* Posts by Stoneshop

2446 posts • joined 8 Oct 2009

Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

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Re: Good idea

Are you now, or have you every been an expert?

Are you now, or have you every been a foreigner?*

* Furriner, for the other side of the pond.

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Re: I'll have whatever you're smoking.

the stationary cupboard

As they overwhelmingly tend to be.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise CTO, CCO to call it a day

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"To further accelerate the time it takes"

The word is 'shorten'.

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Beautiful model to explain the universe to physicists

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Reading the headline

I expected it to be about Doutzen Kroes getting a job as spokesperson for CERN or something like that

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Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

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Re: "Never was so much lost by so many due to one stupid decision"

On top of that, much as I really don't agree with the amount of power the "financial markets" have over us, the fact is that they do,

How much of that power can be attributed to the global financial market, how much to the EU and how much to the Euro (which the UK wasn't part of anyway)?

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Boris seems to be back-pedalling a bit,

Juncker suggests going ahead as soon as possible.

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Re: 'EU' -> 'UK' -> 'K'

Borisland

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Raspberry Pi 3 tops SBC poll for self-brew hackers and Linux folk

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Re: Meh

You're replying to Camilla Smythe, known (but apparently not to you, yet) for stringing together techno-gobbledygook apparently to rile up other commentards and garner downvotes.

Note that CS has, in this case, vehemently excluded the most obvious route to solving the problem. A tactic observed more often.

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Re: My nipples implode with despair

Mines full of Penguins!

Coppermines? (probably not in this case, because that's x86)

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Re: Community and price.

I looked at Arduino, and it was US$85 dollars for a wi-fi shield. Ridiculous.

Sounds like you're looking in the wrong place then. The average Chinese tat bazaar like DealExtreme, TinyDeal and BangGood has them starting from US$15, occasionally even cheaper. And even sites like Adafruit and Sparkfun have them for less than half of that US$85, including Arduino base boards with integrated WiFi.

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Micro-USB

If you need a micro-USB for supplying power: obtain one of those wireless charging gizmos you can fit inside a smartphone (such as this one http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Wireless-Charging-Receiver-micro-USB/dp/B00H7FJXCC/ Mind the orientation of the plug w.r.t. the cable) , open it up (they all seem to have the actual electronics and coil sandwiched between two plastic sheets that come apart fairly easily), figure out the polarity, unsolder the flatcable from the electronics and solder some wires on.

For full-blown (micro-)USB/HDMI I'd start by looking at DIY plugs and male PCB-mounted connectors. I had no actual need for those, so I don't have links to usable items.

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Cloudian clobbers car drivers with targeted ads

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Re: So how long

A belt-fed paintball gun. Preferably a Gatling.

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Fujitsu picks 64-bit ARM for Japan's monster 1,000-PFLOPS super

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Re: This is why AMD and NVidia are making ARM chips

Itanium should have been successful,

You're quite funny, you know.

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Gravitational waves: A new type of astronomy

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Re: Poor science - @Dr Mouse

energy falls off according to 1/R^2 as they expand spherically

ITYM 1/r^3. Area of a spherical object (cow or otherwise) is 4/3*pi*r^3, so energy per unit area of a spherical wavefront is proportional with r^-3

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Re: Clarification

(This rasise the question of what happens if a gravitational wave arrives from vertically above.)

For one detector that would indeed cause it to not detect it, but there are three: one at 119W, one at 90W and one at 10E. Given that the Earth is, roughly, a sphere, for two of the detectors an incoming wave can not be coming in from straight above if it is for the third.

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Re: Poor science

Other scientists will have to analyse the results to see whether any mistakes in the experiment are present.

Don't you think this is already being done?

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Cats understand the laws of physics, researchers claim

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Re: By "rudimentary understanding of gravity"...

cats understand the concept of "containers"

Ah, but do they also understand DevOps and Agile?

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a human concept called gravity.

It's a physical property, one of the four fundamental interactions of nature, and the one that works over the greatest distance.

The human concept is calling it "gravity", "Mass times other mass times capital G over distance squared" would be more precise, but rather cumbersome.

This research also reveals that the researchers involved have had no fundamental interactions with cats before.

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"This study may be viewed as evidence for cats having a rudimentary understanding of gravity."

One of our cats has a perfect understanding of gravity. She has even figured ways to thumb* her nose at it.

* Non-opposable, which she probably regrets, but which in the long run is quite likely better for all involved.

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Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

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made by Archimedes

Ah, he of Acorn Computers and ARM.

(computer chips, when submerged in beer, are subject to an upwards force equal to the weight of the displaced beer volume)

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Re: Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

And then someone considered these instructions a fine basis for developing APL.

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Please translate

авторское право 183 BC международная торговая машина

You didn't specify what language it needed to be translated into.

Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

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Re: Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

πνευματικών 183 προ Χριστού όλα τα δικαιώματα κατοχυρωμένα δικαιωμάτων διεθνείς επιχειρηματικές μηχάνημα.

(pnevmatikón 183 pro Christoú óla ta dikaiómata katochyroména diethneís epicheirimatikés michánima)

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That would be "Vegetarian sweet and sour long pork"

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Re: Ancient tech support

In modern Greek it's 'έχετε δοκιμάσει την απενεργοποίηση και ξανά?' (échete dokimásei tin apenergopoíisi kai xaná ?). Now all you have to do is wait until around Y4K, and this will have become ancient Greek too.

