* Posts by Sgt_Oddball

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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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Comp sci world shock: Bonn boffin proposes P≠NP proof, preps for prestige, plump prize

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Re: "..to prove either that P≠NP or that P=NP. Not one has succeeded."

You're all wrong. The correct answer is 42.

Terminator because it's the closest to a paranoid android.

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Uber to bend over, take privacy probe every two years for next 20 years

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Re: And now we're supposed to think we're safe?

But they're promised and even said they'd hand over their pocket change of they're caught doing it again

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Internet addict sent to an anti-addiction boot camp is no longer an addict. Because he's dead

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Re: Parenting 101

Would I be right in thinking hydroponics and large lights were involved?

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Ancient IETF 'teapot' gag preserved for posterity as a standard

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Re: Instant of Tetleys?

I always thought perforations were a rip off...

Mine's than one with the pocket of Yorkshire tea

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Trapped under ice with no oxygen for months, goldfish turn to booze. And can you blame 'em?

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so....

Beer battered carp can come pre boozed up?

Though it does result in a shameful 0.06% abv which would take some doing to get that to a meaningfully level for human consumption.

Pint because it's made me thirsty now.

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Hell desk to user: 'I know you're wrong. I wrote the software. And the protocol it runs on'

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Re: OTOH there is the case

Or even 2 free cores as the case with my old x2 550.

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Watch this nanochip reprogram cells to fix damaged body tissue

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It is however occasionally brain surgery....

Mine's the one with the edible chips in the pocket

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Smart streetlight bods Telensa nearly double full-year revenues

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Re: How long before they're hacked?

I can just imagine flying over a city at night with hacked lights giving some amusing message or more likely a large phallus....

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One drive to rule them all and in the data centre bind them

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Looks less of a ruler and more of a yard stick.... matter of perspective I suppose.

(Also no word on server partners who might look to building chassis that can take this new standard I note..)

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You had ONE job: Italian firefighters suspected of starting blazes for cash

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Re: Pretty sure...

They considered it but did you see the prices of the note 7's?

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Florida man is world's fastest flasher: Just 53 quintillionths of a sec

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Re: While astonishing femtosecond (1x10^-15 sec) lasers are already available OTS

I'm more of a fan of phased plasma rifles myself (something in the 40 watt range?).

I do however wonder if this could be used for other purposes like optical switching since the faster the better and all that?

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Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

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Re: Nobody needs more than 640K of RAM.

If only he 'each'.....(I own 7 at the moment...)

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A sarcasm detector bot? That sounds absolutely brilliant. Definitely

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Re: Handy . .

I can think of others who might help. One or two glorious leaders for starters...

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Brit uni builds its own supercomputer from secondhand parts

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Re: is 256 pi's enough?

Fine, I'll have to get back to replying in a keyboard rather than my phone as it always adds a space before a question mark and I can't be arsed to remove it everytime (it also adds a random space to the begining of a sentence on the reg comments which again through apathy I've stopped giving a toss over hence the non capitalised 'i') as for why I used 'is' as opposed 'are', that would be more of the nature of the question since using 'is' can be considered a more aggressive response, nay even a challenge as opposed to 'ere's which can be taken as a more polite enquiry.

There's also the cultural context of speech patterns not being the same for ever part of the country... soft southern.... people and they're Oxford English dictionaries. No queens speech for me,etc etc.

Now where's my flat cap?

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Re: I keep dreaming of building a Pi HPC...

Is 256 pi's enough ?

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Re: I keep dreaming of building a Pi HPC...

What? Like this?

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Space Duck 2.0 is New Horizons' next destination

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Re: Giant Space Ducks!

The duck moves...

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NEWSFLASH Now even science* says moneybags footballers are overpaid

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Re: Absinthe

I've also found it's been known to make the world go sideways. Though that might have been a matter of perspective ...

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Re: A can of worms has opened

Some of us would rather drink absinthe in a dingy French bar than watch football.. so it's all relative

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'Real' people want govts to spy on them, argues UK Home Secretary

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Re: ""A piano could drop on her head tomorrow""

Where's the acme catalogue when you need it? Or does using that get you on a watch list too?

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Sputtering bit-blasters! IBM's just claimed densest tape ever record

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Re: 201Gb/in2?

That is a lot of special interest dvds...

Mine's the one with magazines I only read for the articles....

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HP Inc reveals dockable, wearable VR workstation for the office

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good toy for Christmas

I can see the appeal. I mean imagine the walk home in the depths of winter... backpack on under your coat running a full build should keep things nice and toasty for the journey, no?

Flame because I still don't trust li-on batteries enough to strap them to my back.

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The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

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Re: Proper Full English

What's not to like?

Well the tomato sauce would ruin an otherwise perfect full English. The sauce, it must be brown!

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Southern awarded yet another 'most moaned about rail firm' gong

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Re: If you want good trains

For good train service you want the Keighley and worth valley railway.

A proper train pulling decent well maintained caridges, manned by happy staff complete with on-board bar (serving between 2 to 4 handpulled pints depending on what they've managed to get in)

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Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

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You refresh using the mouse? How long before something in chrome looks dated? And for clunky experiences I tried developing on chrome for a few days. Hated every second of it.

(Fyi being able to view what javascript addresses what elements directly is a massive boon and anything without it seems backwards now)

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FUKE NEWS: Robot snaps inside drowned Fukushima nuke plant

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So..

No sign of Blinky then?

- Mines the one with 'Fishing times' in the pocket

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Apple's 'KGB level of secrecy' harms its AI projects – but don't worry, it's started a blog

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Re: Of Buffer OverLodes ...... and Fanciful China Syndrome Meltdowns* in Surreal Life Events

I think it's more a case of forewarning us that AI had replaced ESP research in the more shadowy side of certain technological industrial complexes. In so much as the higher end far out reseasrch can show better results than ESP. It might also be a hint that they're combining the two. Using AI to enhance ESP capacity.

