* Posts by Gordon 10

2744 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

Your mother has a smooth forehead, Klingon language lovers roar at Paramount

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Read the article - its part of a much bigger claim and the trekkies are grabbing on to the language bit like a liferaft coz they barely have a leg to stand on, on the other stuff.

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ST:WTF!

Whilst I have some sympathy with the Trekkies/ers language claims, it seems to be a part of a bigger element of Paramount stopping Fan films being made.

Since it appears the fans are pissing up $50k on funding this stuff, I would respectfully suggest they get a life and film and write something original. Who knows they might actually have a winner on their hands.

The top quality fan films seem genuinely good and the makers are obviously hugely talented - its just a shame they have wasted all that effort on stealing recycling what is clearly someoneelses IP.

The last thing the film industry needs is another set of sequels, especially for ST which has had more than its fair share of film outings.

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SpaceX is go for US military GPS sat launch, smashes ULA monopoly

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What a week for SpaceX

First the Mars mission and now this.

Everything is coming up Musky.

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Galileo in spaaace: France's 'equivalence principle' satellite

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Re: apparently

Didn't the Church waterboard Galileo for heresy?

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Watch it Apple: time has come for cheaper rivals' strap-ons

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On the assumption you aren't trolling - its about making the Gear 2 smartwatch connect to iPhones. nothing else.

Its a rather good watch imo - looked seriously at getting one but lack of adoption of Apps such as Strava and Map My <enter exercise> put me off.

Functionally it seems a cut above both Apple Watch and Android Gear but is let down by lack of App adoption. UI in particular is well thought out.

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Another failed merger, Carly? Ted Cruz to bring in ex-HP boss Fiorina as running mate

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Unhappy

Cruz and Carly?

I'd rather have Trump and a clone of Trump.

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German prof scores €2.4m EU grant to crack software on your bicycle

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bollocks

This a programmers solution to a consumer rights issue. Mandating open software of open interfaces is not necessary if the law ensures the manufacturer cannot pull a fast one.

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Ex-Apple gurus' elusive Android phone coming to UK next month

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eewww Archos? Are they still a thing? Brave man! I always thought they were to France as Ducati were to Italy. (ie constructed by a man on a Friday desperate for the first pastis and gitane of the weekend whose brother is in charge of installing the electrics into Renaults)

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Re: DIY Problems?

Legally name sharing is fine as long as there is no reasonable belief that consumers can be confused. Trademarks are far more relaxed in that respect than patents.

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Re: I hate ...

Disagree on battery swapping (a charge anything battery pack is actually more versatile and there are many sizes to choose from).

Must be a SD card slot with only 16Gb of storage surely?

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Re: designed the "Beats by Dre"

Whilst I take you point if you mean different form factors (sliders, and keyboard phones please), I have to disagree that anyone could have designed that phone. Its very hansome imo.

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Redback sinks fangs into Oz builder's todger

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Childcatcher

Mummy spider is distraught as she is wondering where that convenient branch she laid all her eggs into has gone.

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Ding-dong, reality calling: iPhone slump is not Apple's doom

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WTF?

Official Apple Strap - £39 Third party ones ~£10

EBay's finest Chinese smartwatch (128mb ram - yes MB) ~£30.

I know which one will still work after a year.

And why are you ranting about watches when the piece is about Phones?

You may think Apple are expensive, however once you factor in ease of use, lifespan, quality and resale value millions of others think its a trade-off worth making.

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Is Dublin becoming as unaffordable as San Francisco?

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Re: Unlike San Francisco, Dublin has the capacity for further expansion

Disagree with Airport blocking expansion to the North. Why on earth has Swords and N. County Dublin grown so much?

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WTF?

So what's new?

Dublin has had mad rents for the biggest part of 2 decades now, tech only being part of the problem. Especially as the major companies are reasonably spread out the Dublin outskirts. Even Yahoo and Goolge are alsmost as far East as you can get without building a skyscraper on Howth or falling into Dublin Bay.

It's problem has never been housing stock per se but piss poor transit links,

It's got some of the worse roads of any capital city, without compensating other transport to ease the burden. It's 2016 and only now is the Luas being linked. Look at the wiki link for all the other missed opportunities.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luas#Proposed_planned_future_extensions

And let's not mention the port tunnel fiasco. Or Taxi drivers worse than the ones in Paris.

