* Posts by Graham Cunningham

70 posts • joined 9 Sep 2008


Oldest white dwarf star catches amateur's eye – and its dusty ring leaves boffins baffled

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Re: oldest white dwarfs

Science! :)

I am just a mapper: Solar drones take to the skies above Blighty

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Police drama

I hope they have those cameras I see on the police dramas that my wife watches, that can zoom in to distinguish the exact shade of nail varnish that the perp is wearing...

Japanese astronomers find tiniest Kuiper Belt object yet – using cheap 'scopes and off-the-shelf CMOS cameras

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And thanks!

For the artist's impression of a rock, without which the story would have been impenetrable!

+1 for the amateurs, though :)

Raspberry Pi Foundation says its final farewells to 40nm with release of Compute Module 3+

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"How can we find out? There's science to be done!"

For the people who are still alive?

SpaceX enjoys three whole seconds of fire and fury on Pad 39A

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The fact on if

"The fact SpaceX has been tightlipped on if this indicates something was amiss."

Sentences? We've heard of them.

Chinese rover pootles about... on the far side of the friggin' MOON

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Re: I can just imagine the timeline

Dark side of the moon is where you find crazy diamonds, if I am not mistaken.

Guess who's back, back again? China's back, hacking your friends: Beijing targets American biz amid tech tariff tiff

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Beer for

a sub-head with a sting! ;)

Bomb squad descends on suspicious package to find something much more dangerous – a Journey cassette

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Re: Harmless

You do know which century we're in now, right? ;)

It's over 9,000! Boffin-baffling microquasar has power that makes the LHC look like a kid's toy

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Re: 25 TeV vs 14 TeV

Sorry for downvote, but this is the wrong usage of "pitched" with respect to a cricket ball ;)

Bombing raids during WWII sent out shockwaves powerful enough to alter the Earth's ionosphere

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Re: Approx

621 miles +/- "about"

Lo and behold, Earth's special chemical cocktail for life seems to be pretty common

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Re: So, why don't we still have dinosaurs?

Isn't it pretty well established that we do?


Google Spectre whizz kicked out of Caesars, blocked from DEF CON over hack 'attack' tweet

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Re: Hum

Is there an APP for that? ;)

Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

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Is the Reg Units dept. asleep at the wheel?

We demand appropriate units!

SW - Switzerwatts?

In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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Upvote for the Genesis video, even if it's the wrong track and won't expand to fullscreen ;)

Oh, Lenovo! 1,000 staff strapped to redundancy cannon

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Down-Sizing Labo(u)r Resources

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"Resource Action"

Well it used to be "Rightsizing"...

UK data watchdog swots automated marketing call pest with £260k fine

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Intel stuffs extra cores into latest mobile Series U Core i5 and i7 chips

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"Up to..."

There should be a law against quoting "Up to.." without also quoting "Down to..."

Toshiba invests $1.76bn in flash fab production line, WD kinda peeved

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Sorry also confused...

Is that: "(If I had a penny for) the number of times they were 6 months behind...." ?

PC, Ethernet and tablet computer pioneer 'Chuck' Thacker passes

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Re: I first met him at Stanford ...

Um ,a downvote? For this??

Presumably by someone whose neighbours won't miss him/her?

Goodbye, cruel world! NASA's Cassini preps for kamikaze Saturn dive

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Re: Inevitable 2001 reference

But second law trumps third law, no?

Boffins name 12 new types of cloud in first Cloud Atlas since 1986

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Cloudy McCloudface.

Online name polls are done, forever.

UK.gov confirms it won't be buying V-22 Ospreys for new aircraft carriers

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Like the nuclear deterrent, it is the threat that it *could* be equipped with aircraft that will deter enemy aggression ...

Disney plotting 15 more years of Star Wars

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Getting old ...

And forgetful? Same plot and cast as previously: Baddies have death star, goodies fly in an bomb death star.

Why change a winning formula?

AT&T CEO clambers up Trump's tower, explains why he should shower gold for Time Warner

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But why picture Trump Hotel on Central Park West rather than Trump Tower on 5th Ave, a few blocks away? Laziness? Or because it is across the road from Time Warner Center?

Terry Pratchett's self-written documentary to be broadcast in 2017

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... Again.

