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    Billions returns tonight for season 5. Double...

    Billions returns tonight for season 5. Double bill from 9pm on Sky Atlantic. :banana:

    Though I feel they're milking it now, and apparently season 6 has already been greenlit so not expecting much...
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    Free news source for those not interested in FT's...

    Free news source for those not interested in FT's pay for news bollox: :tongue

    Royal Mail launches 72p parcel pick-up service - BBC News

    Already paid for that news source via TV licence....
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    Aye, maybe better left as is. They waited ages to...

    Aye, maybe better left as is. They waited ages to finish Deadwood and that was a bit of a disappointment as they had lost the momentum through the use of a time jump to cater for the aged actors....
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    Dexter to return...

    Dexter to return for a final 10 episode proper finale. :banana::banana::banana:



    Wonder how he's been getting on:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRdur8GLBM

    :smokin
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    Connect four. :banana: Sorry, old habits....

    Connect four. :banana:

    Sorry, old habits. :igmc:
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    Further research shows the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X,...

    Further research shows the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, available for under £400, with the same statistic of 12 cores and 24 threads (at a 105w TDP) wipes the floor with those old dual core Xeons from 2010....
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    Erm ... From Essays to Coding, This New A.I....

    Erm ...

    From Essays to Coding, This New A.I. Can Write Anything


    AtW has probably already done a DOOMED thread for this in general. :eyes
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    Yep, that's the easy part. First become a...

    Yep, that's the easy part.

    First become a member of the old boys network where nepotism is guaranteed. No wonder so many look at oxbridge as the pinacle of UK education. It is if you want access...
  9. Fact is any vaccine rushed out shortcutting...

    Fact is any vaccine rushed out shortcutting normal safety procedures is dangerous. :eyes

    Just because that's the truth doesn't make those wary of the fact an anti-vaxxer. :rolleyes:

    Roll up,...
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    Doesn't matter what colour you vote in, they all...

    Doesn't matter what colour you vote in, they all have someone pulling their strings, and it ain't Cummins, but rather who pulls his strings, and the rest of them.

    String pulling requires power...
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    I think they'll find, if they use it to a...

    I think they'll find, if they use it to a sufficiently complex degree, it's NoCode as in NoSQL. i.e. not only code. :tongue
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    Pubs and clubs sick of all the mis-government...

    Pubs and clubs sick of all the mis-government will likely set up speakeasy bars for the sane. Just opt-out of all the nonsense on the way in and pledge not to bother the NHS if you come a cropper...
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    First they awarded a ferry contract to a company...

    First they awarded a ferry contract to a company without a ferry, then PPE contract to company without PPE manufacturing equipment, what next? Whatever it is I expect it's already happened. :eyes
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    ... the fastest fibre broadband most can...

    ... the fastest fibre broadband most can currently get (FTTC). :tongue

    I use them instead of wifi to areas away from the broadband router, then have them feed into a local gigabit switch for any...
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    Millenium Bug 2 in the making?

    From that beeb article:




    All those systems not designed to go negative? Temp fix and more permanent solutions needed? Or just another big fuss about nothing but they may as well pay someone...
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    Death of the Dev Machine

    Not yet pulled the trigger on an old server but have my eye on a DELL R710 dual xeon 6 core/12 thread with 32gb ram for around £150 before deciding on the hard drives, from that bargain hardware site...
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    If the outbuilding has power from the house, so...

    If the outbuilding has power from the house, so on the same consumer unit (where all the fuses are) it may be much easier to just plug in some powerline adapters (aka homeplugs) to get ethernet over...
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    Mask? They mean face covering? :tongue Been...

    Mask? They mean face covering? :tongue

    Been using a motorbike neck buff where necessary. Easy to pull down and back up instead of faffing with ear loops. Also looks a bit more casual and now it's...
  19. Bozo has already covered this. :tongue Boris...

    Bozo has already covered this. :tongue

    Boris Johnson says coronavirus crisis presents 'massive opportunity' to 'maximise potential of country' | London Evening Standard



    There will be many...
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    Nope. He can't be that bad, at least 10% of the...

    Nope. He can't be that bad, at least 10% of the USA voted for him last time, and likely will again. :rollin:
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    If the vulnerable are isolating properly then...

    If the vulnerable are isolating properly then neither covid or flu should get them. :tongue
  22. Thread: Long Covid

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    If hammering the body with exercise too often and...

    If hammering the body with exercise too often and too hard, the immune system is weakened. Those doing marathons are at risk of infection in the days after for that reason.

    At the other end of the...
  23. Thread: Long Covid

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    They wouldn't be able to hide it away unless they...

    They wouldn't be able to hide it away unless they too hid away, if it's as debilatating as the reports suggest.



    Spartacus may be gone but we now have Stanley Johnson if anyone asks. :tongue
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  24. There's a technical book I fancy reading so fired...

    There's a technical book I fancy reading so fired up my old usenet related VM but no sign of that book or anything related, seems mostly german stuff where I looked, though maybe the tools I'm using...
  25. Thread: Long Covid

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    Read they think it may be due to damage to tiny...

