* Posts by Glen 1

266 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009


Brit Mars bot named while NASA 'nauts must wait a bit longer for a US rocket trip to the ISS

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Re: Alternative name for the Brit Mars bot.

So *Thats* where the sunlit uplands are

National Enquirer's big Pecker tried to shaft me – but I wouldn't give him an inch, says Jeff Bezos after dick pic leak threat

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To quote the Duke of Wellington:

"Publish and be damned"

Lovely website you got there. Would be a shame if we, er, someone were to sink it: Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery

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Re: Ah, capitalism at its best

"EU decide they don't want Google traffic for the businesses in the EU that's up to them, "

If Google's search results only gave foreign results (as in no european results- only american versions of it), id have to use a different search engine, because Google will not longer be able to find what I'm looking for.

Bug-hunter faces jail for vulnerability reports, DuckDuckPwn (almost), family spied on via Nest gizmo, and more

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Re: "16 cameras placed around that home"

or rather: Being a white cisgendered straight man in an affluent neighborhood in America is not the real world.

I mean, more than half of Americans are not this. ^^

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Re: "16 cameras placed around that home"

America isn't the real world

Intel to finally scatter remaining ashes of Itanium to the wind in 2021: Final call for doomed server CPU line

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Re: Many difficult questions lie ahead.

2 mediums. That way you can have both meat and veggie options

iPhone price cuts are coming, teases Apple CEO. *Bring-bring* Hello, Apple UK? It's El Reg. You free to chat?

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Re: £832.50, not £999

"7.5% (California of course)."

Why 'of course'? Do you think that's high?

In the EU The lowest 'standard' VAT rate is Luxembourg's at 17%

The UK's is currently 20%

And yet we (UK) spend less per head of our taxes on the NHS than the US spends (in taxes) on their own government backed health schemes.

Which begs the question, if the NHS is such good value for money, why are we being taxed so heavily? State pension? Apologies for the digression.

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Re: £832.50, not £999

They do, but the price on the sticker is typically excluding taxes

'Nun' drops goat head on pavement outside Cheltenham 'Spoons

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Baldrick's Dad

It might have been Baldrick's dad.

"What is your occupation? " The judge asked him

Dear humans, We thought it was time we looked through YOUR source code. We found a mystery ancestor. Signed, the computers

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Mystery Ancestor

Latin name milkus mannus

This is the final straw, evil Microsoft. Making private GitHub repos free? You've gone too far

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Re: As ever

"you mean better NOW as opposed to THEN? Better NOW??? W.T.F. ???"

Yes as in:

Then - "Linux is a cancer"

Now - https://opensource.microsoft.com/, Windows Subsystem for Linux, contributions to the kernel, etc

There is LOADS more, but I got bored of typing

Found yet another plastic nostalgia knock-off under the tree? You, sir, need an emulator

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My addition

Alien Breed

Your mates vape. Your boss quit smoking. You promised to quit in 2019. But how will Big Tobacco give it up?

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Re: "Now it worries about a whole new market consisting of teen vapers"

I realy think so.

An upset tummy and a sphincter-loosening blackout: Lunar spaceflight is all glamour

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Re: Fake news! The moon landings were a hoax!

Mitchell and Webb's secret footage

Ready for Glasto-net? Cheap, local low-power networks up for grabs in the UK

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Re: Glasto phones?


A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Re: How about a high power laser burst ?

Lynch must have a different meaning where you come from. Her house was vandalised, but she wasn't strung up from a lamp post.

And it was a pediatrician not podiatrist. (Doc for kids, not for feet), and was 18 years ago.


Source talking about the distortion of events

Unless you're talking about a different event? In which case - source please.

The Palm Palm: The Derringer of smartphones

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Re: Very, very nice

> linux is a Finnish originated OS.

Erm... not exactly.

The Linux Kernel started as a clone of an American OS led by a Finish bloke with many international contributors, with much of the user space written thanks to the American-originating GNU project (also with many international contributors)

or so I've Hurd.

I'm sure someone will be along to correct me if I'm mistaken.

Pork pulled: Plug jerked out of beacon of bacon delight

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Here we go...

Fans of director Michael Bay found the latest fan convention a vast improvement on previous years*

Fans of much loved movie star (lets call him... Kevin) underwhelmed by photo booth

Are you salty about that terrible pun?

