* Posts by Brad

58 posts • joined 23 Jul 2007

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Cosmonaut bemoans ISS toilet row

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Boffin

cossack chemistry

Perhaps the American roto-loo can't handle the extra vodka load put upon it by the Russians. maybe why it's been sent back for a redesign.

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Symbian shows release plan

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Flame

I wish they would just...

...launch it into the toilet, and free Nokia to put something decent on their hardware.

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Nokia nixes flagship phone in US

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Unhappy

American woes

Releasing dodgy CDMA handsets initially, then giving up on the technology completely didn't help them much either.

Now only if they would drop dead-horse symbian. Have they heard of this android thing?

Or sell them through Ikea, the only other exposure Americans have to scandinavian design.

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Robot 'Spider-man' casts net to nab burglars

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Fail

The fake perp in the video was trying so hard to look like he was subdued.

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Ubuntu Eee undergoes cheesy Easy Peasy rebrand

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Please, stop with the names

You're starting to make "Vista" sound good

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Columbia disaster 'not survivable', NASA concludes

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Boffin

Gee, no kidding

I thought the fact that, you know, nobody survived was evidence enough.

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Parallels 4 users want their money back

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trash

Smart VMers switched to VMware Fusion a long time ago.

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Net provider accused of coddling crooks yanked offline

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It worked

My daily supply of penis pill and luxury watch emails has effectively stopped. Could it have really been that simple? How long before Ronald McColo finds someplace else to set up shop?

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OpenOffice 3 goes native on the Mac

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I don't get it

It's downloading fine for me...

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Sergey Brin descends from Mount Sinai with Android API

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Dead Vulture

Fail and Reg

I'm not really sure what you're trying to tell us. Did you forget what you were ranting about? Were you expecting point-and-click coding or something?

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G1 Android launch pictures leaked?

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good god

chop off those stupid buttons and give up on the hard keyboard. It has a touchscreen! use it!

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Chrysler plans electric car production model

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They still don't get it

These americans have to get over the idea of fat SUVs. Also, hydrogen is dead.

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Media standard backers attempt Apple-less solo run

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yawn

without itunes this is going nowhere

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Killer Satnavs amok in 'Utah Polyhedron' phenomenon

Brad
Alien

mysterious signals from outer space

I've never thought of it like that before.

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Intel says 'no' to Windows Vista

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Gates Horns

Vista kills games

Or at least their performance. And it won't get many more gamers until there's a compelling reason for DX 10.

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SMS addiction awakens 'sleep-texting' phenomenon

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Boffin

11 options sounds about right

We are talking about American phones, ones up until about a year ago were only expected to handle voice.

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1,076 developers, 15 years, one open-source Wine

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Linux

Don't forget cloud computing...

The true cross-platform app of the future.

Besides, hasn't the world moved on to virtualisation? It sucked 15 years ago, but now modern computers can finally do a good job of it. The only real users of Wine 1.0 may end up being the 1,076 penguinistas who made it.

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Spinal Tap's Tufnel gets new Honda hydrogen car

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it goes to fail

Have they figured out how to keep the stuff from leaking out after a couple days? Of course that's still on top of the huge losses in manufacturing and transportation.

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Koreans develop smelly, blushing penguin-droid

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Alert

he looks pissed

"why the F%#K did you build me?"

ROTM alert level orange: odour unit has airborne biological weapon potential.

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RM relaunches Eee PC 900 as miniBook

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Paris Hilton

Rock Solid, Heart Touching

So it's just an Eee minus the beach babe? Was she really that expensive?

Paris, because she's all that and more.

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Blackswift hyperplane hits trouble in Washington

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Boffin

Irony, but...

If they didn't attack supposed terror states then there wouldn't be such a need for new war gear. See, you have to spend some in order to be able to, uhh, spend some more.

But really, I think satellites can completely eliminate any need for whateversonic warbirds. We already use them for spying, and no doubt they're already working on dropping bombs, now all that's needed is a space troop carrier. Keep a small platoon up there in capsules ready to be dropped at a moments notice to sniff out osama's droppings (or whatever is taking them so long.) You could keep them in a sleep statis state or even cryogenically frozen and let the reentry thaw them out.

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Canadian spectrum auction brings in the bacon

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Bring it on

because I'm tired of this virtual monopoly we have now

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World realizes Google home page is 'illegal'

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Dead Vulture

California

The real world, the one outside Cali, doesn't give two shits what you think is illegal.

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Phoenix Mars website invaded by hackers

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Alien

Come on guys, think bigger

Hack the freakin lander if you want to show true skillz. Use the arm to carve your tag in the martian soil.

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Welcome to Las Vegas - Home of the technology superpower you've never heard of

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Alien

"No one lives in Nevada. So, you don't have locals pulling on the bandwidth."

Are they forgetting something? Aren't these so called "locals", better known as customers, the ones these data centres are meant to serve? Doesn't it make more sense to keep them nearest to your customers?

But sure, it's a great place for the US military to keep their flying saucer schematics.

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Christian Bale signs for Terminator trilogy

Brad

I have a problem with Bale...

He'll always be Patrick Bateman to me.

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The Moderatrix: Exclusive boudoir snap

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Paris Hilton

Surely the mirror was accidental

Paris because she knows a good crotch shot when she sees one.

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Samsung to demo next-gen, 240Hz LCD TV tech

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and the ruination of film continues

No doubt they'll have another version of motionflow to further kill the look of 24p films.

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Shuttle astronauts: Aliens are definitely out there

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Boffin

So...

