* Posts by Simon Harris

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Tinder Plus charges oldies MORE to swipe through young hotties' pics

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Here's an idea...

Instead of basing the subscription purely on age, weight subscription renewals based on the age differential between the user and the average age of the person they swipe right.

Depending on the age of the user, it could be called the pervy-old-git or the gold-digger tax.

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I'll second that - PoF worked for me and SWMBO.

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Re: u can grind on me

Or 062 shades for the older generation brought up on octal.

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The BBC wants to slap a POLL TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

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Like in the old days?

If the BBC's going to introduce a poll tax, I'm moving back to Wandsworth.

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NASA upgrades Rosetta, Voyager and moon landing tracker

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CSIRO have a nice article about what actually happened here - it focuses on Parkes, but includes some information about Honeysuckle Creek too:

http://www.parkes.atnf.csiro.au/news_events/apollo11/

Honeysuckle Creek's images were the first to be used, but the feed was switched over to use Parkes' output after a few minutes as the image quality from there was better.

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Boffin: Use my bionic breakthrough for good, and not super cyborgs

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@ James Micallef Re: Once

'dances with smurfs' - have an upvote!

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I'm the wire starter: ARM, IBM tout plug 'n' play Internet of Stuff kit

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Re: How much!

According to the BBC version of the story...

"The price has yet to be set, but ARM said it should be somewhere between $50 (£32) and $200."

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Apple design don Jony Ive: Build-your-own phone is BOLLOCKS

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Ahem....

You can choose whatever color you want.’ And I believe that’s abdicating your responsibility as a designer.”

So why do so many people I see with iPhones choose to have clip on covers with all manner of colourful designs, or made to make your phone into some cute animal shape? Are they saying they aren't happy with Ive's design as it stands, and want to change it to their preference?

If Ive had his way, would you even be allowed to change your phone wallpaper and ringtones - surely that's part of the design too?

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UGH... opposable thumbs are so tiresome! Why not mount your iPhone on your face?

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Meh

Futurama...

Surely Apple have just copied the cartoon and come up with the eyePhone.

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IBM says dating apps can give you a nasty infection DOWN THERE!

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"Match, OkCupid, and Tinder... were not among the apps found to exhibit the cited vulnerabilities"

It might be useful to know which apps are the ones to avoid.

(err.. not that I need to know such things, just in case SWMBO is reading this).

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Europe just flew titchy reusable SPACEPLANE IXV around the planet

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Re: The early history of the US space program was remarkably fatality free - not entirely

I think you might mean Edward H White rather than John Young.

Young flew 2 Gemini missions (including one with Grissom), two Apollo missions and two shuttle missions, and is still alive.

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You'll NEVER guess who has bought I Taught Taylor Swift How To Give Head dot-com

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Re: TS went down on me

Oh dear. I read that thread title as a trans-sexual went down on you.

Not that there's anything wrong with that if that's what floats your boat.

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Hear that sound? It's the Windows XP PC bubble popping

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"but I've never seen mustard spelt with an 'e'"

Maybe that's the special Tarantino spelling.

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Russian revolution: YotaPhone 2 double-screen JANUS MOBE

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Re: we can do it

... and on that bombshell...

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Re: "nor is it particularly compact..."

"...at 145 x 69.5 x 90mm."

With those dimensions, I'd expect a display on all 6 sides!

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The Paper Cinema's breathtaking Odyssey comes to London

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Re: Wheeeee!

Well, that's the Valentine's treat sorted!

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'Camera-shy' Raspberry Pi 2 suffers strange 'XENON DEATH FLASH' glitch

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Re: E.M.P. anyone ?

Probably unlikely in an English winter, but I wonder if the problem has been replicated taking a Pi 2 outside and exposing it to sunlight.

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Assange's cop chaperones have cost £10 MEEELLION to date

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Re: Is he still there??

I suspect it would be a case of 'problem solved'!

... or rather, two cases of 'problem solved'

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Terminator

We got company..

Police?

How many?

All of them, I think!

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NASA: Check out this TWIRLY SPACE DWARF – and NEVER moan about our budget

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Re: Note to Frosted Flake

Has your camera been in space for almost 8 years, can it see into the infra-red, and survive being hit by high energy particles? Err... thought not.

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Re: Hope the cruise continues

Dawn should be using 3 of its 4 reaction wheels to stabilise it, but it's lost 2 of them, so it'll be relying on its hydrazine thrusters as well as the 2 remaining wheels to keep it pointing in the right direction - running out of hydrazine will most likely signal the end of its mission.

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Re: "... photos NASA later released as a GIF."

It'd have to be a damn powerful flash to work from a distance of 90,000 miles!

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Snowden leaks LEGALISED GCHQ's 'illegal' dragnet spying, rules British tribunal

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Re: Gotta tell me wife...

The point was made, an example in better taste might have been chosen though.

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@Brewster's Angle Grinder

Your name is Sir Humphrey Appleby, and I claim my five pounds.

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Zoinks! Is that Mystery Machine Apple's SELF-DRIVING FAMILY WAGON? You decide

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Re: The Apple iCar

"You will, obviously, only be permitted to travel along Apple approved routes."

Apparently it's only allowed to drive in Apple's walled garden. It squashed all the flowerbeds and ended up ditching itself in the pond.

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"rented by Apple"

You would have thought they might have enough money to buy their own van!

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Silicene takes on graphene as next transistor wonder-stuff

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Re: Valence

They look like wiggly hexagons to me, with 3 atoms in each slightly above the level of the plane, and 3 slightly below.

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Re: Valence

Looks like the projection is tricking your eyes. The right hand end still has the same pattern as the left, but the projection has the lighter grey bonds almost normal to the screen, so they're hidden behind the atoms.

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Toshiba packs NUMERIC KEYPAD onto self-bricking USB drive

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WTF?

What price freedom?

Over $100 difference between 4GB and 32GB?

I can understand the base price being higher than a standard USB flash drive, what with the keypad and more complex controller, but $105 for 24GB of flash? Usually the difference between a normal 4GB drive and a 32GB drive is something like £15 maximum.

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CHAINSAW HORROR advert earns GiffGaff a slap from regulator

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Re: Errr

Quite! Seems on the one hand, they're telling GiffGaff they did everything they possibly could to ensure the ads were targeted properly, and on the other, telling them to do it better.

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NASA: Give us JUST 0.5% of the federal budget and we'll take you to MARS and EUROPA

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What could possibly go wrong?

" to capture asteroids and bring them back to Earth's orbit for study."

I prefer my asteroids a nice safe long way away thank you!

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Bluetooth-enabled miracle washing orbs? Are you kidding?

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WTF?

Did I sleep through February and March?

Surely it must be April 1st?

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Microsoft eyes slice of Raspberry Pi with free Windows 10 sprinkled on top

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Re: Good work MS

I wonder if it'll be a port of the full version, or like Windows XP embedded (minimum footprint ~40MB) and Windows Embedded Standard 7 (minimum footprint ~500MB) where you can tailor it to include only the core components needed for the application.

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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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