* Posts by PNGuinn

1677 posts • joined 18 Mar 2014

Microsoft exec says ARM-powered Windows laptops have multi-day battery life

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Re: All my life

+1 for e-ink. Suitable in all outdoor use scenarios.

And forget about colour. For most real use cases I struggle to see why colour is essential. Nice yes, essential no. (And perhaps it would make some strategy boutique *onks consider what their "work" looks like printed in black and white on the office laser.

Ok, 1f you're going off into the wide blue yonder and putting some maps on the thing, I agree colour would be more than nice.

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"Microsoft wants to be on your lap"

Slurp?

EURGHHH!

BLEURGH!

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Re: Return of the Windows RT?

"Apparently it'll run x86 applications through an emulator, according to other reports."

So still as slow as a slug on valium compared to my old EEE ....

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Toshiba raises dread spectre of working with SK Hynix on flash fab

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In other news ...

Western Digital and Toshiba have agreed to cooperate on a new joint venture to develop the world's largest fully automated fab to bake .... POPCORN!

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Release the KRACKen patches: The good, the bad, and the ugly on this WPA2 Wi-Fi drama

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@ Solarflare

No, that was last week. It's been patched.

It now stands for eXcellently Patched.

Do keep up.

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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Re: How is it different

"I'm not quite sure how they'd take them out (hawk mounted laser, maybe, on account of sharks having some trouble with the whole flying concept, or just carry a suitably large brick, or maybe use swallows and coconuts), but the concept itself is excellent."

To ignore for a moment the question of what would happen if the hawk was to miss aim the brick, what would be the effect on the average modern jet engine of ingesting a large hawk aimed shark? Could the laser be programmed to weld any dislocated blades back on on the way through?

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Re: How is it different

"They could run the same test with drones, but they don't. Obviously, drones shouldn't be anywhere within a mile of an airport in the first place."

Shirly, the best way to film a drone being flown into a jet engine would be a drone. Or another drone.

Y'know, there's always some petty bureaucrat somewhere trying to spoil someone else's fun.

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Geese aren't made of hard plastic

You'll tell me sharks don't have frikkin lasers next.

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Screw the badgers! Irish High Court dismisses Apple bit barn appeals

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Re: Some people will find anything to complaine about

Some people will find anything to complain about.

Happy to oblige. I'm here all week.

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Rattled toymaker VTech's data breach case exiting legal pram

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Re: Just because you can— @ Milton

Upvoted by another crusty old fart born in the early 50s who can still remember education.

And textbooks, not the propaganda comics of today.

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Footie ballsup: Petition kicks off to fix 'geometrically impossible' street signs

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Re: Anachronisms, lace up balls ... ooh matron

But how should we tie the laces?

You'd need several high powered public enquiries, lots and lots of site visits for research, reams of paper for the reports and inevitable minority reports, impact assessments, sub committee reports on inclusion, gender equality, .....

We'd be bankrupt.

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@ MyffyW

"It's a national embarrassment that our new Aircraft Carriers have exactly zero (0x0, null, none) cats, traps and indeed aircraft for the foreseeable future."

That is perfectly correct. Badgers are the new approved maritime pet. Do keep up.

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Re: 22 overpaid tosspots chasing a pigskin round a field.

"I didn't think that were that many members of the Bullingdon Club left in the Cabinet."

Bbbut - imagine that they where chasing our great leader round the pitch, with the intention of administrating a long and effective subtle re education ....

THAT would be a match worth watching in all its gory.

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Or maybe the shadow of a 4 dimensional football?

The country cannot afford both this and the Prime Sinister.

Reality will explode. Boris will become Prime Dexter. The world as we know it will end on thursday ....

Just mandate that the ugly game be played with 2 dimensional balls. Or street signs.

>> Or one of these.

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Or a spherical cow(oid)...

Perfectly smooth?

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Re: Signed.

Burn the witch!

just change the shape of balls nationwide to eliminate rounded corners.

Or mandate that all footy be played with watermelons.

Or ban it altogether. Or tax it.

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Et tu Accenture? Then fall S3er: Consultancy giant leaks private keys, emails and more online

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Re: Insultants

"Accenture is just a bunch of insultants of dubious competence."

I thought that their level of "competence" was somewhat well established by now ....

