* Posts by Simon Harris

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Top smut site Flashes visitors, leaves behind nasty virus

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@ Phil W: Re: "campaign leveraging the recent Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability "

It's always best to ensure that you're using words correctly when commenting on the correct use of words.

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Ex Machina – a smart, suspenseful satire of our technology gods

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Re: Not a happy ending

Oy Ian, shut it!

I don't want to know anything about the ending until I've seen it!

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"The Machine"

Another British movie with some similar ideas - saw this one Netflix a few weeks ago.

IMDB entry

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux

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Re: Soak the ... over night!

I think the 'heating it up in the microwave' is the bit you do after the pub.

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Re: Beer?

One of the nice things about visiting my mum when she's making stew... there's always some Guinness going spare in the kitchen. Half in the stew, half in my tummy.

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Beam me up, Scotty, And VAPORIZE me in the process

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Re: Pointless

Kudos to your 7 year old ingenuity, but having an abrasive lead-out tape and enough matches to create a small fire embedded within the cassette would be more spectacular. "This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds, Jim".

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Oz father and son team plan suborbital spaceplane

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Re: Legal?

What if you fly two RPAs together, each fitted with a camera, so you can always be looking at one from the other?

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CAD Drawings.

I don't see any provision for a playmonaut.

He hasn't thought this through properly!

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Re: What are the civilian applications?

50kg - not far off the weight of a 12 year old boy!

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Elon Musk SNOWED UNDER with Googley DOLLARS for Space Internet

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Re: I was thinking...

"At least he's not spending tax dollars on this enterprise."

With all his spacy projects, he must have though about building an Enterprise.

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Re: could be worse...

If it was Microsoft, the Falcon 9 would be scrapped and replaced with the Falcon 10.

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'Success'? Verify FAILED for 40% in self-assess tax trial

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"Good luck with that March 2016 deadline"

Can we fine them for each day they go over the deadline?

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DVRs at the ready tonight: El Reg's motor Vulture is on the tellybox

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Re: Freesat

I think it's more CBoobies.

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LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

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Success..

Britain may not have had a working science lab on Mars, but with Damien Hirst's calibration chart on board it did successfully land the first art installation on the planet.

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Missing defective BEAGLE FOUND ON MARS! Amazing claim

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Scientists recall trying to listen for Beagle's call sign...

... but it's all a bit of a Blur.

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Re: The Shape of Museum Exhibits to Come

As the first British craft to land on Mars, it'll probably be designated a National Trust site.

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NINETY new DOOM ASTEROIDS found in 2014

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<7.5million km, >110m ...

Does that make the moon a hazardous object?

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again

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Re: Bladder control

You may want to see a doctor about that - urine that smells of ammonia may indicate a problem.

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Re: What did you expect?

Maybe it was an MDM (Multiplexor/Demultiplexor module) fault - these control thermal regulation, among many other things. Originally designed by Honeywell...

Honeywell brochure

but at least some have been upgraded with newer Enhanced Processor and Integrated Communications (EPIC) cards (upgrade news).

Does that make the problem an EPIC failure?

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'NAUTS FLEE 'gas leak' to Russian module

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Big Bang

Howard's space toilet's on the blink again.

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Professor's BEAGLE lost for 10 years FOUND ON MARS

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Re: Martians are inteligent

"They don't have starbucks"

What? Neither Katee Sackhoff nor Dirk Benedict?

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Main photograph...

If that's anything to go by, it seems they'd forgotten to put it on the spacecraft and just discovered they'd left it behind in the lab.

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Missing Beagle found on Mars..

See - the Snoopy charter's not all bad!

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Bloke in Belgium tries to trademark Je Suis Charlie slogan

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Re: WELL DONE

"Just a pity that it isn't funny."

I don't think all satire is supposed to be funny.

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Re: Interesting graphic

Ayatollah don't Khomeini closer

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An appropriate purchase.

A potter's field might be the most appropriate thing to buy with any profits made from this.

</Biblical reference>

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Icelandic brewers knock up whale 'nad beer

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Arrrrr, that be a right tasty brew...

... 'tis the sea-dog's bollocks.

