* Posts by anonymous boring coward

1844 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015

Opportunity knocked? Rover survives Martian winter, may not survive budget cuts

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"why does a rover need new flight control software"

It's been trying to escape for some time now.

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Re: Friendly atmosphere?

"THERE MUST BE SOME KIND OF ATMOSPHERE ON MARS"

It's all a conspiracy, I'm telling you man!

Perhaps read up a bit before jumping to conclusions?

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Re: 2 years Opportunity = Trump's new gin cabinet

"P.S. I read that as ruining the country."

Same thing.

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Re: Give it away.

Another question is how on earth it can cost so much?

Just slash the budget to 1/10 and keep running it.

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UK.gov: Psst. Belgium. Buy these Typhoon fighter jets from us, will you?

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Re: Defending the continent against potential Russian aggression

West German armies didn't roll into East Germany. Absolutely no similaritry with Crimea.

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Re: Not quite, Jason Hindle

And Lockheed-Martin was allowed to beat out Boeing in a bizarre exceptionally expensive competition for the next generation fighter.

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I'm pretty sure the Gripen was an earlier example of an unstable fly-by-wire aircraft.

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Re: @ wolfetone

Agreed. Don't believe a bunch of incoming hypersonic missiles can be stopped very reliably.

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Just get the Gripen and be done with it.

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Google reveals Edge bug that Microsoft has had trouble fixing

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Re: One should note, that it was Microsoft who wrote this bug

Free web browser? You're kidding, right?

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MS didn't prioritise it high enough.

And now they try to act the poor hard working company being wronged by Google doing what they promised from the start.

Only MS is to blame in this instance.

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*Wakes up in Chrome's post-adblockalyptic landscape* Wow, hardly anything's changed!

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I removed Adblock after it turned out it slowed things down more than the actual ads. POS implementation. NoScript is my main weapon at the moment.

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MPs: Lack of technical skills for Brexit could create 'damaging, unmanageable muddle'

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Re: But it will be worth it

"And we will compete. That has rarely ended well for Europe."

The utter delusion just goes on and on. Completely blind, are we?

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"Instead, we had a battle between Project Fear and Project Freedom followed by several months in which one could have undertaken some serious preparation but that opportunity was tossed away."

That's Latin spouting toff efficiency for you. Total morons.

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"I do, now. Mon - Fri I start the day with a quick peek at the Daily Mail. "

Won't that ruin the day?

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Well, I will probably start to stock up on non-perishable foods. With this shitshower of a government, who knows what will happen?

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Re: Hmm

We all know why they rushed ahead: New tax haven legislation looming.

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Re: Hmm

"One of these statements is a lie."

Yes, but it seems that Brexit government is too thick to realise it.

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Re: Hmm

"Them spineless bastards"

About the EU?

You have some issues, mate.

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Re: Anti-competitive?

Presumably that's 350 types of components?

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I don't read tabloids (needless to say, doubt anyone here does).

I did see a man reading one though, and it had a massive headline;

"Give Us Our Freedom Now!"

or very similar text.

I can only assume it was about Brexit, and if so, it's scary the level of war-like propaganda being used in this "save our tax haven's" debacle. All reason seems to have gone out the window on the rabidly religious Leave side.

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Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre

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Ironically the video game industry is most likely much more profitable than the gun industry, but with much worse lobbying.

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Why TF would "the working classes" need to rise up against something using firearms? What on earth would that possibly achieve except mass slaughter of the working classes rising up as well as innocents?

These state's power vastly exceeds that of any half-organised bunch of looneys with guns.

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So what do we blame for Governor Matt then?

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Iiyama reanimates LCD cartel lawsuit corpse, swings it at Samsung

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"Iiyama successfully argued that it bought monitors from Samsung and others in the cartel from within the EU."

Presumably they bought LCD panels, rather than monitors?

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What did we say about Tesla's self-driving tech? SpaceX Roadster skips Mars, steers to asteroids

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Re: Years from now...

"a small red lump of metal bumps an asteroid out of the quiet little orbit"

That's why we need to be a multi-planetary spices. Well, that and releasing all that carbon into the atmosphere. And Trump.

