* Posts by AbelSoul

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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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NINETY new DOOM ASTEROIDS found in 2014

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Re: Earth-borking?

Earth-bonking is a more than adequate description.

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Kiss your Glass goodbye: Google mothballs techno-specs (for now)

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Re: the Culture universe (Iain M Banks)

One salient difference between the Culture and current society is that, so long as it doesn't cause harm to anyone else, nothing is taboo in the Culture.

Members of that society are free to engage in whatever vice they like, either alone or with other consenting adults. Were we living in such a society, the privacy concerns raised by things like Glass would be much diminished (though not completely gone, I don't think).

Alas, we are a very, *very* long way away from that.

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20 years on: The satirist's satirist Peter Cook remembered

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Lobsters...

From Jayne Mansfield's arsehole.

As performed by a pair of chimpanzees

"Worst job I ever 'ad..."

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NASA closing on fix for Opportunity rover's 'amnesia'

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Lovely

The vista shown in that composite is fantastic.

Amazing that after all this time the little blighter is still sending back not only valuable science data but wonderful images.

Fantastic bit of engineering.

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Get your special 'sound-optimising' storage here, hipsters

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Re: Too late - it already exists!

Even ignoring everything else, the fact that they list the following as positive features is worrying:

Simple front panel on-off switch - just like Hi-Fi.

15 seconds only to full power-on.

5 seconds to full shut-down

Simple on-off switch that takes *only* 15 seconds to boot?

Yes, *just like* Hi-Fi.

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Stuck on a coding problem – should you Bing it?

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VS Express no' worky.

Currently not compatible with Express installations.

(Which is unfortunately what I have to use at work)

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ALIEN EARTH: Red sun's habitable world spotted 470 light years away

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... bring the count of exoplanets known to humanity to a thousand.

I thought it was nearer two thousand and a quick check of the Exoplanet 'phone app says there are 1837 confirmed exoplanets.

So, what's going on here then, 837 Plutos?

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SpaceX ROCKET HOVER-SHIP space station mission now on Friday

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What's that in real money?

About the same weight as six and a half Olympic-sized badgers.

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Ground control to 2014: A year in SPAAAAAAAAAACE

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ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE

Despite Arthur C's warning, I'd love to see a landing / drilling mission on Europa in what is left of my lifetime.

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Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

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Re: ... more Caerphilly

You and your cheesy jokes.

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How much for a wrist job? A tenner normally, but for this one, over $30k

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Re: Don't forget your white stilettos ...

With clear heels, natch.

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Re: Bully's star prize!

Keep out of the black and in the red,

There's nothing in this game for two in a bed

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India's heavy launch rocket passes flight test

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Re: At last a British funded rocket takes off

By your logic, any country that doesn't spend the entire national money-pot on the "starving poor" should get zero aid money.

Try taking the xenophobe-tinted spex off and looking beyond the end of your nose.

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Hack hijacks electric skateboards, dumps hipsters in the gutter

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".. you could also just hit them with a car."

Or if that doesn't work, try a wardrobe.

Then maybe a fridge.

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Dr. Dobb's Journal sails into the sunset - yet again

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Re: gap in the market for a decent site / mag for programmers

I agree. I've often thought that Stackoverflow could possibly support a sibling, magazine-style site.

The SO site already has a huge userbase and an established, household (well, programming-household) name that could lend weight to such an endeavour.

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30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

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Re: "Don't beaches have sand?"

Not necessarily.

But Plage Salavaux does.

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Re: "There are beaches in Switzerland."

Indeed. Lots of them.

Landlocked != Beachless.

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HUMAN HAIR will soon be FOUND on MOON: Brit 'nauts aim for SPAAAACE

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Pint

Well done folks...

.. funds achieved.

Now, on with the show!

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BOFH: Capo di tutti capi, bah. I'm having CHICKEN JALFREZI

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Re: Who are you calling a wizard's sleeve?

That clown always has something in his pocket.

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

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Re:Juan was the ponce. Who was Leon?

Juan Ponce or two?

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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May seem a bit sheep-like

... but I have to concur with the comments I've read; this redesign has been a misguided, ill-judged and altogether bolloxeded up exercise in readership alienation.

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DNA egghead James Watson sells Nobel prize for $4.8m, gets it back

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Re: in my opinion

Lemon entry, my dear Cowshed.

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Microsoft: Hey, don’t forget Visual Basic! Open source and new features coming

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I have to use both VB and C# on a daily basis.

On balance, I probably prefer C# but they both have their merits (and flaws).

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A first look at Google’s Android Studio 1.0: Climbing out of the Eclipse kitchen sink

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Never did quite get into using Eclipse for Android properly and spend a lot more time fannying about with set up and configuration than should really be necessary.

This sounds like it might well be worth further investigation.

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So - you thought you knew all about the INSTANT COFFEE DUNES of TITAN?

