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Private submarine builder charged with murder of journalist

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Re: WTF???

He got off on the stabbing of Ms. Wall, not raping her?

Call me pedantic, but I just don't see that as sexual assault. Just assault. What matters, it seems to me, is the effects upon the victim, not the motivations of the perpetrator.

It's entirely possible Donald Trump gets off by screwing people out of money (reneging on contracts, etc). I wouldn't class that as sexual fraud even if I saw him creaming his jeans as he ripped people off.

Thinking about it, maybe he stabbed her more in sexual areas than other places. But whether even that constituted sexual assault would depend to some extent on whether it was pre- or post-mortem.

As far as I can see it's murder and all lesser charges are irrelevant. Maybe, with good lawyers, he could plead it down to sexual assault resulting in accidental death. For some reason I hope he wouldn't get away with that.

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WTF???

"sexual assault without intercourse of a particularly dangerous nature"

You can have sexual intercourse in dangerous ways? I didn't know that. Well, obviously you can have sexual intercourse in dangerous situations, such as on a railway track, but sexual intercourse of a dangerous nature?

referencing multiple stab wounds found on the body.

None of my sexual experiences, and none of my fantasies, have ever involved stabbing. Stabbing definitely constitutes dangerous behaviour, but stabbing is dangerous sexual intercourse???

BTW, we need a question mark icon to go with the exclamation mark.

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Frenchman comes eye to eye with horror toilet python

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Where's the IT?

Oh, it's a very lame pun.

What next? Some guy giving his wife a perl necklace?

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Drone perves defeated by tinfoil houses

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It's been done before

They had it in Thunderbirds.

Not only that, the Thunderbirds device could tell if it was being photographed by film cameras.

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China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March

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Re: The other big firework display

Nobody likes finding random butts on their screen.

A lot of people who use PornHub would disagree with you.

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Customers reporting credit card fraud after using OnePlus webstore

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Re: iFrame

The implicit suggestion that the iFrame method is superior stems from the idea that whoever hosts the iFrame (be it a bank or a payment processing intermediary) will have done a better job of securing their systems, rather than purely technical reasons.

Doesn't matter if you hand off the transaction processing in an iFrame or redirect to the payment processor's URL, you still must secure your own site.

Otherwise, I hack into your site and amend the relevant URL (the iFrame or the redirect) to point to my server. Job done.

Oh, and after you've secured your site (a never-ending job) you really ought to monitor the payment stuff frequently with a full test to make sure the URL hasn't been tampered with, despite you thinking you'd secured your site.

Oh, and then you ought to regularly inspect the code itself, to make sure I haven't hacked in a test to see if the transaction is being initiated from your monitoring address and in that case send out the correct URL.

These are the things most admins avoid thinking about, lest those thoughts give them sleepless nights.

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Junk food meets junk money: KFC starts selling Bitcoin Bucket

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Re: Oh the irony

On the other hand, I learned something : it costs $50 to make a Bitcoin transaction. Well if it cost me that much to use my Visa I'd be using cash all the time.

KFC could switch to only accepting payment in Bitcoin and the Bitcoin transaction fee could rise to £1,000,000 and it wouldn't make the slightest difference to the amount of KFC I consume.

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Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI

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Compounded by the second problem

Apparently Hawaii had an agreement with FEMA which allowed them to broadcast the emergency alert but had no arrangement which allowed them to use the same services to broadcast a cancellation.

Compounded by the third problem. It took 45 minutes to come up with a waiver that allowed the cancellation to be sent.

This stuff isn't rocket surgery. Anyone with any sort of sense would ask themselves "What happens if it turns out to be a false alert?" Wouldn't they?

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OK, Google: Why does Chromecast clobber Wi-Fi connections?

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A wild guess

See title: this is a wild guess...

My guess is that this is some fuck-OOPery. There's a timer somewhere bunging "send DNS multicast" events into a queue. When the device is asleep, because this is a typical fuck-OOP, instead of the timer ceasing to add events to the queue, some handler merely suspends processing the queue so the queue lengthens and lengthens and lengthens. And then the device wakes up...

Yes, you can achieve the same stupidity in non-OOP languages. It's just that people are less likely to make mistakes like that in non-OOP languages because you have to have some sort of understanding of what's happening instead of putting Lego™ blocks together according to some "pattern."

If I were to have an even wilder guess, I'd say Java.

OK, I'm being cynical and ranting non-justifiably against all things OOP merely because I hate OOP. It's Monday. Maybe I'll be in a better mood tomorrow.

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'Mummy, what's felching?' Tot gets smut served by Android app

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Parents should not give their children smartphones

It's that simple. The internet is not a toy for children.

