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6603 posts • joined 7 Jun 2007

Best shot: Coffee - how do you brew?

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Re: No mention of roasting beans at home?

When it comes to the good things in life, being straight up and exact is the only way to go.

Example: 9 pound pork shoulder, no seasoning, bone in, 225F, ~10 hours, apple smoke for the first 6. Pull at about 200F (195-205 works).

Rest for about an hour, serve as you see fit.

Humans need to re-learn how to live. This "modern" life is boring.

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No mention of roasting beans at home?

Heathens.

Friends don't let friends purchase pre-roasted coffee ... much less purchase the 'orrible swill sold by billion dollar conglomerates.

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iPhone owners EARN MORE THAN YOU, says mobile report

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The average iFad user's monthly bill

Is payed by their parental units.

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BOFH: We CAN do that with a Raspberry Pi, but think of the BODIES

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Get a life, Simon.

You were old, tired & derivative of yourself before you left Usenet.

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'Leccy racer whacks petrols in Oz race

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That's nice.

Can one of it's siblings get me, the wife & a couple of whippets, towing a three-horse-slant trailer (empty on the way out, full on the way back), from Sonoma to Solvang California and back in under half a day?

Until then, don't call me. I'm not interested, I live in the real world. Energy density in batteries will never be useful for over-the-road transport, outside of "look at me" vanity crap.

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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@AC: (was: Re: 2 billion US dollars?)

Not a stupid waste of money, just because you have 18 billion dollars? So I guess if you have 180,000 dollars to spare, 20,000 dollars on a throw-away flirt with fame that will never be profitable is a good idea?

The Seahawks have no local competition. The Clippers are shadowed by the Lakers. The Clippers don't even have their own arena ... Gut feeling is that Steve could pour another 3 billion into the franchise (staff, new arena, advertising, etc.), and still not make a profit. On a vanity project.

I don't even like basketball ... but business is business.

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@Mr T (was: Re: 2 billion US dollars?)

To answer your question, no. There is no tax break on a vanity project.

Side note: I know Tom Tolbert, you are not Mr. T.

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2 billion US dollars?

For a third rate team in a saturated market. That is NOT good business sense. Stupid, stupid waste of money, Steve.

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

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@ Arnaut the less (was:Re: Ever kept chickens?)

The little tractor is a Kubota L3430.

I don't do Kubotas in boats, I run Perkins.

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jake
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Ever kept chickens?

They are pretty much brain-dead. One of our free-range yard-birds managed to sprint under my Kubota about a week or so ago. Sadly, none of the meat was usable.

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Nuke regulator hacked three times in three years

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The mind boggles.

What kind of moron thinks that a public facing Internet site actually gives access to nuclear anything? I mean, really? Perhaps getting an education would be a better option than demonstrating your religion derived complete lack of real world clues.

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Microsoft: Azure isn't ready for biz-critical apps … yet

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From my perspective ...

... Microsoft has never had any product that is ready for "business critical" applications. YMMV ::shrugs::

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Know what Ferguson city needs right now? It's not Anonymous doxing random people

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Re: One wonders ...

(a cat stepped on my keybr0ad before I was ready to post ... this is what I intended[4])

... why so many are up in arms over statistically[1] meaningless[2] police shootings, and yet refuse to stand up against the vastly more wide-spread gang violence?

[1] If you don't understand statistics, learn math(s) before commentarding ...

[2] Don't get me wrong, I feel for the surviving family & friends. But for the rest of the rabble bellowing about "justice"[3], puh-lease, try to grow a sense of proportion.

[3] For values of "justice" that is roughly equal to "retribution".

[4] ElReg, why was I not allowed to edit my original?

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Original intention, before a cat trod on the keybr0ad (was: "One wonders")

... why so many are up in arms over statistically[1] meaningless[2] police shootings, and yet refuse to stand up against the vastly more wide-spread gang violence?

[1] If you don't understand statistics, learn math(s) before commentarding ...

[2] Don't get me wrong, I feel for the surviving family & friends. But for the rest of the rabble bellowing about "justice"[3], puh-lease, try to grow a sense of proportion.

[3] For values of "justice" that is roughly equal to "retribution".

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One wonders, MkIII

The first was posted by a cat before I finished my thoughts, the second was apparently nuked by ElReg for reasons which I really don't understand ...

ANYway, why so many are up in arms over statistically[1] meaningless[2] police shootings, and yet refuse to stand up against the vastly more wide-spread gang violence?

