* Posts by Vladimir Plouzhnikov

3274 posts • joined 5 Jul 2007

Greybeard monobrow baldies rejoice! Boffins comb out hairy genes

Vladimir Plouzhnikov

Ok, so this all is genetic

But what about hairy palms?

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Don't take a Leaf out of this book: Nissan electric car app has ZERO authentication

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Re: Don't put microcomputers into cars...

Oh, c'mon... Our atoms should never have left that nova cloud, in the first place!

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Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA

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Re: I Feel Dirty

"If you look after your workforce in your own country, give them jobs that can pay, then that money goes straight back in to your economy and further produces jobs. Money breeds money."

Why not just hand out moneys to people for doing nothing rather than make them toil hard and produce a product that doesn't sell or cost more than it can be sold for? Because that's what you are proposing.

Don't you think that there was a reason why MG Rover went bust?

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Re: After the working class vote

I didn't think there were that many Indians left in America... They must have scoured all reservations to find the required number of replacement workers... And what's that with Indians, do they work purely for fire water and don't need wages?

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City of London cops in Christmas karaoke crackdown shocker

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Re: Why?

Why they are investigating? They are not... They are demonstrating to their masters that they earned their salaries, is all...

This is PIPCU - a Police unit in name but on a payroll of IPO. That's quite official. They are paid by the industry to be a bunch of enforcer thugs for the rights holders.

So, every now and then they walk down the Internet street, overturning the stalls, smashing windows and breaking legs - as thugs do.

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Lower video resolution can deliver better quality, says Netflix

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Ow, wow!

What a wonderful discovery of an obvious fact known full well to anyone who has ever worked with digital video. Oh, I'm amazed, only took them what, 10 years?

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Ofcom asks: Do kids believe anything they read on the internet?

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Re: People want kids but don't want to be parents

I will also add that there is nothing on the internet that can harm a child (I'm not talking about things like malware - I mean information-wise) is he is taught to question things he sees and think before he acts. In this regard the 'net is way safer than real life, yet it causes a great deal more moral panic among the easily scared. A panic that is then exploited by politicians.

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Pluto flashes its unusual pits

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Re: the sun light is coming from the upper right quadrant

Please tell me what you think - the cells in the left part of the picture - are they ridged depressions or bumps surrounded by troughs?

Not a loaded question - just want to compare my own perception of the image with yours...

Thanks.

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Re: pits?

Seriously, they don't look like pits at all, morer like snowballs lying on the surface. And it's not the usual inversion illusion - before anyone tries to correct me... If you see the lighting on nearby cellular subsidence - it's opposite to that on the "dimples". And the sun light is coming from the upper right quadrant...

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Amazon Echo: We put Jeff Bezos' always-on microphone-speaker in a Reg family home

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WTF?

I already have to talk to people, sometimes shout, to get them to do something. Now - talk to a machine too?? No way. Machines only understand buttons and switches and the only good talking machine is a dead one.

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Re: Love mine

Hmmm, it only has one speaker with two tiny drivers - how can it play anything?

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Mars water discovery is a liberal-muslim plot, cry moist conspiracy theorists

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Re: Someone's lift... @Grikath

Can you please clarify why do you think the concept of a space elevator is such a bonkers idea?

Yes, it's clear that most people don't understand how it's supposed to work and, yes, we don't yet have the technology to build one... But, most people still don't understand how aeroplanes fly, yet it doesn't stop the airline industry from being one of the most important transportation systems in the world.

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Google literally dangles its new dongle in front of gasping TV audiences

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Hmmm...

Which part is "hi-fi" in all that, though?

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POLAR DINOSAURS prowled ARCTIC NIGHT, cast doubt on COLD BLOOD theory

Vladimir Plouzhnikov

Hadrosaurus?

Does that family includes Mesosaurus and Baryosaurus and is distinct from Leptosaurus?

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Global warming stopped in 1998? No it didn't. If you say that, you're going to PRISON

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Re: Interesting law to apply

There is a bigger chance of sea levels rising by 25 meters tomorrow morning than of a US court accepting a RICO complaint such as this.

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BAN the ROBOT WHORES, says robot whore expert: 'These AREN'T BARBIES'

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What she really wants

Is to ban penises.

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Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership election

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Re: Congratulations!

Frank - you're absolutely right. I spoke to many NHS doctors and they are all unanimous about the Blairites completely screwing it up and turning it into a feeding trough for their cronies.

