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2051 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill

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Re: 450m molehill?

"Very relieved that I don't have moles like that in my garden."

What are doing, Carrot?

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Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

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Re: Finally, a Good Episode

On the other hand, Bristol, Saturday night, up against the wall... 2D-porn.

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We've already seem Missy relaxing in Paradise, aka The Walled Garden from the Handbot episode.

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Re: Take off the sign saying POLICE

Taxi? You'd have to have an assistant called Carla. Sorry, Clara.

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Re: Finally, a Good Episode

So, some 2D monsters who only know about us from the tyre tracks and footprints left on the pavement decide to let rip on the people of Bristol. Why? What could the people of Bristol have done to the pavement that so miffs off a species that it breaks the third wall and sets out on a jihad against anything 3D? Possibly all the pavement pizzas left on a Saturday night. Yeah. That'd do it.

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Re: Major takeaway points

Time to drag the Hornby gear out from under the bed... it's next to the Airfix TARDIS kit... How come they made an episode of Doctor Who with the contents of my bedroom?

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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Re: For the people who didn't like it...

I've spent the last 7 years training myself not to blink.

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Re: >"what will happen with another mass like the earth just 400.000 km away"

Doesn't gravitic field strength follow an inverse square law? So, if you had something with the mass of the Earth, but the size of a pea embedded in a lump of pumice, then the field strength at the surface of the pumice would be... what?

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Re: There's something wrong with the gravity

The BBC drops a Uranium Clanger?

Perhaps it was a creature that sucked in a fleck of neutron star matter through a white hole or a worm hole, or something?

Mind you... the brief glimpse we got of the creature in the sky was a touch Cthulu. Or FSM.

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This tripe after a reasonable start by way of delivering a couple of factual facts during the show...

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I have to say...

(1) Worst. Episode. Ever.

and

(2) Still waiting for the reveal where it's shown that the whole story took place in the fevered imagination of Lil' Miss Stroppy-pants as she was heaving chunks into the helmic regulator compartment. I mean, she should have listened in science class about conservation of mass, right?

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Man brings knife to a gun fight and WINS

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"Commands were given for the male to come out"

Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply.

You now have 15 seconds to comply.

You are in direct violation of Penal Code 1.13, Section 9.

You have 5 seconds to comply.

Four... three... two... one... I am now authorized to use physical force!

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Cable guy, Games of Thrones chap team up to make Reg 'best sci-fi film never made' reject

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Re: Putting the Mars into Marxist

"Still at 99p maybe it's still worth a punt on the first "

If I had 99p in my pocket on a trip to WH Smiths, I'd be most likely putting a brown mars into the front of my face. And still have change.

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George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests

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Well they said...

it was an exclusive event. I guess they were referring to the media deal.

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Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing

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Re: So what's the actual problem?

I tried poking a Nexus-6 the other day, but she beat me up and then her boyfriend rammed my head through the partition wall.

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Pretty much the same as the basic PAT, then.

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Re: Phat Aluminium?

It's actually an alloy.

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Re: So what's the actual problem?

You see, from a design point of view, it's inconceivable that anyone would WANT to put their shiny away. Should be permanently attached to the body somehow... on some kind of wristband, maybe.

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Cut-off North Sea island: Oh crap, ferry's been and gone. Need milk. SUMMON THE DRONE

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Yes... A DHL aquatic drone...

Eine flotte von der unterseeboot gut werden würde. Der Wolf-package.

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Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia

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No stars up there?

Excellent! In space, no one can hear Simply Red.

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Re: models

There's more than one mistake. For example, the "airlock" space between the detachable command module and the also detachable mission module is missing in most of the Eagle interior filming - the bit where the hexapod landing and manoeuvring thrusters attach to the lifting body... in most of the interior shots the cockpit is directly behind the module forward door.

But what a space ship!

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JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

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When I saw the headline...

I thought it was going to be about the Microsoft license agreement and something about them all having signed agreements worded UK and that, therefore, after a YES vote, the country would no longer be licensed to run and Microsoft product, and would be sued into oblivion by M$, who then take over the entire country and enslave the population to make Argyle tablet warmers for Surface Pros and tiny bottles of promotional M$ whiskey...

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Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

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Re: On a cloudless day...

I see a market for WiFi or Bluetooth enabled pocket HDDs / SSDs with a rechargeable battery pack built in. Not that a two box solution is the best option, of course, but you know...

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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Re: Could it work in a real home though?

... vials of ricin under the sofa...

