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* Posts by El Zorro

35 posts • joined 17 Apr 2011

Our Vultures peck at new Doctor Who: Exterminate or, er ... carrion?

El Zorro

The Master

"I would much prefer to see Capaldi face off against a manic John Simm-style Master."

No no please. If you have a Doctor with the potential gravitas of Capaldi then you have to give him a Roger Delgado adversary.

I was very disappointed when they squandered the excellent and sinister Derek Jacobi master and transformed him into the young clownster Robert Simm version.

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Re: It's not the character

Maybe if it keeps getting bent in his pocket

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iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!

El Zorro

The problem with WebGL on a professional level

...is having to not only worry about website or app rendering correctly on a dozen different browser and OSes, but also whether or not x million different graphics card and video driver version configurations are breaking your user's experience. ( much like traditional game development ).

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Young blokes blinded by video-game addiction: THE FACTS

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Mushroom

I can't see it catching on, not unless Drones can be engineered for fly-by tea-bagging.

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Google goes on the Blink in WebKit fork FURORE

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Re: Opera

Correction: Opera had tabs in 2000 depending on which propaganda machine you reference

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Re: Opera

Indeed.

Netcaptor introduced tabbed browsing in 1997. I was still using my amiga back then and I remember being blown away by the tabbed browsing in iBrowse in 99.

Opera was late to the party in 2001

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Lotsa lasers an option for the Next Big Physics

El Zorro

I'm sure this has been done before

http://i.stack.imgur.com/4nuWw.jpg

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The genetic button that could turn a WOMAN into a CHIMPANZEE

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Re: Readability

Well obviously El Reg couldn't afford to employ and infinite number of monkeys....

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USS Enterprise sets out on its final mission

El Zorro

Why have 1 nuclear reactor when you can have 8.

I wouldn't be surprised if one powered the captain's trouser press ( or is that pants press? )

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft turns 15 while spying on Saturn

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Re: Ouch

My 18th birthday was similar, although I don't remember what happened much

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SpaceX satellite burns up on re-entry after Falcon FAIL

El Zorro
Facepalm

Oh damn

Who forgot to check the " [ ] Damage caused by Tsunami, Volcanic debris, Asteroid strike and Fire from atmospheric friction" option on the insurance application certificate?

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Teachers get earful of racy XXX chat in Capita IT cock-up

El Zorro

No wonder the government keep contracting them

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Rover spots 'possibly artificial' MYSTERY SHINY OBJECT on Mars

El Zorro

This is what you get for outsourcing robot construction to Whirlpool.

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Better onion anonymity possible: researcher

El Zorro

Sounds like Ehsan Saboori and Shahriar Mohammadi should switch to I2P which has done uni-directional tunnels for years (Garlic Routing) and has a fairly sophisticated network database for exploratory lookups.

One drawback being, it doesn't focus on exit-nodes like Tor, but everything remains in-network ( but that's probably a good thing from an anonymity perspective )

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HP to take one more stab at consumer tablets

El Zorro

If HP want some success, rather than offering lacklustre clones of whatever everyone else is pedalling, they should do a modern version of their wonderful tc1xxx hybrid tablets from their compaq partner ship in the early 2000s.

Those were one of the few tablet form-factor machines which were genuinely useful and productive ( having a detachable keyboard ), and some reasonably good engineering.

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London Fire Brigade: This time we'll send the NEAREST fire truck

El Zorro
Big Brother

Sometimes I wonder whether it's worth starting a political party with a manifesto solely dedicated to eradicating all capita contracts from civil and government agencies...

...might have a tough time going up against the people's front against bankers through

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Drones, sub-hunting planes to attack cyber-Chinese army

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Terminator

WOPR

How about a nice game of chess?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 'a harmful drug', says Apple in ban bid fail

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Holmes

Samsung just needs to buy a few patents from HP/Compaq for their TC1000 tablet pc from early 2000 and they're safe:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tc1000&tbm=isch

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Universe has more hydrogen than we thought

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Re: @sarev

or if you can get the damned wrappers off

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Pirate island attracts more than 100 startup tenants

El Zorro

Ark

Will they be building another boat for all the telephone sanitisers

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Daniel Craig like Connery, Skyfall helmsman suggests

El Zorro

It all went downhill after goldeneye

A true Bond film is only as good as it's title sequence

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Microsoft claims Google bypassed its browser privacy too

El Zorro

Not defending google, but

Microsoft is neatly ignoring the fact that it's P3P implementation is flawed at best, and causes web developers issues between different IE browser versions ( no surprises there ).

Specifically, IE will refuse third party cookies within iframes, and will show a warning message regardless of your privacy settings.

This makes it a pain for social application or widget developers - the workaround being to invalidate the P3P string entirely forcing IE to accept all cookies from your domain.

Facebook do the same thing as google, setting their P3P header to:

P3P: CP="Facebook does not have a P3P policy. Learn why here: http://fb.me/p3p"

No doubt google and facebook are mainly concerned about protecting their metrics and ad tracking business.

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Ancient cave girl genome could crack Man's genetic puzzle

El Zorro

Cloning? Easy

Just splice in some frog DNA.... we know that works

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Surprise: Neil Young still hates digital music

El Zorro

Of course of course, but the sad truth is, even the best music sounds like a mind-splitting cacophony through a small 1 inch mobile phone tweeter

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El Zorro

Rather than target digital music...

...I suggest he pursues a change in the law, and give SO13 a new remit to shoot anyone with a mobile speaker phone playing R&B on a train.

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Chocolate Factory moves into the fridge

El Zorro

Targetted Ads

Surely this is yet another move to hone their ad filters - showing you adverts based on the age of the appliances in your home.

"It looks like you need a new trouser press, why not try one of these!"

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Japanese boffins crack arse-based ID recognizer

El Zorro
Black Helicopters

and in Hollywood

Somehow I don't think the '96 film version of mission impossible would have done so well if Tom Cruise had to carabiner in and whip out a prosthetic arse to circumnavigate Langley security and steal the NOC list.

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Valve says credit card data taken

El Zorro

I'd also question the wisdom of storing billing information on the same server(s) as a public forum

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Facebook gets awesome with Skype

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Backfoot

Sounds like a hurried reaction to "huddle" in google+ ( which already support multiple video feeds )

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Facebook game outfit Zynga files for $1bn IPO

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google+

isn't even an issue yet, because they haven't launched their gaming platform....

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History's first papal tweet launches Vatican website

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Another means to transmit the word of god

"just going to the shops to buy more toilet papper. LOL"

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EXPLODING MELONS terrify Chinese

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Alert

Seeds

The Japanese government has just released a statement that all seeds are perfectly safe and any trace glow is probably a result of atmospherics. Officials advise that best growing conditions are at least 80km from any residential buildings

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Supposed Anonymous hack 'unmasks members'

El Zorro

Oh look

Someone found a list of TOR exit node IPs

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Apple sues Samsung over Galaxy look-and-feel

El Zorro

Sounds like a good lawsuit opportunity for HP

I loved my TC1100 - 8 years old, and not a sharp/pointy corner in sight

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2010/01/ipad-vs-hp-tc1100.html

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Forget China and India, Sweden is tech's superpower

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@ Frank Gerlach Handle 2

Ah wow, I didn't know France was such a military superpower compared to Nordic countries.

Let me just google it before I make further comment: "French Military Victories"

....ah

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