* Posts by Gobhicks

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Lester Haines: RIP

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Pint

Playmobil or it hasn't happened

Very very sad, Godspeed Lester, condolences to your loved ones

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'I am not a lizard' Zuckerberg proclaims in public Q&A

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It's all true

What's he like?

What's he Like?

David Icke

David Icke

David Icke

David Icke

What's he like?

That David Icke

(source: a friend of my bro's who's name I can't remember, but who's awesome lyrics I remember all too clearly)

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Let's play: 'IT values or hipster folk band?'

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Ennui, Existentialism and Enervation

No wait, that's me...

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Universe's shock rapidly expanding waistline may squash Einstein flat

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Re: Dark Energy

Dark Fudge - my new favourite band, especially their killer tune, Big Bang Baby. If they don't exist, it will be necessary to create them.

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King Tut's iron dagger of extraterrestrial origin

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Re: So, just common iron then?

If you look up "Irony" in an American dictionary, it says "See: Ferrous".

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Curiosity find Mars' icecaps suck up its atmosphere

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Re: More information please...

Thanks! That's what I thought, but the article suggested there was something uniquely Martian about it.

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More information please...

"Mars' orbit is elliptical" - unlike all the other perfectly circular orbits?

"...so the South receives less solar energy than the North..." - I'm genuinely interested, any chance of a proper explanation?

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I am Craig Wright, inventor of Craig Wright

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Meta the Author

Meta-journalism, or something of that sort, I suppose. Droll. How Droll? In the eye of the meta-reader.

Go to San Francisco, spend a year in outer space, with a sweet little San Franciscan girl.

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

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Re: A

@ adnim You really don't have a clue what kind of people do Mountain Rescue or why they do it, do you?

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Ouch! Subaru telescope catches astroid prang

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Does God play dice...

... or just billiards?

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Apple files patent for long-rumoured iRing-type bling

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Re: What not How?

This is a published patent application, not a granted patent.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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He's not the Messiah, he's a very nerdy boy

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POLAR DINOSAURS prowled ARCTIC NIGHT, cast doubt on COLD BLOOD theory

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So what? ...

... God planted some fossils in the wrong place. Nobody's perfect.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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If only there was some way to check out a Nail Bar before you get there....

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Boffins learn to send boredom-beating suggestions to smartphone-fondlers

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Physician Heal Thyself

I don't think its the users that need better ways to spend their time...

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ALIEN SLIME SHOCKER: Approaching comet probably NOT inhabited, say boffins

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Panspermia Rules

Prof Wickramasinghe - he of the Kerala red rain business... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_rain_in_Kerala

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Behold the mighty Swiss SPACE JUNK NOSHER PODULE

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Space Wombles

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Hold my vodka, comrade – I got this: Ruskies blast supplies to the ISS

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Re: It just boggles the mind!

The short circuit in the rear seat panel which killed Commander Powell continues to be faulty. Uh...Storage Area 9... And because he's sitting next to it, it continues to bother Pinback. Storage Area 9 self-destructed last week, destroying entire ship's supply of toilet paper. That's all.

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Rosetta spots potholes IN SPAAACE: Someone call the galactic council

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Badgers

Badger setts. Badgers are the answer to everything.

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Giant FLYING SPACE ROCKS could KILL US ALL, warns Brian May

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Badgers

Shoot badgers at them with a rail gun.

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THEY WANTED OUR WOMEN: Neanderthals lusted after modern humans

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The power of "strange"....

Also, boffin = pologist, then? (anthroboffins).

Escaboffin doesn't really work though.

With sincere aboffinies....

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TERROR in ORBIT: Dodgy rocket burp biffs International Space Station off track

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Malfunction, eh?

Uh, HAL, what just happened?

I'm not sure Dave, perhaps you should go and investigate.

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BRAIN STORM: Nine mislaid cerebra found near railway line in New York

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The zombies are getting smarter...

... leaving animal brains as cop-bait...

Hfuhruhurr

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Doom is BOOM! BOOM! BACK!

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Devil

But for sheer mindless...

... blast as fast as you can for as long as you can keep it up.... does anyone remember a game called Backlash? (Atari ST, don't know about anything else)

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Bridge, ship 'n' tunnel – the Brunels' hidden Thames trip

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Happy

The Brunels, ladies and gentlemen...

... brilliant at engineering, rubbish at everything else...

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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Re: Kif Koker

Kif Toker?

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Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock

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Explains why comets get all dressed up when they come downtown...

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SCORE: Rosetta probe hits orbit of duck-shaped comet

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Happy

Only 24 Comments???

No-one could think of anything snarky to say about this, apparently, which is encouraging in itself.

Please allow me to add my most enthusiastic felicitations to those already expressed.

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Microsoft’s 'FIRST NOKIA' arrives at £89

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Re: colours look sort of iPhone 5C

Actually it's Adobe who have the exclusive rights to every colour in the visible spectrum. Their lawyers will be in touch soon.

