* Posts by sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD

1133 posts • joined 9 Jul 2009

Oregon profs plan giant robotic space cockroach warriors

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Terminator

Kristanna Loken > cockroach.

Liquid metal ftw.

Discuss.

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Kate Winslet sports top celeb bod

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FAIL

Eh, no pix?

C'mon, El Reg. Surely you can do better?

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California cops don defensive headcams

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Did you know?

By and large the police are just mostly regular blokes doing a tough job, not all of them are "on the take" or right bastards as they seem to be portrayed.

After all, when you think about it, if anyone were to mug you, or beat you up, who do you think would be more likely to be doing it? The cops or some yobbo?

It would seem to me that society today by and large expects too much and is by and large very uncivic minded, ill-disciplined, decadent, if almost evil. I don't see why this should be tolerated.

If you get drunk/drugged up/disorderly and get tased/shot/wtfpwnt by a cop, I can only say you deserve it. Don't fucking do it.

If having cameras makes them feel more comfortable, I don't see why we should bitch about it.

I think there are legitimate concerns about the police out there alright but let's not exaggerate things out of proportion - remember these guys are just like you or I and they are doing a tough job that probably few people want to do. T

hey could be better sure, we all could, but they are there, you are not.

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Nuke-bunker-nobbling US megabomb delayed

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Actually (and more seriously)

... two wrongs don't make a right.

Violence usually tends to beget more violence (unless of course one side is completely for all intents and purposes utterly defeated or exterminated - and that in itself is too extreme to contemplate).

So don't be silly. What you suggest is just likely to make things worse.

But that's what the whole middle east is about isn't it? A whole series of wrong decisions on the part of many parties to make things 'better' whatever that definition of better actually is.

How did the middle east get tooled up anyway?

There is no easy answer to this problem.

Israel is constantly at odds with its angry Arab neighbours who outnumber them and appear to ongoingly conniver to beat the crap out of them, like a cornered cat maybe. Said Arab neighbours are somewhat bitter and always on the watch for the next smack Israel may deal them. Uncle Sam likewise is always messing about here, messing about there, arguably not with true benevolent intent but more out of self-interest, smacking the odd Arab nation or two once in a while. Britannia and Australia appear to be Uncle Sam's lackeys.

Meanwhile the poor victims are the poor innocent Arabs, Jews and others who just got in the way. One could argue too, the poor misguided souls that joined the great armies of the West and got maimed or killed as a result.

To try to get people to, I dunno, just go down to the pub and just buy each other rounds and just flipping get along is apparently too hard.

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Paris Hilton

You better watch out, Mr. Terrorist

Imma f@#$ you over with my huge Penetrator.

Ooops... I errr... still can't .... actually get it up :/

(Paris, just 'cos... Alright?)

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Lawyers scared of computers

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No no no...

All you do is suggest that they may be in breach of the data protection act in keeping sensitive legal information within their craniums, which could alter the outcome of ongoing legal proceedings.

Also suggest that humans have been, in fact proven time and time again to be unreliable in recall, thereby further possibly jeopardising such proceedings even further.

Moreover, humans have also been proven time and time again to be not 100% trustworthy nor discreet at all times.

Then step back and watch..

With any luck they will all just self-lobotomize.

Lawyers... A shower of right bastards, every last one of them...

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My hospital HAL - Google man moots syringe that says no

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Hey googleman... TLDR

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/meaning-of-open.html

TLDR +++

Srlsy...

Oh, and El Reg, I don't know what planet this guy's from. Smart syringes... LOL....

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UK air-traffic offers flying-car-style safety gizmo

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No flying cars please.

"One of the main arguments against flying cars is that it would be terribly unwise to allow average members of the public to operate powerful machines carrying a frightful amount of kinetic and potential energy"

I stand by this.

You can stop a car by the side of the road easily but not a couple of tons of flying metal.

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Angels can't fly: Official

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Dragons can fly?

Pfft... Of course they can, and you better know when they do it too, ie Onyxia phase 2.

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WTF?

Re: Did someone pay?

Sadly, it may well have been taxpayers' money.

( Best comment on the thread, btw, imho )

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iPhone gets a decent keyboard

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Jobs Horns

Like I've said before...

I'd buy an iphone if it wasn't for the way they have tied it up.

You lose a customer here, Apple, you hear? Na, you don't give a crap do you...

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Hackintosher goes titsup

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FAIL

I beg to differ....

"Also individuals that go on to buy OS X with the express intention of not installing OS X onto Apple hardware are breaching the terms of the EULA and essentially the law. Hackintoshing *isn't* legal!"

Doesn't the EULA specify "Apple labelled computer" ? Apple have made it ambiguous in the past and note as far as I know have not clarified this. They also sell ipods with apple stickers.

Apple could have been more specific, if they so chose.

Interpret this as you will.

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Jobs Horns

@Martin 6

Oh my god. Oh my god.. Now THAT makes total sense.

