* Posts by ravenviz

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Angler hooks German's todger at nudist lake

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Unhappy

Angry Anglers on The Cut

"the fisherman wasn't sympathetic to his plight"

I often used to paddle (kayak) on the Grand Union Canal, anglers would sit on one bank with their float right over the other side, then to hurl abuse at kayakers as they passed, as if they should otherwise wait until the fisherman had finished for the day.

I'm sure that's not the case for any anglers on this forum though! ;)

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Cops break up German sausage fight between pair of Neubrandenburgers

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Coffee/keyboard

Taking buffet food home

This is a tricky one, what with food waste as it is these days, I often want to do the same, not because of penny pinching but to prevent the waste.

I invariably take a late lunch at our office canteen and often see a lot left over that goes in the bin. If I actually wanted it to take home I'd have to buy it.

Something's definitely not right with this!

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5,000 robots to build 3D map of the universe

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Re: Scale

Well, in VR that is possible!

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Juno shoots 'Marble Movie' of Jupiter

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Boffin

Re: Somehow

Also because of the power supply being essentially unlimited!

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Tesla's Model S autonomous mode may have saved a life

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Boffin

Re: @Bazza: PR stunt

Bend or brow, you must be going slowly enough to stop at the "vanishing point" of the road.

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Bosses at UK infosec biz Quadsys confess to hacking rival reseller

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Trollface

Play nice

Obviously Compliance training would have prevented this ...

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Lauri Love at risk of suicide if extradited to US, Brit court hears

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WTF?

Re: After Gary McKinnon...

Does that include trolling?

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I spy with my little fibre, ten MEELLION or so galaxies

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Coffee/keyboard

3D map of the universe out to 10 billion light years - wonders will never cease!

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Champagne Cider

Australia *is* in the EU, I saw it on Eurovision. And Azerbaijan. I think Bahrain will join when they've run out of countries beginning with 'A'.

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ISS 'nauts to inflate pump-up space podule

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.:.

Internal measurements seem similar to my camper van. Cool!

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Robot surgeon outperforms human doctor with porcine patients

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But how will it do in Robot Wars?

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Reduced roaming charges, net neutrality come into force in EU

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WTF?

Re: That will be why my VOIP suddenly works over my mobile data

I didn't know the referendum was only for England!

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What's wrong with the Daily Mail Group buying Yahoo?

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Headmaster

RE: obfuscate

Well I, for one, eschew obfuscation!

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Astroboffin discovers exoplanet by accident ... in 1917

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Re: Grey Dwarf?

Mucky Dwarf!

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Headmaster

Acts of parliament are actually still written to vellum!

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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A rocket for ... coming down!

Of course a great credit to Goddard and von Braun ... but they never thought of this!

Elon Musk, Rocketeer, Man of History

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The moon landing of our day

See above

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There's oil in that thar … Chinese space probe?

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Boffin

Re: RE: early-stage development of mouse embryos in microgravity

These creatures you call mice you see are not quite as they appear...

- Slartibartfast

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RE: early-stage development of mouse embryos in microgravity

eek!

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Contactless payments come to in-flight entertainment units

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Re: Welp...

I remember an IFE-less flight from London to Harare in 1981 where passengers actually played cards over the seat backs - total strangers. Different days.

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'Naut triumvirate set for ISS launch

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.:.

Can I have a go?

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Middle-aged US bloke pleads guilty to iCloud celeb nude photo hack

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Angel

Re: Middle aged?

The peak of middle age is 18+((82*-18)/2) = 50. So if 35 is the start then 65 is the end, 65 - 82 being 'old'. I would say that seems about right.

*average life expectancy in UK

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Watch six tiny robo-ants weighing 100g in total pull a 1,769-kg family car

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Trollface

I don't think evolution's fair.

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Hi-def ExoMars launch vid lacks volcanic lair vibe

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Love the James Bond rocket, when it comes in to land inside the volcano, the effect of 'fire coming out the bottom' with no discernible thrust really gets me munching my popcorn!

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Staff 'fury' as penny pinching IBM offers legal minimum redundo payoffs

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Redundant roles (Re: Interesting!...

Quite often roles will become combined because of a market downturn and less revenue, so (in theory) less work to do. Doesn't always seem that way though.

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UK plans robo-car tests on motorways in 2017

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I suspect the poster meant British-owned manufacturers rather than the industry itself.

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Google robo-car backs into bendy-bus in California

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Flame

Re: Bus vs. meat bag

Not just buses.

