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* Posts by Crisp

2060 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

Boffins' invisible magnetic ring pieces: Next-gen mobe emitters

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Re: Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work?

Miracles.

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It was really impressive!

I couldn't even see the wires!

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Brit unis get £7.5m of taxpayers' cash for cybersecurity PhDs

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Course Prerequisits

What are they?

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Snoopers' charter rests in shallow grave - likely to rise again

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Re: Remember what happened last time IP addresses were used to "identify" criminals ?

That worked out really well for all concerned didn't it?

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Re: Please won't somebody think of the children?

But pedoterrorists are coming to copy our music!

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Retro-tech fan seeks cash for Commodore 64 clones

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I'd like a brand spanking new C64

But where the hell am I going to be able to buy tapes for it?

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Spotify spews 'unencrypted' FREE MP3s all over creation

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So back to pressing play and record on the tape deck when a song I like comes on?

Mines the one with a mix tape in the pocket.

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Stealthy, malware-spewing server attack not limited to Apache

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Re: Surprise

I think I'll ignore the opinions of someone who couldn't be bothered to read the article.

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Queen's Speech: 'Problem of matching IP addresses' to be probed

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Re: copyright, intellectual property, terrorism & pron.

None of those things are things that I worry about.

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Re: I wonder what the lib dems were offered this time?

Lubricant?

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Why would the police ask you for your expert opinion

And then completely discard it when it wasn't the answer they were looking for.

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Has any employer ever delivered the training it promised?

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Re: People Skills?

People skills are one of the most important tools in your programming toolkit.

The end users of your software are people after all.

(Unless you're writing software for robots, in which case I envy you)

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Ex-Murdoch man given new CEO seat at Virgin Media

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Berkett to be £42m richer

Is this going to be added to my next Virgin Media bill?

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India introduces Central Monitoring System

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Real Criminals Use Encryption

This system is only ever going to be successful against low hanging fruit.

Unfortunately, all the dangerous people will be able to proceed with absolute security knowing that law enforcement efforts are being directed elsewhere.

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'Quantum network? We've had one for years,' says Los Alamos

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Should I be worried about being chased through a kitchen by a Velocirandor?

That thing sounds scary!

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Good news: Debian 7 is rock solid. Bad news: It's called Wheezy

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Re: @wowfood (was: @Eadon (was: Bleeding Edge))

Nokia peaked with the 7110.

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BitTorrent goes straight (to email hell) with 'Bundles'

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Keep your disposable email account handy.

ln -s /dev/null inbox

Job Done.

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Oz chap blows his own Google Glass

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Re: The over complication of a simple action.

Why add a whole layer of phone complexity to it all when you can just shout to the monkey in the next tree?

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Self-assembling robot inches towards WORLD DOMINATION

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Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by the video?

Well you've got to start somewhere.

Conquering robot armies aren't built in a day you know!

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This is it

We're all about to be harvested for our electricity.

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Vodafone slurps MEELLLIONS for redirecting police hotline calls

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Re: call 999

I think you'll find that number is for emergencies only.

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Librarians: Argos site is top priority to be preserved for future generations

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The Laminated Book of Dreams

Surely the Argos site is archived there?

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How did something so small and pink cause so much trouble?

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Re: Finger print readers

And a colon map as a backup.

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Kiwis consider new spy laws in wake of Dotcom debacle

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Poor Kiwis

Every one of their emails is going to look like this from now on:

=== BEGIN PGP ENCRYPTED MESSAGE ===

7D78344669E5F126CCF0091E4C839996EA7DD3B483FF792D5FD48A83068283EA

=== END PGP ENCRYPTED MESSAGE ===

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Plans for fully 3D-printed gun go online next week

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3D Printer not necessary

You can build a zip gun in your garage without the need for a 3D printer or plans downloaded off the internet.

All the 3D printer does is make it slightly easier.

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Acer reveals 'floating' screen to save desktop, self

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You know what this article needs?

Some sort of visual representation of whatever it was that the article was on about.

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Don't bake your Raspberry Pi - now you can WATER COOL it

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The real story here is that pump!

It's so tiny!

