* Posts by seven of five

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‘Fasten your seat belts, raise your tray table, and disconnect your Bluetooth headsets from the entertainment unit’

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Only in a Boeing you can be going

like there will be no tomorrow.

Mayflower, the AI ship sent to sail from the UK to the US with no humans, made it three days before breaking down

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Re: Idiots

Well, that would bring a smile to the face, now wouldn't it?

Systemd 249 release candidate includes better support for immutable OSes and provisioning images

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Re: Thinks I like about systemd

Please, this is a joke.

Please, this is a joke.

Please, this is a joke.

Please, this is a joke.

Please, this is a joke.

Infrastructure SNAFU results in French public being unable to contact emergency services

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112 in all of Europe? No, not all of Europe...

"These are in addition to the standard 112 number, which is used across Europe."

JFTR, in case you may need this (though you probably won't remember then):

In Switzerland you can dial 112, but will have to further specify whom you want to reach. 117 is the direct number for the police, 118 call the firefighters and

144 will reach the ambulance. 1414 mountain rescue (REGA)

iirc, 117 and 118 are alias for 112.

Microsoft Irish subsidiary makes $314.73bn profit

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Ireland. again.

The Irish government is working harder at the destruction of the EU than any leave campain could do.

UK Special Forces soldiers' personal data was floating around WhatsApp in a leaked Army spreadsheet

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Re: Whoever is resonsible

Well, getting people out of such places is part of their job, so no point in going there in first place.

Who gave dusty Soviet-era spacecraft that unwanted lick of paint? It was an idiot, with a spraycan, in Baikonur

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Re: Soviet tech..

Yep, alongside a Concorde. Both increasingly decaying, but most impressive none the less. A visit is strongly recommended. As is the entire museum.

Unihertz Titan Pocket: Like asking Mum for a BlackBerry and she tells you 'but we've got a BlackBerry at home'

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Re: physical keyboard

Absolutely. A decent specced, Android 12 re-issue of the priv. It will be expensive, but sometimes only expensive will do.

Oops, says Manchester City Council after thousands of number plates exposed in parking ticket spreadsheet

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Re: Swiss number plates

This is true. Well, the first paragraph is, the second not so much.

IBM says it's built the world's first 2nm semiconductor chips

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Meanwhile, in managment...

"Sooo, with these smaller transistors, do we need lees people to make and operate then?"

There may have been problems with the JEDI deal but you still wouldn't have won, Oracle told by US govt

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Re: Anyone but Oracle

Why should they? Getting abused is the point of having a contract with oracle, isn't it?

Boomi busts out of Dell with $4bn sale to pair of private equiteers

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Re: bomi?

So, think Lego mindstorms?

Making their middleware compatible with all the applications they want to glue together must be rather daunting, especially across different releases.

So they sell mostly the consulting to make it actually work, then?

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bomi?

Four billion USD for a company which does ... what exactly?

Anyone ever heard of them? What is integration platform service anyway?

Madness.

Signal app's Moxie says it's possible to sabotage Cellebrite's phone-probing tools with booby-trapped file

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Re: Passwords exist.

Well, normally. On my phone, it is a password. And a seventeen char one, while we're at it. Takes about four seconds to type in, muscle memory and blackberry soft keyboard take care of it. Just because most people don't care does not mean you don't have to care.

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Re: This is why I don't enable fingerprint or face unlock.

Passwords exist.

US aviation regulator warns of mid-air collision risk if Garmin TCAS boxes are not updated

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Re: Can I just say that I love the euphemism there...

Could have been a german or italian strike craft as well..

OMG! New free speech social network won’t allow members to take the Lord’s name in vain

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Re: A free speech social media network that doesn't allow free speech!

Heh, bet they'll also ban colour, aluminium and grey since it is the wrong kind of english.

Oracle founder Larry Ellison lands on another lily pad, this time an $80m Florida mansion he intends to tear down

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Re: Sea levels

Or drive the submarine in.

Lenovo's latest gaming monster: Eight cores, 3.2GHz, giant heat sink, two fans. Oh, and it has a phone bolted on

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Ask my kids: Certainly.

For blinkenlights sake.... RTFM! Yes. Read The Front of the Machine

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Re: Hummmmmmmmm.....

Impressive. May I strongly recommend not to try this with any newer models...

sadly, including the G.

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Re: Hummmmmmmmm.....

Mercedes E?

G Wagen, surely.

Imagine your data center backup generator kicks in during power outage ... and catches fire. Well, it happened

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Re: Seems that generators are a bit of danger

Maybe he stumbled across it...

Sorry, am oot.

Atheists appeal to higher power for intercession over alleged sins against privacy

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Joke

Well

God help them.

Facebook says dump of 533m accounts is old news. But my date of birth, name, etc haven't changed in years, Zuck

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Re: Tittybong (Australia) and Dildo, Canada

You may want to relocate to the less obvious DE 52445 Titz.

