* Posts by Sgt_Oddball

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Microsoft concedes to Mozilla: Redmond will point web API docs at Moz Dev Network

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Re: this

It doesn't but I've never found chrome tools all that great (in the early days they weren't a scratch on firebug). And I never claimed that using chrome would stop you using MDN, I merely implied that Mozilla tend to be more developer friendly overall so using MDN as a single source of truth is no bad thing.

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this

Is why I still use Firefox to develop on when others swear by chrome. (That and scratchpad/web ide are much better than chromes attempts that I've found). MDN also keeps a damn good record of old standards and what's replaced them which is always good.

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Boss visited the night shift and found a car in the data centre

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An entire replacement IT infrastructure?

I've come across a whole backup IT system (completely outdated and hopeless underpowered with no way of shifting from the live system to this redundant system) kept in the server room 'just in case we ever need to replace the whole lot in a hurry'...

It's also worth noting this was for a computer parts distributor so if came to that we could just....you know use the stuff on the shelves if it was a big enough emergency...

(though it did have a number of 3Dfx cards from when they were a thing)

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

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Re: There are only two type of cops...

I thought a police whistle blower was just a British plod back in the day?

I wonder what would happen if they try it on someone with seriously deep pockets willing to challenge it seriously?

Anyways, Mine's the one with the truncheon in the pocket.

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No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news

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Re: Actually

Yeah. All the cool kids reference Stalin instead.

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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

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Re: Police Scotland = Morons with time on their hands

You mean we don't even get the usual, pathetic 'lessons will be learned'?

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Whose drone is that? DJI unveils UAV traffic tracking system

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Re: Pointless

To be fair Las Vegas had a legal (but only if sold separately and it's a grey area at best) modification. As to why the modification was legal is beyond me (I would have thought altering the firing rate or cyclic function would have been banned but what do I know?)

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Black Helicopters

If be interested to see....

just how many airborne objects out could handle at once.

Just imagine taking down an airports radar with a physical DDoS by using hundreds or thousands of drones at once.

Probably won't happen..... probably

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BOFH: Oh dear. Did someone get lost on the Audit Trail?

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reminds me of an old graffti note

Double your pleasure, double your fun...

Xerox your paycheque.

As for being the decoy Shirley Simon should have looked visibly irritated at some point just to keep the manager biting less he figure out out sooner.

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Someone liked dwarf planet Haumea so much they put a ring on it

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Re: J L Ortiz, a minor planet specialist

I dunno... sending the kids to another planet does have a certain charm to it.

Mine's the one coated in glitter and stickers

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Look! Over there! Intel's cooked a 17-qubit chip quantum package

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Mushroom

Not again

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New coding language Fetlang's syntax designed to read like 'poorly written erotica'

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I thought it was usually called...

Java?

On a unrelated note, I wonder what message a stack overflow receives? And I don't even want to think what would happen when it finds exception to something...

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BT fined £25,000 over second unsafe London roadworks this year

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Paris Hilton

Hang on...

I thought HSE was to prevent a ton of bricks coming down on you?

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Support team discovers 'official' vendor paper doesn't rob you blind

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it could also be..

A more technical problem of the tape printer being a different dpi to the original mandated barcode but the printing software not being able to correctly switch (sub pixels on a bar code will kill it. Been there done that. Wrote the direct to printer code to get round this)

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IKEA flat-packs TaskRabbit to crack assembly code

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Re: Not only

I've managed to be the polyglot son-in-law and have proven than manual labour, it management and appreciation of fine drink can be achieved In the same person without shame. It also doesn't hurt that I introduced her to good beer and Yorkshire pudding.

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Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license

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damn...

Now that re-adds react to our front end framework review. Just when we'd managed to narrow it down.

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Uber Cali goes ballistic, calls online ads bogus: These million-dollar banners are something quite atrocious

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Re: I'm unsure

The judges that have to come up with some conclusion at the end of their courtroom bickering.

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Behold, says robo-mall-cop maker: Our crime-busting dune buggy packed with spy gear

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Knightscope? Not knight industries?

It doesn't talk to people in a sarcastic way or get transported around in a mobile lab does it?

Any red lights in the bonnet?

Is a perm required to operate it remotely, and most importantly does it come in black?

Mine's the black leather jacket.

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NASA Earthonauts emerge from eight-month isolation in simulated Mars visit

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Re: I'm trying to figure out why else they'd need a "British science" officer.

Only if he's blonde. We've got standards to keep after all.

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Re: Makes a note ... new business idea

I was hoping for planet express myself.

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Bloke fesses up: I forged judge's signature to strip stuff from Google search

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If only abit of photoshop working in all cases...

Just think if I applied the same logic to certain other things... like cheques, payslips... the possibilities are endless.

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Hubble catches a glimpse WASP-12b, an almost pitch-black exoplanet

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Re: Hopefully...

I'm glad someone got the obscure reference so have an up vote

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Hopefully...

They don't name it something like 'Magno malo'... Though we should probably keep an eye on it less it start moving in this direction.

Mines the one that looks like medical tape....

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'All-screen display'? But surely every display is all-screen... or is a screen not a display?

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Re: Playing with fire, Dabbsy?

