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* Posts by Crisp

2013 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

Boffins shine new light on dark matter

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Re: Confused

As I understand it, dark matter still interacts gravitationally with light.

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Tech is the biggest problem facing archiving

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Another problem with archiving.

Those tapes have a limited shelf life.

What I'd like to see is the digital equivalent of a stone tablet. A storage medium that can be viable for millennia.

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Virtually no data is needed for ever

But I don't want to throw it away! You never know when something might come in useful!

Guaranteed as soon as I throw away that credit card receipt from 1985 I'll need it for something!

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US funds Europa mission

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Re: send people

You go.

Europa is cold this time of year.

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Copyright troll Prenda refuses to explain legal strategy

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Re: The law, correctly applied, is the law, and we should follow it.

I vas only obeying orders!

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Why does our galaxy spiral?

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Re: Ye cannae change the laws of physics

Galaxies don't have to form arms. There's plenty of galaxies out there that are just featureless blobs.

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ROBOT COCKROACH SWARM unleashed in Sheffield lab

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Did somebody call for an exterminator?

Mines the coat with the Blizzard logo on the back.

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Animal Liberation drone surveillance plan draws fire

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Almost anything

will provoke North Korea more.

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What exactly are Animal Liberation Australia doing to help?

If they really cared about these animals, then they would have boots on the ground helping these farmers.

Instead, they are trying to gather evidence for litigation. How is that helping?

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Merde! Dummkopf! Google Translate used as spam cloak

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Re: " because it may easily be used to lute users into visiting malware-tainted websites."

Don't have a tempo tantrum.

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Head of privacy at Google leaves. Yes, that's a real job

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You is on first.

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BitTorrent opens kimono, gets out one-to-many streaming tool

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Re: niche content

Fnar Fnar!

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Looks like everyone will have the potential to be famous for fifteen minutes

I wonder what they will become famous for...

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Net neutrality? We've heard of it, says Ofcom

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Ofcom decided that Net Neutrality is a non-issue in the UK

And who the hell are they to decide that?

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Lotsa lasers an option for the Next Big Physics

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Re: Thinking, Thinking...

Strangely enough, there seems to be no end of money from the military when it looks like scientists are close to blowing things up in new and interesting ways.

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ASA says 'unlimited' broadband can have 'moderate' limits on it

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Re: VirginMedia have two policies@Crisp

All that pornography doesn't download itself you know!

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Re: VirginMedia have two policies

OH COME ON!

The only reason I bought the frigging XXL 100 Unlimited package is because VM said that they wouldn't gimp my connection!

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Re: "...the watchdog believes punters will expect "moderate restrictions"..."

I believe that unlimited should mean unlimited. And I also believe that the ASA should pull their thumbs out of their arses and start earning their salaries.

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Motorola minimum-wage sheriffs ride in to SAVE the HIGH STREET

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Yeah! That'll get me back into stores!

Not prices, customer service, or even a clean and pleasant place to shop.

A gimmicky little badge! That's what will have me racing to the shops with my wallet in hand!

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After Leveson: The UK gets an Orwellian Ministry of Truth for real

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Re: "Name and shame" campaign

It's funny how they can get away with that for convicted paedophiles.

But not with muggers, burglars, thieves, rapists, murderers, drink drivers, or politicians.

I'd much rather know where those guys live so that I could stay away from them.

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Dragon capsule makes fiery entrance, safe splashdown

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Re: You're all wrong.

The pound is a unit of thumping.

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Elon Musk owns his own spaceship

Yes... I am jealous much.

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Furious Stephen Fry blasts 'evil' Reg and 'TW*T' Orlowski

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Re: Dongles

And forking.

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Register dot co dot uk - exists merely to be nasty.

I think Mr Fry is confusing El Reg with 4Chan.

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The UK Energy Crisis in 3 simple awareness-raising pictures

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Re: re: We build a BattleStar

Or they might have some Tylium we can borrow.

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Re: The solution

We build a BattleStar?

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Re: Leaky

You're right about the damp (and the inevitable mould that comes along with it).

I live in a flat converted from an old pre-war house designed to be heated by two fireplaces. But someone, for some unknown reason, decided to cap the chimney. So now I'm trying to heat my home with a gas fire. Which, because of the price of bottled gas, I can only afford to run in one room at a time.

