* Posts by Matt 116

25 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Oct 2009

Stick it in your pipeline: Jenkins finally goes full alpha

Matt 116

Jenkins has its foibles that's for sure, but the simple fact that it is very powerful and free always amazes me. Keep up the good work!

SpaceX Falcon 9 set for fourth launch attempt

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Re: I'll see ....

Yes, I watched five harriers hovering at Farnborough on one of the business days many years ago and that was impressively loud. If I remember correctly I was sitting in a Grippen at the time and the pilot gave up trying to give me the spiel and told me to sit there while they did their stuff!

Brit 'naut Tim Peake thunders aloft

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I watched the livestream at work with a few of my colleagues on a spare monitor. There is something amazing about watch a bloody great firework blasting off.

My daughter went to a science centre and watched a Tim Peake video which got her interested, Ill likely set up the launch on the TV in the lounge for her to watch later as well.

Great to see it all go according to plan so far!

'A proper British BOFFIN': Famous Martian prof Pillinger dies aged 70

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Lets just hope everyone agreed to use the same units for his coffin.

Joking apart, its a sad loss to the UK (and wider) to lose someone who was a driving force in this area.

Terminator-maker 'Cyberdyne Inc' lists on Tokyo stock exchange

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Shhh, don't tell these guys about the Skynet comms system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_%28satellite%29).

McDonalds ponders in-store 3D printing for Happy Meal toys

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We have some of those printers in our office and they are pretty slow to print things out. I can only imagine a McD's would need stacks of them churning stuff out 24-7 to keep up with demand. Getting on a band wagon and using technology for technologies sake?

Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

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Did anyone see the web series they did for Halo? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfJVgXBfSH8

I thought they did a really good job of that.

Jurors start stretch in the cooler for Facebooking, Googling the accused

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Having been on a jury before, it was drilled into you many times that you should never ever do research or even talk about what happens during a case. I was left with no doubt about what would happen if I ignored these instructions. What a couple of morons...

Review: Beagleboard Beaglebone Black

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Damn, I may now have to buy both to tinker with.

UK gov probes Comet crash: Public, private sectors LOST £257m

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So let me get this straight, you put £2 in get given £50M up front and then expect to be able to take a further £50M out of the pot when it all goes belly up? That's one hell of an investment. Was there ever an incentive for it to succeed? How is this possibly legal?

Miniature Baumgartner jumps from 128,000ft

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Somewhat less graceful and heart stopping than the real version!

Assange chums must cough up £93,500 bail over embassy lurk

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Do a runner then lose the money? Isn't this the whole point of putting up bond money?

Yahoo! pleads! for! ad! juice! as! products! guru! exits!

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Deck chairs and Titanic anyone?

I still like Yahoo email and its a shame to see the once mighty failling/failing so badly.

UK Home Secretary approves TVShack's O'Dwyer extradition

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Im interested to know why is this going to be tried in he US. Surely if the site was hosted in the UK and just because it could be accessed from States shouldnt be reason enough for extradition. What am I missing?

US boffins unleash piezoelectric insect cyborg

Matt 116

No thats no good. Its never going to generate enough to power a laser beam.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Title? Really, why exactly?

I thought invisible war was rubbish, but the original was fantastic. Really glad to hear there are substantially more than 5 hours of gameplay (cough COD4). That in itself makes this look like an interesting game to pick up.

MySQL.com hacked via... SQL injection vuln

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The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

For bonus points it would be interesting to see if those 4 digits related to a day - month part of his or other halves birthday.

No cassette required: ZX Spectrum games on the iPhone

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and another on Android

.. called ZXDroid. Seems to work quite well as well.

Best Buy slaps 'God Squad' priest with cease-and-desist order

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RE: choices, choices

Are you suggesting they hire God to act as phone support?

On the plus side he is supposed to omnipotent so there should be any waiting to get an answer.

Is Mandy right to cut science funding?

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He is not even an MP.

I still find it funny that a man who isnt even an MP gets to have so much power. He seems to have his fingers in more pies and have more power than Brown himself, but then again no one voted for Brown to be in charge either so at least its consistent.

Knuckle rap for riot shield sledging coppers

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Its all forms forms forms

I'm not surprised the Superintendent is annoyed. He will have to employ someone to create an entirely new form for the officers to fill out. That and he will get a kicking from health and safety over the illegal use of a riot shield. I can see those officers wasting more time filling out forms about the incident than they did doing the actual sledging!

Paramount prepares to scale Dune

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Not a financial success? Really?

The 1984 version remains one of my favourite movies of all time. It was just simply a classic. Please Please Please don't try and do a remake. It will just be another fluffy piece of cr@p like all remakes nowadays...

Staff at UK mobile co sold customer records

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Big Brother

I wonder if this will apply to all cases of private data being sold?

So if there is a jail term for those that sell or get involved in the business of illegally selling private data where does that put the likes of Phorm, BT and just as importantly the government who knowingly collaborated?

TalkTalk-Tiscali merger proves fraught

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Karma anyone?

Tiscali don't mind treating their customers like that, but when its done back to them its bad?

One word for those poor managers: "Karma"