* Posts by AceRimmer1980

133 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

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Switch survives three hours of beer spray, fails after twelve

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Survives 3 hours exposure to beer, falls over after 12

Much like my last boss.

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Daft Punk: Snowden goes electronica

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Oh, Edward

But JM Jarre's opuses are mainly instrumentals.

So he'll be blowing whistle..

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French scream sacré bleu! as US govt gives up the internet to ICANN

AceRimmer1980
Headmaster

Re: Obliged

/pedant

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Humans – 1 Robots – 0: Mercedes deautomates production lines

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Re: Me: Fa: So

Yes, we're waiting for a shipment of "weeping angel" nuclear fuel cells, as these would seem to have lower emissions than the diesel engines. As long as you keep looking at them.

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Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

AceRimmer1980
Coat

The time has come.

Execute order 53.

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Back to the Future's DeLorean is coming back to the future

AceRimmer1980
Boffin

How many MPG* does it get

*Months (of time travel) Per Gram (of plutonium)

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Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

AceRimmer1980

Re: I like ravens.

Will Clara be on Dr Who again?

Nevermore.

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Re: Flubble

Gallifreyan Express? That'll do nicely.

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IT Angle

"I promise she is under my protection."

/Clara is actually in peril, does nothing..

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Made you jump! Space to give Earth an asteroid Halloween scare

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Re: Space Balls

Well at least we now know how fast 'ludicrous speed' is :P

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Blighty's Bloodhound 1,000mph rocket car unveiled ahead of record attempt

AceRimmer1980
Go

so there I was, driving at 1,000 mph across the desert

and I *still* had a white Transit sat an inch from my back bumper, flashing me to get out of its way..

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V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones

AceRimmer1980
Devil

WinTen is coming

whether you want it or not.

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Prof Hawking cracks riddle of black holes – which may be portals to other universes

AceRimmer1980
Pint

There's only one bit of 'information' I want from another universe

and that's a complete box set of Firefly, seasons 1-9.

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That's a big 4Ker of a cosmos: 3D planetarium to open in Bristol

AceRimmer1980
Go

144 core fibre ducts?

A bus network Bristol can be proud of, for a change

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NASA primed for 9-minute live test of mighty rocket motor

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Up

To the moon..and beyond!

Not quite the same ring to it, but it's a step in the right direction.

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Brassiere belays boob-bound bullet, begetting bruised breastbone

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Was it made from

Titanium?

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World-beating TWO-QUADRILLION-WATT LASER fired by boffins

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Up

We're gonna need

a bigger shark..

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Three-mile-high pyramid found on alien dwarf world, baffles boffins

AceRimmer1980
FAIL

Does anyone

remember where we parked?

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Hawking, Musk, Woz (and Riley): ROBOTS will KILL US ALL

AceRimmer1980

Re: Excellent

*Hawking.

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Boffins go to FUNGI town: Riddle of 100-year-old HAIRY, ICY dead wood finally cracked

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Frozen hair ice?

Let it grow.

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Galactic BIRTH: ALMA peers THIRTEEN BEELLLION years into Dawn of Time Itself

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Pint

Re: I'm definitely not suited for astrophysics

This is not maddening. This is star pore.

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Universal Pictures finds pirated Jurassic World on own localhost, fires off a DMCA takedown

AceRimmer1980
Pirate

Was it a Unix system?

cos I know these.

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The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

AceRimmer1980

Hive of scum and villainy?

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Rise of the Machines: ROBOT KILLS MAN at Volkswagen plant

AceRimmer1980
Terminator

Spooky

The FT reporter's name is: Sarah Connor

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-33363155

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DUCKCROCZILLA 'alien' dinosaur could emerge from THE SEA

AceRimmer1980
Linux

Duckzilla

vs Megapenguin.

Go for it, Asylum.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Thumb Up

That bloke's a nutter.

Oi! Nutter!

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Cross-dressing blokes storm NSA HQ: One shot dead, one hurt

AceRimmer1980
WTF?

10 seconds

to trans mission..

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MYSTERY Russian satellite: ORBITAL WEAPON? Sat GOBBLER? What?

AceRimmer1980

Re: or...

Expensive?

I'd say, about A MEELION DOLLARS!

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Can't touch this! Microsoft joins OpenGL 3D graphics group

AceRimmer1980

Re: Put OpenGL ES onto Windows Phone

For the same reason that other Microsoft products support cross-platform industry standards. Kind of like why IE is *so much better* now (CSS3/ACID3 etc) why Unreal Tournament runs better when using OpenGL drivers.

