* Posts by Ben Bonsall

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Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

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There's only one feature I want in a new browser:

Tree style history and back and forward buttons- so I can look at three links from one page and see what order I visited them, or go back 3 levels and up another branch of the tree and still be able to click back and see the pages I visited up the other branch

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BOT AN ABOMINATION: Mechanical DRONE VAMPIRE spreads wings

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Terminator

Well, I for one welcome our new robot vampire overlords...

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SpaceX ROCKET HOVER-SHIP space station mission now on Friday

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Re: Flying milk cow ?

For example, NASA wants a huge lasso in space now.

For catching the cow again, obviously.

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Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE

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Re: Burden

So everything that there isn't a law demanding it be keep secret... goes on a public sharepoint site.

Thus absolutely guaranteeing that no one can ever find it.

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Google's first stab at control-free ROBOT car rolls off the line

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But good god, please not Justin Beiber.

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Hipsters ahoy! Top Ten BOARD games for festive family fun

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Re: Eight-minute empire

upvote for recommending Hey! That's my fish!

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Full Carcassonne - or small world

The spinoffs- hunters and gatherers and ark of the covenant are not a patch of the full game... Particularly not with a full set of expansions (well, not catapult or wheel of fortune... too random).

A full set has over 200 tiles and takes several hours, there's a lot of politics around who you attack with your towers, who you can talk into making a different move that advantages you...

Small world with the expansion (also available on android) is an idea starter game (and if you get it on a tablet, an idea pub/waiting for train/on train/pub again waiting for people type game), it takes about 5 minutes to learn the rules (there are only really 3...), and a total beginner can get lucky with a race and do surprisingly well and want to keep playing, even if they drop back to not doing so well in the next few games...

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American bacon cured with AR-15 assault rifle

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Re: There is one excuse

In the developed world, no, but if you came from Lancashire and didn't know any better then I think that's an acceptable excuse. After all, we shouldn't criticize those less fortunate than ourselves.

If you come from Lancashire and haven't yet crossed the border to God's County, well... Tripe eating might be understandable. But not excusable.

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There is no excuse for ever eating tripe. Its whole reason for existing is to be indigestible.

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Assange's WikiLeaks: Give generously this Xmas – for STATUE of our DEAR LEADER

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Meh, it's nothing new, didn't someone already put a statue of a massive cock next to some bronzes in Trafalgar square?

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Snowden files show NSA's AURORAGOLD pwned 70% of world's mobe networks

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Re: Ben Bonkers The lunatics are in the hall.

Heh, someone isn't a Pink Floyd fan :)

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Re: The lunatics are in the hall.

All that you touch

All that you see

All that you taste

All you feel.

All that you love

All that you hate

All you distrust

All you save.

All that you give

All that you deal

All that you buy,

beg, borrow or steal.

All you create

All you destroy

All that you do

All that you say.

All that you eat

And everyone you meet

All that you slight

And everyone you fight.

All that is now

All that is gone

All that's to come

and everything under the sun is in a giant NSA data center in Wyoming.

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UK boffins: We'll have an EMBIGGENED QUANTUM COMPUTER working in 5 YEARS

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It doesn't have to be better than classical physics at actually doing machine learning, just better than humans at finding the model you need to train in order to show that data -> answer.

I'll take some magic quantum sauce on my quantum chips please :) Hopefully, the quantumness will ensure exactly the right amount of sauce per chip. Or at least demonstrate that the amount of sauce on that particular chip is exactly the right amount, with workings.

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It seems to me that quantum machine learning could build a system like Gordon Way's Reason. Ie. you feed in all the relevant data, and you train the quantum computer with the answer you want, and it generates the simplest way to get from the data to the answer...

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Boffins find Jackie Chan's SUPERCOP is good for something

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Re: Surely there were more appropriate films to use?

Man With The Golden Gun, seeing as it was about a highly efficient solar cell.

(For certain values of 'about')

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Mysterious BEAM outside London Googleplex ZAPPED

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Re: I know what it is..

Wireless charging spot for Androids tablets

Fixed it for you :)

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El Reg reanimates Cash'n'Carrion merchandising tentacle

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There is no blood stain in that stairwell... I'm assuming the non-duplex t shirt printer hasn't arrived yet?

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

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When you touch it, a small worrying sign lights up saying 'Panic' and it transforms into a bird.

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TORpedo'd dev dumps Doxbin files after police raids

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Re: Still wondering why

Do you mind? I am originally from Yorkshire and the people there are...feck it you're right, they are different! :-)

Me too. But not different. Better.

