* Posts by Geoff May

133 posts • joined 23 Jun 2008

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European Space Agency eyes fourth pop at Sentinel sat launch

Geoff May

"faulty Soyuz inertial unit"

Was it called AE35?

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Embattled 123-reg flings six months' free hosting at angry customers

Geoff May

Re: 6 months and then...

You are lucky, my boss has a shotgun ...

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ExoMars works! 2 Mbit/s link established and camera snapping

Geoff May

Re: Enough Already!

Some horse has been lumbered with Horsey McHorseface.

We should know fairly soon if Boaty McBoatface is chosen.

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ISS to host space truck rally

Geoff May

Deep Purple are probably warming up the instruments already.

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Angry Vodafone customers spark Ofcom probe after phone bill overcharge snafu

Geoff May

Re: Testing. Vodafone have heard of it.

But it's just something other people do.

Name one.

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China enacts 'real name policy' for internet addresses

Geoff May

Japan loses contact with new space 'scope just weeks after launch

Geoff May

Re: Not one comment . . .

Someone did

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Tracy Emin dons funeral shroud, marries stone

Geoff May

Re: Attention-seeking attention-seeker seeks attention

One wonders if this person is related to that person that is sitting in the Ecuador embassy ...

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Airbus' Mars plane precursor survives pressure test

Geoff May
Joke

Perhaps Vulture Central should ask them ...

... to sling LOHAN out the window when they get to altitude.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Computers abort SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

Geoff May

Re: "Rising oxygen temps due to hold for boat and helium bubble triggered alarm"

There was a boat in the ocean down range from the launch pad. Had there been a problem after launch, it is possible that the SpaceX might have fallen on the boat so they had to wait for the boat to move.

This delay cause temperatures to rise.

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Surprise! British phone wins Best Product at Mobile World Congress

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Re: Great news

Since when has being part of Europe prevented UK manufacturing?

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Eurovision Song Contest uncorks 1975 vote shocker: No 'Nul point'!

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Re: Huh?

I can't believe I even bothered to read the article never mind comment

I am glad you did read the article and explain, it saves me having to do that.

Have a thumbs up for your efforts.

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This is why copy'n'paste should be banned from developers' IDEs

Geoff May

Re: That quip about hard things in CS...

@Peter2 - it isn't funny if you have to explain it.

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LOHAN entertains the crowd at Oz Linux shindig

Geoff May

After the recent events in North Korea, that might not be such a good idea.

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20KB trojan turns on bank customers in Singapore, Indonesia

Geoff May

You'll never get any badges at that rate.

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Periodic table enjoys elemental engorgement

Geoff May

Links to CVE

In another article today, there was mention of CVEs so I'd suggest combining the two into one:

113 - Pugetsoundium

115 - Bairokom

117 - Saidorium

118 - Sicilium

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NZ unfurls proposed new flag

Geoff May

Wait until Sheldon joins the debate ...

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Report: VW execs 'knew' about fuel economy issues last year

Geoff May

Bild am Sonntag

The only thing that the Bild am Sonntag get right is the size of the jugs on pages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 15 to the end of the paper ...

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NASA palms off blunder-bot Valkyrie for top US universities to fix

Geoff May

... said that out load ...

should be "said that out loud" ... (sorry)

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Joke

I believe it was going to be RC until someone said that out load so they changed it to RS. They then realised that RS wasn't funky enough (got to have a number in it somewhere) so it was changed to R5.

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Hubble finds lonely 'void galaxy' floating in cosmic nothingness

Geoff May

Perhaps it is the Duat Galaxy?

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Big Bang left us with a perfect random number generator

Geoff May

Re: but but

More likely to be "may contain nuts"

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TalkTalk CEO admits security fail, says hacker emailed ransom demand

Geoff May

Re: Whats the betting

Excepting that will not help them because, the only real way of getting security would be to change banks, move house, change your name and try and get your date of birth amended. I wonder if TalkTalk customers can move to a different calendar to avoid future trouble ...

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El Reg celebrates Back to the Future Day

Geoff May

Is this the same stuff that Harry Styles drank?

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Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

Geoff May

Re: Hmmm

@breakfast but this time, I think we should keep at least one telephone sanitiser.

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What would BOFH-friendly cloud service look like?

