* Posts by Crisp

2238 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

W3C's bright idea turned your battery into a SNITCH for websites

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Re: Seriously?

Remember, these are the same people that brought you the marquee and the blink tag.

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Assessing the power of Intel’s SSD 750 … but check your motherboard before buying

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Re: A Hard Disk - on a card?

My first 20Mb Winchester Drive for my 8086 came on its own full length ISA card.

(Yes... I'm that old.)

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Lottery chief resigns as winning combo numbers appear on screen BEFORE being drawn

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Lottery employees who worked during the draw will have to undergo a lie detector test

Really?

Why not just throw them into a pond to see if they float?

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This is TRUE science: Harvard boffins fire up sizzling BACON LASER

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Little practical use, but "very cool"

Don't most scientific discoveries start out like that?

On an unrelated note, how close are they to providing me with Superman laser vision?

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Ashley Madison invites red-faced cheats to bolt stable door for free

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You've got to wonder about a website that charges you to delete your profile

But I guess you only find out about that once you try to delete it.

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SPACESUIT, once FOUND ON MOON: Crowd action saves it for the public

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They could have at least ironed it!

It's all wrinkly!

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Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30

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Re: Speedball 2

It's been given a reboot. Check it out on Steam.

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NASA briefing in HOURS: 'We are upon the CUSP of finding ANOTHER EARTH'

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Only 5 light years away?

What's that in lifetimes?

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Project Morpheus VR headset hands-on at the Sony Summer Showcase

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Hans Solo....

Obviously Han Solo's German brother.

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Cell division: The engine of life – and of CANCER. Now some of its secrets are revealed

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"Standard Reg science quality warning"

Still better than the Daily Mail on a good day.

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Download Festival face scan: You’re right to be annoyed, said UK surveillance commish

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"I’m told these are heavy metal acts that performed at the festival"

That surveillance camera commissioner is so detached he doesn't even know which demographic he's been trampling all over.

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BZZZT! NHS e-Referral system flatlines again

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With a price tag of £131 million

You'd expect it to scale properly.

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Robot SHOOTS into the air with hot gas from its soft round behind

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Poor abused little robots...

Show me on the doll where Nicholas Bartlett touched you.

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Sorry, say boffins, the LHC still hasn't sucked us into a black hole

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Re: Theoretical, microscopic, dimension-hopping overlords

If they turn out to be mice then I'm leaving the planet.

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'Real' vampires reluctant to 'come out of the coffin' to social workers – barmy prof

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Re: Is the Prof...

If his research really sucks, maybe he can improve on it in his necks paper.

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Behold the mighty Swiss SPACE JUNK NOSHER PODULE

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Re: Space Wombles

No! We need to call Mr Spoon!

With 91 successful lunar missions under his belt, he's probably more experienced than Jeremiah Kerbal.

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Dormant ALIEN SLIME LIFE frozen in SPEEDING comet will AWAKEN - boffins

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I've seen this movie...

It eats Olin Howland.

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North America down to its last ~130,000 IPv4 addresses

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We need to invent a new version of IP

We could crank the version number up by a couple of notches to make it sound really new, and we could fix it so that instead of using 32 bit addresses, we could use 64 bit addresses. No wait...! How about 128 bit addresses? That ought to keep us going for the next thousand years or so...

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Silly Google's Photos app labelled BLACK PEOPLE as GORILLAS

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Stuff kids say

To be fair to Google that machine can only be a few years old, and what toddler hasn't said something inappropriate?

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World+dog will soon watch 'at least 200 pr0n vids a year'

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Paris Hilton

Some watchers likely to, err, contribute significantly more

You're welcome :D

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With Hobbit and LoTR in the can, Trolls no longer welcome in New Zealand

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What's the definition of serious emotional distress?

I get that just reading the morning news!

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Giant male member spontaneously ejaculates over Norway

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Re: What a massive...

To be fair, you need some balls to go out dressed like that.

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'Please, choose to be a good citizen and DON’T ask Siri about 9/11'

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Re: Silly people

The one true date format is YYYYMMDD and always will be.

All praise to the ISO 8601!

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This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor

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Re: That's quite a bit of work

He seems to know watt he's doing.

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It's so beautiful!

And something that I've always wanted to do myself.

A work of art of that quality deserves to be in a museum for all to see.

