* Posts by toxicdragon

178 posts • joined 16 Nov 2011

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WannaCrypt 'may be the work of North Korea' theory floated

toxicdragon

Re: Colour me unsurprised

The Norks have around 1k computers, or at least externally accessible IP addresses. Considering the number of addresses world wide that is a very small attack area. And besides, even if it did affect them, how would word get out? I strongly doubt the Norks want their computer security questioned

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What augmented reality was created for: An ugly drink with a balloon

toxicdragon
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"brandishing a rolled-up copy of Judge Dredd The Megazine"

My respect for you Mr Dabbs rises. Good choice of reading material.

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NetAdmin challenge: Go to Mars, connect a rover, orbiter and three bases

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Re: Hmmmm

Depending on what aspect you mean there is one that simulates LoS and time delay, called remote tech. This lets you set up satellite relays and if you want to control remote technology then you need it to have an active satellite link to a command module or the space center.

A more basic version of this was incorperated into the base game a couple of updates ago, This allows for more realistic remote monitoring/control, well, as in you can set up a control network and control probes, but it doesn't account for time delay

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Snakes and bats cause more blackouts than criminal haxors

toxicdragon

Re: Flying foxes

"(got any rates the size of dogs)"

Rodents of Unusual size? I don't think they exist.

Sorry. Someone had to.

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toxicdragon

Re: Flying foxes

@DougS

I did the same, just thought it was a bat for the first few images, then saw a person stood next to it for scale. That is a big bat.

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

toxicdragon

Why not Richard Ayoade

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To Hull with the crap town naysayers: UK Culture City's got some amazing... telecoms

toxicdragon

Not actually related to telecoms

I will admit, lived in hull for all but the first three months of my life, I had no idea the chip spice was only a hull thing, shows how much I get out and about I guess. If you are in the area I recommend buying some, its nice, although it does clog very easily.

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Did you know? The FBI investigated Gamergate. Now you can read the agents' thrilling dossier

toxicdragon

"gamergate"

Can I object to these nutjobs calling themselves gamers?

Its about playing games and discussing the merits there of, like which ending of mass effect 3 was better, or which has better personality aiden peirce or a block of wood.

This harrassment is just bad for everyone and there is no way it should have happened.

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This goldfish and its steerable robot tank will destroy humanity

toxicdragon

I honestly cant decide if this is cute or terrifying, its still kind of cool to watch through.

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'It will go wrong. There's no question of time... on safety or security side'

toxicdragon
Boffin

Standards

"We need standards,"

https://xkcd.com/927/

technically beaten to this but I am still posting the XKCD link.

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You know how cop cars pile into each other in old comedy movies? That's how the Moon was built, say boffins

toxicdragon

I don't really have anything to say about the article just that more things need to use the word glommed.

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Learn your way round the Internet of Things in a day? Course you can...

toxicdragon
Pint

Fridge!

Happy now?

Beer cause Holiday!

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Hackers waste Xbox One, PS4, MacBook, Pixel, with USB zapper

toxicdragon

Re: nearly related

@Paul Shirley

I think I know where you live, my local company did the same thing. Didn't know about the hair curlers though. Maybe it is just me but I would treat an unknown charging port the same as an unknown device, dont go sticking things in there, it wont be pleasant.

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Little ARMs pump 2,048-bit muscles in training for Fujitsu's Post-K exascale mega-brain

toxicdragon

Re: Cool

My uni lecturers used it all the time. I still like it.

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Chirp! Let's hear it for data over audio

toxicdragon

Jesus christ, yeah the talking paper thing is kind of impressive but did they have to use stupid slang and that "just for you" bit? Advertising might be basically whoring out a product but that is just irritating.

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Apple’s macOS Sierra update really puts the fan into 'fanboi'

toxicdragon

Re: You're Wrong Sir.

@Howard Hanek

Or owned an old brick mobile.

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Google DeepMind 'learns' the London Underground map to find best route

toxicdragon

Is anyone else getting an insecure connection warning on the DNC link?

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A robot kitchen? Whatever. Are you stupid enough to fall for this?

toxicdragon

Re: Pratchett quote

Ah outside the edit limit. I was wrong, it wasnt jeremy it was a former master of igor. Doesnt say its not johnson though.

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toxicdragon

Re: Pratchett quote

Sadly no, Jeremy Clockson one of the main characters of the book. a master clockmaker who is deemed a bit weird even by the guild of clockmakers.

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toxicdragon

Whats that pratchett quote?

"If the items in the kitchen were in the right place, the clock work chief could create a passable cup of tea, if not it could create a furious cup of cat"

Something like that, thief of time for those who are interested.

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Pokemon NO! Hospital demands ban on virtual creatures after addicts invade private wards

toxicdragon

Re: pokemon

That would be chancey, no joke a nurse chancey has appeared in the anime a couple of times.

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Elon Musk: I'm gonna turn Mars into a $10bn death-dealing interplanetary gas station

toxicdragon

Re: Heart of Gold...

"huge turn-off for the general population"

Really? I might not be part of that then, yes it would be risky, yes the people will probably die of about 10 million different types of space cancer and hard vacuum but dammit it would be cool. I would happily do it.

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North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker

toxicdragon
Pint

Re: Apparently

Holy fuck that's a mental image.

