* Posts by cortland

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Lethal 4-hour-erection-causing spiders spill out of bunch of ASDA bananas

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Re: What A Way To Go....

Well, if you know people in the pharmaceutical industry, here's an opportunity; a new NATURAL cure for ED.

Should sell like (cough, cough) "gang-busters".

In commercial terms, it'll have legs.

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Asian hornets are HERE... those honey bee murdering BASTARDS

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Re: Killing bees at the rate of 40 per minute?

You can get 100 round drum magazines, but here's a test someone a ran manually loading 30 and 50 round (drum )magazines into a modified AR – 15 on full automatic. He used up most of the table full of ammunition before the barrel failed at 830 rounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSizVpfqFtw

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Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

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Folds or gussets

Prior use since about 4000 BCE

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Upstart AI dreams of 'disrupting' digital marketing – with sex

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That borders on

Sects, all right.

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Post-Brexit UK.gov must keep EU scientists coming, say boffins

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How about

0.0015 percent taxes?

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Google hover-drones to drop burritos on campus

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Ai, chihuahua! (look it up)(clue: Look HARD)

On every corner -- and over head too! Tacoheads RULE.

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It's time for humanity to embrace SEX ROBOTS. For, uh, science, of course

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A distinction could be made

It would be instructive to make a distinction between sex and biological hydraulics, no?

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Of supermarkets, Volkswagen and the future of Dell-EMC

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"That's our stake in the ground."

At a crossroads. At midnight. With garlic. And a silver crucifix.

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Microsoft thought of the children and decided to ban some browsers

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Ah! THERE'S reason to not DL the latest "required update". I'm only 72, FAR too young to be allowed to bypass parental controls.

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$329 for a MacBook? Well, really a 'HacBook' built on an old HP

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Re: 1600 x 900

I thought 640x250 was fantastic resolution on my old (bankruptcy sale) Hyperion. Of course, I came to it from a TRS-80 Model 4P!

http://www.sinasohn.com/cgi-bin/clascomp/bldhtm.pl?computer=dynhyp

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John Ellenby, British inventor of the first laptop, powers off

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I was there when...

AFTER Tandy acquired GriD, and after it sold its whole computer business to AST Research, I got to work on FCC qualification of the GriD convertible, a clever laptop whose screen could be pivoted on its hinges to cover the normal keyboard and allow operation with Microsoft Windows for Pen. A number of them were sold, too. An RF-emitting pen device could be detected by electrodes in the screen, and it was a decent enough laptop for its time, if a bit of a power hog. I'd worked on worse GriD's, tho..

A color version was in development when AST was taken over by Samsung and basically imploded.

Sic transit etcetera ...

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Tim Cook: EU lied about Apple taxes. Watch out Ireland, this is a coup!

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"I am not a lawer" etc

But as I understand the law here in the US, income not taxable abroad is taxed in the US, if any of it gets back here.

I wonder where Apple wants to spend it?

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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft

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Take off your eyeglasses, you!

“The person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft must maintain direct, unaided visual contact with the aircraft sufficient to monitor its flight path in relation to other aircraft, persons, vehicles, vessels and structures for the purpose of avoiding collisions.”

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Speaking in Tech: Open Source fixes a Microsoft engineering problem

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Are there transcripts?

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Maplin Electronics demands cash with menaces

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Re: Repeating the same mistakes

"Resistors are futile."

Feudal. ain't it?

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It's Friday

and the result of yesterday's referendum may have set them back somewhat; say, about £85m.

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What next for the F-35 after Turkey's threats to turn its back on NATO?

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How about

NATO leaving Turkey?

It is no part of the defence of Europe and the US to prop up a regime as Islamist as ISIS (if presently less violent) and as democratic as North Korea.

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Speaking in Tech: Nope, sorry waiter. I won't pay with that card reader

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Are there any transcripts?

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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Here now

I've been long away from Blighty but *I* thought one had to boil tea until the spoon either stood up in it or dissolved.

Or was that Army coffee.... not sure: I think COFFEE came by the slice. US Army coffee, that is.

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Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions

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Not to worry...

There'll be an app for that. Google's, of course.

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By 2040, computers will need more electricity than the world can generate

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No it won't

" and the ITRS says the current trajectory is self-limiting: by 2040, as the chart below shows, computing will need more electricity than the world can produce."

LOGICALLY impossible, technologically unlikely and practically impossible.Will the Master Breaker at the Fortress of Solitude trip and the Earth go dark? No more will a teenager playing VR Thrones bring the world of business to a halt. VR Pron now; that's another matter.

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Tupperware vehemently denies any link to storage containerisation

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No

No tupping, eh?

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Theresa or Teresa May? Twitter confuses nude model and new PM

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Grammar?

