* Posts by Yag

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

Yag

Re: As someone from the con / geek community

Probably because of the almost total lack of coal miners in the countries they usually parasite.

I know of a few woman working in construction however...

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Trollface

Re: Not worth going then

Everything is things.

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There's gold in dem hills: 1000s of two-byte domains hit market

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Cybersquatting avoidance probably. Or at least this was suggested by the seller.

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Rezzed: Indie gaming shows off its finest

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Coat

Re: Roto chair

The cost of the base system itself is not that high...

But having to fork an additionnal 219 pounds for a crappy chair? and 160 for the table? What the hell?

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Microsoft scrambles to kill Live.fi man-in-the-middle diddle

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Trollface

Just revenge.

Payback from former Nokia staff, perhaps?

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Should online pirates get the same sentences as offline ones?

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Thumb Up

Re: The term "pirate" is a propaganda coup

Here is an upvote for this new bit of random knowledge for me.

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Life, the interview and everything: A chat with Douglas Adams

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Trollface

"... speech recognition. The technology isn't quite there yet (although it won't be long)"

Ah, the optimism of youth :)

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HAPPY 20th Birthday MICROSOFT BOB

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Trollface

> You had to hunt around to find anything, you didn't know if something in the room was either eye

> candy, or if it actually meant something. And you had to change rooms to get to other "stuff".

Reminds me a bit of the ribbon interface...

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Yag

"We offer it here without any warranty, guarantee, or prospect of support"

Not even against sanity loss?

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Revealed: Facebook Boss Zuckerberg's One Weird Trick When Hiring

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Angel

Re: Err…

If privacy is the issue, then...

No privacy = no issue!

Am I hired?

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'Lenovo, Superfish put smut on my system' – class-action lawsuit

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Trollface

Re: Best solution is ...

"...look around at the sprawling metropolis around you and ask yourself WTF are all these 780k people doing in a city that has no industry to speak of."

Sounds like London.

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German music moguls slammed for 'wurst ever DMCA takedown spam'

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Trollface

Re: die die die

The the the?

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Google MENACED by Russian probe over 'abuse of dominance' gripe

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Coat

Re: The Consumer is always...

What kind of choice is left between a rock (Android) and a hard place (iOS)?

Windows Phone? Will probably goes the same way as the 2 others once established...

Blackberry? Are they still alive?

Tizen? What's that?

Mine is the one with a old 6500 slide in the pocket...

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Lenov-OUCH! 500,000 laptop cables recalled in burning mains cock-up

Yag

Earlier-than-planned obsolescence?

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This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

Yag

German food

Yeah, food is not so bad. I have fond memories of schnitzel with spätzles.

But I also dread the knödels...

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DNA egghead James Watson sells Nobel prize for $4.8m, gets it back

Yag

Re: Interesting case.

Indeed, the picture is far more nuanced, this is why I put the quotes around the "dark" of "dark ages". Gallileo himself had the support of the pope... until some unfortunate references of the pope as a simpleton in one of Gallileo's books.

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Yag

Interesting case.

We often hear about how the catholic church was a strain on scientific research during the "dark" ages - Gallileo is the poster example.

But I wonder what will be said about the "politically correct" state of mind of our current age in a few centuries.

(DISCLAIMER : I am NOT trying to start a "flame war".)

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LOHAN sponsor Lucidica explains the benefits of being French

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Trollface

The best part about being french is not being english.

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Banksy puts down spray can, goes corporate in banksy.com cybersquat brouhaha

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Devil

Re: Sad state...

After wandering around Place Vendome in Paris, I rescind my previous comment : Banksy's birds are very intelligent compared to some other pieces of arts.

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Coat

Re: Sad state...

I won't comment on the other works of Banksy as I don't know them well, but this one don't strike me as original or very intelligent. Sure, it's not bad, but... meh.

Matter of taste, probably.

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US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: US is losing science race

Yag

Re: Neil dG Tyson...another elitist SOCK PUPPET....

I find this guy overrated but such a crazy rant...

Are you looking for the highest downvote count ever?

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Yag

" Carl Sagan's former student "

Informations from other sources states he met Sagan once, but did not study with him...

Care to clarify?

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Man's future in space ... Barack Obama: Mars. Narendra Modi: Mars. Vladimir Putin: Er, Moon

Yag

Re: USSR..

Nope, it's our moon, not Mimas

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

Yag

I sense a lot of steam friend request incoming...

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Wall Street woes: Oh noes, tech titans aren't using bankers

Yag

Re: "...throw 1p and 2p coins at estate agents all day"

I'ld like to know where they found the slug-thrower compatible with those coins.

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

Yag

Placebo?

Are you sure? I thought the singer was on genuine Diazepam when I heard it.

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Shine on you crazy diamond: Distant dwarf may hide space jewel

Yag
Headmaster

Re: Stellar

Brown dwarfs are considered substellar objects ;)

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France frostily foists flat fizz fear on ICANN's .wine plans

Yag
WTF?

mmmh...

