* Posts by TRT

6163 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

ASA tells Poundland and its teabagging elf: Enough with the smutty social ninja sh*t

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But a gaggle of women...

viewing a buff male undressing to take a bath from behind a one-way mirror is clearly neither voyeuristic nor offensive.

Pff!

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Uber: Ah yeah, we pay women drivers less than men. We can explain!

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Speaking as...

someone who competes for contracts to repair damaged vehicles and provide finance for additional warranties and can comment on sex-bias in the industry...

That would mean I would be a fender bender mender, gender lender extender looking to tender.

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Piece work, then. Does that pan out in the traditional factory lines where women dominated?

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MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

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Created by humans indeed...

Created by ROBOTS more like.

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He's only going forwards, 'cos he still can't find reverse.

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Start firing their flamethrowers into the air as a salute?

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Re: Julian Assange

So Assange at Lagrange.

It's not a joke if one has to explain it.

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Re: GCU Arbitrary

It was, however a roadster. AKA a spyder. On Mars.

Excellent.

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Re: Could Musk be more of an anglophile?

The absolute give away, though, is if his car doesn't run on petrol, or if it doesn't run on gas.

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Re: Julian Assange

What does the 'L' in 'L1' & 'L2' stand for?

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Re: Academics

Simulated payload.

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Re: GPS

Marvin the Martian: You should've turned left at Albuquerque...

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The Mighty Zog...

Will be most pleased with the delivery of his new vehicle.

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I can just imagine the scene now at control centre...

Well, that was a success.

Time to go home. I'll just get my key... oh.

Hey, guys! Anyone give me a lift home? Guys? Fellas?* Hey! Come on.... it's a long walk to the bus stop.

*In the entirely genderless sense of course.

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Re: Julian Assange

Park the car at the exact point of gravitational balance between the Earth and the Moon?

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Re: Academics

Surf board on the back.

Benson Arizona as track 2 on the CD player 8-track.

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Re: Excessive cheering

Have the crowd say 'Wop' instead?

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Re: Great Headline, Register

Will he stop to pick up hitch-hikers?

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MPs: Lack of technical skills for Brexit could create 'damaging, unmanageable muddle'

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Create?

Worsen, surely.

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Ghost in the DCL shell: OpenVMS, touted as ultra reliable, had a local root hole for 30 years

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Re: When men were real men

And the instruction manual came in a box larger than the system itself.

Yes. I recall the grey wall.

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Long haul flights on a one-aisle plane? Airbus thinks you’re up for it

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Re: 9h with ScumBag Air seat spacing

The thing with Hajj air is all are equal before Allah, so you're ALL going cattle camel class.

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Re: The Golden Age of flying is over

There's some little wedges that you can buy that stops the seat in front reclining. The occupier just thinks the mechanism's broken or non-existent.

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‘I crashed a rack full of servers with my butt’

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If a particularly long and sticky out mains lever switch...

Gets caught up your butt crack, does it cause a brown out?

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Re: D'oh

Eat a Snickers.

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Re: VIP visitors

Dennis was THERE to take the blame. That was his job.

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Re: College students...

What about 10Base-5? The tripping snake.

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College students...

stretching their legs out under the desk was a frequent cause of problems as toes pulled out power leads, keyboard and mouse cables variously.I had told them that proper cantilever desks with cabling trays were required rather than reusing the old 4-leg plain top wooden tables that had been there since 1953.

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A tiny Ohio village turned itself into a $3m speed-cam trap. Now it has to pay back the fines

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Bunch of cowboys and cops.

And sailors, builders and Native American Indians.

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They already splurged...

on personal vices; New Miami Vices.

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Disengage, disengage! Cali DMV reports show how often human drivers override robot cars

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Re: Paradoxically, yes

20 years on from the advent of the fully automatic self-driving car, how will the next generation of learner driver acquire enough experience to be able to hold a driving licence?

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Re: Override Idiotic Wetware Drivers Option Please

Hm. At least two people on here have accumulated enough points through speeding to have lost their licenses, I see.

