* Posts by Simon Coyne

17 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Oct 2008

If your head's not in the cloud, you're not in the right place

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10-100s of PIs?

Still love this.


Saw this in demo in London last year. Still think it's cool.

Confessions of a ransomware negotiator: Well, somebody's got to talk to the criminals holding data hostage

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>>I bet he has some unusual nightmares.

Definitely. Imagine having to tell your kids you're dealing with Macdonalds

Is this paragraph from Trump or an AI bot? You decide, plus buy your own AI for $399

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Re: Worse than reported

Humans aren't 100% correct?? You haven't met my missus

Lily Cole: Profit still looks almost Impossible.com

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1000x mark up?

wouldn't that upset Primark?

Gold bugs, concrete bog roll holders and frolic-friendly furniture: What IS it with designers?

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Re: they've so far sold four of these intriguing units

I'm amazed. I mean I know we go through phases but I don't recall anyone going through a lumberyard phase other than Wickes.

Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant cancelled

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Just curious

But would burning Greenpeace activists be environmentally friendly??

I figure it would at least stop a lot of spurious hot air.

Yes, Prime Minister to return after 24 years

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Re: Hmmm

I like the idea of Mr Parsons, but I think he would be better as the PM to the "new" Jim Hacker's Minister for DAAs. Now Atkinson in the Hacker role (think down-trodden Bean) I can see dealing with a conniving Sir Humphrey-esque Stephen Fry with able assistance from Stephen Marchant as "Bernard" I could see working well

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Re: Leads

Read the books. Sir Bernard did indeed go out at the top. In fact the whole premise of the written version of the series is the idea of Sir Bernards notes released under the thirty year rule.

Still at the top of my all time favourite sit-coms. Hope any new attempt does the previous version justice

Second 'Blue Marble' NASA sat pic apes Apollo 17's stunner

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That's because

The Apollo 17 image was taken in winter

MAJOR HACK: Voda femtocells open phones up to intercept

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re: News Int

Where do you think the technical details came from?

Swedish newlyweds enjoy lively honeymoon

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Not as grateful

As Kate Adie is that she managed to avoid them.

Glad they don't live near me

The Professionals set to abseil into cinema

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I'm guessing you don't watch much TV

Mullet went years ago, but actor underneath is still there.

Judge John Deed

The Chief

Inspector George Gently

Done bugger all really

Novell fannies about with Open Enterprise Server 2

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Re: Er..What?

Yep you missed something. Re-read the title and don't let your brain believe what your eyes are telling it.

5,000-year-old 'ice man' was shot to death

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Surely a case for Lily Rush?

Got to be the ultimate cold case

Fiat shows solar-panel wrapped 'Panda of the future'

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Judging by the colour scheme, I know where they got their inspiration. Do you think they might run a buy one, give one program?

Palin didn't know Africa is a continent, McCain aides say

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Sounds to me

Like she was a perfect fit for the folks that still think Fox is a News Channel. Now, where's the evil Murdoch icon??

Hubble's 486 back-up springs into life

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> There is no point in having a backup system if you don't test that it is still working on a regular basis.

Once every 18 years is a regular basis, it's just that the cycle is a little long.

Kudos to the design and build engineers though.