* Posts by LaeMing

2420 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

Timeout everyone. Y'all know that Musk's $500 'flamethrower' is literally a Boring blowtorch?

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Re: Great toy for drunken parties!

Well, Musk is always trying to improve the overall human condition. He was going to get to the overpopulation and baseline-intelligence issues eventually!

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Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun

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Re: Boldly going

You turn a gas-giant into a rocket, using its atmosphere as fuel, and live on the orbiting moons.

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Good lord, Kodak's stock is up 120 per cent. How? New film? Oh. It launched a crypto-coin

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If I look back on all the crap I saw on the Internet.

It's a wonder I can even think at all.

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US Senators force vote on Ctrl-Z'ing America's net neutrality death

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Megaphone

It's enough to make you wonder why bother with the hassle expense of maintaining a federal government in this day and age!

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If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

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Alien

So we can add 'use fire' to the ever-growing list of things humans falsely claim only they can do.

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Here come the lawyers! Intel slapped with three Meltdown bug lawsuits

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I'm wondering if, in this day and age of multiprocessing chips, you shouldn't just have an entire core dedicated to running the OS with its own exclusive on-chip memory for OS code and data, while the user-space companion cores completely lack even the transistors for privileged execution. Save on all the privilege-level-managing logic and all??

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No hack needed: Anonymisation beaten with a dash of SQL

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Re: It's one thing to make a law...

And we (as a group) keep voting them back in! Says a lot about us (as a group), doesn't it!

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Soz, guys. No 'alien megastructure' around Tabby's Star, only cosmic dustbunnies

LaeMing

Rather than an object, a bunch of orbiting dust clouds from exploding appropriately placed asteroids might be more feasible, though changing the message would be hard. (Full credit to Liu Cixin, author of 'Three body problem' for that idea).

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Australia's future technology headlines … for 2019!

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Black Helicopters

Re: No More Aliens

Yeah. The only ones left right now are just serving out their contracts.

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FBI tells Jo(e) Sixpack to become an expert in IoT security

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Meh

Re: Continuous product and service improvement

"I think the article ratings were removed due to abuse. There were groups of readers who would down rate anything by certain authors without reading them."

Also, I got the impression that a lot of people were rating the /topic/ of the articles rather than the article itself. So an article about some government/corporate idiocy would get a lot of down votes irrespective of how good it was in response to people's opinions on the idiocy itself.

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Kentucky lawmaker pushes smut filter law (update: maybe not)

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Alert

They will just replace all the hospitals with taps dispensing homeopathic remedies. It is the US, afterall.

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Re: Seriously?

But that was (allegedly) sexual assault. There is plenty of that in the Bible, so it is okay.

It is only depictions of sex as a mutually pleasurable experience that is a problem, really.

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Inside Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 for PCs, mobes: Cortex-A75s, fat caches, vector math, security stuff, and more

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Re: RaspberryPi 4?

When the SOC for the Pi was chosen, it was all binary blobs on the GPU side. Broadcom later opened everything up under user pressure and full kudos to them for doing so.

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Looking through walls, now easier than ever

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I think I just heard several MPs having an evilgasm.

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Netflix mulls using AI to craft personalized movie trailers for viewers

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Unhappy

Not uncommon these days, sadly

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Re: I know where this is going

http://www.nioutaik.fr/images/galerie/boobviolence.jpg (MostlySFW)

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Badass alert: 1 in 5 Brits don't give a damn about webpage crypto-miners

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Re: I'd love to "pay" for pages with mining time

Yes, as long as the site is up-front about it and uses a properly-written script, I would support sharing some spare CPU. In winter, when I would otherwise turn up the space heater, I'd share ALL my spare CPU.

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Oops: LinkedIn country subdomains SSL cert just expired

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they lost me long ago anyway

I don't have any tolerance for data companies that have major leaks.

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nbn™ pauses hybrid fibre-coax build and will fix current connections

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Re: not surprised really

I had a very positive experience with my NBN install contractors. I got in on the last of the fibre, though I doubt that was the critical difference.

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BOFH: The trouble with, er, windows installs

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George is actually on record as saying: "Every time someone asks me when my next book is coming out, I kill a Stark."

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Aussie Catholic School forced into hasty cover-up over suggestive Saint

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FAIL

Re: Some people ....

@AC, as you amply demonstrate, two can't.

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The Independent 'live streamed' space vid recorded in 2015

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Boffin

Well technically it was live.

Provided you were watching from half way to Alpha Centurai.

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Rocky Ross 128 b might harbour aliens – and it's headed right for us

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Happy

It's the exoplanet that comes to YOU!

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Telstra drops nbn™ in it as it wears compo for broadband speed ads

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Re: MTM Not About Saving Money

On the bright side, most of our 'developing' neighbours probably have old discontinued kit that is compatible with our 'new' infrastructure they can hock us cheap to replace the failing rust-piles.

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LaeMing

Re: Oversubscribinhg Provider

Yes, non-Telstra user here who gets full speed on a 25/5 most of the time (peak evening TV-streaming time sees slow downs of noticeable-but-not-unconsionable levels, which I am confident to put on the upstream pipework rather than my last mile of fibre (my area was one of the last already locked into FTTP before cancellation)).