If the little fuckers insist on having a smartphone then they can work down t'pit until they can afford to buy it themselves.

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Next; tech; meltdown..? Mandatory; semicolons; in; JavaScript; mulled;

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Re: Tabs v spaces

That's what you get for using a language where white space carries a semantic content. It really is a misguided design.

Python's semantic whitespace is clearly an inferior imitation of Damian Conway's Acme::Bleach module for perl. From the description: The first time you run a program under use Acme::Bleach, the module removes all the unsightly printable characters from your source file. The code continues to work exactly as it did before, but now it looks like this:

use Acme::Bleach;

Plenty for the tab vs space people to argue over!

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PC lab in remote leper colony had wrong cables, no licences, and not much hope

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Re: PIR

A capacitive dropper. Very common in cheap crap. OK as long as it's done well. Sounds like yours wasn't.

There should be two resistors. One in series with the capacitor (or the input side of the bridge) to limit inrush current in case it gets switched on at a mains peak. Otherwise the zener could get overwhelmed, leading to a bangy-bangy situtation. The other should be across the capacitor, to discharge it. Otherwise you can get a belt if you unplug it at a mains peak then accidentally touch the mains pins, leading to a cursey-cursey situation.

Of course, there can be other, more serious implementation errors. Although the capacitor/zener drops the voltage down to the (say) 5V the circuit uses, one side of the circuit is still half-live (live on alternate halves of the mains cycle) or even full live. Not a problem if the thing is double insulated. There is a potential [groan] problem if the thing is only single insulated and suffers a little damage. And a big fucking problem if your circuitry is like this Double-death gay Dalek camping light (courtesy Big Clive).

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Of course Uber allegedly had a tool to remotely destroy evidence

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Claude Shannon sez

Information content is related to unexpectedness.

Uber doing something wrong is no longer news, it's just noise. Uber doing something legal would be news.

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US House reps green-light Fourth Amendment busting spy program

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Re: The Brown Bottle

@Ledswinger

You deserve several pints for that.

As does H L Mencken with this remarkably prescient quote:

As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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Black & Blue: IBM hires Bain to cut costs, up productivity

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Time to stick a fork in it

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Butcher breaks out of own freezer using black pudding

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Re: Ecky thump?

almost as broad as he was tall.

Almost as broad as 'e were tall.

FTFY.

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Boffins closer to solving what causes weird radio bursts from space

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Re: Alien? Unlikely

Hmmm, you think it's unlikely to be aliens?

I remember (in the dim and distant past) being at university (studying pinball). Back in those days, roadworks had flashing yellow lamps (simple circuitry, big 9V battery, and no security on the mounting). I remember the night we'd been drinking and several of those lamps appeared in somebody's room, facing ceilingwards, flashing away while we sat there in the dark looking upwards enjoying the show.

Just sayin'.

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Audio tweaked just 0.1% to fool speech recognition engines

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Re: Just like human senses

@Anonymous Coward

because the ongoing optical illusion delighted me that much.

If you liked that, you'll love this. If you're looking at it one a phone, it's not using the front-facing camera to track your eyes; it works on a desktop setup with no cam. Doesn't work in a printout, though. :)

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Up, up and a-weigh! Boeing flies cargo drone with 225kg payload

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Prototype, not production.

Looking at the pic, it appears that each pair of contra-rotating blades has one blade atop the strut and one blade below. The lower blade doesn't seem very far above the landing legs. The lower blade certainly appears to be less than a blade length above the landing leg, but that could just be the angle of the photo.

Conclusion: if it lands at an angle (possibly because of a gust of wind) that's a knackered blade. A better design (although more complicated mechanically) would have both contra-rotating blades at the top of the strut.

As a proof-of-concept prototype (is there enough lift and a reasonable flight time?) it's fine. I don't think it's even close to a final, practical, configuration.

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Reasonable height/Goldilocks zone

Too low and the blades might take your eye out and/or the noise is irritating.

Too high and you worry about a failure causing it to fly like a brick onto your head.

Is there a sweet spot in the middle? Or could you persuade a court that "too low" and "too high" overlap?

I wonder if lawyers are funding drone development. They'll be able to spend many a happy hour coining it in court over this.

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WikiLeave? Assange tipped for Ecuadorian eviction

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Re: He may regret waiting

Actually given that he allegedly can't remember the words of the Star Spangled Banner I wouldn't be surprised at all.

It wasn't that he couldn't remember the words, it was that he misremembered one word. Every time he got to the bit about the "Star Spangled Bannon" he felt ill.

