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33 posts • joined 28 Sep 2011

Hear that? It's the sound of BadBIOS wannabe chatting over air gaps

Wupspups
Facepalm

Easy to stop

Remove the microphone and/or speakers.

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False widow spiders in guinea pig slaughter horror

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If a false widow is freaking em out just wait till they see a woodlouse spider

The false widow looks quite harmless compared to a Dysdera crocata woodlouse spider.Its big its red and its got farking large fangs. I got both of them in the garden and have found them in the house too. Its the woodlouse one that gives me the willies.

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US Navy coughs $34.5m for hyper-kill railgun that DOESN'T self-destruct

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Dont use one set of rails!

Use 10 set of rails. Each rail set firing once a minute. Would give the cooling system a chance to work. if they could get enough juice they could even do salvo firing. Better chance of hitting something if you fire a salvo at it.

Plus there is the "My willy is bigger than your willy" boasting factor

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3D printed gun plans pulled after US State Department objects

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Too late they already have put the plans for a 3d printer. Check out RepRap and MakerBot

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Japan forgot data wipe on ship sold to Pyongyang

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I doubt AIS data would be any good with naval vessels as they dont seem to broadcast AIS. I live on the Bristol Channel coast and the only naval vessels I have seen broadcasting AIS have been University Royal Navy Units P2000 patrol boats.

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German boffins aim to burn natural gas - WITHOUT CO2 emissions

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Thumb Down

Re: Hmmm

16MW of power a day that is a mere drop in the 1TW that we use daily.

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Animal Liberation drone surveillance plan draws fire

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FAIL

"he expects will see weapons remain holstered"

Maybe the hand guns will be as they would be pants for shooting drone. A nice semi auto 12 bore with 1 in the breech and 8 in the extended magazine would be just ripper taking little drones out. Very little property damage to.

Mines the one with the no 6 birdshot

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James Bond doesn't do CGI: Inside 007's amazing real-world action

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Where's the gyrocopter?

I cant believe an article on engineering on Bond movies failed to even mention Little Nellie! To the piranhas with them Mr Osata!

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From Dr No to Skyfall: The Reg's one month of Bond

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Excellent Mr Bond.

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Liquefied-air silos touted as enormo green 'leccy batteries

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Re: Better idea, sea level pumped storage.

Or why not use the same system that is already in use like a pumped storage system such as Dinorwig in Wales or Cruachan in Scotland. Would save ruining estuarine eco systems.

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The problem with wireless: all those effin' wires

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Re: Poor workman blames his cables.

Just what I was thinking but you beat me to it. Dont know how much storage Mr Dabs need when he is on the move but I find a 250 GB HD more than does the job.

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Human rights group: Nintendo tops conflict minerals baddies list

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Flame

Re: Progressive hypocrisy at its finest

I see this here where I work. My research group works in oil and mineral exploration geology. We are constantly having snide banter like comments fired at us like; "Oh there you go again looking for new places to rape the earth." from our "greener planet loving" colleagues. Yet when it is pointed out to them that they are the first with the flashiest new computers, phones and hi tech gee-whizzes , and that all these geegaws use all sorts of rare earths and exotic stuff. So of it wasn't for likes of the group I work for finding new sources and ways to get to the existing stuff they wouldn't have all their lovely new fruity computers and doodahs. The normal response is "Oh don't be like that. We need to have the latest stuff to help us in saving the planet" Arse to the lot of them.

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

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Re: Its not like a taxi service.

It would be nice that the appliance crew would be able to report the status and this be used to indicate a non fire availability. But its more likely the whole plan will be used as a a background ploy to reduce appliance and crew numbers. Because we send our nearest appliances we don't have to have so many in reserve. Its all bean counter thinking.

If they want to have a nearest unit response then they probably should be looking at the motorbike/car paramedic system. They respond, assess the situation and call in the cavalry if needed.

And I bet no body in the hierarchy has spoken to a single fireperson about this and got their views.

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Wupspups

Its not like a taxi service.

Cant see this going down well with the firemen persons. On their way back to base after a big shout all groted up, knackered, engines (sorry appliances) all out of foam, water and breathing cylinders. Then get sent to another incident. Sounds like a recipe for a disaster.

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Stephen Hawking to demonstrate speech via brain scan

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Alien

Genesis of the Daleks?

The way Prof Hawking is going he'll end up looking like Davros.

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NASA found filming August's Mars landing in California desert

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Why is it when I watch the video clip I keep imagining a chap from Lancashire and his clever dog landing beside NASA's rover, then trying to feed it cheese (Wensleydale of course)?

Apart from that the Curiosity landing system does look overly complicated with lots that could (and most probably will go) wrong. I hope it doesn't

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'Attitudes to robot sex will change'

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Groinal attachments

I wonder if they would come with groinal attachments? Be handy for giving the old boudoir a quick vacum before the next punter arrives. Or perhaps rustling up a quick post coital omlette with the whisk. Of course not many go for that option.