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Re: Tittybong (Australia) and Dildo, Canada

They have renamed themselves recently.

Nominet ignores advice, rejects serious change despite losing CEO, chair, half its board in membership vote

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Hand me the crisps and beer please.

Oh, this is going to be good.

Tesla broke US labor law with anti-union efforts – watchdog

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Re: Charging infrastructure

downvote all you like, Elon, I have the bills to prove it.

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Re: Charging infrastructure

>"I personally don't like those gimmicky retracting door handles, you know what happens when that nonsense wears out and becomes glitchy"

A bill of two thousand of switzerlands finest, that happens. Twice so far. To be fair, JLR also has retracting handles, but come at only 1/3 of the bill.

The silicon supply chain crunch is worrying. Now comes a critical concern: A coffee shortage

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Re: Don't the British prefer tea?

Friesland.

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Re: Off to the Shops

Actually, it will be: Give me caffeine or I'll give you death. (and a rather slow one, that is.).

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Earl Grey, hot.

Do as the Captain does.

Prince Harry, the Count of Montecito, turns Silicon Valley startup exec with first job based in 21st Century

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Headmaster

Re: Name?

von Battenberg.

OVH flames scorched cloud customers with pledge to build data centre fire simulation lab

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Re: 20x7

Did not want to spoil the surprise when the first barricade (on fire) comes into view :)

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Re: 20x7

France, so: Yes, ideally. Two at least.

Chairman, CEO of Nominet ousted as member rebellion drives .uk registry back to non-commercial roots

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Re: Management manoeuvres

And having parked a trusty T-55 up their lawn while they themself had geared up for a NERF battle...

Å nei! Norway's Stortinget struck by Microsoft Exchange malware

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Re: Nobody gets fired when...

Sure, once the house has burned down, there is no need for a further fire insurance...

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Re: Swiss cheeses are awesome!

Interestingly, most swiss cheese actually do not have the huge holes it is famous for. This is primarily the "Emmentaler".

Gryuère, Vachérin (both essential for the most popular variety of cheese fondue), Appenzeller, S'Brinz and most of the more comon varieties sold in the supermarket all come without (notable) holes in them.

Tilsiter might be an exception, though its recognition as "swiss" is difficult, it was only brought in a few hundred years ago from Pomyra. It is quite popular, though.

Maybe someone from the Romand can correct me.

MPs slam UK's £22bn Test and Trace programme for failing to provide evidence that it slows COVID pandemic

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Re: The Queen of Carnage...

Actually, she'll be an obstacle there, too.

McAfee to offload enterprise business for $4bn, focus on consumer security

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Re: Who gets the kids?

> A lot of McAfee enterprise customers must be worried.

If they'd worry, they would not have choosen McAfee in first place.

Facebook uses one billion Instagram photos to build massive object-recognition AI that partly trained itself

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Duckface

Duckface

Duckface

Hipster

Duckface

Duckface

...

GPS jamming around Cyprus gives our air traffic controllers a headache, says Eurocontrol

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Re: Anti-Jam

Cyprus should be either Greece to annoy the turkish occupation forces in Cyprus or the Turks to do the very same to Greek forces.

Boeing successfully flies unmanned autonomous military 'wingman' aircraft that may become pilot's buddy

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Re: "a human pilot in the lead"

What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Flying tonite!

So pretty much like P-700 Anti Ship missles of the soviet Navy do since the late 80s: Five go in at sea level, one pops up, scans and tells the others where to go. Should the active one get killed, another one takes the job from a different postion.

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Re: "a human pilot in the lead"

Well, it IS supposed to become state-of-the-art killtech, they possibly can't call it "fairy glitter unicorn princess"

I mean, they *could*, and it would add embarrassment damage to the burning wreckages of their opponents as well, but... it... somehow... might be ... .hard to sell.

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Re: Spot the name

This is why they are testing the aerodynamics first.

What happens when cancel culture meets Adolf Hitler pareidolia? Amazon decides it needs a new app icon

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Joke

Bart Hitler causes paper jams at Amazon?

The classic hits keep coming from IBM: z/OS set for big update in September

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Re: Weird

Yeah, my dog did a shit this morning, and I'm sure the weather was part of the cause.

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Re: Weird

It just works, and you ignorance is our job security.

9 years after SpaceX strode into Texas village, Elon Musk floats name change for Boca Chica: 'Starbase'

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Ah, the two Musks again.

There is a thin line between genius and madman. Unfortunetaly, it is not a fence.

I mean, he really does get shit moving. And then, sometimes, far too often to be comfortable, he just is... the other Musk. The Paedo Guy one...

Palantir and UK policy: Public health, public IT, and – say it with me – open public contracts

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I'd guess we all go there, sooner or later. Amassing dirt on people seems like it could be their business contingency plan.

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