* Posts by Fr. Ted Crilly

183 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010


Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: How did we come to this?

And if you go back another 15-20 years we were on the brink of an overdue return of the ice sheets...

we are still overdue btw.

BOFH: When was the last time someone said these exact words to you: You are the sunshine of my life?

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Did the random beatings continue?

Windows 7 back in black as holdouts report wallpaper-stripping shenanigans

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Disaster Area mat black, with matter black icons....

What was Boeing through their heads? Emails show staff wouldn't put their families on a 737 Max over safety fears

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Re: Fuck you Boeing

well here in the Cap'n Lockheed Bier Garten...

(Background of beer garden sounds - singing - clicking glasses -)

Voice of German youth: (alcoholic shout, building up in tone)

Anybody want's to buy a Starfighter?


Well, then buy an acre of land....and wait...

Close up of LOUD belch

Roaring laughter, clicking glasses - background sounds resume...


Check out Aircraft Sales man (a door in the foot)

Is it a make-up mirror? Is it a tiny frisbee? No, it's the bonkers Cyrcle Phone, with its TWO headphone jacks

Fr. Ted Crilly


Don't hold it wrong, look what happened last time.

What's that? Encryption's OK now? UK politicos Brexit from Whatsapp to Signal

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oh dear Signal...

Shurley a coincidence


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

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ah its the Bussard ramscoops powering up, still if its only 100 or so there's enough left (maybe) to prevent ring rub

Astronauts brave razor sharp edges and fiddly pipes to bring joy to boffins

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oh why...

I'e always had a thin hope that some NASA wag, near retirement would have taken a fat tip marker pen to some cover plate. And with best sticky out tongue concentratin' scribed AE-35 for posterity and maybe just maybe imortality if photographed on orbit.

£1bn Brit court digitisation scheme would be great ... if Wi-Fi situation wasn't 'wholly inadequate'

Fr. Ted Crilly
Big Brother


Nice the way the statement sorta suggests that its 80% of the 250000 rather than the actual 80% of those who bothered to respond to the feedback request, which i'm quite sure will be ahem somewhat (understatement mode) less than the quarter mil suggested.

Bloodhound SSC reaches the end of the road for want of £25m

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Re: Bu**eration!

Er, The sleds used at the likes of Sandia National Laboratory Rocket Sled Track Complex (RSTC) are held down by the track for just these same aerodynamic reasons.

Drug cops stopped techie's upgrade to question him for hours. About everything

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Re: Arresting times past

Nope whole building and precinct. same for all Courts in England and Wales.

Hand drawn stuff is indeed still allowed.

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Re: Collective of IT managers?

A meddling of managers

Ex-Rolls-Royce engineer nicked on suspicion of giving F-35 info to China

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Re: Really?


The Peg engine was a Bristol design

BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....

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Re: Perfect Curve?

Or Nathan Barley

YouTube banned many gun vids, so some moved to smut site

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hey dont overlook C&Rsenal, Bloke On The Range, British muzzleloaders

C&R are heavy on the historical WW1 firearms and preceding development. they also have Anvil, is gunsmithing.

Bloke, well bloke is a British immigrant in Switzerland heavy on Enfields, Swiss service rifles K31 etc. bolt service rifles and target shooting....very British :-)

+++++++ Forgotten Weapons although Ian is branching into more modern 'forgotten guns'

+++++++ for InRange mud/sand tests

For all we know, aliens could be as careless with space junk as us

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Re: totally new take on..

The fools! they have forgotten what the Bussard ramjets are for...

Organic battery tech could work better than a woolly hat in the cold

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Re: Naphthalenetetracarboxylic

Nappy... cruel

In Soviet California, pedestrian hits you! Bloke throws himself in front of self-driving car

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Nevada or Cambridgeshire ?

New battery boffinry could 'triple range' of electric vehicles

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Re: How many battery "breakthroughs" is that this year?

Shad.... Shad-Shad, that one? SWORDS!

BOFH: Do I smell burning toes, I mean burning toast?

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Re: 'No decisions have been made yet',

Very much like 'its not been set in stone yet'....

