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Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft

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I wasn't even around 50 years ago.

I was cbars, and it wasn't that great really. I mean it was OK, but my Mum would hardly let me out of her sight which was a drag, and the tie my Dad wore to work was a huge embarrassment.

On the other hand Cream were amazing at the time, and the joys of progressive rock were still to come.

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UK Supreme Court considers whether spy court should be immune to legal probes

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Re: For Systems Going Critical Pre Melt Down

Meh.

It's an OK amanfrommars1 comment, but not great.

The spelling and grammar in the first two sections are correct, and understandable. (more or less).

The third section is a much better return to form.

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Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops after allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

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Should we be worried?

It sounds like the gloves are coming off.

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HP's Neon Dion says if anything goes wrong, it's totally Intel's fault: CPU shortage may hit PC maker's financials

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Re: Printers

Thanks Michael. Comments like that are the only reason I come to The Reg.

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Come buy our kick-aaS products! Pretty please, says HPE boss man Neri

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Customers

"Customers really like consumption-based pricing," he said. "You can have a cloud experience in private cloud, public cloud. What our customers want is that cloud-like experience with consumption-based pricing, with security, with financial visibility and transparency.

I'm not sure they do, but then I wouldn't expect anyone from HPO to really know what their customers want.

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IBM's Ginni Rometty snipes, er, someone for being irresponsible with data, haven't a clue who

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Re: Interesting omission

The most interesting omission to me is the one where she says "We're annoyed we never thought of doing all that".

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Seeing as Bitcoin is going so, so well, Ohio becomes first US state to take biz taxes in BTC

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Re: Stupid, or dishonest?

Based on a quick read of Mr. Mandel's Wikipedia bio, I would say it's a little from column A and a little from column B.

I don't think anyone could be quite as much of a by-the-book Republican as Josh Mandel:

High School quarterback

Marine corps

Biblical literalist

Stridently anti-gay (also looks to me like he's in the closet, but you know: Judge not lest you be judged)

Several (minor) corruption issues

Anti-Iran

It's like he's straight out of central casting.

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Laptop search unravels scheme to fake death for insurance cash

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A bit torn

On the one hand he had a Sony laptop, so probably getting what he deserves, but on the other he was using a very nice prosumer Canon camera.

I'm not sure what to think.

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Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

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No, it's not just the UK.

My local MP left school for 7 years in a seminary but never took his vows, then did a law degree so he could work in his parties' policy unit until a safe seat came up.

As far as I'm concerned the bloke has never actually worked a day in his life.

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Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out-of-the-loop to know

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To be fair to Facebook, they seem to have only targeted right-wing (presumably) Americans.

Again presumably because they're the ones most likely to take the bait.

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Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

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Re: Sounds about right

Oh Eddie, I was quoting that friend of the common man, George Bush II.

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Sounds about right

If the rozzers get a court order I have no problem with any recordings being handed over.

That's due process I think.

I wouldn't have one of those things in my house irregardless.

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Six critical systems, four months to Brexit – and no completed testing

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Re: Time running out

Honest question here from the colonies.

Why are you not having another referendum? If this Arron Banks really has taken dodgy offshore money and used it in the previous one would the result not be considered questionable?

If the worst happens at least my next trip to the wonderful UK will be a lot cheaper.

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SAP can claim to change its culture, but can it convince customers?

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Re: Ex-SAP victim

Oh bugger. We're ditching Oracle because of their predatory licensing nonsense and going to SAP.

Out of the frying pan?

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One UI to end gropes: Samsung facelift crowns your thumb the king

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Careful now

I disagree. I am using an LG V20 after having used a Samsung Galaxy S7.

Touchwiz wound up being fine, after several updates.

The LG apps are, without exception rubbish. The various Samsung apps on the S7 were all much better than the stock Android equivalents. (IMO of course).

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Foxconn denies it will ship Chinese factory serf, er, workers into America for new plant

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Re: few Chinese workers have volunteered to move to Wisconsin

So what you're saying is that Foxconn treats it's Chinese workers like slaves, and presumably wants to treat it's new US workers the same way?

Sounds about right.

Anyway, I don't blame the Chinese who don't want to go to Wisconsin. I've been there, and some of the poverty I saw looked more like India than the US. Also, an appalling climate.

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This one weird trick turns your Google Home Hub into a doorstop

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Shocked! Shocked I tell you!

"I am genuinely shocked by how poor the overall security of these devices are...

