* Posts by Robin 3

15 posts • joined 14 Sep 2012

WhamWham, bambam, no thank you, SamSam: Iranians accused by the Feds of orchestrating ransomware outbreak

Robin 3

oooo, we know your bitcoid address, scary...

Like they know enough to create and operate a working ransomware scam, but would not know about smartmix.io and their friends to anonymise their coin and cash out as needed.

Doctors join wombats in sh!tting bricks to help parents relax about kids chowing down on Lego

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IT Angle

Pedantry Corner

Or perhaps that's all of the reg. anyway.

> Did they try to swallow a standard, four-nodule brick? Did they f*%k

I suspect you are thinking of the standard four by two, thus eight nodule brick. The four nodule brick is two by two nodules, and given it height to width ratio, a reasonably comfortable object to pass. The four by eight is an altogether less gut friendly proposition...

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

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Re: So still 20 years in the future...?

I'm pretty sure it was always 30 years in the future 20 years ago. It looks like we may be asymptotically approaching 0 years ...

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What is ~20 parsecs away and hotter? Could Han Solo get there in 12?

Thousands of hornets swarm over innocent fire service drone

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Re: "drone was attacked by the hornets while being used [..] to locate the creatures' nest"

we used to wrap up in all our motorbike (well 125) clobber, and open hostilities with flaming wd40.

You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

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Re: Sealand?

My first thought was Rockall, but as it has been kept a part of the UK I fear it would not help much.


The lack of a decent boozer may also work against it.

Robin 3

You need to move offshore. Perhaps you can publish from Sealand :)

The whole thing stinks. It has the feel of Malaysia and the 1mdb scandal, where the news source to break the story, and the only one able to cover it safely is based in the UK ( http://www.sarawakreport.org/ ). But then I guess Razak has his lawyers lined up now to blow them out the water too.

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

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One change - no more minimum wage

With UBI people no longer 'need' to work to live, so scrap minimum wage. This lowers the cost of starting up new and interesting businesses. Who knows what would happen. But to say UBI would not change things much is blatantly wrong.

ADpocalypse NOW: Three raises the stakes

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How long until google provide a handy library that puts ads into your app via an encrypted channel.

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

Robin 3

There is a difference between a lunar eclipse an a new moon.

Egyptian navy captures divers trying to cut undersea internet cables

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Short stocks of internet reliant firm.

Cut cables.


Stephen Fry explains… Alan Turing's amazing computer

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Re: And he's not a bad writer

I am pleased to see that he did not infest and infect you with punctuation.

Shocked jocks' O2 calls crossed with Brummies, now everyone's cross

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mutualy unintelligible

Not a big problem as I doubt Brummy and Scottish can understand each other anyway.

New study: 'Fraud behind two-thirds of pulled medical papers'

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Freud fraud

First time I scanned this headline I saw "Freud behind two thirds...". I wasn't surprised either. A sort of Freudian slip I suppose.

Post-pub nosh deathmatch prompts paprika potato pierogi

Robin 3

Friet/Patat Oorlog

or Chips war to translate.

Chips with Mayo, Satay Sauce, Curry Sauce, chopped onions and possibly ketchup depending on where in Holland you are.



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