* Posts by AbelSoul

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Re: Newquay gets my vote; at least you can enjoy the beach

Prestwick also has a beach as, I'm sure do most of the other candidates.

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ARM, Geomerics: Don't go to the dark side. Use the Forge, Luke

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Unreal Engine

The software will be bundled into Unity 5 and Unreal 3 and 4 3D gaming engines.

Does this mean the average Joe gets to use it for free (until they make three grand) ?

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Forget 1,000 lashes for Facebook posts, Saudis now want to behead blogger Raif Badawi

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Re: hadaway an shite

Surely you mean hadaway is shite?

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Spotty Ceres baffles boffins with bright patches

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Re: What they have found is the entrance to it. Go in, and you will see

My God!

It's full of st.. st..

... strange, shiny, white stuff.

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Russia considers keeping its own half of the ISS alive after 2024

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Re: space junk is a bit of a waste

a tiny solar powered ion rocket attached to eventually dump this on the moon. It would be useful at a later date

I like the idea but unless you can also come up with some way to land it softly on said moon, I'm not sure how useful it would be.

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Re: That reminds me, I saw 2001 the other evening

Unlike "2001", I have seen "2010" only once; it is definitely not in the same league as the first film

I see you continue with your mastery of understatement.

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Red or alive, you're coming with me: Feds offer $3m reward for 'CryptoLocker baron'

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Evil Genius?

I know that term is bandied about willy-nilly but is this chap a worthy bearer of the title?

Either way, I hope he has a fluffy, white cat.

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Why does the NSA's boss care so much about backdoors when he can just steal all our encryption keys?

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Re: Meh. It all tastes like chicken to me.

All of my life

I've been lickin'

Your cyberSEC

'Cause it tastes like chicken

Oh boy...

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STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

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Re: Guru Meditation!

+1 for the Guru.

Software Failure.

Press Left Mouse Button To Continue.

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iHump? Apple buys Camel Audio – report

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Hmmm...

I only ever use Camel Software as plugins with Apple's Logic so it will probably make little material difference to me yet still strangely sad to see them go.

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MP resigns as security committee chair amid 'cash-for-access' claims

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Re: Or did I just make that up...?

No, you didn't just make it up but that doesn't preclude you from being "a cynical old bastard that has a huge distrust of politicians."

I certainly am.

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Burning Man hackers get burnt

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Re: T-in-the-Park

T-in-the-Park doesn't even qualify as a festival in my book. More like an oversized gig full of neds.

I still go every couple of years when there's a band playing that I can't see otherwise but it has never really felt like a festival, not even when it first started in Strathclyde Park (yes, I am that old).

At least Glastonbury is still relatively friendly in comparison and it's undoubtedly a festival, cow-mud and all.

That said, I usually prefer smaller events, preferably under 10,000 people.

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The Extreme Centre, Rise of the Super Furry Animals and The Kind Worth Killing

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Re: the most real socialist country

".. called USSR"

I think I have a bit of a discrepancy with your definition of "truly real socialism."

As far as I can tell, such a place has never existed and, if one ever did, it certainly wasn't USSR.

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Dutch MEP slams 'cowboy practices' of GCHQ 'n' pals following Gemalto allegations

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Re: Politicians, what are they good for?

Absolutely Nothing.

Say it again, y'all!

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

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Re: @All Names Taken -- Don't be daft?

It seems to me there's a secret, well-rehearsed magic script that security gnomes read to politicians (or more likely instruct them to follow) when they first get into government that scares the shit out of them and which simply puts the kibosh on any genuine well-intentioned plans.

I've often wondered about that myself so you could well be onto something.

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The Order: 1886 – Round Table gaming's all right on the knight

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".. some arsehole cockney redcoat snatched my gun"

Hehehe... usually the first sign that I'm enjoying a game is when I start swearing at the on-screen, fictional enemies.

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Re: Sorry Sir??

Stwike him! Stwike him wuffly!

