* Posts by hplasm

2991 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

POD RACING: SpaceX will build the Hyperloop railgun tube-way – you bring the ride

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Re: No human will ride

Each pod must contain 1 (one) cheese.

Also: This ain't no train- it's a test-bed magneti-gun spaceship launcher!

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Bing to encrypt search traffic by default

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Re: Bing

Bing has search traffic?

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OPEN WIDE: Microsoft Live Writer authoring tool going open source

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Re: What licence?

"So you go straight to 'Trap' without waiting to see what occurs rather than actually looking at the direction Microsoft do seem to be taking now-a-days?"

Safest bet.

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Microsoft says its latest, dodgy Windows 10 build is good for (almost) everyone

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"my car makes a really terrible boat..."

Mi Crosoft makes a really terrible Operating System.

FTFY

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In memoriam: Christopher Lee, Hammer's Count Dracula

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R.I.P Prince of Darkness

And all your other excellent characters. We shall miss you.

(Insert garlic coment here after respectful pause)

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Indie review of UK surveillance laws: As you were, GCHQ

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Re: "strong and vital powers"

"...a nice uniform with dangling runes,"

Hey- I want one of those- let the bad guys use swastikas or something that's already ruined!

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Condoleezza to China: 'The rules' mean cyber-spying isn't allowed

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Re:WTF ?

"Sorry man - your 'Semper Fi' tat should be on your arm..."

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Sorry Leezzzeee

You soured your goodwill by your time with big W.

Nobody cares what you think anymore, particularly in the Civilised World.

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Gonna RUB MYSELF against the WALL: Microsoft's Surface Hub 84" monster-slab

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Only in America...

"...the size of the screens is so unusual in today's market that Microsoft couldn't find an existing assembly line in Asia that could handle them."

Because they are specified in inches, rather than metric...

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Top Eurocop: People are OK with us snooping on their phone calls

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Re: He seems to have forgotten to include

"In his mind: May == Always"

also In his mind: May == His Snooping Ally in the UK

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Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Playmobil supremo dies at 81

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Re: Big fucking deal

Meh - you're not anywhere close to the icon here.

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Let's kill off the meaningless concept of SW-defined storage

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Re: Please kill "Layer 3 Switch" as well

To be fair, Layer 3 switches understand routing (to a certain degree) whereas just Data Switches don't.

And Layer Cake switches will shoot you in the face if you try to make them route packets, whether they have a mockney accent bit set or not.

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Brit plods' post-TETRA radio omnishambles comes home to roost

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Re: Jamming.

"And you think the Home Office aren't able to find jammers and send the operators to jail?"

I think you forgot this icon...

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Google: Our self-driving cars would be tip-top if you meatheads didn’t crash into them

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Re: To those here hailing the arrival of Google cars

"I'm confident I can drive myself a car ..."

Nothing personal, but that right there is the heart of the problem.

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ESA shortlists three medium-sized missions for 2025 launch

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Re: Arial

"As its a bit more 'sexy' "

That sounds a little ...fishy...

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Gremlins in the first six months? It's the seller's problem – EU court

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Re: Windows 10

It's only free if your time is worth nothing...

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Windows 10

Better be up to scratch then...

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Ed Snowden should be pardoned, thunders Amnesty Int'l

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Sadly

true.

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Microsoft spunks $500m to reinvent the wheel. Why?

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Re: I object in the strongest possible terms!

"They made it triangular, with one less bump! So There!"

But with the move back towards 2D, would the MS Wheel not just be a line?

That would explain the bumpy ride...

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Plod IT spending fails to fall down the stairs as taxpayers cough £385m

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"The body has taken four-years to get off the ground"

Did it leave behind a white outline ?

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Why did Snowden swipe 900k+ US DoD files? (Or so Uncle Sam claims)

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Re: I know I'm in a minority on here

" Do the deed, have the balls to face the repercussions."

said the AC...

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

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Re: Not just a service pack

"I'm not aware that there has ever been an authoritative definition of what constitutes a Windows service pack"

Different bugs, and probably more of them...

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HMRC ditches Microsoft for Google, sends data offshore

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Re: i bet....

