* Posts by ZanzibarRastapopulous

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Japan finds long, deep tunnel on the Moon

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Re: But what are they going to _do_ up there?

> "Building Very Large Things is much, much easier when..."

Generally it's easier when you have air and people. So much would have to be shipped to the moon that you might as well build in orbit where you have even less gravity.

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Just supposing everyone goes through with it...

We cough up trillions, they go up there panel out the hole, maybe put a few sofas in.

But what are they going to _do_ up there?

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MH 370 search to resume as Malaysia makes deal with US oceanographic company

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Re: Glad the search is continuing

Malaysian Airways is owned by a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, so in that case there's a conflict of interest with the Malaysian government paying as well if that sort of thing bothers you.

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Twitter: Why we silenced Rose McGowan after she slammed alleged sex pest Harvey Weinstein

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Re: How widespread?

> "...while they were still young, up and coming actresses."

I'm not playing down the pressure she was under at all, but she was 23/4 at the time suggested and had been in several major films already.

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How widespread?

If these A-listers get subject to this, how much worse must it be at the bottom of the pile auditioning to shake your arse in the background of a music video?

Weinstein is just the gilded tip of a rather large iceberg I suspect and people need to turn down settlements rather than just ranting on twitter.

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I love disruptive computer jargon. It's so very William Burroughs

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Re: Gif.

A long time ago I had a job interview with a goon who insisted on pronouncing ISAPI as if it were a word.

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Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user

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Re: I wonder...

> ""Alan" might have actually missed out on some really personal attention..."

FFS Harvey, the world doesn't always work like that.

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1,000 jobs on the line at BAE Systems' Lancashire plants – reports

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Re: How to solve Brexit.

> "That the Germans, Spanish and Italians will have their primary fighter aircraft built by a non-EU country soon?"

They already buy loads of kit from the yanks.

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Russian telco backs up North Korea's sole Internet link

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Re: Counterproductive..

> "Cheaper, easier and probably more effective to drop pamphlets, which I believe has been done."

Pamphlets are pamphlets, t'internet shows you the world as it really is.

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Counterproductive..

Wouldn't it be better to try to get all of the Norks online so they can see what the world is actually like?

Chuck thousands of Pi's over the fence or something?

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What is the probability of being drunk at work and also being tested? Let's find out! Correctly

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Counterproductive..

If I were sober I wouldn't turn up.

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MH370 final report: Aussies still don’t know where it crashed or why

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Little Jim

It's fallen in the water!

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Dildon'ts of Bluetooth: Pen test boffins sniff out Berlin's smart butt plugs

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...a number of...

How many of these things are.. erm... installed?

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Dome, sweet dome: UAE mulls Martian city here on Earth ahead of Red Planet colonization

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With 600,000 other people there it'll probably have been grown in someone else's shit.

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Re: 3D Printed sand.

Reading up, this is disappointingly concrete, which is unlikely to be a good option for Mars.

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3D Printed sand.

This is interesting what're they using as glue?

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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Re: re: Contacting someone implies you were successful;...

> "Reaching out" implies you used your arm....

Is that the same as fisting?

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Giant frikkin' British laser turret to start zapping stuff next year

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New aircraft carriers....

Giant stage, check.

Laser light show, check.

1500 strong dance troupe, check.

It's a giant floating cabaret show, the senior service out-camping Putin on a massive scale.

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SpaceX sneaks in X-37B space plane launch ahead of Hurricane Irma

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North Korea

“No country should have missiles flying over them, ... It’s unacceptable. Something serious has to happen.”

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Argentina eyes up laser death cannon testbed warship

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Re: Operation Malvinas

> "Yup, Argentina want the islands and want them bad"

No, they don't, now that Kirchner is out of office it's actually on it's way to becoming a functional member of the first world.

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UK council fined £70k for leaving vulnerable people's data open to world+dog

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Re: Fining public bodies.

> "Actually working in public sector we're scared of fines as it means fewer resources to spend."

I'm sure you don't cock up, but the implication there for you is that it's sick people (NHS) who cop the bill rather than the staff.

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> "You'd fine the bin men for the failures of management and IT?"

That's what happens in the private sector, when the company does badly everyone in the business suffers, sometimes lose their jobs even.

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Well, you could have everyone part paid from a bonus pool and that pool is used to pay fines first.

Everyone in an organisation is responsible for the way it functions to some extent.

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Fining public bodies.

It's basically pointless isn't it? One tax payer group will pay another tax payer group and a bunch of lawyers will get extra fees also from tax payers.

Until the staff of councils have to pay these fines they will continue to not give the slightest toss about them.

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Brazilians waxed: Uni's Tor relay node booted after harvesting .onions

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Tor and Ethics

LoL

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What weighs 800kg and runs Windows XP? How to buy an ATM for fun and profit

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*sigh*

Even cats have better jobs than me...

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: Genuine question

> Mig-29K do not require cats - "just" the arrestors. Presumably these would be easier to retrofit than a cat if it came to that.

There's supposedly a plan for a more powerful Typhoon engine which will give it an extremely short take off roll.

I reckon they could slap some rockets on it though...