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Mine increases the motor/generator recharge rate on the downhill so the set speed is maintained and uses the battery to boost back up hill. Only the steepest slopes down cause the speed to rise when the MG can't sink the energy away.

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Re: Sleeping feet...

Especially hills and dips. Just a couple of mph dropped up a long hill is enough that your set speed cruise will catch up a fixed accelerator manual driver scarily fast.

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Re: GPS NIghtmares Made Worse?

Mine is of a similar state, and it wasn't that it cheaper out, but that the system must accept inputs of wheel rotations, inertial sensors and steering angle etc etc to supplement GPS. At the time of manufacture (2006) there wasn't an alternative other than to design it yourself. I'm not sure even today that there's a commercial system that accepts and balances alternative positional information.

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Re: Override Idiotic Wetware Drivers Option Please

Automatic Speed Limiters should be a new class of vehicle on the driving license, and anyone who loses their license for speeding should, once their ban is spent, ONLY be allowed to make use of that class.

Discuss this and the extension to full self-driving vehicles and implications of driving licences etc.

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I think the figures are fairly impressive. It would be interesting to see how they correlate the the actual capability of the auto-drive itself. I mean, once every 5 miles on a motorway for a semi-autonomous lane-changer point-and-shoot system is good but then less impressive than, say, once every 0.5 miles by a full A-to-B sat nav style autopilot operating in a dense, urban jungle scenario with traffic lights every 50 yards, Lycra-clad couri-kazi pilots cycling zigzag between the gridlock, phombies walking across your path in full-on Oxford Street style and coping with a street scene having more visual clutter than the painted record of a fight between Jackson Pollock and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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Re: How thoughtful of her

Indeed they didn't have to be very powerful explosives, just enough to lift the door off the hinge pins. This is what gives petard its slang meaning; fart.

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Re: He simply takes the kettle, opens the lid, shows them the lead inside the kettle,

That's unfortunately the kind of inspired thinking that only follows after one has had a fresh cup of really hot tea.

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Re: Promoted to customer...

That's chilling. Seriously bone chilling.

That's the ultimate corporate take on an integration of Human Resources and Customer Service. "The customer is the most valued item in the shop, and all negatives are turned into positives through the use of inspirational language".

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Tall, slim models are coming to take over dumpy SSD territory

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Re: Isolinear

Ha! I was thinking about the time it takes to hot swap a NVMe and rebuild... it brought to mind that episode where Data was brought in to rearrange the isolinear chips because he could do it faster. If they had to wait for the array to rebalance each time, the Enterprise would have been toast.

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Re: Height Correction

I'd try looking at it in inches first. And then add the depth of a standard edge connector and the thickness of a back/mid-place PCB.

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There are already...

channel suppliers who are making far better use of NVMe and even software/firmware based FTL... they're just not using this form-factor to do it. And therein I see an issue - proprietary lock-in.

It's certainly an interesting field to watch things mature in!

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Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing

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Re: True hipster

Deconstructed.

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I would give it a go...

but just the once, probably.

And I'd eat it as the creator intended, first of all, then I'd probably have to top it off with a mix of Tabasco sauce and HP sauce to disguise the flavour.

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Fella faked Cisco, Microsoft gear death – then sold replacement kit for millions, say Feds

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Re: long prison terms

Incarceration as a service, innit?

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One of the few times...

When you get someone claiming to be Microsoft Technical Support on the phone, it's THEM being scammed.

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FYI: That Hawaii missile alert was no UI blunder. Someone really thought the islands were toast

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Re: EMA - puzzling

Semaphore code using brightly coloured grass skirts signalling arm and body movements.

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UK's iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory nominated as World Heritage Site

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F*** all of that...

It's where the greatest Doctor met his end. And that fact alone makes it worthy of being set in the largest ever Plasticraft known to mankind.

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Dodgy parking firms to be denied access to Brit driver database

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Re: GDPR

Yes, yes, it's not an absolute and explicit exemption from the Act in its entirety - the Act has derogations which allow a nation to exempt e.g. the enforcement of civil law matters, etc, and yes, this hasn't yet been tested by case law. The RVR 2002 hasn't been amended as part of the bill. Though some law about HGVs was. Weirdly.

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