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New Google bias lawsuit claims company fired chap who opposed discrimination

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Bastard.. made me look at the pdf -> Chevalier is an 'accomplished software developer and computer scientist' - was very curious as to what he did for Google (just in case it was Youtube lmao).

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Re: Does that mean...

20th upvote because I get what he's talking about and disregard the extraneous 'triggers'.

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UK.gov: Psst. Belgium. Buy these Typhoon fighter jets from us, will you?

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Mini Countrypanzerkampfwagen

When you put it like that, suddenly I want one...

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If this laptop is so portable, where's the keyboard, huh? HUH?

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'And, once you've had dual monitors, nothing else will serve. Especially the 4k 16:9 ones :-)'

IDK, those big curved widescreens are pretty cool...

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Iran: We have defeated evil nuclear-sensing Western lizards!

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Re: @TheOldGuy "But when we arrested them, they said they had come for fishing and were tourists."

Lego Batman could handle it... Awesome pecks, nine abs, and never misses leg day... pew pew pew!

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Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

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Re: Was I the only one...

Nope - I was wondering why trains weren't falling over everywhere, figured I'd hear about something like that happening...

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Re: First prize

Perfect! Dudley Do-right of the Mounties will save the day... Works cuz he's Canadian ;)

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Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

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Re: Not on IDENT1

What does 'low-paid immigrants' have to do with the price of tea in China? Anyone who has worked hard with their hands is going to have this problem. Anyone, including me.

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No sh*t, Sherlock! Bloke suspected of swallowing drug stash keeps colon schtum for 22 DAYS

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He already incriminated himself by being seen ingesting the packages, cops are just waiting on the evidence to appear naturally, so to speak.

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Now that's taking the p... Sewage plant 'hacked' to craft crypto-coins

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Re: Just a plop in the ocean

That was terrible...

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Of course a mystery website attacking city-run broadband was run by an ISP. Of course

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Re: Great Plains is starting to sound like a city you might like to move to....

oh yeah! Love it when I'm down there at various client sites - EPB's only bottleneck is the rest of the internet lol.

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NASA's zombie IMAGE satellite is powered up and working quite nicely

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Re: Flat Earth Heretic

They have to return otherwise it's obviously a coverup by the Iluminati, even then they were probably brainwashed...

Anyone can play this game lol.

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Cops find ATM spewing cash, car with dodgy plates, stack of $20 bills and hacking kit inside

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Re: I believe...

Drive a nice grandpa/senior citizen type car too - they're known for taking up to 20 minutes to complete an ATM transaction. Often I wonder if they're doing hostile corporate takeovers or stock trades whilst waiting because I just don't get what in bloody hell they're doing up there...

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Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing

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Pineapple chunks

and that would about do it - no gravy required or wanted...

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You publish 20,000 clean patches, but one goes wrong and you're a PC-crippler forever

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Re: To paraphrase...

Hmmm where did you get your data?

According to the US Army (circa mid 1980's), it was ten 'attaboys' to one 'oh shit'.

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"Just out of interest, which software that is and always has been bug-free do you run then?"

notepad.exe

You asked.... muaaahahahaha

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Ever wondered why tech products fail so frequently? No, me neither

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Re: The Dabbs Luck

Here's to the Dabb's kids! May they far exceed their warranty!

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Re: Software testing?

"It's easy to get stuck in jail when you're poor."

True statement. Public Defender= Jail

I don't care if you have to pawn your kids temporarily, get a real lawyer.

:|

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Re: You're really lucky!

Replacement warranty? On a car? Wut? - Confused colonial...

Really, not kidding.

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SHL just got real-mode: US lawmakers demand answers on Meltdown, Spectre handling from Intel, Microsoft and pals

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Re: Don't Panic

El Reg is generally ahead of the curve, so bad luck to the looting and world chaos folks... El Reg commentards get the opportunity to loot and cause world chaos *first*.

:)

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Aut-doh!-pilot: Driver jams 65mph Tesla Model S under fire truck, walks away from crash

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Re: of course you could

Odd you mention that about spare parts - I was all curious as to why I was seeing Tesla parts on a Chinese discount website (fasttech.com), I guess I know at least a partial why now.

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Weed wish you a merry Christmas: Pot-toting OAPs tell cops 30kg stash is for pressies

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Re: Pure coincidence?

No. Colorado is right there and Nebraska knows it.

Disclaimer: Live in a 'Hey boy, what ya got there' and 'Put your hands on the wheel' state.

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Ubuntu 17.10 pulled: Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver fingered

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Re: Jumpers

I *still* collect jumpers when I find them - you never know. I remember setting up 14.4 modems' COM ports etc, you didn't do it right, no workie.

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Firefox 57's been quietly delaying tracking scripts

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Re: Oh, that's why

Fucking Daily Mail reloads every four minutes too, if it wasn't bad enough.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has sprung a leak and everyone's all a-tizzy

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No - more like 'here, hold my beer..'

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Re: "With no planes to fly off her, we might as well sink her"?

Not strictly true - there a volcano islands being formed fairly regularly that you could land planes on, that will sink back into the sea at some point and become reefs.

Just saying...