Didn't they achieve "Usual Suspect" level of BS whatever approval years ago? ... For diverse meanings of BS?

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SCARY SPICE: Pumpkin air freshener sparks school evacuation

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Re: Impossible!

"with maybe some natural vegetation non-VOC extracts while the cleaner is working."

Well, if you will use vegetarian toilets ...

Now, there's little to beat something like the afterglow of, say, a nice hot egg and lamb curry ...

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Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals your encrypted drive's password in the hint box

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Fruity!

That is all.

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Australia approves national database of everyone's mugshots

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Re: "...while maintaining robust privacy safeguards."

...usually means "politicians', and only politicians', personal data will, of course, be excluded."

Quite right, Bruce, Store pics of their d*c*s instead. On a public server. With edited measurements.

If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to fear ... or something.

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RAM, bam, awww ... man! Boffins defeat Rowhammer protections

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Re: Why the emphasis on software mitigations?

So, what would be the downside if we could ban Flash, java, javascript and a host of other similar technologies from the web?

Lightning fast 486 machines, no "enhanced" advertising, back to fast 56k dialup .....

..... Google bleeding all over?

Wot's not to like?

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Rosetta probe's final packets massaged into new snap of Comet 67P

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Re: Is is just me

Clangers!

Let's play "find the soup dragon"

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European Commission refers Ireland to court over failure to collect €13bn in tax from Apple

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FEXIT

The EU not looking so quaint now , eh Ireland?

Time to leave the whole stinking Caboodle?

Go on - tell 'em to feck off - You know it makes sense.

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Russian telco backs up North Korea's sole Internet link

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Re: Comments?

"BOJO seems to be working hard to ensure that he demonstrates in the round his total unsuitability for anything other than after dinner speaking."

You are BOJO and I claim my 5Urox.

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Dear Leader ....

Oh well, that's blighty safe then.

Our Dear Leader probably doesn't know which side of the Internet is up.

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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

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Can we look at this another way?

Could this potentially be a quantum leap in frog computing?

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Brit prosecutors fling almost a million quid at anti-drone'n'phone ideas

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Re: Bah! Linkie from another post ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmSyrGsqmg8

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Vultures, with laser beams attached to their heads?

Won't anyone think of the commentards?

>>He'll do.

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Almost there, ac

You've got as far as reinventing the moat. Well done. lad.

Now, can you go the next step, forget about the pigeons and fill the moat with frikkin sharks fitted with ...

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BYOD might be a hipster honeypot but it's rarely worth the extra hassle

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Gartner reckoned.

Yeah, right.

Next up:

"We'll do it all in "the cloud""

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Harvard, MIT boffins ink up with health-monitoring 'smart' tats

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Q a new extreme sport among the young .....

Colour parties where the participants take interesting substances to make their tattoos change to interesting colours never yet seen by yoofkind.

We'll run out of Darwin awards next.

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At last, someone's taking Apple to task for, uh, not turning on iPhone FM radio chips

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Re: hasn't really thought this through

Fun fact: REAL radios often have a cunning device called a Telescopic Aerial. It seems to be possible to stimulate the receiver into having some kind of mechanical erection ....

Motorola experimented with something similar in the early days of mobile radio, but the thing seemed to go out of fashion.

Hey - a mobile phone that could make toast would be useful in food shortages. Should be easy to patent - most toast has rounded ....

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Re: Meh

FM?

REAL radio is cw.

Not a joke alert.

If you're trying to push a readable signal under the worst conditions there's still surely nothing to beat Morse Code?

Ok, not for everyone, but in emergencies the humble HAM still has a place.

And while having a clunky fm facility with dubious antenna and battery life MIGHT prove useful to some people in some cases, there's nothing like having a couple of small analogue multiband portables handy for emergencies.

And old fashioned analogue radios tend to have far better battery life.

Also many emergencies (eg hurricanes) are well predicted, though not all (eg earthquakes).

So if the regulating authorities could ease up on smoking the new digital weed to the EXCLUSION of existing tried and tested systems we might all be better off.

We need a crusty old fart icon. He'll have to do. >>

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Dome, sweet dome: UAE mulls Martian city here on Earth ahead of Red Planet colonization

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Re: "under $500k a head"

Musky had better do some basic design work first.

Reusable spacecraft? Pah.

