* Posts by Graham Cunningham

36 posts • joined 9 Sep 2008

Pokemon NO! Hospital demands ban on virtual creatures after addicts invade private wards

Graham Cunningham

Re: Sad dull

You don't know me or anything about me, and are therefore not entitled to have an opinion of me.

As you say, "f*ck off".

I would contend that playing a harmless game which all of a family can enjoy while getting some fresh air and exercise is a rather better use of time and money than sitting in front of the googlebox getting pissed.

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2,000 year old man found dead near 2,000 year old computer

Graham Cunningham

Re: "have claimed the Antikythera mechanism was of extraterrestrial origin"

"That was about 1500BCE though, and this is 200BC so it's unlikely the device is Minoan/Atlantean in origin."

No, the author stated that this was the first century before Christ. I assume the last century before Christ was about 2100 to 2000 years ago, but the first century before Christ must have been a lot longer ago than even your 1500BCE, right?

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It's 2016 and Windows lets crims poison your printer drivers

Graham Cunningham

Re: Win10 fixed this for me

MP600. I fudged it (for printing, at least) with some effort, but not before being browbeaten by a certain domestic user for having "chosen" to accept the unwanted OS "upgrade", when she then couldn't print or scan anything. Interestingly, I see the MP600 support page on Canon's uk website now seems to offer win10 32- & 64-bit drivers.

Maybe I should check again and see whether the stupid machine now recognizes my Galaxy S5 too? Maybe too much to ask.

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Win10 fixed this for me

By not supporting any printer driver for my Canon printer.

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Revolutionary Brit-made SABRE hybrid rocket engine to burn in 2020

Graham Cunningham

And don't forget...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXdJxjvQZW4

Saddest of all?

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Space prang of cosmic proportions blamed for giving Mars its moons

Graham Cunningham

Re: Are we doomed?

... 9 times out of 10

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Swede who spent 28 years vacuuming in the nude to be evicted

Graham Cunningham

Pictures, or ...

um, no. Don't.

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I spy with my little fibre, ten MEELLION or so galaxies

Graham Cunningham

wonders will never cease!

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - DNA

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New Firefox versions will make you activate all new add-ons – except one hacker favourite

Graham Cunningham
Joke

standards

Is that 12 Feb 2025 or 25 Feb 2012?

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Hands on with the BBC's Micro:Bit computer. You know, for kids

Graham Cunningham

Re: Who wrote this rubbish?

Not entirely inaccurate though:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro_expansion_unit#ARM_Evaluation_System

"ARM Evaluation System

As one of the first production RISC processors, the ARM Evaluation System was part of the development programme leading to the Acorn Archimedes and its early Arthur operating system. It was not branded "BBC", but it is physically contained within the family's "cheese wedge" case. The ARM 1 processor was clocked at 8 MHz, and was fitted with 2 MB or 4 MB of RAM.

In 2006 a new ARM processor board using an ARM7TDMI processor was designed and sold, without an enclosure but able to fit within the original case."

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Brits seek rousing name for polar research vessel

Graham Cunningham

RSS Potent Voyager

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Google human-like robot brushes off beating by puny human – this is how Skynet starts

Graham Cunningham

Re: #Error 2035

Yes, in Firefox. IE worked ok.

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Health and Safety to prosecute over squashed Harrison Ford

Graham Cunningham
Joke

** spoiler alert **

Shouldn't they be more concerned about the behavior of his son?

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ARM pumps fist as profits soar, warns of weaker hand in 2016

Graham Cunningham

Re: Kat

More importantly, that's -

"During the QUARTER the company('s licensees) shifted four billion ARM-based chips"

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NASA charges up 18-prop electric X-plane

Graham Cunningham
Joke

The goal is a worthy one, and you won't solve the problems by not trying ... so "props" to them.

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Sony slurps Altair Semiconductor to make 'things' sing

Graham Cunningham

"with Microsoft buying Atmel"

Wow, that's news!

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'No safe level' booze guidelines? Nonsense, thunder stats profs

Graham Cunningham

"No safe level...."

"... of government guidelines."

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Boffins: There's a ninth planet out there – now we just need to find it

Graham Cunningham

Re: re:Maybe call it Real Pluto and make everyone happy.

Plutwo ?

