* Posts by Fizzle

23 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

MARSQUAKES shook up range of hills in ancient lake bed

Fizzle
Alien

Soggy Bottomz

Well certainly after a good belching from the insides, there will be a sedimentary wet bottom, and it's understandable that bits will be clinging on. Hence of course, the extra strong winds of Mars will help whistle through the vitals and cleanse said debris away.

Now that ain't rocket science either, or is that eether? Whatever, sigh..I'll leave quietly now before anyone comments.

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'I got a little bit upset by that Register article...' says millionaire model. Bless!

Fizzle
Boffin

Re: Boots on the (red) Ground

42?

Now THAT's a number to conjure with!

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Scientists capture DEATH STAR in VIOLENT EXPLOSION

Fizzle
Childcatcher

Someone think of the children...and others

I wish "boffins" would spend less time thinking about how stars end their lives and more time on calculating how many "people" on planets affected by the supernova die.

We really ought to get some sort of Relief Aid going and help those poor folks.

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Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops

Fizzle
Joke

Re: No way near Homeopathic standards..

You sound a bit "annally retentive" to me.

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Boffins run iOS apps on Android hardware

Fizzle
Linux

Exactly!

I bought Android so I could AVOID iTunes. Why on earth would I want to run anything iOS related?

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Giant pop can FOUND ON MOON

Fizzle
Coat

Re: What about the Apollo missions!?!

The firm is quite right, their product will be the first beverage on the moon because, as we all know, and the drinks firm knows, nobody has yet landed there and walked on it.

Can't be bothered with the obligatory Wiki conspiracy links.

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Curiosity GOUGES AND SCORCHES Mars with drill and laser

Fizzle
Angel

Keep Out cones?

I'm puzzled!

Where does Curiosity keep the cones, metal rods and bits of red plastic telling pedestrians to "use the other footway"? I've looked carefully at the pix of the machine and I just cannot see how they fit on it.

And how does the Council worker get there, where is he/she hiding?

"There I was digging this 'ole

'ole in the ground,

square and sort of round it was...."

When up came a bloke in a bowler...

"You can't dig there, dig it elsewhere,

you're digging it round and it orta be square.."

Always wondered how Bernard Cribbins could see into the future; now I know!

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NASA's Curiosity rover set to give Mars its THIRD HARD DRILLING

Fizzle
Headmaster

Re: So lazers at dawn.........

it"s "but still they come", NOT "they still come".

And it"s LASERS not LAZERS.

Duh!

That's a score of 2 to me and 0 to you. I am now in an unassailable position as we have run out of time.

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10 PRINT "Happy 50th Birthday, BASIC" : GOTO 10

Fizzle
Childcatcher

Precise Time

4AM?

Yeah thanks guys for setting a precedent that everyone from Steve Jobs to even the most sedate and boring sysadmin now expects programmers (and fixers) to be available all bloody night.

Example: Work 60 hours plus on a failing network in Birmingham. Take a well-earned break for a couple of days back home 200 miles away, drive early on Sunday morning to see the kids for once. Halfway home get a call to say something else has gone wrong, "and if you don't come back right now, don't bother coming back at all".

Such happy days.

Still, I love my job, innit.

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LOHAN and the amazing technicolor spaceplane

Fizzle
Flame

Union flag

Aaarrrgghhhh!

It's a Union flag!

how many times more...??

Let's hope some enterprising airline pays meeellions for the wonderful livery.

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Nvidia's new CUDA 6 has the 'most significant new functionality in the history of CUDA'

Fizzle
Headmaster

English?

Is everyone writing English here or is this another new hybrid language?

Confoosed (not difficult)

Whacko, 'cos I need a good caning.

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'Graceful' solar flare erupts from surface of Sun – NASA vid

Fizzle

Hot flushes

Those flairy fings prolly explain the hot flushes I get. That last "whoosh" was particularly big 'cos 8½ minutes later I had a hot flush. At least I now know not to trust my GP. Menopause indeed; solar flairs frying me vitals more like!

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New snaps show dazzling young galaxies furiously spawning stars - 13 BILLION years ago

Fizzle
Alien

Lenz Flair?

I thought in spaaaace, there was no atmosphere hence no lens flare? Someone please correct me if I am wrong. It's doin' me head in!

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10-year-old girl becomes youngest ever supernova discoverer

Fizzle
Coat

The mangle of the dangle

I was very careful NOT to tweet (oh dear that's a noun (sorta) becoming a verb far too quickly and without the benefit of 200+ years of Oxford Professors humming and hawing over it.

I put the comments on El Reg, of course, because no self respecting plod would bother to look at it, being a bit erudite and out of their league.

Gotta run now, there's this rather loud knock at my door...

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Fizzle
Headmaster

Super what?

"as the BBC says.."

that'll be supernovae then.

Someone should go in there and mangle them before I do!

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NASA's Odyssey to break Martian long-service record

Fizzle
Coat

Fans and Ribbons

my arse!

Those are, of course, the Dune sandworms on their annual migration South.

I know...sigh..I'll get me coat as it's Friday.

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Anti-piracy lawyers 'knowingly targeted the innocent', says law body

Fizzle
Headmaster

Infinitives and beyond..

I for one welcome our SRA overlords "knowingly splitting infinities" where no lawyers should have gone before - not if they've been educated proppa anyways!

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Sky confirms UK Online closure

Fizzle
Megaphone

A bit of balance!

Whilst I hate evil megalomaniacal firms as much as the next person, I have to say that there are 3 reasons why I recommend Sky - at least for me.

1. I live in an area of piss-poor TV reception, but with my SKY box I get perfect pictures everytime and a built-in record facility to save faffing around with video etc (yes, I have still got a video).

2. SKY broadband has proven to be ultra-reliable and considtent with good customer support (actually I only used it once and the girl at the other end knew what she was talking about)

3. The SKY + Phone package costs peanuts compared to some

4. The unlimited broadband option IS truly unlimited (handy for those pesky Linux distros)

Yes I know that's 4 but who's counting?

So say what you will about Murdoch - his firm delivers and, without it, I'd be kaboozled!

Just my tuppen'orth.

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Comet bomber flyby pics show spaceball belching ancient dry ice

Fizzle
Boffin

Comet? I think not!

What a load of twaddle! It's stating the bleedin' obvious that those are landing lights coming from a rather dusty spaceship and not a comet at all.

I dunno, blinkin' scientists! What do they know eh?

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Great white sharks menace Blighty

Fizzle
IT Angle

Great whites

I for one welcome our great white overlords.

Mind you, having been to Newquay, I can say for certain that from what I've seen, the surfers there are far from innocent!

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Is US prudishness ruining the internet?

Fizzle
Paris Hilton

"Proodery"?

Actually I'm more worried about their fundamentalist, religous fanaticism! Wars have been started over this.

Special relationship? Keep it, I'll take my chance with the French - at least we can keep them under control with our archers.

Paris - because, no doubt, her French is exemplary..

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NASA buys cutting-edge Cornish robot

Fizzle
Alien

Cornish Robot Lesbian Thing

I for one welcome our Cornish Lesbian Overlords...hmm. Don't think I've quite got that right.

Ah well, nice try.

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