* Posts by tony2heads

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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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Linux

"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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Boffin

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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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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Word Perfect

Was actually quite good. Pity we cannot get it any more for newer OSs

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complex documents

Use LaTeX

- no the fetish stuff

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@John Robinson

Mercurial or git.

They track changes on texts

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How many Watches will Apple flog? 20, er, 18.5, no, five, wait, 50 million!

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Re: Who wears watches anymore?

Going out to the Karoo soon.

No phone signal, nobody else around. Use a watch.

There is no 'I' in desert areas

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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Re: Cue the ClassAction lawsuits in 3... 2... 1...

Water boils at lower temperatures at high altitude. Much of New Mexico is about 2000m, where it would boil at 93C

Sorry, but no icon for a pedantic science nazi

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Wi-Fi beam-steering tech could KILL OFF fixed home networks

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Re: Most of this is nonsense.

"boost performance by between 15 per cent and 45 per cent"

i.e 15.001% improvement on a good day

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Euro broadcast industry still in a fug over that 4K-ing UHD telly

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@Jospeph Eoff

respect for quoting The Boss

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iBank: RBS, NatWest first UK banks to allow Apple Touch ID logins

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FAIL

cashless society

When this screws up and thieves empty your account, you become a new member of the cashless society!

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Inside GOV.UK: 'CHAOS' and 'NIGHTMARE' as trendy Cabinet Office wrecked govt websites

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Dunning-Kruger effect strikes again

Confident does not equal Competent. Very often it is the opposite

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

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Linux

Re: I Wonder

Kit is OK, just install Linux on it

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Boffins grasp Big Knob, get ready to go ALL THE WAY at the LHC proton-punisher

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Turning it right

YEAH

Ours goes to 13 ! That beats Spinal Tap

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Microsoft's patchwork falls apart … AGAIN!

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Improving the stability of PowerPoint

but bricked IS stable

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'Giving geo-engineering to this US govt is like giving a CHILD a LOADED GUN'

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@Dan Paul

Mud huts -LUXURY. Thing of all that thatch you would have to cut.

They would have you in a cave rubbing stick together, and those hairs had better not be from an animal!

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Update - Boffins: COMETS are like FRIED ICE CREAM. Mmm

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comet demo

Know a guy who did science demo's with his version being:

Dry Ice

Water (freezes with dry ice)

dusted with instant coffee granules.

Seemed to match the spectroscopy quite well

More like iced coffee than fried icecream.

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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re: next disaster will be:

Perhaps its an acronym:

Spying

Manipulative

Advertising

Rotten

Television

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Official: Single people need to LOWER their EXPECTATIONS

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Re: Technology

Opposition to GMO crops is about trying to stop mega-corporations having the right to tell us 'pay royalties or starve'

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France enacts law to block terror and child sexual abuse sites

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@Jack of Shadows

Yet another reason to uninstall flash

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WATCH IT: It's watching you as you WATCH IT (Your Samsung telly is)

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Big Brother

citizen Smith

What was that you were mumbling about the Party?

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Facepalm

WTF

You throw away all audio quality by using MP3 (rather than FLAC) and then worry about transmission of packets to (often crappy ) D/A converters

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Hey biz – cut fraud with digital ID verification. Yes, like Verify – Maude

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but..

Wouldn't this involve a company using encryption to keep users data safe; surely Cameron can't approve of it.

Or does 'approved 3rd party' mean it isn't safe at all - in which case it will be abused.

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Sonos revamps Wi-Fi speaker app, admits: 'We made things worse'

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WTF?

Like a caravan, it's intended to fit in with anybody's home decoration scheme

I don't keep a caravan in my living room

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Sony Android tellies get YouView makeover

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Paris Hilton

Re: "picture search functionality will be popular in the home to view all kinds of erections."

I think could also be used to view more interesting parts of Paris

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Assange's cop chaperones have cost £10 MEEELLION to date

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Re: It seems it goes both ways..

"keeping him safe from terrorists"

Would that be USA government terrorists we are talking about?

Icon: Sorry guys I didn't ..........

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Big Data, empty bellies: How supermarkets tweak prices just for the sake of YOUR LOVE

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Unhappy

tweaking prices

I'm just waiting for the arrival of personal pricing:

'For you sir, there is a surcharge of 20%'

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ALIENS are surely AMONG US: Average star has TWO potentially Earth-like worlds

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Our moon also gives help spin-stabilize us to stop the planet from flipping over. Mars seems to have changed axis by about 60degrees over the long term

Perhaps also very important for long term development:

- large magnetic field to keep ionizing radiation from the solar wind off

- large tides pushing movement of animals to the land

- active (but not too active) tectonic plates stopping the whole planet being covered in a shallow sea (great for dolphins, but not space-faring species)

-having massive outer planets (picking up some infalling comets)

-being at the edge of the galaxy (being far from nasties like gamma ray bursts and supernovae)

-not being in a dense cluster (interaction with other stars messing with planetary orbits)

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Microsoft takes lid off .Net Common Language Runtime sauce

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Re: Microsoft and Linux

I think you mean mustard gas and chocolate

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Tearful boffins confirm grav wave tsunami NOT caused by Big Bang

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Re: "This pic shows dust emission from the Small Magellanic Cloud"

not so much 'Starry Night' as 'Dusty Night'

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Cisco says GHOST is more Casper than Sleepy Hollow

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WTF?

Re: Incorrect

anyone out there: do they really use code that has been deprecated for more than a decade?

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Powering the Internet of Stuff – by sucking electricity from TREES

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Human mechanical power

What about using the power of us hammering out our frustration when they don't work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78b67l_yxUc

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Let's be clear, everyone: DON'T BLOCK Wi-Fi, DUH – FCC official ruling

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Flame

not so much jamming now

more:

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!

icon: we don't have one for smoking the weed of wisdom.

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BOT AN ABOMINATION: Mechanical DRONE VAMPIRE spreads wings

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Devil

I thought that vampires had capes?

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IBM details PowerPC microserver aimed at square kilometre array

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Re: At least THAT one

No Way is it quiet enough

It will still have to go inside a Faraday Cage, buried underground.

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/data-centre-to-be-5-m-underground-2011-12-09

http://www.ska.ac.za/media/2014_meerkat_kapb.php

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: Hope that the damage is not permanent

I think that you would lose the will to live

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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Re: How many of those 4.5 million jobs were within Deloittes?

My cat hasn't retired (but neither has he ever worked)

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OTHER EARTHS may be orbiting our Sun beyond Neptune

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@Richard Ball

there's no kind of atmosphere

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Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

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@chivo243

be careful; his wife, Tove, is a karate champion

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Young CHAP CUFFED in Blighty over Xmas Sony and XBOX hacks

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DOS on XBOX and Playstation over Christmas

probably did a great service to those wanting quality family time

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Australia tries to ban crypto research – by ACCIDENT

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Re: Good I say.

Common sense may never prevail.

Like Einstein said: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

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Fujitsu: Slide your fingertip through our ring piece and show mice the finger

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Re: I want one

I knew you were going to say that

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