* Posts by et tu, brute?

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Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite

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Mushroom

Oops!

That's it... title says it all!

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SpaceX lands another rocket

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Re: Never boring

Just curious: Sonic boom even when the landing is on a barge? Thought it would be well away from land by then?

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Classic Shell hackers: We infected FossHub so ransomware couldn't (and yeah, also for fun)

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Facepalm

Re: Collateral Damage?

You mean like striking tube drivers, who also punish the users instead of the company?

Same principle, if you ask me...

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Break out the Elder Scrolls: Skyrmion characters seek storage possibilities

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Pint

Raising one...

...as that is all I can do!

Have no clue how this works or would work, but I'm sure the scientists do, thus "proost"!

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Flame Canada, flame Canada ... Botched govt payroll computers spew smoke ahead of probe

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Joke

Phoenix...

...rises from the ashes, so surely smoke is a good sign, as fire is needed to produce ashes?

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Here WeGo! Google Maps rival drops Maps branding

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WTF?

Had a look, but...

...the permission details needed by the app are simply mad!

Identity

- Find accounts on the device

- Read your own contact card

Contacts

- Read your contacts

Location (this I can understand!)

- Approximate location (network-based)

- Precise location (GPS and network-based)

SMS

- Send SMS messages

Phone

- Read call log

Photos/Media/Files

- Modify or delete the contents of your SD card

- Read the contents of your SD card

Wi-Fi connection information

- View Wi-Fi connections

Bluetooth connection information

- Access Bluetooth settings

Device ID & call information

- Read phone status and identity

Other

- Prevent phone from sleeping

- Install shortcuts

- Control vibration

- View network connections

- Full network access

- Uninstall shortcuts

- Change network connectivity

- Pair with Bluetooth devices

Updates to HERE WeGo may automatically add additional capabilities within each group.

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O2 sales dip 9% as tight-fisted Brits cling to their old handsets

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Re: What is wrong with an old handset ?

Was exactly my reaction to the article... unless they come up with a revolutionary design or software improvements, why would I upgrade? Just to get more useless bloatware?

No thanks, what I have now does the job perfectly!

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After Monday's landing, SpaceX wants to do it in triplicate

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Pint

Re: I just love the idea...

We need the webcast split into at least 3 windows: one each streaming the video from the boosters coming back (left and right), and the middle window showing the central stack still going...

Can't wait!

Raising one to the engineers...

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Loose wrists shake chips: Your wrist-job could be a PIN-snitch

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Boffin

Next time, comment from a computer... Phones are made to call and speak to people, not leave comments on our favourite website!

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Vodafone hints at relocation from UK

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Re: Close the door on your way out.

UK's EU reps keen to protect Brit mobile player rather than act for consumers.

So, normal corporate operation then. Corporates will always do everything in their own interest, never in the interest of the consumer!

Not saying you're wrong, but if you don't like it, start a revolution against capitalism...

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Boring SpaceX lobs another sat into orbit without anything blowing up ... zzzzz

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Thumb Up

Re: Speeded up view from Stage 1's perspective of landing.

Thanks for finding it and posting the link! That's really amazing footage!

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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Pint

Congratulations to SpaceX!

And thank you for a wonderful extra present on my birthday!

It was actually just more than a year ago that I posted a comment to say a successful landing would be a perfect present, as their next attempt would have been on the 8th of Aprilf, and now it happened! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/11/spacex_launches_dscovr_satellite_into_deep_space_after_4_day_and_ten_year_wait/)

Lifting one to the geniuses at SpaceX!

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HMRC dangles £10bn in outsourcing meat before hungry SME hounds

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Alert

Re: The dangers of SME in Government work

Well, I'm running a ME (Micro Enterprise) and would love to get my hands on some of that £10bn pie...

I promise not to mess up, and also promise not to modify my own company and personal accounts, so where can I sign up?

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Clear November in your diary: SpaceX teases first Falcon Heavy liftoff

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Pint

November cleared...

...although I generally always clear my diary when a SpaceX launch is announced, even up to four times to see a launch called off up to the last second!

-> Raising one to the engineers who make this happen!

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Fifth time's the charm as SpaceX pops satellite into orbit

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Re: Thus we get no footage, even some time after the event.

Uhm... what about the following links?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/10/spacex_rocket_falcon_9_drone_ship_landing_fails/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/14/spacex_falcon_landing_barge_iss_resupply/

And Elon tweeted a link as well:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAqirNbwEc0/

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SpaceX Falcon 9 set yet again to soar aloft

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Alert

Oops...

Elon Musk's last tweet: "Target altitude of 40,600 km achieved. Thanks @SES_Satellites for riding on Falcon 9! Looking forward to future missions." (https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/705910704792973313)

Bit of a mistake there! Satellite deployed at 602 km altitude... Still a bit to go before it reached geostationary orbit!

Or am I not understanding?

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Re: Good luck, SpaceX!

What technology do they rely on to broadcast from the barge? If satellite, maybe the rocket burn completely blocks out the signal?