Now this creates a massive temperature gradient across the whole flat. The gas heater with no real exhaust on it creates a fair bit of water vapour as a by product of burning the gas. Which in turn travels to the colder rooms in the house, condenses on the wallpaper, which starts it peeling, providing a great home for mould.

/rant

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Freetard den isoHunt loses appeal against search ban

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I guess that it's back to using Google then.

Just like isoHunt, but bigger.

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New-age tech marketing secrets REVEALED

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Product placement, jiggling imagery, spamvertising, cold calling and high-pressure sales

Is the perfect way to advertise to me that your product can't stand on it's own two feet.

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Chinese graves use quick response codes to recall the dead

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Re: Oh, think of the fun you could have with a packet of self-adhesive QR codes.

They are quite cheap and easy to print yourself...

So I've heard...

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Maybe don't install that groovy pirated Android keyboard

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Re: WP8 has zero security holes so far

To be fair, neither Apple nor Google have had a great deal of experience in having to keep their operating systems secure.

I'm sure they'll get it right eventually though.

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Calm a CARMA drama chameleon: Barça super waves ARMs, GPUs

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And the best headline of the week award goes to...

Dan Olds!

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Bitcoin prices spike on Euro woes

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Re: Told ya so

What if I had *two* dyson sphere computers?

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Oi, Microsoft, where's my effin' toolbar gone?

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Re: There is a simple explanation

Not to mention changing the bloody file format every sodding version.

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GoPro accused of using DMCA to take down product review

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Gerald Ratner couldn't have done a better job.

If you don't know who Ratner is, ask your parents.

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How to survive a UEFI BOOT-OF-DEATH on Samsung laptops

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What happened to the good old days?

When you could just pop the lithium battery out, short a couple of pins on the mother board and Bob's your mothers brother.

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Space probe spies MYSTERY 'Cold Spot' in very fabric of cosmos itself

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Re: Advanced Boffinry

When it becomes rocket science. (Or brain surgery, take your pick)

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Stop excluding vulnerable Brits from digital agenda - MPs

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It shouldn't be "No internet? No help from the government"

It should be "No Internet? More help from the government"!

The people without digital access to government services are obviously the people that need the most help.

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Young model ruthlessly fingers upskirt iPad petshop pervert

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Re: Spoonerism...

I'm upvoting you for upvoting him for downvoting him. And I've downvoted him, and upvoted him.

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Refusal to swallow scuppers woman's tadpole-smuggling plan

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It could have been worse...

She could have been caught with a case of crabs!

I'm going... Mines the one with a jar of tadpoles in the pocket.

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Boffin road trip! The Reg presents Geek's Guide to Britain

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Re: Come on....

And civilisation.

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Twitter patents sending messages, promises not to sue everyone

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Re: Hmmm

Yeah, who needs a Grand Unified Theory of physics anyway?

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I wrote a website with a mechanism that did something similar over ten years ago

I didn't patent it because I thought it was bloody obvious.

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Google extends trademarks-in-ads policy to whole world

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How does this affect people with adblock installed?

Am I going to notice a difference?

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NASA chief: Earth is DOOMED if we spot a big asteroid at short notice

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We'd be just as doomed

If we didn't spot an incoming hunk of rock.

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Researcher sets up illegal 420,000 node botnet for IPv4 internet map

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@Colin Wilson

This isn't a case of leaving your front door unlocked, this is more a case of leaving a firearm outside a gun cabinet where anyone could get hold of it.

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Re: "Goddess of Door Hinges"

Smurfette

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Re: Using a default username and password isn't hacking

I'm sorry, but people that don't secure their systems from this level of attack are part of the problem.

Because when your system is compromised, it starts whacking my web servers and then it becomes my problem.

You aren't leaving the front door to your house unlocked, your leaving your Low Orbit Ion Cannon unlocked outside the school gates with the engine running.

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Using a default username and password isn't hacking

It's using the system as intended.

After all, if people didn't want to share their devices, they would have changed the default password when they installed it.

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Breakneck star orbits black hole at record speed

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So how long until that black hole eats its companion?

That's going to be a big x-ray event.

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