* Posts by Gordon 10

3012 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

'Perfect' INVISIBLE SHED stuns boffinry world

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Re: Q preps the Aston

Are you sure?

As far as I remember the "cloak" in Hunt for Red October (the book) was just an enhanced Anechoic (sound absorbing) coating plus a caterpillar drive (think water jets).

So basically low noise and sound absorbing nothing to do with cloaking.

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Sellafield's nuclear waste measured in El Reg units

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Re: 68000 m³

Correction - a Radioactive cube of 41m on each side equals about 1 Sellafield.

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Medical scan record that the NHS says will cost £2k to retrieve: Detail

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WTF

Why on earth does he think he has the "right" to view his long archived medical scan's?

If he doesnt like the service provided by the NHS then he can bog off to Private Healthcare land. Especially if anything medically relevant was noted in the written transcript.

Why should those of us who fund the NHS have our taxes pissed up the wall by this joker?

Its amazing how many rights people want to invent these days. There are few if any "unalienable" rights - US constitution not withstanding.

/DailyFailRant

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Stob on Quatermass: Was this British TV's finest sci-fi hour?

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Jebus - Manimal - thats a series that needs to be forgotten.

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Re: "dreary"?

Really? ..... honestly......really?

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Snake-fondling blonde nude punts Polish coffins

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good lord

having just watched the video - no wonder coffins and funerals cost so much.

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Prudential cops £50k ICO slap for giving customer's life savings away

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trying to get the customers cash returned

I sincerely hope that they have already credited the customer and are merely trying to make good their own loss...

.... but I doubt it.......

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Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

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Bit puzzled on this one

Why go to all that trouble merely to hide it from those browsing at quite hi res anyway. Regardless of the script the lowest section of screen (including normal apple stuff) doesnt show up with vertical resolutions < 1200 anyway.

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LinkedIn SHOCK: Social-for-Suits ISN'T a flash in the pan

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Must admit

Im cautiously impressed with their jobs <spam>. Just by going by my profile they manage more relevant matches than Jobserve does after years of training and tweaking my searches.

Sham the rest of their comms is spam.

Add obligatory moan about jobserve being much better when it just had IT jobs on it......

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Debenhams cafes ban outré terms like 'espresso' and 'cappuccino'

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Die Grande Die

Glad to see tall and grande go - that IS a real affectation of Starbucks and the rest - when Cup, Mug and Beaker sum it up nicely :)

Question is will Debenhams be pricing it like the 1960's or will they be charging 2 quid a cup like the rest?

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The iPhone 5 WILL do 4G magic on Three ... but not until next year

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Huh

So they are required to give up spectrum to not hamper competition, but allowed to retain that same spectrum just long enough to totally f*ck up the competition.

What f*cktard came up with that arrangement - Ofcom perchance?

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Dry martini, shaken not stirred: Cracking the physics of Bond's martini

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Re: @bitmap animal

Sipsmiths or Hendricks for me - although I could see Hendricks not working so well mixed - but never had it like that....

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, new Star Wars trilogy planned

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Re: Marin county screwed the pooch ...

Maybe they were Star Wars fans and didn't want any more abominations?

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UK's Intellectual Property Obliteration office attacked by Parliament

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Re: Intellectual Property is Theft - Marx (Groucho)?

Errm - you havent read manyof andrew's articles have you? The last thing anyone who has would lump him in with the pigopolists. If anything he advocates a middle ground where copyright/ip is respected with credible methods of monetising said IP without freetards and Noo Medja types making off with it willy nilly for their own selfish ends.

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Hmm, I think I'll order an iPad Mini on Amazon ... Oh no I won't

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Lies Damn Lies and Advertising

There are certainly some shadings of the truth in Amazons comparison.

I wouldnt take either side of that comparison as accurate or truthful. About the only 2 thing that unequivocably true is the speaker and dpi comparision.

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Forgetting Microsoft: How Steve Ballmer's Surface could win

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Re: Apple never dominated anything.

O So Wrong Mr Gale.

They dominate the profits made in the mobile industry. They dominate the NYSE in terms of market cap.

Ignoring those facts in an attempt to pander to your irrational hatred of apple is just sad.

