* Posts by ElectricFox

166 posts • joined 27 May 2011

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Tick-tick... boom: Germany gives social media giants 24 hours to tear down hate speech

ElectricFox
Gimp

*******

<This comment has been witheld pending moderation by Frau Merkel>

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US military drone goes AWOL, ends up crashing into tree 623 miles away

ElectricFox
Black Helicopters

Re: The Shadow

It was coming after the squirrel's nuts!

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Samsung battery factory bursts into flame in touching Note 7 tribute

ElectricFox
Mushroom

Pissup in a brewery?

Sod that, I'm trying to organise a BBQ in a Samsung battery facility...

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Chinese bloke cycles 500km to get home... in the wrong direction

ElectricFox
Boffin

That assumes that he travelled that 500 km via a reasonably straight route. Given his navigational abilities, he probably cycled 1000 km in a big wiggle-squiggle to cover the 500 km distance...

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Raspberry Pi Foundation releases operating system for PCs, Macs

ElectricFox
Thumb Up

Re: And it appears to be 3D skeuomorphic!

SIR!

Have a thumbs up from me. I wish I had more to give you...

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Non-existent sex robots already burning holes in men’s pockets

ElectricFox
Boffin

Imagine the potential leaks

Pay us not to release the data we hacked from your dirty sexbot...

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Men! If you want to win at board games this Christmas, turn off the rock music – scientists

ElectricFox
Mushroom

Count me in too!

As long as I can be the battleship!

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NASA spunks $127m on SSL-powered robot to refuel satellites in space

ElectricFox
Alien

EM Drive

Unfortunately, the inventor of the EM Drive appears to have jumped the shark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCAqDA8IfR4

He's shifted focus from "our-current-model-of-physics-violating space propulsion" (which would do away with the need for propellant) to raving about the realms of flying cars. If you put kilowatts of power into the most sensitive measuring equipment available to science, then you're going to measure something.

Icon, because I want to believe.

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RAF Club members emailed fake invoices. Has it been hacked?

ElectricFox
Black Helicopters

Re: Spammage crates over the briney!

Top-hole. Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie.

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Hack the Army: US military begs white hats to sweep it for bugs

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Black Helicopters

Any white hat worth their salt

Will insist on being being paid in bitcoin for this...

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Happy days for second-hand smartphone sales

ElectricFox
Linux

Re: Upgrade cycle

I paid £170 for a second hand s5 (which, with removable battery and SD card makes it superior to the s6 and s7 imho). I'm not tied to a 2 year contract and saved a fortune on not opting for a new phone. It makes sense to me, but each to their own.

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Siri, clone yourself and dive into this Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

ElectricFox
Mushroom

Samsung are heating up smartphone competition

Now you can converse with your phone and try to reason with it to not blow up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29pPZQ77cmI

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What should the Red Arrows' new aircraft be?

ElectricFox

Tornado?

Shame the RAF got shut of all those F3s. Could have kitted out a 30-ship formation with those!

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ElectricFox
Black Helicopters

Re: No F35 in the list?

Of the 10 F35s that would be assigned to the squadron, they would only be able to display a maximum of 2 flying formation at any given time.

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F-35 'sovereign data gateway' will stop US reading pilots' personal data? Yeah right

ElectricFox
Mushroom

Smart bombs

We've moved from an age of guided missiles being fired by misguided men to smart bombs being dropped by dumb planes...

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Vatican and musicians at odds over appropriate use of crematorium leftovers

ElectricFox
Mushroom

Iain M Banks got it right....

"The ship had displaced Linter's body. I wanted him buried on Earth, but he'd left specific conventional instructions before he got here, and the ship sad we should honour them. He would be sent into the sun, in our tradition, so that in a million years he'd return as light to the planet he somehow loved."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRl9D_agLbU&feature=youtu.be&t=40m52s

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Bloody robots! 860k public sector jobs to be automated by 2030, say researchers

ElectricFox
Windows

Great!

Let's instigate a massive government outsourced IT project to automate the civil service.

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Google Pixel: Devices are a dangerous distraction from the new AI interface

ElectricFox
Alien

Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers predicted the evolution of this ecosystem

<!Gory Video!>

https://youtu.be/6JKBQnNs_wk?t=28s

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Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7

ElectricFox

Re: I would quite like a phone thats not ludicrously thin

But monsieur! This phone is only "wafer-thin"!

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Boffins eschew silicon to build tiniest-ever transistor, just 1nm long

ElectricFox
Windows

Re: Shirley

some better revised names for Silicone Valley:

App Valley

Internet of Things Valley

Social Media Valley

...

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'My REPLACEMENT Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blew up on plane'

ElectricFox
Coat

You know it's a bad day when passengers' washing machines start catching fire on your flight....

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ElectricFox
Facepalm

Re: RE no, no, no, stop

You really can't have worse marketing than having every airline singling out a Samsung phone as the bogeyman to ~1.5 miillion travellers every day.

(Sent from my S5)

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UK will build new nuclear bomb subs, says Defence Secretary

ElectricFox
Mushroom

Re: Shouldn't the new names all start with a "W"?

They should take a leaf out of Iain M Banks' Culture works and call then:

A Frank Exchange of Views

God Told Me To Do It

Trade Surplus

Poke It With A Stick

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Ex-army sergeant pleads guilty to using private browsing mode

ElectricFox
Coat

Re: Abuse of private browsing mode

"Surprise your wife...

