* Posts by Ru'

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Dieselgate: VW pleads guilty, will cough up $4.3bn, throws 6 staff under its cheatware bus

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Check out the youtube channel cccen - they have some great lectures on all this if you want to know real tech details.

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Robotics is coming on leaps and bounds – literally: Bushbaby bot most vertically agile yet

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Surely the "new" units they came up with should be written ms, not m/s (which I believe may already be used as a unit of speed)?

But I, for one, welcome our new randomly jumping overlords.

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NASA's hyperwall wonderwall uses virtual flash SAN

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All that technology and they couldn't have bezel-less screens for the wall?

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HTC and OnePlus spruce up flagships for Santa's sack

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Facepalm

"BoomSound Audio Adaptive"? Get to f@ck.

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178 arrested in pan-European money mule crackdown

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The fields are full of mules, this is just regular staff "churn" (that's one for the bingo card!)...

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Fancy a wee quasi-DRAM? Supermicro bulks up server memory

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You're right; on the second page there's 5, but on the first page (regurgitation didn't even bother getting away from that) it clearly shows more??

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Ru'

Can someone explain the 5 fans to me? I'm sure I can identify 8 (or 16), but 5?...

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Race for wireless VR headset heats up

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Facepalm

Re: Commentards

But the wi-fis gives me the cancers...

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Amazon's very own Linux now available for download

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Pint

Wow, BT upset you today? (icon, as you probably need one...)

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Alleged ISIS member 'wore USB cufflink and trained terrorists in encryption'

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Re: Terrorist with an IQ of 51

"Terrorist with an IQ of 51"

That's why he was the teacher; way brighter than the medieval terror bastard students.

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Hacker's Icarus machine steals drones midflight

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Odd all the hate for an RC protocol, which is widely used on many rc vehicles (including large ones) and has a very decent range.

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And for our next trick, says Google while literally wheeling out a humongous tablet ...

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Paris Hilton

I want to be an early adopter, just to be the first to draw a cock and balls on it. But no doubt the googly engineers have been doing that all through the development phase already...

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Microsoft boffins: Who needs Intel CPUs when you've got FPGAs?

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Trollface

Surely bing searches could be handled by a Z80 or something smaller? There's only ever two search terms; Chrome and (possibly) Firefox...

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NASA opens ISS to private sector modules

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Paris Hilton

Pron module. Only way to make money...

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Kodak teases smartphone

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Hopefully they've done a licensing deal with someone (like leica did) rather than actually rolling their own phone. Otherwise it's as good a decision as thinking digital will never replace film...

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Google sets the date for first sniff at Android 7.1

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Mushroom

Re: No Nougat ❤ for the Nexus 5 :(

That's sad news. But I'll just upgrade to a Note 7 then. Oh...

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Smell burning? Samsung’s 'Death Note 7' could still cause a contagion

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Unhappy

I'm still soldiering on with my S5, couldn't see much of a reason to upgrade until the Note 7 came along.

Now I've been hit with a double whammy; the '7 is no more, and my work are about to molest an iphone onto me.

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RIP Samsung 'Death Note' 7

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Re: I'll have one

Me too; I'll even pay for a few of them. By my reckoning the odds of a fire are pretty safe (and obviously I will not be taking it on a plane or anything critical).

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MS Paint re-born in 3D

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Re: Hardware bump

Just to make sure I spec the system correctly, what color crayon?

Death-screen blue, of course...

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Trollface

Surely it's way too soon for an MS Paint upgrade???

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Social media flame wars to be illegal, says top Crown prosecutor

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words fail me.

(or, rather, I have lots to say but now cannot say anything for fear of falling foul of the serious crime act. An act designed to tackle serious crime, you know, like writing something.)

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Astronauts on long-haul space flights risk getting 'space brains'

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Angel

"...and five and 30 centiGrays of titanium atoms at NASA’s Space Radiation Laboratory."

What about four and 20 blackbirds too?

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Whales permitting, Hawaiki sub cable to hit Sydney in August 2017

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Facepalm

Hopefully their contingency is sufficient to avoid a cetacean migration citation...

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Amazon supremo Bezos' Blue Origin blows its top over Texas desert

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Devil

Engineers surely having a laugh; the (already well-commented) thing looking like a Dido (sic) to start with, and then the remaining rocket section having some spooky face thing at the top complete with ears!

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Google melts 78 Android security holes, two of which were critical

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Re: Galaxy S5

Mine is regularly updated too; certainly would point to the local phone provider rather than sammy being to blame for the OP's missfortune.

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True man-in-the-middle: Transmitting logins through the human body

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Trollface

Does this mean I could finally use my dictaphone?

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4K-ing-A! Roku bangs out broad range of new streaming boom boxes

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WTF?

"enough processing power to provide a full home entertainment system."

Did you stop to wonder what this even meant, before blindly copying the press release??

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Exploding phablet phears phorce Samsung Galaxy Note 7 delay

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...if it's so difficult for devices to accept "high" voltages without frying, they should have just added a couple more cores to the cable and connector. 1 for 5V, 1 for 12V and one for 24V.

This is the problem where standards are made by companies who sell various "solutions" for problems which don't exist, and where these companies want to freeze out other suppliers.

That USB lead suddenly isn't just a wire with connectors at each end. Not for your benefit.

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Ru'

Re: If you want to prevent this..

^^^ this.

It's so easy to design a PSU with over-current protection (in fact I would suggest that every commercial PSU has this anyway).

