* Posts by Aladdin Sane

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Level 5 driverless cars by 2021 can be done, say Brit industry folk

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The DLR is a thing.

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Chainmail tires re-invent the wheel to get future NASA rovers rolling

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Can you send a spare wheel to Mars?

No, but I know a man who can...

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Dick move: Navy flyboy flings firmament phallus for flabbergasted folk

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Re: Ah, if only it was called the F18 Grumbler.....

A-6 Intruder, EA-6 Prowler

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American Express inks blockchain deal: Will use tech to pay UK folk who bank with Santander

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Ah, Santander

That well known bastion of customer service.

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Help desk declared code PEBCAK and therefore refused to help!

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Luser was being shitty (pun intended) and refusing to help herself.

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Re: Memory Issues

FFS - Fat Finger Syndrome.

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Does UK high street banks' crappy crypto actually matter?

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Ah, Rapport. How to wreck system performance in 1 easy step.

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Works for me.

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Hey banks, I'll do you a deal. I'll do what I can to prevent data leaking at my end and you do the same, m'kay?

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Intel drags Xeon Phi Knights Hill chips out back... two shots heard

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That's all well and good

But can it run Crysis?

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Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story

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It's like the conjoined triangles of success.

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Re: Can anybody explain this "article"?

Yes.

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Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

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Re: ads, which were seen on Facebook in March

Every year.

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Re: I honestly don't get why honest business is so hard.

Maybe businesses should have a motto like "Don't be evil"?

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seen on Facebook in March

Another timely intervention by the ASA.

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How can airlines stop hackers pwning planes over the air? And don't say 'regular patches'

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Terminator

Didn't something like this happen

in Short Circuit 2?

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Boffins on alert: Brace yourselves for huge gravitational wave coming within a decade

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Re: That process could take longer than the current age of the universe,

Will still finish before ASOIAF

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Re: In other words,

*you're

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Apple succeeds in failing wearables

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“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, look out for must-have toys that are 'easily hacked' ♪

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People who bang on about Lego and feet have obviously never stood on a UK plug.

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Re: Google Lego and bluetooth...

Man, rule 34 gets EVERYWHERE.

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Re: No electronic gizmos this Christmas

You are Uncle Fester, AICMFP.

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"While it may be technically possible for someone other than the intended user to connect to the toys La la la la we can't hear you"

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Crap London broadband gets the sewer treatment

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Re: Fibre

I regret that I have only one upvote to give.

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BlackBerry Motion: The Phone That Won't Die

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Re: Demanding apps to test battery life

Do people still play Pokémon Go?

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Mm, sacrilicious: Greggs advent calendar features sausage roll in a manger

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Nah, there's definitive proof that Greggs exists.

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Teensy weensy space shuttle flies and lands

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Re: How many flights?

I prefer this.

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Re: encountering just 1.5 times Earth gravity

Terribly sorry, misread your comment.

<block quote>"The design also means that the Dream Chaser can return to terra firma while encountering just 1.5 times Earth gravity."</block quote>

So it does say how it happens.

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Re: encountering just 1.5 times Earth gravity

It means that it is subjected to acceleration equal to no more than 1.5G.

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Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020

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Re: "Users were unhappy"

Users are always unhappy. It's a default state of being.

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Ride-share upstart 'Fasten' revealed as Hive of insecurity

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Re: TAXI !!!!

His stuffed what?

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Tesla buys robot maker. Hang on, isn't that your sci-fi bogeyman, Elon?

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Obligatory XKCD.

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Terminator

Also in the news

Tesla rebrand to Cyberdyne Systems.

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User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot

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Re: Why do you guys marry, anyway?

Because we run out of other things to talk about.

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Re: RE: You can never under estimate how stupid some people can be.

If you make something idiot proof, they make a better idiot.

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'Sticky runway' closes Canadian airport

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They say they're very sorry

And nothing like this has ever happened to them before

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Irish priests told to stop bashing bishops

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Re: Mutants should expect to be mated with a sibling.

So, a bit like Bridgwater then?

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Re: no helpline required

BURN THE HERETIC

KILL THE MUTANT

PURGE THE UNCLEAN

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Re: Boo!

Careful now

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NASA reconfirms 2019 will see first launch of Space Launch System

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Re: Kerbal

I hope it's more successful than my typical KSP launch.

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Give us a bloody PIN: MPs grill BBC bosses over subscriber access

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Re: News

I thought that was Damien Day?

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Re: News

Labour claim the BBC is biased towards the Conservatives.

The Conservatives claim the BBC is biased towards Labour.

If you're annoying both sides, it's a fair indicator you're playing it down the middle.

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Carphone Warehouse given a stern talking to for 'misleading' radio ad

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"must not use the ad again"

So no meaningful punishment then?

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Paradise Papers reveal Apple moved bits of biz offshore

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Re: I wonder why they haven't done either of those things?

Alas, I fear the reasons for that may be beyond the understanding of us mere mortals.

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EU was trying to steal tax dollars meant for Uncle Sam

Bullshit.

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Lord of the Rings TV show shopped around Hollywood

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Why not

Put the money towards developing The Watch?

Obligatory request for Sir Pterry icon.

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Re: I always thought...

Don't give Southern Rail any ideas.

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Look out, Pepe: Martha Lane Fox has a plan

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Re: @judekay

In the Friday quiz at work, I once set the following question:

13. Provide the English antonyms for the following words:

a. ALWAYS -

b. COMING -

c. FROM -

d. TAKE -

e. ME -

f. DOWN -

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Londoners: Ready to swap your GP for an NHS vid doc app?

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"your electronic record continues to be safely held in the NHS IT system"

My sides! They are splitting!

Maybe the app could teach me how to do my own sutures?

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Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple

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Re: 'image persistence' or 'burn-in'

I thought this was the ancient git?---->

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