I just bought a small Bluetooth receiver and hooked that in. It does A2DP and means I have more flexibility with my 70's amp. Bluetooth A2DP is also wildly used and doesn't look too be going anywhere any time soon so is reasonably future proof for the time being and not beholden to any 3rd party.

But then I'm tight, prefer simplicity and control of my own property.

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Bespoke vending machine biz Bodega AI trips cultural landmine

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bodega?

So does it sell liquor? If not, it's not a bodega. If it does, who's keeping the underaged from buying?

Also, something like this wouldn't last 5 minutes before someone tried cracking it open when no-ones looking.

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Giant frikkin' British laser turret to start zapping stuff next year

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Paris Hilton

anyone else..

think it looks like Johnny 5 bulked up?

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Government lab that gives a crap pushes open source

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I can see why the reg got excited

They do like a good anagram...

Though I'd advise avoiding Solid Heffer Input To Energy... since that's abit Cow Renewables As Power.

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Kaspersky shrugs off government sales ban proposal

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I thought that was think of the children?

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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I propose something completely different..

Instead of trying to force users of a complex, constantly evolving and with a multitude of national, regional and even city based differences, how about we use a new universal language designed from the start to remove such confusion and ambiguity?

I hear Esperanto would suit?

Mines the one with the 'how to speak Spanish' in the pocket.

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Apple's adoption of Qi signals the end of the wireless charging wars

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for once...

I don't want to be cynical about this. If Apple truly adopt the standard then it's going to become a universal standard for all phones and for once I can only see this as a good thing.

An actual pro consumer move. Who'd've thunk it?

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Massive iPhone X leak trashes Apple's 10th anniversary circus

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Re: Iphone owners are in the know

Engineered to fall apart the day the warranty expires.

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London Tube tracking trial may make commuting less miserable

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Re: This...

Mornington crescent!

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F-35 firmware patches to be rolled out 'like iPhone updates'

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No... over the air... in the air.

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Google to relieve HTC of its phones biz – report

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Re: My G1

I've still got my desire Z floating around too. Loved the keyboard on it. Shame you can't get anything that does the same trick now.

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Violent moon mishap will tear Uranus a new ring or two

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Re: superb story title

Rectum? Damn near killed 'em!

Mines the black fleece...

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It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild

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Re: if only...

They did which is also why mine is relegated to timesheet duties and not much else.

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if only...

I've got a trusty x200t at home for graphics drawing and I'd actually consider replacing it if they did an x2xxt version of this. I've also got a t440 work machine and by comparison I hate it with a passion. Especially the track pad which has a special place reserved in hell for who came up with the idea of having the whole damn trackpad move when you click it (because the cursor moves slightly in a rage inducing manner).

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15 'could it be aliens?' fast radio bursts observed in one night

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Re: I am Appalled and Outraged!

I would have thought a bacon sandwich or a cup of tea (standards have already been debated and agreed upon) would have been more appropriate, no?

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User thanked IT department for fast new server, but it had never left its box

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Re: Praise or accusations of work not done?

Well you CAN but don't expect it to go unnoticed...

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Re: A couch?!

Pah! Sofa?? Push for a proper Chesterfield if you can aim for the sky and all that.

Mines the smoking jacket....

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SanDisk's little microSD card sucks up 400GB

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I was thinking of madder things

Like going nuts with 10 of them in something like this... Might be pricey but It'd be interesting to see what speeds you could get out of it in raid 0....

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Couple fires sueball at Amazon over faulty solar eclipse-viewing goggles

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Kiwi prankster 'oinks' down cops' radio and sings Old MacDonald

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Happy

Very good... and you owe me a new keyboard

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Re: Scrawled on a toilet wall

I've still got the book with a photo of said wall. A cherished piece of history called the graffiti files.

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AMD agrees to drop $29.5m to make Llano go away once and for all

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Re: Is it just me...

No, more like because they over promised and overwhelmingly under delivered. Lesions learned and all that jazz by the look of things with Ryzen, threadripper and Epyc since they acctually work and are quite competitive with Intel (not something we've seen for over a decade)

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Uncle Sam outlines evidence against British security whiz Hutchins

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Re: Don't get it why

You've never heard of Halons razor have you?

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Headless body found near topless beach: Missing private sub journalist identified

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Re: Evidence

I admit I've been pondering that and the prop could make for a grisly torso missing bits. Again though without knowing more about the nature of the wounds we can only guess until furher information is released.

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Uh oh, scientists know how those diamonds got in Uranus, and they're telling everyone!

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ah....

Fridgid, high pressure environments create diamonds.... please no body tell the wife.

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UK.gov to treat online abuse as seriously as IRL hate crime

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I merely like big butts.. and I also prefere telling of the truth. Though others maybe in disagreement with me on that, especially when matched with a slim midriff. Always a pleasing view partially when up close ....

Mine's the one with the fetching fedora

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75 years ago, one Allied radar techie changed the course of WW2

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Re: There's a good book called Bat 21

When you understand the reasons for things even if their not in your personal best interests you find alot of people in bad situations can take It on the chin and accept that the greater good is more pressing than your personal safety.

Unless it's completely pointless in which case I think it's permissible to somewhat miffed at your own side attempting to kill you.

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