* Posts by The March Hare

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Spinal Tap’s bass player sues former French sewer

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Re: Best comedy of all time?

They are

It is

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New Brit Hubble analysis finds 2,000 billion galaxies, 10x previous count

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Is it too late to say.. My God, it's full of stars!

the cashmere one please...

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Assange returns to Earth

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The 6 fingered man

Count Rugen! is that you?

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Star Trek's Enterprise turns 50 and still no sign of a warp drive. Sigh

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Gigawatt!

" A gigawatt (one billion watts) of energy" is that nearly 1.21 jigawatts?

just send for the DeLorean!

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Sysadmin sticks finger in pipe, saves data centre from flood

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Re: Miaow

Medlab - get to Medlab!

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NIST spins atomic gyroscope to allow navigation without GPS

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Joke

Re: dead reckoning without a starting referencence would be useless

you are in the dessert you do not know where you are and you want to get out. You could use dead reckoning to ensure you don't go round in circles and head off in the direction you think a town or road might be.

Dessert - wot, like custard?

I'd want to get out too if I landed in it - not sure about towns -as for the road, yellow brick I presume...

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Radio astronomy pioneer dies at 92

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Re: Tea chests

and with a broomstick and a bit of string you could make a bass!

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Lester Haines: RIP

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Bloody Hell.

sincere condolences to his family - I always enjoyed what he had to say

RIP Lester

:(

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Astroboffins' discovery gives search for early life a left hand. Or right

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Happy

left-handed

Hah! so $Deity was left handed too!

Yay for us downtrodden sinister people - it's about time!

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North Korea hacks 140k computers in planned mass attacks on Seoul

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Re: Kim jong-un 'crazy fat ugly fecker'

and the 23 people in NK who actually have a tv set will know what they already know.

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Smartwatches: I hate to say ‘I told you so’. But I told you so.

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Wearable..

Can I just say that if anyone feels the need to get rid of their "so last century" wristwatch, I'll take it off their hands - but only if it says Omega on the dial.....

or patek philipe, or Rolex, or....

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36 idiots running SAP under attack after flubbing 2010 patch

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FAIL

Patching Policy

Given that these companies have had 6 years to patch their SAP estate and failed - what else have they not patched?

Can't believe they said "Oh, SAP is too hard - but we did everything else!"

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Dwarf planet intumesces before astronomers' gaze

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Re: 1920x990

A 4K space sausage - stirs the imagination :)

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Database man flown to Hong Kong to install forgotten patch spends week in pub

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KaiTak simulator

Once flew a large military transport simulator into Kai Tak - literally! the sim staff red handled 3&4 on approach (it was late on a Friday and they wanted to go home) and I totalled about 4 blocks of flats

Even though I knew it was a sim it still made me go half-crown sixpence...

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Brits seek rousing name for polar research vessel

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Dr John Rae

A sadly forgotten and reviled explorer, purely 'cos he theorised that Franklin's crew indulged in a bit of long pig - which upset the Victorian sensibility...

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TTIP: A locked room, no internet access, two hours, 300 pages and lots of typos

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Voice your opinion - or not

If you are at all interested in a (fruitless?) gesture to vote against the TTIP, see this:

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/pages/ttip_home

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The planets really will be in alignment for the next month

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Re: Yeah but no but

So a political alignment then?

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Beware the terrorist drones! For they are coming! Pass new laws!

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Aircraft

birdstrikes do actually cause aircraft accidents - see this for an example:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Airways_Flight_1549

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Obama: What will solve America's gun problem? What could it be? *snaps fingers* Technology!

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Training

As a Brit (ex military) I can see the uses for a firearm (hint: to kill) and can also see that the USA has a long history of permitting it's citizens to own and use firearms - it is extremely unlikely that this will change.

It is also very unlikely that some magic technology will come along to stop The Wrong Person (TM) from firing the weapon, but why not do the thing that is possible to do now and force mandatory repeated training for all licensed owners?

OK the criminal element will just laugh and they are uncontrollable anyway but regular refresher training and a once yearly loony check by your local doctor would surely go a long way to making gun ownership a bit safer?

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FAA introduces unworkable drone registration rules in time for Christmas

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Joke

Drones

I have a set of bagpipes and that has 3 drones :)

but I'm not paying $15 for the privilege of throwing it in the air

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Internet's root servers take hit in DDoS attack

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Re: But I thought...

Actually the internet is located in a black box on Jen's desk - here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU2LqNBe0IY

I think you hack it with a can opener or something.

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IBM kills Hack A Hair Dryer women-in-tech vid after backlash

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Re: It's Lamarr.

I hate that cliche...

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DC judge rips into the NSA over mass surveillance

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magic stone

cost you 3 dollars?

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ICANN: Just give us the keys to the internet – or the web will disintegrate

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Librarians....

Ook! OOK!!!

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Sysadmins rebel over GUI-free install for Windows Server 2016

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Re: and in the real world...

fair comment - I must admit to not dealing much with IIS or Exchange if i can help it so I bow to collective wisdom..

However, there are still other vendors products that aren't amenable to being configured via a command line - we use some 3rd party web parts for a sharepoint installation that seem to need juju beads, incense and a full moon to get working correctly.. as well as a good understanding of JapanEngrish

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and in the real world...

maybe my employer is atypical (local government) but quite a few of our windows servers run middleware and client/server stuff that absolutely must have a GUI to allow it to be configured and interrogated.

there is a huge legacy of windows based server-side software that is not in any way command line based - including IIS and Exchange for example.

