaaaaaaaace!!!

Eye in the sea skies: Insitu flies Scaneagle 3 UAV in first public demo

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yep, for boats surely what they need is a skynet

Three storage hardware devices, a cash raise and Oracle gets blocked

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"Really? In the cameras themselves? That’s kind of hard to believe. "

yes, really, plenty of these being deployed for instance...


...as well as the earlier generation

they're not perfect, and moving storage/analytics to the edge is not the best for all applications, but where it makes sense there's real benefit to eliminating back-end systems which need deploying, space, power, managing and maintaining

Details of 600,000 foreign visitors to UK go up in smoke thanks to shonky border database

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straight out of "the thick of it"


Tantalising Tabby's Star teases watchers with big dimming event

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tabbies have stripes

clearly that will cause the fluctuations

Neil Young slams Google, after you log in to read his rant with Google or Facebook

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"a requirement to sign up with Facebook or Google"

bollocks is there

as any fule can see, there's also the option to sign-up with an email address, it doesn't even verify the address before giving access, you can put in any old rubbish and you're in

Facebook told to stop stalking Belgians or face fines of €250k – a day

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plastic bertrand, he may be dead, but he still counts

Boffins upload worm's brain into a computer, teach it tricks

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let me be the first to say that...

i, for one, welcome our new wriggly overlords

DXC execs: Here's another deadline for skills profiling

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it'll revert to the standard hr selection criteria...

for reduction of N people who are not a senior manager and not in hr and not in legal, the top N by salary get the chop

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what if you say you have all of the l33t skillOrZ?

any robosifting for the underendowed would presumably leave you well out of the crosshairs

Drone perves defeated by tinfoil houses

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not as good as the old thunderbirds camera detector

but it made me think of it, and lady penelope too

so not all bad

Accused hacker Lauri Love's extradition appeal begins

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he committed the crime in the uk, try him in the uk


Military test centre for frikkin' laser cannon opens in Hampshire

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no sharks?



From Vega with love: Pegasus interstellar asteroid's next stop

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Re: Oh sh!t!!!

i checked with phssthpok, he says it's pronounced "yo mama"

Fines for crossing roads while TXTing enacted in Honolulu

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Re: Need in UK

yes, regularly, aside from the above examples the police regularly do it to red light jumping twats at regent's park

increasing numbers of drivers run red lights, make illegal turns, drive the wrong way along one-way streets - big ones, like tottenham court road

that doesn't make all drivers bad, only a bigot would accuse 'drivers' as a class

the fact that some cyclist flout traffic laws doesn't make all cyclists bad, only a bigot would accuse 'cyclists' as a class

the issue is that we seem to have increasing numbers of selfish and/or inattentive twunts loose in public

Google: We don't have a quantum computer yet, but we have a compiler

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"So no, don't ask for “hello world”."

well, engaging the pedantothon, it's python...

print("Hello, World!")

Equifax's malvertising scare, Chromebook TPM RSA key panic, Cuban embassy sonic weapon heard at last – and more

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cuba noise sounds like cicadas or other noisy insects

many moons ago in india one outside my window turned itself up to eleven

middle of the night, no way to sleep, also impossible to find the little bugger and shoo it away

HMRC scoops up Microsoft veep for CIO role

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cio's day one meeting

"it's clear from my extensive investigation that what we need in hmrc is more microsoft stuff"

Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view

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Re: Oh Crap!

'strewth, that big, i can see why they're angry

seems absurd to put cabinets that big on the street, surprised they haven't been accidentally flattened


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