* Posts by AbelSoul

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Original LIZARD JESUS is found in Wyoming

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Second phrase of the day

Faster than a speeding hedgehog but not quite as fast as a speeding Jesus-lizard.

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Apple's Swift creeps up dev language survey – but it's bad news for VB

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Re: Less VB use

I have been helping maintain a VB / Classic ASP based intranet for the last year and a half and have to concur.

On the bright side, I finish up a week on Tuesday.

On the not so bright side, where I'm going almost everything will be done in .NET MVC.

Still, could be worse....

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NASA's New Horizon probe rudely fires its thruster at gnome planet

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Time to get the Lobsters out ...

Worst job I ever 'ad.

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Re: the speed of an average hedgehog

Thank you.

You have inspired me to attempt to crowbar the phrase

faster than a speeding hedgehog

into a work conversation today.

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NSA continues mass slurping of Americans' phone metadata

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Re: what happened to the ten-minute edit window

I hadn't noticed that.

-EDIT-

Obviously because it isn't effecting me.

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Giant FLYING SPACE ROCKS could KILL US ALL, warns Brian May

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Re: So.

So what happens when we discover an object which will hit us in 5 years?

Well, I imagine this little number would storm back into the hit parade or whatever the cool kids are calling it these days.

Smiling and waving and looking so fine...........

-EDIT-

Ninja'd by Hadvar.

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Re: @ AbelSoul - So.

Now, what exactly didn't I say?

My apologies, I took your post as implying that this is not something we should be concerning ourselves with.

Have a virtu-ale. ---------------------------------------------------------------------->

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Re: So.

Best not to bother even contemplating potential contingencies then, eh?

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Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years

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Re: In Cider

they had no idea the fellow was living insider

Reminds me of Vic and Bob putting things in cider.

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Why SpaceX will sort out Sunday's snafu faster than NASA ever could

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Re: Isn't Skylon a spaceplane?

Yes:

capable of transporting 15 tonnes of cargo into space. It is the use of SABRE's combined air-breathing and rocket cycles that enables a vehicle that can take off from a runway, fly direct to earth orbit and return for a runway landing, just like an aircraft.

More here.

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Re: The Culture

Yes. Both from The Player of Games.

Depending upon the outcome of the current investigation, they might add a third from the same book, named after the Clipper Screw Loose.

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Devs, welcome your EVIL ROBOT OVERLORDS from MIT

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Jn

Jn other words

Well, it's certainly one of them.

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Microsoft says Oculus Rift distorts world, grinds corrective lenses

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Re: hard core gamers or ...

I certainly couldn't be considered anything of the sort but am strongly tempted by not just the Rift but the various other implementations of VR/AR.

My other half has just taken ownership of a Note 4 so I may initially take the plunge with one of these beasties.

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BOFH: Don't go changing on Friday evenings, I don't wanna work that hard

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Re: Reach out...

"Touch base with" more times than I care to remember

You touch my base one more time and I'll take you to the f*cking cleaners!

(with apologies to Mr. Python)

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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Re: don't know whether he speaks spanwegian

Glaswanish?

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

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Re: I hang my head in shame

Personally i like jim jefferies take o gun control in the U.S. Sorry no link, at work with youtube blocked

You mean this one? (Not that you'll be able to check it right now, of course.)

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Yahoo! displaces Ask in Oracle's Java update crapware parade

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Gobbledygook

our onboarding process

Stop that, it's silly!

And the fact that they are trumpeting this abominable method of software distribution as a good thing is thoroughly depressing.

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Hi-res audio folk to introduce new rules and weed out impure noises

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Computers are bad, mmmkay?

No point in making that hi-res, since it's all been through a load of computers first and bears no resemblance to original vocals or instruments.

Computers, you say?

The horror!

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Shadow of the Beast: Amiga classic returns from the darkness

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Re: I am an Amiga user to my very last days

I imagine I probably will be too.

Despite hardly using the things these days, I can't bring myself to part with any of the four machines I still have and I had a brief play with one of them last week.

My main hobby is now pursued almost exclusively via OSX / Logic and my work via Windows / Visual Studio.

But there's just something about the Amiga that refreshes the parts that neither of those platforms could ever quite reach.

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Re: the demise of Guru Meditations

Reports of Guru Meditation's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

It's alive* and kicking in the latest version of AmigaOS, 4.1, the last release of which was late last year.

*Alas, the user base has shrunk to almost nothing. I'd guess at a coupla thousand, worldwide.

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Custom chips

Fondly named Agnus and Denise

Wonderful hardware for the time and perfectly suited to that type of game.

Amiga’s relatively advanced audio controller – the chip otherwise known as Paula, to fans in the know

My personal favourite.

Paula helped me on the way to my first musical dabblings, annoying the neighbours and generally producing a right, old racket. A hobby (habit?) which persists to this day.

Amiga, I salute you!

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Get your WELLIES to MARS: Red Planet reveals its FROZEN BOTTOM

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Re: "Earth" is a frequency!

1 Earth = err ... umm ...

1 olympic-sized-giga-Hertz-car-rental?

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Tesla says Model 3 is still on schedule, despite being delayed again

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Re: 2018?

On the other hand, if my plans for world domination progress smoothly I might be able to afford one by then.

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

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Re: I clicked on the article. You won't believe what happened next!

Fibbles clicked on a link. What happened next will blow your mind!

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Second agent takes plea deal in Silk Road misconduct case

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Re: hmm, did he also

Oh yes, he regretted what he'd done from the very beginning sooooo much that he continued to do the thing that he regretted doing from the very beginning right up until he was caught doing the thing that he regretted doing from the very beginning.

