* Posts by Trollslayer

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WOODEN computer chips reveal humanity's cyber elf future

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Heat

Will they dissipate heat as well though?

This is a big problem.

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Last flying Avro Vulcan, XH558, prepares for her swan song

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A little damage was enough

It mean the Argies didn't dare base aircraft in the Falklands at first so their pilots had to fly from Argentina until it was too late.

The Vulcan played a major role.

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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Traffic

The A1058 is known as the Coast Road and carries a lot of traffic including double decker buses.

Impact with a cow at 50mph could send a double decker into a ditch at pretty near full speed.

Add the comments from those who know farming that fences are there to persuade cows to stay in place.

Not a joke.

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Ex 'Tech City' chief Shields appointed junior Fun minister for internet safety

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Facepalm

Tech City UK?

As yes, marketing types and newsagents.

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High-level, state-sponsored Naikon hackers exposed

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Who do they think they are?

The NSA?

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Turkey president: Nuts to 4G networks, we're cutting straight to 5G

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Good luck Turkey

You need it.

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Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES

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Tatoos?

Yes, they don't work if you have a tattoo where they sit.

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Traumatised Reg SPB team barely survives movie unwatchablathon

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Battlefield Earth?

So a bunch of primitives that haven't even seen the wheel take Harriers that have been mothballed for a few hundred years and shoot down aliens trained up on more advanced craft.

Yup, as believable as Scientology.

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Struggling Nvidia says it may pay up to $125m to shutter Icera modem biz

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That was fiscal year ending in 2016, an accounting definition.

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Thank you

I work in the modem BU and thank you for a well thought out and responsible article.

The Daily Star factor was zero.

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iPhone case uses phone's OWN SIGNAL to charge it (forever, presumably)

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PA efficiency

The PA + antenna combination used in phones is less than 50% efficient.

Oops

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France wants to make les citoyens' health data available to world+dog

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Let's sort basics

You know, like surgeons having the patients notes before rolling them into surgery.

Yes, I have had this happen to me.

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The Government Digital Service: The Happiest Place on Earth

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As expected

Just like a few multi billion projects where the consultants refused to even use three point averaging.

A basic approach for any complex project of much smaller scale.

You know, the consultants that get paid a few thousand pounds a day.

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SpaceX in MONEY RING shot, no spare juice for tail backdown this time

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Re: It's life, Jim, but not as we know it...

"Kourounis admits he was a little nervous before the expedition."

I would be worried if he wasn't!

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Korean telco LG Uplus launches first ever 4G voice roaming service

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Disingenuous

"More than two decades after the first digital roamed voice calls, 4G has caught up with what GSM was invented for"

Err.. 3G voice? Also 3G data rates have steadily increased over time with features such as carrier aggregation.

As to voice quality the same codecs are available.

Two encoding techniques? Do you by any chance mean FDD/TDD? That is protocol not encoding.

Frequencies - There are specific TDD bands (33-44) so a TDD capable phone will be able to talk to a TDD network. I would have to check if there are subsets for different regions the same as FDD.

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Barry Obama declares national emergency over foreign hackers

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Hypocrites

Just like they are excluded from the ICC.

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP, RUINS Tuesday evening

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Me? Virgin?

Hardly!

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El Reg lays claws on RockBLOCK Mk2 Iridium sat comms unit

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SBD?

That has to be deliberate.

Interesting beastie though.

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Melbourne fibre expert calls out 'fibre cost doubled' claim

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Mushroom

Other side of the worls?

UK - smart meters go ahead even though they will overrun and you won't be able to switch over.

Australia - fake the cost of something which was doing well in order to kill it.

Plus ca change, plus ca meme.

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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

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We are fortunate to have someone to cry over

I would much rather go through the loss than to have never enjoyed PTerry's time on this inflated disc.

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I can hear it now

"I THINK YOU FORGOT TO CANCEL THE MILK."

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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Delightfully logical

The only way I can describe his books.

He knew how to think with the safety off.

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Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

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*shudder*

Looks like I had a narrow escape, almost joined that site.

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Linux clockpocalypse in 2038 is looming and there's no 'serious plan'

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Not just Linux

DVB - Freeview, VM and Sky etc. have the same time format.