Beer is not enough

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Conviction by computer: Ministry of Justice wants defendants to plead guilty online

toxicdragon

hmm

On the one hand this sounds like a good idea, on the other hand Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie keeps popping up in my head and I cant think why.

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Hacker and chums jailed over gold bullion hack, track 'n' grab scam

toxicdragon

Why does this seem familiar?

He would have gotten away with it if he used a helicopter to track the delivery vans.

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Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite

toxicdragon
Flame

Re: Turn retrograde, burn all remaining fuel. The ground will meet you shortly.

Easy, turn retrograde and burn just enough to get the periapsis (lowest point of orbit) is just below 70k meters and wait. when you are below the re entry burning jettison everything you dont want to make it down, then wait till around 6-4k up, no less then that, at this point you should be slow enough to activate a drogue chute, once that has deployed do the main.

I like KSP.

EDIT: Actually once you are below the heat effects you could fire off the remaining fuel you have, the only thing is to make sure that you are far enough down for the chute to work and slow enough.

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V cartoon case kicked out of court

toxicdragon

Re: Original model whose image was used for the artwork

Wait that's who it was? I always thought that was supposed to be Micheals' daughter.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule lands in Pacific carrying 12 moustronauts

toxicdragon
WTF?

Re: Deja Vu

@ Sokolik Laika

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'Flying Bum's' first flight was a gas, gas, gas

toxicdragon

I don't care how ugly it is, I just love airships, childhood me is very happy.

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Nintendo to investors: Pokémon Go won't make money come

toxicdragon
Facepalm

Re: Not the only thing over-inflated.

There has been leaks on it for ages the NX, that, according to http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/nintendo-nx-release-date-news-and-rumors-1289401 has even MORE gimmiky rubbish, a pulse-o-meter is the given example, although I am sure that it has been tried,

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Gaming apps, mugging and bad case of bruised Pokéballs

toxicdragon

Re: Strange

The pig thing is angry birds, my little nephew is obsessed. As for the bottles I don't know but there used to be "shooting alleys" that used either BBs in a plastic box or lasers that you shot at tin cans to make them fly off a shelf.

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Watch it again: SpaceX's boomerang rocket lands on robo-sea-barge

toxicdragon

Not sure what else I can say beyond this is seriously cool.

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Brits who live in 'smart cities' don't really know or care

toxicdragon

Now here's a thought, what with all this money spent has anyone actually bothered to ask what the people living in the city want?

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The web is DOOM'd: Average page now as big as id's DOS classic

toxicdragon

"Fine then, here you go.."

There goes my friday night.

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Mystery object re-entering atmosphere may be Apollo booster

toxicdragon

Re: Only one possible question

More struts and boosters. And for good measure strap jeb to the outside.

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After Burner: Sega’s jet-fighting, puke-inducing arcade marvel

toxicdragon

Hamleys THAT was the place thank you. Thats where I first saw the full 360 one. I have been wondering about that all day.

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toxicdragon

This was the first ever game I played in an arcade. I still love it. Although I wasnt brave enough to go on the full blown upside down ones.

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Curiosity rolls over onto Martian WET PATCH, takes satisfied selfie

toxicdragon

"nuclear-powered laser-packing space tank"

Best. Phrase. Ever.

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Three-mile-high pyramid found on alien dwarf world, baffles boffins

toxicdragon

Quick place a microphone on it, it might give off an SSTV signal of aliens looking to earth.

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ESA launches new ground-monitoring satellite

toxicdragon

I always think thunderbirds myself.

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Google: Our self-driving cars would be tip-top if you meatheads didn’t crash into them

toxicdragon

Re: AI is hard @ toxicdragon

You know for a tech site I have wondered this a lot. What is wrong with you? It is cool. An autonomous thing did something. thats two marks on the cool scale. All it needs to do is have jet boosters and glow in the dark for the full set.

Show some wonder in the world.

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toxicdragon

Re: AI is hard

Im calling!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2AcMnfzpNg

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Large Hadron Collider gives young ALICE a black-hole ray gun

toxicdragon

Re: Quark-gluon plasma

@Arnaut

Thats my favorite theory, some kind of dimensional reproduction.

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Right Dabbsy my old son, you can cram this job right up your BLEEEARRGH

toxicdragon

Re: Ours were all Pauls

Its a song by little richard, used in the opening to Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. And probably others.

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Something's missing in our universe: Boffins look into the SUPERVOID

toxicdragon

Re: If you stare into the abyss

Gaze ye not into the abyss, lest the abysses boyfriend get narky.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Tortilla de patatas

toxicdragon

Exactly. I didn't say I cooked them.

Garlic works too, in a slightly back of the throat way if you follolw me.

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toxicdragon

Whats wrong with onions? They are just about the only food I can taste these days, can't have too many

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Scummy transients FOUND ON MARS by NASA rover

toxicdragon

"analytical cake-hole"

I'm still giggling at that.

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National Grid's new designer pylon is 'too white and boring' – Pylon Appreciation Society

toxicdragon

Re: White pylon

Christ I only said that I think they look cool. Didn't realise it would turn into this, sill I suppose its nice to have a discussion.

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toxicdragon

Re: White pylon

Well yeah probably, but they still look cool.

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