And it's so easy to design a charging circuit which takes a voltage, changes it to the one required and then controls the charge current to a battery.

Why anyone thought a device requesting a different voltage from a PSU was a good idea is beyond me, apart from obviously making the device slightly cheaper/thinner.

Having (say) a standard (fixed) 12V or 24V 5A-capable wall supply would be fine for most devices. The devices themselves could then convert this to whatever they need voltage-wise.

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US spectrum auction falls short by, oh, you know, $66bn thanks to tightwad mobile giants

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Facepalm

What is not mentioned here is the extreme costs the government and tv companies had to bear to produce the aether in the first place, not to mention all the modifications to keep pace with the advances in radio transmissions (tv, colour tv, stereo sound, surround sound, HD, 4k etc.).

It's not money for nothing they are asking for!

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Fake Twitter accounts, coup plots ... Wacky Hyperloop One lawsuit turns it up to 11

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You need this sort of theatrics as cover when your business has no basis in reality.

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Australian geoboffin discovers 3.7 billion year old fossils after ice melts

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Flame

Thank (diety) for (man-made/natural/magic/alien) climate change. Extending our knowledge of the earth's past with every extra fraction of a degree.

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Got to dash out for some rubber johnnies? Amazon has a button for that

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Re: What?!!

"I do seem to remember reading something about a condom taxi here in Jormany that promises delivery within the hour."

Johnny Cab?

/totalrecall

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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft

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Trollface

I love all the "think of the children" comments on these daily fail stories.

Cue the downvotes, I can take it...

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn wants high speed broadband for all. Wow, original idea there

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Can they extend the wales argument to other things? Boo hoo they have slow internets, but they have traffic free roads, rolling hills and greenery etc. etc. Things which londoners probably do not have. Everyone cannot have everything.

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Replacing humans with robots in your factories? Hold on just a sec

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So basically this is the lawyers trying to ensure that even if all other jobs get replaced by machines, they'll still be utterly vital?

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SETI Institute damps down 'wow!' signal report from Russia

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I'm not saying it's aliens, but...

/meme

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Facebook replaces human editors with McChicken romping, Fox News faking AI bots

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Devil

"... try to game the Facebook AI..."

I would imagine 4chan (or whatever the kids use these days) is already all over this :)

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Our pacemakers are totally secure, says short-sold St Jude

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Surely they could fall foul of all the missuse of computer equipment hacking type charges often levelled at hackers of government systems? It's one thing finding weaknesses and reporting them to the manufacturer so they can be fixed, but quite another making a quick buck first.

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Mars to get Chinese delivery. Estimated time of arrival: 2020

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Re: Please consider changing the title

Care to explain exactly why it's inappropriate, or did they change it already and now it's OK? Or are you just offended and therefore think it's down to others to un-offend you?

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Radicalisation? UK.gov gets itself in cluster-muddle over 'terrorism'

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The struggle is real; how do we say we're against a particular group in this modern pc sjw world, without offending any precious little diddums?

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Pizza delivery by drone 'trialled' in New Zealand

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"Latest Company Resorts to Drone Story to Advertise Products"

Move along, nothing to see... (pie in the sky?)

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Touchy iPhone 6, 6 Plus chips prone to breaking down and giving up

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I'm just amazed they waste board real estate with a 2 chip solution for touch. I'm no expert on current technology (and I do not have one of the affected iphones) but afaik it does not offer anything more than standard touch stuff, does it?

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New science: Pathetic humans can't bring themselves to fire lovable klutz-bots

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Trollface

"I prefer my robots rude and competent."

Cyberdildonics?

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McDonald's launches wearable then pulls it after kid feels the burn

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Joke

Given where the devices were probably made, could we say that maccy Ds gave the kid a Chinese burn???

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Ancient radioactive tree rings could rip up the history books

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Unhappy

A bit off topic., but I must have been asleep; when did all this PC CE and BCE nonsense take over? If it's a direct match to AD and BC, then why not just use AD and BC?

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Verizon fingered in Android bloatware-for-cash cram scandal

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Holmes

Re: Meh.

"FACT: Apps are like software..."

Thanks for that :)

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Microsoft to overhaul Windows 10 UI – with a 3D Holographic Shell

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Facepalm

This looks totally awesome.

I cannot even imagine how much my productivity will be improved when I can sit at my desk and get my laptop to produce a virtual desk I can virtually sit at, while virtually typing on my virtual laptop.

Think of the further future; that virtual laptop could run a VR laptop of it's own, complete with a VR me typing on it. Multiply this up, and it will be like being in between two mirrors; millions of me, all typing! Think of the number of characters I could produce per keystroke!

ffs. Nurse!

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Oculus Rift will reach UK in September – and will cost more than two PS4s

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"Its in-built rotational and positional sensors will update the images you're viewing at a resolution of 1080x1200 per eye at a 90 Hz refresh rate"

Er, what? Was this copied directly from the daily fail or something?

So the internal screens are apparently 1080x1200, but it needs to be connnected to a PC capable of that resolution at 90Hz refresh rate (i.e. something with a decent graphics card).

Please try to maintain the tech bit of this tech news site.

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Google AdSense abused to distribute Android spyware

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Facepalm

I'm glad that yet again, el reg has taken the time to research this story fully, and explain how the infection is possible, if it requires additional acceptance clicks or settings etc. That's why I read articles on a tech site.

Oh, wait.

Doesn't matter, got my click.

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