Manger is sitting on manager and managing managers ever since. Most of the money NHS burns is going on admin and "management". They would send a "manager" in, no one would hear a thing from him for 6 months, then he'd fire off an email telling people how they all do their jobs wrong and how they should do it from now on - and, pffft, off he flies to greener pastures as a party functionary with a "work experience"...

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Re: Congratulations!

@Arnaut:

Nationalise everything, turn on money printers, tax you more than you earn then hand you out benefits to make ends meet - that's as ultra-left as they go, short of nationalising all women and renaming days of the week...

And you really don't understand who Stalin was or that you don't need to physically murder someone to be a Stalin in an organisation. Well, let's not argue too much about it now. I've made my predictions in my OP - let's wait and watch this show...

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Re: Congratulations!

Ah. A party for ordinary people! How romantic. Just like a Greek tragedy... :D

Every time people elect populists who promise them the horn of plenty they end up paying five-fold for the brief political orgasm that follows the election. Just like getting clap from a cheap hooker...

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Congratulations!

The Labour Party has successfully transformed itself from a party of incompetent jokers to that of raving lunatics. LOL!

The mini-Stalin they've just elected will first purge the old guard, then proceed to turn the party into an ultra-left greenish irrelevance. Unless, of course, the parliamentary LP functionaries manage to assassinate him (politically) before he wrings their necks. Ah, what fun to watch!

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British killer robot takes out two Britons in Syria strike

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Re: OK, mixed feelings about this...

Oh, dear... How did you manage to get yourself so frightened? The world outside must be a scary place for you, dear boy.

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Re: OK, mixed feelings about this...

Just a slight correction - under Muslims you mean adepts of satanist cults mascarading as Muslims.

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OK, mixed feelings about this...

Clearly, the simple reason for this operation is to show other half-wits with British passports that going to that dusty shithole and making a video about yourself killing infidels will eventually get you killed too.

There is a question of legality of that strike in absence of a war declaration - that's bad. But, that place has no recognised government and therefore no law. Anyone can be killed there without it being illegal. And Geneva convention doesn't apply either. So, killing a holder of a British passport in a place where it's not illegal to kill holders of British passports, according to local law - is that a crime back here?

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Re: All it will take for get everyone on the PM's side

Blair succeeded beyond measure - the whole national security lobbying machine and the Home Secretariat have been living off 7/7 event ever since.

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Let's NUKE MARS to make it more like home says Elon Musk

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What he forgot to say

Is that to do that he will need to be entrusted with the biggest nuclear arsenal compared to any nation states on Earth.

I appreciate his honesty about the volcano lair but... Not mentioning "total world domination" as the motive behind all that was a bit disingenuous of him.

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Reg reader shares AshMad blackmail email about which he gives 'zero f***s'

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Re: Dear blackmailer

You can buy all that for just BTC 5.25???

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Daredevil Brit lifts off in 54-prop quinquaquadcopter

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Re: Typically British!

Seeing how it's totally opaque - I'm sure that canopy is to prevent the pilot from being terrified by the view around him. A bit like the blinkers they put on horses, you know...

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Trio of 'nauts thunder towards International Space Station

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Re: They boldly go

Sorry, the link in my post above was dodgy...

Here...

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Re: They boldly go

And after taking a leak against the wheel of their bus...

Like here. :D

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Boffins learn to send boredom-beating suggestions to smartphone-fondlers

Vladimir Plouzhnikov

Re: Maybe it's an age thing

The "withdrawal symptoms" are there because there is a real addiction to start with. What the research misses in my opinion is that the addiction is not for just any "content" - it's for communication with others.

I doubt that pushing ads and stupid videos to a person craving for a message from a friend, lover, spouse, whoever, will do anything like making them more receptive to ads etc. Could have exactly the opposite effect...

Depends on the personality of the target, perhaps. Maybe they should screen for personality types in such research...

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As with everything else on the 'net

Porn providers will lead the way with that...

"Feeling bored? Here' a pic for ya..."

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Shabby but persistent espionage group turn tables on researchers

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Could be a diversion

Let everyone relax, thinking they are dealing with obvious incompetence, while the real attack goes unnoticed until too late...

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Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist

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@ Destroy All Monsters

stop driving in Mother Russia Suburbia

But... but... I just renewed my cyclist hunting licence! You know how expensive that is? So many applications and such a small quota...

@Payne: tsk, tsk, threats, I see... Well, your Romanian friend - nothing that a wheel wrench won't fix, you know...

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Re: @Vladimir Plouzhnikov

Advanced Driving course? Hmm, sounds good... These cyclists are so wiggly, they often escape at the last moment. I'm sure I could do with a better technique!

