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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

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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

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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'

Yag
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

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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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Nokia tears devs' hearts out, shutters Symbian and Meego stores early

Yag
Coat

Commitment?

Only for those who believed Elop. With such a sense of commitment, I wonder why he's divorcing...

Mine is the one I take whenever a female friend start talking about "going to the next step in our relationship". Prehemptive action is the best course of action in order to avoid divorce!

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Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

Yag

Curved glass? Apple (may) already have patented this thing last week

"The invention relates to a building made using building panels where the building panels may be glass, may include a plurality of glass layers, and may be curved. The building may include glass fins and glass beams for support, and a glass roof. The glass building panels, glass fins, glass beams, and glass roof may be connected together by a plurality of fittings."

Now they just have to prove the new Samsung can be used as building material. Not that difficult.

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Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different...

Yag
Trollface

Sometime I wonder if I've got asperger...

... but most of the time I just think I'm just an asocial jerk.

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Study accuses media companies of cooking the books on piracy losses

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Facepalm

And bears are catholics. Or something like that...

One day... one day... I'll enact my cunning plan :

- Record something. Anything. Hell, who cares. It's all about the business model.

- Setup a website advertising this record as "the one time offer of a lifetime", priced at 1 meeelion dollars.

- "Finding" a pirated torrent of the thing.

- Claiming the whole earth GDP as "profit lost to piracy".

Worse is... Jean Michel Jarre actually beat me to a similar stunt : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_Supermarkets

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Doctor Who to land on the BIG SCREEN and in 3D in November

Yag

In 3D? only one reaction to have

EX-TER-MI-NATE!

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The LSD trick cyclist, the 1980s pop-star and video games to REPROGRAM YOUR BRAIN

Yag

woops... wrong one.

When I saw the title, I thought it was about Jeff Minter.

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ZERO-G DINOSAUR made from bits and bobs by space station flight engineer

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Indeed... She's awesome!

Smart, caring mother, geeky... and pretty on top of that. Wow.

She really deserve to takes the place of those vapid retards that pass for "role models" for young girls around the world.

Unfortunately, i'm afraid it won't happens.

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Boffins: Earth will be habitable for only 1.75 BEEELLION more years

Yag

Re: There's a ton of bollocks in the article...

Let's make it three then.

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Torvalds shoots down call to yank 'backdoored' Intel RdRand in Linux crypto

Yag

"...your plans to kill the president (of Belgium)"

They're right next to the plans to kill the king of the USA I suppose.

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Microsoft relents: 'Go ahead, install Windows 8.1 on clean PCs'

Yag

What?

"they are supposed to know to close a Metro program that they have to drag it to the bottom of the screen"

...

I guess i'll have to lose the habit to temporary drag the application windows down in order to see the one right under them.

Nah, screw this crap. Any Win 7 still up for sale somewhere?

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Korean stealth-scraper plans will turn 450 metre tower INVISIBLE

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Re: I might have to....

A former friend of mine used to tell me that Korea was in south east asia. and thought I was confusing Korea with the Kamtchaka peninsula when I told her it was closer to the northern parts of the Japan (yeah, I was a bit wrong, I know)

She was from Korean origin, but adopted and lived in Europe all her life.

You don't have to be from the USA to be confused about geography.

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Phil Collins' daughter 'will give you A VIRUS' – security bods

Yag
Devil

Real information...

... or just a VIRAL promotion hoax for the actress?

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Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’

Yag

Quite sad...

and it's unfortunately the case in most technical jobs. The few females in our crew get some strange looks at them when they DARE wear a skirt.

at least the "change my hair colour as often as Microsoft releases security patches." part made me smile.

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Boffins lay bare exotic Lara Croft meteorite element ununpentium

Yag
Trollface

Re: RussAmericonium perhaps?

Let's call it Snowdenium.

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Boffin blends benevolent beer

Yag

Here comes Brawndo! with electrolytes!

Gives people what they crave.

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Mobes, fondleslabs, web sending Brit families back to THE FIFTIES - Ofcom

Yag
Trollface

"modern TV programmes reiterate the plot"

Plot? What plot?

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Terror cops swoop on couple who Googled 'backpacks' and 'pressure cooker'

Yag
Facepalm

Ah, America...

The land where it's easier to buy guns than to buy a pressure cooker.

We need a "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" icon :s

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Google scientists rebel over company's support for 'climate-hoax' Senator

Yag
Facepalm

"Wars, famine and disease used to keep this in check."

Yeah, a good war, we really need one soon.

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"a real scientist is sceptical of ANYTHING that is not proven"

Can't upvote that enough. :)

I'll even go even further by stating that several scientific advances happened when a few scientists were sceptical of something that was supposed to be proven.

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Yag
Facepalm

@Steve Knox

<Any "scientist" willing to shill for the deniers can start their search for sympathetic funders here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_denial#Private_sector>

Here we go again. Any scientist trying to disprove the current scientific concensus is not a real scientist but only a sellout to the Big Bad Industry.

Still less ludicrous than quoting the Bible to deny climate change however.

I'm wondering if climate change is triggered by all the hot air around those silly debates.

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Climate change EVEN WORSE than you thought: It causes WAR and MURDER

Yag
Trollface

The russians are right...

Deporting criminals to Siberia seems to be a good solution.

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Sammy had Sweet Fanny Adams to do with Swiss Fanny madam's blast

Yag
Facepalm

"100% legal battery not made by Samsung with a Samsung logo on it?"

Erm.... My bad.

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