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HOLY SEA SNAILS! Their TEETH are strong enough to build a plane

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Re: Back to nature

I know what you mean with regards to even Beeb-4 content becoming increasingly dubious but am usually reassured when Jim al Khalili makes an appearance and I enjoyed that show too.

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Hello Barbie: Hang on, this Wi-Fi doll records your child's voice?

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Re: I can see where this is going

My late Grandfather had a variant of that type of question which baffled me as a five year old and still makes me smile:

If it takes a man a week to walk a fortnight, how many eggs in a barrel of grapes.

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

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Re: Stock install?

I'm just surprised that anyone actually uses a laptop with the OS install the manufacturer put on it.

You are?

The idea the Joe Average will wander out of CurryPhone DixHouse with his shiny, new toy then go straight home, plug it in and start using it without first reinstalling the operating system surprises you?

Your surprise surprises me.

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Re: Apple and Microsoft can be trusted...

PRISM?

5 Eyes?

Snowden?

No?

Oh, well. Carry on then.

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SCREW YOU, BRITS: We're going through with UK independence ANYWAY – Scotland

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Re: I say, rebuild Hadrians wall and keep them out!

If it means we no longer have to entertain tadgers such as yourself, I'll gladly help you build it.

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Re: basing their independence on US$110 a barrel as 'worst case'

Except they didn't.

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DARPA's 'Cortical Modem' will plug straight into your BRAIN

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Re: Interesting...

.. why does all this technology which can help mankind have to be developed as a spin-off from developing more efficient and more expensive ways of killing and maiming people?

Wouldn't it be nice if they renamed DARPA the Making-The-World-A-Better-Place Advanced Research Projects Agency, and left the budget untouched?

Given that it's D for Defence rather than O for Offence, were Mr. Orwell still with us he may well conclude that they already have.

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Violin-fiddling boffins learn that 'F-HOLES' are secret to Stradivarius' SUPERIOR sound

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Re: Latinise your name with an "s"

Unlike Ewar Woowar, who added several Ds.

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Evolve: A shoot-em-up full of scary monsters and super creeps

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Re: Screenshots

I was wondering that myself, although the screenshot with the FP view certainly appears to be.

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SpaceX HOVER-SHIP landing scuppered by MASSIVE ocean waves

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Re: Culture ship names

And there is whole lot of fun to be had if this is an ongoing trend; plenty more ship names to choose from, some eerily appropriate. (e.g. Oceanic Dissonance or Just Testing)

Personally, I wish he'd called one of these barges Pure Big Mad Boat Man.

Regardless, I hope SpaceX continue to experiment and innovate. Genuinely interesting times.

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You'll NEVER guess who has bought I Taught Taylor Swift How To Give Head dot-com

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Re: My Lovely .Horse

Careful now.

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Re: Sony : 1 - Samsung : 0

Samsung intrusiveness is pushing you towards..... Sony?

Sweet sufferin' badgerbaws.

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Coding Cupid publishes Tinder-ised automatic love machine

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Terminator

Bit creepy

Think arranged marriages are old fashioned?

Looks like they could make a "Western World" comeback, albeit with algorithms rather than parents doing the arranging.

Although I'm an auld codger who has never used a "dating facility" of any kind so I suppose there's an element of Mandy Rice Davis to my comments.

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Kanye West: Yo, DNS... Imma let you finish, but this gTLD is one of the best of all time

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Re: Yeezy Squeezey Peaze!

You like Yeez?

You like Peaze?

Then you'll *love* these!

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HISTORIC HOVER-ROCKET takeoff held up by 'SLEDGEHAMMER' winds

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Onwards and upwards...

... and then, hopefully, safely and gently back downwards.

Best of luck, folks.

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Keyless vehicle theft suspects cuffed after key Met Police, er, 'lockdown'

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Re: some people's bikes are worth more than cars

Very true, although having had a couple of my own bikes swiped over the years, I tend to ride a sub-£200 effort these days.

