* Posts by AbelSoul

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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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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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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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Star Wars: Episode VII trailer lands. You call that a lightsaber? THIS is a lightsaber

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Re: According to Mr Brick Vader....

Any relation to Jeff?

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The Glorious Resolution: Feast your eyes on 5 HiDPI laptops

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Re: if you don’t need to run Windows... the best laptop is the MacBook Air.

Got you now. Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: if you don’t need to run Windows... the best laptop is the MacBook Air.

Is Bootcamp unavailable on a Macbook Air?

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DNA survives fiery heat of re-entry on test rocket

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Re: Radiant beauty?

And all we hear is Radiant Gaga.

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Edward Snowden: best ... security ... educator ... EVER!

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Re: bizarre

Not really.

Apart from the fact that "their own governments" probably have a combined capability orders of magnitude greater than the "normal" criminal class, the knowledge that those who officially claim to be protecting you are actually up to no good can be quite a motivator for some folk.

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Syrian Electronic Army in news site 'hack' POP-UP MAYHEM

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Re: Yes, just to clarify...

Clear as mud

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Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Re: Hopefully they'll set it in wizards school...

Good grief, I hope not.

Setting it in a wizard's sleeve would be preferable to that.

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Re: plenty of Scifi sequels that are rather excellent...Terminator 2

I have to disagree but only with the benefit of having seen it again recently

When I first saw Terminator 2 I was blown away (mainly by the FX, tbh) and thought it a worthy successor to the first movie.

Having recently watched both films again, I have completely changed my mind:

Terminator - stands up well and is still a very good film.

Terminator 2 - full of plot holes and not a good film at all.

I'd go along with the others on your list though.

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The gender imbalance in IT is real, ongoing and ridiculous

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Re: Not just IT

I haven't met one in woman in a professional sound engineering context. Managers, musicians, songwriters, stage managers. Yes. TONS. But none in a senior engineering role.

Music tech colleges generally have an 80:20 split between guys and girls on entry. Almost invariably, they end up focusing on the other areas I outlined - less on the tech.

I attended a Sound Engineering course 3-4 years ago and there was one woman in a class of ~30.

OTOH, one of my favourite live music venues in town here has a female resident sound engineer.

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Snowden doc leak lists submarine'd cables tapped by spooks

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payments – in one case more than £20 million – to C&W and Vodafone for the cable access

It's costing us up to twenty MEEEEEELLLIIIOOONNN squids per company to spy on...... ourselves?

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NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

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Re: But are they justified?

And from Mumu?

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Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k

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Carried away..

Have to confess to getting carried away on the enthusiasm of this yesterday and slapping sixty quid down. Woke up this morning wondering how this fool and his money were so easily parted.

Then I remembered rattling eighty quid on Saturday night, with ought but a hangover to show for it next day.

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