* Posts by osakajin

153 posts • joined 3 May 2011


Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

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Re: Signal strength in the UK on DAB and DAB+

ERM about those millions of Syrians that popped over a few years ago?

UK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts

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Re: This project is, though

But didn't the UK invent the industrial revolution?

Brit MPs vote down bid to delay IR35 reforms, press ahead with new tax rules for private-sector contractors

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"The government has accidentally created that class of zero-rights employees: "

That's no accident. Next up... No one is getting full time perm positions with benefits after the measures to halt Corona have finished and the 42% of private sector employees who are screwed by all the nonsense restart work.

I totally admire the way the government has destroyed all the hard won rights for employees.

Hey, Boeing. Don't celebrate your first post-grounding 737 Max test flight too hard. You just lost another big contract

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Waiting 3 months for a refund from Lufthansa. Filed a dispute with their regulator this morning.


Beijing's tightening grip on Hong Kong could put region's future as an up-and-coming tech hub in jeopardy

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Re: "we need clarity on what the laws will involve before we can decide anything"

"No government of the day will allow an influx of people of that magnitude, especially if they are non-white."

I assume you haven't visited any urban areas recently in the uk?

Brit police's use of facial-recognition tech is lawful, no need to question us, cops' lawyer tells Court of Appeal

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This will suck

For identical twins

Machine-learning models trained on pre-COVID data are now completely out of whack, says Gartner

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twas a joke.

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Maybe try to get the data from post spanish flu era? Now that is a real pandemic not like this excuse for jolly good thrashing of ordinary folk and wealth transfer that is currently happening.

UK police's face recognition tech breaks human rights laws. Outlaw it, civil rights group urges Court of Appeal

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Thank goodness for face masks. Not putting that one back in the bag now :)

Fujitsu, Japan strong-Arm their way to the top with world's fastest-known super: 415-PFLOPS Fugaku

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"Although none of China’s supercomputers"

Publically known right? I bet they hsve a shed load of power to keep all that surveillance running smoothly.

Internet blackout of Myanmar States that are home to ethnic minorities enters second year

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Re: Puzzled

The sarcasm is strong with this one.

A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all

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I cycle. My petrol costs for a bike are 10 a month. A colleage walks to work. So yeah I am worse off.

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Pay me for my utility usage or I will arrive each day at the office and if you dont provide a work space then i will return home and enjoy the day off.

Huawei going to predict the future? Nope, say company leaders when asked about Joe Biden winning US election

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Wondering how a no election trump continuity administration because its too dangerous to vote will go down?

After all uk elections got cancelled without a fuss....

How do you run a military court over Zoom? With 28 bullet points and a ceremonial laptop flunkey, of course!

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Re: If the Boris Johnson Junta decides to declare Martial Law

Presumably the disembowelment and strangulation would have to be DIY to maintain social distancing?

Winter is coming, and with it the UK's COVID-19 contact-tracing app – though health minister says it's not a priority

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Amazon's not saying its warehouse staff are dumb... but it feels they need artificial intelligence to understand what 'six feet' means

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We cross now live to Oracle. Mr Ellison, any thoughts? 'Autonomous self-driving computers eliminate human labor, eliminate human error'

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Re: Fill the void

The logic of the Datk Judges.

NY Attorney General warns Apple, Google to police COVID-19 tracing apps in their souks – or she will herself

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Because the real agenda here is to normalise granualar surveliance.

Germany prepares to launch COVID-19 contact-tracing app 'this week' while UK version stuck in development hell

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How do you know how many people have it?

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Rather begs the questuon why governments have destroyed economy and are brainwashing people into the new normal. Massive manipulation and destruction for.... nothing.

Dont drink the kool aid people.

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Ive been thinking you could have a lot of fun locking up your mates and people you dont like by telling the powers that you encountered them. Is this the viral version of SWATTING?

In Hancock's half-hour, Dido Harding offers hollow laughs: Cake distracts test-and-trace boss at UK COVID-19 briefing

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Re: "......worst death toll in Europe"



Nz is fucked

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Re: "......worst death toll in Europe"

Until you open the borders... or is that not going to happen?

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Oh yeah. Forgot that pulling the recession trigger was the reason for all the nonsense.

2008 banks

2020 flu

Right on the 10 year recession cycle but of course this time there wont be any growth at all coming out as all the money will have gone to the 1% and now the middle classes will feel the bite that working classes have been enduring since thatcher.

The furlough scheme leading to inevitable redundancy is just introducing the skilled white collar peeps to life on the dole.


