* Posts by earl grey

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Charles Townes, inventor of the laser and friend to both science and religion, dies

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RIP sir.

Thank you for your persistence and insight (and as someone already said; making sharks everywhere happy).

Congratulations for your long marriage. Another remarkable achievement in this day.

If i could...

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IBM jobs axe: 'The cuts have STARTED and are spreading' sigh staff

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I miss the big axe picture

Seriously, no big picture? That's ok, nobody like them anyway.

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Sly peers attempt to thrust hated Snoopers' Charter into counter-terror and security bill

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correction

I think you meant to say dickbag licking weasels; and frankly, the weasels are insulted.

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Tat bazaar eBay confirms: THOUSANDS of workers will be AXED

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So, they're getting rid of incompetent upper management, too?

*crickets, moving away quickly*

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Telcos try to head off net neutrality rules with legislation

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huge political contributors to Congress

Better get those checkbooks out and buy a few more.

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OTHER EARTHS may be orbiting our Sun beyond Neptune

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Re: Can't comment on trans-Pluto objects

If you pick the right time you can show her Uranus.

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US drug squad cops: We snooped on innocent Americans' phone calls too!

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how many of them went to jail

Not the callers; the lying bastards in the DEA.

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LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

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plus break new ground

i see what you did there. One internetz to you.

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Re: ALIENS!!!!!

I think ? and the Mysterians would be better...

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Re: Curiosity

I propose a manned mission consisting of all current and future PMs and their ilk.

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Mr President, is this a war on hackers – or a war on people stopping hackers?

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Re: They just don't care do they?

Well, you're guilty. Not so much, me.

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MAINFRAMES are SO NOT DEAD: IBM's launched a new one

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too heavy to lift

Even back in the 360 days we had a Johnson bar to lift the boxes on one side to retract the feet so it could be rolled about as needed.

And transistors weren't just a feature of the 360. The earlier 7080/7090 used transistors in their memory (and elsewhere). Of course, they were as big as your pinky fingernail, but they were still transistors.

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Should spectrum hog TV give up its seat for broadband? You tell us – EU

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Re: No.

When you say "sell off our bandwidth", i'm kinda assuming you really mean to lease it out and keep ultimate control with some other group.

The fly in your ointment? Once someone *cough* has their grimy mitts on the money; it will be siphoned off for whatever flavour of current boondoggle they're pushing and none of it will go into a fibre upgrade.

And the result should STILL be free tv without having to pay some ISP for connection and delivery.

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Tesla S P85+: Smiling all the way to the next charging point

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Re: Hmmmm.

Spend some time in the Rust Belt in the US and you will not see that kind of life from most vehicles and very few electrics. The sodium chloride and calcium chloride they use on the roads in winter will dissolve most cars to a pile of rust pretty quickly (even with undercoating).

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Re: Not bad but still no cigar, methinks!

"charging at a Tesla Supercharger only takes 30 minutes or so and is FREE."

As in "free for now..."? and it's not really free; someone has to pay for it.

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Right to be forgotten? That’s not Google’s call – data MEP Albrecht

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Is it just me?

Or do those little data spiders have two green eyes and no fangs...

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Verizon wants to sell 'antiquated' copper assets, stick to wireless for voice

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lying liars

The only reason copper is a problem is because they simply stopped putting any money into maintenance and improvement (and force retired all the old I & M people who were top craft pay who actually did that work (along with dumping all the construction crews and now outsourcing that work).

FOAD

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Hubble 'scope snaps ENORMO SPACE ERECTION: Pillars of Creation 20 years on

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i like it

and the pictures of Andromeda. Thank you space boffins!

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About 4King time: Panasonic finally reveals voice-control Firefox OS TVs

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i'll just keep my tube

Thanks, but no thanks.

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Mirror, mirror: Seagate shows off 1TB data shiny at HDD beauty contest

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Re: Please

While you're asking for all that from a Seagate drive, you should at least follow up with a "Beam me up, Scottie."

And yes, I know that exact phrase was never used; but this iteration is probably better known.

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Ladies and trolls: Should we make cyberbullying a crime? – Ireland

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how is this supposed to work again?

I mean, you MIGHT be able to track down an "offender" who lives in the same political subdivision you / your alleged victim are in; but how, pray tell, do you plan on crossing political subdivisions to enforce this? If your tormentor lives across the pond or across the channel; what now?

