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2292 posts • joined 19 Oct 2011

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

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Re: Education is no longer designed to teach.

But by someone who references that genius Douglas Adams by way of that bloody awful film.

Phew, thought I'd had a stroke or passed into a parallel dimension...

I was trying to grok face-slapper - kept thinking 'Bug blatter beast of traal'.

New charas/additions I didn't mind, It was mucking about with the plot to make chasing the meaning of life by everyone that ruined it for me.

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Is it me or does it smell vaguely of boiled cabbage and urine in here?

People can't tell the difference between boiled cabbage and stir-fryed with bacon and onion it's a sad lookout.

Today its steamed, or what did you buy that expensive trendy pot with a plug on it for anyway? It just sits in the cupboard.

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Re: DAIM Bar and crisps!

.. and kids were not allowed in the pub....

A curiously english rule.

Scotland, I seem to remember used to be a little more lax - but in Ireland, especially in the south and certainly up to the mid to late nineties kids ran as much amuck as adults, usually high on the sugar from something like McDaids Football Special for most of opening time.

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Re: DAIM Bar

And I can still remember when Marathon bars got renamed...

I do, a Free Presbyterian threatened me with a snooker cue over my amusing patois at an amusement arcade.

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DIME Bar?

Nope - Didn't like the look of them - Brittle hard toffee/caramel with a thin coat of maybe-chocolate....?

I encountered Highland toffee bars long before trendy Dime...

Give me a Star Bar anyday - chocolate and caramel sleeve you could cunningly eat away to reveal yummy biscuity mash that had had the appearance not unlike a freshly delivered turd.

Leave that on the floor of the toilets and cause a school hygiene crisis for a half day off.

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BBC extends Capita Audience Services contract to 25 years

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Books were expensive.....?

Libraries had their time when books were v. expensive, to be treasured, worshiped.

I was in Waterstones a week ago - £10 for a softback....

They were £4.99 in the early 90's...going on £7.99 later in the decade and early this century.

A tenner lifts it out of a mid casual purchase for me...Am I going to read it more than once? sort of investment territory.

Seems new books are still cheap if they are the kind of 'bestseller' that sells well in supermarkets...

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Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name

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And, by the way, Java is an island, if I'm not mistaken.

Also a coffee - I think Oracle will only go after IT uses of the word - unfortunately...

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Re: We'd best get indoors.

Oh, sorry. That's JawaScript. It's not the App you were looking for...

Benefit of being similar, I'd go with 'ewokscript' as things could get a little hairy.

Baa-dum-tish!!

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Evolving elephants: Hortonworks trumpets its '3.0 vision' of global data management

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Hortonworks

Maybe it's the unseasonal heat - but I read the headline and was initially confused over the attention on a model/toy railway company....

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Scissors cut paper. Paper wraps rock. Lab-made enzyme eats plastic

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Re: shipping it around

PS. I hope leaving the EU doesn't make you shit in the Thames again.

Yay, bums out the first floor windows. A return to traditional conservative values, shitting on passers by from the upper floors of whitehall...

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Re: old fashioned paper bags

It's not easy to carry paper sacks with no handles when you're walking

You may want to dig out old Starsky and Hutch vids as training material.

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Re: It is just me that's noticed.....

I did notice turf wars between different groups of children

How quickly they learn - innocence to full cutthroat capitalism (or full organised crime gangs) over drinks and chips.

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Re: It is just me that's noticed.....

I think some readers may see that as inferring this is a problem of Chinese origin

Ridiculous, the origin of it suddenly becoming more of a priority problem is that suddenly the problem can't be offloaded for someone else to deal with.

The SEP field broke down, and reality poked it's nose round the door, grinned smugly and presented a huge bill.

When I was a kid, I used to supplement pocket money looking for glass bottles that could be returned for a few pennys (I think penny chews were just moving into 2p range - so that'll give you an idea the date). Then plastic was more convenient, now we're talking about returning to to a similar solution (only with stick not carrot).

I can't decide, one step forward, two steps back or two steps forward, one step back.

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Cutting custody snaps too costly for cash-strapped cops – UK.gov

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Re: I wonder what would happen ...

if I told a government department that I would not obey the law because ''my IT systems made it technically impossible" to do what I was supposed to do ?