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Earthquake-sensing smartphone app fires off early alerts of disaster

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False positives...

Like a group of friends on quad-bikes converging on each other from four directions in a large open area, all happily bumping around, and thus triggering an alert?

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UK taxpayers should foot £2bn or more to adopt Snoopers' Charter, says Inquiry

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FAIL

Really?????

See title...

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Major Hollywood studio eyes Paint Drying sequel

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Trollface

"Paint Dying: The Flaking"

Followed by a reboot of the series:

"Paint Drying: The Repaint"

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et tu, brute?
Joke

Paint Drying 2: Dry Hard

Based on the novel by Primer Levi

I would love to read the book!

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Data centers dig in as monster storm strikes America's East Coast

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Coat

Re: A nice cup of tea

Coffee for me please... you can keep the tea!

>> Mine's the one with the packet of ground coffee and a cafetière in the (big) pockets...

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Wikimedia Foundation bins community-elected trustee

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Your view, my view, and I think the view of millions of others...

...just not enough (yet) to start a revolution, as it is millions against the billions...

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Getting metal hunks into orbit used to cost a bomb. Then SpaceX's Falcon 9 landed

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Megaphone

A bit negative...

...is my opinion of the article! Not so good, Vulture central!

At least now we have, for the first time ever, a first stage that successfully boosted a delivery to it's intended orbit, and got it back in one piece, able to analyse exactly what happens to the engines! And if it becomes obvious from that analysis that the engines are not really reusable right now, we at least get to learn how to build them better to make them properly reusable...

Nobody has ever done that before, so it's hats off to SpaceX!

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The ball's in your court, Bezos: Falcon 9 lands after launching satellites

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Re: Watched it live last night

Me too, here from the Netherlands... was well worth the short night that followed after watching right until the end at 3 o'clock local time!

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Apple pays two seconds of quarterly profit for wiping pensioner's pics

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Boffin

Need glasses?

"He said the wiped data included 15 years of contacts and photos taken during his recent honeymoon in the Seychelles."

Doesn't look like 15 years of photos to me, but 15 years of contacts, and only the photos of his honeymoon...

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NASA pours cold comets on aliens-make-star-flutter theory

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Alien

It worked...

... to coat the outward facing side of our habitats with proper insulation! Earthlings can't even detect any heat with their puny telescopes, and don't have the means to come check it out, so there!

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Feeble Phobos flaking as it falls to Mars

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Meh

Re: Phobos won't survive that long!

Sorry AbelSoul!

Thought everybody had read the whole trilogy already... should be compulsory reading in school, if you ask me!

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Flame

Phobos won't survive that long!

According to the future history as described by Robinson in Red Mars, it will come down much earlier, when Nadia punches out the special code to ignite the burners installed by Arkady... roughly in 2062!

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Licence to snoop: Ipso facto, crypto embargo? Draft Investigatory Powers bill lands

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Coat

Re: As voted for by YOU!

> As voted for by YOU!

Sorry, not by me... Not because I don't want to vote, but as an expat I'm not allowed to, even though they get to spend my tax money! Bloody bastards! Revoking my right to vote for the candidate that I feel will do the best with the money I give them (willingly, as I could easily start dodging tax like most of the rich and famous!)

> And people say democracy in the UK is not broken?

Who says that? Obviously it's broken! Biggest problem with this second world island is that the citizens want the rights of a democracy (i.e, freedom of whatever they stand for, etc) but forget that democracy actually has plights as well: for it to work, everybody HAS to vote! Not voting is telling the government that you agree with their viewpoint, whatever it may be, as you don't seem to have an opinion, and are thus happy to have all decisions made for you!

The only problem with the plight to vote is that the current ballot system rejects spoiled ballots as being not counted/cast votes. If these were properly counted, and happened to win the majority, it could be a big message to all candidates that the people in the constituency reject all of them, and thus the election should immediately be voided, and redone, until an actual candidate wins more votes than the spoiled ballots.

And then, as a counter balance, the system needs the possibility to recall this elected individual when it (as I don't want to say he or she, as IMNSHO politicians are barely human) reneges on the promises that got it elected in the first place. This recall would need a quarter of the constituents to agree that promises have been broken, and that would be enough to cause a new election in said constituency.

Hmmm... need more wine to solve the rest of the democratic process...

If you think this is all bullshit, mine is the coat with the non-British passport in the pocket...

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'ALIEN INVADERS OBSERVED': OFFICIAL ESA announcement

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Alien

Are they trying to slowly get humanity ready for the revelation of real aliens, who are getting impatient to be introduced to the rest of us?

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Worker drones don't need PCs says Microsoft, give 'em phones instead

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Coat

Hmmm...

So do I want to work with a phone, with a 8-core Snapdragon processor, 5.7 inch screen (internal) and 32GB storage, and the ability to remote desktop to use 32-bit applications, and maybe I can use it to make calls as well (provided I first unplug all cables or risk being bound or strangled!)...

...or, do I want to use my 64-bit, 8-core i7, with a 17 inch screen (internal), 32GB RAM and 2TB storage, be able to work even where there is no proper signal, and I don't have to unplug it to make a call?

