* Posts by smartermind

56 posts • joined 19 Jul 2012

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A cracked window on the International Space Station? That's not good

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Re: Transparent ALUMINUM?

There be many variants of Zinglish, not just ze "Queen's English".

Even in Blighty, "of" is replacing "have" and "loose" replacing "lose".

Used to it get, things ain't going back to ze Empire. Not even post-Brexit.

(Sic)

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Re: Guidelines - credit to SpaceX...

You mean like pointlessly hurling a roadster into space, just because he could? Or selling pointless flame throwers just because he could? Yup, he sure doesn't like waste! /sarc.

Cosmic prang probe: Euro space boffins to smash sats, virtually

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Why don't they carry out this collision around the moon or mars instead of polluting Earth orbit with more debri.

Watchdog growls at Tesla for spilling death crash details: 'Autopilot on, hands off wheel'

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Re: Walter had complained to his Tesla dealer...

That would involve engaging brain in gear.

But to be fair, what if the same happens in other areas Walter or other drivers are not aware of. So in that context Walter is right to raise the alarm.

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If you can afford to waste money on an overpriced TESLA, you can afford the extra for the self drive option.

Life began after meteorites splashed into warm ponds of water, say astronomers

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Re: Why highlight meteorites?

"Life began after meteorites splashed into warm ponds"...

That is not science, but biased clickbait. The headline screams the role of "scary", sensational, meteorites rather than cosmic dust. Science is impartial, unbiased, fact and evidence based and not sensationalist... until science manages to clone dinosaurs!

Tantalising Tabby's Star teases watchers with big dimming event

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Re: Perhaps . . . .

Not morse code, but alien-Apache smoke signals! They are out to get us, and so the alien invasion begins.

;-)

Prof Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred alongside Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin

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Contractors don't get paid at any time they are not "employed", including when they are asleep. It's their own choice to contract. Not the norm. Most people are employed or on zero hours contracts.

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Sellout.

As an athiest, it is also a sell out. Not that it would matter to an athiest what happens to their body after "the computer stops working".

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Waste of resources

If you were serious, that would be a waste of earth's resources. There's only a finite amount of carbon on Earth and we should preserve it all and not waste it on folly grand gestures.

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'

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Re: Finders Keepers

Sure it'll be highly toxic and you won't be able to grow anything in your vegetable patch for another millennia. If it happens to land on your head, you'll have amnesia and won't know what to do with it.

ESA builds air-breathing engine that works in space

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Re: Typo

If the coward used the corrections link, we wouldn't, necessarily, know about it and be able to add our invaluable input!

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Lack of moving parts

Would't the spacecraft need moving parts to suck in the air in the depleted atmosphere?

Also wouldn't the drag in even a depleted atmosphere negate the acceleration from the ionized air?

Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun

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Climate change not global warming.

True, if "global warming" was a thing, but, as it's actually climate change, with weather extremes at both ends, the joke must fall flat.

Also the Earth can be further away from the Sun and hotter, just as Venus is hotter than Mercury, but is further from the Sun.

NASA says New Horizons' next stop might have a moon

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Re: Not again...

The moon has a moon: it's called the Earth. The Earth orbits the moon just like the moon orbits the Earth.

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Re: Not again...

The Intelligent life cigar-cum-turd-shaped intergalactic asteroid-cum-spaceship hurtling through the solar system doesn't, yet, have a "moon".

You are right this is just one rock with a tiny pebble orbiting it. Calling it a "moon" is ridiculous more so than calling Pluto a planet.

UK households hit by 1.8m computer misuse offences in a year

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Re: Eh?

Lick finger, stick it in the air?

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Re: Is twatting a fly with your laptop...

No it's a sign of flawed genius ;-)

It came from space! Two-headed flatworm stuns scientists

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Increased radiation can be easily simulated on earth.

NASA finds India's missing lunar orbiter with Earth-bound radar

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Re: Mascons

"higher-than-average gravitational pull"

That would be "gravitational waves" by another name!

