* Posts by tony2heads

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In a galaxy far, far away ... Boffins discover farthest ever star system

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Evidence is that, long long ago the young galaxies were wild places with loads galaxy merging, lots of star formation, with massive young stars running through their lives really quickly and exploding; a bit like the teenage years of the universe

Now star formation has really quietened down, galaxy mergers are rare; a bit like middle age. A few galaxies (like Messier 82) still have rapid star formation, but they are going through a mid-life crisis; in that case probably started by that nearby attractive spiral of Messier 81.

....part of an astrophysics for hipsters course

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Boffins turns landfill WinPhones into microscopes

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Holmes

Real story

Microscopes are overpriced - news at 10

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Why should I learn by ORAL tradition? Where's the DOCUMENTATION?

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Linux

Re: Sorry if it's an obvious question, but...

Use the Source Luke

Oh, if it's not open source you are in deep trouble

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Singapore's prime minister releases source code for his hand-coded Sudoku-solver

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Re: David Cameron's would achieve this....

I would trust the sick, elderly and infirm to be able to calculate them more than most politicians.

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Plod wants your PC? Brick it with a USB stick BEFORE they probe it

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Joke

Re: would it not be better to...

Nope its my test data file for my random number generator;

Just waiting to try all the tests of randomness & needed plod to arrive for the Gorilla test

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Strange alien-like life zones found beneath Antarctic glacier

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Devil

Re: Masters of existence

No, they have really creepy old looking pictures of themselves locked away.

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Joke

But

like that great exo-biologist George Harrison said What is life?

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Windows 10 hands on: Build 10074 is for the brave - but it's pretty snazzy

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WTF?

Edge

"Introducing Microsoft Edge the brand new browser for doing"

- followed by nothing??

Is it indeed for doing nothing?

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E-voting and the UK election: Pick a lizard, any lizard

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@Cynic_999

If you want it secure go for two-factor authentication

If you want people to get involved add an option 'none of the above'

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Apple Watch HATES tattoos: Inky pink sinks rinky-dink sensor

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@JoshOvki

Shirley not

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Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews

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@Banksy

If you are seriously going off-road (i.e loose gravel with washboarding and ruts left by heavy trucks, steep climbs, steep declines, 100km from the nearest filling station) get a Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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Re: Everything they've done since the Ribbon was terrible.

"people who have IQs of 90 and degrees in History"

surely not History, maybe Aromatherapy, Reflexology or Applied Golf Management Studies.

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'few Geeks running Linux'

the box I an using now is running Linux, but was bought with Win7 on it as the OEM only had that.

Also the geeks tend to run a lot of Linux, as we have a few dozen servers and loads of (single board) hardware controllers running it, so it was simpler to unify the OS across platforms.

For many web-based applications the OS makes no difference at all, just don't use IE for them

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Love-rat fanboi left bobbing for Apples in tiny Japanese bath

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Re: I see....wet stuff.

If you really want to screw with wet electronics

Add a touch of salt and maybe some fruit juice (acid & sugar)

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Infosec bod's brag: Text editor pops Avaya phones FOREVER

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Facepalm

"user root and a password of nothing"

That is soooo stupid

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Throwing money at bug bounties won't beat zero-day dark markets

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Incentives

Get to be called a 'bounty hunter' and get a cool cowboy suit or Bobba Fett armour.

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Something's missing in our universe: Boffins look into the SUPERVOID

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Catch up

Radio astronomers (Larry Rudnick, Shea Brown and Liliya Williams) saw this in a lower number of radio sources there back in 2007. It is just that now the infrared astronomers have confirmed the void.

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Mortgage data splashed all over the net. Thanks HSBC Finance

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Big Brother

Re: So, why do we even have social security numbers?

Life becomes more like 'The Prisoner' every day

I am not a number

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Neurobabble makes nonsense brain 'science' more believable

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Megaphone

Re: Caps

No. It just means that they want to shout a lot

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NatWest and RBS' mobile banking apps go TITSUP

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FAIL

RoBS and GnatPest

bloody useless

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Go for a spin on Record Store Day: Lifting the lid on vinyl, CD and tape

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"Who wouldn't want a Boyzone cassette?"

ME

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DWARF PLANET Ceres beams back SUNNY north pole FROWN

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@Little Mouse

they are just having a nap; "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

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RADIOACTIVE WWII aircraft carrier FOUND OFF CALIFORNIA

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Mushroom

Re: "This aircraft carrier-

Anything that needs nuking TWICE is seriously badass

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Cram my freebies into Android phones and get a royalty discount, says Microsoft (allegedly)

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Bundling crapware

Does anyone have a patent on that?

