* Posts by BebopWeBop

2523 posts • joined 11 Dec 2015

GCHQ's cyber arm report on Huawei said to be burning hole through UK.gov desks

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Re: Can't identify the smell

But Britain has shown a remarkable facility for screwing up alliances. So that might well be the reason.

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Re: If only

Quite. Russia report - what Russia report?

No more Genius Bar bottlenecks for you, Mr Customer? Apple exports independent repair provider program to Europe and Canada

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Re: "I think they're trying to take the heat off"

Won't anyone think about the Lawyers (incomes)?

Keep it Together, Microsoft: New mode for vid-chat app Teams reminds everyone why Zoom rules the roost

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Re: Skeumorphism gone crazy!

An amusing 'observation' here - well I laughed...

https://www.theguardian.com/society/picture/2020/jul/07/clare-in-the-community-as-lockdown-unravels-

Don't make any sudden moves: Huawei urges UK government to wait before declaring it 'unreliable'

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Re: Too late Huawei

I do wonder whether China might be regretting moving so quickly on a number of things - the West will be damaged by boycotts, but if this has all happened in 5 years time it would probably have been far worse.

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Re: Uniformity

Or http://godlessmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/49369.jpg

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Cummings might be a weasel, but he doen't appear stupid. In a similar vein, I do wonder whether Trump has been given a 'nuclear key' or whether the military considers a dummy device to be altogether safer?

CEO of motherboard maker MSI dies after plunging from headquarters' seventh-floor

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"General Manager and Executive Mr Changjiang Shengchang, passed away earlier due to personal health factors,"

Poor sod, but the fall from the seventh floor was both personal and a health issue so accurate if incomplete explanations.. Now what?

Social media giants move to defy Hong Kong's new national security law

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Re: @Chris G - Ban TikTok...

Actually it seems to be a trend these days... all the 'best' celebs are doing it.

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Re: @LucreLout - The equation to be evaluated ...

They don't count 'political' prisoners for whom they prepare massive camps

Another anti-immigrant rant goes viral in America – and this time it's by a British, er, immigrant tech CEO

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Re: I would like to deeply apologize to the Chan family.

Unfortunately, some people can not. On occasions that I have been blootered, I have been told that I am a little silly but very benign. Hits people in different ways, but at least I generally avoid it.

Mind the airgap: Why nothing focuses the mind like a bit of tech antiquing

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Re: I was suspected of Dyspraxia...

I don't have either, but I also occasionally come back to a posting and realise what I have written is gobledygook - so you are in good company

Things can't go on like this. You need to get fit for the sake of your health. I'm going to write you a prescription for... an e-bike

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Re: Scary Lithium-ion stuff! Fixing a fully charged bomb in the shed.

You earned the whisky - cheap work in fact if he had trundled back to the dealer. What was the problem - cleaning corrosion with a metal blade?

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Re: Wow

I think it was written in good humour - so don't be alarmed.

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Re: I wonder.

One presumes with a really tiny wheel :-)

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Re: Well built?

A number of those on the market have front suspension and appear to be pretty solidly built

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Re: Circular routes, downhill all the way

Just don't put Sisyphus in charge of route planning.

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Re: eBikes

Exactly. I cycle a great deal (about 12k miles a year) on pedal power alone, but frankly, anything that gets people onto bikes, whether they go on to cycle without help or not is a good idea and I do know of a couple of people who have replaced most of their car journeys by e-bike, one of whom I occasionally cycle with as she can keep up a brisk pace.

Three UK: We're sending you this SMS to warn you not to pay attention to unsolicited texts

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Re: It's as bad as the banks

My bank do send regular emails - they identify me by name, but then simply ask that I log in to my account securely (well, getting towards it with 2FA) to read the message (which invariably refers to ever diminishing interest rates).

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Re: Smishing?

Before getting Pished?

Your 2.3m Instagram fans won't stop the FBI... Web star accused of plotting to launder millions from cyber-crime

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Re: An Instagram super-star

Oooh, I didn't - with a couple of minutes to burn, I was amused to read of his downfall, brought abiout by a combination of his criminal behaviour, a desire to be a 'soshal meeja star' and sheer carelessness. Schadenfreude.

When a deleted primary device file only takes 20 mins out of your maintenance window, but a whole year off your lifespan

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Re: Seems like a proper who, me

And the relief can be sensed even this far, geographically and temporally from the incident.There but for the grace of... I suspect many readers will be thinking

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

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Re: Department of Culture, Media and, of course, Sport

One of a long line of fine BBC documentaries. And I see that 'Yes Minister', anpther in the genre, is being broadcast again of Radio 4 extra (or 7 as I prefer to remember it by)

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: About this 'Taking Back Control'...

Its a problem when rejects from the Oxford debating society are asked to take responsibility for their motions (ho ho).

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Actually, I could go along with Eurovision being removed anyway....

