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Bloomberg Reporters Caught Spying On Terminal Users

QuantumPete Re:So Bloomberg Could Watch/Anticipate Goldman Tra (55 comments)

That's factually incorrect. If you read the press release, you will see that journalists (or any internal users for that matter) don't have access to clients' trading or portfolio information at all. What we're talking about here are some user stats, such as log-in/log-out and functionality-used information.

about a year and a half ago

Lessons From the Papal Conclave About Election Security

QuantumPete Votes can still be affected (183 comments)

makes it impossible for an outsider to affect the voting in any way

I take issue with this. In history there are many examples where rich families have bought themselves a pope by bribing and intimidating the cardinals. Theory is one thing, in practice Conclave is not completely shut off from the rest of the world.

about 2 years ago

Secret Security Questions Are a Joke

QuantumPete Re:You're doing it wrong (408 comments)

Or you just put the SHA1 hash of the question as the answer.

more than 2 years ago

Training an Immune System To Kill Cancer: a Universal Strategy

QuantumPete Re:Not convinced... (201 comments)

You're surprised given the readership demographic?

more than 2 years ago

Apple Threatens To Pull Siri Clone From App Store

QuantumPete Re:Wtf? (251 comments)

English sounds English to a human ear, the syntax is based on the same rules but the usage of the language varies a lot around the world. Meaning is coloured by local culture.

Exactly! After all when a bouncer throws you out of a pub in the UK by saying: "I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave..." he's neither afraid nor is he asking.

more than 2 years ago

An Inbox Is Not a Glove Compartment

QuantumPete Re:Email is not private unless encrypted. (316 comments)

Except that we don't have the option of writing a letter instead and sealing it in an envelope. Or does Amazon send you e-mail in encrypted form, with a properly authenticated public key?

more than 5 years ago

Bacteria Could Survive In Martian Soil

QuantumPete Re:FP (90 comments)

Pour a couple of hundred litres of water on the surface and see what grows!

more than 5 years ago

NASA Suggests Nano Robots To Explore Mars

QuantumPete Re:Until they turn against you (104 comments)

Unless they then go ahead and evolve somehow. Random mutation in their replication algorithm, caused by solar radiation interference and bam! you've got yourself an unstoppable self-replicating army of nanobots. Skynet eat your heart out! QuantumPete

more than 5 years ago

NSA To Build 20-Acre Data Center In Utah

QuantumPete Re:Hmm (226 comments)

Not counting the other 99 things that we *don't* hear about. QuantumPete

more than 5 years ago

Iowa Seeks To Remove Electoral College

QuantumPete Re:Into affect? (1088 comments)

Amen. It's not like it's that hard. You can affect something. (verb) Or you can have an effect. (noun) Pretty simple, n'est-ce pas?

more than 5 years ago

German Bundeswehr Recruiting Hackers

QuantumPete Re:Manually translated (156 comments)

Replace "troupe" with "unit" or "troop", though given the number of graduates the unit would more likely be company strength. Also, I'd replace "subordinate to" with "attached to" or "part of". And it's Brigadier General ;) QuantumPete

more than 5 years ago

New Nanotech Fabric Never Gets Wet

QuantumPete Re:funny but. (231 comments)

You don't filter your water already??? You obviously don't live in London ;) QuantumPete

more than 6 years ago


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QuantumPete QuantumPete writes  |  more than 6 years ago From Computing magazine's backbytes section:
"[...] the Co-operative Human Robot Interaction Systems (Chris) project, based at the Bristol Robotics Lab, which has won a £1m grant from the European Commission to find out if they can build a robot to stir soup."

It's good to see the European Commission providing funds for the IT projects that we really, really need!

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