* Posts by tony2heads

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Oh happy day! Linus Torvalds has given the world Linux 4.10

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Re: Missing icon for "you should be sooo glad this is a text rather than audio medium"

Cue the Edwin Hawkins Singers in ecstatic chorus

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Baby supernova spotted, just three hours old and a real cutie

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Re: The watched star...

I think that Eta Carinae will blow up before Betelgeuse.

Icon: supernova!!

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Nul points for Ukraine's Eurovision ticket site fail

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WTF?

This MUST be fake news

The very idea that somebody would pay to go to the Eurovision song contest!

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Talk of tech innovation is bullsh*t. Shut up and get the work done – says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Or, in the vernacular ...

You always get the highest score for No Trumps

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Japanese team unveils terahertz band 100 Gbps wireless tech

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Re: Naive question

There is a very strong water absorption line just above 300GHz, so I a sceptical about its use anywhere foggy.

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Vizio coughs up $2.2m after its smart TVs spied on millions of families

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Re: Becoming "standard practice"

I thought that it was 'Arnaud Amalric'

See wikipedia

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US government agency pops 16 years of solar weather data online

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Space weather

Everyone knows that's a Chinese Communist myth!!!

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Why don't you all just f-f-f-fade away, Kaspersky asks generation SocMed

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Who needs it?

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Here's how the missile-free Royal Navy can sink enemy ships after 2018

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Re: lack of stealth ?!

Hannah Reitsch

BTW my father-in-law was Telegraphist Air Gunner in Swordfishes. They were trying to avoid a German fighter which was MUCH faster, so the pilot took them down to street level in a Norwegian town where they could turn through side streets, but their pursuer could not as he would stall at that speed.

I have heard that the Swordfish's stall speed was about 50mph

Would love to hear from any Norwegians to confirm the tale.

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AI vuln-hunter bots have seen things you people wouldn't believe

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formally verified microkernel and verified communications software

When we we see these on consumer systems?

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Super-cool sysadmin fixes PCs with gravity, or his fists

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Percussive maintenance

is a skill every tech guy should have

Icon: isn't that a baseball bat?

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LG's $1,300 5K monitor foiled by Wi-Fi: Screens go blank near hotspots

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Re: YMMV

The problem maybe caused by something that is not supposed to be there, like some harmonic or intermodulation product in the RF signal.

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Solaris continuous upgrades have already begun, says Oracle

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Picture is the wrong way round

Clearly it should be rotated by 90 deg clockwise.

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Make America, wait, what again? US Army may need foreign weapons to keep up

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Re: Military-industrial 101

Don't forget the Poles, who did the earliest work on cracking Enigma (before they were invaded)

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Translations

'Fuchs' in German means 'Fox' in English

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Cisco's WebEx Chrome plugin will execute evil code, install malware via secret 'magic URL'

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Re: An Adobe Wannbe?

Crap movies have The Razzies

Why not have an award for appealingly buggy software?

I suggest that El Reg is the right place to host it; what do you think?

Suggested topics could include:

Most Insecure software

Phone producers with the most bloatware

Corporation with most leaks

Corporation with most spyware

Website with crappiest interface

Website with most offensive/in-your-face adware

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Revealed: How Nvidia's 'backseat driver' AI learned to read lips

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Re: Old news

I have the opposite phenomenon; they seem to be driven by non-artificial stupidity.

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Tech moguls dominate Oxfam's rich people Hateful 8

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Re: Hands up if you've got debts

There are loads of people in first world countries with negative wealth, like students with massive loans to repay, people stuck with negative-equity houses....

The truly poorest are usually the ones without enough income to get a loan.

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Father of Android II: A Hardware Comeback

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FAIL

connector

Not ANOTHER proprietary connector !!!

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Oh ALIS, don't keep us waiting: F-35 jet's software 'delayed'

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Vista

We're going to die!

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Crumbs. Exceedingly good cakes, meat dressing price hike in wake of the Brexit

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Pirate

Have a Brexit

Your new diet alternative to full-fat EU!

Icon: this guy has been eating only Brexit foods!

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Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview

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@AMBxx

Bile green would be best (to represent the anger of the user)

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: Seamen spread over California

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Re: Hrm...

zerg swarm

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Google caps punch-yourself-in-the-face malicious charger hack

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To quote Douglas Adams

"In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri."

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Forget aircraft – now cretins are laser-blinding ferry boat crewmen

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Filters

Lasers are inherently narrow band so I suggest that all cockpits (and bridges on ferries) should be fitted with filters to remove the green laser lights.

If that is too expensive, give the pilots googles with filters.

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British military laser death ray cannon contract still awarded, MoD confirms

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Re: operational in all weather

This might work but the power dissipated to get through a blanket of fog would be enormous ( backscatter, absorption) particularly if aiming at something low to the ground.

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Persistent ad and dialler trojans found on 28 Android phones

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Re: So. And now...

ALWAYS root.

Most firms don't care about your android device once they have your money, so the only way to keep it safe is to root.

