* Posts by Carl W

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KRAKKOOM! SpaceX Falcon supply mission to ISS EXPLODES minutes after launch

Carl W
Coat

Re: SWIGERT

Unfortunately Jack Swigert died in 1982, so unless he's up to some heavenly oxygen tank stirring mischief I think we can rule him out.

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Robo-car wars: Delphi's near crash, prang, wallop with Google DENIED!

Carl W

I don't personally agree but...

...IAM would say you should have anticipated his manoeuvre and adjusted your speed/positioning accordingly.

Even in a Honda Jazz it might have been better to have floored it for the overtake :)

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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Upstanding chap

Seems he is a fellow gold MacBook owner.

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Woman dumps ultra-rare $200,000 Apple 1 computer in the trash

Carl W
WTF?

Disappointed

Not one commentard has yet remarked that you can get an equivalent Dell for a third of the price.

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Who's the big Swiss bunch that wants to take Sir Jony's lunch? It's... SWATCH!

Carl W

Re: Didn't know they still existed

Not only are they still in business they are the world's largest watchmaker and own the brands Breguet, Blancpain, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot and Certina amongst others, plus the ETA company who make movements used by many watch manufacturers, e.g. IWC, as well as being jointly responsible (with Mercedes-Benz) for the creation of the original Smart car.

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Google it onna Google phone onna GOOGLE NETWORK. MVNO plan imminent

Carl W

Effectively two numbers?

Why would the SIM need two numbers (MSISDNs)? It's possible to map a single MSISDN to multiple IMSIs. Wouldn't it also be better if Google had their own HLR and signed up to wholesale roaming agreements with the two networks?

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

Carl W
FAIL

P*ss poor

Why could they not retain the old API for compatibility purposes?

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Tortilla de patatas

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Success!

And tasty good it was too. But do you think there might be a way without frying the onions and potatoes in a load of olive oil? If not it will have to remain a rare treat rather than staple post-pub diet.

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Samsung's bend blame blast: We DEMAND a Galaxy S6 Edge do-over

Carl W

Re: Glass is not meant to be bendy

Disclaimer: I have an iPhone 6

Personally I believe the zenith of mobile phones was reached with the Nokia 8210. Enough charge to last several days and small enough to fit into the condom pocket of your jeans.

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Volvo V60 Polestar: Speak softly, carry a big stick, dress like a Smurf

Carl W

Re: "...dampers use a patented technology for ... individual wheel control..."

I’ve seen a race car with a single damper for both front wheels. Not sure of the advantages other than weight.

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Carl W

Blimey

A transverse straight 6? Must be the only car on sale with that engine layout.

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

Carl W
Big Brother

Benjamin Franklin quote

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety"

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Mature mainframe madness prints Mandlebrot fractal in TWELVE MINUTES

Carl W

Ken Sheriff

Was also one of the authors of Fractint

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Pi(e) Day of the Century is upon us! Time to celebrate 3/14/15 in style, surely?

Carl W
Trollface

Surely any date/time format other than YYMMDD HH:MM:SS is illogical?

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Apple Watch: Wait a minute! This puny wrist-puter costs 17 GRAND?!

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Here's Johnny! Top Ten fantasy Blu-ray boxsets and special editions

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BSG

I bought the DVD version of Battlestar Galactica some years back, and it's well worth a watch. Tails off a bit towards the end, but the story of how they first encounter their own civilization's outposts, and then other civilizations, isn't bad.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Masala omelette

Carl W

I tried this

And there was too much garam masala. It wasn't too hot, just too "powdery". Maybe I should have been using level teaspoons instead of heaped. And I didn't have any tomatoes so I used a red (bell) pepper.

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Carl W

Re: Authentically Indian version

Someone else who has spent a significant amount of time in Ahmedabad. I'm hoping not to ever go back. 46 degrees at 6pm...

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Clara goes to the dark side, with dark secrets revealed in Dark Water

Carl W

The best episode of the series so far IMHO.

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Sporty in all but name: Peugeot 308 e-THP 110

Carl W

What makes it the e-THP?

I was expecting something like some sort of electric motor assist, or an electric supercharger.

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

Carl W

Agree

Not only was the egg physically larger than the creature, it was laid immediately after the creature was born. Some of the Steven Moffat scripts were excellent, but they were all when Russell T Davies was the showrunner.

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Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR

Carl W

I ordered mine on Friday (from EE) and it turned up on Monday. Actually they tried to deliver it on Saturday. Been using it all week. My minimum contract term ended in July so rather than get a 5S I thought I'd hold out for the 6. It's OK but I'm not impressed with the camera sticking out of the back or the back cover in general -- I thought the zenith was reached with the glass-backed 4/4S.