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Periodic table enjoys elemental engorgement

Graham Cunningham

In honour of the late Sir Pterry, and as the final(?) element, I'll propose: 118 Octarinium.

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Drunk Japanese warrior cuffed after NINJA STRIKE on shop robot

Graham Cunningham

Re: Frank Herbert Smiles

Just having a read-through on my Kindle after not reading them for 20+ years. Have an uppy!

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HAM IN SPAAAAAACE! ISS astronaut contacted by Gloucestershire bloke in garden shed

Graham Cunningham

Am I the only one who read this story and thought... "Total Perspective Vortex"?

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

Graham Cunningham

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

And so much to appreciate from the commentards.

Dark Side - that's Floyd, as mentioned. It's "Far Side". Larson.

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Pi(e) Day of the Century is upon us! Time to celebrate 3/14/15 in style, surely?

Graham Cunningham

Shouldn't this day be in 2016 for those who can round?

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NASA upgrades Rosetta, Voyager and moon landing tracker

Graham Cunningham

Science

"who prefer their science to feature in new and improved shampoos" - Awesome!

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GCHQ releases teen-friendly code-busting app

Graham Cunningham

And exactly what...

...permissions does this App request?

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Edward Snowden: best ... security ... educator ... EVER!

Graham Cunningham

Tips & Corrections

@AC - did you notice there's a "Tips & Corrections" button at the bottom of each article?

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Glasgow boffins: We can now do it, Captain. We DO have the molecular storage power

Graham Cunningham

Re: Wow

"Glasgowins" -> "Weegies"

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ESA sends back PRE-LANDING COMET CLOSE-UPS

Graham Cunningham

Re: Scale.

This single-frame NAVCAM image measures 1024 x 1024 pixels. It was captured from a distance of 9.9 km from the centre of the comet (about 7.7 km from the surface) at 02:22 GMT on 15 October 2014. At this distance, the image resolution is 84.6 cm/pixel and the size of the image is 866 x 866 m.

This work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO) licence. The user is allowed to reproduce, distribute, adapt, translate and publicly perform this publication, without explicit permission, provided that the content is accompanied by an acknowledgement that the source is credited as 'European Space Agency - ESA', a direct link to the licence text is provided and that it is clearly indicated if changes were made to the original content. Adaptation/translation/derivatives must be distributed under the same licence terms as this publication. To view a copy of this license, please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/

Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Highlights/Top_10_at_10_km

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UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

Graham Cunningham

Whatever became of ...

Liquid Fluoride Thoruim Salt tech? (The "safe" nuclear option...)

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Electronic kit low on juice? SPIT ON IT

Graham Cunningham
Joke

Keyboard?

Surely those "furrin" characters are *only* ever created by copy/paste from a preceding article containing them? Oh, wait...

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Watch out, MARTIANS: 1.3 tonne INDIAN ROBOT is on its way

Graham Cunningham

Just curious ...

... everyone here thinks this is motivated by pure science and the inspiration of a nation? Nobody thinks this is motivated by military aspirations, unlike the US / Russian / Chinese / Nork space programs?

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Samsung Jelly Bean Car Dock Fail

Graham Cunningham

Re: Samsung Jelly Bean Car Dock Fail

A bit curious why El Reg hadn't warned me off installing the upgrade in the first place. Did I miss the article?

Guys?

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Graham Cunningham

How to remove JB?

Thanks bastian - do you have a link for instructions to roll back without rooting? (I am not planning to root because of warranty)

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Samsung Jelly Bean Car Dock Fail

"Upgraded" my Galaxy S3 (Orange/EE) to Jelly Bean - only to discover they removed all car dock-related functionality such as keeping the screen on, playing audio through the usb, even charging(?).

Does El Reg have leverage to get any answers on when a fix will arrive? Or at least name and shame the guilty?

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Another trans-Pac fibre mooted

Graham Cunningham

Drunk?

"With wannabe pacific Pacific Fibre out of cash out of the game, a new group has re-emerged..."

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Ballerinas and fish-gutters beat techies in UK immigration race

Graham Cunningham
Coat

Chrome again

After news of Germany's Austro-Dutch empire, new shock report of Scotland's secession from the UK ...

"...skilled workers in the UK and Scotland”

Mine's the one with the independent tartan lining.

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