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Irony's lost on old Pope Francis: Pontiff decrees fake news a 'serious sin'

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Re: Have you guys read the 10 commandments

"Pork is banned as it tastes like humans"

Who did the taste test may I ask? Don't fuck with my bacon.

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Facebook confesses: Facebook is bad for you

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Witches... Need to burn the Witches... Or build a bridge out of them....

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No one saw it coming: Rubin's Essential phone considered anything but

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Re: Saw it coming, just didn't care.

'who on earth needs more than 128gb of storage'

Where have we heard that before?

<obvious>Holy shit! We have Bill Gates commenting on El Reg!</obvious>

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NiceHash diced up by hackers, thousands of Bitcoin pilfered

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Guy in overalls asked me about Bitcoin mining...

... had a bluetooth device attached to his ear and I told him then it could be sketchy. That made him smile for some reason. Gave him a bunch of information about BT and how to mine them using different types of specialized miners etc.

Haven't seen him since but I *know* there is a barn somewhere out in the woods with a 3 phase backup generator where a huge propane tank used to be, and racks of miners where the stills used to be inside.

:|

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Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests

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Re: 250kts assumes

What if British Chinese drones carried the coconut payload on a line?

Since American Chinese drones are non-migratory ...

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Report: Women make up just 17% of IT workforce, paid 15% less than men

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Re: Non-binary

I am Groot?

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Russia threatens to set up its 'own internet' with China, India and pals – let's take a closer look

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Iran or white supremisistsistists. Choose wisely...

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Re: Wait what?

Meh, you don't create zone records manually, you set up a domain setup script template that targets a DNS server to create zone records, webserver to create folders/set permissions, email server for same. My original statement applies.

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Wait what?

A DNS change can take up to 72 hours to percolate down to every DNS server, depends on the individual server's TTL config.

Or has that changed since yesterday?

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Hey girl, what's that behind your Windows task bar? Looks like a hidden crypto-miner...

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Re: Finally, a reason to move the task bar

My taskbars have been up top for many years now because... you know... gravity. Machines run faster ;)

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Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password

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Re: How worse than Single User Mode?

Don't tempt me, I still have some Solaris x86 install software laying around...

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A certain millennial turned 30 recently: Welcome to middle age, Microsoft Excel v2

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Re: Filemaker

I still have a lawyers office where I install Quattro* on new machines... lol

*So old, spellcheck says wtf? lmao...

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Once more unto the breach: El Reg has a go at crisis management

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Security? We've heard of it.

Yet tell them the 10 year old/never updated firewall appliance needs to be replaced to balance their gigabit/fiber network and increase network speed, they're all over it.

Is it a lie? Or just presentation?

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Intel finds critical holes in secret Management Engine hidden in tons of desktop, server chipsets

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You don't.

You pimp it out with maximum memory and a Samsung PRO(! that's important !) SSD.

;)

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Yeah and I easily have 25-30 of them laying around too...

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It's artificial! It's intelligent! It's in my home! And it's gone bonkers!

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Re: Applause

I do share via twitter - some, not all of your stuff, is pretty good. Depends on the mood actually.

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Inside Internet Archive: 10PB+ of storage in a church... oh, and a little fight to preserve truth

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This is why I collect encyclopedias and old books - they tend not to change when the wind blows from different directions*.

*Russians obviously lol /s

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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Re: Shit and Shovels

@Dan 55

Do not speak of things you do not know - shit does *not* fly off a shovel - it mostly sticks.

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Thousand-dollar iPhone X's Face ID wrecked by '$150 3D-printed mask'

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Re: Star Trek

...used two step authentication for important shit like blowing up the Enterprise, voice ID and personal code/password.

Star Trek wasn't Star Trek and Gene Roddenberry knew better in the 60's.... Hope for the future? Not so much.

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Brace yourselves, fanboys. Winter is coming. And the iPhone X can't handle the cold

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Re: Oh dear

'Keep he phone nestled between your butt cheeks. Problem solved!'

Your warning is much much too late... Apple has already been there...

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Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple

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Re: 'image persistence' or 'burn-in'

Piffle!

Our Stanley Steamer needed wood or coal to run, but we only had Buffalo Pies... they were free...

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Re: 'most modern cars will struggle to reach'

Actually, already planned on plumbing a Chevy 350 with a 5 speed trans in there with a carb and ripping out most of the electronics when the 2.9l dies. Nag doesn't have electric windows or navigation, don't use cruise control (vacuum cruise control is available if wanted). Airbag and antilocks (hate the bastards anyway) may be challenging.

I do want to see 500k miles on this engine - this was my first (and last) brand new vehicle purchase. You're not kidding though, I get looks sometimes at the tire place when they find out how long I've had it - I'm the exception evidently, not the rule.

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Re: 'most modern cars will struggle to reach'

Well, I'm driving an 08 GMC Canyon with the 2.9l four-banger @228k miles... but I take care of her with synthetic fluids - had her since there was 77 miles on the odometer...

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OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

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Re: Hell froze over

Hey Skippy, I have more than a few Android phones from different manufacturers over the years that got one or two updates over the course of the contracts.

Currently on a Moto Z Force @7.1.1, which is pretty good on updates, three this year so far.

Name the damn phone already!

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