* Posts by Lionel Baden

1618 posts • joined 4 Dec 2008

Stench of confiscated dope overwhelms Catalan cop shop

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Re: Easy to solve..

they could pop them in zip lock bags, to stop the smell in the meantime :D

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Sorry, Californians, you can't have this: Asus to build WATER COOLED notebook

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Water is perfectly safe in contact with electricity, as water does not conduct electricity.

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All pixels go: World's biggest sky-gazing camera gets final sign-off

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Re: 3.2 gigapixel camera

@docjames.

Dont be so naive, Apple have done this already and will patent it soon enough.

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Oh no, startup Massive Analytic unleashes 'artificial precognition'

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Re: If the technology is even a fraction as good as advertised...

Regarding your title. Depends if the company flops Hehheheheh.

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Slip-streaming Tesla, Oz battery-maker plots home-biz launch

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ahhahahahaahaaa

That was worth reading :D

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

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think its wider than that, heard this one years ago.

Are we allowed to re-iterate jokes that reside within our wetware storage ?

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The only thing to fear is fear. Oh and spiders, F*ck Spiders

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Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist

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Re: Joined up thinking

Way to obvious, but have an upvote to annoy others :D

This whole thread is brilliant for a Friday morning. Grinning my ass off

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Computer Science GCSE male dominated, but geekettes are ready to rise

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Re: "Put down you ironing and get to the keyboard!"

Good thing I'm not a secretary, I will side with you on that battle. I do actually try to spell correctly, it just isn't in my skill set im afraid.

I had / Have no quibble with their English or grammar, only that they have been known to believe that a headline that they cant make italic is an IT issue.

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Re: "Put down you ironing and get to the keyboard!"

Finally some secretary's that will know how to use word ;)

Oh im going to hell for this post !!!

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Windows 10 Media

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Dont forget

That you can just run a clean install from the windows installation.

Tried it out yesterday, took an age on my old laptop, but did what it said on the tin.

Then again I wasnt trying to get rid of any nasties, just try and sort drivers out :/

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And it begins: Ashley Madison bonk-seekers urged to lawyer up

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It would just intensify the spotlight

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Why do driverless car makers have this insatiable need for speed?

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Re: Just as a point of interest

also, I would contend that similar to having to take a test for the power of the bike engine the same is done for car drivers.

Have to use <1.2ltr after taking your test for 2 years before you can apply for <2.0 ltr engine.

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Re: Mandatory

I shall edit this as it has been re-iterated many time above me.

So instead, I personally drive a 2cv, love the basic driving style, I don't really want to loose the ability to use my car as a daily driver, but alas it will happen. Probably not in my lifetime though, you don't all really expect the government to get this sorted do you !!!!

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Feeling a physical present: Ten summer games and gadgets

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Re: Ten summer Games when summer's 2/3 over?

ɹǝısɐǝ ɥɔnɯ 'uʍop ǝpısdn pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɹnoʎ ǝsn

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Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?

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Re: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) IS THE PROBLEM!

Much simpler fix,

When a patent is granted the company has to produce and sell products that utilise the patent, after a 2 year period after manufacturing has stopped, they loose rights to the patent, and it becomes free for all to use.

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Fancy 10 Gbps home broadband? Broadcom's built the guts of it

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I feel your pain

Virtual Man hug!

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WHY WHY WHY

Can I not buy this now !!!!!!

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German spooks want to charge journalists with TREASON for publishing spy plans

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Re: Oh Barbara ...

the Streisand effect

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Oh Barbara ...

Do I hear your name being called

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

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I have to admit, I haven't looked at a IRQ in aaaaages ........

Thank you for reminding me when things were harder, puts it all in perspective.

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Wi-Fi 'reflector' hooks you up at 0.1 per cent of current power budget

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Re: So what this is

@drop bear

So only good for phablets and above :)

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Ford's parallel PARCing: Motor giant tries to craft new tech just like Xerox

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Re: "Cars already decide when to change gear for you"

@john Robson.

It will be an event which will be analysed thoroughly and the lesson(s) learnt will be taken on board by all other vehicles on the road, and *never* repeated.

You put way to much trust in corporations, how many times have they been caught covering up defects as it was cheaper to pay the odd legal battle.

