* Posts by Chris G

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Jailed Brit con phishes prison, gets bail

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Bank Transfer

He probably needed to get some funds into the right place for when his sentence is finished.

An even safer account.

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LOOK OUT, Brits – is that a Facebook LASER-GUN drone above us?

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What about remote pacific islands

Perhaps Farcebook could fit the lasers to something suitable for an autonomous role in a marine environment.Maybe a large fish.

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Ford: Our latest car gizmo will CHOKE OFF your FUEL if you're speeding

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Re: Another nail in the coffin...

Little mouse, I am assuming you are referring to your wife or mother in law!:

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So, you know those exciting movie-style 3D visual cyber attack ops centres?

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Re: £1.4m doesn't sound a lot...

Airbus adds: "This contract will help us study how British forces can stay ahead of the curve."

Could buy £1.4m worth of decent boots for a start.

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ROBOT INVASION has already STARTED in HIPSTERLAND

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I wonder

How well they go down stairs?

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Virtual Boss

I have worked for a few of those over the years!

IMHO it will lead to resentment if the boss can't,, be arsed to put in an actual appearance.

I wonder how well it will react to a large accidental discharge of static?

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

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Privacy

Here is an interesting view of smart meters: http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/11/06/smart-meter-privacy-invasions-are-unjustifiable-in-a-democratic-society/

In Holland the government abandoned a directive to install smart meters after deciding they would contravene article 8 of the ECHR by intruding too much on the privacy of the family in the home.

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HUGE Aussie asteroid impact sent TREMORS towards the EARTH'S CORE

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Bloody big rock

I bet that annoyed the turtles, it could have unbalanced them.

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Scientists splice mammoth genes into unsuspecting elephant

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Tundra Colder?

" mammoths may have kept the tundra colder."

I can find references to people citing this study but not the study, how can Mammoths help to keep the tundra colder? I know they would probably have produced a lot of methane a greenhouse gas that would have meant whatever else they did would have to offset it's effects; did they use it as a refrigerant, bloody clever if they did.

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Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names

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But

I really did teach....oh, I can see a lawyer coming this way!

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chana masala

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Re: Tinned chickpeas

To this day I have to 'skin' my broad beans to eat them, although nowadays I actually like them as opposed to being forced to eat 'what's good for me'.

The best value for money chick peas are those sold in (at least in Spain) Lidl, cheap, tasty and precooked, a jar of them goes into most of my stews and chilis.

I also always buy the kidney and pinto beans that Lidl do in a jar as the dried beans sold in Spain never lose that plastic skin quality no matter how much you cook them, it's not possible to make good refried beans with the dried item as the skins ruin it.

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Ancient SUPERNOVA EXPLOSION contains enough dust for 7,000 EARTHS, say boffins

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Not clear

"Until now, a key question was whether the new soot- and sand-like dust particles would survive the subsequent inward “rebound” shock wave generated when the first, outward-moving shock wave collides with surrounding interstellar gas and dust."

What is not clear, is if the dust etc does not survive the shock wave what would it become?

I can't imagine even a supernova shock wave being able to annihilate matter and if it did then there would be a corresponding release of extra radiation produced.

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‘Digital by default’ agricultural payments halted: Farmers start smirking

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Re: Straw-chewing yokels say...

Anyone who has a qualification from an agricultural college or a degree in agriculture is probably more able and qualified in more subjects than you can shake a stick at.

I know a few farmers and they all use a PC for most of the day to day running of the farm like any business and most crop growers use sattelite crop management; it's the Agile crap that doesn't work and that is being foisted on them that they don't like.

I wonder if Mike Bracken ever spoke to a real farmer as opposed to representatives from some of the big corporates like Co-op farming or Blade?

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Boffins bothered by EU prez's proposed science funding cut

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Re: Politics and Science

Junckers looks more and more like a stooge who is not actually in favour of Europe going anywhere.

Ukraine is not Europe or European, if he wants to help a poor country to the East there are plenty of EU members that need the money, I get the feeling he has his own agenda and it's not favourable to Europe.

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More than 260 suspects charged in UK child abuse crackdown

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Aftercare

If the cops are going after and catching so many alleged paedophiles and rescuing large numbers of children, what is in place to deal with the trauma these kids will be facing of not only the abuse they have suffered but that of the probable/possible(depending on who the abuser is) break up of their families?

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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Re: Dog Roll

They sell 'em here in Spain too one printing on the wrapper for dogs and the other as a 'pate' for children's sarnies, visibly there is no difference to the contents.

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NYPD cop in court for allegedly hacking into the FBI

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Re: My, my ...

If he had a country full of oil it would be a different story!

He would be a guilty terrorist.

