* Posts by PleebSmash

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Ken Ham: "God is Great"

Islamist: "Allāhu Akbar"

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Happy

Re: God give me strength

It's important to keep these people in the news.

We all need a reminder of the dangers of magical thinking.

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Queen's Speech: Snoopers' Charter RETURNS amid 'modernisation' push

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Big Brother

that's a nice hat

She got to keep her hat and head since Brits can't be arsed to overthrow the monarchy.

Now your beloved ruler gets made to regurgitate phrases such as "social cohesion" and "tackling extremism" as David "I'm a real human" Cameron fondles your collective privates.

Feels bad Clegg :/

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Why are all the visual special effects studios going bust?

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diminishing returns

A well-versed YouTube uploader can do a lot with no budget, and a lot more with a high-end camera or better animation software. GPUs are improving much faster than CPUs, and will reap the benefits of Moore's law right to the "end" at 1 to 5 nanometeres in 2020-2025, before cores start being stacked and we get Moore decades.

For comparison, Big Hero 6 used a cluster with somewhere between 500 teraflops to 2 petaflops of performance, 589+ TB of RAM, 690+ TB of storage, and used their Hyperion software to create diverse, realistic feeling background crowds with loads of ray tracing. It's not Earth-shatteringly difficult to obtain 128 GB of RAM, a couple dozen terabytes of storage, and a few teraflops of performance now, and although there may be a similar gap between what hardware Disney/Pixar and amateurs can buy in 10 or 20 years, the capability gap will shrink. The software will get better to the point where Disney will sing "Let It Go" as it lays off extra animators. Such improvements will trickle down to the lone animator.

Computer animation will allow for small filmmakers to create expansive greenscreen worlds (decent CG is well within the reach of TV shows now), and eventually, virtual actors, perhaps based on famous dead ones. You can expect speech synthesis to advance too. Input an actor's filmography, press "Go". Personality rights may become as big of a battle as copyright in this scenario.

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Unicode wonks are bringing home the BACON, as an emoji

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Re: I would rather learn Gaelic

⚣🍀⚢

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Web tracking puts lead in your saddlebags, finds Mozilla study

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Re: A revelation

It's crazy!

Here's an experiment: load El Reg. Then disable Adblock/NoScript/Flashblock/whatever and try again.

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Bank-heist malware's servers phone home to Russian spookhaus

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where's the $

"Kaspersky says the financial damage could tip $900 million due to a series of $10 million transactions that are difficult to track."

Phone the DEA?

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Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS

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Re: Euurgh...

Everybody's a toy!

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Candy-cane optimism tastes sweet in Disney’s Tomorrowland

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christians beware

"evil Hugh Laurie’s monologuing about what a waste of space humanity is rings a little too true"

So he reprises his role as Dr. Gregory House then.

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Multiple fondling on the MIGHTY 12-INCH iOS 9 SLAB — so, so close now

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Terminator

Re: They are getting bigger......

close

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Re: Wow...

Apple Windows Enterprise Edition is no joke.

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Hacker uses Starbucks INFINITE MONEY for free CHICKEN SANDWICH

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free lunch

OMG it was unethical that he bought a few dollars of free grub using an exploit... even though he paid back the difference. Choke on it.

Here's a Redditard I can agree with:

"You should always get authorization to perform an attempt to exploit a system. If someone does not want to pay for sufficient pen testing or have outside security companies review their code, then that's their own problem. People don't need to do this stuff out of the goodness of their heart. If anything, giving freebies like this encourages companies to be careless and not spend money on proper testing."

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

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Pint

equivalent

Four beers: meh

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Google, Twitter search deal: Did micro-blabbing site gag racy tweets to satisfy ad giant?

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WTF?

Pick one?

"The change is currently only in the US and, at the moment at least, only on mobile devices. But in order to have access to its real-time feed Google is seemingly paying Twitter a standard flat licensing fee."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/20/twitter_google_mobile_search_real_time_results/

"Twitter has crawled to Google to get Tweets displayed in the ad giant's search results once again. The micro-blabbing site previously had a deal with Mountain View to provide feeds of tweets directly within its search results."

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KFC's new secret ingredient is a bluetooth keyboard on your tray

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Windows

They might be useful the first time you enter the restaurant, but are you expected to reuse it or clean it somehow?

If they are offering these things at restaurants, how come a slightly better Surface 3 keyboard costs $130?

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Zuck can EFF off: Internet.org is SO NOT the INTERNET

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Facebook integration

Where is the mandatory Facebook login for El Reg? Can we get rid of these "Anonymous Coward" posts please?

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You've come a long way, Inkscape: Open-source Illustrator sneaks up

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Baloney. It has single window mode, and exporting as JPG/PNG/etc. rather than saving encourages the use of the XCF format which is the equivalent of Photoshop's PSD. That's about a 15 second learning curve.

It amazes me how many people are ready to talk smack about GIMP citing the dumbest examples of why it is "bad", "bizarre", or "doesn't listen to users".

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Microsoft's Surface 3 is sweet – but I wouldn't tickle my nads with it

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WTF?

Re: RT was essential.

$900 million to "get" Intel to do what it has done for several generations, make chips that use less power.

Sure.

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AllJoyn your whitegoods, says Qualcomm

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IoE

Internet of Everything? Is this the next profitable phase of IoT?

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Steve Jobs movie gets October release date

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Facepalm

here we go again

more myth than man

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Feds: Bloke 'HACKED PLANE controls' - from his PASSENGER seat

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no punishment

>He was utterly irresponsible and deserves the book thrown at him.