Why?

Nobody else is.

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Australia's national broadband bet shirk: NBN write-down not on the cards – chairman

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Weirdos

So let me get this straight

The Aussie taxpayers pay for a national fibre network* which is sold off to private interests for (possibly) less than cost and which will then be a monopoly?

Why would anybody agree to that?

* For some values of fibre. Speeds not guaranteed.

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Science: Broke brats glued to the web while silk-stocking scions have better things to do

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"They are more trusting but also more willing to take risks."

That would have described me when I was a young man, and nobody has described me as young for 25 years or so.

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Is this cuttlefish really all that cosmic? Ubuntu 18.10 arrives with extra spit, polish, 4.18 kernel

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Re: "the system has a more modern and 'flatter' look"

That caught me eye too, but the first question I have is: with KDE* available, why does anyone use Gnome?

I mean it's the default desktop in so many popular distros that there must be a good reason, but I can't for the life of me work out what it is.

* Or Budgie, or Cinnamon, or XFCE etc etc...

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Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally

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Re: The silver lining

Hey now. Goons? That's a bit harsh.

They're either Henchmen or Minions.

Hench 4 Life!!

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Finally. The palm-sized Palm phone is back. And it will, er, save you from your real smartphone

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Oh no, Xi didn't! Chinese spymaster cuffed in Belgium, yoinked to US on aerospace snoop rap

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Re: @Youngone - Not to mention about Germans

My comment above was referring to the very early days of flight,when the Wright Bros. patents were still in force.

Most of the early allied aircraft that were of any use were French design for example the various SPAD designs.

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The bit that jumped out at me was:

"Innovation in aviation has been a hallmark of life and industry in the United States since the Wright brothers first designed gliders in Dayton more than a century ago,”

Which, as we know pretty much killed the aero industry in the US until Mr. & Mr. Wright's patents expired.

Luckily, France (and others) ignored those patents and made aeroplanes.

The US got it's start ignoring the UK's patents, and China is doing similar.

Not that I am condoning theft, merely offering an explanation.

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World's largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing

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Security? We've heard of it.

It looks like almost every network camera available on aliexpress is made by these muppets.

They seem to set up complete with a default IP address and admin user. I'm not sure why.

The password for the default admin is blank if anyone was wondering.

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US may have by far the world's biggest military budget but it's not showing in security

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I kind of assumed that business as usual is getting a Senator or Congressman re-elected.

Isn't what the US military budget is for?

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It's a cert: Hundreds of big sites still unprepared for starring role in that Chrome 70's show

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Re: De facto 'hack me' list

Thanks PJD. That's about what I was thinking.

If they can't be bothered, they deserve what they get.

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UK should set its own tax on tech giants if international deal isn't reached – Chancellor

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Re: What kind of conservatives want to tax everything?

Jam today and jam tomorrow.

They treat me like yesterday's jam.

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New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

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Re: Have fun!

Why don't you just stay away?

I won't have that option, because I live here.

I am intending to take the same attitude, in the unlikely event I am asked to unlock my phone for the customs people.

I will be telling them no, then having my lawyer ask to see their evidence of "prior suspicion" if they decide to fine me.

Five grand is a lot of money, and I'd rather give it to my lawyer.

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Holy smokes! US watchdog sues Elon Musk after he makes hash of $420 Tesla tweet

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Seriously?

I'm just some shmoe on the Internet, with hardly any multi-billion dollar companies to my name, and even I knew those sorts of statements would be trouble.

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No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

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Re: Unconvinced

What really happened was aliens. Read the article again, that's what it says.

I'm pretty sure anyway.

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FCC's 5G masterstroke little more than big biz cash giveaway – expert

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Re: I'm shocked

To be fair to the FCC, it is not the only group in the US government system that spends its time finding new ways to improve corporate profits.

The Pentagon is another one which springs to mind.

For what it's worth, I think AT&T have a point about Verizon's 5g tech also. It has been proved repeatedly that standards are a good thing for everyone. Can anyone remember CDMA?

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Judge: Georgia's e-vote machines are awful – but go ahead and use them

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The Solid South

It's a Southern State, so I assume the flaws are all by design.

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Vodafone, TPG propose 'merger of equals'

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It is noted that this merger makes sense for the businesses, but is there enough competition in the Australian market for this to make sense to consumers?

Will the regulator say no?

