* Posts by Corwin_X

18 posts • joined 6 Feb 2018

Senior slippery sex stimulator sales exec sacked for shafting .org-asmic cyber-space place, a tribunal hears

Corwin_X

Re: Well, still an idiot

He's an utter idiot. I got the .org[asm] pun instantly, as would many of their customers, and appreciate it.

Ca-caw-caw: Pigeon poops on tot's face as tempers fray at siege of Lincoln flats

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High power air rifle and a cleanup crew for a few weeks

Falcons work as well but are more expensive.

Birds do learn when an area becomes too dangerous for them.

Crispest image yet of Ultima Thule arrives on Earth, but grab a coffee while the rest downloads

Corwin_X

Re: Look very hard!

I think we're still getting data from at least one of the Voyagers? And they've left the solar system! Elon and Co will have to go a long way to match 70's engineering for sheer stamina.

Corwin_X

When real men and women knew the AT command set off by heart! ;-)

No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?

Corwin_X

Those who play music and videos, loudly, on public transport without headphones should:

a) Be publically flogged; and

b) Have said device surgically installed into their anus.

I've come close to a few actual fights - but the twats always back down unfortunately.

Whois privacy shambles becomes last-minute mad data scramble

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WHOIS should just be taken behind the shed and shot. Anyone who thinks that kind of personal information should be publicly available, in this day and age, is an idiot. If anyone's up to no good on their domain then there should be a process for the police to get the info from the registrar - it doesn't need to be public. My WHOIS registration for my domain shows my old address and an old phone number. And ICANN can go swing if they want to show my current info to the world.

Navy names new attack sub HMS Agincourt

Corwin_X

Re: Naming things

Just saying - We like giving the finger to the French and they equally enjoy giving the finger to us "rosbifs". Friendly rivalry. But Agincourt (or to give it it's proper name Azincourt) is a bit on the nose while we're trying to build a new relationship with the rest of Europe.

Corwin_X

Re: VMWare?

They can make the most of the kit they have in the smallest space. VMware can run multiple systems on one hardware box instead of having a whole bunch of seperate servers taking up space. Subs don't have the room for racks of servers, they're cramped as it is. I know because I know someone who's a sub driver and I got a tour once.

Corwin_X

I wonder if anyone else here feels that naming our latest nuclear sub after a famous French defeat by the English might not be entirely diplomatic in the middle of Brexit negotiations?

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A bit pedantic, but it's "we happy few" not "we merry few".

Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish

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It landed for some people last night UK time. I was round a mate's yesterday afternoon and wanted to show him something on the net. Fired up his PC early evening and got (paraphrasing) updating please don't switch off, etc. I knew what was going on so didn't bother actually reading the words. He told me the PC had been trying to do "whatever" since the previous day. Finally after a beer and a fag it finally fired up and there was a whole "Welcome to Windows Creator Update" marketing blurb before I could get to the desktop. Which I also naturally didn't read. All he was interested in when I explained was if Stardock Start 10 was still working. He nearly threw the PC out of the window when first introduced to the Win8/Win10 interface.;-)

That's no moon... er, that's an asteroid. And it'll be your next and final home, spacefarer

Corwin_X

"Generation ships" (to use the common SF term), where multiple generations are born and die in transit, are probably the only way humans will reach the stars.

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

Corwin_X

That picture of "doughnuts" is quite possibly the most horrifying thing I've ever seen. And that includes actual bloody horror movies!

'Housemate from hell' catches 24 new charges after alleged nightmare cyberstalking spree

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If all the charges are proved - I don't want this guy on the streets ever again.

Brit cloud slinger iomart goes TITSUP, knackers Virgin Trains, Parentpay

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I stand in awe of you guy's ability to create TITSUP backronyms!

10Mbps for world+dog, hoots UK.gov, and here is how we're doing it

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God and Godess - a billion pound government tech scheme.Most of them don't understand how a 3-pin plug works. [Holds head in hand and weeps].

MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

Corwin_X

Re: ******g A, Elon!

The *title* track was Life on Mars and I recently re-watched the whole series - can't remember Space Oddity anywhere.

Corwin_X

I suspect Musk may be a fan of the "Soft Landing" opening sequence of the Heavy Metal movie (animation film 1980). A 57 Chevvy, released from a shuttle making re-entry with an astronaut at the wheel.

Sounds crazy but it's cool as hell with some great music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI-7MZMZhyM

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