* Posts by Amentheist

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Hey kids! Ditch that LCD and get ready for the retro CRT world of Windows Terminal

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Joke

Re: Not 3D...

Ah 'feel' as in feel the heat on your face, that's some 4th wall stuff right there!

Improved Java support poured into Microsoft's Visual Studio Code – will it be enough to tempt developers?

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Re: I don't understand the attraction...

Huh who mentioned tablets? VS Code is a desktop application just ignore the cloud version?! Or keep using what you want?

London's Westminster Council wins appeal against phonebooth-cum-massive-digital-advert

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Joke

FTFY

"surprise resurgence thanks to the ability to attach large digital advertising screens to them surging demand for space to cook up smack"

Jet2 hacker who deleted every account on UK company's domain cops 5 months in jail

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Re: He was stupid

Essentially, some people can't take their booze.

Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands

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Go

I think we should focus on

Enabling people to embrace who they are so that they can live happily with themselves rather than try to bend the world to everyone's needs.

No, Illyrian, Naqaỹa, Mastika, Automex aren't Hollywood's hottest baby names – they're new monikers for exoplanets

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Pint

Mastika

Aniseed flavour spirit, interesting choice, Is it also because the object named after it becomes cloudy when ice is dipped into it. Icon because imagine the same but 5 times as strong.

Attention! Very important science: Tapping a can of fizzy beer does... absolutely nothing

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Re: Best "can abuse" I ever saw...

Re: throwing an open container; Aren't bars obliged to open canisters for you precisely because an open can makes a poor projectile (I imagine it's not as 'solid' since the liquid can now slosh about and spew out cancelling out the kinetic(?) energy you applied to it while hurtling towards your opponent)

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Trollface

Re: So many flaws

If it's a hand pump isn't it ale?

OK. We're off. Water ice found just below the surface of Mars. Good enough for us. Let's go. Impulse power, Mr Sulu

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Wait a sec

"With so little air pressure, any solid ice evaporates to gas"

<disclaimer type="elevated levels of dumb possible">

if we knew that why were we hoping to find water on the surface in previous missions?

<disclaimer>

Capita lights One Revenues and Benefits bug bonfire: ALL reports older than 12 months to be ignored

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If I had cases with them I'd mass re-open them as soon as. Not even re-open but reword it and send new with different wording to throw off any automation they have that will de-prioritise re-opened cases. Looks like they're hoping to clear all that and hope people forgot what cases they had with them to appear like they've improved their ratios.

Two can play that game: China orders ban on US computers and software

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Joke

Love the stock image

Reminded me of Folder Ross Kemp (image search it, SFW)

Remember the Dutch kid who stuck his finger in a dam to save the village? Here's the IT equivalent

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Mushroom

Re: From Experience (and In Hindsight)...

DC were doing generator testing a few years ago, while the DC was running on them some engineer leaned on the unprotected emergency shutdown button I shit you not. I was afraid we'd have some seized up hard drives as no one wanted to buy new kit for some years. Afraid/Hoping, could've had some investment if there was catastrophic failure tbh.

We lose money on repairs, sobs penniless Apple, even though we charge y'all a fortune

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That's what I thought but he did it and it worked, there's tutorials on YT and everyting, it's mental!

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Boffin

He didn't say how much was the cost for the electricity but my mate repaired his iMac's loose GPU solder (or something) himself, by putting it in the oven.

Hi-tech apple care 'ere --->

That code that could never run? Well, guess what. Now Windows thinks it's Batman

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Mushroom

"Have you ever [..]"

Yes. However mostly the error messages refer to the users' intellectual capacity.

London has decent 5G availability but speeds lag behind Birmingham and Cardiff – research

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Facepalm

What nonsense

VM/BT who have fibre or whatever for the area still means super throttled connections during peak (as many commentards have attested to) how will that be different for 5G where there will be so many more subscribers (as everyone has a phone) with the added bonus of some of them being on the move on buses between tall buildings etc with frequent basestation handovers. What I'm trying to say is those quoted speeds are meaningless today.

Iran kills the internet for its people's own good as riots grip the Middle Eastern nation

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Joke

Re: A nationwide internal internet.

We have nothing to lose but our daisy chains!

Like a BAT outta hell, Brave browser hits 1.0 with crypto-coin rewards for your fave websites

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Brave's pretty decent but start up times recently have been declining and I've gradually reintroduced FF which seems to be performing pretty well. Good thing about brave is with the chromium engine it can fool sites its Chrome and so many web admins don't bother testing other browsers nowadays.

I've had it with these motherflipping eggs on this motherflipping train

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Stop

A lot of people on the tube arent locals and they're the more likely to read them being visitors and all, and also the more likely to do stuff that are not acceptable so it's not a terrible idea.