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I was very worried about all sorts of tyrannical scenarios but I should have known better. Torys dont really give a fuck expect for lining their pockets ay my expense.

I am still very confused about them giving several million people 6 months holiday at 80% wages. Im sure the swindle will become apparent with time.

Oh crap: UK's digital overlords moot new rules to help telcos lay fibre in sewer pipes

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Cack teams shirley?

Forget biz insider threats for a moment – let's talk about partners turning rogue and installing spyware on phones

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Re: The Humanity

I miss <blink>

Frenchman scores €50k compensation for suffering 'bore-out' at work after bosses gave him 'menial' tasks

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This content justifies a new regular el reg slot.

Perhaps Wednesday afternoon when our week's work has been done?

As UK Parliament heads back to in-person voting, select committees are told they can continue working via Zoom

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Thank you. So again Sweden no lock down and still lower than uk.

I rather think the data points towards no lock down being the right option. Unless of course as so eloquently posted above you think economic and social armageddon the better option.

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Or Sweden

We have Huawei to make the internet more secure: Dump TCP/IP to make folks safer says Chinese mobe slinger

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See above:

"I'd rather not be aligned with a country who's president is expressing his love for the military killing its own unarmed citizens. Notice how difficult it is to know if I'm talking about the US or China?"

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But just as western governments adopted totalitarian response to controlling caronavirus so they will adopt this because you know, control.

Repair store faces hefty legal bill after losing David and Goliath fight with Apple over replacement iPhone screens

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Re: It all depends on how the repairs were sold!

Is Brexit still a thing?

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But how much in Zimbabwe dollars?

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

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The government is not your friend.

Privacy activists prep legal challenge against UK plan to keep coronavirus contact-tracing data for two decades

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Dont forget the military getting their hands o it as recently reported here.

What on earth is going on?

Home Office waves a cool £1bn to outsource handling of British visa, citizenship applications

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The whole thing is about publicising risk and privatising profit.

Having been thru the visa process back when it only cost loads of money and wasnt utter shite (2013 to 2019) i cant but help feel sorry for all the poor souls who have to endure the abysmal fustercluck that it is now.

I wonder how the 3 million chinese about to arrrive will feel about this or do they already have passports?

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks

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Re: Brits can vote

But Brits cant vote. Our elections were cancelled this year. Wonder if another virus will come along in time for the next general election?

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Re: A dry run for trumps loss in 2020

Better to randomly select 650 souls from the electoral register and give them the job for 5 years.

Would save so much bs and we would get much better results.

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise

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Re: "the concept of saving face"

Japanese politicians have been known, even recently, to do the honourable thing in the face of a scandal and channel the samurai spirit to restore honour to their name.

(If you're feeling that way please reach out for help. There is hope.)

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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Re: Trumpetsters Trumpet Drumpfs Lumps

Anyone remember the episode of veep where the aides suddenly realise the veep is tweeting and have a full meltdown. "The vice president is tweeting"...

I wonder if that level of panic happens in the WH or if its now just a shrug...

Unmanned drones to slash NHS delivery times to one-fifth of road 'n' rail transport

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Re: Payload?

That joke is in poor taste. Assume you are joking?

You know this Land of the Free thing, yeah? Well then, why allow the FBI to trawl through America's browsing history without a warrant?

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At least ot looks like uss may get a vote. Our democracy was cancelled without a murmur but prople were still able to line up for food.

The coup has already hsppened in uk.

New Zealand releases Bluetooth-free COVID-19 tracing app

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Do not support this.

Am i the only one worried that gov took as their model of (unnecessary) control what the totalitarian Chinese gov did?

You will not undo this activity. We are being trained to accept total state survelliance.

Do not accept this.

Beer rating app reveals homes and identities of spies and military bods, warns Bellingcat

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This is all academic now we are all about to be forced to use "contact tracing" apps.

Podcast Addict banned from Google Play Store because heaven forbid app somehow references COVID-19

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Is no one worried about this in terms of whats the next keyword to get you into trouble? This is normalising censorship. Totally terrifying.

Doors closed by COVID-19, Brit retro tech museums need your help

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Thanks for the common sense. Now just about undoing all the unnecessary damage that has already been done.

Oh wait....

Yup we are already totally screwed.

Latest NHS IT revolution is failing to learn lessons from the last £10bn car crash

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Not allowing that malware anywhere near me.

If American tech is used to design or make that chip, you better not ship it to Huawei, warns Uncle Sam

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Wjy dont trump and xi just get a room already?



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