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Re: This project is, though

And, or so I am given to believe footballs and downhill skiing.....

One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway

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Re: pop corn time !

I am sure the blockchain will creep in.

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Re: Could be worse

They are up to three at the moment

* the Garden Bridge (abandoned without a bit of construction being attempted)

* a bridge across the channel (proposed by Johnson, not mich heard since 'we' decided that the French were enemies again)

* a Scotland - NI bridge (soon to be abandoned because of the cost of disposing of all the munitions careless dropped there after the 1st world war)

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And a set of terms and conditions ripped off from a fast-food chain. Reassuring non?

Leaked benchmarks from developer kit for Apple's home-baked silicon appear to give Microsoft a run for its money

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Re: Apple's policy

One minor point, I don't think that the article suggested that they had been leaked, just mentioned that the developer need permission - so possibly a nod and a wink have been shown?

Apple said to be removing charger, headphones from upcoming iPhone 12 series

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Go on, let us in on the secret - this is a poll isn't it....

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

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Re: This is why we can't have nice things.

I'll bet the animals reactions to their actions have an effect though!

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Well, unassuming humans appear to get by despite the odds.

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Re: foxes are trivial compared with............

Dressing their hair with vegemite, adorning it with forks and using a proper accent one assumes

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Re: Some of the sheep

Actually a British joke, but I am given to understand by my Aus friends that many othem appreciate it.

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Well they are students and I am no longer one...

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Re: Poxy Greys

Exactly. The pox does kill some greys, but it invariably fatal to reds. In many ways, they are largely complimentary - the reds being lighter tend to stay higher - which may explain in part how my rather fearsome mogs bring in greys, presumably intercepted on the ground, but they never brought in Reds in a different house in a Red population area.

I should say this is a mixed blessing. Few things are worse than confronting the lower half of a squirrel, dismembered ion the hall carpet in the morning. I suffer for their art.

In fact, the score over the last three years is trapped and shooting: 7, Pi and Mu (for they are so named) :3. But for the moment a determined campaign means that we see Reds on the fringes of our woods, and Grey sighting are considerably lower than they were (maybe keeping out of sight :-).

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And equally crazy that their other critters (rats etc) have been allowed to get to numbers where they are considered attractors for the foxes.

Now I like foxes in their proper place - and the British countryside is one such place (preferably without some baying hooray on horseback in pursuit), but Australia is not. Like many non-native species they were introduced (for 'sport' I believe) and have a devastating effect on native fauna. Time for them to go. I should add, so you can see my bias, that living in the Scottish Borders, we trap and shoot Grey Squirrels as well. Cute, yes, a danger to the native Red - very very much so.

Russia returns to space tourism and offers a first citizen spacewalk

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I wonder whether they are still insisting on the long training beforehand (I seem to remember many months being reported in the past).

Beware the fresh Windows XP install: Failure awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth

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Re: Almost mouse free

My pair have a tendency to munch their heads off first. Or in the case of squirrels, the head and body as far as the tail.

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Re: Cats and cables

I moved to a cordless mouse for that reason. Too much 'help' in the home office.

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Re: Alternatives are good.

For architraves, you can't beat a pair of Cockatoos. My PhD supervisor had a pair who had free rein - those lads could and did do serious damage.

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Re: Alternatives are good.

Dave's Insanity is seriously, mouth blowingly hot. And I talk as someone with a liking for hot sauces.

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Re: chewed wires

Our terrier had a tendency to do that as a pup. BUT, he could always detect a live wire... and grew up to enjoy a destructive old age.

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'Check all the simple stuff first'."

The old ones are the best ones. Took me a wee while to learn that.

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

Mark Twain

Huawei wins approval to plonk £1bn optical comms R&D facility in UK's leafy Cambridgeshire

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This will go well with our 'allies' (sometimes) in the US.

US govt: Julian Assange tried to recruit hacker to steal hush-hush dirt and we should know – the hacker was an informant

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Re: Their case must be pretty weak, if ...

Performance art certainly and the US 'justice' system is a world leader.

After 84 years, Japan's Olympus shutters its camera biz, flogs it to private equity – smartphones are just too good

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What a shame. I use (almost daily) an OMD-1 (a successor to the OM1), a lovely bit of kit with great lenses. Of course, phones are ubiquitous as well as being pretty decent. They still don't come close for what I like to do (and I do use my mobile as a pikki capture device as well. Given the cost of high-end mobile phones, I know that I would rather have a cheap and cheerful mobile and spend the cash on a decent SLR. But the paying public are speaking sigh.

We're no longer helping UK Post Office persecute postal workers with our shonky system, says Fujitsu

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Re: Been thinking

In this case, the consequence were both death and imprisonment for some.

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Re: Money missing....people went to jail....but no mention of independent audits? Strange!

Auditors as personified by the late great Terry Pratchett.

https://discworld.fandom.com/wiki/Auditors_of_Reality ?

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