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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Titus Groan Re:Actually, it does ! (375 comments)

Alba gu brÃth!

about a week ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Titus Groan Re:Actually, it does ! (375 comments)

Scotland has been economically raped by the UK for more than just the 30 years or so that north sea oil and gas has been around. Scotland has consistently paid more tax per head of population than the rest of the UK. Then there's the clearances. The proverb you are grasping for with lethologica is "together we stand, divided we fall" how do you think George Washington et al would feel about that statement if you had a time machine and suggested that to them?

about a week ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

Titus Groan Re: Jurisdiction 101 (391 comments)

there is actually, but it's called Article 10 of the ECHR and it's wording it "Freedom of Expression" and it has more limitations than the First Amendment (but sensible exceptions like being able to outlaw racism)

about a week ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Titus Groan Re:No. It would not. (375 comments)

it's not as silly a question as you might think. Firstly moving both installations (the sub base and the storage facility) is going to cost a bomb (if you'll excuse the pun). So you have that cost added to the fact Scotland will no longer be subsidizing the UK. rUK borrowing or tax would have to rise to accommodate.

about a week ago
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Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

Titus Groan Re: Reality not sufficient, (109 comments)

MIT recently announced screen technology that corrects for bad eyesight. I can't imagine it would be too long before Oculus included this rather than accommodate glasses wearing. I'm lucky that I'm short sighted and have had no problems seeing content on the VR glasses that I've tried so far without my glasses in the way.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

Titus Groan Re:Its Fine. (348 comments)

so on the client side you would run rules such as "established and related" or specifically allow all UDP or TCP to/from the required server's IP. You should still run a firewall, but the rules would be a little more relaxed.

about 1 month ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

Titus Groan Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

have you heard of automated systems breaking? this is why someone should be assigned and responsible for it.

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

Titus Groan Re:Rather far north. (151 comments)

was a yes voter before, still a yes voter after hearing this, all this has done has increased my cynicism. PS Danny Alexander is a space-cadet.

about a month and a half ago
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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

Titus Groan Re:"Biohackers" (159 comments)

C&P from RFC1392

hacker
A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular. The term is often misused in a pejorative context, where "cracker" would be the correct term. See also: cracker.

about a month and a half ago
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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

Titus Groan Re:this + vaping (159 comments)

here in the UK oil used to be a class-A drug like heroin whilst the resin or plant matter was a class-B. The main reason for this, I believe, was the method of extracting oil with isopropanol can be a bit of a fire/explosion risk. When they reclassified weed/resin as class-C they also lowered oil's classification. Then they moved plant/resin backup to class-B which is where oil remains now; because governments are fickle like that.

about a month and a half ago
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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

Titus Groan ISPs and Telcos... (255 comments)

common carriers are also accomplices to all on-line crimes then.

about 2 months ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

Titus Groan here we go again. (649 comments)

England != UK. This is the Dept of Education for England not Scotland, or Wales, or Northern Ireland - all of which are UK yet, strangely, they are not England.

about 2 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

Titus Groan Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

in days of old - you'd have to manually search an unindexed and massive collection of newspapers on microfiche to locate news articles about a crime that was "expunged" by the rehabilitation of offenders act. these days 10 seconds of google can turn them all up. There is no suddenly in the act, there's a sliding scale based upon how long the sentence was. If you're jailed for 4 years or more the conviction does not become non-disclosable. Failing to employ someone in there 40s because they had a shoplifting conviction when they were 18 is unfair on the silly mistakes of youth.

about 3 months ago
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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

Titus Groan Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (138 comments)

and the do no evil part of that is called rehabilitation of offenders. Most (if not all) EU countries have laws that state you do not need to inform anyone of a past crime after a certain amount of time - this means that they should not affect your employment prospects. There are obvious exceptions to this for sexual offences against the vulnerable. We like to think that once you serve your sentence your debt is paid.

about 3 months ago
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Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

Titus Groan Re:Send it back.... (221 comments)

SNMP your router for interface stats - you'll have to poll this regularly and keep track. http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/ is good for this, you can also do pretty graphs of CPU usage, chip temps and many other things - anything you can query directly via SNMP or script around.

about 3 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

Titus Groan Re:Poms are weak arseholes (341 comments)

a vote yes on the 18th is NOT a vote for wee fat eck. vote yes to rid us of westminster and especially the undemocratic house of lords. I'm hoping we vote yes and then we get to become a republic and have complete electoral reform that removes our political overlords and hands power back to we the people. --- sorry for going off topic.

about 3 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

Titus Groan Re:Good (341 comments)

they'll probably just DACS (pair gain) the 2nd line (which might actually be the initial problem)

about 3 months ago
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Congressmen Who Lobbied FCC Against Net Neutrality & Received Payoff

Titus Groan Re:New Law (192 comments)

the $ limit should be on the giver not the candidate i.e limit = $5k you cannot give $5k to two candidates, but you could give $2.5k to each. And you can only donate if eligible to vote. NB companies are not eligible to vote.

about 3 months ago
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Ties of the Matrix: An Exercise in Combinatorics

Titus Groan Re:Started something (51 comments)

The Matrix Reloaded started something when 'The Merovingian' wore a number of very flashy ties... the thing it started was millions of geeks saying what a shit film it was.

about 5 months ago

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