* Posts by Fr. Ted Crilly

382 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010


Tetchy trainee turned the lights down low to teach turgid lecturer a lesson

Fr. Ted Crilly

rolled up carpet, cattle prod...

Astroboffins present fresh evidence of moving liquid water on Mars

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well then

I think Zygote should be the name of my under ice habitat...

Girls Who Code books 'banned' in some US classrooms

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Re: One day they will look at their daughters killed by the Moral Police...

So you don't bleed profusely for 3 weeks out of four despite the ministrations of a slew of NHS doctors trying to help but only offering drastic surgery...

Go ask your mum or an aunty about it, then come back and apologise for your silly ill informed opinion.

Japanese boffins build solar-powered, remote-controlled cyborg cockroach

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frikkin lasers come later yes?

China to launch space tourism by 2025, says industry veteran

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yeah um we've heard this before.

General Saltzman:

I think we should look at this from the military point of view. I mean, supposing the Chinese stashes away some big theme park, see. In fact, they might even try an immediate sneak attack so they could take over our theme park space... I think it would be extremely naive of us, Mr. President, to imagine that these new developments are going to cause any change in Chinese expansionist policy. I mean, we must be... increasingly on the alert to prevent them from taking over other space tourism spaces, in order to boast more prodigiously than we do, thus, knocking us out in superior numbers when we emerge!

Mr. President, we must not allow... a space tourism gap!"

To preserve Earth's treasures, digital silence is golden

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Yeah it's a bummer when it happens

'The Blue Hole' (disused slate mine above Fairbourne in Gwynedd, North Wales) definitely a minor those who know - know. Goes on the BBC telly instant swamping of people struggling up the steep and somewhat dodgy path resulting in the usual assortment of injuries, also people jumping off the vertical sides into the flooded workings and um getting it a bit wrong :-| .

Now it's closed off, a wonderful silent oasis denied us mildly responsible people.

Halfords slapped on wrist for breaching email marketing laws

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Black Helicopters

go in for a B14d

on Sunday afternoon, get asked if I want to cough up an email for 'special offers'

It's a sodding bulb overpriced but timely available thats all, no I don't want you to have my email, why would I.

Seems I wasn't wrong then in retrospect...

Germany orders Sept 1 shutdown of digital ad displays to save gas

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Re: Exceptions for such dual-purpose signs have been arranged.

It still gets worse...

A fuel tank will have an 'petcock' (what an amusing word!) to shut of the flow of gasoline[petrol], or diesel etc.

oh and the bacon is an excuse for a name, 'meatstuff' would be more accurate.

Commercial space station Orbital Reef's design phase passes NASA review

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Re: Another playground for rich narcissists

Tea and Coffee for instance...

Digital watches...

Anything made of Rose Gold...

Elon Musk 'buying Manchester United' football club

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Another foorball enthusiast eh, goo on to me, to me, on me 'ead son...

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Are you one of those football enthusiasts?

Nuclear power is the climate superhero too nervous to wear its cape

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Re: Waste

You dont thing the granite pluton underneath Devon, Corwall and on out to the Scillys is big enough then?

NASA's Lunar Orbiter spots comfortably warm 'pits' all over the Moon

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Re: Asimov

Or Jemby for that matter.

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Re: I'm not saying it was aliens...

Mind you, the blue string pudding will pall after a while...

After 40 years in tech, I see every innovation contains its dark opposite

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Re: Agree, Agree ..... 1000 times agree !!!

Relinquere omnia spero, vos qui ingreditur hic

write it out a hundred times, or i'll cut yer balls off...

FYI: BMW puts heated seats, other features behind paywall

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Oh yeah...

Well they can fuck right off then, watch the money walk away...

Boris Johnson set to step down with tech legacy in tatters

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Paris Hilton



Large Hadron Collider experiment reveals three exotic particles

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the Bob explain

Einstein was not a handsome fellow

Nobody ever called him Al

He had a long moustache to pull on, it was yellow

One thing he missed out in his theory

Of time and space and relativity

Is something that makes it very clear

He was never gonna score like you and me

He didn't know about

Quark, Strangeness and Charm

Quark, Strangeness and Charm

Quark, Strangeness and Charm

NOBODY PRINT! Selfless hero saves typing pool from carbon catastrophe

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Ah yes...

Cargo cult behaviour...

Come join the modern UK civil service, it's a wonderful world.

Is computer vision the cure for school shootings? Likely not

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Re: "That. Will. Not. Work."

Well not really, 'in other countries' the genie was not out of the bag and no matter how much you might like to stuff it back in...

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Well, if it were only that simple.

Take your time and watch all of this through. Is it still so simple...

Paul Harrell


Typically for Paul it's well reasoned and thoughtful with examples, yahbuts, strawman debunking etc.

Please do watch to the end, it is worth it.

Returning to the Moon on the European Service Module

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Frederick would be pleased...

Atos, UK government reach settlement on $1 billion Met Office supercomputer dispute

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Re: More use = more value for money?


EV battery can reach full charge in 'less than 10 minutes'

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Re: Full charge in 10 minutes?

