* Posts by TelePom

31 posts • joined 22 Dec 2010

Vesta flashes charms to approaching Dawn

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Facepalm

Um...

Doesn't this picture seem a bit out of focus?

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Asteroid hunter achieves Vesta orbit

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Headmaster

Um...

Can we go for "least massive"?

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Amazon's anti-iPad arises 'in October'

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Black Helicopters

Heh.

Cheer up ya miserable bugger.

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Oxfam's 'Grow' world hunger plan: More peasants

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So?

They seem to manage quite well without either.

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RIM PlayBook strikes back at Jobsian internet dream

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Flash Sites

The main public-facing website for the company I work for is entirely Flash/Flex-based. However, having gone to the great trouble and expense of developing this front-end, we're currently building a jQuery/Ajax replacement, simply because we're not expecting Flash support to be ubiquitous on devices we want to support in the future. Also, the Flash site is impractical to modify. I'd rather support a non-flash-based device than hope some unknown device will support my rigid Flash-based system.

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Endeavour bids adios to ISS

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Well...

I don't think it's that bad a book, but yes I agree it was a fan-wank.

I <i>do</i> think we're in danger of descending into a new Ludditism, especially if the ultra-green culture gets its way. I don't have issues with conservation and green technology, but many of the culturally green seem to have a serious chip on their shoulder about technology and science. If that takes hold politically, expect to see a lot more homeopathic hospitals and an end to the exploration of the final frontier.

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Endeavour spacewalkers come face-to-face with VADER

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Paris Hilton

Hmm

"It's the most beautiful planet in the universe," said Fincke...

Followed by "Earth, fuck yeah!" presumably. Tsk.

Paris because, well, something about heavenly bodies....

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Telecom NZ splits in two

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But...

Telecom will not be building the "new broadband network", Chorus will.

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Super-injunctions 'unfair' cos of Twitter gossip, says Cameron

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FAIL

re: The Solution

Adultery isn't against the law.

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McKinnon battles renewed Obama-era extradition push

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Thumb Up

Okay, okay...

Frumious wins.

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Steven Moffat fumes over Doctor Who plot leak

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Terminator

Eh.

If that's the way he talks, no wonder his characters are always so overwrought. I don't mind his plots, but does every character have to be such a massive drama queen in DW?

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End of the line for mechanical typewriters

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Terminator

But...

Bartertown has electricity

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Death threats against 'worst song ever' YouTube teen

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Thumb Up

Eh.

Are you suggesting that Rebecca Black should be thrown into the cold vacuum of space?

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The best sci-fi film never made: Also-rans take a bow

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Nah

Gotta be Consider Phlebas - not much backstory as it was the first novel, and the style is more "filmy" than later novels.

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Amazon splatters ads to cut Kindle price

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Thumb Down

Meh

I love my Kindle, but it won't be a web2.0 device until it has colour and a touch screen. The existing physical nav buttons are medieval, and the keyboard is a bitch. My Blackberry is easier to use, and the Kindle has a lot more plastic surface to play with.

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Coffee/keyboard

Hack

There's a hack around that allows you to do this - it sets up a folder that you can dump your own images into. Google it - it was fairly easy to implement, IIRC.

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James Cameron to amp up Avatar frame rate

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Coat

Eh?

How are home video, surround sound, wide-screen, DVD, and flat screens "just fads"? Unless you're watching your visual entertainment on 8mm film, you're using these things. They're the natural progression of the technology. You sit in the dark watching blurred lack and white movies on flammable easily-degrading film if you like, the rest of us will wave to you from the future...

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TelePom
FAIL

False Dichotomy

It's not either/or. He can do both. There's no reason he shouldn't be pushing the technology if that's what he loves to do. Why piss on his parade?

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Extended Lord of the Rings Blu-rays to hit Blighty

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Thumb Up

Hmm

I'll stick with my text-only version. The visuals are amazing, and the whole lot can be squeezed onto a Kindle with zero compression.

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MoD rejects Gaddafi low-flying aircraft complaint

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Linux

Heh

Man I love that duck.

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Apple 'gay-cure' app severely slapped

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FAIL

Yeah

A lot of the gay ones will be, certainly.

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One-third of Aussies 'are pirates'

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FAIL

Uh.

"participated in movie piracy". That could mean anybody who's ever watched a pirated movie, whether or not they downloaded it themselves. That includes my mother and just about everybody I know. By that measure, I'm surprised it's not an even higher percentage.

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NASA hails 'amazing' exoplanetary system

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Illiterate PR flack?

"...which is twice as close to its star than Earth is to the Sun"

I think I know what this means, but good English it ain't.

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Mexican woman gets litigious on Top Gear's ass

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Grenade

Eh

I'd sue your parents if I were you, for allowing you to grow up to be a massive bell-end. Of course she can sue - anybody in the country has access to civil law, guest or not. Nobody "gives up all there rights" when they come to study here for fuck's sake, what planet are you on?

The Asperger quotient on this comments thread must be off the scale. The least you xenophobic Daily Mail reading fuckwits should do is not post anonymously.

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BBC iPlayer in 'hugely popular at Xmas' shock

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FAIL

Overseas

It'd go up a lot more if they'd let those of us wanting to use it from overseas participate. I paid for a license, which is still extant, but happen to be on a long-term overseas junket.

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Feds please no one with first official net neut rules

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Unhappy

Er...

So presumably on the same basis, you'd be quite happy for the mail service to start prioritizing mail from certain senders if they pay a premium for the privilege? So your normal two day delivery goes down to three so they can get you that important piece of junk mail from Wallmart to you in one? Think it through man - it's a license for big business to control what information you do and do not get to see based on THEIR world-view and profitability - it's Orwellian! I honestly can't fathom the willingness of some people to be their own jailers.

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TelePom
Troll

Socialist?

Are you kidding, this is the republican position. They voted against it. The dems watered it down. They're all shills for big business one way or another. This is the very opposite of socialism, it's an unfettered capitalist power-grab. I hope your "It's the socialists!" Tourettes clears up soon though.

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National Identity Card holding chumps have buyer's remorse

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Big Brother

But...

How useful would that really be? It would be simple to forge. It was the underlying database of complex unforge-able data that made it "secure". Without the database, it's just an expensive bus-pass. I'm not arguing in favour of the stupid thing, far from it, but a stand-alone ID card would be about as much use as a margarine dildo.

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Heh

The unanimous lack of sympathy here for these goons is truly heartwarming.

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Senior Guardian hacks turn on Assange

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Black Helicopters

Heh

He connects everything to George Soros. Eventually.

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TelePom
WTF?

Gargh!??

<rant>

Oh ffs, why are we still talking about how creepy or not Julian Assange is? This is a tech website, I'm pretty sure 70% of the people reading it score high on the creepy and useless with women scale. Certainly, his creepiness is no indication of his guilt. In any case, his guilt or not is irrelevant - he could have murdered those women and fed them to his dog, it doesn't change the fact that the story is elsewhere. The Guardian and everybody else should focus less on the messenger and more on the great steaming pile of dog turds that are contained in the message. I'm sick of Julian Assange - why is this important and the international criminality regularly undertaken by our collective governments given a pass?

</rant>

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