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Re: Puzzled

Anonymous Coward, why would the North pole of the moon be heavily monitored? What secrets does it hold? Or are you just confusing the Lunar North pole with the Earth's North Pole? It's obvious why NASA (ie the USA) would want to monitor the Earth's North Pole, but not so obvious why the interest in the Moon's north pole (other than to track the Indian Lunar orbiter).

Earth resists NASA's attempts to make red and green clouds

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Re: Can NASA read a map?

Even a triangle with a 0.1 degree angle is still a triangle. It might not be much on a map, but may be significant on the ground. Those three locations (the centre points of the two states and the "largish" city) do not form a straight line.

Why Microsoft's Windows game plan makes us WannaCry

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Coat

It's MEGABUCKS OR POUNDS

$200 per PC multiplied by millions soon adds up to megabucks.

Finally proof that Apple copies Samsung: iPhone 7 Plus halts, catches fire like a Galaxy Note 7

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Re: Statistically speaking

Yes, let's dismiss everything as "fake news" now.

Samsung took action after only 7 phones,were reported as catching fire.. So Apple should investigate now, not later.

Amid new push to make Pluto a planet again... Get over it, ice-world's assassin tells El Reg

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Re: Large Satellites?

Or isn't the Earth a body that orbits the Moon? Just like two masses of whatever size have equal gravitational attraction, so two bodies in close proximity equally orbit each other. Because we earthlings have a geocentric viewpoint, we like to think the moon orbits the Earth but in fact they orbit each other and the Sun in a spiral corkscrew pattern. Likewise the planets orbit the Sun and together the bodies in the solar system orbit the Milky way in a corkscrew fashion.

So, why shouldn't the Moon be classified as a co-planet!

Boffins link ALIEN STRUCTURE ON VENUS to Solar System's biggest ever grav wave

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By the time the probe gets there, the "aliens" will have scampered off to Alpha Centauri or where-ever they came from.

Besides, the probe will be fried within minutes in the sulphuric acid atmosphere of Venus as the Soviets found out when they sent their probes.

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Re: Click baity headline is click bait

By that definition, anything extra-terrestrial would be alien, making the term redundant in this context. The whole planet Venus is alien. The word "Alien" in the clickbait headline is capitalised making it into a noun suggestive of "living aliens" rather than an entity.

Security! experts! slam! Yahoo! management! for! using! old! crypto!

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Yawn

Have a Yahoo! account... but it has no real data on it so the crooks are welcome to it. Hope the scum choke on it, though!

As for Yahoo!, put the dunces hat on and stand in the corner of the class, facing the wall!

Forget infrasound, now it's ultrasound that's making you ill (allegedly)

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Re: Yawn

You may mock, but these symptoms are more likely to be experienced by youngsters than old fogies who have decrepit hearing anyway. Luckily I am oblivious to all externally generated radiation and sounds, my only problem is the internally generated and incessant tinnitus brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrsssssssssshhhhhhhhhrrrrrr!

Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

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Advertisers jargon such as "from" and "up to" should be outlawed.

MOULDY DICK: France aims to snatch EXPLODING WHALE crown from U.S.

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Don't be silly that would be too easy and sensible a solution. Why do things the easy way, when you can blow things to Kingdom come?

UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

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paranoid or what?

Talk about being paranoid. Currently you report your meter reading by telephone or online. Occasionally a meter reader will call but as someone else pointed out it is invariably ignored and an estimated reading used. So what's to stop you from under-reporting your meter readings when you phone in? Nothing. The actual meter itself will still measure actual usage or is it being suggested that these are hackable as well? Somehow I doubt it.

UK data watchdog broke data law, says UK data watchdog

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Re: FFS

If you've suffered a financial loss, you can still make a civil claim.

Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

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Black Helicopters

Re: Genuine reason.

Yes, that's right, if you run out of fuel you should just keep driving on. The car engine will run on...? DOH!