Cameron can't; Theresa MAY.

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Sociology student gets a First for dissertation on Kardashians

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Re: ?

Hmm. Your reference to Newton Minow's characterization had me thinking that in the kase of klan K, TV is s a "half-vaste wasteland". Did I spell that right?

Hmm.

For what it's worth department: http://adage.com/article/rance-crain/minow-tv-a-vast-wasteland/227002/

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Huawei: Our fake phone camera pic shame

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Scale of what?

For unabashed failure to know what one is doing, this is not nearly as bad as losing a Mars Orbiter in 1999 when someone didn't convert pounds to Newtons for every system on the spacecraft. Not even close

But it'll do for just plumb dumb.

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Humans and bees share the same sociability genes

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Pratchett called us Pan Narrans; stoyy-telling chimpanzee.

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The buzz is ...

There's a state prison in California where beekeeping was a permitted activity for good-conduct prisoners, but this had to be prohibited after some of them were discovered breaking out in hives. ...

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Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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Re: From another angle...

Now, don't go throwing a spaniard in the works.

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Plane English?

"SHOULD the United Kingdom... " is only advisory, right?

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We'll smash probe into comet 300 million miles away for kicks, er, sorry, ... for science

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Re: Chris Evans

-- if we pretend the comet is round --

Assume a spherical cow... ( http://scienceblogs.com/principles/2006/06/21/assume-a-spherical-cow/ )

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Boffins boggle, baffled by blobs deep inside the Earth

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Re: Oh dear

Male and Female created It Them.

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Re: "thermochemical piles come into sharper focus"

A winner!

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Lightning strikes: Britain's first F-35B supersonic fighter lands

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Re: Curious minds want to know

My ex and i were At Ramstein Air Base for an air show some few years ago, when a pair of Canadian 104's decided to fly over in afterburner at about 500 kts and see how high they could get us to jump.

It worked.

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Brexit-bored Brits back to bashing the bishop after ballot box blues

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Re: I gather...

Which one? Yours or ours?

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Mystery black hole hides by curbing its appetite

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Re: Absconder

Well, darn! And here the local PD was ready to ask for warrants!

New headline: Informant grasses Black Hole

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Absconder

Another possibility is that this black hole is receding from us fast enough to shift x-ray frequencies into the RF spectrum. That's a very unlikely possibility, but if so, it would be a tantalizing observation.

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Vanishing EMC golden handcuffs could cause brain drain

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AFAIK...

AFAIK, EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) tests have NEVER required handcuffs, and "kinky" appears in NONE of its standards.

Just so you know...

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Down and out in the Middle Kingdom: Beijing is sinking

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/24/world/asia/china-sinkhole-problem/

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Cats understand the laws of physics, researchers claim

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So -- for a given value of understand - do ball-flinging children understand physics.

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Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?

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It's possible

It's possible that the only people offended might be Muslims; they still remember the streets of Jerusalem running with blood when the Crusaders won the battle to establish a Latin Kingdom there.

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'Massive great big' vulture goes AWOL in Somerset

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Has anyone inquired

of Vulture Central?

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EU wants open science publication by 2020

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Good!

Let's have all European and American regulatory standards made available for free as well.

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Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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Maybe, if they close it out at $200? … maybe not!

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Geniuses at HMRC sack too many staff! Nope, can't do it online. FAIL

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Have they been

... following the adventures of the US Transportation Security Agency?

Oh, SO sorry you had to wait, but don't worry; there's another flight tomorrow and the airline will be happy to sell you another nonrefundable ticket.

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FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick

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It wasn't very long ago that the new police chief in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, addressing one of the religious communities here, pointed out that the number of murders in Grand Rapids has been dropping for years, even though the number of shootings hasn't dropped.

Grand Rapids is home to a number of very good hospitals near the neighborhoods where shootings occur, and they're saving many people who would otherwise die – which has NOTHING to do with whether anyone is videotaping the police.

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Speaking in Tech: Uber and Lyft tell Austin: Hell no, we won't give you the finger

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Is there a transcript?

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Nexsan sues EMC in tussle over Unity name

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Prior art indeed

http://www.unitasfratrum.org/index.php/origin-growth-of-the-unitas-fratrum/

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Hold on a sec. When did HDDs get SSD-style workload rate limits?

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Re: We need more reliable, not just larger.

OK!

http://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/worlds-most-expensive-hard-drive-teardown.png?w=800&h=450

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Hands up, who prayed for AMD? Well, it worked

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Worked?

Sure -- if you won't mind the People's Intelligence Commission reading your files and running DDoS on your computer.

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Big Cable threatens to sue FCC: You can't stop us ripping off customers

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TV?

Nah. Turn 'em ALL off.

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