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Boffins: We can identify you by your typing, and we're gonna sell the tech to biz, govt – yay!

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Facepalm

Re: Tools make tool

There is a really easy way to identify customers more accurately in real life. It is called a login.

(Icon for the 'boffins', not Magani.)

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Devil

Re: A few comments...

Bonus points if your keypress-timing randomiser doesn't actually randomise but jimmies the timing so the results of analysis are always a string of bits that translate to "GO DIE IN A GUTTER!"

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Google's answer to the Pixel 2 XL CRT-style screen burn in: Lower the brightness

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Boffin

Re: Progress?

Which is why I bought a Nexus 5x just before the Pixel units came out. Not happy with OLED technology's lifespan. By the time I upgrade again, hopefully micro-LED displays will be a thing!

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Facebook suggests mm-wave spectrum should be free in Australia

LaeMing

Not sure how this will 'help' the NBN since the last-mile is not where the massive congestion is anyway.

(Well unless you bought into the "Wireless-Broadband speed = Wired-Broadband speed because the both contain the word 'Broadband" misconception' and are struggling with sharing the limited airwaves with the other thousands of schmucks (not to mention the many thousands more who have a legit need for wireless comms), and I doubt this will help there either since it is just the same limited-resource-distribution problem in a different frequency band!)

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AMD, Intel hate Nvidia so much they're building a laptop chip to spite it

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Boffin

One assumes...

AMD is doing this because they analysed the numbers and the results came up positive.

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Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account

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Trollface

Re: Fake news

The number of people who saw it happen is irrelevant to the fakeness of the news.

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Is the FCC purposefully screwing up US school broadband projects?

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Unhappy

Re: I have a crazy conspiracy theory

I doubt it is collusion. More a political version of convergent evolution of scumbagness in disparate species.

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Hate to break it to you, but billions of people can see Uranus tonight

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Re: Able to see the rings with binoculars?

Pissing-down. .... That's Urine-ous.

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NYC cops say they can't reveal figures on cash seized from people – the database is too shoddy

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Unhappy

Like we needed another!

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LaeMing

Re: Lock them away...

China handled a massive corruption problem in Laoning Province a few decades back by busing in a bunch of police from 3 provinces away to make sure they were outside the local corruptives' sphere of influence. I assume States Rights would stop that happening in the US, though.

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Raspberry Pi burning up? Microsoft's recipe can save it and AI

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Re: If its not used in a mobile application

Or a small copper cube bridging the top of the chip to a square-foot of aluminium ex-BBQ grille!

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LaeMing

I believe the limit on RAM is the Vidcore IV module, which has a hard-coded 1G address range. I would assume if Vidcore V ever ends up in a future Pi, more RAM would become possible.

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Re: Why?

> @druck & @Voland's Right Hand....

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> Lads, why start this when none of us has a popcorn icon?

Just put the corn on the Pi chip one at a time until you have popped them all.

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Huge power imbalance between firms and users whose info they grab

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Happy

Re: It's not *their" data it's *your* data.

Dead Trolls sung it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eIUOUfhoJ8 :-)

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Super Cali goes ballistic, small-cell law is bogus. School IT outsourcing is also... quite atrocious

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You just need to call some of them "Veganing rooms."

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Twitter: Why we silenced Rose McGowan after she slammed alleged sex pest Harvey Weinstein

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Re: I have a question

Because people are, on the whole, horrible and 'social media' is really just a mirror on the normal human condition.

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Rattled toymaker VTech's data breach case exiting legal pram

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Re: As far as VTech is concerned it's all your fault.

And if enough consumers are returning rejected open boxes, the retailer might just decide it isn't worth stocking that supplier's product. (We can dream, can't we?)

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Blade Runner 2049: Back to the Future – the movies that showed us what's to come

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Re: Total Recall, Red Planet, The Martian, Mission to Mars, The Last Days on Mars, Escape from Mars

Mars is already populated - entirely by robots, in fact.

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Re: Demolition Man

Sounds like I ain't Spartacus doesn't know how to use the 3 seashells!

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Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell

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That's just swell.

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Let's go live now to Magic Leap and... Ah, still making millions from made-up tech

LaeMing
Meh

Wot? Who?

I just keep forgetting what Magic Leap does and have to go look it up every time it comes up (for air?) again - and I am presently dabbling in the VR field quite extensively!

Possibly I keep confusing them with LeapMotion then doing a double-take when it doesn't match up.

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What does the Moon 4bn years ago and Yahoo! towers this week have in common? Both had an awful atmosphere

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Re: What a delicious typo

That's how they are going to save money on fuel - reduce lift weight with anorexic astronauts.

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How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it's called the USA Liberty Act

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Unhappy

Re: USA Liberty Act

Truth is fake-news, freedom is slavery, control is liberty.

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Ex-sperm-inate! Sam the sex-droid 'heavily soiled' in randy nerd rampage

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Re: So bad

My brother got a 'Miss Naughty' doll for a birthday long long ago where you squeezed its hand and it said a slightly-NSFW phrase randomly selected from a small list. He threw it out before I could reserve it to pull it apart and see how hackable/reprogrammable it was :-/

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LaeMing

More seriously,

the 'soiled' in this case probably means grubby fingers and congealed Cheeto dust, rather than more intimate secretions.

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