* Posts by allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

5782 posts • joined 20 Oct 2015

Please replace the sword, says owner of now-hollow stone

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Let's not go there, 'tis a silly place.

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Aviation industry hits turbulence as Airbus buys into Bombardier’s new jetplanes

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Re: "if carriers are willing to install Sardine Class on A380s"

After the barley sugar injections, you won't mind.

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Argh, my loafer just fell down the rope ladder! Yes, I'm in the Microsoft treehouse

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Ah, to be young and in IT...

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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

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Google adds planets and moons to Maps, but puts bits in the wrong places

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Re: Google can now automatically sort photos of animals from pics of people

"But can it sort my pron collection?"

Depends. How many pics of animals are we talking?

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"Actually any optical device has inverted images."

Including everone's MK I eyeball.

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Linus Torvalds lauds fuzzing for improving Linux security

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Re: By the way

Come on, Ted...

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Keep your voice down in the data centre, the HDDs have ears! I SAID, KEEP...

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Re: " great noisy whine"

I thought that unit was "The Donald"?

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Elon Musk says Harry Potter and Bob the Builder will get SpaceX flying to Mars

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I'd say that the Moon is harder to colonise because of the regolith/dust. That stuff is awful.

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Re: Colonist motivation

It's there.

That's all the motivation humans used to need to go somewhere for the first time.

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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Re: How is it different

"While Das Ordnung is all good, it also needs Das Politzei and Das Gefängnis for the miscreants."

One out of three. Don't have too much faith in Google translate.

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FCC Commissioner blasts new TV standard as a 'household tax'

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Re: 3D

"I wonder if they've thought of putting out content that's actually worth watching."

That's dangerous talk, young man, dangerous talk.

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US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do

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Sure, go ahead with this.

We all know that the best defense is a preemptive attack, right?

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I love disruptive computer jargon. It's so very William Burroughs

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Re: Thank you for resisting the temptation

While we're at it: Merkin.

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Re: Vowels are for wimps

W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie, i Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie, że chrząszcz brzmi tam w Szczebrzeszynie.

No, I can't say it. And if we didn't have copy-and-paste I couldn't even have posted it.

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"Is that how SCSI became scuzzy?"

We used to say Scaazi.

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Re: "Häm die kein Schnur?"

Ich nehme meinen Bodybag und geh' zum Public Viewing.

Come in and find out.

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"The French, of course, had a proper committee to organise technical terms [...]"

Fun fact: so does the Vatican.

There is a Latin term for all the modern stuff around us. Poke around a bit, it's fun. Plus, you find a lot of fancy words for mundane stuff that you can use in presentations, reports, job descriptions, job titles on business cards... And as Latin is an officially recognized language in the EU, at least there no one can fault you for using it.

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Re: Hmm.

"How do Germans pronounce SQL?"

Eß - Kuh - Ell, obviously.

Best regards, Derek Nippl-e

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Re: Quark

Well, that's one story. Quark can mean a lot of things.

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BOFH: Oh dear. Did someone get lost on the Audit Trail?

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The real decoy.

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Top of the radio charts: Jodrell Bank goes for UNESCO World Heritage status

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12345/12345... 12345/12345

Her husband works in Jodrell Bank, he's home late in the morning

Had he been a lawyer, he wouldn't work for pennies

Prefab Sprout, Technique (Swoon, 1984)

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Microsoft is Putin a stop to Russian-sanctions-busting IT resellers

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Re: Well if they want to bring down the Russian Empire

"Just the bugs alone will drive them insane!"

You know, I wouldn't put it past them to be able to fix most of them.

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Re: Won't work Redmond

"MS is being very stupid (not new there then) if they think that they can stop it."

MS isn't trying to stop it, and MS is anything but stupid here.

MS, as an American company, is trying to show that they are complying with official US policy. The US government is a) a good customer and b) can make life difficult for MS if it chooses to do so.

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El Reg was invited to the House of Lords to burst the AI-pocalypse bubble

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Paperless Office circa 1992

Oh, I heard that at the 1985 CeBIT (the last year that CeBIT was "just" the computing part of the Hanover Fair before becoming a gig in it's own right).

Oh, and AI was "just around the corner" then as well.

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Give us cash and think about the kids, UK tells Facebook and Twitter

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Re: undeniable suffering

"right and less authoritarian"

Tricky. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any British politician who might make that work.