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Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it

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Crowley Page Boleskine RAW

Crowley Page Boleskine RAW

Crowley Page Boleskine RAW

Crowley Page Boleskine RAW

Cthulhu!

Cthulhu!

Cthulhu!

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We all owe our EXISTENCE to lovely VOLCANOES, say boffins

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Alien

Cthulhu, Lovecraft, Mountains, Madness etc.

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Frenchman eyes ocean domination with floating, mobile Bond villain lair

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Go

Awesome!

That's what the 21st century should look like! More futuristic wackiness, s'il-vous plait, mes amis!

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NASA's orbiting space-broadband probe LADEE beams back Moon snaps

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Black Helicopters

FRESH IMPACT CRATER

I'm too late to post a comment on the original story, so I'll put this here:

How come the NASA images of the Martian impact crater are date-stamped 15/09/2009 15:51???

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Large Hadron Collider competition: VOTE NOW to choose the WINNER

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Sensation: Chinese Jade Rabbit FOUND ON MOON

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A bit of perspective needed

Personally I'm delighted to see humans pursuing the exploration of space and the things in it, and kudos to the Chinese for joining in.

But:

a) They haven't done anything that hasn't been done before

b) It would be remarkable if a nation of their size, wealth and capabilities couldn't do this, it's just a question of them deciding it's worth their while

c) Millions of people walk about with more computing power in their pockets than was used to accomplish the last soft landings on the moon, including missions that got real live people there and back again.

Come on China, do something pioneering and really impress us!

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El Reg mulls commentard icon portfolio shake-up

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"My Mind is Blown" - Eraserhead pic would be good, but might have licensing issues.

"Are You Tripping?" - sunshine blotter design, maybe?

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Apple to settle with Samsung? Korean honcho: 'Fuggedaboutit'

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Optional

Pertinaceously, I favour "pertinacity" over "pertinaceousness".

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Swedish boffins: An ICE AGE is coming, only CO2 can save us

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Re: Ice age?

Which hand?

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Bond fans: Test your 007 trivia, now!

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17/50

Yes, I was clicking at random (most of the time).

Took my 11-year-old to see Skyfall last weekend. He thought it was brilliant.

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Monty Python legend Eric Idle and rockstar boffin Cox write a song

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Happy

14 Billion Years

This probably doesn't answer bolccg's question, but it's pretty cool...

http://scaleofuniverse.com/

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Young Frenchwoman desperate for fat pipe tumbles out of window

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Headmaster

Re: Uh...

You must be a Merkin. Over here the first floor is the one on top of the ground floor.

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Voyager's 35th birthday gift: One-way INTERSTELLAR ticket

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Happy

Awesome achievement...

... but I bet NASA's sorry they caved in and shelled out for the extended guarantee

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Robot rover Curiosity sets out on first long Mars trip

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Happy

OR

Spacetruckinlasertotinnukepoweredrockerbogiedgalerovinlifesensincooltechof....NASA!

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

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Headmaster

Re: So

It is, in fact, very common for the US patent appeals court (the CAFC) to over-rule first instance findings. In a case of this complexity there are likely to be multiple grounds of appeal on different aspects of the original trial, each of which could be reversed or returned to the court of first instance to be looked at again in light of directions from the CAFC. Beyond the CAFC there is the Supreme Court, but there is no automatic right of appeal to the Supremes.

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Hidden Grand Canyon-sized ICE-HOLE hastens Antarctic melt

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Boffin

Obligatory HP Lovecraft reference re any Antarctic wierdness...

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ITC was wrong: Apple, RIM owe us $1bn for that patent – Kodak

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Holmes

Re: What exactly is 218 patent?

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. This patent originated in 1994. Read the background section. We tend to forget how quickly techniology has evolved in recent decades, and to undervalue the vision and ingenuity that made this possible.

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The Higgs boson search continues ... into ANOTHER dimension

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Happy

Re: "what happened before the big bang"

...Bang/Crunch/Bang/Crunch/... not a new idea. I recall musing on the possibility of sentient entities that might persist through Bang/Crunch cycles. Aye them were't days, lad, the days of shrooms and poses.

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NASA counts down to nuclear tank invasion of Mars

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WTF?

Is this for real?...

.. or has reality been confused with an episode of the Big Bang Theory???

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Vatican subtly shifts its position on The Blues Brothers

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Linux

Damn...

...someone beat me to the penguin!

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Canary Islands host long-distance quantum teleportation

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Paris Hilton

All very interesting...

... but (off topic, but not completely): while we are diligently surveying Universe with all kinds of instruments at all kinds of wavelengths, are we systematically collapsing the Cosmic Wave Function towards one out its many potential states, and when this process is complete, will cats inherit whatever remains?

Paris, cuz you know she thinks about this stuff all the time.

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