Still gets me where I'm going in around the same time as the super-lightweight-fancy-pants-expensive-bastard-of-a-thing I had swiped a few years back.

That said, cycling is mainly a means to a destination for me.

Never was a trick-cyclist either.

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NASA plots methane-detecting laser in SPAAACE

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Stop that, it's silly.

... a mission like the Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over Nights, Days and Seasons (ASCENDS).

These painfully laboured and absurdly tenuous acronyms seem to be getting sillier and sillier.

This one in particular is:

Painful

Imprecise

Stupid and

Hollow

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Boy, 16, cuffed after posting selfie with body of kid he allegedly killed

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Re: Pa-pair theen?

Waff-air theen?

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BEHOLD the magnificent lunar backside in our MOON VIDEO

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As a matter of fact, Gerry, it's not all dark

Ah, Mr O'Driscoll.

"There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark. The only thing that makes it look light is the sun."

They don't make them like that anymore.

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GRUNTY CHIMPS 'blend in among locals' after moving to Scotland

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Re: Maybe...

Am I right or am I wrangutan?

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NASA: Check out this TWIRLY SPACE DWARF – and NEVER moan about our budget

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Coat

I can't decide whether it looks like a golf ball or a deathstar.

Death ball?

Golf star?

Ceres-gio Garcia?

I know, I know.... pass my coat please.

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Japan's death threat hacker collared ... BY A CAT

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Re: No one escapes the long arm of the paw.

I had a feline you'd post something like that.

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Re: わかりますか?

I didn't but then I googled it...........

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Re: COPS! In the US, the beat you to death. In the Japan, you must confess.

Indeed.

I only signed in to post that this was the scariest part of the whole story.

How many "confessed criminals" in Japanese gaols are actually nothing of the sort?

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ALIENS are surely AMONG US: Average star has TWO potentially Earth-like worlds

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Re: It's a long way to the chemist...

Perhaps that's where Lewis has gone.

Where's the Captain Lawrence Oates icon when you need it?

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Netflix goes TITSUP WORLDWIDE (Total Inability To Support Usual Programming)

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"Netflix has more than 50 million subscribers on Earth."

And how many elsewhere?

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NASA: Give us JUST 0.5% of the federal budget and we'll take you to MARS and EUROPA

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Alien

Pushing more ambitious plans?

Some at NASA are pushing for a more ambitious plans, however. This would involve putting a lander on the surface and drilling down into the ice, either mechanically, or by using heat to melt itself down through the surface and then releasing a submarine to explore the water below.

Well, if you're going there anyway, you might as well push for the landing and drilling part.

Please make this happen.

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The Pirate Bay clambers back online after cop raid sunk site for 7 weeks

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@ Unep Eurobats

+1 for winks-wank-wunk bringing me my first smile of the day.

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Teen whiz exposes WhatsApp profile pic privacy blunder bug

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Paris Hilton

discovered by 17-year-old security researcher Indrajeet Bhuyan

17-year-old security researcher?

Fair play to him. At that age I was far too busy with other, aherm, "recreational" activities.

Paris because she knows all about privacy concerns.

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Snowden reveals LEVITATION technique of Canada’s spies

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Couldn't hit a cow's arse...

... with an Atomic Banjo.

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: Talking Head's "Stop making sense"

Must be in the top ten of best concert movies ever made.

It would indeed be curious for someone who likes the music of Talking Heads not to like the film.

If this is the case please feel free to elaborate.

OTOH, if you don't like the music of TH, then I suggest you made a right, old arse-bollox of picking a film that night.

(I'd also suggest you need your ears looked at but that's by the by.)

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Hola HoloLens: Reg man gets face time with Microsoft's holographic headset

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At one drawing per floor, you'd be amazed...

> how much paper you need for something like a 20 storey building.

20 sheets?

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2015: The year of MAD TV science, but who can keep up?

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Re: an "I remember the days" icon. Perhaps a ZX80 ?

Or maybe just a tree in a field?

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