* Posts by Stuart21551

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Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!

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Re: it's already doing 17.46 km/hour

Luckily just missed the YR2000 bug, tho!

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Re: it's already doing 17.46 km/hour

'maybe it's going up a hill!"

Well it is actually - going up a 'gravity hill', aka, escaping from the suns gravity well.

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"last used in 1980"

wish I could remember why this gave me deja vous -

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Australia to probe Web giants' impact on news, ads, competition

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Why not look at ALL media? Esp the big boys -

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Remember the 'budget' iPhone SE? Apple plans an update – reports

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SE is now a much better phone, with iOS 11.1.1 - fingerprint recognition is much faster, and before fingerprint would not register if it was plugged in, due to stray elec. fields, I think. Now it does.

;-)

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Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles

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Re: Initial comments from a guy with a Class A.

"Only 4 wheels. Not a lot of traction when hauling 80,000 lbs at 60MPH+ ... or driving from Reno to Sacramento in the rain ... serious safety issue, probable show stopper."

Traction comes from mass, not the number of wheels -

But nevvermine, make them duals.

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Re: Tesla semi?

"As a truck driver, you're sitting on top of a high horsepower engine, constantly"

Not any more - MuskTruck motors are well behind the driver, and MUCH more efficient than ICEs - typically, 95% or more - no heating problem.

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Wow, all that unsprung -

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Beardy Branson chucks cash at His Muskiness' Hyperloop idea

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Re: Well done Branson

"anything which keeps the world talking about us cannot be a bad thing"

But the world can't stop talking about the US - & the cause is a bad thing -

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Re: Journey time...

"I'd be interested to know how many hyperloop pods they can have in flight at the same time"

Especially because being in a vacuum, there will be no gas buffer between one moving and one stopped.

Like TransRapid, HyperLoop will not survive it's first pink mist event.

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Private sub captain changes story, now says reporter died, was 'buried at sea' – torso found

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Cut the crap, Peter - you are only making it worse.

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Kid found a way to travel for free in Budapest. He filed a bug report. And was promptly arrested

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Give the kid Kalmans job.

Ethics is the first requirement.

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Dear racist Airbnb host, we've enrolled you in an Asian American studies course

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Re: Contrition

Trudeau as POTUS?

Sounds good to me ;-)

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Re: I call that a result

Yes - it is absolutely NOT 'freedom from responsibility' for what is said.

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Extreme trainspotting on Britain's highest (and windiest) railway

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"Xining-Golmud-Lhasa railway at 5,068m (16,627ft) above sea level and running 815km (506 miles)"

Foundations firmly firmed into the firmament formerly known as permafrost, IIRC -

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Alabama man gets electrocuted after sleeping with iPhone

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Re: Zombie! Help! It speaks!

Dog tag chain will be almost a direct short

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Unless El can show iPhone is in any way responsible, headline should be 'man_electrocuted_sleeping_with_extension cord'

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That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface

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"internationally known and famous."

sp. 'nationally known & infamous'

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King Battistelli's swish penthouse office the Euro Patent Office doesn't want you to see

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Re: Abolish patents once and for all

You are absolutely correct, patents are only for the benefit of the patent attorney industry. And a few megacorps.

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Intel's Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it's not just Cisco hit

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Inventors

do not trust intel

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Intel's Q4 was 'terrific' and 'record setting' says CEO as profits dip

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Inventors

Do not trust intel

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That time Brian Krzanich had dinner with Elon Musk, Marc Benioff, David Blaine and Lars from Metallica

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Dublin shopkeeper catches forecourt fouler with his pants down

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Re: Horse did it?

AKA, TMI!

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Intel pulls out hard cash to gobble virtual CPU upstart Soft Machines

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Do you have some evidence that inventors should trust intel?

I'm all ears!

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Inventors - do not trust intel

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Speaking in Tech: Intel joins ARMs race – even Chipzilla needs to Make All The Things

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Inventors - do not trust intel

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Got a genius enterprise tech idea? Tell the world about it

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Very unusual for your employer to own the rights to everything, Flywheel; usually it is only those ideas that relate to directly to your job.

