* Posts by Winkypop

5106 posts • joined 21 Oct 2008

NASA wants nuclear reactor on the Moon by 2030

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Coat

Re: Harvest Moon

I hear they use Jet-ta engines…..

I’ll get my space coat.

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Harvest Moon

Coming soon.

Space-Hippies chained to lunar rovers holding “No Nukes” signs….

Micron aims 1.5TB microSD card at video surveillance market

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Devil

“...or dead bishop.”

That would be an ecumenical matter.

UK Home Office signs order to extradite Julian Assange to US

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Devil

In other related NEWS

One of the levels of Hell has been renamed in honour of the British Home Secretary Priti Patel.

This follows her outstanding work with Julian Assange and the Rawandan flight!

Going down…..

Airbus flies new passenger airplane aimed at 'long, thin' routes

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Re: Must do better ...

“ The first ten hours you'll be queuing at security at MAN”

Who do you know?

Why so fast?

Jealous.

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Long and thin eh?

Surely, what people really want is long and wide?

Aussies know the benefits of a proper long haul jet.

Single aisle planes are a nightmare. Food trolleys, bog queues, kids and even sleeping sticky-out legs (I’m not joking).

Give me a true wide-body for genuine long haul, ahh yes, the A380 is perfection, especially upstairs!

Google engineer suspended for violating confidentiality policies over 'sentient' AI

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Trollface

AI conversation?

Nah, just the guys in the back office playing a joke on him.

EU lawmakers vote to ban sales of combustion engine cars from 2035

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Car ownership circa 2035+

Like Singapore.

Private EV cars in the EU will be ridiculously expensive and only for the truly wealthy.

Everyone else will be catching the Prolebus.

Meta slammed with eight lawsuits claiming social media hurts kids

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I worked in IT for 30 years

Never once needed to use social media.

When asked to do so, I always politely declined, even when part of my job.

It’s an absolute horror.

There be dragons.

Russia, China warn US its cyber support of Ukraine has consequences

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China, Russia et al

You can always tell how morally weak a regime is by the way they need to corral and cajole their people.

Microsoft accidentally turned off hardware requirements for Windows 11

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Phew

That was close!

Google calculates Pi to 100 trillion digits

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OK then

Should be like a land speed record.

No count it DOWN from 100 trillion digits!

Musk repeats threat to end $46.5bn Twitter deal – with lawyers, not just tweets

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The days of our Musk

The Musk and the beautiful

The young and the Musk

As the Musk turns

Peyton Musk

Muskerdale

Coronation Musk

Musk and away

The soap opera continues…

Engineer sues Amazon for not covering work-from-home internet, electricity bills

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Joke

Ah yes, Amazon

That struggling start-up.

I’m amazed they even pay their employees minimum.

Dear Europe, here again are the reasons why scanning devices for unlawful files is not going to fly

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Big Brother

Relax guys, you’re all guilty of something

We just need some time to work out what it is.

- Big Brother loves you

US Supreme Court puts Texas social media law on hold

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Now there’s ya problem

Conservatives

SEC probes Musk for not properly disclosing Twitter stake

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Happy

If we’re really lucky

He’ll bring the whole shebang down.

Elon Musk needs more cash for Twitter buy after Tesla margin loan lapses

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And to think

People actually invest real money in Musk’s musings.

Then I suppose some also support Trump’s nutjobbery too.

There’s nowt as funny as folk.

DuckDuckGo tries to explain why its browsers won't block some Microsoft web trackers

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Terminator

These are not the scripts you are looking for

These are not the scripts we are looking for

Toyota cuts vehicle production over global chip shortage

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A bird in the hand

My 10 year old Falcon should do many years yet. Parts availability aside. Maybe we should just make things to last a bit longer?

Voyager 1 space probe producing ‘anomalous telemetry data’

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Going, going

Not gone!

Pentagon opens up about its database of 400 smudges that may or may not be UFOs

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Alien

Who comes all that way, but…

…doesn’t drop in for a spare Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator?

Elon Musk says Twitter buy 'cannot move forward' until spam stats spat settled

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Never argue with an idiot

That includes doing business with them too.

Elon Musk 'violated' Twitter NDA over bot-check sample size

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Trollface

A bull in a China shop with a greased floor

Pass the popcorn!

