* Posts by myarse

49 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Jun 2012

WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web


Re: Not by hand

I take it you've never been infected with the &nbsp virus, completely destroys your formatting.

Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good


I loved the film but what an intro

Probably my favorite intro of any film I've seen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H5jeLxUy-0

Now for a really cool micro-drum solo: Boffins chill gizmo below quantum limit



antum theory states mass should not exist. One of the possibilities is that the level of energy is so low as to break down the forces holding particles together which would be a very interesting way of examine the building blocks without a particle

Have you heard of chemistry. Mass exists, within that mass exists enough energy to keep that mass together and when we break that energy we get the trouble governments have been worrying about since the 50s.


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The uncertainty principle works with the fairly macro thermometric and entropy things going on. Hmm


Re: Very

I'd love you to explain this more or send me to somewhere that does. It's been far too long since chemistry and I'm sure I forgotten a magnitude times more that it has advanced since. Again genuinely interested.



Cool. Anyone have any idea what happens when we take all of the energy out of matter at absolute zero, or if it is possible, generally interested?

Drama in orbit: Brazen UFO attacks Earth's Sentinel-1A satellite



"Because only objects greater than about 5 cm [2 in] can usually be tracked and, thus, avoided by maneuvering the satellites,"

That's amazing, how do you track something 5cm across from 435 miles away looking through an atmosphere?

I genuinely want to know.

Capitalize 'Internet'? AP says no – Vint Cerf says yes


The Sky and Space

Is not capped for a reason and don't get me started about the national grid.

Catastrophic 123-reg VPS cockup deletes Ross County FC website


Re: Oh dear

I'd expect the whole IT department to get the chop.

Grab your Hammer pants – it's the '90s again: Facebook brings Virtual Reality back


Re: "Nostalgia is the most toxic impulse"

Wow, that cyberzone clip was awful but I now really want to play Wipeout on a projector, listening to Underworld while chatting up Angelina Jolie. Might even have time to hack the planet afterwards.

Can someone sort it out please, pretty please, please?

Domino's trials trundling four-wheeled pizza delivery bot


Re: First they came for the sky...

I like the idea of pizza delivering mole robots.

Oh, Zuck off: Facebook under attack for its attacks on net neutrality


Re: Free Basics

"but until then it's a choice between a walled garden and no garden at all. I know which of those I'd go for." So do i and it involves socialising by speaking to people rather than liking someone on Facebook.

BBC clamps down on illicit iPlayer watchers


Re: This will only drive people into piracy

That's exactly what I did when I found my wife couldn't watch Eastenders using XBMC, and we pay the licence fee.

Valve's Steam streaming service lets you play games on the toilet


Re: Why show steamOS and linux seperately?

I'm more interested in XBMCBuntu plugin. Come on clever people.

Giant pop can FOUND ON MOON


Sweat? I was about to press the send corrections button.

Although I'm not sure what is worse this or Ghanaian Pee Cola.

Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops

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Re: No way near Homeopathic standards..

Excellent paper, another thumbs up from me.

Adobe blames 'maintenance failure' for 27-hour outage


Re: Adobe ID?

Exactly, there is no fabled cloud* in this case just an encrypted ex that rings up the mothership before launching. DRM at its finest.

* Well there are some features that are in the cloud, like sendnow, but nothing that should stop your core applications from working.

Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'


Re: At least those other publications…

I think the thinking goes that while there is only one the are distributed so follow the same rule as the sky and the national grid.

WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay NAS


Re: HP ProLiant N54L Synology DSM for £125

Be careful with that option at the moment. HP isn't accepting cashback on the Amazon sellers I've asked them about except from Amazon itself.

Just a heads up, HP are pretty picky about where you buy them from, and finding a list of accepted vendors seems to be impossible,

Saying that their email support is pretty good at saying yay or nay to any you ask them about.

Credit card of PayPal PRESIDENT cloned by UK crooks


Re: Bollocks?!

I had this happen from some Irish Facebook Aps company- I don't Facebook.

