* Posts by sniperpaddy

80 posts • joined 24 Jun 2011

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Vodafone UK hails results of Massive MIMO trial with TD-LTE

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Re: Fishy...

Customers are friends, not food.

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How could things get worse for Samsung? Glad you asked

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Re: Need to tidy up the labelling here

Changing his name to Soon-Gon

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McDonald's sues Italian city for $20m after being burger-blocked

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Re: The real reason

200 years is historical in the states. My wife grew up in a house twice as old. Old Italian architecture is thousands of years old. No room for brash !!!

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Re: The real reason

Then you'll need a visa to visit Spain again !!!

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Re: The real reason

Agreed Corralejo is pretty neutral with very little burger&chip territory and some laid back expat influence. Puerto del Carmen across the water is complete chip and burger territory.

No coincidence that Fuertaventura is sports territory and Lanzarote is old or chav.

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Re: @Rich11

I saw a Mac Donalds in Lyon, France without the golden arches. The frogs don't like chav architecture either.

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Re: The real reason

Ha, ha, I saw those signs, plus "British tea".

That particular colony is long gone.

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Tesla to charge for road trip 'leccy, promises it will cost less than petrol

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Re: Tesla "400 kWh of free 'leccy credits"

Personal Relief !!!!

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Re: Taxing times indeed

...or heavier :)

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Re: hint to Tesla owners

Dumb answer. He gave you a scientific fact on the availability if Lithium. Check it, accept it and move on rather than doubt it and continue with your belief. YOU must be a bible belter or a Republican !!!!!

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Narcissist Heidi Powell wants her dot-com and she wants it now, now, NOW!

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

She's simply not right in the head. A Pb pill is the cure.

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2,000 year old man found dead near 2,000 year old computer

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Re: Navigation error - core dump blues

brilliant.

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BT boils over, blows off Steam, accuses Valve of patent infringement

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Re: BT

BT = Bloated Trolls

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Re: A perfect example of why software patents aren't allowed

The implementation method should be patentable, but not the concept.

The current patent system would theoretically allow the Wright brothers would be able to sue NASA.

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Two G4S call centre staff sacked over 999 answering scam

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Caller data analysis would have identified this early

I seriously doubt the gamers would have used 600 different phones so data analysis for multiple calls from a phone number would have flagged up gaming before it became a cultural habit.

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Microbes that laugh at antibiotics: UK sinks £4.5m into China-Brit kill team

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Re: Surprising

..cos Britain is off the research list.

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Re: "Super gonorrhea"????

My biggest chuckle today. Cheers !!!

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Re: I wonder...

Phage research is currently active. Nothing old there.

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Idiot flies drone alongside Flybe jet landing at Newquay Airport

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Re: Risk?

There are a lot of people on this thread who do not have a clue what they're talking about.

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I have seen a single 6 mm nut take out a gas turbine engine.

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All it takes is one blade impact and you get a cascade back through the remaining 6 to 20 compressor & turbine disks each willing to contribute further broken blades.To make things worse, modern ceramic blades are more brittle than stainless or inconel blades.

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I, for one, certainly do not want to play russian roulette with sudden power drops.

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Patent and trademark troll stung for £500k after fake renewal blitz

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Swap him for Assange :)

The director Mr Harri Mattias Jonasson lives in Sweden.

Maybe they might agree to a swap for Assange ?

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SWAP HIM FOR ASSANGE

:)

THE CROOK IS IN SWEDEN.

SWAP HIM FOR ASSANGE

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Oz e-health privacy: after a breach is too late

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couldn't handle names with apostrophes............

"the Accenture-built system couldn't handle names with apostrophes (O'Dwyer for example)."

Not able to handle apostrophes in 2012 ?

What amateur wrote that database?

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Mind-blowing secrets of NSA's security exploit stockpile revealed at last

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Re: @Neil Barnes - ████████ ██████ █████████████

"The taste for the hidden has not played an accidental role in the distortion of practical democracy."