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Re: It was never going anywhere NEAR Mars

"overshot" means it's an error.

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Re: I'm Impressed!

"This roadster is going over 54 million km on a single charge."

Supposedly it will orbit the sun for 1 billion years, so I think it will go a bit further than that.

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Well done putting a negative slant in the headline on the most stunning space age show since the moon landings. (The synchronised landing of the boosters, was the best part. Not long ago landing rockets on earth was unheard of.)

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Intel adopts Orwellian irony with call for fast Meltdown-Spectre action after slow patch delivery

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""I can't emphasize enough how critical it is for everyone to always keep their systems up-to-date," wrote Navin Shenoy,"

Looks like the opposite is true.

Accept any hastily cobbled together shit they push out in desperation, and you'll end up bricked.

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MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

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Re: Speeding fine has been levied

The speedo shows 0 mph.

I think spaceX should have pegged it at the maximum.

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Re: Seems timely to say this now

After Brexit we will live on poems, and renting out our many properties.

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"The car is completely exposed to the universe"

So am I, and I'm only wearing a T-shirt.

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Get ready for mandatory porn site age checks, Brits. You read that right

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Re: Small WIndow

You could argue that if you are 19, or 50+, you are 18 and more.

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Are you taking the peacock? United Airlines deny flight to 'emotional support' bird

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Odd.

If anything should be allowed to fly at all, one would have though it would be a bird.

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What a Hancock-up: MP's social network app is a privacy disaster

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So using a task manager, I can now kill Matt Hancock?

At least one amusing use of the app, I suppose.

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So you accidentally told a million people they are going to die: What next? Your essential guide...

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"Hawaii's EMA – you’ve never seen crisis management quite like this"

Guess you haven't seen the current Tory government then?

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Windows Defender will strap pushy scareware to its ass-kicker machine

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Re: If only...

Are these the same experts that can't comprehend of someone having more then one wifi access point?

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Re: Hahaha

"An unknown error has occurred."

A lot like their update description (paraphrasing):

"We fixed some things"

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MS is really reacting quickly on this one...

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Crowdfunding small print binned as Retro Computers Ltd loses court refund action

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Re: As it should be

In fairness to Sinclai, Amstrad, etc, at least they tried making products for end users.

Don't see much of that nowadays in this country.

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Oxford Uni boffins get things rolling at new electric motor factory

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Ask them what they think of Brexit.

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Terror law expert to UK.gov: Why backdoors when there's so much other data to slurp?

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Re: Knows His Stuff

Hard to explain?

How thick are these people?

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Should ISPs pay to block pirate websites? Supreme Court to decide

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Re: Who decides if it's copyright-infringing?

Why do you downvote me stating a fact?

The truth is unappealing?

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I suspect it's not the cost of blocking that worries ISPs. Due to less traffic, that would probably be a net gain for them. The problem would be that it might make them less attractive to the potential customer, opening the market for ISPs with less stringent control.

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Re: Who decides if it's copyright-infringing?

Good thing you mention Youtube, as their business model largely relies on ripping off copyrighted material.

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Google can't innovate anymore, exiting programmer laments

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Re: It is inevitable...

"only when greed kicked in did the decline start."

Just look at Firefox now.

Greed makes people blind to the effects of their actions. That is part of the very definition of greed, IMO.

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Re: It is inevitable...

" Granted, GG probably *also* ended up there, but that point doesn't appear in the film."

It's a given.

BTW, he came out of prison in the second film. Presumably he went into prison before coming out of it.

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EU bods up GDPR ante: Threatens legislative laggards with ‘infringement procedure’

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So I said: "At least, after Brexit, we won't have any more of this protection nonsense."

Hard to know if the many downvotes was because the sarcasm wasn't picked up on, or if people actually think EU is too protective of people's rights and safety?

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Firefox to emit ‘occasional sponsored story’ in ads test

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So that's the end of Firefox then. RIP

So that's how they reward all those who have contributed to FF for over a decade? Scummy types.

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