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Google it! Nest buys Revolv, KILLS new sales of home hub

Pypes

The same Nest that accused Honeywell of trying to bully it out of the market?

Just checking.

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UK.gov pushes for SWIFT ACTION against nuisance calls, threatens £500k fines

Pypes
Pint

Every Friday at work, about 4pm, all the phone lines ring within 5 seconds of each other.

That's how we know it's time to go to the pub.

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Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit

Pypes

@tom 38

The whole reason FTDI chips are so popular is that they prevent the average user from needing to know they are using a serial port. There is a hell of a lot of legacy industrial machinery currently being driven over magic cables that have a friendly USB plug on one end and a "weird trapezoid thing with a dozen pointy bits and some screws" on the other.

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Pypes

Re: That's going to cause some problems

@AC

Surely the fact that you can say "Dave from eevlog" on a non-electronics forum and expect people to know who you're talking about is evidence enough of the blokes prominence.

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AMD pays new CEO $150K LESS than her male predecessor

Pypes

"less experienced replacement fails to negotiate salary higher than predecessor"

In other news, water has been found to be wet, and scientists claim the sky occasionally appears blue.

Oh wait, did you say this was a woman? Stop the fucking presses.

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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized FUSION reactor breakthrough boast

Pypes

Re: Patents

Tritium has a half life of 12.32 years.

8 days is close, but only in geological terms.

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LOHAN crash lands on CNN

Pypes

Kelp

Avoiding

Robotic

Deep

Asian

Sea

Heuristic

Intelligence

Automated

Nautilus

Marianas trench is go.

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Beers all round as Vulture 2 lands in Blighty

Pypes

It was such a good night, my liver is having counseling for PTSD.

I also managed to make a ton of mess in El Reg's spotless swanky offices, so it was well worth the trip.

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One Windows? How does that work... and WTF is a Universal App?

Pypes
Stop

Forget it lads, you're 10 years too late to copy Apples business model, and 20 years too late to change what people expect from a windows operating system.

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Ello, 'ello, what's all this then? We take a spin on the new social network driving everyone loopy

Pypes

Great network

Bans you for talking about things it doesn't like, and uses some magic HTML / CSS jiggery pokery to make fonts render really badly.

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE

Pypes

Re: Question about FTTP

I think most US FTTP installs come with a substantial UPS for just this eventuality, I assume BT will do something similar.

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Pypes

19 meters you say?

That's about my distance from the exchange. Now if they would only drag exchange-only lines out of the stone age I'd be sorted.

How it works out to be "cheaper" to do a green box, than upgrade the poor sods on the exchange (where 90% of the equipment presumably already exists) is beyond my economics-fu.

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4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM

Pypes

@ Donkey Molester

The shit only kicked off on all boards after mods started mass deletion / banning with no explanation, prior to that it was just multiple threads on /v/ & /pol/. They could have made a sticky thread a month ago to "contain" the GG posting.

The shit storm lasted until moot final broke cover to admit he'd decided to fuck people over in favor of his new venture capital friends.

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Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed

Pypes

My $0.02

Feels like Halo, if you took 2/3rds of the enemies off the map and added co-op matchmaking. Gameplay "feels" good, but I really can't see where $500M went, unless 90% of that was marketing budget.

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Beer in SPAAAACE: Photographic PROOF

Pypes

Space exploration has a long and illustrious history of mucking up units, maybe its a 16oz american pint.

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LOHAN wrapped in vinyl as Kickstarter campaign hits £18,000!

Pypes

Lunch, with weights and measures approved portions. Good shout.

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Pypes

I thought I was on sticker duty :P

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Our LOHAN spaceplane ballocket Kickstarter climbs through £8000

Pypes

Re: Bit much

The same Australia that classes BB guns as firearms, won't let you do your own plumbing, and makes you chop cars in half before you import them if they are deemed to be too fast.

I'm sure they will be just fine with high powered rockets bolted onto remote controlled space planes.

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Pypes
Joke

Spaceport Fees

Last time I paid to dock it was only 4 credits, however that was in the mid 90's and I hear intergalactic inflation has been increasing constantly

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LOHAN gets laughing gear round promotional mug

Pypes

Re: Practical Questions

The mugs are dye-sub so they are pretty much everything proof, short of sand-blasting the glaze off.

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Pypes

They mocked me for daring to dream of a world where circles printed onto cylinders looked circular from certain angles, mocked me.

But who's laughing now!!!!!

In true mad scientist fashion I have some rather sad looking prototypes hanging around the office waiting to die.

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Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON

Pypes

So when are we going to get a Register branded distributed computing project running to crunch all these massive data sets. It will of course need a suitable acronym, may I suggest: Trans-World Arithmetic Tabulation System

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Vulture 2 takes a battering in 100km/h test run

Pypes

Re: Spikes

My thoughts too. The low voltage DC nature would make ultra-caps a good candidate (with just a medium sized electrolytic for low impedance decoupling) That should give the batteries plenty of time to recover.

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Vulture 2 strapped to speeding van before delicate brain surgery

Pypes

I think an estimate of total pints drunk is also in order.

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Pypes

The vinyl stayed on, I don't care if the wings fall off and the rocket motor explodes so long as the vinyl stays stuck.

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BT FON fail: Telco CHARGES customers for FREE Wi-Fi usage

Pypes

7.385 million!

for when 3 significant figures just isn't enough.

