* Posts by Prst. V.Jeltz

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The Independent 'live streamed' space vid recorded in 2015

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Re: I'm sorry this error happened

Its gonna be Rick Astley ,isnt it?

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no , If the same had been the case with the moon landings, it would appear that there had been a very recent, new , live in fact , moon landing.

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Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles

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Re: Interesting

" Much easier to build charging points even with dedicated MW lines."

I dont know why they cant electrify the bigger roads - just put wires overhead , Tram Style , for cars and trucks to attach to.

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Re: Interesting

The problem then becomes how do they charge the batteries in the time it would normally take to fill the diesel tanks?

How about a mini trailer for the batteries , just unhitch and plug in the new charged up trailer?

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Re: But...

He still can't answer the question ...

When all of our jobs are replaced by Robots...

He did in fact answer that a few days ago - he said it will be up to people like him to pay for the Universal Basic Income.

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Re: Tesla semi?

"Regenerative braking is essential if the economics of electric power are to be realised in everyday stop-go driving on real roads."

Regenerative braking is essential in all vehicles if we are to stop pissing away precious and increasingly scarce power no matter how it was derived.

FTFY

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How about that time Russian military used a video game pic as proof of US aiding ISIS?

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Re: medieval terror-bastards - thumbs up on that one!

I've just realised I dont know what ISIS stands for. The name "Islamic State" can be safely acronymed with only 2 letters. They seem to have said it twice . If they really want 4 letters I'd suggest SC because usually when I hear the name on the radio they are referred to as "So Called Islamic State"

so SCIS ?

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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auto aupgrade

noticed last night its buggered up my bookmarks. they used to be all tidy in folders. now they aint!

That couldve been avoided surely!

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Re: Holy crap!

That has got to be the most positive comment ever written on this site!

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30 per cent faster

30 per cent faster.

Maybe it is, but every time any browser brags about how its faster than all the others ( which they all say) they are obviously not factoring in the speed of your connection as they have no control over that. Those stats must be for processing data , rendering pages etc , that has already arrived.

What the average Joe wont know is that his Talk Talk mibbuts are not included in that stat and in fact make up 95% of the "speed of the internet"

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Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

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surely then it would be in their interests to do UBI to keep the masses pacified and dependant on them?

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Re: fast forward.

"As robots/ai start to take over jobs then company tax, company owners etc pay more tax which covers the UBI of the people they replace."

Thats whats got to happen - we're never gonna reach "Logans Run" type leisure utopia* if we keep finding ourselves slave like work to do just to justify our existence when the robots are happy to do it all for us . Why have a dog and bark yourself? They can bring this in gradually in 5 stages by knocking days off the working week.

*hopefully without the Senicide

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Thousand-dollar iPhone X's Face ID wrecked by '$150 3D-printed mask'

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Re: From experience though.....

So I take it you don't use a computer monitor,

nor did you use any mobile comms equipment before 3-4 years ago,

and lastly have no idea what the text on your TV screen says when you put the menu up or change channel?

just checked my monitor - its at 1280 x 1024 and is about 40cm across the top ( 15" ) 1280 / 15 = 85 dots per inch - looks fine to me

My tv is fed by a hdmi lead , but i dont use the HD channels - too far away from the rest for channel hopping!

if it *is* on 1080p then a32" tv must be around 24" inches across the top - 1920 pixels, making 80dpi

I seem to be able to read the text

Likewise im sure the 800x600 8" screen im going to fit in my car will be fine for drawing buttons and sliders on.

My point is surely no human eye can see 1080p resolution on a phone screen 4 inces long?

HD or BLU ray or Ultra wallet bleeeding or 8 x ego factor or whatever its called is for big tellys!

didnt 72dpi used to be the stnadard web designers aimed at?

Therefore all mobiles should have a screen res of 288 x 144 and that will be fine!!

If you think the long side of your iPhone screen needs to be 2,436 pixels , then how do you watch your big flashy 50" TV which has the same resolution? 8K would no where near cut it as that screen is about 12.5 times the width

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Re: From experience though.....

"The OLED display has a resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels, or 458 pixels per inch (the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 actually has a greater pixel density), which allows the device to produce truer dark colours."

I simply cant read a display with less than 450 dots per inch. it gives me a headache.

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Re: Meanwhile, on Qatar Airways flight QR-962 (Doha-Bali)...

"would likely have made the dish, ultimately, that much tastier. "

Yeah and also not get a 747 diverted at considerable cost , the whole family incarcerated for further stewing , until being deported.

I guess she just couldnt wait. Few things will make you less calm and rational i guess.

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Re: and added a silicone nose for realism.

I'm surprised it took more than an inkjet photo printout to fool it. well done apple!