It's always disappointing to see how stupidity prevails in areas where you don't expect it.

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Infusion pump is hackable … but rumours of death are exaggerated

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Lowest Common Denominator

Found myself wondering why a telnet port would be left open in the design of this thing, and then realised that it's been built down to a price - and security costs money.

Ergo, the company that makes these has an eye on costs.

Ergo, their other products will also have the same design ethos.

And so will anyone else in the same market (if they want to compete on price that is).

Unless/until someone important (hah! define that one!!) or maybe a lot of people get severely damaged/worse by this type of design flaw then adding cost (security) into a huge range of small cheap devices will just not happen.

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UK's annual PCB waste = 81 HMS Belfasts, says National Physical Lab

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Re: Yes indeed

Don't forget a metre of fallopian tube...

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Never mind those touch apps, full Office 2016 is coming this year

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Re: My new Office wishlist

Curiously enough quite a few people who use Office for a living would be quite happy if it still looked like it did in 2005 and not get metamorphosed into some childish disaster area every year, just to satisfy the whims of a deranged moron who thinks we all need a new 'compelling experience'

bah..

/rant

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Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school

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Re: BBM

My Z30 is on the latest vodaphone version and seems to be stable now regarding BBS and battery life.

Only problem is the screen cracks too easily when you drop the thing!

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Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register

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Torques!

"most people would consider 660bhp and 1,650ft/lbs of torque adequate for road use" - I should chuffin' cocoa!!

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Trollface

Re: Std Dirty tricks by tory boys of the westminster clan

could you retype that again but USE CAPITALS PLEASE?

it just doesn't look right otherwise...

Oh. you'll need the icon as well...

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Spaceplane design nipper Ariadne gets a promotion

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SPB Boffinry

We need an organisational chart showing the hierarchy at the SPB - including the boffin count!

It's been a long morning so far, not helped by reading The Dilbert Principle on my way to work & concluding I'm doomed...

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SLOW DOWN: Insecure-by-design software on road

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Re: My Message

See this : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2653449/The-shocking-car-safety-ad-hijacks-cinemagoers-mobile-phones-exactly-distracting-text-message-be.html

'fraid it's the daily fail but still worth a watch...

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Object to #YearOfCode? You're a misogynist and a snob, says the BBC

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The Turtle Moves!

Didn't kids used to use BBC micros and Logo years ago to make a robotic turtle move around the classroom?

An introduction to a sort of BASIC and you got to make it do something cool

Or am I too old? <sigh>

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Fujitsu launches lappie for oldies

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Devil

Lappie? LAPPIE!!

Thought we banned that "word" years ago. Yes, I'm going to be 60 next year. Yes I also want a Victor Meldrew icon. No, I don't want anything made by Fujitsu.

Thank you and goodnight.

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Don't panic! Japan to send nuke fuel rod into MELTDOWN in Fukushima probe

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Oook!

mind you - you might just end up with orange fur and very long arms....

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Einstein almost tagged dark energy in the early 1920s

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Re: The fault is in the theory not in the search

Aaargg! my brains is leaked outa my head..

getting in the box with the cat - or not...

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Italians deploy fearsome SPY MANNEQUINS to win Fashion Wars

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Re: Do they

look out for the one that looks like Yul Brynner - hell! they all do!!

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Woomera: Ghosts of Britain's space past

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A walk down memory lane...

OK I'm game - and probably completely wrong too!

1. Early Bloodhound?

2. looks like a Thor tip but the body's wrong

3,4,5,6 sharp pointy things that go bang

7. Canberra PR (7 or 9, can't remember)

8. I should know this but can't remember & am going to kick myself when someone tells me!

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One-armed Belarus man monocuffed for clapping

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Coat

He's a Ron Jeremy look-a-like

if you squint in the right way.... No?

Oh

the grubby mac please...

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BOFH vs PFY: There can be only one (on the exes chit)

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Age & Cunning

will always triumph over youth & exuberance!

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Chaps tolerant of girl-on-girl cheating by other halves

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Happy

A trick-cyclist

someone who gets involved with cunning stunts, sometimes in (on?) a tandem....

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Hubble squints at most distant galaxy

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@Swirly

We would have to change the bulb for a swirly thing alert sir...

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PARIS concocts commemorative cocktail

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"crack tasters"

I thought you sniffed it through a £5 note...

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No penis pumping for Papuan plod

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Coat

regulation size truncheon?

What?... What?... oh, OK - I'm going....

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Virgin signals start of telegraph pole broadband test

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RE: Telegraph Poles

As it's Virgin I believe they are considering tilting the light traveling down the fibre optic cables, by means of prisms, based on their work done with wobbly trains..

simples!

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eBay boss bids for governorship

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bidders with less that +5 will be removed

mind you, who else would bid on the world's largest lunatic asylum?

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Glasgow unbans Life of Brian

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Up the Peoples Front of judea

waiting for the deluge of comments quoting lines from the film...

I think the moderaterix should thwough them to the floor....woughly!

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Jedi officers enlist with Scottish police

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wrinkled green muppet?

I find your lack of faith.....disturbing

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