* Posts by sabroni

1551 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Re: Best to ignore them

No, best to look at the evidence they present and make your conclusions based on that.

There was an excellent article about the moon landings in Fortean Times a couple of years ago. Someone who thought they were faked was given 5 or 6 pages to show photos and explain their reasoning. The next issue featured a load of letters explaining all the issues raised in the article and why they were invalid, destroying all of the fake landing arguments comprehensively. IMHO this is how it should be done. Everyone gives their evidence and arguments then you can decide for yourself.

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Re: even in western mainstream education the "religious education" is there.

And rightly so. Religion is a massive part of human life and has been for thousands of years. To not educate children in religion because you're not religious is like not teaching them history because you're not from the past or not teaching them geography because they don't live on a mountain.

The problem here is that R.E. is supposed to teach you ABOUT religion, not preach religion at you. I'd be interested to see exactly what was taught in that lesson, did your daughter just love the story and the songs or was the teacher trying to convince her that Christianity is the one true faith?

Sounds like you'd add a bit of balance as a governor, but don't get carried away. Arguing from a position of knowledge is always better.

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Re: But we don't revere his scripture

Really? So what's that wee fish with the word "Darwin" in it doing on the back of that car?

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Microsoft: Cortana not exclusive to Windows – it loves Android, iOS too

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Re: GPS related

Oh, my bad. Further digging reveals:

https://cortana.uservoice.com/forums/249009-general-cortana-feedback/suggestions/5875392-cortana-running-with-gps-turned-off

Long and the short of it: Cortana does have to have the location services on. Some argue that as this is Windows phone that won't make any difference to battery consumption: "Disabling location services on the OS level doesn't really conserve power in a noticable way." Hmmm, surely it takes more power to check location than it does to not check location...

So sorry for doubting you!

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Re: I want the ringer and email notification to turn off at night.

Well looks pretty straightforward, and certainly not GPS related: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/how-to/wp8/cortana/quiet-hours-and-cortana

Does this not work? What makes you think you need the GPS on to do this?

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Re: Insane....

No, it's not. From a consumer perspective it makes sense. As an events scheduler and search front end there'll be enough hooks for Cortana to work on iOS. Besides, MS would want to keep a few things Windows only to give them an angle when it's time to upgrade your phone.

Their strategy with this and Office365 is to go cross platform. Given their market share that's eminently sensible.

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Celebrating 20 years of juicy Java. Just don’t mention Android

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Re: anomalous adoption spike

Do what?

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A good effort, if a bit odd: Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2

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The Pi needs windows

like it needs any OS. Choice is good. Learning that there are different ways to do things is good. If you learn that some ways are better than others then so be it, but having the choice is important.

Besides, if all this proves is that Windows is bobbins what's your problem?

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Re: uh?

First quote was with respect to running the PI windows app on a pc, where the GPIO hardware doesn't exist. He's saying there's no emulator.

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Google DOG WHISTLING fails to send URLs across the room

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Google Tone temporarily stores a URL on Google’s servers

Why? It broadcasts a URL using sound.

It's compulsive with them. No matter how irrelevant to the job at hand they have to scrape our data.

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Microsoft celebrates 25 years' SOLITARY SELF-PLEASURE with GROUP SESSION

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Re: gorilla.bas

The monkey victory dance was popular where I worked at the time. Fixed a bug? Monkey victory dance!!

Different times!!

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Blocking mobile adverts just became that little bit easier

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re: URLs *ARE* part of the content.

Don't be obtuse. The network doesn't need to parse the content. The browser on the device parses the content and requests the ad. The mobile network blocks the ad networks IP address. No need to snoop on any content.

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Elon Musk: I'm neither a samurai nor a bastard

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Re: good point Druck!

Carry on Musk! Apparently most tradesmen are dodgy so you do what you like!

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Microsoft's Surface 3 is sweet – but I wouldn't tickle my nads with it

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re: this comes with a year's free Office 365

>> not so nice for those unwilling to commit to one tablet maker for the rest of their days. <<

one tablet maker...?

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Open source power-up on the way for arcade game emulator MAME

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Re: Or proper light guns..

Proper light guns need a CRT unfortunately. Best you'll get these days is some camera based fakery like the wii pointer (which actually works really well for light gun style shooters, but it's not "proper"!)

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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@King Jack I'm light heartedly pointing out how stupid this new law will be.

No you weren't. You were hilariously dissing those religious idiots that you know so much better than. Can't say I though it was funny (And I have a very good sense of humour!!), it just sounded like the usual intellectual intolerance directed toward the religious that you get on here all the time...

Are the 47 upvotes ironic? Difficult to tell isn't it....

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HRA

Just let those who disagree with it opt out of it. Abdicate your rights if you really think the HRA is a bad idea.... But no, it's always someone else's human rights that are the problem.

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Re: reintroduce fox hunting

Because it never stopped and someone might notice? You don't need terrier men on a drag hunt....

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Re: this legislation is almost inevitably going to end up in abuse of power

You seem to have accidentally typed "almost" in the middle of that sentence...

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Re: If so I'm all for it.

Right, so May's got the right idea in your opinion? The government should promote free speech by stopping free speech?

I guess someone got the government they deserved....

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Azure gives AWS the blues again in Nasuni cloud storage poll

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Re: Stupid article based on one Cloud customer storage preference

WAAAAH!!! SOMEONE WROTE SOMETHING NICE ABOUT M$!!!!!!!!

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Time to get your babble on: Microsoft opens Skype Translator Preview to all comers

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Re: Is it true that Klingon was based on Quechua?

