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Excel @ mentions approach general availability on the desktop

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Re: Forecast is 100% chance of @storm

Roll-up ladies, gentlemen and hipsters. Get you bets in on Excel security lottery.

Evens: You will be able to get a copy of anyone else's spreadsheet by @ and request-reply

2:1 You will be able to run arbitrary macros on the recipient's Excel

4:1 You will be able to send arbitrary binary payloads AND run arbitrary macros on the recipient's Excel

10:1 If you are using Edge it will be able to get your browsing history, If you use Firefox it will kill your dog.

Mozilla finds 18 of 25 popular reproductive health apps share your data

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Re: My advise to women

And don't forget to thank D*g you are living in a free country

Elon Musk 'buying Manchester United' football club

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Re: re: 420 hahaha

According to wiki the police code is a myth - I assumed it was a date that some law/police action happened, but apparently not.

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re: 420 hahaha

Over here shouldn't it be 20-4 ?

Although why all these people would want to celebrate Hitler's birthday is a mystery

UK launches 'consultation' with EU over exclusion from science programs

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Re: meh

>expressed in € and $ but not £.

I suspect it's te difficulty in updating the falling value of Global Britain's Global currency

Apple to compel workers to spend '3 days a week' in the office

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Over here artisan beavers have been almost entirely replaced by large concrete hydro-electric dams

What few itinerant beavers remain are widely hunted for their delicious tails

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Re: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who insisted...

>Bozo spotted buying wine?

Chap has to "buy" his own wine?

Obviously not a gentleman, probably a foreigner

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Re: Steve Job's [sic] replacement said […]

The catastrophic drop in Apple sales, profits and market cap since Cook took over would certainly suggest so.

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Re: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who insisted...

He is just leading the drive to work from stately home for a better notwork - life balance.

He should be applauded

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IPad, MacBook and iPhone

Shit for remote workers - says Apple.

More datacenters coming to Ireland, despite energy concerns

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Re: Loss of Prime Agricultural Land

Don't worry they'll blame the English

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So would it be a metre rule because it's a metre or a meter rule because it meters metres?

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rural residential consumers

I don't see how the Irish rural population can be profitable.

Isn't about time they were downsized ?

Sony camera feature hopes to make digital images immune to secret manipulation

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Re: all photographs are manipulated

Yes but the point of this is that you can still edit Trotsky out of the party photo or add in the missing safety cable.

BUT in court you can always go back to the .RAW file and see what was there.

Samsung heir pardoned after doing time for bribery

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Re: Capitalism for the Win

>So now I have a less than positive view of the South Korean President.

Samsung may have to fire him

Twitter unveils US midterm election integrity plans, upsets almost everyone

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Re: I tried social media once….

el'reg launches its own anti-social media app

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Re: If you form your world-view from social media

>Social media is the true opiate of the masses.

Actually it turns out OxyContin is the true opiate of the masses,

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Re: Sigh..

>Supreme Court justice who wrote it felt deeply embarrassed and ashamed

A weakness which has been bred-out of subsequent appointees

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Re: Sigh..

And so the report saying Kentucky had WMD was true even if the actual WMDs weren't and so our invasion of Kentucky was perfectly legal

US CHIPS Act: Getting the funding is just the start

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Re: It's strategic

We will have a complete supply chain under our control. India and Africa have historical ties to us which mean they are bound to be on our side rather than China's

Starlink satellite dish cracked on stage at Black Hat

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Re: Can’t say I’m surprised.

But this is on hardware you are physically giving to millions of customers - some of whom will be foreign militarys with a reasonable stock of specialist equipment

Your AI-generated digital artwork may not be protected by US copyright

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But presumably all the images used to train the AI had copyright, so shouldn't the the copyright in the AI's derivative work belong to them ?

Otherwise I could "train" an AI on a single work, end up with a training matrix just consisting of "1" and then "generate" as many of the new AI-derived, non-copyrighted not-at-all-a-copy of the work as I want

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>I assume he'd retained copyright to some of his own material

He had the copyright to the words+music, just like any author, but the recording of the performances had a much shorter copyright in the UK (50years?) - that's what he was arguing to extend.

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Those are all mechanical though.

The tricky bit us that now the camera recognises that this is a landscape with a sky with clouds and so makes it a sunset, or it sees a women's face and does a bunch of smoothing and skin color adjustments.

If we get to the point where the camera recognises that this is Yosemite and so turns all your pictures into Ansel Adams landscapes

Ex-Twitter staffer convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia

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They may be bloodthirsty religious nutjobs, but they are rich

US military fuels eVTOL research with $75m contract

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Re: Joby Aviation?

