* Posts by Glen 1

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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"

>depreciated

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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Newbs

These accounts:

Zig

Poppy Harlow

FrançoisL

c_matthews92

SmallWhiteGirl

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"

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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]

JSON > XML

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Re: HTML-only calculator?

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

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I keep hearing about this "internet" thing. It'll never catch on...

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.

Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

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Re: The candela is odd.

I see. :3

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Re: So we've gone from six to five

Rather than 6 imperfect measurements, we have 5 places where *many* perfect replicas can be made.

They can be periodically compared against the 5 kibble balances, and be shown to have a certain accuracy. If it drifts too much we can bin it and make another.

Alphabet gives bipedal robots the Schaft 'cos no one wants to buy its creepy machine maker

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Re: all tasks likely to be beyond the capability of a Google executive

Re: sex robot

It will probably be

a) terrifyingly good

b) how massive Boston dynamic becomes profitable and eventually outgrows apple

Brits shun country life over phone not-spot fears

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Re: @Glen 1

Sorry, forgot the sarcasm tag.

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It’s ludicrous that in 2018 broadband and mobile phone signal, public transport, access to healthcare, and cost of living (including housing) are factors influencing where in the UK people choose to live

Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020

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Re: Ah, the UK gov

>Unfortunately no brexiteer has been allowed near the leave process.

Ummm You mean like David Davis?

Who threw a tantrum and quit when the EU decided they didn't want the tail wagging the dog?

Or Dominic Raab?

Resigned over a deal *HE* helped put together?

The problem is that while we do indeed sell more as a % of our trade, its note the same % of *THEIRS* and besides, with the EU Deal with Japan, the EU now has a zero tariff deal with an economy WAAAYYY bigger than ours. The Brexiteers vastly overestimate our importance.

As for the "rest of the world" we already have trade deals with 60 other countries... because the EU has those deals. The UK will no longer have them after brexit.

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Re: Ah, the UK gov

Add to the list:

Loo roll

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Re: Is it just me or...

"So did your Great, Great (and now possibly, Great), Grandfather sacrifice his life for this? How about your Great, Grandfather some Twenty-ich Years latter?"

The first one was for the willy waving of our political masters. (I learnt about "The great lie" at school, did you?)

We were so desperate to avoid a second as a result we sent Chamberlain the appeaser for "peace in our time". When that didn't work we (eventually, and with the help of the French, the Poles, the Americans and Canadians and many others) did what was necessary.

Afterwards Churchill spoke of a United States of Europe, he is even named as one off founding forces of the EU.

My Great (Whatever) sacrificed themselves because they were ordered to. At least the second time round the man ordering them to their deaths had a sense of the future. I'm not blind to his faults (1M dead in India), but I will quote him directly:

"We must build a kind of United States of Europe. In this way only will hundreds of millions of toilers be able to regain the simple joys and hopes which make life worth living. The process is simple.All that is needed is the resolve of hundreds of millions of men and women to do right instead of wrong, and gain as their reward, blessing instead of cursing."

Which makes it fun to listen to xenophobes give speeches selectively invoking Churchill.

Oz lad 'fell in love with' baby meerkat, nicked it from zoo, took it out for a romantic Big Mac

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Re: Re : Weebl

Forget Norway! (More like Snoreway!)

Trump in Spaaaaaaace: Washington DC battles over who gets to decide the rules of trillion-dollar new industry

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Re: feedback and fallout

>Trump aka IOTUS

The best one i've heard recently is FARTOTUS

iPhone XS: Just another £300 for a better cam- Wait, come back!

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Re: Is an iPhone really worth 4X?

>Maybe its the same thing...

A smaller penis?

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Re: the improved camera is one of the best in class

If it's the same algorithm, shouldn't the results be the same, just slower on the lesser hardware?

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

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Re: I wish they'd do that for SMALL businesses...

Bob sometimes your posts are really funny.

Change the word LIBERAL for CONSERVATIVE and your post still stands.

Its almost as if someones LIBERAL or CONSERVATIVE-ness has nothing to do with it.

(Except for WHICH mega-corporations get the PORK. Which is why its easier to buy off both than to pick a side)

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Re: *raises hand*

After reading your comment: For a moment, I thought I'd wandered into a brexit tort

Want to hack a hole-in-the-wall cash machine for free dosh? It's as easy as Windows XP

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Re: The banks don't care

Re: insurance

It is the insurer's job to not pay out if they legally can.

"Did you know about these faults"

Comes under the same heading as

"Did you give anyone else your pin"

And

"Did you pack these bags yourself"

Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME

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Joke

apply reverse thrust

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Re: Millenial/Gen X

I think part of the handwaving definitions include internet in the house as you were growing up. That seems to be a defining part of the shared culture. (All your base etc) That will vary from household to household.

If you are old enough to think the internet is newfangled, you're probably not a millenial.

If you are young enough to think smartphones and tablets *aren't* newfangled, then you're too young to be a millenial. <- my personal addition

(age range as of 2018 covers approximately 25-37)

Wiki

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>ESP8266 s all the way down

I for one approve of this!

At least when it goes TITSUP*, I know that

a) It's cost me less than a tenner all in

b) It's *MY* fault.

* Total Inability To SUport Pyrexia

Dell upping its margins again: Precision 5530 laptop will sting you for $13m. Yep, six zeroes

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Fair enough, although it does seem having jumped ship makes your opinion worth a bit less.

See also: Brits retiring to Spain, but still wanting Brexit.

All this "freedom" stuff just means our political masters want to be "free" to sell us to American companies. Inconveniences to whoring out our data like GDPR... which get ignored (like phorm or the google healthcare stuff). The withdrawal from the EU bill is a massive power grab. No MPs voting, just the gov deciding by fiat. "Freeedom"

Do you think the old county's taxes will go *down* with a "meaningful" exit?

I'm half tempted to jump ship myself with the current shower of shit in charge.

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> meaningful form

Define "meaningful"

As of this writing it could be anything from "Have to obey all the rules, but don't get a say" (aka taking back control) through to "international pariah" but being seemingly dumbfounded as to why.

Both of which would be quite meaningful.

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