* Posts by drewsup

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Credit insurance tightens for geek shack Maplin Electronics

drewsup

one needs only

To look at Radioshack in the States to see where Maplins is heading....

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WannaCrypt NHS victim Lanarkshire infected by malware again

drewsup

this, after how much spent on IT upgrade

oh ya, only 10 Billion....

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/18/nhs-records-system-10bn

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San Franciscans unite to smite alt-right with minefield of doggy shite

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Re: Fines?

Your "right" to swing a fist ends at the tip on MY nose, anything further is assault, but being a Libtard that you are, you don't understand "other" peoples rights, do you?

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Physicists send supersonic shock waves rippling through a lab

drewsup

not to be pedantic, but..

in the lab, with air, ok to use mach as a speed, but i feel this is strange to use in space as mach is speed through a substance, ( in our case,air). Just seems funny...

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Semiconductor-laced bunny eyedrops appear to nuke infections

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copper, the miracle element...

Copper is an excellent bactericide, we used to know this as all door handles in hospitals used to be copper, glad to see they have taken this into the 21st century.

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User loses half of a CD-ROM in his boss's PC

drewsup

Re: Paper yes...

Enough with your fan-nying about!

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Wet, wild Mars stripped off by hot young star, left barren and red faced

drewsup

I concur

mars is lacking a large enough moon to knead the crust and keep the core from solidifying, Phobos is a lost cause, will probably spiral into the planet in a few million years, Deimos is tiny, before we think of setting up shop there, we need to send out hundreds of small mass drivers to the asteroid belt, nudge quite a few rocks into Deimos' path and hopefully collide and stick, once a large enough mass is built up, let the tidal stresses do their thing. may want to chuck a few bigger ones at Mars to soften it up for good measure.

The lack of a magnetosphere around Mars is the big puzzle piece that needs to be solved before we set up a colony.

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Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid

drewsup

Wesley Crusher

The Jar Jar Binks of the Trek universe

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drewsup

Wesley Crusher..

The Jar Jar Binks of the Trek universe.....

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Chevy Bolt electric car came alive, reversed into my workbench, says stunned bloke

drewsup

Re: Odd belief

for those of old enough to know, it was called an Emergency Brake, for that reason, coming down a windy mountain road, rock flips up and nicks the brake line, single master cylinder, you could gently pull out the Emergency Brake to slow the car, as they had a cable and sometimes their own pads , it was a requirement on driving tests to be able to slow the vehicle to a stop using the E brake...

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Ecuador admits it cut Assange's internet to stop WikiLeaks' US election 'interference'

drewsup

Re: @Big John - these emails are not from Hillary's server

except trump never wiped an email server during an fbi investigation

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HP Inc's rinky-dink ink stink: Unofficial cartridges, official refills spurned by printer DRM

drewsup

Re: Are the complainers...

epson may not lock cartidges, but they can be just as bad with other things, like propiatary waste tank lock up, and they use oodles of ink during calibration, chucked mine afyer umpy cartridges 1/2 emptied during cleaning cycles, went colour laser and never looked back

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Will IT support please come to the ward immediately. Weeeee have a tricky problem

drewsup

well now

We had a fax machine come in for repair one time....it was Full of dead roaches, must have been a few hundred! Come to find out, the house it had been in was so infested the exterminator took one look, and turned around ,walked out and wouldn't come back. Needless to say..i gave it to the new guy to soak in a vat of alcohol before the inevitable scrape out.

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NIST's quantum boffins have TELEPORTED stuff over a HUNDRED KILOMETRES

drewsup

i though thats what Einstein postulated

When he called it spooky action at a distance, two entangled particles, no matter how far apart, it you change the spin on one, the other will instantly respond the same way. Or has my memory been corrupted by too many beers and curries?

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US to stage F-35-versus-Warthog bake-off in 2018

drewsup

well now

They hate it because it isn't sexy, cant go supersonic, the pilots want F16/15/22's to fly, its always been this way. Now the Marines could be badass in in an A10, but the limitations imposed on no USAF fixed wing aircraft make this doubtful. The A10 is loved by troops for the protection it affords, but it doesn't fit the USAF's stealthy sexy fast mantra.

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BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?

drewsup

Re: I must admit

I will NEVER buy another Epson product again, after dealing with fiddly print heads for a year, the waste tank was full, no problems I thought, just take and wash out like EVERY other inkjet ever made is capable of. Oh no, not with Epson, you have to BUY a code to reset the counter, Buy a code for what,to tell the machine something as simple as a waste tank being cleaned/replaced ? I mean really, WTF Epson. Long story short, found a bootleg engineer program that would do it for free, but this has soured me so much on Epson, they are persona non grata in anyplace I live or work now.

