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* Posts by Francis Boyle

987 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007

Voyager ticks one box for interstellar arrival

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Re: Vejur

Unfortunately this Voyager's fate involves a rather ugly bunch of Klingons.

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Mr Sulu causes DDoS panic after posting link on Facebook

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Girls like babies and Men like Trek

You're forgetting all that slash fiction I'm afraid.

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Apple-Moto patent gripe almost thrown out the door

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I prefer

the penis pump under the bench but whatever gets you off.

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Twitter bird reborn to the sound of whalesong

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Put it this way

It's transformer alter-ego is Batman not Lisa Simpson giving a blowjob. That has to be worth a few k.

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Raspberry Pi safe and warm in TINY Lego fortress

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As I well now. I still have a slightly melted 8x1x3 as a souvenir of my attempt to produce a working gun out of Lego and firecrackers*.

*It was a long time ago.

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Flame gets suicide command

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Re: Hacker

Yhe Internet? I thought by the twenty-second century they had replaced the Internet with a big mainframe with blinkenlights on an asteroid somewhere in deep space. It's progress, Jim, but not as we know it.

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Rogue kebab provokes Carlisle post-pub car deathmatch

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Also

ICT - Ill-advised Carlisle Transport. Don't worry I'll stop now - I blame DARPA anyway.

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Re: Why?

Definitely IT - Ill-advised Transport.

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HBO wants royal price for Iron Throne

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Re: upgrade option

Too bad the Pythons have already made The Final Rip Off . A replica comfy chair for $30,000 would really be the ultimate ripoff.

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Flexible Willow glass displays thin and curvy gadget future

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Much as I hate that expression

there are times when it's appropriate.

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Ten... bits of Jubilee tat tech

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I have to agree

Geri Halliwell never made anything sexy. Some things should never be spoken of even in jest.

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US secret spaceplane will come back to Earth sometime soon

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How the hell do you defend against SPACE NAZIS

with that. For SPACE NAZIS you need SPACE SPITFIRES.

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For symmetry

with the first post insert Skynet joke here.

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Milky Way DOOMED to high-speed smash with Andromeda galaxy

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"Earth's Milky Way"

I didn't realise preparations for the Galactic Empire were so far advanced.

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iLuv Vibro Classic II

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Re: Misleading name

Yes. I was thinking more "Highway to Heaven" than the other place.

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Self-driving Volvos cover 200km of busy Spanish motorway

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Volvos in Space

My new band name.

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Man's car warns of AIR RAID OVER LONDON

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Where is

the SPB secret testing bunker again?

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The Register is rocking on Windows Phone 7

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Re: At last

I suspect the explanation for the Big Dumb One involves some form of (possibly alien) brain parasite. Though more traditional types of zombiefication can't be ruled out.

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Boffins develop nanoscale vacuum tube running at .46 THz

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Not just van Vogt

That murmuring you can hear is a thousand golden age SF writers whispering "I told you so" from beyond the grave".

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Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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While I understand the reason for it swastika avoidance does irritate me. Blood Rayne, for example ,used a three-armed pseudo-swastika. If was as if in the game's weird alternative reality Hitler was Manx.

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Russian satellite beams home 121-megapixel pics of Earth

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Re: Cold War

The Russians never got Scotty into space so there's that.

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Google warns against ISPs hard on web filth

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Re: Who are we protecting here?

Education and awareness perhaps that sex is actually a mutually enjoyable activity to be conducted with a partner as well as, a fantasy object? FTFY.

Or do you propose to outlaw fantasy?

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Well according to Google

Pornhub features "Free porn sex videos & pussy movies" so maybe yes.

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Boffins cram binary data into living cells' DNA

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That's what I got from it as well

Any sort of gene manipulation can be viewed as a process of encoding data. What they've done here is to make the write process more user friendly.

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Apple design chief Jony Ive knighted - but not by the Queen

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Re: Doubt it

Dammit, we need a zombie icon!

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Report: SAP exec charged with $1,000 LEGO bar-code caper

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Also "alot"

Let's not forget my favourite.