One good thing from the Flappy Birds crapp flap: It's a handy 'tech' media rating system

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Re: @Vociferous : Name and Shame

'The "gone forever" is in sacastic [sic] quotes and the quote itself is "according to its CREATOR" (my caps).'

The creator probably only said that he was pulling it from the marketplaces forever and the moronic lazy journo's interpreted this as "gone forever" because there is nothing like a drama to spice up sales.

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Re: Name and Shame

The DM would only blame immigrants for the demise of Flappy bird and probably state that had it been successful then hordes of Vietnamese immigrants would be heading to these shores.

Scientists discover supervolcano trigger that could herald humanity's doom

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Re: So much for that idea

@Greg D - 'Does a "smartermind" come at the deficit of a sense of humour?'

Ha Ha, very funny, How droll and original (Not)!

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Re: So much for that idea

The Earth is not "waiting to kill humanity"

Your daft idea itself suggests an Anthropocentric Earth. The Earth couldn't "careless" whether humanity exists or not... it will just go blindly on. If coincidentally a supervolcano erupts, then humans may die, but the earth is not gunning for this to happen.

Boffins: On my command, unleash REMOTE CONTROL BULL SPERM

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Not Harmless

The scientists claim that "sperm are harmless"... unless you count the millions of women who have abortions thanks to pregancies induced by these infernal sperm. Additionally as foreign proteins they would be attacked and destroyed by the body's immune system. So only male wankers could use this as a remedy!

The other problem with human sperm is that they have a very short lifespan.

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Re: wait.. what

Mr C it would be your own spunk! (Unless you are a eunuch or impotent or a ladyman or some such derivative)

Tiny, invisible EXTRATERRESTRIAL INVADERS appear at South Pole

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Facepalm

Marino, your comments are not arrogant, they are ignorant! You cannot get people to open their minds by spouting 'flat Earth' theories! Give up and accept the scientific evidence and the universal laws of physics as fact.

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Black Helicopters

Re: Cold fusion, anyone?

LOL - an astute observation!

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Pirate

Re: Who to truly believe

There is no evidence that what you say about cancer and deaths is correct. Firstly 100 years ago they didn't have the resources to detect cancers and they were under reported. Secondly the general death rate was much higher so people died before the effects of cancer kicked in. Thirdly the population was smaller so fewer people died from cancers. Finally as you don't believe in the concept of time, today's deaths are yesterday's deaths! 1 in 2 implies that 50% of deaths are due to cancer! Absolute nonsense! Anyway, science is not killing anyone, your lunacy is!

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Stop

Re: Who to truly believe

Marino keep babbling on. Don't worry the men in white coats will be coming for you soon. Then you can feel the frequency of the electricity as it convulses through your brain in the ECT you'll be getting! You are so sad and so deluded!

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Re: Who to truly believe

You've obviously gone cuckoo in the head!!! These are not man made laws but man's observation of universal laws of physics that are equally valid on Mars as they are on Earth. It is in fact "God's laws" that are man made as God is a figment of man's imagination. You don't have to have seen something personally to know it exists. As for this nonsense about the "frequency of the planet", what dope are you on? Or rather what planet are you on?

Adobe users' purloined passwords were pathetic

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It should be against the law to post lists of people's passwords even if they are 123456 and stolen. Why make it easier for the crooks.

LG G Flex: A new cheeky curvy mobe with a 'SELF-HEALING' bottom

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Re: Good heavens...

They will when mobiles become contactlets ie incorporated into contact lens.

Google: this-screen-that-fits-on-your-eye-foretells-the-end-of-the-smartphone-era-2012-12

How I hacked SIM cards with a single text - and the networks DON'T CARE

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Re: A mean bowl of cornflakes with only three main ingredients?

You can't eat the bowl (unless it is made of edible rice paper) hence it is not an ingredient of cornflakes! Doh!

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Mushroom

Re: A mean bowl of cornflakes with only three main ingredients?

3. Sugar

(a basic heart attack inducing, teeth rotting, fattening ingredient of all foods!).

Cookery101.

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