* Posts by DeVino

42 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008

Adi Shamir visa snub: US govt slammed after the S in RSA blocked from his own RSA conf

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Trollface

Though it's only fair...

to point out that getting in and out of Israel (and several other countries) requires an exquisite amount of faff too.

Though Trump appears to be trying to top everyone else.

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach

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Pint

Re: Interesting, but. . .

...or xkcd

https://xkcd.com/936/

Ascendo Datavault is pretty good.

But I never store on a mobe.

Bloke fined £460 after his drone screwed up police chopper search for missing woman

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Joke

Rubberdroning ?

Only it, you know sounds a bit ... iffy?

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Pint

A tricky balance between worthy and recognition

Putting Rosalind Franklin on as a kind of consolation prize smacks of white male guilt and would have probably just annoyed her.

Put Maxwell on but most folk would not have a clue who he is sadly.

I would say that Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing get enough publicity maybe.

(Go to Bletchley Park BTW. Excellent place).

I'd like to see Lovelace and Babbage on a fifty.

Having a pic of the Engine between them on the note would look good and delight the anti-counterfit folk.

Maye Sydney Padua could draw them ;-)

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Joke

Re: A logical choice...

Boole or De Morgan ?

Maybe

Neither not Boole and not DeMorgan

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Joke

Re: Eh? Come again?

Since time immemorial to around the 1700s and then the late 1960's to the current day sadly.

Science fiction legend Harlan Ellison ends his short time on Earth

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Re: V

I presume...

V = Roman 5

Star Trek V = Finding God

Ellison wrote sci-fi about finding God.

Sorry Nothing to do with lizards.

BTW: Napolean was quite tall. I think the phrase we look for is Small Man Syndrome

Billionaire's Babylon beach ban battle barrels toward Supreme Court

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Facepalm

Dicks with money not isolated to US

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/7712196/Jeremy-Clarkson-loses-footpath-battle.html

So you accidentally told a million people they are going to die: What next? Your essential guide...

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Joke

Oops, sure we ain't gonna be nuked ?

Wonder if there were any of the following since everyone thought they were going to die ?

1) Punch boss.

2) Punch spouse.

3) Invite unsuspecting human/animal/reptile to "Take me you crazy fool" on your desk at work.

4) Poop in your annoying colleagues in-tray.

5) Ransack the nearest shop of interest. If pet-shop see item 3.

6) Down a bottle of something strong and intoxicating (possibly alcohol).

7) Run aound naked with a bin on your head singing "They can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man".

Presumably most of Hawaii just hid in their bedroom the next day.

Fancy coughing up for a £2,000 'nanodegree' in flying car design?

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Facepalm

Re: Nano

Perusing the syllabus I suspect Femto would be a more suitable (and alliterative) prefix.

I presume the course in cars is "fly by night" only.

Baywatch hero drone saves silly struggling swimmers Down Under from going down under

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Thumb Up

On-Hundred and Eightyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !

I would think for the money they would get a bunch of same weight and size dummy packs and a big target printed on some cardboard.

You could have a fun afternoon practicing bombing runs to music from Dambusters or 633 Squadron.

Maybe a new sport here ? Then again perhaps not.

Interesting about the pack though. It did not drift in the wind much as it fell.

Maybe they got lucky with the wind speed.

You need the pack to be pretty heavy to avoid drifting as it dropped

but not so much as to hit and render unconcious the bod you are trying to rescue.

Maybe that's why they keep the big chopper ready ?

Game of Thrones author's space horror Nightflyers hitting telly

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Facepalm

From the makers of...

There a freaking gazillion good sci-fi stories out there.

Why do "The Shining" in Space?

Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs

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Pint

Pokes head above parapet at Schloss Silicon

Chip folk like Perl as it gets the job done at the physical design end of things.

(Can we have it twice as speedy in half the area by last Saturday please?)

On the other hand we are not averse to Python&Ruby.

On the third hand anything is going to be better than a combination of Tcl, Sed and Awk.

My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user

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Holmes

Re: Thriller

From what I saw you are correct Dan.

Nokia had a lot of quite brilliant engineers and many keen, competent engineering managers. (Yes really!)

But they did seem a little mired down in competing schemes and staggering under Symbian.

Someone there said that they "suffered from management by consensus".

I am not saying that the alternative is good (stalin, hitler etc) but compare and contrast

with Gates and Jobs.

I would love to read a good kiss and tell from the inside of Nokia. Anyone know of a suitable tomb ^h e ?

Fake Newspaper steals Reg design to spruik storage upstart

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Stop

Redtop

Shrug.

And pray what does the Inquirer say?

You know IoT security is bad when libertarians call for strict regulation

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Re: Your role in a movie is coming soon

Mansfield Bar: Not a nice end to a nice lady.

UK uni KCL spunks IT budget on 'reputation management' after IT disaster headlines

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Headmaster

Maybe KCL should have looked up what the acronym means ?

Inexpensive ?

2016: Snapchat loses $515m... 2017: Snapchat rips veil off $3bn IPO

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Trollface

Re: Apparently, profit is so twentieth century - I disagree !

Older and sadly wiser folk might remember dot-bomb in the nineties.

Different millennium, same old nonsense.

Good luck securing 'things' when users assume 'stuff just works'

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Happy

Re: " I live in an old building with seven outside doors"

It's Brian Rix's old house.