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Re: ... so the same as the Electrolux Trilobite then...

Contra-rotating drum / clothes shredder? Yeah. How are those nowadays? And the Dyson air-slice that slices and skins your hand using hot air whilst simultaneously deafening anything within 10 yards?

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Re: I'm a slob...

Judging by the room space in the promo video, there will be a lot of unemployed cleaners at IKEA stores across the land. Fleet of these patrolling the idealised, minimalistic neo-spaces of their warehouses... actually, will they play nice with other Dysobots?

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Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?

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Re: Battery Life

A roll of AA's inserted anally...

Or for the extreme user, a couple of lantern batteries.

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Re: Let's see...

Joe was adopted

That explains why the professor was willing to let him climb a 1000ft transmitter mast, cheek the Ruskies, go scuba diving in enemy waters, defuse a bomb etc etc.

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Let's see...

A pair of glasses that gives you instant access to a whole library of skills, experience and knowledge.

Joe 90 for the WIN.

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One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

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Advance the design?

It'll be a Big Trak dragging a DC02 around, you watch.

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Re: This will be great @Kurt 5

Was it waiting for you to dislodge a small vial of ricin?

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Re: Apple school of marketing?

List directives:

1> HOOVER THE PUBLIC SPACE

2> COLLECT THE INNOCENT BOTTLES

3> PICKUP THE 'SLAW

4> (CLASSIFIED)

"It's time to clean up."

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Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins

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Pi Master?

Unlikely!

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Roll up for El Reg's 3G/4G MONOPOLY DATA PUB CRAWL

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Re: Beer?

A pint of Budweiser is like making love to a beautiful woman on the deck of Festival Pier.

Both fucking close to water.

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LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

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There's a spike in the GPS system...

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Somehow it seems familiar, the idea of...

a couple of guys heading out into the New Mexico desert in an RV to do something slightly dodgy and dangerous which involves chemicals and film cameras.

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How to marry malware to software downloads in an undetectable way (Hint: Please use HTTPS)

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Re: Perhaps some novelty but...

Only if they were using DHCP configured DNS and not a DNS configured in the OS or in, say, a security conscious browser, or an IP address hard coded into an update or software delivery application.

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Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock

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As ane fule no...

the moon is blue. Except for the bits that are made of green cheese. And sometimes it's red, blood red. If that happens when it is rising, then it's a bad moon. It's also silvery.

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Well I have to say that ...

I have seen less attractive sculptures on display at the Royal Academy before.

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Japanese boffins invent 4.4 TREEELLION frames per second camera

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Re: At last

Or what Miley Cyrus does between selfies.

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Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum

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Spectrum management?

I suppose the core software is Kernel White.

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LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

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Vegetation

Avoiding

Guidance

Inclusion for

Navigation

Autopilot

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How about...

Dendrifugion Routine (Autonomous Guidance)

Part of the

Flight Library (Autonomous Guidance) System

Incorporating

Soft Landing (Autonomous Guidance)

Ballocket Launch (Autonomous Guidance)

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Beware WarKitteh, the connected cat that sniffs your Wi-Fi privates

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Re: Next step...

I don't know why he didn't use the cat's built-in radio equipment.

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Farmville maker Zynga delays new games after losing 57 MILLION users

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Re: Spammy carp...

Red dogs give you spam...

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Check your Clungene, Irish women warned

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Re: Thank you all for clearing up the history of clunge

There's also a Scottish word, I believe, "clundy" (with a hardish 'd' almost a 't' sound) meaning a dark, disreputable place, a hole, alley-way or drain opening. As used in the song "Wor Geordie". It's not a great phonetic leap from clundy to clunge.

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The BBC did often make up rude sounding words for sitcoms so as to be as realistic as the situation part of the show without offending, e.g Porridge's "Naff 'Orf", "Nerk" and "Scrote". Channel 4 did the same with "Feck", though I believe that was already used in parts of Eire.

Or an even earlier example from the USA....

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Re: OMG

"There's another kind of vagina?!"

The kind that allegedly visits a palace in Westminster in order to represent the will of the people.

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Top Ten 802.11ac routers: Time for a Wi-Fi makeover?

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Re: I mostly agree with this article

The new version is dreadful. Can't even get the ethernet hardware addresses so I can add them to our vLAN.

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HUMAN RACE PERIL: Not nukes, it'll be AI that kills us off, warns Musk

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Re: It always comes down to people

I've never really understood just how the Daleks managed to construct that city on Skaro to begin with.

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