* Posts by emess

12 posts • joined 28 Mar 2016

Of course a mystery website attacking city-run broadband was run by an ISP. Of course


I'm bored

Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing


I wouldn't, but I did reach for Pink Floyd (... which in central London terms may as well be on the dark side of the Moon.)

Web searching died the day they invented SEO


Re: Actually, NASA has the code.

err, they're not archaeologists, they're paleontologists.

NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it


Not wanting to take away from his claim to fame and the effort he has put in ...

Then don't

User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster


Re: Reminds me of a story

"And when the GPO owned the telephone (singular) in your house."

And when telephone numbers meant something. Our first telephone number was Lofthouse Gate 3120 (back in 1963)

Judge: You can't call someone a c*nt, but a C∀NT is a cunning stunt


Re: Etymology of cunt

First known reference in English apparently is in a compound, Oxford street name Gropecuntlane cited from c. 1230 (and attested through late 14c.) in "Place-Names of Oxfordshire" (Gelling & Stenton, 1953), presumably a haunt of prostitutes. Used in medical writing c. 1400, but avoided in public speech since 15c.; considered obscene since 17c.


Headless body found near topless beach: Missing private sub journalist identified


Re: Making light of tragedy

And the same guy hiding in a pile of leaves?


(my coat too)

Japan tries to launch satellite on rocket the size of a telegraph pole


Re: Telegraph pole?

Graph = Greek - from 'graphein' write, express by written characters


Mars to get Chinese delivery. Estimated time of arrival: 2020


Re: Please consider changing the title

I think I'll take exception to the use of the word 'rover' because it's Friday.

late 14c., "sea-robber, pirate," from Middle Dutch rover "robber, predator, plunderer," especially in zeerovere "pirate," literally "sea-robber," from roven "to rob," from Middle Dutch roof "spoil, plunder," related to Old English reaf "spoil, plunder," reafian "to reave" (see reave (v.)). (http://etymonline.com)

Facebook crushes Belgian attempt to ban tracking of non-users


... where do "server", "home" and "browser" hail from?

server (n.) late 14c., agent noun from serve (v.). Computer sense by 1992.

home (n.) Old English ham "dwelling place, house, abode, fixed residence; estate; village; region, country," from Proto-Germanic *haimaz "home" (source also of Old Frisian hem "home, village," ...

browser (n.) 1845, "animal which browses," agent noun from browse (v.). In the computer sense by 1982.

And more at http://etymonline.com/

Chinese space station 'out of control', will do best firework impression


Re: "...ignoring...intellectual property..."

And you are from, where? China by any chance?

Six charged for 'hacking' lottery terminals to spew only winning tickets


... or a phrasal verb

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