* Posts by The last doughnut

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JetBrains releases CLion - new cross-platform IDE for C/C++ users

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Promotional feature?

Hmm smells fishy to me

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RADIOACTIVE WWII aircraft carrier FOUND OFF CALIFORNIA

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Re: Radioactive?

I often perform the Philadelphia experiment in my kitchen. Favourite is between two digestives.

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Dwarf planet Ceres has TEN bright spots, astroboffins say

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Fabulous! New observations may enable us to throw out some old theories about solar system formation. My guess? The asteroid belt is the remains of a rocky planet that was smashed up early in the story.

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Android gets biometric voice unlocking

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To all you lot who say that voice recognition isn't secure enough. This is just one of many options available under Android. You pick whichever suits you best. Better to have a weak protection that you use than a strong one that you don't use because of the relative inconvenience.

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Eyes on the prize: Ten 23-24-inch monitors for under £150

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Pay a bit more and get a 16:10 panel with IPS then hang on to it.

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

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Trollface

You guys suck. Twice!

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Saturn's rings, radio waves ... poetry? At home with Scotland's Mr Physics

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In fact they are named after the Ferengi daimons of Star Trek the Next Generation.

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/DaiMon

I thank you.

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Torvalds' temptress comes of age: Xfce 4.12 hits the streets

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Re: too little too late

Mate is good and so is Cinnamon. But Xfce is better and crucially allows you to place the panel on the side of the screen, which to me is essential on a letterbox laptop.

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Short circuit at Large Hadron Collider slows return to matter-mauling

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This is clearly something that doesn't move but should. Therefore squirt on some WD40.

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Euro THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR PROJECT is in TROUBLE

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Well its kind of like a big expensive power-hungry doughnut. We pump in money here - and - er - ah yes you see that faint glow? That's fusion right there! Cool isn't it?

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Home Office awards Raytheon £150m over e-borders cancellation

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I saw you coming

Raytheon wins £x10^8

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NASA: We're gonna rip up an ASTEROID and make it ORBIT the MOON

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Terminator

Manned missions

I know its exciting and all, but really in practical terms there's no point in sending any human beyond low Earth orbit. Send robots instead. As long as they don't come back what could possibly go wrong?

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‘Digital by default’ agricultural payments halted: Farmers start smirking

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From his reported comments it seems like the man in charge was being supplied with an air-laughing gas mixture.

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Oxford boffins publish fine-scale regional genetic map of UK

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Meh

Also the roads in Somerset are atrocious.

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Intel's cheap and Android's free: Not any more, says TAG Heuer

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Re: Not a Bad Idea

I used to believe in that TAG Heuer cachet. But the one I bought literally fell apart after a decade of light use.

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Vince Cable opens hipster-friendly London tech creche

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Seems like they believe the myth that the only thing we struggle with is converting cleverness into profit.

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Rosetta SNIFFS molecular nitrogen on Comet 67P

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I read somewhere there's very little nitrogen on Mars.

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Home Office splashed £35m trying to escape e-Borders contract

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A confidential arbitration process

Regardless of how crap Raytheon were. The civil servants still managed to screw up the contract and left the public exposed to excess costs. Then they hold the legal proceedings in secret to try to hide their failures.

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Atomic keyrings: Just how bright are they?

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Re: Decommissioned nukes

According to my extensive reading on the subject, Tritium is not used in the majority of nuclear weapons. The relatively short half-life is problematic for long-term storage and maintenance. Instead your typical thermonuclear device uses lithium isotopes. And also expanded polystyrene, strangely.

Fascinating if somewhat scary subject to read about, if you have a spare day and don't mind spending it on Wikipedia. The history of the test programmes is also fascinating.

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Tulsa woman bludgeons man mercilessly with laptop

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A linux lappy running the Bash shell?

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Atomic keyring's eerie blue glow lights SPB lab

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I want one in black

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Re: UV blue

Whereas if you photograph a violet flower or other pure violet colour source using a digital camera you get a blue.

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COSMIC FATTY from the DAWN of TIME simply can't exist – astroboffins

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Ja it seems some of our theories may not be fully correct ja

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BBC: SOD the scientific consensus! Look OUT! MEGA TSUNAMI is coming

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Tsunami of the idiots

The Beeb has a long and proud history of science-based programming and it is sad to see that rich heritage getting trashed for the sake of mere entertainment in cases like this.

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Game of Moans: Sky coughs to BORKED set top box BALLS-UP

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Nice to know its not only YouView users who are stuck with a crap box.

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Gleeful Apple and Microsoft bathe in bathfuls of debt

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Re: Paying Back Bond Interest Is Cheaper Than The USA's Foreign-Made Profits Tax

Clearly they are waiting for another one of these tax holidays so they can repatriate the money without paying the tax. It is weak government that allows this sort of thing to happen.

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Re: Paying Back Bond Interest Is Cheaper Than The USA's Foreign-Made Profits Tax

What you are referring to is a tax that the corporations are legally and morally obliged to pay. This is no more a barrier than any other part of our legal or financial system.

