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Apple's revamped iPad beams a workhorse in from Planet Ludicrous

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Re: Still waiting...

Haven't used one but I understand Samsung's Dex is pretty close?

Meet YouTube-linked games-streaming Stadia, yet another thing Google will axe in two years (unless it kills Twitch)

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Headmaster

Re: Steam

Steam user here.

Good thing is, your games remain yours^H^H^H^H^HSteam's.
Fixed!

Karpeles walks, Google and Microsoft board up Windows hole, and Android AV still sucks

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Re: Mark did nothing wrong!

Yeah!

I thought it was obvious but I should have used the joke icon anyway...

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Megaphone

Mark did nothing wrong!

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NASA admin: What if we switched one delayed SLS for two commercial launchers?

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WTF?

Re: What was good enough for Challenger...

Never miss an opportunity to go off on a misguided rant, eh?

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Re: What was good enough for Challenger...

The "If NASA says it is going to launch in June 2020, then it jolly well will" part was added by The Register.

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Stop

Just stop

When the SLS program began in 2010, Falcon 9 had flown once and the plans for Falcon Heavy weren't yet public.

SLS of course being little more than a continuation of parts of the Constellation program, which itself began in 2005. Between them, Constellation and SLS contained no new engine technologies, substantially re-using parts from the Shuttle, Delta and even Apollo programs. The annual cost of those programs isn't far off SpaceX's accumulated R&D expenditure.

The SLS launch tower cost about twice as much as the entire Falcon Heavy R&D program and was likely to be used only once. Now it might not even make it that far.

SLS seems to survive only because there are a lot of people in congress whose survival depends on the gravy train not stopping.

'What's up, Skip?' asks paraglider – before 'roo beats the snot out of him

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Happy

I recognise that landing site, a former NASA tracking station.

I love that my normally quiet home town has been the subject of a handful of articles on The Reg lately.

Strewth! Apoplectic Aussies threaten to blast noisy Google delivery drones out of the sky

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Headmaster

I should have said rotor load, but I think everyone knew what I meant even if I didn't. I'm the wrong type of engineer.

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Re: Shoot them down?

Correct, there aren't many guns in private hands.

Discharging a firearm in the suburbs is a good way to get your licence revoked. Although, it is Bonython, so you might not even be reported.

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Google also says it has changed its delivery flight paths and slowed the drones down so they don't make as much noise.

Does Google understand that they're not fixed-wing aircraft and that during the delivery phase the rotor speed is a function of mass, not velocity?

'It's like painting with atoms'... Watch how boffins form armies of simple micron-sized bots from a silicon wafer

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Happy

Now to make a tiny game of physical space invaders

While this CEO may be stiff, his customers are rather stuffed: Quadriga wallets finally cracked open – nothing inside

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Re: Hint

...and then discovered that his actual money no longer existed!

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I agree, but I suspect the person who willingly submits a job application to a "cryptocurrency" company is already likely to be a cultist.

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None of this is out of the ordinary when it comes to bitcoin.

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Re: Hint

That is an important point. According to the terms of service, users of the service weren't depositing actual money into their accounts, they were purchasing "Quadriga Bucks". The actual money, as you say, is long gone. It's likely that QCX had been insolvent for quite some time.

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Re: So no one here will be suprised if this guy turns up alive

As somebody elsewhere suggested, turn up at his wife's house in a few years and he'll probably answer the door...

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Obligatory etc.

After beating the passwords out of him, that is.

The security problem that Proof of Waste doesn't ever solve, https://xkcd.com/538/.

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Re: Remind me

Bitcoin, like most kleptocurrencies, is entirely transparent as far as the funds associated with each public key. Presumably they needed access to the wallet file to confirm those public keys, at which point they could check how many dunning-krugerrands the wallet contained, but you only need to know the private key if you want to move the funds.

But we're supposed to believe that this guy went to India to help set up an orphanage (what an angel!) for an organisation that doesn't require donors to do anything beyond donate money, in a state that apparently has a reputation for its fake death certificate industry, then died of a manageable chronic disease and was immediately cremated? Okay then.

Official science: Massive asteroids are so difficult to destroy, Bruce Willis wouldn't stand a chance

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It's almost as if Hollywood doesn't understand gravity

SpaceX Crew Dragon: Launched and docked. Now, about that splashdown...

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Re: Ripley and a cuddly earth

You don't remember his former twitter profile pic?

I say, that sucks! Crooks are harnessing hoovers to clean out parking meters in Chelsea

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WTF?

Coins?!

Here in (normally backward) Australia, all of our parking meters had contactless payment systems installed in them years ago.

