* Posts by Matthew 26

9 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Mar 2011

Euro Patent Office fails miserably in key accountability case

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Seriously, this sort of excrement almost makes checks every box on English stereotypes about French bureaucrats.

The worst part is that you know that Nigel Farage is using this to make his point.

Mozilla whips out Rusty new Firefox Quantum (and that's a good thing)

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Many of the good ones cannot be ported at this time

In particular, Classic Theme Restorer (Australis sucks)

HTC seeks salvation with squeezy design

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Re: My dog really needs to know

This phone is Mr. Huffle from the Dr. Who episode.

Google to kill passwords on Android, replace 'em with 'trust scores'

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So, If I Break My Wrist

I lose access to my phone for 6 weeks because I have to type in text one handed?

Bloody brilliant.

Inside Intel's CPU-level multi-factor auth (and why we've got deja vu)

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Am I the Only One Who Sees this as a Camel's Nose Under the Tent?

It is an attempt to implement the IOS walled garden on Wintel.

Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

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It should be mentioned that, in addition to being white elephants, the ships were flawed

The joint between the upper and lower armor was seriously flawed.

Hackers spunk 'pcAnywhere source' after negotiation breakdown

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Am I the Only One Who Sees a False Flag?

(see the Wiki)

I can see any number of TLA's (Three Letter Agencies) finding a useful idiot to do this in order to justify a crackdown.

BA jihadist relied on Jesus-era encryption

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It's Ironic

That most of the basic maths used in modern encryption were discovered in the Arab world.

European parliament loves the Tobin tax

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Your Thesis is 6 Pounds of Manure in a 5 Pound Bag

There are 2 reasons for a Tobin tax:

* Generation of revenue.

* Discouraging casino type speculation.

Of the two, the SECOND is the more important reason, and has always been cast as such.

If revenue is less than expected because speculation is reduced, then you have a, to quote xkcd, a "mission %$#@ing accomplished!" situation.

Investors, even those who who trade regularly, are not impacted greatly, but speculators, who trade constantly, such as the automated program traders, are, and this has the effect of reducing volatility and fraud in the market, because small margins on repeated trades become less attractive.