* Posts by Trollslayer

495 posts • joined 21 Dec 2009

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'Private' biz Xiaomi sets up Communist Party exec committee

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The new boys network

As opposed to the old boys network we have?

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

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It's about the glory

And of course the fat consultancy fees for their friends who give them directorships.

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Bloke called Rod struck by lightning for second time

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Not so odd?

Working outside near trees will increase the odds.

Apologies for being sensible, I will return to normal soon.

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Hated Care.data scheme now 'unachievable', howls UK.gov watchdog

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Same old

people getting paid obscene money as consultants.

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Cambridge boffins: STOP the rush to 5G. We just don't need it

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Enough of the shiny

There is a lot of work to be done on 4G, TDD for example is barely out the door in practice.

It's all right for those squeezing money out of us, but in reality many promised 4G features aren't even specified yet.

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For fax's sake: Medic chaos as e-Referrals system goes offline

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Can they NOT cock something up?

No, you're right.

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Fire, fire! Just move your data centre onto my lawn ... Oh rats!

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Just when you think you could make it up...

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US mega-hack: White House orders govt IT to do what it should have done in the first place

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To use anitvirus

Did I really read that??!!!

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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Plus the idiots and fakers

Idiots - someone who has become infamous for stupid pipe dreams in areas such as optical computing with a website that is only missing rainbows and animated My Little Ponies who keeps pushing back the closing date for Q1 funding and hasn't opened the office at the address shown yet.

Fakers - someone setting up a one man band with an SURPRISINGLY similar name to a large US recruitment agency.

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In memoriam: Christopher Lee, Hammer's Count Dracula

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Don't forget Gremlins 2

Delightfully over the top!

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If hackers can spy on you all then so should we – US Senator logic

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Follow the money

Who will get the sub contracting work?

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Nobel bro-ffin: 'Girls in the lab fall in love with me ... then start crying'

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Well done

You have managed to insult vaginas by the comparison!

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Screw you, Apple! We're still making phones no one wants – Samsung

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Both shrinking

That chart shows both losing market share over time, together they now have 40% of the market and it is the smaller players taking more of the market.

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Spaniard sues eBay over right to sell the Sun

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If she has a picture of her standing on the sun then it's hers.

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ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force

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22 hours - special forces in the area checking?

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Re: Official Title

Except that IS don't have military objectives, they just want to destroy.

That makes a big difference.

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Re: Yup. And there were no youtube videos of the JDAM crap raining down?

Because it wasn't a smart bomb but a dumb one with a guidance head added on, probably wouldn't have room for the transmitter.

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Good for the fish

I would say he was a shit but that is an insult to fertiliser.

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Tossed all your snaps into the new Google Photos? You read the terms, right? ... RIGHT?

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Unless they ask

And if the user doesn't reply in time??

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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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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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