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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I'm amazed at the level of support for this woman, I dislike the constantly lowering common denominator for TV programs but as far as Ms K is concerned; if you can't take the public shame, don't shame yourself in public, nobody I am sure made you drink until you were drunk so the consequences of your actions are yours (and your elevated partner).

As for these programs 'being for the middle classes to watch the proles', anybody who watches this crap and is entertained by it, has no class.

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British Judo in deep shido after cyber attack

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So the Putin pic is there because he is a BJA member and has had his credit card details stolen, or he stole them?

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Not in the Budget: Spooks beg UK.gov for £111m brown envelope

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Nice to see some balance

So good to see the Security Bonanza of 1.9 billion balanced out by investing 40 million in the IoT only another 1860million to go.

The extra 111 million should help to keep Q branch adding goodies to Aston Martins and death dealing Rolex watches.

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Zuck: Get your FULLY EXPOSED BUTTOCKS off my Facebook

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Bum

I'm not sure how the US government views the internet ( yeah I know; with a laptop or PC)

but under FCC rules it is considered obscene to depict any excretory or sexual organ, which is how The Daughters of The American Revolution or one of the other blue rinse biddy clubs were able to ban the nipples in Fantasia so that Disney had to go back through the whole film eliminating nipples and assorted bits which made it several years later getting to release.

He didn't get it all but did get to release it.

Americans, or at least a few who wield the power while living in the country with the largest porn industry don't actually like to admit that people go to the toilet or have sex.

God knows what they thought of Bill Clinton?

If people are complaining about the pic at the head of the article, we must be regressing back to the fifties, you see worse than that on the beach in Spain in summer.

I must be out of touch!

The Reg should try to get to the bottom of this and give everyone what they really want to see.

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Boffins build Cyborg beetles, fly them by remote control

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Headline

Bug Bothering Boffins Beetle Beneath Buggered Buildings!

It's a sign of the times that commenters on a tech site should be concerned about how bugs in an experiment feel.

Not such a bad thing either. Although I vacuum up the webs in my house I try to let the spiders getbaway as they help to catch flies and mosquitos, plus even a spider has a right to live.

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Curiosity rover's broken arm heals, exploration-as-normal resumes

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Paperwork

The long wait was for the paperwork to go through for renewal of the Interplanetary Roadside Assistance policy.

Quicker than the last time i renewed my RAC membership.

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Boffins brew up FIRST CUPPA in SPAAACE using wireless energy (well, sort of)

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Here is the News

For today March 15th 2041;

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced they have lost steering control of one of their PPFFFZZZSST!!!!

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Studying humans for science? Wrap your eyeballs around our fine print, says Apple

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Control

Apple appears to be taking health monitoring seriously, suggesting that they see revenue as a result.

As I mentioned in a comment on Dabbsy's article; they could be thinking of real time monitoring and analyisis on the iCloud so maximum control would be in their interests.

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Facebook shops for ads tech – snaps up product search engine TheFind

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The Find is utter rubbish so it will go well with Farcebook, fairly often when searching for a specific product, The Find has popped up in the results and to date it only looks for similar words in your search and NEVER any relevance, a smart search engine it is not.

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Yay! Wearables! It's the future! Uh-oh! I'm going to be sick

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Re: I've already got all of the monitoring of my body I need.

company called Valencell http://www.meddeviceonline.com/doc/earbuds-for-medical-monitoring-unconventional-design-yields-unique-benefits-0001 may be the way forward with there earbud bio-monitoring stuff.

Apparently Apple is looking at earbud monitoring as part of their wearables line so you can exercise, get monitored and listen to Mp3 at the same time.

In theory it is possible to measure pulse, blood pressure, blood oxygenation and temperature from the one earbud, or split the functions into a pair of buds.

So you can pay for the iTunes and I can see realtime iCloud monitoring and analysis (for a price) coming to a watch connected to earbuds near you.

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Re: Not even a cool cycle...?

For these people being first to market (or in the first 1000) is more important than having a functional product.

They will worry about a good washability if it gets enough interest.

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Wham! NASA claims 'picture-perfect' blast-off for tricky MAGNETIC EXPLOSIONS mission

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??

The Wiki article actually explains zero about the physics in question, written by a relatively non-technical bod I should think.

Looks like my task for today is a bit of light(?) reading on magnetic disconnection and reconnection.

And there I was thinking of opening a bottle of Ribera del Duero and cooking Pasta con rucola and Parmigiano Reggiano for lunch since the wife is away, now I'll have to leave the Ribera 'til later.

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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If they live in Brighton

I know a couple of handy blokes who would be willing to call round and have a word in their shell like....

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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Re: Not my writing, but quite appropriate

@ Uncle Slacky; For some reason that made me even sadder but I can imagine it having gone something like that.

