* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

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Behold, the world's most popular programming language – and it is...wait, er, YAML?!?

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Re: Proppa language bruv

ASCII is the programming language, C is the markup language used to make the ASCII in your IDE change colours.

Right guys?

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Re: HTML-only calculator? I don't think so

Anchor links are a HTML feature, not CSS.

It doesn't require CSS at all.

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Re: HTML-only calculator?

It is pure html, it does, etc:

a href='#1' 1 /a

at #1 it does:

a href='#1*' * /a

etc

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"there's a proof-of-concept HTML-only calculator – so there's precedence for Datree's delusion."

I was intrigued, so I looked at the source.

It's a series of links to pre-written pages which show the result.

This is the same as a book index:

1x1: p2.1

1x2: p2.2

1x3: p2.3

page 2:

1: 1

2: 2

3: 3

etc.

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Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

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Re: Scale

That Sir Stanley Matthews was so quick he was able to turn off his light and get in bed before the room got dark teaches us two things:

1: The speed of light is perceptible

2: 1950's jokes are terrible

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Re: SI

You Scottish can't moan - it's your farmer's fault that we're still on GMT/BST rather than CET.

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Re: A few comments

If they were going for convenience they'd have gone for a kg weighing 0.453kg

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Re: My calculator is out of date

8Ɩ9 8008ƖƐϛ

(For anybody else who couldn't be bothered working out what that was supposed to say )

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Re: How easy it is to get an international deal

The argument isn't that we should use Imperial but that we should be allowed to choose for ourselves whether we mandate French, Imperial or neither.

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Re: How easy it is to get an international deal

Or the weight/height of people and their pets, or distances in general.

Fortunately my Spanish vet can convert from French units into English so I don't have to.

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Far easier to just define it as everybody important* knows it - 6'3.

* Ie: Englishmen

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Well that's just spliffing: UK Amazon merchants peddling Mary Jane

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Re: Blarg skunk

I don't have to illegally grow my own barley to illegally brew my own beer. Why should I have to illegally grow my own cannabis?

Regardless, it'll be legal in a decade.

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Washington Post offers invalid cookie consent under EU rules – ICO

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Re: Build a wall!

No need to block it, but forcing Visa and Mastercard to refuse payments would work.

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HPE Aruba's 510 line of campus hotspots do 802.11ax. Which in plain English is Wi-Fi 6, duh

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Re: AP Powers down when not in use

Don't worry, it's AI.

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Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

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It's quite an extreme example, but you don't need to be an expert in something to manage it.

You don't expect your Minister in charge of the Department of Allotments to know how to drive a tractor. Nor does your minister for transport need to be well versed in the different types of tarmac and how to lay them.

What does a cyber security minister actually do?

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Scumbag who phoned in a Call of Duty 'swatting' that ended in death pleads guilty to dozens of criminal charges

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Re: Throw the book at him

As a small 'c' conservative I think strikers, trade union members and Labour voters ( post Corbyn ) should be shot because that's a price worth paying to keep the government from growing even more.

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Re: The word they're looking for is 'scapegoat'

1: Americas fetish with guns causing over 12k deaths per year.

2: The majority of the United Kingdom decided to leave a trading block

If you think those two issues even belong on the same Internet as each other, never mind the same El Reg comment, then you are deranged.

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Re: So the police bear no responsibility ?

An unarmed Brazilian plumbers wearing a very thick coat in summer ( potentially hiding a suicide vest ), jumping over turnstiles and running away from the police, ignoring calls to stop.

While it was a cock-up, it was an understandable one.

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Bloke jailed for trying to blow up UK crypto-cash biz after it failed to reset his account password

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Re: A note to USAian authors

USA? Is that the one in North America, Earth?

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Brit boffins build 'quantum compass'... say goodbye to those old GPS gizmos, possibly

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Re: It's not a compass.

France? Why would anybody want to dig a tunnel to bloody France?

I read that when they dug the chunnel they were only inches off course by the time they met up in the middle, which is pretty bloody impressive if you ask me ( I blame the french for those few inches, naturally ).

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Dollar for dollar, crafting cryptocurrency sucks up 'more energy' than mining gold, copper, etc

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Tim Warstall covered this article more interestingly than "OMG". If only you hadn't fired him to make your move into leftism-and-storage.

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Assange catgate hearing halted as Ecuador hunts around for someone who speaks Australian

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bloody drongo!

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Bomb squad descends on suspicious package to find something much more dangerous – a Journey cassette

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Re: Harmless

I'd guess that most cars on the road have a tape player.

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Shift-work: Keyboards heaped in a field push North Yorks council's fly-tipping buttons

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Re: Why

Drop them off at the local "mixing-the-bins-together centre"? Are you mad?

That would require a fee.

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Boffins have fabricated microscopic sci-fi tractor beams for real

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Re: using beams of light to manipulate atoms.

But ( and I know I'm wrong about this, but that doesn't mean I understand ), if they're massless then the force they exert is their speed multiplied by zero?

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Hi there, Hubble, glad to hear you're doing okay

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Fuel would be something useful to throw up in launch tests. Space X could have taken something to go and refuel the Hubble instead of a car(!), assuming the refuelling craft wouldn't be overly expensive.