I really should register gTLDs .whine and .bullshit...

But all politicians in the world will just complain that I threaten their desire to "preserve their cultural diversity"

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NASA spots new Mars meteorite crater

Yag

mmmh...

We need something for scale.

Something like, I don't know... Washington DC, with the crater centered on the Capitol.

It might be the only way to get funding to find a way to prevent us going the way of the Velociraptor.

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SpaceX billionaire claims Air Force official 'likely' made job-for-spy-sat-contract deal

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Facepalm

"Pentagon wars" anyone?

Religions of the bears, and pope in the wood. Or something like that...

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Boeing CEO says no more 'moonshots' after 787 Dreamliner ordeal

Yag

Re: From an end user's perspective

A Concorde Mk2 would be indeed great - The first one is still a hell of a technical and political achievement. (French and English working together? I'ld get this cat herder job instead)

Unfortunately, the Mk2 would be as attractive as the first one, which was not only shot by its fuel hungry reactors, but mostly by the annoying sonic boom that reduced the number of routes it was allowed to be used on.

Also, any supersonic aircraft WILL be a fuel hog. Boeing studied a Mach 0.95 airliner a few years ago (instead of the standard Mach 0.8 or so of the standard ones), and this study concluded the fuel consumption would be too high to justify the extra speed.

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ET hunter: We will find SPACE ALIENS in 20 years

Yag

Sounds like a fallacy...

"It is like buying trillions of lottery tickets and none of them is a winner; it would be very unusual."

And most winners of lotteries only bought a few tickets, not trillions.

In this case, mankind is a winner of the life lottery. We could had trillions of tickets or only one of them, the actual number of tickets we had is irrelevant...

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US skywatchers get Earth's first peek at new meteor shower

Yag

Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas

"It may have even existed before the Earth existed, and there it is burning up right in front of you. So you're watching a billions of years journey end right in front of your eyes.”

Astronomy is probably the best way to get a sense of proportions... Well, screw it, do anyone have a piece of fairy cake?

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Beijing to Washington: Ratted-out routers not welcome here

Yag

Re: bully boy

Worse is... the European Union should be able to wield the same kind of power.

If the officials were not sold to the lobbies.

Lobbies that are mostly funded by US companies...

Where did the word "Corruption" and "Treason" went?

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HUMANS all come FROM AFRICA: HERPES does not lie

Yag
Trollface

Nothing good ever came from Africa...

Herpes, AIDS, and even worse : the whole human race.

</misanthropia>

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Billionaire vows to turn 007's Lotus Esprit into actual SUBMARINE CAR

Yag

Re: Really?

If he manage to perform the conversion and retain the external aspect of the car, then it will be more of an awesome hommage than a butcher job.

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Amateur image-wrangler reveals stitched snap of Saturn's splendour

Yag

Re: Back-scatter?

Yes, it's thanks to the rings.

Phil Plait had a very interesting article dissecting this picture : http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/10/17/cassini_s_saturn_incredible_mosaic_by_gordon_ugarkovic.html

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Here comes Windows 8.1! Microsoft grits teeth, pushes upgrade to world

Yag

"... features they already had and average users couldn't find."

And thanks to the ribbon, average users and experimented users can't find them.

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OAR-some! 18ft SEA SERPENT discovered off US coast

Yag

"it won't fit in the freezer"

Can't they just rent a 20' refrigerated container?

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Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high

Yag

Indefinite article is phonetic rather than alphabetic.

Making it very confusing for non-native speakers...

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US parents proclaim 811 'Messiahs'

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Facepalm

And how many Upgrayedd?

Idiocracy feels more and more like a documentary.

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Bonking boffins say bacon biters won't breed

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Who need breeding if you can have BACON?

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Foxconn 'fesses up to labour breaches: Made students work long hours

Yag

Re: Free as a bird!

In communist China, participation terminates YOU!

Sorry...

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Leaping SpaceX GRASSHOPPER ROCKET jumps 2,500ft, lands safely

Yag

Re: Can someone explain...

Because they're not innovative enough where it counts (according to the jury) : PR, marketing and fiscal avoidance.

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Control panel backdoor found in D-Link home routers

Yag

Re: None so blind, etc.

Well, it's not like you cannot test by yourself if the remote management access via WAN port is indeed disabled...

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NASA's Jupiter probe wakes up after unexpected snooze

Yag

Re: "in proper measurements..."

the gravity assist will take it from 4200% to 4670% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum.

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McDonalds tells fatties to SUPERSIZE THEIR BRAINS

Yag

"The Goat Who Ate Everything"

At least Mc Donald's customers will be able to identify themselves in this character...

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Watery asteroid discovered 150 light-years off hints at habitable worlds

Yag

"potential for habitable planets"

is this right? or should it be "potential for formerly habitable planets"?

A white dwarf don't strike me as a good candidate for finding habitable planets... Did I missed something?

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That 'DIAMOND SUPER EARTH' may actually be WORTHLESS ball of gas

Yag

Re: Fahrenheit?

Is there a El Reg unit for temperature?

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