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Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

Captain TickTock
Childcatcher

Re: VB for children?

Won't somebody think of the children?

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Get NAS-ty: Reg puts claws to eight four-bay data dumpsters

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Recommendations?

Editor's choice? etc?

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Inflatables in SPAAACE! ISS 'nauts to enjoy bouncy castle spaceship

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Boffin

Re: Bit of an empty article?

follow the links?

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Jihadi terrorists DIDN'T encrypt their comms 'cos of Snowden leaks

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Security through ambiguity

I originally read the headline as implying that they were deciding not to encrypt emails as a result of Snowden...

Still, it got me to read the article...

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Flamewars in SPAAACE: cooler fires hint at energy efficiency

Captain TickTock
Joke

Re: "heptane-based fuel"

"Petril?"

"No, Cheesoid! Not petrol, cheese!"

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Google devs: Tearing Chrome away from OpenSSL not that easy

Captain TickTock
Boffin

Re: Could this happen with LibreSSL too?

This is a highly entertaining read which should answer that.

In a nutshell, they've created the LibreSSL fork because OpenSSL have been sitting on bugs (and creating horrible hacks) for years, because it's just too horrible to work on.

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Researcher sat on critical IE bugs for THREE YEARS

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Facepalm

Stale bread and butter...

...perhaps the reward system is working against timely reporting?

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Asteroids as powerful as NUCLEAR BOMBS strike Earth TWICE YEARLY

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Boffin

Re: Break out the game....

Vector graphics is the term you're after

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Top Secret US payload launched into space successfully

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Re: Just wondering ...

"With so much (and very expensive) high-tech stuff in orbit, how come there's no sign of Malaysian Airlines MH370?"

There was an article about this on El Reg recently. Basically the plane disappeared in a boring part of the world, spy-wise, and is now hidden from satellite view by 4500m of water..

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BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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Pint

Re: "epicaricacy"

Ah, so that's our word for schadenfreude. Cheers!

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Massive new AIRSHIP to enter commercial service at British dirigible base

Captain TickTock
Headmaster

Vectored thrust...

...ought to be directed downwards to take off, no?

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Woman whipped gun from vagina in SPACE ALIEN spat, reports Officer Zook

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WTF?

'Who is crazy, you or me?'

How many guesses do I get?

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Excise Xmas prezzie indecision MISERY with El Reg’s gift guide²

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Boffin

Re: Am I the only one...

Am I the only one who thinks the Nest Protect carbon dioxide monitor is going to go off every time I use my SodaStream..?

Or breathe..?

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Bloke accused of using cop's innocent Facebook snaps in child sex chat

Captain TickTock
Boffin

Re: Facebook could block pic printing and saving if it wanted to.

Perhaps, I think google+ can.

But they couldn't stop anyone taking a screenshot containing the photo, and cropping with an image editor.

Any photo of you on the internet will serve. So staying off fb wouldn't help

FB profile pics are just a mask, which might look like the person who owns the account. The cops might have realised this if the picture of a giraffe was used. Or they might have wandered down to the zoo with a step ladder to ask some questions...

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FAIL

Massive Investigation Fail

When the local bank was robbed by clowns, did they visit all the circuses in town looking for the culprits?

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Fiery bits of Euro satellite to rain down on Earth this weekend

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Why didn't they...

...do a controlled de-orbit while it still had the juice for it?

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Fed up with Windows? Linux too easy? Get weird, go ALTERNATIVE

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Kolibrios

keep looking, it's there (at least it is now)

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HTC phone STOPS BULLET, saves Florida gas station clerk's life

Captain TickTock
Gimp

Re: Under warranty?

They might, but Apple wouldn't.

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Apple's top bean counter: New spaceship HQ won't emit 'one atom of carbon'

Captain TickTock
Boffin

"Surely all organic molecules contain carbon?"

The carbon contained in a building's structure is not going to be in the air.

Timber is great from this point of view

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Captain TickTock

How much CO2 will be emitted in construction

Quite a lot if it will it be made of reinforced concrete?...

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Canadian operator EasyDNS stands firm against London cops

Captain TickTock
Headmaster

latter

is the 2nd of 2 options, the 3rd of 3 would be the last.

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Double-click? Oh how conventional of you, darling!

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Re: The French don't NEED indicators.

Or on roundabouts - never know whether they're going to exit before you, or carry on round in front of you...

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Brew me up, bro: 11-year-old plans to make BEER IN SPACE

Captain TickTock
Boffin

Headless beer:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/questions/question/2872/

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Captain TickTock
Boffin

Head of beer

Why would the head surround the beer?