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You GNOME it: Windows and Apple devs get a compelling reason to turn to Linux

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Re: I don't get the antipathy towards gnome...

The antipathy towards Gnome 3 is because it's a phone interface.

I look at all the things I can do with right- and middle-clicks on Gnome 2. Things I use a lot, like right-clicking on stuff in the task bar. Can't do them on Gnome 3 because it's a phone interface and so only left-click does anything. Not even some indirect method (such as drilling down through a menu or even going to a control panel) of getting to the same functionality (if there is, I haven't found it).

Lots of magic areas on screen. Stuff is hiding until it magically decides to pop up, or I accidentally move the pointer to a magic zone (when something I didn't want to pop up does pop up) because it's a phone interface. An interface for a phone with a tiny screen where you can't afford the luxury of a taskbar.

Most apps don't have menu bars but have a hamburger icon. So more clicks to do anything. Because it's a phone interface for phones with tiny screens.

They could have made it bi-modal. "I'm running on a proper computer so I'll give you a rich interface" and "I'm running on a phone so I'll give you a minimal interface." They could also have had a config option to say "Give me a phone interface even on a proper computer so I always see the same thing." At the very least they could have made it possible to do the same things that you can with middle- and right-clicks in a roundabout way. They didn't do any of those things.

You know what really annoys me? When the idle lockout kicks in. On Gnome 2 I can press a key or move the mouse to make it wake up and give me a login box. On Gnome 3 I have to click with the mouse and drag upwards, just like on a phone. This is to protect me from putting my desktop and monitor in my pocket and accidentally waking up the computer as I walk. That is fucking insane.

I have nothing but contempt for Gnome 3 and the people who developed it. Even after all the complaints, even after the Mate/Cinnamon forks, they insist on doing things a fucking stupid way so it works on phones. How many commercial phones have Gnome 3 as the UI? How many are ever likely to?

Consistently doing something in a stupid, counter-productive way is no virtue.

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Pros and cons

Pro: a lot of distros have standardized on Gnome, so Linux presents a more unified appearance across disrtros.

Con: Gnome 3 is a smelly,.disgusting, disease-ridden turd.

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Boffins use inkjets to print explosives

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Re: This might not bode well

how difficult is it to make normal thermite in large quantities?

Take quantity X of finely-powdered ingredient A and mix thoroughly with quantity Y of finely-powdered ingredient B. Piece of piss.

It's not hard to find out what the ingredients are. Actually, there are several variations, but one is cheaper than the others.

It's not hard to work out the appropriate quantities.

Mixing is dead easy.

Getting the ingredients in finely-powdered form is more work.

You can't ignite it easily. A match won't do it. You need a higher temperature than you can get from a match.

Even so, it's not beyond the bounds of your average terrorist. Well, apart from the intelligence required to figure out some of the steps. And having a mind-set that relies on facts and logic rather than belief in fairy tales.

That said, thermite isn't explosive. So not of much interest to terrorists. There are possible terrorist applications but the terrorists don't seem to have thought of them.

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CCTV commish: Bring all surveillance systems under code of practice

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Re: He makes a lot of sense

And if he kicks up enough fuss that he can't be ignored then he'll be fired.

That's how government works. For very, very small values of "works."

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Your connection is not Brexit... we mean private: UK Tory party lets security cert expire

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Re: truck metaphor

@raving angry loony

When you introduced your truck metaphor, it reminded me more of something. The strength and stability of the Tory party is illusory, much as the strength of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxVQ7ZEG1RU>this truck</a> is. I think this metaphor is better than yours: the wilful ignorance of reality, the inevitable crash, etc.

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US border cops told to stop copying people's files just for the hell of it

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Re: Trawling for Data

Some common sense there, maybe one day the WORLD will wake up to the fact that trawling everybody's data for every detail is an ideal not worth pursuing.

It won't achieve the stated objective of protecting us from terrorists. But that's only the story used to sell it to us.

What it will achieve (and this was always its true purpose) is to ferret out any signs of internal dissent, allowing it to be quashed. It works very well for that. The Stasi (back when it existed) could only have dreamed of the day when everyone would carry around their own surveillance devices, voluntarily. Of course, the Stasi were quite open about surveilling people to pick up signs of dissent (obviously caused by mental illness, which had to be rooted out for the individual's own good) whereas our governments have to invent stories about protecting us from paedo-terrorists.

What the world has to wake up to is why these cunts really want full access to our phones and computers. Maybe it's not too late for at least a few countries to avoid letting their governments do this, and the rest will just have to learn to conduct their lives more carefully.

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Here come the lawyers! Intel slapped with three Meltdown bug lawsuits

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Quote of the year

Nothing is simple any more.