It seems you have been bamboozled into believing the situation is more complex and ambiguous than it really is.

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'Camera-shy' Raspberry Pi 2 suffers strange 'XENON DEATH FLASH' glitch

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How the BBC News Technology reported this

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31294745 And I quote:

The glitch is a result of the "photoelectric effect" phenomenon.

Albert Einstein won a Nobel Prize for his discovery that if a light hits a component and it generates a charge, it causes that component to reset.

I am guessing Rory is away skiing so they got an arts or history intern to write the article?

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Sonos revamps Wi-Fi speaker app, admits: 'We made things worse'

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This reminds me - must get pulseaudio running on my Pi

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Has the world reached PEAK TWIT? Supplies of new Twitter users are drying up

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Like many things in our wonderful modern world, the financials are out of touch with real world economics. I'm sure Tim Worstall would agree?

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Intel silicon photonics modules can't take the heat of the HPC kitchen

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Or maybe it simply doesn't work and they don't want investors to cash-out just yet?

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Bitter Lake: Know your enemy? Impossible, surely, when you don't know if the enemy exists

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I have to admit I've not watched it yet

I always watch his films and they do throw up some interesting ideas. But he is not shy of putting the story ahead of the facts. This business of simplification is something he knows all about - perpetuating the myth about the death of UK manufacturing being a prime example.

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Atlas unplugged! DARPA's unTerminator robot cuts the power cable

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New safeguards

In order to mitigate the quiet hydraulic pump the new unit will be designed to continuously whine about its working conditions:

ooh its too cold in here

ooh someone opened the blinds and its impairing my vision

ooh this chair I asked for is actually less comfortable than my old one

Or alternatively it is designed to whistle, hum and huff all day.

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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BE wasn't that bad

Yes it had plenty of faults but it was also funny in places, as is the book.

For something really bad try "Basket Case" or "Surf Nazis Must Die" both of which could have been _so_ much better if only someone with any skill or talent was involved with any of the production!

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Drinking to forget? OK. But first, eat a curry... QUICK!

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Interesting but is the result more general - does the substance inhibit memories of all types from being retained?

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Flash zero day under attack

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People still use Flash player?

I've been using my newest xubuntu lappy for a while and it was only yesterday I realised it isn't even installed.

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MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL picked up from BEYOND our GALAXY

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I would like to know how they determined the distance of the emission at 5G light years? The terrestrial HF via meteor burst would seem the more likely explanation.

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Spammers set their sights on WhatsApp – that's that ruined then

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It's fb now anyway

Service has noticeably declined in quality since the buy-up. Time to find another messaging platform already.

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Forget Google's robot cars, now it's on to ANDROID cars

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Re: That's nice.

If it moves, funk it!

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India's heavy launch rocket passes flight test

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Re: At last a British funded rocket takes off

Also, they may be a lot of poor people in that country but I think its a long time since they starved in large numbers.

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Did rock-hard aliens turn young Earth MOIST? New probe data emerges

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Alien

The extraterrestrial sample size is very small. If each and every asteroid and comet had a different H20/HDO mix it would be no surprise that our mixed planetary water was an agglomeration.

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Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

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Hah haw hoe

Sometimes its just nice to see someone else's project going up the Swanny for a change.

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Microsoft's dodgy new Exchange 2010 update breaks Outlook clients

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This is good

If it carries on the open source community will put together a reliable and secure replacement for Outlook and Exchange, then world+dog will finally be able to ditch the Redmond monster.

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SPLASHDOWN! Orion lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

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Please don't feed the troll

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SCIENCE LAB TERROR: MYSTERY of the MISSING BRAINS

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Friday pint

Thanks for that I had a well needed chuckle. Thumbs up and a Friday pint for you.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Masala omelette

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Re: You'll have had your Scots Dal

Both true,

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You'll have had your Scots Dal

If you are feelng experimental try replacing the eggs with freshly cooked porridge oats.

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Under the Iron Sea: YES, tech and science could SAVE the planet

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It's a complex issue

The whole climate change and man-made global warming issue must be like any large thing. Its big and scary but there are lots of sides to it, lots of angles. Some see it as a threat to their existence, others want to worship it as some kind of vengeful natural spirit. Some see it as an opportunity to eek out a living or something to pin their own political agenda to. Some want to address it as a series of technical or organisational problems that may be solvable.

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Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Re: What's so great about Blade Runner?

Epic themes such as life, death, god, love, servitude, retirement, animal bothering. Spectacular visuals and an immense soundtrack. Not one, not two, but three replicant hotties.

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Retire me now

The original book was one thing and the film quite different. It was stylish and original (at least as far as a sci-fi/noir crossover can be). But quite different to the source material, somewhat over-rated and flawed in many ways. As a part-time OCD-er I loath its inconsistencies but still love it as a film.

Regardless of this, any modern day sequel is pre-destined to be utter sheeite and I fail to see any reason to expect otherwise in this case.

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