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Latest Google+ flaw leads Chocolate Factory to shut down site early

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Re: Tens!

Only one?

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UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

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Re: The underlying message

Our politicians seem to thrive that way.....

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Amazon robot fingered for bear spray leak that hospitalised 24 staffers

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Re: offtopic but reminds me of an old joke

Ohh I don't know - Lion, Grizzly - seems to work both ways....

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Re: Kerblam!

Never - that episode was an Amazon critique?

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Awkward... Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts' info, crafty PR spinning

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They will no doubt find any means of extracting additional cash from their paymasters.....

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Re: Alternative business model please

I'm sure porn has its equivalent :-)

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Re: Yes, they really seized them

Well if they lock the sods up with poor 'normal' criminal, then yes, it is, but we can't treat those criminals so inhumanely.

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Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops after allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

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Re: Coincidence?

UK IT based service and outage - I think that can (and should) be put down to business as usual.

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Oz opposition folds, agrees to give Australians coal in their stockings this Christmas

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Re: Gets popcorn

Well the laws of mathematics (as we understand them) anyway

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Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway

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Re: The elephant in the back seat

Some vehicles do have devices that require a breath test to activate the vehicle (mandated on some ex-drunks) - a small start.

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Re: There and back again

Better still as one of my acquaintances would say if it tracked your friends so uo turned up just in time for someone else round(s)

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From Motown to lockdown: Detroit bathroom bung IT exec gets one year in the clink

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The US legal system is puzzling (well maybe) in its inconsistencies. While I applaud this type of action and the outcomes, a combination of a plea system that is open to misuse (especially if you are not extremely rich) and the 'inexplicable' excusing of many of its prominent citizens behaviour is bizarre. Law vs Justice (and justice comes a poor second).

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Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber. Did we read that one right?

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Its remarkable the number of people who have created accounts or about December 1-2 specifically do defend this arsehole. I wonder who (t)he(y) is(are)

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NHS supplier that holds 40 million UK patient records: AWS is our new cloud-based platform

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Re: Storing PII Data in AWS (S3)

Well it will not be EU!

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Canuck couple returns home after night on tiles to gaggle of randomers hanging out in their flat

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Re: The landlord [..] denied ever passing Mongrain's keys to the group

And of course helped themselves to portable valuables 'by mistake'

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What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs

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Re: How many constitutional rights were violated ?

A dog might be better than their 'testing kit' *something akin to that 'explosives tester' that some charlatan from the Uk made£20m+ in peddling to inept middle eastern governments (it was a modified golf ball locator - that didn't work either)

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International politicos gather round to grill Dick, head of Facebook policy, on data slurping

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I have wondered where fried Lib Dem politician (other than Clegg - I know who is now paying him) went....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Allan,_Baron_Allan_of_Hallam for anyone who gives a damm

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Uber fined £385k by ICO for THAT hack of 57m customers' deets

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Re: Couldn't happen to a nicer company

And the shareholders - will no-one remember the shareholders

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Capita seeks new networking chief: Up for it?

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The company has a plan to do "fewer things better".

A few things better would make a change

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Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe

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Re: History lesson

A nice idea, but I fear wishful thinking.....

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Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt

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Re: "I'd rather laugh at you when you are in the dock for murder f**kwit."

I the same way that Brexit mens Brexit - well played

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg can't remember smear firm, but 'some of their work' crossed her desk

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Re: Presidential ambitions

Well the grand funkmeister managed it and got to the warehouse - but will he be first in line calling for her to be 'locked up'? Depends on the way the wind is blowing I suspect

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Anti-Facebook protesters had arrived at one Congress hearing with placards comparing Facebook to a globe-encircling octopus.

Facebook reportedly called the Anti-Defamation League to condemn the placards as antisemitic.

That is rich coming from a company that has behaved as badly as Facebook - are octopi jewish?

Sandberg is just getting her excuses in early, I am sure that more of her involvement (and Zuck's) will begin to leak out - lots of little mea culpas in an attempt to make this look a little less worse than it really is.

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Reverse Ferret! Forget what we told you – the iPad isn't really for work

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Horses for courses

I have been using an iPad Pro (the large one) as a machine to travel with for the last 18 months or so.

It works very well as a writing machine, a very decent battery life (best at time of purchase) and I use it to run presentations (occasionally) and Mathematica and Mathcad (with a net connection) most of my working day when I am out of the office. It is lightish and compact.

No it does not come close to replacing my laptop (an MBP) or desktop (Mac which also has a rather hefty Linux cluster as backend for all major computation work). It is good - not perfect - the cult of the touchscreen is frankly irritating, even when you are used to it, but its other strengths make up for that.