Sums it up nicely. Sums everything up nicely.

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My... not that this was unexpected but the lawyers seem to be approaching lightspeed these days.

It's not so much that the lawyers are clocked any faster but that they employ pipelineing, branch prediction and speculative execution.

I wonder when the equivalent of meltdown/spectre hacks will appear for lawyers.

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How to hack Wi-Fi for fun and imprisonment with crypto-mining inject

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Re: mining efficiency

We're constantly told that the only effective bitcoin mining now is done with asics.

Some cryptocurrencies are designed to work best on ordinary CPUs and to not benefit from ASICs and/or GPUs. Monero, for one. Which is the one that most frequently crops up in those JavaScript exploits. Strange coincidence, that.

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UK.gov admits porn age checks could harm small ISPs and encourage risky online behaviour

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Re: Retro porn and Readers Wives

Did anyone ever come across a decent looking RW?

Yep. That's why those pages got stuck together.

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In related news...

The government is pressing ahead with its proposal to make hedges illegal. Said a government spokesman "Many schoolboys find pornographic magazines in hedges. Because the opposition refused to consider our proposal to require age verification in order to access hedges, our only option is to make hedges illegal." The spokesman also noted that Amber Rudd's suggestion that it could all be fixed using "hedgetags" was fucking insane, as is everything she utters.

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US Homeland Security breach compromised personal info of 200,000+ staff

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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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Jocks in shock as Irn-Bru set to slash sugar and girder content

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Re: Is nothing sacred?

@AC

Never heard of it.

They used to have good TV adverts. Good enough to make you try it once. Not good enough, in my mind, to make me drink the stuff a second time (too much vanilla in it for my taste).

See, for example, this classic or this older advert. Or this more recent one (a bit close to the bone for some people).

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Soz, guys. No 'alien megastructure' around Tabby's Star, only cosmic dustbunnies

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Re: Occam's Razor

Dyson spheres just suck!

So you're saying Tabby's star has two contra-rotating rings?

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Big shock: $700 Internet-of-Things door lock not a success

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Re: Bah!

I and my neighbours had similar problems with the shoddy doors fitted by the builder. We complained to the landlord, but he basically told us to fuck off (since he was also the builder). So at various points throughout the year, you'd hear doors slamming as people tried to get their locks to work (sometimes slamming helped a little, but mostly it was wasted effort). Usually it was no problem from the inside (thumb latch) but a bugger with the key (so much so that we were afraid that applying too much force would snap the key)..

I eventually found the trick was to push up on the handle, raising the door slightly. One of my neighbours tried a similar trick, lifting at the letter slot. Whereby he found out that the design of the flap meant it instantly snapped the plastic pivot/springy thing, irreparably detaching the flap. Well, you could repair it with wood screws into the pivot holes, but it no longer sprang closed.

Eventually the builder/landlord sent one of his guys around to drop the striker plates a quarter inch.

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Re: The perfect IoT device!

Can you use electronic keys at wife-swapping parties?

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Multiple-guess quiz will make Brit fliers safer, hopes drone-maker DJI

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Re: How is this lawful?

If I were the general public (oh, I am, at least by some definitions) and inclined to jam drones (I probably would be so inclined if the drone annoyed me) then I'd be less worried about the civil penalties for jamming as the possible outcome of pointing a device that looks like a rifle. In some places that can get you shot. Especially if you're black. Or appear to be Muslim (or have a long beard). Or, if on the London Underground, you're Brazilian.

A great design for appealing to the mass (stupid) market. Evolution in action, perhaps?

Oh, and if you want all (well, some of) the thrills of a drone without the hassle of remote control, I suggest the random trajectory flying disco eyeball chopper (Big Clive demo & teardown). Mine is on its way from China as I type, at a cost of £3.12.

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UK Foreign Sec Bojo to tell Kremlin: Stop your cyber shenanigans... or else!

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Re: The post is required, and must contain letters. Really?

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Re: I do wonder sometimes how hard the Russians laugh at us.

You've just figured out our entire strategy.

We send BoJo over there in the hopes that the Russians laugh so hard they die from apoplexy. Or at least shit themselves laughing.

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How's this for a stocking filler next year? El Reg catches up with Gemini

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Re: Dvorak keyboard (@ Handleoclast)

@Mephistro

You'll find there is also a Wikipedia entry for EATOIN SHRDLU, giving its origins.

It seems that the Linotype keyboard has inspired a few things. Whether directly or indirectly is hard to determine. Your "AI" program may have been named directly (as Wikipedia claims) after an obscure typographic fact of Linotype keyboards but may actually have been named (based indirectly on Linotype keyboards) after an SF story by Fredric Brown with the title "ETAION SHRDLU" about a Linotype machine that exhibited AI.

