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* Posts by TRT

2025 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

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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Re: or we wait until the batteries go flat or catch fire

It looks like you're trying to take over the universe. Would you like some help with that?

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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Re: What I would like to know is....

Yes. And some for vegetables.

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Re: Metalwork Teacher

My maths textbook at school had a practice question in the statistics section. It involved machines producing screws and sampling for quality control. One of the questions was guaranteed to result in an entire class of 14 year olds dissolving into ROFLs for the rest of the period. "What is the chance of getting a good screw?"

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Re: What I would like to know is....

I found a flanged thing a bit like a ratchet screwdriver in the back of the fruit drawer the other day. It's not been cleaned out in years, so...

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Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London

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Re: How will this work?

My Oyster card has been read by a bus reader from about two feet away. The woman in front of me got a free ride because it read my ticket instead of hers. I won't say exactly how I know it was my ticket that got read... suffice it to say that the one she presented couldn't have generated that code on the bus ticket machine display.

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Bloke down the tube station ticket office the other night...

bought 300 Oyster cards, apparently as he runs tours and dishes them out to his punters as part of the service. Seems he was there for hours as the system only allows you to buy them one at a time. Can't imagine how that's going to work in an Oysterless future.

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Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m

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Why does it have to be solid state?

I know they generally stopped using M-G sets donkey's years ago (when donkey's were used as generators), but could a modern design meet the efficiency requirement?

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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Re: I object

Don't dis' The Hooker, y'all. Bitch.

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Yet again...

an Internet giant fails to produce Enterprise software.

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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

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Re: I think...

Has anyone mentioned TTIP yet?

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Re: I think...

Dysons are all made in Malaysia now.

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There's a limit of £390 on personal import of other goods, £135 on postal import. So if you buy a MacBook overseas, you are supposed to declare it and pay the duty.

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I think...

that you have to compare the US ticket price with the UK ex VAT price, rather than the amount punters have to shell out. In the US & Canada, you pay the ticket price plus regional and federal sales taxes, in the UK our ticket price generally includes VAT.

Then you have to convert to dollars at the prevailing exchange rate to make a useful comparison.

I wonder how UK manufactured goods compare? Do we have any consumer tech exports?

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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No-one has so far pointed out...

that these unencrypted public WiFi hotspots are both Godsend and menace. You see, all a nasty person has to do is set up a hotspot with the same SSID as one of these free public services, and any passing Joe's device is going to connect and spaff all manner of data into the waiting caches of the bad person.

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New Star Wars movie plot details leak, violate common sense and laws of physics

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So that's a mechanical replacement?

Yep. Looks and moves just like the real thing.

Cool hand, Luke.

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Re: Yawn.

Dayna Mellanby's auto-aiming gun thingy? That was cool.

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Re: Please let this not be true...

I believe Captain Jack had the hand of a hero lost in a sword fight in a jar (jar) he kept on his desk.

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Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

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There was a place in Watford...

that used to recycle/scrap cash machines. They had thousands of them just sitting around on pallets outside the back of a warehouse, just a chainlink fence between them and a public footpath. Anyone could (and frequently did) climb over and have away with genuine faceplates, readers, screens, software etc. It was like that for the best part of 20 years, despite many attempts to get the local constabulary to have a word with the company about it. Don't know what happened to make them change their ways.

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Dungeons & Dragons relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

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Re: I'm firmly...

Ha, maybe, maybe.

I tried regular sessions of Exalted and Dungeon World, but real world commitments kept creeping in. Oh for the blank calendar of teenagehood.

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Ha ha! But you can't argue they were spot on with gaffer tape.

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Re: I'm firmly...

What a superb idea! Yes, forget chess in the park as a way to while away the hours waiting for God. A wrinkly veteran in the corner of the care home loudly proclaims "20, 20, 18! For 27. The mercenary ducks as he sees you swing, his coif flapping up from the sudden move. Your bastard sword sings as it cleaves the air, a single pure note, before neatly slipping into the gap between coif and hauberk. You barely feel the blade slow before it comes through the other side. A look of surprise crosses the fighter's face, his trademark war cry cut short by the severing of his windpipe and an explosion of red through his mail. He falls to his knees, then forwards as his life-force oozes into the mud and straw of the outpost floor."

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I'm firmly...

AD&D.

Huge pile of manuals, a stock of modules, but... no players. Mainly because I'm 45 and have a job. I find I've now outgrown it.

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Make your own.

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Phone charging log helps to convict murderer

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A substantial lesson to be learned is...

don't take a phone with you when you're out and about up to shenanigans. Don't drive your own car (odometer, GPS/mapping, traffic cameras). Don't take a taxi (credit cards, in cab cameras). Don't use a mass transit system (CCTV, "Oyster cards", credit cards).

In fact... just don't. Be a good little citizen instead.

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Google's Pankhurst doodle doo-doo shows the perils of using Google to find stuff out

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Re: But what about the doodle?

The doodles appear over the space of two different dates anyway. Here, I've a microscope and a razor here if you want to split hairs.

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Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery

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Re: Why?

The IT angle is that you can use Google Streetview to assess the veracity of the story and get an idea of the location etc.

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