The World is a truly better place for Terry Pratchett having lived and a much sadder place for his having passed but he will not be forgotten as long as there are books.

RIP Terry and condolences to your family.

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Kaspersky claims to have found NSA's 'space station malware'

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Re: Damn!

Why not? I often think Farcebook was sponsored by one of the alpha betties.

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Panda antivirus labels itself as malware, then borks EVERYTHING

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Caveat emptor

In my experience with 13 years here in Spain, it is generally considered good business to get as much money as possible for the lowest quality product you can get away with.

I hope that is not the case here.

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Does my star look big in this? Milky Way 50 per cent fatter than expected

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Galaxy, Ripple. Milky Way

Mmm chocolatey!

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Teen sex pic swap shop SnapChat seeks Saudi cash to keep selfies flowing

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This selfie is shaky and out of focus

Well I was being flogged at the time!

Nothing wrong with publicising the price for breaking Saudi laws.

Is there?

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BACK OFF, spooks: UK legal hacking code should be 'resisted at all costs' says lawyer

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The current Conservative Government

Must be beyond Blair's wildest dreams as worthy successors to his work.

I'm just waiting to see where they slip in ID cards before they go.

Or maybe a chip under the skin but hopefully they will stop short of tatooing one's National Insurance number on the wrist.

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Ex-cops dumped on never-hire blacklist for data misdeeds

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Butt

He head butted the cell door twice, my knee once and threw himself down the stairs three times yer honour! Look, it says so in my day book.

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OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter

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Negatve comments

The general tone of almost all of the comments so far, is negative and that most commentards don't really have a use for the IoT.

I am with you all, all the way; unfortunately the IoT is being sold to the general public who for the most part are not as tech savvy as El Reg readers and will buy new shiny shinies because they can without any idea of what they really have.

So prepare yourselves for a riot of hacking, 'can't program the fecking house', house has a mind of it's own, and people suddenly receiving massive utility bills because they set up something wrong/didn't set it up at all/ a lightning strike re-set everything to default (happened to one of my PCs) etc etc.

Security is going to be the biggest to overcome though, how long have most homes had PCs for now and how many still have no idea of basic security? Now imagine that with dozens of connected items in the home.

Maybe 'Home IoT Security' is going to be the next best business to be in.

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Boffins say Mars had ocean covering 20 per cent of planet

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Re: NASA

A great idea Mr Wanktrollop; without a doubt it would be more interesting than most reality TV and light years ahead of Big Brother with an interest quotient that would put Jeremy Kyle in the shade.

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Euro ministers ditch plan to ban roaming charges

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This Weeks' special offer

Free phone use for life and a villa on the beach of your choice.

Offer only applies to non voting ministers.

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Sophie the Stegosaurus was a teenaged fat lass claims triple-D model

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Re: Big behind and a small brain...

But this big behind and small brain is contributing to science.

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'Fry-OS 8' iPhone BLEW UP MY PANTS wails roasted Johnson

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Moist

So Li-po powered sex aids are probably a no no then?

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Re: Shock news!

Strictly speaking, you don't! Defenestration should really translate as having your windows removed. Exfenestration would be more accurate.

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The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

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Re: "Over the next 10 years"

Exactly my thought as I read that.

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Hillary Clinton draws flak for using personal email at State Dept

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Looks Like

BYOD and BYOemail, probably to go along with BYOItinerary,

She would make a dangerous following act to Obarmy, America's 1st black president being replaced by America's 1st woman president.

I hope the Romanian Hackers publish the content.

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Would you trust 'spyproof' mobes made in Putin's Russia?

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Re: Who do you fear most ?

Living in the West I think I would trust the ruskie ahead of the Israeli item.

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Out of time: Huawei, LG unveil watches nobody wants to buy

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Re: What am I missing?

This possibility from Gurgle; http://www.google.com/patents/US20040180691 a phone hat!

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Ikea to start making electrified furniture. What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: So...

Self assembly via IKEA's cartoon instructions, I can see it now; several screws or fixings left over and some electrical insulation with a kid with VERY spiky hair, holding a smartphone on a little charging pad.....

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Watch out hipster nerds – Granny Beskind's behind you!

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She looks and sounds as though she still has all her marbles in one bag, doesn't sound like a gushy Californian and seems to talk sense.

Good on the old girl!

When I see some of the things my 92 year old dad has bought to help him out in the house it is clear that a lot of designers have no clue as to the real needs of older people ( or often anyone else).

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NASA 'nauts complete another EPIC SPACEWALK to route cables around ISS

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"...and pipes full of pressurised steam..."

Yeah! what is that all about? Central heating.

Hollywood spaceships are not that different from Hollywood warships WWII vintage.

I wouldn't be too surprised to hear an Asdic pinging away to detect meteorites.

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