* Posts by Stella Duvel

23 posts • joined 7 Mar 2012

Britain ignores booze guidelines – heads for the pub

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And don't forget the tea...

Which of course, fruit tea rots the teeth

Watson AI panned, 5¼ years of sales decline ... Does IBM now stand for Inferior Biz Model?

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Utility of AI

Surely, if the AI was any good it would have already worked out a winning business strategy...

Google aims to train two million Indian Android devs by 2018

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I can't see this ending well...

The one thing I always found with Bangalore was a feeling that the engineers knew it all, despite not having read the written documentation.

Which I suppose marches well with Android, somehow

RBS and Natwest online banking goes titsup

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Seems OK

Just made a payment with NWOLB - looked like it worked (at least insofar as taking the money out of the account was concerned, hopefully it will arrive OK)

People bored of mobes, say magic quadrant wizards

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Re: Bored "with"?

Or even "bored by ..."

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Is this the background reason underlying the recent attempts to scare punters with tales of Android vulns?

Quick, your old mobe is compromised, get a new one Johnny!

Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

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A flap of flaws?

Camera-carrying DOLPHIN SPY caught off Gaza

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Hamas grills captured dolphin?

Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?

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Re: Taketh away

Oooh! Can we take out a patent on a new fit-for-purpose patent office?

Or is that 'prior art' too?

ANIMALS being CUT UP to make Apple Watch straps

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But we are omnivores after all...

...So it's pretty good that the skins of some of these food animals are being used.

Shame that conversion of free meat-byproduct into 'bling' adds so much value

FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

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Re: Try turning it off an...

Sounds just like the QC department at Sinclair back in the day.

Foxconn to hire a million Indian staff in major base shift

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Re: This will be entertaining

When I witnessed this type of clash in Singapore - one side hated the other and referred to them as 'monkeys' and the other side hated them for it...

Why are all the visual special effects studios going bust?

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Re: there's plenty of people willing to see ads

Isn't this in part the Law of Hidden Competence coming up?

"As I don't work in discipline 'X' it looks to me as if they are incompetent"

Whereas from inside, they do know what they're doing (see, Accountancy for examples)

Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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Re: quantum vacuum is a superfluid,

isn't he the mad king in Game of Thrones?

Is light a wave or a particle? Beaming boffins prove it's BOTH

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Everyone has known for years that light is made of string wavicles...but it's nice to have pictures

HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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Car? Check. Driver? Nope. OK, let's go, says British govt

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It's not just the last mile...

...it's also the first mile!

How does it help me to have a driverless car to get me from Milton Keynes bus station up to the shopping centre (which is located a silly distance away, why wasn't the bus station located within sensible walking distance of the shopping centre?) and to get to that bus station I (living in a village) have to:

1. take a walk to the local bus stop

2. catch the once-per-day bus to the nearest town

3. wait for the X5 bus (which passes our village but doesn't bother to stop there)

It's all a gimmick designed to take our attention away from the dreadful state of public transport.

Worried you got PINK EYE when you shook hands? Doctor Google will see you now

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Re: Kudos for that JKJ ref

And also to learn from - like the episode of Uncle Podger hanging the picture, a very apt model of government initiatives...achieve very little, involve everyone else and make an unholy mess in the process

Video: Dyson unveils robotic tank that hoovers while you're out

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Re: Is it...

Provided the charger is no more than 1600 watt, who is going to know?

Titsup UK Border IT causes CHAOS at air and seaports in Blighty

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Re: What would have happened if

Well, possibly one might discover whether the gentlemen with sub-machine guns are firing blanks this week?

Smarty Ring promises technology at your fingertips

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What on earth ...

At 0:26 in it declares it has a "butt call alert" - is there something I don't know about Chennai - is "butt call" a synonym for something?

Sinclair ZX Spectrum FAILS latest radio noise rules SHOCK

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Not just the Spectrum?

I'd love to see also the results of testing the X-10 PWM aplifier ...

Sony Xperia S NXT series Android smartphone

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Micro-USB Flap

I've always found the rubberised flap a true pain, and ripped it off after only a few days - after all, you have to plug it into USB every day, for goodness sake...


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