Restocking that vending machine must have been a pig of a job!


* y'know... Bay-Con (Yes i know that's not what Baycon is #dontexplainthejoke)

Fraudster convicted of online banking thefts using… whatever the hell this thing is

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Re: £Half a million for 20 months, great hourly rate?

>board and lodging free for 10 months

It does depends on the flexibility of his current (previous) living situation. Banks/landlords take a dim view to missing mortgage/rent payments. Just got to hope there is enough in the account so the direct debits don't bounce.

I was going to do a breakdown of how much it would save with no prior commitments, then got sad at the cost of living.

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Re: More 80s plot..

>Doo-do, Doo-do, Do, Do, Do-Do-Do

Baby Shark?

I'm told they always put the name of the killer in morse at the start, which if you know morse well makes those shows pointless to watch. Don't know how true that is.

The eulogising of The Mother Of All Demos at 50 is Silicon Valley going goo-goo for gurus again

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Re: @Glen 1 Fighting the slide towards hagiography.

> does suggest that too much money is a thing

I was lampooning Bob's typical style.

I know there is such a thing as too much money, that's why I referenced 30s Germany. (printing more notes to pay war reparations resulting in hyperinflation) then followed it up with a troll tag.

Even getting in a dig about universal healthcare, which many civilised countries consider it a part of what makes them civilised in the first place.

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Re: Fighting the slide towards hagiography.

>I'd prefer that it was Ayn Rand

Would you kindly become a communist.

According to FREEEDOM there is no such thing as too much money (30's Germany amirite?), or are you some lefty liberal who would take their money (tax) and spend it on something like universal healthcare.


Boffins build blazing battery bonfire

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Re: Interesting idea

>If you remove the requirement for heating from your power consumption

In places where PV is most cost effective, air conditioning (for cooling) is a big current draw.

The whole point of leaving something to charge overnight is that you know you've got a full tank in the morning. Not to mention the economy7-esq night time power is cheaper.

I suppose that will change if solar gets a bigger slice of the pi, but with the UK's climate it's more cost effective to go with wind.

Or y'know, stop pissing about and go nuclear properly.

It's official. Microsoft pushes Google over the Edge, shifts browser to Chromium engine

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"So hows that going to work with DRM? e.g. Netflix 4K"

Same way it currently does for Chrome, except with a different implementation of the DRM bit.

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Re: This will save Edge

"Not often, I'll give you that. But every so often there's a site that makes everything else go "wibble"..."

Those would be written by Devs who work exclusively on Mac's and don't think to test on other browsers/OSs.

Remember the "best viewed in" crap from yester year?

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Re: "work with anything other than Chromium"


It's not like they said "leverage"

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Re: And who got fired for taking all the wrong decisions?

I like the idea of windows becoming either just another distro, or possibly just a desktop environment.

Remember Lindows?

Qualcomm lifts lid on 7nm Arm-based octo-core Snapdragon 855 chip for next year's expensive 5G Androids

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We might well be able to display an unnecessary number of increments between colours, but the extreme ends (eg pinkest pink) are not typically available on a consumer device.

Better gamuts are a good thing.

£10k offer to leave firm ASAP is not blackmail, Capita told by judge

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Re: Not Blackmail?

Offering 10K is not blackmail.

"Take the 10K now, or we'll find a reason to sack you anyway" (paraphrased)

That *IS* Blackmail

Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber. Did we read that one right?

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These accounts:


Poppy Harlow




Iron Bones

They are all defending whats-his-name, all created on the same day as the article, and as of the time of writing, have not commented on any other article.

Welcome to the community, perhaps you might stick around?

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Re: Why open port 9100?

UPnP enabled by default would do it.

It's all a matter of time: Super-chill atomic clock could sniff gravitational waves, dark matter

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Re: AND...

Ah BOB Stargate, why do you even have separate accounts if you're going to be so easily recognised?

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Re: Pseudoscience

Yeah, just like climate change </sarcasm>

Mystery sign-poster pities the fool who would litter the UK's West Midlands

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Re: Mommy

When I were a lad:

If you used the word "Mum" around these parts, you've just outed yourself as not from around here.

You possibly did Latin at school. Best mates with Mr Cholmondley Warner etc.

All would be forgivable (although the target of much merriment), as long as you didn't admit to being a Tory. Labour heartland and all that.

