* Posts by John Pattenden

11 posts • joined 11 Aug 2010

Human error blamed for toxic Russian rocket explosion

John Pattenden
Joke

Re: up<--->dn

Oh dear. I forgot my own infallible marking system...

<sarc>

Infallible marking system

</sarc>

<hint>

Try reading the title upside down.

</hint>

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John Pattenden
Boffin

up<--->dn

Infallible marking system.

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Report: China IP theft now equal in value to US exports to Asia

John Pattenden
Facepalm

What IP?

All the tech on my desk, down to the cat5 cable has a "Made in China" sticker on it.

They already know how to make the real thing for US companies. Their fakes are the real thing without the designer label. Greedy global electronics companies gave away the knowledge when the jobs went to cheaper labour.

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Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

John Pattenden
Alert

Even the rugged construction worker wants a phone which looks good.

Perfect for the Village People then?

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Incoming comet will probably miss Mars, says NASA

John Pattenden
Alert

Check maths.

At 50km it is 1/13000 diameter of Mars? So Mars is 650,000km diameter? Did I miss something?

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Fire danger as iOS mislocates towns, again

John Pattenden
Flame

Android app uses Google Maps

Well it has "Google" written on the bototm left corner of the map.

And if you click on the flame icon on the map it will tell you the location name if you really want to check.

I suspect the glitch is not Apple Maps anyway, just a convenient scapegoat.

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Light ties itself in knots - spontaneously

John Pattenden
Joke

convoluted string theory?

See title.

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HP Spectre XT 13in Ivy Bridge Ultrabook review

John Pattenden
Unhappy

I'll stick with my 2004 Dell at 1920x1200 for now thanks

Ho hum.

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Oz has to go nuclear, says Adelaide U scientist

John Pattenden
WTF?

Re: Nothing to see here.

Why do you suggest BHP Billiton builds them? Nobody else did.

Contravening what law? Don't you think that would be sorted out first?

The main benefit of small and underground would be that they would be out of sight; after all BHP and friends have already dug lots of big holes.

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Black hole swallows star in GALACTIC SUPER-GUZZLE!

John Pattenden

Re: Images puzzle

Different scales and lower images are rotated 180?

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Aussie parties trade blows over fast broadband

John Pattenden
FAIL

RE: How dumb are Aussies? I'll show you how dumb! → #

Not dumb enough to not know the difference between watching broadcast TV and broadband internet.

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