* Posts by herman

222 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007

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Rosetta probe spots Comet 67P being buzzed by boulder

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Decent speed

So, how much is 'decent speed' in furlong per fortnight? We all expect El Reg to use standard units of measure in science articles.

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The Ashley Madison files – are people really this stupid?

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Wow, those 5 % women must be having a roaring business...

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Act of God damaged data on Google cloud disks

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So the new system will defy god? Thor will have to upgrade his hammer then.

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Pirate MEP: Microsoft's walled garden is no consumer pleasure park

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Re: Earth to Microsoft

Nobody uses Linux or UNIX! Sez the Hipster, talking on his Android phone, while plugging his Apple laptop computer into his Linksys router, to access his latest Anti-fracking protest poster on Google Drive...

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Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?

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Re: Apple's design

Indeed. If Moses was still alive, he might also have a thing or two to say about these confounded rectangularly rounded tablet thingies...

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HTC caught storing fingerprints AS WORLD-READABLE CLEARTEXT

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Prints are left everywhere

You leave your prints everywhere you go. HTC is doing nothing that you are not doing yourself all the time. Prints should not be used for a simple security system.

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'Cops KNOW WHO I AM and I don't believe their hearts were truly in the shootout'

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interwebulator

'interwebulator' - brilliant. The best new term since the coinage of 'intertubes'.

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It's incredibly easy to bump someone off online, and here's how to do it – infosec bod

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Re: "you're still deceased as far as the law is concerned"

So I'll just shoot you, since you are dead already...

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Re: Clarifications requested

Yuck - fries with a dead body - even Jeffrey Damer would decline.

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Windows 10 is FORCING ITSELF onto domain happy Windows 7 PCs

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I find it mind boggling that all these supposed 'administrators' don't know how to block traffic in a firewall.

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Yes, you can unpin the tiles, but then the bladdy thing still fills up half the screen with nothing.

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

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I've been running the Betas on a virtual machine for several months. I can confirm that it works OKish and one can turn off most of the annoyances and firewall the spying without too much hassle. However, every new machine I buy, will still be an Apple Macbook Pro.

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Austrian court rules online radio streaming is not broadcasting

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For me, Antenna Vorarlberg always gets through.

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Arctic ice EMBIGGENS, returns to 1980s levels of cap cover

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On a geological time scale, all our available climate data is just a blip - statistically insignificant.

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Let me PLUG that up there, love. It’s perfectly standaAAARGH!

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Re: The Rise of IT Consultants...

Mad Cow disease? No problem mate. I don't see many ladies in IT.

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Two foreigners, a desert and a jeep full of bank statements

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Re: Round trip

I have driven from Pretoria to Cape Town in 11.5 hours in the 80s. That requires a nice little BMW and 200 km/h at night through the Karoo.

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Climate change alarmism is a religious belief – it's official

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Now that the churches are getting on the band wagon, it basically proves that we need not take any of it seriously, since Church and Science don't mix.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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Hmm, in all places I've been, these infernal automated annoyance machines have been ripped out about 5 years ago and replaced with ordinary manned tills again. The machines cannot solve simple checkout problems; for that one still needs at least one hand and an IQ of about 90.

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ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force

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Nice, so now all Daesh needs to do is have a supporter post a selfie from the front of an opponent's house, then wait and watch the US destroy it.

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Mac bug makes rootkit injection as easy as falling asleep

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As I understand it, it is not the falling asleep that is the problem, it is the wake-up. So if you are using a Macbook, close the lid and you'll be safe as long as you don't open it again.

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Naked cyclists take a hard line on 'aroused' protest participant

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So how many people gasped as the sight of erect nipples and clits?

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Sex disease surge in US state partly blamed on hook-up apps

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Well, this add yet another wrinkle to bit banging interfaces.

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Chap mines Bitcoin with PUNCH CARDS and ancient mainframe

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Ach, these young uns. Just do it by hand on paper. Like a real computer used to do.

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SAVE THE PLANKTON: So much more than whale food

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Uhmmm, yeah, millions of reasons why not to drink sea water, apart from the usual fish and whale poop.

