* Posts by Richard Wharram

980 posts • joined 7 Apr 2008

Russia's post-Snowden spooks have not reverted to type

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Borrow them...

Interzone has plenty of typewriters to lend if I remember correctly.

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MS brandishes 'Katana' HTTP/2.0 server

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Katana?

Will it be called the Dreamcast server on release?

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Google kicks off Android 4.3 updates for Nexus devices

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re: Nightlies

Just checked on my SGS1. No nightly yet.

I tend to stay with stables now though.

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CONFIRMED: Driverless cars to hit actual British roads by end of year

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Re: All at once or none at all

Speak for yourself. I'd welcome the opportunity for an hour's extra sleep a day :)

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Boffins want toilets to become POWER PLANTS

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Meh

Re: Showers...

The only way you're going to get a warm shower powered by your piss is by... well... pointing up.

Or at a partner.

If you like that sort of thing.

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Truckers' pop

So if I collect 20 of the coke-bottles of yellow fluid that sit on our motorways' roundabouts I can charge my phone for a day saving myself almost a penny?

The route to a green future is clear!

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New moon discovered around Neptune brings total to 14

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Neptunian women?

On Earth we only have one natural satellite to track to know when to hide in the shed to avoid moon-rage. Neptune's men must be permanently in the shed.

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Man sues Apple for allowing him to become addicted to PORN

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Publicity-seeking law-troll.

And it appears to have worked.

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Fedora back on track with Schrödinger's cat

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wtf?

Django and Rails are web frameworks. Eclipse is an IDE. You can develeop Django and Rails in Eclipse. Or VIM. Whatever.

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Win 8 man Sinofsky's 'retirement' deal: $14m shares, oath of silence

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I bet...

I bet David Icke has a theory!

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Facebook restricts ads running next to dodgy posts

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Um, what content?

Facebook bans filth anyway doesn't it?

Am I naive?

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UK sitting on top of at least 50 years of shale gas – report

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Re: All of this is totally unncessary...

"Simply Google for "free energy tesla" "free energy from the vacuum" amongst several others."

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Wow - and there's an advert on the side of those sites too informing me of "Free sex in my area. No bullshit."

Why is nobody informing the world of all this free stuff seems too good to be true? It sounds great!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Seriously though... fuck off.

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Yahoo! announces last hurrah of ancient AltaVista search

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Re: alta-vista for porn

God, I remember that. www.altavista.com got hijacked. My PC at work suddenly displayed a lady with half her arm up her dirtbox. Very embarassing.

Had to use www.altvista.digital.com for a while. Fuckwits. No wonder people were looking for an alternative.

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Voyager 1 'close' to breaking through to DEEP SPACE - boffins

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Re: Are we close to losing radio contact

Bloody Carbon Units!

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The future of cinema and TV: It’s game over for the hi-res hype

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Re: Frame rate obsession

"Who cares about your frame rate obsession. The real question here is why don't you still play Quake and UT all night?"

Wife. Kids. Aging reactions :(

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Frame rate obsession

So now it's OK to resume my frame rate obsession like when I used to play Quake and UT all night?

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PlayStation 4 is FreeBSD inside

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Re: *looks at Eadon and laughs*

I thought he'd got banned tbh.

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Angry punters slip contract shackles in T-Mobile crystal ball bill rumpus

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Re: I'm giving up

Giffgaff I'd say if you've got good O2 reception down your way.

The £10 goodybag has just been increased to 500 minutes. This was enough to finally get the wife to give up her 3 SIM that was costing us about £24 per month. Because I'm on Giffgaff she can now call me for free. But you can't have everything I suppose (baddum-tish)

And the stories about getting a PAC code from 3 ring true with me. She was on the phone for about 30 minutes.

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Devil

Contracts. Noooooo...

Never never never!

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RBS Mainframe Meltdown: A year on, the fallout is still coming

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Re: ...and the IT problems still haven't been fixed...

No two nights are the same.

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Re: Porting Apps? Downtime.. Eh

Indeed. Updating zSeries and z/OS was not a minor task but a lot less effort than desktop and server upgrade programmes in my experience :)

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Re: @Mad Mike

Accountants would be no use. I'm sure their figures all added up. What they didn't have was adequate assessment of risk.

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Re: It ain't broke??

This wasn't the mainframe's fault certainly. Doesn't quite add up.

