* Posts by Message From A Self-Destructing Turnip

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Drone goal! Quadcopter menace alert freezes flights from London Heathrow Airport

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Re: "environmental terrorists"

As always, follow the money. Drone turns up at Gatwick, UK pays 6 million to an Israeli spook security contractor for 'anti-drone technology', well at least that's what the treasury account's will show...

The last phablet? 6.4in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaves you $1k lighter, needs 'water cooling'

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Re: The Bixby assistant, helping Share & Enjoy Your Life (TM)

Oink! What did the pig do to deserve that?

Nah, it won't install: The return of the ad-blocker-blocker

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Re: Could be worse

A whole new meaning to the phrase 'arse for rent'.

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Re: eh?

'The truth is that newer models will take in to account the risk introduced by the logistics of shipping. And then recommend how many days of supplies to keep on hand.'

Yeah, we can just pile the additional stock under a tarpaulin in the staff car park, and the production staff can walk to work. Leave it to the bean counters to work out how to pay for it all.

Big reality at work. ;-)

Chrome sends old Macs on permanent Safari: Browser bricks itself

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Re: So we've started downvoting amfm

I suspect the down votes are just the 'outmoded analogous systems administrations' validating their sense of injury.

BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

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Re: On documentation...

It's important to understand the nuances of the language, for example, the look that tells you it's best to say nothing.

Mailshot meltdown as Wessex Water gets sweary about a poor chap called Tom

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Re: Cometh the bozocalypse

I am guessing the technologist involved knew exactly what they were doing. I would hazard that the technologist tasked with preparing the letter's, had only just finished stacking them in the mail out tray, when Mr Wysoki decided that the timing of the scheduled work had to be changed. Perhaps not for the first time?

Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

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Re: Batteries in the pocket, eh?

Umm... The unprotected LG HG2 18650 3000mAh batteries in question are rated for 20A continuous discharge,two cells at 3.6V will max out at 144W,the Pioneer4you's iPV5 200W TC Box Mod is alleged to be rated to 200W. It would seem that malado should have been using lower capacity cells rated to 30A. Unless Pioneer4you neglected to detail this requirement in the user literature, it would seem malado now has lawyers fees to add to his pain. Curiously Pioneer4you web site does not list the iPV5 model, though a peruse of their user literature for other high powered models indicates that they neglect to advise of any requirement for battery discharge capacity....

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

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Re: That takes me back

Easy

Its the four minute smile, the longest lasting B--- J-- in the world"?

WannaCry kill-switch hero Marcus Hutchins collared by FBI on way home from DEF CON

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Re: July 2014 to July 2015

Its worth noting that some of the charges relate to the advertisement and sale of the malware on alphabay. Its possible the evidence was only recently discovered.

AES-256 keys sniffed in seconds using €200 of kit a few inches away

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Re: Try not to read this in a Liam Neeson voice.

Well, somebody's fin rot is making them grumpy!

WhatsApp app in flap over chap's snap of URL mishap

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Re: What about closed networks?

Error 105 ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED

Dell BIOS update borks PCs

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Re: Dell BIOS update may be a security fix

Oh! F*#&ING Dell!

What?

Pong, anyone? How about Pong on a vintage oscilloscope?

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Coat

Re: Awesome

I think most would have given up and gone to find something to eat long before joint 20. You passing​ that?...

Londoners will be trialling driverless cars in pedestrianised area

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Re: What could possibly etc...

Just my observation on these 'silent' electric vehicles. A local power company runs a demonstrator electric Citroen Berlingo, which passes occasionally on my walk to work. It struck me that I wouldn't​ have known it was an electric vehicle, if it wasn't written in large letters down the side of it. The tyre road noise is identical to that of a regular vehicle, which at town speeds is just about all you hear anyway.

Palmtop nostalgia is tinny music to my elephantine ears

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Beat it!

'my second pair of Beats'

Here's a piece of foolscap, the corner is over there, you know what to do.

BONG! Lasers crack Big Ben frequency riddle BONG! No idea what to do with this info BONG!

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Flame

Music Corner

G in the third octave and E in the fourth octave.That's a G minor third, same key as Smoke on the Water... Bong Bong Bonggg...

In a loving tribute to its fiery washing machines and Note 7... Samsung management explodes

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Coat

Re: Samsung's next venture

No joke!

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Samsung-led-consortium-awarded-Korean-construction-contract-0406155.html

More worryingly, Koreas nuclear industry has not had a good track track record lately.

http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Indictments_for_South_Korea_forgery_scandal-1010137.html

Mines the one with the lead lining.

The most l33t phone of MWC: DarkMatter's Katim

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Trollface

Tsk Amateurs

No mention of uninstalling flash, or using noscript and ghostery?

Plusnet outage leaves customers unable to stream Netflix. Horrors!

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Angel

Re: Our engineers have been working really hard

I am a plusnet customer and have been working 'really hard' all evening.... no sir, no video streaming issues here... actually that's an lie, I've been down the pub so never noticed any outage.Coincidentally, having read a few reports of ISP service issues lately I am starting to notice a trend... it would seem that only the idiots that are constantly on Twatter are effected... YMMV

Galaxy S7 Active can't swim, claims site. But it can, vendor retorts

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Re: Not easy

I think those pesky sum cats have copied you already Doug.

http://www.catphones.com/en-gb/phones/s60-smartphone

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

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Re: Would you trust TSA (and other counterparts) while you're asleep?