Might not fit in a coat pocket, but my backpack is also just a big pocket, and it even has extra space for cables, power supply, some books, and even my lunch!

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A krayshee sexy Dutch post-pub nosh neckfiller: Stamppot

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Re: Too much potato...

Well, tastes differ! ;)

Looks about the correct volume of potato to me, but seriously misses the gravy...

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Krafcik takes wheel at Google driverless car project, so to speak

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Facepalm

Re: Strangely conflicted.

And aeroplanes drive you completely bonkers with the lack of control?

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Curiosity rolls over onto Martian WET PATCH, takes satisfied selfie

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Meh

cold, airless and nasty

Cold - Okay, will give you that, if compared to our space rock, but maybe the Martians can't stand the heat?

Airless - Not quite, but much less when compared to our space rock...

Nasty - Says who? What has Mars done to you to make you say that?

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'WOMAN FOUND ON MARS' – now obvious men are from Venus

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Coat

Easy to disprove...

...by sending the nuclear tank bank to the same spot, and taking another picture! And if she is still there, trundle over for a closer look...

Mine's the one with the galactic bus ticket in the pocket...

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Science sub spots lost Revolutionary-era SHIPWRECK

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"undisturbed and well preserved"

Looks like a pile of junk to me, but maybe that's just me...

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A quarter of public sector IT workers have never used the cloud

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FAIL

meaningless question, meaningless answer...

Actually, meaningless buzz word at the heart of the question!

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PLUTO: The FINAL FRONTIER – best image yet of remote, icy dwarf planet REVEALED

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Alien

Re: Finally we'll know whether it's small, or far away...

...or protected by a force-field that will cause the probe to change direction before the pictures come into proper focus...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Uitsmijter

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Gouda or Edam...

Or a good Belegen Boerenkaas if you want it to have some nice hearty taste...

With the rest of your post I agree completely! ;)

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KRAKKOOM! SpaceX Falcon supply mission to ISS EXPLODES minutes after launch

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Joke

Re: It was the cabbages, I say!

Yep, everybody should have realised that cabbages produce too much gas! Over-pressurised dragon...

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Robo-car wars: Delphi's near crash, prang, wallop with Google DENIED!

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Megaphone

Fact...

Fact is, they didn't crash, thus worked as designed! The fact that the Delphi car "aborted" a lane change as a result, is simply "working as designed"...

Now please stop the bickering!

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Get your WELLIES to MARS: Red Planet reveals its FROZEN BOTTOM

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Coat

Need boots on Mars...

To properly investigate these things, we need boots on Mars! Remote investigation is all fine and dandy, and hats off to the scientists who made it possible, but how much easier would it be if we could simply get into a rover, drive to the site that was spotted by the orbiters, and take a closer look?

Mine is the coat with the built-in air-supply and thick padding, allowing me to stroll outside on a dusty, red plain strewn with reddish rocks...

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SpaceX gets ready to crash barge-land ANOTHER rocket

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Thumb Up

Good luck to SpaceX!

Will be following online, with great anticipation!

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Airbus to build 900 mini-satellites for OneWeb's orbital internet system

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Re: Putting them WHERE?

Was also wondering, with a swarm of satellites like this (and possibly 2 with the SpaceX/Google project), isn't it going to be more and more difficult to launch other vehicles and avoid all these pieces of tin on the way up? Are we going to lock ourselves down on this rock because we have caused too much litter to safely launch anything else?

Need a simple question icon...

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India plans space telescope launch in second half of 2015

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Facepalm

Give?

"ASTROSAT is expected to last give years"

New unit of measurement of time?

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Russia delays ISS crew mission over Progress launch safety fears

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Seeing that a Dragon survives re-entry, maybe they can use it as an unscheduled test to bring the astronauts back?

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Amazon boss Bezos' Blue Origins declares test flight 'flawless' ... if you overlook one snafu

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Re: fast descent

According to www.spaceflight101.com/soyuz-spacecraft-information.html, it's 2 to 4 m/s for the Soyuz, i.e. between 6.56167979 and 13.1233596 feet/s... So this capsule comes down at almost double the speed (at the moment)

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SpaceX in MONEY RING shot, no spare juice for tail backdown this time

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Watched the launch...

... and it was awesome! Very good footage of the rocket climbing up through the clouds...

Went outside for a ciggie after, and have a question for the local boffins about these launches to geosynchronous orbit. I know they launch over the ocean, but then the first stage separates, and the second ignites... Now my question is, at this point, the second stage must be well into space and probably over land again, so is this visible for the people it passes over, like a "slow" moving flame streaking across the sky?

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BIG DATA wizards: LEARN from CERN, not the F500

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Re: Creative solution of the year!

"Or to stay in with what CERN would do, just pass one very very big spare magnet above the ashes and pick up the needle with that!"

Would that still require burning the hay though? Or could we find the needle and spare the hay using the magnet?

I mean, horses also have to eat... and overdone food is never nice!

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