* Posts by AceRimmer1980

201 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

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Seminal adventure game The Hobbit finally ported to the Dragon 64

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Re: Platform War

Ey oop, good to know you're still around, Gremmers :-)

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US judges say you can Google Google, but you can't google Google

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Videotape (tm)

That's an interesting one, who owned the trademark 'Videotape', and what was it called, if not videotape?

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AceRimmer1980
Linux

Re: Don't do it!

It's OK, there's a spare one in Big Ben.

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Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state's network and did cybershenanigans

AceRimmer1980
Big Brother

Re: The Shawshank Connection

Escape LAN.

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Pong, anyone? How about Pong on a vintage oscilloscope?

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Meh

http://www.cyberniklas.de/pongmechanik/indexen.html

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Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Miel web server?

C'est un honey trap.

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Disney plotting 15 more years of Star Wars

AceRimmer1980
Gimp

Re: Rouge One

A Paris Cabaret story.

Obi-wan was young, and needed the money.

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US military drone goes AWOL, ends up crashing into tree 623 miles away

AceRimmer1980
Terminator

At least it wasn't armed.

That could have bad reapercussions

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Pack your bags! NASA spots SEVEN nearby Earth-sized alien worlds

AceRimmer1980
Alien

12 Parsecs away?

Why, that's just enough time to do a Kessel run.

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Neuromorphic progress: And we for one welcome our new single artificial synapse overlords

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Johnny Mnemonic's dyslexia mod

Your ass will be laminated!

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MEPs in 'urgent' call for new laws on artificial intelligence and robotics

AceRimmer1980
Terminator

I saw the documentary about this.

The Animatrix.

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Teach undergrads ethics to ensure future AI is safe – compsci boffins

AceRimmer1980
Mushroom

Re: a solid grounding in engineering is not enough – philosophy is needed.

Intuition is no proof. What concrete evidence do you have that you exist?

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For $deity's sake, smile! It's Friday! Sad coders write bad code – official

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Always look on the bright side of life

$he=!messiah;

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Let's replace Ethernet with infrared light bouncing off mirrors!

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Firefly

A leaf on the wind might interrupt things :P

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Naughty sysadmins use dark magic to fix PCs for clueless users

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Re: mechanism of hubris

Ah, these hubris mechanisms, they're known to be unreliable. Regular applications of humble pie should keep them in balance.

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Doomsday Clock moves to 150 seconds before midnight. Thanks, Trump

AceRimmer1980

Re: Move along, no science here

The voting public who got fleeced?

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

AceRimmer1980
Mushroom

Re: So want to see this at some point

Now we just need to rescue Howlin' Mad

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Gimme some skin: Boffins perfect 3D bioprinter that emits slabs of human flesh

AceRimmer1980

Re: buy skin printed from sample taken from their celeb of choice

Frequently bought together:

Crate of skin lotion.

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Make America, wait, what again? US Army may need foreign weapons to keep up

AceRimmer1980

Re: Translations

So *that*'s what the fuchs says.

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Yes, just what they need: Curious Dr MISFA injects a healthy dose of curiosity into robots

AceRimmer1980
Terminator

I'm reminded of an episode of Outer Limits, where a curious robot kills a cat.

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Zuck off: Facebook's big kahuna sues Hawaiians to kick 'em off their land

AceRimmer1980
Gimp

Re: Say What Again??

Does that make him the Big Kahuna Burgermeister?

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Euro space agency's Galileo satellites stricken by mystery clock failures

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Cloxit?

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Revealed: How Nvidia's 'backseat driver' AI learned to read lips

AceRimmer1980
Paris Hilton

I saw you in the dealership, Dave

You were asking the salesman how much you could get if you traded me in..

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Flight 666 lands safely in HEL on Friday the 13th

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Room 13

Concorde's 13th fuel tank was labelled 12A.

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AceRimmer1980

/puts a hex on this thread

hmm..that's 0D..

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Boffins turn timid mice into psycho killers – by firing lasers into brains

AceRimmer1980

You're deluded

Laser brain.

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Europe mulls treating robots legally as people ... but with kill switches

AceRimmer1980
Angel

Say hi to my calculators

When you see them in Silicon Heaven.

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Cache flush: AI poker bot to compete against top players in tourney

AceRimmer1980
Terminator

AI Poker player?

I am a Frenchman.