Joby Aviation Quadcopter: Where the Joby hits the Fan

Security needs to learn from the aviation biz to avoid crashing

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And you would need $50,000 in training and 1500 hours logged experience before being allowed to use Powerpoint

Scientists unveil a physics-defying curved space robot

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Re: "didn't indicate the device would actually work. "

I think that in the case of the em drive 'Russell's Teapot' applies.

You invented a machine that does magic, in all the tests it didn't do magic. Claiming that I didn't definitively prove there is no magic is a bit of a stretch.

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Re: "didn't indicate the device would actually work. "

i.e. experimentally demonstrated that the device didn't work.

As Black Hat kicks off, the US government is getting the message on hiring security talent

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Re: We have an open hiring process

US? Oh the colonials,I have no idea how they do it - I assumed you just paid more for the best people

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The government spending money on education would mean the communists would have won

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We have an open hiring process

We hire purely on the basis of you having gone to the same university as the boss. Which relies on you having gone to one of a small number of very 'selective' schools. That doesn't mean your name has to end in "the IIIrd" but it helps.

Of course we hire women and people of ethnic-ness (but see #1)

Naturally no police record, we can't have anyone that ever got stopped by the police for skateboarding. We never had a problem with the police at the old XYZ club so we assume anybody who the police stop are criminals

And never smoked the devils lettuce. Our national security infrastructure may be under threat from enemy nation state hackers, but we have to have some standards.

No inappropriate life-choices, like tattoos or not being married. We don't mind if you're gay, many of our bosses were gay - but at least most of them had the decency to marry an understanding woman.

Church going of course, but proper church, not one of those weird foreign ones - like Jedi or Catholicism

Ex-CISA chief Krebs calls for US to get serious on security

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The WWF?

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The problem is

Too many agencies and turf wars over political power and influence for personal gain.

Which is why the only solution is to make a single all powerful agency with me in charge of everyone.

US car industry leads the world in production cuts over chip shortages

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Re: Here's an idea -

No it's 'cat 20' cos obviously it uses kelvin but in units where 0K is -127 and 0 is 0C so you just use this other tool to generate a file with the value closest to 20C

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Re: Chip Shortage & Used Cars

Until they optimized the production process and were able to make cars that were junk direct from the factory

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re: No electronics involved just bits of wire.

That's the reason for the chips.

A copper wire circuit from every control, through the body to the steering wheel and then to the battery is a lot of copper and a lot connectors

A single power wire and a thin canbus cable running around the car is a lot cheaper, even with a canbus switch at each gadget

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Re: Remember when

And without airbags or crumple zone or deformable interiors you also saved the co2 emissions from an ambulance after a crash, they just hosed the driver out before crushing it.

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Re: Here's an idea -

Linux car, only has a CLI.

To change temperature just cat 20 > /proc/heater or to set it permanently just edit /etc/heater.conf and restart systemd heaterctl

Report slams UK plan to become 'science superpower' by 2030

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Re: if "hard Brexit" comes

>Brexit is as hard as it's going to be,

I think "Getting Brexit done" now involves capturing Harfleur

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Re: Have to actually ditch Boris first

"Hold my Beer" : Liz Truss

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Re: Is it a bird...

No you can't get the staff. British workers don't want to punch themselves in the face for these wages.

If we can no longer import cheap foreign workers willing to punch Brits in the face for long hours at minimum wage

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Re: no "specific, measurable outcomes", no delivery plan, a short-termist outlook...

Just think of the market for new periodic tables with imperial masses

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Re: thank you

A deeply cynical UK govt could declare that the imaginary line WAS the border but simply not enforce it. The UK can easily stop waves of migrants by the various airlines and ferries requiring ID for purely marketing purposes.

The Irish govt would be responsible for securing the Eu border as required by their Eu membership. If they weren't able to do this for whatever reason, the Eu has a border force it can deploy

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Re: thank you

> sticking to what was agreed

That there would be no border with Eire = keep IRA happy

That NI remains part of the UK = keep UVF happy

That there is a border between the Eu and UK = keep the Eu happy

Since the Eu are the only ones without guns.....

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Re: thank you

>Why would the unionists want Scotland to leave the UK

That's why it would be so funny. They just get the pipes and drums unpacked I'm Glasgow and the SNP win.

Not sure what happens afterwards but I think this aide of the Atlantic is the best place to watch from.

Tesla Full Self-Driving 'fails' to notice child-sized objects in testing

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Re: As soon as I saw this

Tesla is an American company, the American solution would be to arm the little darlings with the anti-tank weapons

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Re: As soon as I saw this

Dress them like little STOP signs?

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