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1586 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

Japanese boffin EYES up big bucks with strap-on digi-glasses

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Your eyes!

They are the most beautiful shade of Windows-has-crashed.

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Hackers attempt to BLACKMAIL plastic surgeons

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Re: I'm disappointed

"Give us back the data and we will swap your nose and genitals back."

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A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally

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They need to cross-promote...

...with the "Bomb-shaped-travel-alarm-clock" guys.

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Mechanical monster macropod LEAPS out of the lab

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Re: Rear LED

The light, quite literally, shines out of its.....

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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Re: For people who don't get laid.

My comment above was for Belardi, not Destroy All Monsters (though it works for both!).

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Re: For people who don't get laid.

You must have very unusually-shaped bodily orifices.

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Ancient Earth asteroid strike that dwarfed dinosaur killer still felt today

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Re: Fascinating

You are joking right. A full-on sky survey would cost more per year than the anual maintenance of two high-end fighter planes.

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Um....

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Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT

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So...

Flappy Bird is the harbinger of the apocalypse.

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

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I'd have thought,

the melting point of plastic a little low for hell!

Meccano, OTOH...

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Greenpeace reveals WORLD'S FILTHIEST CLOUDS – and the cleanest may shock you

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Re: Nuclear = Red?

Ah, but because we had (have?) a habit of building volatile and intrinsicly unsafe types of reactors, simply because these types have weaponisable by-products, we have now got used to the idea that ALL types of nuclear fission reactors are inherently a disaster waiting to happen.

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Australia's opposition backs warrantless metadata collection

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Re: Insignificant cause of mortality.

Or... funnel all that money into the health system?

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Nah. That might help disadvantaged people! No party funding in that!

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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Stop knocking homeopathy!

It is a known contributor to the forward-going health of the human gene pool.

I know it is all very PC, in this age of 'everyone gets a trophy so no-one feels left out', but stupid people dying by their own hand in ways that don't take undeserving others with them is, ultimately, good for the species as a whole.

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'I like big butts and I cannot lie, hackers take Pinterest on a joyride'

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Perhaps it was this guy!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzAuXuxD0Oo

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Nvidia unveils Titan Z: An 8TFLOPS off-the-shelf supercomputer disguised as a gfx card

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Wow!

That's 1.5 times my current system ram!

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Facebook swallows Oculus VR goggle-geeks. Did that really happen?

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2015

Facebook becomes IMVU on a huge scale?

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Middle England's allotments become metric battlefield

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Re: So the allotment owners are horrified...

Forced to pay for an 'extra'* 0.1 sq m.

* the allotment size won't have changed in reality, but become bigger on paper, which is where bills are calculated.

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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Re: Buying less because what they've got lasts longer?

Power supply capacitors are usually what goes in a modern LCD. I have dozens of screens from XGA to FullHD at work salvaged from eWaste piles and roadsides and fixed for a few dollars (I prefer the visual arts students be creative with kit the school hasn't actually paid lots of money for!). I will still buy a new monitor for my primary, but if you have hobbiest-level electronics capability or better, LCD monitors with a good few more years in them can often be fixed by swapping out any bloated capacitors. I presently have a 3:4 success rate on this. Plus one light box made from a backlight with a genuinely dead LCD removed from it.

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Yes. I used to run my home PC on a 2-3 year upgrade cycle but the last CPU+board upgrade is now over 4 years ago and getting more distant with no sign of flagging. I need a new bottom-end-of-the-top-tier graphics card sometime soon, and since my 27" 1920x1200 (nice large dot-pitch for that sitting-back-from-the-screen experience) LCD is starting to exhibit warm-up glitches after 5+ years that will likely soon be upgraded to 2560x1600. So I appear to be on at least a 5-year+ upgrade cycle.

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Re: "Lightbulbs, nylon tights, razor blades, can all be made to last years or decades"

That is also why (pre-LED) traffic light lamps had such good running times compared to house lamps - under-powering them was worth the greater energy-consumption due to both maintenance costs and road-safety reasons.

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RISE of the LIVING CHAIR: Boffins recruit E coli to build futuristic materials

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Red Dwarf

One of the books (not TV AFAIK) had quite a bit about living-furniature GELFs, and the equal-rights movement surrounding them.

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Oculus Rift? Tchah, try 'Oculus Thrift' ... You bet your vrAse we tested these bargain VR specs

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Re: Might want to re-think the name

Oh for the days when I had a v-arse!

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Imagination brings real-time hyper-realistic ray tracing to mobile kit

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Renders!

Or it didn't happen!

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Don't stare: SHRUNKEN Mercury lost 7km, but only 'cos it's COOLING

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I knew...

...there would be a raisin.

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Bill Gates-backed SOLAR POO RAYGUN COMMODE unveiled

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Re: Next

"This new graphine-substrate CPU is just the shit!"

