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The first ransomware in1989 was used against the healthcare industries around the world and was named the Aids trojan. In the mid 2010's they were warned that their outdated windows xp could be targeted again as another ransomware was being detected by the anti virus companies. The warnings were mostly missed and in 2017 the WanaCry virus infected thousands of computers in 150 countries and cost the industry millions. Roll back to the late 1990's and the papers were full of end of the world theories and the y2k bug that would cripple the world computers when their clocks advanced to 00. That never happened of course but while everyone was celebrating the new millennium they didn't notice the I love You virus popping up as a message on millions of computers. Anyone who opened the attachment within the message had their computer pwned 'owned' by the hackers who now had access to all the sensitive files. Around the same time another bug would appear around town in the form of the G Wiz electric car. No doubt the purchasers were promised that they were saving the planet and now had unlimited access to the bus lanes and would live forever. The latest conspiracy theory making the rounds is that covid 19 is manmade and triggered by the new 5g system. That is unlikely to be true. Is it?
 

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Them that band about conspiracy theories have evidently never played the part of 'project manager'. They have such an innocent belief that it's easy to coordinate the large number of people needed in an efficient and secret manner 😁
 

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I reckon when 5G goes live there will be a shortage of Dettol, better panic buy now.
That's not far from the truth seeing as the first one was put out there to sell the latest computers and the second one to sell more cars. I don't know about the third that's why I put a question mark.
 

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Y2K was a bug in the sense that programmers in the early days never considered the impliations of the century change when determining date sequences and used only the last two digits of the year. So 1st January 1999 (990101) was calculated to be later than 31st December 1998 (981231) because it's a bigger number but 1st January 2000 (000101) would have been calculated as earlier as it is smaller. The reason it appeared as mainly a non-issue and the lights stayed on and the Stock Exchange didn't crash,etc. was because of preparation by a lot of people finding and re-programming those systems that were determined to be affected. The other bugs you mention were more malicious in intent rather than oversight.


Old programmers never die, they just decompile
 

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He is, after all, 'A SUPER GENIUS' according to him! What a self obsessed dickhead.
See the video in thread 'TRUMP'
 

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The trouble is Colin, that his electorate love him - because he thinks like they do, and says the first thing that comes into his head.
 

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As reported in the Guardian,a major trial to see whether the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, taken by Donald Trump to protect himself against Covid-19, can prevent health workers from getting the disease is beginning in the UK and other countries. That should either prove or disprove that theory. Moving on to another theory, It's been long thought that beer should be kept in the fridge to keep it at its best, that is if its not drunk straight away. Another reason that's not often mentioned is that light is the main danger to bottled ales which can spoil it fairly quickly, especially low alcohol ones. It would seem then to only buy dark glass bottles and the ones in clear glass need a quick turnover.
 

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The reason it appeared as mainly a non-issue and the lights stayed on and the Stock Exchange didn't crash,etc. was because of preparation by a lot of people finding and re-programming those systems that were determined to be affected. The other bugs you mention were more malicious in intent rather than oversight.
Agree, Y2K was an oversight and hard work and preparation rendered it pretty much useless but it didn't stop the media from its fear mongering.

The other stuff, a lot of it was unleashed by security services around the world, The Americans, the Israelis, the Chinese, which got into the public domain and infected many PCs.
 

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The trouble is Colin, that his electorate love him - because he thinks like they do, and says the first thing that comes into his head.
They do indeed Flint and the harm he has done. So many think he is a maverick, he is not, he just says and does whatever pops into his head, he doesn't reason his actions or it is very limited, doesn't see a wider picture and very self-- a pratt with some clout.

As Collin says, an obsessed dickhead.
 

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Another reason that's not often mentioned is that light is the main danger to bottled ales which can spoil it fairly quickly, especially low alcohol ones. It would seem then to only buy dark glass bottles and the ones in clear glass need a quick turnover.
Not so, it's not light that is harmful, it is the UV present in light that is/was.

The science of using dark glass for bottled ales and beers has been known about for about 120 years, before that dark glass was used because it was made thicker, thus stronger and more transportable and before that it was stoneware or poured from wooden kegs.

Green glass was used due to a shortage of brown glass during the 2nd WW, not as good as brown at protection but better then clear and there were other commercial reasons to using green.

Nowadays no mater the colour, bottle glass is coated in UV filters to keep contents good,-longer.
 

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Something I found on Google..
Why is Corona beer in a clear bottle?
The transparent bottle meant to show off Corona's sunny yellow color is also the quickest way to “skunk” a beer, or oxidize it, letting light in that causes beer to lose hop flavor as well as produce off flavors. Ironically, this happens because of the sun, Corona's namesake.23 Feb 2018
Now I know why they put a slice of lime in the bottle top. To hide the skunk?:)
 

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Something I found on Google..
Why is Corona beer in a clear bottle?
The transparent bottle meant to show off Corona's sunny yellow color is also the quickest way to “skunk” a beer, or oxidize it, letting light in that causes beer to lose hop flavor as well as produce off flavors. Ironically, this happens because of the sun, Corona's namesake.23 Feb 2018
Now I know why they put a slice of lime in the bottle top. To hide the skunk?:)
It is indeed and to a degree why a reason green glass is/was has been continually used, to differentiate it from " working class beer " in a brown bottle and beer/ale considered to be more upmarket.

But Corona bottles are coated with a UV filter.

However I understand the confusion caused between UV and light.

Skunky as off beer has become known smells just like that, skunk but beer manufactures may use its proper term and will refer to it as such, " light struck ".
 

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Sorry to be a pedantic b*****d, but UV is a frequency of light and therefore is light. All visible colours and those not visible are just different frequencies in the spectrum. A filter just blocks out a band of frequencies but allows the others through. If you shine a red light onto a red object at night, it seems to disappear - similar effect.
 

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Sorry to be a pedantic b*****d, but UV is a frequency of light and therefore is light. All visible colours and those not visible are just different frequencies in the spectrum. A filter just blocks out a band of frequencies but allows the others through. If you shine a red light onto a red object at night, it seems to disappear - similar effect.
Agreed but light encompassed is not harmful to beer/ale, it is a spectrum/ frequency of light that is, UV.
 

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Drinkers of Newcastle Brown will be disappointed then. (or Newcastle Amber for those who prefer a lighter taste)
 

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A bit of advice to the homebrewers..
anything you can do to keep them yeasties calm the better, UV stresses yeast. AND never feed them after midnight.
 

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They do indeed Flint and the harm he has done. So many think he is a maverick, he is not, he just says and does whatever pops into his head, he doesn't reason his actions or it is very limited, doesn't see a wider picture and very self-- a pratt with some clout.

As Collin says, an obsessed dickhead.
Just imagine if you gave a toddler a vast sum of money so they could buy who or whatever they wanted...
Business prowess would mean little if they had more money than they could effectively lose :p
 
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