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Hiss-hiss! GIGANTIC SOLAR FILAMENT snakes around Sun

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Facepalm

Re: Starworm!

Thanks, you just gave SyFy channel a new crap movie to make!

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MIT boffins cry havoc and let slip the ROBOT CHEETAHS of Whoa

drewsup

Re: Flexible spine

Meh.. While its chasing you make a quick buttonhook turn to the left, kill shot to the battery pack. Next....

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Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

drewsup

Re: A glimmer of hope

Most mfp based machines are using 1gz and up processors these days, yes they usually run a Linux variant because its free or cheap, and use most of it for image processing. It takes a fair amount of grunt to render full colour prints fast, never mind network scanning.our mid range machines run a 1.2 gz chip, 2 gb of ram and have a dual 160 gb hdd array in raid 0, this has been a standard on 50 ppm mfp's for 5 years now.

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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

drewsup

Re: Daytime running lights

It used to be the dash lights would only come on when you turned on the headlamps, this was a nice reminder your headlamps were off if you could not see the speedo! Now with daytime lamps, the dash lights are always on, making people sometimes think their headlamps are on.

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It's official: You can now legally carrier-unlock your mobile in the US

drewsup

Re: A glimmer of hope

You may want a job where highly explosive lithium/poly batteries are baked out for recycling, but I think the rest of us will pass.....

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Street View Wi-Fi slurp nightmare: US Supremes snub Google's appeal

drewsup

obligatory police response

The suspect was not pushed down the stairs, the poor bstrd tripped and fell...

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Creepy battery-operated teddy bear sex toy..,sadly, this is for real

drewsup

Jimmy, get back here now!

But Mummy, I want to the bear with all the flies on it's face!

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ZEPPELINS to replace Goodyear blimps in American skies

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Golden Compass

I want the one the evil witch in The Golden Compass had, what a gorgeous piece of engineering that looked to be!

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Android users running old OS versions? Not anymore, say latest stats

drewsup

kit kat

i thought the whole point of 4.4 was unification of past models , 4.4 is supposed to run on devices with only 512 Mg of ram, this will bring a lot of older sets up to date if, that's a big if, the carrier releases it.

I have a cheap Chinese tablet running JB, would love to upgrade to 4.4, but Rockchip chips while popular, have little support.

I also take the point of view that is just a friggen OS if my device meets the minimum specs ,why is it such a pain to upgrade, if the video,wifi,audio were supported in the previous version OS, why not now?

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WhisperSystems creates 'suicide pill' for phones

drewsup

what i want

Is a program that disables the li/ion battery protection circuit, turning my lovely purloined phone into a flaming ball of death, hopefully in some miscreants pocket!

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Optical Express 'ruined my life' attack site wins Nominet takedown battle

drewsup

I also remember

The Russians perfected what was then call Radial Keratotomy after a school kid wearing glasses was punched in the face, sending shards into eyes. After patching the kids eyes up,(and a bit of healing), the kid noticed his nearsightedness was almost gone.

Within 3 years they perfected it to the point of those 6 bay radial surgeries, the doctor was a bit a bit of rock star , considered "The Guy" to have this done by.

Now we into PRK and radar mapped PRK, amazing what 30 years can do for a procedure. The best quote I've ever heard regarding this type of surgery,(and it is surgery!) is "I would never have my eyes worked on for $400 each, I would however, consider it at $800 each".

You get what you pay for, as much as I need it done now( -7 index, plus now I need reading glasses on top of my contacts, ultimate irony), the idea of these clinics gives me the heebie jeebies .

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Drug dealer demands jail to escape 'unbearable' missus after NYE row

drewsup

Re: Blame?

Whaahhh, call me when get to 20 years! :(.........

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Meet NASA's Valkyrie: A silky busty robo superhero that'll save your life

drewsup

does it come with the...

optional fleshlight appendage arm?

inquiring minds want to know!

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Nanowire laser is a GaAs, GaAs, GaAs (with a bit of arsenic)

drewsup

so now i can have..

Nano lasers for my micro-fische.

Ahhhhaha get it, Micro Fish, oh alright, I'll get my jacket...

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Boffin says astronauts could hitch to Jupiter on passing asteroids

drewsup

just remember

if they see any huge bat like creatures in the asteriod, do not, i repeat, DO NOT open the cryochamber of hot looking babe, she can be a problem!

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11m Chinese engulfed by 'Airpocalypse' at 4000% of safe pollution levels

drewsup

Re: Forget global warming

dont forget Mercury, i was living in the not so great state of SC a few years ago.

story in the news of of a poor bloke who fished every day and ate what he caught. unfortunate for him he fished down wind from a coal fired power station, poor guy died from mercury poisioning.