Why else would anyone do what these Psystar guys did...

Ok.. we got a good hypothesis here, El Reg. Can you prove it?

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oh...

And.. it really, really doesn't make any sense.

I mean, what did these Psystar guys expect from the outset but some conclusion like this?

Unless they expected a different outcome because someone really big was behind them?

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Good question...

Who were funding these Psystar guys?

El Reg, we want to know. Please do a nice spot of reporting and go find out? Be a good story to be sure.

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Billie Piper hooks up with Belle de Jour

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Billie Piper

I always thought Billie Piper was well fit.

Mmm.. Imma google now to see what I can find...

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Red Hat pulls plug on Itanium with RHEL 6

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Stop

Agree... IBM should have bought apple

They also should follow thru' a lot more.

G5/970? What the hell happened there? That was such a crucial turning point :(

What about the foray into consoles? What happened there with the cell and xenons?

Look, IBM, I can't afford to buy costly power 7 boxen but there are many of us out there who want a viable alternative to x86.

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Better Place talks up DONG-powered e-car scheme

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Flame

I think there's competition innit?

What about WHANG ltd? (Wholly harvested arsehole natural gas)

Very flammable..

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Stargazers spy super-Earth waterworld

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Alien

Want to know where habitable planets are?

<--- Eh... Ask him?

Or the scientologists?

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Sony Vaio X

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I'd have to try it...

But it does look a bit lame on first glance... How this is better than an Eee, I cannot say. How this is worse I could. Less sturdy. Poor battery life. No audio input. Shall I go on?

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Apple seeks patent on reality

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Jobs Horns

Fuck Apple

And the Patents Office.

Sons of bitches every last one.

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Ten years of .NET - Did Microsoft deliver?

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Troll

bloat bloat bloat bloat bloat bloat

Bloat is everywhere

But not only in windows

Linux kernel too

Stupid things like NET

Encourage bloat very much

Stop crap like this now

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Google 'in talks' over Googlenetbook

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Linux

On first impressions on what they are saying...

Don't want chrome.

I mean... why _buy_ a linux that restricts you to a browser with all kinds of hurdles etc....

The netbook however.. humm... hmmm...

If the netbook is cheap and well built (Asus we're looking at you) and decently spec'ed out or _can_ be decently spec'ed out... might be interesting just to buy it to try and chuck chrome out... Hack it, if you know what I mean. Can't be that difficult or so I am imagining given it boots linux anyways. Can't imagine they'd spend too much time and $$$ trying to lock it down...

Be fun to do...

Especially if it's a non-x86... Just for fun of course.

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Intel details fresh desktop, mobile 'Cores'

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Throttling

So... errr.. the selling point of the i5 is ... CPU throttling?

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PS3 hardware still losing Sony money, claims analyst

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Linux

How much does OtherOS cost?

And why did they wipe it, if they say they're gonna have to support it in the firmware upgrades for the fat PS3's anyways?

This is real lameness on Sony's part.

Please bring back linux support for all future PS3s, do you hear, Sony?

Sent from my PS3 which is tunneling X thru' SSH to my little Eee while I'm cozy tucked up in bed...

Yeah yeah, I could be doing better things with my time. Why all the bother? Just to make a bloody point.

Some PS3 buyers are NERDS. And by GOD, Sony, you better appease us.

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Nvidia hints at Tegra 2 intro at CES

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Anything non x86 is well welcome.

Go ARM!

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NZ gal's Bulgarian airbags halt traffic

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Paris Hilton

Somehow...

... methinks pictures of this lassie may offend the common male quite a bit.

Prove us wrong though, El Reg!

Err.. Paris? Cos she's got none, really....

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Sony PlayStation network moves into reality TV

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Linux

Sorry this has to be said but...

SONY, please bring back linux support to the masses. Selling these thin PS3s with no otherOS support is a SIN.

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Apple cancels Christmas... if you want a 27 inch iMac

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FAIL

LOL

Just lol

what I said about imacs (and like before)....

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Pig plague alert: Our safe sex guide

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Best playmobil...

Ever...

However are you guys going to top this one, one wonders.

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Dell tech flashes woman with (her own) jubblies

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Paris Hilton

Dell Connect Session

What the hell are these?

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LHC pulverises previous record: 2.36 TeV surprise collision!

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Alien

SHADO

I have just received an anonymous tip off that this is a SHADO funded project for the development of a blackhole projector. Apparently we need to hit those pesky aliens with a bigger gun or something.

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Nokia N900 Linux smartphone

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Linux

Bring this phone to Australia, please

I'm sure hoping there are some Nokia people with the right influence reading this...

Anyhow, just found this on Tom's... bit more about the phone:

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Nokia-N900-Maemo,review-1468.html

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"Nokia has no plans to release the N900 in Australia."

Ditto.

Bastards... Bastards...

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Linux

@AC with the python running on the phone

I'm intrigued. I'm gonna really have to follow up on this.