Fun fact: GPS uses 10 bits to store the week. That means it runs out... oh heck – April 6, 2019

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Re: Yay landfill!

One of the reasons I bought it was that while not officially replaceable, battery replacement is fairly straightforward.

Which is fortunate. One day, when it was about four years old, the original battery began to fail and attempted to push the screen out the front of the thing.

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Re: Yay landfill!

My phone's GPS is complete junk. A Nexus 5, in case you're wondering.

From Firefox to fired cocks: Look who's out to save you being shafted by insecure Internet of Dingalings – it's Mozilla!

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Gimp

Re: Huh?

One application is remote control play, for when you're not both (or all) in the same room/city/country.

Clever girl: SpaceX's Mars-bound Raptor engine looks like it works just fine

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Re: Green

Another thought would be this: rather than "saturation," many (video) cameras can "see" Infra Red, but report the color as green.

IR is passed by the green filters and blocked by the red ones?

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Re: Green

If the copper is being exposed in that short a time then yes, they have a problem.

My initial thought was residual starter fluid.

I helped catch Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht: Undercover agent tells all

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Re: Thanks for the article

That there are at least 126,000 idiots out there?

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Re: Thanks for the article

There was. Ulbricht's supporters don't stop bringing it up, as if it absolves him of guilt or culpability or something.

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Re: Interesting postscript to this long running tale.

Not a dramatic production but Alex Winter (Bill from Bill & Ted) did a (somewhat biased) doco about it a few years ago called Deep Web.

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Re: Great Read

Regularly video call your inner circle of admins so you know they're not feds

This might allow you to verify that they haven't been replaced, but it won't guarantee they haven't always been Working For The Man!

Apple: Good news, everyone – sales are less bad than we thought. Not amazing but not bad. $84bn is $84bn, tho

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That's some pretty severe inflation!

PSA: Disable FaceTime. Miscreants can snoop on your iPhone, Mac mic before you pick up call

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Re: Patch is already out...

Was it a fix, or just an emergency kill switch while the fix is being developed?

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Re: Bug?

Nah, it's just being used wrong.

Post-Brexit plan for .EU tweaked: No dot-EU web domains for Europeans in UK, no appeals, etc

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Facepalm

Can we retaliate and make it so that all .co.uk europeans also have to go through the f....... admin I will have to go through to fix my .eu domain problem??!!

What were you just saying about juvenile behaviour?

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Devil

Brexit truly is the gift that keeps on giving

Also I need a popcorn icon

Oz auditor: Number of times failed government biometric project met a milestone = None

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RIP 2019-2019: The first plant to grow on the Moon? Yeah, it's dead already, Chinese admit

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while I'm not sure why they thought it had any chance of surviving

I'd be very surprised if they thought it would survive.

World's first robot hotel massacres half of its robot staff

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Yes, you can remotely hack factory, building site cranes. Wait, what?

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Cranes vs Cranes

I'm confused about the article's distinction between overhead cranes used inside warehouses and factories, such as the one pictured in the article, which are operated by remote, and the "building site" (e.g. mobile or tower) cranes mentioned in the headline, which usually contain human operators.

Peak Apple: This time it's SERIOUS, Tim

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"I do think, looking back, in the future, you will answer that question, Apple's most important contribution to mankind has been in health."

They're going to cure cancer?

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish

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Re: Hospitality sector had it coming

I simply used an independent product comparison website, it really wasn't that onerous. You may also choose to use a trailing commission refund service to claw back the thousands of dollars the mortgage broker makes off you (or, if you don't use one, that the bank keeps for itself).

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Re: Hospitality sector had it coming

Like mortgage brokers, I also don't understand how and why travel agents still exist.

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Pint

With the exception of 11 and a slight curiosity towards 3, this list warms my heart. Cheers Mr. Dabbs!

Oz cops investigating screams of 'why don't you die?' find bloke in battle with spider

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Coat

Re: Even in Australia

Of course the operating theatre in an Australian hospital would have spiders in it.

Vitamin Water gets massive publicity for new flavor: Utter BS

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Re: Free advertising

So the "natural healthy" aspect isn't for me.

You're in luck. It's the "natural healthy" aspect that's the scam in this case.

Razer offers freebies to gamers who descend into its coin mine

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FAIL

Welp

I don't own any Razer products but this absolutely guarantees I never will.

Here's 2018 in a nutshell for you... Russian super robot turns out to be man in robot suit

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Russian TV has increasingly been creating entirely fake news segments and pushing them as real – a step that not even Fox News in the US has so far taken.

Surely you jest?

Doom at 25: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins

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Modding!

Overhauls like Brutal Doom have even kept it (more or less...) fresh.

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