Im not a fanboi but credit where credit is due their approach has propelled them to the top of the mobile heap for longer than anyone except nokia and whilst all good things come to an end - I cant see it happening that quickly.

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More importantly the fact that people are willing to pay for premium prices for it defines it.

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Forstall ousted from Apple after refusing to apologise for Maps

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Re: Refund Time?

Nice trolling retard.

Version 6 of iOS costs exactly nothing.

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Hitachi buys Horizon to save UK's nuclear future

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Re: Still just a Uranium-heated kettle

+1 just for pointing me at a fascinating Charlie Stross post.

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Re: Re While some will no doubt point to Fukushima as a sign

the mischief maker in me wants to caveat that with "until the fracking starts"

Just trolling - I for one welcome the chance to be a uranium powered mutant who can breath both water and fire simulateously. In Your Face Godzilla!

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Premature balloon burst thwarts US paper spaceplane attempt

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Who Was their BOFH?

Multiple system failures just tanatalising close to the El Reg record height - I know who Im looking at......

I suspect that the rouge GPS unit found on Sunday had just recovered from a vigourous cattleprodding.

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Dr No, Thunderball, Casino Royale? Vote now for the best Bond film

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Re: Anyone voting for Die Another Day?

To be fair I thought the first 15 mins of scorpion torture and distrust were up there with the best of them - shame it was all downhill from there on. Although Halle Berry has to get a look in as one of the best Bond girls. .

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Feds arrest Paul Ceglia over Facebook ownership claims

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Re: a pretty savage indictment of the American legal system...

Nice post AC no 2!

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Cornwall chokes on £300m local gov deal with IT kingpins

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Cynical interpretation of "create jobs"

The cynic in me says that means Create 1000 jobs in BT via Tupe of existing workers from the council and 43 new managers and consultants to run them "efficiently"

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Raspberry Pi SoC drivers now fully open source

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Re: +1

Unlike you Lee Dowling seems to have taken the time to review the download and make a decent stab at evaluating it for the rest of us.

Have a down vote sir.

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Apple unsheathes MacBook 13-incher

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One might suggest that doing either Physics simulations and 3D vis on an ultra portable is the wrong tool for the job......

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iPad Mini: Why is Apple SO SCARED of the Kindle?

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Re: Fanboiz

care to quote some of those fanbois? I think most of them viewed the mini as inevitable a long time ago.

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Re: Well the mini has been announced

However - it does invalidate the point of this article - so can I be the first to post

"Anna you muppet!!!!"

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Hero police robot back on duty after 'unstable man' blasts it with shotgun

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I for one

Can't wait to see what happens when one of our glorious MP's mouths off to one of these bad boys and calls it a robo-pleb.

He'll be need a bike-ectomy shortly after.

Could there be an upside to ROTM? Or am I a fleshy-quisling?

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European Space Agency to launch exoplanet-spotter

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if its small and cheap

How will its capabilities replace Kepler which presumably was neither......

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The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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Re: I used to have a cable box like that...

That's why you use the re-usable cable ties. I got some free on a magazine years back and have always wanted to get some more.

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The 3D die stack tack: Toshiba builds towering column of flash

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Re: Quantum limit?

Hence the word Geniuses I presume?

Im sure such boffins are working on 10nm mitigation strategies as we comment....

New equivalents of high k dielectrics and somesuch spring to mind.

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ISS crew fling out arm, grab SpaceX Dragon capsule

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Re: What's with the..

Blasphemy - reg standard units only on these hallowed pages!

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SpaceX Falcon 9 flameout leaves commercial satellite in wrong orbit

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Re: Insurance

Usually - I believe so.

I sorta suspect that once a bit more established SpaceX may even attract lower premiums as the chance of a total loss would be lower. A shorter life span satelite is still better than no satellite at all.

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Target Silicon Valley: Why A View to a Kill actually made sense

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Re: Grace Jones

Movie nerd alert - forgetting his 80's output for a second - Stallone had multiple Oscar nominations for Rocky and his performance in Cop Land also got a few minor best actor awards.

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Re: Modern targets

Actually assuming Zorin is alive and flooded Thailand last year.

How much money did he make shorting all the HD manufacturers and their insurance companies, plus how much did he make on taking positions in those not impacted?

The estimates of economic losses from the floods currently stand at $259Bn. Even Zorin would be happy at 1% of that.