I could of course be totally wrong since amanfrommars also reads like a Google spider got stuck down the back of a conspiracy nuts dictionary..

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Ew! HTC jams pop-up adverts into people's smartphone keyboards

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shame

If only HTC still did a phone like the desire z this could have been avoided. Proper keyboard in a useful format, it was also the last HTC I bought.

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Air, sea drones put through their paces on Solent testing range

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Can someone just...

Send the Navy back to school;

At the Royal Navy's annual Unmanned Warrior exercise

By it's very definition 'Warrior' has to be person.. unless it's the explicit name of something (like the HMS Warrior I suppose)

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The curious case of a Tesla smash, Autopilot blamed, and the driver's next-day U-turn

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Re: So, the car phoned home, right?

That could be awkward....

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Re: So, the car phoned home, right?

Your car knows what you did last night....

I wonder what constitutes an emergency too? Would non damaging rocking motions count? How about steamed windows?

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They're both faultless...

Both the autopilot and the drive - we all know corners take Americans by surprise....

(Flame on!)

(Also in all seriousness - He admitted he 'Looked up and suddenly there was a sharp left hand corner' so.. what was he busy looking at that was more important than the road?)

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Hot HoloLens models 'shafted by Microsoft'

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Re: Pictures or it did not happen

Maybe with the girl with the EeePC? We haven't seen her for a while....

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Apache says 'no' to Facebook code libraries

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Stick To yer' guns

The nature of this licence is such that someone else not in apache can get the licence revoked stuffing everyone else further up the chain.

It's like having a nice rum punch only to have an uninvited guest turn up and demand you remove the rum because they take issue with you using the same rum as they've got at home.

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AI bots will kill us all! Or at least may seriously inconvenience humans

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So...

He wants to stop crazed AI from taking over. So what about crazed governments? Got any sage regulation for that? Has he never heard of Halons razor? AI might turn out better in the long run.

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Electric driverless cars could make petrol and diesel motors 'socially unacceptable'

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Re: "Electric vehicles are the obvious solution to that particular problem"

Luxury! My old flat had no parking at all. There were 24 apartments and the only available parking was the disabled bays across the road (in fairness it was on a partial pedestrianised road but the nearest parking was 5 mins away and eye wateringly expensive).

Glad I live in the sticks now where I can at least park on our community parking spots.

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Re: "Electric vehicles are the obvious solution to that particular problem"

A wind farm on every corner silly.....

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Let's go to work: How bots took over business

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There are some...

Where it's up for debate if it's a man or machine behind the handle (Amanfrommars being an oft. touted example.)

As for telling most reg commentards are real is easy. Just imagine the words said as sarcastically as possible and if that makes more sense then they're real.

*Mines the one with the flack jacket sewn inside...

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Good news: Samsung's Tizen no longer worst code ever. Bad news: It's still pretty awful

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Re: and this is why...

I've got a similar system set up at home (hacked nowTV box running plex client which is served by my test/dev/pissing around with server running esxi). I also did the same to said microserver for my parents (though only 3TB of storage plus it runs backups for them, though it does have the borg cube sticker set on it because they're slightly bigger geeks than me).

But as for the average punter' this is probably beyond them or their comprehension (since it's a TV it should just work no?) so not everyone has this option.

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and this is why...

I'd generally much prefer a dumb device if I'm going to hang onto it for a while. Like a tv for example (though I've found a way to solve that. Large monitor with hdmi but I digress). Putting a poorly supported OS into anything then giving it internet access is asking for trouble.

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Hey, remember that monkey selfie copyright drama a few years ago? Get this – It's just hit the US appeals courts

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Re: Just sayin'

But I thought no person could avoid death and taxes?

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Virgin Trains dodges smack from ICO: CCTV pics of Corbyn were OK

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Did they...

Let it be known how many of those 'empty' seats were booked at the time?

Thought not.

That being said if they investigate further then i wonder how the other side would fare under the same scrutiny? (£350 million a week anyone?)

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Dell gives world its first wireless-charging laptop if you buy $580 extra kit

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Re: Regardless of the price, the idea is good

I'd rather the train company spent the money on better seats.

FTFY.

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Just in time for summer boozing: Boffins smash world record for the most perfect ice cubes

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The more we find out, the less we find we know.

I also remember reading how ice and water generally has some of the weirdest properties of pretty much anything. Make water a solid and it gets larger not smaller and thats just the tip of the iceberg...Ah. I'll get my coat.

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FREE wildcard HTTPS certs from Let's Encrypt for every Reg reader*

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Re: An admirable effort.

Not always.. had a mail server running lets encrypt certs and the damn thing wouldn't automatically switch certs if the old cert didn't get deleted when the new cert was created (not a general public mail box, it was mainly used for tests and my personal email which i mainly used as a spam catch or job applications).

That being said having a wildcard cert would be massively helpful for test servers/sub domains for smaller businesses/customers and those who don't have a massive (or any) budget spare for purchasing SSL certs and should generally be roundly applauded.

P.S. I'm also aware it's mearly one part of a larger security overview (SQL injection, remote desktop, weak/non-existant SSH cert passwords, default wordpress/drupal/cms of choice etc. etc. anyone?) - but the more tools we have to secure things, the better.

P.P.S - Pint because it's friday and they probably deserve it.

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Sysadmin bloodied by icicle that overheated airport data centre

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Re: Frozen winter shit.

There's both in fuck it...

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TfL, WTH is my bus? London looks up from its mobile

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thought for the day..

If there's no time table is the bus still late?

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