* Posts by Pete4000uk

116 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012

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Authorities go hard on coffee maker for stiff Viagra-powered brew

Pete4000uk

*Googles 'desmethyl carbodenafil'*

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Brit unis bunged £16m in gov cash for 5G test

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Re: 5G?

Because in the third world they have better things to moan about than a mast reducing their house value\giving their budgie brain damage etc.

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

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I noted that during an episode of 'The Sky at Night' a few months back, one of the large observatory s used Debian on its desktops

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ICO fines 11 big charities over dirty data donor-squeezing deeds

Pete4000uk

Re: Barely a slap on the wrist

You get your mail before breakfast? Here it can be anywhere between 11am and 3pm

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Murder in space: NASA orders astronauts to KILL cripples – then fire bodies back to Earth

Pete4000uk

The dark side

One can only hope their lives were not given in vain.

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BOAR-ZILLA stalks Fukushima's dead zone

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All four of them!

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Frustrated by reboot-happy Windows 10? Creators Update hopes to take away the pain

Pete4000uk

Re: Yes, the Windows 10 updates are pretty awful

I have Debian on my 2003 spec laptop. Its a tad sluggish but its still got the original hard drive.

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Finally, a use for your mobile phone: Snapping ALIEN signal blurts

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Re: Fast Ray Bursts

Gosh, I remember that episode!

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CBI: Brexit Britain needs a 'sensible and flexible' immigration programme

Pete4000uk

Re: Sensible? That's new.

Exactly. There is a world of skilled people we should be trying to recruit, instead of just taking any so say 'unskilled' workers from across the EU.

I would just like to say, I find eastern European women very attractive. Just sayin'.

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Plusnet? More like Plus-naught: Mobile data on the fritz for days for some unlucky punters

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Let me think...

I honestly can't remember the last time I had a problem with my FTTC connection. Maybe my pipes are well flushed out

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Ruh-roh! Rick Ruhl rolled out of Ham Radio Deluxe in software kill-switch aftermath

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Re: "OMG all the infrastructure's failed we're all that's left!"

I love some of their cats and trucks. Wannabe police cars with more antennae than GCHQ.

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US voting machine certification agency probes potential hack

Pete4000uk

I'm always glad to...

Put an X next to whoever I don't want elected and put the piece of paper into a black box.

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Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees £18.5bn Sky takeover deal

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Hope so for you Americans. I understand it would be a big jump up in quality

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Adblock again beats publishers' Adblock-blocking attempts

Pete4000uk

An idea

Stop making adverts so bloody intrusive!

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No super-kinky web smut please, we're British

Pete4000uk

Re: Spanking or caning that leaves a visible mark is out, as well as anything involving urination

Urination?

That takes the

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Rolling out flash in the enterprise? It's a matter of application

Pete4000uk

Really?

Rolling out Flash in 2016?

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Apple drops dongle prices to make USB-C upgrade affordable

Pete4000uk

Re: How generous

My laptop has both serial AND parallel port!

Really, its from 2002 and now on Debian but is still useful

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Brexit judgment could be hit for six by those crazy Supreme Court judges, says barrister

Pete4000uk

Re: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I agree. There is equal amounts of igroants on both sides but some like to trott up the high road and look down on others.

Remember the EU constitution farce? Three countries rejected it bit it went through under a different name.

Countries working together is a great idea, the EU had gone to far which is why I voted out.

Another view -not really my own but said to me by a friend- was 'The posh nobs have had a dump taken on them from the rif raf and they don't like it'. I don't subscribe to the class system but I can almost see where SHE was coming from.

Still, Trump might distract us later this month

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New MH370 handshake and wing debris analysis suggests rapid descent

Pete4000uk

Sad part is

Most of the bodies will never be recovered.

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There are some really crap budget phones out there. Vodafone's Smart Ultra 7 isn't

Pete4000uk

Impulse purchase

I had its Vodafone branded predecessor with a battery that the user was not supposed to remove. Well, I didn't know that and tried to prise it out only to damage the thing causing the battery to combust Samsung style.

So, I ended up with one and I have to say, apart from not being sure about the speaker it's a good bit of kit. Would spending an extra £200 really make much of a difference??

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Stripped of its galaxy, this black hole is wandering naked in the cosmos

Pete4000uk

The big question

If black holes swallows everything where does it all go?

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Dark web drug sellers shutter location-tracking EXIF data from photos

Pete4000uk

Thanks

I didn't think of that!

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Star Trek's Enterprise turns 50 and still no sign of a warp drive. Sigh

Pete4000uk

I will be happy

With a picture of a exoplanet.