Not likely, seems 'Computer says No' is an excuse gov has decided only it has the right to use.

Everyone and everything else must bend to the law of her Majesties Government - including the laws of mathematics the next time some whitehall cretin starts banging on about things going dark due to encryption.

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Now IBM turns redundo gun on its Digital Business Group

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Re: more than 25,000 positions open worldwide in...

...low wage developing nations. Until local wages rise, in which case we'll move on, and eventually consider hiring lower order primates.

Sounds like they already have, in management.

Non sales roles, huh?

What exactly will they be getting this remaining elite sales and experienced staff to sell when they have naught but fresh faced cheap staff on the other side of the planet - Hope and dreams and fairy dust.

Seen it many times, staff on the way out the door are too checked out to handover systems to the incoming bods very well and when the client is desperately trying to claw their systems back after a decade, the process is repeated. A shadow of knowledge is handed over, a shadow of a shadow is handed back, and the manuals haven't been kept up to date for seven years.

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Huawei CEO sings 'Bye, bye, mister American Pai', trims US C-suite

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Re: "Think of the children" or something

He complied with what he signed for. I know, it is a very difficult concept to grok for an American - the current Iran idiocies demonstrate how much an American signature and an American word can be trusted in all of its glory.

In support of Japans strike on the U.S. Yes, he did keep that word....

The Pact he signed with Stalin, and the U.S.S.R, however....

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Size does matter, chaps: Oversized todgers an evolutionary handicap

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Re: “Humans are the only remaining hominid”

Ad hominem then>

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Re: Energy

Looking at the house of commons I see signs of evolution in action

That's not evolution, that's conservation of energy.

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Re: It's not the size that matters.

This is why I eat nothing but Greggs

Gregg's what?

And is Gregg okay with it, or is he chained up in the basement....?

....wait, are you German?

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Re: As any girl will tell you

Lick your own ears...

If a bloke could lick his own ears, there are other parts he could like......not that anyone would know, they'd never leave the house....

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Evolution and creativity (not creationism)

Be reminded though, that intelligence is not necessarily an evolutionary advantage.

I'm not sure I agree with that.

I think we've all come to the former conclusion based on the evidence and experience in the current age.

The Intelligence to understand, adapt manipulate your environmentand would certainly be a better bet than finding the nearest antelope and trying to drive over it 15-20 thousand plus years ago.

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moronism

Read that as Mormonism no change to comprehension.

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Re: Cock size

So if anyone is bragging that he's built like a gorilla, it's his poor girlfriend you should feel sorry for.

'Built like a Gorilla' made me smile - it's been a single entendre now since watching Gintama.

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Europe wants cloud giants to cough up data from anywhere in 6hrs

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Re: To be expected... [snicker]

now that the EU will not have the fair an balanced political ideals of one of the most venerable and distinguished democracies

Yes, it's got Emmanuel Macron instead. Oh joy...

And we've a damaged Rudder and Mayday.....Help!!!

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To be expected... [snicker]

This sort of thing is to be expected now that the EU will not have the fair an balanced political ideals of one of the most venerable and distinguished democracies, and the sage and learned wisdom of those who serve in her majesties government in the future.

ROFL

Nope, can't even write it with a straight face...

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Chrome 66: Get into the bin, auto-playing vids and Symantec certs!

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Re: Ok, so you have fixed some bugs

Firefox - Has been trying to alienate all of its aficionados for the past 5 years

I was halfway switched to Chromum when Firefox 57 came out.

Ui changes - didn't bother me, I was using vimperator and the like for most of that debacle.

plugin/extension changes - don't use many

Really, really slow to start and heavy on resources was what was pushing me off though.

Better now.

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France building encrypted messaging app for politicians

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But isn't "Macron" French for "absolute war mad fuck nugget"?

Sure it isn't Macaroon?

Damn, now I'm hungry.

''This is my mother, her name is Michele, she is under the table.'

That was one french translation I did.........Well, I thought it might be right....

...on the table wouldn't have been any better.

was there a table in the first place....?

Nyah!! It was twenty plus years ago.

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Microsoft has designed an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip. Repeat, an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip

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Re: Ah the sweet smell of corporate hypocrisy ...

