* Posts by mattje

24 posts • joined 4 Nov 2015

What's 23 times the size of Earth, uncomfortably warm – and has astroboffins excited?

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They ignore it, otherwise the paperwork would be horrendous

Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

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Re: Bollocks to this creepy shit.

And they could probably ask you why your bringing your smartphone that is tracking exactly where you are, what you've bought and which sites you've visited into their house.

Also, have you used the proper precautions for commenting on this article? you know, TOR, VPN etc?

Supernovae may explain mass extinctions of marine animals 2.6 million years ago

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Re: Interesting, but radiation killing through water?

Twas a Krill Grill Kill Mill

Open justice FTW! El Reg fought the law – and El Reg won

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Re: "There are a few others left"

I would also include the Beeb and The Guardian in the few.

Prof Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred alongside Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin

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Science can prove that there are people who exist that wish that a horrible psychopathic being is real, so that they can suck up to him and avoid the murderous lightning bolts.

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It's not up to science to prove or disprove the existence of a 'God'.

It's up to the people who are making these fantastical claims to prove that this entity exists.

And after all of these years, there are still zero proven claims that have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Intellisense was off and developer learned you can't code in Canadian

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Both spellings are many centuries old. Color, now regarded as the American spelling, in fact predates the United States by several centuries. In early use the spellings vied for ascendancy with several other spellings. Colur, culoure, and coolor, for instance, were all in the mix before the modern British spelling gained permanent prevalence in the 17th century.

'Mummy, what's felching?' Tot gets smut served by Android app

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Re: santa

Let's hope they do the same to the question: "Is God real?"

Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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Re: Funny how...

One hateful idea

Kent woman to season festive dinner with her mother's ashes

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Cancel your summer trip to nearby Proxima b. No chance of life, room service, say boffins

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Not So Fast

Our current fastest spacecraft - New Horizons (of Pluto fame), would take 78,000 years, so you might want to upgrade...

House fire, walk with me: Kodipocalypse now includes conflagration

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Re: "Home taping is killing music!" - If only...

Dad, is that you?

Kid found a way to travel for free in Budapest. He filed a bug report. And was promptly arrested

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You were oh so wise and mature as soon as you turned 18?

Relatively, to the people he is dealing with, he is a naive kid not realising that the older some people get, the more corrupt and lacking in responsibility they appear to be.

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"they havent had time to grow up - they are too busy being offended..."

I am offended by that, Dad.

If you had raised me better, then things would be different

They say we're too mean to Microsoft. Well, how about this... Redmond just had a stonking year. And only 8% tax. Whee!

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Re: Love the socialist speak

Nice article

taxes are the price paid “for civilized society.”

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Re: Stinking vs Stonking

Brought the sin and the flowers

User filed fake trouble tickets to take helpful sysadmin to lunches

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Why so much anger?

It shouldn't be your job to calm anyone down.

They need to get a grip on their misplaced anger. Totally unprofessional

NASA whistles up electron noise from the Van Allen belt

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Soup Dragon

I knew the Clangers were real!

Jesus walks away after 7,000lb pipe van incident

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Having El Reg open at work, it technically looks work-related

Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Other way round

Good luck building a VR PC: Ethereum miners are buying all the GPUs

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An Exercise in Futility?

Here's my Spanish Inquisition:

1) What is the point of a 'Cryptocurrency'?

2) Isn't it more like a CryptoCommodity? ("Pack of gum please, here's a $2000 Bitcoin...")

3) Isn't mining these a tremendous waste of GPUs and electricity - why not do something useful with the resources...?

Can you ethically suggest a woman pursue a career in tech?

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Re: "We need to promote women disproportionately, pay them equally or better..."

"Hiring policy? At the first opportunity of hiring a second man into the system the boss hired another woman."

Now you know how many women must feel

"My experience was not that the feminists sought equality. They sought dominance."

Ditto. Change "women" and "feminists" for men in your statements and that has been the status quo for human existence.

To the privileged, equality seems like oppression

Sysadmin gets 5 years for slurping contractor payments to employer

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Re: Love the pussy pass

When you post this ignorant misogynistic crap, there is no mystery as to why you might "bitch about feminism".

Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

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A Lot of PC Apologists on Here

He is a musical crime against humanity.

But, I like the irony of a multi-millionaire tax-avoider singing about the plight of the homeless. Sheer comedic genius.

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