* Posts by Crisp

2100 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

Mars Orbiter spots FRESH IMPACT CRATER

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So El Reg...

Is this site going to be investigated by Curiosity? How far away is this crater from our little atomic powered friend?

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The revival of survival – the gaming genre that refuses to die

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Early Access

Otherwise known as: Buy our half finished game for full price now!

Don't Starve implemented this well, with frequent updates and a game that looks sort of finished now.

Kerbal Space Program.... I'm still waiting on biomes past Minimus, not to mention kerbalnaut training, and for them to finish off career mode.

I don't think I'll let myself get burned like that again.

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Google bit barge ordered to set sail for safe waters

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“an interactive space where people can learn about new technology”

Like the Matrix?

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Microsoft claims victory over second-hand software broker

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Second-hand software buyers

"Second-hand software buyers are rarely in a position to tell whether or not the transaction is legitimate"

Surely that's the fault of microsoft, not the second hand software buyer?

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Boffins say D-Wave machine could be a classic*

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Nobody knows where this quantum computer is

But we do know exactly how fast it is going.

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Unmanned, autonomous ROBOT TRUCK CONVOY 'drives though town'

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Brobdingnagian

It's the opposite of lilliputian.

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Apple seeks patent for mood-sensing technology

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I can quite see this happening...

iThing: What's wrong?

User: Well if you don't know then I'm not telling you!

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NASA probe orbiting Moon sights ANOTHER SPACECRAFT

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Looks like a weather balloon to me

See title.

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China's Jade Rabbit moon rover might have DIED in the NIGHT after 'abnormality'

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Re: Beaver Patrol

Thanks to you Mr Wareham, I've now got Two Beavers are Better Than One in my head.

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Vice squad cuffs vice chairman of Bitcoin Foundation in $1m money-laundering probe

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Re: The FBI and NSA hate anything....

My point is that HSBC got away with a paltry fine for their criminal behaviour. I think it's a fair bet that Charlie Shrem wont get such favourable treatment.

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Re: The FBI and NSA hate anything....

And I'm sure that the HSBC have totally stopped laundering money for drug cartels.

What's your point?

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Murdoch's BSkyB stares down Microsoft: Redmond renames SkyDrive to OneDrive

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A quick trip to the search engine and....

Turns out that 1D is already a thing.

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Prof Stephen Hawking: 'There are NO black holes' – they're GREY!

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Am I the only one that was disappointed that there was no maths?

See Title.

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NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 10 years on Mars with a FILTHY selfie

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It's a well-made American vehicle.

There's a first!

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UK.gov to Google: Kill impostor taxmen ADs hogging top spot in YOUR search results

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"We have a strict set of policies which govern what types of ads appear on Google."

Their main policy is "Do we have their money yet?"

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Margaret Hodge, PAC are scaring off new biz: Treasury source

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Margaret Hodge says that like it's a bad thing

Do we really want multinational companies taking advantage of our infrastructure without contributing to its upkeep?

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The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

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It was a gift from Tim Berners Lee

Although, I could see how you could confuse him with a god.

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Handsome young autopilot reports for spaceplane duty

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Today, low earth orbit

Tomorrow, The Moon!

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Candy Crush King went 'too far' when it candy crushed my app – dev

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All of those games

Are special cases of a more generalised theory of Connect-4.

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US card scammers pull $2m petrol heist

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So these guys are getting done for laundering $2 million...

Yet HSBC launder $881 million and get let off with no criminal charges.

They obviously didn't launder enough!

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Candy Crush dev stuffs EU 'candy' trademark down gob

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Re: I can finally release my game Kandy Krush without fear of prosecution!

Unless it got confused with Kandy Magazine's Krush.

Possibly NSFW.

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Like taking candy from a public domain baby.

It's a bit cheeky, copying someone else's game mechanism and then trying to claim it as your own IP!

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Virgin Media's 'little(ish)' book of deals contained BIG FIBS, rules ad watchdog

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Virgin Media has been walloped by Britain's advertising watchdog!

Awesome! Finally the ASA has taken a firm hand with blatant lies in advertising!

"Virgin Media was told that the ad must not appear again in its current form."

Oh :( That was a bit of a let down.

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Our robot overlords won't be evil cyborgs: Prepare for whisker-equipped ROBO-KITTIES

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Re: Pussy whipped?

You've pawssibly stumbled onto a great application there. Patent it before someone whiskers it away!

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

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Meanwhile: Real terrorists proceed unmolested.

The american stazi have got an awful lot of free time on their hands if they can waste resources like this.