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Do we collectively have so little regard, not just for the land we live on, but ourselves, to think that this is any way to act?

"Me first and don't give a fuck about anything else" is trendy nowadays. The consumer culture led to egotism being the norm... "because I deserve it"


How else can we explain Brexit?

See this, Google? Microsoft happy to take a half-billion in sweet, sweet US military money to 'increase lethality'

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Re: Not surprising at all

>work as intended

Ah, but do you mean as intended by user, or as intended by the CEO?

Data slurp first, bait for the user second.

What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs

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Bought at auction? Surely that's sold as seen?

A rumble in Amazon's jungle: AWS now rents out homegrown 64-bit Arm server processors

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Re: arm Vs atom Vs celeron

What do people think of the J1900?

Been umming and ahhing about getting a fanless one for use as a home server.

It's got the virtualization extensions, so I can max out the ram, put qubes on it and go a bit crazy.

Any obvious alternatives I should be made aware of?

NASA has Mars InSight as latest lander due to arrive today

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Re: Information

Think pile-driver.

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

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Re: Go, a scripting language??

>Scripting languages talk to the software, Programming languages talk to the hardware.

I like that comparison, but it starts to fall down if you use an operating system....

Se also: RPython

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Re: No and yes [Was: HTML-only calculator?]

>But you do have to worry about whitespace, right? That's progress all right.

I shall be more specific:

The white space you have to worry about is on the same line as the markup, not somewhere further down the page where it's easy to confuse the nesting level.

The resulting errors tell you *something* is wrong, but the computer doesn't know what you mean, so places the error message where it runs out of pairs which might be nowhere near where the missing/extra brace is.

See also: "statement expected", "unexpected statement", "file is not valid JSON"

Unless you're a super human who has never had to play hunt the missing/extra brace?

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Of the "ones that matter" 2 of the three were originally compiled to bytecode *then* interpreted.

JavaScript and Python (and php etc) can be (and often are) JITed in the same way.

Not a good enough differentiator.

If you had said "Statically Typed" then you would be on firmer ground.

But then we have the likes of TypeScript , and a type hinting system for python 3.5+ so that doesn't hold water either.

Either way you are wrong about saying only one set of them matter.

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Re: HTML-only calculator?

YAML is just a way of representing markup in a way that you don't have to worry about matching closing brackets/braces.

It *is* fit for the purpose of being a markup language (Yet Another Markup Language). Shoe horning it into other purposes, or calling it a programming language is stretching things beyond reasonable-ness.

Just because YOU haven't heard of it, doesn't make it useless. There's more on heaven and earth etc

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Re: everything YAML-fied? [just, no]


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Re: HTML-only calculator?

A look up table is how many ALUs operate. I'll allow it.

Lush scrubs its card-processing servers squeaky clean

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Re: Mummies Basement

>that you are one of the small sub-set of humanity who seems to think that afflicting your choice of scent on the rest of us is OK?

If you're close enough to tell, you're too close.

I honestly don't think that people who use antiperspirants or deodorants are a small sub-set. At least in the west - maybe it's different where you live. The bath bombs smell strong *while they are being used*. I would struggle to tell if someone had used one that morning.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of the "dousers", but that requires repeated and generous applications. Otherwise the smell just doesn't last that long.

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Re: Mummies Basement

I am not understanding the not-quite-hate being directed at lush (as a store, not the current SNAFU)

Even if it's not to your taste, it's products make for nice easy gifts.

People here talk as if the whole "smellies" industry should be taken out and shot.

Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt

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Re: Porcine aviation

NATO minus America is hardly "one state one army".

It's also one less stick the Americans can use to beat us with

Flea market Xiaomi makes mad dash for growth

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Literally typing this on my just arrived A2 lite.

It's replacing a nexus 6p with the much maligned "software update buggers battery" fault followed by battery replacement eventually causing a unrecoverable bootloop.

First impressions: slightly smaller, but better to hold. shame about the notch. Feels nippier.

Cost me £121 compared to the nexus 6p's £350 when new. I don't see anything in the mid to high end market that's worth paying several hundred pounds more for.

NFC? Can count on one hand the number of times I used it on the 6P. It's got a finger print sensor and an SD card slot. IP68? Nice to have but not worth the cost.


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