Easy now, thats far to sensible a notion you have there... ;-)

TSMC and China: Mutually assured destruction now measured in nanometers, not megatons

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Re: But... but...

and the PFJL...

China 'must seize TSMC' if the US were to impose sanctions

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well more sensibly

There, given the possibility of said paratroopers being not at all beyond possibility. I would hope the Taiwan govt would have insisted the all installations of likely interest to china would have built in facilities for large quantities of explosive to be placed in foundations for effective demolition on hours of notice, rock up with two lorries,place bangy-bangys wire up detonators, test circuits, clear the area and whamo no more fab/hydro electric dam motorway bridge/steelworks etc etc.

Nothing new see Belgian bridges over the Albert canal pre ww2 and Swiss arrangements to effectivly close road and rail access to large chunks of Switzerland with explosive landslides and dropping clifs etc.

just sayin like...

TomTom to chop 10% of workforce, blames automation tech

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Re: TomTom

Dont bother with stand alone gps nav.

Tom Tom on the phone with maps downloaded is ok enough, although is a yearly subscription.

I've been using Sygic nav since the year dot when it was called McGuider, can be had as lifetime sub for not much more than TT yearly and tbh, apart from the not as nice map presentation as TT it's just as good.

My personal fave was garmin-Navigon, had the most entertaining generated pronounciations; Arras in France was Are-Arse, Calais, Carlat Antwerp in Belgium was Arnt wer a pen. I never got to hear how it would have coped with Knnoke-Heist. the nav was ok too. sadly long gone and dead.

Amazon puts 'creepy' AI cameras in UK delivery vans

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Re: Isn't there a law ....

yeah you want to try driving near the DPD depot i live near, you'd think it was some kind of wacky races every morning around 7am...

Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over bot numbers claim

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Re: Only 5%

No no, longterm thinking needed it's all cheap at the moment i've got my option in for all 40km of the Dorsa Brevia structure.

Thats ecoeconomics for you ;-)

IBM's autonomous Mayflower ship breaks down in second transatlantic attempt

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And still it happens

Did it get attacked by the boat hunting Orcas that are bothering yachts on the Portugal coast?

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

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the Creative offerings personally, somewhat more robust with an easier interface which Apfel eventually had to cave in over and cough up $100 million ;-)

Oh and the 3.5mm headphone socket didnt crap out just after warranty either...

Thinnet cables are no match for director's morning workout

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Re: Full names please.......

Nearly there Del...

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Re: Full names please.......

What about Tosswill & Co?

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Re: Full names please.......

My vasectomy was and i shit you not was performed by a Dr Kenneth Fuchs...

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Re: Full names please.......

Phone call for a Mr File!... Mr Peter(pause) File please go to reception you have a phone call

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Re: Full names please.......

I knew a bloke many years ago, William Banks, Billy to his mates (think about it some...) he was very touchy about it;-)

Buying a USB adapter: Pennies. Knowing where to stick it: Priceless

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Re: The Old Engineer and the Hammer

That'l be £250 before I start squire...

Tomorrow Water thinks we should colocate datacenters and sewage plants

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No shit, really? I didnt realise.

China rolls out bots to enforce ‘temporary closed-off management’ of Shanghai

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I did through boredom. hundreds of miles ridden on wifey's pushbike, bulging with muscles my legs were and the weather was so perfect for it :-)

If you fire someone, don't let them hang around a month to finish code

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Re: I had a three month extension like this once

Sensible of them, bofhs in the making and good for you too, win win win :-)

Debugging source is even harder when you can't stop laughing at it

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One moment laughter and evident good cheer, door opens and the damping cloud enters, tumbleweed...

RIP: Creators of the GIF and TRS-80

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all them

posts and no mention of Jinsters pasties... for shame the lot of you.

I'd better replace my emergency one living in my pocket, sometimes it moves on it's own.

Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 is here

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Re: great bolshy yarblockos

One of the Sophistos' from the TV studios likely...

Hear us out: Smartphone lidar can test blood, milk

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hey hey...

Pocket Doc'

Afraid of the big bad Linux desktop? Zorin 16.1 is here

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Re: Zorin, Ideal for beginners

same here, I do dabble with terminal on occasion (mostly for 'because reasons') but wifey's machine has never been terminal'd I doubt she knows what terminal is or cares tbh. Thats what i'm for and I dont mess with her Mint xfce, for her wants theres really is no need to.

Lightweight Linux distribution Slax rides again with v11.2

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Er so.

If I give it a test drive for a while and decide to delete and continue with mint xfce wilI then be Exlax?

BOFH: All hail the job cuts consultant

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slipped up there...

Gerard should have been Bob Robertson.

I hope the firings go well....

AI really can't copyright the art it generates – US officials

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And sign a contract, understand the contract, instruct legal representation, and register for personal income tax...

On the other foot, Thaler keeps on getting free exposure for his flailing attempts, soooo.

Taiwan cracks down on China spying on tech firms

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Hmm, i get a little of Baldric's poem. 'The Guns' coming through there...



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