* Posts by Symon

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UK TV is getting worse as younglings shun the BBC et al, says Ofcom

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Re: "more adverts"

Well, I took your advice and went to the Netflix UK website. I was greeted by a picture of the same fucking Trivago hipster bloke sat on the sofa with his smug Bohemian family who look like they've just gentrified a formally deprived London borough. AAAAAAHHHHH!

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"more adverts"

I've recently noticed that "up to" 100% of the ads are maudlin, mawkish shite. Some hipster bloke singing a saccharine lyric to a cloying piano accompaniment. Fucking Lloyd's bank are the latest lot to join the bandwagon, joining Barclaycard and Trivago etc. I want to go to .... Berlin. I wish you'd just fuck off there, you stupid airhead bint. Grrrr. (I know, use the TiVo.)

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FBI probe physical intrusions into Californian internet cables

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Re: Maybe it's just our Big5 "allies" or another ally at the east of the Mediterranean

I think you'll find that an 'atomic blast' generally releases a quite large quantity of energy in a relatively short time. So much so, that even 2 to 3 inches of concrete might not be enough to protect your fibre. BTW., this (link below) was only a story, not real life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Train

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Giant FLYING SPACE ROCKS could KILL US ALL, warns Brian May

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Surely Flash Gordon is a more appropriate person to save every one of us in this case. Aaah aaah.

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Re: Welcome to the 19th century

@Kubla Cant.

Because objects are three dimensional, you dunderhead! Twice the diameter, 8 times the mass.

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Re: Welcome to the 19th century

...and what is the 'force' of the Hiroshima bomb and the 'force' of 500 kilotonnes of TNT? It should read energy or work, i.e. force times displacement.

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Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years

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No need to carp on about the article.

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Get READY: Scientists set to make TIME STAND STILL tonight

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Re: But will this answer the fundamental question of time...?

It's a song by Coldplay.

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Giant male member spontaneously ejaculates over Norway

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Re: insidious ejaculation

"Herpes virii" http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html

"The plural of virus is neither viri nor virii, nor even vira nor virora. It is quite simply viruses, irrespective of context."

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Gates: Renewable energy can't do the job. Gov should switch green subsidies into R&D

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Re: In addition

Integral fast reactors.

http://www.monbiot.com/2011/12/05/a-waste-of-waste/

Also, renewables _can_ do the job, because uranium, by all sensible definitions, is 'renewable'.

http://88.167.97.19/temp/Breeder_reactors_A_renewable_energy_source_pad11983cohen.pdf

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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Re: I'm actually curious

@nematoad. Stop capitalising. It's a proper noun.

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Re: "Not til we have some planes to go on them..."

Who needs planes? A single type 45 destroyer such as HMS Dauntless could shoot down the whole Argentine air force in under a day. It's even got two miniguns as used by Jesse Ventura.

"Come on in, you fuckers. Come on in. Ol' Painless is waitin'."

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

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Re: All the balls have left the bar

@bill 30

"You can't even write racial abuse in excrement on someone's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat."

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Well, it's Lynyrd Skynyrd I think you'll find. And they're almost all already 'no more' thanks to aeroplanes etc.

Southern man, better keep your head

Don't forget, what your good book said

Southern change, gonna come at last

Now your crosses, are burning fast

Southern man

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Cisco in single SSH key security stuff-up

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Suggestion

Far be it from me to tell you what the best firewall or router solution is for your situation. That said, and given that this is a forum with many engineers, try a search for

Cisco vs. pfSense

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

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If the next attack is on the 11th of February or the 1st of December, somewhere in Europe, you know that Al Qaeda are taking the piss. In fact, that's why 999 was chosen as the emergency number in the UK.

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Kamikaze Rosetta probe to ram comet it's chased for billions of miles

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come an awfully long way from the lunar landings

I see what you mean about the rocket science, but public attention does get caught by men with balls of steel. For example, Messrs Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins etc. In the words of Yuri Gagarin, "Let's go!".

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Pluto plastered in what looks like 1970s orange wallpaper – proof

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New Horizons uses turbo codes to get the data back, operating about 1dB away from the Shannon limit.

http://www.ibrarian.net/navon/paper/Design_and_Standardization_of_Low_Density_Parity_.pdf?paperid=13518370

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DEATH by VEGETABLES: Woman charged with killing boyf using carrots. And peas

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Dan Quayle lives!

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This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor

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For fuck's sake.

It's kHz, not KHz.

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Hand Made Vacuum Tubes by Claude Paillard

No need for silicon! (Except in the glass, of course.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzyXMEpq4qw

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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I was reading the Richard Herring column...

