* Posts by Pete4000uk

55 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012

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Space paparazzo captures bipolar butterfly

Pete4000uk

Isn't space

Amazing?

Beauty on an epic scale

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Samsung smart fridge leaves Gmail logins open to attack

Pete4000uk

I needed a laugh

Made my day

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Boffins raise five-week-old fetal human brain in the lab for experimentation

Pete4000uk

Re: Get a grip

Well, that's up to you.

I would much rather get a new <bodypart> than suffer with some disability*

I'm sure a lot of disabled people would like to have a fully functioning body.

*no disrespect to the disabled

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Testing times as NASA rattles Mississippi with mighty motor burn

Pete4000uk

Brave people

I don't know what would be more scary - being in space or sitting atop such a contraption beforehand.

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'Sunspots drive climate change' theory is result of ancient error

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Article ice

Still plenty of it despite the scare stories of a decade ago.

Yes the climate is changing, but we are still scrabbeling around to find out what drives all this.

It's to complicated to say we know it all.

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Never mind falling revenues, BT watchers, look at the footy offering

Pete4000uk

Moto GP

Ilm worried about what will happen to the F1 rights when they come up again...

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Pete4000uk

So I guess

Debian Cinnamon it is then

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

Pete4000uk

This data is none of our business. I'm sure some slimey paper will say its 'in the public interest' but that's just the crsp they spew.

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Ideal solar system for SECOND EARTH found – and it's just 186 light-years away

Pete4000uk

When is the probe launching?

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Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

Pete4000uk

My installation will only be on...

A virtual machine.

Just for playing with, of course

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Mighty CHASMS, craters FOUND ON MOON of Pluto

Pete4000uk

This is really exciting me. I mean, when will we get another first look at a distant world?*

* probably in a decade when we send probes to some moons around Saturn or Jupiter

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Mathematician: SUNSPOT DROUGHT will mean mini ICE AGE from 2030

Pete4000uk

Re: This good be good news or bad news.....

I'm pro nuclear, ONLY of its something like thorium which is safer than the old gen nuke plants.

I will be glad when Oldbury on the river Severn down the road shuts down as that's showing its age

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Wristjobs, whopping big 4Kers and fondleslabs: Currys' Xmas tech

Pete4000uk

I used to have a curved TV. But it curved the other way

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Verizon promised to wire up NYC with fiber... and failed miserably – audit

Pete4000uk

Re: does the store charge you for their rent?

You will find its added to the bill...

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Philae warms up nicely, sends home second burst of data

Pete4000uk

Re: Over engineered?

Don't forget Spirit and Oppertunity, a six month mission half of which is still going

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Would EU exit 'stuff' the UK? Tech policy boss gets diplomatic

Pete4000uk

Can't we just have a Europe where goods and services can move around and projects worked on between countries without the political burden and huge cost of the EU commission and its daft rules?

Defence woulnt be a problem as we have NATO.

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MONSTER GALAXY spotted hiding behind IMMENSE BLACK HOLE

Pete4000uk

Our location...

Where are we in the known universe? Are we near the middle or what??

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Fourplay frolics: Vodafone launches landline broadband

Pete4000uk

Connect

Any connection to Connect that my telly uses to watch IPTV?

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Brit plods' post-TETRA radio omnishambles comes home to roost

Pete4000uk

Airwave creaking?

I thought it was working fine. If more space is needed there is more spectrum available.

Getting the cost down for the press to talk time would be good

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A pause in global warming? Pah, FOOLS. There was NO PAUSE

Pete4000uk

We need to know what is happening, but I feel we are not finding out.

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ESA shortlists three medium-sized missions for 2025 launch

Pete4000uk

Arial

As its a bit more 'sexy'

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Forget black helicopters, FBI flying surveillance Cessnas over US cities. Warrant? What's that?

Pete4000uk

Over here...

People who know a thing or two told me a few years ago that a well kitted out aircraft would take off from Staverton* airport with some local government workers onboard.

* now Gloucestershire Airport

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Microsoft: Cortana not exclusive to Windows – it loves Android, iOS too

Pete4000uk

poor Cortana

Sold on the street corner like a common 'lady of the night'.

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Wheely, wheely mad: Petrolheads fume over buggy Formula One app

Pete4000uk

Re: Bernie is the problem

His one big mistake was 'selling' F1 to CVC who take a chunk of the money out of the sport.

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Pete4000uk

Re: F1 is pants...

Not sure about the currant Indy car. But the mid 90's turbos were awesome before Tony George decimated north American open wheel racing with the 'IRL'.