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Suits vs ponytailed hipsters: What's next for enterprise IT

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knitwear

Oh, I thought you said kiltwear...never mind.

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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Re: These types of "reports" are meaningless...

At least you didn't say you were from Melmac.

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T-Mobile US CEO on wearables: 'Apple Watch is the tipping point'

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Re: I keep forgetting...

It's the "strap-on" part ...

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tipping point?

I think "in the tip" was what was meant....

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Robox: How good could a sub-£1k 3D printer be?

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Re: I Think

Well, anything over zero has to be huger, right?

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Euro SPACEMAN snaps incredible images of our Blue Planet

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most enjoyable

Thank you sir!

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SEXY GOLD FireFOXY LADY hits Japan in transparent kimono today

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i'm so disappointed

I was fully expecting something NSFW instead of Not Fit For Purpose.

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FCC hits pause on Comcast-TWC gobble AGAIN

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let them join up

with the following provisos

(1) you must resell last mile at comparable rates to any competitor

(2) you may not own any media company

(3) you must improve your network speeds to a real (measurable) 100 Mbs in 5 years for every customer (not the usual "up to x" speeds they lie about now)

(4) you must improve your service levels so you aren't worst number 1 crap company in the country

(by FTC measurements)

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GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden

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if that's the case, they're too incompetent to hold the job

I almost said incontinent, but for them, it's one and the same.

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Solar-powered bra maker suffers 20,000 TITSUPs all at once

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probably to power their tit guns

Dr. Evil would be so proud.

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Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'

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He said, "I'm not a douche working for the MPAA".

I'm just a douche.

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Google Tax part 94: EU's H-dot wavers over copyright levy

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yahoo news?

They have a yahoo news? who'd a thunk it. I never use yahoo (or bing).

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Net Neut: Verizon flips the bird to FCC on peering deal crackdown

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they don't just need a leash

They need a leash with an electric collar on the end set to "stun".

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

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pictures ARE required

When you have lots of skin to show; or playmobile revelations. Have a beer; much better.

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Reviewed: LittleBigPlanet 3, Lara Croft's latest raid and more

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too much whinging

about bleedin' games. just play 'em, ok?

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UK air traffic bods deny they 'skimped' on IT investment after server mega-fail

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Re: Failover not necessarily the answer

Oh, thought you said "fallover" and being that's what it did, i was slightly confused. I'll just go have a lie down now.

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Hackney council leaked thousands of locals' data in FoI blunder

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Prevaricating spokesperson speak

We're currently waiting for plod to arrive, put us all in cuffs, and take us for a long visit to the graybar motel.

Well, in my dreams they said that...

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

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but will they stop dicking with my files?

I know, I'm asking for a lot; but it IS my machine.

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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

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welcome to the united tax states of EU

Where it's not clear how any of this will actually work, much less if it can be effectively collected. You start to get an understanding of how stupid the taxing districts are in the US with 50 states, hundreds of cities and counties, and other miscellaneous taxing entities; nevermind that each and every one has its own rules as to what gets taxed and how much. Yes, it's idiotic (EU and US).

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Beware of merging, telcos. CHEAPER SPECTRUM follows

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Are you a customer?

well, you better bid on this bucket of grease before you bend over.

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Goes like the blazes: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 late 2014 edition

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Re: HOW ****ING MUCH?

soggy pile of bits

sounds like you need to get the seals checked.

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ESA: Venus probe doomed to fiery death on weird planet's surface

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it was good while it lasted

And that was a darn sight longer than planned. well done, boffins!

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Is there ANOTHER UNIVERSE headed BACKWARDS IN TIME?

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Re: Perhaps this explains ...

That's a real gift for you.

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Denmark BANNED from viewing UK furniture website in copyright spat

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thank the great noodly one that it's not mickey the rat

or you would never EVER see the expiration date....

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BLAM! Max Sound flings vid codec sueball Number FOUR at Google

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hopefully google will kick their nuts

literally; and figuratively.

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Slough or Antarctica? Well, at least Antarctica has penguins

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that liquorice is pure poison

Put it out for the rats and get some normal allsorts.

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Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

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well done

have one....

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The future looks bright: Prepare to be dazzled by HDR telly tech

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Where's the HDR pron?

I want to see....er, nevermind.

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Identity thieves slurp Sony Pictures staff info – as CEO sends 'don't sue me, bro' memo

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WTF?

I'm curious

Does anyone know what type(s) of systems were hacked? Windows, unix/linux, mainframe?

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