"so nowt has seen the light of day"

I know where you are at.

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Re: Why?

"Remember in the USofA, it is first to file"

aka 'Second to Invent', aka 'First to Steal'.

Sounds like we live in parallel universes, Steve.

Happy to be taking all my other inventions with me.

Happy to be of no further use to the planet.

Just like the patent system - since some idiot invented patent attorneys.

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Re: If it's software

"If it's software

It's not innovative."

Not necessarily.

Ric Richardson got a half a bill for some clever 'bits'.

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Tesla autopilot driver 'was speeding' moments before death – prelim report

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Re: Bar none

However, John, side bars would have (most likely) been detected by Autopilot, and stopped the car - no impact necessary.

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A Logic Named Joe: The 1946 sci-fi short that nailed modern tech

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Re: *Remarkably* sharp prediction?

This is no 'million monkeys'.

Very prescient.

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Vostochny cosmodrome caught on Soyuz rocketcam

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Hmmm. Woomera II!

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

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"playing the most obnoxious music over and over again"

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but a certain VLFI (Very Large Financial Institution) in HK holds the patents on that.

Getting on 20 years now.

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Indian Capital Delhi bans Uber's surge pricing

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With all due respect, Mr Chief Minister, if you want to reduce traffic jams and CO2 pollution, you need to allow surge pricing. Esp if their regular fares are below taxis.

But keep them honest (tough job!) - make sure they have some competition.

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Self-driving cars? Boring. We want self driving, lizard dodging golf carts

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Re: Armory

Turn the guns the other way - 'cost down'

No need for battery, controller, motor, transmission, diff - but I would keep the brakes -

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Blocking out the Sun won't fix climate change – but it could buy us time

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Re: Refreeze the poles?

Anyone who says 'deniers' is a member of a cult is a member of a cult.

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Made you jump! Space to give Earth an asteroid Halloween scare

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'travelling at ludicrous velocity'

How many Elons would that be then?

Surely, not more than 1 Elon!

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LASER RAZOR blunted by KickStarter ban

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Re: Good for them!

Go help them with a proto, Jack. See you in a decade or so! or so!

Ban has put Kickstarter up, in the credibility stakes -

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Robber loses heist case after 'evil twin' defence, gets 60 years

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Re: Not completely mad

'Now I wonder which of us is evilest?'

Which one reads The Reg?

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Re: Not technically identical...

'However for all practical purposes this isn't something that could be used in a legal case as it's a very specialised difference.'

Why not? Sound like just the ticket! Provided it could be duplicated, double blind, etc etc - ??

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Hello? HELLO? Major Skype outage hits folk WORLDWIDE

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Why didn't they post 'IT'S NOT YOU' on their support homepage?

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Wangling my way into the 4K gaming club with a water-cooled whopper

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'a water-cooled whopper'

∆T - °C/W?

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Arctic ice returns to 1980s levels of cap cover

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Re: @TheVogon

Thank god we have found some doubt.

Carry on polluting, hell ain't full yet!

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Pope loses grip on Antarctica: Clergy withdraw from austral landmass

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Re: Brrrrrr

Maybe if they could just entice Mr S Claus to relocate during their winter - seems its just a bit far from the North Pole to visit during Christmas, congregation was becoming freshly disillusioned.

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The Register's resident space boffin: All you need to know about the Pluto mission

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What do you MEAN, 'Click on the thing which looks like a Mondrian?'

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Re: You Think You've Got It Bad?

In Chinese, the @ sign is called 'hsiao lausu' - 'small mouse' -

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Re: £££s

I think that is what my driver was trying to say to me - had I been able to understand him. He had a horrible cough, near a death rattle - to avoid catching it I was trying to breath 'through my derierre' to put it politely.

Laid him on the back seat, jumped in the drivers & got myself home. He parked under a tree for a few hours, then was gone -

And I tipped him.

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AMD opens kimono on chip futures a little more

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Would they like a ∆T = 0.167°C/W CPU cooler?

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