* Posts by TRT

2341 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Sex disease surge in US state partly blamed on hook-up apps

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Re: App Clap

A swing on the clap-o-meter there.

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the good ones are the ones not using easy hook-up apps.

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Why voice and apps sometimes don't beat an old-fashioned knob

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Thank God for Hive...

I've been a terrible father you know. Seriously neglecting my children. Not whizzing around with my daughter due to my utter inability to control my hot water from my phone.

'Effing muppets.

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Re: This won't affect me.

I prefer to warm up with my house. Coming in from 20 minute walk at -10° from the train station to home means that even after de-togging if someone else is already in and has warmed the house from 14° to 21°, it's bleeding painful for a long time.

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Your CAR is the 'ultimate mobile device', reckons Apple COO

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Apple create for the states...

the iCarUS. The wings melt.

No but seriously... if they come out with some electric car, how long will the battery last, can you open the finger print sensitive door handle with a Gummy bear, will it only do round corners, will the aerial need repositioning for v2.0 and will it crash unexpectedly?

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Don't PANIC but ... UNSTOPPABLE robots IMMUNE to injury built by boffins

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Re: "Once damaged, the robot becomes like a scientist,"

It can be reactivated by an injection of caffeine?

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drips oil on the floor, and it gets to the point you can't stand anymore...

If it bleeds, we can kill it.

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WOODEN computer chips reveal humanity's cyber elf future

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Re: re: Now your computer can literally rot away.

It might suit some applications.

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Re: Have they actually thought this through?

They found a bug. Eating.

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LDX #$08

dec:

DEX

STX $0200

CPX #$03

BNE dec

STX $0201

BRK

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Its bark...

is worse than its byte.

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Oh crap...

My CPU got rooted. :(

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Boffins create tiny holographic battery that fits INSIDE a chip

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Re: How does it work?

It harvests energy from your suspicion field. As soon as you start trusting it, it will stop working.

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Swarm of Apple iRobots released to map interior of Cupertino HQ

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Re: you have to be pretty scared of the boss,

At least the rooms aren't numbered in binary, or named after pieces of fruit or chocolate bars or English monarchs or something... Can you imagine that? I'm trying to find room "King John". Now was that before or after King William II? I know up the corridor that way is present day... Queen Elizabeth II was the toilets... ha! The Throne Room, very good...

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Re: you have to be pretty scared of the boss,

I think it's more along the lines of checking a known set of plans against what the scutters gather.

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If they find...

any 9 foot tall, pale blue skinned bald guys, I'm outta there!

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Queen's Speech: Snoopers' Charter RETURNS amid 'modernisation' push

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"capability gap"

Ah yes, that well known architect that designs bridges. His ancestor used to do gardens you know.

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Re: Time to leave

Coming soon to a street near you... a demo.

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Why are all the visual special effects studios going bust?

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Re: Seems to me that a rarity...

I tried to watch the new one... got about 10 minutes into it waiting for Judge Dredd to appear, then realised he had already been on screen for the last 9m30. The Stallone outing was terrible: let down by a poor script and poor acting, but Sly himself was the Dredd from my imagination when I read 2000AD as a teenager.

They shouldn't have made EITHER of the films, to be honest.

EDIT. Forgot, the whole taking the helmet off thing, just wrong, very wrong.

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Seems to me that a rarity...

in the film industry is a novel script. They're just pumping out remakes of films that shouldn't be remade at the moment; Total Recall, Robocop, Judge Dredd, Mad Max etc etc.

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RAF Eurofighter gets a Battle of Britain makeover

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Re: > boring grey is a suitable colour then they are parked on concrete.

They *said* that the weird shadows in Nevada were made from paint...

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Re: What devious weapon requires a tank full of gravity?

Well if you reverse the polarity of the neutron flow...

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Re: Secret Technology

I thought gravity was one of a tank's main weapons.

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Re: eh?

I've then gone on to evaluate if it was or not, and concluded that it's genuine and plausible. It's also a heck of a photograph (or several!) and hats off to the photographer.

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Re: eh?

Stall speed of the Eurofighter is around 110 knots, the top speed of the Hurricane is a smidgeon under 300 knots, so they could fly alongside each other, with the prop engined plane slightly in front so as to avoid the wash of the jet.

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Re: eh?