(RIP old boy)

Two Sundays wrecked by boss who couldn't use a calendar

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Happy

Re: Thank Bibulous it's Friday

I like the both realities where that spelling mistake was a freudian slip or was intentional

Calgary uni pays ransomware criminals $20k for its files back

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Facepalm

Cannot resist facehand

"A great deal of work is still required by IT to ensure all affected systems are operational again, and this process will take time"

At the risk of queuing up to kick someone when they are down.

Shouldn't IT have been putting a great deal of work into having a backup?

I mean really !

Maybe their Information Security dept could help ? (http://icis.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/)

Hello? HELLO? Major Skype outage hits folk WORLDWIDE

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Hey baby

My company's IM solution.

Nice to have a day of not being contacted by Nigerians pretending to be open-minded, insolvent girls.

Microsoft, Getty settle image snatch 'suit

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Alien

We need more valves, generators and extra ravening beams of energy !!!!

Books were great fun but you have to bear in mind when then were written.

Lensmen were not allowed to drink but all smoked like chimneys :-)

Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

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Pint

I thought that "Raising Steam" was a rather odd book when it came out as it contained just about every character in the Discworld. Now it seems to make sense as it's like having a curtain call for everybody.

I also never met the man and in some ways I mourn more for Sam Vimes, Moist Lipwick and the Librarian.

Which perhaps is how Mr Pratchett might like it. Thank-you sir for some great times. Especially Night Watch.

As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

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WTF?

Misleading headline. Surely not...

Practicing for 1st April and don't call me Shirley

Valve aiming to take the joy(sticks) out of gaming with Steam Controller

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Re: Bad. Very bad.

What might be would be cute for PC FPS are support for two mice.

One for moving&selecting and one for looking&shooting.

No extra hardware needed and doable as a patch to existing games.

South Korea on top of the IT world

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Facepalm

Re: Graph does not make sense

Me think it is the previous position like the text and the arrow state. :-)

Battlefield Earth ruled worst film EVER

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Holmes

Re: I take it the polls closed

Au contraire ! Hollywood shows unusual cunning...

Release of Battleship was delayed until after the El Reg poll closed.

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Happy

Count me in with the tasteless crowd (somewhat)

Once you get over the fact that Hollywood cannot reliably make good SF it ain't bad.

Avatar... Great fun

WotW... Once you get past over the smaltz it's not a bad adaption

And most shocking I like all the Matrix movies (sorry)

But Battlefield Earth (overly long like most opera) and The Postman (a bit sentimental, sorry Brin) are best done in your own head

What is really sad is the humungous skipload of great SF which would make storming movies.

I ain't going to list it here. You know who I mean or you wouldn't be reading this topic.

The Beeb adaption of HHGTTG stands unassailed BTW

Boffins tout solar efficiency boost

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Happy

Re: UK could work out a way to harness all that kinetic energy from falling rain

Indeed, hydro-electrics, but most of the electricity is needed in the flat, dry bits of the country

So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Happy

I was reading this thread last night...

...and had to get myself a beer because it was just like being down my local !

Can I say that liked to bit in Highlander 2 when SC flogs his earring to the huffy tailors.

Doesn't save the film of course.

Have not yet seen it but I suspect that Disney just ruined John Carter.

Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure

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Happy

At last...a valid use for iPad

"Did they find the iPad?"

I suspect that the drugs bust distracted the police a little.

Lego readies kit for Minecraft lovers

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Happy

What Minecraft needs is a 3D printer driver

Lemmings

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Happy

We played at lunchtime in ye olde british electronics co.

Some folk would actually get quit cross when the little buggers fell to their death.

Apple expels serial hacker for publishing iPhone exploit

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Happy

No rough play !

Love the "Now play nicely kids" comment in the last sentence of the article

Can general relativity explain the OPERA neutrino result?

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Meh

Don't confuse science with scientists

See if I can get this right :-)

The old duffers say.

1) It's bollocks

2) It's not bollocks but it's irreproducible

3) It's brilliant and I have always stated that it was

The very nature of peer review means that it's open to abuse by

folk who are emotional, envious and/or unimaginative but that does not invalidate the process.

There is a great story about the bloke who proposed Tectonic plate theory.

He was repeatedly vilified by his peers who then led a candle-lit procession

of contrition to his widow's house when the theory was proved correct.

The Secret of Monkey Island

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Pirate

Get A-head in Navigation ! Arrrrrr!

Wonderful Game

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis WAS the 4th movie as far as I was was concerned.

It's up in the loft with Monkey Island, Doom, WingCo and Incredible Machines as the remnants of simpler days.

Dungeon Siege III

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Happy

I remember DS1 being fun, busy but a bit linear too.

Sounds like it might be worth buying when the budget version comes out.

PS

Gamer with sense of humour and lingerie? Lucy will you marry me ? 8o)

Woman dies of heart attack at own funeral

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Holmes

How do they know that she's dead the second time ?

Where's ma pump-gun Ma ?

Curiosity kills 3D Cameron cams

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Happy

Geek chic

Love the Swiss Army knife next to the camera. Presumably for scale but more fun than a ruler.

But it's nice to think that it's attached there for any indigenous Martian to use to fix up a bust camera.

Today is not Hadron Collider Day

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Alert

Children with matches

You fools. Have none of you watched Ghostbusters and learnt what

crossing particle beams can do?

Have none of you played Doom ?

We'll be knee deep in skull-spitting zombies before you can say

Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire

(Umm...That may be quite a while)

Ma ! Where's my pumpgun ?

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