@ Toughluck. You were probably only missing having something dodgy looking in your bag. Just like hand luggage, check in baggage is X rayed and only opened and checked manually if the X ray check suggest further investigation is required. Often its the delay caused by manual checking that results in bags not making it on to the flight and only turning up days later. So if you want hassle free travel don't pack anything unusual in your check in bags, and always put a change of clothes and anything else essential in you hand luggage.

Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

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Re: Plutonium fizzle

It's also disingenuous to state that 'using the plutonium as fuel for conventional reactors lacks credibility'. Mixed oxide (MOX) fuel containing recycled plutonium provides almost 5% of the new nuclear fuel used today. Currently about 40 reactors in Europe are licensed to use MOX, and over 30 are doing so. In Japan about ten reactors are licensed to use it.

(http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/fuel-recycling/mixed-oxide-fuel-mox.aspx)

Brits rattle tin for 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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Re: 8.5kW and 0-60 in 10 seconds?

Torque?

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Boffin

Re: ero emissions?

Has there even been an engineering challenge that wasn't 'problematic'?

1Gbps quad-antenna mobile broadband chip dives off Qualcomm's drawing board

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Re: Call Me A Crumugeon

"640 kB ought to be enough memory for anybody" - A. Crumugeon

Streaming constantly at 1Gb/s is not really the point. As mentioned above your 100MB download will be quicker, this frees up the channel for another user. The end result is that the telecom provider gets more network bandwidth at little extra cost, which should result in better value data tariffs. But of course nobody would want that.

Health and Safety to prosecute over squashed Harrison Ford

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Re: Hydraulic door?

Its OK nobody got hurt. Do try to be more careful though, next time someone could lose an 'i'.

Did you know ... Stephen Fry has founded a tech startup?

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'Mr Fry's Hair Pies', sounds like a business venture he might be interested in. That's wild speculation of course, not fact.

Firing a water rocket to 1km? Piece of cake

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Re: Zoooosh

That rule would rather defeat the key engineering task to the challenge, e.g. design an air receiver that will take the pressure needed to go the distance, without making it so heavy that it won't.

Safari iOS crashing: Suggestions snafu KOs the Apple masses

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Coat

Re: I had it this morning

So it's not a snafu, it's a cluster fuck?

BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

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Re: Who is presenting?

Nick Frost in leather pants it is then.. are you sure about this?

What's going on with X.org? Desktop software body could lose domain

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Coat

Re: Is everyone braced?

{Yeap}

Jenkins issues code of conduct to keep rowdy automation fans in line

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Angel

Re: Cutting the nose off the cheese

That's the dress code thing forbidding the wearing of carbon filter underpants, isn't it?

Star Wars BB-8 toy in firmware update risk, say UK security bods

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Re: Interesting

Dunno... some kind of malware that would shamelessly publicise their Pen Testing business, I expect.

Smartphone hard, dudes, like it’s the end of the world!

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Holmes

Alcatel pixi 4 (4 inch version) would fit the disclosed specifications, but I suspect you could find dozens of other similarly spec'd phones on the grey market.

Swiss try to wind up Apple with $25k dumb-watch

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Unhappy

Re: You haven't gone into much detail

Presumably the battery is non removable and there's no memory card slot, a real deal breaker for me.

Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

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Re: Sod walls

It dries to a translucent white colour.

http://www.spillcontainment.com/everdryfaqs#36

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Hardwearing? Good for a year in outdoor applications according to the FAQ on the manufacturers website, might rub off on your hands too, you decide.

Mobe-maker OnePlus 'fesses up to flouting USB-C spec

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Re: 10kΩ vs 56kΩ resistors

@Cortland

5V across 10KΩ resistor results in current of 0.5mA, power dissipation of 2.5mW, its doubtful that any of the magic smoke would escape.

UK gov sinks £25k into Pi-powered cyberdesk

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Re: Mmm-

Don't forget the cup holder for the mung bean skinny latte, oh and a beard grooming station. For some reason the mock up reminds me of this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnWcm5dr45s

Apple's design 'drives up support costs, makes gadgets harder to use'

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Gimp

Re: Good points

I bagsy being hose meister!

Drop the obsession with Big Data, zero days and just... help the business

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Meh

Re: how's that?

I'll see your nice hot bun and raise you two donuts, there's serious work to be done here.

Big Bang left us with a perfect random number generator

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Re: How random is random?

"..dipped into a strong Brownian motion source."

Oh thanks for offering, I'll take milk and two sugar please.

Linus Torvalds targeted by honeytraps, claims Eric S. Raymond

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Fear and anger in everyday situations are usually a good indication that its time to take a deep breath, step back, and try to look at things from a different perspective. Now, lie down on the couch and tell me about your mother.

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Re: That photo...

That's easy, the bloke is the one touching up the television.

OmniRAT malware scurrying into Android, PC, Mac, Linux systems

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Re: Where's the Linux angle ?

Sources elsewhere suggest its written in Java so in theory can be run on any OS, but with less functionality than when used on Android. Smells of marketing hype on the part of the Blackhat, and a quick Google search suggests its working rather well.

TalkTalk offers customer £30.20 'final settlement' after crims nick £3,500

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Boffin

Re: That Dido photo

The first little pig built her house out of straw.

Presently came along a wolf, and knocked at the door, and said:

'Little pig, little pig, let me come in.' To which the pig answered:

'No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.' The wolf then answered to that:

'Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.'

So he huffed, and he puffed, and he blew her house in, and ate up the little pig.

We're getting kick-ass at seeing through walls using just Wi-Fi – MIT

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Re: Denim blockers?

The image 'hot spots' around blood rich areas like the head and chest, suggests that reduction of the reflected energy due to absorption by water may be the key to the systems imaging capability. Boney limbs reflect more/absorb less so are less visible?

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