* Posts by frank ly

3684 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Read the proposed US ASTEROIDS Act to green-light mining IN SPAAAACE

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Re: Watch it, asteroid pirates...

You have been offered an assassination contract. Will you accept it?

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Another 'NSA-proof' webmail biz popped by JavaScript injection bug

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Re: Tricky problem

"Messaging is very interruptive ..."

The 'problem' with IM is that you need the applications and the computers to be running all the time. Apart from that, you can send it anytime you like and could read a received message anytime you like.

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Exploit emerges for LZO algo hole

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Is there anything that doesn't have security holes?!

I'm just wondering.

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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It's not that they won't do the engraving ....

... it's just that they can't find it.

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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re. Katarina's trainers

Does this indicate a tendency towards astroboffinry? It might be a good idea to get her a telescope for Christmas.

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Even better, would be a massive rock carved into the shape of a 'wiley'.

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Cosmic dust riddle BREAKTHROUGH: Study tackles stuff of the universe

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Re: Gas gets compressed and cools down?

(Sorry Neil, my withdrawn post made an incorrect assumption about the subject you were asking about.)

It may be that the shockwave forces 'order' onto the hot, dense and diffuse cloud, thus inducing a phase change and effectively 'flushes out' thermal energy. An expert might come along if we wait a while.

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at 2:08

" .. the Deathstars can give rise to a multitude of cosmic fireworks ...."

I saw a film about that.

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Silent Circle takes on Skype, Viber, mobile telcos with crypto-VoIP

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" ... text-revenue leaks as customers turn to ..."

My £10 a month SIM-only contract has 5,000 texts and 1GB of data included in the bundle. Is this text-revenue from the PAYG owners?

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Think Google Glass is creepy? Wait until it READS YOUR MIND

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" ... the dorky spectacle that is Google headgear."

I see what you did there.

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Retention rate

"Glider said his business had suffered, with traffic figures plummeting off the back of the Google advertising ban."

It can't be very good. Maybe if he improved his product......

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Google's lounge room invasion advances with Chromecast upgrade

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re. tellie

Is that the Australian spelling of 'telly'? This could be an interesting cultural difference.

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What's that burning tire smell? It's Microsoft screeching away from the No-IP car crash

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Re: If only...

I'm paying £17 a year for the enhanced service, so I'd like to see a pro-rata compensation from Microsoft. Additionally, there should be compensation for disruption to my legitimate use of my subdomain followed by damages for publicly associating me with criminal activity, personal inconvenience, mental anguish and emotional distress and ....er, ... that's how the legal system works isn't it?

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Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

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re . Poopy

Poopy: adj. OldFrench: with receding hairline and great intellect.

You'll be fine Tim; go ahead.

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BT slapped down by BSkyB over O2 broadband 'switch off' porkies

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Have you considered Virgin Media? Oh .... er .....

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TalkTalk talks itself into trouble with budget broadband package fibs

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Re: Consumer advice

I read that as "... expect a call fron the rendition team ...".

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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Re: I liked the Windows 2000 interface...

MATE is a bit more 'sophisticated' and helps to give me a WinXP-alike experience. I'm very happy with it.

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Weaponised Flash flaw can pinch just about anything from anywhere

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Re: Them 'Lumpa's sure aren't playing 'round....

That's a comma, not a colon.

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Alabama quadchopper hits THREE THOUSAND FEET next to AIRPORT

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He might have used a telephoto lens. I would.

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iWatch watch: Apple tags sales bod from luxury Swiss watch firm

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" ... so they don't want to dilute the value of the Swiss name."

*cough Swatch *cough

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That AMAZING Windows comeback: Wow – 0.5% growth in 2015

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Re: Gartner

I thought they cut the head off a chicken and let it run around until it finally collapsed onto one of several defined regions on the floor. They have revolving dartboards now?

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Google de-listing of BBC article 'broke UK and Euro public interest laws' - So WHY do it?

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"It's potentially illegal because they've been told to weigh the merits and not just de-list everything that gets requested."

It's not Google's job/duty to weigh the merits of 'public interest'; it's up to a court to make a decision on such matters, if this is a legal argument. If the courts aren't happy with Google's amateur decision making, they should spend time making legally binding decisions for each and every instance.

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'Spy-proof' IM launched: Aims to offer anonymity to whistleblowers

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Re: you know your demographic

Which one has the pointy ears? Can we see pics?

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Is there too much sex and violence on TV?

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Re: Cohorts!

And some of those are now dead and thus not watching TV anymore.

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VC who wants to split California REVEALED as Silk Road Bitcoin slurper

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Splitting California

Yes, get rid of the poor people and everybody else's average wealth will increase. It's obvious.

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Travel website Hotel Hippo yanked offline after data leaks spotted

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Again and again

" ... he could input booking reference numbers other than his own and view other customers' personal details, simply by making a small change to the URL."

This, as we know, is one of the oldest faults in the book of security failings. Leaving aside questions of which useless developer created the website, the management of this company are responsible for its security and they should be the ones to be hit by sanctions and fines (ha, if only).

