* Posts by Simon Westerby 1

116 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Jun 2009


You can be my wingman any time! RaspBerry Pi AI waxes Air Force top gun's tail in dogfights

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Re: Can El Reg militarise the LOHAN project


E Easily

S Simulates

T Thought

U Using

R RaspberryPi

Couldn't work out the 2nd E do cheated...

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Re: Hopefully this will mean cheaper planes

You would think the 'Muricans would have learnt that lesson from WW2...

Specifically the M4 vs the Tiger..

One a superior engineered war machine.. The other a mass produced heap-o-junk...

PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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Re: We all know what happened

But we can't do it NOW .. we can do in two and a bit years AFTER we have negotiated an exit.

But not now - for now its just eactly the same as yesteraday and teh day before that.

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Re: We all know what happened

I hope you meamt baristers.... the pubs are closing too quickly for us all to be come baristas

Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

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Re: If proof is needed...

Sounds like Triggers broom to me ....

HR botches redundancy so chap scores year-long paid holiday

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Re: January 1st?

The real question is: when has anyone in HR ever worked <snip> ?

The fixed it for ya ;)

US nuke arsenal runs on 1970s IBM 'puter waving 8-inch floppies

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Re: Experts-Exchange

Wayback machine thinks otherwise:


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Re: Programming skills .NE. programming languages

It was 20 years ago too when I was a CS Undergrad... now its just Java .....

Google to kill passwords on Android, replace 'em with 'trust scores'

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You could call it "CANDroid" ...

Sky! Blue!, Oceans! Wet!, Yahoo! Overvalued!

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Re: Let the Bidding begin!

I have a bit of fluff from my belly button.... although I'm not sure if I really want to commit to such a high risk trade....

Iain Duncan Smith's Universal Credit: A timeline

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Re: Shadowland

He's more of a TnA then TLA ... TBH ....

Behold, Microsoft SQL Server on Linux – and a firm screw-you to Oracle

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Re: "No one does demos on anything that isn’t ironclad,"

upvote for for being in the bug demo club!

Yahoo! is! up! for! sale! – so! how! much! will! you! bid!?

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feck all......

US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

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A Cunning Stunt no less....

I have you now! Star Wars stocking fillers from another age

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Re: Ah yes...

".. get US soldiers to pay attention to her! "

Is that what a Combat Rouge is in WoW ... ???

Spilling Mistooks FTW!!!

Eight-billion-dollar Irish tax bill looms over Apple

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Re: Oi! Ireland!

I can undercut you -- I'll do it for 0.1%... and I'll take my hammer...

Boozing is unsafe at ‘any level’, thunders chief UK.gov quack

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But if we all stopped drinking and smoking tomorrow then the government would have a hissy fit about the loss of all that tax!

NB: I don't smoke, but I do drink. This ridiculousness won't stop me.

HSBC COO ‘profoundly apologises’ for online outage

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Re: I can't believe the bullshit here..

Well I think ts nice of them to offer to waive other companies fees....

I think they need to add " or refunded" to the end of that sentence.

Remembering those who logged off in 2015

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Sad to see the "C" word (including Lemmy) so much in there. Still shows we have a long way to go before we banish it to the annals of time ;(

After Death Star II blew: Dissecting the tech of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

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Also considering some these things would probably cost hundreds of beeelions of credits to manufacture is it not surprising that the Empire at least wanted them to last a while before they became redundant.... and tossed away down the garbage chute into the trash compacter?

Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

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Re: Can't find it?

1511 should still have the "Diagnostics Tracking Service" in it - which is its old name.

Firefox 42 ... answer to the ultimate question of life, security bugs and fully private browsing?

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Oh no - it adds even more crashes - now the Java 1.7 plugin crashes too - which means its a no-no for work...

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Does it stop the random crashes that have started happening recently???

Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Sony proof they really invented the Kinect in the 1960's!!!

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella is paid $18m – and would trouser $20m if sacked

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He could almost afford to buy a house in Oxford on that salary...

Company in shambles, marriages ruined. My work here is done, says Ashley Madison CEO

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>> What would be the point of CEOs falling on government ministers?

Is that the New website he's going to start ;)

Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

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Re: ...We all know that porn is found in bushes...

Like unravelled cassette tape ... its all a thing of the past!!

