* Posts by AceRimmer1980

299 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

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Q: What’s big, red and pulses UV light into the cosmos three times a night? A: Mars

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Re: Big, red and spews UV light?

DJ Mysteron headlining MonsFest, having it large before the invasion.

We've heard of spam filters but this is ridiculous: Pig-monkey chimeras developed in a Chinese laboratory

AceRimmer1980
Boffin

Could, Should

Ooh, aah, running, screaming..

100 mysterious blinking lights in the night sky could be evidence of alien life... or something weird, say boffins

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Well who else but aliens could eat *that* much chicken soup in a day. Certainly not Lister, since we ran out of curry sauce.

They say lightning never strikes twice, but boffins have built an AI to show where it'll come next

AceRimmer1980
Boffin

This is heavy

But we know where it'll strike, that's how the clock stopped.

'We go back to the Moon to stay': Apollo vets not too chuffed with NASA's new rush to the regolith

AceRimmer1980
Alien

That's no moon

that's a paydirt station.

Belgian F-16 pilot rescued from power line after emergency ejection

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

After pressure from eco-hippies, they were experimenting with hybrid F16's, and he was trying an air to air recharge?

Flying priests crop-dust Russian citizens with holy water to make them stop boozing and bonking

AceRimmer1980
Angel

Re: The icon of the Inexhaustible Chalice

When partaking of Satan's double vodka, I take my holy water in frozen cubical form, as penance.

Robot Rin Tin Tin can rescue you from that collapsed mine shaft

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Up

PLUTO?

How about:

Largely Autonomous Scout and Search Intervention Equipment.

Captain's coffee calamity causes transatlantic flight diversion

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Cheap airline syndrome

Only the first class pilots get that.

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

We had a choice, tea or coffee

Yes I remember, I had cocoa.

MIT boffins turn black up to 11 with carbon nanotubes that absorb 99.995% of light

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

I think

I shall have to get the black out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIW9sL-Yf6Q

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

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Up

Re: Taking the Trash

If you live in a council flat.

First water world exoplanet spotted – and thankfully no sign of Kevin Costner, rejoice!

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Open the washing machine door, HAL.

Oh Lordy lordy deary me. Felicity Kendal's spacesuit. And it needs a goooood wash.

Psst. Wanna brush up your supervillain creds? Get a load of this mini submarine

AceRimmer1980
Flame

Re: No Das Boot here

Launched from a vinegar volcano :P

Royal Navy seeks missile-moving robots for dockyard drudgery

AceRimmer1980
Headmaster

Re: mousetrap

Ultima Ratio Resin

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Missile Loading?

Can we have powered walking exoskeletons instead?

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words

AceRimmer1980
Big Brother

Re: This is stupid

No, this is ungood.

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

AceRimmer1980
Gimp

Re: Eh?

/gets urge to download source, and change File/Quit to 'Gimps sleepin'

Look out, Titan. Plutonium robots from Earth are on their way

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Re: You can't fool us, Earth scum

or a Stargate

More on that monster Cerebras AI chip, Xilinx touts 'world's largest' FPGA, and more

AceRimmer1980
Windows

4 of those

and it *might* be able to run Crysis.

My god, it's full of tsars: A gun-toting Russian humanoid robot is on its way to the International Space Station

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Pathetic

Didn't NASA once build a robot that was legless?

Brit rocketeer Skyrora reckons it'll be orbital in 3 years – that is, if UK government plays ball

AceRimmer1980
Boffin

What ho, digby

Is there *anything* that plucky Brits in sheds can't do?

UK.gov: Here's £8.8m to plough into hydrogen-powered car tech

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Re: ' Current industrial production of hydrogen gas'

Her Majestys Locomotive and Carriage company regret to announce the Infortuitous suspendisation of services, due to excessive presence of deciduous foliage upon the railment.

Brits are sitting on a time bomb of 40m old electronic devices that ought to be recycled

AceRimmer1980

Re: contain elements that could run out in the near future

Take your stuff to the tip. Do 'green'. That's the public message. What they don't tell you, is how big a business it is.

At my local tip, half the recycling is operated by private contractors, who make a profit from your old stuff. They even have a rule that you are not allowed to give away old (but still functioning) TV's, cause, yep, they make $$$ of it.

Anything else is simply incinerated. They're even proud of the fact, 'energy from waste', they call it.

Moore's Law isn't dead, chip boffin declares – we need it to keep chugging along for the sake of AI

AceRimmer1980
Terminator

Old Macdonald had a neural processor farm, AI AI O

You ain't gonna do it with Von Neumann architecture.

Needs a rethink, a radical shift in paradigm/architecture, maybe with more emphasis on the connections rather than the processing elements themselves. All decoupled clocks.