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

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Happy to report

My Debian box is not running WindowsXP :-P

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NBN backbone passes TERABIT test

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Sold?

Given away in return for an unofficially guaranteed future board position, more like it.

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Indonesia plans 10 Gbps FTTP as part of 20-million-premises broadband project

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Older generations were fearful of an over-populated Indonesia invading Northern-Australia. Looks like Indonesia may be the place for FTTP-envious Aussies to 'invade' instead.

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Fee fie Firefox: Mozilla's lawyers probe Dell over browser install charge

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Re: Mozillidiots

"This is a Trademark / Contract issue. If there weren't any restrictions associated with the use of the Trademark then you would be correct. As it is, you're an idiot."

Which is why, incidentally, Debian users such as myself are webbing on 'IceWeasel', a TM-stripped version of FireFox as Mozilla's trademark policies disagree with Debian's definitions of Free-Software.

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Sysadmins and devs: Do these job descriptions make any sense?

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You're lucky!

Each read-through reduces my total knowledge.

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Devil

This sounds like a job for....

BOFH

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LOHAN chap hooks up with busty stratominx in cosmic pleasure cruise

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Sorry Zoo,

After many years of theRegister news-re-enactments, I only have eyes for sexy sexy PlayMobil people!

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What the world really needs: A telescopic SELFIE STICK

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Please!

Nuke us from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

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Transport them to Australia!

They can then steal all our copper so we can get a real broadband installation.

(Yes, I know they wouldn't bother nicking last-mile runs, but one can dream, dammit!)

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Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream

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Re: Please feed these poor parisites.

Yes. Feed them!

A nice generous portion of Wormex(TM).

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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A real shame.

Though I fully understand the need to regulate UAV activity in populated areas, that is some really beautiful footage, demonstrating considerable talent.

Hope he is sentenced to...

- complete a UAV operator's licence, including flight application processes.

- community service producing several hours of (this time appropriately authorised) quality footage for the city of Nancy.

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London calling: Date set for launch of capital's very own domain name

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Re: Everyone feels like this.

Just like the NSW government here in Aus colloquially referrs to the Newcastle-Sydney-Wollongong government.

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The Demon Domain-Registrar of Fleet Street!

There's a hole in the 'net like a great black pit

and the vermin of the world inhabit it

and its morals aren't worth what a pin can spit

and it goes by the name of (dot)London...

At the top of the hole sit the privileged few

Making mock of the vermin in the lonely zoo

turning beauty to filth and greed...

I too have trawled the 'net and seen its wonders,

for the cruelty of trolls is as wondrous as 4/chan

but there's no place like (dot)London!

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Spam, a lot of it: Bubble tea is the Seoul of wit

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Spam is old-hat

Today's hilarity is 'targeted' advertising. For all the information these companies claim to have on me, I have only, in the many thousands of supposedly targeted adverts tacked into sites I visit, received one such advert that had any relationship to anything in my life. Half the time they don't even get my gender right!

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No, pesky lawyers, particle colliders WON'T destroy the Earth

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WTF?

Re: Would this really be a problem you could complain about?

Especially in response to a head comment that is just a throw-away slag-off of lawyers.

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Meh

Aren't these couple of loons...

bringing the whole Lawyer profession into disrepute?

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Oh... Nevermind.

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'No representation without taxation!' urges venerable tech VC

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Re: New Barbarian Manifesto

Sounds just like corporate managers voting themselves bigger and bigger pay rises. But that is obviously not going to damage the corporate sector in any way.

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Minecraft developer kills Kickstarted Minecraft movie

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They could always do a movie based on...

MineTest.

http://minetest.net/

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James Dyson plans ROBOT ARMY to take over the world

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Ironing?

Who Irons in this day and age? The only thing I have in my wardrobe that can't dry crease-free if hun properly on the line needs to be dry-cleaned anyway (and I only ever wear it to weddings, funerals and job interviews anyway).

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

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I don't have any friends.

Will you be my friend?

(the really really creepy coat is mine).

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Hands up if you have one good reason to port enterprise apps to ARM

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Re: Windows

Windows? Isn't that a client-side OS?

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THUNDERING GAS destroys disks during data centre incident

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Speak softly

And carry a big disk.

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Chaps propose free global WiFi delivered FROM SPAAAACE

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Them aliens is here to steal our...

WiFi.

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Cameron: UK public is fine with domestic spying

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I get the impression...

...Cameron woudn't recognise a 'man in the street' if he stepped in one.

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Here they come: Dot-word warehouse Donuts to launch new top-level domains this week

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Re: Beyond hope...

Admins of the world: whitelist the real TLDs and block the rest.

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Tunguska object came from Mars say Russian boffins

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Chances of that?

Million-to-one, I'd say!

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