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Fake prudes: Catholic uni AI bot taught to daub bikinis on naked chicks

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How about

Training the AI to spot paedophile priests?

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Science! Luminescent nanocrystals could lead to multi-PB optical discs

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Re: Didn't the IBM R&D division...

I imagine crystal scanners are difficult and crystals that get handled would become very difficult to read even then.

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HP Ink's UK profits tumble nearly 85% – of course Brexit to blame

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I advise people not to touch HP printers

For two reasons:

1. Stupidly expensive ink.

2. We have some expensive HP printer/scanners at work and when monitoring NTP network traffic three devices were transmitting leap second packets.

Yes, it was the three printers.

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HMRC told AGAIN to toughen up on VAT-dodging online traders

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With what resources?

Their computer systems are antiquated, give them the tools to do the job.

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The butterfly defect: MacBook keys wrecked by single grain of sand

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Antennagate

'nuff said.

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Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

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Re: MSGit

"northern leftpondians"

I like it!

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Science fiction legend Harlan Ellison ends his short time on Earth

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This article

is what take El Reg from extremely good to great.

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IBM memo to staff: Our CEO Ginni is visiting so please 'act normally!'

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IBM hasn't been IBM for a very long time

I visited the San Jose site a couple of times in 1999 and that was the IBM I know.

This is some corporate parasites.

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In huge privacy win, US Supreme Court rules warrant needed to slurp folks' location data

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Re: something missed...

The surprising thing is that Gorusch is that he was appointed during Trump's reign.

Fully committed to the law and ignores the politics.

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Asylum seeker spreadsheet data blurt: UK Home Office loses appeal to limit claimants

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Ghurknas, Afghan interpreters were betrayed as well

By some unspeakable pieces of shit like this.

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Wires, chips, and LEDs: US trade bigwigs detail Chinese kit that's going to cost a lot more

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US hypocrisy

The US is the biggest hypocrite on this subject.

They steal any technology they can get away with, hide subsidies for favoured industries/companies and, just like now,

During the Reagan era there was COCOM, a coordinating committee on technology export with the idea of making it difficult for foreign manufacturers to get certain parts thus protecting US manufacturers of high tech products.

Except, as usual, someone got clever. I designed a product using 4000 series CMOS and there was a standard shift register and suddenly I couldn't buy the RCA part without filling in piles of forms. Solution - buy the same Toshiba part.

This also meant a number of US equipment manufacturers had problems exporting because straightforward products used COCOM controlled parts.

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GCHQ bod tells privacy advocates: Most of our work is making sure we operate within the law

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Liars

Sorry, but I've been the for interview and frankly the way they behave is disgusting.

HR are like scared rabbit's the electric wheelchairs they are required to have were tucked in a corner with flat tyres. It went downhill from there.

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Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Doctor Seuss

makes more sense

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Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

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Re: So WTF is wrong with the US school system?

Bullying and abuse by staff is accepted.

At Columbine the sports 'jocks' even got away with rape because the staff persuaded the police to ignore them.

In this case the kid wasn't good at sports so the sports staff bullied and abused him giving the green light for other pupils to do the same.

It has been noted that he didn't shoot at pupils he liked.

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No one is asking why he did it

There is a bullying culture there amongst the staff and particularly the sports staff.

Exactly the same happened at Columbine including persuading the local police not to investigate two rapes carried out by their favourites sports pupils.

Fix the culture or face the penalties.

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Domain name sellers rub ICANN's face in sticky mess of Europe's GDPR

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The US empire is slowly crumbling

Or maybe not slowly.

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Petty PETA rapped by judges over monkey selfie copyright stunt

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Did the monkey ask a lawyer to do this?

PETA - patronising animals.

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LESTER gets ready to trundle: The Register's beer-bot has a name

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Re: In loving memory

A true El Reg comment

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Cloud-surfing orgs under attack, Microsoft antivirus for Chrome, Windows 10 S bypass, non-RSA gigs, and more

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Chrome extension

I have added the Chrome extension.

Thanks!

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No way, RSA! Security conference's mobile app embarrassingly insecure

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Keep fixing it

Until you break it.

The opposite of KISS.

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Qual-gone: 1,200+ axed from Snapdragon, Centriq giant Qualcomm

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Qualcomm deserve to lose out

They abused their patent library for years, rigging license costs for force out competitors and have been fined for it.

If you work there start looking around as their attempts to diversify don't seem to be paying off yet.

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Australia’s .au admins told to reform or get rooted

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Whereas as the FCC

Are for sale to the highest bidder

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Beware! Medical AI systems are easy targets for fraud and error

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SOAD

Switch On And Duck - the basic approach to AI.

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BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

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Mobile as the emergency option?

It sounds reasonable.