There is an IOT strain of the windows (virus) isn't there? (or was that abandoned when I was not paying attention?)

Was that not up to the task (manager)?

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Re: Linux in code, not in spirit.

To be honest, payment has never been a contention, Free as in speech, not as in beer.

Ms has been open sourcing* things of late, which is to be welcomed.

* Depends which license they use of course, and whether you consider the license used as truly free. Then of course little key bits are kept closed (key bits which often provide a large percent of the project usefulness, the rest being little more than like junk DNA).

I think we can safely say, Microsoft is using Linux though.

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Re: Embrace Extend Extinguish

Though this is probably just a side project. The real damage is done by the SystemD/Freedesktop/PulseAudio people

At least Freedesktop was a point for standards on Desktop interaction and layout, without it, KDE and Gnome would be possibly entirely incompatible.

At least .local is shrinking a bit, config files in the home dir are still like small scraps tucked into whatever crevice that could be found in hopes of divine intervention (kind of like the wailing wall in Jerusalem).

Don't like SystemD and or Pulse, use something else - quit moaning cause someone developed something you don't like which you are not forced to use, 'Linux isn't a optionless bundle like Windows.

'Linux is mostly free, and for once, you are not the product (at least yet).

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Car-crash television: 'Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?' 'Yes I do,' replies AMD's CEO

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Re: If he was a really good reporter

Because that's clearly what an F1 commentator and his audience cares about...

In Ten years time when they're racing servers, then is the time to ask that question...

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Re: F1 is a Car Crash

Thanks. If I want to watch a bloke changing tyres I'll pop down to ATS in my lunch hour.

Well, if you could get them to do it to a stopwatch, you might have passable telly.

Ok, maybe Youtube, no Vimeo...

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Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

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Publicity stunt

A media person form wetherspoons a business running a chain of social gathering points with licensed social lubricant alcohol licenses announces to the media that they are quitting some social media channel

Pull the other one, it's got social and media on it...

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I still just get ads for sodding Korean cars and bad deals from crap telcos.

All I get are annoying Nutanix ads on my widescreen that I keep accidentally clicking while scrolling and getting my focus stolen - very annoying.

That and the corporate whoring of russian women......Jeez, the sophisticated information gathering network must have picked up I'm my marital status and managed to miss that barn door by a mile.

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Re: Why?

#Stop it, please!

Start a hashtag campaign, or an online petition or jumpstarter or whatever fund...

Whatsit Goebbels said about culture, I'm starting to feel about the Social Netjerk

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Re: Freedom of information?

Why would someone who feels strongly enough to not use Facebook, not even to have dormant account they studiously ignore have a LinkedIn account.

LinkedIn are even more annoyingly insidious at this point.

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Re: to say it with that nice song from the South Park movie

Blame Zuckerberg!

Blame Zuckerberg!

He's not even a proper person anyway...

I think he's the reincarnation of the Emperor Caligula....

well, the commonly used side portrait shot reminds me of John Hurt from I Claudius.

Not the recent ones of him looking both uncomfortable in a suit and in the company of old people.

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Have you ever wondered why advertisers think you're a perpetual customer for a product you just bought? Wonder no more (we're aware that the Tweet below relates to Amazon, but you get the picture).

So was the Why? explained?, I lost track at that point.

I'm going to stick with 'cause they are all greedy a-holes who use possible sales as merely permission to be data fetishists.

Seeminlgy whatever I buy, I'm then inundated for the next few weeks with invitations to buy the item again or an almost identical item from the same manufacturer.

It's a broken idea, implemented in a broken manner, to all advertisers, knock it off!

Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day, at this point random ads shooting in the dark with no gathered info whatsoever would be more accurate.

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Google accidentally reveals new swipe-happy Android UI

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Re: ..amazingly, one-quarter ... continues to run a version... released in 2014.

25% of users are either happy running whatever they have or cannot be arsed to pay for a new phone just to get an upgrade. OEM cannot be arsed to update OSs in old phones, so...

Thats 25% of lazy cheapo thrifty users, and probably 75% of cost effective miserly OEMs then....

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Data watchdog fines Brit council £120k for identifying 943 owners of vacant property

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This empty property thing

Isn't going away.

