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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

Goose In Orbit Re:Cost (184 comments)

"plus our allies are buying a whole bunch"

And in the meantime we in the UK won't have an aircraft carrier worth the name for the best part of a decade...

We have the boats... just not the planes (I assume the recent grounding will put back delivery another year or two)

Should have stuck with the Harrier...

4 days ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Goose In Orbit Re:It was pretty cool in its day (192 comments)

*whoosh*

Read this part again: "For commercial-level code... fair enough" - I agree with you entirely on that score.

I wasn't talking about that though - the whole point of demos WAS to use as many tricks as possible, to show off to your mates (and the wider world) for a few weeks, until the next bare-metal coder found a way to do something that blew yours away... If it ran on one specific variant only - so be it.

about a week ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Goose In Orbit Re:It was pretty cool in its day (192 comments)

Actually, timing-dependent code is a gross violation of Commodore's published Amiga programming standards.

For commercial-level code... fair enough

The demo-coders, though, would have taken one look (if that many) and said "screw that - look what we can do!"

about a week ago
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Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

Goose In Orbit Re:How about the other way around? (216 comments)

So you leave your doors unlocked and open when you go out do you?

I assume nobody in your neighbourhood would even consider walking in and stealing all your shiny things...

about 2 months ago
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US Military Drones Migrating To Linux

Goose In Orbit Re:time for a new public licence (197 comments)

So if I were to gun down the entire US population - just to make defend myself from the possibility of being shot next time I'm there - is that OK?

(Yes... I know it's a stupid comment...)

about 3 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

Goose In Orbit Re:If not... (865 comments)

Out of interest - how far away does the proximity detector kick in?

There's an episode of Top Gear where Clarkson drove Hammond's vehicle away while it was parked, and the key was in Hammond's pocket (he was inside a diner at the time as I recall). The car got 100 feet or so before the system realised that the key was no longer nearby and shut off the engine.

If that's typical then the potential for theft is huge - by simply driving the car onto a tow truck before the system locks it down.

about 3 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

Goose In Orbit Re:Think of all those poor accountants! (423 comments)

Assuming they're not brought about by "accidentally" selling things off via some offshore location (or three)

Gains? What gains?

about 3 months ago
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Heartbleed Disclosure Timeline Revealed

Goose In Orbit Re:Negligence (62 comments)

The NSA has apparently known about heartbleed since the start

Source?

about 3 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Goose In Orbit Re:code review idea (447 comments)

Instead of adding an exception to the Valgrind ignore list (which you most frequently must have in any moderately sized project, esp one that handles its own memory management)

If you need to add exceptions to get a tool to work... the tool is wrong for the job.

about 4 months ago
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French, Chinese Satellite Images May Show Malaysian Jet Debris

Goose In Orbit Re:kilometers? (103 comments)

Should have used furlongs... you'd getter bigger numbers that way - and we all know bigger is better ;^D

about 4 months ago
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Snowden Says No One Listened To 10 Attempts To Raise Concerns At NSA

Goose In Orbit Re:Broken link: Here ya go (273 comments)

"The Daily Mail"

would probably be a lot more sympathetic if he were, instead, a barely-legal female in barely-there clothing that their readership could bitch about (or perve over) despite their claims to be a "family newspaper"

about 5 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Goose In Orbit Re:Or maybe Apple is complying with the law ? (465 comments)

And you miss mine.

Your birth certificate defines you.

It can also be faked.

Your Social Security ID is thus a fake.

Your driving licence is thus a fake.

Your passport is thus a fake.

You are not who you say you are.

At some point - someone has to trust something.

If your birth certificate is enough... then her death certificate, will, and solicitor's word is enough.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Goose In Orbit Re:Or maybe Apple is complying with the law ? (465 comments)

Do you have a birth certificate?
Can you prove you are the person named on it?
Remember - you can't use your family to back up your case...

about 5 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Goose In Orbit Re:Or maybe Apple is complying with the law ? (465 comments)

Do you have bullet-proof legal documentation stating that you are the owner of any and every item that just so happens to be in your possession at this point?

about 5 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Goose In Orbit Re:Why? (465 comments)

What lawyers? Have you seen their accreditation? It's just a piece of paper after all...

about 5 months ago
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Merlin's Magic: The Inside Story of the First Mobile Game

Goose In Orbit Re:"kicked off the modern mobile gaming revolution (60 comments)

There weren't iPhones either... doesn't stop someone praising Steve Jobs though...

(maybe I should have been clearer on that score)

about 5 months ago

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