* Posts by NanoMeter

246 posts • joined 15 Jul 2015


Hubble 'scope camera breaks down amid US govt shutdown, forcing boffins to fix it for free


Re: Can't fix stupid, but you can evolve it!

Seen it already. A lot of it has already happened.


Can't fix stupid

Just hope it disappears after a while, perhaps after the next US president election year.

More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans


Bing.com has never been that useful

until now. Just search for whatever you want to look at using the TOR Browser while allowing scripts to run(if you dare).

SpaceX's Crew Dragon shows up at pad 39A, nearly 8 years after the last Shuttle left


Erections are Go!

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish


Quarantine - 95/96

"Any computer game invented after 1994"

Ever played Quarantine from 1995/1996? That was really original then and too bloody for some countries which required censorship of the blood.

Houston, we've had a problem: NASA fears internal server hacked, staff personal info swiped by miscreants


Trump's Space Force

Is going to be a Space Farce. Pretty sure Seth MacFarlane will make a TV show out of it.

Britain approved £2.5m of snooping kit exports to thoroughly snuggly regime in Saudi Arabia


Money don't smell...

unless someone who has pooped and not washed their hands touches them.

No, you haven't gone deaf – the Large Hadron Collider has been wound down for more upgrades


They're still working on that inter dimensional feature

According to conspiracy theorists. For the moment we will have to settle for the Mandela Effects.

From Motown to lockdown: Detroit bathroom bung IT exec gets one year in the clink


The obvious question

What would RoboCop do?

Surface Book 2 afflicted by mystery Blue Screen Of Death errors


Windows 7 to the rescue!

Time to install Windows 7 instead.

The dingo... er, Google stole my patent! Biz boss tells how Choc Factory staff tried to rip off idea from interview


What's the lesson learned?

Remember to record your next meeting with Silicon Valley companies.

PS. Remember to mention you are about to get the invention patented.

OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users


Just waiting for the first bankruptcy

because of sky connection problems and the coming lawsuits.

Belgium: Oi, Brits, explain why Belgacom hack IPs pointed at you and your GCHQ


Should think techies was smarter than falling for phishing techniques - but nooooooooooooo....

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


In the end

...they will always have video games to blame for laziness, fatness and violence.

Soon when the Fortnite generation of kids and youths grow up they will blame Fortnite for everything.

Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own


I really don't want the telemetry stuff.

EU aren't kidding: Sky watchdog breathes life into mad air taxi ideas



Is what's needed. Just kiddin, but large wings, propellers, jet streams will be a problem. Hidden propellers like on drones might work. Many small ones around the airtaxi, instead of four big ones.

Finally. The palm-sized Palm phone is back. And it will, er, save you from your real smartphone


A phone from the past

It's a bit like the return to the Android phones of the late 2000s, more than 8 years ago. Screen size 3.3-4.0 inch was typical.

First it came for your desktop, now Windows 10 1809 is coming for your Things


Oh, no! Not my "things"!

On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others


Give this guy a Nobel Peace Prize already


Astroboffins may have found the first exomoon lurking beyond the Solar System



Moons orbiting moons should be called "Moon-moons".

Sync your teeth into power browser Vivaldi's largest update so far


I'm using Vivaldi as my default browser. It do have some shortcomings, like being a memory hog. When I had 8GB on my PC it used more than 90% of the memory. Now I have upgraded to 16GB and Vivaldi still consume more than 90% of the memory. I wonder if it helps to upgrade to 32GB? I tried extensions which suspends tabs to save memory, but they only partially help.

It won't help going back to Firefox, because that monster eats up resources instead.

Curiosity's computer silent on science, baffling boffins


It has gone to the dark side

It no longer believes in science.

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms


From now on Slaves will be known as Afro-Americans and Master as The Plantation Owner.

Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job


Musk the weed smoker

And Musk was caught on camera smoking weed. Everything is going wrong with Tesla at the moment.

