* Posts by Trollslayer

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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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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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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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Ah.

Named after the response from customers.

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CURSE YOU, 'streaming' music services! I want a bloody CD

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Lossless

MP3s? OK for some stuff but try good rock music.

Complex with wide dynamic range, guitar prices are much better from CD (or ripped from a CD).

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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It depends on the content

I listen to Planet Rock with a 112kp/sec MP3 feed and sometimes I will switch to a CD track to hear the detail.

For some music it may not be audible but I enjoy the complexity and dynamic range of rock.

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Boffins' better blues beat battery blues

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Simple concept

but a lot of work to achieve it.

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FBI: Your real SECURITY TERROR? An ANGRY INSIDE MAN

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Going postal?

Remember this happened when Reagan allowed massive asset stripping and someone snapped.

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FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

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Land of the free?

In the US there is a thing called 'civil forfeiture' where goods - including dwellings with contents - can be seized and sold on the basis of suspicion of crime, no proof.

Philadelphia (a city BTW) seizes about 250 houses a year, police simply turn up and force people out of their home. That's it. Then everything is sold.

Small town police size the car and contents of people travelling through and sell them.

It's usually poorer people who can't afford to fight back and the Attorney General refuses to do anything about it because it would cost the police too much money.

Same mentality.

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Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing

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Genius?

It doesn't take one to despise Apple's attitude.

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Man's future in space ... Barack Obama: Mars. Narendra Modi: Mars. Vladimir Putin: Er, Moon

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Re: Moon is a harsh mistress

You drop rocks from orbit, the gravity well on the moon is too high.

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Iron Sky II

Just saying.

Oh, and Palin for president.

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Troll hunter Rackspace turns Rotatable's bizarro patent to stone

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They get my vote

From someone with trollslayer.org.

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Ericsson follows Broadcom to modem Mordor

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Re: Nvidia and Intel

Intel was Picochip in Bath actually, acquired via Macom.

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Nvidia and Intel

Both modem business units are British start-ups that were acquired.

Add ARM and others, the UK does pretty well.

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Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights

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Hmm... the country with one third out population but ordering three times as many F-35s (if they ever work).

The country which alcohol fuelled violence getting out of control.

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It's official: LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm is PANTS

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Angel

The whole thing

is gloriously, wonderfully daft!

It makes life worth living!

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

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Re: Bom bom bomb!

That only works if the probabilities are dependant in some way which they weren't.

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NORKS ban Wi-Fi and satellite internet at embassies

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Easy

Satellite phone with a data plan.

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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THat episode wasn't about the plot

But about the characters and this bit was to knock people out of their groove which it did.

Also if you watched the bit after that the important part about the veil came out. A bit metaphysical but nicely done.

If you missed it then tough.

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No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate

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The keyboard is mightier than the idiot

Shows them up for what they are - rabid.

Good to see satire is alive and well.

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Renegade NSA, GCHQ spies help fix Tor vulns, claims project boss

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Not so much NCIS

as Abbot and Costello.

These places are nothing like they are portrayed on TV.

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