* Posts by TimMaher

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Dell won't ship energy-hungry PCs to California and five other US states due to power regulations

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Re: organic methane generator

Put a bog in the kitchen? (Uk. Bog = Toilet).

Icon ——-> power generation.

UKRI denies pulling funding from Newport Wafer Fab over Chinese ownership concerns

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Re: Westmalle

...and I raise you a crate of Westvleteren, collected from the monastery.

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Chunky chips...

... in the Belgian style. With tons of mayonnaise and a Straffe Hendrick green ———>

Windows 11 comes bearing THAAS, Trojan Horse as a service

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WebEx

Whatever happened to WebEx and why have I got ten different versions in my Applications folder?

UK celebrates 25 years of wasteful, 'underperforming' government IT projects

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Re: Yeah, but no

That also happens in the private sector. With much the same result.

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Re: Pleasance

Blofeld. “Look. You can watch it all on TV”.

Thales launches payment card with onboard fingerprint scanner

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Cannery Row

Wasn’t there a sub plot where a murderer could not be identified because their fingerprints had been erased as they worked in a pineapple canning factory?

Or was it grapes? That would be “Grapes of Wrath” then.

Mine’s the one with a hole in the pocket.

Brain-computer interface researchers warn of a 'bleak' cyberpunk future – unless we tread carefully

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Yes but...

If you gathered all of the thoughts and all of the data from everyone and everything you could change your tag to @Omniscient.

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Re: No such thing as a norm.

There is. I’ve met him.

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Re: Bleak indeed.

Daleks. Remember when they took the top off one and there was squishy little thing inside?

Europe mulls anonymous crypto-wallet ban, rules to make transfers more traceable

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Empiricist eh?

How do you know when an elephant’s been in your fridge?

Footprints in the butter.

Da Daahhh!!!!

Troll jailed for 5 years after swatting of Twitter handle owner ends in death

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Re: swatting

However, if you expand the acronym you get Special Weapons And Tactics team.

A bit more threatening I think.

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Eurotrash

Now that was a really great programme.

China pushes back against Exchange attack sponsorship claims

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Non governmental.

CNCERT? In China? Non governmental? Nearly shat myself.

You're not imagining it. Amazon and AWS want to hire all your friends, enemies, and everyone in between

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Yes but...

...Do I have to pee in a bottle at my stand up hot desk?

Can I get a better paid job at Goldman Sachs after six months and one mental breakdown?

Where on Gartner's Hype Cycle is Gartner's Hype Cycle?

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4GL printing

It is the same as 3D printing but uses a higher level language.

Lego gun in the pocket.

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Re: Portal Ubiquity, Process Portals, Portal Fabric, Fried Portals, Boiled Portals...

How’s about just Port?

A large bottle.

England's controversial extraction of personal medical histories from GP systems is delayed for a second time

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Re: GDPDR v GDPR

Well caught up @Velv.

Verified: UK.gov launching plans for yet another digital identity scheme

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Richard Head

Dick will be the project director. He is a close friend of Matt Handcock.

When completed and delivered late and over budget, by the same Fujitsu team that built Horizon, it will be implemented under the leadership of Dildo Fondling. This will not interfere with her running the NHS.

Matt himself will be given the newly created Ministry of Truth.

Mine is the one with nothing of value in the pocket.

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Re: eID

Yeah. I was wondering about Estonia.

I have heard that it works well.

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Cynic

“To be a true cynic you must first be a true romantic.” ©Me, circa 1976.

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Re: Sarcasm icon.

You left it behind a bus stop in Kent.

I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

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Anti-woke

Or sub-woke.

Or even asleep?

How to keep your enterprise up to date by deploying the very latest malware

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Re: Nostalgia and Netware.

Do you also remember M$ SMS? <cough><vomit>Agh!</vomit></cough>

Cyberlaw experts: Take back control. No, we're not talking about Brexit. It's Automated Lane Keeping Systems

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Red flag

All of these vehicles should have a man, in a top hat, carrying a red flag and walking in front of them. Until we are really sure that they are safe.

Wanted: State-backed bandits planning cyberattacks on US infrastructure. Reward: $10m

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Re: I would have thought..

And forcing them to walk more and pollute less because they ran out of fuel.

All good.

NASA fixes Hubble Space Telescope using backup power supply unit, payload computer

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Re: Hubble Bubble Toil

Bummer.

