* Posts by cookieMonster

109 posts • joined 24 Apr 2008

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Santander hands over $700m to IBM in hopes of becoming incredible banking machine

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Chaos....

Yep, sounds about right....

Hungover this morning? Thought 'beer before wine and you'll be fine'? Boffins prove old adage just isn't true

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Pint

How beer is processed by the body

More or less explains everything....

https://youtu.be/L6dzUOYTQtQ

Hi, Jack'd: A little PSA for anyone using this dating-hook-up app... Anyone can slurp your private, public snaps

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Facepalm

But

But the good professor (Professor Gus Uht, engineering professor-in-residence at the University of Rhode Island, USA) just said we're not to tell anyone, because... Security, or something....

It's 2019, the year Blade Runner takes place: I can has flying cars?

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Re: I have written to my bank

Been there, done that. Closed 4 accounts day before yesterday because its almost impossible to talk to a human, when you go into a branch it's a wall of machines and one or two bods who's only training is directing you to a machine that dispenses cash or accepts deposits.

Keeping cash at home, fuck the banks, they offer nothing of value these days.

Astroboffins spy a rare exoplanet evaporating before their eyes

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Re: Missed Opportunity

You spelt hole wrong

Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention

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Re: True innovation

Agree, we done one for my mum's 70 birthday, took about 9 hrs on an ember bed to cook a suckling pig, but OMG was it worth the wait :-)

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I'd upvote this 20 times if I could. US bacon (from my 10+ visits there) is pants.

Musk's popstar girlfriend Grimes croons about next-gen AI, plus more machine-learning news

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Re: AI representation

Airbags?

I was once one of you, F1 star Lewis Hamilton tells delighted IT bods

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Re: What a knob

Totally agree, personally I lost most of my interest in F1 after the introduction of rules to knobble Ferrari (Schumacher).

Behold, the world's most popular programming language – and it is...wait, er, YAML?!?

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Go, a scripting language??

Nope !!

It's a compiled language.

Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales

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Three little words....

National Security Letter(s) ???

Imagine Python fan fiction written in C, read with a Lisp: Code lingo Nim gets cash injection

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Have a pint

For the Monty Python reference.

Google's socially awkward geeks craft socially awkward AI bot that calls people for you

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I see you've been to pornhub

Time for a wank??

Honda pores over in-car navigation software with Alibaba – report

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Re: I don't want my car to try to sell me things

Buy a Renault, anything electronic in it will stop working soon enough, so your privacy is more or less secure.

Irony's lost on old Pope Francis: Pontiff decrees fake news a 'serious sin'

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amen

Have a pint!!

Level 5 driverless cars by 2021 can be done, say Brit industry folk

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what type of

Prick would down vote that !!

Germany slaps ban on kids' smartwatches for being 'secret spyware'

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Good !!!

That is all that needs to be said.

Dumb autonomous cars can save more lives than brilliant ones

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replace driver airbag

With 4' metal spike..

Watch the accident rate drop dramatically.

Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue

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Re: Another MS update,

Brilliant, that really brought a laugh - thx. !!

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Re: Where Is My Mind?

tried to up vote you twice !! Spot on though, and sorry.

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Unhappy

MS - You used to be a great company - WTF happened??

I worked for them a long time ago (engineer, for 7 years) - back then they were an amazing company to work for (WFW 3.11. OS/2, SNA server, then NT, W95) but something happened not sure when exactly (but monkey boy rings a bell - was actually there) - Stopped using MS OS'es in 1998/99 and switched to a mix of Linux and MacOS/OS X - and soon will drop Mac. All this snooping has to fucking stop, thankfully I have some say in the matter. Things are going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

Microsoft nicks one more Apple idea: An ad-supported OS

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Re: My solution

More or less did the EXACT same about 6 months ago.

No regrets so far.

Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell

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Meh

Meh . . .

Still.Won't.Install

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

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WTF?

I just love these

reports, seriously. Nothing in the tech press make me laugh more these days (apologies to those of you who have no choice).

She wants it. She needs it. Shall I give it to her or keep doing it by myself?

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Pint

have a pint

for the Talking Heads reference - class !!

Lester Haines: RIP

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Not fair . .

The universe is going to be a lot less interesting without him....

