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2573 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Plasma boffins' POWERFUL wind now a key clue to fiery Sun

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Yes-

But not Precious Tritium, just the normal stuff- so all is well.

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North Korea's satellite a dud, say US astroboffins

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Re: Meanwhile Britain

No, I'm Lewis- and so is my wife...

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Shh! Proxima Centauri can hear us!

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Re: 4 years from now

The mighty Sword of Talent is a myth- but let's send them anyway.

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Second Higgs possibility pops up in CERN data

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Re: Twin peaks?

For the slack?

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'We are screwed!' Fonts eat a bullet in Microsoft security patch

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So if the fonts are being patched ...

Does that mean that the Windows kernel is *all* patches now?

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Re: Well just gone thorugh all the fonts on my web designer GF's machine.

Punchline:- she uses a Mac...

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iPad mini to outsell iPad, get Retina Display? iPad to slenderize?

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Re: Steve-O was wrong, people do want a small tablet.

A little black one marked with a skull & crossbones to take when they realise they are trapped forever in the Walled Garden of Shiny ...

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Re: Nancy Boys

Not a series of the adventures of a group of young hermaphrodite detectives then?

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Re: @ Jim in Hayward

Whilst I agree, I have seen it explained as:- "I could care less <but I can't be bothered>."

Which is quite annoying.

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Won't follow Apple Store rules? How 'bout an iTASER TREAT!

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Re: @Trevor Marron

AC -sounds like you are scared of little Chinese people, just like the big macho cops?

Diddums.

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Grinchy Google to shut down another batch of services

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Re: Sigh...... "unloved and little-used services"

Isn't AOL still going?

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Next IPCC climate assessment due 2014 now everywhere online

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Like any serial fiction

Each book is written years before release, to a pre-determined story arc.

Who'd have thunk it?

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NASA to smash its spacecraft INTO THE MOON

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Re: 5 days?

This 'crash' is of course a subtle fix for the woo-woo claims that "The moon keeps turning upside down!!"

www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D7ABqxAd3V38&ei=fUTLUKmvGtKz0QXj1oG4Dg&usg=AFQjCNGFHTLRrIJaMW6n5BLzv98ohU-juA&bvm=bv.1355325884,d.d2k

oh dear...

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Stephen Hawking pushes for posthumous pardon for Alan Turing

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Re: Why stop at Turing?

These are the sort of laws that arise when morals are based on tutting, handwringing and looking down the nose at society's 'undesirables'.

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John Lewis agrees to flog Microsoft's Surface RT tablets

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Demand has been phenominal.

No demand is one phenomenon.

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NASA reveals secrets of Curiosity’s selfies

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As usual-

The angle makes the rover look far more svelte that it actually is...

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Worldwide Gmail crash was due to Google Sync bug

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Re: "There is WRONG in the cloud. "

"As if millions of raindrops suddenly cried out in terror.."

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North Korean rocket works, puts something into orbit

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Re: And in the West...

Virgin Galactic- yes indeed, and a private one at that; the Govt decided there was no future in space launching a long time ago, preferring to embark on a downward slope instead.

Good luck, Mr Branson- the Govt don't deserve the future.

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And in the West...

The UK slips down another notch in space launch history.

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Revealed: The Brit-built GRAVITY-powered light that costs $5

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Re: Pedantry...

Not if you assemble it up a hill...

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Microsoft licence cops kick in TWICE as many customers' doors as rivals

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So, Nom^3...

Either you admit MS are murdering extortionists, or you have lied to us.

When did you stop beating your wife?

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Bio-integrated circuitry melds man and machine

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Ultimate iDevice

"If you think about an iPhone," he said, "it's a wonderful tool, but what if you wanted to take this kind of device functionality and wrap it around your brain?"

Fanborg.

I'd call it a downgrade.

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Samba 4 arrives with full Active Directory support

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Re: "does not need monthly critical vuln patching"

And how many reboots required?