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Re: Actual question

I have used Malwarebytes on android. It found 2 malware apps which I removed; since then the system works OK.

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Give us encrypted camera storage, please – filmmakers, journos

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@ Gene Cash

Then the system should be that the journo DOES NOT HOLD the key.

The encryption should be public-key with the decrypt key in head office.

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Who killed Pebble? Easy: The vulture capitalists

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Re: Fancy that

There are also workplaces that will not ALLOW mobile phones in, but have nor problem with watches.

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For God's sake, stop trying to make Microsoft Bob a thing. It's over

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Re: @Chris G. - "Exciting new experiences"

The excited part could cause great embarrassment depending on where you are.

Coat ; its the dirty raincoat

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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

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Re: Meh...

Whether viruses are alive or not is still a moot point. See the Kahn Academy take on this.

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UK cops spot webcam 'sextortion' plots: How vics can hit stop

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Re: Why

The population is usually irrational and complex - never integer and (when Boolean) TRUE

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Elon Musk wants to launch 4,000 satellites and smother globe with net connectivity

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4000 satellites in a similar orbit

Kessler syndrome on the way....

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Leaked paper suggests EM Drive tested by NASA actually works

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Boffin

Photons do have momentum

momentum= (Planck constant) / (wavelength)

If so if this is the mechanism then laser diodes would be better.

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Any questions? No, not you again at the back, please God no

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Re: Fear of flying

I LIKE the takeoff and landing - they are the good bits.

What I hate is being stuck in a seat designed for anorexic hobbits; being unable to afford (or get the boss to pay for) business class, I am stuck in immediate danger of deep vein thrombosis.

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Joomla! readies patch for core vulnerability so critical it isn't talking

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Re: Damn ..

The exclamation mark is a warning (like on road signs) anyone using this should beware. See icon

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'Please label things so I can tell the difference between a mouse and a microphone'

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Re: When we get to the stage where we have to label everything...

Don't you mean 'Cheese-eating surrender mammal'?

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Robots blamed for wiping 10 per cent off the value of sterling

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@Alan Brown

Lands clearance suggests that you have an alternative use for it (in the clearances in Scotland it was sheep).

What could one use Sunderland for? Wind farms?

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ISP GMX attempts the nigh impossible: PGP for the masses

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Re: How long until it's illegal in the UK ?

the operating system must have been Vista, since that is well known to cause terror.

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My Nest smoke alarm was great … right up to the point it went nuts

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Terminator

Sounds like

Talkie Toaster

We should know by now that these talking devices exist to annoy us. It is the next step in the Rise Of The Machines -see icon.

Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. You have been warned!

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UK will build new nuclear bomb subs, says Defence Secretary

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Re: Vanguard, Victorious, Vigilant and Vengeance

Bearing it mind that the subs will be running on Windows, how about Bob, Rover and Clippy?

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Eric Raymond revisits his biggest mistake, updates 'Pilot' language after 20 years

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Happy

I love the disclaimer

<quote>

AUTHOR'S DISCLAIMER

Don't blame me for the language design; I think it's wretched, too,

and I only did this implementation for the hack value. Finally, a

*real* language that's as perverse and limiting as INTERCAL...

</quote>

I have never seen better.

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The web is past peak innovation: It's all negative returns from here

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Re: People use beautiful things

I beg to differ.

For getting work done I go with function over 'beauty' every time. My garden spade looks pretty rusty but works, nobody will gaze in admiration at my screwdriver set and it is the same with the software I need. I prefer CLI over GUI --unless-- the GUI has some real added value for the extra screen space it uses.

My data reduction is run with a CLI (which can be easily scripted) and save the pretty stuff for showing the results.

The appealing looks maybe useful for selling games (yes I'm thinking of Kate 'Game of War' Upton) but does not help the game quality.

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It's Pablo Pic-arsehole: Turner Prize wannabe hits rock bottom

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Re: Tracey Emin...

Art is 'worth' what somebody will pay for it.

Personally I like the train set, but getting it from the manufacturer has a better guarantee than that from the artist.

No sign of 'art for art's sake' with this lot.

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Don't let banks fool you, the blockchain really does have other uses

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Alien

4D printing

I think it is wanted on Magrathea

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Greybeards beware: Hair dye for blokes outfit Just For Men served trojan

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Big Brother

Hairy

They really need a fine-toothed comb to root this out.

Icon: I'm sure Big Brother dyes his moustache

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You call it 'hacking.' I call it 'investigation'

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Re: Security questions about mother's name

I couldn't because it is Irish and starts with an " O' "

Their software could not accept " ' " as it wanted letters only.

I suspect it would have the same problem in South Africa where some names include " ! " for the click sounds.

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'Inherent risk' to untried and untested 4G emergency services network – NAO

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Re: Radio Amateurs to embed with Emergency services...

Have to agree; if you want resilience get away from digital and if you want coverage go below 100MHz.

This allows anyone to listen, so you may need to use code phrases.

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Star Trek's Enterprise turns 50 and still no sign of a warp drive. Sigh

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Re: FTFY

But they are

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