* Posts by The Cowboy Online

9 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Jun 2012

NASA to stop using names like 'Eskimo Nebula' and 're-examine' what it calls cosmic objects

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Re: Human Nature

"minority who like to control others" -- this is what it's about and all it has ever been about.

Bill Gates debunks 'coronavirus vaccine is my 5G mind control microchip implant' conspiracy theory

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Re: This is a typical method of the secret services

Not sure why you've got so many down votes, but then ... looks at glowing endorsement for Gates .... yeah, that's why.

Guess what's on the receiving end of more NASA dollars for SLS?

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One gets the impression that the space race of yore wouldn't have led to man landing on the moon if their had been the same 'scrutiny' as we have these days.

War is over, if you want it: W3C, WHATWG agree to work towards single spec for HTML and DOM

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Re: Why not save the planet at the same time?

I agree, all this layering of technologies on top of HTTP feels wrong at a conceptual level. Perhaps we need a new protocol, APP, and engineer that from the ground up to be a distributed app / client / server environment without all the layered mess and complexity of the current approach.

Astronomer slams sexists trying to tear down black hole researcher's rep

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Interesting comments that seem to be more concerned with being 'on message' than the facts

The thing is Katie Bourman is a victim of the media's desire to 'promote women in STEM' and turn her in to a poster child, and it would seem El Reg are fully on board with this agenda, certainly the author of the article is.

For information on how the team was made up, and there were a **lot** of people involved, see here;


She was one of many people but, for some reason, the media were obsessed with turning her in to a totem figurehead for 'women in STEM'. The sooner the media lose their 'identity politics' obsession the better for everyone.

After last year's sexism shambles, 2019's RSA infosec bash has upped its inclusivity game

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Re: BS?

Yeah, there's a definite whiff about that story.

The algorithms! They're manipulating all of us! reckon human rights bods Council of Europe

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Re: Ha

"When business lays down the rules and looks after things, the only people that can put them out of work are people who are unhappy that they have not made enough profit." - not really true though, is it? Admittedly it depends on their being competition for the goods or services being offered, and there's no collusion, but we - the customers - can 'put them out of work' by choosing a competitor.

iPhone price cuts are coming, teases Apple CEO. *Bring-bring* Hello, Apple UK? It's El Reg. You free to chat?

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Re: Getting in before a no-deal Brexit ?

Or maybe the downvotes are for the "the UK crashing out of the EU" comment?

Strong ARM: The Acorn Archimedes is 25

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Re: Not so basic

Ah, the old myth that the Lander demo was programmed in BASIC. It would have been a great story, if true, but it was programmed in ARM assembly language.