* Posts by Captain TickTock

665 posts • joined 15 Sep 2009

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Foiled again! Brit military minds splash cash on killing satellites with... food wrapping?

Captain TickTock

What about...

the additional impetus that the Earth's rotation gives, which is maximum at the equator, and helps save on fuel?

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It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

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Re: That word Portmanteau

cleander

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Reg reader offered £999,998 train ticket from Cambridge to Horley

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Terminator

stupidity without any sort of conscience is some scary shit.

Especially now that Trump's recent AP interview has really lowered the bar on the Turing test

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Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?

Captain TickTock
Pint

This!

F*cking This!

You have earned your pint(s) for raising awareness of this insidious evil!

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That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface

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Trollface

Not that big of a deal

change the name to drumpfscratch.com

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NSW government drops a Catch: Bus Wi-Fi is a privacy nightmare

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Coat

You can connect anonymously..

...but there's a Catch...

(mine's the one with a fake Wifi hotspot in the pocket)

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Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for

Captain TickTock

"that we first saw back in the 1980's"

Ahem, 1970s...

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AMD will sell server CPUs at Happy Meal prices so you can supersize servers

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Boffin

The Parallella guy...

... has taped out a 1024-core chip

4-5 months yet before he sees silicon

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Burger barn put cloud on IT menu, burned out its developers

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Facepalm

Re: Hungry Jacks history (re: Fiddlers and tweakers indeed... )

Actually, Wikipedia says BK started HJs in WA (where I first encountered them). They had the Whopper then, but I don't recall it being the same as today's Whopper...

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Boffin

Hungry Jacks history (re: Fiddlers and tweakers indeed... )

The name Burger King was already taken. Burger King bought out Hungry Jacks, which served its own menu, and made it the exclusive franchise owner of Burger King in Oz. Since then, they've served the BK menu. So yes BK have certainly heard of them..

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Prime Minister May hints at shaking up Blighty's 'dysfunctional' rural broadband

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Re: Let me be very clear about this...

I thought "Marxist Interventionism" was in response to her stealing his energy policy, which she had previously called that.

Just checked, you're right, but this is more of the same innit?

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Re: good starting point

What is the diffence in cost of laying fttp vs copper to new housing estates?

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Captain TickTock

Re: Let me be very clear about this...

or as Ed Miliband put it quite well, "Marxist Interventionism"

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User couldn't open documents or turn on PC, still asked for reference as IT expert

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Facepalm

Converting a Word doc to HTML...

by changing the filename suffix...

this genius was the new configuration mgmt guru...

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Re: A whiter shade of pale?

Governments have redacted confidential PDFS by adding black rectangles over the offending text, forgetting that copy-paste still works...

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Oracle takes aim at AWS with cheap, fast public and hybrid cloud

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Coat

Re: "complained about his salary"

Yeah, it's a bit rich...

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TP-Link fined $200k, told to be nice to wireless router tinkers after throwing a hissy fit

Captain TickTock
Headmaster

Tinkers..?

or tinkerers?

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Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

Captain TickTock

same issue with more than a few Dell Inspiron.

Which one, specifically? Mine (5 yrs old) is working perfectly dual booting Win10 & Linux

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ISS pump-up space podule fully engorged

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Coat

Re: The Glastonbury Module

Embigeloed?

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Watchdog snaps: Privatise the Land Registry? What a terrible idea!

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Facepalm

Re: UK is really going to the dogs.

Ape shit bonkers

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Amazon attempts rule fudge to take exclusive control of new dot-words

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Joke

Re: I just want to register...

And what about pretentious.moi ?

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Daft Punk: Snowden goes electronica

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Joke

Bono's looking good for his age...

just sayin'

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German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

Captain TickTock
Coat

It's an I WIND...

.. that blows nobody any good...

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Health and Safety to prosecute over squashed Harrison Ford

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Joke

He was lucky it wasn't worse

transporting rathtars without a license. Just asking for trouble.

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Trane thermostat is a hot spot for viruses on home networks

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Headmaster

"almost no one is updating their operating systems"

perhaps ambiguous writing?

In context, could mean "almost no one is updating the devices' operating systems"

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BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

Captain TickTock
Joke

'Faulty Router'

So which customer had the faulty router? ;-)

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Nude tribute to Manet's Olympia ends in cuffing

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Joke

Earned herself a cuffing.

Was she similarly collared?

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Ground control to Major Tim! Brit's spacewalk halted after NASA 'naut takes unexpected leak

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Boffin

He/O

They use He/O mixtures for deep, deep, deep sea diving, where you have high pressures.