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Resistance is not futile: Here's a cookie sheet of luke-warm RRAM that proves it

Pypes

"excellent cycling endurance"

Unless that's expressed in the form Ax10^B cycles, where B is a very large number I'm not interested. I've had quite enough of these "solid state" technologies that manage to succumb to wear.

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Reg Latin scholars scrap over LOHAN's stirring motto

Pypes

Does this mean I've passed my latin GCSE? Because I never did any coursework.

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Turing biopic with Cumberbatch, Knightley to premiere at London Film Festival

Pypes

1:54

I made that wallpaper! (along with some more I couldn't spot in the trailer)

Oscar nominations in writing to the AMPAS please.

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EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers

Pypes

My initial thought was that Google was rapidly turning into Apple. Then I read:

"A material metaphor is the unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion. "

and knew I'd got it completely wrong.

Apple's HIG actually make sense.

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German brain surgeon flies in for vital LOHAN operation

Pypes
Pint

Yes a stein

Mines the witbier

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Remember when Google+ outed everyone by their real names? Now Google's sorry

Pypes

Since google went full retard with G+ I haven't left a single youtube comment, or reviewed a single android app (2 activities I was previously quite fond of) I can only assume I'm not the only one.

I don't even know if I have a Google+ account, I just assumed it all got rolled into my omni-account and was visible for the world to see.

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

Pypes

de ebrietate, ingenium

I stuck in "from inebriation, ingenuity" and got back "of beer, talent"

both are fine by me

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Running Cisco's VoIP manager? Four words you don't want to hear: 'Backdoor SSH root key'

Pypes

I'm guessing this belongs to that broad category of exploits known as "exploits that were considered features until someone else found out about them"

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Brit SPACE HEDGEHOG team flies student Mars payload

Pypes

Re: Is one of the experiments...

In the high vacuum of space kinder surprise exist simultaneously as a foodstuff and a toy, however in earths thick atmosphere the wave function collapses in such a fashion as to appear to an observer to become first a foodstuff (this state is meta-stable and last until next school break) and then a toy.

America banned them out of fear this property could be exploited to make undetectable weaponised candy which would be distributed to children by radical Islamic dentists.

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Lords try shoehorning law against REVENGE SMUT into justice bill

Pypes

1 year in jail for what essentially amounts to publishing photos without a model release form. Oh how reasonable and well thought out this law sounds.

Combine this with a nebulous definition of pornography and the potential for "collateral damage" is huge. Re-post some bikini pics of a friend-of-a-friend you font on facebook? Your nicked son. Girl friend eating a cadburys flake in the traditional manner, better be careful, if she leaves you your fucked.

etc etc.

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE DNS outage

Pypes

Re: Suspect Much ?

VM's DNS servers have been in the process of falling over for several years now, I'm calling coincidence with regards to the BT outage.

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Maplin Electronics sold for £85m to Rutland Partners

Pypes

Re: I knew that had got expensive... but not THAT expensive!

40p for 1/4 W resistors.

and only ever 2 in stock.

They used to be worth keeping around for when you really needed a dozen fast recovery diodes at 4.30 on a Saturday afternoon, nowadays you've got more chance of getting them airlifted over from the popes private stash (which would probably still be cheaper)

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Microsoft 'Catapults' geriatric Moore's Law from CERTAIN DEATH

Pypes

Re: Slow evolution?

I thought the British micro scene in the 80's had a fetish for ULA's (rather than ASIC's) which were essentially a basic write-once FPGA.

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ProDesk colour 3D printer's secret: It gives hot models great head

Pypes

I did once think to try building a CMY(K) head for a 3D printer. Use white filament for the base colour and then mix in the rest to suit.

Like most of my big ideas it never got any further than a sketch.

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Tens of thousands of 'Watch Dogs' pirates ENSLAVED by Bitcoin botmaster

Pypes
Pirate

Torrent group?

I thought they were a publisher.

They certainly appeared at the start of most of my Amiga games :P

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Tennessee bloke cuffed for attempting to shag ATM – police

Pypes

Cool heads prevail?

Much as I tend to despair of the US justice system "public intoxication" seems far more reasonable than the laundry list of sexual offences he would probably get landed with over here.

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Multiplayer Elite to debut on May 30th

Pypes

I'm Sorry

But any project that started selling DLC before they even had an alpha release ready is not something I'm prepared to back, at any point, for any sum of money.

I supposed I'd better go dust off the old A500's and hope the disks still read.

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Spain clamps down on drones

Pypes

Implications for LOHAN?

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Samsung will ... sigh ... appeal $119m Apple patent verdict

Pypes

Files system: $100,000

Aesthetics & Ergonomics: $100,000,000

Is it any wonder their is a shortage of decent STEM workers when society values their efforts several orders of magnitude lower than the lads drawing pretty pictures.

(I am aware I work for a print firm and spend most of my time drawing pretty pictures)

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El Reg Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse crawls towards finish line

Pypes

Re: Should have started sunday afternoon

Surely after such an ordeal, other people should be buying you a pint, in which case your not technically breaking the rules.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Pypes
Pint

Should have started sunday afternoon

So you could launch yourselves down the pub at 5pm for a well earned pint.

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Behold! World's smallest 3D-printer pen Lix artists into shape – literally

Pypes

They should make one that will melt sugar so we can make michelin star quality sugar baskets to stick next to our ice-land frozen cheesecakes and haribo.

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GOV.UK push in action: Er, FEWER Brits filling out govt forms online

Pypes

In my experience

A significant fraction of them are broken, they also seem to have a fetish for weird interactive PDF's that don't play particularly well with either browsers or in acrobat.

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