Qualcomm, Microsoft plot ARM Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs, tablets, phones

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Companies mentioned above: Microsoft, Microsoft :)

England OUT (of Euro 2016, not the EU) tops Twitter year

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Gavin, "Britain" does not have a team, it has three; the UK has four, the British Isles has five. I think you are referring to "England". Wales did better. Scotland didn't.

Brit upstart releases free air traffic app for drone operators

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Has research been done on what effect a drone strike would have on a commercial aircraft?

Arkivum's new CEO gets £3m cash boost to play with – now what?

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What should the Red Arrows' new aircraft be?

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Come on guys, too retro...

Contemporary J-20 stealth fighters. I bet they'd be on time and on budget, too.


ARM: Hold my beer, we'll install patches for your crappy IoT gear for you

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Sounds like nobody here thinks that baked-in hardware security and signed updates is in the least bit useful for improving the state of things?

Parliamentarians ask Obama to withdraw Lauri Love extradition request

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The alleged crime took place in the UK. The UK is equipped to prosecute this kind of offence. Where is the justification for rendition?

RRS Sir David Attenborough construction goes full-steam ahead

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Subby McSubface?

Pokemon NO! Hospital demands ban on virtual creatures after addicts invade private wards

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Re: Sad dull

You don't know me or anything about me, and are therefore not entitled to have an opinion of me.

As you say, "f*ck off".

I would contend that playing a harmless game which all of a family can enjoy while getting some fresh air and exercise is a rather better use of time and money than sitting in front of the googlebox getting pissed.

2,000 year old man found dead near 2,000 year old computer

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Re: "have claimed the Antikythera mechanism was of extraterrestrial origin"

"That was about 1500BCE though, and this is 200BC so it's unlikely the device is Minoan/Atlantean in origin."

No, the author stated that this was the first century before Christ. I assume the last century before Christ was about 2100 to 2000 years ago, but the first century before Christ must have been a lot longer ago than even your 1500BCE, right?

It's 2016 and Windows lets crims poison your printer drivers

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Re: Win10 fixed this for me

MP600. I fudged it (for printing, at least) with some effort, but not before being browbeaten by a certain domestic user for having "chosen" to accept the unwanted OS "upgrade", when she then couldn't print or scan anything. Interestingly, I see the MP600 support page on Canon's uk website now seems to offer win10 32- & 64-bit drivers.

Maybe I should check again and see whether the stupid machine now recognizes my Galaxy S5 too? Maybe too much to ask.

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Win10 fixed this for me

By not supporting any printer driver for my Canon printer.

Revolutionary Brit-made SABRE hybrid rocket engine to burn in 2020

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And don't forget...


Saddest of all?

Space prang of cosmic proportions blamed for giving Mars its moons

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Re: Are we doomed?

... 9 times out of 10

Swede who spent 28 years vacuuming in the nude to be evicted

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Pictures, or ...

um, no. Don't.

I spy with my little fibre, ten million or so galaxies

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wonders will never cease!

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - DNA

New Firefox versions will make you activate all new add-ons – except one hacker favourite

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Is that 12 Feb 2025 or 25 Feb 2012?

Hands on with the BBC's Micro:Bit computer. You know, for kids

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Re: Who wrote this rubbish?

Not entirely inaccurate though:


"ARM Evaluation System

As one of the first production RISC processors, the ARM Evaluation System was part of the development programme leading to the Acorn Archimedes and its early Arthur operating system. It was not branded "BBC", but it is physically contained within the family's "cheese wedge" case. The ARM 1 processor was clocked at 8 MHz, and was fitted with 2 MB or 4 MB of RAM.

In 2006 a new ARM processor board using an ARM7TDMI processor was designed and sold, without an enclosure but able to fit within the original case."

Brits seek rousing name for polar research vessel

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RSS Potent Voyager

Google human-like robot brushes off beating by puny human – this is how Skynet starts

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Re: #Error 2035

Yes, in Firefox. IE worked ok.

Health and Safety to prosecute over squashed Harrison Ford

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** spoiler alert **

Shouldn't they be more concerned about the behavior of his son?

ARM pumps fist as profits soar, warns of weaker hand in 2016

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Re: Kat

More importantly, that's -

"During the QUARTER the company('s licensees) shifted four billion ARM-based chips"

NASA charges up 18-prop electric X-plane

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The goal is a worthy one, and you won't solve the problems by not trying ... so "props" to them.

Sony slurps Altair Semiconductor to make 'things' sing

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"with Microsoft buying Atmel"

Wow, that's news!


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