Slippery, slimy find: LEGGY, WRIGGLY fossil shows SNAKES weren't legless. Or ARMLESS

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Re: Nice!

Good job the "creation" wasn't a government project.... gawd knows what (and when) we have ended up living on ...

Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm.

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Re: Let's be clear about one thing

You don't want your swap file on an SSD, unless you want to kill it early ...

Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

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Re: Not worth going then

Obviously a Container is a Thing for another Thing (or an Object) - they are univerally compatible ...

SWINGBELLIES! Take heed AGAIN: Booze shortens your life

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Re: Well...

I'll drink to that!!*

*if it doesn't kill me .....

Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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Re: 'Windows as a service'

"I'm sure the loss of you as a customer has Satya Nadella heartbroken."

A singular you - possibly not....

A collective you - might well do ...


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Re: Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station ..

It happened a long time ago in a galaxy far far away...

No wonder it took so long to arrive....

Frontier wipes credit of Elite: Dangerous 'billionaire' badboys

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Re: Mostly Bugless (as if).

The Amstrad CPC version had a bug where you could fill your cargo hold with Thargons... eject, and your shiny new replacement came with 2x the cargo space AND the original cargo...

Farming Thargons was painful tho... so it wasn't THAT easy ... I gave up after 3 times... (140 ton bay iirc)

Human DNA 'will be found on moon' – Brian Cox

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Re: Probot?

I thought "Probot" was often used to describe the Imperial Probe Droid from Empire ... certainly pre 2003....

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It will just find Clangers DNA ..

Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

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>> Almost any gamer these days has a decent internet connection, the amount of people effected by this are minimal.

1 - not all "gamers" want to game online 24/7.

2 - In X years time when the servers are gone and the game you spent X years playing and enjoying becomes utterly worthless - try fishing out that disc in 30 years and reliving those memories!!

Why are the above so hard to understand for some people? I'm guessing this is the xbox360/PS3's gernation who never really new what offline gaming was all about.

*sigh* ... I'm off to be abused by the above on WOT... i need some more nerd rage.

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Re: Shame

So you buy your 35 tons of "Computers" log off - and when you log back on next week ..... the market has crashed and your trade route is no longer profitable.. and your stuck with a worthless cargo...

meh - was interested ... not so much anymore now..

Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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Windows NS

for New Start (menu) ... lols

Ninja Pirate Zombie Vampires versus Chuck Norris and the Space Marines

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surely the "OUT:" comment for "Colonial Marines from Aliens" should have been ... "It's Game over man, game over"....

AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else

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a little cheap?

Isn't 150 beer vouchers a little cheap for the worlds best Gaming Video Card.... or am I missing something?

Disney plans standalone Star Wars movies to go with the main trilogy

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Re: Turns out in the Fett movie...

A Fett Full of Dollars

A Few Boba's More (Oh hang on wasn't that Episode 2....)

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Re: I truly HOPE the title is...

Episode 8 - The Jar Jar jar...

har har ;)

Multiplayer Elite to debut on May 30th

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Re: Fingers crossed...

The Dark Wheel... Its all I have left of my original copy.... *sob*

I have never forgotten the term "Cirag Orbit Space" ....

Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why

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Re: how about a new term, "Clunts"

and my favourite ...

"Not another stupid Clunt trying the hard sell."

LA air traffic meltdown: System simply 'RAN OUT OF MEMORY'

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Re: The Spiral of Deaaaath!

And who told it aeroplanes can fly at Infinity height? (or zero for that matter)

Was this "exciting new feature" future proofing the software for when we all have flying cars that can go to the moon ?

Quick Q: How many FLOPPIES do I need for 16 MILLION image files?

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or the Windows 95 floppy disk install.... 30 id I think ...

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Re: 16-page document I was working on last night won’t fit onto a floppy

I have 3 Zip drives... 2 Parallel (with driver CD's) and one IDE (internal) and an LS120 "SuperDrive"

LS120 - Won't mount in Windows XP or beyond unless I use an External IDE - USB adapter.

Ah the good old days...

Lost artworks by Andy Warhol found on 80s-era FLOPPY DISKS

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Re: Not that easy

Not really - I have two in the garage.

Back off, Siri! Microsoft debuts Halo beauty Cortana

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Halo halo halo

"Cortana .. powered by Bing.."

No wonder she is going mad at the start of Halo 4 ...