I'm sorry - I couldn't resist. :D

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Oh, no, this morning was fine - so many trucks and lorries on the roads that the cyclsists were all either mown down at the outskirts of the city or hiding in their holes. Mwahahaha.

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Re: Dear Vlad

Haha! Look, all those cyclists are coming out like worms after the recent rains :D

Cyclimorons Londinicus - an invasive species in need of pest control. LOL.

Sorry, guys, no amount of healthy lifestyle reasoning or moralising about saving the planet will turn me around. Cyclists on city roads - my sworn enemies (and I love cycling, by the way...).

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The two guys were laughing? Haha... Lucky...

I would have gotten out and knocked the wanker off his bike. Then run over his bicycle. Five times.

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Google: Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am – stuck in the middle of EU

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Re: and you started out with nothing

I'd rather trust a man who doesn't shout what he's found,

There's no need to sell if you're homeward bound.

If I chose a side,

He won't take me for a ride.

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The Ashley Madison files – are people really this stupid?

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@Khaptain

I agree that doing something like that is asking for trouble. Also, like you, I don't understand why would anyone do it through a site like that.

What I disagree with, however - is justifying a questionable act or a crime by attacking the character of the victim.

It's like saying "I disapprove of the victim's behaviour and therefore I don't consider the perpetrator's action as damaging".

For example, imagine "victim" = woman; "perpetrator" = rapist... That doesn't sound nice, does it?

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You know, your pseudo moralistic quip reminds me of the good folks from ISIS...

"Don't blame us for cutting off that bloke's head - wouldn't have happen if he wasn't an infidel in the first place!"

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

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Re: If....

Perhaps they should be blindfolded while still in the womb! Taking into account what they'll have to go through on their way out...

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As a parent

I'd be much more concerned if my sons weren't able to look at tits and more when they became interested in such things.

There is nothing in porn that can harm anyone and unless a person is interested in "extreme" porn he will not look at it except out of morbid curiosity, which, once satisfied, will no longer exist.

Cameron, you really should stop sucking up to the moral minorities, trying to impose their perversions on others...

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Neil Young yanks music from streaming services: 'Worst audio in history'

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Re: I find it quite amazing....

Oh, AC, reading your words is like having a breath of fresh air :D

It's the same kind of dumb rebellion that made punk popular - "we can't play shit and we're proud of it!"

Equally, the audiopunks today: "the crappier the sound, the prouder we are! Cause - audiophiles!"

Well, let them, it's their loss.

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Re: Any audio format is only good as much as what you put in it

I agree. But I will add that any audio format is also only as good as the sound reproduction equipment used to play it.

As streaming stuff is by definition mostly played back on devices known for their crappy audio stages and speakers - even assuming that the quality of information contained in the bitstream is good, the end result will necessarily be crap.

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Re: Neil's fooling only himself

A good song is still a good song regardless of the audio quality.

A good song is still a good song even when no one is listening to it. And silence is a better and more respectful treatment for a good song than playing it in crap quality.

What streaming does (audio and video, btw) is - it lowers the plank of acceptable quality for the masses of audiochavs who do not know any better. So, crap music at crap quality for the masses - this is a dream of a nu-media executive.

I don't care for NY's Pono or him throwing toys from the pram. I don't really need anyone to tell me something I knew for decades myself...

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Did speeding American manhole cover beat Sputnik into space? Top boffin speaks to El Reg

Vladimir Plouzhnikov

Re: Superpowers

when the rocket it was on recently blew up.

Which one was that?

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Re: Superpowers

"that might have been the case during the Cold War, when it seems this story first appeared."

Well, that was during the Cold War I, so it's only logical that the story has been dug out and relaunched in furtherance of the Cold War II...

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Sorry, say boffins, the LHC still hasn't sucked us into a black hole

Vladimir Plouzhnikov

Re: Bravo

♫ The chances of anything coming from CERN were a million to one they said ♪

"I watch black holes fly south across the Autumn sky,

And one by one they disappear..."

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Oi, idiot fanbois. DON'T buy this gun-shaped iPhone case, mmkay?

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Widely misunderstood item

This is simply a ticket to this year's Darwin Award competition.

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Kobo Glo HD vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Which one's best?

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Re: Kobo keeps you free

I find this argument specious - that Kobo is less restricting than Amazon's Kindle because more stores use the DRM which Kobo is set for.

DRM is DRM - if your Adobe access licence gets revoked your Kobo's access will be cut off from all of those stores and your books will become unreadable, most likely too.

So, the real comparison should be which system's DRM are the easiest to remove. Once they are removed it doesn't matter which store the books are coming from for either device...

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