Btw have those slapdash estates they threw up north and west of Swords fallen down yet? They were falling apart after 3 year when I last saw them.

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30 years on, Chernobyl wildlife still feeling effects of nuke plant catastrophe

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Show me some stats

Some more stats would have been nice. How much more frequent are small brains and cataracts? How much above background are the levels now? Is this a point in time study based around now or a long term multi-year study.

If multi-year are the trends rising or falling?

Otherwise this is just coming across as "Radiation is bad mkay?"

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RIP Prince: You were the soundtrack of my youth

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Joke

George R R

I have a suspicion that the Grim Reaper has him pencilled in for this year as well.

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Goodbye: XPoint is Intel's best exit from NAND production hell

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WTF?

Eh?

"Intel, or Micron, may well decide to try and buy SK Hynix before Samsung or WD-SanDisk-Toshiba does, and so gain manufacturing volume"

How on earth is the solution to overproduction to buy more production? Especially when the biggest cost is the capital cost of the plants not the raw materials.

If Xpoint is even as half as good as the hype Intel will be switching their nand lines to Xpoint as quickly as their market suggestions tell them too, if they are smart they could kill all the competition at birth, by pricing low enough to drive it out before they can achieve economies with their own products.

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Hortonworks CEO tells El Reg: 'Clearly there's a lot of work to do'

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What are they doing wrong?

Cloudera seem to be making a much better fist of it with essentially the same starting point.

Horton are rapidly beginning to look like AOL or Yahoo in a Google world.

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FBI's PRISM slurping is 'unconstitutional' – and America's secret spy court is OK with that

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Re: Those of us in other countries

Firstly no one is laughing secondly technical ability comes a poor second when already have a secret society who think act and are supported in their actions that they are for all intents and purposes totally beyond the reach of laws and decency.

Whilst the database makes this an El Reg story the actual implications for the respect of the rule of law are much more frightening.

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HTC 10: Is this the Droid you're looking for?

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Re: Apple Airplay

I'll wait for the Cyanogen/XDA boys to scoop it out and add it to CM13 :D

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Re: HiRes

No sir you have been drinking the audiophile koolaid again. pssttt I have some oxygen free directional speaker wire for sale - great deal just for you.

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Utah declares 'war on smut'

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Re: Erm....

Rule 34 if something is on the internet there is pr0n about it.

See also the Charlie Stross novel of the same name.

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Google's 'fair use' mass slurping of books can continue – US Supremes snub writers' pleas

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Re: Now Google has won

Because Google are notorious about shutting down their pet projects when they lose interest or when they dont get enough uptake for it to be commercially viable (ie sell ads). I have sympathy with the latter as they are a business but less with the former as they are not ADD children.

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Idiot millennials are saving credit card PINs on their mobile phones

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Re: Stooopid milleniuls

Indeed without some stats on how many lost and stolen phones actually go on to have their bank accounts etc. compromised its rather a worthless survey. As per usual its just marketing fluff.

I'm willing to wager that the vast majority of lost/stolen devices DO NOT have any personal information used/abused on them. Coz the immediate value of phone + the chances of getting nicked with a stolen phone isfar lower risk than using the contents of said phone for online fraud.

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Australia's Dick finally drops off

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Re: If only

to be fair though - you're obviously moving area too. I bet the bungalows locally are a lot cheaper.

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Ad slinger Phorm ceases trading

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Re: Regrettably?

@Camillia

Not necessarily - there are no significant pension funds among Phorms major shareholders unless you are with Standard Life and even thats tiny. You probably lose more from your pension due to Market fluctuations across 1 day.

Phorm Major Shareholders (from Morningstar)

Capital Research and Management Company 6.87

VA CollegeAmerica Smcap World 529E 4.42

Hargreave Hale Limited 3.78

American Funds IS® Global Small Cap 2 2.45

Standard Life Assurance Company 1.27

Miton Asset Management Limited 0.31

Forbes J M & Co 0.02

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Redmond turns to Linux AGAIN for Azure data science primer

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Re: "Businesses want cloud agnosticism"

Actually for the first time ever I'm with Jake. Businesses *may* want it, but as soon as they scope the additional overhead of keeping 2 or more cloud deployments agnostic to the underlying clouds and essentially hot swappable they run screaming for the hills.

It sounds great in theory and is a great selling point for the cloud koolaid - in practice everyone I have talked to says doing it in practice is a frikken nightmare and recommends not touching multiple vendor cloud deployments with a barge pole

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Lauri Love backdoor forced-decryption case goes to court in UK

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Re: What encrytion was used?