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It's OK – this was an entirely NEW type of cockup, says RBS

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Entirely unrelated to the 2012 mega IT cock-up?

So nothing to do with them getting rid of all their experienced techs and replacing them with outsourced newbs that know nothing about the RBS systems?

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Israeli firm gets legal on Indian techie over ISP ad injection spat

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Copyright infringement is the best the lawyers could come up with?

It's tantamount to admitting that they own the JavaScript code and that they have been doing what Thejesh GN has been alleging.

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Paper driving licence death day: DVLA website is still TITSUP

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It's not TITSUP

This is usual performance for the DVLA.

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Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance

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Re: V'Ger

Surely you mean V-Giny!

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IT-savvy US congressmen to Feds: End your crypto-backdoor crusade

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In other news GPG still supports 2048-bit RSA keys

And it's all open source.

I wonder how they would try and put a back door in that?

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It's not over 'til Saturn's spongy moon sings: Cassini probe set for final Hyperion fly-by

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Those pourus craters?

Possibly home to giant space worms? We need to do more science!

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Apple: Relax, fanbois! We never meant to read your heart rate during wild wrist action

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Re: So .....

I don't know why they don't toss it...

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ZX Spectrum 'Hobbit' revival sparks developer dispute

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> WALK INTO MORDOR

You are unable to do that.

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Robots.txt tells hackers the places you don't want them to look

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Robots.txt should not be a security measure.

And to be honest, I'd be astounded if anyone thought it was.

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Drone penetrates Virgin's shapely space arse

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Re: Slightly worrying

Nice one Beavis!

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Boffins brew 'Stop Light' that turns photons in fibre into memory

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Re: So an optical mercury delay line?

I was thinking RADAR too when I was reading the article :)

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Going up hills past blokes with coke-bottle legs: The Smart E-bike

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I got a Dillenger kit

It makes the 3 mile commute into work a breeze. And it comes with a twist and go throttle, it's easy to put together on an existing bike and the battery life is good.

250W Electric Bike Kit

You will need a torque arm to stop the motor from working itself out of the dropouts, and the only complaint I've really got is that they should include one in the kits.

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Fox gives Minority Report the nod – precog goes primetime on tellybox

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I'll wait to see if it survives a second season

I've been burned too many times before.

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Boffins' ball barrage bombardment biffs bumbling bimble biped-bot

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Re: Has nothing been learned from Endor?

I imagine that the Ewoks were under regular incursion from Imperial troops and set up forest defences accordingly. After all, those troops must have had a presence there for some time to construct the force field emitter.

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Has nothing been learned from Endor?

That's not how you take down a walker! You want to swipe it with a tree trunk!

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French BIONIC EYE sits IN your peeper, feeds infrared light into nerves

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How soon until I get Terminator vision?

I'd settle for plain old Predator heat vision though...

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WHY can't Silicon Valley create breakable non-breakable encryption, cry US politicians

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Remember when the DVD encryption key got leaked?

They couldn't stuff that genie back in bottle, what makes them think that they can do the same with a law enforcement encryption key when it gets leaked?

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Your new car will dob you in to the cops if you crash, decrees EU

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Automatic alerts

Are usually automatically ignored.

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MASSIVE FAIL: Indian gov DOXXES net neutrality campaigners

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Is that a screenshot of a detailed .net error?

That's a rather big mistake to make on a commercial website.

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Top Spanish minister shows citizens are thick as tortillas de ballenas

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Breaking News! People are idiots.

And they can vote...

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You! GOOGLE! HAND OVER the special SAUCE, says Senate (of France)

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I didn't know a court could compel a company to divulge a trade secret.

Can we have the recipe for Coke too while they're at it?

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IWF took down over 31,000 child sexual abuse URLs in 2014

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The protection of children shouldn't be left up to an unaccountable charity

It needs proper oversight and transparency. And if the IWF runs out of donations then who will carry out this vital work?

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EU says dominant Google ILLEGALLY FIDDLES search results

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I'm confident that Google has illegal nuclear weapons.

Google now has the opportunity to convince me to the contrary.

Ok Google, prove that you haven't.

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Lib Dems wheel out Digital Rights Bill pledge as election sweetener

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Re: WTF is a digital sphere?

It's like an analogue sphere, except with corners.

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