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Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer

Carl W

A year left to run on the EE contract?

Why don’t they keep the business running for another year, make another £100m and use the time to find another partner or business model? Or have EE terminated the agreement with immediate effect?

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Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT

Carl W
FAIL

So square

Watch should have been round. Square watches went out in the 1970s. Although I wouldn’t say no to a Jaeger Reverso.

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

Carl W

Re: Chrome cam

Isn't this what SRWare Iron does?

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Telecity boss directed to the exit after a decade at helm of data centre biz

Carl W

Re: £45,000 "outplacement counselling and assistance"

I think the "outplacement counselling and assistance" is a legal requirement. Bear in mind that the "outplacement counselling and assistance" company is probably charging £1k+/day.

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Girl gamers sexism row: Top e-sports federation finds reverse gear

Carl W

"Open for All" and "Women". I see no problem there, do you? Reminds me of when I worked at a company who offered up a "Black Engineer of the Year" award.

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Watch this: Managing user experience with UE V 2 0

Carl W

4:3? Really?

And the sound quality is terrible.

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

Carl W

Re: Re TRAITORS

The Onion covered this a while back http://www.theonion.com/video/cias-facebook-program-dramatically-cut-agencys-cos,19753/

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Job for IT generalist ...

Carl W

Tech PM at 75k+bens perm -- get yourself on a PRINCE2 or PMI course

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Planes fail to find 'credible' candidate for flight MH370 wreckage

Carl W

Re: Water depth

News this morning was saying 3-5km deep

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Google Glass: Reg man tests tech specs

Carl W

As a myopic, I couldn't get it to fit with my glasses on, nor could I see the display with them off.

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Falkland Islands almost BLITZED from space by plunging European ion-rocket craft

Carl W

The ESA?

We don't normally refer to "The NASA".

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Kim Kardashian's bosom pal in bling snatch Instagram unpleasantness

Carl W

Jacob & Co

Purveyors of the world's tackiest watches. Could get a decent Patek Phillipe, Jaeger le Coutre, etc. for the prices that J&Co charge.

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UK mulls ban on tiny mobiles to block prison smugglers

Carl W

I don't get it

These are phones disguised to look like car remotes. Why would a prisoner need a car remote?

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Xerox copier flaw changes numbers in scanned docs

Carl W

They are held in memory

What's wrong with lossless compression, like LZW? Memory is cheap and data buses are fast these days.

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Carl W

Re: 'this is simply unacceptable'

What is this Xerox device if not a printer combined with a high quality scanner?

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Do you really want tech companies to pay more tax?

Carl W

Re: Pay more taxes?

In the UK at least, dividends are distributed after taxation so your argument doesn't stand up.

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3-2-1... BOOM: Russian rocket launches, explodes into TOXIC FIREBALL

Carl W

Range Safety Officer

Was the RSO asleep?

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BT Tower is just a relic? Wrong: It relays 18,000hrs of telly daily

Carl W

I went up there in 2003 and got a fantastic panorama pic of the London skyline by sticking my camera in the window and getting it to take a picture every minute. The gherkin was under construction at the time.

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UK.gov blows a fuse at smart meter stall, sets new 2020 deadline

Carl W
WTF?

Windows for Warships?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/26/windows_boxes_at_sea/

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Dutch operators: Ugh, we really overdid it on the 4G last night...

Carl W
Happy

Re: People saying prices haven't increased?

But you also have a crap phone

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Ten... in-car gadgets and accessories

Carl W

Garmin 2390

Got this for £189.99 from Halfords (currently showing out of stock) *plus* Garmin will give you £30 cashback making it a bargain for £159.99

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Ford unwraps '2013 Mondeo'

Carl W

Looks like they've stolen the front from a Mitsubishi Lancer

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Duff Russian Mars probe spotted flying in reverse

Carl W
WTF?

Surely...

Surely there are solar panels on both sides of those surfaces? Surely...

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Fort Knox military cops disgusted with solar patrol carts

Carl W

25 mins?

It doesn't seem to be beyond the wit of golf buggy manufacturers to make electric buggies that last for 4 hours+ rounds of golf. Are these ones weighed down by heavy weapons?

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Apple sells world's most expensive flash drive

Carl W

Is it a 4GB drive?

I followed the instructions to create a bootable Lion USB drive, but slightly more than 4GB is required which necessitates an 8GB drive.

I understood this drive also allows you to upgrade Leopard->Lion without buying Snow Leopard, which may explain the price discrepancy.

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El Reg to unleash rocket-powered spaceplane

Carl W

ailerons and elevators

Are you expecting the flight control tests that you conduct at sea level to translate to performance in the upper atmosphere, or are you planning some kind of reaction control system at high altitude?

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