Even if the container were spinning, the head would form nearer the centre of rotation, no?

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Sofas with a roof and Star Trek seating: The future of office furniture?

Captain TickTock
Boffin

Re: Pod

Cone of Silence. And it never worked. The occupants couldn't hear each other, but everyone else could hear the occupants

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Indian spooks snooping without ISP knowledge

Captain TickTock
Coat

Code Name...

daNSAk

I'll get my trenchcoat...

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Comrade! If you dare f$%^ing swear on the internet, WE'LL SHOOT

Captain TickTock
Coat

Re: What the fork?

Homophones are on the rise in Russia

Da, comrade, I'll get my coat

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Royston cops' ANPR 'ring of steel' BREAKS LAW, snarls watchdog

Captain TickTock
Boffin

Challenging Average speed tickets

"BTW, on the topic of road section cameras, I'm in half a mind to start challenging speeding tickets based on average speed cameras as I have no average speed meter in my car, and I am thus simply not in the position to directly assess my compliance..."

Good luck with that. Ask a school kid to explain the maths to you...

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Put up your ... err ... hand for free vasectomy streamed online

Captain TickTock

Re: I call "bollocks"

Your mileage may vary.

Apparently complications are not as rare as they would have you believe.

And I know someone who fathered 2 children afterwards, so it doesn't always work, either...

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It's a fiddle! Funnyman's Irish tax flashmob floods Apple flagship store

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Re: Well-intentioned but ...

better still - don't like it don't buy it

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Jobs' 'incredibly stupid' prattlings prove ebook price-fix plot, claim Feds

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“That won’t be the case. The prices will be the same.”

So what did he mean? the same - at $9.99 or the same at $12.99 - $14.99

the first could be competitive, the 2nd could be fixing.

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Intel's extreme ultraviolet dream still somewhere over the rainbow

Captain TickTock
Headmaster

"Wouldn't ultraviolet be under the rainbow?"

No, that would be infrared...

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Torvalds unveils first Linux 3.10 release candidate

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FAIL

Re: mothers day

"was obviously in March (for the country that El Reg is registered in) so the mothers day context to this story is weak"

Not if you actually read Torvalds' release statement...

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Google Apps goes TITSUP for millions - users REJOICE on Twitter

Captain TickTock
Headmaster

Re: this is why I use a *proper* email program...

"How does the email get to your email client?"

the usual way, when the server is up. OP said "see" your email. Obviously can't check for new mail, but at least can refer to already received mail on a local client.

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McDonalds-card-toting Softcat boss: I couldn't tell you how a computer works

Captain TickTock
Headmaster

Regrets, I've had a few...

"I'm not a real techie which is one of my regrets in life because technology is fascinating."

You can't really regret what you are, only what you chose to do.

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Brits, Germans, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italians ALL to probe Google

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Alien

So remind me again why Alma Whitten resigned?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/02/alma_whitten_quits_google/

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Swedish linguists nix new word after row with Google

Captain TickTock
Coat

ogooglebar is no longer ungoogleable

that didn't take long

https://www.google.com/search?q=ogooglebar

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Facepalm

ostreisandbar

in next year's list

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Microsoft, Adobe, wilt during Australian price gouge grilling

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Re: Same old same old....

You can buy NZ butter - Anchor isn't it?

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Attention, CIOs: Stop outsourcing or YOU will never retire

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HEAVILY ARMED SEX CRAZED DOLPHINS on RAMPAGE in Black Sea

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Alert

Quick!

Get the sharks with frikken laser beams

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First C compiler pops up on Github

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Thumb Up

Ironic? No

Amusingly convoluted, yes ;-)

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Twenty classic arcade games

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Go

Tempest and Space Wars

Space Wars was like 2 player Asteroids. Much more fun.

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BBC's new bosses - the lawyers - strike out Savile probe testimony

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transparency?

Where are wikileaks when you need them? ;-)

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John Sweeney: Why Church of Scientology's gravest threat is the 'net

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Trollface

Re: Sweeney

And an emergent truth wouldn't need years of study.

It would just... emerge.

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BBC: Monster cargo ship delivers '863 million tins of baked beans'

Captain TickTock
Boffin

How many olympic-sized swimming pools...

would you need to hold all those baked beans

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Apple FINALLY fills gaping Java hole that pwned its own devs

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Facepalm

Un bon exemple est mieux..

qu'un long discours...

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Top Firefox OS bloke flames Opera for WebKit surrender

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Re: Go Gecko Go!

Gecko is a layout engine, too, and is also used to render the UI in FF.

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