* Posts by BebopWeBop

2745 posts • joined 11 Dec 2015

Fitbit users will have to sign into Google from 2023

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I dod. I suspect it was ignored.

Open up, it's the IRS. We're here about the crypto tax you dodged

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Just another opportunity to lie.

Apple patches iPhone and macOS flaws under active attack

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Given the integration with iCloud I could imagine it might well be a chink in Apples security if not patched.

Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II – Britain's first high-tech monarch

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Re: She was a good one

Not when you consider the damage they do.

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Re: She was a good one

Well, Johnson and Truss in a single day would be enough to finish anyone off.

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Re: ta ta Liz

And laws related to energy saving, and non discrimination for employees and....

BOFH: It's Friday, it's time to RTFM

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Re: When M doesn't mean what you think it means

bad luck. He's not ours

G7 countries beat UK in worldwide broadband speed test again

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Averages

Mean bugger all outside an expected bottom line service. Median might be more useful.

Woman forced to sell 4-bed house after crypto exchange wrongly refunded $7.2m

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Re: an account number was accidentally entered into the payment amount field

I use a small random number

BOFH and the case of the disappearing teaspoons

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Better if a random Tesla had been given the PHB's phone coordinates.

Apple to compel workers to spend '3 days a week' in the office

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Some of them appear to work in the UK parliament.

BOFH: Who us? Sysadmins? Spend time with other departments?

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Re: An important role

Depends on who is crying

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The murmurs drop a little as people contemplate us identifying the need for their department to pay for our new coffee machine.

Bang on!

Google tells Apple to 'fix text messaging' in bid to promote RCS protocol

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Clearly not

Tesla Full Self-Driving 'fails' to notice child-sized objects in testing

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Re: Comparison

Ahhh - see 'Adams Family Values'

Report slams UK plan to become 'science superpower' by 2030

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Re: It's a complicated issue...

Thanks for the warning. It does explain some of our new neighbours

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It does.

For a slightly limited overview - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_chemistry

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Re: It's a complicated issue...

I generally agree - but don't blame the specious 'levelling up' - the funds just won't be made available.

British intelligence recycles old argument for thwarting strong encryption: Think of the children!

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Re: They saw it coming

Ayn Rand approves

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Re: Quite apart from online...

Well \sanctimonius-on some of us didn't try considering it an opportunity to both learn something and maybe do a service \santimonious-off

My two weeks of jury service was interesting and the jurors took it seriously. One not guilty verdict (with some regret the majority feeling was that the bar steward had got away with it based on a technicality, one guilty and well substantiated.

An anecdote not data, but given that Juries are not interviewed, close to the best you can get to real observed behaviour.

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Re: self interest, an old joke.

I think you forgot 'The Financial Times' - the people who own and really run the country.

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Were they new tractors?

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Re: "Her Majesty's Government has no intention of picking up the tab"

Appropriate legislation and you could be jailed for it. As with the current refusal to unlock an electronic device.

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Re: They have switched to Signal

Fortunately for the Russians, they got much even if not all they wanted. TFTFY.

Judge approves Twitter's request to hurry along Musk trial to October

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Re: An elongated fine?

Or possibly an elaborate scheme to make the share price unstable so that people with sufficient warning could make a killing?

SCOTUS judges 'doxxed' after overturning Roe v Wade

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Re: Everything here is fine

No - too much, only Tory MPs get those.

UK response to China's tech ambitions labelled 'incoherent and muted'

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Re: Say 'Thank you' to the moronic Brexiteers

Unique actually. That is the great thing about standards.

Twitter sues Musk: He can't just 'change his mind, trash the company, walk away'

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I hope

the SCC has taken careful note of trading patterns with every Musk pronouncement.

Lawyers say changes to UK data law will make life harder for international businesses

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D Cummings?

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Re: Additional and unnecessary costs

And mistresses, mentioning no names.

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Re: And nothing much will change for 95% of companies

Despite having 65% of our employees in the UK, with 80%+ of business and growth in the EU we found it simpler to incorporate in the EU at no significant c0st.

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And those of us with dual nationality, British and Irish passports laugh at those people who voted for Brexit, including those who live in the EU who also did and are complaining about their (relatively minor) restrictions.

Infosys quits Russia, ending UK political and tax scandal … maybe

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<i)which I know is a shock given the name</i>

It might be to som e.

'Bigger is better' is back for hardware – without any obvious benefits

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but my iPhone 13 is significantly chunkier than my iPhone X, and my next MacBook Pro will be bigger and heavier than my 2015 model.

Maybe - but that is battery and/or screen!!!

IBM deliberately misclassified mainframe sales to enrich execs, lawsuit claims

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Tell me

Tell me how you will measure m,e, and I'll tell you how I behave. Let me set the measurements and I certainly will misbehave.

BOFH mantra.

US, UK, Western Europe fail to hit top 50 cheapest broadband list

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Re: Some services overseas

Not in much of rural Britain .

AI-designed drug to treat deadly disease now tested on humans

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Proof reading

would be nicde.

Tesla disables in-car gaming feature that allowed play while MuskMobiles were in motion

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Obscuring the display panel and allowing the driver to play

What could possibly go wrong?

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch files judicial review that pauses extradition clock

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It was said that Patel wants to read the High Court judgment in the (separate) long-running civil case between HPE and Lynch before deciding whether to extradite;

Can Patel read?

Google joins others in Big Tech: Get vaccinated – or you're fired

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Re: Religious exception

Most holy books are so sloppily written that almost anything can be justified. TFTFY

Assange extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary as High Court rules he can be sent to US for trial

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Re: Sense

What the US does see as a problem is the NI protocol; - and probably will continue to do so, Republicans as well as Democrats.

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Re: Two sides

Hmm - the US State Department seem to have been in early.

In the '80s, spaceflight sim Elite was nothing short of magic. The annotated source code shows how it was done

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When men were real men, women were real women, small green creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small green creatures from Alpha Centauri and when programmers were real programmers.

Oh my, Grandma, what a big meteorite you have right there on your pillow under that hole in the roof

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She might be happier if she gets a pay check out of it - them meteorites are probably worth enough to at least repair the roof and replace the duvet.

Intel's €80bn European chip plant investment plan not bound for UK because Brexit

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Re: Deal done

So I assume we can expect great things from the UK space agency?

Euro Parliament backs ban on cops using blanket facial-recognition surveillance

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Meanwhile in the Ruritanian Republic of UKIP, our police forces will carry on - when they master the technology.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the BBC stage a very British coup to rescue our data from Facebook and friends

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Re: the Scottish game

You clearly don't live in The Borders

iFixit prises open the iPhone 13 Pro, claims 'any display replacement knocks out Face ID'

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Even for Apple, (and I am a reasonably happy user of an iPhone), not making the battery replaceable would have been a suicidal mistke.

Dowden out, Dorries in: Is UK data protection in safe hands?

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From a review of said tome

“It had the refinement of a cabbage, and the pace of a car chase in Heartbeat. Prose wise, it reminded me of the works of novelist Frank Lampard.”

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It reminds me of Alice... Dorries and Culchur

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean- neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master-that's all."

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