I was going to do “Hubble, Hubble, Boil and bubble”. As a heading and then mumbledy, mumbledy, something else as the body.

Have a beer.

Try placing a pot plant directly above your CRT monitor – it really ties the desk together

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It’s amazing what you learn here.

I didn’t know that Bruce Willis was a programmer. Wow!

JavaScript, GitHub, AWS crowned winners in massive survey of 32,000 developers

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Re: Questionable methodology

Or comparing Objective C to a programming language.

All hands on Steam Deck: Fancy a handheld Linux PC that runs Windows apps, sports a custom AMD Zen APU and a touch screen?

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Does it have a SIM slot?

If it does, my wallet may go into hiding.

(See previous commentard regarding wallet)

The lights go off, broadband drops out, the TV freezes … and nobody knows why (spooky music)

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Re: More exciting than F1

So is watching Astro-turf grow.

Boffins find an 'actionable clock' hiding in your blood, ticking away to your death

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Re: The doctor says ...

“I’m sorry Mr. Smith but you have to give up sex, alcohol, tobacco and general partying.”

“Will I live longer Doctor?”

“No. But it will feel like it.”

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Cocktail

I also add a drop of Allopurinol.

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Re: Dylan Thomas

He didn’t want to go gently... and he didn’t.

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Fabulous poem though and I guess snuffing it in a bar while pissed is as good a way as any.

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Re: So? What's his secret?

It may be genetics.

There is a cluster of villages in Northern Italy, I think in the Alps, that is famous for their inhabitants longevity.

When it was studied, the most defining commonality was the people’s local breeding and genetic history.

Can’t remember where or when exactly but I remember the discussion some years ago.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: Sub-$600 midranger makes premium phones feel frivolous

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Re: Roaming

I know it seems a bit off message @druck but it was the only mobile phone article that sprang to mind and it was just after the letter arrived.

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Roaming

You may be pleased to know that O2 has just sent me a note saying that roaming charges in Europe are now back.

Brexit anybody?

Sigh.

Lightweight VS Code is only getting heftier with addition of official web server extension

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Not only that...

Quite right @charles.

I used to use Eclipse for BlackBerry dev.

I use Android Studio (see Idea, below) for Android dev.

Xcode for Appley stuff.

IntelliJ Idea for fun and Rust.

And finally, Netbeans for general Java, J2EE and web page development onto Payara at the server side.

They each have their own quirks and features.

Oddly enough, I have installed both Visual Studio and VSCode but only play with them.

In conversation with Gene Hoffman, co-creator of the internet's first ad blocker

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French Connection

I read the interviewee as “Gene Hackman”.

Doh!!!

Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means

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Re: Mr. Bestial

If I am a necrophiliac, bestial, flagellant; am I flogging a dead horse?

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Re: “Stolen”

Snap!

Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban

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Platform

Surely that was GB News?

Pentagon scraps $10bn JEDI winner-takes-all cloud contract

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Re: "randomly signing me out"

It's a hint.

Pretty soon the fire pole will stop working and the robot dog (Spot perhaps) will start growling at you.

Mine's the one with the book in the pocket.

IBM President and former Red Hat boss Jim Whitehurst quits

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Re: Only in courier.

That’s it! They used a courier.

Does you Selectric have double de-bounce with negative rollover?

DiDi, China’s Uber analog, booted from local app stores for data naughtiness

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The Fifth Horseman

Does Dido own an ice-cream van?

I would give you 5 upvotes but we are restricted.

Anyway, mine’s the one that is the colour of magic.

Big Blue's big email blues signal terminal decline – unless it learns to migrate itself

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It’s Being Mended

Or not...

Data collected to promote public health must never be surrendered to police

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Any old QR reader.

Just shove one on your phone so that you look realistic when you use it.

No NHS app required.

UK Cabinet Office's spending on cybersecurity training rises by 500% in a year

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As it has been switched off.

Some bloke has shoved fifty pages of secret, military, documents into a plastic bag an headed off to Kent.

He met his contact around the back of a bus stop.

Nobody saw it happen.

Mine’s the one with the USB stick in the pocket.

Study finds crayfish treated with antidepressants become more outgoing, adventurous

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Re: I wonder ...

I really enjoy crayfish but, a frogstar scout. Now there’s a thing!

Can’t eat a whole one though.

When free and open source actually means £6k-£8k per package: Atos's £136m contract with NHS England

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Re: “Cynical, me?”

Cynical, moi?

FTFY

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