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Two teens cuffed after Blighty's anti-terror hotline hacked

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Hardly a barrage of calls

"We have had about 700 calls over the last couple of nights."

So call that 48 hour period for the sake of argument. I work that out to be a call about every 4 minutes 7 seconds. Not exactly a barrage of calls. Even if it was only a 12 hour period that would be a call every minute. Shouldnt be a problem with a line that gets routed to multiple operators or recording machines. Maybe a problem if its an unshared line with a single op or more likely a single recording device.

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Dr Who scores new companion from Emmerdale

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Meh

Dont care really as long as it isnt that awful Tate woman.

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ARM's ultra-low-power fridge-puter chips: Just what the CIA ordered

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Devil

Forget the CIA.

Tesco et al are probably rubbing their hand in joy at the thought of this.

Get punters to associate fridge, microware etc.. with their loyalty cards. Supermarkets RFID tag their goods. Punter loads fridge with RFID tagged goods, fridge reports back to supermarket chain when item is put in fridge and is removed. Supermarket gets really good source of data to do with what they feel like.

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Underwater Greek volcano brewing Lara Croft style earthquake

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Re: Sealed magazine in underwater rifle....

You misunderstand Grasshopper. Its a 5 shot pepper pot style pistol The 5 barrel clusters are pre-loaded in the factory. But the user can swap out the fired cluster with a fresh new one full of underwater banging fun.

The thing is probably about as accurate as Jack Sparrow's flintlock pistol as the barrels are smooth bored. Underwater the range varies a lot .

You also need a supply of PP9 batteries to fire the wee beastie.

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AOL pulls the plug on Brizzly

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Re: Damn, I wasn't first to post a comment...

The sort of oddball that believes posting all their details on Facebook is perfectly safe. The sort of oddball that looks at you in blank amazement when you ask "You have a backup dont you?" In other words 90% of the population

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Ancient Iceman murder victim was lactose-intolerant, sickly

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Re: Murder is a big assumption

So if it was part of a inter tribal warfare then he is a casualty of war not a murder victim.

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HP, Dell warn of price hikes after Foxconn wage rise

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Trollface

What goes around comes around

Eventually China, Taiwan and other emerging nations workers salaries will eventually rise to such a point that production those nations is no longer economical. Production will then move to countries with cheaper labour. (No doubt by then UK will be classed as a third world nation with cheap labour.)

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Brit pair deported from US for 'destroy America' tweet

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Facepalm

These kids *!@%^

Bloody hell they are 26 and 24, its not like they are spotty prepubescent giggling little rug rats are they. They probably couldn't even be classified as oiky first year undergraduate students out on the waz. They are grown adults who should have at least a scintilla of common sense.

Oh bad Americans for treating the poor dears so badly for making a joke about destroying their country.

Personally I think they were luck to get a full body exam and chucked in a cell for a few nights with some Mexican friends of Buba and chucked out of the US. Actually its such a shame the septic chucked them out, cos we have to put up the amoebic brained plant life now.

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NAO: British bobbies wasting £80m BlackBerry stash

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Lets save money!

So what was all that dosh that went on TETRA for? I thought it was to save them money by having an integrated reliable and flexibly comms system. Oh but raido is so 20th Century. Crapberry is so much more relieable.

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REVEALED: People write things on Twitter, Media

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Facepalm

Twittering twits

Do we care? Wonder how much they got for writing this tosh.

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Kepler spots Earth-sized exoplanet ideal for barbecues

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But it is already named,

Crematoria I believe

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Mysterious sat-pic China desert markings - EXPLAINED

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They've been practicing bombing airfields too

The whole area 14Km ENE (east north east) 40.490N 93.468E is fully of bomb craters and missile grazes. Looks like they had a whole load of whoosh bang blow things up fun there.

If I was to guess you got a bombing range with areas of ground marked out to simulate airfields and towns.

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Threesome ends in arrest as wife struck by pair of TVs

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Hard to visualise him swing 2 TVs

Playmobil re-enactment please.

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Web czar: 'Drag your nan online'

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Doesnt she mean the other 31 million who dont use the internet

Given the current population of the Great Britain is just over 61 million and 30 million of them use the internet. Surely they should be helping the other 31 million. Not just 8.7 million or are the other 22.3 million just a figment of the imagination. Or maybe Miss LAstminute.com should stick to ancient and modern history instead of arithmetic cos she sure cant add up.

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Biker gang plunders Covent Garden Apple Store

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Biker gang?

Hardly a biker gang with 16 to 21 year olds on mopeds and motorcycles. More like Byker Grove with mopeds than Hell's Angels on Hogs.

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Renault Wind Gordini roadster

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All Wind and no go!

0-60 in 10 seconds is hardly hot hatch country is it. Sod all the geegaws like leather seats, BlueFang, usb media player. Get it to do 0-60 in sub 8 seconds. Otherwise its just hairdressers' special.

Better still pay roughly the same price and get the GT line 1.6 VVT version.

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