And now he wishes he had never done the thing that he regretted doing from the very beginning. However, he also takes full responsibility for doing the thing that he regretted doing from the very beginning and this is *yet another* brave step on his journey towards rehabilitation.

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Guy puts 1990s MacOS 7 on an Apple Watch – without jailbreaking it

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Re: I miss System 7

No need to miss them; they're still going strong and touring again this summer.

I saw them do a Gong Vs System 7 mash up at Glastonbury this time last year.

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Google's new free music service is classic Google: Take someone's idea and slap ads on it

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Re: Tiesto's Axe-doused teenagers

Perhaps that's the target market?

Paris because.... well... someone said "onanism".... or something.

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Kamikaze Rosetta probe to ram comet it's chased for billions of miles

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@Martin Budden

+1 for raising a smile with the use of the word "mohawkalypse"

That is all.

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DEATH by VEGETABLES: Woman charged with killing boyf using carrots. And peas

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Re: why am i reading this on the Register

Because....

BOOTNOTES!

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Facebook and Twitter queen Taylor Swift: Facebook and Twitter are RUBBISH

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Re: FLOTUS

I had to look up that acronym.

I don't know whether to be ashamed or proud.

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Are ALIENS hiding on Jupiter's Europa? Let's find out, cry NASA bods

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Re: my sweet Nan...

Peshwari?

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Re: it b 2 expensive

Bravo, sir!

That is all.

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Call a spade a spade..

"Europa, Jupiter's most curious moon."

Nosey bugger.

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Graphene sheaths could boost processor signal speeds by 30 per cent

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Re: 'Graphene sheaths' - will it blend ?

Not whilst it's being donned, one would hope...

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Apple no-pay-for-plays streaming risks indie boycott

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Re: "One of these days... I'm going to cut you into little miracles

"We cower in our shelters, with our hands over our ears

Lloyd Webber's awful stuff runs for years and years and years

An earthquake hits the theatre, but the operetta lingers

Then the piano lid comes down and breaks his f*cking fingers

It's a miracle"

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Philae warms up nicely, sends home second burst of data

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Re: quaternary, quinary, senary....

septenary, octonary, nonary...

Ooh, I feel a song coming on....

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Vodafone hikes prices to 37.5p/min – and lets angry customers flee

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Re: you might be interested in saynoto0870.com

+1

I used to utilise that service regularly and, although I haven't had cause to use it for some time, if it's still as good as I remember I'd heartily recommend it.

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Stratosphere protects WASP's hot body, say boffins

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Re: @x7

+1 for use of the word pish.

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GAZE upon our HI-RES DWARF PICS of Pluto, beams proud NASA

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Re: Jesus!

> Am I the only one who is totally blown away by this staggering achievement?

Not at all. It is a wonderful achievement.

The lack of fanfare could be down to various factors (e.g. given how far both Voyagers had already gone a couple of decades ago, Mr. bloke-in-the-street could be forgiven for thinking we've already been there) but hopefully the coverage - and excitement - will mount as we approach the fly-by.

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Re: greeting the Plutonians.....

We come from Plutonia

And we don't give a sh*t

We've a national debt of sixty squillion pounds

But we don't give a monkey's

etc.

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In memoriam: Christopher Lee, Hammer's Count Dracula

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Re: Check out The Wicker Man

Indeed. he'll always be Lord Summerisle to me.

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ISS 'nauts quit orbiter and aim for Kazakhstan splashdown

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This paragraph..

... is a succinct illustration of why I come here for my tech news:

No longer will Italy's first woman in space sip piss-derived espressos while her team eats caviar and showers us meagre planet-dwelling apes with their flaming turds, as the crew today finally returns to Earth.

Bravo El Reg and more power to your collective elbows.

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

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Re: Pretend hippies?

> No. Never been to Glaston...

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> V fest is in fact superior

Tut, tut. Must try harder.

As it happens, I've been to both and, for what I was after, Glastonbury shat all over V in almost every department (the one notable exception being the stink - Glastonbury is without a doubt the smelliest event I have ever attended, yet I still loved it).

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Re: you need to try Belladrum

> Brilliant mix of music and low proportion of assholes.

Similarly, Wickerman is usually* low on the Ned count.

It used to be incredibly cheap too. Alas, they've recently jumped on the "let's charge the silly buggers for everything" bandwagon.

*In over a decade of attendance there have been two years where I witnessed small outbreaks of the type of neddish arseholery that pervades events like T in the Park. Otherwise the crowd have been pretty decent.

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Re: best not start a rumpus

+1 for Rumpus.

Lovely word.

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

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Re: xkcd

Now *that* makes me want to watch it.

+1

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Glass door to the ancient past FOUND ON MARS

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Re: Rock-Chic Boffin?

In certain parts of the country Rock-Chic Boffin is considered a participatory sport.

Aherm, apologies - mine's the one with the Bernard Manning joke book in the pocket.

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Les unsporting gits! French spies BUGGED Concorde passengers

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Re: Scots, in which case the French are the 'Auld Allies'

As commemorated in this lovely Paris boozer.

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Bill Nye's bonkers LightSail spaceship unfurls solar sails at last

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Re: Seems to be hibernating at the moment.

@Andy The Hat:

From your link:

According to the last data acquired in May, the position of the IKAROS is about 110 million kilometers away from the Earth, and about 130 million kilometers from the sun. No anomaly was found in the IKAROS from data we have obtained.

We anticipate that it will come out from the 5th hibernation mode in the winter of 2015.

I'd been wondering what had become of this curious and intriguing little beasty.

Thanks for the heads up.

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