* Posts by Pete4000uk

172 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012

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‘Elders of the Internet’ apologise for social media, recommend Trump filters to fix it

Pete4000uk

Re: Sink Holes of Negativity is perfectly correct

There are a fair few 'individuals' who seem to have a life of richness and travel who in reality have a company behind them.

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Boffins build neural networks fashioned out of DNA molecules

Pete4000uk

Voyager

Something else Star Trek got right, bioneral circuitry.

Just keep cheese away from it

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NASA eggheads draw up blueprints for spotting, surviving asteroid hits

Pete4000uk

Dark asteroids and space

One of the problems are space rocks are dark, as is space. So we need some large bright lights to light things up so we can see them sooner.

Or use some kind of radar

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Ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm kicks crisis meeting into long grass

Pete4000uk

Trains, Planes...

And to think people funded a brand new Steam locomotive and got a Vulcan bomber back in the air. Yet a low powered games thing the a Pi could run...

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Scrapping Brit cap on nurses, doctors means more room for IT folk

Pete4000uk

Re: More job displacement, yay

I voted for Brexit. But I do acknowledge the need to bring people in as needed. However, it should not be used as an excuse to not ensure we train the right people to fill these jobs ourselves. Why can't we recruit and retain the necessary medical staff?

I sould also say I would always prefer 5 highly skilled immigrants over a coach load of so say 'unskilled people.

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Which? calls for compensation for users hit by Windows 10 woes

Pete4000uk

Re: If it was only security patches

I've never had such problems with Debian on my 10 year old laptop

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Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

Pete4000uk

Re: Nothing is right first time

I agree about keeping them off public roads, but sadly many people have been killed by jets crashing from some then unknown issue

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Tor-forker Joshua Yabut cuffed for armoured personnel carrier joyride

Pete4000uk

Well

'Yabut said the National Guard was his only source of income.'

Was.

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Your F-35s need spare bits? Computer says we'll have you sorted in... a couple of years

Pete4000uk

Re: Israel F35

I doubt the bird was much better off

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Pete4000uk

Israel F35

I hear they have actually used one in a recent raid. Not sure what it actually did but some aleged photos show it with radar reflectors on which would hide its true radar image.

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Cold call bosses could be forced to cough up under new rules

Pete4000uk

Well

About time!

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Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways

Pete4000uk

Re: Maybe.

Stagecoach actually run it, Virgin just brand it and send out patronising tweets and internal messages

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Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

Pete4000uk

This was back when

the future looked very different from today. Anyone care to take a put on when the future now looks like?

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Danish submariner sent down for life for murder of journalist Kim Wall

Pete4000uk

Rest In Peace

I hope the poor woman didn't suffer before she died.

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UK consumer help bloke Martin Lewis is suing Facebook over fake ads

Pete4000uk

Re: Slightly off topic but....

Some sites I cannot see the contents for the adverts. My local news site was like that until it hit my adblocker

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BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

Pete4000uk

Re: Mobile as the emergency option?

What they should do, is put a large box on every other street corner which contains a telephone with its own long term UPS which people can use in an emergency. We can paint it red to make it stand out and put CCTV in so anyone vandalising them get a swift caution.

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SpaceX finally Falcon flings NASA's TESS into orbit

Pete4000uk

Always get nurvous

When these things launch. God forbid the James Webb ST gets destroyed on launch.

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Looking to nab Nvidia's GeForce chips? You need cash and patience

Pete4000uk

Come on

Send more kids down the mines!

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Super Cali goes ballistic, Starbucks is on notice: Expensive milky coffee is something quite cancerous

Pete4000uk

If you put it in your mouth...

...it will either give you cancer, make you fat or make you pregnant.

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NASA stalls $8bn James Webb Space Telescope again – this time to 2020

Pete4000uk

Re: Inches?

It's the new fangled French thing they stopped using. It was costing to much to convert everything

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Skip-wrecked! Boat full o' rubbish scuppered in Brit residential street

Pete4000uk

Re: Entertainment with boats

BOAT - Bring Out Another Thousand

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UK's data watchdog seizes suspected Scottish nuisance caller's kit

Pete4000uk

Re: Wait wut?

My local line has new foot crossings with a green and red light system to show if you can cross or not. In this case, it has a phone in case the lights go out.

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We sent a vulture to find the relaunched Atari box – and all he got was this lousy baseball cap

Pete4000uk

Reminds me of the

Coleco Chameleon debacle. Mind you that was a real con job, I'll still give this thing time though.

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That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!

Pete4000uk

Facebook can't be shut down

If they are, how am I supposed to keep an eye on what ex friends or neighbours are up to?

