* Posts by sniperpaddy

111 posts • joined 24 Jun 2011

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Hacking the computer with wirewraps and soldering irons: Just fix the issues as they come up, right?

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Re: it would have to be a C++

You need to handle it properly

Starlink's latent China crisis could spark a whole new world of warcraft

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By the same reasoning the CIA will need to drop starlinks within the US, when the next GOP government comes into power.

Seagate UK customer stung by VAT on replacement drive shipped via the Netherlands

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Re: Should not have Netherlands VAT ...

Give over. You sound like Arlene.

The killing of CentOS Linux: 'The CentOS board doesn't get to decide what Red Hat engineering teams do'

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Re: Cores?

Painfully close to the truth.

Man arrested after UK school finds wiped hard drives on devices connected to network

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Hunter Biden

Whew ! Hunter Biden safe at last. :)

Brexit travel permits designed to avoid 7,000-lorry jams come January depend on software that won't be finished till April

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Re: "For a minute I thought the professionals were involved, "

That's GSG-9, softies, compared to C-19

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Re: What's in a name...

Priti Piggy ?

Capita's bespoke British Army recruiting IT cost military 25k applicants after switch-on

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Re: When I was young...

Projecting much?

Youngsters these days are very familiar with standard browser-based UI's.....unless it is badly designed.

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right?

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blindly building from constrained data

Smart move not to trust the targeted tracking models to properly account for the cultural/financial impact of covid19. These models made the basic mistake of blindly building from constrained data and not appreciating how inappropriate the data set is under a new context.

Contexual ads are a more accurate realtime association.

Capita Consulting ditching more than a quarter of its workforce 45 days after consultations with consultants

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Re: AIrcrew redundancies willbe far higher than reported so far

Plenty of jobs available for vegetable picking, now that the damn foreigners are kept out.

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: "are explained in language an adolescent could comprehend."

"and now we're going to enjoy the advantages of free trade across the world, unhindered by the protectionist continental political control."

Nope! No free trade for you. You automatically get screwed by WTO rules.

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...

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Re: Donald Jenius Trump

That's a hell of a limited statement. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing !

The logic of the cocktail was to reduce the inflammatory immune response.

Chloroquines:

The most likely reason is that because chloroquines can be used to treat rheumathoid arthritis and lupus (autoimmune diseases). It is possible that it reduces the inflammation response to cov-2 that causes the acute respiratory distress (fluid in alveol;i)

Azithromycin:

Azithromycin appears to be effective in the treatment of COPD through its suppression of inflammatory processes and potentially useful in asthma and sinusitis via this mechanism. It is believed to produce its effects through suppressing certain immune responses that may contribute to inflammation of the airways.

Hey, China. Maybe you should have held your hackers off for a bit while COVID-19 ravaged the planet. Just a suggestion

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"It is notable that we have only seen these exploitation attempts leverage publicly available malware such as Cobalt Strike and Meterpreter," commented FireEye. "While these backdoors are full featured, in previous incidents APT41 has waited to deploy more advanced malware until they have fully understood where they were and carried out some initial reconnaissance."

So it's not how APT41 but it is attributed to them? How very convenient to blame "the chinese virus".

TBH it sounds like a clumsy false flag operation. The chinese are currently making a major effort to regain lost face.

Former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch 'submits himself' for arrest in central London

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I was under the impression that both countries must have similar laws broken to qualify for extradition. I don't believe that the UK has the catch-all "Wire fraud" legislation.

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

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Re: scaling up is the answer?

"Economic" depends on what part of the life-cycle you choose to cherry pick.

HPE sharpening the axe for 5,000 heads – report

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Time for the classic Rowing team joke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvCTgmWox7o

NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself

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Re: Why does the US care if people own bits of the Moon?

...rounded corners !!!! HA HA !!!!

US Customs sued for information about border phone searches

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Re: The Constitution doesn't apply...

Correction: Within 100 miles of any airport, which in reality works out far more than 100 miles of the borders.

US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

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Re: Doesn't go far enough

Dont forget "THINK OF THE CHILDREN"

Tech titan pals back up Google after 'foreign server data' FBI warrant ruling

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"SEARCHED" ?

SO IF THEY CAN REACH INTO MY HOUSE WITH A FISHING ROD AND NICK MY KEYS, IT'S OK BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT STANDING ON MY PROPERTY ?

Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month

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PRIOR ART

This patent violates a basic rule of patent qualification called "Prior Art".

This is beyond stupid and in the realms of incompetent / illegal.