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Invisible app ads slug smartmobes with 2GB of daily downloads

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Re: blAndriod and Crapple

you get an upvote:) Not often you get to be smug in the mobile discussions :) enjoy

Although security through obscurity ... well we all know where that leads :D

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Want longer battery life? Avoid the New York Times and The Grauniad

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Re: And the Reg?

El-Reg was the reason I got ABP, I dont mind adverts, just keep them responsible. It was when they started filling the entire background and you couldnt click on the sides to scroll down, that was when I got irritated enough to do something.

Considering It's El-Reg they should think about offering a Ad-free version.

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Re: Outside, trying to get in

yup, I will temporarily allow scripts till I find the one needed to display content. then allow it permanently, but it is amazing to see how many scripts are trying to concurrently run and what little need they have for it either !!

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Re: and the same tests done with

would be great to see this as a little browser add-on, how power hungry is this website. scored 1-100

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New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault

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Re: Not Quite The Same Every Where

I would say that the selection criteria is completely different.

You pick men who are already all in the field, so you end up with average Joe Bloggs,

Advertise select position for 1 or two female staff ... Get the elite.

Either way, who cares how many are in the profession, so long as its open as a choice to all.

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Now car hackers can bust in through your motor's DAB RADIO

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and people really want

Cars that drive themselves ?

Terrorists wet dream I would of thought, how many cars on the road at any one time? OK lets just put every single one on full acceleration. Job done country is absolutely completely crippled.

closer to this story, how good is the security at radio stations? take over station quietly, please play this track from blah blah.

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You can secretly snoop on someone if they butt-dial you – US judges

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WTF!!!

"In sum, a person who knowingly operates a device that is capable of inadvertently exposing his conversations to third-party listeners, and fails to take simple precautions to prevent such exposure, does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy with respect to statements that are exposed to an outsider by the inadvertent operation of that device."

In reality, I don't think he knowingly operated the device !!!

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

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1980_coder, That is a bit unfair, replacing a stereo and laying down a cable with camera on the end isn't exactly more complex than Ikea furniture. You could safely assume 98% of the population could figure it out.

most tech luddites I know, are not stupid or incompetent, they are Lazy and would rather somebody else did it for them.

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Re: Once my

@Hellcat, Yup, or the crappy plastic wedges that hold the window in place, Although I drive a 2cv so don't even have to worry about that. Windows just Flap up.

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Going to beat your downvotes

Bet it was console gamers as well.

Generally not particularly well known for loosing well.

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El Reg hosts the IBM Bluemix Programming Competition 2015

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Re: Well, I was going to enter, but

Well, I was going to enter as well, but I also am disqualified :(

"that you can put together an program that can run within a time limit or on limited resources rather than just lashing together a hideous brute-force monstrosity."

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An EPIC picture of Earth, sunny side up, from one MEEELLION miles out

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Re: Why is the left edge of the atmosphere different from the right?

Wild shot in the dark whilst bronco riding.

Could it be the amount of moisture / dust in the air due to temperature difference, one side will generally be slightly warmer than the other due to being in the sun for longer.

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SpaceX's blast shock delays world's MOST POWERFUL ROCKET

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well

Say what you like about Elon Musk, he's not boring. ®

I thought we had to be somewhat careful with our comments here ;)

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Marshall wants to turn your phone UP TO ELEVEN

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I was under the impression that Android will support SD cards over 250GB

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WHOA! Windows 10 to be sold on USB drives – what a time to be alive

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Re: I hope they let users create bootable CDs or DVDs from the packaged USB drive

go back and re-read the article

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@ X7

"First, I have to ask why are you not booting and installing over the network for 1000+ PCs"

1) large number of sites - the upgrades were being carried out at the user locations

2) decentralised network - not all the sites had access to the same part of the local NHS COIN, we would have had problems finding a server available to all sites with enough bandwidth

3) because the guys who planned the rollout had limited degrees of freedom of thought and simply "wanted it done that way"........because they considered it more secure. Yes, really, Don't look at me like that......not my decision

In reality you're right - because it was a COIN network we should have been able to find a way, but weren't allowed to. But we've had other cases where it simply isn't possible - e.g. thousands of machines covering all the GP surgeries in an entire county, all on local domains, maybe a couple of hundred. Not something that can be done from a central server -the N3 network isn't fast enough

TL/DR

"I work for the NHS"

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You Musk be joking: Tesla's zero to 60MPH in 2.8 SECONDS is literally 'ludicrous'

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Re: it's nearly 3am and I can still use a calculator...