[1] If you don't understand statistics, learn math(s) before commentarding ...

[2] Don't get me wrong, I feel for the surviving family & friends. But for the rest of the rabble bellowing about "justice"[3], puh-lease, try to grow a sense of proportion.

[3] For values of "justice" that is roughly equal to "retribution".

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Google's so smart it's discovered SHARKS HAVE TEETH

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@AC "35 minutes ago"[1]Re: “There had not been a single case::snip::"

Apollo? Where did I make that claim, Coward?

Honestly, the mind boggles.

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"rapidly rising ignorance"

Major understatement.

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jake
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Re: “There had not been a single case of a shark biting one of the old cables”.

"How do you adjust the capacitance and inductance of a cable once it has been laid?"

You don't. You re-engineer the system, and run more wire ...

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“There had not been a single case of a shark biting one of the old cables”.

Horse shit.

I was the Engineer in charge of investigating this exact problem between the Philippines, New Guinea, and Australia. E-1 (2.048 Mbps) lines. In 1985. Seems the sharks picked up on the electricity in the cable & wondered if it was edible ... We adjusted capacitance & inductance, and the problem went away.

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Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!

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What kind of moron ...

... purchases anything when inebriated?

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Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report

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False economy is an ugly thing, Detroit.

Stop allowing Money Bags from making Technical decisions, it'll do the city's budget a world of good. As a side note, the corporations of the world could use the same advice.

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@ Ian Emery (was: Re: Smoke Alarms....)

Or the day that your house burns down, and your insurance refuses to pay out because your crap batteries didn't signal the alarm.

Pinching pennys is contraindicated when it comes to safety.

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Google hops into bed with Brit red-top: Cooks up 'draw an app' coding compo for kids

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@JustEnough (was:Re: slightly different approach needed?)

Not yet. But when he graduates from Uni, he'll have the know-how to keep the existing infrastructure that drives the Western World running. He will be able to cut his own ticket quite simply because he seems to be more interested in work than toys.

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Google ...

... The Sun of the networking/computing world.

They said it, I didn't ...

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Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'

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Siri ...

... how do I prove I'm a brain-dead consumer?

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Boffins brew TCP tuned to perform on lossy links like Wi-Fi networks

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@Suricou Raven (was: Re: @ Brian Scott (was: Broadcast?)_

"UDP can be broadcast, though."

Show me a sysadmin who routinely allows that across the network, and I'll happily fire the idiot. Was a handy tool back in the day. Today? An accident waiting to happen.

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@ Brian Scott (was: Re: Broadcast?)

Strictly speaking, IP is point to point. TCP & UDP are connection oriented and connectionless, respectively.

None of the above were designed for anything resembling "broadcast".

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Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Advancing knowledge is the most beautiful thing known to humankind.

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We told you jailbreaking your iThing was dangerous

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The ignorant abound.

Consumers have no clue about security. Multi-billion dollar multi-national corporations take advantage of of that lack of clue to push b0rken products on the GreatUnwashed.

Is there an answer to this obvious problem? I doubt it ... there is a reason governments world-wide are cutting funding to the most basic of basics, education.

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Sir, sir, my cloud ate my homework: Google touts grading tool to teachers

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Bloody wonderful.

The gootwats are targeting kids before the age of majority.

Do not want. At all. Talk about creepy ...

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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So basiclly,

ElReg has just pointed out that Limeys, not Yanks, are the true lard-asses of the Western world.

Interesting.

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NIST wants better SCADA security

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Re: Insecure

Twenty years? Try closer to 35 ...

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My SCADA is already secure, ta you very much.

It's not connected to TehIntraWebTubes.

Dial-up connections & dial-back modems work wonders.

Dial up to system, login & password, remote system signs out & dials back the telephone number assigned to the login & password with an encrypted connection, and asks for another password.

Most SCADA kit only requires ASCII text ... 9600 baud works nicely. I use USR 19.2 modems.

The fucking morons using TehIntraWebTubes for this kind of thing have absolutely zero clue about system security.

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Twitter can trigger psychosis in users

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@ Phil O'Sophical (was:Re: @Dan 55 (was:To say nothing of the addiction factor ...))

She refuses to call me "uncle". I'm good with that.

Again, try addressing my point, the addiction factor.

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@Dan 55 (was:Re: To say nothing of the addiction factor ...)