New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data

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Re: Treason

Nope. The problem is some generals are gods onto themselves without civilian oversight to balance the benefit across the forces.

An influential general could hog the budget just for his own guys.

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Re: This weeks name

The humiliation of getting hit by a knockoff Prado.

Now a Raytheon? Stand up and take it like a man.

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Re: You couldn't make this up

I think you missed the sarcasm

As South Australia blacked out, PM's office was told renewable power was not to blame

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COAL ANYBODY?

Any guesses that the coal lobby make nice campaign contributions ?

Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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Re: Trumped

This is a justification for the separation of powers between the executive and the judiciary so that one man cannot set himself up as Hitler.

It may be distasteful if you don't get your way every time but in the long run it keeps democracy safe.

Try widening your political perspective by reading how Alexander Lukashenko hijacked a democracy in Belarus. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2016/01/belarus-europe-dictator-160120104016003.html

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Re: Trumped

I'm ready to ovulate and I'm a bloke.

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Re: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"

Change TWIC to TWIT and I'm with you.

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Re: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"

I love your sarcasm. Shame it's too subtle for the morons you're directing it at. Keep words to one syllable or less and avoid apostrophes at all costs.

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Re: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"

What you are missing is that the muppets who voted for Trump WERE NOT READING THE TOP PUBLICATIONS.

They were reading the tin-hatter alternative fact media.

Russia to convicted criminal hackers: 'Work with us or jail?'

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Re: A retort ..... for reporting further afield

Did amanfrommars say NO ??

Vodafone UK hails results of Massive MIMO trial with TD-LTE

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Re: Fishy...

Customers are friends, not food.

How could things get worse for Samsung? Glad you asked

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Re: Need to tidy up the labelling here

Changing his name to Soon-Gon

McDonald's sues Italian city for $20m after being burger-blocked

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Re: The real reason

200 years is historical in the states. My wife grew up in a house twice as old. Old Italian architecture is thousands of years old. No room for brash !!!

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Re: The real reason

Then you'll need a visa to visit Spain again !!!

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Re: The real reason

Agreed Corralejo is pretty neutral with very little burger&chip territory and some laid back expat influence. Puerto del Carmen across the water is complete chip and burger territory.

No coincidence that Fuertaventura is sports territory and Lanzarote is old or chav.

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Re: @Rich11

I saw a Mac Donalds in Lyon, France without the golden arches. The frogs don't like chav architecture either.

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Re: The real reason

Ha, ha, I saw those signs, plus "British tea".

That particular colony is long gone.

Tesla to charge for road trip 'leccy, promises it will cost less than petrol

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Re: Tesla "400 kWh of free 'leccy credits"

Personal Relief !!!!

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Re: Taxing times indeed

...or heavier :)

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Re: hint to Tesla owners

Dumb answer. He gave you a scientific fact on the availability if Lithium. Check it, accept it and move on rather than doubt it and continue with your belief. YOU must be a bible belter or a Republican !!!!!

Narcissist Heidi Powell wants her dot-com and she wants it now, now, NOW!

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

She's simply not right in the head. A Pb pill is the cure.

2,000 year old man found dead near 2,000 year old computer

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Re: Navigation error - core dump blues

brilliant.

BT boils over, blows off Steam, accuses Valve of patent infringement

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Re: BT

BT = Bloated Trolls

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Re: A perfect example of why software patents aren't allowed

The implementation method should be patentable, but not the concept.

The current patent system would theoretically allow the Wright brothers would be able to sue NASA.

Two G4S call centre staff sacked over 999 answering scam

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Caller data analysis would have identified this early

I seriously doubt the gamers would have used 600 different phones so data analysis for multiple calls from a phone number would have flagged up gaming before it became a cultural habit.

Microbes that laugh at antibiotics: UK sinks £4.5m into China-Brit kill team

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Re: Surprising

..cos Britain is off the research list.

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Re: "Super gonorrhea"????

My biggest chuckle today. Cheers !!!

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Re: I wonder...

Phage research is currently active. Nothing old there.

Idiot flies drone alongside Flybe jet landing at Newquay Airport

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Re: Risk?

There are a lot of people on this thread who do not have a clue what they're talking about.

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I have seen a single 6 mm nut take out a gas turbine engine.

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All it takes is one blade impact and you get a cascade back through the remaining 6 to 20 compressor & turbine disks each willing to contribute further broken blades.To make things worse, modern ceramic blades are more brittle than stainless or inconel blades.

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I, for one, certainly do not want to play russian roulette with sudden power drops.

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