Cars in driver-assist mode hit a third of cyclists, all oncoming cars in tests

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Minding the bicycle dear…

Only 1 out of 3 were struck?

Why not more?

I blame the cyclist.

Arm CPU ran on electricity generated by algae for over six months

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Go

More reason to relocate server farms

To sewerage farms.

Cooling and energy?

Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over bot numbers claim

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Re: Did Musk ever really intend to buy Twitter?

“Tesla is a battery maker” and those batteries are made by Panasonic.

Hmmmm

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Re: Only 5%

Re: “ Olympus Mons”

Sorry, Olympus Mons Heights pre-sold years ago. There’s a new release at Elysium Planitia though.

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Alien

Only 5%

And I have a colony on Mars to sell you…

The end of the iPod – last model available 'while supplies last'

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Re: Still use my ipod

Exactly.

My Ford is old enough to have a dedicated iPod cable interface deep in the centre console.

The old Nano is on random, gets recharged and just works seamlessly.

No adverts, no “young person’s music”, just my faves.

; )

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Sad but inevitable RIP

The iPod Classic mod scene is still very much alive. You can make a “new” unit from parts.

I’ve upgraded my old 160 gig to 256 gig via SD.

I much prefer to have my music off line. Streaming services just don’t cater for the more obscure of music choices.

Virginians sue to block rural Amazon datacenter

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Re: what does that make the pope?

Catholic?

Twitter buyout: Larry Ellison bursts into Elon's office, slaps $1b down on the desk

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Personally

I won’t be sorry to see Twitter go tits up.

Titter?

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Re: Dickheads?

Oh definitely a dickhead.

No doubt about it.

US judge dismisses Republican efforts to block release of Salesforce emails

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Re: "That's all the protesters on 6th January were after"

“That's gold-winning mental gymnastics”

The Spanish judge gave it a 10

Facebook's Meta, tracking code, and the student financial aid website

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The Metaborg will not be defeated!!

You!

Yes you, give us your data laddie!

Crooks steal NFTs worth '$3m' in Bored Ape Yacht Club heist

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Let me get this straight…

No.

On the other hand, don’t bother.

Apple geniuses in Atlanta beat New York to the punch, file petition to unionize

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Stockholm syndrome?

Still, good luck to them.

Ex-eBay security director to plead guilty to cyberstalking

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Devil

Can we bid on the sentence?

Now that he’s pleaded guilty.

IoT biz Insteon goes silent, smart home gear plays dumb

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Devil

I drove by the Edsel dealer today….

…not a sole about.

Dang it!

Beanstalk loses $182m in huge flash-loan crypto heist

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Actual magic beans

The human race is run

- Roger Waters

Elon Musk's latest launch: An unsolicited Twitter takeover

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FAIL

Coming soon - Anti-gravity, time travel and cold fusion

In 2 to 5 years…..

Just after Hyperloop, Mars colony and true self-driving.

Meta strikes blow against 30% 'App Store tax' by charging 47.5% Metaverse toll

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I know this Metaverse whatsit is not intended for my generation

And for that I will be eternally grateful.

Zuckerberg gets $26m in 'other' Meta compensation

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Guys, guys, guys

Any fool knows that robots don’t pay tax (yet)

- The Zuckerborg Loves You

Microsoft's huge Patch Tuesday includes fix for bug under attack

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Trollface

The Redmond giant patched a whopping 128 bugs today

Don’t panic

Don’t panic!!!

There’s still plenty more where they came from.

IBM deliberately misclassified mainframe sales to enrich execs, lawsuit claims

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Devil

The best things in life are free…

But you can give them to the birds and bees

I want money

(That's what I want)

That's what I want

(That's what I want)

That's what I want

(That's what I want)

That's what I want

(That's what I want)

Russia (still) trying to weaponize Facebook for spying, Ukraine-war disinfo

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Facebook used for misinformation?!

Nooooooo

Wing launches drone deliveries in the US where people actually live

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Porch pirates?

Follow that buzzing sound me hearties!

I think there be loot to be had!!

Elon Musk buys 9.2% of Twitter, sends share price to the Moon

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Culty

Twitterists and Muskites

Emma Sleep Company admits checkout cyber attack

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Devil

As I lay me down to sleep

I hope my data is mine to keep

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