What a remarkable and true statement. I had to re-read it multiple times to savor it.

Very true when it comes to Irish politics. e.g. Irish Water :), or for evolution in US politics when it comes to how convenient interpretations of the constitution are being enforced....and hidden.

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Disaster-gawping cam drones to be blasted out of the sky in California

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RETURN TO HOME

A Return-To-Home function kicks in when the drone loses the controller signal.

That should be achievable by jamming the controller frequency and effectively creating a clear zone around the fire. It does not take much to confuse the interpretation of control packets regardless of encryption. Emergency services operate on different restricted frequencies. No silly nets or free-for-all gunfire.

Drones without a return-to-home function should be made illegal.

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'Progress made' as EU aims to get new data protection laws ASAP

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Re: It will be watered down

I think the biggest problem is the states, is control of how the laws are "interpreted".

There seems to be a trend now in the US, Australia and the UK for deliberately vague laws that allow unforeseen wide scope due to convenient interpretation.

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Dive deep into our liquid cooling chat. Just the thing for sticky summers

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SHORT ANSWER = YES

Overclocking DOES reduce the lifetime of a processor.

One of the causes of transistor failure in a processor is due to electromigration within the junctions. This is a function of voltage. The design lifetime is modelled for a specific voltage range.

Increasing that voltage, e.g. in overclocking, results in a shorter lifetime. QED.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failure_modes_of_electronics

I'm not sure about the impact of higher frequencies but I can certainly surmise that there is a non-zero negative effect on capacitor stresses and inductive effects.

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FCC boss Wheeler: Shove off, big dogs – let the small telcos play

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Wheeler is the surprise hero.

Removing the facilities-based provisions is similar to Local Loop Unbundling; a good thing indeed.

it is common in Europe but not so common in the US because of monopolies (!).

It will introduce more flexibility in packages and specific savings as these smaller providers pursue niche markets.

However, those changes will also need controls on the charges imposed by the facilities-provider.

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What will happen to the oil price? Look to the PC for clues

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Re: Capital Intensity

LOL

Extrapolation from a regression curve is suicidal and mathematically naiive.

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Re: PERSONAL computer!

That is an INCORRECT statement based on false assumptions.

Global oil reserve/demand reached tipping point in 2005.In the long t erm oil prices WILL go up.

Yes we should have diversity in other energy sources including nuclear but barring a disruptive technology breakthrough in fusion, the financial models of solar/wind/wave are going to get ever stronger.

NOTE: the travesty of subsidy -driven corn alcohol production should not overshadow alternative energy technologies.

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OIL Tipping Point

Fracking is a self-limiting resource and is just a temporary disruption to the current model of speculation and supply/demand economics.

REASONING: The world passed the reserve/demand tipping point in 2005.

Production at oil fields around the world is declining between 4.5 percent and 6.7 percent per year.

Production at shale gas wells can drop 60 to 90 percent in the first year of operation.

The current spate of supply from fracking will quickly hit diminishing returns as the shallower reserves are depleted and extraction from deeper strata becomes more capital intensive.

In a nutshell it's like a fire sale of the family crockery when the family silver is already sold.

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Google v Oracle: US Supreme Court turns to Obama in Java copyright war

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ORACLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT OF COURT !!!

The Android API fulfils the same functionality as the Java API without using the same code.

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My impression was that copyright should be the details of the implementation, not the generic idea, specifically referring back to the Phoenix BIOS "clean" vs "dirty" teams.

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Internet RFC overseer snubs ICANN and co's web power grab offer

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Do you remember COMICAL ALI

This reminds me so much of the Iraqi Minister of Propaganda spouting lies about "driving the Americans back across the border" whilst the yanks were kicking ass in the background.

Future truths rule !! and Black is white indeed :)

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RBS's Ulster Bank whacked with enormous IT cock-up fine

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Outsourced !!!