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Microsoft promises free terrible coffee every month you use Edge

Pete4000uk

Edge?

I had totally forgot about that

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

Pete4000uk

Giving the police

The ability to be Judge, jury and executioner.

He was found not guilty, therefore he is innocent and should be able to get on with what remains of his life.

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Researchers crack homomorphic encryption

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Oops...

I came in here to see how encryption could be homophobic...

Its to early

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New US spy satellite in orbit

Pete4000uk

Re: A lizard sitting on a rocket?

That is a awesome mission patch!

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Coup-Tube: Turkey blocks social networks amid military takeover

Pete4000uk

Periscope kept working as I spent a couple of hours watching the events from the peoples perspective.

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Technology shares slide with Brexit vote, except ARM

Pete4000uk

ARM...

do business outside the EU? But I got told there was no business outside the EU...

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

Pete4000uk

So then

This means our courts can't be overruled by another court over the channel and that if we want laws our elected government will have to pass them?

That's good then. It was always going to be a sh1t storm this result anyway.

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Queensland creep cops charged with snooping through police records

Pete4000uk

What would they have got here in the UK?

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Microsoft cancels Remain speech after death of Labour MP

Pete4000uk

I agree with you, quite a measured and sensible post. I just believe that our courts should have the last say on things such as deporting terrorists, for example. Also laws that effect us should be made in Westminster where we get some kind of say over who sits in the House of Commons.

Our democracy isn't perfect, but its a dam sight better than the EU's

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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn

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Oh dear

The kiss of death

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Helium... No. Do you think this is some kind of game? Toshiba intros 8TB desktop drive

Pete4000uk

I remember...

... Going to Tempo in Gloucester to upgrade from a 2.1Gb drive to a 80Gb drive. That set me back about £100.

Yet I see things like this and think 'Where do they fit it all?'

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Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

Pete4000uk

Re: Ugly, beautyful or purposeful.

Concorde. She was the queen of the sky

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India roasts as mercury hits 51°C

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This shows why...

... we here in the UK need to build more wind farms and get rid of the last of the coal fired plants.

Yes I am being sarcastic.

In all seriousness, how long have we been able to measure tempriture acuratly?

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Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th

Pete4000uk

I've been thinking

About installing Longhorn on a virtual PC.

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ICO fines NHS trust £185K for publicly airing personnel files

Pete4000uk

Why do they need to know

Whether I sleep with guys or girls?

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E-cigarettes help save lives, says Royal College of Physicians

Pete4000uk

Why the need

to shove something in your mouth and suck on it? I really have no idea. But I am repulsed at the sight of people smoking, but I am currently watching my father kill himself by smoking. :(

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Misco: We're moving to the cloud after yesterday's bit barn meltdown

Pete4000uk

Cloud burst?

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Ofcom puts aside a little bit of spectrum for Internet of Things things

Pete4000uk

Takes me back...

'70.5-71.5MHz and 80.5-81.5MHz bands.'

Old fire brigade base and mobile frequencies.

With a very small antenna and fly fart power there is still plenty of interference during a 'lift'.

Wide area comms, analogue or digital, would be more suited to those frequencies.

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Mighty Soyuz stands proud at Baikonur

Pete4000uk

What a workhorse

Another launch? They sure do knock 'em out

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Tech biz bosses tell El Reg a Brexit will lead to a UK Techxit

Pete4000uk

Re: Freedom of movement.

Its not who you are or where you're from its what you offer us.

You can't roll up at most borders with no skills and expect to get in.

We need smart people. Like you lot!

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Yahoo! recruits! two! more! pallbearers!

Pete4000uk

Yah...

Whoo?

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Follow ESA's intercontinental ballistic missile launch live today

Pete4000uk

Swoosh

That went like stink.

Not a patch on the old Space Shuttle.

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Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe

Pete4000uk

Tell me

why learning Shakespeare is so important?

I managed to avoid that stuff through illness and part time schooling yet I seem to be able to write pritty well (better than those who did GCSE'S I met at college)

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Norks stabilise non-threatening space speck ... for about five minutes

Pete4000uk

Re: Missing the point?

They so much as threaten such a thing the regime will be over within a week

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Official UN panel findings on embassy-squatter released. Assange: I'm 'vindicated'

Pete4000uk

So

Is he coming out or what?

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13 CubeSats to ride mighty US lifter

Pete4000uk

Launch cost

The shuttle cost about $450 million to launch and I read somewhere the SLS would cost almost double.

Do they really know what this will be used for?

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Brit airline pilots warn of drone menace

Pete4000uk

Re: How bad?

Or a poor cat, as what happened once when a moggy went into the cannon after some fresh meat during the lunch time..

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