If MS want more WinPho8 games, lack of OGLES is what is scaring developers away (Y'know, both Android and IOS has it)

(OGLES, because, well, Paris)

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AceRimmer1980
Windows

Put OpenGL ES onto Windows Phone

then I'll be interested.

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Famous 'Dish' radio telescope to be emptied in budget crisis: CSIRO

AceRimmer1980
Pint

This.

My Grandad was working at Honeysuckle Creek at the time. I have a piece of the Eagle.

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Smartwatch sales off to a very slow start

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Up

+1 for the battery

Timex, reintroduce the Ironman USB (and give it bluetooth), you were ahead of your time.

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Software needs meaty cores, not thin, stringy ARMs, says Intel

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Was it written in Occam?

Good guess :-) but no, we had a parallel-C compiler (I'm guessing this linked to a similar RTL)

Obviously not suited to every problem, but still, if you could express your algorithm using what must've been some sort of Map/Reduce paradigm, you could do your development on a single TRAM and then run it on the departmental beast when ready.

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AceRimmer1980
Boffin

auto-parrallelise code?

20 years ago, I worked for a company which made image processing boards based around Transputers. You could have as many chips as your wallet could stand, and the code would indeed auto-parrallelise, and scale nicely. If the principles were well-known then, why can't this still be done?

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Boffins measure 27 quantum states of light

AceRimmer1980

27 States?

3 cats may have been harmed during the course of this experiment.

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Brit boffin tests LETTUCE as wire for future computers

AceRimmer1980

Lettuce upgrade?

All fine and dandy, until Carrot becomes the new standard.

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If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans

AceRimmer1980
Big Brother

The Sergeybrin Project

There is another:

(Microsoft) Guardian..

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Hyenas FACEBOOK each other with their ARSES: FACT

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Were they really doing serious experiments?

or just going through the motions?

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Watery asteroid discovered 150 light-years off hints at habitable worlds

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Re: Ceres is 26% water? Hmmm...

Wrong kind of water. Ceres County Council have a hosepipe ban anyway.

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Brew me up, bro: 11-year-old plans to make BEER IN SPACE

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Blackthorn?

Dark cider the force.

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Google's robot army learns Spanish

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Worf, at Khitomer

sharpening his bat'leth..

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Want FREE BEER for the rest of your life?

AceRimmer1980
Alien

The Culture's favourite fight juice

How can I learn to gland 'Special Brew' at will?

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Canadian family gives up modern tech to live like it's 1986

AceRimmer1980

Re:80's?

+1 on the CD's, they were prevalent in the early 80's.

And in 1986, you could have a C64, Amiga, Atari ST, 386 PC with EGA running Windows, dial into a BBS, have an analogue laser disc, drive a Sierra Cosworth..

There was Internet in 1986, just no WWW. And the GSM standard was ratified in 1987, not far off.

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Screw you, Brits, says Google: We are ABOVE UK privacy law

AceRimmer1980
Black Helicopters

Showing results for 'Scruples in Mountain View'

0 results found

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Tell me, professor, what is big data?

AceRimmer1980
Alert

Re: Signal to noise

"It is now possible to scan the sensor data looking for temperature and vibration patterns that are characteristic of an imminent component failure and get the part shipped and fitted before it fails."

Dave, the ooo-arr-35 inside the combine blades is about to fail, I suggest you pop down and take a look.

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Mystery object falls from sky, area sealed off by military: 'Weather balloon', say officials

AceRimmer1980

' initial contact with the landed object was handled using a robot'

Klaatu, Barada Nikto..

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US Navy robot stealth fighter in first unmanned carrier landings

AceRimmer1980
Pirate

Re: So "Tinman" is a go.

It will prove itself undefeatable in air combat, but will be busted by the RIAA, when it downloads every MP3

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Voyager 1 'close' to breaking through to DEEP SPACE - boffins

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Huge vacuum pump in space?

V'Ger will become one with the creator. Just having a bit of, erm, difficulty.

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30 years on: Remembering the Memotech MTX 500

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Thumb Up

I had one!

An MTX512, the 64k edition. Bought in 1984, still worked fine when I (very reluctantly) had to let it go last year.

Ah the good old days, when the *user manual* for a computer listed all the hardware registers (this) , or the CPU opcodes (Spectrum)

But not as shocking as when I met someone who had not only heard of it, but had written a game for it!

Where are you now, Gremlin?

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Boffins create tabletop ANTIMATTER GUN

AceRimmer1980
Mushroom

Unlicenced nuclear accelerator?

Don't cross the streams!

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