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SpaceX signs off on another successful mission with Pacific splashdown

Pete4000uk

Re: Worm form?

I hope to see them bring people back down, too :)

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

Pete4000uk

Re: Old trick that

Yep, tried it once and briefly stopped someone from getting into his car. You could cause chaos with one of those cheap Beofang or Wuxon radios

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Stripped to the core and full of Xfce: Xubuntu Linux loses it

Pete4000uk

Re: Despite being a loyal xubuntu user I am still unable to discern...

I guess 'zoo buntu'

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KA-BOOM! Russian rocket EXPLODES over Siberia minutes after lift-off

Pete4000uk

Its a shame that a space programme that led the way for so many years has come almost to its knees.

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Backwaters in rural England getting non-BT gigabit broadband

Pete4000uk

Could they not run a fibre connection to a small village and share the GB connection between groups of people willing to chip in?

Fibre to the cabinate type thing or even coax to bring in more customers. Lots of possibilities beyong FTTP

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Systemd hee hee: Jessie Debian gallops (slowly) into view

Pete4000uk

spicy

The stability of Debian with the beauty of Cinnomon??

Lovely!

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Labour policy review tells EU where to stuff its geo-blocking ban

Pete4000uk

its not about the countries anymore...

...its all about the European state.

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FERTILISER DOOM warning! PESKY humans set to WIPE selves out AGAIN

Pete4000uk

Re: From a farmer

Have an up vote! (From someone who has fond memories of cattle herding on his uncles farm before he said 'fffk this' and sold up)

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SPLASHDOWN! Orion lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

Pete4000uk

Re: More to this story

Have an upvote on me. Hope SpaceX shows what it can really with Dragon sooner rather than later.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

Pete4000uk

I just use Debian...

...on my 10 year old laptop.

All this goes over my head!

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Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids

Pete4000uk

Re: Small, sturdy phone to fit in my back pocket

The Vodafone smart 4 mini is quite small. I have the smart 4 turbo and its a great piece of kit for the price

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MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

Pete4000uk

I don't know about this peticular area but once you are a few hundred miles over the atlantic or pacific the only data ATC has will be from data sent by the aircraft. Over busy areas of land it's a diffrent story of corse.

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This record-smashing robot solves a Rubik's Cube in 3.253 seconds

Pete4000uk

Best part is...

I SEE LEGO!

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Rotten Apple iOS 7 fury: Glitchy audio or is today's music really that bad?

Pete4000uk

*the* Jimmie Johnson uses a iPhone? That's a bit advanced for a NASCAR racer!

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Water, sunshine or pig s***: How will YOU power your data centre?

Pete4000uk

Re: Stroud

Who's bitchin about Stroud? Nice hippy place

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Radar gremlins GROUND FLIGHTS across southern Blighty

Pete4000uk

I did wonder...

Why a few pilots were talking about radar problems in Bristol (sector). I guess they can't use hand signals at 25,000ft!

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Home Office opens up anonymised crime data API

Pete4000uk

It's funny...

All the information from the emergency services I used to get before they went over to Airwave I can now get via the Internet.

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Radio hams tell Ofcom: Put that Wi-Fi mob back in their place

Pete4000uk

Hang on...

Who was it El Reg turned to for its high altitude to ground data system when it sent up that brave little playmonaut? Oh yeah, some not very old and clean shaven hams.

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Rolls-Royce climbs aboard Bloodhound SUPERSONIC car

Pete4000uk

Re: Babs in Swansea

I remember steering my brothers car down the beach there at about 60 in a 30 or something zone. Half way down the beach a police 4x4 passed us doing about 80.

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Living in the middle of a big city? Your broadband may still be crap

Pete4000uk

[brag]

I'm a bit slower than I was last time I checked. I'm currently just over 31mbps down and 10 up. Here in green Gloucestershire.

[\brag]

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Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?

Pete4000uk

What's the advantage of useing GLONASS over the American GPS? Cost?

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BT to slap overalls on 1,000 new bods in fibre broadband boost

Pete4000uk

Re: @Locky

And here I am in a town in Gloucestershire with a connection at about 59mbps!

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This 320-gigapixel snap of London is size of Buckingham Palace

Pete4000uk

Don't like the navigation but I have found a bathtub on a roof of a house in only 5 minutes

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Ofcom mulls dishing out a world of hertz for RFID tags, radio cars

Pete4000uk
WTF?

What on Earth is a

Fire Department?

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ESA, NASA agree on Orion module supply

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Facepalm

Unmanned Test?

Young and Crippen would be turning in their graves! But seeing as they are not dead, maybe they are face palming instead?

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