30 {even more obscure journalistic convention]

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Re: Thanks

Sheesh, am I that drunk? Already?

I could have sworn I just saw somebody thanking Andrew Orlowski for one of his phone(ish) reviews. I must have stumbled into a different universe when I staggered to the toilet. Back in my old universe, Andrew usually gets slagged for his phone reviews. :)

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Re: Dvorak keyboard @harmjschoonhoven

Upvoted for "ETAOIN SHRDLU." Some of us remember the old days of typography. Others (like me) just remember reading about the old days of typography. Well, I did actually see a typecase in use in a working environment, but I was too young at the time to bother noticing the arrangement of the letters, and wouldn't have figured out why they were arranged that way if I had noticed.

Bonus points if you can name one of the SF authors who used ETAOIN SHRDLU in a story.

Actually, my increasingly faulty memory tells me that one of those SF authors used it in two very different stories. Google confirms one of them, but not the other (which wasn't SF, although it read most of the way through like fantasy). Extra bonus points (and mystery biscuits) if you confirm that memory.

Ob trivia: ETAOIN SHRDLU approximates the order of frequency of the twelve most commonly-used letters in English, so were arranged in that order on a Linotype machine, which meant authors with a background of journalism and/or printing used them in a story. Those relative frequencies makes it a good strategy to use them in that order if you're playing hangman.

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When neural nets do carols: 'Santa baby bore sweet Jesus Christ. Fa la la la la la, la la la la'

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Those carols were amazingly good

They made more sense than the Babble does.

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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: Alternatives to weed that would have been legal

@DNTP

I think you needed a /s there. Four out of five (now six) people didn't spot your sarcasm.

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Xmas symbolism

@Anonymous C0ward

Not just flying reindeer. A whole shitload of Xmas symbolism comes from Amanita muscaria ingestion by Lapplanders. See here.

Enjoy your glass of hallucinogenic reindeer piss.

Don't let Harvey Weinstein decorate your tree with "tinsel substitute."

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Where did all that water go? Mars was holding it wrong, say boffins

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Re: Sedimentary rock

Yes, but...

Loess is an æolian sedimentary rock. No water involved.

However, there are other things which do indicate water was involved.

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Long Island Iced Tea Corp renamed itself to Long Blockchain – and its shares went bananas

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Re: Non alchoholic?

Wow. That's complicated.

I simplified the recipe a little.

First, I kept the vodka in the freezer so I didn't have to add ice (which dilutes things and ruins the taste).

Second, I reduced the number of ingredients by not bothering with gin, rum, tequila, and triple sec.

Third, I avoided dilution by not bothering with cola or lemon juice.

Fourth, I did away with the fruit (I avoid anything the medical profession claims is healthy).

Which left me with cold vodka.

I retained the instructions to fall down stairs and sleep in the stairwell. After greatly simplifying the process the end result was the same.

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Beyond code PEBCAK lies KMACYOYO, PENCIL and PAFO

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PEBKAC is over-reported

In my opinion (for what it's worth) PEBKAC is over-reported. The person at the keyboard may be the proximate cause of the problem but the ultimate cause is usually manglement. Manglement that puts people in front of a computer without adequate training. Manglement that puts people in front of a computer who are barely capable of working out what 2+2 equals (yes, those people are stupid, but manglement who give people tasks they are incapable of performing are even more stupid and the root cause of the problem).

Boss Is The Cause Of Idiotic Nuisance...

That said, there was a time a customer reported that two users couldn't send/receive e-mail and asked me to give them new passwords. The mailboxes didn't exist on the server. I checked the backups, and the users were there the day before. Customer finally admitted to having deleted two different users the day before, using a (very simple and hard to fuck up) web-based admin of their mail accounts. Different users whose mailboxes were still on the server, despite supposedly being deleted. However, I got the impression that the person who did the deleting wasn't the usual person who administered their mail accounts, so still maybe not a PEBCAK, but a PEWSOPAK (problem exists with supervisor of person at keyboard).

I can only think of one true PEBCAK I encountered. But that was a one-person operation relying on a relative to handle IT matters more complex than browsing the web. So if something went wrong when the relative was ill or on holiday, we got a call. But that person cheerfully admitted to not having a clue, so not exactly a case of management putting an incompetent in front of a computer and expecting it all to go swimmingly.

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Meet R2-DILDO: 'Star Wars' sex toys? This is where the fun begins

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The name is Obi. Wankin' Obi.

With a bit of a hand solo from Luke Skywanker.

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