What we'll need for this little exercise will be reusable B arks. Lots of 'em.

And shouldn't we be thinking of sending them slightly further away?

I gather the Prime Sinister likes travel.

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Just tie helium balloons to their feet

Wouldn't that just give them squeeky boots?

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EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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Re: Well....

A flying electric bum.

What's not to like?

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Dyson to build electric car that doesn't suck

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Re: Solve this at the source

"The UK has had times recently where no power comes from coal generation - it's clearly on the way out."

Soon to be replaced by "The UK has had times recently where no power comes" - it's clearly on the way out".

"Smart Power Cuts" (TM).

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Re: Solve this at the source

" a coal power plant can be fitted with ginormous filters and mechanisms to extract some of the more nasty stuff - "

In a Toyota Pious?

Go for it!

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Re: Aircon pump...

" It's actually quite a feat of engineering because it's totally sealed with the motor coils sealed inside the unit with the refrigerant."

Wot - like that black thingie at the bottom at the back of my fridge freezer - the bit wiv the wires and all the pipes going to it?

The special gas used to be a freon, (think they're still used on cars) but the greenies don't like those. So now we use isobutane. Works ok unless it develops a leak into the cabinet, reaches the lower inflammability limit and the cheap electromechanical stat clicks in. Tends to blow the bl**dy doors off. The kitchen doors. And windows.

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The sort of person that doesn't own an SDS drill, or a circular saw, either.

You mean you can mend an ithingi without using an angle grinder, a lump hammer and a blowlamp?

You'll go far, ac.

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Dyson the company has also developed new hair dryers

Bbbbut - do they suck?

Enquiring minds etc ...

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UK Home Office re-bans cheap call gateways because 'terrorism'

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Re: VOIP over VPN? @ TiddlyPom

Linux? Open source? HTTPs? VPN?

You are obviously a terrorist AND dangerous to children.

I claim my £5 in bitcoin.

Please report to no 10 downing street immediately, and join the orderly queue for reeducation.

(Upvoted)

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Fresh chips from Intel (yay?) at 14nm (awww)

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Re: Fools! @ Jonathan Schwatrz

Agreed, any fule kno it can make coffee and toast, and do that simultaneously, but ...

Can it simultaneously drain the coffee lake, AND level the toast mountain while peeing the processed coffee over Android and sh***ing the toasty guano over Slurp, whilst simultaneously emitting a self satisfied sigh?

Enquiring minds etc ...

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Web devs griping about iPhone X notch: You're rendering it wrong

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But think of the opportunities ...

For the advertisers to find other even more infuriating ways to provide added value services with added value annoyances to distract the the luser.

You're understanding this wrong.

You're the product, after all.

You are designed to comply.

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London Mayor backs talks with Uber after head honcho's apology

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To uber - B0*%0C)S!

That is all, for you at least.

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Sensitive client emails, usernames, passwords exposed in Deloitte hack

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As the bowl of petunias said .....

..... Oh, no, not again.

Methinks it might even be safer to send one's personal data through the post on the back of a postcard than trust the security of some big name cowboys ....

In the cloud, you say? well, I'm sure that the relevant three and four letter agencies will keep their copies of your data safe .... ?

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Don't panic, but.. ALIEN galaxies are slamming Earth with ultra-high-energy cosmic rays

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Re: Bloo

"Is there a helpline number to call if your bath water temporarily glows blue?"

Only if it's a super intelligent shade of the colour blue.

If not, you're fscked.

And if I gave you the dialling code for Magrathea I'd probably have to kill you.

Ahhhh .... I do like to use that icon once in a while .... gives one such a nice warm feeling ....

NURSE!

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Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders

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"I'm surprised they allow themselves to use computers. And phones."

Any fule kno that all computerz are femail.

At least the ones running Windowz are.

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NBD: Adobe just dumped its private PGP key on the internet

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Oh well ....

Adobe caught with its trousers down ....

Flashing it's private key around ....

Young man, if that's all you've got to boast about ....

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Android slingers tout mobes with customized baked-in big-biz configs

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"Google has said it will begin allowing its enterprise customers to purchase pre-configured Android smartphones and other devices that will ship with corporate policies and settings already in place."

With customised added G-centric data slurping ad slinging software for you the product's enhanced security and user experience ? ...

Call me a cynical old b*stard if you like.

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