Latest Windows 10 build loves up cloud, banishes 'strange grey bar'

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Black Helicopters

Still... Won't....Install....

no matter what they add . . .

Unicode serves up bacon emoji

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WTF?

bug report

the shark is missing the laser

Microsoft sells 1,500 patents to Chinese mega-phone biz Xiaomi

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Another way to look at it

"Partnerships with companies such as Xiaomi/Microsoft are central to the Chinese Government's strategy to work with industry leaders around the world to meet the needs of total information disclosure on all its citizens"

Salesforce slaps UK Enterprise customers with 40% price hike

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recovering revenue

lost from the last TITSUP event?

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Seriously...

. . . . you want to pay by cheque?

Spotify climbs down on new terms and conditions

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Canceled today

goodbye Spotispy...

I'll give Deezer a chance, but any hint of this type of dicking around and I'll be off again. . . .

Suffering a comms blackout in the loo? Now you don't have to

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Coffee/keyboard

" dropping the kids off at the pool "

where's the link to claim a new keyboard ???

Give us a week to gut Superfish, begs Lenovo CTO

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Big Brother

Another one to add to the Do Not Buy From list

Sony

Samsung

Lenovo

And while there are probably a few more that could be added to this, there's still plenty to choose from....

Skinny Ubuntu Linux 'Snapped' up by fat Microsoft cloud

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Microsoft backing Linux

When I read the article the first thing that I thought of...

lucifer just made a snowman !!!

Silicon Valley high rollers toss $36m at 'data centre OS' Mesosphere

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Ah, BeOS

What a great OS, still have my BeBox...

NASA: Mars satellites menaced by speeding SPACE ALIEN

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Alien

the comet has dimmed to about half the brightness ...

They dimmed from full beam to normal headlights, just like you're supposed to. It's not a comment, it's a SPACE SHIP!

Plucky Playmonaut parties as LOHAN hits Kickstarter goal

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Go

Fantastic

Really cool to see a tech rag have its own space program.... Not long before we're looking at an orbit attempt (pleeeeeeeeeeeease)

Chelyabinsk-sized SURPRISE asteroid to skim Earth, satnav birds

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RC

I suppose that stands for Real Close

LOHAN Kickstarter bid IS GO: Back our Vulture 2 spaceplane launch

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In for a Euro mission patch

Best of luck Lester..

The Register Monopoly Pubcrawl Mobile Map: VODAFONE WINS VOICE

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Pint

Effen Brilliant !!

This is why I love this site and why El Reg is simply the best... Have a pint and a great weekend

LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

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Re: Patch pair

I'd suggest that you have a double patch option, just for the sheer simplicity of fulfilment once it comes to shipping ....

Two pledges = two transactions (and two times the fees), double the grief with trying to figure out how many of what to who etc....

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WTF?

Arggggg - There's already a project LOHAN on KS

bummer !!!!

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I'm in

always fancied a nice Reg mug...

Microsoft adds wireless industry legend John Stanton to its board

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Re: More re-arranging chairs on the Titanic….

I kinda describe it as -> looking at a train crash happening in very slow motion ........

One amazing reason why NASA boffins are celebrating Curiosity's 687th day on Mars

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need another space race...

To be honest, I hope another nation gets there first, because I think thats the ONLY thing that will kick the US space program back into gear... sputnik and all that...

Everyone can and should learn to code? RUBBISH, says Torvalds

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I just went and read the actual article referenced in the story...

...his answer to the second last Q ...

"That said, I think people should have some way of getting exposure to it, just so that people who find that they enjoy it and have the aptitude know about the possibility. Not because everybody will want to or need to learn, but just because it is a great vocation, and there may well be lots of people who never realized that they might actually like telling computers what to do. So in that sense I think computer courses in schools are a great idea, even if I do not believe in the "everybody should learn to code" thing."

Don't know what everyone is getting worked up over...

Linus, he's still on my christmas card list...

Plucky Playmonaut bails out of smoking Vulture 2

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Pint

Re: Fire on the pad?

this IS a real space program

Marc Andreessen: Edward Snowden is a 'textbook traitor'

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Big Brother

Well then

that's him off my christmas card list

How to catch a fraudster – using 'top cop' Benford and the power of maths

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Wow

Wow that was a great article… More please !!

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