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16 posts • joined 2 Mar 2012

Boffins baffled as supergiant star just vanishes – either it partially blew itself apart or quietly turned into a black hole

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Re: Open a window

That would explain pulsars! The sphere is rotating, so we just catch the burst when it's pointed our direction.

Ex-eBay security execs among six charged with harassing, threatening bloggers who dared criticize web tat souk

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Re: Bunch of tossers

How much severance was paid upon their termination?

You know Facebook has an image problem when major nonprofits start turning down donations over political lies

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Re: Political lies

Yes, a Ministry to enforce Truth. I read something about that once ...

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise

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Re: Ah, customers.

Accepting the bodged packet might be fine for Customer A, but Customer B probably wants an error code if his client sends bad data to your server.

Man responsible for least popular iteration of Windows UI uses iPad Pro as a desktop*

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Whatever happened to "eating your own dog food"?

The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

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Perhaps a SLIP interface?

We're late and we're unreliable but we won't invalidate your warranty: We're engineers!

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Re: Steps for working with electricity in the home

Step 2.1:. Restore power and verify light comes back on. Now you know your test equip (light bulb) is functioning properly.

Step 2.2:. Turn off power.

Linux Journal runs shutdown -h now for a second time: Mag editor fires parting shot at proprietary software

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How did we ever find El Reg?

Web search (Yahoo!?) for "BOFH".

Sorry, Linux. We know you want to be popular, but cyber-crooks are all about Microsoft for now

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Re: Oi! Keep quiet

Interesting that you chose the Lion


Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code

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info wars

Me thinks Google found a way to suck info from Facebook.

Waymo: We've got a hot smoking gun in Uber 'tech theft' brouhaha

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Re: Hiring from the competiton - unprecedented?

Reg -- we could really use a popcorn icon. I know I'm a little behind, but this sort of s* is too good to miss.

Whiffy kitchen after last night's chips? Clear the air with SPACE PLASMA

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Re: Wait, what?

I think the ozone production is due to photochemical reactions once the hydrocarbons are released into the atmosphere. I'd be surprised if the fan was generating any significant amount above and beyond that normally created by electric motors.

A lightbulb that does IPv6: You know you want it

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link-local over wireless?

OK, total lack of clue here ...

It has been said ZigBee system is wireless - OK.

It has been said that the "link-local" approach means Gramma & Grampa won't have to do any configuration. ...umm

So what in Zeus' blue bolts keeps Agnes Jones' new bulb for the table lamp associated with her controller 15ft. across the room near the door, and prevents it from hooking up with Zeb Johnson's controller just about 18" away on the other side of the wall?

Judge frees nude TSA protester, citing free speech rights

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Re: Typical judicial incompetence

You're not from 'round here, are you. [the punctuation is correct]

The Oregon State Constitution guarantees us "the free expression of opinion". This has been found, by the Oregon Supreme Court, to include more than just speech, and, because of this, the State has greater protections for nudity than the United States as a whole. In our State, a competent judge couldn't have ruled otherwise.

(The beer here is pretty good, too.)

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Re: TSA: Giving Grandparents Issues

Careful! In *Oregon*, we have the right to protest naked. I'm pretty sure that decency laws in other states within the United States criminalize such activity.

Nudity for for the purpose of lewdity is still illegal.

The fact that this is being discussed in a British I.T. web site forum, leads a lot of credence to the effectiveness of his choice of expressive form!

Google rolls out privacy policy, snubs Euro outcry

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Big Brother

Re: Re: Re: So how do you opt out?

Set up your own DNS server, and make it authoritative for domains like google.com, doubleclick.net, fastclick.net, casalemedia.com, optmd.com, tribalfusion.com ... Heck, you might even be able to sell subscriptions to other folks who want to keep their kit from connecting with these bums.


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