    Read they think it may be due to damage to tiny blood vessels so the body isn't getting the oxygen and nutrients it requires for normal state. Though lots more research needed to be sure, so those...
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    Covid: Trump describes his illness 'a blessing...

    Covid: Trump describes his illness 'a blessing from God'



    They've got a working cure. No more deaths necessary. :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

    Shame the UK government are more...
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    The code is just abstracted (i.e. hidden) behind...

    The code is just abstracted (i.e. hidden) behind a graphical UI where flow chart style decision processes and actions are created by drag and drop.

    Nothing new here, just perhaps they have better...
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    Nothing new going on here. See also Bozo's...

    Nothing new going on here.

    See also Bozo's half-brother Max, given a senior position at a company hoping he can open doors re covid testing and all the money that will rake in, even if the tests...
  29. Unlimited Usenet $18 (GBP14 a year)...

    Unlimited Usenet $18 (GBP14 a year) NewsGroupDirect - hotukdeals

    Fake news?

    Not used usenet for years so no idea if still worthwhile but always preferred it over torrents as there was less...
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    Aka "THe Matrix" :smokin Promoting...

    Aka "THe Matrix" :smokin



    Promoting incompetence to make it someone elses problem. She'll be PM in a few more moves. :eyes



    Summary: 'Protect the NHS' wasn't about people but a friggin...
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    My first contracting Ltd was closed and written...

    My first contracting Ltd was closed and written off by Companies House while owing HMRC £5k IIRC for corp tax for the period it was profitable. All done using the proper process at the time and not a...
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    Azure Table Storage for the Json snippets. Azure...

    Azure Table Storage for the Json snippets.
    Azure Blob container for the images.

    Link the json to the images using columns in the Azure table (one column for each image blob key).

    Use Python...
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    Sounds like someone else with a 5ft high scream....

    Sounds like someone else with a 5ft high scream. :tongue
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    Just been reminded that The Boys season 2, first...

    Just been reminded that The Boys season 2, first 3 episodes, are available from today on Amazon Prime Video. :banana:

    Rest of the season to be made available one episode each Friday, for some...
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    The u-turn was after someone complained to the...

    The u-turn was after someone complained to the DWP that it is also discriminatory to advertise for a stylist in case non-stylists think they cannot apply. :freaky:
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    See which providers and speed (FTTC/FTTP) your...

    See which providers and speed (FTTC/FTTP) your exchange supports then compare their prices for normal 'unlimited as long as you don't take the piss' broadband offering typically under £25/month inc...
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    Sounds ideal for a mini LED projector. Mount it...

    Sounds ideal for a mini LED projector. Mount it on a ceiling rail and move it closer for a TV size picture and back for cinema size. Paint the wall a suitable colour and no screen on show. Natural...
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    Banksy they are not. Though if he gets away with...

    Banksy they are not. Though if he gets away with it then it's like the broken window theory.

    Also isn't he from Bristol, based on number of works he's produced in that area, so no coincidence...
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    Handy excuse for them to analyse all your...

    Handy excuse for them to analyse all your conversations then sling ads to you inbetween music tracks. :tongue
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    They're having another go with their 'paint the...

    They're having another go with their 'paint the town red' fire truck? Brave. :laugh


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Z8MP44OqQ
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    :laugh They even put the price in small print. ...

    :laugh They even put the price in small print.

    £179 :rollin:

    At least they throw in free delivery. :tongue
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    Makes one wonder how NZ and other places trying...

    Makes one wonder how NZ and other places trying to keep it away deal with the news. Maybe they're hoping if enough countries keep it low level they can continue doing the 'all incomers must...
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    Aye, they'll need to bring in a WFH tax to get...

    Aye, they'll need to bring in a WFH tax to get people back to the old habits the longer the new ways become familiar and acceptable.
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    It would be interesting to see how they are doing...

    It would be interesting to see how they are doing it. Unlikely to be automated picking off loose veg so maybe they require suppliers to ship their stuff in automated friendly packaging. e.g. a bunch...
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    I have a cheap serviced office a few miles from...

    I have a cheap serviced office a few miles from home (for a plan B) but only been using it when it's too bedlam at home, but then find it too quiet in the office without the usual background noise...
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    Different strains, so maybe the second one was...

    Different strains, so maybe the second one was the one wielding the barbed wire baseball bat.
    Also the after effects of the virus affect some worse than others where it takes some months to...
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    The reddit homelab wiki...

    The reddit homelab wiki is a good place to start for which generations of older hardware to consider and what to avoid. I need to spend more time digging into the info to see whether brands such as...
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    Yet Amazon are going to use the same process as...

    Yet Amazon are going to use the same process as Tesco with their new partnership with Morrisons. :tongue

    Amazon and Morrisons launch grocery delivery service - how it works | Gazette

    Seems it's...
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    Alternatively, get a cheapo old rackserver to try...

    Alternatively, get a cheapo old rackserver to try it out before splashing out on more expensive modern alternatives.

    I stumbled across bargainhardware.co.uk (a legit reseller of refurb corporate...
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    Well he is a superspreader, of doom. :tongue I...

    Well he is a superspreader, of doom. :tongue

    I suppose it means his Majestic-12 SKA is now self-sufficient and his day job is just staring at the server lights waiting for them to turn red. While...
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