It'll be back sooner or later as it really doesn't look as if enough is being done to alleviate the current housing situation, especially in London.

Should be counted as a wake-up to all those involved.

However seems a large SEP Field is being visualised by all with the power to act.

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The only way is Ethics: UK Lords fret about AI 'moral panic'

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corporate personhood?

"Personhood" in this context is mostly about liability for damage. It doesn't mean actual humanity, any more than a corporate "person" is human.

You say that, but corporations bugger up all the time and carry on, small fine, slap on the wrist, while the faceless sharks pulling the switches in the braincase carry on raking in the cash.

No vote, but all the say of a fat wad of cash waved at any suited moron who managed to get himself elected.

Ethics? They probably think you mean that county north of London....

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The law of run Nintendo consequences: Sega brings out mini Mega Drive / Genesis

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Smaller and Far away....

even smaller scale with the aid of a Raspberry Pi.

Why stop there?

Why not credit sized? Or a Sega Mega Drive drive that can be fitted nasaly Sega Nasal Drive

or in the ear, Mega Seg-Ear Drive

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Exposed: Lazy Android mobe makers couldn't care less about security

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Re: No money in it

still spewing the user's data back to Google's servers

They can't stay that blaise, if the owners wake up to both the insecurity of their device and the importance of such.

Can't spew much new info when it's sitting at the back of the sock drawer with the other dead pieces of electronics...

Thankfully, I think the larger public don't know and don't really care still.

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Apple leak: If you leak from Apple, we'll have you arrested, says Apple

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Opportunity...

Perhaps a partnership with the Church of Scientology for apple inc.?

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Boffins find new ways to slurp private info from Facebook addicts using precision-targeted ads

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Re: Does the data provide ENOUGH resolution?

any of the mindless trash that gets hawked around - would be quite happy to rip the authors head off and defecate down their neck?

Toilet paper ads maybe ?

Well, a tie is just 'so' long, and a silk one I imagine would be a little like that shiny 'greaseproof' bogroll you used to sometimes get in public lavs...

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'Dear Mr F*ckingjoking': UK PM Theresa May's mass marketing missive misses mark

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Why did they bother?

School holidays would have been more interesting if they'd used *that* as the theme tune instead.

Why Don't You? or Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead?

Well, I always followed the instruction, even if it were pissing down. Anything better than watching that dull mindless drivel of a programme....

The Anglia TV logo was more entertaining....

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It's April 2018, and we've had to sit on this Windows 10 Spring Creators Update headline for days

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Re: Beefed up Cortana

Beefed suggests the likes of 'brawny' rather than anything more adiposal.

Sounds to me like she might be more aggressive...

dungarees, boots and lumberjack shirts in the wardrobe...?

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Google's not-Linux OS documentation cracks box open at last

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Re: impress me

If it closes the way to help get end-users root access

If anyone thinks an open source (to allow passers-by to drop in 'of a lunchtime' and do some work the staff haven't) mobile phone O.S by a corp. that really just wants to peddle adverts and collect marketing info is going to enable Software user freedom the likes of which the FSF dream of...

Not to mention that the first phone carrier/phone manufacturer isn't going to totally ruin it with some floppy ill-fitting skin-dance like demented cannibals.

....They're deluding themselves.

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UK.gov expected to quit controversial harvesting of schoolchildren's nationality data

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Re: people who produce nothing but are a continual drain on resources

John,

All the govt emplyees on your list dont "produce nothing"

Binmen produce empty bins for example.

By that definition, no one in the country is unproductive, Every unemployed person in the country is productive, to quote Stan Smith of Roger the Alien (American Dad). 'inhaling groceries and farting out pudding'

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the German empire at the time consisting of a small sausage factory in Tanganyiki

Ah, straight from Blackadder Goes Forth, lovely...

On the Dictators and African 'troubles', well, not all the fault of English there though, although they did end up with most of Africa, it was the European statesmen and businessmen who had a meeting and drew up the borders of the African 'countries' that often cut across tribes and merged often historically warring tribes under the same 'flags' - inevitable that once the honeymoon of autonomy had been granted the whole nest would get unsettled at some point and old grudges resurface.

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