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Re: When will they learn (@ AC)

"that's a very good margin"

you'd think a criminal with with those skills , determination , time , resources would use them on something with more margin than a $1000 iphone , like a $100,000 Range Rover for instance.

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

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@Lee D

That was a nice heartwarming bedtime story , it made me feel all warm n fuzzy ,it would be a dream , and maybe achievable with your dream startup. It would be nice to bully suppliers saying things like "When the contracts up for renewal if you havent ditched windows your out!"

But you'd wake up with a bump trying it with a council with 30,000 staff fighting you all the way because outlooks different , or we need this spreadsheet "Because we've always done it that way" (!?!?!)

and how do you say 'Autocad' in Linux?

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Re: MS Office? Faster?

Have you got all the shared collaboration switched on? I recall something to that extent that if Office is trying to see if anyone else is working on same document things get slowed.

Thats some Microsoft bullshit right there . Why wouldnt office mid its own business until asked? Half the problems people have interacting with people is the software trying to guess what the user wants instead of just waiting a minute to be told.

That and the 10% of useful required features being buried in 90% shite that no one ever uses. I'm looking at you - Adobe Reader.

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Re: @ Voland's right hand

"Doubly so in the absence of a mandated open document format for CAD submissions."

Isnt that .dxf ?

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Re: @ Voland's right hand

"There is a significant amount of software which relies on an Access database backend - but its mere existence does not constitute a good reason to migrate to such software at this point in the evolution of IT."

I'd have thought software using MSaccess was an ideal reason to ditch it . Just export the DB to SQL and make a new front end. I guess its not that simple really . We have arcane databases running on probly proprietry database formats that sit on msdos. I'd like to try , but it aint my dept ...

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Re: Hardly a shock.

" a single city (regardless how big) does not have the "weight" to push this through."

If a city like Munich cant get off windows , it cant be done. You're not gonna get a bigger administration trying it - next stop up from "Munich sized city" is "Nation State".

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Teensy weensy space shuttle flies and lands

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Re: The critical detail...

12 yards ....

oh .right . now I get it . Simpsons ....

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Re: The critical detail...

"12 yards long, 2 lanes wide,

65 tons of American Pride..."

oh , like those Cadillacs they made in the '60s

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Re: Actually not much like the Shuttle at all

"https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/history/pastprojects/Lifting/index.h"

I'm getting a special NASA 404 page on that , has the weight of reg readers stampeding over there to read it broken it? in an hour?

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Quantum CEO exits as scale-out storage rescue fails

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I read the word "Quantum" in the headline as an adjective rather than a proper noun.

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Computing in schools improved, but still needs major patching – report

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In my experience schools are a soft target who will buy any shit that professes to be useful , and in actual fact will be virtually useless by the time the salesman / installer has driven his BMW off the premises.

This is usually some semi web based thing - not fully (because then you wouldnt have a stinking turd of a client program splatted all over the cdrive of the victim's computers) , but it will utilise a browser , usually IE , and require several runtime type things such as flash and java. (this being the main reason it will shortly be dead, it will never run on any newer versions of these)

It will basically be a load of pix and texts with a little quiz at the end. The author , not content with the total turd he's prepared thus far, will look for further methods to infuriate users and IT staff alike. These will be things like only being able to print out of the serial port in tractor feed format , claiming to be able to save progress but actually just dev/null ing it . No review / correct deal - just start all over if you didnt pass - or your certificate didnt print (it didnt) .

as i final twist of the knife , the school will be paying a fortune - and they wont be the only one - to the pirates that knock that shit up.

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BOFH: But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?

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Re: Draw full of random keys

The BOFH could of at least disposed of said keys before our company brought their building.

Bought!

sorry ... </pedant> .. relax! have a beer! its friday!

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thankyou! countdown to beer begins when I finish in 5 mins... :)

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ZX Spectrum Vega firm's lawyers targeted by empty-handed backers

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"I do hope this one works out and everyone gets their Vega+, it certainly started with good intentions."

Yeah well , If you dont theres always all those free emulators to use on your device of choice.

Thats the route I'd have taken in the first place .... and did..

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Angry complaint webpages- the way I.T geeks hit back!

I thought I'd have a look for the psychadelic 404 page, but the top result is this rather fun "Annoyed Backers" page:

http://retro-computers.co.uk/

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Alexa, please cause the cops to raid my home

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Re: IT happens

"As startup takes so long I leave it permanently on, streaming and muted, and then unmute it when I want to listen."

Shhhhhh! You'll make the dialup people jealous.

Also, it reminds me of this

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Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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Re: No mention of any action against the sender

"You can't really buy car bombs off the internet"

How d'you know? I'd imagine they are a bit pricey given the risks etc - the article didnt say how much the idiot paid. It *did* say that the real article was swapped in transit by the cops for a dud , indicating that he did in fact buy a bomb and that the dark web works as advertised. I guess this is why the seller was not prosecuted - they have no idea who the seller is . or where.