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I don't think you're ready for this Jelly: Google pulls support for Android WebView

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Re: WTF

Yes but "normally" your OS isn't obsolete in less than a couple of years.

Translated as "normally" your OS isn't obsolete in less than the length of a phone contract.

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Android users are massive wan … er … smut consumers

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"phones... optimised for skin tones"

Or more usefully, phones sold that are optimised for use with cleaning products.

Just don't ask what that is on the keyboard --------------------------------->

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Paris terror attacks: ISPs face pressure to share MORE data with governments

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WTF?

Pure coincidence?

A GCHQ advert appeared in the middle of the article when I was reading it.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Hot Spanish tongue action

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Re: Tongue not gone

Cooking a whole one...

My mum always cooks a whole ox tongue for Christmas - boiled and cold pressed, a bit like this one from Delia...

Recipe.

But for post-pub nosh, I wasn't in any state for anything needing so much cooking last night - bacon sarnies were about my limit!

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NASA closing on fix for Opportunity rover's 'amnesia'

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Re: rover's flight software

Well it was designed by the Jet Propulsion Lab!

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Reinstalling the OS on a >12 year old machine.

Now all I have to do is to remember that safe place where I put that bit of paper on which I made a note of the licence key.

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Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

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"Relying on the code writer to test his own code is just about pointless."

At the last place where we did Agile development, for any given module we'd split into pairs - one would write the module, the other would write the tests from the module specifications, ideally without knowing (apart from the interface definition) how the module was coded.

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ISS Robonaut gets LEGLESS ... in spaaaace

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To misquote ZZTop...

She's got legs

She doesn't know how to use them...

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Re: Why's it need legs?

The legs have grippers on the ends - Robonaut is supposed to be able to climb around the station, inside and out holding onto to handrails and fixtures with its feet while leaving its hands free to do any work.

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Alien Earths are out there: Our home is not 'unique'

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Re: The final step

"carefully bounce a Mars-sized object into it."

Watch it doesn't spin off into the Milky Way though.

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Re: Nice simple recipe

... and the cup would have to be about a Trillian Trillian times larger than the ones in my kitchen.

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Re: Nice simple recipe

mice one, Ashton.

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

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Playmobil.

I can't believe El Reg has reused a 3 year old picture instead of using the story as an excuse to get the Playmobil out of the toybox again for a new one!

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Kodak fires a Bullitt at oldsters with 3G mobe launch

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"this trails the Sony Xperia and Nokia Lumia in terms of camera specs"

There are a lot of different Xperias and Lumias out there - care to specify which ones?

The camera spec, on paper anyway, actually looks a little better than my Xperia SP (the front camera on that is pants, and the rear camera is annoyingly worse that that on my girlfriend's iPhone 5s)

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Re: It was all a ruse

Welcome to the 21st century (c) Chris Morris

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Re: They arent a serious party..

"With that in mind I suggest you go away and look up what "homophone" actually means!"

Maybe "oxymoron" would be more appropriate.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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"the point of the game is to buy and sell cosmic tat"

"Open the pod ebay doors, HAL".

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Is there ANOTHER UNIVERSE headed BACKWARDS IN TIME?

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Re: Time

"Why does physics view time as going "forward" anyway?"

Because physics likes management speak?

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

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As anyone who remembers Missile Command will know, a trackball is the only way to go!

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Re: cloaking metamaterials?

Yes, but metamaterials still need to interact with light to bend it around the object, so wouldn't the same problems exist with dirt, sub-100% efficiency, limited wavelength response, etc. exist with these as already discussed with mirrors?

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"why not just drop a bomb on it?"

Because new toys are always so much more fun.

I was watching a tv programme last night about the 1304 siege of Stirling Castle. Edward I has besieged it for 4 months to no avail, until he got his engineers to come up with the biggest trebuchet ever made. On seeing it, the Scots surrendered and came out, but Edward refused their surrender and sent them all back inside just so he could try out his new toy.

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Égalité, Fraternité - Oui, peut-etre. Liberté? NON, French speedcam Facebookers told

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Shouldn't that only get the satnav manufacturer into trouble if, as the article states, the law does not cover those receiving information.

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