It seems some driving a vehicle owned by their employer do not seem to care about it, or its impact to surroundings e.g. whether it gets dented, or if the fuel economy is terrible due to driving on a motorway at 80 mph in a van.

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NASA charges up 18-prop electric X-plane

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WTF?

Re: 100 kW?

family estate car with 240hp

That's handy then.

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Microsoft patent filing confirms existence of 3D Jedi gesture phone

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Happy

.:.

10. The big toe

11. More naughty bits

12. The naughty bits of a lady

13. The naughty bits of a horse

14. The naughty bits of an ant

15. The naughty bits of Reginald Maudling

106. Hands

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Brits unveil 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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Re: I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but...

Love the Bungle-fur inside the SHADO car!

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Facebook tells Viz to f**k right off

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Facepalm

BIG FAT ELEPHANT'S FANNY

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Curiosity Rover eyes Mars' creeping dunes

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Joke

Re: any chance

Sorry can't make it, I'm keeping an eye on the lawn.

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Tablet computer zoom error saw plane fly 13 hours with 46cm hole

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Facepalm

Re: Ground Control to Major Tom...

Probably best have an aptitude and be well trained then!

"Sorry m'lud, all the little dots were confusing me"

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Brit 'naut Tim Peake will run the London Marathon – in space

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Virtual marathon idea - patent pending

There could be wearable cams distributed throughout the real crowd and your virtual run could "patch in" with which ever cam you are "at" on your treadmill run.

With a bit of nice image blending you could get your own virtual view of the race, as it's happening, rather than what I presume would otherwise be bog standard Google Streetviews.

"That is my [idea], it is mine and belongs to me, and I own it and what it is, too"

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Devil

Re: He's got more mental strength than me

I think the article said something like "I'll be running it with the iPad and watching myself running through the streets of London"

Oh, hang on, it did say that!

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How business is taking the space race to new frontiers

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Go

The touchdown video is impressive nonetheless!

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How to solve a Rubik's Cube in five seconds

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Re: Maybe, just maybe..

I still use the same algorithm I used in 1983, and have had many cubes that have become destroyed by constant solving. I sometimes use a completed cube to make nice patterns and leave it on my desk for people to see (wow, how did he do that / smug git), or just therapy when talking to my IT department. I'm usually 2 - 4 minutes in slow mode, but then 'the real McCoy' official cube is not very good for speed cubing as it is actually quite stiff. Inferior models / copies actually tend to break!

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Re: They're just colored stickers

Anyone who can 'do' the cube will spot that as they will know the near-completed colour combinations don't make sense.

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Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

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Re: Bond fish in Lotus

Pure Moore Bond camp humour, the expression on his face when he drops it out of the car is priceless!

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Flying drug mule crashes in Manchester prison

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Gimp

£800 for a mobile phone?

Crikey, I need a career change to be able to afford that!

Anyone want to buy an inflatable sex doll (filled with propane)?

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Europe's Asteroid prang probe plan calls for cubesats

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Boffin

Re: ... 10cm^3 modules ...

I suspect it means 'ten centimetres cubed' rather than 'ten cubic centimetres'c

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Now VW air-pollution cheatware 'found in Audis and Porsches'

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Coffee/keyboard

pumps out up to nine times the allowed amount

How many?

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Northrop wins $55bn contract for next-gen bomber – as America says bye-bye to B-52

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Re: More pork for the taking

"First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price?"

SR Hadden, Contact (1997)

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Time Lords set for three-week battle over leap seconds

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Boffin

Re: Until we become a spacefaring race...

There are also added complications with spacetime, how, or if, to take time dilation into account.

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Angel

Re: It would save alot of effort

Maybe just stop the clocks in 2700 for half an hour, I'm sure everyone could do with a nice cup of tea and a sit down.

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Devil

Re: A modest timekeeping proposal

Unfortunate acronym there!

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Re: Why stop there?

The issues of leap seconds does not go away with metric time.

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TalkTalk incident management: A timeline

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Coat

Legislate visible security ratings for companies that hold personal data

Much like houses and fridges these days have to be rated for environmental reasons, maybe an idea to have companies audited for a publicly visible security rating, so customers can make up their own mind about who to go with, based on how safe their personal details are with that company.

icon = someone stealing from my jacket when I'm not there

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Made you jump! Space to give Earth an asteroid Halloween scare

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Boffin

Re: Suspiciously exact

Google 498896 km in miles

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