* Posts by et tu, brute?

36 posts • joined 27 Sep 2012

High Court: You've made our SH*T list – corked pirate torrent sites double in a day

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Re: alternatives

All we ask is that we can watch what we want, when we want at a sensible price.

Correct

Surely it can't be too hard to have a legit torrent service that can automatically add advertisement chunks based on some Google AdSense type process.

When I'm paying to watch something, why should I be bombarded by adverts for stuff I'll never buy anyway?

I'm happy to pay for what I want to watch, but please do not add adverts! I'm paying to watch, so you're getting your money!

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Microsoft to bake Skype into IE, without plugins

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Unhappy

Can someone please tell Microsoft...

...we really do not want every possible feature all together in a single program!

Create it as an add-on, so we at least have the choice to install/enable/disable/uninstall it!

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MAVEN snaps eight-bit SPACE INVADER

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Coat

Here's hoping...

"So fret not: better pics of Comet Siding Spring are doubtless in the works"

Would hope so, otherwise we will have to start doubting all the photos sent back by these robot observers... Are they all photoshopped based on pixelated photos like the one from Maven?

Mine's the one with the photoshop DVD in the pocket...

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Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Re: "To reminder you"???????

Another mistake that slipped by the editor, but wouldn't have been caught by the spell checker:

"We're spent the morning, here in San Francisco, playing around with Inbox..."

We are spent the morning?????

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You can crunch it all you like, but the answer is NOT always in the data

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Re: New Noun

Maybe not a noun, but a brilliant saying!

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On Nov 12, a human-made space lab will try to HARPOON a COMET and land on it

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Unhappy

@Ivan 4

"By now - 10 years later - we should be capable of doing much more, like replacing this with a manned expedition that gets there much faster - a few months maybe. Unfortunately mankind, in general, has lost the vision of going into space and seeing other stars and planets and now indulges itself in navel gazing to the detriment of everyone."

IMNSHO the problem is all the brain power wasted on new killing machines! Humans are the most self-destructive animals on this planet! With just a fraction of the money spent on "defence", we could solve all the pressing problems that face mankind, and have enough left to develop real space travel. Alas, we are doomed if we don't change soon...

Waiting for the inevitable downvotes...

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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Re: continuing the trend

Thanks for all the downvotes! :p

Would be nice to know why though... is it because I renamed the company, or because said company seems to create more and more products that work like they think you should work, and don't give you the option to work like you want anymore?

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Re: continuing the trend

Don't worry, Microsucks does the thinking for you! No brains required anymore...

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Tesla's Elon Musk shows the world his D ... and it's a MONSTER

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Alert

Re: Donations for politicians

Could we set a donations group to get politicians moving faster? Money always seems to get politicians moving faster... for some completely unknown reason of course

No, no and no again! They already get enough of my money with all the taxes I have to pay!

Better option: Let's start an El-Reg party, and get some normal, intelligent, forward-thinking, incorruptible (I hope) people in power!

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DOCTOR HELL and his henchmen score Nobel for the NANO-SCOPE

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Joke

Another breakthrough: prcesses?

Nanoscopes are particularly useful in spying out complex chemicals and prcesses of the sort involved in such...

Is that another breakthrough, or simply a spelling mistake?

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Fiat 500S: So pleasingly sporty we didn't want to give it back

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...one doubt is about stop and start

Have a 500 Lounge myself, and the Start & Stop is the first thing I disable between starting the engine and driving off... It's more of a nuisance than anything else! I wish it was possible to set the default to be off instead of on, something like opt-in rather than opt-out!

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Look out, SpaceX! Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin boffins tapped for US rocket launches

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WTF?

Recent?

Since the space shuttle's retirement, recent missions to the ISS have relied on Russian Soyuz spacecraft

Talk about a totally unnecessary word in that sentence... It's been like that for 3 years already!

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iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN exposed NUDE online

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Joke

Re: Assailant?

They use "co-worker" because "colleague" is too difficult a word! :)

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IBM boffins stuff 16 million-neuron chips into binary 'frog' brain

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Alert

Re: Frog Brain

And at least a hundred times bigger than the clowns in Westminster!

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UK data watchdog broke data law, says UK data watchdog

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Pint

Re: Stop press

"To be fair, public or private seems to be absolute no barrier to being utterly clueless when it comes to data."

Fixed that for you! :)

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Give an exoplanet a new name: Fill in this form and hope these astro-boffins pick your $input

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Go

Bob

There has to be at least one that is going to be called Bob, correct?

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ROBO-SNOWDEN: Iraq, the internet – two places the US govt invaded that weren't a threat

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Re: Google

"Google and Facebook are bound by the terms in the EULA, so if they overstep they can be taken to court, with chances of losing the case and having to pay big $$$ or even have some executives or employees jailed."

When they are caught, the harm is done, and the big $$$ disappears in the coffers of the same nefarious governments that are doing the spying! Not really helpful at all, is it?

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Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum

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Alien

"asteroid P/2013 R3"?

It wasn't an asteroid, it was the mother ship our scientists used when they came to check on the progress of the hairless apes, and it was abandoned because our home-world sent a newer, better version to pick us up, so we simply abandoned it... Now, after eons of neglect, it is finally breaking up!

