* Posts by Ginger

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

Ginger

Re: It was named after the explorer Juan Ponce de León

Assuming jigawatts is a bad pronunciation of gigawatts, at the expected top end of LAWS powers it's about 8000 (8066 to be precise)

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WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module

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OS HIT

Open source high impact terminator

The fact it's probably not actually open source is a minor detail that should troll the stallmanites every time it's mentioned.

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Boffins BREAK BREAD's genetic code: Miracle of the loaves

Ginger

Don't forget the ketchup

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Android seven-inchers swipe rug from under Apple

Ginger

This is just a reflection of the new entrant to the market (Android) competing effectively on price and growing the overall market significantly. Nothing significant has been taken away from Apple, although I'm sure there will be people who have moved from iPad to Nexus or Kindle.

Wait a couple more years until the market stabilises and then this kind of information will be much more meaningful.

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Big labels try for ISP blocking on 3 more 'pirate' sites

Ginger

I hadn't heard of any of them

Thanks for the handy heads up to some new torrent sites.

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Labour claims 'highest ranked UK politico in World of Warcraft' title

Ginger

WoW is for carebears

Now if he'd played Eve I'd have been impressed. The scale of betrayal and infighting in Eve still pales in comparison to local poltiics though

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Drinking too much coffee can MAKE YOU BLIND

Ginger

Re: YAWNING CAUSES BLINDNESS !!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7774779/The-Internet-blowhards-favourite-phrase

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Zombie PC herders issue commands from Tor hideout

Ginger

Re: What legit TOR traffic will a company ever use ?

What you've just discovered is "churnalism", where the journo copys and pastes straight from the original article without applying any intelligence.

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British boffin builds cool maser after argument with wife

Ginger

Post-Olympic normality is resumed.

Sorry about that.

My post olympic normality was resumed when they put the spice "girls" and a bunch of "supermodels" on the stage at the closing ceremony. A finer collection of talentless oxygen thieves in one place than I thought possible.

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Ginger

Re: PLease tell me he patented this

A method - perfectly good for patenting (although arguably weaker than other patents). Also, he has an example of how you would do this - again perfectly suitable for an "instrument" type patent which strengthens the original one.

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Ginger

Re: Rule Britannia anyone?

Which is lovely, but if we keep giving great shit like this away we'll always be at the mercy of the banks to create wealth, and not make the money we're capable of from a high tech industry

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Ginger

PLease tell me he patented this

Otherwise, he's a fool

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Gov must act on 'innocent' web-browsing copyright timebomb

Ginger
WTF?

Copyright?

Can you even claim copyright of a tweet? I thought there were certain barriers that had to be overcome for something to be considered copyrightable?

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E-Cat pitching cold fusion to Australians

Ginger

honestly

Stop giving these guys airtime.

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Samsung: World LOVES our chips 'n' mobes – expect a record quarter

Ginger

Does this make a mockery of the fact that the injunction bond recently awarded in the US to apple was only ~$90M?

I thought that was way too low.

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Google denies Redmond report of a spamming Android botnet

Ginger

Saw this and checked my spam folder to be greeted by...

http://imgur.com/Zvtx1

Well, that's me sold. And it's not as though malware on android is not known or anything is it?

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Stephen Hawking to demonstrate speech via brain scan

Ginger
Terminator

although the iBrain does carry a USB port for uploading.

THE SINGULARITY IS HERE.

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Microsoft next-gen Xbox details leak

Ginger

ARM or x86?

Slide 9 - colour me surprised!

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Microsoft and Nokia dub Google troll moan 'desperate', 'frivolous'

Ginger
WTF?

Re: Actually.....

I find this a bit wierd. Nokia claimed/pledged/promised they wouldn't file patents against Linux kernel and now it's being used as evidence? How about google's pledge not to do evil?

These aren't contracts. They're public statements of intent and hence are only valid until they change their mind.

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Hands on with the Intel-powered Orange San Diego

Ginger

Re: Oh FFS!

"I was immediately taken aback by the San Diego's 4in capacitive display, which wows with a resolution of 600 x 1084 pixels and 16m-strong colour palette"

Reads like it's straight from a press release.

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Ginger
WTF?

I'm all for reading reviews that have a bit of personality, but this reads like you were given a script from Intel!

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China relaxes .cn registration rules

Ginger
Unhappy

Don't allow two letter domain names

Which means dreams of ba.cn as a marketing site for gods own food will have to remain a dream

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Google to bring Raspberry Pi to Bash Street

Ginger

100 teachers over 3 years?

Honestly, google are getting a load of great press over this but that's 30 teachers a year compared to 24,000 schools. Drop in the ocean Eric.

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Nokia Lumia 900 WinPho 7 smartphone

Ginger
WTF?

Re: 75%?

With respect (always a good start to a comment) that's horseshit.

I've had a lumia 800 since practically launch, and while the battery life stank to high heaven for a long while, it's pretty much on a par with my other halfs iphone 4 now. The UI is slick - never had any stutter or sluggishness at all, reception is great - and I'm on three, which is always a coverage challenge... As for Apps - sure, there are less there, but apple and android practically had a three year headstart - what do you expect?

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Apple sued for every touchscreen device by Flatworld prof

Ginger

Re: Can I...

"If you want something to happen you sue."