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Sweet work, fellas: Boffins build high-density battery powered by sugar

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Get over here and give me some sugar!

My batteries are running low.

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UK smut filter may have sent game patch to sin-bin

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The filter is working exactly as predicted.

Why is anyone surprised? The vast majority of savvy El Reg readers said it would do this, and lo it has come to pass!

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CERN boffins fire ANTI-HYDROGEN BEAM

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I for one welcome our new death ray wielding overlords.

See Title.

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Ex-Google, Mozilla bods to outwit EVIL BOTS with 'polymorphic' defence

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Re: Write me a thousand lines of bug free code.

That's easy!

10 PRINT "Hello, world!"

20 PRINT "Hello, world!"

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996 similar lines snipped.

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9990 PRINT "Hello, world!"

10000 PRINT "Hello, world!"

There you go! Totally bug free!

(It doesn't do anything, but then that wasn't in the requirements)

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It seems like a rather long winded way to say:

Security through Obscurity.

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ESA rejoices as comet-chasing Rosetta probe wakes from 3-year nap

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Re: @AC 09:54

Excellent idea! We should be able to upvote/downvote articles.

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Hacker breaks into ThrustVPS, launches phishing attack from firm's own servers

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Nice to see ThrustVPS setting a good example.

I'd like to see more companies displaying that kind of honesty.

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Devs write 'film my shag' sex app for Google Glass

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You want me to do what?

Ok Glass, look up the wikihow article for that...

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Pregnant? Celebrate your proudest moment ... by 3D-printing a copy of the foetus

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Oh that is all kinds of wrong!

Smack bang right in the middle of the uncanny valley.

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Brit boffin tests LETTUCE as wire for future computers

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Sorry, computers are all down

We've had a massive outbreak of greenfly.

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THOUSANDS of UK.gov Win XP PCs to face April hacker storm... including boxes at TAXMAN, NHS

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Management drag their heels on keeping tools up to date.

And then blame everyone but themselves years later when those tools fail.

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Use strong passwords and install antivirus, mmkay? UK.gov pushes awareness campaign

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Re: Grandma come to teach mind, and suck eggs?

And she's all out of eggs.

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Use strong, memorable passwords

As soon as developers start building systems that will accept something like "Correct Horse Battery Staple" as a strong password, I will!

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Remember when SimCity ABSOLUTELY HAD to be online? Not any more – fancy that!

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Maxis Lied.

It's ok El Reg. I'll say it if you wont.

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Sniff, sniff, what's that burning smell? Oh, it's Google's patent-filing office working flat out

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Sounds like a Patent Denial of Service Attack

With Google flooding the patent office with requests, it should prevent other patent trolls from being able to get a successful request through.

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Twitter: It's JUST LIKE Elder Scrolls (no it's not)

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Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

It's had a reboot and the new version evoked a lot of nostalgia in me when I played it.

It's even got the age verification questions at the start!

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Never mind bungled Universal Credit rollout, Maude wants UK to be 'most digital' gov by 2015

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After the General Election

I'm hoping to see record lows of Labour, Liberal and Tory MP's in office.

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Twitter co-founder wraps tentacles around Q&A market, squirts out Jelly

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What goes on in the Facebook/Twitter hive mind?

I'm going to guess that a good 60% of it is about the weather at the moment.

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Circuits so flexible they'd wrap around your hair

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Re: Harvesting spare static electricity

I'd have thought a better solution would be those power cells that metabolise glucose.

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Virgin Media spanked by ad watchdog over 'in your neighbourhood' fibs

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It's not just the lies

It's the constant stream of spam they feed through my letterbox offering me new customer deals.

What's even worse is that I'm already a subscriber!

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NHS carelessly slings out care.data plans to 26.5 million Brits

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If they are anything like ATOS

None of the information they hold on me will be relevant or accurate.

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Gorilla Glass fights dirty, dirty germs with antimicrobial coating

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If it's my fondleslab...

Then aren't those my germs? Ones that I'm already immune to or part of my normal skin flora and fauna?

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NSA refuses to deny spying on members of Congress

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Didn't they do that all the time during the McCarthy era?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the FBI were watching all sorts of elected officials at the time.

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Scientists discover supervolcano trigger that could herald humanity's doom

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Re: Anyone got a map?

I don't think you get the scale of these things. You're probably going to want to build your house on a different planet.

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Kepler data yields Earth-mass 'gas giant'

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KOI-314c

Why do I get the feeling that exoplanet hunters will be carping on about this for some time?

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