* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

12355 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

As Twitter blocks white supremacists posing as anti-fascists, FBI appeal is flooded with images of cop violence

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Re: What bothers me most is this one

>i'm with you on that sort of journalist.

These sort of journalists should be fired and forced to take some less reputable job

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Re: What bothers me most is this one

How much video is there of police shooting/beating/arresting other police officers who are committing crimes against protesters ?

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Re: He's moving the army in

So far the military have proved rather more disciplined. It's almost as if they had rules and are 40% black

The Edinburgh Fringe festival isn't happening this year, but that won't stop a digital sign doing its own comedy routine

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>in Scotland, they reeked of pish. And that, dear reader, is why they're locked.

Preserving a cultural artefact ?

All-electric plane makes first flight – while lugging 2 tons of batteries aloft

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>researchers did manage to bag £9m worth of government funding.

So a trip to home depot to buy a LOT of extension cords - no need for batteries

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Re: Nice stunt...

Yes I meant more in the lines of = fairly pointless stunt where the plane can only lift the batteries.

At least with the seaplane you have somewhere to land when the red light comes on!

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Re: Nice stunt...

Especially since that has already been done in 2019: harbour-air-and-magnix-announce-successful-flight-of-worlds-first-commercial-electric-airplane

Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it's dangerously simple to do

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Re: The government "shielding" calls for the vulnerable

>I assure you I am not a scammer"

For classifications of secret and above they have to use the phrase "scouts honour, I'm not a scammer" for data classified as confidential or restricted then a "pinkie swear" is sufficient

'Beyond stupid': Linus Torvalds trashes 5.8 Linux kernel patch over opt-in Intel CPU bug mitigation

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Re: @devTrail - What kind of opt-in was it?

And it will become a requirement for all software. After all you can't compromise 'security', so all corporate standards will require a flush after every function call

They've only gone and bloody done it! NASA, SpaceX send two fellas off to the International Space Station

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Re: Almost accident free

Then they would have totally missed the ISS

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Re: What an achievement

There is an excellent talk by a wonderfully tweedy British history of science guy about this period before Nasa.

The 'Germans of a certain political hue' were ensconced in Huntsville Alabama - whether this was to keep the project secret, to keep them away from bumping into any famous Jewish scientists at major universities or because they would feel at home in Alabama is a discussion point.

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Re: What an achievement

By that argument NASA was nothing more than Nazi projects continued by ex-Nazi employees

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Re: You

Don't worry the government 'investment' in Boeing will be increased to cover the dental costs

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Re: Perfect

The Earth landing is fake - Americans never landed on planet Earth

Beware, space Chuck Norris inside: Wacky flight rules for Chris Cassidy's first mission unearthed as Navy SEAL greets Dragon crew

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ISS vs LHC

The choice of military pilots is presumably why the ISS has produced so much top-rated science and greatly advanced our ability to perform high school science fair experiments in space.

There are very few ex-special forces scientists on the LHC and as far as I know none of the directors of CERN (except possibly Fabiola) have ever killed a man with their bare hands.

Not the Wright stuff: Bitcoin 'inventor' loses bid to sue YouTuber who called him a liar

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Yes and it was widely viewed to be bring the UK courts into the same sort of disrepute as East-Texas patent courts.

Barristers liked it, as did Bentley dealers in central London, but judges really don't like their courts being used by money-grubbing foreigners.

Twitter, Reddit and pals super unhappy US visa hopefuls have to declare their online handles to Uncle Sam

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But try to get a visa if you haven't been following the God Emperor on twitter since before 2016.

Those who joined the Nazi party after it rose to power in March 1933 were called March Violets because they only appeared above ground then - and so weren't true "patriots". There was a black market in early low number party memberships to show you were a true supporter.

I suspect there will be a thriving business in media handles of people who are careful to only ever follow the true prophets on Fox News

Turns out Elon can't control the weather – what a scrub: Rain, clouds delay historic manned SpaceX-NASA launch

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Re: The Right Stuff

> aircraft are struck by lightning most days and survive without damage almost all of the time

They don't contain a few hundred tons of liquid oxygen

They aren't electrically connected to the ground by a stream of exhaust gas

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Re: not a fan of Musk

People prefer colonel von Braun?

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Chance of hitting a road barrier is rather low

Boeing brings back the 737 Max but also lays off thousands

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>takeover of McDonnell Douglas by Boeing.

<sings> I believe that pigs and even DC-10s can fly ... </sings>

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Re: Why ?

Production is up and customer complaints are down - what's the problem ?

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Re: isit737max.com

>Unless all Ryanair flights are marked as "MAYBE - do you feel lucky?",

Free(*) lottery ticket with every 737-MAX flight

* Free tickets with a £10 service charge, £3 convenience charge for printing your own lottery ticket and a £5 credit card fee for not charging your card,

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Re: Reservations outpacing cancellations ...

