* Posts by Zebo-the-Fat

96 posts • joined 5 Apr 2011

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30 years ago, NASA put Challenger behind it and sent a Space Shuttle back out into the black

Zebo-the-Fat

I saw it fly

By pure luck I was able to watch the launch from Florida, I was on holiday doing the Disney thing with my kids. I got talking to someone who realised that I liked "spacy things" and offered me a free ticket to see the launch.

I think we were about 5 miles from the pad and it was one of the loudest things I ever heard, I had seen other launches on TV and heard the sound "crackle" I just assumed that this was the microphones overloading, hearing it live and the thing crackled like gods own crisp packet!

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HP Ink should cough up $1.5m for bricking printers using unofficial cartridges – lawsuit

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My printer

It's my printer, I paid for it and I own it. If I want to fill it with a mixture of carbon black and liquefied dog turds I should be able to it

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You're alone in a room with the Windows 10 out-of-the-box apps. What do you do?

Zebo-the-Fat

When did a program turn into an app??

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Bouncing robots land on asteroid 180m miles away amid mission to fetch sample for Earth

Zebo-the-Fat
Pint

Well done

Very very nice, well done to everyone involved, can't wait to see the pictures.

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The Reg chats with Voyager Imaging Team member Dr Garry E Hunt

Zebo-the-Fat

Nice!

Just shows what skilled engineers can do (despite politicians!)

I wonder how the flat earth crowd explain it all though (all faked maybe??)

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Do not adjust your set, er, browser: This is our new page-one design

Zebo-the-Fat

Not good!

Don't like it, take it away!!

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Muslim American woman sues US border cops: Gimme back my seized iPhone's data!

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Curious

I'm curious, I have a phone provided by my employer, I am allowed to use it for private calls and emails. If I am stopped at the airport and asked to hand over the phone and or passwords, can I do that, as the phone does not belong to me and my employer has told me to NEVER reveal company confidential information to anyone?

If it was a weekend there would be no one available at the office to contact

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CIMON says: Say hello to your new AI pal-bot, space station 'nauts

Zebo-the-Fat

Nevermind the AI, I want that coffee!!

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USB-C for Surface owners arrives in form of a massive dongle

Zebo-the-Fat

Re: Eh?

Not ready for the "cloud"? (cloud = other peoples computers!)

I want MY data on MY hardware!

(yes I am an old fart!)

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NASA eggheads draw up blueprints for spotting, surviving asteroid hits

Zebo-the-Fat

Turn it!

Just get the flat earthers to agree to turn the earth so it is edge on to the asteroid thus providing a much smaller target!

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USA! USA! We're No.1! And we want to keep it that way – in spaaaace

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Re: Zebo the fat and clueless

So what? they are still needing Russia to get into space

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The united states of Trumpton can't even get their own people up to their space station and back without asking Russia for help

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The ice must flow: Dunes of frozen gas spotted on alien dwarf

Zebo-the-Fat

Pluto is cool!

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You've heard that pop will eat itself. Boffins have unveiled a rocket that does the same

Zebo-the-Fat

Is that a spark plug at the bottom of the engine?

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The future of radio may well be digital, but it won't survive on DAB

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If a radio station (digital or analogue) has adverts interupting the program I just turn it off

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'Every little helps'... unless you want email: Tesco to kill free service

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I have been using gmx for email for years, never had a problem. I use IMAP to pick up the emails so I never see any advertising on their webmail page

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MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

Zebo-the-Fat

Sweet

Very nice, but I would want a few more launches before I got in the drivers seat!

By coincidence, a Tesla shot past me today in NE England doing around mach 5, not sure about the colour due to the red shift!

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Camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest for Botox-enhanced pouts

Zebo-the-Fat

Nice!

Well.... you don't want an ugly camel do you?

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Kent woman to season festive dinner with her mother's ashes

Zebo-the-Fat

Yummy Mummy??

It's just a case of recycling!

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If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck

Zebo-the-Fat

I paid around £80 for a Chinese cheepo android, it makes calls, texts, does email and surfs the web. What more would I want in a phone?

If it breaks it isn't the end of the world, I just get another, what does paying 10 times the price give me??

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Batteries that don't burn at the drop of a Galaxy Note 7? We're listening

Zebo-the-Fat

Confused

Did I read it correctly, they use "graphene oxide"

Graphine is carbon so graphene oxide must be carbon dioxide or monoxide, what am I missing?

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US border cops must get warrants to search phones, devices – EFF

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Not mine

Search my phone? but it isn't mine, it belongs to my company who are not available at weekends...so I can't give you permission to look at it...?

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NEWSFLASH Now even science* says moneybags footballers are overpaid

Zebo-the-Fat

It's a lot of money to play a bloke who just kicks a ball around a field

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Uneasy rest the buttocks on the iron throne. Profits plunge 14% at Sky UK and Ireland

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Sky programs are unwatchable, I just get interested in a film and some idiot is trying to flog me car insurance. If I record the programs it's a bit better, I can skip past the adds but it's still a pain.

The hardware is unreliable, my current HD box (my 4th I think) is a record beater, it has lasted almost 2 years without having to be be replaced (though I have had to do several reformat/firmware updates)

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US vending machine firm plans employee chip implant scheme

Zebo-the-Fat

How hard is it to wave a card over the reader??

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Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond

Zebo-the-Fat

Pay the ransom?

No, reformat and restore from off site backup :)

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Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

Zebo-the-Fat

Numbers

"pre-programmed" to an "ideal frequency" well...... what frequency is it? we need the numbers

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Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

Zebo-the-Fat

Any good for ....

