* Posts by Sulehir

28 posts • joined 14 Dec 2007

Scared yet, web devs? Google smears malware warnings over PHP.net

Sulehir

Re: Three hops

Google blocking ads by default? Nope don't think we'll be seeing that anytime soon.

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Scramjet X-51 finally goes to HYPER SPEED above Pacific

Sulehir

Re: @Sulehir

True, I was thinking of the scramjet more for a high speed change of trajectory, for targets that you want to hit at just a bit of an angle and fine grain aiming.

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Sulehir
Mushroom

Since a lot of people are pointing out how this wouldn't work in practice. How about...

A missile rack embedded in a satellite with re-entry shields on the missiles. Need a boom? drop one from orbit then once speed passes mach 3 or 4 from the force of gravity ignite the scramjet.

Just a thought.

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The Register is rocking on Windows Phone 7

Sulehir

Thank you el reg :)

It's nice to not be left out as a windows phone user.

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BOFH: Dawn raid on Fort BOFH

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Am I the only one wondering why this is episode 3?

I can't see an episode 2 in the archives and don't remember seeing one recently?

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Facepalm

Avatar: the last airbender

a wonderful quirky show destroyed by M night

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Android malware victims offered free WinPhones by MS

Sulehir
Stop

Why is everyone taking this so seriously? Its a bit of tongue in cheek marketing hype. Chill out.

Disclaimer: I currently use a windows phone and I like it, my last phone was an android and for the most part I liked that too. I switched for the simple reason that as a developer who uses visual studio it was nice to have a phone I could write apps for without learning a new language.

Microsoft has done quite a few unpleasant and shady things over the years, but on the other hand so have google, apple and infact just about any other large company you could name.

I doubt a voice of reason will go down well in a heated environment like this but I have thick skin so feel free to flame on.

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Harry Potter director takes on Doctor Who movie

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Happy

Heres one for the commentards consideration... Patrick Stewart

Could be interesting having a bald Doctor. Set it during the time war for a great brooding performance.

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UK, US ink boffinry pact on laser fusion 'star power'

Sulehir
Meh

So just to confirm, fusion power is still 20 years away?

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Survey scams exploit Winehouse's death, Oslo massacre

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Alert

RE: "News angle?..."

I disagree. I already know about the bombing shooting and celebrity death from dozens of sources and it has no major relevance on a tech site. A heads up that the scammers are already using this vector on the other hand lets me keep my less tech savvy friends and family from doing something stupid.

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The best sci-fi film never made: Also-rans take a bow

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Thank you

For removing Thomas Covenant from the final contenders, most depressing books ever written!

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Met chief fears Brit cybercrime gangs

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Stop

Really?

"PCeU regularly receives calls from other Met units informing them that criminal gangs are using cyber communication to plan their crimes and launder the proceeds."

So what? Emailing each other and using online banking I presume? Or maybe they have gone really high tech and are 'cyber' communicating using MSN messenger.

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Naked German women evade Swedish chopper

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Stop

Um

Societies priority in this case was finding three missing people. The nakedness was just a interesting aside. Or did I misread the article?

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ATM pays out credit for unwanted gadgets

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FAIL

So Basically

This is providing an automated fencing/laundering service for phone thieves. Nice intentions, but an easily abusable implementation.

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Ubuntu man finds metalove in Debian attacks

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Coat

@Chronos

Normally I don't comment or respond to comments on here (fanning the flames is too risky) but Chronos has asked a reasonable question and I thought I would put forward my thoughts on the answer.

"Why"

I use both Windows and Linux at home, but try to convince many of my family and friends to use linux, specifically Ubuntu. I do this not from any interest in market shares and what-not but because of that simplest of Human motives, laziness.

Generally when something goes wrong I get called and bugged to fix it, and from my experience if I have convinced them to use linux I sacrifice a short time setting it up and showing them around and then get bugged a lot less than if they are using windows.

I happily agree that linux isn't for everyone, but getting it onto mass produced machines from Dell et al would make my life easier because then my older relatives would have heard about it and be less scared of the geekery.

These are just my thoughts but maybe you will find them at least a partial answer to your question.

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BOFH: A spot of bother

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Thank you

I needed this to survive what is otherwise turning out to be the dullest Friday in the history of mankind.

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Touchy Google wraps protective arm around Chrome EULA

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Coat

Didn't seem that defensive to me

Am I missing something? My reading of Googles response seemed to be just confirming what others had suggested, giving an official stamp of approval as it were. I expect a fair few people appreciated having confirmation rather than best guesses.

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MoD orders £3m anti-friendly-fire 'Combat ID Server'

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Unhappy

@Mark

Take it a step further, find out where they are... then change the locations.

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Supremes defend American net smut (yet again)

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Happy

Thanks Sarah

My keyboard is now covered in coffee after that comment.

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No military mobile bill-waiver from O2 and Virgin

Sulehir
Coat

Marketing Ploy?

An interesting possibility, maybe O2 is setting itself up to be "The operator who is against the war" A shining beacon of ethical behaviour in a mire of violent warmongering depravity.

Or maybe they are just greedy.

I'll get my coat and run.

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Scientists ponder mysterious source of cosmic rays

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Go

Conversion

Unless I have got the numbers completely wrong that would make 6148 and a little bit olympic size pools (or 6141 using the reg's converter)

*Braces self for rebuttal*

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Jeremy Clarkson tilts at windmills

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@Craig

Sorry to be a pedant, but could you explain how you pull over and stop for one mile? I would have thought stopping would involve not covering any distance at all.

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Clay minerals point to vast Martian lakes

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Linux

@AC

The water presumably came from the combustion of hydrogen in an oxygenated environment. As for where it has gone, that is what the NASA types are trying to figure out, current theories mainly focus on the water either having reacted with various minerals and being 'locked' into the rock or vast underground ice reserves (which would probably be centered around the poles).

Alternative theory to humour creationists: Sky fairy giveth and sky fairy taketh away.

Penguin - 'cause they are the secret rulers of the martian ice.

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Who will be the next Doctor?

Sulehir

Quick thought.

In the Library episodes, the woman (can't remember her name) said she recognised the Docter (ni his current form) and had spent a lot of time with him, since that hasnt happened yet...

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Heavyweight physics prof weighs into climate/energy scrap

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Go

Fantastic

It's truly a nice change to see a (mainly) unbiased evaluation. Everything else you seem to see is either greenpeace orientated "we'll build a few more windmills and everyone will have enough electricity" or just a big "trust us and maintain the status quo" from big business and government.

I hope many people read his book and take note, Ill be sending copies round to everyone I know.

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FSA fines stockbrokers for poor data security

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Alert

A bit hypocritical

So a government agency is fining companies for not taking adequate care of their data? Pot calling the kettle black methinks.

Mines the one with the backup tapes in the pocket.

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Japanese ISPs agree three strikes-style anti-piracy regime

Sulehir
Linux

An alternative

Surely everyone could just use onion routing like TOR, bam suddenly my IP says I'm living in Germany or wherever else i want. I give this ruling about 2 weeks if it comes into effect at all.

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German air passenger quaffs litre of vodka

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Hail to a new hero.

With so many ridiculous new "anti-terror" laws, it is nice to see someone taking a stand (even if the actual choice of protest wasn't the best) I say that this weekend everyone should take a glass of vodka and toast this visionary.

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