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PLAGUE of SEX CRAZED MONSTER GRASSHOPPERS to hit East Coast

drewsup

Re: AMPS

i always they sounded more like a circular saw going through a stack of 2X4's than anything else, the duration lasted about the same too. man they are LOUD!

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ARM, TSMC tape out 64-bit Cortex-A57 chip on 16 nanometers

drewsup

16 nm!

fuck it, we're going to 5 blades!

www.theonion.com/articles/fuck-everything-were-doing-five-blades,11056/

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Guitar-playing keys enable extremely thin keyboards

drewsup

Hooraay for haptics

Now let the pron industry at it, haptic feedback invisible fingers for all!

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'Physical pressure' from Iran’s cyber cops killed blogger

drewsup

Re: Don't you just know...

as the old cop joke goes..

How many policemen does it take to throw a perp down down the stairs..

NONE! That bastard tripped and fell, i swear to it your honor!

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The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

drewsup
IT Angle

Re: Mint FTW

I'm still using LXDE, you can do a workaround to get LXDE on ver 14. How much of a difference is there between LXDE and the current LMDE??

http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php

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Elon Musk envisions small town of VEGETARIANS ON MARS

drewsup

Re: "ship off thousands of vegetarians to Mars"

MmmMmm, colonist the "long pork" of Mars...

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Boffins suggest orbital dust-up to combat climate change

drewsup

i would rather test this on Mars first

add a bunch of smaller asteroids to Diemos' mass, hopefully enough to restart tectonic activity, which would then hopefully restart the magnetic field, which would in turn allow a stable atmosphere. the lack of magnetic field is whats allowing the majority of the atmophere to be scoured off by solar winds.

A LOT of presumption here, but at least we don't possiblly kill the population if something goes wrong.

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Vandals break into congressman's office, install Linux on PCs

drewsup

guilt depends on the distro..

If they loaded a Debian release, a pat on the back may be in order,

However... if any version of Slackware was used, STRING THEM UP!

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Apple demands $707m more from Samsung

drewsup

Re: I'm confused (often)

Dyson invented an entirely New process to seperate dirt from air. How has ANYTHING Apple done remotely compare to this?

easy to hold form factor- check

touchscreen- check

electrical gubbins to run software-check

All this was done before by Numerous companies before Apple.

All they did was sell a bigger screen device to a pre-installed iphone/itunes base, oh and patent every siily little thing they could through a dubious patent court circuit.

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drewsup

Re: what Samsung should have done...

First off, thank you for recognizing my superior intellect, as an AC, you prove you could not follow one iota of my post.

A form factor standardises how a device will look, Apple copied the ipad design off numerous previous efforts from other companies, that in their design infancy saw fit not to patent such silly things as rounded corner rectangles.

Once a form factor is standardized by high uptake from consumers, the industry will naturally be very close to the same form, otherwise every laptop would have different shapes, negating the ability to use off the shelf components.

Now back under your bridge, troll.

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drewsup

what Samsung should have done...

in the court room was this... take 2 laptops from different vendors,( same colour), place them at other end of room and see if Apple reps could identify which was which. Guess what jury? it's a frakking form factor, of course they look the same! It's the same with pc towers, refridgerators, stoves and cars, IT'S A FORM FACTOR, now get a grip and start playing nice with each other.

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Boffins boost fuel-cell future with 'nanowire forest'

drewsup
Facepalm

Hmm.. nano forests

I say grow as many as we can, then chop them down and burn them. Steam power for everyone !

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Why GNOME refugees love Xfce

drewsup
Happy

agree on LXDE

mint linux LXDE was the least painful install i ever did, it just works right out of the Box, looks fantastic and brought an old celeron M 1.5 gig based laptop into the modern age!

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New 'liquid smart metal' can go hard or floppy

drewsup
Black Helicopters

I can think of a use..

The flying wing Batman had in the last movie, it was a cape until an electric charge ran through it, then it stiffened out to glider wings.

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Scanner snares senior servant

drewsup
Linux

spread the word

a live, small,free,linux distro, ( DSL,Puppy), can now save your job!

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Samsung's Android tablet: split and eviscerated

drewsup
FAIL

Optical delusion

It's not chubbier, it's just not as big, if you look at the thickest part of the ipad in the picture, it's thicker than the Tab, but because it's so much longer, it looks thinner. The Ipad tapers off to a thinner edge, which makes it seem way more svelte.

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FLYING CAR, full hover, fairly quiet, offered to US Marines

drewsup
Coat

So they managed to..

Find a use for the Dyson air Multiplier then?

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'Huge airships to carry freight starting 10 years from now'

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Happy

300 tonnes

Ya but that's 3000 tonnes of helium, how much does it really weigh??

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