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23 posts • joined 22 Jan 2010

Australia's net filter sneaks into operation through back door

silver fox
Big Brother

Nasty....

...fascist little country

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Secret UN 'ZOD' climate deliberations: UK battles to suppress details

silver fox
Coat

Would have been a hell of a lot more interesting if...

ZOD had stood for Zone of death.

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NASA chief: Earth is DOOMED if we spot a big asteroid at short notice

silver fox
Mushroom

Err...not sure 'the planet' is at risk...

...more like the infestation crawling all over it!

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NASA funds sexy, stealthy, sideways supersonic flying wing

silver fox
WTF?

Re: Red herring design

Yeah, let's just stop thinking of ideas and get back in our caves.

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US, Iraqi lawn chair balloonists blown out of sky

silver fox
Pint

Re: sad really

What would you do if you were sat in the sun, drinkung a bud, with lots of balloons and helium close to hand?

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Speedy 3D printer creates 285µm Formula-1 speedster

silver fox
Joke

Doesn't look...

...very aerodynamic to me! look at the shape of those spoilers!

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It never ends: TV exposé tags new Android privacy howler

silver fox
Trollface

Stand back everybody

Why exactly is this such a bad thing? If you're getting something for free you have to pay for it somehow right? There's no data that's likely to be on my phone that i consider private enough such that it's a disaster or an outrage if anybody looks at it.

Just throwin this out there...

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Airport bomb Twitter joker in second fine appeal bid

silver fox
Big Brother

The message was spotted during an unrelated search....

Agree with all the 'stupid' comments. Only a dick would dick around with security these days.

What on earth was the search (The message was spotted during an unrelated search...) where this tweet was spotted? Was someone actually going through his twitter timeline??

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IBM: 'Your PC will read your mind by 2016'

silver fox
Paris Hilton

Knockers!

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Software bug fingered as cause of Aussie A330 plunge

silver fox
WTF?

High enrgy atmospheric particle...?

What happens when one of those hits me then???

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FCC (finally) cracks down on BLARING! TV! ADS!

silver fox
Coat

For a country as bureaucratic as the US of A...

...it seems entirely appropriate to create a law for this!

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New account of Flight 447 disaster published

silver fox

Only one mention of the effects of the storm....

Can't believe no one's taking the effects of a big violent storm into account. You're all talking as if the plane was in the dark or in cloud but basically flying smoothly (in whatever direction!). A big t-storm would be throwing the biggest of jets around like a paper plane.

If you thnk that you've just been thrown to the left when you've actually just been thrown to the right you're going to have a very hard time believing any instrumentation telling you otherwise. Also, if you know you have some systems/instrumentation failure how do you know that anything any instrument says is true?

And that's all without the psychological effects of increasing stress.

I think the consensus has come round from blaming the pilots to realising how goddam awful some of the design was. The pilots biggest error was not seeing a potential danger and just avoiding it. Once they became embroiled in it, it was only ever going to be a bad day in the office.

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EC data protection proposals could open up Zuck's 'social graph'

silver fox
Big Brother

Is this the beginings of a digital thumbprint type system...?

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Steve Jobs' last words: 'OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.'

silver fox
Coat

Sounds like...

....someone's already got the movie script writer involved in describing the moment...

Completely sh*te story though.

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A rapid first hands-on: Nokia’s Windows phones

silver fox
Coat

I only read this because...

....you said it would be the shortest review ever!

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UK shamed in high-speed broadband study

silver fox
Holmes

Call me cynical...

...but my 8Mbps service, which I've had for years, now only delivers @ 3.5 on a very good day. It's got noticably slower of late. Oh, and I've also been bombarded by mail from BT trying to flog their new Infinity broadband.

They wouldn't, would they...?

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Sony asks for 1.6m LCD TVs to be returned

silver fox
Facepalm

When I was a lad...

....one place I would have loved to have gone to was the R and D labs at Sony.

Now, Sony is becoming a by-word for a big company that's completely f***ed up. Sad, when you know how they started, and what their ambitions were.

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US rocketeer thunders to 121,000ft

silver fox
Thumb Up

Kudos!

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Feds defend Twitter dragnet on WikiLeaks supporters

silver fox
WTF?

err..

don't think the feds are saying they can't speak freely are they? And surely, free speech comes hand in hand with free reading what people have said..?

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NYT casts Assange as 'arrogant' (with a little 'Peter Pan')

silver fox
Pint

Crikey!

A sensible article, sensibly reported by El Reg, with sensible comments to follow.

I like it!

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Happy Data Protection Day

silver fox
Unhappy

Employer monitoring emails

So... should I send a card to my employer, who routinely monitors and reads emails, whether business or personal? They see it as a source of information about employees.

Or should i just get an iphone and email through that?

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Airport scanner staff object to vetting

silver fox
Grenade

Official figures

Are there any official figures to say how 'productive' airport security has been? How many people have been caught trying to tak bad things on to planes?

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