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Review: Raspberry Pi

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"First generation Atom netbooks"

Luxury! In my day we had to make do with Celerons.

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SpaceX Dragon, first private ship to the ISS, launched successfully

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Coat

Eggs

Mutant space spiders/trout/whatever - what's not to like.

<- I think that's a Fantastic Four comic in the pocket.

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Brit knits jumper for NASA space chicken

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Re: Space Chickens

Not just space chickens. Rubber Chickens from Beyonf the Stratosphere. Where's Ed Wood when you need him.

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Resistance is futile? Memristor RAM now cheap as chips

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Re: A ways to go? More like several continents away

WUWT? It's still in the laboratory. There's no reason to make it small until you need to make it small. That would just be making life difficult for yourself.

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Txt-speak is a sign of humanity 4 U

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Good point

I'd forgotten about the iTelegraph.

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Watchdog tells Greenpeace to stop 'encouraging anti-social behaviour'

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I really can't tell you

how terrified I would be at the sight of the word idiot painted on a chimmney.

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Roman roads get the web maps treatment

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Built the aqueducts

then privatised them. That was Romans wasn't it? My British history's a bit vague.

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Pints under attack as Lord Howe demands metric-only UK

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Re: abandon the imperial and metric...

For extra points I suggest using the Australian beer system(s). Makes el Reg units look positively sane.

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'IT is no place for the little ladies', says Dell mouthpiece

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Rolling pin?

Probably not a good idea to get your material from out of copyright books.

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Only global poverty can save the planet, insists WWF - and the ESA!

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Re: BTO

Bacon, tomato and onion? OK I get that CCS is probably carbon capture something but BTO genuinely has me flummoxed.

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75,000 Raspberry Pi baked before August

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On the other hand

there's those of us who have been waiting for the Arduino Leonardo (the real one, not a clone) since something like September so it pretty much balances out. Of course sales numbers are meaningless here. For example, no one really knows what percentage of Atmegas end up as de facto Arduinos. These aren't commercial projects folks. They aren't competing projects. I wish people (who should know better) would stop talking as if they were.

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Japanese operator to test quake-proof floating phone-mast BLIMPS

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I can't help feeling

that this is the aerial equivalent of "lets build a monorail".

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Freecom Hard Drive Sq 2TB

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"No flashing LED indicators"

And you call this a geek treat. Admittedly, on past form, the entire series should be renamed "treats for people who really like Apple products"*.

*I'll spare you the f-word.

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Samsung sheds light on low-cost WinPho blower

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Re: Oh look...

So its not pointless - just crap design.

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Study reveals high price of smut addiction

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Re: @ blofse

If there is rigid online censorship in Australia I have yet to come up against it. The reality is that there have been persistent failed attempts at online censorship. Failed, because no one supports them except a few unrepresentative lobby groups which unfortunately have the main political parties running scared.

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Boffins crack on with ultimate roboass

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"Robot Politician"

Only if it were fitted with a speaker.

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Story withdrawn

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Re: Ill make this quick. Title "how to stop viruses"

Called Keith?

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Germans hail Vulture 1 spaceplane

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Re: Erm...

Boffins!

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Wayward footballer turns to iPod cure

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Re: You get a point for missing...

Darts must really confuse you then.

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iTunes fanbois outraged by Apple's sex-life quiz probe

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Unfortunately

there are several. I suppose that, in some obscure way, it balances out all the fart apps.

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Want to be a better marksman? Play shooting games

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Re: Well bugger me sideways

According to that logic I should be able to fly a 747, drive a Formula One car, and pilot the Space Shuttle.

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Google KNEW Street View cars were slurping Wi-Fi

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Re: Google's magic wand waving

Yeah, but he had a lousy sense of timing.

It's all in the timing.

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Boffins cross atom-smasher streams, 'excited' beauty pops into being

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Re: any other accelerator built by humanity

You should see the one Slartibartfast used to cut out the crinkly bits in the fjords.

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