Errm, isn't this what he's doing?

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O2 declares 4G trial success... with 1000 users

Ginger

"which makes one wonder why O2 wants any of the old analogue TV spectrum at all"

Breakneck speeds, low latency and excellent coverage with less base statiosn would be the obvious answer.

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ISPs should get 'up to' full fee for 'up to' broadband

Ginger
Unhappy

BT

I found out the hard way what BT consider to be a bad enough line to get out of the contract. I moved house and am at the end of the exchange, and would be getting 3Mbps from a 10Mbps line. Apparently it's only bad enough if it drops to 0.5Mbps...

Not enough to cancel the contract which has 12 months left to run, instead I pay £130 to install at the new place or £170 to buy myself out.

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Teens break up with Facebook

Ginger
FAIL

Re: What about overall growth?

er wut?

Teens on social networks grew from 73% to 80%: Growth of 9.5%

Teens on twitter grew from 8% to 16%: Growth of 100%

Who needs graph reading skills?

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Female Chinese astronauts must have no scars, straight teeth

Ginger

Looks

The reason they want attractive women in space is probably the secondary benefit of presenting them to the population once they've returned. Nothing says "study hard" than a hot woman being heavily marketed by the Party

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Apple to reveal plans on Monday for $97.6bn cash hoard

Ginger

I'd like to see them try and buy ARM to lock in that supply. This would spark a massive bidding war and my shares in ARM would go thorugh the roof.

mwahahahahaha

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Everything Everywhere grabs UK 4G wheel, rivals thrown off bus

Ginger

How fragmented is the LTE spectrum?

I wanted to see how badly fragmented the LTE spectrum was and so came up with some pictures rather than the usual unreadable tables you see.

FDD is not good. TDD however looks well organised and well planned - wonder why.

http://anly.tk/2012/03/09/visual-representation-of-lte-spectrum-bands/

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Acer Iconia A100 7in Android tablet

Ginger

All I can see are the 512 MB ones at that price :(

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O2 launches democratically-minded MVNO

Ginger

Coverage is not a right

@dafydd - there comes a point at which is is not economical to put new sites in to cover the last people. All operators make different decisions about that so I suggest you either check out which is best for your area, get one of the gateways you mention or suck it up

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Swedish military bras burst, melt during 'rigorous exercise'

Ginger

Youtube?

We're in the age of user generated content and there's nothing on youtube? For shame :(

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Fon community embraces GSM

Ginger
Go

Low power GSM

There were a load of low power GSM licenses bought a few years ago for 30k - surely Ubi or fon can buy one of those and then build there own modern (simple) GSM / GPRS core with a roaming deal with one of the big 4 operators for national coverage?

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Microsoft's Bing in travel trouble

Ginger

no surprise

small internet search specialist in "Microsoft please buy me" shocker.

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Spanish bar invites customer abuse

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NASA unleashes Moon-attack probe

Ginger
Alien

Lola resolution

Anyone know what the LOLA instrument on LRO resolution is? I was wondering whether it would be able to resolve what's left of the lunar landers, the buggy etc.

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Asus Eee Box B206

Ginger
Heart

Noise.

Just checked back on this review.

Regarding Noise - this is practically silent. I've had Eve-online running on a 42" LCD and 720p content running and I can't hear it at all. I'm not even convinced there is a fan in there and I do mean that.

Just a shame that boxee and iplayer aren't playing nice at the minute :(

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Thumb Up

Boxeee media centre

Got one of these as a boxee media centre, and so far, with the caveats on file formats above, it's working great. A bit disappointing that MKV is not supported, but you can't have everything.

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London cab & bus trials for satnav speed-governor kit

Ginger
Stop

Data link

so if there's no data link, how do you update the speed limits when roadworks are in place?

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Pirate Bay co-founder claims 'we lost'

Ginger
Pirate

FUD?

This feels to me like FUD on the part of TPB.

Two scenarios here:

1. The prediction is right, and they can claim it was pre-judged, a sham trial etc. Loads of publicity and potentially a mistrial

2. The prediction is wrong, they're innocent - who cares?

Smart, if slightly underhand move by TPB

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Multi-sense VR helmet in development

Ginger
Paris Hilton

Now with full on Pornovision

5 minutes after first alpha product is released

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Asus confirms Eee Box 206

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Thumb Up

Mmmmmmmmmmmm

me want. Stocking date seems to be the 16th at a few online retailers

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Huawei shows tiny HSDPA Wi-Fi hotspot gadget

Ginger

Sweet Jesus

That's great!

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Beeb to cut the f**king swearing

Ginger

Fucking marvelous

That's all we need. Jonathon Ross back on TV, even if he's not swearing

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Lewis Hamilton mulls riding Virgin

Ginger

off for a ride

I'm sure he'll accidentally give his family the wrong date so he can have those 5 seats and his lovely lady all alone up there

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Academics warn of EU 'three strikes' back door plan

Ginger
Pirate

Prosecuting the customers

so if they do this to any household who fileshares, will they actually have any customers left?

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Google fixes world's most stupid bug

Ginger
Jobs Horns

Great

I'm off to my local t-mobile store to try this.

rm -rf you say?

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New no-advertising domain will deter some cybersquatters

Ginger

Bagsy

in.tel

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