It looks to me like the hurricane might have been Photoshopped in - there's a slight fringe and the distortion of the ground due to the exhaust behind the jet aircraft would be hard to fake convincingly. Although having looked at the other image linked to in a comment above, the two pictures must have been taken within a fraction of a second of each other, so... I have to conclude it's genuine. Must have been quite a close one.

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Absolutely brilliant!

They look so much better in this colour scheme.

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Re: I agree

They'll be painting them purple and yellow before long and have them on border patrol duty.

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'Logjam' crypto bug could be how the NSA cracked VPNs

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Re: Why?

Something about penetration testing being a huge pain in the arse...

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Re: Why?

Like encrypted satellite TV cards which have a small amount of circuitry within the card?

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Re: Why?

Because a flaw in one single strong secure encryption algorithm could expose 90% of the internet to eavesdropping? Eggs, baskets etc.

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Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh

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Ah!

cock.horse

for Banbury based businesses.

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a cock sling?

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Re: says

burger.tesco.horse?

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cart.horse

But in reverse DNS notation you'd be putting...

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And there's always...

ahorseisahorseofcourseofcourseandnoonecantalktoa.horse

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There's equine fashion...

clothes.horse

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Amazon cloud to BEND TIME, exist in own time zone for 24 hours

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I thought that...

the Amazon was shrinking every minute? Or is that every week? Whichever of those, illegal logging, deforestation, species extinction, global warming etc.

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Airbus warns of software bug in A400M transport planes

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Re: "The project ran late and over budget. "

Nunquam fatalis, semper ultra bursa.

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Californians get first chance to be RUN OVER by a GOOGLE ROBOT

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Re: Brings to mind...

And I'm not talking about the wheel turning required to get you into the space. My car is 10 years old and can manoeuvre itself into a space, though the novelty of the system wore off after the third time I used it and it's switched off now.

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Re: Brings to mind...

They will have to cruise round forever. No one has yet mentioned how these vehicles will read and understand the Byzantine parking restrictions that can be found on the streets. I don't know of any electronic system cataloguing these. Double yellow lines faded and worn or of varying hues and contrasts as a result of patchwork road repairs, signs flipped round at all angles, 2pm to 4pm anti-commuter restrictions... how does the car know if you plan to be there for a minute or a day? Red routes, corners, schools, zig zags, curb pips, double parking, solid white, people's driveways, boxing in, car club only, electric only, disabled only, bus stop restrictions, mobile library on Thursdays only, yellow plastic boards for temporary restrictions overriding regular plates, permit holders only, 1 hour limits, no returns. On country or seaside roads there's a myriad of variables to consider like soft verge parking, cliff edges, sand traps, drifted sand or snow obscuring markings. Then in the city parking so your passenger can get out without smacking a lamp post or a parking meter or a comms cabinet.

There will never be robots capable of understanding all this. Thus the self driving car will have to have manual controls, will always need a driver, will probably need designated bays with assistive in road technology. Maybe it will work in California where everyone who can afford one has a driveway and a garage and a reserved parking place at work. And I can see a use in controlled environments like theme parks or mega malls or airports as a taxi service but in every day use as a replacement for what we have now? Forget it.

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Time to patch your Cisco TelePresence systems

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Are they going to be FoC?

Because I have two and the software maintenance was yet another add on extra. I'm very, very WTF?!!! about that hidden cost. Dirty, Cisco, dirty. Should have at least 1 yr of upgrades included.

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BARMY bio-boffins are growing DINOSAUR SNOUTS on CHICKENS

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Neither have they learnt that...

cloning Palatines leads to war with the robots and an Imperial darkness that covers the galaxy for decades.

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Chill, luvvies. The ‘unsustainable’ BBC Telly Tax stays – for now

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Re: see my argument for music....

And of course there is that now deleted episode from a time travel programme where our hero visited the future and saw people flocking to buy recordings of old broadcasts... ;)

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Re: It was indeed very pretty.

I have to agree with you there FlatPackHamster. Horizon used to be good, Tomorrow's World was a prime time science magazine, even Mac and the Computer Programme... Dr Who was history and science...

Yeah, it's dumbed down. Possibly because it feels the need to compete by appealing to a broader base.

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Human Planet was just stunning. Absolutely stunning.

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Re: Am I the only person...

Based in Salford now, aren't they?

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ISS 'naut: How we collect our POO and DROP it FLAMING on hapless Earthlings

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