I got an email saying that I was being charged 120 quid by Paypal, first thought it was a phishing scam, but checked only to find out some scam company I'd never heard of had put an auto renewing £120 charge on my account.

I managed to get a chargeback and I know these scams are hard to combat but a quick Google found hundreds of complaints, going back several years, on Paypal's own forums about the same company doing the same thing. With no response, or action, from Paypal.

Now if I was more suspicious I might wonder if Paypal do nothing about these things because they gain if the fraud works but lose nothing if it doesn't due to the time limits and barriers they put on chargebacks.

Minecraft developer kills Kickstarted Minecraft movie


Considering you can watch the minecraft documentary on youtube, officially, I don't really see Notch being some evil trademark retentive nasty.

Plus, they're asking to raise half a million quid to make a film using his IP without asking him, nuts.

Asus unveils dirt-cheap Chromebox desktops with Haswell chips

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If you can stick XBMC on it I'm getting one to replace the old C2D HTPC.

Blocking BitTorrent search sites 'ineffective': Pirate Bay ban lifted for Dutch ISPs

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Re: Are media companies *driving* piracy ?

I think Usenet is a good example here as it's something pirates pay to use. It shows that there is a revenue stream there if a product was offered that was as good as Usenet.

El Reg's contraptions confessional no.2: Tablet PC, CRT screen and more


Re: Model M

'I know I keep shilling them, but Unicomp bought the right to the Model M and are still making them and some minor variations, see http://pckeyboard.com/"

Unicomps are great except that they are completely destroyed with even a little spill of liquid. I went through two, one was a replacement, in about eight months due to spills during drunken gaming,

Model Ms can be washed in the dishwasher.

Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high


Re: More chocolate teapot science?

So you are completely unaware of the legalisation of cannabis for medical use in parts of probably the most ant-drug country in the western world- America- after clinical trials as well as organic chemistry.

Forget Mars: Let's get someone on the Moon – NASA veteran


Re: monkey tennis

Rubbish, once we have harvested all those photons we can stick em in crates and launch them back to Earth via a giant slingshot.

Low gravity to massive gravity well, what can go wrong?

Aiming might be hard but with a large enough net we should be good to go.

Thought the PC market couldn't get any worse? HAH! Think again


Re: Retail flail


Dr Dre's Beats plans to drop HTC, hook up with rich mate – report


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Guardian lets UK spooks trash 'Snowden files' PCs to make them feel better

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Re: ""You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more.”"

I'm pretty sure that a D notice is voluntary, and just an agreement not to publish, produce ect. If the Guardian didn't agree there's not much that can be done except stuff like this.

Feds BANNED from DEF CON by founder (who is Obama's cyber-expert)

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While they can't stop the undercover Feds I think the implication is that the many people from three letter agancies that have been openly attending, and giving talks, since Def Con's start are no longer welcome.

Half of the fun of Def Con is it's one of the few places where poachers and gamekeepers openly mix and share ideas.

'Weev' appeals AT&T iPad hack conviction


Re: Insecure server makes it OK?

Did you also miss "Auernheimer then distributed the list of email addresses to media organisations as proof of the vulnerability, forcing AT&T to acknowledge and fix the security problem."

No, having an insecure server with your customers' details is not OK and the only way to stop this happening is to name and shame companies which don't play nice when poeple tell them so.

Creative Suite cloud lurch crushes beret-wearers' cost-slash bid


Re: Four sprung duck technique

Actually the way CS handles this isn't too bad. It phones home once a month, if it can't get through it'll tell you on launch but gives you another month to sort it out.

I'm not in favour of this, as like most users me and the places I work for tend to skip, but it's not the worst implementation of DRM about.

Wierd thing, Photoshop must be the most pirated peice of software on the planet, and it's been phoning home for yonks so DRM hasn't worked. Must be about charging us more then.

Brits on benefits: 'Dole office site only works on PCs over 10 YEARS OLD'


Re: Yes they do

You sure, genuine question, who? Last time I looked into this no one had been prosecuted although many had been threatened.