Part of me wonders if it would be possible to put together a water cooling system that would just run off the heat generated by the processor.

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Forget choice: 50% of firms will demand you BYOD by 2017

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Re: What's next? Bring your own biro to work?

Depends on your graphics settings.

But even with monochrome stick men, you're looking at Frames per Minute rather than Frames per Second.

Animating a game by hand introduces a lot of lag and puts a lot of strain on the users wrist.

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What's next? Bring your own biro to work?

My biro technically is a device, and can do everything your fondle slab can do. (Even if it is a little slow at things like math)

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Google Glass eye-cam to turn us all into right little winkers

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or even 40

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Re: why should you go round filming people

Check out all the road traffic accidents that have been documented on youtube. There's one application right there.

And if I am walking through a park wearing a Google glass and some guy lamps me for it, Then I'll have documented evidence of his assault.

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Re: Seriously? People think this is all going to be OK?

And who are you to tell me that I'm not allowed to document my own life?

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37,000-machine study finds most reliable Windows PC is a Mac

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I've been running Windows7 since last year on a machine

And the only time I've had to reboot it is for windows update.

At this point, maybe it's the computer operator that's at fault. I find it difficult to believe that there's a magic OS out there that just works, when any operating system can be stable with the right system administrator at the helm.

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US Ambassador plays Game of Thrones with pirates

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Re: Lannisters also aren't entirely against taking what they desire by intrigue or force of arms

Lann The Clever made off with Casterly Rock (and the lucrative gold mine underneath) by tricking the original owner out of it.

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Re: A Lannister always pays his debts

Yes they do. But as I understand it that motto doesn't always refer to money.

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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No mention of Rescue for the Mac?

One of the better Star Trek games IMHO

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Quantum researchers control qubit with light

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They probably get more dates than you realise

I know a few women that would consider a glowing diamonds (Or Quantum Gemerald if you will) to be the ultimate in shiny shiny.

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I'd quite like a PC built out of diamonds.

Fricking lasers just sweeten the deal.

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The UK's copyright landgrab: The FAQ

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TinEye

You're welcome.

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Fraudster gets ten years after selling fake 'ionic charge' bomb detectors

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McCormick, who still insists he hasn't had customer complaints about the efficacy of the devices

Dead men don't make complaints.

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Weary quid-a-day nosh hack fears colonal mass ejection

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Re: I predict

I'm predicting at least 18 Courics

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Thousands rally behind teen girl cuffed, expelled in harmless 'explosion'

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Sounds like Kiera Wilmot was doing science!

A kid learning science in an american school? No wonder the state wants to prosecute her to the full extent of the law!

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CLIMATE CHANGE forces women into PROSTITUTION - US politicians

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Re: In cold countries sex is demonstrably lousy

Sweden.

Checkmate.

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Accounting for the specific impacts of climate change on women

Do women drink a different kind of water from men? Do they breathe a different kind of oxygen?

Do glaciers, hurricanes, or storms affect women differently from men? Will climate change lead to women dying off?

Way to piss all over the achievements of feminists over the years Barbara Lee.

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Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch

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It looks ugly, bulky, and difficult to use

So why do I want one so bad?

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AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough

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Things that make you go hUMA...

This is interesting stuff. It'll be more interesting to see it in practice. Especially as more and more developers have started using the GPU for parallel tasks.

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Ultra-hackable Google Glass could be a security nightmare

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Being able to root my own device is a good thing.

I've found it's the only way to take advantage of the hardware sometimes.

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2,000km-wide Eye-of-Sauron MONSTER hurricane spotted on Saturn

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Holiday on Saturn?

No thanks. Not with 300mph winds and storms that last decades.

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Brits on benefits: 'Dole office site only works on PCs over 10 YEARS OLD'

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That is a shockingly bad site

And completely what I've come to expect from the UK government when it comes to technology.

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Continued lack of women in tech bemoaned by ex-techie lady MP

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Re: ICT is not attractive to women

"Women in general prefer a work environment that includes a fair degree of social interaction"

Unfortunately my boss prefers a work environment that includes a fair amount of work which means less time for social interaction.

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