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Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

Pete4000uk

Re: Hiding

You mean like those Sweedish things, what are they called? Borg or something

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Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

Pete4000uk

When I was in my early teens

Other boys had 'naughty mags under their beds. I had a Maplin catalogue with which I would fantasise over having a Yupiteru MVT-7100 radio scanner.

I did get one, when I was 33! Time moves on, things change.

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Elon Musk invents bus stop, waits for applause, internet LOLs

Pete4000uk

Re: "Fact is, it's still just cheaper to ditch them in the ocean"

Challenger. Columbia got 'dumped over land

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Global race for 5G heats up with latest US Congress bill

Pete4000uk

Re: what's the frequency kenneth?

Thank you for your reply. I'm glad some of the 2G spectrum is going to be reused.

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Pete4000uk

what's the frequency kenneth?

Is 5G going to mostly use higher frequencies (2GHz and above) or will use a mix of higher and lower (600MHz) frequencies?

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Too many bricks in the wall? Lego slashes inventory

Pete4000uk

Re: With some model, they couldn't cope with request.

Build your own!

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UK.gov: Psst. Belgium. Buy these Typhoon fighter jets from us, will you?

Pete4000uk

Honesty

'Great Britain, which is buying the US-made F-35 fighter jet, is urging European neighbour Belgium not to buy the US-made F-35 fighter jet.'

At least we are giving good advice to our friends next door.

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Facial recognition software easily IDs white men, but error rates soar for black women

Pete4000uk

Is spreading

We now have racist computer systems. When will it end!

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Wow, MIND-BLOWING: Florida Man gets an earful from 'exploding Apple AirPod' bud

Pete4000uk

Something round, one would hope

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Of course a mystery website attacking city-run broadband was run by an ISP. Of course

Pete4000uk

When people in the UK moan

About our internet, we should really be thankful for what we do have.

Oh yeah, when net neutrality in the US ends, how much more are you going to have to pay to get Netflix or Amazon Prime?

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F-35 flight tests are being delayed by onboard software snafus

Pete4000uk

56k

'Flight Global reported in 2014 that the data transfer took about quarter of an hour, at the time.'

What are they uploading, somthing to keep the pilot entertained while the aircraft flies itself?

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EU bods up GDPR ante: Threatens legislative laggards with ‘infringement procedure’

Pete4000uk

Does anyone really know

what it covers, or will it be made up as the authorities see fit?

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F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

Pete4000uk

Could have been worse

The Boeing X-32 could have won. Now THAT was ugly.

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Crypto-cash exchange BitConnect pulls plug amid Bitcoin bloodbath

Pete4000uk

Am I the only one

Who has no idea what this mining for a coin or whatever is about?

Besides, anything that bypasses the established monitery system is bound to get banned or whatever

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Frenchman comes eye to eye with horror toilet python

Pete4000uk

Thumbs up for use of the word 'widdling'.

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Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

Pete4000uk

Re: Aluminum . . .

What about aloominum?

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Continuous Lifecycle 2018: Keynotes, speakers and earlybirds

Pete4000uk

I'm getting old

This sounds all rather buzzwordy to me :s

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Trump to NASA: Fly me (or some other guys) to the Moon

Pete4000uk

Re: And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space ..

That's an insult to dolphins and ants

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The Reg parts ways with imagineer and thought pathfinder Steve Bong

Pete4000uk

Not sure

If serious or not??

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MPs slam HMRC's 'deeply worrying' lack of post-Brexit customs system

Pete4000uk

Panic not

I'm sure Crapita or some other group will turn up to bodge it for a sky high price

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ZX Spectrum Vega firm's lawyers targeted by empty-handed backers

Pete4000uk

Just one of many...

... retro kickstart thing that has gone up in smoke.

Anyone follow the Colecovision saga?

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NASA reconfirms 2019 will see first launch of Space Launch System

Pete4000uk

Re: It's Apollo 8... minus the people

Yes, but it provides work for ex shuttle contractors!

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Algorithms, Henry VIII powers, dodgy 1-man-firms: Reg strokes claw over Data Protection Bill

Pete4000uk

Is it just me or

does 'GDPR' sound like a communist bloc state?

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Fresh bit o' Linux to spruce up that ancient Windows Vista box? Why not, we say...

Pete4000uk

As a fan of Debian Linux, I agree. Buttons and icons all the way

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National Audit Office: We'll be in a world of pain with '90s border tech post-Brexit

Pete4000uk

Yeah, do you thing G4S or Crapita (who will no doubt get the job) will be able to do that?

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Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

Pete4000uk

Re: Starting to make sense now

Your catching on! Its all worked out you know

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