* Posts by Stratman

643 posts • joined 25 Jul 2007

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Burglary, robbery, kidnapping and a shoot-out over… a domain name?!

Stratman

If the alleged 'intermediary'..

..was running away, why was it lawful for him to be shot?

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Happy 4th of July: Norks tests another missile

Stratman

Should I be surprised

that NK's missiles don't seem to suffer 'unusual software anomalies' quite soon after lift off?

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Constant work makes the kilo walk the Planck

Stratman

Something puzzling me

To measure something with an accuracy of 13 parts per billion, how accurate do the parameters used to make the measurement have to be?

I'm thinking of the current in the current balance for instance. Is it possible to measure a current to a sufficient accuracy? Or the velocity of a moving coil in a known magnetic field. How accurately is it possible to measure both the coil's velocity and the magnitude of the field?

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Talk about cutting-edge technology! Boffins fire world's sharpest laser

Stratman

Re: Of course the real question

"We're gonna need a more stable shark"

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In touching tribute to Samsung Note 7, fidget spinners burst in flames

Stratman

Spinny things with loudspeakers?

The Doppler effect must be wonderful, with everything sounding like Edith Piaf.

I wonder what Donald Leslie would have made of them?

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EU regulators gearing up to slap Google with €1bn fine – reports

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Re: Chump change to Google. @Anonymous Fuckwit

To put it in perspective, it's more than their tax rate.

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We're not saying we're living in a simulation but someone's simulated the universe in a computer

Stratman

"The universe is made up of about 23 per cent dark matter and 72 per cent dark energy"

Is it. Is it really.

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Class clowns literally classless: Harvard axes meme-flinging morons

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Re: "Has Jessica Zhang never seen a Jimmy Carr stand-up video?"

The only time I ever laughed at Jimmy Carr was when the taxman came a-calling.

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'My PC needs to lose weight' says user with FAT filesystem

Stratman

Never pass up an opportunity to link

Dilbert

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Ad watchdog bites Plusnet over 'unintelligible' radio ads

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I suppose it's the audio equivalent of

the squashed up, fine lined font over a fussy background they all use on television to prevent you reading the legal stuff they don't want you to know.

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Gravitational waves permanently change spacetime, say astroboffins

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Re: “orphan memory”

I was going to post the same thing but as ever, too slow.

Just reading the article and ignoring specific references to gravitation, it really does sound like an apologist for homeopathy desperately trying to convince the world he's a real doctor.

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Sysadmin 'trashed old bosses' Oracle database with ticking logic bomb'

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Re: Conversion?

Only a judge and jury could say for sure. Lawyers could argue over it for years at somebody else's expanse.

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User jams up PC. Literally. No, we don't know which flavour

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Re: jam

I was half expecting a "Where's the 'any' key?"...

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Cold callers illegally sold Aussie farmers 1,700 years worth of printer ink

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Re: It's not a new scam

Any excuse to link Dilbert

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US visitors must hand over Twitter, Facebook handles by law – newbie Rep starts ball rolling

Stratman

Really silly question

What is the phone in the picture please?

It looks the right size and has non-pointy corners to catch in my pocket

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Europe to launch legal action against countries over diesel emissions cheating

Stratman

Why do I keep thinking that VW et al actually met the requirements laid down by the EU, namely passing the required tests?

It's not VW's fault the regulations were badly framed. They said "Your cars must pass these tests" and they did.

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Why your gigabit broadband lags like hell – blame Intel's chipset

Stratman

From the original article

Every couple of seconds or so, a high-priority maintenance task runs and it winds up momentarily hogging the processor

Replace momentarily with perpetually and you've got Windows 10.

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User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again

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Some people need toilet paper bearing instructions in large print...

Media Studies Degree. Please take one?

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Hitler's wife's lovely lilac knickers fetch £2,900 at auction

Stratman

Are E and B

the German equivalent of C and A?

So she knows which way round to wear them.

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Tesco Bank limits online transactions after fraud hits thousands

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Coat

Tesco bank accounts...

...can now be found in the frozen aisle.

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Cynical Apple gouges UK with 20 per cent price hike

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The more Apple raise their prices

the more money I save.

Yippee

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Meet the slimeballs who are openly sabotaging Virgin Media

Stratman

Wot, no garlic?

Snails need garlic.

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Samsung to Galaxy Note 7 users: Turn it off. Now

Stratman

BBC News

are reporting Samsung have ceased production of the Galaxy Note 7

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Should Computer Misuse Act offences committed in UK be prosecuted in UK?

Stratman

If another country is volunteering to cough up the £50k a year it costs to feed and water a crim, I say "Thanks very much, would you like some more?"