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Sneaky brown dwarf gives us a bright flash and astroboffins are confused

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Re: It's obviously trying to start a fusion reaction...

a new ignition coil

One not made by Lucas, Prince of Darkness and Sacred Keeper of the Three-State-Switch*

* Off, dim and flicker.

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The Microsoft-LinkedIn hookup will be the END of DAYS, I tell you

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Re: You can [still] have classic stationery and postal stamps...

Clearly, energystar has overdosed not on Snickers, but on AManFromMars bars

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for the price of 36 Instagrams

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Re: The day I'll delete my account...

Like avoiding a Windows 10 upgrade.

No problem, unless one of those dastardly Windows Updates is surreptitiously blocking any Linux iso you want to download.

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Re: Pretty obvious, no ?

An Agile Python DevOps Cloud Container version of Windows.

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Re: Eh?

So basically they are going to open up all your [private and confidential] Office365 content,

"Working on confidential content" and "cloud services" (not limited to O365). I see a contradiction here.

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Government regulation will clip coders' wings, says Bruce Schneier

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Re: I want a dumb house.

Fifteen cents the 'chip', plus antenna. Who needs to warn You, miserable consumer?

I do, myself. There are no 15 cent chips (plus antenna) in the gear I use.

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Re: What is the IOT anyway?

(that are functionally similar to the X25 stuff we could get from Radio Shack years ago if a little more expensive).

ITYM X10

Rat Shack is dead, X10 doesn't use the Internet, so it's not Hip Innovative Shit

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Re: I want a dumb house.

My house will be reasonably smart, but as such not connected to the Internet. Its smarts are autonomous and self-contained, with its own sensors and such.

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Re: More Hype

And you won't be affected by the insecurity by others' use of IoT (including public services). No. Definitely not. Nuh-huh.

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Tinder bans under-18s: Moral panic averted

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Re: Why is 18 improbably old?

personally I would rather limit sexual relations and mariages for everyone to age +/- 10 %.

Once I reach the fine mature age of 98 I'll conform to your limit.

In the meantime, I'd say "fuck you", but I prefer limiting that to the consensual relation I'm in.

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Cold space gas? Sure, supermassive black holes can eat that. Nom, nom, nom

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Re: And another question . . .

"Cold gas raining in . . " sounds like a purely radial flow

The speaker is probably someone from the Outer Hebrides, where any angle between 30 and 80 degrees from vertical is called 'raining in', and between 80 and horizontal is 'swept'. There's no term for less than 30, for obvious reasons.

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Bing web searches may reveal you have cancer (so, er, don't use Bing?)

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Re: US Drug market

Big Pharma

That's Bing Pharma now.

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Marauding monkey blacks out Kenya

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The monkey jumped

at the chance for a job as a SCADA programmer

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Mars One puts 100 Red Planet corpses colonists through fresh tests

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"Ah, but we're on Mars now"

"WE'RE NOT"

"Shhh, pipe down. The show contract says we are"

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Re: 'And then we'll just be watching a pile of corpses millions of miles away'

Nah, initially it'll be just four, and only if the last one stacks the other three, then goes to die on top of them. Otherwise it won't be much of a pile, really.

Most of the remaining 96 will die of old age, traffic accidents, collapsing scaffolding, choking on chicken bones, dropped pianos, DIYing and other conventional earthly mishap before even half of them have been added to the heap.

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"not even if you were the last man..."

"on earth"

"Ah, but we're on Mars now"

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Astroboffins create music from SPAAAAAAAAAAACE

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Milky Way muso might just unlock secrets to galaxy's youthful years

Currently playing: Hawkwind - Space Is Deep

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Wi-Fi hack disables Mitsubishi Outlander's theft alarm – white hats

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Re: @ Lee D Yay, Yet Another Vehicle Hijacking By Maker Lazyness

Thats why fitting a large, sharp, pointy metal spike in the middle of the steering wheel IS a good idea.

So that when you slump over the steering wheel through whatever cause, you stay slumped. No sliding down sideways or whatever.

Maybe re-purposing some of the steering wheel buttons as defibrillator pads would be more effective.

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Re: Yay, Yet Another Vehicle Hijacking By Maker Lazyness

or even a sanity check - with either security engineers or a simple street thug (the latter may be a bit difficult to locate for a car maker,

Put the pre-production model in one of the less-savoury Tokyo districts, with a few auxiliary measures to get the crook attempting the car theft to, ahem, change his plans according to Mitsubishi's intentions..

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Model's horrific rape case may limit crucial online free speech law

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Re: law enforcement?

The sad part is, the site could have gotten around the problem by creating a "feedback" / "ratings" section for each model and agency

"Neither Flanders nor Callum posted information on the website, but they used it to contact models for "auditions.""

There's a flaw in your suggestion.

There's also a flaw in Model Mayhem's site setup, in allowing access for unregistered viewers to rather sensitive personal information.

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Latin-quoting Linus Torvalds plays God by not abusing mortals

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Re: Iupiter salva reginam

All of Britannia? No, a small village ...

(beer, because no hot water with a dash of milk icon)

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Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest password was 'dadada'

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Re: Alleged "hack"

the computer missuse act

That's young women using a computer? Didn't know there was law regarding that.

And IMO using Facebork qualifies as computer misuse anyway.

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Zuckerberg on privacy

"Privacy is no longer a social norm", and in this case he's putting his money info where his mouth is.

Doesn't mesh with spending 100 million to protect his privacy though. Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi, apparently.

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