* Posts by TRT

6142 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

YES! It's the TARDIS PC!

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Re: Design issues?

Forget it if you overload the PSU and blow a fuse... those mercury-filled fluid links are a bugger to get hold of.

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Allegedly not from SCAN:

Time computers?

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Re: But does it vworp when switched on?

Install OS/2 Vworp.

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Re: Presumably they have paid the Beeb ?

It was easy for the BBC to establish prior art by sending the design back in time...

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Type forté? Oh, yes. Very good.

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Look out, world! Are you ready for John McAfee: THE MOVIE?

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Re: "running in the background"

No. "Framework service not loaded."

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Silicon Roundabout £50m THING to spew 200 startups A YEAR

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Sulphur Hydrogen Iodine Tellurium Roundabout

Hang on... I just worked out the acronym for that... that's not really a semiconductor substrate is it?

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Re: The beginning of the end

Please...

Indium Gallium Arsenide Roundabout.

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Re: Fat pipes and cheap office space

Fat pipes sound ideal for linking up branches of Harry Ramsden's.

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Mother of All Whistlers: Virgin Media superhub. Listen to recordings

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Re: A better solution...

Yeah, I used to be able to tell easily if someone had left a CRT monitor switched on in the computer suites when locking up. Now, with SMPSU and TFT/LCD/LED... not quite so easy at all.

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Re: A better solution...

Oh! Of course! I thought it was just the power brick acclimatising... Mine made exactly the squeal in the recording for the first 20-30 minutes of operation. Once I'd registered it and switched it to modem mode, the squeal was gone.

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Boffins spot 7 ALIEN WORLDS right in our galactic backyard

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Re: Time shifted by one second...

Nah, just use a longer exposure.

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Sheeeeeeeeetttttt!!!!

When that image came up, I thought they'd photographed the almost completed Dalek Reality-Bomb hidden inside the Medusa Cascade!

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John McAfee: Let me go to the USA - or old Blighty

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Re: You think he's crazy

It might have been a clean get away if it weren't for the fact that McAfee runs so slowly.

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Re: Can we get him and Assange together?

As long as Assange realises that McAfee bending to pick up the soap in the shower does not constitute or imply consent.

Yeah, but at least then you'd know if Assange had a virus or not.

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New transistor tech could beat silicon and save Moore's Law

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Re: Ah, but which wall?

I think they're playing a 1st Person 3D version of a sideways scroller, a'la "Tron".

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Re: "Sand is not silicon"

Mmmm... "Indium Gallium Arsenide Valley" just isn't as catchy.

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'UK DNA database by stealth' proposed in £100m NHS project

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Re: Curious...

@John Smith 19,

Do you know what a chimera is?

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Re: "Tuesday, give myself super-genes."

I saw some lovely ones in Top Man the other day.

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Re: Health insurance

Meh. If they can't set the insurance premiums for females differently to males... and most males are missing a huge chunk of DNA making them more prone to genetic disease anyway...

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Re: GATACA

Sorry, got it slightly wrong. The actual quote is "It revealed that a normal healthy person has on average about 400 potentially damaging DNA variations, and two DNA changes known to be associated with disease."

This is the BBC News article from three days ago. Their headline: "We all have hundreds of DNA flaws, UK geneticists say"

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Re: GATACA

Because IQ and DNA sequencing are only loosely correlated at best?

Because we all carry on average four genetic defects?

Because genetic anomalies are a key part of evolution by natural selection?

And besides, we can't jettison the dumb-asses of our society, because we need a constant supply of commentard-fodder.

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Curious...

I wonder how many human chimera there are?

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This is out of hand now: Apple attempts to trademark the LEAF

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Maybe this is some kind of system idle process for the lawyers and form fillers...

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And there's Cadbury Purple and Barbie Pink...

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Re: Next step: sue God?

Well, if the application is granted they plan to clarify their position, devalue the leaf and, er... burn down all the forests. Seems to be a sensible move. Fiscally shrewd.

Damn, we so need a Douglas Adams icon.

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That square QR barcode on the poster? Check it's not a sticker

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FAIL

Yeah, I've tried to use some QR codes for parcel tracking... they printed it too small for my iDevice to get it in focus. FAIL. Mind you, if they had have printed it large enough for my device, it would have been about the size of the box itself.

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2020AD: Space tourists will be FOUND ON MOON

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Pint

It's only for the mega-rich,

But I don't mind that; the thought of them paying to drink their own recycled urine is just too enticing to be worth kicking up a fuss about it.

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Childcatcher

How romantic!

I see the ultimate honeymoon package... Where's the dollar sign icon gone?

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'Facebook is completely undreamt of even by the worst spying nation'

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Upside down monitors on microscopes... it's important. You gradually develop an association between the controls for the slide stage and the image you see. Used to annoy the tits off me when you swung a certain set of prisms into the beam path and the whole universe swapped left, right, up, down.

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Re: Upside down

I think I was there! Or it's a gag they use to otherwise lighten up an intensely dull subject.

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Take it or break it: the return of the drop test

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Paris Hilton

At least...

she'll have RTFM.

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Why...

did I click on the ISO sani-pad link? WHY?!

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'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

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Re: I thought...

Yes, but the US Constitution gives them the right to bear arms; a giant, space-borne weapons platform is a guaranteed right under the Sith amendment.

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Happy

Now, if you could find a way to convert moondust into a pliable material that could be deposited by 3D printers and CADCAM systems...

No, wait. Already been done. :)

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Re: Just one question...

The Death Cuboid?

Sorry... the iDeath.

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Re: All joking aside..

Moonshine.

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Re: That's not a moon...

OK, so the superstructure may be built and manufactured by the US, but I know for a fact that the fleet of defensive fighters to be stationed on board will be sourced from Thailand.

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Frenchmen's sperm plunges by a third in quality and quantity since '89

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Re: *COUGH*

15cl per day, then. It's not a lot, no. Half of an ISO standard 300ml glass in fact. Yes, there IS an ISO standard for wine tasting!

It's around one and a half times the amount the French drink.

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Re: *COUGH*

No idea.

France also ranks number 4 on the world scale of wine consumption per capita. Number 1 is The Vatican, but I expect it'd be a sin to gather comparable data there. :)

The UK is 26th in the wine ranking.

The population of the Vatican seem to consume around one and a half bottles each per week. Phew!

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Re: Une sabotage méchant droite dans les sphères de mariage

Hey, draw your own conclusions. I only posted data (copied and pasted from Wikipedia), nothing about correlation, or a hypothesis or anything.

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Paris Hilton

The female reproductive tract...

is a hostile environment for our petits nageurs.

Paris, for her non-aggression pact.

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*COUGH*

France:

Nuclear generated electricity capacity 63,130Mw. World ranking... #2 (#1 is USA)

Percentage of capacity provided by nuclear power plants 77.1%. World ranking... #1 (#2 is Belgium)

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His Holiness Benedict XVI to tweet to his Catholic flock

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Now that's harsh.

@Pontifex communication.

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Children increasingly named after Apple products

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Re: Prior feline usage of the name

I called my cat Deathclaw.

Is that the new name for OS X - 10? It would be so cool!

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Re: Could be far worse...

Nehalem?

Ninja?

Prescott?

Gasper?

Byfield?

There are loads!

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Re: Prior feline usage of the name

Six Dinner Sid!

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Re: Suse?

Gotta have something to do whilst the installer is running... ;)

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Isn't Dr Who's new companion...

going to be called Oswin, presumably short for OSWin98?

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