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Caption this: CERN needs pic tags. Serious answers only, kids

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The first one looks like solenoid winding.

The second, no idea, but I want one.

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Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future

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Both twig and dropping +1

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Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries

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Re: Textonym

It should now be two words that Autocorrect can randomly pick when you attempt to type something on a tiny keyboard with fat fingers.

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Zuckerberg bombshell: Man married to Chinese woman speaks Chinese in China

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"...and her grandmother only speaks Chinese. When Priscilla and I decided to get married, I told her grandmother using Chinese. She was really shocked"

Probably because he said "I wish to marry your sheep."

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Re: "The risks are secondary" @Pascal Monett

There's elements of Neil Asher in there too

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It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE

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Re: It's Grim Up North

Not to mention Peniston

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Re: Are Eccles Cakes subject to the appellation controlée laws?

Don't forget that most English of products, the Belgian bun. Which no one in Belgium has ever heard of. And generally react with surprise and alarm when shown something named after them.

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SHOW ME the MONEY: Payment code spied in Facebook Messenger

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CSRFF- Cross Site Request For Funds...

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Meh, Who has been crap since the last Sylvester McCoy episode. (actually, since just after, the last episodes with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred were awesome. Or possibly Ace.)

Billie piper was the one redeeming feature of the new Who. Ecclestone was passable. Since then it's been downhill all the way.

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Bored hackers flick Shellshock button to OFF as payloads shrink

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love the image file name of the first graph:

fffffferferfffffferferf.jpg

:)

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That glass of water you just drank? It was OLDER than the SUN

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Re: "making it about one million years older than the solar system"

Here is the long term weather forecast for the next million years: Changeable, with a high probability of ice ages.

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Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city

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Like Anvers? Or Bruxelles? Or Gand?

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Re: Infrastructure

The problem here would be that end users would build a dodgy router that continually say the drop didn't arrive and could it be sent again...

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Hills in Bruges? Not that I've staggered over...

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Hate Facebook? Hate it enough to spend $9k fleeing it? Web 'country club' built for the rich

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Re: How do you know....

If you've ever seen the film 'the million pound note' that's how money works for the rich.

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Intel's SECRET Xeons: tell us what you think Chipzilla's hiding

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Fridge Edition - Ultra-high power consumption edition for monitoring when the milk is running low, and blinking a little red light to remind you to buy some. Luckily it comes with a fridge attached for cooling.

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TROUT and EELS in SINISTER PACT to RULE the oceans

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The trout can spot a fake eel, but can the eel spot a trout mask replica?

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Snooptastic US CELL TOWERS pose man-in-the-middle THREAT

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They're spying on me withmy rays!

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Brit balloon bod Bodnar overflies North Pole

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Any plans to get LOHAN somewhere in the vicinity of a pole?

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What a pain in the mass! Euro craft Rosetta to poke its probe in 10-BILLION-tonne comet

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Re: Orbit

Apogee: To apologize for a speech impediment

Perigee: 6 letters later than Perrier

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LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

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Re: BRASTRAP and...

After it fails to spot something and gets updated, it can be called

Newly Optimized PANTIES

or even

PANTI Extended Location/Evasion/Swerving System

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Beeches, Elm Trees, Tamarisk, Yew - Four Obstacles Requiring Diversions

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Leaf And Branch Incursion Avoidance

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Truss In Tree Will Always Necessitate Krane. :(

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True fact: Hubble telescope spots ZOMBIES in SPACE

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Keep reading Iax as Lax... Lax supernovas create zombie star plague

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BAD VIBES: High-speed video camera records your voice from trash

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Mary had a little lamb,

Now she's doing five years for bestiality.

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Watch this Aussie infosec bod open car doors from afar

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Check This! 10 things you never knew Aussies could do from afar!

1) Unlock your car!

2) Fill this jar for you.

3) If the Aussie is Danni Minogue, she can do anything she does from as afar away as possible as far as i'm concerned.

4) Something involving the Arapaho.

5) Err...

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

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Re: Brass?

" Ion drives (which we all know do actually work) produce nothing more convincing than a slight blue glow, which is barely enough to believe in at all."

All hail the blue glow!

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END your Macbook SHAME: Convert it into a Microsoft SURFACE

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"I sympathize. I am personally in that camp. A slightly modified (give me my fucking up button!) "

Personally, I want an un-fucking up button, for when someone fills their PC with crap by clicking ok without reading... Or deletes files with names like system.ini, or finds regedit.exe and thinks it can post edit their Reg posts...

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