Thunderstruck: Azure Back in Black(out) after High Voltage causes Flick of the Switch


Re: Title should be

Loved the AC/DC puns. Keep em coming.

VMware 'pressured' hotel to shut down tech event close to VMworld, IGEL sues resort giant


That's the kind of behaviour you would expect from the Mafia.

Well, can't get hacked if your PC doesn't work... McAfee yanks BSoDing Endpoint Security patch


Can't imagine anyone but noobs who got McAfee new with their computer are using it.

Facebook pulls 'snoopy' Onavo VPN from Apple's App Store after falling foul of rules


A wolf in sheep's clothing

ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator


Re: 98% ZX Spectrum look a like

Agree a HDMI or DVI output is needed as well. Not all TVs accept composite and ordinary RF these days.


98% ZX Spectrum look a like

I would prefer a 98% ZX Spectrum look a like with all the ports of the old one plus two USB ports and a couple of SD card ports. Perhaps a slightly better keyboard. I can imagine something like this made out of a Raspberry Pi board.

Facebook insists it has 'no plans' to exploit your personal banking info for ads – just as we have 'no plans' to trust it


Banks getting access to FB data

This probably means data will go to banks as well. Not sure people would want banks to know everything about them, and then some...

Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse


Darth Vader the black dressed villain

Don't think it just got to do with black in regards to skin colour.

In most books, comics, movies and so on are the supposed antagonists dressed in black in some way to illustrate villains.

The internet's very own Muslim ban continues: DNS overlord insists it can freeze dot-words


Could become popular among islam critics

Examples: thereligionthatsucksass.islam, baconburgerrecipes.halal

Fake prudes: Catholic uni AI bot taught to daub bikinis on naked chicks


That's just hilarious.

Bonkers Azure bookings give Microsoft a record-breaking $110bn year


Too good

Bring back Steve 'Developer, developers, developers, developers, developers' Ballmer.

People hate hot-desking. Google thinks they’ll love hot-Chromebooking


Portable client machine

Chromebook is like a portable client machine - almost.

Micron-Intel 3D XPoint split: It's not you, it's m... nah, it is totally you


Revolutionary - or not

It was touted as revolutionary. Unfortunately no interfaces are capable of dealing with the speed. They will have to come up with an interface which use 3D XPoint to the max themselves.

Microsoft adds subscriptions for SQL and Windows Servers


Subscriptions and economic problems

Subscriptions are dangerous for companies with economic problems. Be late with payment or unable to pay one month and see your business go tits up and die.

So woke: Microsoft's face-recog can now ID more people who aren't pasty white blokes



So finally, the software has now been unracisted. That's good.

Astroboffins trace mysterious noise from hard rock in space


Re: +1 for Nightwish \m/

Sorry, I meant Steel Panther.


Was it AC/DC, Whitesnake, Steel Panter or Nightwish?

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits biz after fling with coworker rumbled


He shouldn't have put his "Intel" inside.

AI built to track you through walls because, er, Parkinsons?


Dystopian future

Everything is ready for a fine dystopian future. All the dystopian tropes from movies and books seems to become true.

Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 7, 8.1 support forums


Support forum for Space Invader?

Where's the support forum for Space Invader? I have problems reaching level 4.

British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update


Think of the meat eaters!

Won't someone think of the meat eaters? This is not inclusion. I prefer my salads with ham'n stuff.

NASA makes the James Webb Telescope a looker with a heart of gold


Re: Slitless Spectrograph

Yeah, an old 70s prog rock band.

Smart bulbs turn dumb: Lights out for Philips as Hue API goes dark


I'm a Light Bulb Luddite

I prefer the unconnected light bulbs.

Yahoo! merc! hacker! Karim! Baratov! gets! five! years! in! the! clink!


Pathetic countries with no independence

It's pathetic of these countries not to be able to prosecute the criminals themselves. Instead they deliver them to the US like any vassal state would do.


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