...when this link click-baited me.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/06/18/deep-fried-peanut-butter-balls-wrapped-in-bacon-wtf-5252007/

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The insidious danger of the lone wolf control freak sysadmin

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Maybe it's just me...

...but as I read that line about stuff getting Hoovered up, I wondered if Tim's real name is Lennart?

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GAZE upon our HI-RES DWARF PICS of Pluto, beams proud NASA

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Re: Jebus!

It's a very cool mission. But Voyager. That's something very special. Some mechanical engineer comes up with the "grand tour" just in time for a one in 175 year event. Get in!

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Belgium trolls France with bonkers new commemorative coin

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Waterloo.

My, my!

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

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Re: I'd watch it.

@Guinness. You mean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson_Crusoe_on_Mars ?

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Nobel bro-ffin: 'Girls in the lab fall in love with me ... then start crying'

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Are Men Really More Intelligent Than Women?

Here's an article that I read in Psychology Today. It begins:-

"You have to be courageous, naïve or stupid to talk about sex differences in intelligence or indeed sex differences in anything. Many people want to believe that men and women are equal not only in potential but also ability. They argue that even if there are small differences they should not be explored or explained because of the divisive effect that it has on both sexes."

And that's what has befallen Sir Tim in this case. I plump for "naïve", YMMV.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sideways-view/201410/are-men-really-more-intelligent-women

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Au-mazing! Cornwall sold GOLD to Ireland back in the Bronze Age

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Just wanted to check your grasp on genetics. You do know that men have a x chromosome, right? Are you talking about mitochondrial DNA? That would make much more sense.

One last thing. How do you know that the women didn't go voluntarily? Anyway, surely the Vikings watched "The crying game" on the longboat 'in float entertainment' during the trip over?

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'Nobody owns 'ol Sol. Now gimme €10k to keep it that way, suckers'

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Re: Owning Sol may not be all it's cracked up to be.

How would you get sunburn in the rain? Is there something I should know?

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Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance

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Re: Pointless Golden Record

Rather than any hope of contacting extra-terrestrial life, the point of the Golden Record was an attempt by NASA and Carl Sagan to raise the public profile of the mission, which it achieved. If nothing else, it resulted in Dr. Sagan meeting his third wife...

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"It thinks it's posting to usenet."

Sorry, the Voyager spacecraft predate Usenet by about 3 years...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

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UK's richest man backs music minnow merger to annoy Ticketzilla

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Re: Words cannot describe my hate for TicketMaster

If even Eddie Vedder couldn't put them in the rear view mirror, who can?

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Google blames Flash for hobbling Chrome, says it sucks (too much power)

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Re: Is Flash not dead yet ?

Flash, Flash, I love you. But we've only got 24 watts to power the laptop.

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Re: Is Flash not dead yet ?

Gordon's ALIVE?!

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

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He should line the classroom with sheet steel. Not only would it prevent mobile phone use, but might reduce the effects of the 'high school massacres' that I believe are popular in that America.

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Dodgy colon bug is a total pain in the butt for Skype users today

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Re: Rename?

Ironic that shite is normally got rid of with a colon...

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

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Re: Tin foil hat alert

I've just tried calling him to ask him directly if what you say is true. Sadly, I failed. I kept getting his answering machine.

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Mass break-in: researchers catch 22 more routers for the SOHOpeless list

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Catch 22 routers?

That's a Major Major Major Major problem.

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Chinese bloke escapes execution for Forbidden City nude photo shoot

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Re: Surely you jest

Baseball Umpire: Two balls.

[looking up from game]

Baseball Umpire: What is that. It looks just like an enormous...

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Holy SSH-it! Microsoft promises secure logins for Windows PowerShell

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The kids are using mosh now! It works great for lossy links and mobile clients. Especially good for admin to servers in the Middle Kingdom.

mosh.mit.edu

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Naked cyclists take a hard line on 'aroused' protest participant

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What a cock up.

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Fedora 22: Don't be glum about the demise of Yum – this is a welcome update

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Re: No MATE love?

And for us systemdphobes, CentOS 6 is good for another 5 years or so...

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The rare metals debate: Only trace elements of sanity found

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Fucking pigs?

Not efficient enough...

http://www.thepigsite.com/artificial-insemination/

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

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Re: Top banter!

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”--Richard Dawkins.

"Richard Dawkins was sent here by God to test us. Like fossils. And facts."--Stewart Lee.

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Android ransomware poses as FBI smut warning

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ADB is the Android Debug Bridge.

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Blackhat hack trick wallops popular routers

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Re: Maybe

We've had it since June last year and don't recall it going down except for firmware updates and planned maintenance. YMMV! HTH.

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