It is reliable and I don't see the complaints about crashes replicated in my own experience. In my own time I do watch moves on it as well as using Affinity for photo editing.

On reflection I don't regret the purchase, and as a business expense (I am a major share holder so I have a direct financial interest) it has been worth the money. A MacBook Air (used by two of my colleagues, the other uses a lightweight Linux machine) would do the job in some ways rather better, but not as convenient when travelling.

So horses for courses, but YES it is a useful business machine in my context. Horses for courses, if it doesn't work for you then fine, but don't damm it based on inappropriate use cases.

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Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording

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The accuracy of their model was about 73 per cent, making it better than a coin-toss, but far from foolproof in its evaluation.

What is the accuracy if you default to the line == TRUE position?

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1,700 lucky Brit kids to visit Apple Stores for 'Year of Engineering'

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Re: Huh?

There was a good and hard wearing joke about "genius bars" in the Big Bang Theory once (I must say I gave up on it some time ago)

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Court doc typo 'reveals' Julian Assange may have been charged in US

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Re: Well he's a bit of an arse, but...

Well one hopes that The Aussies would have felt morally obliged to accept him - he is Australian after all

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Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

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Re: He actually sounds...

Well Knuth was a somewhat theoretical (and very fine) scientist

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Re: Imagine a world...

@33rpm

GOV and DOD management positions have people like this - they should teach other government how to do what they do (or possibly not)

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Re: Frankly ...

@jake Supply chains shurely?

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At least Cook appears competent at supply chains. Gove has no redeeming qualities.

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the mod queue seems a trifle arbitrary

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Data-nicking UK car repairman jailed six months instead of copping a fine

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Well connections to various political parties will probably do the supression job just as well.

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Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes 'independent board'

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Re: Google is watching you 24/7

And experience shows that, at least in the US, they are correct in that assumption

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Re: Hmm.

any sensible one - seen one lately?

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Oi, Elon: You Musk sort out your Autopilot! Tesla loyalists tell of code crashes, near-misses

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Re: Hardly surprising

The proposal (not very serious) that a large spike in front of the drivers steering wheel would improve general road safety is unfortunately quite likely. Adams (a statistician) in his book "Risk" (http://www.john-adams.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/RISK-BOOK.pdf) a good read , has a fascinating section on the accident rates for police cars when active breaks were introduced, not to mention the increase in deaths amongst pedestrians and cyclist with the introduction of mandatory seatbelts is fascinating.

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Re: Marketurds vs Reality

Then he can dwell upon the difference between actual intelligence and the "artificial" kind ... if he ever returns, that is.

Unfortunately the fathead who took you up on that may well be just as bad when in control of the car :-(

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What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9

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Re: Names

With shades of Banks' space ships

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Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME

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Re: Oh boy, ME

My partners Linux installation is 32 bit - runs very nicely if a little sluggish, but she's happy

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Townsfolk left deeply unsatisfied by Bury St Edmunds' 'twig' of a Christmas tree

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Re: Not Technical!

The fjords beckon fo this one.

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Foxconn denies it will ship Chinese factory serf, er, workers into America for new plant

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Re: "Return on that investment will . . ."

Do you expect much else - they are politicians after all.

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Re: Sounds like a mess

Well maybe they took Trumps hand as a model?

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Facebook quietly admits role in Myanmar killing fields – but fret not, it will do better next time

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Re: Ethnic cleansing?

In Ruanda, a sophisticated army was not required to kill people. Would you have suggested (as I seem to remember various right wing commentators and the Daily Hate advocating) flattening Ireland?

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Re: Death, destruction, and hate posts..... situation normal.

Well there is a simple answer, although simply squashing the bast***rds will only result in another group f turds springing up.

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Supreme Court tells Big Cable to shut up for once: Net neutrality challenge shot down

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Re: I'll buy him

Well given the content of "Bud" (I am assuming you are not talking about the Czech original - https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123801865666341507), that would be cruel

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Re: Sod all of that, for now,

Run for the hills

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Re: Articulated responsibility.

Very droll (and I believe yo - they can be that stupid) - do you have a link to the case?

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ICO poised to fine Leave campaign and Arron Banks’ insurance biz £135,000

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Re: Chuck that toad in the Tower of London

Someone who observed he was caught......

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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Re: Eh? Come again?

But to be fair Newton world on both astrology and alchemy `9as well as some rather stunning work - everyone has his/her bad days.

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BT: We're stocking warehouses with kit ahead of Brexit to avoid shortages

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Re: import from America or else where?

What it you bung Johnson onto a (strong) washing line?

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