The ends justify the means. As it stands hundreds or thousands of people are flying in identical airplanes right now and could crash the plane using the entertainment system. The longer a crappy manufacturer keeps a problem like this under wraps, the more entrenched the problem becomes. If Roberts has been talking about these issues for years, clearly he needed to endanger lives to save lives. If he gets punished for this, he should be pardoned.

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So why the hell do we bail banks out?

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@every comment

Say that to Worstall's face, in London.

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IN YOUR FACE, Linux and Apple fans! Oculus is Windows-only for now

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Re: Windows only? Well that's Okay Facebook.

Someone will code a driver to make it work with Linux or Mac once it's released IN 2016.

Or will this have DRM preventing that?

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Re: Oculus is PC-only for now

Something that isn't out until Q1 2016 doesn't run on Linux or Mac "yet"?

No timeline? The thing is a glorified face-strapped monitor. Perhaps these pesky Linux and Mac (and SteamOS?) users will make it work by themselves.

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Lightbulbs of the future will come with wireless extenders and speakers

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I think it's an idea that could work for somebody. Especially in rooms with a couple of light fixtures. Put it several rooms, pair it with some detection system to pump music/radio in when you are in the room. Or just turn them all on at the same time.

If you have a six figure income, IoT World products sound great.

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Reddit: Gonna SCRUB these TROLLS right outa my hair

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Alert

meta

Metahate is OK

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fuuuuuuuuu

Just make a pseudonym, and grow some skin, backbones, finger muscles, etc.

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Facebook tips India and Pakistan into NUCLEAR WAR of words

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Re: Zuck, you're out of your element! The Pakis are not the issue here!

Driving a Tesla? Are you crazy?!

World peace will come about when everybody is browsing Facebook using Oculus, while consuming numerous caffeine pills in a self-driving Tesla.

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Alibaba: Soon the (e-commerce) world will be ours. And the cloud

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Terminator

Alibaba was founded in 1999

Alibaba wants to live through the Matrix

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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>"For too long we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone,” Cameron said in a government press release.

That's the summary. Quote of the century right there.

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NASA snaps first full family photo of Pluto and its five moons

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FAIL

why the artist's impression of the spacecraft

Why not use the public domain imagery in question?

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Japanese astro-boffins race to recover pulsar-spotting balloon basket

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Is this project meant to be low-cost alternative to ground-based adaptive optics observatories or is there another good reason for using a balloon to look at a pulsar?

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What the BLEEP? BitTorrent's secure messaging app arrives

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WTF?

I don't see how a screen grab defeater is possible. If it reaches the user's eyes in a non-fuzzy or readable form, it can surely be captured in some way (without the analogue hole, even).

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El Reg knocks a fiver off 16GB USB stick

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cash out

Rather than waste $$$ on overpriced USB 2.0 flash sticks with the Reg logo, I'd spend that money on one of the mugs, or the glowing export restricted radioactive materials.

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SHOCK! Robot cars do CRASH. Because other cars have human drivers

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Re: "so far caused by human error and inattention"

Two accidents at under 10 mph. Chances seem excellent that the automated car was not at fault.

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All-Russian 'Elbrus' PCs and servers go on sale

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Re: That's not the point

The US restricts what models of Intel and AMD CPUs can be exported to various countries for various purposes. With the Elbrus, the Russians can ignore the American "chip blockade" and do whatever they want. This is the same reason the Chinese are building their own CPUs based on MIPs designs.

Russian supercomputers will continue to use American chips:

http://top500.org/site/50104 http://top500.org/site/50548

There is no chip blockade for most, and 65nm 800 MHz chips aren't going to cut it for most users (supercomputers, military, or even school laptops).

I expect we will hear more about the Chinese blockade by June.

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Google cloud: rubbish at updates, world-class at rapid rollbacks

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FAIL

week++

google_cloud_screwup++

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Ding-dong, the cloud calling: The Ring Video Doorbell

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low attention span reader (LASAR)

I like having the review summary at the beginning rather than the end.

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Traumatised Reg SPB team barely survives movie unwatchablathon

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The Room transcends filmmaking, turning it into an actual art form.

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Spooks BUSTED: 27,000 profiles reveal new intel ops, home addresses

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Alien

MASTERSHAKE?

What about FRYLOCK and MEATWAD?

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Sally Beauty Supply breached AGAIN

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hairy situation

Kudos to the Reg reporters involved.

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How Groucho Marx lost his voice and found his funny bone

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Re: "And a hard-boiled egg"

Duck Soup is one of my favorite comedies.

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ICANN's bill for clawing global DNS from Uncle Sam: $7m and counting

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Re: When is this farce going to end ?

The hundreds of millions of dollars from gTLD applications and auctions could sustain the ICANN beast for quite some time.

I wouldn't be surprised to see them do it again... after all there are many strings yet untapped.

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Whither the PC? Mobes, slabs drive majority of traffic for top news sites

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RSS the best

The right way to visit news sites.

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Snapdragon 810 chip doesn't overheat, jilted Qualcomm sniffs at LG

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Holmes

Re: I think phones might be getting a bit over-powered

Qualc should be applauding LG for using one of their hex-cores now that octa-core has been the rule.

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Rand Paul is trying to murder net neutrality. Is there a US presidential election, or something?

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Apple Watch HATES tattoos: Inky pink sinks rinky-dink sensor

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FAIL

Re: Hardly a bug, is it...

How could Apple do this to their target market of hipsters?

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Oz media belatedly realises 'spook's charter' is bad (for) news

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America2free

Close the office and move it to the U.S. where there is freedom of the press. That's what the Granuiad did.

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The Apple Watch: THROBBING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

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Re: Your cringeworthy article implies

Bleu's clues

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Re: Anatomically impossible?

iPad on the desk, palette/tools on the wrist, could be the ultimate undocked window for tablet artists.

...Or a steaming pile of garbage, I don't really know.

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