I did IRC and Usenet decades ago, and "talk" before that. I grok text.

She's not my niece, she's my Wife's brother's child. Wife, brother, and child were all adopted, and share no genetic material. Being explicit makes more sense than drivel such as "Hi, I'm gud, R U?"

I note that you didn't actually address my point ... the addiction factor.

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To say nothing of the addiction factor ...

My Wife's brother's child (14 years old) was banned from using so-called "social" networking for a month[1]. She got the classic withdrawal symptoms ... shakes, sweats, angry, name it ...

Don't believe me? Try not to feed your jones for a month. I dare you.

[1] She ran up a huge cell phone bill.

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Zero-day hits Symantec endpoint products

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@ Gis Bun (was: Re: Symantec was always useless ...)

I haven't USED it in 25 years. I have, however, evaluated it regularly over that time-frame. Why? To know enough about the product to steer corporate clients into a sane direction.

Google+ does suck. Badly. How do I know? See above paragraph. There are far better solutions.

HTH, HAND.

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Symantec was always useless ...

... and went down-hill after Peter Norton cashed out.

Seems the more things change, the more they stay the same. IMO, of course.

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Spooks, cops, say Oz metadata push is for consistency, not data grab

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Out of curiosity ...

Are these fuckheads paranoid, and in need of "belt & suspenders[1]"? Or are they simply unaware of the UK-USA agreement, which already provides this function?

As a side-note, spying on your entire population just pisses people off. Vote accordingly, while you still can.

[1] "braces" to you non-corrupted British English speakers ...

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Love in the time of the GPS sees chap propose with Google Map

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Re: Contrived. Probably by Endomondo.

I'm not miserable by any stretch of the imagination. I'll cop to cynical.

Not an old fart, not quite yet. I'm getting there, though ... and quite looking forward to being able to claim that title.

Anonymous Cowards ... Have you not noticed that nothing you attempt to contribute to this forum is actually useful in the great scheme of things? Just asking ...

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Contrived. Probably by Endomondo.

Pure advertising, the "happy couple" likely doesn't exist.

Stop falling for this kind of shit, ElReg. You're letting the side down.

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Apple wins patent on charging iThings THROUGH THIN AIR

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Re: Apple patent a 120-year-old invention, business as usual at Apple.

40ish years ago, I accidentally kicked in the 750 Watt linear amplifier connected to my CB radio ... and promptly outed myself. I was playing the "fox" in a fox-hunt ... and was parked under the awning of the Texaco station in the north-west corner of the San Antonio & Middlefield intersection on the Palo Alto/Mountain View border. The RF lit up the overhead fluorescent lights ...

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Re: Prior art. Massive quantities of prior art.

"Charging" implies adding energy to a system for future use. As in "I tightened the screw to release the Nitrous Oxide, thus charging my whipped-cream dispenser".

I see nothing that implies real-time power, sans local energy storage, in Apple's patent.

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Prior art. Massive quantities of prior art.

One more nail in what will hopefully become the coffin of the existing 'orribly, 'orribly b0rken US patent system.

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Multifunction printer p0wnage just getting worse, researcher finds

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@ Lost all faith...

How do you do business with your entire system compromised thanks to some MoronInCharge[tm] purchasing printers without actually understanding corporate network security?

Management listening to marketing doth not secure systems make ...

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Re: Apparently ...

"It's not only default settings, if you read the articles there are also serious flaws in the printer firmware implmentations."

Firmware is a default setting by definition, LDS.

How about instead we discuss the idiots allowing this kind of kit on corporate networks who don't understand why statefull firewalls exist?

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@gerdesj (was: Re: Apparently ...)

No, I mean the mid 1980s. That's when international corporations started using what we now know as "TehIntraWebTubes" for transportation of data.

Prior to that, simple exploits based on as-shipped configuration was the norm in Uni and other research situations, but there wasn't really anything important online, so it didn't really matter. Try to remember, this was the time-frame when TCP/IP went from an open research network, built to research networking, to the publicly available, unreliable, and completely unsecurable cluster-fuck that TheGreatUnwashed[tm] latched onto to swap porn, cat pics, really bad videos, worse music, and the dreadful minutia of sad lives.

I fully expect the (not very)"social" media set to downvote this post in droves.

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Apparently ...

... corporations continue to accept and use "as shipped" configurations/passwords in live, working environments ...

The mid 1980s just called, they want their exploits back.

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