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The law is an ass: Mooning banned at arse end of the world

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Paris Hilton

Re: Banning "obscene songs or ballads"

The Barmy Army will be in the dock on the next England tour down there then, assuming they give a rendition or two of the Kylie song

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Star Trek's Enterprise turns 50 and still no sign of a warp drive. Sigh

Stratman

Re: EmDrive is an impossible idea?

Cannae Inc.? Cannea? Cannae?

Scotty has spoken.

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NBA's Golden State Warriors sued for 'mic snooping' mobile app

Stratman

Re: What's next...?

A twelve inch with cheesy crust?

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Stratman

Useful rule of thumb

If you're not paying for the product, you are the product

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It's OK to fine someone for repeating a historical fact, says Russian Supreme Court

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FTOA "Luzgin's lawyer, Henry Reznik, said after the decision that the Supreme Court had "discredited itself" and said he would appeal the ruling."

How do you appeal a Supreme Court ruling?

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US Patent Office sued after it declared a power outage a 'national holiday'

Stratman

If the USPTO..

.has the authority to declare a public holiday, what recourse do other workers who would have had the day off have?

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League of lawsuits: Game developer sues cheat-toting website

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(yes, the Central California court is in LA... we don't know why either)

They're not the only one, England's Central Criminal Court is in London, not Birmingham.

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Boffins boggle, baffled by blobs deep inside the Earth

Stratman
Alien

Are they pyramid shaped?

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Filet-O-Phish: Insecure NFC tag relics hidden under Maccas tables

Stratman
Coat

Are you sure

they're not KFC tags?

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Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?

Stratman

So someone gets offended

and then what?

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'Knucklehead' Kansas bloke shoots self in foot

Stratman

He didn't watch enough gangster films

If he did he'd have known the really cool ones put the gun down the front of their trousers.

He could have made a small contribution to chlorinating the gene pool.

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'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'

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Devil

One has to wonder

what kind of security software allows the OS to be overwritten and replaced

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Galileo in spaaace: France's 'equivalence principle' satellite

Stratman

Hairnet but no beardnet?

Hmm...

"The experiment was invalidated by some alphabetti spaghetti discovered in the chamber"

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Colander-wearing Irishman denied driver's licence in Pastafarian slapdown

Stratman

The RSA could have entered into the spirit of things

and required him to wear the colander while driving

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Microsoft rethinks the Windows application platform one more time

Stratman

It's all academic anyway...

... as the store seems to be perpetually broken.

"Something went wrong this end, try again later", or words to that effect.

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Apple engineers rebel, refuse to work on iOS amid FBI iPhone battle

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Devil

Can't the feds just trace the fingermarks on the screen?

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Thirty Meter Telescope needs to revisit earthly fine print

Stratman

Re: Religion: Stifling Learning for Thousands of Years!

Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory, and a Jesuit for good measure

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FTC: Duo bought rights to Android game – then turned it into ad-slinging junkware in an update

Stratman

"Vulcun will be required to clearly explain the behaviors and any changes to the permissions of any of the products, including browser extensions, mobile games, and websites."

Just Vulcun?

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Uber rebrands to the sound of whalesong confusion

Stratman

"a "more grounded and elevated" logotype"

Both grounded and elevated?

Their bits and atoms are presumably of the quantum variety

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Home Office lost its workers' completed security vetting forms

Stratman

Sadly, if any heads do roll they'll be of the deputy variety.

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Tablet computer zoom error saw plane fly 13 hours with 46cm hole

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Pilot error

When I was gaining my PPL all those years ago it was drummed into me that all flight aids are just that: aids. There's only one person in charge of the flight and of driving the plane. If a pilot is unfamiliar with an airfield it's his duty to familiarise himself with it.

This clown is on a par with blaming the satnav for driving into a river.

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GPS, you've gone too far this time

Stratman

Re: It isn't that

Question for Charles Manning

My wife and her running colleagues are always complaining that their GPS watches (different brands) invariably under record the distance run in a measured event. Typically a 10km run would be shown as 9.9km or thereabouts. They get particularly annoyed when a Marathon (42.195km) is 'short', as many of statistics tracking sites they use won't recognise it as a Marathon.

I assumed this was because the sampling points were straightening out curves but you seem to say this may not be the case.

So what would cause the short recording of their runs?

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Trident test-shot startles West Coast Americans

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Re: I think the best comment

That's why we have plastic cows.

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Victorian government teacher-laptop scheme illegal, says judge

Stratman

"I owe my soul to the company store"

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Drones are dropping drugs into prisons and the US govt just doesn't know what to do

Stratman

Netting.

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9 cuffed over £60 million banking scam targeting UK businesses

Stratman

Re: Unfortunately

I occasionally receive calls from utility companies wanting to "discuss my account", and asking me for proof that I'm the person to whom they wish to speak. Naturally I refuse and ask them for proof instead, such as the amount and date of my last payment. They usually quote the Data Protection Act in refusing to answer, at which point I tell them we have nothing further to discuss.

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