Well done Vic.

Situation defused

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Lenovo or HP Laptop

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oh yes a free upvote for your comments ;)

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Lenovo or HP Laptop

Family member asked me for advice on a cheapish laptop £500

as it was for work got a 17" HP specced up with Quad core 8GB of RAM and was a tidy little machine.

Family member has been advised by somebody to go with Lenovo !!! I have not had much experience with Lenovo, but our HP laptop has children litterally walking over it multiple times a week (lives on the sofa) I am Obsolutley gobsmacked how unbeliveably robust the HP is, and considering mine is alive 3 years later albeit no webcam detected now for some reason, will happily sing praises of HP.

So please you guys HP or Lenovo ?

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Pray for AMD

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Couldn't agree more with you,

All gaming rigs I build are AMD / Nvidia builds, Yes I could go Intel, but the COST !!! only problem i have ever come across with AMD is ARMA3 it runs better on Intel, but then again it runs like a dog anyway.

Wont buy ATI, due to being stung with Driver issues in the past, and I keep hearing how shit they are every now and then.

When I hear that the driver are good (not just alright) then I might consider jumping ship.

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Lawyer brands client 'small penis asshole' before challenging him to a DUEL

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Re: Nanny state gone mad

I have no idea why I clicked on that link!!!

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Microsoft boffins borrow smartmobe brains to give wearables 9x kick

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Re: this is cutting edge research ?

No Dogged, I didn't write it.

Why should I write it?

I also didn't write the paper on why it would be pointless to get in a argument with you.

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this is cutting edge research ?

I would of thought it was quite rudimentary.

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Reddit CEO U-turn: Site no longer a bastion of free speech – and stop posting so much hate

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Re: Not really thought about it before.

exactly my standpoint as well !!

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On yer bike: Hammerhead satnav for cyclists – just don't look down

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Re: Ok Seriously you all seem to think its ok ??!?!

Hi nick,

My post was not in relation to the article, it was the mass of comments that seem to think you dont need to have your ears about you.

My son is half deaf so I understand how much it can affect you not having full hearing. Sorry, but it is safe to assume a road user has a certain level of awareness. Where do we stop assuming ? deaf dumb blind and mute ????

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Re: Ok Seriously you all seem to think its ok ??!?!

Unfortunately, yes but only slightly. although to turn around and just blame the car driver for driving to fast you still end up with a dead cyclist. your reactions may be to slow, but not everyone's are, that fraction of a second can make all the difference.

Cars are able to mingle with cyclists along roads up to 60MPH on a single carriage way, let not faff about at 30. if a cyclist is unable to hear a car horn (yup happened the other day to me his music was that loud), he is unsafe on the roads. Same goes for drivers, if they impede their audio to a point they cannot hear the warning sounds of surrounding traffic, they are idiots as well

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Ok Seriously you all seem to think its ok ??!?!

Ill tell it in a tale format.

So a car slams it's brakes on, hoping to stop before it slams into the waifer thin cyclist ahead of them that they only noticed at the last moment due to blacked out SUV that completely blocked the road view ahead of them.

Unfortunately the cyclist had no idea this was happening because they had ACDC cranked up nice and loud to give them the motivation to get on the cycle in the first place.

In the car things are going badly, the driver notices that they are not going to be able to stop in time. The car coming the other way, although still slightly annoyed the SUV had aggressively overtaken on a light bend cottons on there was a cyclist that caused the abusive behaviour. They Go into Full Brake Mode as well, This about the point that the cyclist oblivious to all the noise behind them cottons on something is potentially not going to well. They start to look round behind th.... BLAM.

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Cyclist has full hearing, hears car full on braking behind, Throws bike into ditch with themself on bike. SWEARS at driver calls them everyname under the sun, but the cyclist lives. the driver has a nasty shock. SUV driver is still an Arshole

Best post i have seen is the one advocating Bone conducting headphones, so you dont loose any stereo hearing (if you have it in the firstplace)

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