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Re: Time to start deporting the problem fast before it gets much worse!

wow , the 'deport the problem' post was deleted by a moderator ! not seen that happen on here before. Looking at the replies I think i get the gist though.

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Re: bomb on display

I bet the handy man at the museum was overjoyed that 4740 lb exhibit that he had been instructed to hoist into the air had been adjusted to the correct weight with the addition of 1 ton of gravel , after all its important that when hanging over the heads of the visiting public they are staring up at authentically weighted items.

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Re: er...

I'm assuming the 4 pages of comments are all in one chain due the the el reg system , so this one will appear 4 pages and 50 subjects later than the one I'm replying to, so i wont bother.

Its interesting looking at the patterns of up and down votes to the comments on this discussion though.

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Not even ordering pizza is safe from the browser crypto-mining scourge

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Re: It could be worse...

yeah it'll keep your toes warm. or your balls depending what device you've got .

I'm not a fan on the mining because whan i visit torentz.iz.us my cray rumbles up to full speed and plaster starts falling of the wall . The neigbours wall .

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" Reward Digger, by AK Games are actively mining cryptocurrency "

The clues in the name!

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Stop worrying and let the machines take our jobs – report

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"Who pays for their education to get some other type of work?"

Why do we have to work? this is the dawn of a new age where technology and robots do the work for us.

We just have to fond a new economic model not based on us being slaves.

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Re: Jobs going?

cos machines doing work.

How bout this:

Machines do all the work:

Elected people in charge hand out the food ,warmth and shelter etc that the machines have built.

Anyone who wants extra credits , for luxuries like mars bars , can become a machine mechanic (full or part time)

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Re: Give us what is ours

The way I see it If robots taking our job is to be seen as a good thing , which it should be , we need a new system . We need to change from capitalism to .... something ...

Whats that one called where everyone gets a basic wage for free?

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You know what's coming next: FBI is upset it can't get into Texas church gunman's smartphone

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Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone

It cant be done. Even if US-holy-constitution was rewritten and guns were illegal , theres no way in hell theyd be able to get rid of the millions of guns in circulation , especially with 50% of the population in the "pry it from my cold dead fingers" demographic. Equally no amount of mental health laws would have stopped that asshole getting a gun.

We can barely keep a lid on it in this country where they've never been in circulation and arnt a god given right in the minds of the population.

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Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone

"There are enough mass shootings, eventually one will come along that was enabled specifically by Trump's law.."

He's doing his best to make this the one by claiming it was due to mental illness!

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Mythbuster seeks cash for roller skates to wear in virtual reality

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Re: Yeah... No....

So its clearly not suitable for all VR environments - those where you sit down (driving sims etc) not required.

Running jumping strafing sliding crawling FPS - I think I'll stick to the keyboard and mouse*

These skates would be perfect though for that "Slow stroll in the country" simulator I've been meaning to check out.

*anyone playing a FPS and not using keyboard&mouse is doing it wrong. If you're using a console controller you may as well be trying to play snooker using a subway sandwich.

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Where hackers haven't directly influenced polls, they've undermined our faith in democracy

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"I always post AC."

I think thats why your attempt at sarcasm failed. Text is a hard enough meduim to convey subleties and intonations as it is , doing it anonymously just adds another barrier.

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Re: Candidates undermined voting

I find your lack of faith disturbing...

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"batch-voting bots for Windows and JavaScript, supplemented by a Tor-based Linux app, designed to get past the meagre safeguards put in place by poll host PollDaddy"

When i started reading that part of the story I assumed the poll was a quickie knocked up by IT staff at the radio station and put on there website. It seems however that the poll is hosted by a business whose sole purpose is to take polls. You'd think they would have given it a bit more thought and put in less "meagre" safeguards . It cant be that hard.

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Basically what you have here with 4chan , and now reddit is the internet version of a bunch of teenagers hanging out in a shopping maul making a nuisance of themselves.

"Script kiddies" would be a term used correctly , for once*

* usually the term is used by someone who wants to insinuate their own skillz are far better / madder / realer / sicker

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This could be our favorite gadget of 2017: A portable projector

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Re: Specs

Throw is important to me too - my house is too small to get an average projector far enough away from the screen.

This one however , from what I gathered in the reveiw is designed purely for showing The Blair Witch project whilst sitting round a campfire in the woods - so space shouldnt be an issue

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Re: FRICKIN BRIGHTNESS????

Lumens is absolutely the only thing that matters.

I bought one last year for £200 ,about 1200 L i think . very happy .

Sure it needs 240v , but if really wanted to take it camping i'd take an inverter.

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