* Posts by James Haley 2

22 posts • joined 16 Jan 2010

Vigorous tiny vibrations help our universe swell, say particle boffins

James Haley 2
Mushroom

Re: expanding from?

http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=18004

Here's a lecture from Robert Nemiroff, Michigan Tech U. He's one of the authors of the "Astronomy Picture of the Day".

From the lecture slides:

In General Relativistic Cosmology:

There is no center.

There is no “Big Bang National Park”.

The Universe is not an exploding golf ball.

Every point can be considered the center.

The expansion looks the same from every point

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Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

James Haley 2

Here's a user issue that was escalated to me: the user had a password worked fine when linking to mail on his smartphone, but failed when logging into Windows. I met with him face to face to sort it out.

And it's just like he says. He put it in his phone and it worked, and could not log into Windows.

I asked him to tell me his password so I could try it. It's "ABC<>1", without the quotes.

And Window logs in perfectly for me. I had him try again and watched his fingers. He was typing "CapsLock a b c , . CapsLock 1" while I had typed "Shift-A Shift-B Shift-C Shift-, Shift-. 1". The damn CapsLock key doesn't Cap Lock special characters.

We cursed Microsoft and all was well. ;-)

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Fake election news meltdown vortex sucks in Google

James Haley 2

Re: We will never know

I've supported IT in U.S. local government for years.

Ballots are never left uncounted. Never.

Within a week at the most, the election board issues a official tally of results and it includes every vote.

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Google Project Zero reverse-engineers Windows path hacks for better security

James Haley 2

Re: Sniping apart..

You can definitely have drive IDs apart from A-Z. Just do this:

Start up CMD.exe and type in this:

subst [: C:\Users

dir [:

It works under Windows 7 and probably every MS operating system since DOS 3.1.

I recall the old Novell map command assigning drive letters above Z.

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HERE COMES APPLE with some new sh*t or something

James Haley 2
FAIL

Obvious fake

Clearly a fake story if a reg hack is sharing the vodka...

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Is your career lacking growth? Become a porn inspector! Hint: It sucks

James Haley 2
FAIL

China's censorship dilemma

China thinks bad content will ruin the morals and attitudes of the population.

China needs censors to protect the population from content that will ruin their morals and attitudes.

The censors must view all this content to spot the bad content.

The censors get their morals and attitudes ruined.

Now the population is only protected by perverts with bad attitudes.

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Verizon: fibre is MUCH cheaper than copper, we're going all-FTTP

James Haley 2
WTF?

Re: I'm confused

I'm confused as well.

Why is Verizon selling their existing FiOS properties?

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Fondleslab deaths grounded ALL of American Airlines' 737s

James Haley 2

Re: Now an intelligent design

"Would have used pads from two different makers..."

That would tricky and expensive, as others have noted.

The simple solution is to publish two versions of the same app, a "latest" version and a "stable" version that's always known to work.

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iPhone vs. Galaxy fight hospitalises two after beer bottle stabbing

James Haley 2
Joke

Re: Well...

Well, lets get out the beer bottles and settle this...

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SpaceX drone hovership ROCKET LANDER BURN: Musk to try again

James Haley 2
WTF?

Re: Too dark?

You'd think a Falcon engine hovering in for a landing might give off a little light...

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Samsung brings out new longer-lived 1TB Flash podule for PCs, notebooks

James Haley 2
Childcatcher

Re: Screw you christmas....

Christmas just did you a favor. Wait a few months and you'll get the same specs for a much cheaper price.

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CERN IT boss: What we do is not really that special

James Haley 2

Candidate for the expat series

El Reg should find a suitable CERN IT person for the weekend expat series.

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Japan: Land of cheap booze and slippers in the office

James Haley 2
Happy

Re: A "Gig" is something done by musicians

You guys are going to do great at your expat English teaching jobs. ;-)

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Stanford Uni: Google cash leaves us entirely impartial and unbiased

James Haley 2

Fake Steve

I miss Fake Steve.

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New iGasm: Apple to unveil not one but TWO iPhone 6 models on 9 Sept

James Haley 2
Mushroom

If the invite arrives...

If El Reg gets an invite, your crack reporters would probably be more effectively used covering the apocalypse.

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Super Cali optimistic cloud is now a focus – even though the sound of it is something quite

James Haley 2
Happy

Nice headline, clicked in solely on that basis.

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Newsweek knocks on door of dad-of-six, tells him he invented Bitcoin

James Haley 2
FAIL

Trolled?

Just a theory, based on nothing but an impression while reading the story: Newsweek got trolled.

The details just seem a *too* stereotypical...

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Facebook's flush Sheryl Sandberg savaged over UNPAID intern advert

James Haley 2

@ Shagbag re "Chop"

Google "He's got chops".

It means someone has the skills and ability to perform a task. It is most often in reference to a performance. "Jerry Seinfeld was funny last night; he still has chops."

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Apple said to be 'exploring' 5.7-inch iPhone

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er, why not the iPad

Why not just put the cell phone radio in the iPad and be done with it?

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Glorious silicon globes could hold key to elusive PERFECT kilogram

James Haley 2
Joke

Suggested fix ...

Have they made sure the fiber optic cables are seated correctly?

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Laptop display pixel counts to quadruple in 2012

James Haley 2
FAIL

@rurwin

"Oh please no. I need reading glasses to read text on the laptop screen now."

Exactly, I hope Apple adds re-sizable menus fonts to Lion to make the high pixel screens readable.

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Steve Wozniak, your time is up

James Haley 2
Paris Hilton

Keep Steve

I was on the ban bandwagon, what with Segway and Dancing with the Stars, until Kathy Griffin paragraph. All is forgiven.

Now I think he deserves his own icon, right next to Paris.

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