These science bozos just out of nowhere proclaim aliens exist with no evidence or thoughts as to why? Was it the space travel that made them bonkers or those new-car gasses coming out of Kibo?

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Phorm in phormulaic logo phorm storm

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Re: Not worth going to court over ...

You're obviously not a lawyer.

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Dubya archives White House email by hand

Brad

reminds me of another whitehouse email scheme...

where staffers were told to use their Republican party email system rather than the .gov to avoid the archiving, public disclosure, etc.

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P2P site cries traffic shaping foul at Canuck ISP

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Cogeco certainly does

They throttled my bittorrent when I was a subscriber.

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The missing five-minute Linux manual for morons

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Jobs Halo

Must be a slow day over at Slashdot...

What the kernel developer clowns in these comments fail to grasp is just how a computer is used by the other 99% of the human race. If it doesn't "just work" then it's rubbish. As for the argument that BSD is easier to use than Linux, you forget that even Linux has no real useability in the first place. Sure it installs over vista with a few clicks but what after that? Need to install an app, but oh first you need to search the repository for some library with one billion dependencies and then what do you mean I can't just drag and drop...

Steve Jobs as God because Macs are about as close as things can get to "just working"

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Phorm admits 'over zealous' editing of Wikipedia article

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Dead Vulture

One minute...

From what I've read in these pages, Wikipedia is the repository of all evil 2.0. Now you're using its ridiculous conflict of interest policies for your own good?

I get it, any port in a Phorm.

Mine's the rain slicker.

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Jules Verne mates with ISS

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Flame

Now picture it...

falling in flames on its way to the ocean. I can't believe they're still making throw-away spacecraft. That stupid ISS is going to turn out to be an even bigger money pit than the shuttles.

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Bell Canada chokes BitTorrent traffic on someone else's ISP

Brad

Maybe you should ask Teksavvy...

how they've managed to run a discount ISP that caters to high-traffic users for the past ten years. They've been consistently at least $10 below the competition, even while paying what I'm sure is an inflated fee to use Bell's network.

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Paris Hilton

*sigh*

I just switched to teksavvy, to get away from the throttles and caps on the local cable provider, and now this happens.

Paris because only she can save me now

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PS3 capacity boost claims are claptrap, says Sony UK

Brad

RE: For what??

The PS3 can be a full media centre. You can keep copies of all your xvid and HD videos on there. game updates and patches can be hundreds of megs each. Downloadable game demos run an average of a gig apiece.

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HD DVD player sales share slumps

Brad

Yeah, but...

MS probably doesn't want to put costly BD-ROMS in the 360 just for movies, just like they didn't with HD-DVD. Their money is really in the movie download business. They'd do it if the games could use the capacity but that would have to be a whole new console. But then they think the bandwidth fairy is going to bless us with the ability to download all our games.

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Will Microsoft parachute Windows 7 in early?

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remember Windows ME?

It too was the last stab at dolling up an overworked OS, and was replaced as soon as it was released.

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PS3 component cost halved in 12 months, analyst claims

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@Anon

But it's "all the other crap" that makes the PS3 what it is. It's all software anyway and most of the good extra features have been added after launch, with more to come for sure.

For a console + bluray + media-centre-in-the-making it really isn't such a bad deal.

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Steve Jobs' Macworld Expo spiel spied on web?

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Faaaaaake!

Dual core as base for Mac Pro? They don't sell dual cores anymore!

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Toshiba demos Cell-equipped HDTV

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Picture-in-picture

Seriously, who uses PiP anyway? Stupid marketing gimmicks aside, how is it at all practical for to watch something in the corner of the screen with no audio.

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Super Soaker inventor touts solid state heat-2-leccy

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But when can I slap one on my CPU...

And have it power my desk lamp or something

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GM sees future: Cars and drivers full of booze

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Jobs Halo

Good to hear the word getting out

that hydrogen is shite. We could have batteries capable of long range travel in the time it takes to get these fuel cell bastards on the road, but the oil jerks would have none of that. A Tesla with GM's R&D would be on the road by now.

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Linux squeezes into connected devices

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Unless it has Nokia or Motorola stamped on the side...

It won't do any better than linux on the desktop

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Hitachi, Fujitsu spurn miniature HDDs

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Jobs Halo

because Steve said so

the conventional iPod's days are numbered

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Honda offers FCX for '08, bitchslaps Google

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Stop

of pots and kettles

"It is highly political," said Fukui

As if there aren't any big lobbies behind hydrogen (hello oil and gas...) The oil giants are going to need something to replace their refineries, distribution networks, and filling stations with in the coming years and hydrogen fits the bill perfectly. Assuming the home filling station is nonsense - and it is from a renewable power source standpoint - these hydrogen cars will depend on the status quo of the stuff trucked in from large manufacturing facilities.

The prospect of future of personal transport bypassing their infrastructure completely is not going over well, I presume, and their hydrogen PR is in full assault mode. I fear it's starting to work, too.

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Cannon runs amok, kills nine fleshies

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Dead Vulture

What, no RotM?

Come on Reg, a huge killbot just broke free of its restraints and mowed down its fleshy overlords. This, along with the misguided suicide deathdrone, deserves further investigation.

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Erratic fleshies sabotage, wreck innocent flying robot

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Black Helicopters

From the report...

"He then went back to the MFW to open up another program, which showed him what processes were running on PPO-1 so that he could record this information."

If all else fails, randomly stab the End Process button in Task Manager

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