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Huawei elbows aside Apple to claim number-two phone maker spot

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Re: Semi-Captive Chinese Market

China is a semi-captive market for Huawei.

I'm not sure about that, but they seem to be really good value for money.

They recently began flooding my country with ads, TV, online, everywhere and they make a compelling case too.

A young lady I work with bought one, it might be the Huawei 3i. It's a nice phone ( for roughly £150) with a good screen, quite fast, and an all right camera (not amazing, but she won't notice).

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ZX Spectrum reboot scandal: Directors quit, new sack effort started

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Re: Its traditional for sinclair...

Not being overly familiar with Sir Clive's personal life I read the Daily Mail piece linked, and couldn't help thinking that the man must be a fool.

Seriously? An IQ of 159 (as if that means something) and marries a former stripper 39 years younger than himself? Makes me wonder how he manages to put his trousers on the right way around.

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Do I hear two million dollars? Apple-1 fossil goes on the block, cassettes included

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Re: Expensive new Apple computers

... the new MacBook Pro 13” for example is excellent value for money...

Thanks Tim!

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Just how rigged is America's broadband world? A deep dive into one US city reveals all

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Re: There's a worse place?

The net in Australia sucks because of politics, not physics.

One of the previous short-lived governments they have in Italy Australia decided the NBN ought to be a cash cow instead of a public good, so the made a pig's ear out of it.

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Prenda lawyer pleads guilty to moneyshot honeypot scheme

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It's a shame

It look like the Prenda saga is winding down.

I for one have enjoyed the entertainment, although if I had been sued I might have taken less pleasure in it.

Just awaiting Mr. Steele's sentencing I suppose.

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Bitcoin backer sues AT&T for $240m over stolen cryptocurrency

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Re: A Fool And His Money...

comicle

Yes.

Yes it is.

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Wondering what to do with that $2,300 burning a hole in your pocket?

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The problem is they've got it running on a Hooli Box 3, you know, the one with the penis on it.

They should use that middle-out compression I've been hearing so much about.

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The American dilemma: Competition, or fast broadband? Pick one

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How much does it all cost?

I wonder how much the big Telcos spend on lobbying the politicians who make the rules?

Turns out it's a lot. Quelle surprise.

What happens when cities decide to provide community internet access?

Money happens.

This is just the US political system working as it is supposed to.

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Are you ready for some sueball?! NFL opens wallet, makes vid stream patent spat go away

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Just Awful

I like to have a clear hero and a clear villain in each piece I read on El Reg, but the NFL is an awful bully, and any company with 5,000 multimedia patents is just a troll.

Can I hate them both?

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Microsoft bids adieu to inky fingers with whiteboard app

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Re: About time too

In my career supporting various bits of gear loosely termed "IT" I have thrown away several "smart" whiteboards, due to lack of use.

Everyone seems to think they are a great idea and will make meeting so much more productive. Someone else finds $15,000 or so from the capex budget, and the thing is purchased.

Several years later a third person realises it has been used exactly once and I am called in to take it off the wall and send it to the recyclers.

If you want one, I have one in my store room.

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Tired sysadmin plugged cable into wrong port, unleashed a 'virus'

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Re: Common trick

Mi-Sex? Have an upvote sir.

I might be old.

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California lawmakers: We swear on our avocados we'll pass 'strongest net neutrality protections' in America

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What a stupid way to run a state.

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IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

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Re: He was the top salesman in the group

Compared to younger employees, IBM found that Boomers were the least likely to understand IBM’s business strategy,

Just like IBM's customers then.

...and the least likely to understand IBM’s brand.

Or, the least likely to say they understand what that sentence means.

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Foot lose: Idiot perv's shoe-mounted upskirt vid camera explodes

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Re: The real question is: did he want to get arrested?

That's a fair question, and I did wonder the same thing briefly, but as noted in the comments, he must be an absolute moron who has never heard of the Internet.

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Infamous 'Dancing Baby' copyright battle settled just before YouTube tot becomes a teen

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noting that is also wishes to "take a thoughtful approach to enforcement matters."

After 12 years? No you don't.

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White House calls its own China tech cash-inject ban 'fake news'

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Re: Tired of Euphemisms

Thanks veti, you're quite right.

I can remember George II having similar moments, with "Mission Accomplished" and "Truthiness".

I am even old enough to remember that odd Mr. Reagan telling us wealth would "Trickle Down" and we all know how well that worked.

It seems the supporters of the American far-right have no problem with being lied to.

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