Geoff May

"BOFH friendly cloud service is obviously setting the bar pretty high"

You don't want it too high otherwise you cannot order in the drinks.

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Hello? HELLO? Major Skype outage hits folk WORLDWIDE

Geoff May

"Bitchat"

Is that "Bitch At" or "Bit Chat"?

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Flawless Dutch does for cuffed duo in CoinVault ransomware probe

Geoff May

Re: "a relatively little used language"

South Africa uses Afrikaans which is a very simplified version of Dutch. We had some Dutch visitors in South Africa once and they said that Afrikaans sounded like a very young child speaking.

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BOFH: Press 1. Press 2. Press whatever you damn well LIKE

Geoff May

When do they get to dropping the bird?

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TELLY INNN SPAAACE: Nothing to watch on your 4K TV? NASA to the RESCUE

Geoff May

Re: Second channel request

And it would be much more interesting than most of the stuff we get on TV at the moment.

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

Geoff May

You know you said the coffee in this Internet cafe was snake piss ...

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Soyuz docks with ISS, delivers trio of fresh 'nauts

Geoff May

Mare's milk and Lego toys

One of the German news sites (N-TV) is saying that Mare's milk and Lego has also been delivered.

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PALE BACKSIDE of lovely Luna flits past in imagery from 1 MILLION miles out

Geoff May

"the wardrobe sized DSCOVR spacecraft"

How many grapefruit in a "wardrobe"?

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NASA briefing in HOURS: 'We are upon the CUSP of finding ANOTHER EARTH'

Geoff May

"Space is big" quote

I prefer this one www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/h/hawkwind/black_corridor.html#!

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Dwarfworld PLUTO may not have a real DOG on it - but it does have a TAIL

Geoff May
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Re: it's the 3rd densest element

And the second most dense are my neighbours on my left and the most dense are those on the right.

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PLUTO: The FINAL FRONTIER – best image yet of remote, icy dwarf planet REVEALED

Geoff May

Re: Just for a laugh...

and I would vote for Icehenge.

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Taylor Swift boycotts Apple Music over no-pay-for-plays shocker

Geoff May

@NomNomNom

Music and movies do have real value.

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Candlelit vigil planned to honour executed Newcastle cow Bessie

Geoff May

Re: Praying's not good enough

They should sacrifice a goat.

Goats are useful and provide a useful service to the desert making industry. Can't we sacrifice something less useful like several politicians?

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Google wraps search designer in Cardboard

Geoff May

Cats?

Have Google considered how this will effect cats when all the cardboard boxes have been used up make these things?

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DEEPENING MYSTERY of BRIGHT LIGHTS on dwarf world Ceres

Geoff May

Are we sure ...

... that these shiny spots aren't exogorth shit? Leave shit in the sun long enough, it goes white.

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Fondleslab deaths grounded ALL of American Airlines' 737s

Geoff May

I'm curious about somethings

I would have expected the application to download required data to the machine and, in the event of losing connection, would use that data.

Anyone able to explain why this wasn't being done?

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Cheer up songwriters, there's shedloads of money rolling in

Geoff May

Re: Cry Me a River

The world will be a decidely empty place without song writers ...

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RADIOACTIVE WWII aircraft carrier FOUND OFF CALIFORNIA

Geoff May
Joke

13-tentacled octopuses

Wouldn't that be a tredecipus then?

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Locally Integrated Menus back on Vivid Vervet’s menu

Geoff May

Re: I can not wait

Please tell me the last 2 lines were copy/paste.

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

Geoff May

Re: One born every minute

@Dave Ross

The 0 has a hole in it so the 1 will just slip through and then you'll end up with the 1 values jumping the queue.

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OTHER EARTHS may be orbiting our Sun beyond Neptune

Geoff May

"our calculations suggest that there are at least two planets"

Yeah, one is called Pluto and the other is Persephone.

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'F*** you', exclaims Google Translate app, politely

Geoff May

How does it handle ...

... something like "cycle of seasons"?

One translation program I tried translated that into German as "a bicycle for seasons".

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BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

Geoff May

Re: WTF?!

Some of us have to work on Saturday as well, especially when users are involved.

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

Geoff May

My response to that is "Do you want me to fix the problem or talk to you?"

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