Lenovo spits out retro ThinkPads for iconic laptop's 25th birthday

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Re: +1 for X220 mention

Mint 17xx 28 seconds to desktop if i crash through the login first fast try. the SSD helps :-)

HMS Queen Liz will arrive in Portsmouth soon, says MoD

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: I've been thinking about cheap ways to kill carriers.

Deck edge lifts are placed to allow aircraft movements on the flight deck while aircraft are being brought up from the hanger without having aircraft sized holes in the way of operations.

Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

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you call that a sniper rifle...

This is a sniper rifle.


I remember reading a Gun Digest annual article waay back when.

Apparently 88's were being tested at Aberdeen proving ground during the war several of the captured guns were well capable of 1 minute of arc (MOA) shooting at 1000 yards [thats essentially a 10 inch circle] with some of the test guns appearing to (maybe) do a little better, which I suspect may have had more to do with ammo variation etc. Although given the size of the 'oles in the target boards its open to a bit of debate No doubt this was achieved under as perfect still temperature and wind conditions etc.

Lockheed, USAF hold breath as F-35 pilots report hypoxia

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Re: I'm surprised...

Any body want to buy a Starfighter!


Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

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Re: Properly designed security

:-) Being a bit of a short arse meself, wanting to look a bit taller (i favour 1.5" heel, just enough y know) in worky formal clothes AND tbh when nicely broken in v comfortable too.

BMW chief: Big auto will stay in the driving seat with autonomous cars

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Re: Well...

Sony bought the Minolta/KonicaMinolta operation more or less outright, some of the imaging/scanning IP did not come with the deal but stayed with the KM photocopier/scanning side, it took Sony several generations of SLR bodies to advance to where KM got to (some say they still aren’t there yet) with the last bodies produced (KM 5d + KM 7d) under their own engineering efforts. The first two Sony DSLR's A100 + A700 (sans the above IP) were both children of KM efforts re badged as Sonys.

Did you know KM did contract lens element production work for Zeiss and Leica :-) I met a bloke once who had a 100-F2... he allowed me to fondle it for a moment.

What a time to be alive: drone pooper-scoopers are a thing now

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Wow, googlewhack!

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Ai still has a way to go yet...

what could possibly go wrong...


RAF pilot sent jet into 4,000ft plummet by playing with camera, court martial hears

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Re: Low level loss of concentration

Perfectly set to music too and in the nicest Hawkwind stylee.... :-) while you're at it, why not the rest of the album too


BOFH: Password HELL. For you, mate, not for me

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: call about your accident

http://whocallsme.com/ most enlightening, sometimes some helpful soul will have the cold callers office numbers great fun ringing the 'managers' phone number every 5 mins or so 9-10 in the morning

Netherlands reverts to hand-counted votes to quell security fears

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Black Helicopters

Re: I am for pen and paper!

Yep, bang on there, in GB its pencil and paper, if you've ever wondered why pencils the one and only reason in modern time is pencils will work reliably for 20 years+ subject to leads breaking down etc, cant say that for a ball point and the expense of replacement every 4+ years etc.

As for security of counting it dosnt get more open and transparent than a sports hall full of oversight from all intrested parties all grimly determined to keep beady eyes alert.

Its the Postal paper votes that get abused again and again, postal votes were introduced/encouraged to prop up the slow decline (which continues despite all efforts, Australia has the right approach) of personal attendance at polling stations and the gradual decline in % turnouts unsurprising really as no matter who you vote for things never seem to change much.... until. better stop there dont want to get all populist and current affairsy

WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

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Absolutely godamm right... unless you're going all the way...


Trump's 140 characters on F-35 wipes $2bn off Lockheed Martin

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Re: captain lockheed

here you go.


Cynical enough for you ?

Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China

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Re: Long March....the program continues...

So, do want advice on which distro you want then?

Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

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Re: Bless.... Sorry Gunny Hartmann

This is my Keyboard. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My Keyboard is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

Without me, my Keyboard is useless.

Without my Keyboard, I am useless.

I must type on my Keyboard true.

I must type straighter than my users who are trying to kill me.

I will keep my Keyboard clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other.