Standard plod cracks not government cracks.

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French thrash Brits, Germans and Portuguese in IT innovation

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IT Angle

Call me cynical

But it seems like the most "innovative" countries are those that have a culture of posing at the café drinking expresso and smoking gitane's when they are meant to be working.

Just like every lovey in Shoreditch.

Funny that.

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Sweden 'secretly blames' hackers – not solar flares – for taking out air traffic control

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Re: Why would Russia randomly be stressing out peaceful Swedes?

14,000 in their full time combined forces?

Someone has dropped the ball! The UK has about 150k by comparison.

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Ofcom wants you to thank it for resurrecting the spectre of BT's 1980s monopoly

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I also love the way they are raising the spectre of lack of price competition when the evidence to this point has been that Hutch/Three are consistently the lowest prices - for me for the last 5 years at least. YMMV.

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Pair programming: The most extreme XP practice?

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Been doing this for 6 months

Of course the difficulty is finding a peer at/near the same level as you, and also thinks similarly enough that there is little friction, but differently enough that you can challenge each others assumptions.

gut feel based on this experience, when it works it works brilliantly but cant see it working all the time.

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HTC 10: Flagship goes full Google – but the hardware's top notch

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FAIL

yaawwwwn really? or are you just trolling? this isnt the review you are looking for.

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Re: How long will it receive OS updates for?

Trolling AC or just couldn't be bothered to google?

The M8 2 years old at this point is on Marshmallow

the M7 3 years old at this point is on Lollipop.

Not amazing but not too shabby either given that Sense is one of the more customised UI's on Android.

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UK cops trial £250k drone squadron

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Re: Lewes?

Shouts for help from its Reaper big brother

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You keep using that word – NVMe. Does it mean what I think it means?

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Re: Peer review

I have to agree. Its usual to explain abbreviations at their first occurence not their last.

Calling this an article would.imply.it has a structure, unfortunately structure us exactly what's missing.

Where were the editorial staff when this was approved for publication?

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Europe's biggest radiotelescope in fast-burst-finding upgrade

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Alien

Hang on sec

This is all a false flag operation to operationalise the particle beams isn't it?

How long have be we got before "they" arrive? Should I continue saving for the kids university fee's or blow it all on a compound in the hills?

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Pshaww! Show me where the Timelord fell off it and regenerated or it doesn't exist.

Not sure what kind of coat it will be yet. Still waiting on Wardrobe Dept.---->

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Anonymised search engine page found on 'kid-friendly' search site

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storm in my tea-cup

Agreed.

If my kids already know enough to use Peach and find this page then Im going to retire and sponge off them for the rest of my natural.

Sadly for me they don't.

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Former Microsoft HoloLens man: It's NOT about gaming

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Windows

You can also now see the Windows 10 Start screen

Help! How do I program the Hololens to make it seem like the Win 7 start screen?

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GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

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Plus you get to sleep soundly at night.

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Re: Last time i checked

Surf?

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3,000 kids' sketches to fly with exoplanet hunter

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Has Cheops got a warp drive?

That binary system look a bit too close for comfort.

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3D printers set for lift off? Yes, yes, yes... at some point in the future

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WTF?

Re: Consumer device?

Eh? Where did you get the impression that a basic 3D printer costs any more than a basic Lathe? there are a number of models under a grand.

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Eat your greens, FCC tells ISPs with new broadband "nutrition label"

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Certainly sir. We'll install it today and it'll be going rotten by the end of the week.

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Did hacktivists really just expose half of Turkey's entire population to ID theft?

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In fact most often:

:%s/hacktivist/wanker/

regardless of whichever ideology they claim to follow.

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Your pointy-haired boss 'bought a cloud' with his credit card. Now what?

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But I don't think any of this is new. Its why Central IT exists. The labels on the fads may change but not the actual work required.

Deployment is for amateurs, enterprise integration is why we're professionals.

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Flying Finns arm octocopter with chainsaw

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Landing that bad boy is going to be fun.

Ooops - there go the saw horses. Ooops there goes me arms.

Mines the one with a pinned sleeve.

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Microsoft smells Musk, splashes on 'Mune' space program

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Re: Sound of zero hands clapping

Depends if one half of you is in direct sunlight you are as likely to boil as freeze.

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