Would it be appropriate for space?

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Learn you Func Prog on five minute quick!

Captain TickTock

lazy evaluation mention

see Haskell in table

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Re: No mention of Prolog?

Because it is a logic programming language

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Chinese unleash autonomous airborne taxi

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Joke

Parking Spot Taken

If it's Paris, you land on top of them, or push them out of the way...

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New gear needed to capture net connection records, say ISPs

Captain TickTock
Childcatcher

Re: How exactly does this work

So if you wanted to stitch someone up you could easily set up a page such than when they visited your legit page you sent them off to all sorts of dodgy sites just for fun.

Of course this is simply defeated by opting into the family friendly web filter kindly set up for you under the direction of our esteemed government. You see, they've thought of everything!

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Report: VW execs 'knew' about fuel economy issues last year

Captain TickTock
Facepalm

"I am not aware of any wrong doing on my part."

That's a suspiciously specific statement. I am not aware of any wrong doing on my part, but I'm aware of massive wrongdoing on other people's parts at my behest?

Which is a wrongdoing on my part - D'oh!

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Outsourcer didn't press ON switch, so Reg reader flew 15 hours to do the job

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Joke

Re: Shirley...

So when they turn it on and back off again, they come back and say "Yes, but it didn't work"

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IT contractors raise alarm over HMRC mulling 'one-month' nudge onto payrolls

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Trollface

Re: Long overdue

Do not feed the troll

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HGST closing SSD plant in Malaysia – report

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Re: Odd target

Because maybe:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/21/wd_buying_sandisk/

?

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Second UK teen suspect arrested over TalkTalk hack

Captain TickTock
Joke

Reminds me of the old joke...

"There were 2 of them!"

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Oracle's Larry Ellison claims his Sparc M7 chip is hacker-proof – Errr...

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WTF?

Re: @ Captain TickTock: Still Not A Valid Argument

You erect a huge strawman saying "there will be other issues, so don't even bother to implement this measure".

I said all that? You jump to a huge conclusion based on what you assume I was thinking.

The inertia is not malice or laziness, but economic. As A non e mouse said, who will pay for it?

There are some Rust OS hobby projects which could be promising, but there's a long way to go.

Some of us have families and day jobs, but please, don't let me stop me you from rolling up your sleeves.

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Captain TickTock

Re: @A Non....

You might rewrite your compiler, but to do anything useful, it has to call OS lib functions, which are written in... etc.

Turtles all the way down is right, especially when you implement more & more in HW, which is not completely immune to screw-ups either.

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TalkTalk plays 'no legal obligation' card on encryption – fails to think of the children (read: its customers)

Captain TickTock
Paris Hilton

Take 2 data breaches into the shower?

Not me - I use Head and Shoulders.

Paris, just because

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Captain TickTock
Childcatcher

Think of the Children...

... like little Bobby Tables...

https://xkcd.com/327/

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MACAQUE ATTACK: Monkey plunders Florida resident's box, gobbles contents

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Headmaster

Cedilla has no place in licence

Only needed before an a, o or u

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FBI dumps on IoT security

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Re: Well said FBI

RH side of the pond? are you looking south?

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Feeling sweary? Don't tell Google Docs

Captain TickTock

Re: Faggot

Porked, basically

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Android faces SECOND patching crisis, on the same scale as Stagefright

Captain TickTock

Re: public service...

At least the Stagefright workaround is easy: disable auto-retrieve of MMS msgs in any app you use for messaging.

And ASLR mitigates the Stagefright vulnerability, too.

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Thought YOU'd had rude service in France? Ce n'était RIEN, M'sieu Pantalons Malodorants

Captain TickTock
Headmaster

Re: Mangue des baguettes.

Mango of baguettes? ;-)

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Sixty-five THOUSAND Range Rovers recalled over DOOR software glitch

Captain TickTock
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Range Rover Clown Car

They should have a little vase on the dash with a plastic flower, like the VW Beetle.

But unlike the Beetle, it should squirt water at the driver randomly.

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Captain TickTock
Joke

Head of Jaguar Land Rover was unavailable for comment...

Following the budget he's spending a year dead for tax reasons..

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Infusion pump is hackable … but rumours of death are exaggerated

Captain TickTock

Re: You forget the "Killer Nurse" syndrome

Air bubbles are not the huge risk that Columbo would have you believe, I was told when I complained about the huge air bubbles in my infusion line...

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Black and Latina boffins regularly mistaken for janitors, study finds

Captain TickTock
Headmaster

MEEELLIONS

.. is the correct spelling and capitalisation

as in this example

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