Well that's my $0.02.

FBI, NSA to hackers: Let us be blunt. Weed need your help. We'll hire you even if you've smoked a little pot in the past

AceRimmer1980
Holmes

Re: Pretty please with sugar on top

W. Wolfe Esq, cleaning services to the discerning client.

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Re: Hey dudes, the recruitment ad said something about 'super grass'

Many breads/bagels etc contain poppy seeds, which is probably not recommended for your packed lunch.

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

AceRimmer1980
IT Angle

Unexpected Core Dump

They say piracy killed the Amiga. Know what else it's killing? Malware sales. Awww, diddums

AceRimmer1980
Coat

My heart bleeds

Or at least it did, until I patched my server.

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's personal MiG-29 fighter jet goes under the hammer

AceRimmer1980
Thumb Up

Hey, it looks like you're trying to think in Russian

Want some help?

Disabled by default: Microsoft ups the ante in its war against VBScript on Internet Explorer

AceRimmer1980
Windows

Re: a VERY niche & doomed product

I'll see your VBScript / Surface RT

and raise you, Visual J++.

Y2K, Windows NT4 Server and Notes. It's a 1990s Who, Me? special

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Naming machines

Mail servers are traditionally called: Pat.

Pi in the sky as ESA starts testing encrypted comms on International Space Station

AceRimmer1980
Boffin

Send three and fourpence, we are going to a dance

I'm guessing that certain types of comms are a bit more precision-critical, than having the odd frame glitch in Love Island.

Meet ELIoT – the EU project that wants to commercialize Internet-over-lightbulb

AceRimmer1980

Re: First radio, now light...

Starting to get baud now.

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Eliot..

Pwn home.

Satellites with lasers and machine guns coming! China's new plans? Trump's Space Force? Nope, the French

AceRimmer1980
Pint

Re: All sorts of stuff falling out of the sky

What country has the whale, and a lovely petunia arrangement?

UK taxpayers funded Grand Theft Auto V maker to tune of £42m – while biz paid no corp tax and made billions

AceRimmer1980
Stop

BUSTED!

City-obliterating asteroid screamed past Earth the other night – and boffins only clocked it just 26 hours beforehand

AceRimmer1980
Alien

The bugs sent another rock from Klendathu today

and planetary defences are..erm..phew that was a close one.

Would you like to know more?

Revealed: Milky Way's shocking cannibalistic dark past – it gobbled a whole dwarf eons ago

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: Earthmen are not proud of their ancestors, and never invite them 'round to dinner.

Is his flying cloud made by Hairbus?

AceRimmer1980
Alien

Re: we live in a simulated Universe

Free to download, but they sting you with content. Graphics are quite good, though. And the physics engine is mostly free of bugs.

Just add water: Efficient Energy’s HFC-free chillers arrive in the UK

AceRimmer1980
Headmaster

'Pump', shurely, not a 'compressor', or am I missing something?

France seeks science-fiction writers to help futureproof its military against science-fact

AceRimmer1980
WTF?

Science Fiction?

You couldn't make it up.

We don't mean to poo-poo this, but... The Internet of S**t has literally arrived thanks to Pampers smart diapers

AceRimmer1980

Re: Cleanup in aisle

Number two.

When customers see red, sometimes the obvious solution will only fan the flames

AceRimmer1980
Headmaster

Re: Every word, sir?

I'm anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous, to have caused you such pericombobulation.

NASA goes commercial, publishes price for trips to the ISS – and it'll be multi-millionaires only for this noAirBNB

AceRimmer1980
Alien

RyanSpace

Sorry sir, you didn't print out your mul-t-pass, so there'll be another charge for that.

Can't quite cram a working AI onto a $1 2KB microcontroller? Just get a PC to do it

AceRimmer1980
Terminator

Cautionary Tale

"And the dish ran away with the spoon", by Paul Di Filippo

Boffins put the FUN into fungus by rigging yeast to squirt out the active ingredients in cannabis

AceRimmer1980
Linux

Vicious cycle

Watch out if you feel the need to scoff down on moon-muffins..

Boffins have fabricated microscopic sci-fi tractor beams for real

AceRimmer1980
Coat

Re: using beams of light to manipulate atoms.

would you need Newtonian mechanics to service your tractor beam?

F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

AceRimmer1980
Headmaster

Re: Frak those frakking toasters

What if, say, you live in Scunthorpe and want to write to your Aunty in a small Austrian village. You know the one.

It may be poor man's Photoshop, but GIMP casts a Long Shadow with latest update

AceRimmer1980
Pint

I miss Deluxe Paint

Is there an easy way to select an area and instantly use it as brush, like DPaint could 30 years ago?

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