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Ridiculously small Linux build lands with ridiculously few swears

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Re: Have your kernel and eat it

I got a very early version of Linux, which did indeed fit onto one floppy (where are you now, Bryce?)

and for the beardy-cardigans, it was brilliant, small and fast etc. But we are an endangered species, and to compete with desktop Windows, the trilobite gradually evolved into the Diplodocus that is Ubuntu and its siblings. I agree that some of the spirit has been lost, and I would prefer a distro that would start minimal, and you could add things as apt. And also have a button for 'install everything'

How hard can it be? </Clarkson>

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Non-existent sex robots already burning holes in men’s pockets

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Rack server?

Got to be at least a 50UU

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It's round and wobbles, but madam, it's a mouse pad, not a floppy disk

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Ah, good old FDFORMAT

Not forgetting the TSR that went with it, FDREAD ;-)

Normal DD format 9 sectors/80 tracks would give 720K. An Atari ST disk typically had 10 sectors/82 tracks, giving 820K for not much effort. An Amiga could shoehorn 1.1Mb onto the same disk.

And +1 for 5 1/4's being amazingly robust. I once had some posted to me, where the postie had folded them in half to get the envelope through the letterbox. They still worked.

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Whiffy kitchen after last night's chips? Clear the air with SPACE PLASMA

AceRimmer1980
Alien

I say we fire the plasma ray from orbit, just to be sure.

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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

AceRimmer1980

Royal Mint Sauce?

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LAKE OF frozen WATER THE SIZE OF NEW MEXICO FOUND ON MARS – NASA

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Start the reaktah!

Dr Watney is sciencing his sh1t out of this place to grow spuds, so making vodka is one small step for drunkind.

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Pluto has massive underground oceans, say astro-boffins

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Re: Plutonian overlords

'Plutocrats', shurely

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PoisonTap fools your PC into thinking the whole internet lives in an rPi

AceRimmer1980

Whole Internet in a small box.

and I bet it doesn't weigh anything. And it's wireless.

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UK warships to have less firepower than 19th century equivalents as missiles withdrawn

AceRimmer1980
Pirate

Re: Block 1C

Miss.

6H.

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Fleeing Aussie burglar shot in arse with bow and arrow

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Re: It will be a shame if the Archer gets charged

Yes, that would put him in the Danger Zone.

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Boffins coax non-superconductive stuff into dropping the 'non'

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Up

Re:Magic

If you're not comfortable with the terminology, then chalk it up as a support ticket for the universe.

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Boffins eschew silicon to build tiniest-ever transistor, just 1nm long

AceRimmer1980

Re: Shirley

The mos is always greener on the other side of the gate.

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Stripped of its galaxy, this black hole is wandering naked in the cosmos

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Re: Is it a space station?

Well it's certainly no moon.

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Firefox to doctor Pepper so it can run Chrome's PDF, Flash plugins

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Re:Firefox to doctor Pepper

What's the worst that could happen?

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Elon Musk: I'm gonna turn Mars into a $10bn death-dealing interplanetary gas station

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Up

Musk Eisley Spaceport

All well and dandy, until the colonists declare independence.

It could happen..

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The law is an ass: Mooning banned at arse end of the world

AceRimmer1980
Headmaster

Re: “obscene songs or ballads”

You're absolutely right, we need some proper classic literature.

Cue 'The Millers Tale' re-enactment.

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WTF ... makes mobile phone batteries explode?

AceRimmer1980
Flame

"You may now use electronic devices.."

"..except not if it's a Galaxy Note."

A real announcement on a recent flight.

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Man accused of $180k ass-based gold smuggling scam awaits verdict

AceRimmer1980

Now that's one turd worth polishing.

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Pluto's emitting X-rays, and NASA doesn't quite know how

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Re: I used to fix these

Typical. Haynes do manuals for 5 different kinds of starship, but not for my car.

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Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

I've put your receipt in the iBag

No, it's so you can wear airpods without embarrasment.

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2,000 year old man found dead near 2,000 year old computer

AceRimmer1980
WTF?

Γεια σου, φαίνεται σαν να προσπαθείτε να πλεύσει το πλοίο

When the Mykonosoft salesman told the crew the price of the support contract, they made him walk the plank.

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

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Down

Re: At least make sure your contract include TOIL

Every - but *every* - gig I've had since leaving uni has had some kind of clause such as 'These are your contracted hours. You may be required to perform duties outside of these hours. This will be unpaid, and with no TOIL.'

You only learn this on the day you start, after you may have already gone to the expense of moving to another town etc. You sign it, or you don't get paid.

Also: 'Any work you do is ours. This includes work done outside the office, in your own time, and on your own equipment.'

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