If you're still around, can you actually give me an idea how usable this thing is? It's not just the fact that it's a linux box that will influence a purchase but overal build quality, the screen, the keyboard - I expect this would be a 'thumbboard' really wouldn't it?

And the software? I believe if I get your meaning, you've managed to tunnel X thru ssh, what sort of wm does this thing run? I'm hoping it's something reasonably lightweight?

And is there anything in this phone that is actually locked down with any sort of DRM? Can you actually rebuild the kernel if you wanted to?

Nerds want to know :)

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Linux

Hmmm...

Might buy one if it's geeky enough.

Anyone here know of its true geek potential?

With my luck, the gui toolkit's probably Qt... Oh wait, it's Nokia isn't it? I expect it is.. :(

I hope this phone lives up truely to its implied nerd potential. The iphone is also suitably geeky I guess but I'm not having any of that Apple DRM BS.

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No more UFO reports please, says MoD

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Alien

The most important question...

Is SHADO going to keep operating?

How are they going to be funded, now that the carriers are already looking somewhat dodgy?

We must keep those vermin from soiling our precious Earth.

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The return of the Psion-sized PC

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Oi!!!!

<-- Get rid of the windoze!!!!

I'll buy one, right? But, not with the bloat of XP and I'd prefer an arm, (or even a powerpc lol).

I can understand why you've decided to play safe and build it on an intel/windoze base, seriously, but think of the people who bought psions in the first place, we didn't give a toss that it wasn't running windoze.

What sort of a pointer device does it use anyways?

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Fanboi site squeaks on crocked iMacs

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LOL...

<--- iMacs.

Did I ever say that before ? ;)

Seriously, though... someone should into the stats. As much as I much malign the iMac, I suspect there is a good chance your average other manufacturer is likely to have comparatively similar fault rates.

Nevertheless, I still believe this of the iMac : all the disadvantages of a desktop and a laptop rolled into one, with NONE of the advantages...

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Moller Skycar to finally crash and burn?

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It's not going to be the flying car that is the problem

It's the bigger picture.

Is it wise that any and everyone who can buy and fly one should?

What about bad 'flying'? Accidents? Engine failure? It's not like these cars are likely to come to a halt as easily as road-borne traffic.

A mishap (or a deliberate act) could easily cause an enormous amount of mayhem and grief.

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Cell phone supercomputing II: in the flesh

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Linux

Nerd toy.

Cool.

Just in time for Christmas.

Dammit, I want one, but the wife will probably kill me if I get yet another box.

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NHS hurls iPhone into booze abuse fray

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Pint

Bit of a dead market for it I reckon...

Honestly, who'd use it?

Spoil's the atmos, and besides after a few drinks, who's to say what you'll be counting?

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Head-cam video used to OK Arkansas cop kill

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Coat

A difficult call..

But probably the best one the cop could make.

What would YOU have done? Seriously.

I do not believe in a gun-armed population.

This shooting, may not have happened if the perp didn't have a hand gun in the first place.

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LHC smashes Tevatron record: Humanity enters the unknown

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Joke

Every time you smash an particle..

A little bit of mass dies..?

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Should you lose your religion on your CV?

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Alien

Don't think it's necessary...

unless you're a scientologist.

<--- make him proud.

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'Alienated' gamer sues WoW for ruining life

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FAIL

Erik Estavillo

Erik Estavillo is a pretty cool guy, eh sue and sue and doesn't afraid of anything.

Oh, btw Erik.. I can haz ur WoW a/c then? LOLS... j/k...

Ur probably alliance crybaby, an I hav no uses for Ally toonz.

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iPhone upgrades - a one-way control-freak street

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Jobs Horns

Good on you El Reg, Keep asking Apple difficult questions

I would have bought an iphone but for the fact it's ludicrously tied up by Apple. Granted, one could jailbreak it but one should not have to.

Apple, this is just LAME.

It's a sad fact that Apple really have it pretty well physically designed. I have had the 'privilege' to borrow and try iphones/itouches before and they really are very nice - in terms of the UI especially. Reception ain't too hot though, and the fact it does not appear to multitask user apps is another big no-no.

The biggest no-no and possibly SOLE reason I have not bought one is Apple's attitude and the status quo.

So you see Apple? NO FRIKIN' SALE HERE.

I want one (don't need one but want one, and WOULD have bought one) but as a matter of principle, I'm NOT buying.

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BOFH: Made of win

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You know you're a really sad ol' git

...if you can recall Beyond 2000...

Good one.

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FreeBSD version 8.0 lands

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Joke

Re:`C/C++'', which goes to zero as C goes to infinity

Actually, re: C / C++ :

Division by zero is undefined behaviour, innit ? ;)

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Green politician says oral sex is part of being Swedish

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Paris Hilton

Oral hygiene

Do Swedes have bad breath, or are they avid consumers of listerine?

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