* Posts by Julz

768 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009

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Microfluidic processor brings us one step closer to a future of squishy DNA computing

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Re: Better programing technicques...

One can only hope.

Beijing wants its internet to become 'civilized' by always reflecting Marxist values

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Yey

But what did the Great Chairman say on the matter.

Fortnite banana can appear in court naked says judge in Epic vs Apple legal footnote

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So

A naked banana has its skin on yet a dressed crab has all its insides on the outside. Language is great...

Why tell the doctor where it hurts, when you could use emoji instead?

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Have A Look At The

Book From The Ground...

http://www.xubing.com/en/work/details/188?classID=12&type=class

UK.gov is launching an anti-Facebook encryption push. Don't think of the children: Think of the nuances and edge cases instead

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That

Would be Nyarlathotep.

3 years, 17 alphas, 2 betas, and over 7,500 commits later, OpenSSL version 3 is here

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Re: 1.1.1 to 3.0?

See above, didn't get GCHQ approval ;)

Italian stuntman flies aeroplane through two motorway tunnels

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Hum,

Swiss air force...

Why we abandoned open source: LiveCode CEO on retreat despite successful kickstarter

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Isn't

The point that you are learning how to program in several different programming paradigms which teaches you how to think about problems in different ways. After that, you can pick up other syntaxs relatively easily and you have a better understanding in general of differing languages strengths and weaknesses.

If there is a job that requires language X or Y for it's products, then the employer has some responsibility to provide relevant training.

That is, if your like me and expect our education system to actually educate rather than turn out programing drones.

Virginia school board learns a hard lesson... and other stories

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Why

Not just ask Boeing...

https://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2002/september/i_pw.html

Trial of Theranos boss Elizabeth Holmes begins: She plans to say her boyfriend and COO Balwani abused her

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Re: Mad as a cut snake

I would suggest, Nutty as a fruitcake as the mild end of the scale.

IBM sued again by its own sales staff: IT giant accused of going back on commission payments promise

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Re: Just

A pretty successful computer firm, DEC, did just that...

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Just

Pay salaries...

Rumors of satellite-comms-capable iPhone abound. The truth could be rather boring

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Would that be the Unobtanium fueled UAV?

UK promises big data law shake-up... while also keeping the EU happy, of course. What could go wrong?

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Re: Seems to be a recurring theme here ...

Who makes the laws?

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Re: Seems to be a recurring theme here ...

Well since we were a founding member of and signatory to Luango (which include some non-EU states) up until we left the EU and nothings substantively changed so why shouldn't we apply to rejoin after Brexit? Oh, I remember, the EU commission has got to use every bureaucratic leave available to it, to be a right pain in the ass.

Oh the humanity: McDonald's out of milkshakes across Great Britain

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Re: A number of sound decisions?

I suspect you are correct. I'm in the East Midlands and no sign of shortages.

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Re: A number of sound decisions?

Where is here in context?

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Re: A number of sound decisions?

More rant...

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Re: A number of sound decisions?

Methinks I hit a nerve. Anyone want to decloak and have a debate rather than a rant?

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Pint

Perhaps

They should just sell beer :)

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Re: A number of sound decisions?

Just that, crap business planning.

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Re: A number of sound decisions?

Hum, casting aspersions isn't a vary coherent argument. Not too much of a Brexit supporter here but have you a proper argument as to why those who are might be dumb?

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Re: A number of sound decisions?

You really think that after all of the petty nonsense that has come our way from the EU in he last few years, the any sane person would want to rejoin it?

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Re: A number of sound decisions?

Have a look at the Swedish model. No not that one...

Samsung testing memory with built-in processing for AI-centric servers

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Re: What

There is always a balance involving such things as size of cache, how many cache lines, cache coherency overhead, physical or virtual addressing, sharing caches, moving between caches, cache flush overhead, cost of cache miss etc. Bigger is not always better ;)

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What

Goes around, comes around. CAFS meet AXDIMM your spiritual successor. Not that CAFS was either the first nor unique. These 'innovations' are the inevitable consequence of a difference between the speed of fast processing verses the slow speed of memory access. Not sure what would happen if memory was way faster than processing.

https://www.cdpa.co.uk/CAFS/

British teachers' pensions set to be released from Capita's grasp after nearly 30 years

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NINOs have never been unique. No one should ever think they are or were. At one point there were three offices issuing NINOs, guess what happened. Even now, a new NINO is not always unique and they are being issued from one source. Go figure.

If you want unique, how about having a pension scheme number?

Samsung: We will remotely brick smart TVs looted from our warehouse

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So, why are they available for sale?

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Re: This seems normal

I guess you have to think about what it is you have actually bought.

Green hydrogen 'transitioning from a shed-based industry' says researcher as the UK hedges its H2 strategy

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Re: Any second now...