A fuel port while maybe not viable may have been viable in the time between Hubble's launch and today. For anything launched today, refuelling might be more viable in 28 years.

That assumes the fuel port wouldn't add too much cost, weight or complexity, of course.

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Erm... what did you say again, dear reader?

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Re: Obvious answer to grammar nazi:

You're going to tell me that King Henry XIII was actually a woman next, aren't you?

Stop ruining my historical knowledge. Down with that sort of thing.

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Re: So he's that incensed about the bastardization of his beloved language ?

Pining for the what?

We'll not have any foreign words, thank you very much, Sir.

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Re: Obvious answer to grammar nazi:

Old English might get us in trouble.

"Bird" meaning woman ( really "byrd", I believe ) is a Viking ( and therefore at some point in history, an English ) word.

I also believe Norman would moan at my northern use of 'ta', from the Danish (and therefore English) "tak".

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'The inmates have taken over the asylum': DNS godfather blasts DNS over HTTPS adoption

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Re: '000s of UDP & TCP ports

The point is that if it's TLS over port 443 then whatever it is it looks like HTTPS traffic to anybody snooping. For simple request/response stuff anyway.

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Why over HTTPS? Why not over TLS over TCP using port 443?

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SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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Re: SQL

Whoever designed that table should be shot.

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Re: Does it even define what it means by "God"?

I find that angry atheists like the twatterer in the article are worse than the god botherers.

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Are you sure? I'm sure I've read that the Bible was pro-slavery.

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From dank memes to Krispy Kremes: British uni eggheads claim viral lol pics make kids fat

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Sod gymnastics. We got to play football, rugby, cricket, hockey, badminton, etc. Wrestling at the end of term.

It was fantastic.

Although we did have to do a couple of lessons of "modern dance" one year for some reason. I assume it was a box ticking exercise.

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Re: Ah i miss the old Polytechnics.*

Kilo's civilised? We're supposed to pretend that France is civilised now?

PC gone mad!

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Re: Memes are biased towards obesity?

Gin is on the way out apparently. I'm not sure what's next but I am curious. Rum? I have a feeling that had a mini-fad before prosecco though.

The craft ale fad did wonders for pubs though - you don't have to drink elderflower flavoured chocolate infused pilsners ( ? ) to benefit from the improved selection of cask beers available.

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Re: Dear El Reg, as you are a British .co.uk site

I don't believe the English have as much of a sweet tooth as Americans. Digestives aren't particularly sweet, but they're great dunked in a brew. As are rich tea biscuits.

( I'm guessing you're a septic because you've confused cookie and biscuit )

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I don't know why PE teachers get so much stick.

Do you not remember getting your first secondary school timetable and realising that on one day a week you were being "forced" to play football for two straight lessons?

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Pull request accepted: You want to buy GitHub, Microsoft? Go for it – EU

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Re: New name?

My prediction is:

Microsoft Surface 10 .NET

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Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally

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Marginally more seriously, imagine if the ailing northern tourist towns invested in this. Rather than fly to Spain for a Mediterranean climate, drive down the M6.

I wonder what it would do to weather patterns - would it cause hurricane force winds due to the temperature gradient for example?

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If we have a whip-round, how much would it cost to put up a mirror big enough to heat up a medium sized northern town to t-shirt weather in winter, costa del pint-of-bitter-and-a-meat-pie in summer?

( Trillions, I assume, but worth a punt. If my council is going to piss money down the drain, maybe I can convince them to piss it down there on this ).

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Amazon Prime Music turns the volume down a little too much

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Re: Big problem with it.

I think there's a Prime Music app on your phone.

Prime doesn't get you a full Prime Music subscription though - you do get some songs but not the fully library.

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AI's next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin

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Re: Humans will always have the most important battlefield role

If two parliamentary democracies square up, would that be determined by a very posh barroom brawl?

Or would they appoint a Royal Commission for giving Jerry a damn good thrashing?

Does the Queen have to scrap, or can she delegate?

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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave me tea... pigs-in-blankets-flavoured tea

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Re: The King of Vegetables

Obviously potato is king of the vegetables, but my girlfriend tells me that potatoes don't count as a vegetable and that I must eat something green.

It may be more correct to say that while potatoes are the king of vegetables, peas are definitely in the line of succession.

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Re: Christmas is essentially Page 71 of the Brand New Monty Python Bok

In Blighty we have our own early pre-Christmas celebration - the burning of Papists on the 5th of November.

That's been overtaken by the bloody awful American style Halloween and Christmas still manages to encroach.

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Re: The King of Vegetables

Now come on, peas are the king of vegetables.

They are useful in the case that some southern fool makes gravy that resembles a liquid, the peas can be mixed in to give it a more chewy gravy like consistency.

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Re: Sprouts

I hated sprouts until I had them at a work Christmas do where they were made by a proper chef. Apparently the secret is to not overcook them.

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SpaceX touches down in California as Voyager 2 spies interstellar space

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Re: Lack of Astonish!

You could buy a 4 year old car, buy a spare 4 year old car and have £4k to spend on important things like beer.

I have no earthly idea why any (not-rich) person would buy a brand new car and pay the VAT and massive depreciation.

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