You're just looking for problems.

Late arrivals, lost luggage and passenger complaints are at an all-time low.

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Re: They are to big to fail

So the current regime is going to let Boeing fail and have proud Rednecks being flown around the motherland on damn commie surrender-monkey built Airbuses ?

And where are they going to buy fighters from Lockheed-Martin (snigger)

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Re: It still doesn't look good for air travel

>they're not 737-MAX's, they're 737-8200's - a completely different beast unrelated to the MAX

May I suggest 737-Sellafield ?

Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way

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If only we could return to the perfect air safety record of 1918 instead of today when we have millions of aircraft crashing every day

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Re: Crossing the International Date Line/Equator

Not going south of the equator this time of night

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Isn't that a good thing ?

(at least compared to the opposite)

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Re: Not so bad a function if you are on your way back into the UK...

Most aircraft these days are fitted with a Gatwick Proximity Warning System

Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it

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Somebody employs this person - hopefully for nothing critical

HP Ink sales are in the red: Total revenue down 11 per cent as CEO says coronavirus knackered supply chain

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Revenue of $12.5bn

So they sold a cartridge ?

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

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Re: You supported a system...

> And lets face it a two party system is absolutely no better than a one-party system

It's not a two party system.

You have a choice conservatives or conservatives+abortion rights.

Or at least that's what it used to be in the day of 'normal' sane republicans

Nope, still can't find them. Skullcandy slips Tile's gadget-tracking hardware into individual earbuds

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Simple solution

I have mine attached by a string to the phone

cmd.exe is dead, long live PowerShell: Microsoft leads aged command-line interpreter out into 'maintenance mode'

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>I wish Powershell would die sooner thather than later.

Next week it will be replaced by "Powershell365 Azure Service" which only works in the cloud.

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Re: Bash

You can make a POSIX compliant system with a single header specifying that you don't support input/output/network/storage etc in a POSIX compliant way

US lawmakers get a second shot at forcing FBI agents to obtain a warrant before they leaf through web histories

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Only for terrorists

Not, for example, if you accidentally shot somebody black and you had to find some dirt on them to leak to Fox News?

Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC

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Re: AMD vs. Intel: War Games v3.0

The difference is that Intel used to own the market for all the connecting chips.

So you could build a laptop around AMD but then Intel wouldn't sell you the SATA / WIFI / ethernet chips for your server product line - so only cheap crappy companies could risk upsetting intel.

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Re: $$$

My first PC, an Olivetti from Morgans on TCR cost me 500 quid = a whole summer student wages

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Re: mythical Year Of Linux On the Desktop comes

Teams already works well on Linux

Office365 is getting better, don't use sharepoitn anymore so don't know how well it's supported outside IE

The bits of Microsoft that make $$$ don't care what OS you are using as long as you pay your subscription and I think most of them weren't born when Balmer went on his linux=cancer rampage

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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Re: Security or politics or economic competition ?

So you benefit in the UK if you pay 2x as much for cell service because the kit got bought from people in America?

What if the American workers aren't even the same skin colour as you, or the same branch of christian - does that still count ?

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Re: Security or politics or economic competition ?

>There are no WTO rules, the WTO doesn't have an army - the only way the WTO could enforce any rules was to make economics ministers feel guilty and with the US boycott of the WTO court they don't even have that.

If we ban Huawei then Western kit will be bought. At greater expense which will slow the rest of the economy. And the same rules will be applied everywhere else, France will insist on only buying French kit, so no Rolls Royce engines or BAe wings on Airbus. China will insist that any 3rd world country that is getting any Chinese investment doesn't buy any western kit.

It wasn't just a few credit cards: Entire travel itineraries were stolen by hackers, Easyjet now tells victims

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I think when it comes to hacking, British Airways' approach could be described as "proactive"

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Re: We are very sorry this has happened.

All Ryanair's customers got leaked int he sports direct hack

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So we have flag carriers bailed out by their governments and all the cheap airlines go bust and we go back to paying £500 on 'British' Airways to fly to europe

Lawsuit klaxon: HP, HPE accused of coordinated plan to oust older staff in favor of cheaper, compliant youngsters

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HP hiring younger staff

Is that grooming ?

To test its security mid-pandemic, GitLab tried phishing its own work-from-home staff. 1 in 5 fell for it

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That's the code on my luggage !

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Re: I have been caught out....

I've been ignoring all these obviously fake company emails telling me to log into Microsoft Teams, now I get a new one telling me that we have switched form Teams to Yammer in order to be customer focussed synergy leveraged with dynamic upside while delighting stakeholders - so I'll ignore these as well.

As a bonus I don't have to go to any meetings

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