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Boffin talks WATER on MARS: Granted, no 'smoking gun', but all clues flow there...

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VinceH, have another upvote! I like the way you think... as a matter of fact, I was thinking the same when reading the article! Great minds, and all that...

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Kepler data yields Earth-mass 'gas giant'

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Depends on the size of the observer! :)

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2013: A Space Odyssey - a cosmological review of the year

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Why not let me sign a disclaimer, saying I take full responsibility for the extra 3%? And I will take out an extra insurance policy to cover my medical costs in the event I do get cancer. Will they let me go then?

Bloody pathetic bureaucrats that decide whether it is acceptable or not! Let us choose for ourselves, please!

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Assange anounces candidacy for possible WA Senate by-election

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Hardware > Tablets

Is it just me that doesn't understand why this posted in the Hardware > Tablets section?

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Nuon, Tokai maintain six-race rivalry

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Re: Solar Rally

If Wikipedia disagrees, too bad. I am sure you wasn't expecting it to provide accurate and authoritative answers to everything, did you?

Nope, so I checked out the Oxford dictionary as well: (http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/race?q=race)

a competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course

My gripe is, if it is not technically a race, then stop calling it one. The organisers are correct in calling it a challenge, so report on it as a challenge then...

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Solar Rally

Bootnote: To relieve the mind of a commentard who can't understand why a racing car would be fined for breaking the speed limit: the entire event is run on public roads, and receives its permit on the condition that contestants follow the speed limits.

As another commentard mentioned:

From the article the "race" sounds more like a "rally", where your timed over certain sections and lose time of you arrive late, but are much more heavily penalised if you arrive early to a time control/checkpoint,

So call it a solar rally then! Racing, by definition, is getting to the endpoint as fast as you can! From Wikipedia:

A sport race is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point. The competitors in a race try to complete a given task in the shortest amount of time. Typically this involves traversing some distance, but it can be any other task involving speed to reach a specific goal.

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Dutch oven overcooked in World Solar Challenge

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How bizarre!

How utterly bizarre that in a race, you get fined fro breaking the speed limit! Isn't the idea of a race to get to the end point as fast as possible?

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Telly bigwigs try to close down Aereo streaming service - again

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Stop

Re: Looking down ..

> When money buys politicians...

Show me one country in the so-called democratic world where politicians are not bought... doesn't exist!

It may be more under wraps in some countries, but what do you think lobbying actually is? Isn't it just a fancy word for buying favours from politicians? And there are lobbyists in every nook and cranny...

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NASA boffins: Space 'scope JUST missed dead Cold War spy sat

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Re: Units.

> Politician's brain?

That isn't a measure, it is a synonym for "Nothingness"...

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

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Re: Must be a crouton

Hmmm, Dutch pea-soup with rookworst and spek! Now you've made me hungry! And it would really go well with this nice English spring weather!

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Red wine may be ELIXIR OF YOUTH

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Joke

Bring on the cases of red!

“You'd need to have such large amounts from red wine that you'd probably kill off your liver and be drunk most of the time”

No harm trying though!

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Public told to go to hell, name Pluto's two new moons

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Gimp

Staying with the doggies...

...would surely make it Cerberus and Orthus, his doublet, especially as the rocks seem to be the same size, which means they must be brothers!

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Asteroid mining and a post-scarcity economy

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Boffin

Re: When...

Not "probably use materials mined in space", but it's the only way it will work... An elevator cable will have to be lowered, as there is no way you could manufacture a coil of the stuff on earth and then tow it into orbit... (the rockets we have aren't tugboats!) so the only option is to have a coil of the stuff up there to start with, so manufacturing it in space is the only sensible solution.

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Re: hmm @Grave

"problem is not really with population size, there are too many STUPID people living here. so many resources wasted because of complete stupidity (greed is just one of the facets of STUPID)"

Problem actually IS the population size, as STUPID people tend to be the most active breeders... so it's a spiralling problem: population too big -> more stupid people -> breed more so population bigger -> stupid contingent bigger -> etc. etc.

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Soot forces temperatures more than thought: AGU

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Happy

Re: Only solution...

@BAG (Nice acronym from your moniker :) ):

Bring it on! Give me the space ship, and I'm off!

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Alien

Only solution...

The one and only solution gets overlooked every time: if the human population is reduced or at least stopped from increasing, it will solve a lot of problems... This poor space-rock is overcrowded by the biggest parasite of them all: humans!

And it wouldn't only reduce the soot and carbon output, but solve a myriad of other problems too!

So, put in place a very strict pro-creation regime (allowance of three-quarter child per person, as mentioned in KSR's Mars trilogy), and start building those space ships and space stations, and get as many humans off this rock before it is all beyond repairable levels.

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Curiosity photographs evidence of ancient streams on Mars

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Holmes

Is it just me, or...

or do those rocks look a bit like a demolished slab of concrete? :)

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Tibetan STATUE found by 1930s NAZI expedition is of ALIEN ORIGIN

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Alien origin...

Reading the headline, I was hoping that at last there was proof of aliens, and not just another stupid meteoritic rock carved into a statue... Shame on you for getting my hopes up! :)

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