Thus, I will learn it as a brother.

I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories.

I will keep my Keyboard clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other.

Before God, I swear this creed. My Keyboard and myself are the defenders of my trade. We are the masters of our users.

We are the saviors of my sanity.

So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.

Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: dragging out an old favorite for this argument.

Thank you sir for putting me on to Lloydian book marked for later enjoyment

It's Friday Have a ground fish swimbladder clarified Pint...

Give BAE a kicking and flog off new UK warships, says review

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Chinese' Fisher would be turning in his grave these days...

'Reviews of the new century began to reflect a new trend as Germany steadily evolved as a naval power. The building race was on and battleships slid down the ways in ever increasing numbers. At that famous Review in 1914. with the fleet already lying under the coming shadow of war, no fewer than 59 battleships were anchored at Spithead, a tremendous spectacle of implacable power.'

Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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Good point, I think its safe to say brexit voters may well change the way they voted if given a general election opportunity, cant see remain voters changing side though...

Windows 10 market share stalls after free upgrade offer ends

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"The fact is, Windows is far easier to use for non technical people"

"The fact is, Windows is what non technical people are used to" TFTFY

Do not confuse the real issue at work.

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: I'm not surprised...

I think you'll find (with a bit of research ) HP office Jets are quite well supported, I've a OJ 100 printing via bluetooth from Mint 17 currently, HPlip is a wonderful thing...

Sound-mufflers chuck acoustic sleep blanket at the noise-plagued

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: wind and rain

Well yes i'm all with you on the kipping in a tent with rain... BUT:

1/ Said tent must definitely be known to Not leak.

2/ Must sport a sewn in ground sheet (drafts) that also does not wick damp.

3/ Plenty of warm bedness with puffy sleeping bag etc.

4/ (big ask this buut) Listening to some poor sod putting their tent up in the pissing rain in the dark.

4a/ much prepared smugness...

ps: canvas tents are a better sound as the plitt-plitting is more damped, nylon test are harsher sounding, but nicer in soft rain. swing/roundabouts etc

Possible reprieve for the venerable A-10 Warthog

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Re: Good on them, I say...

You're not thinking of OV10 bronco's are you ?


A10 has always suffered from being decidedly 'non cosmetic' (Gen Spike Momyer) and therefore not USAF'y just like the Skyraider did before and THAT was a navy aircraft too....

FYI: Amazon's corner stores scan your plates

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Fred & Cyril , you were reading the future...

Time to read 'the Space Merchants' again to see where we are up to...

Astronauts on long-haul space flights risk getting 'space brains'

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: "...Earth’s magnetosphere deflected harmful radiation particles away."

And if you could make a mag field such as needed and manipulate it at will, well hello Bussard Ramjet tech.

My Nest smoke alarm was great … right up to the point it went nuts

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: Why would anyone have thought IoT was a good thing?

Yep original Citroen DS likewise, inner pair looked in to the corners, :-) simpleish linkages from the steering (sadly a bit prone to rusting bowden inners) who'd u thunk of that eh.

Great British Block-Off: GCHQ floats plan to share its DNS filters

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No, honestly its for your own good...

what a wonderful censorship tool.

Better than Gerry Adams being denied the sound of his voice on the telly...

I mean well, you know, there are bad men eh.

VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

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Re: If the government had better tests...

Ahh yes QV; when the bus drivers go on strike in London miraculously the nox levels and pm2.5's go down around very central London..

Bring back electric trolley busses, given the state of battery tech these days, plenty could be done with reducing the overhead wiring, jus sayin.

Hololens for biz shocker: Surprisingly, it doesn't totally suck

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all well and good but,

When are you going to bring out the contact lens versions...

Robert Gu really needs to know

Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are

Fr. Ted Crilly

Re: Water to 30 meters, but what about SALT water??

No need to bin the Eco-Drive ISO 6425 divers just yet then...

UK will be 'cut off' from 'full intelligence picture' after Brexit – Europol strategy man

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Re: we had a vote for Brexit

Well, here's Hoping Inner London Gets to vote on remaining too, you can move the Capital to Oxford after if you want... :-)



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