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ISPs haul GCHQ into COURT over dragnet interwebs snooping

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Don't they have Crown Immunity?

In UK legal actions anyway.

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Sorry, chaps! We didn't mean to steamroller legit No-IP users – Microsoft

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They lie

I try an ftp connection, via cable internet and by mobile internet:

"Status: Connection attempt failed with "EAI_NONAME - Neither nodename nor servname provided, or not known".

Error: Could not connect to server"

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BBC offers briefest of teasers for the next Doctor Who

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I've upvoted you ...

... for your brave display of klutzpah. (Cynicism beyond the call of duty also gets my upvote.)

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Catch cack-handed baggage handlers in the act with Ericsson's SPY SUITCASE

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Ericsson has the patents on this one.

"Blah ...technical stuff ... blah .... implemented within a SUITCASE." Patent awarded.

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Speed of light slower than we thought? Probably not

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Re: Silly question...

As I understand it, light (photons) are not affected by gravity. Space itself is distorted by gravity and so it looks as if light is deviating from a straight-line path.

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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They got me

(mystring).serveftp.com is not working right now. Fortunately I do know the IP address of my home so I've just made a copy of the connection details and replaced the hostname with my IP address. I've paid for this 'premium' service, damn it.

So, if anyone misuses a subdomain of serveftp.com, Microsoft can grab the entire domain and stop anyone using it? Bastards.

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Distributed Linux OS wizards CoreOS release first commercial product

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Updates by outsiders

If you're worried about the 'quality' and suitability of updates, can't you load them into your own repository and then decide which ones you'll allow onto your system after doing test and checks on them?

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We got behind the wheel of a Tesla S electric car. We didn't hate it

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A quick couple of points ...

" ... the power consumption in kilowatts per mile .."

A meaningful figure would be kilowatt.hours per mile, the energy consumption. You don't 'consume' power. The battery will have the ability to hold a certain amount of energy, hence an idea of your possible range in miles.

" ...the mathematically complex miles to the gallon ..."

I don't see what's complex about mpg. My car gives 40 mpg on a long motorway run so it'll slurp 2 gallons if I drive 80 miles. Simple.

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Saddle up for the Tour de Firmware

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All the way

How about the pedals drive an alternator that charges a battery that drives a wheel axel motor, which is controlled by a twist-grip on the front-right handlebar? It would have regenerative braking of course.

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True fact: Your CAT wees ... like a racehorse

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"... a long and wider urethra results in faster flow ..."

I don't understand why a longer urethra would result in a faster flow. Wider, yes, that seems obvious. Can anyone explain?

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Today in IT news: iPad Fleshlight a reality

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I want to see ....

... a Teddy Love going down on that thing. (Yes, I know I'm weird.)

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Devs: Fancy a job teaching Siri to speak the Queen's English?

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Re: "this writer's Apple Map app has started giving directions in a Welsh accent"

I'm sure they know Llaregyb about it.

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

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But she's not wearing a teddy.

Can we see pictures of her wearing a teddy? Have I misunderstood something?

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US Supreme Court: Duh, obviously cops need a warrant to search mobes

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In some ways ...

... it's comparable to entering your home and looking through your files and correspondence. If anyone had the pattern-swipe 'password' to my phone, they'd have access to my Gdrive, Dropbox and private ftp server.

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Gid E-Up? Vulture's claw presses pedal to metal on VW's 'leccy motor

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Re: "If the battery is fully charged, no regenerative braking occurs."

With a suitable control system you shouldn't notice any difference but you raise a good question.

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EXPOSED: Massive mobile malware network used by cops globally

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Re: Hacking Team?

I'm wondering why Syria would have a Torah printing and kosher dill pickle canning campus. Apart from that, it all made sense. Maybe I should be a UN weapons inspector.

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David Cameron wants mobe network roaming INSIDE the UK

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Re: Nightmare

I wish your downvoters had replied properly instead of just slapping you. I can imagine the benefits to the operators of sharing the infrastructure at the connection end-points; much like the gas/electricity companies don't have separate pipes and cables going to your house. Whether they like it or not, the telcos are just another group of utility companies.

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Coat

It's a boy!

coat: yes

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For one night only – Ibsen classic gets the Dolby Atmos treatment

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Re: playing one night only == pompous waste of time

Gene, it's a technical review of overall quality and experience, especially the audio. Don't worry:

"The video recording included three 4K cameras although Ghosts is only a full HD release."

You can buy or rent it soon. Your enjoyment may vary :)

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Barack Obama was ALMOST EATEN by a ROBOT GIRAFFE

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Did Freddie Starr eat the President's hamster?

Just wondering

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Frenchies' rash cache clash dashed: US courts trash Android patent bid

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What about ....

... Intel and AMD licensing this patent so they can use on-chip caches? Has that happened?

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Gartner deploys new converged-systems quadragon rankings

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"Completeness of Vision"

What does that even mean?

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Auditors blast Blighty cops over binned multi-million pound IT project

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The real problem is at a higher level

"Surrey Police then ended up replacing its crime information system with one from Niche RMS, a less expensive option that was already in use by a number of different forces."

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