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New telescope tipped to spot 700,000 galaxies

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Am I the only one

Who wants to place a Hand Of Nod or Tesla Coil between those dishes?

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Perth porkfest crowned ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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Eh?

Surely that fact that its delivering pork is the very reason it was classified as an Ancient Evil?

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Boffins prescribe SNAKE VENOM as future pain killer

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Patent madness again

Surely the fact that the compound exists in nature is the ultimate form of prior art?

Or is it the manufacturing/purification process the "unique and novel" bit.

Why do I get the feeling that Big Pharma patents are at least as broken as Tech ones?

(Just so we are clear where I stand - In Your Face Ventnor)

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Big Data skills gap needs filling says tech industry

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Big Data Myth

Isnt Big Data just replacing the wisdom of the Crowd with the wisdom of the Cloud?

Bad analogy but half the Big Data advocates seem to be those who were spouting Web2.0-arhea a few years back. There seems to be a major assumption with big data that just because its now possible to collect and store this data we can and should be doing so. There is little or no attempt to sort it for relevance and REAL meaning.

For every google where every user transaction tracked is another advertising dollar earned it makes sense.

For most big enterprises if they didnt identify their key kpi's and metrics years ago - they dont deserve to be in business.

Human beings are utterly shit at detecting meaningful patterns from large datasets - often they see things that arent there as the brain searches for order amongst chaos. All the data visualisation in the world doesnt change that.

Even after all these years Big Data still has the smell of the Emperors new clothes about it......

Still - if someone wants to pay me to deal with it - bring it on! :)

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Liquefied-air silos touted as enormo green 'leccy batteries

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Re: Penny wise, pound foolish. @H@rmOny

Errr - hate to point out the flaw in your argument. If we went 100% (or even close it it) nuclear there would be a huge need to store that excess power because it would have to be set up to meet peak power demands - which afaik are much much higher than the average.

Ergo Nuclear would benefit almost as much as Renewables from this technology.

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US data show slump in Apple tablet share

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Percentages are irrelevant

Tell me how many millions of Tablets we are talking about. As long as Apple is creaming off the lions share of the profits in a growing market (and there is $600Bn worth of reasons that say we should assume so) - do you think they care?

Especially since their Market share can fall - and their actual salescan keep increasing for a good while yet..

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Now Space Station forced to DODGE flying Japanese junk

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Re: Solution

Its a little known fact that that device is almost ready for deployment to the ISS.

Boffins are still working on getting it to make the "Eeeeoooowwwwwppp" sound in space.

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'Leaked' doc shock: BT denies inflating prices for rural broadband rollout

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They didn't deny it.

That was a suspiciously worded statement. Didn't anyone else catch the qualifier "full cost" to the tax payer?

Therefore giving BT so wiggle room when it turns out they passed on 70% of the cost to the tax payer they can be accused of complete lies.

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New science: seas will rise due to CO2 ... but not for centuries

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Let the Foaming begin!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

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Re: price @ac

Cramming a bigger battery into the same space?

You mean like it says in the review that they did between the note 1 & 2.

AC commentard fail.

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BYOD trend could kill off role of CIO – SCC

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Right conclusion wrong reasons

The CIO/CTO is an endangered species but nothing to do with BYOD. Its more to do with the CFO realising that up to 25% (or more) of a companies expenses are IT, and the corresponding desire to control those expenses (and the budget) that goes with it. Cue a decade of embarrising data leakage and high profile technical failures until they realise why they need an IT SME at Cxx level.

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Bloke jailed for being unable to use BlackBerry Messenger freed

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Re: Meanwhile, in the real world...

@ac 1938

Actually the solution is not to attempt to remove the human and compassionate aspects of the law in a knee jerk reaction to daily fail pedo hysteria.

Cases like this are exactly why judges should be permitted to use their judgement. A very poorly written law.

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Satellite broadband rollout for all in US: But Europe just doesn't get it

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Re: the sub headline?

Bryn

I don't know if you are a cretin or deliberately bring obtuse. There is so much wrong with your post it beggars belief.

Firstly sky don't own any satellites they rent transponder space on them.

Sky don't own either the dishes or the installers.

So taking those away and the moronic hash tags it leaves your post pretty redundant.

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