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Re: may be I have gone blind but I dont see no boffins

It may be you have.

To save you re-reading the whole thing:

Sub heading: Methane moon wind must blow harder - boffins

1st para: takes more effort than previously thought, say boffins.

2nd para: Space boffins from the University of Tennessee

6th para: but boffins think that rather than crushed up shells or grit

Last line: The research was published in hefty boffinry mag Nature

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RIP Ralph Baer: Father of the games console dies aged 92

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Re: "A game's data was stored on cartridges."

I was under the impression that the game data for all the games was stored in the console itself and that the cartridges served more as keys which would determine an arrangement of jumpers within the console.

Perhaps I'm getting the Odyssey confused with another console.

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Furious GTA V gamers seek similar ban on violent, misogynistic title: the Holy Bible

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it's not the Catholics that are the problem. It's extremist protestants.

Catholics v Protestants == Two baldy guys arguing over a comb.

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Microsoft forks .NET and WHOMP! Here comes .NET Core app dev stack

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Windows

If you have worked with NuGet packages, you will know that dependency issues, also known as DLL Hell, can still be a problem. Package A requires version n of Package B, but package C does not work with version n of Package B.

I've encountered this scenario on more than one occasion.

It is usually accompanied by a series of curses and incantations.

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Gaming's driving ambitions: The Crew and Grand Theft Auto V

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I've been dumped out of the game's servers (and therefore back to the options screen) on several occasions – certainly more than times than I can gloss over here.

That alone is enough of a reason for me to give this a wide berth.

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BLAST-OFF! BOAT FREE launch at last. Orion heads for SPAAAAACE

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Re: Shortly after takeoff

Don't forget your (hot) towel.

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Snowden files show NSA's AURORAGOLD pwned 70% of world's mobe networks

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Re: The lunatics are in the hall.

You lock the door

And throw away the key

There's someone in my head

But it's not me.

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Pub time for NASA bods? Orion spacecraft test launch called off

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Unlucky again..

"See this? It's an Orion launch ticket, though knowing my luck some twat on a boat will sail int't exclusion zone and they'll probbly cancel it"

"Oh, bugger!"

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It was SPACECRAFT vs BOAT at ORION LAUNCH. The boat won

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Re: Mission to Mars

Careful we don't stray off Topic.

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Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS

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Re: Russell Brand

He knows lots of words but not how to use them.

I also notice I am from from being.....

Bravo sir, well played.

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Re: *depending on your POO.

At this time of year, surely that would be Mr. Hanky?

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#Gamergate folk load flamethrower, roast own feet over GTA V 'ban'

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Re: The protesters have accidentally picked quite a good target.

I see what you did there.

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Re: Sigh.

You forget to mention that playing PacMan doesn't make you run around darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.

It doesn't?

As someone who played a fair bit of PacMan as a kid, all I can say is, if it wasn't PacMan that caused it, what was it?

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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Re: PRO music (not shitty trackers).....

I lost years of my life to trackers, or rather a tracker: the wonderful OctaMED

8 bit sampler connected via the Parallel port, MIDI gear sequenced via the serial port and external MIDI i/f that you lucky Atari folks already had built in.

I still have all that gear. Nostalgic silliness preventing me from getting rid.

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Orion: To Mars, the Moon and beyond... but first, a TEST FLIGHT through Van Allen belt

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Re: when did architect become a verb?

Probably around the same time as "action".

As in, "Which one of you tadgers actioned the verbalisation of architect?"

(I know that makes no sense but it seems little needs to these days.)

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Re: Any commentards able to indicate just why or where I can find the answer

There's a bit of discussion on that here.

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Re: Heath shields?

van Allen and Heath shields?

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Re: Jack of all trades?

Orion may be a "big" Apollo capsule, but it is way too small for a Mars mission (unless they can get there in less than a month).

From the article:

We’ll carry other things with us, like habitation modules, so that there’ll be large volumes for the astronauts to occupy during the nine month transit to Mars.

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FOUR, count 'em, FOUR big rockets launching in next seven days

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Re: all launch at the same time?

Or even staggered at three second intervals, like a rockety-air-force-display-team-cum-fireworks-display.

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Sick of the 'criminal' lies about pie? Lobby the government HERE

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Re: Talk about the square root (of) minus one!

I'll say "i" to that!

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Re: My local does a nice "Desperate Dan"

Cow Pie!

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E-cigarettes fingered as source of NASTY VIRUS

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Re: We need the hard evidence...

Scottish readers doubt that's true.

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Mmmmffll-CHOMP: I won? Reg reader to have CHOC-TASTIC YEAR

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Re: Have you noticed...

I've still got a tin of Quality Street from 1992 (the tin, not the Chocs) and on the side it says weight including wraps 2Kg/1.93Kg net!

Now they've shrunk to about 750g a tin!...ROBBING BASTARDS!

That's only because they banned the use of lead in the wrapping paper.

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