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

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Opening the windows is a cost saving measure. That way, a petty thief doesn't need to break one to get in and steal your parking change.

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Why? 'Cause it is cheaper, yet they can sell the car for more, since it is a feachurrr...

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Re: Another reason for a physical key..

Only at lower speeds - depends on your car. With a 2.5 ton American V8, you always need steering assist and brake assist.

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HAPPY 20th Birthday MICROSOFT BOB

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Bob is bit like playing Myst, but without the haunting music.

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Re: Bob > 8

Now that you mention it...

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Pundits ponder perilous placement of STANDING STONES on Comet 67P

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Re: Promises

Man, you just made me snort my coffee.

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Al Franken to FBI: We need MORE revenge smut arrests

herman

These pictures are a self correcting problem, because people get older and uglier every year.

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White House taxes Silicon Valley to skill-up American workers

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Scary job

In that photo, I dunno which is more scary, the console, or the lady's hair style...

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Right Dabbsy my old son, you can cram this job right up your BLEEEARRGH

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RSD

Well, it is always a pleasure to meet another honored member of the RSD (Royal Dyslexic Society).

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Dying to make time lapse videos? No? Well, Microsoft is doing it anyway!

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Because with MS, the machines are too slow for real-time streaming...

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What the BLEEP? BitTorrent's secure messaging app arrives

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Ring sounds pretty good actually. Now I just need to get everyone and his dog to switch from Skype...

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USA Freedom Act moves forward as House prepares for vote

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Weasel words

So what new weasel words will the spooks use to be able to carry on recording everything - digital delay lines for ephemeral information?

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Australia cracks tech giants' tax dodge code

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Alternative Minimum Tax

This can be fixed with an age old strategy that every country has for individuals, called the "Alternative Minimum Tax". They should just make that apply to corporations. Basically, tax is calculated two ways, and you got to pay the worst one.

http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Alternative-Minimum-Tax-%28AMT%29-Assistant-for-Individuals

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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Death March

MS is a slow motion train wreck, or a software death march. Despite spending huge amounts of money and heroic effort, every new product is a dud. It reminds me of those that came and went before it: Control Data, Digital Corporation, Sun, Silicon graphics...

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Something's missing in our universe: Boffins look into the SUPERVOID

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If you stare into the abyss, then the abyss will stare right back at you.

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Dwarf planet Ceres has TEN bright spots, astroboffins say

herman

'Whoosh...' Clue: That line is from a song.

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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Re: The hacker spirit...

...but, but, but... you can still take 42 of them and make a medium sized Beowulf Cluster...

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Well, this is just the worst case of bad luck ever - she survived!

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Google offers 'INFINITY MILLION DOLLARS' for bugs in Chrome

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Re: Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

Try Hotel California next time. They always have room.

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Crack security team finishes TrueCrypt audit – and the results are in

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I'm almost sorry that they didn't find a backdoor.

However, absence of evidence is not proof of absence...

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Nuclear waste spill: How a pro-organic push sparked $240m blunder

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Glow in the dark cat poop

The real question is how many other drums are filled with the wrong dirt and who is going to open them all to take a look?

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'Virtual nose' makes VR less dizzying, say boffins

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I would guess that adding virtual hooters to a simulation will help a lot for half the population, since the male brain will totally ignore everything else that is in view. Although except for the two pointy objects it may make the whole simulation completely pointless.

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Watching porn makes men BETTER in bed, say trick-cyclists

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Wow, the next thing they'll find, is that it doesn't cause hairy hands either. What is the world coming to? Think of the children when you bust these myths.

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Forget viruses: Evil USB drive 'fries laptops with a power surge'

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Re: Like Unicorns and Fairies

It is like pins in halloween candy. Feasible, but so improbable, it never actually happened.

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VMware sued, accused of ripping off Linux kernel source code

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Re: Case..

Wrong. Very wrong. I used to work at a very large Defence company who ended up paying M$4 due to a GPL copyright case some years ago. There were several lawsuits based on Busybox as another example. A quick google will find those.

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I, ROBOT ~ YOU, MORON. How else will automated news work?

herman

What? Dabbs is a real person? That is unpossible.

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