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Lib Dem manifesto: Spook slapdown, ban on teen-repelling Mosquitos

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Re: Curse those pesky kids!

Can I ask for a ban on crap 'popular' music in shops while I am there.

The worst is supermarket muzak.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Re: Insufficient Ordnance!

can't buy a Hellfire, so I will go for an XM42

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/xm42-the-handheld-flamethrower

http://xm42.com/

remember: 42 is the answer to the meaning of life the universe and everything

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Scummy transients FOUND ON MARS by NASA rover

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Perchlorate is explosive

Only because it can release oxygen.

If you can find perchlorate brine in reasonable quantities: "Get your ass to Mars"

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Aussie priest BLESSES an APP – and the sacred iPad it runs on

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Pint

Map

I noticed on the Android page for this Adelaide app: 'City of Pubs'

I suspect more people will go for that.

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Android gets biometric voice unlocking

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WTF?

voice recognition

Wod if I hab a cold?

Can it really cope with the deeper voice that goes with sore throat?

Can it distinguish between me and a recording?

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Strange radio telescope signals came from microwave ovens

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random gadgets

Serious radio observatories band 'gadgets' when doing observations. They maybe more lax during open days and maintenance times.

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Amazon listens to MORE of your private stuff

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Terminator

Re: If you've nothing to hide...

Me: I want some privacy

Echo: I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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Non-American nerds jam immigration pleading for right to live in the US

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Willy Wonka

Not so much a golden ticket, more a chance to become an Oompa Loompa

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Astronomers battle plague of BLADE-WIELDING ROBOTS

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@Paul Crawford

I just wish I had more upvotes to give you.

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Is this what Windows XP's death throes look like?

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Trollface

Re: Oh wow...

Yup, you can't claim to be a 1337 h4x0r without compiling your own custom kernel

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Nuclear waste spill: How a pro-organic push sparked $240m blunder

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@TRT

caffeine goes into headache tablets

https://www.headaches.org/educational_modules/caffeine/fast.html

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ZTE's stealthy Nubia: China-made Google-free Android mobe

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"I know"

Sounds like Sybil Fawlty was consulted for the interface

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPtIHwbguO4

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Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

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infinite bah

I want at least beth two pictures of infinite size stored

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Bongfire of Inanity: Jakarta rozzers enforce mass chill-out

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Holmes

Only one work in the image could I recognize

Ganja

Sherlock, what is that in your pipe?

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700,000 beautiful women do the bidding of one Twitter-scamming man

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300kcal a day

some colleagues of mine who worked in the antarctic would easily consume that when working outside.

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to scam people for centuries

surely you need to be around for those centuries? I can see no fun or profit in posthumous scamming.

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Surface Pro 3 update has so much new stuff for sysadmins, we can't fit it all in one headline

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@Skydweller

I am sure that 'excitement' was a typo for the correct 'excrement'

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Samsung forgets fingerprints, focuses its eye on YOURS

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Re: 1000x more secure my ass

with stereoscopic 3D images you could also check eye separation.

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TOP500 Supers make boffins more prolific

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Re: Purpose of paper entirely misunderstood!

on the other hand, having a supercomputer to do simulations before you try something In Real Life, can save a lot of time when you are trying to finish a PhD before you die of starvation or give up out of frustration when your research experiments won't work

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Half of Android devices open to silent hijack

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moral

Don't use Amazon store

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Cyanogen finds $80m in collecting tin after busking session

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Re: re-creating the wheel

Some wheels are cartwheels and some are upmarket alloy wheels for your beamer. Cyanogen is more like the latter.

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

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Re: Not surprising

especially if the phone catches fire while in the enclosed space

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Guardian: 'Oil reserves will soon be worth NOTHING!' (A bit like their stock tips, really)

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obviously absurd conclusion

The trouble is that the greenies think that such a high level of spending for the future is NOT absurd.

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UK.gov shovels £15m into training new quantum engineers

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WTF?

6G smartphones

WTF

Most areas don't even get 4G, and WTF is 6G supposed to do anyway? Stream UHDTV to the 4" screen on a phone?

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The Voices: A horror-comedy that’s as schizophrenic as its protagonist

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Re: Dissociation

It'a a movie, so SUE!

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Mature mainframe madness prints Mandlebrot fractal in TWELVE MINUTES

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chain printer

Old memories of a thing that sounded like a machine gun (or perhaps a chain gun)

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