My body has a quite effective way of producing flammable gas but what sort of hideous experiment have gone on that causes the poor team members to produce exploding piss!

China plans laws for 'healthy' development of tech companies

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Re: China needs better "public opinion propaganda"

Propaganda isn't necessarily fake, indeed it's works far better if it is demonstrably true. The female dog is that truth is somewhat mutable.

Google staff who work from home might see pay cut under corporate policy – reports

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Why

Do you have to tell your employer where you live?

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement

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Re: WTF?

Hum, I think the glorious revolution in 1688 classes as an invasion. As for being ruled by foreigners, isn't that the whole point of an invasion?

Edit, Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese, just read your post making the same point. Great minds and all...

US labor official suggests Amazon's Alabama workers rerun that unionization vote

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Re: The third way

Unfortunately the 'owners' are the fund managers and guess what their motivations are...

Remember Google Plus? Remember its privacy blunder? Remember applying for a slice of a settlement?

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I

Think perhaps that the concentration on money here is the problem. Punishments other than money such as jail time for company officers might make a difference.

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?

"Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows

reformation. There shall be in England seven

halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped

pot; shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony 2370

to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in

common; and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to

grass: and when I am king, as king I will be,— "

Sysadmins: Why not simply verify there's no backdoor in every program you install, and thus avoid any cyber-drama?

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How

About paying a reasonable amount for code written and tested by competent engineers? Oh, yes now I remember, that's what people used to do but now it's so much better.

I'm feeling lucky: Google, Facebook say workers must be vaccinated before they return to offices

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Re: Acid test

Would that mean that an employee to be allowed into work or not but never some of the time. That the number of at work employees is always constantly known. Saying your going to work and then not turning up doesn't count. And that the number of at work employees is recorded by chipping it in stone.

'Woefully insufficient': Biden administration's assessment of critical infrastructure infosec protection

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It

Would seem to me that the normal capitalist race to the bottom on costs and the need to secure infrastructure are almost diametrically opposed. The only way to stop the cost cutting and improve the security would be if it were mandated by legal regulations. Tell me left pondians, are you up for bigger government and higher prices?

Here's a list of the flaws Russia, China, Iran and pals exploit most often, say Five Eyes infosec agencies

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Well, given the way the agencies are split into cells, I'm not sure any of them would know what they themselves are doing. Probably got a better chance of discovering what their sister agencies are up to.

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Re: Causes

Yep, all the sort of things that used to be picked up in testing. I guess you get what you don't pay for.

I've got a broken combine harvester – but the manufacturer won't give me the software key

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Re: Late stage capitalism

Only one up vote unfortunately...

Private cryptocurrencies make lousy national currencies: International Monetary Fund

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Hum, ever tried to 'easily' transfer a few tens of thousands of euros?

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch loses first stage in fight against extradition to US

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So

Remind me again, how many US citizens get extradited to the UK?

To answer my own question, not many. Latest data I could quickly find states 7 in the years of 2004 to 2011 inclusive. A nice rider being "No US citizen was extradited for an alleged crime while the person was based in the US" so...

The old New: Windows veteran explains that menu item

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> name.txt

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Re: Always an important consideration

Yep, what's wrong with a prompt and a selection of commands with meaningless three or four letter names.

And while your at it, get off my grass...

Happy 'Freedom Day': Stats suggest many in England don't want it or think it's a terrible idea

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Re: Spoke with worried NHS staff

Well, if nobody was COVID vaccinated, then no admissions to hospital would have be vaccinated. If everybody was vaccinated, then all COVID admissions would be vaccinated people.

We are kinda in between these two states...

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Re: SNAFU

If you factor in the fact that COVID deaths are measures as people dying within 28 days of a positive test; then 20 a day is basically the baseline as it's very close to the number you would expect to have died of other causes yet have tested positive in the last 28 days.

Note to self. Write shorter sentences...

Zoom! That's the sounds of comms firm chomping down on loss-making Five9 in transaction valued at $14.7bn

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I

Had to look up what CCaas is. Not too much the wiser but I think it is call center apps running in the cloud which you rent. It apparently "helps you deliver exceptional customer experiences to maximize business outcomes". Which I guess translates as, not pissing off your customers too much while not costing a lot.

US Surgeon General doubles down on Facebook-bashing amid vaccination information blame game

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Re: To be fair to Facebook...

Hum, and who assess whats crap and what isn't? Us chattering apes chatter incessantly. Most of it is inane banal rubbish, some of it is interesting, some maybe misleading or dangerous. We always have and always will. All that is different here is the communication channel for the stream of chatter. Recently, we have moved to world wide chatter distribution system. Whether this warrants the sort of mud slinging and angst that is currently happening is debatable. I recon there could be money at stake ;)

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