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A web where the user has complete control of their data? Sounds Solid, Tim Berners-Lee

27escape

See also Databox

Similar thing being worked on here https://www.databoxproject.uk/about/

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Jupiter suffered growing pains before becoming our system's big daddy

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Microsoft: We've almost dug Your Phone out behind sofa. But will it make Insiders app-y?

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Re: AirDroid consider pushbullet

Pushbullet also allows me to send/receive SMS and push webpages between devices and broswers and direct message other pushbullet users, works well enough

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Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

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Facepalm

was it for RBS

Sounds like it

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Church of England will commune with God for you via Amazon's Echo

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Mushroom

How long before...

"The Nine Billion Names of God" are read out?

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The future of radio may well be digital, but it won't survive on DAB

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Spotify does have "Discover" modes

It sets up 6 daily modes based on your tastes, as well as a weekly mode, these act as radio channels to get around the cost of playing individual tracks.

There are also genre radio channels, as well as channels for activities, like contemplation, jogging etc.

Works reasonably well, finds stuff I would not normally listen to, you just have to remember to wander about so that you do not keep in a pigeon hole

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UK.gov unveils cyber security export strategy – only thing missing is the strategy

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Curate and showcase

hmm, call me a cynic but I guess the smaller outfits will not get a mention then unless they are going to spend big to 'support' the various missions

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BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....

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Spot on

A classic in the making

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The Great Bulgarian Streaming Scam may well have been scummy, but Spotify got paid

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The record companies know this already

I understand tht some popular artists use the multiple short track trick too, as a way of having a larger percentage of their album listened to, this then makes the album more popular, jumps it up the charts and they then get a bigger cut of the overall revenue.

What is surprising is that a small timer has found a way to get in on the act and benefit and self fund the future income stream

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The Gemini pocket PC is shipping and we've got one. This is what it's like

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Re: Far from complete

A proper working and fully function linux on android would be my preference Termux is pretty good but still cannot get all the packages you may need

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Walk with me... through a billion files. Slow down – admire the subset

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Also in the its not new camp

I seem to recall that BeOS had this and being impressed at the time as to what a useful idea it was

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NASA reconfirms 2019 will see first launch of Space Launch System

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Go

Opportunity missed

To use "Go!" by Public Service Broadcasting as their music, would have been awesome

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Interstellar space rock screams through Solar System

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Alien

"Sadly for those hoping it's an alien probe"

I thought you got those after you were abducted!

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Even more warship cuts floated for the Royal Navy

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Facepalm

ah the costs of buying abroad

Rather than helping out UK ship and airframe builders

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'There has never been a right to absolute privacy' – US Deputy AG slams 'warrant-proof' crypto

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Facepalm

and key recovery when a user forgets the password to decrypt a laptop.

Well normally 'they' have kept your plain text password in an unencrypted file or database to allow 'them' to do this

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Trello boards the desktop with Mac and Windows apps

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Re: Chrome Desktop App

Many thanks for the tip, useful for other sites too, I was just going to suggest detaching the tab, but this feature I had not see before is v nice

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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September 13, 2017

Is still American date format, just not MM-DD-YYYY and is still an abomination

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Google to kill its Drive file locker in two confusing ways

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FAIL

Linux client

As ever, only useful on the desktop to windows and mac types, lets hope rclone and insync keep working as alternatives

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Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report

27escape

This would have been the smartest move, to re-introduce simple tariffs like that, but there are no plans in the pipeline, no plans for instant payments, just the 'budget' plans that help the electric companies more than the consumers

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Got that syncing feeling? Cloud's client-side email problem

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Re: Kids, eh?

Surely you can just say to the computer running the mail client. So you only need a good SSH and terminal app

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Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

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weighs 45 pounds

wow, seems excessive for a LED screen what is essentially the same size as 2 normal monitors

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Amazon and others sniffing around Slack

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overpriced

$9B for only 5M users, no one is going to make that money back!

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Toyota's entertaining the idea of Linux in cars

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Happy

Re: Please keep it simple

I hope its an 8 track!

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WannaCrypt: Pwnage is a fact of life but cleanup could and should be way easier

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Re: Software properly written for Windows 2000 would work on 7 and later without issue.

Its just developers; being pressured to fix the problem rather than providing a solution is a way of life for developers, companies do not want to hear that I can patch in 1 day or fix for the future in 3 months, beancounters etc will always go for the 1 day patch. There is no longer a 5 year plan, or a 3 year one, hardly even a 1 year one, everyone is agile fixing what is in front of them right now!

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How the Facebook money funnel is shaping British elections

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Not not going to get any easier

If a third party that has an interest in getting a particular political party into office then they too can do advertising, this may not need to be tracked as gifts and payments to the party, so potential for lots of abuse of the system - as the Observer/Guardian article shows happened with Brexit targeted adverts. Not sure how this can be avoided or made illegal, we are all entitled to our voice, if I happen to have more money than someone else then I can force my voice to be heard in more places and more loudly.

Don't forget this is not just FB and twitter, all those tracking fake news articles that get linked from almost all websites as well as the news companies themselves are included by this type of activity, even having ad blockers and such like makes it difficult to get away from it.

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DeX Station: Samsung's Windows-killer is ready for prime time

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Re: Linux

There are plenty of apps that give you a terminal and the ability to 'run' a linux environment, try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.termux, plenty more available, some require root and some do not. Not all linux tools are available, certainly not GUI ones, but some can then be run within Xvnc or similar, a reasonable smattering of command line tools are available, perl, python, vi etc. However there is limited access to storage, which does make some things more difficult.