More on the subject my nose still remembers east Asian student colleagues in the lecture theater having their hot fish soup for lunch between lectures..

Judge shoots down Trump admin's efforts to allow folks to post shoddy 3D printer gun blueprints online

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Joke

Re: Why a 3D printed gun?

To be fair you can see better in daylight so it makes sense!

Facebook iOS app silently turns on your phone camera. Ah, relax – it's just a bug, lol!?

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Black Helicopters

Re: Now's the time to remove those little 'f' buttons on every page

No, the FB one is a tracky one, Firefox's Facebook Container extension (developed by Mozilla, and reassuringly offered after a fresh install of FF) flags it and blocks it (if uBlock doesn't scrub it 1st that is, sorry Reg <3).

There are other containers too for amazon and LinkedIn (I was surprised how many bits of the internet go back to those two). But I digress.

Without any apparent irony, Google marks Chrome's 'small' role in web ecosystem

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Trollface

Spaces Means Spaces!

#GetProgrammingDone

Bet you can't guess what I'm wearing, or where I'm wearing it

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Devil

Re: Moving house

Re: narrowing the source down whenever I supply a gmail address I put dots in different places

It's dangerous to go alone! Take Uncle Sam and the Netherlands: Duo join naval task force into China's backyard

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Holmes

Re: I understand there's a nice harbour available

A LMGTFY later we learn that it was an amphibious assault ship meaning it might not need a dock.

Remember that competition for non-hoodie hacker pics? Here's their best entries

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Meh

Re: Here's an idea

I thought it's something SEO related. Basically Google decided they'll rank the Web in a certain way and you bloody well better follow suit.

Remember the 1980s? Oversized shoulder pads, Metal Mickey and... sticky keyboards?

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Trollface

Re: Tobacco smoke

Well this was when the "nanny state" was in it's infancy so I'm sure everyone was in excellent health.

Blood money is fine with us, says GitLab: Vetting non-evil customers is 'time consuming, potentially distracting'

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"If $govt_office has violated the law"

Erm and who comes up with the law? (I'm not speaking in USA terms only)

Smells like they're defo gunning for the chinise market.

Astronaut Tim Peake reminds everyone about the time Excel mangled his contact list on stage at Microsoft AI event

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Facepalm

Re: Not defending Excel but

Only if excel could actually write out a properly quoted CSV let alone read one in without mangling the data immediately

Chef melts under heat, will 86 future deals with family-separating US immigration agencies

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Facepalm

Re: All's well that ends well?

Yeah like all those court cases cropped up as soon some bosnian serb soldiers rounded up men and boys around 1995

UK Supreme Court unprorogues Parliament

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Boffin

Re: Just when you think UK politics can't get any weirder or messier.

Brilliant, however prices are set at silly prices like that to make the shop clerk open the till to account for the transaction because they'll always need to give change

Trump-China trade war latest: Brave patriot Apple decides to do exact same thing, will still make Mac Pro in US

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Re: Point of the trade war

Can't they trade it for Mexico, or both countries build some factories around either side of the border creating jobs for your southern compadres and cutting on transport costs in addition to bringing the countries closer together you live on the same piece of rock anyway!

(P.S. I totally stole this idea from the Montezuma Strip)

Scott McNealy gets touchy feely with Trump: Sun cofounder hosts hush-hush reelection fundraiser for President

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Black Helicopters

Re: A little dissapointed

McCarthyism back in fashion I see

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Joke

"paying $100,000 to attend, with vetted attendees asked to meet at a car park in Palo Alto before being given the address"

Sounds like the sh1ttest illegal rave in history

Just what we all needed, lactose-free 'beer' from northern hipsters – it's the Vegan Sorbet Sour

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Facepalm

Depends on the process of producing the alcohol that's what makes it beer. I've a mate who made 52% alc beer, wasn't wiskey as he used the same principle of brewing as beer.

Icon: for the sugar hangover from all that fruit stuff

Right-click opens up terrifying vistas of reality and Windows 95 user's frightful position therein

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Unhappy

Arcane indeed

It took me years to drill the wonders of the right-click in my parent's minds when they had to start using computers (modern ones anyway as mum used to be a programmer for a bit in an era long gone)

Geo-boffins drill into dino-killing asteroid crater, discover extinction involves bad smells, chilly weather, no broadband internet...

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Trollface

Re: Fahrenheit?

Funny as I've not seen a pub serving actual 568ml glasses of beer (maybe it's a millenial thing?)

They'd still gladly charge you almost a fiver in most places (that matter) for an inch of head in a imperialist EU glass with capacity of 500 though.