Freeview is the difficult one as the others manage the receivers.

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Inside GOV.UK: 'CHAOS' and 'NIGHTMARE' as trendy Cabinet Office wrecked govt websites

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I just looked

and it isn't good enough to be called crap.

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EU ministers hold Big Meeting on Big Data. But how will they get you to hand it over?

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Does it include them?

And how deep their trotters are in the through??

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'Come on, everyone – block US govt staff ogling web smut at work'

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Staff?

So this doesn't apply to politicians.

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Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, Dead Girl Walking and Chasing the Scream

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Interesting

This is showing books I wouldn't have noticed otherwise, thank you.

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How's this for customer service: Comcast calls bloke an A**HOLE – and even puts it in print

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Land of the free

To pay governors/senators so they have monopolies.

The US isn't a democracy but an oligarchy.

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Euro mobile standards chiefs eye tiny beauty: It's the KEY to 5G

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Re: Am I being stupid here?

Because 30GHz and up only works over short distances and gets wiped out by rain.

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Soo... Battlefield earth...

A bunch of savages who don't even have the wheel take a bunch of AV8s that have been mothballed for centuries and just start throwing them around the sky...

This tells us a lot about Scientology.

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Oz father and son team plan suborbital spaceplane

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It could work

Some experience and there are clear objectives for that flight.

Good luck.

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Should spectrum hog TV give up its seat for broadband? You tell us – EU

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Link?

It would be easier to influence this if there was a link.

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An e-reader you HAVEN'T heard of: Cybook Ocean 8"

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Only decent 8" eReader I have seen

I prefer an 8" display - closer to paperback size and this is the only decent one I have seen that is available.

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20 years on: The satirist's satirist Peter Cook remembered

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Cracking up

They used to try and get each other to crack up and that made things even better.

Painfully funny and brilliantly observed.

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Dread Pirate Roberts suspect's defence holed below the waterline

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Yes.

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Brit iPad sellers feel the pain of VAT-free imports

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What about duty?

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Why has the Russian economy plunged SO SUDDENLY into the toilet?

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it was already sliding into the toilet bowl

Massive corruption, Putin's friends buying massive companies up for a pittance when their owners were arrested on trumped up charges etc.

Same people who ran the Soviet Union and it is failing for the same basic reason. Corruption.

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Euro SPACEMAN snaps incredible images of our Blue Planet

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Humanity stands on it's collective hind legs.

Cool!

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Hilton, Marriott and co want permission to JAM guests' personal Wi-Fi

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Other networks?

They can deauthorise people using and other network outside the hotel unless they have made sure their signals do not extend beyond the property line.

Anyone got a lawyer's phone number top hand?

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The electronics island where COPS shoot ARMY and workers are rioting

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Good article

Unlike that sensationalist crap on Panorama, this is good, well tempered journalism.

I hope this helps to promote a good good discussion about the area.

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TRAGEDY STRIKES Vulture News Central but details remain scrambled

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Shell be OK

Oops, no she won't.

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BOFH: An UNHOLY MATCH forged amid the sweet smell of bullsh*t

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Devil

Best

in years!

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

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Couldn't put it better myself

"Awesome, just bloody awesome."

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

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Without those willing to take risks we wouldn't have antibiotics, cars, aircraft and so much more. Those involved in the project are aware of risks and minimise the risks as much as they reasonably can. RIP and commiserations.

Richard Branson has always been there for his people and this is no exception.

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Breaking records: Google exec in terrifying SKY PLUNGE DRAMA

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Just did it

Cool as Steve McQueen.

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'Cops and public bodies BUNGLE snooping powers by spying on 3,000 law-abiding Brits'

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Are we safe commenting on this?

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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I have to agree

Characters were weak and it was fluffy in the previous series.

This time they do anything to the script to be clever with the characters.

Get back to drama.

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Be nice to the public, PC Plod. Especially if you're trying to stop terrorists

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Illegal firearms?

So the resources to deal with illegal firearms will be diverted?

Which is the greater risk?

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Why US Feds and g-men kick up a stink about a growing smartphone encryption trend

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I get it

This would mean following due process instead of hacking in whenever they want without oversight.

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