* Posts by Complicated Disaster

23 posts • joined 14 Apr 2010

Authorities go hard on coffee maker for stiff Viagra-powered brew

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Mushroom

Bang for your Buck.

So is nobody going to comment on the explosive possibilities of it's interaction with nitroglycerin??

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Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!

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Re: What's interesting

I expect they all will be next year!!

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Dark matter drought hits older galaxies: Boffins are, rightly, baffled

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But what if?

The other possibility that would explain the observations, of course, is that the laws of physics are not constant throughout spacetime - but nobody really wants this to be the case.

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'At least I can walk away with my dignity' – Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss

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Great Concept

I love Streetmap *because* it uses the OS maps. It's the shocking user interface that lets it down. Maybe if they had spent some of those millions working on it??

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Brace yourself, network admins, Amazon Video just hit 200 nations

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Rubbish

Prime Video is appalling. Anytime I've ever searched for something I want to watch I've found I have top pay extra for it. I'll just stick with the free delivery thanks.

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ESA to try tank-to-tank fuel switch on sat that wasn't designed to do it

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Re: How?

Of course design lifetime for this sort of mission is to do with the funding for the ground segment operational expenses as well as the actual lifetime of the craft.

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Self-driving cars doomed to be bullied by pedestrians

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Re: Non-issue.

Also, in Vietnam the traffic is largely mopeds and there is plenty of room for them to drive round pedestrians without slowing.

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Plusnet broadband outage: Customers fume as TITSUP* continues

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Buckinghamshire

No problems here.

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Robot cars probably won't happen, sniffs US transport chief

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Pint

I'll be getting a robot car the minute it can drive me home from the pub after 10 pints of beer. Until then they're useless to me.

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BT Sport takes Elemental step of software encoding

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>>Presumably the cameras aren't encoding on the fly and you probably don't want a mobile server farm to do it for you so you need fibre back to the NOC where you can then transcode in relative peace and scale up as and when needed<<

Nope. The advantage of FPGA based hardware encoders is that they are much smaller, lighter and faster than software based encoders and are already available for wireless camera applications.

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China's Dalek-like robots fear only one terrifying nemesis: Stairs

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Stop

Off?

The big red off button on the front might be a bit of a design flaw?

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Windows 8-Facebook sync blown away in API bombing raid

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FFS. One of the genuinely useful features of Windows Phone gone.

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Space geeks' resurrected NASA Sun probe ISEE-3 now on collision course with THE MOON

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You're right. It's not rocket science. It's rocket engineering. And that's far more difficult.

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Hey, O2 punters: Kiss goodbye to 4 MEELLION* Openzone hotspots

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FAIL

Baffled

I'm amazed that more venues don't just put in their own free wi-fi to attract punters rather than expecting people to pay for these "premium" services.

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Eerie satnav boffinry claims it can predict THE FUTURE

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Too much?

I'd be happy if Audi just updated their satnav to understand postcodes properly!

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SHEEP NEED TWITTER, insist my noble Lords

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But if the mobile companies pay for it in exchange for a chunck of the terrestrial TV bandwidth then £28bn becomes small change.

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Telly makers failing to turn punters on to smart TV

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My Samsung TV is "smart" but because it's a couple of years old there are no longer updates available for it and no new services are planned. If I want iPLayer I have to buy a new TV. I don't think so!

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Updating to Windows Phone 7.5

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FAIL

Why do we need to have software at all to connect Win Phone 7 to Win 7??? It should just be supported natively, surely!!

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Mio Spirit 687 satnav

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FAIL

Fastest?

I can't help noticing in the screenshot that the "fastest" route apparently takes 18 mins longer than the "economical" route!!

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Samsung UE55D8000 55in net-connected LED TV

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Yahoo

I'll be reluctant to ever buy a Samsung TV again - less than 18 months after paying £1600 for a 2009 LED TV I was told that it is no longer being supported and there will be no new features or software updates. Rubbish.

CD

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AV Receivers

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Network Video

It's all well and good receivers having network connectivity but I've yet to find one that will stream video. What's the point of an AV receiver if it only streams audio!!??

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Romford coppers try to stopper young snapper

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FAIL

Cut, Cut, Cut

If the government is going to start cutting police numbers, these officers would seem like a good place to start!

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Transport for London gobbles up Oyster

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Missing the Obvious

What I want to use my Oyster card for is buying normal train tickets!!

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