Mozilla Firefox to begin slow rollout of DNS-over-HTTPS by default at the end of the month

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1.1.1.1

I notice 1.1.1.1 sometimes fails to resolve some really basic stuff for random lenghts of time, I wonder if their over-optimisation or whatever snazzy anycast they have in place is not as reliable as they think. I've found quad9 much better and that can already be used in Android for 'private dns' which seems to work, instead of being shown my mobile provider's landing page for content blocked I just get timed out connections - meaning that at least my provider is properly blocking network access to that content rather than just the domain names, which leads me to think what's stopping other content blockers to just work on network level like that. If they know and update what a domain points to and block traffic to those addresses you'd still wont be allowed to connect to the servers no matter how you resolved the domains to those same IPs.

Add passwords to list of stuff CafePress made hash of storing, says infoseccer. 11m+ who used Facebook 'n' pals to sign in were lucky

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Re: jus sayin

He is wrong in the sense that hashing is fast and intended to be used to generate a digest so it's also fast to bruteforce while stuff like bcrypt are geared towards password storage and 'slower' to calculate

Thunderbolts and lightning very, very frightening as loo shatters, embedding porcelain shards in wall

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Joke

What kind of PPE do I need when risking exposure to UPPE?

It's Black Hat and DEF CON in Vegas this week. And yup, you know what that means. Hotel room searches for guns

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Meh

Re: Responsive Piety

Actually not reporting the name of perps in the media is one of the steps adised by sociologists for tackling the issue.

Rise of the Machines hair-raiser: The day IBM's Dot Matrix turned

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Re: Re Dresscode

I suspect the new HR people figured out that that (a skirt) was going to happen sooner rather than later seeing that the 'old guard' in the office can hold their own (as we kicked back on some other manglement changes at the time quite effectively)

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Devil

Re Dresscode

HR here banned shorts at one point, we gave her (it was a one lady team at the time - dead nice person, don't get me wrong, just with bone to pick for shorts wearing techies for some reason) so much whinging in response one of the company founding directors started coming to work wearing shorts in support/protest. A few months later when she left the new HR people jokingly said the only requirements now is that you come to work wearing clothes - been on shorts and trainers since! (I never knew trainers can be so comfy!)

It's Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Tech industry speaks its brains on Brexit-monger's victory

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Trollface

Re: Disaster

Same way they did in the 20th centrury with Gordon Brown?

(just playing devil's advocate)

Google's Go team decides not to give it a try

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Re: xkcd.com/927/

use strict;

use warnings;

use Try::Tiny;

^ that's my non-Go crutch, the rest is ofc voodoo. But in a way it does make sense to keep the core clean

Queen Elizabeth has a soggy bottom: No, the £3.1bn aircraft carrier, what the hell did you think we meant?

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Re: There it is...!

unlike say a stealth jet

Is it though, practically might be but in reality if you're fighting some inferior army with old tech that can't catch a stealth jet you got that advantage AND if you are (you probably wont won't be as that would mean open warfare with the russians or something then we're all screwed) it's just all just an arms race which I imagine is "good for business" so in a way it's a win-win (for someone other than tax payers or civilians..or anyone who rebells against the $govenrnment_in_power). What joyous world we live in!

The Eldritch Horror of Date Formatting is visited upon Tesco

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Joke

Re: Dates? Don't talk to me about dates...

Pipe? Go all the way and do \ (but as a final character).

Actually looking through that db wherever there are notes they're enclosed in {} so you basically have to xkdc-it.

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Happy

Re: Dates? Don't talk to me about dates...

Certain UK address db comes like that (unquoted and pipe delimited) but in fairness no address will ever contain a pipe character so it does save a lot of space when in text form.

Stop using that MacBook Pro RIGHT NOW, says Uncle Sam: Loyalists suffer burns, smoke inhalation and worse – those crappy keyboards

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Re: Customer service?

@Flocke Imagine if the opposite becomes the norm with modern hybrids and we end up in the same situation though..

(disclaimer: I've only driven one car and it burns refined fossilised dinosours)

Boffins' neural network can work out from your speech whether you'll develop psychosis

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Facepalm

Language?

English language, and what if the person is of such background where they'd naturally have a smaller vocabulary for example.

Heathrow Airport drops £50m on CT scanners to help smooth passage through security checks

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Alert

Already the case at Schiphol?

Virtually no queues (but they have the sec checks closer to each gate rather than centralised like I think most UK airports)

They then have the spinny thing you stand in like a mupped that even detected I had an old train ticket in my jeans pocket in me so $diety knows what EM field they blast you with.

Not that any of this matters they watch you and can make the thing beep red if they want I know for a fact they did that in one airport cos I walked to the bog before security while I had no electronics or anything on my person that would trigger the scanner. (Or other cases where I've fiddled with my backpack in the concourse or anything that might look suspicious, possibly even being hungover which admittedly is most times I fly *cough*)

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