Definitely worth a few hours of investigation/play

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Our Sun's been using facial scrub: No spots for two weeks

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Mushroom

2018 data

Is that a projection or do they know the future?

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US think-tank wants IoT device design regulated, because security

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essentially regulate almost all computers

and computer type equipment

good luck with that!

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Privacy is theft! Dave Eggers' big-screen takedown of Google and Facebook emerges

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Mix of google/facebook

Surely its apple?

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Smart Meter rollout delayed again. Cost us £11bn, eh?

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New tariffs is said to be a benefit

From the smart meter website

Innovative energy tariffs Using the data collected on when and how households are using energy, suppliers can create more competitive time-of-use tariffs with cheaper prices for off-peak use.

We used to have this, it was called economy 7, worked great, cheap electric at night for washing machines and storage heaters etc

The other benefit is the end to estimated bills, never used to be a problem, if they got it wrong I would ring up and get it changed to an accurate read bill

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New Brit Hubble analysis finds 2,000 billion galaxies, 10x previous count

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Less dark matter/energy

If there is more real stuff, then there must be less of the unreal stuff then?

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Margaret Hodge's book outlines 'mind boggling' UK public sector waste

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costs us millions

Surely she means costs us billions?

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Samsung Note 7: Probably the best phone in the world. Yeah – you heard right

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Available in the UK

It would seem like it is anyway, they have a UK accessories page for it (in the article) as well as having a pre-order page http://shop.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-note7-black/.

Shame I don't have any spare cash

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BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

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noooooo

PIN number, its just PIN or do the printers have helpful LCD displays on them too?

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A bad day for DBAs: MIT boffins are replacing you with a mere spreadsheet

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Re: Actually in many cases

I'm thinking that this solution is not targetted at you, but at all the others who have different requirements and abilities to solve them

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Mozilla emits nightly builds of heir-to-Firefox browser engine Servo

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Poor keyboard support

Does not like a UK keyboard @ for starters, then tab ordering is not respected, if they cannot manage the basics, then I am not surprised that more complex sites do not work

One to watch but not use, for ages maybe

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ZTE flagship elbows aside Xiaomi

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Re: Hmm.

Though if you are wanting to use your phone for VR, then more pixels is a benefit. VR on the one plus range is blocky at best

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How's your driving, Elon? Musk tweets that Tesla Model S 'floats'

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I would like to know

how well electric cars manage driving down flooded roads, how deep water can I go through etc

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UK's education system blamed for IT jobs going to non-Brits

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WTF?

And suddenly their minds go

“They’re at a point when they’re often outperforming the boys and somehow in their minds they go, ‘this isn’t for me’.”

So its the girls fault? Rather than teachers/parents suggesting that science and technology are not areas to be studied by girls?

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Sneaky brown dwarf gives us a bright flash and astroboffins are confused

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Mushroom

aliens sending messages

may be easier than gravity waves

icon, cos it matches

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It takes two to Tango: Lenovo bets on phabs, snap-on smartphones

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Mods/add-ons don't work

For consumer experience, if I buy a £600 phone and then add on £400 of extra projector, camera etc and then find that in 2 years time they will not work with my next phone I will be a bit annoyed. Hence people are a bit wary of buying into this tech

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Computerised stock management? Nah, let’s use walkie-talkies

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A tech startup called Shittr

That must exist, surely?

Maybe for a bluetooth or wifi connected chamber pot to analyse ones stools?

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BOFH: What's your point, caller?

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Re: Gaffa tape

Surely for problem callers, they always have the carpet tape ready to hand.

And the carpet of course, and the bag of lime, shovel etc

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BBC's micro:bit retail shipments near

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Now we have Pi Zero

for £4 is this device still relevant, sure it has a bit of bluetooth and some LEDs and is lower power, but is that enough to convince schoolkids that they should become software developers or electronic design types?

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Inside Project Loon – Google's megaplan to build a global internet

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Happy

Can we have some for Wales and Scotland please

Surely the telcos want to get on board and properly give 100% area coverage rather than 95% people coverage

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Sneaky Google KOs 'right to be forgotten' from search results

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Maybe google are not good at searching

in google search google "data processing business" gives 19700 results

in bing search google "data processing business" gives 2.8 million results

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HTC 10: Is this the Droid you're looking for?

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Re: UI design

There are many andoid forks, some are supported by manufacturers, who generally will not do it themselves due to the cost.

Cyanogenmod, Oxygen (from oneplus), AOSP etc are ones that can be easily found

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US anti-encryption law is so 'braindead' it will outlaw file compression

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Joke

Ban photocopiers

They too cannot provider reverse paths to copies

Down-scaling a lossless image format, will lose information and the original cannot be rebuilt

The Readers Digest organisation is going to be in for a lot of trouble

etc etc

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Intel takes aim at Arduino with US$15 breadboard

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Still does not compete on price

Why would I get this, rather than a £4 raspberrypi zero plus a bit more when you factor in a SD card or get a standard arduino?

In many cases the power draw is not such a big issue, the ease of software development is.

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Slack smackback: There's no IRC in team (software), say open-sourcers

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And telegram

Also falls into this category, free to use, though not free to get their code, yet, they suggest that at some point it will be properly open

https://telegram.org for those who cannot google

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