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YES! It's the TARDIS PC!

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Re: Time computers?

That would explain why the Doctor has to keep hitting it, and the showers of sparks.

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Microsoft Surface to hit third-party stores on Wednesday

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Re: I'm Confused

A Touch device that you can't touch...

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New transistor tech could beat silicon and save Moore's Law

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Re: Molecular beam epitaxy

Indium Gallium Arsenide-ey implants?

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Re: May I be the first to say....

"...for I believe in the Epitaxial growth, and the diffusion of Gallium. For ever and ever, Arsenide."

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'UK DNA database by stealth' proposed in £100m NHS project

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Re: Is it just a Monday thing...

No, 77 was Sunset Strip.

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2020AD: Space tourists will be FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Will the super-rich really go for this?

The only Billionaires who would want to go, are the ones who would probably provide the hardware anyway.

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Re: Ryan Air Are Doing It For £50

The Ryanair Moon flight lands in Florida- near enough to the Moon...

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China plans astro-farms on Mars

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Hi, Chinese Space Agency

Congratulations and Good Luck!

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Slash A THIRD off Surface RT price or it's toast, Microsoft told

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Re: Anybody know what Surface does?

Clicks.

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Hero Playmonaut lost at sea as SPEARS ditches in Channel

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Re: fitting

wrong icon, methinks...

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Re: "tethered to the structure with a safety line"

SPB must not combine with H&S...

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Re: RIP

Not so fast!

He's exploring the depths!

Onwards and downwards- yoho!

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Brr, feeling cold? Galaxy is home to plenty of WARMER Earth twins

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Aha-

The more fossil fuels we use, the greater the percentage of unused radioactives in our crust; thus the climate warms!!

discuss...

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Chinese student fails job interview because of iPhone

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Re: Remember when it was the fashion to leave a gap between your tie knot and collar?

Alice from Dilbert?

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Re: "Working at our company is tough. It calls for someone who can take the pain and suffering."

"Where do I apply!"

Microsoft PR Dept.

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John McAfee 'captured'

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Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

"The *chap* who wrote ReiserFS..."

That would be Reiser FFS!!

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Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification

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Re: Get the commercial ones for free anyways..

The banks may dole them out for free, but I bet they don't use them internally.

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El Reg Movember lads sprout mighty Unix beards for cancer charity

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Re: Great work raising the money...

Sounds like the BMJ see an unwelcome rise in men actually visiting their doctors for a change.

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Prisoner found with phone + charger in anal cavity

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Was it star shaped?

Or Chocolate starfish shaped...

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HP boffin: Honey! I shrank the PC. To nanometre size, dammit

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But-

Cache is £, surely?

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Microsoft claims Windows Phone sales up 300%

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Re: So they sold...

"I said- you buy one, get three free!"

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Windows 8 launch outdoes Windows 7's, says Microsoft bigwig

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Re: Oh dear

"No, they just needed a new machine."

Not quite- they just were told they needed one.

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Annual reviews: It's high time we rid the world of this insanity

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Re: And this is why I'm an IT contractor

Nearly-

if the firm was making any money after the Chief's Bonuses are paid out they wouldn't have had to have the redundancies.

FTFY.

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Hotel blames burglaries on hacked Onity card locks

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And

cougars behind the rest...

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Antarctic discovery: ALIEN LIFE may be FOUND ON MOON of Jupiter

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Re: Everything is relative

But that means they exist at the temperature of molten ice! Outrageous!

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Bash Street bytes: Do UK schools really need the Raspberry Pi?

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Re: Seriously!?

“So we’re going to spend five to ten minutes at the start of every lesson, and the same again at the end,getting out tools, sweeping up and putting things away again?"

Glad he wasn't my Woodwork teacher at school. Lazy git.

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Their One Year Mission: To boldly find the effects of null G on humans

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Re:PS Sounds like the plot of Saturn 3...

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