Please refer to my previous post!

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In addition, instant messages can be translated into ..... Klingon.

Grow the fuck up!

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4K refresh sees Blu-ray climb to 100GB, again

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Re: DRM again........

Too much faff. I bought one BluRay disc, eventually managed to rip it and watch it with VLC and tbh even paused and up close it didn't look any better than a dvd to my old eyes. Won't be buying another one, I used to watch VHS videos so DVD is more than crisp enough for me....

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UK safety app keeping lorries on the right side of cyclists

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Re: just too dange.

You kids with your cool lingo!!!

(That's one to use next time I skype the boy, convince him I'm down with da yoot!!)

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When they were handing out empathy

I was in the queue for self righteousness getting seconds.

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That DRM support in Firefox you never asked for? It's here

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Browsers should be standards compliant!

Unless I disagree with the standard, obv....

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re: it encourages proprietary protocols as companies.....

...build their own clients and hide data from the web.

And they should be stopped from doing this why exactly?

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Business or pleasure? Crucial MX200 and BX100 1TB SSDs

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Re: Very interesting

I reckon 1936x1216 16bit grey level images at a rate of 128FPS is 602MB a second (if each pixel is a 16 bit value it's 1936 x 1216 x 2 x 128 = 602669056 bytes). How's that in terms of HD or SSD speed?

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Don't panic as Server 2003 rushes towards end of life

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Re: I make that 2 months.

Right, so a big panic over nothing! We've still got ages.....

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Hordes spaff cash on Chip titchyputer to rival Pi (maybe)

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Re: He wears a hat indoors while playing his guitar.

Probably bald......

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Re: If it'll run Debian you can probably get other linux distros to run on it just fine.

Yeah, but can I wipe it and put PROPER windows on there?

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Google cloud: rubbish at updates, world-class at rapid rollbacks

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Re: where is the gleeful headline and vindictive reporting?

You think "rubbish at updates, world-class at rapid rollbacks" is an advert?

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Microsoft points PowerShell at Penguinistas

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Re: I am clueless.

Upvoted for honesty!!

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Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

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So Daily Mail!

This is a good move by MS, you'd be mental to want all IE's non-standard extensions moved into a new product. The Reg in it's typical style spins that as "MS allow Ads!" and the commentards pile in about how shit that is.

You're supposed to be smart enough to see beyond the baity headlines, ffs.

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Systemd hee hee: Jessie Debian gallops (slowly) into view

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re: I never get to see my laptop actually power off (eventually) when I leave

Then there's something wrong with it, or the network it's sat on.

Don't know about 7 but 8 is pretty good at listing the things that are stopping it closing and letting you say you don't care. If you're not seeing a screen like that (and you are on a relatively modern version of windows) then it's unlikely that it's a user app causing the shut down to be slow.

A quick nose in the system logs might shed some light onto the issue, but the problem here is that the workaround (go away and leave it to sort itself out) is working so well there's little incentive to sort it.

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re: When it's this easy to pick your desktop it's hard to say any one thing is the default.

No. It isn't. The "one thing that is the default" is the one that you get if you don't specifically pick something. That's what a default is.

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PEAK PC: 'Most' Google web searches 'come from mobiles' in US

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Re: Brain dump.

Any chance you could arrange those words to make sense? "Search on your phone rules out baffle them with Bear Scat"????

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Is Grant Shapps being naughty on Wikipedia – or did a Lib Dem stitch him up?

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Re: Don't you think about other people?

That wasn't supposed to be a stumper.....

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Re: Which candidate will cause me the least damage ?

It's the government of the whole country. Don't you think about other people just a little bit?

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Re: only Tory MPs tell fibs!

Well, this one just "over firmly denies" things. Not fibbing as such.

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We can see the edit history and discussion.

It's either a very elaborate stitch up or the edits of a very stupid tory toerag. Reading the wikipedia discussions around contribsx's edits leads me to suspect the latter.

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Tesla reveals Powerwall battery packs for homes, Powerpacks for cities

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Re: Yes, and if you want you can even heat your pan through a layer or two of kitchen towels!

That is something I have always wanted to do.

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Re: We want considerably lower rates for devices meant to ship millions and able to destroy houses.

We do indeed. And to get to that point we have to start somewhere.

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Re: Not tried an induction hob

You have to optimise a lot to make up for the losses of transmission from station to house and the two conversions, heat to electric and electric back to heat. Got any numbers or references?

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Re: Not tried an induction hob

Bah. Burn gas underneath your saucepan. Works with all kinds of pots, including woks, ferrous or not, and you can see the flame to adjust it.

Never understood the logic of burning gas in a power station and turning the heat to electricity only to then turn it back into heat on a stove.

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UK exam board wants kids to be able to Google answers

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Re: Show your working out

Crop rotation in the 14th century was considerably more widespread after John.

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Microsoft: It's TRUE, you'll get Android and iOS apps in WINDOWS

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Eventually get over it...

...and move on?

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PICTURE-TASTIC: Microsoft woos devs to HoloLens virtuo-goggs

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Re: It looks 3d, the rest is bullshit

No. Stereoscopic 3d only gives an illusion of depth because you can't judge distance properly. Focal length doesn't change. You can tell that things are in front of or behind other things, but not how far.

3D imaging that does allow you to focus at depth is in development. If that succeeds it will be better than plain stereoscopic 3d.

(Not a comment on this tech in particular!)

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JUNK in your TRUNK is Amazon Germany's new delivery plan

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Re: Idiotic, certain ethnic groups

Maybe we could cleanse them?

Idiotic indeed.

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