Is it any good for watching porn??

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Leeds cops issue appeal for man-sized todger

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What a ....

What a prick!

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Try not to scream: Ads are coming to Amazon's Alexa – and VR goggles

Zebo-the-Fat

NO!

I didn't want this piece of hi tech crap before, now I want it even less!

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Fire fighters get grinding on London man’s trapped genitalia

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FAIL

What a ...

What a prick!

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Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

Zebo-the-Fat

Cyberfox??

works for me

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Stop asking people for their passwords, rights warriors yell at US Homeland Security

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Re: What about those of us who don't use Facebook?

I don't use Facelock or Twatter but would they believe me?

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Manchester pulls £750 public crucifixion offer

Zebo-the-Fat

blasphemy, a victimless crime.

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Optical boffins tweak antennae with photons so MIMO can make WiFi serve more masters

Zebo-the-Fat

Nice

Very clever, how long before it appears in commercial products?

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

Zebo-the-Fat

No!

As I don't use either Facebog or Twatter I won't be allowed into the US, not that I would want to go while the orange muppet is in control.

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Road accident nuisance callers fined £270,000 for being absolute sh*tbags

Zebo-the-Fat

How to stop them

I was pestered by one firm trying to get me to claim damages for whiplash etc. I politely pointed out that the accident involved someone knocking off my wing mirror while I was about a mile away from the vehicle. They said they would remove my details from their list, over the next few months I got several calls every week for the same thing, one day I got 3 calls in the space of an hour. I finally shut them up by saying in a loud voice "I hope you and your children all get cancer" Not nice, but they have now stopped calling me.

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Smart guns are a neat idea on paper. They'll never survive reality

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Re: "I still don't understand why any sane adult would ever want or need to own a gun."

Living in the UK for 62 years, I never even saw a gun in real life until about 10 years ago (that was at an airport) we have no native animals likely to attack us, I have never been in a situation where I felt the need to kill or threaten anyone. So no need for a gun (or even a big stick!)

Americans claim guns keep them safe, but there are more gun deaths in a week in America than in a year in the UK, even allowing for the difference in population size I know which feels safer to me.

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Zebo-the-Fat

I still don't understand why any sane adult would ever want or need to own a gun.

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RIP Eugene Cernan: Last man on the Moon dies aged 82

Zebo-the-Fat

So sad

I feel so sad that we can no longer get beyond low earth orbit. What a pathetic species we have become.

(BTW, at my funeral (which I have planned in advance) the use of the phrase "passed" is banned, I will be dead and I want no wimpy euphemisms about the fact)

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Space crap: Flap, zap or strap? $30k from NASA for your pooper scooper

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60 minutes??

"less than 60 minutes" to get into a suit if there is a sudden depressurisation?

I would have thought 60 seconds would be more suitable, or dose NASA have a different meaning for the word "sudden"?

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Married man arrives at A&E with wedding ring stuck on todger

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Pink??

"successful attempt involved the man’s penis being punctured by a 20ml syringe and pink needle to release the stored blood."

Why a "Pink" needle does it just look nice or is it a technical term I have not heard of?

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Vatican and musicians at odds over appropriate use of crematorium leftovers

Zebo-the-Fat

Re: My death

"Look on the Bright Side of Life" from the Life of Brian is the music I have chosen to end my funeral, I also specified that they use the cheapest coffin/body bag (no point using good beer money to feed the flames or the worms)

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Zebo-the-Fat

My death

I have thought about my death, I have planned my funeral, arranged the music, everything, the first line in the plan is "At the funeral there should be no priests, vicars, ministers, shamans, witch doctors or other peddlers of superstitious nonsense."

When I'm dead the doctors can take whatever gloppy bits they want for transplant or research, the rest can go as cat food, makes no difference to me as I won't be using them.

After death you will only exist in the memory of those who knew you, asking where you go after that is like asking where the music goes when the band stops playing.

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‘Alan Turing law’ to give posthumous pardons to 59,000 men for 'gross indecency'

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I hope he feels better

I hope Mr Turing feels better now.

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HP Inc's rinky-dink ink stink: Unofficial cartridges, official refills spurned by printer DRM

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My printer not HP's

If I buy a printer it belongs to me, I can put whatever ink I want in it, if I use crap ink and it screws the printer up then that's my problem and I would not expect to have it fixed under warranty.

Why should HP or any other manufacturer prevent me filling MY machine with liquefied dog turds if I want to, what has it got to do with them?

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Is there paper in the printer? Yes and it's so neatly wrapped!

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I had the same issue, spent an hour trying to find out why a copier "always jams when we add new paper" It worked perfectly for me every time, then I asked the operator to show me the problem. She added a ream of paper - still in it's packet and pressed the copy button. I was tempted to ask if she was allowed out on her own!

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Theresa or Teresa May? Twitter confuses nude model and new PM

Zebo-the-Fat

My mistake

Ahhhh.... I thought our new PM was going to be Imelda May!

http://evoke.ie/showbiz/imelda-may-interview-babies-touring-turning-40

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Tim Peake to return to Earth after six months floating around in space

Zebo-the-Fat

Just being picky

So, he's looking forward to " enjoying the scents and smells of Planet Earth " What makes a scent a smell, or a smell a scent?

Either way it probably smells better than living in tin can for 6 months!

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Apple assumes you'll toss the Watch after three years

Zebo-the-Fat

Why?

Never understood the point of an Apple watch, you pay £300 for it and it does nothing if you don't have an Iphone to go with it. How hard is it to pull a phone out of your pocket anyway?

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