Idiot MS users will, as always, hate google apps.

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Re: The US government

have ALWAYS been granted access to all our tax records.

FTFY

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Hackers steal files on 4 million US govt workers

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Holmes

Begun-

This cyberwar has...

Yoda ^H^H^H^H Some crinkly Republican Congressman.

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Virgin Galactic will get into space 'within 18 months to two years'

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Re: At 250K a pop.

""We are democratising plutocracising plutocratising space."

Dwarf-Planetising, shurely?

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Re: Unless you go round at least once ...

So Phineas Fogg was the first spaceman -FACT!

(I know he's fictional...)

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Hubble spots Pluto's moons are a chaotic mess of tumbling rock

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Re: Pluto is simply spawning.

Dog eggs?

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That's is no moons...

That's is a dwarfes's - oh never minds...

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

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Re: Whatever happened to 'respect'???

It got replaced with the fuzzy concept of "Disrespec' '"

grr...

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Large Hadron Collider gives young ALICE a black-hole ray gun

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Re: Quark-gluon plasma

@DAM

What are birds?

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KFC takes legal axe to eight-legged mutant chicken claims

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Re: Centi-Chicken

"I'd better go check wikipedia to see if such creatures exist. ;-)"

Surely you need to check on Chickipedia?

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US Patriot Act's phone spying rules are dead – but that means very little

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Re: Does anyone actually believe they have stopped collecting metadata?

It does mean that they have to get their rubber stamp altered.

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

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Re: From a proud Bible thumper

"My God is a God of Truth."

Truly, he is a bit of a git though, you must admit?

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Re: Evidence.

I'd buy a new Avenger.

As long as it's Purdey...

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Re: And now fish Jesus!

That explains those fish bumper signs!

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Re: Nobody asked here two real interesting questions (at least for me)

"By answering these two questions correctly, Microsoft might consider me a potential client."

By asking these two questions, Microsoft might consider you a potential troublemaker...

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Re: Security and Stability iffyness

> and is not a covert anti-security backdoor like Windows 8+ apparently is!

I bet you Googled that.

Bing had nothing...

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Re: I'm confused

It's easy to get rid of the apps on a Windows 8/8.1/10 install:

Start PowerShell with admin privileges.

Type in:format c:

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Microsoft: Here's what you'll cough up for Windows 10 next year

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Re: So that

More likely - £199.99, £149.99, £119.99, and £99.99.

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: How many of you Windows user will be...

"And Linux's answer to Lync is?"

You mean Sky(!)pe for Business... er Modernpe, er...

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Re: Loving the free upgrade

"If you don't like it, restore. Why not? It's not as if it's expensive."

What was that old trotted out line... "... Linux is only free if your time has no value?"

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The rare metals debate: Only trace elements of sanity found

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Re: Prophets of doom

Profits of Doom, then?

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Re: Future mineral reserve creation

The rarest of the elements is surely Euphonium. Used solely in the manufacture of Brass Band instruments, it supplanted Trombonium that was originally used for this purpose.

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Re: The other thing to remember

" ..."experts" running around saying we're running out of pork..."

Pork is something TPTB and their 'experts' will never let run out.

The pork is the life...

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Long, sticky summer ahead: Win 10 will be with OEMs by 31 August

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Re: system requirements:

"You don't have to buy it."

Don't want to steal it either.

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Libre Office comes to Android

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Finally!

Now I can fiddle with ODF documents properly- I mean of course, proper ODF.odf open documents- beware of shoddy imitations.

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BRAIN STORM: Nine mislaid cerebra found near railway line in New York

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Re: The zombies are getting smarter...

Is that Dr Hfuhruhurr?

Have you seen Miss Mahelmahey? I have some brains for her...

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The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change

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"...the sun would have revolved around the earth until Galileo."

It was an Earth-shaking discovery, don't you know?

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Millions of voters are missing: It’s another #GovtDigiShambles

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Re: Registering wasn't that much of a problem...

"...but the house name and village were wrong, and there was no way of changing them."

But at last, when they come for you, they'll be looking in the wrong place.

So you can be whatever you want!

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