Not sure how the law is now but the DDA never really mentioned websites, rather services, it was the rather open ended and websites were only talked about by the DRC and even then it was all about an undifined best practice.

Google to offer 'same-day delivery' Amazon Prime killer - report


Yodel then

The only way I could see this being financially viable is if they use a service like Yodel, I'd rather wait two days for Royal Mail.

Tesco: Every little (effort to kill Amazon, Spotify) helps

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It passed the girlfriend factor

My girlfriend loves the service. It's got a better selection the Netficks and is cheaper than Virgin on demand.

I had a look when i was around hers at the weekend and the selection is pretty damn amazing and around £2.50 for the latest films. Gawd Argo only appeared on trackers a couple of weeks ago and it's on there for a couple of quid.

While people that go to this site are quite happy with the 'cough' alternatives for the non techie population I think this will work out really well.

Why did Comet fail? Hint: It wasn't just the credit insurers


Re: A trend, not a case

I'd say John Lewis are a pretty good case of how to do it right. I bought a Samsung TV of them several years ago for not much more than it would have cost online.

Great delivery, not only turned up but rang before, offered to set it up ect. Also when it inevitably stopped working two years later due to blown caps I just rang them up, man comes to pick it up next day leaving a comparable replacement TV, and returns it fixed within a week.

Now if anyone asks for advice where to buy a TV I tell them John Lewis.

Taito's Double Dragon


Re: Elbow > *

Yup, and it's blinkin short as well when you just elbow everyone. Only problem is I only really figured this out later when I played the ST port after spending to much real moneypences getting not very far in the arcade.

Wii U disassembly reveals unusual innards


Re: i'll take a pass

Errr, while Nintendo consoles might not be the most advanced but they seem to be the best made by far. I remember seeing videos of Gamecubes and Wiis taking some pretty amazing punishment and still working.

What happened to comics for kids? Hell, what happened to COMICS?


Re: ...over-rated tat-bazaar that is Forbidden Planet

Yup, I asked me dad to take me there for ages- I was only eight - which he finally conceded to, only to be pulled out and taken home after five minutes of browsing because he thought everyone looked like a peado.

Classic game 'Elite' returns … on Kickstarter



I'd actually like them to team up with the Ooite people who have done a fantastic job with just the time on their hands.

One of the big requests is to make it MMO like which they say they can't because of engine limitations. So let Braben work on the engine and use the Oolite assets.

Agree with the comments about the longer game, I loved Oolite until I got the ship I wanted then just lost interest. Not so much cudous in being deadly anymore - I never got to Elite in the specy version - and far to many other things it fill my time.

And docking computers are for Tribbles.

Don't panic, but UK faces BLACKOUTS BY 2015


Re: Power outages have benefits, too

Having lived in a country with nightly power outs - Sri Lanka 2001/2002 I think you must be crazy - the only good thing was an added incentive to go to the pub.

China could penetrate US with new huge missile


Re: Sceptical,,.,

If they wanted to be really cheap couldn't they all jump up and down at the same time?

The problem with wireless: all those effin' wires

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Re: Longer USB cables = FAIL

Err, I got two metre extenders which seem to work with everything I've ever used them for. Not saying you're wrong but just not right in my experience.

Watch out for the GIGANTIC ALIEN JELLYFISH, warns space boffin


Tell me if I'm wrong but I thought silicon couldn't form long polymers so no chance of DNA like structures made from it, hence all life being carbon based?

Microsoft sets the price for a Windows 8 upgrade at $40


Actually I have a vista laptop as my HTPC at the mo so might be interested, this can't be any worse then vista can it people?

Tell me please, not up for paying to go win 7 for this box that plays movies and nothing else but maybe I'd like better performance with win8?

Mad fan-fitted mouse keeps mitts moisture-free


And women don't wank?

Are you a hot BABE in heels and a short skirt? SCIENCE is for YOU


Re: In real life ...

As a former Chemist I would have loved to agree but the women, much like most of the men, where socially inept neck beards.

Maybe there was just less of them therefore less chance of deviation from the mean.