Plus if the cable duct is damaged beyond use POTS wouldn't work.

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Soyuz later! Russia may exit satellite launch biz

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Re: A SMARTR AIMovement ..... with the Off Loading of Sensitive News Stock Items ...

Don't know about Mars but you're definitely from another planet.

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Motorola Z2 Force: This one's for the butterfingered Android lovers

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Moto C Plus

The idea behind the Z2 is the same reason I bought a Moto C Plus recently after I couldn't get a usable replacement for my S3 Galaxy Mini - I want a phone that does basic phone stuff.

The 4000mAah battery means less charging which should help extend battery life and it came out in July last year so should be able to buy batteries for a fair while.

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Best thing about a smart toilet? You can take your mobile in without polluting it

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What brave new world

This would have made Aldous Huxley tremble

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Having ended America's broadband woes, the FCC now looks to space

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Pai is shamelessly corrupt and the Republicans protect him since they make money out of it.

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Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse

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Re: Unstable operation coming soon...

Assuming contact details are correct.

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Bunch of petty autocrats

WIPO, EPO and so many others.

About time they were woken up.

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Europe dumps 300,000 UK-owned .EU domains into the Brexit bin

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Another bargaining chip

Typical.

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Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?

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Re: "This is what OVER-regulation looks like! #ditchcalifornia."

Like the battery fire on that 787 from Japan

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Details of 600,000 foreign visitors to UK go up in smoke thanks to shonky border database

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The Home Office

That explains it and matches my dealings with them a couple of times.

NOT the front line staff, they were great but privileged gits further back.

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Java-aaaargh! Google faces $9bn copyright bill after Oracle scores 'fair use' court appeal win

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Re: Still reeling

It could be considered 'passing off' so there is an argument.

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FBI raids home of spy sat techie over leak of secret comms source code on Facebook

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Because 200 lb rugby players aren't much good at this stuff.

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Birmingham UK to Uber: Want a new licence? Tell us about your operating model

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Losing how much?

Uber lost $1.5 billion in the third quarter of 2017.

What happens when they have destroyed the competition in various areas?

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Elon Musk invents bus stop, waits for applause, internet LOLs

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Looks nice

Just like getting people to Mars.

Without oxygen, water, volatile or organic compounds - oh, and radiation shielding may not be too easy.

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Hansa down, this is cool: How Dutch cops snatched the wheel of dark web charabanc

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Re: Fake news

'Gullible': To believe one self to be a seabird.

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Now Europe is getting jitters over Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover bid

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It's nor Broadcom

It is Avago Technology that took over Broadcom but use the Broadcom name so US politicians don't catch on.

I used to work for Broadcom and resigned after yet another disaster BTW.

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Spotify wants to go public but can't find Ed Sheeran (to pay him)

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Re: How do the NOIs appear in the accounts?

Worth trying just for laughs.

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HTTPS cert flingers Trustico, SSL Direct go TITSUP after website security blunder blabbed

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The CEO

can't pass the buck this time.

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Tor pedo's torpedo torpedoed: FBI spyware crossed the line but was in good faith, say judges

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Re: Given an IP address can be spoofed by a printer theses days you'd better be careful about that

Did you read the bit about getting a unique identifier for the PC plus the MAC address?

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Crypto-gurus: Which idiots told the FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

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People

Even if you solve the technical issue, all you need is to get at someone who has access.

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Nunes FBI memo: Yep, it's every bit as terrible as you imagined

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El Reg at it's best

There is the just plain daft side then when it counts there is bloody good journalism.

This combination is what makes The Register my favourite online rag!

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F-35 flight tests are being delayed by onboard software snafus

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The main weapon is

A Clusterf*ck bomb.

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Death notice: Moore’s Law. 19 April 1965 – 2 January 2018

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No! It's Captain Cockup!

I'm waiting for GPU malware.

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IBM turns panto villain as The Reg tells readers: 'It's behind you!'

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A brief history of Celestica

Celestica are one of the big three contract manufacturers including Solectron and Son Hai aka Foxconn.

Cleestica as created in a novel way - IBM built the worlds most advanced and automated plant for manufacturing PCs and made a loss because of the layers of management so sold it - to some of the managers who then started selling the PCs at IBM a good price.

I worked for them in the UK on a range of projects for six years.

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WD My Cloud NAS devices have hard-wired backdoor

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Fix the title

It is obvious

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Missed opportunity bingo: IBM's wasted years and the $92bn cash splurge

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Ah, the US

Look at Kansas over the same period. Same thing, same effect and Trump has signed the Tax Bill for the whole country that does the same thing.

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Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

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Re: Nice article, Ms. Quatch!

Re. the "Nurse Who" comment.

You really are scared of women aren't you?

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