* Posts by UKLooney

19 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Oct 2008

Violent, powerful wind that lasts 100s of years. Yes, it's Jupiter, not you after a Friday night curry


"It’s still unclear if Jupiter has a solid core at its center or is just one giant gaseous orb."

If I had to hazard a guess, I'd go for "C", a molten core.

Mueller bombshell: 13 Russian 'troll factory' staffers charged with allegedly meddling in US presidential election


So Trump campaign was secretly financing these Russian bot merchants to the tune of $1m a month? Why not just pay American bot merchants instead of outsourcing?

'Just give me any old date and I'll make it work' ... said the VB script to the coder


Re: Effing 'Merikans are closer than us

yyyymmdd would be alphabetical, chronological and numerical.

This is the future!

Government's 'Google Review' copyright rules become law


Ignorance of the Statutory Instrument is No Excuse.

Anyone got any guesses on how many of these they have accumulated now?

Beer in SPAAAACE! London Pride soars to 28,000m


Not quite in space, but...

This crowd got a full keg ontop a 2 stage rocket...


Fandroids blow $200,000 on secret PANIC BUTTON for their smartmobes


Looking at the specs and prototypes, it is simply a single resistive switch, meaning that the price point should be easily achievable. I'd imagine that manufacturing cost will be in the single digits if put into mass production.

Dopey dope-growing dope smoked out by own dope dope-growing vid


This is the way to treat your children for preferring a drug safer alcohol? Incarceration?

Microsoft introduces warning on child abuse image searches


would anyone use bing to search for child porn?

Spotify: If musicians don't give us their stuff they get pirated more


Users seem to have offloaded the act of piracy onto Spotify for a small fee.

Play the Snowden flights boardgame: Avoid going directly to Jail


GAZelle limo ride to Stupino, then a Tupolev Tu-134 to Cuba

GAZelle limo ride to Stupino, then a Tupolev Tu-134 to Cuba, 5 flights a week.

Help-desk hell


When training an older, non computer literate process operator on how to use a PC. I told him that it he moved the mouse up then the arrow on the screen would move up. He the proceeded to lift the mouse vertically off the mouse mat.

Researchers find backdoor in milspec silicon



They simply found some (normally inaccessible) debug code intentionally left on the chip like it is on most chips of this ilk.

This is one of the routes that hackers take to attack encryption techniques on stuff like the PS3, XBox & iPhone.

Zalman ZM-VE200 portable virtual Rom drive

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Old News

i-odd have been making and selling these for ages...


Great bit of kit

Joe Public invited to hunt God particle


They'll never find it...

Particles don't exist, we are all waves, the 'boson' phenomenon of waves exists in another dimension.

Android Marketplace starts cleaning house

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Google Pulled my Emulator from the Market Too

Up until around 3 months ago, I had a space invaders emulator on the market. The user had to download and install the roms themselves. Google pulled it for copyright infringement, with no recoarse!

Samsung Galaxy Portal i5700

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Are they going to support this one?

Won't touch another Samsung phone again after the lack of support offered for their last android model.

UK.gov moves to block Hamas kids site


What happened?

What happen to freedom of speech. I fought in WWII to retain them.

Labour have thrown away all our good work in the last 10 years...

Samsung's Galaxy stuck in history


Most phones use Qualcomm @ 528MHz

The vast majority of android phones use the ARM-based Qualcomm processor running at 528MHz. e.g. the HTC Hero, which is getting 2.0 in the new year (as announce by HTC months ago).

I think it will hit future sales of new samsung android handsets, as folk now know what's going to happen when the next upgrade of android arrives (every 6 months so far).

I know that I will never buy another samsung android phone, nor will I recommend others to do so.

Hoon: Not building überdatabase would be terrorist licence to kill


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