IT services were outsourced to India.

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RUMPY PUMPY: Bone says humans BONED Neanderthals 50,000 years B.C.

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Re: The Neanderthal must have been really drunk...

I have one word to rubbish your claim - GINGERS !!!!!

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FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'

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Mushroom

Judge Dredd ?

I am getting megalomaniac hints of 2000 AD here:

I AM THE LAW !!!!

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

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Trollface

Of course it's legal !!!

Keep up to date !!!

A US court has given yanks the right to pillage data anywhere in the world :)

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Pull up! Pull up! Pull up! Ding ... HP ends eleven-quarter sales nosedive

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Wrong meritocracy

That's what happens when the marketing & PM types make it to the top without a counter-balance of technically trained/experienced executives........all clapping each other on the back and using accounting stunts to massage dividends.

Innovation my ass, more like ennervation.

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Tech patent hoarder Intellectual Ventures to lose a fifth of its trolls

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Schadenfreud

SCHADENFREUD !!!!

I so rarely get to use that word :)

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FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'

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mmmm....iPhone by any other name.

White, nerfed and no SD card..........sounds like an iPhone to me !!!!!

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Luxembourg patent troll suing world+dog

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Non-Practising Entities: USE IT OR LOSE IT

Patent Trolls violate the original spirit of patents.

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(1) Non-practicing entities should lose the right to enforce a patent; USE IT OR LOSE IT !!!

(obviously with the exception of the original inventor).

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(2) Similar to hardware patents, software patents should only cover the method, not the result.

(if software patent logic was applied to the Wright Brother's airplane, the trolls would be able to sue Boeing for their 747).

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Japanese cops arrest man with five 3D printed guns at home

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Do a closer comparison

Better to compare the USA to Canada and don't allow subjectivity to cloud the issue by comparing the USA to dissimilar European or Asian cultures.

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A lot of the USA/Canada factors are broadly similar including gun ownership ratio,

However the gun murder rates are very different.

Conclusion: It's culture not gun ratio that is the issue.

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Bankrupt Bitcoin bunker blender begins: MtGox admin starts liquefaction

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Re: Liquidate, please

I thought "liquify" was quite witty since I wouldn't class this as a normal windup with concrete assets.

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Just another pyramid scheme

Take away the noise and it's just another pyramid scheme...suckers !!!!!

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Re: @psychonaut

Nope.

"kobayashi is the lawyer?" would have been quite sufficient !!!!

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Red-faced LOHAN team 'fesses up in blown SPEARS fuse fiasco

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Real professionals use HAZOPs

A thorough HAZOP analysis would have identified this as an issue at the design stage and it would have been added to a pre-flight check list.

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At least, that's what engineering professionals do in the pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, building design, medical design and, God forbid, aircraft design.

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What happened here ????,

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Apple beats off troll in German patent fracas

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Re: Have an upvote for sensible

The troll's should only get compensation if they originated the patent or are actually producing goods via that patent.

That keeps innovation rolling.

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Another climate change myth debunked by proper climate scientists

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Meh

They cannot have it both ways

I can understand that it is inaccurate to extrapolate from only a few years data.

However, in the longer term, climate warming DOES lead to an increase in the frequency and intensity of storms.

That is basic thermodynamics e.g. the Arrehenius equation.

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Passenger jet grounded by two-hour insect attack

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Pint

Re: Brings a whole new buzz...

Also, ironically, the term "debug" originated in the context of aircraft engines.

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"The related term "debug" also appears to predate its usage in computing: the Oxford English Dictionary's etymology of the word contains an attestation from 1945, in the context of aircraft engines

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Wikipedia sockpuppetry probe puts a sock in hundreds of accounts

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Re: A suggestion

...except that they're smart enough to establish plausible deniability i.e proxy reviewers.

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Apple wiki

Put some critique about login bypasses in the Apple wiki and see how long it survives :)

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