...by ordering her flowers"

Did you spend long adjusting that sentence to get the line break in that place? Or is it just how my browser displays the text in private mode?

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The wait is over: MoD releases latest issue of Ship Paint Monthly

ElectricFox
Gimp

50 shades of grey....

....for geeks

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She cannae take it, Captain Kirk! USS Zumwalt breaks down

ElectricFox
Trollface

The damage doesn't look so bad from out there in the picture

Sorry James Kirk, I had to get a Star Wars reference in

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ElectricFox
Trollface

Which would win in a fight...

between a Zumwalt and an F-35?

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UK Science Museum will reconsider its 'sexist' brain quiz

ElectricFox
Black Helicopters

It reported my gender.....

as non-binary-investigative-hetero-cis-trans-existential-ubuntu-helicopter

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Sorry Nanny, e-cigs have 'no serious side-effects' – researchers

ElectricFox
Boffin

Re: NRT

That reminds me of a line from Tom Lehrer:

He soon became a specialist, specializing in diseases of the rich. He was therefore able to retire at an early age.

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Phones exploding in kids' hands, shares tanking – but it's not all good news at Samsung

ElectricFox
Flame

Removable battery

Not sure if this fault is due to the battery, or the phone's internal battery management circuitry. If the former, a removable battery would have made this fix a whole lot simpler.

Built-in batteries seem like built-in obselecence in so many cases...

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What next for the F-35 after Turkey's threats to turn its back on NATO?

ElectricFox
Joke

cutting-edge Western jets?

I thought this article was about the F-35...

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Harrison Ford's leg, in the Star Wars film, with the Millennium Falcon door

ElectricFox
Alien

Who needs the force?

Who needs to use the force when you can just press a remote button?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhYJgDdCu4

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Woman charged with blowing AU$4.6m overdraft on 'a lot of handbags'

ElectricFox
Joke

The higher tiers of "bag lady"....

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Are bearded blokes more sexist?

ElectricFox
Holmes

Re: Proper sexism

Are bearded blokes more sexist*?

*sexist as defined by feminist ideology

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

ElectricFox
Pirate

Re: HERESY!!!!

"May the Flying Spagheti Monster strike Judge Gerard down with long thin strands of pasta!"

Fortunately, the FSM is a really easy going deity. Seriously, he doesn't even mind if you want to follow other religions at the same time. Remember that this is the one religion where nobody has been killed in his name. Let's keep it that way.

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NASA prepares to unpack pump-up space podule

ElectricFox
Coat

I've just had a weird vision of an astronaut on a spacewalk furiously operating a bicycle pump wondering why nothing is happening. Too much caffeine for me, I think...

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That naked picture on my PC? Not mine. The IT guy put it there

ElectricFox
Paris Hilton

Re: Meanwhile, in t'mill

Is bus tycoons the sequel to transport tycoon?

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What to call a £200m 15,000-tonne polar vessel – how about Boaty McBoatface?

ElectricFox
Gimp

Re: Good Ship Venus

What happens on Boaty McBoatface stays on Boaty McBoatface...

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ElectricFox
Trollface

Re: Noooo...!

All the more reason to call it Boaty McBoatface....

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ElectricFox
Boffin

Re: RRS It’s Bloody Cold Here

"Unfortunate Conflict Of Evidence" would be my Cultured choice for this research vessel

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El avión de papel del proyecto PARIS aterriza en un libro de texto

ElectricFox
Thumb Up

Re: Que?

@Alistair

I could only ask for one, as the Register only has an icon for a single pint. Perhaps this is time to introduce several pints for a "round of beers" icon.

I've returned to parts of Spain after a couple of years away, and some of the locals would remember me as "the englishman who could speak fluent spanish". So I think they and I share your sentiments!

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ElectricFox
Pint

Re: Que?

"Do we have many polyglots hereabouts?"

Una cerveza, por favor

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ElectricFox
Pint

Gracias!

Me ha gustado much.

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Four Boys' Own style World War Two heroes to fire your imagination

ElectricFox
Mushroom

Jack Churchill

Scored the only British Longbow kill of WW2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Churchill

Who needs nukes with officers like Jack?

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Women account for just one fifth of the EU’s 8m IT jobs

ElectricFox
Coat

Re: Seriously?

I really hope El Reg doesn't try to push this SJW shit on us. Just as I thought the ethics in journalism debate had won the day.

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ElectricFox
FAIL

Re: Really?

"my job role/position to be questioned (who did I sleep with) because I'm female"

Enforcement of quotas at board levels/cabinet MPs etc is going to make this a lot worse...

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ElectricFox
Childcatcher

You may choose either:

Freedom of opportunity to pursue the career people are interested in

Enforcement of quotas assigning people to careers to get an equal outcome

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El Reg mulls entering Robot Wars arena

ElectricFox
Joke

"purpose built, literally bullet-proof arena in Glasgow"

So it's probably safer inside the arena than outside whenever Celtic play Rangers....

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Murderous necrophiliac kangaroo briefly wins nation's heart

ElectricFox
Holmes

I hope that kangaroo gets tried in a court of its peers...

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Millions of families hit in toymaker VTech hack – including 200,000+ kids

ElectricFox
Childcatcher

# A B C D E F G #

All your details belong to me!

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