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Britons ambivalent about driverless car tech, survey finds

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Re: One Good Reason

> (...) in-car post-pub nosh-dispensing machine.

The late-night kebab bus!

How has no-one thought of this before!?!?!?

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ALIS in Blunderland: Lockheed says F-35 Block 3F software to be done by year's end

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What does it bring to the party...

> that we couldn't have achieved by maintaining

> Harrier,

Supersonic speed, increased situational awareness, manoeuvrability, payload.

> Tornado

Not being shit.

Admittedly there's a fair way to go on that last one, but given how shit Tornado was, they're probably there even if they couldn't get it off the ground.

Perhaps the real question is; What does it offer over F18s?

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Microsoft ctrl-Zs 'killing' Paint, by which we mean offering naff app through Windows Store

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Slimming...

It's about time Windows went on a diet, there's a plethora of crap that could be separate downloads.

Notepad AND Wordpad for instance what's that about?

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Breathless F-35 pilots to get oxygen boost via algorithm tweak

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Re: I'd have to ask...

Ok 20 years, does it matter?

The mind-numbing suggestion that the USAF doesn't do as much hypoxia training as a PPL course is just the sort of laughably stupid crap you get in the comments on any F35 article.

You'll be suggesting they should get on a f'ing roller coaster for high-G experience next.

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Re: I'd have to ask...

Yeah, UK PPL training of nearly 30 years ago is superior to the latest USAF fast jet training programs.

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.. ..-. / -.-- --- ..- / -.-. .- -. / .-. . .- -.. / - .... .. ... then a US Navy fondleslab just put you out of a job

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Re: "on't survive whatever kills a ruggedized tablet computer."

> And how good is that GoPro at reading a lamp in storm conditions?

They're weirdly luddite these kind of comments, it's not hard to imagine a computer and camera being better at this than a person these days.

It's just the sort of thing a machine is good at.

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Re: Morse code

I didn't think the earlier VT's had variable length beeps?

I suppose you could do it with the gaps, but that would be hard.

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UK government's war on e-cigs is over

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Re: No vaping in the workplace please

> Well duh, e-cig vapor is not steam. Steam is above the boiling point of water and is a gas. e-cig vapor is not above boiling point of water, it is still a liquid.

You are properly thick.

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Re: No vaping in the workplace please

> Because maybe the majority of the "Smoke" from an e-cig is water vapor?

FFS It isn't the water vapour that kicks it off, damp in buildings is associated with mould. I don't collapse unable to breath every time I brew up.

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Re: No vaping in the workplace please

Had an asthma attack triggered by being sat next to someone using one once, don't know if it was a particularly weird one, but I've never had that from cigarette smoke. The main trigger is damp in houses for me, so god knows what it was pumping out.

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Happy 4th of July: Norks tests another missile

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Re: "just gabbing on until..Norks have the ability to nuke the whole US and..free to invade SK.

LoL You're playing top trumps. The bottom line is that the US conventional forces are about to be emasculated because it won't be possible to use them without the loss of a major US or allied city.

This is a big loss of power for the US, it's either act or lose it.

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Re: "just gabbing on until..Norks have the ability to nuke the whole US and..free to invade SK.

> So flash fry the whole US just to get SK?

Don't need to, just need to make sure the Americans don't intervene, which they won't if there's a risk of getting into a nuclear war.

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Preemptive strike

Only option left, anything else is just gabbing on until the Norks have the ability to nuke the whole US and so are free to invade SK.

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Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online

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Adaptations...

When people make adaptations do they use an adaptater?

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Tesla death smash probe: Neither driver nor autopilot saw the truck

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Re: Being human

Not sure, there's an element of culpability there, he was after all sideways across a highway.

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Elon Musk reveals Mars colony rocket capable of bringing pizza joints to the red planet

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Re: What about Oxygen?

> If we are going to ship all our politicians as 'Mars Settlers' then we don't need oxygen.

We don't need brakes either.

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

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Tabs..

I would buy one, but I'm paid like I use tabs... :(

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Re: Only 1080 high?

> Only 1080 high?

Buy three, mount vertically.

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Facebook has a solution to all the toxic dross on its site – wait, it's not AI?

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Expensive...

They'll need armies of people speaking a multitude of languages, this is a proper challenge.

Won't be good for the bottom line.

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Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

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Re: Give it to us

We all own the government too, so money to the government is money to us.

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Re: I Think We Need The BBC

> Is it acceptable that the poor pay just as much as the rich for a washing machine / car / vacuum cleaner / replacement window / smartphone / broadband / effing enormous television and so on...

These things aren't paid for with taxation.

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Re: I Think We Need The BBC

> "Is it acceptable that the intelligent pay just as much for all of the reality and soap rubbish broadcast for the masses?"

Given the much smaller number of viewers and limited commercial interest from overseas broadcasters I wouldn't be surprised to find that soaps are significantly cheaper and possibly even a net gain for the BBC compared to more high-brow programming.

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I still haven't found what I'm malloc()ing for: U2 tops poll of music today's devs code to

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Re: Appropriate, since...

Developers having big tits isn't unusual and isn't limited to the females.

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