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Dumb bug of the week: Outlook staples your encrypted emails to, er, plaintext copies when sending messages

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Re: How long before ...

"As developer I respect good testers [..]"

Hire my dad. Seriously, if your code survives him, you can be sure that it is resilent and as close to bug free as it possibly can be.

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Rejecting Sonos' private data slurp basically bricks bloke's boombox

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Sonos can just feck off.

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North Korean hackers allegedly probing US utilities for weaknesses

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Re: Not surprising at all....

Correct.

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Re: Merkins

... you keep using this word...

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To Russia, with love: Greek court now says Bitcoin fraud suspect could be tried at home

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"Once the supreme court appeal is complete, Greece's minister of justice will ultimately decide which extradition to accept."

Well, he can always just flip a coin...

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Sniffing substations will solve 'leccy car charging woes, reckons upstart

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Yes, so far just some promising lab results (and we all know how that can work out IRL), but still interesting:

Adding a bit of asphalt speeds lithium battery charging by 20 times

Charging fast(er) would make things easier.

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Concerns raised about privacy, GDPR as Lords peer over Data Protection Bill

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"... functioning liberal democracy ..."

As far as euphemisms go, this one is gold.

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When Irish data's leaking: Supermarket shoppers urged to check bank statements

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Re: Luddites 1, Hackers 0

What do you mean, "return"?

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Dell makes $1bn bet that IoT at the edge can kill cloud computing takeover

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Re: Project Worldwide Herd...

I was puzzled by the project name as well.

Shouldn't it be Project Flock?

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Q: How do you test future driverless car tech? A: Slurp a ton of real-world driving data

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Re: Imagination

Gorillage People

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Apple's iOS password prompts prime punters for phishing: Too easy now for apps to swipe secrets, dev warns

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Re: Oldest trick in the book

I dimly remember stuff like that (well, in concept anyway, it's not like there were a lot of GUIs around) from the 1980ies. You'd think by now, etc etc etc

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Et tu Accenture? Then fall S3er: Consultancy giant leaks private keys, emails and more online

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Re: Insultants

I prefer the term consultards. Oh well, potato, tomato.

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European Patent Office staff rep blames prez for 'slipping quality'

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Re: why don't you fight to acquire some new rights ?

You're not a member of some sort of organisation that acts as a consolidated voice for your profession/line of work, especially the self-employed?

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"Low morale" is possibly the understatement of the year. I know people at EPO Munich and yes, it's bad. Really bad.

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'There has never been a right to absolute privacy' – US Deputy AG slams 'warrant-proof' crypto

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Re: Backdoors are a smokescreen.

Sure, just use everyone's SSN as their ADK. Boom, done. Perfectly safe.

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Some of the classics are just never out of date.

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Ex-Autonomy CFO begs court to toss out US fraud allegations

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"I remember reading an article a few years ago and the ghist of it was Autonomy set their books up the way UK based companies normally do and HP read them as if they were setup the US way."

That's actually a possibility with a certain probability... Anyone remember when Daimler Benz got listed on the NYSE, some 20 years ago? That year, they had to present two business reports - one done by German accounting standards, one by US accounting standards. Version 1: 2 Bn DEM profits. Version 2: 0.5 Bn USD losses.

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Re: lower league wannabe Great Game Grand Masters

To paraphrase Evan: Brexit is like a game, it has rules, you have to learn them and get serious about them... because it's not a game!

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New coding language Fetlang's syntax designed to read like 'poorly written erotica'

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https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/2008-05-06

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Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

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A comment on the trailer = spoilers situation:

Please Stop Giving Everything Away, Hollywood!

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Toga!

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Re: "I'll make time for the original trilogy" / Why?

Nostalgia. Pure and simple. I watched the first one when it came out overe here in Feb 1978, on the big screen, at a very impressionable age, and it was simply two hours of WOW. It's nice to re-live that once in a while, and the prequels and sequels and whatnot can't simply pull that off for me.

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Three words: Synthetic gene circuit. Self-assembling bacteria build pressure sensor

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So, kit that can be grown, but needs to be "kept alive" by watering and feeding it?

If I look at my history with pets and houseplants, this does not bode well.

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BAE confirms it is slashing 2,000 jobs

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Re: BS Meter Strikes and Spikes Again?

A really nice christmas card and 10% off on your next purchase?

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