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Nominet sacks freshly-hired exec implicated in hospital 'cover-up' scandal

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Re: Tried...

"and found guilty in the Court of Public Opinion."

Or understandable public revulsion at attempting to brush the death of babies under the carpet in order to preserve the careers of a set of cronies?

Make your own minds up.

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FIVE DAY tech job interviews on trial at Oz telco Telstra

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FAIL

Seriously?

This will just put off a majority of candidates. Many of whom are intelligent enough to not want to waste 5 days of their lives on an HR-circle-jerk.

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Google Chromebooks now in over 6,600 stores

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OK

Should make for a few more hits for distrowatch :)

(Peppermint 4 is great for an underpowered laptop with not much disk space.)

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SCO vs. IBM battle resumes over ownership of Unix

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The money?

Is anyone aware of a way to find out where the money to fund the all-new 'SCO' is coming from?

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MPs demand UK rates revamp after Google's 'extraordinary tax mismatch'

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Re: Change tax.

Also, lots of retailers jobless. Not everyone has the same business model as Google.

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Re: Slight EU problem

Might not be as easy to sell advertising to UK customers though if they have to fly over to Dublin.

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Re: So...

No. The implication is that they ARE breaking the law by lying about where the sales actually take place.

I'm not qualified to judge the veracity of the claim myself.

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Microsoft Office 365 on iPhone NOW: No, we're not making this up

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Re: Ummm, hang on a sec

I think they'll be OK as long as there's no link (or hint of one) to how to subscribe.

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Google to put Chrome Frame to pasture in 2014

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Doesn't make sense

IE8 is still prevalent in corporate environments. IE6 somethimes. Anyone who wants to flog a corporate an HTML5 solution needs something like this.

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Magpie Apple plunders the competition for cosmetics, as egos run wild

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iOS 7 looks like Yahoo Weather

Coincidence?

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US chief spook: Look, we only want to spy on 6.66 BEELLLION of you

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Quandry

The left-leaning media is caught in something of a brain-fart over how to square this with their love of Obama.

(not that I'm right-leaning myself, just an observation, not a stupid gloat.)

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Telefonica's new offering: We will penetrate you by surprise, every day

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Re: The big question is..

You, via your own corporate email account.

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Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

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Daddy Pig

Obviously.

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Cameron eyes 'non legislative options' for more spook snoop powers

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Stop

Keith Vaz is supporting this.

What more do you need to know?

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Doctor Who? 12th incarnation sought after Matt Smith quits

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Re: Andy Whitfield?

"Racillon's cock!"

"Stop trying to stick cock in arse Dalek or I will remove sink plunger and beat Dalekanium hide to bloody pulp with it."

*fondle assistant's breasts*

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Andy Whitfield?

Oh wait, no. Liam McIntyre.

Actually, John Hannah in full-on Batiatus mode would be fab.

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Ideas

A Dalek Doctor

A team of multi-ethnic Doctors

A whole series of evil Doctor

Leprosy Doctor

Doctor Who Nights

Aquatic Doctor who doesn't travel through time but through gravy instead

A Lord of Dance

Homeopathic Doctor (pico-episodes only)

Sexist-letch from the 70s Carry On Doctor

Might be more fun than the last few series to be honest

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Re: 12th?

The Valeyard was the evil end of the Doctor. The 13th I believe.

They'll Deus Ex it out :)

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How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95

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Re: You are mistaken …

I was using the term 'Linux devs' in a generic, non-anal sense obviously :)

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To be fair to MS...

I think the Linux devs were only too happy to create a series of desktops. Without a chain of command led by a control-freak, the people who make Linux desktops will happily split off into groups with different visions. That's often a good thing as well as a bad one.

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Quantum boffins send data ACROSS TIME AND SPACE

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Meh

Not as convoluted an explanation as a Dr Who plot.

I don't get either though.

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Minty fresh Linux: Olivia hits the virtual shelves

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Re: Mint looks really nice

If you're a developer you want Fedora. Horses for courses etc...

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Re: Too bad...

Bodhi's fine but I prefer Peppermint for a netbook.

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Groundbreaking Camino browser digs grave, jumps in

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Re: Great post

You don't remember that? Are you 15 or something? :)

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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here? ...Good luck, everyone.

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NASA: Trip to Mars would exceed 'fatal cancer' radiation risk

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Simple

Feed them lard all voyage. Then they'll probably die of heart disease at 40 instead.

Statistics can hide anything.

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