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  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    IT site TheRegister used to do fairly good coverage of e-voting machine issues. https://search.theregister.co.uk/?q=Diebold+vote&advanced=1&author=&date=the+dawn+of+time&results_per_page=20...
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    She has also made it clear that she wants to eliminate all ecological and environmental rules Out of interest where did you see this? A quick google doesn't show it up? Plenty of evidence for authoritarianism - which I think...
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    Sorry that comment deserves a PHB award. The PHB's motto : "Anything I Don't Understand Must Be Easy"...
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    Mischievous question - positing climate change driving more unpredictable weather - does wind in particular become more useful?...
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    You cant have it both ways Greg - if the market price of Solar is about to drop below other fuels - then its precisely the right time to lower (not drop) subsidies. Now you can argue that its a...
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    On the ordinary working class bit - this article give some background, disclaimer it's the Fox New of UK newspapers so look for bias and exaggeration. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175695/One-seven-MPs-real-job.html...
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    Bear in mind elections over here have strong funding caps (thankfully) and therefore less opportunities for our politicians to get their noses in the trough. Funding is nominally provided centrally via the Party who solicit donations from Businesses and other...
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    Nothing unbelievable so far. Ya think? Whilst I'm expecting May to tend towards Authoritarianism - postulating the Army on the streets within the next 5 years is hysterical. Even at its most dysfunctional the UK (or rUK) is NOT Turkey....
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    Total wishful thinking at least 5 years too soon. They could be offering real magic beans to everyone and still not look credible coz Corbin's the big steaming turd sitting in the center of the room. My wife mentioned today...
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    I think in part this is a reaction to the initial UK negotiation strategy being blown out of the water by the EU. Mays instinctive reaction to control slipping through her fingers is to grip more tightly, She's now flagging...
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    Barring extremes of taxation or social disapproval I'm unconvinced car ownership will change much as I think most forecasts ignore just how much of owning a car is psychological in nature. Even now car ownership is one of the most...
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    Doubt very much that the SABRE descendants are less efficient than a budget airlines. They were built efficient from the ground up back when they had to deliver sub 3s responses across networks measured in a few 10's of Baud....
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    Plus the fact that apart for the limitless horizons types the End of Science is far less impactful than the end of Engineering. There are very few of who can predict the impacts of the next Moore's Law analogue....
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    So any talk of climate change fucking up the planet on a huge scale by 2200 is just so much quacking as far as these guys are concerned. Slightly rhetorical question - how do these guys reconcile those thoughts with...
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    Is it that important? Surely the question is why shouldn't it exist if it's another route to power? And historically and potentially still today a more complete and heady sort of power than mere political power. Nearly all politicians have...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Besides the Ponce is also performing an important service with its Laser - the sooner we have frikkin Sharks with Lasers on their heads the sooner Reality stops using Charlie for inspiration and moves onto other works of fiction to...
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    So some bloke in NZ has re-invented the V1 his shed? That oughta keep the Aussies in line....
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    ROU: Burn After Reading ROU: I Called And No-one Was In ROU: Red Light Means Stop GCU: Contents May Settle During Transit LCU: May Contain Nuts...
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    Looking forward to this. Every space opera should have Heavy Attack Monasteries. Nearest I can remember recently was the BiCameral's in Peter Watts Echopraxia....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Ok I'll bite. Its not particularly unusual for 2 people to partner across real or perceived cultural barriers especially if love or power are in the mix so I rather think his actions define him - not the Nationality or...
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    Edinburgh Airport isn't really a problem, most tourists will want a stop in Edinburgh anyway and transport to the city isn't a problem for tourists. Add in more likelyhood to use the scenic routes when travelling and the transport issues...
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    News just in is that Wilders got no where near the expected result in the Dutch elections - so at least that's one of the bigger European powers and one of the calmer Brexit voices remaining sane. I actually expect...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Potentially simple solution to that - mine is 2 UK phone numbers + a random-ish seed thats memorable for the family, which may offend security buffs but at 20+ digits its good enough for me. Since WPA2 supports upto 63...
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    Tend to disagree - no Comp Sci degree here. As with most things its the quality of the education that counts not where it was performed. My Database normalisation training came working as a junior programmer on a big Data...
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    I believe my acknowledgement of my own mediocrity makes me a better, safer programmer than a lot of people who don't known that they're mediocre. QFT. I was mulling posting a similar sentiment. I believe quality of coders follows -...
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    I pay by charging up a token at the local shop and then plugging it into the meter. Lots of people do this; vastly more convenient than all the hassle of accounts/readings/bills and also much more robust.) Are you in...
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    No particular surprises there. The boundaries of death merely reflect the current state of the art in detecting and defining death just as previously checking solely for a pulse/heartbeat did. The schlock mercenary strip even has a classification system called...
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    AI for code validation has been tried before - the results weren't pretty....
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    Er Yes. See Eldery Cynics comments @33...
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    Going to need to cogitate on this one a bit. But Cloud Toys as a McGuffin are likely to create a book/film Sub-Genre of their own. Collect all 10 Cloudpets with the USA Nuclear Keys stored on them! Ransomware made...
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