* Posts by tony2heads

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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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Hackers prove security still a myth on Windows PCs, bag $320,000

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FAIL

fresh vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and Reader

Did anything from Adobe ever come close to being secure, and why the hell doesn't it stay in user-space?

For Adobe you need a shipload of fail icon

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Blighty's 12-sided quid to feature schoolboy's posterior

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Re: schoolboy's posterior...

less properly the 'tail'

as in 'heads I win, tails you lose'

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Re: This is a lovely story

You deal with some dodgy customers (or dealers if the coins are as change)

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Intel's cheap and Android's free: Not any more, says TAG Heuer

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"Swiss watchmaking and Silicon Valley is a marriage of technological innovation with watchmaking credibility. Our collaboration provides a rich host of synergies, forming a win-win partnership, and the potential for our three companies is enormous.”

I claim my Buzzword Bingo prize

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Oxford boffins publish fine-scale regional genetic map of UK

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Re: Aren't you lucky...

8% of the people of asia are descended from Genghis Khan and his family.

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better paddle faster then

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$30 Landfill Android mobes are proof that capitalism ROCKS

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Re: "What is money"

Money (as used now-a-days) is a con trick.

In ancient times it was a lump of precious (shiny) metal.

Later it was a 'promise to pay' written on a piece of paper that could be converted to precious metal.

For some it was silver (Sterling) or some gold (Gold Standard)

Now it is just a promise that you may get something in exchange for the piece of paper.

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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Black Helicopters

Encase the box in a Faraday Cage

Of course that will negate the safety excuse^W feature

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AI guru Ng: Fearing a rise of killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars

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Well

Alcohol might leak in the heat of battle, how about fueled by fat; what could possibly go wrong?

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Pinterest throws cash at topless bug-finders

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WTF?

US$200

<sarcasm>

I'm sure that will stop people selling exploits

</sarcasm>

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Big Data shocker: Over 6 million Americans have reached the age of 112

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Re: Or, just *maybe*

Like Tom Petty says

"All the vampires walkin' through the valley

Move west down Ventura boulevard"

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Re: Proper punishment

Nuke the entire site from orbit--it's the only way to be sure

It might take out Brighton as well, so where's the down side?

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Kaspersky claims to have found NSA's 'space station malware'

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Re: Damn!

This seems to have almost all the capabilities of an OS. Only missing email and Angry Birds.

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Android SDK nonce flaw lets hackers fiddle with your Dropbox privates

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patch in 4 days

That is the truly remarkable bit of this story

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'Roly poly' soft, wobbly robot BANGS EXPLOSIVELY, leaps 0.5m in air

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Re: Terrahawks

Nope

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Can't pay $349 for an Apple Watch? Get a Chinese knockoff for less than $50

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WTF?

"In the end, you sometimes need to be an expert to tell the difference between real and fake."

So he is basically saying that for all practical purposes the fake is just as good, just a lot cheaper.

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Linux kernel devs adopt Bill and Ted's excellent code of conduct

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Bill & Ted

Do you have to use air guitar as well?

Party on dudes - see icon

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MENOPAUSAL KILLER WHALES are wise old birds, trick-cyclists claim

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What about the elephants!

Don't diss the matriarch of an elephant herd ; they may not go through menopause but tend to have their last calf when about 50 and often live another 10 years.

If you do annoy one she can rip a car apart.

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Filthy – but sadly frothy – five door fun: Ford Focus 1.5 Zetec

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@jason7

Depends on the family:

Brother in law had 3 teenage boys, two of whom were well over 6ft before they left school.

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Hated smart meters likely to be 'a costly failure' – MPs

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Re: In other news...

s/millions/billions/

FTFY

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Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

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How about a dating website called

PhotoshoppedPeople.com

Of course there would be the need to weed out people with extra limbs, or body parts floating in space - but it would be about as realistic as BeautifulPeople.com

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How many Androids does it take to change a light bulb?

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Re: Clueless

Current would be MUCH higher (~20times) for the 12V system than for the 240V and as power dissipated

W = I^2 R

is increased by 400 times, so you need to get those resistances down.

I once managed that by putting solder on the a bad joint on the track of a 12V halogen (no need for a soldering iron as it was bloody hot)

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At night, scary wildlife comes out to play in the chemical factory

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@Elmer Phud

katana and nunchaku for more confined space

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MEGA PATENT DUMP! Ericsson, Smartflash blitz Apple: iPhone, iPad menaced by sales block

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all trying to rip each other off

Just like Harry Enfield's Scousers

Calm Down, Calm Down!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaccLMuLa7o

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Moto E 2015: The builder's cheapie gets a serious upgrade

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Re: First against the wall...

motivational speakers

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SkyProwler VTOL transformo-drone set to darken skies

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Re: Is it just me?

Yes, and it reminded me of the Whispercraft in 'The 6th Day'

Icon - what else!

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Assemblers were once people: My aunt did it for NASA

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"The IT runs strong in my family"

May the Source be with you

\http://www.enhydralutris.de/Linux/may_the_source_be_with_you.jpeg

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COSMIC FATTY from the DAWN of TIME simply can't exist – astroboffins

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Re: Naming Convention

4 letters are the survey name (SDSS)

J is for the coordinate system (Julian, epoch 2000.0)

digits are

Right Ascension (East-West part)

+ or - sign

Declination (North-South part, negative is South)

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Google tackles enterprise BYOD with Android for Work

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image

should have had Katy Perry in her Cupcake costume

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Spotty Ceres baffles boffins with bright patches

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This definitely rates about a 9.0 on my weird-shit-o-meter

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Bloody TECH GIANTS... all they do is WASTE investors' MONEY

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Re: Patronage (Archimedes)

Hiero II and Gelo (or Gelon) were the tyrants. In "The Sand Reckoner" he addresses Gelon

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Google offers 'INFINITY MILLION DOLLARS' for bugs in Chrome

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but everyone knows

∞ = -1/12

Check out the Ramanujan summation

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Tweak comms laws or Facebook 'n' Twitter folk will be treated like CRIMINALS

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modern governments coming more to model themselves on Stalinist Russia

"Show me the man and I will find the crime." ~Lavrenti Beri (Stalin's "our Himmler")

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I'm the wire starter: ARM, IBM tout plug 'n' play Internet of Stuff kit

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Re: Headline

s/Slap/Smack/

FTFY

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Marconi: The West of England's very own Italian wireless pioneer

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FYI

There is an industrial area in Cape Town called 'Marconi Beam' because the antenna for the Imperial Beam system (alias 'The Imperial Wireless Chain') was installed there in the 1920's for the colonies around the British Empire to communicate with one another.

The antenna has gone, just as the Empire -but Marconi is still remembered

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